Farmers Market Saturday

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There will be a Free Farmer's market this Saturday from 10-11:00 at the Meadows. They will be located on Strasburg Drive. Hope you can come out and enjoy all of the wonderful items they will provide.

Bingo Night Friday, November 15

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Bingo is Friday Night 6-8pm.  Doors open at 6 and the first game will start at 6:30

Bingo Card Costs: 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 4 for $10

Food will be done with tickets.  Pizza, drinks and chips will be 1 ticket each for $1 each

Chic-Fil-A Sandwich Meals will cost $5. This will include the sandwich, chips and a drink.  

We will do two types of raffles this year.  In addition to our traditional 50/50 raffle, we will also have raffle prizes.  Raffle tickets will be $1 each and you must be present to win.

If anyone would like to donate baked goods, they should be delivered to the cafeteria via Entrance 5 at 5:45.  Baked goods should be in individual baggies or cut and ready to serve.

Thank you

CRES PTA

 

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FCPS Outstanding Employee Award Nominations

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Hello Families:

 

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!!  To submit a nomination for CRES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the following Google form links listed under the respective categories.  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.  The google forms have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards, and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Nominate here:  Outstanding Teacher Nomination Form

 

 

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Nominate here:  Outstanding New Teacher Nomination Form

 

 

Outstanding New Principal

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

Nominate here:  Outstanding New Principal Nomination Form

     

                                                      

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

Nominate here:  Outstanding Leader Nomination Form

 

 

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

Nominate here:  Outstanding Professional Employee Nomination Form

 

 

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)

Nominate here:  Outstanding Operational Employee Nomination Form

 

 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 22, 2019.

 

If you have any questions, please send me an email. 

 

Thank you!

 

 

Brinda Abu-Obaid, M. Ed.

ESOL Teacher

Centre Ridge ES

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CRES November 8 Family Bulletin

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Happy Friday Centre Ridge-

I hope everyone has had a great 2 weeks, there has been so much going on here at Centre Ridge. We had a really fun Book Character Day as well as Pajama Day last week and this week we celebrated our community with an amazing Pot Luck dinner. We had over 20 countries represented and over 30 dishes to share. Thank you to all who were able to attend. Next week is our PTA meeting on Tuesday and Friday is Bingo Night. I hope you will be able to come up and enjoy the activities this week.

 

We also will be sending home the Thanksgiving lunch schedule. We are scheduled for Thursday, November 21 (Grades Multiage, 1,2 and 3) and Friday, November 22 (Grades Kinder, 4,5 and 6).

 

Have great weekend

Chip Deliee

Principal

November is Family Engagement Month in Virginia The National Education Association (NEA) shares tips for parents on engaging with schools.

Students' homes and classrooms are the focal points of their learning experiences—from kindergarten through high school. Parents who work with teachers and students are critical partners in helping their child achieve success.

Parents set the example and the tone for their child's approach to education.

When parents are engaged, interested and supportive in their child's learning, the child is more likely to succeed.

Bridging the divide between what is learned in the classroom to how it is relevant in day-to-day life is a critical role for parents. It brings meaning to their child's learning experience.

For more tips click here.

SACC Flag Football

On Monday the SACC program had a flag football competition against some of the neighboring schools. What a fun time for all of the kids who participated.

Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule

Thanksgiving lunch will be on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22. Thursday will be for Grades Multi-Age, 1,2 and 3. Friday will be for Grades Kindergarten, 4,5 and 6. Look for the flyer send home in Tuesday folders for exact times for each classroom.

FLE Parent Night

On Wednesday, November 13 parents interested in previewing the FLE lessons are able to come up to Centre Ridge at 6:00. Reminder that the lessons are also available online at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

Multicultural Potluck

The Multicultural Potluck was held on Thursday. We had a great time and it was wonderful learning about everyone’s heritage and tasting so many different types of food.

PTA News and Notes

PTA Meeting Tuesday, November 12- Spanish PTA 6:00 General PTA 6:30

Next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 12. The Spanish PTA meeting will be at 6:00. The general PTA meeting will begin at 6:30. Valerie Carter, the Advanced Academic teacher will be at the meeting to speak about the referral and screening process for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program

Odyssey of the Mind

PTA will be sponsoring the Odyssey of the Mind teams this year. A flyer will go home on Tuesday for students in Grades 4-6 who might want to participate. If interested, please return the form along with payment to your student's classroom teacher.

Bingo Night November 15

The PTA will be hosting the annual Centre Ridge Bingo night on Friday, November 15. The doors will open at 6:00 and we will begin playing at 6:30. Lots of great prizes to win and all proceeds will go to the PTA.

Positivity Project

I hope that your students enjoyed learning the past two week’s traits: Bravery and Creativity. Next week, we will learn about how knowing how words and actions affect others.

Free and Reduced-Price meal applications

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 webpage.

Staff Recognition

We have the most amazing staff here at Centre Ridge. If you would like to nominate a staff member for “Staff Member of the Week” please submit their name to Mr. Deliee at cedeliee@fcps.edu. We will post the winners in the next newsletter.

Congratulations to our staff members for the last 2 weeks. Ms. Doan, Grade 5 teacher and Ms. Ibrahim, Instructional Assistant. Thank you for all your hard work!

Calendar of Events

11/12 PTA Meeting

11/15 Bingo Night

11/21 Thanksgiving Lunch (Grades MA, 1,2,3)

11/22 Thanksgiving Lunch (Grades K, 4, 5, 6)

11/27-11/29 Thanksgiving Break (No school)

12/2-12/6 Fall Book Fair

12/3- Fall Picture Retakes

12/11-PTA Spirit Night Panda Express

12/12- Chorus Concert

12/17- Band Concert

 

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CRES October 25 Family Newsletter

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PTA Read-a-thon classroom winners for logging the most minutes read. Great job to all the students.

Happy Friday Centre Ridge

I can’t believe we have already finished 9 weeks of the school year. Reminder, the last day of the First quarter is this Friday, November 1. There is no school for students November 4 and November 5. In this edition there is information about Book Character Day, Cultural Potluck, PTA meeting and Bingo Night. Thank you to everyone that participated in last week’s events with Donuts for Dads and Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night. The year is off to a great start and I am so excited to see how much more we can accomplish.

Have great weekend

Chip Deliee

Principal

Book character day October 31

On Thursday, October 31 come dressed up as your favorite book character. We love to see all of our students dressed up as their favorite character.

Pajama Day November 1

The last day of the quarter is Friday, November 1. Wear your comfortable, school appropriate pajamas to celebrate all the hard work this quarter.

Multi-Cultural Potluck- 5:30-7:00 Thursday, Nov 7

Centre Ridge is proud to host our second annual Multicultural potluck. Please bring your favorite dish from your country and join us for an open potluck meal. Bring a big appetite as there are so many amazing dishes to sample. I look forward to the amazing conversations and sharing that will take place.

Thanksgiving lunch November 21/22

The Thanksgiving lunch will be served on Thursday, November 21- Grades 1,3,2, and Multi-Age and Friday, November 22-Grades Kindergarten, 4,5 and 6. Letters will be sent home this Tuesday.

PTA News and Notes

PTA Meeting Tuesday, November 12- Spanish PTA 6:00 General PTA 6:30

Next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 12. The Spanish PTA meeting will be at 6:00. The general PTA meeting will begin at 6:30. Valerie Carter, the Advanced Academic teacher will be at the meeting to speak about the referral and screening process for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program.

Bingo Night November 15

The PTA will be hosting the annual Centre Ridge Bingo night on Friday, November 15. The doors will open at 6:00 and we will begin playing at 6:30. Lots of great prizes to win and all proceeds will go to the PTA.

Read-a-Thon

Thank you to everyone for participating in the Read-a-Thon. Our CRES students read a whopping 134,555 minutes! Total donations collected was $9,089.85.

 

Congratulations to this week's Employee of the Week Mrs. Jones and last week's Employee of the Week Mr. Martinez.

If there is an Employee here at Centre Ridge you would like to nominate please email Mr. Deliee at cedeliee@fcps.edu.

 

Positivity Project

I hope that your students enjoyed learning the past two week’s traits: Perspective and Integrity. Next week, we will learn about creativity -- and looking at the world in new and original ways.

Free and Reduced-Price meal applications

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 webpage.

The Supporting Students in a Digital World program was a big hit and thank you to our wonderful panel speakers who represented Centre Ridge. Shreya, Idris, William and Arjee did a great job and we are so proud of them.

Calendar of Events

October 31 Book Character Day

November 1 End of Quarter 1/Pajama Day

November 4 and 5 No School for students

November 7 Multicultural Pot Luck 5:30-6:30

November 12 PTA Meeting- Spanish 6:00, General 6:30

November 15 Bingo Night 6:00-7:30

November 21 Thanksgiving Lunch (Grades MA, 1,2,3)

November 22 Thanksgiving Lunch (Grades K, 4, 5, 6)

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October 11 Family Bulletin

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Hello Centre Ridge Family-

Well it has been a busy two weeks here at the Ridge. We had an amazing Read-a-Thon where our students logged over 128,000 minutes of reading. We also had a wonderful event with the Unified Special Olympics team- quick shout out to Mr. Martinez and Ms. Henry for leading and to all of the staff who came out to support. In addition, we had the Centreville High School Homecoming parade last week, so fun and nice to see all of the former students in the parade. We are now 7 weeks into the school year and the classrooms are busy with highly engaged and enthusiastic students. We thank you for sending your student to us each and every day and for always supporting them.

There are some fun events coming up in the next 2 weeks that I hope you can attend. On October 18 we have Donuts for Dads, October 22 is Chick -Fil-A spirit night as well as a community event at Centreville High School called Supporting Students in a Digital World. This event will be teaching us strategies on how to guide our students in using technology and how we can make sure they use it appropriately and safely. It should be powerful.

We thank you for all of your support and look forward to working together to continue to make Centre Ridge such a magical place.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Chip Deliee

Principal

@cedeliee @centreridgees #otherpeoplematter

  

PTA Corner- Next meeting November 12 (Spanish @ 6:00, General @ 6:30)

Read-a-thon

The Read-a-Thon has ended, Our CRES students read over 128,000 minutes! Wow what a great accomplishment. Donations for the Read-a-Thon can still be accepted until October 14. Please continue to ask for donations to help us reach our goal.

After the 14th the PTA can announce top readers, pizza party winners and do the raffle drawing for the Fire 7 Tablets.

Donuts for Dads

October 18- Come out on October 18 to have some donuts and coffee with your student. Doors open at 7:30 AM in the cafeteria.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

October 22- Come out to the Chick-Fil-A in Chantilly between 5-8:00 PM and have some dinner. Centre Ridge gets a percentage of orders donated to the PTA. 4201 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151. Look for the flyer in your students Tuesday folder, you must show the flyer when you go to the restaurant.

Donation Bin

Reminder that the clothes/shoes donation bin is on school grounds located by the soccer field. If you have any clothes and/or shoes to donate, please bring them to the bin. All items are used to support families in the Centreville area and Centre Ridge gets a fee for every pound of clothes donated. Great way to support the community and the school at the same time.

 It's time to join the PTA!!!

  • Did you know...
    • That joining the PTA gives us a bigger voice when meeting with school officials and local/state/federal legislatures? 
    • Being a member DOES NOT commit you to coming to meetings or volunteering? 
    • PTA Memberships are not just for parents? Grandparents, friends, and community members can also join!
  • Sign up using the membership form from the first day packet or by going to:

https://centreridgepta.org/

 

Odyssey of the Mind

We are looking to start an Odyssey of the Mind team here at Centre Ridge. If you are interested in coaching the team, please let Mr. Deliee know at the school.  Here is the link for information: www.odysseyofthemind.com

 

Staff members from Centre Ridge took some time to enjoy a Nationals baseball game last week..

School Events

Picture Day

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 15. We look forward to seeing all of our students dressed in their best clothes. We are always looking for parent volunteers to help, please let us know if you can volunteer.

Supporting students in Digital World

On Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 Centreville High School will host a meeting to discuss how to support students at home with the use of digital resources. The meeting will discuss resources such as computers, phones, ipads etc….

Columbus Day

There is no school for students on Monday, October 14. Enjoy the long weekend everyone.

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Positivity Project

I hope that your students enjoyed learning the past two week’s traits: open-mindedness and Being present for others. Next week, we will learn about Integrity-- and doing the right thing when no one is watching.

NASA contest

NASA is holding a contest to name the Mars Rover! They are asking kids to submit essays giving a name and reasoning behind it for the Mars Rover that will land on Mars in February 2021. You can do it in small groups or individually. Submissions are due November 1st. Essays will be judged over the winter and the finalists will be announced in February 2020. Finalists will be invited to see the Rover landing in Florida in 2021.

For more information, check out the website here. They have learning resources and a short video introducing the contest with the real Rover engineers.

Free and Reduced-Price meal applications

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 webpage.

Health Department Vape Warnings

As Fairfax County and FCPS continue to battle the vaping epidemic, the Fairfax County Health Department has made informational flyers available regarding the severe lung illness associated with vaping. Flyers are available on the FCPS student (found here) and parent (found here) webpages,

MY School Bucks

The My School Bucks (MSB) online portal is provided as a convenience to students, parents and guardians to pay for student meals, fees, field trips and school store items online using credit cards and electronic checking. The use of MSB for payment is not mandatory. Students, parents and guardians have the option to pay for items at the school with check, cash and or money order.

 

Staff Recognition

We have the most amazing staff here at Centre Ridge. If you would like to nominate a staff member for “Staff Member of the Week” please submit their name to Mr. Deliee at cedeliee@fcps.edu. We will post the winners in the next newsletter.

 

Calendar of Events

October 14 Columbus Day (No school for students)

October 15 School Picture Day

October 18 Donuts for Dad’s

October 21 Kindergarten Field Trip to Cox Farm

October 22 Supporting Students in a Digital World @ Centreville High School

October 22 Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

October 22 Grade 3 Field Trip to E.C.Lawrence Park

October 23 Grade 4 Field Trip to National Symphony Orchestra

November 1 End of Quarter 1

November 4 and 5 No School for students

November 7 Multicultural Pot Luck

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CRES PTA After School Program Opportunities

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The Centre Ridge PTA is pleased to offer 2 new classes in the Spring Session of the After School Program. Don’t miss this chance to have your child learn, have fun, and strengthen school friendships all in the comfort and convenience of our very own school!

The session begins in a couple of weeks. Classes do not meet on school holidays or when there is an early dismissal, but will meet if there is a delay.

To enroll in a class, please follow the instructions on the program flyer to register online before the start of the class. Scholarships are available, but are limited. Please contact the Centre Ridge PTA for more information.

Classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If the class you are signing up for is unavailable for any reason, we will contact you by email and try to place your child in a future class.

Questions?  Contact our Parent Volunteer:  Wafa AlArayed (walarayed@gmail.com

 

Minecraft Modding (Grades 1-6) Fee: $130

Minecraft Modding teaches students important problem-solving and design skills by making changes to the popular multiplayer game itself. Programming fundamentals are reinforced by designing and implementing large-scale Minecraft modifications. Our instructors offer individualized attention and mentorship throughout our course, so students will learn at their pace following their personal learning style and interests. Students end their time with us with their mods, which they may add to their personal Minecraft games.

Independent Contractor:  STEM exCEL

Day: Mondays                                                                            
Time: 3:30-4:30
Dates: Oct 21- Dec 16, 2019               

 

Sports Spectacular (Grades K-2 & 3-6) Fee: $75

Let’s Play! Save the best for last by finishing up the school day with Sports Spectacular, a variety athletic program that features different sports throughout the session. Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites. The Sports Spectacular Variety Program features the best “to-do” list ever – Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and MORE! OTA covers all the bases with our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Don’t miss out on the FUN! See the attached flyer for sign-up instructions (flyer will also be sent home on Tuesday, 10/8).

Independent Contractor:  Overtime Athletics

Day: Thursdays                                                                             
Time: 3:30-4:30
Dates: Oct 24 – Dec 5, 2019 

 

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Centreville High School Parade

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Centreville High School Homecoming Parade will be tomorrow, October 4. We will meet at Union Mill Elementary school at 4:15. The parade starts about 4:30 and we will walk together as a school with the other schools in our Pyramid through the neighborhood. The parade ends at Centreville High School at about 5:45. Wear your Centre Ridge Spirit wear if you can attend.

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Walk to School Day Wednesday

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Walk to School Day 2019

 

Step right up for National Walk to School Day –

Wednesday, October 2, 2019!

We will meet at North Centre Ridge Park at 7:50 am. Warm up with Ronnie the Ram before we make our way back to school (10-12 min walk). SACC will be hosting a dance party on the blacktop for the families and staff as we finish our walk to school. Last year we had over 100 walkers let’s keep that number growing!!!

Día de Caminar a la Escuela 2019

Un paso adelante para el Día Nacional de Caminar a la Escuela -
2 de octubre de 2019!

Nos reuniremos en el parque North Center Ridge a las 750 am. Vamos hacer estiramentos con Ronnie the Ram antes de regresar a la escuela (10-12 minutos a pie). SACC organizará una fiesta de baile en el asfalto para las familias y el personal cuando terminemos de caminar a la escuela. ¡El año pasado tuvimos más de 100 caminantes, sigamos aumentando ese número!

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CRES Family Bulletin Sept. 27

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Hello Centre Ridge Family-

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you have had a great 2 weeks. We had an amazing assembly last week to celebrate Constitution Day. During the assembly we talked about the Positivity Project, the PTA Read-a-thon fundraiser and the new RAMS behavior expectation guidelines. We also took the time to hold our SCA speeches for our 6th graders running for office.

RAMS stands for Respectful, Accountable, Mindful, Safe. These terms help define the expectations we have for all of our students when we are at Centre Ridge. Students will offer ideas for what RAMS look like and we will post these ideas in the school.

We thank you for all of your support and look forward to working together to continue to make Centre Ridge such a magical place.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Chip Deliee

Principal

@cedeliee @centreridgees #otherpeoplematter

 

Unified Special Olympics

The Unified Special Olympics team will compete on Saturday, September 28 at Centreville High School. The event will begin at 8:30 and will take place on the track. If you can come out and support the athletes and coaches that would be great!

SCA Officers

Congratulations to the following sixth graders who were elected as the SCA officers for the 2019-2020 school year.

President-Kate Choi

Vice President-Phillip Tran

Treasurer-Jacob Bryant

Secretary-Elisa Kim

Historian-Peyton Mansfield

 

PTA Corner

Read-a-thon

September 23-October 4

The main fundraiser for the PTA will be the Read-a -thon once again. Flyers will go home in Tuesday folders and we will be looking to raise money for new projectors for classrooms. The goal is $16,000 for the event. Lots of great prizes this year as well. Please let us know if you have any questions but this is a great way to support your student’s school.

Please see below for the schedule of events for the Read-a-Thon

Monday, Sept. 30 – Bring a small blanket or towel and read

Tuesday – Read with your favorite stuffed animal

Wednesday – Guest reader

Thursday – Read with a buddy

Friday – Read in your PJ’s and slippers

 

Donation Bin

Reminder that the clothes/shoes donation bin is on school grounds located by the soccer field. If you have any clothes and/or shoes to donate, please bring them to the bin. All items are used to support families in the Centreville area and Centre Ridge gets a fee for every pound of clothes donated. Great way to support the community and the school at the same time.

 

It's time to join the PTA!!!

  • Did you know...
    • That joining the PTA gives us a bigger voice when meeting with school officials and local/state/federal legislatures? 
    • Being a member DOES NOT commit you to coming to meetings or volunteering? 
    • PTA Memberships are not just for parents? Grandparents, friends, and community members can also join!
  • Sign up using the membership form from the first day packet or by going to:

https://centreridgepta.org/

Walk to School Day

Walk to School day will be Wednesday, October 2. We will meet at North Centre Ridge Park at the end of Field Encampment 7:50 AM and walk to Centre Ridge from there. If you can join us at anytime on the route it is a wonderful event.

CVHS Homecoming Parade

The Centreville High School homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 on Friday, October 4. Anyone who wants to be a part of the parade should meet at Union Mill Elementary school at 4:15. We will walk with the other schools in the Centreville Pyramid. Wear your CRES spirit wear and support the Wildcats.

 

Positivity Project

I hope that your students enjoyed learning this week’s trait: teamwork. Next week, we'll begin learning why people who use open-mindedness are more likely to make accurate decisions – and decisions that they won’t regret. 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 the available evidence before forming an opinion.

 

NASA contest

NASA is holding a contest to name the Mars Rover! They are asking kids to submit essays giving a name and reasoning behind it for the Mars Rover that will land on Mars in February 2021. You can do it in small groups or individually. Submissions are due November 1st. Essays will be judged over the winter and the finalists will be announced in February 2020. Finalists will be invited to see the Rover landing in Florida in 2021.

For more information, check out the website here. They have learning resources and a short video introducing the contest with the real Rover engineers.

Free and Reduced-Price meal applications

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 webpage.

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session – October 14, 2019

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

We would like you to share this event information with your school community, parents, FCPS employees and anyone in your network seeking information on becoming a licensed Virginia teacher.

Event Information Monday, October 14, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Willow Oaks Administrative Center Building 8270 / Room 1000A

Calendar of Events

September 23-October 4 Read-a-thon fundraiser

September 28 Unified Special Olympics Event

October 2- Walk to School Day

October 4- Centreville High School Homecoming Parade

October 14- Columbus Day (No school for students)

October 15- School Picture Day

October 18 Donuts for Dad’s

 

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Hello Centre Ridge Family-

We have had a busy two weeks at The Ridge. Classrooms are now settled into their routines and have built their classroom community for the year. Students have been beginning their Reading, Writing and Math workshops in class. Teachers have been working with students to help them choose the right books for them and to begin their conferences with students. School wide we have begun the Positivity Project. This was an initiative that we started last year that builds on character education and recognizing traits in others. We use the hashtag #otherpeoplematter for our Positivity project lessons.

The PTA had their first meeting on Tuesday where we heard from Valerie Carter on the Advanced Academic program here at The Ridge. Lots of great information and thank you to Mrs. Carter for presenting. As always please join the PTA to help support many of the programs here at our school.

We have lots of events coming up and hope to see you there. Don't forget to order from Ciro's next week and support the Centre Ridge PTA.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Chip Deliee

Principal

Resource Fair

September 21 @ the Centreville Regional Library (9-12:00)

Please come out and join staff from Centreville HS, Liberty MS and Centre Ridge for free school supplies, kids activities and meet representatives from different community services and Fairfax County schools.

Assembly/Pep Rally

On Tuesday, September 17 we will have an assembly for Constitution Day. We will be celebrating famous leaders as well as showing the new School Constitution for our students. We will also use this time to get the students excited about the Read-a-thon and the Positivity Project this year. The students in Grades 3-6 will hear speeches from Sixth grade students running for the SCA.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  Click this link for more information and to apply online.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and families to receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply, the current free/reduced lunch status will be inactivated beginning October 8th.

PTA Events

PTA Spirit Week @ Ciro’s

September 16-20 @ Ciro’s Pizza in Centreville. Just stop on by anytime next week and a percentage of the proceeds will go to Centre Ridge.

Read-a-thon

September 23-October 4

The main fundraiser for the PTA will be the Read-a -thon once again. Flyers will go home in Tuesday folders and we will be looking to raise money for new projectors for classrooms. The goal is $16,000 for the event. Lots of great prizes this year as well. Please let us know if you have any questions but this is a great way to support your student’s school.

Calendar of Events

September 17- School Constitution/Assembly

September 16-20 PTA Ciro’s Spirit Week

September 20 SCA Crazy Sock Day

September 21 Centreville Pyramid Resource Fair

September 23-October 4 Read-a-thon fundraiser

September 27 Multi-age field trip to Greenspring Garden

September 28 Unified Special Olympics @ CVHS

 

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For a translated version of this message please click HERE. Next, click on the LANGUAGE icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language.       Welcome Back

We had a great first week of school as we welcomed all of our students this week. There was a lot of energy and excitement and the students and staff did an amazing job starting the year and beginning to build relationships. Staff spent the week introducing policies and procedures and students spent the week getting to know their classmates and sharing experiences during Morning Meeting. Thank you to everyone for your patience as the first few days are always a little hectic but I think we have arrival and dismissal in a good routine and are ready to attack next week. Enjoy the long weekend and we will see everyone here on Tuesday.

Chip Deliee, Principal

Team of the Week

Front Office Staff

Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Barreto and Mrs. Fields are top of the mountain when it come to office staff. They are an amazing team that has done a great job getting the school year off to a wonderful start for all of our students. We can’t do it without them and thank you for all you do here at the Ridge!

Welcome back from the staff at Centre Ridge ES!

Don’t forget to go to our school website for all important information and updates. You can also translate information on the site using the Language button at the top of the page.

Centreridgees.fcps.edu

Reminder of Important Dates

Aug 30 - Holiday; NO SCHOOL
Sep   2 - Labor Day; NO SCHOOL
Sep 10   - PTA Meeting; Library @ 7:00 pm

 

 

PTA Information

PTA Website:  Centreridgepta.org

September 10th – 6:00 PM - Library

First PTA meeting– we will have Valerie Carter present on Advanced Academics at Centre Ridge and answer any questions that you may have about the program.

 

CVHS Marching Band visits Centre Ridge.  

SPIRIT WEAR

All orders are due Friday, 9/6. These are custom wearables and cannot be returned or exchanged. Please contact Michelle Robertson by email:  vp1@centreridgepta.org with questions or for additional order forms. Checks are made payable to CRES PTA.

READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER

September 23-October 4

Prizes:

- Students who collect at least $50 will have their name entered into a raffle drawing for a Fire HD Tablet (2 tablets will be given out – 1 for grades K-2 and 1 for grades 3-6

- Primary (K-2) and Upper (3-6) classes with overall highest amount of pledges collected will earn a pizza party.

- Top readers in each class will receive a gift card to a local retailer, bookmark and certificate Detailed information will be sent home Tuesday, September 10 in your child's Tuesday Communication Folder

 

 

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Centre Ridge ES News

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The staff at Centre Ridge Elementary welcome you back to school!

A Message from the Principal

Dear Centre Ridge Families,

This year we changed up a few things... and I hope your family enjoyed the events!  This was our first annual "Welcome Walk", and our teachers and instructional staff were able to visit over half of their students at their homes during this event.

We also combined our Open House and Back-to-School Night to create one awesome opportunity for you and your student to visit the school, see the classroom and spend time with their teacher while the parents participated in the school information session.  We had over 750 parents/students attend!  This was a terrific way to start our school year!

We missed the students and are looking forward to having them back in school on Monday, August 26th!

Enjoy your weekend.

~ Chip Deliee, Principal

Important Dates

Aug 26 - First Day of School
Aug 30 - Holiday; NO SCHOOL
Sep   2 - Labor Day; NO SCHOOL
Sep 10   - PTA Meeting; Library @ 7:00 pm

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2019 CRES Welcome Walk is Today!

This year Centre Ridge ES will be hosting our first annual Welcome Walk today, Tuesday, August 20th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. Your child’s new teacher will drop by for a brief “door visit” to meet your child, welcome your family, and drop off a welcome tag and Back to School information. If you are not home during the Welcome Walk, teachers will leave a door hanger that contains the teacher assignment and class information.

  • If you prefer to opt out of the Welcome Walk please call the school at 703-227-2600 to let us know and we will not visit your home.
  • If you have changed your address, please notify the CES office as soon as possible at 703-227-2600.

We hope you enjoy the last days of summer and we will see you soon!!!






 

 

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