Last Chance - PTA Supply Kit Orders Due Tomorrow

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Save Time, Money, and Stay Safe! The PTA is taking orders for School Supply Kits for the 2020-2021 school year. Orders are due by July 7th.

Please note that supply kits are delivered directly to school. Arrangements will be made to distribute kits to families should there be an extended distance learning schedule in the fall.

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PTA Supply Kits

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Save Time, Money, and Stay Safe! The PTA is taking orders for School Supply Kits for the 2020-2021 school year. Orders are due by July 7th.

Please note that supply kits are delivered directly to school. Arrangements will be made to distribute kits to families should there be an extended distance learning schedule in the fall.

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PTA Supply Kits - Orders Due July 7

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Save Time, Money, and Stay Safe! The PTA is taking orders for School Supply Kits for the 2020-2021 school year. Orders are due by July 7th.

Please note that supply kits are delivered directly to school. Arrangements will be made to distribute kits to families should there be an extended distance learning schedule in the fall.

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Summer Book Clubs

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Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you all have had an exciting and safe start to summer! Terra Centre is excited to announce that we will be hosting a weekly virtual student summer book club, Game Changers. The name was chosen to represent the people we will be studying through books, who have been Game Changers with social justice issues in our world (Caesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malala Yousafzai to name a few). It was also chosen to represent what we hope our students will emerge as in their communities: Game Changers. 

Students will be split into groups according to their grade level from the 2019-2020 school year and will use Google Meet to meet virtually. 

Grades K-1 will meet on Tuesdays from 10 -11 am.

Led by Mrs. Dailey, Ms. Hardy, and Mrs. Lemak (Morgan)

 

Grades 2-4 will meet on Wednesday from 2 - 3 pm 

Led by Ms. Petruzzellis, Mrs. Roldan, and Mrs. Worth 

 

Grades 5-6 will meet on Wednesdays from 1-2 pm.

Led by Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Seidel, and Mrs. Toth

 

The way the weekly meetings will be structured are as follows:

  1. Welcome and introduction to the topic.
  2. Read aloud by a teacher.
  3. Discussion with the teachers and students. Teachers will come prepared with discussion questions, but the conversation will not be limited to teacher-directed questions. 
  4. Kids in Action. This is where we will introduce an ‘action item’ that we want the students to take from our discussion and follow up with into their daily lives. This could be a journal reflection, a conversation with parents, drawing a picture,  community service ideas, etc.

Each week the community will be sent the book titles, discussion questions, and Kids in Action ideas. You will also be sent a google form, which you will use if you want your child to participate in the discussion for that week. Please note that when you fill out the google form, it is solely for that week. Since there are varying topics covered over the next 8 weeks, we want parents to have that information ahead of time before deciding to sign their child up. Please see below for the link to the Google form and a description of the books for Week 1.

If you choose not to participate in Game Changers this summer, we hope you might consider reading these books (many available on YouTube) and having discussions at home with your family.

If you have any questions please contact Chrissy Seidel at clseidel@fcps.edu

Google Form Link:

https://forms.gle/85UoicGWP5oz2WHEA

 

Week 1 Details:

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Terra Centre Updates 6-17-20

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Terra Centre Families,

Summer is officially here!  We hope you all have a safe, relaxing, and fun summer! 

Please join me in welcoming back Maura Pratt, our amazing assistant principal!!! She’s been focused on her health and completing her treatments. She is now in remission and ready to dive back into Terra Centre! I want to take a moment to sincerely thank Carrie Pratt, who filled in as our assistant principal in Maura’s absence. She jumped in with both feet in January and supported us all the way up until the last day of school! We wish her the best in her new adventures and hope she’ll come back to visit!

New kindergarten and grade 1-6 student registrations are being accepted! Registration numbers directly impact our staffing. Registering now is essential as this helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students. Please encourage new families or families with rising kindergarteners to visit the Terra Centre Website, or to contact Dee Cunningham via cmcunningham@fcps.edu or 703-249-1401. Registrations are done via email. See below for additional details and links.

Please be sure to scroll down for information on: Progress Reports, 2020-2021 School Year Info, Summer Learning and Bingo Boards, School Supply Lists and PTA Kits, 2020-2021 Staff Updates, Kindergarten Orientation, and Registration/Withdrawal Information.

Please contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and mapratt@fcps.edu.

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Student Progress Reports

Progress Reports for 4th quarter will be produced centrally for all elementary schools. Fourth quarter grades were finalized on Monday, June 15 and are visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. Progress reports will be mailed by June 25. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service.

2020-2021 School Year Superintendent Brabrand’s Presentation to School Board on Reopening of Schools

Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand presented his preliminary plan for returning to school this fall to the School Board on Monday. Please click here for more information.

Parent Survey Deadline is Friday, June 19

Be sure to check your email for an important survey about distance learning and returning to school this fall. FCPS wants feedback on your distance learning experience this spring and your views about proposed return to school options. Your voice matters; please share your thoughts with us as we plan for fall 2020. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 19, at 8 p.m.

Public Hearing on the Return to School on Thursday, June 18

The School Board has scheduled a virtual public hearing to hear citizen comments on the return to school, scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker registration is open, and citizens are encouraged to register to speak using an online form

More information is available on the Return to School webpage

School Supply Lists

Grade level supply lists are on our website (click here). Save Time, Money, and Stay Safe! Our PTA is taking orders for School Supply Kits for the 2020-2021 school year. Orders are due by July 7. Scroll down to see detailed information. Please note that supply kits are delivered directly to school. Arrangements will be made to distribute kits to families should there be an extended distance learning schedule in the fall.

Summer Learning Opportunities Fairfax County Public Library

The Fairfax County Public Library

is sponsoring a virtual Summer Reading Adventure!

Visit the FCPL website for additional details.

 

FCPS Summer Continuity of Learning

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31. 

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete this form (click here). Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session.  

The schedule is as follows: 

  Summer Reading

Please encourage your child to read over the summer.  It would be great if 100% of our students completed at least one bingo! Happy summer and happy reading!

2020-2021 Staff Updates K-6 Classroom Teachers

Below is our tentative plan for classroom teachers next year.  Depending on new registrations and grade level sizes, some changes may take place over the summer. Class assignments will be sent out to families in August.

Kindergarten

  • Brooke Allan
  • Katie Hardy
  • Rosemary Nevin
  • Sheela Yi

1st Grade

  • Liz Bentley
  • Diane Grabowski
  • Sandra Lias
  • Laura Monahan

2nd Grade

  • Beth Beil
  • Kelly Howell
  • Sloane Naughton
  • Katie Sharma

3rd Grade

  • Angela Clarke
  • MaryBeth Lehman
  • Karen Olweiler
  • Julia Saltz

4th Grade

  • Kim Fairchild
  • Trey Robinson
  • Pamela Roldan
  • Jill Terrill

5th Grade

  • Addie McManus
  • Michelle Patterson
  • Chrissy Seidel

6th Grade

  • TaShawna Buckelew
  • Matt Lewis
  • Christina Quinteros
Congratulations to Our Staff in New Roles Next Year!
  • Jen Parise – Special Education Lead Teacher!
  • Maggie Lowe – Special Education Teacher!
  • Sarah Cohen –Mindfulness Specialist!
Happy Retirement! Thank you to the following staff members for their service to Fairfax County Public Schools and Terra Centre Elementary!
  • Lou Nelson, Preschool Teacher
  • Alma Salinas, Food Services
Farewell & Best Wishes! We wish the following staff members the best of luck in their future endeavors!
  • Karen Burnett, STEAM/Art – pursuing other professional opportunities!
  • Piedad Dwyer, Parent Liaison – accepted a full-time Parent Liaison position at Providence ES!
  • Chris Lewis, Kindergarten Teacher – moving to North Carolina!
  • Sarah Lotter, Math Resource Teacher – pursuing other professional opportunities!
  • Adela Mansfield, Spanish Teacher (part-time) – pursuing other professional opportunities!
  • Brennan McQuillen, Music Teacher (part-time) – accepted a full-time Music Teacher position at Fort Hunt ES!
  • Justin Nielsen, School Counselor (part-time) – accepted a full-time School Counselor position at Fairview ES!
  • Carrie Pratt, Acting Assistant Principal – pursuing other professional opportunities!
  • Tina Stavros, Instructional Assistant – pursuing other professional opportunities!
  • Josh Yagel, PE Teacher (part-time) – accepted a full-time PE Teacher position at Hutchison ES!
Welcome to the TC Family!
  • Brooke Allan – Kindergarten Teacher
  • Bethanie Ko – Art Teacher (part-time)
  • Hannah Lee - Preschool Teacher
  • Ashley Mangan – School Counselor (part-time)
  • Lindsey Whelan – PE Teacher (part-time)
  Kindergarten Registration & Virtual Orientation Parents can begin the registration process online!

Click here for Terra Centre ES Kindergarten Registration Information.

Visit the FCPS general Kindergarten Registration page.

Click here for the Terra Centre ES Virtual Kindergarten Orientation.

 

Grades 1-6 Registering a New Student in Grades 1 through 6?

Please contact Dee Cunningham, our school registrar, at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. Please provide the student's first and last name, enrolling parent's first and last name, student mailing address, parent email address, and parent phone number. Mrs. Cunningham will be in contact with you via email.

Visit the FCPS general registration page.

 

Are You Planning to Move?

If you are moving before the 2020-2021 school year, please notify our registrar, Dee Cunningham so she can provide you with withdrawal information. You can reach Mrs. Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. 

 

 

Visit the PTA Website at https://tcpta.ptboard.com/ for updates and information. Please use this link to join our PTA: https://terracentrepta.memberhub.store/

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A Message from Our PTA - Supply Kits

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Save Time, Money, and Stay Safe! The PTA is taking orders for School Supply Kits for the 2020-2021 school year. Orders are due by July 7th.

Please note that supply kits are delivered directly to school. Arrangements will be made to distribute kits to families should there be an extended distance learning schedule in the fall.

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Terra Centre Updates 6-8-20

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Terra Centre Families,

Student Item Distribution & Collection is this week! Our teachers and staff are looking forward to the opportunity to say goodbye and wish you a great summer! A detailed communication was sent out separately and the schedule is also included below. For the safety of the staff, please remember to stay in your car. If you have a mask, we ask that you wear one. They are not required, but they are preferred.

New kindergarten and grade 1-6 student registrations are being accepted! Registration numbers directly impact our staffing. Registering now is essential as this helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students. Please encourage new families or families with rising kindergarteners to visit the Terra Centre Website, or to contact Dee Cunningham via cmcunningham@fcps.edu or 703-249-1401. Registrations are done via email. See below for additional details and links.

Save Time, Money, and Stay Safe! Our PTA is taking orders for School Supply Kits for the 2020-2021 school year. Orders are due by July 7th. Scroll down to see detailed information. Please note that supply kits are delivered directly to school. Arrangements will be made to distribute kits to families should there be an extended distance learning schedule in the fall.

Please contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Rebecca Gidoni                Carrie Pratt

Principal                            Acting Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

All FCPS Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Visit here for updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

6/8-6/11         Student Item Distribution & School Item Collection

Thurs, 6/11    Last Day of Synchronous Distance Learning

                      Online & Drive-Thru 6th Grade Celebration

Fri, 6/12         Official Last Day of School

Optional 2020-2021 Class Placement Input Form

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we have an optional form available for parents.  The purpose of the form is to provide additional information about their child that the current teacher may not be aware of, such as their child’s strengths and needs as a learner as well as information about the learning environment best suited for their child.  Please do not request a specific teacher, as those requests cannot be honored. This form can be accessed with the link above from May 15, 2020 – June 15, 2020.  If you would like to provide input, please submit this information no later than June 15, 2020.

Kindergarten Registration & Virtual Orientation Parents can begin the registration process online!

Click here for Terra Centre ES Kindergarten Registration Information.

Visit the FCPS general Kindergarten Registration page.

Click here for the Terra Centre ES Virtual Kindergarten Orientation.

 

Grades 1-6 Registering a New Student in Grades 1 through 6?

Please contact Dee Cunningham, our school registrar, at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. Please provide the student's first and last name, enrolling parent's first and last name, student mailing address, parent email address, and parent phone number. Mrs. Cunningham will be in contact with you via email.

Visit the FCPS general registration page.

Are You Planning to Move?

If you are moving before the 2020-2021 school year, please notify our registrar, Dee Cunningham so she can provide you with withdrawal information. You can reach Mrs. Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  

Student Item Distribution & Collection Bring a piece of paper with your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name. This will help our staff members to keep the line moving quickly! Summer Learning Opportunities

The Fairfax County Public Library

is sponsoring a virtual Summer Reading Adventure!

Visit the FCPL website for additional details.

 

FCPS Summer Continuity of Learning

Elementary School

Elementary school students will have the opportunity to focus on math and literacy skill-building using self-directed print and digital materials. Each school will have teachers who will support students in their summer learning experiences from June 29 - July 31. Students will have the opportunity to connect with these teachers virtually during office hours for support. These programs are free to students and more information about continuity of learning resources will be provided soon.  

Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year

FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown.  This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24. The learning will be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.

Virtual Preschool Autism Classrooms

Summer learning for preschool autism students will be done virtually from July 2-30. The learning information will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students. Staff will offer virtual parent coaching sessions.

School Year 2020-2021

Discussions are ongoing with the School Board about our Return to School plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

FCPS is awaiting guidance from the state about the possible required conditions that will need to be met for schools to reopen.  FCPS also plans to seek the input of all stakeholder groups – parents, students, teachers, staff, and administrators – in developing the return to school plan. 

The considerations for return to school include the need to:

  • Ensure safe learning and working environments for students and staff
  • Provide options for students and staff that are unable to return to school/work
  • Comply with any social distancing requirements
  • Provide student access to technology devices and internet services at home
  • Provide staff with adequate time and training to prepare for the new school year
  • Make decisions as soon as possible for scheduling and communication with families

FCPS is preparing for a variety of possible scenarios including:

  • Students will have a virtual start to the school year.
  • Students will return to school with social distancing in place.
  • School will open on time, but some students and/or staff may be unable to return and will participate through virtual learning.

In FCPS, our commitment to the health, well-being, and education of our students remains our highest priority.

 

Visit the PTA Website at https://tcpta.ptboard.com/ for updates and information. Please use this link to join our PTA: https://terracentrepta.memberhub.store/

 

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Reminder - Student Item Distribution - June 8-11

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Student Item Distribution & Collection Starts Tomorrow, June 8!

Our staff is looking forward to the opportunity to say goodbye and wish you a great summer… from a distance, or course!

  • See the schedule below for grade level days, times, and assigned locations.
  • All items will be picked up curbside. Families must remain in their vehicles.
  • Bring a piece of paper with your child’s name and teacher’s name to hold up when you arrive.
  • Review the maps below for specifics on traffic flow in each area. Please note that 6th grade has a different map route that will allow us a brief opportunity to celebrate their promotion!
  • We will also be collecting library books, borrowed classroom books, patrol belts, etc. Please review the instructions below as they differ for K-5, 6, and students who are moving.
  • Medications will be available for pick up. Please refer to the maps below for where to park. Please bring your ID (i.e. Driver’s License) and your own pen to sign for the medication.
  • Spring pictures will be included in student bags.
  • Yearbooks have been delayed. We will communicate details about distribution when we receive them. If your family is moving out of the area, please email your forwarding address to Dee Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu.
  • Thank you for understanding that the schedule is structured per grade level. Our grade level teachers are excited to have this time to say goodbye. If you have children in more than two grade levels and have extenuating circumstances and cannot come more than twice, please email cjpratt@fcps.edu.
  • If your family will be moving out of the area before your scheduled pick-up, please email Carrie Pratt at cjpratt@fcps.edu to arrange a time for pick-up.
  • Some families have asked about dropping off teacher gifts. If you would like to drop something off for your child’s teacher, please clearly label it with the teacher’s name and child’s name. We will be sure to keep it at school until the teacher can pick it up.
  • Please contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.
Bring a piece of paper with your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name. This will help our staff members to keep the line moving quickly!

 

Kiss & Ride and Bus Loop Maps

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Terra Centre Updates 5-30-20

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Terra Centre Families,

Visit the new Specialists Bingo Board on the Specials tab of FCPS 24-7 Learning or find it in the Specialists Google site.  This new Google site contains tons of resources to keep our TC Tigers in the art, music, PE, FLES, library, STEAM, creative and critical thinking ZONE!

If you feel like going camping this weekend… build a fort out of blankets and pillows and join along in the TCES Virtual Campfire Sing-Along for a night full of songs and stories that are sure to put a smile on your face!

Student Item Distribution and School Item Collection will now be the week of June 8. A detailed communication was sent out separately and the schedule is also listed below.

Student registration and new kindergarten registrations are being accepted. Registration numbers directly impact our staffing. Therefore, registering now is essential! Please encourage new families or families with rising kindergarteners to visit the Terra Centre Website or contact Dee Cunningham via cmcunningham@fcps.edu or 703-249-1401

Please see below for important updates and information including the Optional Class Placement Input Form, student registration, student item distribution and collection, and PTA School Supply Kit Orders for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Please contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Rebecca Gidoni                Carrie Pratt

Principal                            Acting Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

All FCPS Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Visit here for updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

6/8-6/11         Student Item Distribution & School Item Collection

Thurs, 6/11    Last Day of Synchronous Distance Learning

                      Virtual 6th Grade Celebration (details to follow)

Fri, 6/12         Official Last Day of School

Optional 2020-2021 Class Placement Input Form

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we have an optional form available for parents.  The purpose of the form is to provide additional information about their child that the current teacher may not be aware of, such as their child’s strengths and needs as a learner as well as information about the learning environment best suited for their child.  Please do not request a specific teacher, as those requests cannot be honored. This form can be accessed with the link above from May 15, 2020 – June 15, 2020.  If you would like to provide input, please submit this information no later than June 15, 2020.

2020-2021 REGISTRATION OPEN Kindergarten Parents can begin the registration process online!

Click here for Terra Centre ES Kindergarten Registration Information.

Visit the FCPS general Kindergarten Registration page.

 

Grades 1-6 Registering a New Student in Grades 1 through 6?

Please contact Dee Cunningham, our school registrar, at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. Please provide the student's first and last name, enrolling parent's first and last name, student mailing address, parent email address, and parent phone number. Mrs. Cunningham will be in contact with you via email.

Visit the FCPS general registration page.

Are You Planning to Move?

If you are moving before the 2020-2021 school year, please notify our registrar, Dee Cunningham so she can provide you with withdrawal information. You can reach Mrs. Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  

Student Item Distribution & Collection When picking up items, please bring a piece of paper with your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name. This will help our staff members to keep the line moving quickly! Mental Health Resources

Supporting our students and families continues to be our priority. Our entire wellness team, including school counselors, social worker and school psychologist are available to students and families.  Please reach out to our staff below if you have questions or need support.

Our school psychologist, Kathi Thibodeau, and school social worker, Christina Marcone, also have a “parent clinic” where parents can schedule a 30 minute phone consult to which either of them.

School Counselors:

  • Jackye Toth jstoth@fcps.edu or 703-249-1403
  • Justin Nielsen jpnielsen@fcps.edu or 703-249-1473

School Psychologist:

  • Kathi Thibodeau kmthibodeau@fcps.edu

School Social Worker:

  • Christina Marcone cmarcone@fcps.edu

FCPS Resources: 

 

Visit the PTA Website at https://tcpta.ptboard.com/ for updates and information. Please use this link to join our PTA: https://terracentrepta.memberhub.store/

 

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Student Item Distribution - June 8-11

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Terra Centre Families,

Our staff has been busy the last two weeks packing up classrooms and gathering student items!

  • All identifiable student items have been collected from student desks, classroom cubbies, specialists, etc.
  • Items are bagged up and ready for distribution.
  • Spring pictures will be included in student bags.
  • Yearbooks have been delayed. We will communicate details about distribution when we receive them. If your family is moving out of the area, please email your forwarding address to Dee Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu.
  • Medications will be available for pick up as well. Please refer to the maps below for where to park. Please bring your ID (i.e. Driver’s License) and your own pen to sign for the medication.

Student Item Distribution has been moved to the week of June 8. This will allow us to have a little bit of closure for staff and students with an opportunity to say goodbye… from a distance, or course.

  • Items will be distributed by grade level according to the schedule below.
  • All items will be picked up curbside, either in the Kiss & Ride Lane or Bus Loop, as designated by grade level.
  • Review the maps below for specifics on traffic flow in each area. Please note that 6th grade has a different map route that will allow us a brief opportunity to celebrate their promotion.
  • Families must remain in their vehicles.
  • We ask that you write your child’s name and teacher’s name on a piece of paper to hold up when you arrive.
  • We will also be collecting library books, borrowed classroom books, patrol belts, etc. Please review the instructions below as they differ for K-5, 6, and students who are moving.
  • Some families have asked about dropping off teacher gifts. If you would like to drop something off for your child's teacher, please clearly label it with the teacher’s name and child’s name. We will be sure to keep it at school until the teacher can pick it up.

If your family will be moving out of the area before your scheduled pick-up, please email Carrie Pratt at cjpratt@fcps.edu to arrange a time for pick-up prior to June 8.

Please contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Rebecca Gidoni                Carrie Pratt

Principal                            Acting Assistant Principal

Student Item Distribution & Collection When picking up items, please bring a piece of paper with your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name. This will help our staff members to keep the line moving quickly! Kiss & Ride and Bus Loop Maps

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Terra Centre Updates 5-19-20

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Terra Centre Families,

The Terra Centre staff is working hard over the next two weeks packing up classrooms and identifiable student items from the school year. They are collecting and bagging up all items from student desks, classroom cubbies, etc.

During the week of June 1, we will be hosting a curbside pickup of these items. We will also have a spot where students can return items that they have borrowed from school and or their teacher. More details and information on this process will be sent in a separate communication to families.

Student registration and new kindergarten registrations are being accepted. Please encourage new families or families with rising kindergarteners to visit the Terra Centre Website.

Please see below for important updates and information including the Optional Class Placement Input Form, Student Registration, TCES FAQ Updates, and PTA School Supply Kit Orders.

As a reminder, Monday, May 25 is the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no synchronous distance learning. Please contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Rebecca Gidoni                Carrie Pratt

Principal                            Acting Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

All FCPS Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Visit here for updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Mon, 5/25    Memorial Day Holiday (No Distance Learning)

Fri, 6/12        Last Day of School/Distance Learning

TCES FAQ Updates School Grounds and Facility
  • The school building remains closed.
  • School fields and grounds (including playground and basketball courts) are closed.
  • A date or time to open the building, field, or grounds will be communicated; however, no date or time has been placed on the schedule.
Spring Pictures
  • Spring pictures have been delivered.
  • Pictures will be included in student bags for Student Item Pick-Up the week of June 1.
  • More details will be sent in a separate communication to families.
Student Belongings
  • During the week of June 1, we will be hosting a curbside pickup of student belongings.
  • More details will be sent in a separate communication to families.
Yearbooks
  • Yearbook production has been delayed by several weeks, and we anticipate yearbooks arriving over the summer.
  • Distribution updates will be provided to families.
  • If you move out of the area, please notify Dee Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu of your forwarding address so your yearbook can be mailed.
Optional 2020-2021 Class Placement Input Form

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we have an optional form available for parents.  The purpose of the form is to provide additional information about their child that the current teacher may not be aware of, such as their child’s strengths and needs as a learner as well as information about the learning environment best suited for their child.  Please do not request a specific teacher, as those requests cannot be honored. This form can be accessed with the link above from May 15, 2020 – June 15, 2020.  If you would like to provide input, please submit this information no later than June 15, 2020.

2020-2021 REGISTRATION OPEN Kindergarten Parents can begin the registration process online!

Click here for Terra Centre ES Kindergarten Registration Information.

Visit the FCPS general Kindergarten Registration page.

 

Grades 1-6 Registering a New Student in Grades 1 through 6?

Please contact Dee Cunningham, our school registrar, at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. Please provide the student's first and last name, enrolling parent's first and last name, student mailing address, parent email address, and parent phone number. Mrs. Cunningham will be in contact with you via email.

Visit the FCPS general registration page.

Are You Planning to Move?

If you are moving before the 2020-2021 school year, please notify our registrar, Dee Cunningham so she can provide you with withdrawal information. You can reach Mrs. Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  

Mental Health Resources

Supporting our students and families continues to be our priority. Our entire wellness team, including school counselors, social worker and school psychologist are available to students and families.  Please reach out to our staff below if you have questions or need support.

Our school psychologist, Kathi Thibodeau, and school social worker, Christina Marcone, also have a “parent clinic” where parents can schedule a 30 minute phone consult to which either of them.

School Counselors:

  • Jackye Toth jstoth@fcps.edu or 703-249-1403
  • Justin Nielsen jpnielsen@fcps.edu or 703-249-1473

School Psychologist:

  • Kathi Thibodeau kmthibodeau@fcps.edu

School Social Worker:

  • Christina Marcone cmarcone@fcps.edu

FCPS Resources: 

 

Visit the PTA Website at https://tcpta.ptboard.com/ for updates and information. Please use this link to join our PTA: https://terracentrepta.memberhub.store/

 

Please Welcome our 2020-2021 PTA Board!      
  • President: Samantha Burley
  • VP1: Lauren Shure
  • VP2: Nicole James
  • VP3: Elizabeth Couchman
  • Treasurer: Kelly Buehner
  • Secretary: Leigh Frigm

6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015  |  Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Terra Centre Updates 5-8-20

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Terra Centre Families,

We had another successful week of distance learning! We also celebrated our outstanding teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! Check out some of the pictures below!

Please see below for important updates and information from our school and PTA. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Rebecca Gidoni                Carrie Pratt

Principal                            Acting Assistant Principal

Teacher Appreciation Drive-Thru Celebration 2020 Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Terra Centre or Robinson (rising 7th graders) in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by Monday, May 18

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  

If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Dee Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu or Carrie Pratt at cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Parents can begin the registration process online!

Click here for Terra Centre ES Kindergarten Registration Information.

Visit the FCPS general Kindergarten Registration page.

 

Registering a New Student in Grades 1 through 6?

Please contact Dee Cunningham, our school registrar, at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. Please provide the student's first and last name, enrolling parent's first and last name, student mailing address, parent email address, and parent phone number. Mrs. Cunningham will be in contact with you via email.

Visit the FCPS general registration page.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports for this year’s 3rd and 4th quarters will be produced centrally for all elementary schools. Third quarter grades should be finalized on Friday, May 8 at 11:59 p.m. and will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m.

Progress reports for printing will begin generating after 6:00 p.m. on May 12. We anticipate the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by May 23. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.

Parents and/or guardians at the ES level do not have the “Go Paperless” option this school year. If you have secondary students, you may opt to “Go Paperless” to discontinue printed secondary level report cards but they will still receive printed ES Progress Reports for their ES students this school year.

Mental Health Resources

Supporting our students and families continues to be our priority. Our entire wellness team, including school counselors, social worker and school psychologist are available to students and families.  Please reach out to our staff below if you have questions or need support.

Our school psychologist, Kathi Thibodeau, and school social worker, Christina Marcone, also have a “parent clinic” where parents can schedule a 30 minute phone consult to which either of them.

  • School Counselors:
    • Jackye Toth jstoth@fcps.edu or 703-249-1403
    • Justin Nielsen jpnielsen@fcps.edu or 703-249-1473
  • School Psychologist
    • Kathi Thibodeau kmthibodeau@fcps.edu
  • School Social Worker
    • Christina Marcone cmarcone@fcps.edu

FCPS has created a website for Mental Health Resources that is accessible on the main page of the FCPS website. 

This podcast, Building Resiliency – Podcast from NASP, was created by the National Association of School Psychologists.

The article linked here may be a resource to support your children if they are anxious about being away from school. 

Upcoming Events

All FCPS Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Visit here for updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Tues, 5/12     7:00 PTA Meeting (Virtual Meeting)

Mon, 5/25      Memorial Day Holiday

Fri, 6/12         Last Day of School

 

Visit the PTA Website at https://tcpta.ptboard.com/ for updates and information. Please use this link to join our PTA: https://terracentrepta.memberhub.store/

Our next virtual PTA meeting is Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. At the April meeting, the nominating committee presented the recommended slate for next year’s PTA board.

The slate put forth is as follows:

  • President: Samantha Burley
  • VP1: Lauren Shure
  • VP2: Nicole James
  • VP3: Elizabeth Couchman
  • Treasurer: Kelly Buehner
  • Secretary: Leigh Frigm

Voting will occur after the May 12 virtual PTA meeting. Please look for more information to come soon regarding timelines and electronic voting procedures. Results will be posted to the PTA Facebook page and the TCES PTA Website

 

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Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Terra Centre Updates 5-3-20

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Terra Centre Families,

This week is we are celebrating our teachers and staff. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2020!

We are so pleased that we had a smooth week of distance learning last week! We look forward to enhancing our synchronous (live) instruction even more this week. Please remember that this is not a substitute for face to face instruction. Every family has different needs and circumstances at home so please do what works for your family. We are recording all live sessions so you can access them when it’s convenient for your family. As a reminder, everything is optional, including online instruction, learning packets, and channel 21 instruction. Additionally, you have access to multiple grade levels of instruction on FCPS 24-7 learning if you are looking for extensions or review items for your child.

Please see below for important updates and information from our school and PTA. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. We can be reached at regidoni@fcps.edu and cjpratt@fcps.edu.

Rebecca Gidoni                Carrie Pratt

Principal                            Acting Assistant Principal

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 – 8, 2020

Terra Centre teachers and staff are “out of this world” even when they seem like they’re in a galaxy far, far away! Take some time to thank a teacher this week! Check out the TCES Twitter Page @TerraCentreES for daily ideas! You don’t need to have a Twitter account to view ideas!

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Terra Centre or Robinson (rising 7th graders) in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by Monday, May 18

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  

Contact about technical difficulties:

Dee Cunningham at dmcunningham@fcps.edu

Carrie Pratt at cjpratt@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Parents can begin the registration process online!

Click here for Terra Centre ES Kindergarten Registration Information.

Visit the FCPS general Kindergarten Registration page.

 

Registering a New Student in Grades 1 through 6?

Please contact Dee Cunningham, our school registrar, at dmcunningham@fcps.edu. Please provide the student's first and last name, enrolling parent's first and last name, student mailing address, parent email address, and parent phone number. Mrs. Cunningham will be in contact with you via email.

Visit the FCPS general registration page.

Updated Third Quarter Grading Timeline

Due to the pause in teacher-led “live” instruction, the third quarter was extended until Friday, May 1, 2020.

Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module will be closed from Fri, May 1 at 4 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m.. 

Progress Reports

Progress Reports for this year’s 3rd and 4th quarters will be produced centrally for all elementary schools. Third quarter grades should be finalized on Friday, May 8 at 11:59 p.m. and will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m.. Any additional grade changes after May 8 must be completed by Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. to ensure the correct grades are printed. Progress reports for printing will begin generating after 6:00 p.m. on May 12. We anticipate the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by May 23. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.

Parents and/or guardians at the ES level do not have the “Go Paperless” option this school year. If you have secondary students, you may opt to “Go Paperless” to discontinue printed secondary level report cards but they will still receive printed ES Progress Reports for their ES students this school year.

Mental Health Resources

Supporting our students and families continues to be our priority. Our entire wellness team, including school counselors, social worker and school psychologist are available to students and families.  Please reach out to our staff below if you have questions or need support.

Our school psychologist, Kathi Thibodeau, and school social worker, Christina Marcone, also have a “parent clinic” where parents can schedule a 30 minute phone consult to which either of them.

  • School Counselors:
    • Jackye Toth jstoth@fcps.edu or 703-249-1403
    • Justin Nielsen jpnielsen@fcps.edu or 703-249-1473
  • School Psychologist
    • Kathi Thibodeau kmthibodeau@fcps.edu
  • School Social Worker
    • Christina Marcone cmarcone@fcps.edu

FCPS has created a website for Mental Health Resources that is accessible on the main page of the FCPS website. 

This podcast, Building Resiliency – Podcast from NASP, was created by the National Association of School Psychologists.

The article linked here may be a resource to support your children if they are anxious about being away from school. 

Upcoming Events

All FCPS Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Visit here for updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Tues, 5/12     7:00 PTA Meeting (Virtual Meeting)

Mon, 5/25      Memorial Day Holiday

Fri, 6/12         Last Day of School

 

Visit the PTA Website at https://tcpta.ptboard.com/ for updates and information on afterschool clubs, upcoming events, membership, and more! Please use this link to join our PTA: https://terracentrepta.memberhub.store/

 

At the April 14 virtual PTA meeting, the nominating committee presented the recommended slate for next year’s PTA board.

The slate put forth is as follows:

  • President: Samantha Burley
  • VP1: Lauren Shure
  • VP2: Nicole James
  • VP3: Elizabeth Couchman
  • Treasurer: Kelly Buehner
  • Secretary: Leigh Frigm

Any further nominations must be sent to TCESPTAPresident@gmail.com by May 8. Voting will occur after the May 12 virtual PTA meeting. Please look for more information to come soon regarding timelines and electronic voting procedures.

If you would like to participate in voting, you must be a PTA member. Click here to join! The last date to join in time for voting is May 8. Results will be posted to the PTA Facebook page and the TCES PTA Website

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Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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