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Terra Centre Families,
Spring has officially sprung and we have seen an uptick in behaviors at lunch. Please review the following expectations with your children: students are to stay in their seats and raise their hands when they need help. Students can go through the lunch line one time for a meal and additional charges incur with each trip through the line. We appreciate your support in modeling appropriate behaviors at lunch!
The end of the third quarter is quickly approaching and that means that spring break is right around the corner! Next week will be a short week due to the 2 hour early release on Thursday, March 31st and there will be no school for students on Friday, April 1st. Spring break is Monday April 4th through Friday, April 8th.
We want to thank our 2nd grade families for a terrific luncheon last week. Our staff are so lucky to have such wonderful families.
Please scroll below for current events, updates, and reminders.
Enjoy your weekend!
Rebecca Gidoni, Principal
Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal
Saturday, 3/26 PTA Discovery Garden Spring Clean Up
Thursday, 3/31 End of the 3rd quarter
Thursday, 3/31 2 hour early release-1:25 pm dismissal for students
Thursday, 3/31 Kindergarten Orientation
Friday, 4/1 No School for Students-Teacher Workday
4/4-4/8 No School-Spring Break
4/18-4/22 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, 4/20 "Purple Up" for Military families
Thursday, 4/21 Books, Bingo, and BBQ PTA event
Friday, 5/13 PTA Fun Fair
Monday, 5/30 No School-Memorial Day holiday
Friday, 6/3 6th grade promotion ceremony, 9:00 a.m.
Friday, 6/10 Last day of school, 2 hour early release-1:25 pm dismissal for students
FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar
6th Grade All County Choral Festival
Congratulations to our 6th Grade All County Choral Festival participants who performed under the baton of Michael Wu, the Artistic Director for the Strathmore Children’s Chorus. We invite the entire community to watch the premier concert on April 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Channel 21 broadcast. Congratulation to the students below who represented Terra Centre Elementary School. And a special congratulations to Apryll I. who’s artwork was featured in the concert program! Thank you to our choral directors Mrs. Carla Okouchi and Ms. Vanessa Cuellar for sharing this once in a lifetime experience with our students and the community.
Terra Centre Elementary School Representatives:
Ruth B. Jack G. Apryll I. Rebecca L. Eyahel S. Mieko W.
Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after spring break. It’s time to break that cycle. Make sure your child is in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. But it’s harder to teach and it’s harder to learn when too many students are absent.
As a friendly reminder, our tardy bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Students that arrive after 8:40 a.m. must be escorted into the building by a parent/guardian. Unexcused tardies can add up quickly, so it is important that your child arrives to school on time to start their day successfully.
Family Engagement Survey: Participate Today!
FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey was emailed to all parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. If you haven’t taken the survey, please participate today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:
- Welcoming environment
- Student success
- Family and school partnerships
- Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Take the survey now by clicking on the link below. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.
TAKE THE SURVEY!
Family Engagement Survey
TC Discovery Garden
Please join us in the Terra Centre Discovery Garden for our upcoming Spring workday. Families are welcome, but all elementary aged children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a great opportunity for middle school and high school students to earn service hours! For service hours, please submit to [email protected]. Please bring gardening gloves, water, sun protection, and anything else appropriate for gardening. Please note there will not be access to restrooms.
Date: 03/26/2022 (Sat.)
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Sign-up Here -> Discovery Garden Sign Up
We are so excited to meet our rising Terra Centre Kindergarten families on Thursday, March 31st!
Please select a time below for your family to visit Terra Centre. Families will use the Kiss and Ride Lane alongside Burke Centre Parkway to drop Kindergartners off. Kindergartners will meet our kindergarten teachers and visit a classroom. Families will park in the main parking lot and enter through the front entrance. Families will have time to register for Kindergarten (we strongly recommend registering ahead of time), talk to a Kindergarten teacher, and tour the school. At the conclusion of the tour, families will pick up their future TC Tiger from the Kindergarten wing. You will then be brought back to the front to meet some of our specials teachers before leaving.
We are looking forward to meeting our rising TC kinders!
Registration Open for 2022
Special Education Conference
Join us for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.
Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help.
Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.
Click on the following link to sign up:
Game Changers Sign Up
SAVE THE DATES!
Our Spring Book Fair will be the week of April 18-22, 2022
6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015 | Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or [email protected]
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