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Terra Centre Families,
We had another great week with our in-person kindergarteners, select students in grades K-6, and preschoolers all in the building! We appreciate our families supporting students at home through our concurrent model as our teachers and students acclimate to the class routines.
We are excited to welcome back our in-person 1st and 2nd graders next Tuesday! Parents of 1st and 2nd graders who are returning in-person will be receiving additional communication regarding arrival, dismissal, and other logistics. In the meantime, students can continue to practice logging in independently and wearing their masks for longer periods of time.
Please scroll down for additional updates from our school and PTA!
PrincipalMarch is Women's History Month! Upcoming Dates
Mon, 3/8 School Planning Day/Student Holiday
(no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)
2:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)
Tues, 3/9 1st & 2nd Grade In-Person Students Return
Thurs, 3/11 7:00 Virtual PTA Meeting
Tues, 3/16 3rd – 6th Grade In-Person Students Return
Fri, 3/19 6:00 Virtual PTA Variety Show & Art Gallery CANCELED
Mon, 3/22 2:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)
3/20-3/28 Sprint to Spring Break Virtual 5K
Fri, 3/26 End of 3rd Quarter
2-Hour Early Release for Students
3/29-4/2 Spring Break – No School
Mon, 4/5 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
(no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)
Thurs, 4/8 7:00 Virtual PTA Meeting
Tues, 4/13 Picture Day – Virtual Students (more info to follow)
Wed, 4/14 Picture Day – T/W Students (more info to follow)
Thurs, 4/15 Picture Day – Th/F Students (more info to follow)
4/12 – 4/23 Spring Book Fair – Details to Follow!Playground, School Grounds, and Fields Closed
With the return of our students, Terra Centre reminds families that our playground and fields will no longer be available for use during school hours Tuesday - Friday. Thank you for taking screen breaks in other locations, leaving our fields and grounds available for our students attending school in-person and allowing us to maximize our social distancing protocols!
TCES Phase-In Plan
Below is a detailed calendar with important return to school dates and information for the phase in over the next couple weeks.
9:00 – 3:30 for All K-6 Students
9:00 – 3:30 for PAC Students
9:00 – 12:15 for Morning Early Childhood Class-Based Preschool
12:15 – 3:30 for Afternoon Early Childhood Class-Based Preschool
Teacher Planning, Classroom Set-Up, and Preparation for Return to School
The following dates will be teacher workdays and independent learning days for students to give our teachers time to prepare, set up their classrooms, and plan for concurrent instruction.
March 11, 12, 15 Gr. 3-6 Asynchronous Days
Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Returning In-Person
As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their child/children home when they are ill.
The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or you can fill out a hard copy Health Commitment Form, then scan and email it to email@example.com. If you need assistance, please contact the front office at 703-249-1400.RTS Resources
To find answers to many of your questions, please access the links below which have valuable Return to School information.
- Riding the Bus
- Return to School Daily Procedures
- Return to School: Your Questions Answered
- Video: February 10 Return to School Town Hall
- Video: FCPS Is Ready to Return
- A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School (Feb. 2021)
- Return to School Family Guide - Webpage
- FCPS Return to School
- Health and Safety Guidance
Requests for Changes Virtual to In-Person
At this time, we have created a waiting list for students who want to return in person. Any requests for a student to change from virtual instruction to in-person instruction will be placed on the waitlist. We will review requests regularly and a decision will be made based on space and availability, according to social distancing guidelines and room capacity. Please keep in mind that in order to accommodate a request to change from virtual to in-person your child may be placed with a different teacher. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Dee Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-249-1400.In-Person to Virtual
Any requests for a student to change from in-person instruction to virtual instruction will be honored. If you would like to change your original request, please contact Dee Cunningham at email@example.com or by phone at 703-249-1400.School Contacts
Main Office Team - 703-249-1400
Dee Cunningham, Student Information Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Registration & Student Records
- On-Line/In-Person Designations
Susie Grecco, Part-Time Office Assistant – email@example.com
- General Questions
Julie Hart, Administrative Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
- School Administration – Principal/Assistant Principal
Valerie Sollers, Office Assistant – email@example.com
- Community/Building Use
Rebecca Gidoni, Principal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussy Tomer – email@example.com
Ashley Mangan – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grades 2, 5
Jackye Toth – email@example.com
- Grades K, 1, 3, 4, 6
Trea Bailey, Technology Support Specialist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Webster, School Based Technology Specialist – email@example.com
Melanie Jewell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher – firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Lead Teacher
Jen Parise – email@example.com
School Test Coordinators
Melanie Jewell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Webster – email@example.com
Terra Centre 7-Day Meal Kits Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:30 in Kiss & Ride
Terra Centre offers Fairfax Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper items packed in bulk.
Now that students are returning to school, meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.
All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.
For locations and information, click here: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/foodGrab & Go Meal Bus Route
Terra Centre E.S. 10:51 – 11:01 a.m.
Marshall Pond Rd. & Pond Spice La. 11:04 – 11:14 a.m.
The Terra Centre Parent Teacher Association supports our school and community in so many ways! Click here for the PTA Website to see information about programs, upcoming events, membership, and more!TCES PTA Contacts
TCES PTA Board
Samantha Burley, PTA President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Shure, PTA 1st Vice President - email@example.com
- Fundraising Programs & Activities
Nicole Jones, PTA 2nd Vice President - firstname.lastname@example.org
- All Student Enrichment Programs & Activities
Elizabeth Couchman, PTA 3rd Vice President - email@example.com
- Communications, Hospitality, & Outreach
Leigh Frigm, PTA Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership & Directory
Kelly Buehner, PTA Treasurer - email@example.com
- Ways & Means