Terra Centre Updates 3-5-21

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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!

Rebecca Gidoni   

Principal               

March 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.

 

Bell Schedule

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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  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.

 

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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu 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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-249-1400.

School Contacts

 Main Office Team - 703-249-1400

Dee Cunningham, Student Information Assistant – dmcunningham@fcps.edu

  • Student Registration & Student Records
  • On-Line/In-Person Designations
  • Immunizations

Susie Grecco, Part-Time Office Assistant – scgrecco@fcps.edu

  • Attendance
  • General Questions

Julie Hart, Administrative Assistant – jkhart@fcps.edu

  • School Administration – Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Finances

Valerie Sollers, Office Assistant – vasollers@fcps.edu

  • Attendance
  • Substitutes
  • Community/Building Use

 Administration

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal – regidoni@fcps.edu

Parent Liaison

Sussy Tomer – setomer@fcps.edu

School Counselors

Ashley Mangan – ammangan@fcps.edu

  • Grades 2, 5

Jackye Toth – jstoth@fcps.edu

  • Grades K, 1, 3, 4, 6

Technology Team

Trea Bailey, Technology Support Specialist – jrbailey1@fcps.edu

Chris Webster, School Based Technology Specialist – cwebster@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics

Melanie Jewell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher – mcjewell@fcps.edu

Special Education Lead Teacher

Jen Parise – jrparise@fcps.edu

School Test Coordinators

Melanie Jewell - mcjewell@fcps.edu 

Chris Webster – cwebster@fcps.edu

 

Click here for the complete Terra Centre Staff Directory

 

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/food

Grab & 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.

Click here for complete bus route information.

 

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 (Parent Teacher Association) Website

TCES PTA Board

Samantha Burley, PTA President - tcesptapresident@gmail.com

Lauren Shure, PTA 1st Vice President - tcesptavp1@gmail.com

  • Fundraising Programs & Activities

Nicole Jones, PTA 2nd Vice President - tcesptavp3@gmail.com

  • All Student Enrichment Programs & Activities

Elizabeth Couchman, PTA 3rd Vice President - tcesptavp3@gmail.com

  • Communications, Hospitality, & Outreach

Leigh Frigm, PTA Secretary - tcesptasecretary@gmail.com

  • Membership & Directory

Kelly Buehner, PTA Treasurer - tcesptatreasurer@gmail.com

  • Ways & Means

6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015  |  Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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TCES Library Updates

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As we transition into a new season of school life where some students are returning to school for hybrid learning, we wanted to provide you with a library program update. 

For the rest of the 2020-2021 school year, students will not be entering the physical school library to select books to check out from the library shelves as we try to keep everyone as safe as possible.  Even though students will not be physically setting foot in the library, Ms. Petruzzellis, our librarian, will continue to provide library instruction through story read alouds, lessons, and book recommendations on the morning news.

 

 

We will continue to provide curbside library pickup services for families.  For your safety, books are quarantined for a week before being placed back in circulation.  Books can be requested as holds through Destiny Discover, and younger students (PreK through 1st graders) can request “mystery bags” of books chosen by the librarian.   

It’s important to get all book requests in about a week prior to the scheduled pickup date to allow our librarian time to prepare all the books for the students. Email Ms. Petruzzellis at aepetruzzell@fcps.edu if you would like to begin participating in the mystery bag program or if your child needs assistance placing holds on Destiny Discover.

Upcoming Library Curbside Pickup Dates:

  • Monday, March 8
  • Monday, March 22

All curbside pickups will be in Kiss and Ride lane (by door 7) from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Mondays listed below.  Please note the time change, which will now be 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

 

Mark your calendar!  The Spring TCES Book Fair is April 12 – 23.  More information to follow soon!

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 2-26-21

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Terra Centre Families,

We had an amazing week welcoming back our in-person kindergarten students and select students in grades K-6!  We are learning lessons along the way with our logistics and concurrent instruction, and we will continue to tweak our processes as more students return.  Check out some of our pictures below!

As a reminder, Read Across America week is next week!  Scroll down for details and additional updates from our school and PTA, including another TC Spirit Wear ordering opportunity.

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

3/1 – 3/6       Read Across America Week (see below)

Mon, 3/1       TCES Celebrates Read Across America (see below)

                     Asynchronous Mondays Begin

Tues, 3/2      New Instructional Schedules Begin for Grades 1-6

Fri, 3/5          2-Hour Early Release for Students

                     6:30 – 7:30 PTA Art Night – Virtual Ceramic Class (see below)

Mon, 3/8       School Planning Day/Student Holiday

                     (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

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 (see below)

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

 

 

Outstanding Terra Centre Teachers!

Excellence in teaching students, leading schools, and providing support is what Fairfax County Public Schools is all about. The Department of Human Resources sponsors recognition of outstanding performers as they seek to create and demonstrate the best instructional and support practices.

TCES is proud to announce our school-level winners! Thank you to our community and staff for nominating and recognizing so many members of our staff.   This year we had a very large number of teachers nominated, and we can only select one winner for each category.

The Terra Centre Outstanding Teacher is Laure Grove! 

The Terra Centre Outstanding New Teacher is Maggie Lowe!

Congratulations to both of them!   

We also want to celebrate all the other outstanding nominees: Liz Bentley, Kim Fairchild, Katie Hardy, Dorothy Klieber, Sloane Naughton, Karen Olweiler, Michelle Patterson, Trey Robinson, Meredith Simpson, Tara Worth, and Sheela Yi.  The TCES staff, students and community recognize your talent, skill, and dedication!

 

TCES Phase-In Plan

Below is a detailed calendar with important return to school dates and information for the phase in over the next several weeks.

 

Bell Schedule

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 5                   Gr. 1 & 2 Asynchronous Day (2-hour early release at 1:30)

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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  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.

NEW Return to School: Your Questions Answered

NEW 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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu 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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-249-1400.

School Contacts

 Main Office Team - 703-249-1400

Dee Cunningham, Student Information Assistant – dmcunningham@fcps.edu

  • Student Registration & Student Records
  • On-Line/In-Person Designations
  • Immunizations

Susie Grecco, Part-Time Office Assistant – scgrecco@fcps.edu

  • Attendance
  • General Questions

Julie Hart, Administrative Assistant – jkhart@fcps.edu

  • School Administration – Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Finances

Valerie Sollers, Office Assistant – vasollers@fcps.edu

  • Attendance
  • Substitutes
  • Community/Building Use

 Administration

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal – regidoni@fcps.edu

  • Grades K, 2, 4, 6

Maura Pratt, Assistant Principal – mapratt@fcps.edu

  • Grades:  PS, 1, 3, 5

Parent Liaison

Sussy Tomer – setomer@fcps.edu

School Counselors

Ashley Mangan – ammangan@fcps.edu

  • Grades 2, 5

Jackye Toth – jstoth@fcps.edu

  • Grades K, 1, 3, 4, 6

Technology Team

Trea Bailey, Technology Support Specialist – jrbailey1@fcps.edu

Chris Webster, School Based Technology Specialist – cwebster@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics

Melanie Jewell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher – mcjewell@fcps.edu

Special Education Lead Teacher

Jen Parise – jrparise@fcps.edu

School Test Coordinators

Maura Pratt – mapratt@fcps.edu

Chris Webster – cwebster@fcps.edu

 

Click here for the complete Terra Centre Staff Directory

 

TCES PTA Contacts

TCES PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Website

TCES PTA Board

Samantha Burley, PTA President - tcesptapresident@gmail.com

Lauren Shure, PTA 1st Vice President - tcesptavp1@gmail.com

  • Fundraising Programs & Activities

Nicole Jones, PTA 2nd Vice President - tcesptavp3@gmail.com

  • All Student Enrichment Programs & Activities

Elizabeth Couchman, PTA 3rd Vice President - tcesptavp3@gmail.com

  • Communications, Hospitality, & Outreach

Leigh Frigm, PTA Secretary - tcesptasecretary@gmail.com

  • Membership & Directory

Kelly Buehner, PTA Treasurer - tcesptatreasurer@gmail.com

  • Ways & Means
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/food

Grab & 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.

Click here for complete bus route information.

 

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! 

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 2-19-21

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Terra Centre Families,

We would like to thank our student leaders for hosting Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week this week!  And we hope you all were able to stay safe and enjoy our first official snow day of the year! 

We are looking forward to welcoming our in-person kindergarten students next Tuesday!  Below you’ll find updates and information including our PTA Essay Contest Entries, Read Across America Week, Return to School Information, School and PTA Contacts, and more!

Stay warm this weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 2/22     1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (K&R Lane)

                     7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation

                     (Click Here to Register)

Tues, 2/23    Kindergarten In-Person Students Return

                     RTS Nights for Gr. 1, 2, 3 (see below for details)

Wed, 2/24     RTS Nights for Gr. 4, 5, 6 (see below for details)

3/1 – 3/6       Read Across America Week (see below)

Mon, 3/1       TCES Celebrates Read Across America (see below)

                     Asynchronous Mondays Begin

Tues, 3/2      New Instructional Schedules Begin for Grades 1-6

Fri, 3/5          2-Hour Early Release for Students

                     6:30 – 7:30 PTA Art Night – Virtual Ceramic Class (see below)

Mon, 3/8       School Planning Day/Student Holiday

                     (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

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 (see below)

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

 

At last week’s PTA Meeting, we had a ceremony for our PTA Citizenship Essay contestants.  This year’s theme is “How can we stand together when we are so far apart?”  Our contestants wrote such thoughtful essays and did a great job reading them aloud for the ceremony!  Congratulations to Anna Sauer and Emma Simpson!

 

TCES Phase-In Plan

Below is a detailed calendar with important return to school dates and information for the phase in over the next several weeks.

 

Bell Schedule

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 5                   Gr. 1 & 2 Asynchronous Day (2-hour early release at 1:30)

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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  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.

NEW Return to School: Your Questions Answered

NEW 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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu 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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-249-1400.

School Contacts

 Main Office Team - 703-249-1400

Dee Cunningham, Student Information Assistant – dmcunningham@fcps.edu

  • Student Registration & Student Records
  • On-Line/In-Person Designations
  • Immunizations

Susie Grecco, Part-Time Office Assistant – scgrecco@fcps.edu

  • Attendance
  • General Questions

Julie Hart, Administrative Assistant – jkhart@fcps.edu

  • School Administration – Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Finances

Valerie Sollers, Office Assistant – vasollers@fcps.edu

  • Attendance
  • Substitutes
  • Community/Building Use

 Administration

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal – regidoni@fcps.edu

  • Grades K, 2, 4, 6

Maura Pratt, Assistant Principal – mapratt@fcps.edu

  • Grades:  PS, 1, 3, 5

Parent Liaison

Sussy Tomer – setomer@fcps.edu

School Counselors

Ashley Mangan – ammangan@fcps.edu

  • Grades 2, 5

Jackye Toth – jstoth@fcps.edu

  • Grades K, 1, 3, 4, 6

Technology Team

Trea Bailey, Technology Support Specialist – jrbailey1@fcps.edu

Chris Webster, School Based Technology Specialist – cwebster@fcps.edu

Advanced Academics

Melanie Jewell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher – mcjewell@fcps.edu

Special Education Lead Teacher

Jen Parise – jrparise@fcps.edu

School Test Coordinators

Maura Pratt – mapratt@fcps.edu

Chris Webster – cwebster@fcps.edu

 

Click here for the complete Terra Centre Staff Directory

 

TCES PTA Contacts

TCES PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Website

TCES PTA Board

Samantha Burley, PTA President - tcesptapresident@gmail.com

Lauren Shure, PTA 1st Vice President - tcesptavp1@gmail.com

  • Fundraising Programs & Activities

Nicole Jones, PTA 2nd Vice President - tcesptavp3@gmail.com

  • All Student Enrichment Programs & Activities

Elizabeth Couchman, PTA 3rd Vice President - tcesptavp3@gmail.com

  • Communications, Hospitality, & Outreach

Leigh Frigm, PTA Secretary - tcesptasecretary@gmail.com

  • Membership & Directory

Kelly Buehner, PTA Treasurer - tcesptatreasurer@gmail.com

  • Ways & Means
LIBRARY PICK-UP & RETURNS

The next pick-up and return date is Monday, February 22 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) in the Kiss & Ride Lane by Door #7.  

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

Terra Centre Now Offers 7-Day Meal Kits on Wednesdays

Terra Centre is offering Fairfax Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper items packed in bulk.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8:00 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/food

FNS will be distributing reusable, metal water bottles to children and families who pick up meals on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and while supplies last. 

The water bottles are intended to provide a refillable container for children to use when they return to in-person instruction. Each water bottle will come with a sticker to label the bottle for that child. 

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route

 

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! 

Please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

These wellness classes are focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed. 

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

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 2-12-21

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Terra Centre Families,

Next week, we will be welcoming back our youngest learners in-person!  Our Early Childhood Class-Based and Preschool Autism Classroom students will be returning on Tuesday, February 16th! 

Our new bell schedule also starts on February 16th:

  • 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

We have included important RTS (Return to School) Information below, as well as additional updates and information from our school and PTA.  There are several new PTA opportunities!

Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week starts this weekend!  Check out the details below! As a reminder, Presidents Day is Monday, February 15th and there is no school. 

Enjoy your long Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 2/12     Valentine Spirit Day – Wear red, white, pink, or something you love!

2/13 – 2/15   PTA Virtual Cake/Cupcake Decorating Contest (see below)

2/14 – 2/20   Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week (see below)

Mon, 2/15     Presidents Day Holiday

                     (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Tues, 2/16    Bell Schedule Changes to 9:00 – 3:30 (see below for details)

                     ECCB & PAC In-Person Students Return

Wed, 2/17     6:30 – 7:30 RTS Parent Q & A (BBCU link to follow)

Fri, 2/19        PTA Virtual Trivia Night CANCELED

Mon, 2/22     1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (K&R Lane)

                     7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation

                     (Click Here to Register)

Tues, 2/23    Kindergarten In-Person Students Return

                     RTS Nights for Gr. 1, 2, 3 (see below for details)

Wed, 2/24     RTS Nights for Gr. 4, 5, 6 (see below for details)

Tues, 3/2      New Instruction Schedules Begin for Grades 1-6

Fri, 3/5          2-Hour Early Release for Students

                     6:30 – 7:30 PTA Art Night – Virtual Ceramic Class (see below)

Mon, 3/8       School Planning Day/Student Holiday

                     (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

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 (see below)

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

 

Our Student Leadership Team is hosting a Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week!

 

TCES Phase-In Plan

Below is a detailed calendar with important return to school dates and information for the phase in over the next 5 weeks.

 

Bell Schedule

Beginning February 16, the following will be Terra Centre’s Bell Schedule:

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 5                   Gr. 1 & 2 Asynchronous Day (2-hour early release at 1:30)

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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu.  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 on topics such as: 

  • Transportation
  • Arrival & Temperature Checks
  • Lunch & Recess
  • Bathrooms & Cleaning Protocols
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Masks & Social Distancing
  • Student Illness & Response to COVID-19 Cases
  • Concurrent Instructional Model & Scheduling

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

Additionally, we have scheduled an optional Q & A session for parents on Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  A BBCU link will be sent out next week.

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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu 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 dmcunningham@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-249-1400.

LIBRARY PICK-UP & RETURNS

The next pick-up and return date is Monday, February 22 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) in the Kiss & Ride Lane by Door #7.  Please have any book hold requests submitted by Sunday 2/14.

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

 

Tech Issues?

It has been reported there may be some student laptops receiving a message that says the Windows license is expiring. If a student laptop is having this issue, please complete the following to solve the problem:

  1. Go to the outside of any FCPS building.  At Terra Centre, the kiss and ride lane is close enough to get a strong wifi signal while allowing you to remain in your vehicle.
  2. Turn the computer on and log in.  The computer will need to be connected to the FCPS wifi.  It should do this automatically.
  3. Let the computer load completely.
  4. Once logged in, press the Windows (start) icon at the bottom left of the screen.  Select “Power”.  Press “Restart”.  Please note that pressing shut down and turning the laptop back on does not allow the computer to pull the updates it needs.  You must press "restart" for the issue to become resolved.​
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 two more times.  This will have the computer restarting a total of three times and will allow it to pull all the necessary updates.
  6. Shut down the computer and go home.  The “Windows will expire” notice should stop appearing. 

If after trying this the problem continues, please submit a ticket at this link: 

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Terra Centre Now Offers 7-Day Meal Kits on Wednesdays

Terra Centre will now be offering Fairfax Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper items packed in bulk.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8:00 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/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route

 

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! 

Please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

These wellness classes are focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed. 

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

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 2-5-21

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Terra Centre Families,

We hope you were able to enjoy the winter weather this past week and make some “snow memories” as a family!  It looks like we maybe be receiving more snow this weekend… stay warm! 

This week was National Counseling Week.  We celebrated Jackye Toth and Ashley Mangan, our two amazing school counselors!  They play a critical role on our staff and our clinical team.  They work tirelessly to support students, staff, and families!

During the month of February, TCES will take the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month by affirming African American accomplishments, milestones, and contributions to our nation’s history.  Please click here for Dr. Brabrand’s message to the community about how FCPS celebrates Black History Month.

Please see below for additional updates on 7-day meal kits, technology, and more information from our school and PTA.

Enjoy your winter weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 2/5            PTA Spelling Bee (K-2 at 5:30 and 3-6 at 6:60)

Mon, 2/8         1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)

                       7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Barre (Click Here to Register)

Wed, 2/10       TCES 7-Day Meal Kit Distribution (10:00-12:30 this week)

Thurs, 2/11     7:00 Virtual PTA Meeting

2/13 – 2/15     PTA Virtual Cake/Cupcake Decorating Contest

Mon, 2/15       President’s Day Holiday

                       (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Tues, 2/16      Bell Schedule Changes (see below)

Fri, 2/19          PTA Virtual Trivia Night

Mon, 2/22       1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)

                       7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation

                       (Click Here to Register)

Fri, 3/5            2-Hour Early Release for Students

Mon, 3/8         School Planning Day/Student Holiday

                       (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Thurs, 3/11     7:00 Virtual PTA Meeting

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 PTA Meeting

 

 

Tech Issues?

It has been reported there may be some student laptops receiving a message that says the Windows license is expiring. If a student laptop is having this issue, please complete the following to solve the problem:

  1. Go to the outside of any FCPS building.  At Terra Centre, the kiss and ride lane is close enough to get a strong wifi signal while allowing you to remain in your vehicle.
  2. Turn the computer on and log in.  The computer will need to be connected to the FCPS wifi.  It should do this automatically.
  3. Let the computer load completely.
  4. Once logged in, press the Windows (start) icon at the bottom left of the screen.  Select “Power”.  Press “Restart”.  Please note that pressing shut down and turning the laptop back on does not allow the computer to pull the updates it needs.  You must press "restart" for the issue to become resolved.​
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 two more times.  This will have the computer restarting a total of three times and will allow it to pull all the necessary updates.
  6. Shut down the computer and go home.  The “Windows will expire” notice should stop appearing. 

If after trying this the problem continues, please submit a ticket at this link: 

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Food Distribution Update for the Week of February 8 - 12

In anticipation of possible inclement weather next week, meal distribution will be 10:00-12:30 this week on Wednesday, February 10th.

Terra Centre Now Offers 7-Day Meal Kits on Wednesdays

Terra Centre will now be offering Fairfax Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper items packed in bulk.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre

Please note that next week will be Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 10:00 – 12:30.

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/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route

 

 

The Fairfax County School Board approved the Return to School Timeline on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Student Groups

In-Person Return

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

*** Bell Schedule Changes – See Below ***

February 16

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

February 23

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

March 9

Group 7 (Grades 3 -6)

March 16

 

Bell Schedule

Beginning February 16, the following will be Terra Centre’s Bell Schedule:

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 and Preparation for Return to School

More information will be available soon regarding teacher preparation days. Students will be doing independent learning on teacher preparation days.

 

LIBRARY PICK-UP UPDATES

The next pick-up and return date is Monday, February 8 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) in the Kiss & Ride Lane by Door #7.

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

After 2/8, the next opportunity for book pickup/drop off is Monday, 2/22.  Please have any book hold requests submitted by Sunday 2/14.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

 

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! 

Please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

These wellness classes are focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed. 

We will be offering the following classes:

  • Barre...February 8
  • Guided Meditation...February 22

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015  |  Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Library Pick-Up Rescheduled for 2/8

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A Message from Ms. Petruzzellis

Hi everyone! 

Because of the closure of all FCPS facilities due to snow on our last book distribution date of Monday 2/1, we are rescheduling that event.  As a reminder, any time FCPS closes school buildings due to weather, curbside pickup is cancelled.

If you were already signed up for the book pickup on Monday, 2/1 (you would know because you received a confirmation email that you had books to pick up), this has now been rescheduled for Monday, 2/8 (same time & place: 1-4pm in the Kiss and Ride lane by door #7). 

After 2/8, the next opportunity for book pickup/drop off is Monday, 2/22.  Please have any book hold requests submitted by Sunday 2/14 to give me time to prepare materials.  Thanks!

We will further evaluate the curbside program after 2/22 as students are expected to begin attending in-person instruction in late February or early March and this could influence whether the program continues or shifts to a different format.  Stay tuned for updates!

Thanks, Ms. Petruzzellis

Librarian, TCES

Twitter.com/MsPetruzzellis

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Terra Centre Updates 1-29-21

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Terra Centre Families,

We are off and running in the 3rd Quarter of the school year!  It looks like we’ll be getting some wintry weather this weekend!  In anticipation of that, our Grab and Go meals today will be for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Please see below for details.

Starting February 3rd, meal service at Terra Centre will transition to 7-day meal kits.  Distribution will be on Wednesdays 8:00 – 12:30 in the Kiss & Ride lane.  As a reminder, meals are free for ALL FCPS students and children under 18 years of age. Scroll down for more information.

Please see below for additional updates and information from our school and PTA.

Stay warm this weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 2/1         PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

                       1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)

Wed, 2/3         Terra Centre Switches to 7 Day Meal Kits (see below)

Fri, 2/5            PTA Spelling Bee (K-2 at 5:30 and 3-6 at 6:60)

Mon, 2/8         7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Barre (Click Here to Register)

Thurs, 2/11     7:00 PTA Meeting

2/13 – 2/15     PTA Virtual Cake/Cupcake Decorating Contest

Mon, 2/15       President’s Day Holiday

                       (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 2/19          PTA Virtual Trivia Night

Mon, 2/22       7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation

                       (Click Here to Register)

Fri, 3/5            2-Hour Early Release for Students

Mon, 3/8         School Planning Day/Student Holiday

                       (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Thurs, 3/11     7:00 PTA Meeting

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 PTA Meeting

 

Food Distribution Update – Plan for Possible Inclement Weather Feb. 1

In anticipation of possible inclement weather forecast for Monday, February 1, Fairfax County Public Schools will distribute additional meals this Thursday and Friday:  

Thursday, January 28

  • Grab & Go sites and bus routes will offer two days of meals to cover Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29.

Friday, January 29

  • Grab & Go sites and bus routes will offer three days of meals to cover Saturday, January 30, Sunday, January 31, and Monday, February 1.
Terra Centre is Switching to 7-Day Meal Kits on Wednesday, 2/3

Terra Centre will now be offering Fairfax Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper items packed in bulk.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8:00 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/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route

 

 

The Fairfax County School Board will discuss the Draft Return to School Timeline on Tuesday, February 2nd.  Click here for more information on school board meetings.

Student Groups

Proposed In-Person

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

February 16

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

February 23

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

March 9

Group 7 (Grades 3 -6)

March 16

 

Bell Schedule

Because we are not transporting students to school during the pause in our return to school plan, we are continuing to use the current bell schedule.

However, with the draft plan shared with the school board, we are scheduled to start the new bell schedule when Groups 1 – 4 return on February 16. 

Terra Centre’s Bell Schedule will be 9:00 – 3:30 for all students beginning on February 16.

Teacher Planning and Preparation for Return to School

More information will be available soon regarding teacher preparation days. Students will be doing independent learning on teacher preparation days.

 

LIBRARY PICK-UP UPDATES

The next pick-up and return date is Monday, February 1 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) in the Kiss & Ride Lane.

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

 

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! 

Please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

These wellness classes are focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed. 

We will be offering the following classes:

  • Barre...February 8
  • Guided Meditation...February 22

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015  |  Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Dream Vacation Spirit Day Tomorrow & New PTA Opportunities!

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As a reminder, our student leaders are hosting a Dream Vacation Spirit Day tomorrow!  See below for details.

We also have some new PTA opportunities!  Scroll down for more information on the Cake Decorating Contest and Trivia Night!

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Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Terra Centre Updates 1-22-21

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Terra Centre Families,

Today marked the end of 2nd Quarter!  It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the school year.  Today is also the deadline to register for the PTA Spelling Bee.  Please see below for details. 

Our student leaders have decided to do a “Dream Vacation” Spirit Day next Friday.  Check it out below!

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 25th.  This is a teacher workday and student holiday.  Please see below for additional updates and information from our school and PTA.

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 1/25    Teacher Workday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

                    8:30 – 11:30  5th Grade Initial Laptop Distribution (Kiss & Ride)

                    12:30 – 5:00 5th Grade Laptop Exchange (Kiss & Ride)

                                         3rd and 4th Grade Laptop Exchange Make-Up Day

                    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Yoga (Click Here to Register)

Wed, 1/27    7:00 Rising 7th Grade – Robinson MS Virtual Parent Night

Mon, 2/1      PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

                    1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)

Fri, 2/5         PTA Spelling Bee

Mon, 2/8      7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Barre (Click Here to Register)

Thurs, 2/11  7:00 PTA Meeting

2/13 - 2/15   PTA Virtual Cake/Cupcake Decorating Contest

Mon, 2/15    President’s Day Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Tues, 2/16   New Bell Schedule Begins

Fri, 2/19       PTA Virtual Trivia Night

Mon, 2/22    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation                                          (Click Here to Register)

 

A Draft Return to School Timeline was shared with the school board yesterday as a promised update in advance of the February 2 school board meeting. 

The school board will discuss the DRAFT Return to School plan on Tuesday, February 2.

Student Groups

Proposed In-Person

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

February 16

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

February 23

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

March 9

Group 7 (Grades 3 -6)

March 16

 

Bell Schedule

Because we are not transporting students to school during the pause in our return to school plan, we are continuing to use the current bell schedule.

However, with the draft plan shared with the school board yesterday, we are scheduled to start the new bell schedule when Groups 1 – 4 return on February 16.  Terra Centre’s Bell Schedule will be 9:00 – 3:30 for all students beginning on February 16.

Teacher Planning and Preparation for Return to School

More information will be available soon regarding teacher preparation days. Students will be doing independent learning on teacher preparation days.

LIBRARY PICK-UP UPDATES

The next pick-up and return date is Monday, February 1 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) in the Kiss & Ride Lane.

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

New Laptops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

FCPS invested in new laptops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  5th Grade laptop check out and exchange is 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25th.  This is also a make-up day for any 3rd or 4th grade students who were not able to make it to their laptop exchange day on January 11th.  Please click here to sign up for a timeslot.  Distribution will be curbside in the Kiss & Ride lane.  This optional exchange is happening to replace currently checked out FCPS laptops with a new laptop for your student. 

To help make this a quick and smooth process, please plan to wear a mask and hold up a paper with your child's name and grade level.  In order to complete an exchange, you must bring your student's currently checked out FCPS laptop AND charger if they have one.  If your 3rd-5th grade student does not already have a laptop checked out through FCPS, they can do so at this time.  Although your student does not necessarily need to be with you for the exchange, the new laptop must be logged in to using their username and password while still at the school for it to work.

If you have questions, please email Trea Bailey (jrbailey1@fcps.edu) and Chris Webster (cwebster@fcps.edu).

Terra Centre Grab & Go Meal Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

The January Holiday Schedule is as follows:

Monday, 1/25

  • No meal service

Tuesday, 1/26

  • Resume regular meal service
Grab & Go Meal Bus Route Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.   For locations and information, click here:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

 

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! 

Please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

These wellness classes are focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed.  We will be offering the following classes:

  • January 25
  • February 8
  • Guided Meditation...February 22

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

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 1-15-21

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Terra Centre Families,

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  There is also no school on Wednesday, January 20th for Inauguration Day.  Friday, January 22nd is the end of 2nd Quarter.  There is a 2-hour early release and 1:25 dismissal for students. 

Please see below for additional updates and information from our school and PTA.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 1/18    Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Wed, 1/20    Inauguration Day Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 1/22       End of 2nd Quarter

                    2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:25 pm)

                    PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

Mon, 1/25    Teacher Workday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

                    8:30 – 11:30  5th Grade Initial Laptop Distribution (Kiss & Ride)

                    12:30 – 5:00 5th Grade Laptop Exchange (Kiss & Ride)

                                         3rd and 4th Grade Laptop Exchange Make-Up Day

                    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Yoga (Click Here to Register)

Wed, 1/27    7:00 Rising 7th Grade – Robinson MS Virtual Parent Night

Mon, 2/1      PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

                    1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)

Fri, 2/5         PTA Spelling Bee

Mon, 2/8      7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Barre (Click Here to Register)

Thurs, 2/11  7:00 PTA Meeting

2/13 - 2/15   PTA Virtual Cake/Cupcake Decorating Contest

Mon, 2/15    President’s Day Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 2/19       PTA Virtual Trivia Night

Mon, 2/22    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation                                          (Click Here to Register)

LIBRARY PICK-UP UPDATES

The next pick-up and return date is Monday, February 1 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) in the Kiss & Ride Lane.

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

New Laptops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

FCPS invested in new laptops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  5th Grade laptop check out and exchange is 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25th.  This is also a make-up day for any 3rd or 4th grade students who were not able to make it to their laptop exchange day on January 11th.  Please click here to sign up for a timeslot.  Distribution will be curbside in the Kiss & Ride lane.  This optional exchange is happening to replace currently checked out FCPS laptops with a new laptop for your student. 

To help make this a quick and smooth process, please plan to wear a mask and hold up a paper with your child's name and grade level.  In order to complete an exchange, you must bring your student's currently checked out FCPS laptop AND charger if they have one.  If your 3rd-5th grade student does not already have a laptop checked out through FCPS, they can do so at this time.  Although your student does not necessarily need to be with you for the exchange, the new laptop must be logged in to using their username and password while still at the school for it to work.

If you have questions, please email Trea Bailey (jrbailey1@fcps.edu) and Chris Webster (cwebster@fcps.edu).

 

Dr. Brabrand will provide an update on the Return to School plan to the School Board on Tuesday, February 2.

Student Groups

Proposed In-Person Return Date

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

TBD

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

TBD

Group 7 (Grades 3 and 4)

TBD

Group 7 (Grades 5 and 6)

TBD

 

Bell Schedule

Because we will not be transporting students to school during the pause in our plan, we will not be moving to the new bell schedule on January 12. We will continue to use the current bell schedule and will communicate any future changes to the bell schedule in advance.

Teacher Planning and Preparation for Return to School

Once we have a date for students and staff to return for in person instruction in school buildings, we will need to provide preparation days for teachers. Students will be doing independent learning on teacher preparation days. We will communicate those dates once we confirm return to school dates in the future.

Terra Centre Grab & Go Meal Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

The January Holiday Schedule is as follows:

Friday, 1/15

  • Daily Meals for Saturday/Sunday/Monday (1/16-1/18)
  • Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of supper and snack

Monday, 1/18

  • No Meal Service

Tuesday, 1/19

  • Daily Meals for Tuesday and Wednesday (1/19 & 1/20)
  • Meal Kit sites open 
  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper

Wednesday, 1/20

  • No Meal Service

Thursday, 1/21

  • Daily Meals for Thursday and Friday (1/21 & 1/22)
  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack

Friday, 1/22

  • Daily Meals for Saturday/Sunday/Monday (1/23-1/25)
  • Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast, lunch and 1 day of snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast, lunch and 1 day of snack and supper

Monday, 1/25

  • No meal service

Tuesday, 1/26

  • Resume regular meal service
Grab & Go Meal Bus Route Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.   For locations and information, click here:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

 

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! 

Please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

These wellness classes are focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed.  We will be offering the following classes:

  • January 25
  • February 8
  • Guided Meditation...February 22

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

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 1-8-21

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Terra Centre Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope you were able to relax and enjoy some time with your family over the winter break.  Please see below for updates and information from our school and PTA.

Enjoy your weekend!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 1/11    Teacher Planning Day – Asynchronous Day for Students

                    8:30 – 11:30  3rd/4th Grade Initial Laptop Distribution (Kiss & Ride)

                    12:30 – 5:00 3rd/4th Grade Laptop Exchange (Kiss & Ride)

                    1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Bus Loop)

                    6:00 – 6:45 STEM Diversity Talk for Gr. 4-8 Students (see below)

                    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class - Pilates (Click Here to Register)

Mon, 1/18    Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Wed, 1/20    Inauguration Day Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 1/22       End of 2nd Quarter

                    2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:25 pm)

                    PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

Mon, 1/25    Teacher Workday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

                    8:30 – 11:30  5th Grade Initial Laptop Distribution (Kiss & Ride)

                    12:30 – 5:00 5th Grade Laptop Exchange (Kiss & Ride)

                    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Yoga (Click Here to Register)

Wed, 1/27    7:00 Rising 7th Grade – Robinson MS Virtual Parent Night

Mon, 2/1      PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

                    1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up & Returns (Kiss & Ride)

Fri, 2/5         PTA Spelling Bee

Mon, 2/8      7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Barre (Click Here to Register)

Thurs, 2/11  7:00 PTA Meeting

2/13 - 2/15   PTA Virtual Cake/Cupcake Decorating Contest

Mon, 2/15    President’s Day Holiday

                    (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 2/19       PTA Virtual Bingo Night

Mon, 2/22    7:15 FREE PTA Wellness Class – Guided Meditation                                          (Click Here to Register)

Talking To Children About Violence

These are not easy times for any of us and sometimes you might find yourself wondering how to talk to your children about violence in our world and in our community. The National Association of School Psychologists has provided the tips below for schools and families. Please know that our Clinical Team members (School Counselors, School Psychologist, and School Social Worker) are available to support students and families.  Please visit Terra Centre’s Clinical Team Website for contact information.

Talking to Children about Violence:  Tips for Parents and Teachers (translations available on the website)   

LIBRARY PICK-UP UPDATES Scheduling Updates

The next pick-up and return dates are Monday, January 11 and Monday, February 1 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

New Procedure for Cold Weather

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Normally, we use the Kiss & Ride lane for distribution.  However, we will use the Bus Loop on Monday, January 11.  We will return to the Kiss & Ride lane on Monday, February 1.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

New Laptops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

FCPS has invested in new laptops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Terra Centre will be distributing devices to 3rd and 4th grade students on Monday, January 11th. Students in 5th grade wil receive their devices on Monday, January 25 (more information will be sent home directly to families). Families can register for a time slot to exchange or receive a device using the appropriate Sign-Up Genius link below.  If you have multiple students in 3rd or 4th grade, please register for one slot per student.

If your student currently has an FCPS device, please use this link to sign up for a time to exchange the laptop on Monday afternoon.  At the selected time, please come to the Kiss and Ride lane of Terra Centre with a paper stating the student's name, grade level, and student ID#.  Be sure to bring the laptop and charger assigned to your student, as those will need to be returned in order to receive the new device and charger.  Your student does not need to be present to make the exchange, but the new laptop must be signed into using the student's login before leaving the school.  When you arrive, please wear a mask and remain in your vehicle and a staff member will come to assist you.

If your student does not have an FCPS device assigned to them, please use this link to register for a time slot on Monday morning.  At the selected time, please come to the Kiss and Ride lane of Terra Centre.  You will need your student's name, student ID# (username), and password.  When you arrive, please wear a mask and remain in your vehicle and a staff member will come to assist you.  Paperwork will need to be completed, so feel free to bring your own pen.  

If you have questions, please email Trea Bailey (jrbailey1@fcps.edu) and Chris Webster (cwebster@fcps.edu).

 

Community transmission of COVID-19 in Fairfax County remains high.  As Superintendent Brabrand shared this week, the plan to bring students in Groups 1-5 back into school for in person learning is currently paused.  These groups will remain 100% virtual for now. 

Dr. Brabrand will provide an update on the Return to School plan to the School Board on Tuesday, February 2.

Student Groups

Proposed In-Person Return Date

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

TBD

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

TBD

Group 7 (Grades 3 and 4)

TBD

Group 7 (Grades 5 and 6)

TBD

 

Bell Schedule

Because we will not be transporting students to school during the pause in our plan, we will not be moving to the new bell schedule on January 12. We will continue to use the current bell schedule and will communicate any future changes to the bell schedule in advance.

Teacher Planning and Preparation for Return to School

Monday, January 11 will remain an independent (asynchronous) learning day for students and teacher preparation day. 

Once we have a date for students and staff to return for in person instruction in school buildings, we will need to provide preparation days for teachers. Students will be doing independent learning on teacher preparation days. We will communicate those dates once we confirm return to school dates in the future.

Terra Centre Grab & Go Meal Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

The January Holiday Schedule is as follows:

Monday, 1/11 – Wednesday, 1/13

  • Regular meal service

Thursday, 1/14

  • Daily Meals for Thursday and Friday (1/14 & 1/15)
  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab and Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper

Friday, 1/15

  • Daily Meals for Saturday/Sunday/Monday (1/16-1/18)
  • Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of supper and snack

Monday, 1/18

  • No Meal Service

Tuesday, 1/19

  • Daily Meals for Tuesday and Wednesday (1/19 & 1/20)
  • Meal Kit sites open 
  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper

Wednesday, 1/20

  • No Meal Service

Thursday, 1/21

  • Daily Meals for Thursday and Friday (1/21 & 1/22)
  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack

Friday, 1/22

  • Daily Meals for Saturday/Sunday/Monday (1/23-1/25)
  • Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast, lunch and 1 day of snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast, lunch and 1 day of snack and supper

Monday, 1/25

  • No meal service

Tuesday, 1/26

  • Resume regular meal service
Terra Centre Grab & Go with Curbside Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.   For locations and information, click here:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

 

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! 

UPDATE: please use this link for registering...

https://tcpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1821  

Please join us on Monday January 11, at 7:15, for the first of four wellness classes focused on the adults in our community. We often give so much of ourselves that taking some time to reset and provide ourselves with some self-care is much needed.  We will be offering the following classes:

  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • Guided Meditation...February 22

These classes are free, but we do ask that you register (so we can send you the link) and complete our participation waiver.

6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015  |  Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Library Pick-Up Updates

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LIBRARY PICK-UP UPDATES Scheduling Updates

The next pick-up and return dates are Monday, January 11 and Monday, February 1 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

There’s a quick turn-around to prepare books for January 11.  Please enter any requests today or tomorrow (no later than 1/8 by 9:00am).

New Procedure for Cold Weather

Please bring a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name to hold up.  Please wear a mask, stay in your car, and hold up your sign.  Books will be brought out to your car.   When receiving your books, we will collect any books you’re returning.

Normally, we use the Kiss & Ride lane for distribution.  However, we will use the Bus Loop on Monday, January 11.  We will return to the Kiss & Ride lane on Monday, February 1.

Mystery Bags

If you have been participating in the Mystery Bag program (mostly Kindergarteners), I will assume that you want to continue receiving the bags unless I hear from you otherwise via email. 

If you haven’t received them in the past and want to join up for January, please email me.  1st graders can also sign up if it would be easier for me to pick a selection of books for them if they’re having trouble making requests online.

 

 

Look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Petruzzellis

TCES Librarian

aepetruzzell@fcps.edu

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 12-18-20

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Terra Centre Families,

2020 is finally winding down… it’s certainly been a year unlike any other, full of challenges and situations we never could have imagined.  My hope is that we can recognize some of the silver linings.  There has been a tremendous sense of human spirit and giving as we tried to keep each other safe and take care of one another.  And although it’s been so difficult to juggle online learning, work schedules, and pandemic stress, we have persisted, learned new things, remained hopeful, and found a way to still build relationships and connections virtually.

Thank you for your support, kind words, and encouragement as our staff has bravely navigated this uncharted territory!  It means the world to us.  As we put 2020 behind us, we are looking forward to the promise and hope of 2021! 

School resumes on Monday, January 4, 2021.  This is a planning day for teachers and an asynchronous day for students.  Please scroll down for additional updates from our school and PTA.

We wish you a relaxing, restful, and rejuvenating Winter Break!

Rebecca Gidoni    Maura Pratt

Principal                Assistant Principal

 

Upcoming Dates

12/21 – 1/1               Winter Break – No School

Mon, 1/4                   Teacher Planning Day – Asynchronous Day for Students

Tues, 1/5                  Synchronous Instruction Resumes

1/5 – 1/8                   TCES Preschool & PAC – ALL VIRTUAL

Tues, 1/5                  7:00 PTA Meeting

Tues, 1/12                New Bell Schedule - 9:00-3:30 (see below for details)

Mon, 1/18                 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Wed, 1/20                 Inauguration Day Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 1/22                    End of 2nd Quarter

                                 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:25 pm)

                                 PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

Mon, 1/25                 Teacher Workday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Mon, 2/1                   PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

Fri, 2/5                      PTA Spelling Bee

Thurs, 2/11               7:00 PTA Meeting

Mon, 2/15                 President’s Day Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Return to School Proposed Dates

The FCPS School Board discussed Return to School plans at their meeting on December 10 (School Board Work Session 12-10-20).  The DRAFT proposal for return to school dates is below.  This is based on metrics and is subject to change; however, we felt it important that you have these dates as a heads up.  This will be revisited on January 5th at the School Board meeting. 

Student Groups Proposed In-Person  Start Dates

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

*** TCES Preschool & PAC – ALL VIRTUAL 1/5-1/8

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

January 12 

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

January 19

Group 7 (Grades 3 and 4)

January 26

Group 7 (Grades 5 and 6)

February 2

 

Updated Bell Schedule

At the School Board Work session on December 10, Superintendent Brabrand presented a revised phase-in plan to return all students who have selected the in-person option starting in January 2021.  Since that meeting, FCPS staff have worked to improve start times and end times for all levels.

Barring any changes to the plan that may be impacted by the pandemic, the following bell schedule will be in place effective January 12, 2021 for both virtual and in- person instruction. FCPS feels this plan is a significant improvement and less disruptive over what was presented in the original plan last summer.

Middle School

7:30 - 2:00 

Secondary School

8:20 - 2:50 

High School

8:20 - 2:50

Thomas Jefferson

8:40 - 3:45

Elementary School

9:00 - 3:30 or 9:45 - 4:15

 

Terra Centre’s Bell Schedule will be 9:00 – 3:30 for all students.

The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS has no choice but to adjust the times that our buses are transporting students. 

 

Winter Break Meal Service

Winter Beak meal service plans are now available on the FCPS food resource webpage:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/42545

Below is an overview of the Winter Break meal service plans:

Friday, 12/18

  • Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.

Monday, 12/21

  • Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals.

Tuesday, 12/22

  • Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 14-day meal kits.
  • Meal Kits sites will offer 14-day meal kits

Wednesday, 12/23 through Friday, 1/1/21 -- No food service

Monday, 1/4/2021

  • Bus routes delivering breakfast and lunch will resume daily service.
  • Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals.

Tuesday, 1/5/2021

  • Grab & Go locations resume daily meal distribution.

Wednesday, 1/6/2021

  • Sites that distribute 7-day meal kits resume.
Terra Centre Grab & Go with Curbside Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.   For locations and information, click here:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

 

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! 

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Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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Terra Centre Updates 12-14-20

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Terra Centre Families,

Thank you for helping us celebrate and recognize the importance of inclusion through our spirit week last week.  We have another spirit day coming up this Friday, December 18th.  Our SCA Leadership Team is hosting a holiday headwear and winter whiteout spirit day!

We would like to give a huge thank you to the Terra Centre staff, families, and community for your generosity and giving spirit!  We appreciate all our families who were able to visit the online book fair.  Your purchases will help support our library collection and program!

The 6th grade and the TC Student Leadership Team are so grateful to our wonderful community for supporting TC Kids Care in December!  We collected over 100 pairs of socks for ECHO and over 200 personal care items and non-perishable food items for a local school in need. 

Ms. Klieber is also very appreciative of the many donations she received to support For the Love of Erick!  She raised over $3400 to support Terra Centre students and families.  Scroll down for a message from Ms. Klieber.

If you are still looking for ways to contribute this holiday season, Bonnie Brae Elementary is hosting a toy drive this week for Toys for Tots.  It’s Thursday, December 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Scroll down for details. 

As a reminder, if your family needs holiday assistance or support please contact our school social worker, Christina Marcone, at cmarcone@fcps.edu.

With the weather forecast for this week, please be on the look out for an update from FCPS.  In anticipation of inclement weather, food service will distribute meals for both Tuesday and Wednesday tomorrow, December 15.  Meal Kit sites that normally distribute on Wednesdays will distribute on Tuesday, December 15.

Please scroll down for additional updates, including some important Return to School updates from last week’s school board meeting and meal service updates for Winter Break.

Rebecca Gidoni              Maura Pratt

Principal                          Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 12/18                  Spirit Day – Holiday Headwear & Winter Whiteout

12/21 – 1/1               Winter Break – No School

1/5 – 1/8                   TCES Preschool & PAC – ALL VIRTUAL

Tues, 1/5                  7:00 PTA Meeting

Mon, 1/18                 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Wed, 1/20                 Inauguration Day Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 1/22                    End of 2nd Quarter

                                 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:25 pm)

                                 PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

Mon, 1/25                 Teacher Workday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Mon, 2/1                   PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

Fri, 2/5                      PTA Spelling Bee

Thurs, 2/11               7:00 PTA Meeting

Mon, 2/15                 President’s Day Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

 

As many of you are aware, our FCPS School Board discussed Return to School plans at their meeting last week (School Board Work Session 12-10-20).  The DRAFT proposal for return to school dates is below.  This is based on metrics and is subject to change; however, we felt it important that you have these dates as a heads up. 

Please note that we will move to a revised bell schedule with the start of Group 5 students.  Our revised schedule will shift by 30 minutes and will be 9:10 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.  This revised bell schedule will apply to all students, whether in person or virtual.  Please note the starting date of the new bell schedule is subject to change along with start dates for in-person students.  

All of this will be revisited on January 5th at the School Board meeting.  We recognize that the constant change and evolution of decisions is exhausting and hope that this advanced warning is helpful.

Student Groups Proposed In-Person  Start Dates

Groups 1-4 (TCES Group 2 Preschool/PAC)

*** TCES Preschool & PAC – ALL VIRTUAL 1/5-1/8

Group 5 (Kindergarten and select students with intensive support needs)

January 12 

Group 6 (Grades 1 and 2)

January 19

Group 7 (Grades 3 and 4)

January 26

Group 7 (Grades 5 and 6)

February 2

 

Winter Break Meal Service

Winter Beak meal service plans are now available on the FCPS food resource webpage:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/42545

Below is an overview of the Winter Break meal service plans:

Friday, 12/18

  • Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.

Monday, 12/21

  • Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals.

Tuesday, 12/22

  • Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 14-day meal kits.
  • Meal Kits sites will offer 14-day meal kits

Wednesday, 12/23 through Friday, 1/1/21 -- No food service

Monday, 1/4/2021

  • Bus routes delivering breakfast and lunch will resume daily service.
  • Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals.

Tuesday, 1/5/2021

  • Grab & Go locations resume daily meal distribution.

Wednesday, 1/6/2021

  • Sites that distribute 7-day meal kits resume.
Terra Centre Grab & Go with Curbside Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.   For locations and information, click here:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

Thank You from Ms. Klieber

Ms. Klieber started “For the Love of Erick” 4 years ago to honor her son’s kind and loving nature.  She helps Terra Centre families and children to have a wonderful holiday!  Below is a message from Ms. Klieber to the generous Terra Centre community.

A Message from Ms. Klieber:

Thank you to all the families who contributed to For the Love of Erick

We raised $3400!  Each child is receiving $100 in gifts, and each family is receiving a $100 Giant gift cards.  There was $200 left over so that will be given to support any students in need for the rest of this year.  Thank you for honoring my son and helping our students.  You warmed my heart!

Happy Holidays! 

Dorothy Klieber

Bonnie Brae Gives Back

On Thursday, December 17, the Bonnie Brae staff is inviting the community to participate in our first of many Bonne Brae Gives Back events. We are hosting a Toys for Tots drive thru from 2-4PM. They are welcoming students and families, who are able, to pick out a new and unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. They are in need of toys, to the tune of a 400% increase in requests for support this holiday season. Pick up a toy, and swing by Bonnie Brae on the 17th between 2-4PM to help our community. Fire trucks will be on site to help with the collection!

 

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! 

6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015  |  Phone: 703.249.1400
Attendance: 703.249.1414 or  TerraCentreESAttendance@fcps.edu
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REMINDER: TC Kids Care in December & Inclusive Schools Spirit Week

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REMINDER: Kids Care in December Starts Today!

The Terra Centre 6th Grade and SCA Student Leadership Team have partnered to facilitate “TC Kids Care in December” happening this week, December 7 – 10.

We want to help kids and families in the Burke area!  We’ll be collecting socks, food, and toiletries/personal care items!   Please see the slides below for details and information!

There are 2 ways to donate – at school or in the neighborhood!

1.  At School

  • During the School Day
  • Tuesday – Thursday (12/8 – 12/10)
  • 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • TCES Kiss & Ride

2.  In the Neighborhood

  • After School Hours
  • Monday - Wednesday (12/7 – 12/9)
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • 6013 Wilmington Drive (The Ponds – just off Burke Centre Pkwy)
  REMINDER: Join Us in Celebrating Inclusive Schools Week!

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Terra Centre Updates 12-4-20

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Terra Centre Families,

The TCES Online Book Fair is Here! Thank you for your continued support of our school and the TCES library program!  We can’t wait to “see” you at the fair!  See below for more details.

Next week is Inclusive Schools Week, and we’ll be celebrating with an Inclusion Spirit Week!  Please see below for details.

Our 6th Grade Class and the SCA Student Leadership Team are facilitating a donation collection next week, “TC Kids Care in December.”  Please see below for information on how you can contribute.

Please scroll down for additional upcoming dates and information!

Enjoy the first weekend in December!

Rebecca Gidoni              Maura Pratt

Principal                          Assistant Principal

Click Here for the TCES Online Book Fair!

Upcoming Dates

11/30 – 12/13           TCES Online Book Fair (see below for details)

Mon, 12/7                 1:00 – 4:00 Library Curbside Pick-Up (Kiss & Ride Lane)

12/7 – 12/10             "TC Kids Care in December" (see below for details)

12/7 – 12/11             Inclusion Spirit Week (see below for details)

12/21 – 1/1               Winter Break – No School

Tues, 1/5                  7:00 PTA Meeting

Mon, 1/18                 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Wed, 1/20                 Inauguration Day Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Fri, 1/22                    End of 2nd Quarter

                                 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:25 pm)

                                 PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

Mon, 1/25                 Teacher Workday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

Mon, 2/1                   PTA Essay Writing Competition Deadline

Fri, 2/5                      PTA Spelling Bee

Thurs, 2/11               7:00 PTA Meeting

Mon, 2/15                 President’s Day Holiday

                                 (no synchronous or asynchronous instruction)

A Message from the 6th Grade and the SCA Leadership Team: The Terra Centre SCA Student Leadership Team and 6th Grade have partnered to facilitate “TC Kids Care in December” happening next week, December 7 – 10. We want to help kids and families in the Burke area!  We’ll be collecting socks, food, and toiletries/personal care items!   

 

There are 2 ways to donate – at school or in the neighborhood! 1.  At School
  • During the School Day
  • Tuesday – Thursday (12/8 – 12/10)
  • 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • TCES Kiss & Ride
2.  In the Neighborhood
  • After School Hours
  • Monday - Wednesday (12/7 – 12/9)
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • 6013 Wilmington Drive (The Ponds – just off Burke Centre Pkwy)

 

 

TCES Online Book Fair 11/30 – 12/13

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school library by hosting a Scholastic Online Book Fair from 11/30/20- 12/13/20.

You’re invited to shop the fair using the following link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tctigers

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Petruzzellis, Librarian & Book Fair Chairperson, at aepetruzzell@fcps.edu.

 

Grab & Go Meals at Terra Centre Terra Centre is serving Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch for ALL STUDENTS

Click here for menus: https://fcps.nutrislice.com/ (please note that menus may vary based on availability).

Grab & Go with Curbside Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Kiss & Ride lane at Terra Centre.  All food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

Grab & Go Meal Bus Route Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.   For locations and information, click here: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

 

HEALTH RELATED METRICS - DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS
  • Specific health-related metrics are posted online.
  • Metrics guide decisions on when new groups of students can begin in-person instruction and when existing in-person instruction may need to be transitioned back to a virtual setting.
RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES

ALL Groups are TBD (To Be Determined)

  • GROUP 5 (Kindergarten & Select Students with Intensive Support Needs)
  • GROUP 6 (Grades 1-2)
  • GROUP 7 (Grades 3 – 6)
MONDAYS

As groups phase in, Mondays will become a full day of independent learning for students to give teachers more time to prepare and plan the week’s lessons. 

RETURN TO SCHOOL RESOURCES

Concurrent Practices in FCPS – NEW VIDEO!

FCPS Family Guide for 2020-2021 Return to School - Webpage

FCPS Family Guide for 2020-2021 Return to School - PDF

Student Health & Safety Guidance Document for 2020-2021

FCPS Return to School - Webpage

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