Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Churchill Chatter - Issue 7, September 13, 2020 Welcome Back!
Week one is complete! We did it...TOGETHER! Thank you to each one of you for your support, encouragement, and excitement for this first week. One of my favorite “Principal” opportunities this week was to be in so many classes. Interacting with your children this week has brought our entire staff such joy! We know that during these few weeks of school your children will be building stamina to this new way of learning. Our teachers are too. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions along the way. Thank you for entrusting your children to us during this time.
Please be sure to take a moment to review the sections below on forms -- beginning of year, opt out, and SR&R -- as well as the Monday morning optional specials schedule.
We especially want to thank so many of you who have joined the PTA. Your support has enabled us to be able to have the technology, professional learning opportunities, and resources in order to create an engaging and focused learning environment for your children. We are so grateful.
As we continue to work together, we are confident Churchill Road Elementary School will continue to be a school focused on supporting the growth of each and every student!
Cherith PiersonIn This Week's Issue
- Welcome Back to School
Thank You to the PTA!
- Beginning of Year Forms
- Opt Out Forms
- Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Form
- Back to School Nights September 14 and 15
- Monday Morning Optional Specials Schedule
- Lost and Found and Last Year's School Items
- Virtual Children's Art Walk - Submissions through 9/20
- Important Dates
- Quick Links
The week before school started, the Churchill Road PTA helped staff ease back into the new school year with a drive-through staff appreciation event, complete with a welcome committee, boxed lunch, and a brand new Churchill Road “One Team, One Community, Stronger Together” t-shirt! What a great way to start the year.
Behind the scenes, the PTA helped ensure that the virtual school year got off to a great start by funding new virtual learning platforms and resources for Churchill, and developing new programming to support all members of our community this year. We are so grateful for this support. We truly are one community.Beginning of Year Forms
The Emergency Care Card is mandatory for all students for SY 20-21 and may be completed electronically in FCPS 24/7 Blackboard.
Click HERE for step by step directions to complete this process
Other Beginning of the Year Forms (Only complete if they apply to you)
Optional Forms (Return ONLY if applicable). These forms may be emailed as PDF documents to our registrar, Chris Redding, at email@example.com,or dropped off at the school any weekday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- Health Information Form (if needed updates)
- Military Connected Form - Due by 10/8 if applicable
- Homeless Form- Due by 10/8 if applicable
The following items require completed opt-out forms if families do not want a student to participate. Completed opt-out forms should be emailed as PDFs to CRS registrar Chris Redding, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to have your child participate, you do not need to return any forms.
FCPS Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms - This booklet provides you with detailed information about your opt-out choices. (If you have no objection to the activities described in this booklet, do NOT sign or submit any of the forms.)
Family Life Education Opt Out Forms - Please read and return the opt-out form for your child’s grade level ONLY if you do not want your child to participate. Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Program questions may be addressed at our school by contacting our assistant principal, Jennifer Niccolls, email@example.com .SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form
Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided. The form must be filled out one time per student.
Printed copies of the Family Guide as well as the translated version of the document will not be available until October.Monday Morning Optional Specials Schedule
Please check out the Monday Morning Optional Specials schedule above! The specials teachers will be offering optional synchronous enrichment activities to the students during the morning. Note that there are two sessions for each grade level so you are able to attend multiple sessions. The students will be able to join these activities through their All Students: Churchill Road Elementary Schoology pages.Back to School Nights - September 14 and 15
These virtual parent-only events will provide classroom teachers the opportunity to share valuable information about the curriculum and an overview of our new virtual programs. Meeting links will be shared by classroom teachers the afternoon of Monday, September 14.
Monday, September 14 - Back to School Night for Grades K, 2,4,6 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15 - Back to School Night for Grades 1,3,5 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.Lost and Found/Student Items from 2019-2020 School Year
Please check out our lost and found items. Items will be available to peruse this coming week, Monday - Friday, September 14-18, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. outside by the main entrance.
If you have not yet picked up your child's items from the last school year, these items will be available for pickup next week as well. Just come to the front office window between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily and one of our office staff will get the items for you. Any items not picked up by Friday, September 18 will be donated.MPA Accepting Submissions for the Virtual Children's Art Walk!
McLean Project for the Arts will be hosting the 14th Annual MPAartfest Children’s Art Walk, virtually! The goal of this event is to give children the opportunity to showcase their artwork, gain recognition, and empower them as valued members of our community.
Information about the Children's Art Walk can be found here:
All submissions are being accepted online through September 20, 2020.Important Dates
- Monday, September 14, Back to School Night, 6:00-7:00 PM, Grades K,2,4,6
- Tuesday, September 15, Back to School Night, 6:00-7:00 PM, Grades 1,3,5
- Monday, October 12, Student Holiday
- Student Registration 2020-21
- FCPS FAQs (Return to School)
- Parent and Student Technology Support Portal
- Social-Emotional Wellness Resources
- Churchill Road homepage
- CRS PTA homepage
- FCPS homepage