Churchill Road Halloween Parade on October 29

GovDelivery 1 week 1 day ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Churchill Road families,

Churchill Road is hosting a school wide Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29th.  Starting at 9:00 a.m., students in all grade levels will parade around the outside of the building.  Please see the map below, which shows where each grade level will start.  This is a change from prior years, where we used only the track for the parade. 

Parents who wish to watch this parade should find a place to stand along the parade route. Please spread out as much as possible.  We ask that you please do not travel along with the classes.  Each class will walk around the parade route twice to ensure families see their child/children’s class.  Please note that all viewers should  maintain social distance and that all parade viewers must wear masks.  

Should it rain, students in kindergarten through second grade will parade around inside the building.  

Thank you for your support in making this a fun and safe event for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you at the parade.

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Friday, October 15 Churchill Chatter School Newsletter

GovDelivery 1 week 5 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Churchill Chatter - Issue 6, October 15, 2021 In This Week's Issue 
  • Impact Aid Survey Coming October 20
  • Churchill Road is Hiring
  • School Bond Referendum
  • Toothbrush Drive October 25-29
  • Unity Day - October 20

  • Upcoming Shows at the Alden Theater
  • PTA News -  Pumpkin Carving Contest, Book Fair Poster Contest, Support Class Funds, Boo Your Neighbors, CRS Directory Access, and Fall PIcture Makeup Day 10/26
  • Important Dates
Federal Impact Aid Survey

In the coming days, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

The Federal Impact Aid forms will be coming home in your child's October 20 VIP folder. For each school-aged child in your household who attends Churchill Road, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey back to our school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Thank you for your support.

Churchill Road is Hiring Dining Room Assistant Needed

Churchill Road  is looking for a friendly, energetic dining room assistant to help maintain expectations of cafeteria behavior, and who loves working with children. Job duties include assisting students during lunchtime, supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers. This is an hourly paid position, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If interested please contact Ms. Niccolls at jniccolls@fcps.edu

Student  Monitors Needed

Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom. 

Contract Length: Temporary through end of school year -Hourly  $15.73 - no Benefits

If interested please contact Ms. Niccolls at jnicolls@fcps.edu and apply here

A School Bond Referendum is on the November 2 Ballot 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and a school construction bond referendum is on the ballot.  A School Bond Referendum Facts booklet with bright orange graphics is coming home in your child's VIP folder on October 20. Before you vote, please take a moment to locate the booklet and read the important school construction projects being planned. You may also learn more about the 2021 School Bond Referendum and how Fairfax County Public Schools plans to fund school projects with bond proceeds online.

Toothbrush Drive Returns!

Everything starts with a smile!  Smiles for Miles is an organization that was founded by kids, is run by kids, and benefits kids.  Through philanthropy in schools, we raise toothbrushes locally and provide them to kids globally.  We created a process to unlock donations in schools using technology, marketing, and fun. In partnership with Medico (www.medico.org), Smiles for Miles distributes the toothbrushes to Central America and provides pictures for the donating school.  Just like many others, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stop collecting in 2020. Now that things have begun to recover, we are back into business and are excited to do what we love most: raise toothbrushes!

In previous years our drives at Churchill collected over 400 toothbrushes. This year the drive runs from Monday October 25th until Friday October 29th. Let's top that number!  Look for the blue bin in the front lobby.

Unity Day is October 20 - Wear Orange

Churchill Road School Counselors invite students to wear orange on October 20th for Unity Day.  Staff and students will WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. So, encourage your little one to wear an orange piece of clothing or item to show their kindness on October 20th. 

Upcoming Shows at the Alden Theater

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 16–17, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

$20/$15 MCC district residents

As the GRAMMY-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have built a plaid-shirted national following with their outdoor adventure-themed albums, “Can You Canoe?,” “Through The Woods,” “Saddle Up” and “Winterland.” But whether it's indoors or out, the Okee Dokee Brothers believe that as long as folks are singing together there’s a glimpse of hope for our world. They’ll share old favorites as well as brand new tunes from their latest album, “Songs for Singin'.” “So sing to the sunrise and sing to the moon,” the Brothers say. “Sing with your kids and sing with your neighbors. Sometimes it just takes singing a song with one another to remind us that we’re all family.” Running time: 60 minutes.

Native American Fusion Music with D’DAT (Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Free Admission. Registration is required. Participants must register in advance to receive the workshop link.

Learn more about the composition process and culture before D’DAT’s performance in The Alden this January. D’DAT’s music mixes three American art forms---jazz, native southwest and hip-hop styles---to create a sound that is uniquely theirs. This is a great opportunity for musicians of all ages to learn directly from the artists and ask questions.

Important Dates
  • Wednesday, October 20 - Unity Day, Wear Orange
  • Tuesday, October 26 - Make-up Picture Day
  • Friday, October 29 - 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:20 PM (End of Quarter)
  • Monday-Tuesday, November 1-2 - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Please visit the FCPS School Year Calendar for more information

2021-22 School Year:

https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2021-22-standard-school-year-calendar

Please visit the FCPS Return to School page for the most up-to-date information on student groups and the return to in-person learning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Our pumpkin carving contest is back! Prizes go to the most creative pumpkins in these categories: Bobcat Spirit, Creative Design, Funny, Painted Pumpkin, and Scary. There will be separate winners for grades K, 1-3, and 4-6, plus a prize for the best family entry! The class with the most participation wins an award. Entries are due by 10/27. Details: churchillroadpta.org/pumpkin-contest.

Book Fair Poster Contest

The Churchill Road Book Fair is coming November 8-12! We invite students to create a poster promoting the Book Fair. A winning poster will be selected for each grade. Each winner receives a $10 Book Fair gift certificate plus each participant will be entered into a grade-level drawing for additional certificates (1 per grade). Entries must be submitted by Friday, October 29. Find all the details at churchillroadpta.org/book-fair.

Support Class Funds

The class funds for each grade help support class celebrations (like the upcoming Halloween activities) and grade events. Support your child’s class fund by donating on our website. Log in and go to My Account > My Forms/Paperwork and click on the Class Funds Donation form. (Not sure if you already donated? Check your previous orders). Thank you for your support!

Boo Your Neighbors

Have fun “booing” your neighbors! Leave a few small treats for a neighbor, along with the “I’ve Been Booed” sign. Get all the details plus a downloadable “I’ve Been Booed” sign at churchillroadpta.org/boo.

CRS Directory Access

Don’t forget that our CRS Directory moved and is now part of our website! To access the Directory, click on the Directory link in the navigation menu bar, then on the big blue button. You’ll be prompted to log into your account first if you aren’t already logged in. Need help or have questions? Contact our Directory Coordinator at crsdirectory@churchillroadpta.org.

Fall Picture Makeup Day

For any students that missed the individual picture day last month, pictures will be on Tuesday, October 26.

Girl Scout Kindergarten Troop

CRS has a new Kindergarten Girl Scout Daisy Troop! Register your girl directly by going to gscnc.org/ and search for “Troop 50226”. The first girl meeting is on October 17. For questions, meeting details, or further info, please contact Jenn Houthuyzen (jdhouthuyzen@gmail.com) or Melissa Dulski (melissa.dulski@gmail.com).

Quick Links

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Friday, October 1 Churchill Chatter School Newsletter

GovDelivery 3 weeks 5 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Churchill Chatter - Issue 5, October 1, 2021

Dear Churchill Road Parents and Guardians,

We hope you have a great weekend with your family and enjoy this beautiful fall weather.

We are so excited for the PTA sponsered movie night tonight.  It sounds like we have a sold-out event.  

Below are some updates that you may find useful.  As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Ms. Cherith Pierson, Principal
Ms. Jennifer Niccolls, Assistant Principal

In This Week's Issue 
  • Churchill Road 4th Grade Named TIME for Kids Student Reporter
  • Health and Safety Overview
  • MPAartfest on Sunday, October 3
  • Walk to School Day, October 6
  • 2021 - 2022 Parent and/or Guardian SR&R Acknowledgement

  • PTA News -  Reflections Arts Contest, Thank you for Dogwood donations, PTA meeting and Restaurant Night 10/13
  • Important Dates
Churchill Road 4th Grader Chosen as Time for Kids Reporter

Congratulations to fourth grader Ethan, one of the 10 outstanding kids nationwide selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Finalists in the TFK Kid Reporter contest were judged on a number of factors. One of their assignments was to write an article about a hometown hero. Ethan’s story is about Maria Perrone, the leader of a program that serves healthy meals to kids in Fairfax County, Virginia.

More information about Ethan and his outstanding achievement may be found on the FCPS website here.

Health and Safety Overview Students Keep Learning in Pause, Quarantine with StreamIN/CheckIN

FCPS students being paused, quarantined, or isolated due to COVID-19 will soon have a way to stay connected with their classes until they return to in-person learning.

StreamIN/CheckIN provides meaningful instructional support for students who are paused, quarantined, or isolated due to COVID-19. Participating in StreamIN/CheckIN offers these students the opportunity to stay engaged with their classes so when they return, they haven’t missed a beat. 

Learn more about StreamIN/CheckIN on the FCPS website.

Updated COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported in Spring Hill Elementary, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website

Why does FCPS Use the 14-day Quarantine Period?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to recommend 14 days as the safest length for quarantine to decrease the risk of the spread of COVID-19 to others. (Overview of COVID-19 Quarantine for K-12 Schools | CDC). Based on local conditions and needs, local public health authorities may recommend shorter quarantines (after day 10 without testing, or after day 7 after receiving a negative test), but during this time of high community transmission, the Fairfax County Health Department continues to follow the 14-day recommended quarantine length. The CDC estimates an up to 12% risk of becoming positive for COVID-19 after these shortened quarantine periods. These recommendations may be subject to change based on public health guidance.

Come See Artwork by Churchill Road students at MPAartfest— McLean’s only outdoor arts festival!

McLean Central Park will come to life Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when MPAartfest returns with a day full of art, music, food and fun.

View the work of young artists from McLean area schools as you stroll through the Children’s ArtWalk, sponsored by the McLean Community Foundation. Students whose work is featured in the ArtWalk have been contacted and will receive a certificated in VIP folders. 

Churchill Road Art Teacher, Mrs. Julie Wallace, was selected to be a featured artist at the event this year and will have a booth of her artwork on display. Stop by and say hello!  Find out more about Mrs. Wallace and her artwork in her own words here.

Walk to School Day - October 6

Remember Walk to School Day is next Wednesday, October 6th!  Please join the thousands of schools in the country and area in walking/biking to school on Wednesday, October 6.  The benefits of choosing to walk or bike to school include additional physical activity, reducing traffic and congestion, sharing time with parents and friends, and getting familiar with your neighborhood and safe routes to take. Some of your favorite Churchill Road faculty and staff will be around the school to greet our walkers/bike riders and give a little gift for participating!

2021 - 2022 Parent and/or Guardian SR&R Acknowledgement

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr

After reviewing the information, you can digitally sign the SR&R in ParentVUE for all your children in FCPS or fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form for each child using this link.  No further action is needed.

If you decide to print and fill out the form you may email a PDF to Angie Kim, ackim@fcps.edu, or bring in an original signed copy to the CRS front office.

Unity Day is October 20 - Wear Orange

Churchill Road School Counselors invite students to wear orange on October 20th for Unity Day.  Staff and students will WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. So, encourage your little one to wear an orange piece of clothing or item to show their kindness on October 20th. 

Important Dates
  • Wednesday, October 6 - Walk to School Day
  • Monday, October 11 - Teacher Workday, No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 13 - Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 PM
  • Wednesday, October 20 - Unity Day, Wear Orange
  • Tuesday, October 26 - Make-up Picture Day
  • Friday, October 29 - 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:20 PM (End of Quarter)
  • Monday-Tuesday, November 1-2 - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Please visit the FCPS School Year Calendar for more information

2021-22 School Year:

https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2021-22-standard-school-year-calendar

Please visit the FCPS Return to School page for the most up-to-date information on student groups and the return to in-person learning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Reflections Contest - Deadline is
Friday, October 15

This year's theme, "I Will Change the World By...," calls for students' own unique interpretation through the arts! The PTA will be collecting student submissions in 6 different categories including Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts. Submissions will be divided into Primary (Grades K-2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grade 6), and Special Artist (students needing accommodation and assistance with their submission).

Get more information and submit entries on our website at churchillroadpta.org/reflections

Questions? Contact reflections@churchillroadpta.org.

Thank You for Dogwood Donations

Thank you so much to all who donated school supplies for our sister school, Dogwood Elementary. Because of your generosity, we were able to collect 584 items just here at the school, including markers, colored pencils and crayons, composition books and folders. We are also grateful to the dozens of families who sent all of those items straight from Amazon. Together, we have made a difference and supported our neighbors. Once again, thank you so very much.

PTA Meeting and Restaurant Night

Join us virtually for our October PTA meeting on Wednesday, October 13, at 7 p.m. Meeting details

And leave the cooking to baddpizza of McLean that night! Schedule your Pickup Order in person, via phone, or online at baddpizza.com. Mention or use the code CRSDN2 when ordering and 15% will come back to CRS! More info

Quick Links

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Friday, September 17 Churchill Chatter School Newsletter

GovDelivery 1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Churchill Chatter - Issue 3, September 17, 2021

Dear Churchill Road Parents and Guardians,

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Last week FCPS and Churchill Road recognized the 20th anniversary of September 11 by holding a moment of silence. Additionally, we presented lessons on September 11 in our grade 3-6 classes. 

COVID mitigation continues to be a priority at Churchill Road. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and will work with FCHD to address issues if they arise. We encourage our students and families to help by wearing masks, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

In addition, FCPS and the Health Department recently shared their plans to streamline asymptomatic, vaccinated students’ return to school when identified as a possible close contact, which should speed up the process for some students to return, as needed. 

Our arrival and dismissal routines have become much more streamlined since the first few weeks of school.  To ensure that our students are safe when coming to and leaving school each day, we ask that you please follow traffic safety rules, especially by not making U-turns on Churchill Road during arrival and dismissal times.  We also ask that if you are picking up your students as walkers, you do not park so as to block our neighbors' driveways on surrounding streets.

As always, we want to work with you to ensure our community and school partnership is strong throughout the school year and beyond. Please let us know if we can support you in any way. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Cherith Pierson, Principal
Ms. Jennifer Niccolls, Assistant Principal

In This Week's Issue 
  • Lockdown Drill 
  • Student Illness Procedures
  • Back to School Anxiety Panel DIscussion September 21
  • Advanced Academic Parent Information Session September 22
  • Reminder about Dogs on School Property
  • PTA News - Movie Night 10/1, School Supplies for Dogwood, Reflections Arts Contest, Parent Ambassadors, and Parent Meet-ups
  • Important Dates
Lockdown Drill 

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

Our first lockdown drill is this coming Monday, September 20 at 2:30 p.m. A lockdown requires that all students and staff remain in classrooms or other designated secure locations that are away from danger and that minimize access and visibility.  During the drills, signs will be posted on the entrance doors indicating the school is in lockdown.  No one will be allowed into the school at this time.  Similar procedures would be followed in a real situation.  Please take this into consideration if your child has an appointment scheduled for Monday afternoon, September 20.

Please note that our kindergarten students are exempt from mandatory participation in lockdown drills during the first 60 days of the school year. They will participate in our second and final drill later this school year.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

Student Illness Procedures Student Screening for Illness Prior to Leaving Home

Any student who is ill or presents with COVID-like symptoms is to remain at home. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

COVID-19 may cause different symptoms in different students. Listed below are possible symptoms for COVID-like illness as according to the VDH:

  • Feeling feverish and/or having chills (if thermometer reads a temperature/fever of 100.4F or greater)
  • A new cough, not due to another health condition
  • Fatigue (more tired than usual) 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose 
  • Headache 
  • A new sore throat, not due to another health condition 
  • New chills, not due to another health condition 
  • New muscle pain, not due to another health condition or caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise 
  • New loss of taste, smell, or poor appetite or poor feeding 
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting 

NOTE If your child has seasonal allergies or a health condition, please let our School Public Health Nurse, Jeanne Frost, know. She can be reached at 571-722-5784.

Returning to School After Illness

Students who are sent home from school will be required to present one of the following forms of documentation when returning to school:

  • A negative COVID test
  • A completed Return to School Form provided by the school 
  • A clearance letter provided by the Fairfax County Health Department stating that a student has completed quarantine or isolation following exposure to COVID-19 or having had COVID-19

Thank you for partnering with FCPS to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in our schools. For more information, visit https://www.fcps.edu/blog/stop-spread

Back to School Anxiety - Panel Discussion September 21

The return to school is often accompanied by a myriad of emotions…excitement, nervousness, anxiety, you name it! And certainly, this year is no exception.

Recognizing that we all may be a little more anxious than usual, the Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is proud to offer an online panel discussion with local mental health professionals Jennifer Weaver, Mimi Weisberg, and Robyne Davis on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The panel will discuss Back to School Anxiety and offer concrete ways you can help get the school year off to a great start.  The link to the FREE webinar can be found on the SCC website http://mcleanscc.org/

Advanced Academic Parent Information Session on September 22

An Advanced Academic Program parent information session will be held online on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  An overview of the levels of AAP services and the identification & screening for Level IV services will be shared.  Please visit AAP Parent Information Meeting Link to register for the Zoom session. 

For recent updates regarding testing and due dates, please visit:  AAP Level IV Screening for 2021-22 school year.  Please note for families new to FCPS boundaries as of January 1, 2021, the deadline to submit a Level IV parent referral is October 7, 2021. For current FCPS families, the Spring 2022 referral deadline is December 15, 2021.

For more information or any questions, please contact Esther Lee, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, eclee1@fcps.edu.

Reminder about Dogs on School Property

We love dogs, too!  Please follow the county guidance and signs around Churchill Road and leave your dog at home when you walk to drop off or pick up your student.  Some students are afraid, some are allergic, and the number of students at peak arrival and dismissal times can scare your pup.  Let's not take any chances.  We want to keep our students and four legged friends safe.  

Important Dates
  • Wednesday, September 22 - AAP Parent Information Night, 4-5 PM
  • Friday, October 1 - Family Movie Night
  • Monday, October 11 - Teacher Workday, No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 13, Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 PM

Please visit the FCPS School Year Calendar for more information

2021-22 School Year:

https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2021-22-standard-school-year-calendar

Please visit the FCPS Return to School page for the most up-to-date information on student groups and the return to in-person learning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Save the Date - Movie Night

Join us under the stars in the CRS “backyard” on October 1 for a showing of Peter Rabbit 2. Look for details on ticket sales next week at churchillroadpta.org.

School Supplies for Dogwood

Our sister school, Dogwood Elementary, is in dire need of school supplies. Many of the students in this Title 1 school lack the supplies they need for this school year. We're collecting donations at CRS through Tuesday, September 21. Find all the details on our website at churchillroadpta.org/community-service

Reflections Arts Contest

Our Reflections arts contest is open for entries! Reflections is a National PTA program where students create and submit artwork inspired by a theme. Our annual arts contest, Reflections, is open for entries! Reflections is the National PTA program where students create artwork inspired by a specific theme. All CRS students whose families are members of our PTA are invited to showcase their creative talents for fun and recognition. Learn more at churchillroadpta.org/reflections.

Become a Parent Ambassador

Interested in volunteering as a Parent Ambassador? Please attend our first meeting of the year; join us virtually at noon on Tuesday, September 28. Email Christie Buschmann at vpmembership@churchillroadpta.org to RSVP and receive the meeting link.

Join our Parent Meet-ups

Connect with your fellow parents! Our virtual parent meet-ups are next Wednesday, September 22. Join us at (1) 9-10 a.m. and/or (2) 7-8 p.m. All parents are welcome to join either session. During each session, parents will be sorted into "break out" rooms by grade level so that parents can connect with other parents in their child's grade. Register 

If you are interested in helping to lead a grade level break-out session, please email Christie at vpmembership@churchillroadpta.org.

Quick Links

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Thursday, September 2 Churchill Chatter School Newsletter

GovDelivery 1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Churchill Chatter - Issue 2, September 2, 2021

Dear Churchill Road Parents and Guardians,

We want to thank each of you for all of the wonderful support from our families as our staff worked to get this school year off to a great start.   

Despite the transportation glitches, our first two weeks back for in-person learning has gone so well.  Our staff and students are collaborating to establish warm and welcoming classroom communities, and have put routines and procedures in place setting us all up for success this year. 

We distributed over 600 laptops to our students, helped our new students navigate the building, and held a positive virtual Back to School Night.   It is a privilege to have our students back in the building, and we are excited about the year ahead.

Best wishes for a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

Sincerely,

Cherith Pierson and Jen Niccolls

In This Week's Issue 
  • Student Illness Procedures
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Notes from the Office
  • Notification of Upcoming Testing
  • Complete Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) online
  • Reminder:  School Closed Friday, September 3-Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday
  • PTA News - Join the PTA, Directory Information, Spirit Wear, and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Important Dates
Student Illness Procedures
  • If your student is experiencing COVID-like symptoms/illness, please do not send them to school until they are symptom free. Review the Daily Health Screening. When in doubt, keep your child home if they have any illness. Your child may return the next day if they are feeling better and if they had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they are fever free and have not vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • In order to return to school, your student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • While at school, students demonstrating any of the following symptoms will be sent home from school:   Fever (100.4 or greater) - Chills – Cough – Shortness of breath – Loss of taste/smell – Sore throat – Fatigue – Muscle aches – Runny Nose/Congestion – Stomachache – Diarrhea – Nausea/Vomiting – Headaches.  The parent/guardian will be notified and a SICK STUDENT NOTIFICATION and RETURN to SCHOOL FORM  will be sent home. 
  • Unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. 
  • Fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home until your vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.

Please do not send your child to school if they have been identified as a close contact to COVID case.  A negative COVID test does not clear your child to return to school. 

Employment Opportunities!

FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as student monitors! 

Enjoy working with students?  Want to be part of the Churchill Road school community? FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as student monitors.  Student monitors provide supervision support in the classroom, lunchroom, and outside.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and apply online.. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested. 

FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers! 

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Notes from the Office

As we get into routines for the new school year, the front office would like your help to keep things running smoothly.

  • If your child will be absent from school, arriving late, or leaving early, please email the Churchill Road attendance line at ChurchillAttendance@fcps.edu, and copy your child's teacher on the email.
  • If your child is leaving early, they must be picked up no later than 2:45 PM.  

Thank you for your help.

The Churchill Road Front Office Staff,

Lesley Breddy, Angie Kim and Kim Moran

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the Parent Acknowledgement. Please read the acknowledgement and sign your name. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Notification of Upcoming Testing

Universal Screener (iReady)

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. This fall, students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady reading and mathematics assessments. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener- Wednesday, October 13th

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). The School Board has approved a screener to review students’ skills and experiences in these areas. FCPS staff will use the screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

Students in grades K-2 will be screened in the winter and spring. In these grade levels, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences. Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. 

A letter with more information will be sent home in the students VIP folder on Wednesday, September 6th. Included, will be a form where parents can opt their child out of this screener. Please only return this form if you choose to opt your child out by Friday, October 8. 

If you have any questions about either of these assessments, please contact Nick Kilpatrick (nfkilpatrick@fcps.edu), Churchill RoadTesting Coordinator.

Girl Scouts

Interested in the Girl Scouts? We’re forming a new Churchill Road Kindergarten troop. We’ll have a Zoom call with interested parents on Thursday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m. Please email us at chruchillroadgirlscouts@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the Zoom link or for more information if you’re unable to participate in the call. We can also try to place older girls in existing troops since we have one troop per grade. Just get in touch and let us know!

Important Dates
  • Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday, School Closed
  • Friday, September 10 - Picture Day, Student Individual Portraits

Please visit the FCPS School Year Calendar for more information

2021-22 School Year:

https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2021-22-standard-school-year-calendar

Please visit the FCPS Return to School page for the most up-to-date information on student groups and the return to in-person learning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Join the PTA

Join us and help support CRS and our students! Every year the CRS PTA helps fund academic enrichment, programs, technology, support for teachers, and more. Many of our community’s favorite programs and events are returning this year! Go to churchillroadpta.org to join and donate to the Bobcat Fund as well as Class Funds.

New CRS Directory

Our free, online directory CRS families has moved to our website! Make sure to create or update your account to access the directory. Plus, you can order a print version for $5 by September 30. churchillroadpta.org/crs-directory

CRS Spirit Wear Coming Soon

Keep an eye out for our fall spirit wear sale, coming soon after Labor Day. We’ll have brand new items to choose from to keep everyone feeling the back to school spirit!

Volunteer Opportunities

The CRS PTA has many different volunteer opportunities - there’s something for every schedule. For example, you can volunteer to be a Room Parent, help in the library, or assist with lunch monitoring. Find all our volunteer opportunities: churchillroadpta.org/volunteer

Quick Links

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Kiss and Ride Tips and Tricks

GovDelivery 2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Kiss and Ride Tips and Tricks

Thank you for your patience, smiles and kind words as we ensure the safe arrival and dismissal for our more than 600 students and community members who travel along Churchill Road and surrounding streets.  We realize that the traffic in our kiss and ride is heavy, so we have created some Kiss and Ride Tips and Tricks to support you in the days ahead!

  • Our morning kiss and ride runs from 8:25-8:35 a.m.  The heaviest period is from 8:25-8:30 a.m.  
  • Our afternoon kiss and ride runs from 3:20-3:30 p.m. The heaviest period is 3:25-3:30 p.m.  
  • Always turn right:  Drivers may only turn right when turning IN and OUT of our parking lot from Churchill Road.  Left hand turns will not be able to be made.  Please do not make U-turns.
  • Student drop off:  Please do not drop students off on Churchill Road.  All students must cross at the crosswalk at the direction of our crossing guard. We want to ensure safety in every way.
  • Please stay alert by not being on your phone:   Many of our staff members are out directing traffic to provide us with a more efficient arrival and dismissal.  Please stay alert to staff requests. 
  • Snuggle up close to the car in front of you: If every car moved just 2 or 3 inches closer to the car in front of them, we could fit almost 2 additional cars in the line.
  • Remember to have your Kiss and Ride sheet in your passenger window! You should have received a paper with your last name printed on it at either open house or the first day of school.  Please be sure to have this in your passenger window. When the cars move forward, having that sign enables us to track where you are in the line, which helps us pair you and your child up more efficiently.  Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you need a sign.

Example of Kiss and RIde sign placement on passenger door

We look forward to increasingly smoother transitions daily and appreciate your support.

Sincerely,  

Ms. Niccolls and Ms. Pierson

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Friday, August 20 Churchill Chatter School Newsletter

GovDelivery 2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Churchill Chatter - Issue 1, August 20, 2021

Dear Churchill Road Parents and Guardians,

We are so excited to see your students on Monday for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.  If you were able to join us for our Open House yesterday, you know our classrooms are ready to go, and our teachers cannot wait to see all of their students.

Below is some important UPDATED first day of school protocols and a review of some other information to ensure we get off to a great start.  We kindly ask that you read them carefully.

Sincerely,

Cherith Pierson and Jen Niccolls

In This Week's Issue 
  • Updated First Day of School Procedures
  • FCPS Face Mask Requirements
  • Health and Wellness
  • Virtual Back to School Night
  • A Message from FCPS Transportation about Bus Routes
  • Arrival/Dismissal--Bus Riders
  • Arrival/Dismissal--Car Riders
  • Arrival/Dismissal--Walkers
  • Crossing Guard Guidelines for Families
  • Share Your First Day Experiences
  • Important Dates
Updated First Day of School Procedures

The school hours are returning to 8:35 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.Monday through Friday.

  • As we are planning for the first day of school we would like to make you aware of a change to our first day protocols.  As students enter the building, they will be directed and/or escorted by designated school staff to their classrooms.  In addition to our previously mentioned layered mitigation strategies, parents will no longer be walking students to their classrooms.  We thank you for your cooperation as we make this necessary change. 
  • Our arrival schedule is: 
    • 8:25 a.m.: students are allowed to go to their classrooms. 
    • 8:35 a.m.: students should be seated in their classrooms, ready to begin the school day; students arriving after 8:35 a.m. should report to the front office and will be marked tardy.
  • Our dismissal schedule will be:
    • 3:20 p.m.: All students will be dismissed.
FCPS Face Mask Requirements

We begin the new school year with a mask requirement in place for everyone indoors on school properties and buses. Masks will not be required when eating or when outside during recess. Universal masking is a critical safety mitigation factor in ensuring all students can return to our buildings, especially when social distancing is not possible and not all our students are eligible for vaccinations.

Any student who does not comply with the mask requirement, and is not exempt from the requirement as outlined in Regulation 2109.1, will not be allowed to participate in face-to-face learning. Students who refuse to attend school due to a refusal to wear a mask, will receive an unexcused absence. Intentional removal of or refusal to wear a face covering will be treated as a violation of the FCPS dress code policy (Regulation 2613).

Please talk with your child before school begins about the importance of wearing masks at school to protect each other against the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and the consequences of refusing to wear a mask. FCPS appreciates your help in encouraging students to do their part to contribute to a safe school environment.

Approved types of masks include:

  • Disposable masks
  • Cloth mask coverings
  • Gaiters
  • Clear masks
  • Cloth masks with clear plastic panel

All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:

  • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
  • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material
Virtual Back to School Night

On August 24 at 6 PM and 7 PM, parents and guardians will have an opportunity to hear their children’s teachers.  Parents can choose either time based on convenience.  The presentations will be identical in content. Your child’s teacher will send the virtual meeting registration link to you.

A Message from FCPS Transportation about Bus Routes

As we prepare for children to come to school and go home on buses this fall, we ask you to be aware of possible adjustments to routes and scheduling. A national bus driver shortage is impacting FCPS and some routes may be longer or occasionally delayed as we work through the situation. Churchill Road will keep you informed of changes as soon as information is available. Your patience and understanding as we make adjustments is appreciated. FCPS is working hard to address the need for drivers and plan for transportation in a way that has the least impact on students. 

You may consider driving, walking, or biking to school while we work through the driver shortage and adjust routes. Car pools or group walks and bikes are also encouraged for those who are able to help relieve pressure on buses. If you plan to walk or bike to school, watch this short video on pedestrian safety with your child.

Find out more about bus routes on our website and download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.

Arrival/Dismissal--Bus Riders

Bus riders received route information directly from FCPS Transportation the week of August 16 via their Parent Vue accounts. During the first week of school, staff members will be posted in the hallways in the morning to direct students to their rooms and in the afternoon to help children find their buses at the end of the day. Please help us by ensuring that your child knows their bus number.

Arrival/Dismissal--Car Riders

The Kiss-n-Ride lot is located near the gym.  Children can be dropped off between 8:25-8:35 a.m. When students arrive, they should enter the building through their assigned doors. Pick up begins at 3:20 p.m.  The student drop off/pick up occurs along the sidewalk next to the building in the Kiss-n-Ride lot.  School staff will be present to direct traffic and assist the children. Families should have their assigned Kiss-n-Ride number displayed. If you lose your sign, please make sure you write the number large enough for the staff to see it in your car window. For pictures of the Kiss-n-Ride Process, view this presentation. Many Churchill Road families drive their children to school, and we have a significant volume of traffic at Kiss-n-Ride during arrival and departure times. In order to maintain a safe and efficient procedure, please think “right”:

  • As you approach the Kiss-n-Ride lot on Churchill Road, keep your car as close to the right hand curb as possible so that on-going traffic can pass. 
  • Always use your right turn signal when entering the Kiss-n-Ride lot, so that pedestrians, cars, student patrols and school staff know your intentions. 
  • Always turn right when entering the Kiss-n-Ride lot. 
  • Travel counterclockwise around the lot by bearing right
  • When you reach the designated drop off/pick up area, have your children enter or exit the car on the right hand side. 
  • Exit the Kiss-n-Ride lot by turning right onto Churchill Road.
  • Please proceed towards Balls Hill Road without making any U-Turns.

 *Raymond Avenue is closed to left hand turns during student arrival and dismissal times.  Drivers will need to proceed west on Churchill Road and turn on Thrasher Street or Balls Hill Road.  Please drive with patience and care on all of our community streets.  We have many families walking to and from school every day, and it’s the responsibility of each of us to ensure safe passage for everyone. 

Arrival/Dismissal--Walkers

Students who walk to school may enter or exit the building through the gym entrance, door 9, or the front entrance. Please view the Arrival and Dismissal presentation for your assigned grade levels door.  For safety reasons, students who walk to school should not arrive before 8:25 a.m. because there is no adult supervision available before that time.  At 8:25 a.m., all children will be directed to their classrooms by school staff.

At dismissal, children who walk home will be escorted to their grade level's door. (the front entrance, or Door 9) of the building by one of their grade-level teachers.  Parents can plan to meet their children at 3:20 p.m., near the main entrance or Door 9 at the end of the school day. 

Your cooperation in following both arrival/departure times and procedures is necessary to facilitate a smooth transition at the beginning and end of the school day!

Health and Wellness

We will continue to update you regarding Return to School safety protocols, and the latest county information can be found here.  We are beginning the year with the use of additional plexiglass on our cafeteria tables, in addition to our previously mentioned layered prevention strategies. 

Crossing Guard Guidelines for Families  

Hello Churchill Elementary Families,

Hope all are ready for a new school year! I'm happy to report that I'm back as your Fairfax County Police Crossing Guard for the 2021-2022 school year at the intersection Raymond and Churchill Rd. We are all excited and ready to get started, and with that, car and pedestrian traffic will be heavy and hectic for the first 2 or 3 weeks or so. For the parents and students who will be walking to and from school, I have a few guidelines to help things run a bit more smoothly. Please read the list of guidelines below and make certain to go over them with your children if they will be walking to and from school this year. I greatly appreciate your support, cooperation, and patience.

  • When I am present at the intersection of Raymond Rd. and Churchill Rd. I will stop all directions of car traffic to allow pedestrians to cross. Please be patient, I have a method of cycling car traffic and pedestrians.
  • Please wait for my verbal command “CROSS” before crossing. Please cross briskly, with focus, but do not run.
  • Please do not follow me when I am entering the intersection to stop car traffic. I will make certain that all directions of car traffic have completely stopped before letting pedestrians enter the cross walk to begin crossing.
  • I will ask student patrols to hold pedestrians by saying "HOLD THEM". Please obey the student patrols (they will hold their arms out to their sides to signal not to enter crosswalk) and my verbal commands. Do not try to enter the cross walk after I have indicated to patrols to "HOLD THEM" or I have said "PLEASE STAY". This is very important, because I'm about to let the car traffic resume moving.
  • Please make certain to cross in the crosswalk. Do not jump off the curbs outside of the crosswalk to begin crossing.
  • If you are on a bike or scooter, please dismount your bike or scooter, and walk it across.
  • Please know that I will cross your children as if they are my own, with firm and direct commands. My only goal is to keep your kids and you safe.

Be Safe. See you at the crossings! 

Beeda Lee-Pawlak, Fairfax County Police Crossing Guard

Share Your First Day Experiences

The first day of school is almost here! We are counting down the days until we see our students and staff back together again. We invite Churchill Road families to share all those happy first day moments and use #firstdayfairfax and #FCPSReturningStrong in your social media posts. Remember, your photos should reflect FCPS safety practices including universal masking and social distancing when possible.

Health and Wellness

Important Dates
  • Monday, August 23 - First Day of School 2021-22, Bell Schedule 8:35 AM - 3:20 PM

  • Tuesday, August 24 - Virtual Back to School Night, 6 PM and 7 PM
  • Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 7 - Labor Day Holiday, School Closed

Please visit the FCPS School Year Calendar for more information

2021-22 School Year:

https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2021-22-standard-school-year-calendar

Please visit the FCPS Return to School page for the most up-to-date information on student groups and the return to in-person learning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Quick Links

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Join Us Today for Open House and Kona Ice!

GovDelivery 2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Join Us for Open House and Kona Ice! Thursday, August 19

We are excited to see everyone at the Open House-Meet the Teacher event today, Thursday, August 19th.  All visitors should enter through the front lobby (Door #1). Everyone must be masked. Entry into the building will be staggered alphabetically by last name: 

A-L 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon

M-Z 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM

If you have not already done so, please pick up your 2020-2021 yearbook at the PTA table in the front lobby.  

Students are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt to win a fun prize.  Scavenger hunt forms will be distributed in the front lobby.

A Kona Ice truck will be located in the bus lanes for students and families who want to purchase.

We hope to see you all later today to help us kick off a great 2021-22 school year.

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Important Transportation Information

GovDelivery 3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

FCPS Ridership Survey

On July 29, 2021, the Office of Transportation Services (OTS) will conduct a student ridership survey for all eligible riders. It is important that parents respond to the survey by August 4, 2021 and submit a separate survey for each of their children enrolled in FCPS. If the survey is not completed and returned, the student will not be added to a bus route at the beginning of the school year.

During the school year, changes to the intent form can be made by contacting Mrs. Angie Kim, Churchill Road registrar, at 703-288-8400, if the need for transportation changes or the survey is not returned by August 4, 2021. It may take up to five days to update transportation schedules.

All parents/guardians should review their Parent Vue account for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact our school's transportation office, at Area 4 Transportation, 703-429-7100.  

Thanks! 

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

Churchill Road Summer Hello - July 21, 2021

GovDelivery 3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Churchill Road families,

We hope that this summer has brought you and your family time to relax together and enjoy a slightly slower pace of life.  We are busy working on plans for opening strong five days a week in August and are very excited to meet many of you for the first time in person.  

Our office is open from 9:00-12:00 noon to accommodate new registrations.  If you need to stop by school for any reason, please continue to call to make an appointment so that we can assure that appropriate staff is ready to support your needs.  

Below are some of the plans for reopening and dates you can mark on your calendar.  These events are planned in conjunction with FCPS countywide guidance in order to provide in person opportunities while doing our best to incorporate mitigation strategies to keep everyone healthy.  

Kindergarten Playdates

Wednesday, July 28 at 5:00 PM  

Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00 AM

Thursday, August 12 at 12:00 PM 

Join other rising Kindergarten students and their families on the new Churchill Road playground in back of the school.  If you have a rising Kindergartener and  have not received emails from the PTA, but would like to do so, please contact President@ChurchillRoadPTA.org

New Family Playdate

Thursday, August 12 from 9:00-9:45 AM

Families new to Churchill Roard  or those that just want to meet some new friends, please join us for a playdate on the school playground on Thursday, August 12 from 9:00 am to 9:45 am.

⭐CRS Open House⭐

Thursday, August 19 - Open House - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

⭐First Day of School⭐

Monday, August 23 - 8:35 AM - 3:20 PM

⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Tuesday, August 24, 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Sincerely,

Cherith Pierson, Principal
Jennifer Niccolls, Assistant Principal

PTA Yearbook Distribution - July 23

Yearbooks are here! We will have a pick up day this Friday, 7/23 from 9:30 AM -12:00 PM in front of the cafeteria. If you haven’t purchased a yearbook, and would like to do so, you may at that time - they are $30 (cash or check).

In addition, we will have the yearbooks available for pick up at the Open House on 8/19.

Open House - Thursday, August 19

Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 School Year. Save the date for our Open House on Thursday August 19. This year we will be be dividing times by student last names. If your child's last name is A-L you will be invited from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and last names M-Z will be 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kona Ice will be available to puchase as well.

In order to plan appropriately we need to be able to plan for approximate numbers. We ask that you please fill out this form.

Class Placements for 2021-2022

Class placement information will be emailed to all families the week of August 16.  This information will be emailed directly by your child's new homeroom teacher.

Back to School Night - Tuesday, August 24

Our Back to School Night (BTSN) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24.  This year's BTSN is virtual.  Each homeroom teacher will conduct a live presentation via Zoom at 6:00 p.m., and again at 7:00 p.m.  Please choose the time that is most convenient for your schedule.  Additional information will be provided with the class placement emails.

Summer Garden News

Happy July, Churchill families!

Remember a month ago, when we all were preparing for school to wrap up, and the garden was newly planted? The garden beds were mostly brown dirt, with little hints of green. What a difference a month makes!

On July 3, the garden sent basil, dill, zucchini and peppers to the food bank! The Churchill garden is in the midst of its production season. Discussion question: what is the productive season for a garden in Virginia? How does that differ from the productive/growing season in northern states like Michigan? And how does it differ from the productive season in southern states like Georgia?

Your local gardener, Emily

7100 Churchill Road, McLean, Virginia 22101 | Main Office: 703.288.8400
Attendance: 703.288.8484 | Web

28 minutes 2 seconds ago
Churchill Road Elementary School News and announcements
http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml Subscribe to GovDelivery feed