Cameron News You Choose 1/15/2020

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Students enjoyed Parfait Day in the cafeteria today. Click below to see the menu for the rest of the week. 

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/cameron-elementary/elementary-salad-bar/2020-01-15?mode=browse

Principal Selection Process

Meeting Reminder:

A representative from the office of Administrative Employment will be coming to Cameron on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:30pm with region leadership members to meet with the community and staff to provide additional information regarding the principal selection process. All community members are welcome.

Emergency Drills at School

Every January schools in Fairfax County are required to practice a lockdown drill, so this is a good time to remind families of the different kinds of safety drills we practice in our schools.  During a drill, teachers are instructed to calmly remind students what they would do in that emergency, in the event of a lockdown students are always told it is a drill, students practice what to do, afterwards students may ask questions, and then instruction returns to normal as quickly as possible.  Every effort is made to not alarm students and an emphasis is placed on just practicing so we know what to do to keep safe.

Families are informed if there is ever an actual emergency by email, text, letter, and phone depending on the severity of the situation.

In FCPS we practice fire drills every week for the first month of school and then once a month for the remainder of the school year.  We practice lockdown drills twice in the first month of school, once in January and once later in the year.  We practice tornado drills at least once a year in March.

AART Information

Thanks you to all families who have submitted Level IV Referrals. In backpacks today is a letter verifying receipt of the referral form. If you submitted a referral and did not receive a letter please notify Mrs. Reed at tlreed@fcps.edu.

 

 

  • January 20th: Martin Luther King JR's Birthday (No school)
  • January 24th: End of Second Quarter
  • January 27th: Teacher Workday (Student Holiday)
  • January 28th: Professional Development Day (Student Holiday)
  • All Upcoming Events

 

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Cameron News You Choose 1/8/2020

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Emergency Drills at School

Every January schools in Fairfax County are required to practice a lockdown drill, so this is a good time to remind families of the different kinds of safety drills we practice in our schools.  During a drill, teachers are instructed to calmly remind students what they would do in that emergency, in the event of a lockdown students are always told it is a drill, students practice what to do, afterwards students may ask questions, and then instruction returns to normal as quickly as possible.  Every effort is made to not alarm students and an emphasis is placed on just practicing so we know what to do to keep safe.

Families are informed if there is ever an actual emergency by email, text, letter, and phone depending on the severity of the situation.

In FCPS we practice fire drills every week for the first month of school and then once a month for the remainder of the school year.  We practice lockdown drills twice in the first month of school, once in January and once later in the year.  We practice tornado drills at least once a year in March.

For one day, Cameron’s, Salad Bar will turn into a Parfait Bar where students can build their own yogurt and fruit parfaits as an entrée. A Parfait includes:

  • Fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • Whole grain granola
  • Cinnamon-spiced apples and other fresh fruit

Parfait Day!

Cameron Cafeteria – January 15, 2020

Parfait Day Menu

  • There is a special menu on Parfait Day that is different from what is listed on the normal lunch menu.
  • Students will be able to choose one of the following options for lunch:
    • Yogurt and Granola Parfait
    • Baked Cheese Sticks w/ Marinara

*Both options come with choice of fruits/vegetables and choice of milk.

  • Students will choose either a Parfait or Baked Cheese Sticks as their meal.
    • The Double Deal option is available for students. If a student chooses, they can have a Parfait and the Baked Cheese Sticks as a Double Deal.

Fruits and Vegetables on Parfait Day

  • The Salad Bar will still have two choices of fruits and two choices of vegetables for all students to select from for their school lunch on Parfait Day, regardless of which meal option they choose.

Cameron Night at Chuck E. Cheese is scheduled for Friday, January 10. Look for more information on a paper flyer coming home this week! 

Questions? Please contact PTA President Adrienne Barge at CameronESPTAPres@gmail.com.

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

 

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to the office or to Tiffany Reed who will be taking on the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher role.  They will be accepted at any time up through January 9. 

 

 

 

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Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Two Hour Early Release

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Two Hour Early Release Today

 

Good Morning,

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today. Because of this early release, Cameron ES will dismiss at 2:05 PM this afternoon. More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. All other regular dismissal procedures will remain in place at Pine Spring Elementary.

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students.We will reach out to you throughout the day if there are any additional updates. 

School Delays and Closings

When bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home. Click here for more information.

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

 

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to the office or to Tiffany Reed who will be taking on the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher role.  They will be accepted at any time up through January 9. 

 

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What's For Lunch?

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Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Cameron News You Choose 12/18/2019

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Thank you to all our volunteers, students, parents, and teachers for supporting the book fair.

You are invited to attend our Winter Concert scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30pm.  Click the YouTube link below for a sneak peak of the concert. 

https://youtu.be/_1RAbthWcAA

Thank you, Principal Slayter, for your leadership at Cameron!  We will miss you. Congratulations on your new assignment as Principal of Fort Hunt Elementary School.  We welcome Mr. Jamie Meier as Cameron's Interim Principal. Mr. Meier will begin at Cameron on January 6th.

School Delays and Closings

When bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home. Click here for more information.

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

 

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to the office or to Tiffany Reed who will be taking on the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher role.  They will be accepted at any time up through January 9. 

 

Important Dates

 

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Cameron News You Choose 12/12/2019

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Pictured Above: Students Families and Staff at our Stuff The Bus event last week.

Cameron’s Scholastic Book Fair dates & times: 

Wednesday, December 11th: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Family Night)

Thursday, December 12th: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

There are two NEW shopping options offered this year!  Book Fair eWallet is a convenient online payment method that makes funds available immediately for your student to use at the book fair.   Starting December 1st through December 14th, the Scholastic Online Store has over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)! 

 

Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/cameronelementaryschool2 to enroll in the Book Fair eWallet or to shop online.

 

Volunteers are needed to restock shelves, work the register, and help students purchase items.  Interested? Please contact Ms. Lanier at allanier@fcps.edu

 

2019 Book Flyer  

http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/f19-premium-booklist-2/f19-premium-booklist-2.html

You are invited to attend our Winter Concert scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30pm. 

School Delays and Closings

When bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home. Click here for more information.

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

 

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to the office or to Tiffany Reed who will be taking on the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher role.  They will be accepted at any time up through January 9. 

 

Important Dates

 

Help Us Spread the Word

News You Choose will be an important way that our Cameron families receive information and event details throughout the school year. Please help us spread the word by asking others to sign up in order to receive these newsletters. Your help is appreciated!

What's For Lunch?

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Attendance: 703-329-2129 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

Cameron News You Choose 12/4/2019

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Enjoy watching your children in the Turkey Trot Video linked below.

https://youtu.be/_VGF-Hozfkk

Cameron’s Scholastic Book Fair dates & times: 

Friday, December 6th: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 9th & Tuesday, December 10th: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11th: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Family Night)

Thursday, December 12th: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

There are two NEW shopping options offered this year!  Book Fair eWallet is a convenient online payment method that makes funds available immediately for your student to use at the book fair.   Starting December 1st through December 14th, the Scholastic Online Store has over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)! 

 

Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/cameronelementaryschool2 to enroll in the Book Fair eWallet or to shop online.

 

Volunteers are needed to restock shelves, work the register, and help students purchase items.  Interested? Please contact Ms. Lanier at allanier@fcps.edu

 

2019 Book Flyer  

http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/f19-premium-booklist-2/f19-premium-booklist-2.html

Enjoy the holiday season with friends and family with Gingerbread FUN! Let
us take care of all the mess and stress. Our talented culinary students
will assist you in creating a truly unique house for display during the
holiday season. The workshop includes all the ingredients to decorate
a beautiful gingerbread house. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available
after your decorating experience.

Pricing: $40 per house and a minimum of 2 canned goods per person
(canned goods will be donated to the Koinonia Foundation).


Recommended age: 5 years old and up. Participants 13 and under
must have an adult chaperone.


Registration and money payment is required by December 2nd
(limited to 24 participants). Please register for this event with
this link: https://goo.gl/forms/QgPPJ7Blwbnt8oZ42

School Visitor Reminder

At this busy time of year we welcome many visitors to the school and classrooms.  We appreciate you being a part of your student’s education.

When you come, please remember to bring identification such as a Drivers License or Passport to sign in.  Thank you for understanding and helping to keep our building safe and secure.

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

 

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to the office or to Tiffany Reed who will be taking on the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher role.  They will be accepted at any time up through January 9. 

 

Important Dates

 

Help Us Spread the Word

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What's For Lunch?

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Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Cameron's Scholastic Book Fair

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Cameron’s Scholastic Book Fair dates & times: 

Friday, December 6th: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 9th & Tuesday, December 10th: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11th: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Family Night)

Thursday, December 12th: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

There are two NEW shopping options offered this year!  Book Fair eWallet is a convenient online payment method that makes funds available immediately for your student to use at the book fair.   Starting December 1st through December 14th, the Scholastic Online Store has over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)! 

 

Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/cameronelementaryschool2 to enroll in the Book Fair eWallet or to shop online.

 

Volunteers are needed to restock shelves, work the register, and help students purchase items.  Interested? Please contact Ms. Lanier at allanier@fcps.edu

 

2019 Book Flyer  

http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/f19-premium-booklist-2/f19-premium-booklist-2.html

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Cameron News You Choose 11/20/2019

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Parents and Cameron's Parent Liaisons working together. The interest for this meeting was so large we needed to have an additional session.

Pictured Above: "Meet The Author" Mrs. Sloan sharing Jazz with our students. Check out the fun video, with Cameron kids dancing and a few Cameron solos of scat singing! Click this link for the video https://youtu.be/iuhmqyyyl3U.

Enjoy the holiday season with friends and family with Gingerbread FUN! Let
us take care of all the mess and stress. Our talented culinary students
will assist you in creating a truly unique house for display during the
holiday season. The workshop includes all the ingredients to decorate
a beautiful gingerbread house. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available
after your decorating experience.

Pricing: $40 per house and a minimum of 2 canned goods per person
(canned goods will be donated to the Koinonia Foundation).


Recommended age: 5 years old and up. Participants 13 and under
must have an adult chaperone.


Registration and money payment is required by December 2nd
(limited to 24 participants). Please register for this event with
this link: https://goo.gl/forms/QgPPJ7Blwbnt8oZ42

The Parent Advocacy Handbook is for parents and guardians -- a child’s first teacher and advocate. It is believed that parents and guardians should advocate and support their children’s academic, social, and emotional growth from preschool through high school, and beyond. Learn more at this website https://www.fcps.edu/parentadvocacyhandbook.

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon-Thursday, November 21

Please mark your calendar for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Parents and family members are invited to join their students for lunch in the cafeteria.  Visitor tickets are $4.50 for adults.

The traditional Thanksgiving menu is:

Turkey

Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Green Beans

Cranberry Sauce

Sherbert

Times will be sent home soon! 

Want to volunteer?  Contact Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. McNealy at 703-329-2177.

Cameron’s 2019-2020 Turkey Trot

Please join us on November 25th at 10 am for Cameron’s annual Turkey Trot race.  Four students from each class, grades K-6, will be running their hearts out in hopes to win a turkey to bring home for Thanksgiving.  The Head Starters will be kicking off the event.  This is a year you won’t want to miss! 

Be on the lookout for a letter that will be sent home to the children running in the race with a reminder to dress appropriately for the weather and to wear sneakers.  Thank you for your continued support.

Important Dates
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 23 - Jan 3rd: Winter Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

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What's For Lunch?

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Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Cameron News You Choose 11/13/2019

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Pictured above: Veterans from our community talking with students during the Monday Veterans Day celebration. Thank you, Veterans, for your dedication to our country and school!

Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleep is an essential component to children leading healthy and productive lives. It has a significant impact on the ability of students to reach success in school. Lack of sleep may contribute to negative consequences including poor academic performance, behavior problems, emotional difficulties, and health issues. Unfortunately, fewer than half of all children meet the recommended requirements for sleep; 10 to 13 hours for preschool children, 9 to 12 hours for children ages 6 through 12, and 8 to 10 hours for adolescents ages 13 through 18. Click here to learn more.

PTA Meeting, Tuesday November 19

Come talk with Mr. Slayter at our PTA meeting with a principal Question and Answer session. 

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon-Thursday, November 21

Please mark your calendar for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Parents and family members are invited to join their students for lunch in the cafeteria.  Visitor tickets are $4.50 for adults.

The traditional Thanksgiving menu is:

Turkey

Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Green Beans

Cranberry Sauce

Sherbert

Times will be sent home soon! 

Want to volunteer?  Contact Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. McNealy at 703-329-2177.

Cameron’s 2019-2020 Turkey Trot

Please join us on November 25th at 10 am for Cameron’s annual Turkey Trot race.  Four students from each class, grades K-6, will be running their hearts out in hopes to win a turkey to bring home for Thanksgiving.  The Head Starters will be kicking off the event.  This is a year you won’t want to miss! 

Be on the lookout for a letter that will be sent home to the children running in the race with a reminder to dress appropriately for the weather and to wear sneakers.  Thank you for your continued support.

Cold Weather Outdoor Recess

Parent often ask, “Do the children go outside when it is cold?”

The simple answer is, “Yes…most of the time.”

At Cameron we try to allow outdoor recess whenever possible.  Students need fresh air and physical activity and it helps them focus better during learning times. 

During the winter months students should come to school with coats, hats and mittens every day when the weather is cold in order to be prepared for outdoor recess. 

However, there are some days we will cancel outdoor recess.  Classes must have indoor recess if it is raining or if there is a wind chill warning.  Outdoor activity must be limited to 15 minutes or less if there is a wind chill advisory.

If the class is going out for recess, all students are expected to go outside.  In the rare case that your doctor has recommended that your child needs to stay indoors for several days due to an illness, please send in the doctor’s note to the office.

If your family needs assistance with warm outerwear, please contact Ms. Bryant or Ms. McNealy.

 

School Closing for Weather

FCPS suggests families begin to make preparations now in case of school closings due to weather throughout the winter months.  Closures are broadcast on Twitter, TV, Radio, and by emergency message.  Please see the FCPS video to find out how the decision is made to close school.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/weather-cancellation-procedures

Hiring Cafeteria Monitor Substitute Teachers Needed

 

Do you like working with kids?  Are you free one or more days during the week? Are you looking for a job where you can work mornings or afternoons while the kids are in school?  Consider being a substitute teacher or instructional assistant. 

Almost every day we have substitutes at Cameron helping teach kids when teachers are home sick or attending professional development.  Finding great, reliable substitutes is hard, so if you, a friend or family member is interested we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.  If you are a substitute you can choose to work just here at Cameron or at many schools. Fairfax county has information about requirements and how to apply on their website as well. https://www.fcps.edu/Substitute-Teaching-New-Applicants

Substitute teachers follow lesson plans left by the teacher for classroom or specialist teachers.

                The educational requirement is at least 60 college credits.

Substitute IA’s assist the classroom teacher or work with small groups of students.

                The educational requirement is at least a high school diploma.

Important Dates
  • Friday,  November 15th, Movie Night 6:00
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 23 - Jan 3rd: Winter Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

Help Us Spread the Word

News You Choose will be an important way that our Cameron families receive information and event details throughout the school year. Please help us spread the word by asking others to sign up in order to receive these newsletters. Your help is appreciated!

What's For Lunch?

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
Attendance: 703-329-2129 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

Picture Retake Day on Friday

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Cameron Picture Retake Day Tomorrow-November 8.

 

This is a pre-order event only.

Only students with an order form, who were absent on picture day, or those who returned pictures will be photographed

 

If your child missed picture day you may order online at www.barksdalephoto.com  with the online password 0036633AR

Paper order forms are available in the office.  Change is not available.

 

If you did not like your original pictures, they must be returned for your child to get a retake.

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Cameron News You Choose 11/6/2019

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Students on their Book Character Day Parade last week.

 

Family Engagement Survey Results

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) conducted for the first time a division-wide Family Engagement Survey March 24 – April 12, 2019 to all families with students in grades K-12. The survey asked families to provide their feedback on their engagement at their child’s school in six core areas: welcoming environment, communication, student success, advocacy, family and school partnerships, and collaboration with the community. Click here for more information about the results of this survey.

 

The chart above shows some of our outstanding results from the survey.

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon-Thursday, November 21

Please mark your calendar for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Parents and family members are invited to join their students for lunch in the cafeteria.  Visitor tickets are $4.50 for adults.

The traditional Thanksgiving menu is:

Turkey

Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Green Beans

Cranberry Sauce

Sherbert

Times will be sent home soon! 

Want to volunteer?  Contact Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. McNealy at 703-329-2177.

Substitute Teachers Needed

 

Do you like working with kids?  Are you free one or more days during the week? Are you looking for a job where you can work mornings or afternoons while the kids are in school?  Consider being a substitute teacher or instructional assistant. 

Almost every day we have substitutes at Cameron helping teach kids when teachers are home sick or attending professional development.  Finding great, reliable substitutes is hard, so if you, a friend or family member is interested we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.  If you are a substitute you can choose to work just here at Cameron or at many schools. Fairfax county has information about requirements and how to apply on their website as well. https://www.fcps.edu/Substitute-Teaching-New-Applicants

Substitute teachers follow lesson plans left by the teacher for classroom or specialist teachers.

                The educational requirement is at least 60 college credits.

Substitute IA’s assist the classroom teacher or work with small groups of students.

                The educational requirement is at least a high school diploma.

Hiring Cafeteria Monitor

Cameron is looking to hire an additional Cafeteria Monitor.  Approximately 2 hours per day paid hourly.   Must be a reliable and hardworking team member, enjoy kids, and be able to firmly and kindly redirect student behavior.  Cafeteria monitors also promote healthy and safe eating habits and must be comfortable speaking with children to help them solve problems in the cafeteria.  Please inquire in the front office if you or another Cameron community member is interested in learning more about the position.

Important Dates

 

  • Thursday, November 7th, Science Night 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Friday,  November 15th, Movie Night 6:00
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 23 - Jan 3rd: Winter Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

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What's For Lunch?

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Students enjoying the PTA sponsored Hallowingo (Halloween + Bingo) event last Friday, October 25th.

 

No School November 4th and 5th

Please remember, there is no school on November 4th and 5th. November 4th is a professional development day and November 5th is a teacher workday. We look forward to seeing all students on Wednesday, November 6th.

 

Cameron students and staff will have our annual “Dress Like a Book Character Day” on October 31st. 

Students may come to school in costumes to represent a favorite book character.

Costumes should not include anything scary, any blood or weapons. 

Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will be able to participate in the parade starting promptly at 3:30.

Upper classrooms (grades 3-6) can watch the parade as it passes by their classrooms.

Substitute Teachers Needed

 

Do you like working with kids?  Are you free one or more days during the week? Are you looking for a job where you can work mornings or afternoons while the kids are in school?  Consider being a substitute teacher or instructional assistant. 

Almost every day we have substitutes at Cameron helping teach kids when teachers are home sick or attending professional development.  Finding great, reliable substitutes is hard, so if you, a friend or family member is interested we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.  If you are a substitute you can choose to work just here at Cameron or at many schools. Fairfax county has information about requirements and how to apply on their website as well. https://www.fcps.edu/Substitute-Teaching-New-Applicants

Substitute teachers follow lesson plans left by the teacher for classroom or specialist teachers.

                The educational requirement is at least 60 college credits.

Substitute IA’s assist the classroom teacher or work with small groups of students.

                The educational requirement is at least a high school diploma.

Hiring Cafeteria Monitor

Cameron is looking to hire an additional Cafeteria Monitor.  Approximately 2 hours per day paid hourly.   Must be a reliable and hardworking team member, enjoy kids, and be able to firmly and kindly redirect student behavior.  Cafeteria monitors also promote healthy and safe eating habits and must be comfortable speaking with children to help them solve problems in the cafeteria.  Please inquire in the front office if you or another Cameron community member is interested in learning more about the position.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

 

FCPS is 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 anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's 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 October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Important Dates

 

  • Friday, November 1: End of First Quarter
  • Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5: Professional Development Day, and Teacher Workdays (student holidays)
  • Thursday, November 7: Science Night 6 -7:30 PM
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

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What's For Lunch?

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Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Be sure to join us for Science Night on November 7th from 6 - 7:30 PM. Both adults and students are welcome to attend this event. Lab coats are optional.

 

Get excited for Hallowingo - that's Halloween Bingo! Bingo cards are free, and there are so many prizes: gift cards, costumes, pumpkins and more!

Enjoy pizza, drinks and other snacks, for sale by the PTA. 

Come in costume for the costume parade!

Friday, October 25, from 6:30 - 8:00

Questions? Want more information? Contact PTA President Adrienne Barge at cameronesptapres@gmail.com.

 

Cameron students and staff will have our annual “Dress Like a Book Character Day” on October 31st. 

Students may come to school in costumes to represent a favorite book character.

Costumes should not include anything scary, any blood or weapons. 

Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will be able to participate in the parade starting promptly at 3:30.

Upper classrooms (grades 3-6) can watch the parade as it passes by their classrooms.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

 

FCPS is 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 anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's 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 October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Cameron's Caring Community

Dear Cameron Families,

 

With the season of giving approaching quickly, your School Counselors, Cindi Bryant and Lisa Heath, wanted to reach out to our families to see if you would like to be considered for one or more of the programs below.

 

Supplemental Food (once a month canned goods/staples)

Thanksgiving Food Basket

Winter Coats

Christmas Food Basket

Holiday Presents

 

Use the form to apply for assistance.

 

  • Please return this form to Cindi Bryant, School Counselor at Cameron, or contact her at ckbryant@fcps.edu. Thank you.
Important Dates

 

  • Friday, November 1: End of First Quarter
  • Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5: Professional Development Day, and Teacher Workdays (student holidays)
  • Thursday, November 7: Science Night 6 -7:30 PM
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

Help Us Spread the Word

News You Choose will be an important way that our Cameron families receive information and event details throughout the school year. Please help us spread the word by asking others to sign up in order to receive these newsletters. Your help is appreciated!

What's For Lunch?

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Attendance: 703-329-2129 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

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Boys in the cafeteria wearing their school colors on Spirit day

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

 

Beginning on October 21, 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 anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's 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 October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

 

Cameron students and staff will have our annual “Dress Like a Book Character Day” on October 31st. 

Students may come to school in costumes to represent a favorite book character.

Costumes should not include anything scary, any blood or weapons. 

Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will be able to participate in the parade starting promptly at 3:30.

Upper classrooms (grades 3-6) can watch the parade as it passes by their classrooms.

Picking Up Students from the Bus Stop

 

As a reminder, our youngest students must be met at the bus stop each day.

 Kindergarten students must be met by a adult or responsible middle or high school student. 

Head Start students must be met by an adult. 

Students in first grade and above are dropped off even if no adult is present unless designated in an IEP.

For the safety of our students, please consider these guidelines:

  • If you cannot make it and it will be a different person picking up, please contact the school before dismissal so we can let the driver know who to look for.
  • The person picking up your child must know the child’s first and last name and be able to tell it to the driver.
  • The person picking up your child should be familiar to the child.
  • If you have not contacted the school with the adult’s name, the adult should be someone on the emergency care card.
  • If you have an older child who doesn’t need to be met, talk with them about what they should do if they don’t see you at the bus stop.  Should they go straight home?  To a neighbors house?  Should they tell the bus driver that they don’t see you (so they can get brought back to school)?

Your help makes sure our bus routes run smoothly and our students are safe.

Speak Up Be Safe Program Information

 

Speak Up Be Safe Program coming to Cameron Nov. 18 - 22! The Speak Up Be Safe Program is a program provided through Fairfax County and has been approved by Fairfax County Public Schools. The program is offered at no cost to participants and is presented by trained facilitators. This child abuse prevention curriculum for children explains safe and unsafe touches and empowers children to act if they are threatened or victimized. The program provides children with a comfortable and nonthreatening way to talk about abuse and body safety. Children also learn skills needed to stay safe, to respond to bullying and to handle sad or angry feelings. Opt Out forms in English and in Spanish will come home to parents. If you have any other questions regarding this program, please contact Cindi Bryant at ckbryant@fcps.edu.

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Cameron's Caring Community

Dear Cameron Families,

 

With the season of giving approaching quickly, your School Counselors, Cindi Bryant and Lisa Heath, wanted to reach out to our families to see if you would like to be considered for one or more of the programs below.

 

Supplemental Food (once a month canned goods/staples)

Thanksgiving Food Basket

Winter Coats

Christmas Food Basket

Holiday Presents

 

Use the form to apply for assistance.

 

  • Please return this form to Cindi Bryant, School Counselor at Cameron, or contact her at ckbryant@fcps.edu. Thank you.
Important Dates

 

  • Friday, November 1: End of First Quarter
  • Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5: Professional Development Day, and Teacher Workdays (student holidays)
  • Thursday, November 7: Science Night 6 -7:30 PM
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

Help Us Spread the Word

News You Choose will be an important way that our Cameron families receive information and event details throughout the school year. Please help us spread the word by asking others to sign up in order to receive these newsletters. Your help is appreciated!

What's For Lunch?

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
Attendance: 703-329-2129 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

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Mustache Monday !

Pictured above: Principal Slayter and The Mustache Gang celebrating Mustache Monday one of many special celebrations for Spirit Week this week at Cameron.

Reminder: Monday, October 14th is a Student Holiday. No School this Monday Spirit Week

Spirt Day is this Friday, October 11th! Wear your Cameron Tee-Shirt or Cameron School Colors (Red, Black, or White).

This Thursday is Sports Jersey Day. Show your Spirt this week!

The next meeting of the Cameron Elementary PTA will take place on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:00 PM in the Parent Resource Center at Cameron. We will hear from Ms. Williams about Advanced Academics at Cameron and finalize plans for upcoming PTA events. All Cameron families are welcome!

Speak Up Be Safe Program Information

 

Speak Up Be Safe Program coming to Cameron Nov. 18 - 22! The Speak Up Be Safe Program is a program provided through Fairfax County and has been approved by Fairfax County Public Schools. The program is offered at no cost to participants and is presented by trained facilitators. This child abuse prevention curriculum for children explains safe and unsafe touches and empowers children to act if they are threatened or victimized. The program provides children with a comfortable and nonthreatening way to talk about abuse and body safety. Children also learn skills needed to stay safe, to respond to bullying and to handle sad or angry feelings. Opt Out forms in English and in Spanish will come home to parents. Cindi Bryant will be at the October 15th PTA meeting with some curriculum samples and opt out forms. Please join us at the PTA meeting if you would like to learn more about this important program. If you have any other questions regarding this program, please contact Cindi Bryant at ckbryant@fcps.edu.

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Cameron's Caring Community

Dear Cameron Families,

 

With the season of giving approaching quickly, your School Counselors, Cindi Bryant and Lisa Heath, wanted to reach out to our families to see if you would like to be considered for one or more of the programs below.

 

Supplemental Food (once a month canned goods/staples)

Thanksgiving Food Basket

Winter Coats

Christmas Food Basket

Holiday Presents

 

Use the form to apply for assistance.

 

  • Please return this form to Cindi Bryant, School Counselor at Cameron, or contact her at ckbryant@fcps.edu. Thank you.
Important Dates

 

  • Friday, October 11th: Spirt Day at Cameron
  • Monday, October 14: Professional Development Day (student Holiday)
  • Tuesday, October 15: PTA Meetings at 7PM
  • Friday, November 1: End of First Quarter
  • Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5: Professional Development Day, and Teacher Workdays (student holidays)
  • Thursday, November 7: Science Night 6 -7:30 PM
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

Help Us Spread the Word

News You Choose will be an important way that our Cameron families receive information and event details throughout the school year. Please help us spread the word by asking others to sign up in order to receive these newsletters. Your help is appreciated!

What's For Lunch?

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Family Life Education and opt-out information can be found here

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Attendance: 703-329-2129 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

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Celebrate Spirit Week at Cameron next Week

We encourage everyone to celebrate Spirit Week Next Week Oct 7 - 11. There is something for everybody this week!

Monday: Mustache Monday

Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday: Twin Day

Thursday: Sports Jersey Day

Friday: Cameron Day

Support Cameron And Show your School Spirit by purchasing a Cameron tee-shirt from the PTA

The date for Spirit Day is October 11th. Order your Spirit Wear today from The Cameron PTA. The shirts are priced at $10. Supplies are limited!

To Order:

Email Cameronesptapres@gmail.com with name, teacher, and size request. Thank you for your support!

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Spirit Day Next Friday, October 11th

Spirt Day is next Friday, October 11th. Please note that the 10/2/19 News You Choose mistakenly listed the date as November 11th. The date for Spirit Day is October 11th. Order your Spirit Wear today from The Cameron PTA. The shirts are priced at $10. Supplies are limited!

To Order:

Email Cameronesptapres@gmail.com with name, teacher, and size request. Thank you for your support!

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Volunteers Needed! Special thanks to our parent volunteers. Pictured are: Najia Qarghai, Halima Naser, and S.M. Mortazavi If you would like to volunteer call or come into the school and ask for Mrs. McNealy or Mrs. Rodriguez.  It’s that easy! 703-329-2171

 

A school bond referendum will be on the general election ballot Tuesday, November 5. Bond sales, a form of long-term borrowing, are used to finance the building and renovation of schools and must be approved by voters since they are a future obligation for taxpayers. Get more information about the school bond referendum

Spirit Day Next Friday

Spirt Day is next Friday, November 11th! Order your Spirit Wear today from The Cameron PTA. The shirts are priced at $10. Supplies are limited!

To Order:

Email Cameronesptapres@gmail.com with name, teacher, and size request. Thank you for your support!

Weigh in on Fairfax County's Strategic Plan.

Hundreds of people attended community meetings regarding Fairfax County's first-ever countywide strategic plan. The county still wants to hear from you through an online questionnaire. Feedback is needed on dozens of draft strategies. (There are a lot of questions; answer as many as you would like.) Your continued input will be critical in helping Fairfax County identify key priorities. Take the survey.

Bring your kids to the theater this weekend!

Edison Theatre Company presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein on the Silver Screen, a musical in concert.   Join us to hear some of your favorites from classic movies such as Flower Drum, Song, Carousel, Oklahoma, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.  Performances by soloists, Edison Choir, and Edison Orchestra. 

 

Date: Friday October 4 at 7 pm, and Saturday October 5 at 3 pm 

Tickets: Tickets are just $5 and will be available at the door, cash or check only

Address: 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

www.edisontheatrecompany.org

Important Dates

 

  • Friday, October 11th: Spirt Day at Cameron
  • Monday, October 14: Professional Development Day (student Holiday)
  • Friday, November 1: End of First Quarter
  • Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5: Professional Development Day, and Teacher Workdays (student holidays)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • All Upcoming Events

 

Help Us Spread the Word

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