Cameron News You Choose 6/10/2022

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Principal's Note

Dear Families

Thank you for working with us to make this challenging school year successful. We could not have done it alone, and your support has been invaluable. The students have worked extremely hard this year getting acclimated back to school. We are so proud of them, and they deserve this summer break to recharge. Please take this time as a family and enjoy. Continue creating memories and know that your Cameron family will be here waiting for you when school begins.

Respectfully yours,

Eric T. Jonson and Jen Fallert

Summer Office Hours

The main office will be open during the summer at 10 AM - 1 PM. Please email Grethel Rocha, Administrative Assistaint [email protected] if you have any questions.

Congratulations Sixth Graders Second Grade Writing Celebrations Sixth Grade And Staff Kickball Game Career Day Pictures You Will Be Missed

PTA President Sandy Davis and Treasurer Melissa Holmes served on our board for many years, and we are truly grateful  for their service and dedication to Cameron.

Summer School At Cameron ES

This summer Cameron Elementary School is hosting three summer opportunities for students: Bridge to K, Young Scholars and the SOAR summer program!

Students have been identified for these programs and registration forms have been sent home.  Bus transportation will be provided. More information will follow, bus stops can also be located in SIS. 

These summer experiences provides opportunities for students to enhance their skills through developing the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate attributes as an effective communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed, resilient and global & ethical citizen. Bridge to Kindergarten is designed to support students who have little or no preschool experience; with a successful transition into kindergarten by building executive functioning skills and routines. The Young Scholars (YS) program provides academic enrichment to students with high academic abilities from groups historically underserved in advanced academics. The SOAR program provides current K-6 students with the opportunities to strengthen core Mathematics and Language Arts skills by focusing on essential standards that will prepare students for success at the start of next school year.

More information will follow and you will be notified if your student has been placed on a waitlist if the selected program is full.

Dates: July 11-29, 2022 Hours: 9:40 am - 1:40 pm 

Questions?

Contact:

Site Director: Tiffany Reed (out of the office until July 7, 2022)

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone: 703-329-4896 (please leave a message and I will get back to you)

 

Dear Families

We are at the end of 2021-2022 school year. You have done a wonderful job supporting your child’s education. I though the fallowing webinar will help us, head of family, to navigate this wonderful world of parenting. See below a free webinar offered by FCPS to all families.

Today’s diverse society makes it difficult to describe a typical family situation or define what characteristics make a “perfect parent.” Culture, values, beliefs, emotional disposition, and the environment in which a person was raised all influence parenting techniques. In an effort to be perfect, new parents will frequently try too hard to protect their child from any adverse experiences or go to great lengths in an at-tempt to please their children. This type of well-intended “perfect parenting” can lead to unanticipated problems. I am suggesting this wonderful webinar that FCPS is offering for free to all FCPS Families. This workshop will address these problems and suggest ways to let go of perfection and seek a balanced parenting approach.

Webinar will be on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Time: 4 p.m.

Webinar Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the myths associated with being a “perfect parent”
  • Identify the dangers associated with “helicopter” parenting
  • Describe the distinction between “perfect” and “good enough” parenting
  • Describe how “good enough” parenting fosters independence and self-confidence in children
  • Identify the factors which affect your parenting style
  • Recognize the impact of anxiety and competition on your parenting
  • Identify the relationship between your own childhood experiences and your present parenting style
  • Identify positive communication skills and conflict resolution techniques associated with effective parenting
  • Describe the use of “Positive Discipline”
  • Describe how “I message” impact communication
  • Identify the importance of appropriate role modeling
No Such Thing as Perfect Parent

Register Here

Contact Ms. Helen Canepa

Wellness Program Specialist II

[email protected]

SOL Spring Scores Preview

Dear Parents/Guardians:

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

HeadStart

To apply online: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/early-childhood-prek/fecep-head-start-application

Email: [email protected]

For more information: English Line: 703-208-7900 Spanish Line: 703-208-7901

Lost and Found

Has your student lost a jacket, hat, sweatshirt, water bottle or even glasses?

 

The cafeteria will be open on Monday, June 13 for you to come and take a look to find your family's lost items.   

Mark your calendars and plan to stop by!  All unclaimed items will be moved to our clothing closet for students.

Are you moving?

The school needs to have current addresses for all of our students. If you have moved or are planning to move outside the Cameron boundaries before August 19, please call the school office so we can update our records.

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

Inova is offering free school physicals for students age 4-18 between April and August 2022 at the Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 8051 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109.

For an appointment, call 703-698-2550. Parents should take a copy of their child's vaccination record with them to the clinic.

Important Reminders
  • Thank You For Supporting The Cameron PTA. Please view the PTA website here

Ms. Sandy Yi-Davis

PTA President

Quick Links Upcoming Events at Cameron ES   
  • First Day Of School (August 22nd)

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Sixth-Grade Virtual Promotion Ceremony

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Sixth-Grade Promotion Ceremony

Hello Cameron Families,

                You are cordially invited to join us virtually for Cameron’s sixth-grade promotion ceremony.

When: Friday, June 10th at 10:30 AM

Where:  Join Zoom Meeting https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/98097859906

We look forward to seeing you and supporting our sixth graders as they move on to middle school.

 

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Summer Reading Night (new location: gym)

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Summer Reading Night

Come out for a fun night of reading and prizes

We are getting excited for a summer of fun choice reading!  We want all students to keep up their love of reading during the summer months. What better way to do that than with a new book?! All students that come will receive a free summer reading book. Stay to listen to Mr. Johnson read a favorite book aloud while snacking on a popsicle. There will then be a raffle for more free books!

Please note:  due to the possibility of rain today and this evening, our event has moved to the gym

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Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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Cameron News You Choose 6/3/2021

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Thank You Cameron ES PTA

This years PTA board worked really hard supporting the school and community with a variety of activities including bingoween, movie night, restaurant nights, welcome back to school picnic, staff appreciation week, and field trips.

We have two PTA  board members that will be moving on after this school year to middle school.  A heartfelt thank you to Sandy Davis, PTA President and Melissa Holmes PTA Treasurer. These ladies have worked diligently and consistently to bridge the gaps with families and school to support one Cameron. They will be missed tremendously, and we are grateful for their service, dedication, and advocacy. 

2021 - 2022 PTA Board

President - Sandy Davis

Vice President - Lee Wilson

Secretary - Chelsea Chase

Treasurer - Melissa Holmes

 

2022 - 2023 PTA Board

President - Lee Wilson

Vice President - Honeyline Heidemann

Treasurer - Delphia York Ridley

Secretary - Chelsea Chase

Field Day Fun

The students had a blast at field day participating in many activities. Thank you to all parents that volunteered to help.

Summer Reading Night Band And Chorus Spring Concert

This was our first live performance by our students since the pandemic, and they did an awesome job. We are so proud of them!

Picture ID Required In The Main Office

If you are picking up a student, please remember to bring a picture ID with you even if you are known to our staff. This is an essential point of our safety process at Cameron in ensuring all of our students and staff are safe while they are in the building. Our office staff will continue to request to see a photo ID every time a student is picked up during the school day.

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2022-23

To apply online: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/early-childhood-prek/fecep-head-start-application

Email: [email protected]

For more information: English Line: 703-208-7900 Spanish Line: 703-208-7901

Calendar Reminder: Last Day of School Is June 10

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed at 2:05PM.

2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22 

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Lost and Found

Has your student lost a jacket, hat, sweatshirt, water bottle or even glasses?

 

The cafeteria will be open on Monday, June 13 for you to come and take a look to find your family's lost items.   

Mark your calendars and plan to stop by!  All unclaimed items will be moved to our clothing closet for students.

Are you moving?

The school needs to have current addresses for all of our students. If you have moved or are planning to move outside the Cameron boundaries before August 19, please call the school office so we can update our records.

Dear Families

We are approaching that time of the year were many of us, heads of the family, get a bit worried about our children getting bored at home. We ask questions like; how I will keep them entertained at home until the school starts again? I actually think boredom is a great thing – it gives kids a chance to use their imaginations.

When children are bored, tend to lead children poking, prodding, or otherwise terrorizing each other, which is less of a great thing. Sometimes getting out of the house is just what the kids need, but other times, it is good to let them to amuse themselves at home for a while. Today I’m sharing a list I found of summer activity for kids that can all be done at home: you’ll find fun games, simple crafts, and easy activities. Perfect for restoring sibling harmony and saving your sanity on those lazy summer days at home.

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

Inova is offering free school physicals for students age 4-18 between April and August 2022 at the Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 8051 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109.

For an appointment, call 703-698-2550. Parents should take a copy of their child's vaccination record with them to the clinic.

Important Reminders
  • Thank You For Supporting The Cameron PTA. Please view the PTA website here

Ms. Sandy Yi-Davis

PTA President

Quick Links Upcoming Events at Cameron ES   
  • June 6th – 6th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game at 2pm
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Cookout at 1pm
  • June 7th – Career Exploration Day 9:40am – 11:40am
  • June 7th – Summer Reading Kickoff Night for Students & Families 6pm – 7pm
  • June 8th – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades K-3 12:50-4:00
  • June 10th – Last Day of School & Early Release 2:05pm
  • June 10th- 6th Grade Promotion (Cameron's Gym) at 10:30am

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Field Day

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Field Day is Tomorrow!

 

 

Friday, June 3rd

Grades K-2 9:45-12:15

Grades 3-6 1:00-3:30

 

Please make sure students have a water bottle, sunscreen and change of clothes.

Volunteers check in at the main office before coming to the gym.

Any questions/concerns please reach out to Mr. Finerfrock at [email protected] or Mrs. Velishka at [email protected].

We look forward to having some fun tomorrow.

Thank you!

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Band and Chorus/Drum Circle Concert Tonight

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Please join us tonight for the band and chorus/drum circle concert!

Please join us tonight for the band and chorus/drum circle concert!  The concert will start at 7:00 p.m.  The students are excited to show off their hard work and play some tunes we know you will ENJOY!  We can’t wait to see you!

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Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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Cameron News You Choose 5/26/2021

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Picture ID Required In The Main Office

If you are picking up a student, please remember to bring a picture ID with you even if you are known to our staff. This is an essential point of our safety process at Cameron in ensuring all of our students and staff are safe while they are in the building. Our office staff will continue to request to see a photo ID every time a student is picked up during the school day.

Tonight! Bullying Education for Parents

The FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention public website has been updated to include a parent video.  The video educates parents on what bullying is, per the SR&R, and what they can expect when a bullying allegation is reported to a school administrator.  The Student Safety and Wellness Office is available to collaborate with school counselors to provide virtual or in-person parent presentations at the request of schools.  The video is available at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/bullying-prevention-and-intervention

Sumer Reading Night Art Murals Outside Cameron

Our student's art murals are coming along outside our gym walls. Thank you Mrs. Cosier for bringing out our students creativity and design for the beautification of our school.

A Few Reminders

CAMERON FIELD DAY

Friday, June 3rd 

Grades K-2 9:45-12:15

Grades 3-6 1:00-3:30

We’ve been practicing games and preparing for a great day! 

Ready to volunteer? 

Feel free to use this Sign up Genius link or scan the QR code below!

Rain date will be June 6th.

Thank you so much! Any questions/concerns please reach out to Mr. Finerfrock at [email protected] or Mrs. Velishka at [email protected].

 

Please make sure students have a water bottle, sunscreen and change of clothes on  Field Day.

Friends, 

Once again we are partnering with the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington to offer free vision screenings, exams and two pairs of eyeglasses to children ages 2-17.

A flyer is attached.

Appointments are required.  Please schedule an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.manageSignUp#/34487308

 

 

Stacey Picard

Social Services Director

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center

3159 Row Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22044

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

All Medication Stored In The Health Room Must Be Picked Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

 

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.  Please be sure medication orders are clear.  All information on the form must be completed.  Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian.  Part II must be signed and dated by your physician.  Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature.  More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

 

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian.  All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician.  Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

 

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Susan Melendez at

703-329-2110, or your school public health nurse, Hassan Sesay, at 703-329-2111. 

 

 

Susan Melendez

School Health Aide

Fairfax County Health Department

Cameron Elementary School

(703) 329-2110 – direct

(703) 329-2100 – main

(703) 329-2197 – fax

Dear Families

There is so much anticipation and enthrallment when you step out to the school for the very first time! And there is so much new to explore and learn about different things.

Kindergarten is every child's fun learning experience. Parents are equally excited, and love sending their children to kindergarten and find different ways to inspire their kid to go to kindergarten and learn valuable life lessons. Teachers also play an important part in making this kindergarten phase of every student a great learning experience. We present to you the list of things you might start practicing before the first day of kindergarten.

 

During the summer before kindergarten begins:

  • Several weeks before school starts, begin bedtime, morning, and mealtime routines that will fit with the new school schedule.
  • Help your child become more independent by offering acceptable choices, such as “Would you like to wear your blue shirt or your red shirt today.
  • If possible, walk or drive to the new school building to play on the playground.
  • Practice walking to the bus stop or to school. Review safety rules.
  • Practice kindergarten skills, such as stating first and last name, standing and walking in a line, waiting for a turn, and following a direction or rule for a game.
  • Visit the local library and help your child get a library card. Participate in story time. Use the card to borrow a book each week. Include books about going to school. Some suggested titles are: Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, by Nancy Carlson; Available in Spanish: Preparate, Kindergarten! Alla voy! Kindergarten ABC, by Jacqueline Rogers The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn.
  • Attend the school’s open house and orientation with your child. Arrange for your child to meet the teachers.
  • Talk with your child about the school day schedule and activities.

 

Yearbook Order Deadline Change The last day for yearbook order payments to be turned in to the school is now Thursday, June 2 by 4:00pm. This deadline change will ensure there is enough time for your child to receive the yearbook before school lets out for the summer.

 

Yearbook Reminder

If your family would like to purchase a yearbook, please turn in your payment to the school no later than Thursday, June 2 by 4:00pm. Yearbooks are on sale now for $13.00 as an early bird special. The last day for the early bird special will be Friday, May 27. After May 27 and through June 2, the yearbook cost will be $15.00.

FCPA Summer Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority offers many summer camp opportunities for children ages 3-17, including sports, chess, science, nature, technology, performing arts, swimming, adventure, cooking, and more!

Full-day and half-day programs are available, and extended care is available at some locations.

For more information, see the flyer here or see the camp guide here. To register, go to the FCPA website here.

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

Inova is offering free school physicals for students age 4-18 between April and August 2022 at the Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 8051 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109.

For an appointment, call 703-698-2550. Parents should take a copy of their child's vaccination record with them to the clinic.

Important Reminders
  • Thank You For Supporting The Cameron PTA. Please view the PTA website here

Ms. Sandy Yi-Davis

PTA President

Quick Links Upcoming Events at Cameron ES   
  • May 26th – Steam and Art “Creatives” Night at 6pm
  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 31st – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades 4-6 9:50-12:50
  • May 31st – June 3rd: Body Safety Program
  • June 2nd – Spring Music Concert By Students 7pm
  • June 2nd – Last Day for After School Clubs
  • June 3rd – Field Day: K-2 students 9:30-12:15 & Grades 3-6 students 1:00-3:30
  • June 6th – 6th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Event at 2pm
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Cookout at 1pm
  • June 7th – Career Exploration Day 9:40am – 11:40am
  • June 7th – Summer Reading Kickoff Night for Students & Families 6pm – 7pm
  • June 8th – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades K-3 12:50-4:00
  • June 10th – Last Day of School & Early Release
  • June 10th- 6th Grade Promotion (Cameron's Gym) at 10:30am

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

Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
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Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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

Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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Cameron News You Choose 5/20/2021

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Cameron Creatives Night Sumer Reading Night

Our student's art murals are coming along outside our gym walls. Thank you Mrs. Cosier for bringing out our students creativity and design for the beautification of our school.

Remember the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day 

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are often confused for one another and can be easily misunderstood. Both are patriotic holidays that honor the military community, however, these two federal holidays couldn’t be more different. As we near Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to take a closer look at the difference and why we celebrate Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in military service to the nation. Originally known as “Decoration Day,” when citizens were encouraged to create memorials on soldiers' graves with flags and flowers, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968 which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May.

Conversely, Veterans Day, a federal holiday which falls on November 11, is designated as a day to honor those who have served in the U.S. military.

Today, Memorial Day is often associated with the start of summer. On May 30, 2022, take a moment to pay tribute to the fallen while still enjoying time with family and friends and the outdoors. Here are a few ideas to commemorate Memorial Day:

  • Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.
  • Visit a military cemetery or memorial
  • Display the U.S. flag at your home
  • Watch the National Memorial Day Concert on May 29, 2022

*Adapted from an article on US0.org

Immunizations Required for Rising 7th Grade Students

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to Island Creek Elementary School as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: Certificate of Religious Exemption.

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online here or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Theresa Painter at [email protected] if you have any questions.

More information about immunization requirements and exemptions can be found in the current version of FCPS Regulation 2101 and on the General Registration Immunization section of the FCPS website.

Dear Families

I wanted to share with you the numbers of our diverse population at Cameron ES. We are fortunate to have and enjoyed such diverse population and understanding that everyone is unique. Every culture, every nationality, every single person sees the world in a different way. Similarly, every culture, nationality, and person have different knowledge, perspectives, and points of view. When all these different views are shared together, miracles can happen.

Amer-Indian or Alaskan Native 1 = .20%

Asian 89 = 18.09%

Black (not Hispanic origin) 96 = 19.51%

Hispanic o Latino 190 = 38.62%

White (not Hispanic origin) 91 = 18.50%

Two or more 25 = 5.08

Cameron Yearbook Yearbook Order Deadline Change The last day for yearbook order payments to be turned in to the school is now Thursday, June 2 by 4:00pm. This deadline change will ensure there is enough time for your child to receive the yearbook before school lets out for the summer.

 

Yearbook Reminder

If your family would like to purchase a yearbook, please turn in your payment to the school no later than Thursday, June 2 by 4:00pm. Yearbooks are on sale now for $13.00 as an early bird special. The last day for the early bird special will be Friday, May 27. After May 27 and through June 2, the yearbook cost will be $15.00.

FCPA Summer Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority offers many summer camp opportunities for children ages 3-17, including sports, chess, science, nature, technology, performing arts, swimming, adventure, cooking, and more!

Full-day and half-day programs are available, and extended care is available at some locations.

For more information, see the flyer here or see the camp guide here. To register, go to the FCPA website here.

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

Inova is offering free school physicals for students age 4-18 between April and August 2022 at the Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 8051 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109.

For an appointment, call 703-698-2550. Parents should take a copy of their child's vaccination record with them to the clinic.

Field Day Volunteers Needed  

SAVE THE DATE

CAMERON FIELD DAY

Friday, June 3rd 

Interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join in the fun! Use this Sign up Genius link where you’ll find that k-2 students play during the morning session (9:30-12:15) and 3-6 students play during the afternoon session (1:00-3:30). 

Rain date will be June 6th.

Thank you so much! Any questions/concerns please reach out to Mr. Finerfrock at [email protected] or Mrs. Velishka at [email protected].

Important Reminders
  • Thank You For Supporting The Cameron PTA. Please view the PTA website here

Ms. Sandy Yi-Davis

PTA President

Quick Links Upcoming Events at Cameron ES   
  • May 26th – Steam and Art “Creatives” Night at 6pm
  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 31st – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades 4-6 9:50-12:50
  • May 31st – June 3rd: Body Safety Program
  • June 2nd – Spring Music Concert By Students 7pm
  • June 2nd – Last Day for After School Clubs
  • June 3rd – Field Day: K-2 students 9:30-12:15 & Grades 3-6 students 1:00-3:30
  • June 6th – 6th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Event at 2pm
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Cookout at 1pm
  • June 7th – Career Exploration Day 9:40am – 11:40am
  • June 7th – Summer Reading Kickoff Night for Students & Families 6pm – 7pm
  • June 8th – Library Summer Reading Kickoff: Grades K-3 12:50-4:00
  • June 10th – Last Day of School & Early Release
  • June 10th- 6th Grade Promotion (Cameron's Gym) at 10:30am

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Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

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Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
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Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, three COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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

Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, three COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
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Cameron News You Choose 5/13/2021

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Thank you to these fourth graders, for being recognized by their teacher for receiving the "Cool Cameron Cheetah Random Act of Kindness Award."

   Positivity Project:   Leadership

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What is Leadership?

You value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.  Leadership is about getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future.

 

Why is Leadership important?

Leaders can create a vision, communicate the vision, develop strategies to achieve it and lead others with similar goals towards attaining the vision.  Through their words and actions, leaders develop an inspirational relationship with their followers. They fill others with the spirit to think beyond the obvious and persevere.   

Parent Information

We are excited to be collaborating around our new school's motto for the 2022-2023 school year.

Cameron Yearbook Cameron Creatives Night

Thursday, May 26th 6-8 PM

Come enjoy student work from Art, STEAM, and Music. Hands on activities include Instrument Petting Zoo, Keva Planks Build, Clay Community Stepping Stones, Sensory Walkway, Makey Makey, and Robotics Demonstrations.

Our Kindergarten students had a blast at the zoo today.

FCPA Summer Camps

Fairfax County Park Authority offers many summer camp opportunities for children ages 3-17, including sports, chess, science, nature, technology, performing arts, swimming, adventure, cooking, and more!

Full-day and half-day programs are available, and extended care is available at some locations.

For more information, see the flyer here or see the camp guide here. To register, go to the FCPA website here.

Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club

Great Summer Camp

Scholarships available if you qualify

Please register at https://lmvsc.org/ or call (703) 922-9841

 

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Becas disponibles si calificas

Por favor regístrese en https://lmvsc.org/ o llame al (703) 922-9841

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

Inova is offering free school physicals for students age 4-18 between April and August 2022 at the Inova Cares Clinic for Families at 8051 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109.

For an appointment, call 703-698-2550. Parents should take a copy of their child's vaccination record with them to the clinic.

Field Day Volunteers Needed  

SAVE THE DATE

CAMERON FIELD DAY

Friday, June 3rd 

Interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join in the fun! Use this Sign up Genius link where you’ll find that k-2 students play during the morning session (9:30-12:15) and 3-6 students play during the afternoon session (1:00-3:30). 

Rain date will be June 6th.

Thank you so much! Any questions/concerns please reach out to Mr. Finerfrock at [email protected] or Mrs. Velishka at [email protected].

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services   Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Important Reminders
  • Thank You For Supporting The Cameron PTA. Please view the PTA website here

Ms. Sandy Yi-Davis

PTA President

Quick Links Upcoming Events at Cameron ES   
  • May 14th – Fun Run 2pm-4pm
  • May 26th – Steam and Art Night at 6pm
  • May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 31st – June 3rd: Body Safety Program
  • June 2nd – Spring Music Concert By Students 7pm
  • June 2nd – Last Day for After School Clubs
  • June 3rd – Field Day
  • June 6th – 6th Grade Talent Show
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Cookout
  • June 7th – Career Exploration Day 9:40am – 11:40am
  • June 7th – Schoolwide Summer Reading Kickoff for Students & Families 6pm – 7pm
  • June 10th – Last Day of School & Early Release
  • June 10th- 6th Grade Promotion (Cameron's Gym) at 10:30am

3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22303  | Main Office: 703-329-2100
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Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today at Cameron Elementary School. 

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean             Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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

Community Covid Notification

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Dear Families and Staff:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is sharing this notification with staff and families for awareness only.

This letter is to inform you that as of this time, one COVID-19 positive case has been reported today at Cameron Elementary School.

FCPS has directed all COVID-19 positive cases to complete their isolation period before returning to school, and our school remains open to other students and staff at this time.

As long as any other students and staff remain symptom-free, they may continue to come to school or work and no further action is required.

If students or staff develop COVID-like illness they should stay home. COVID-19 diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff is available at the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) or other community locations. For information regarding isolation and quarantine, please visit the FCHD website for guidance

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find locations to receive a vaccination. Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the VDH website

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Available language translations:

Arabic              Chinese           Farsi                Korean            Spanish                       Vietnamese   

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

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