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Cherry Run Elementary



Monday, May 23
--SOL Testing: 3rd and 4th Grade Math

Tuesday, May 24
--SOL Testing: 4th Grade Math
--Deadline for articles to be included in June 2016 Newsletter. Please send information to Aileen at

Wednesday, May 25
--Box Tops in the Entrance, 8:55-9:10 a.m.
--SOL Testing: 5th Grade Math
Thursday, May 26
--SOL Testing: 5th Grade Math
Friday, May 27
--Miss McGuire’s class goes to Curiosity Zone
--SOL Testing: Grade 6: Math 6 & 7
--2nd grade - Monarchs, Milkweed, and Mexico Fiesta, 9:15-11:25 a.m. Please note: Parent visitors that day need to check in and come right to the 2nd grade classrooms, without stopping in any other classrooms, at or after 9:15, and please remain quiet in the hallway due to SOL testing. Thank you.

Other Information and Announcements

Cherry Run Silent Auction A Hit!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the silent auction this year. We hope you had fun. More than $4,500 was raised for school technology! A BIG THANK YOU to PTA Silent Auction Chairs Kela Schuettler and Cindy Allen for their hours and hours of hard work to make the auction such a success. If you have not picked up your items, please contact Kela at

Service Hours Available for Middle and High School Students

The SYC Soccer Club sponsors the Virginian tournament over Memorial Day weekend and while all parents are required to pick up a volunteer shift, there are some simple jobs specifically for middle and high school students who need service hours, such as assisting parent volunteers in maintaining the scoreboard, checking in volunteers, and directing families to the right field. Those interested can contact site supervisor Audrey Stein at for assisting at Hayfield HS or Hooes Rd Park locations. Here is the link where students can sign up directly for the U9 games: or you can sign up here for U11 girls fields:>

2016-17 PTA Committee Co-chairs Wanted For…

Arts and Enrichment:  Our Arts and Enrichment Committee Chair is looking for someone to shadow her next year.  (It will be her final year at Cherry Run.)  The position helps select and schedule two school wide assembly and one program for each grade level (k-6). Yearbook: Yearbook Committee is looking for someone to share photography responsibilities. New Families:  Co-chair needed to welcome and share information about Cherry Run to new families. Anyone interested in any of these positions can contact 2nd VP Jackie Balough at

Breakfast for Cherry Run Volunteers – June 1

To celebrate our amazing volunteers at Cherry Run, the Cherry Run staff would like to invite you to a breakfast in your honor! On Wednesday, June 1, we will have breakfast from 8-8:45 a.m. in the Cherry Run Cafeteria. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend!

Thank You, PTA School Beautification Chair, For the Fresh Flowers!

Check out the new flowers potted by PTA School Beautification Chair Kristin Sinclair. They look great! If you would like to help water them (once it stops raining everyday!), please contact Kristin. I’m sure she would love the help to keep everything growing.

No School – Memorial Day, May 30

There will be no school on May 30 due to Memorial Day. Offices will be closed. Enjoy the long weekend.

DRA2 Assessments for Grades 1-2 and KG

DRA2 assessments for grades 1-2 and KG and DRA 2 word analysis assessments for kindergartners will be held between May 2-25. The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a standardized reading test used to determine a student’s instructional level in reading. Teachers use DRA results, along with the results of other assessments, to determine whether students are reading on, above, or below grade level. By knowing student DRA levels, teachers can plan for small group, guided reading instruction, including targeted interventions and supplemental support. Teachers select materials that match students’ instructional levels and provide appropriate instruction to challenge them.

Looking For a Fun Break For the Kids This Summer? How About Sending Them to Summer Specialist Camp by Cherry Run Teachers!

July 18-22, 2016 - Join the teachers for: Cooking, scavenger hunts, a Super Spy photo booth, rock sculptures, canvas art, decoding secret Musical messages, and much more…students get to enjoy art, music, and a games room! This is for Cherry Run students currently in grades K-6 and Sangster siblings in grades 3-6. Registration is limited to approx. 12 campers per group. Staff members include Mrs. Rodas, Ms. Melchiori, Mrs. D’Alelio, and Ms. Busch. The cost is $140/session. Questions? Please contact Art Teacher Mrs. Rodas at


Check out 3rd Grade's Chinese New Year Celebration featured on FCPS TV -