Order Now - School Supply Pack for Next Year
It is time to purchase your school supplies for the 2015-16 school year. For your convenience, we have contracted with EPI to assemble school supply boxes specific to your child's grade level. Purchased supplies will be mailed directly to your home in August.
Please pay close attention to the supply list accessed from the navigation pane to the left. Each grade level has two lists, one for boys and one for girls.
Orders are online only. https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ will be open for orders through June 30th. Our access code is POW022
Summer Reading Challenge
Reading is SO Delicious…That is our theme this year for our summer reading challenge. There is nothing like a good book and there is no better way for your child to prepare for their next year in school than to read! CPES would like to challenge students to read at least 10 books over the summer. Along with your child’s report card, you should have received a letter explaining the program and a reading log for your child to complete and return in the fall. Extra copies will be available in the school office or click on the following link for a copy of the reading log.
Summer is a great time to visit your local public library. Fairfax County libraries offer amazing programs for kids and their own summer reading program. Show your child that reading is important to you and make a special trip to the library each week. Try picking a book to read and discuss together. Maybe even create a neighborhood book club. Don’t forget audio books! They are a great way to pass time when traveling.
If you are in need of some summer reading suggestions, click on the links below:
K-2 Summer Reading List
3-5 Summer Reading List
6-8 Summer Reading List
Don’t forget your child may still access books online at MyON and Tumblebooks. For MyON your child will use the login and password they used during the school year. For Tumblebooks use the word “Fairfax” for the username and password.
Have a wonderful summer and happy reading!!
Meet the 2015-2016 Kindergarten Teachers!
If your child will be entering kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year, please sign up at the link below for a time to meet the kindergarten teachers.
When: August 25, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Colin Powell ES
You can find the sign up at: http:// goo.gl/ZhWr2I
Student Placement 2015-16
As we rapidly approach the end of the school year, placement of students for the 2015 - 2016 year will undoubtedly be the foremost on every parent’s mind. Please know that at Colin Powell Elementary School, we feel that parents are an integral part of our team; therefore, we welcome parent input into the placement of students in their respective classes. The assignment of students to classes is the primary responsibility of the school administrators, but it is a team effort that is performed with great care. If you have information about the kind of learning environment best suited for your child that would help us in the placement decision, please use the following link, http://www.fcps.edu/powelles/studentplacement/studentplacement.htm, to provide that information. This is not a solicitation for parent requests for teachers, and indeed requests for specific teachers cannot be honored. Rather, this is an opportunity for parents to share information about their child that would impact the learning situation. We are requesting that all forms be sent to Mrs. Clifford no later than June 30, 2015.
Student Information System (SIS) Parent Accounts
Our school is providing SIS Parent Accounts to each parent of a student at our school. This will enable access to view your student’s attendance, report card grades, and additional information, establishing another form of communication between home and school.
Each parent will receive a letter in the mail this week providing a web address, activation key, and directions on registering for your account. Please use the following link to a video that provides information about the registration process and the information you will view with this account., Support Video. If you need additional assistance please contact the school during normal school hours. Once you register for your account you may want to bookmark the SIS Parent Account login page, https://sisparent.fcps.edu
School Pyschologist Newsletter
The topic of this month's edition of the school pyschologist newsletter for parents is "Online Safety." The newsletter has several useful strategies on how to keep students safe online.
Devices no longer need to be registered each school year. The Acceptable Use Policy of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook now includes permission for BYOD. Please see Mr. Decroo, in room 108, for assistance connecting to the wireless network.