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From the Principal's Desk

Dearest Families,

I am brimming with excitement to begin the 2019-2020 school year, my second year as your lucky principal. I can't wait until the halls of CWES are once again filled with the joyful energy of your wonderful children! I hope you have had a fun summer and that you are ready to once again be our partners in education that serves the unique needs of our students.

Over the summer, some of our beloved front office staff have set out for new adventures. Linda Szabo has recently taken a promotion as an Administrative Assistant for Madison High School, and Janette Hershey has decided to take some time off to spend with her family. We wish them well and are so grateful to their contributions to our school community. We are actively hiring for their positions and hope to introduce you to new friendly faces soon! 

My door is always open, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns as we near the start of the school year. Enjoy your last days of summer, and I will see you soon!

Best,

Diane Leipzig
"Dr. L"

 

 

Popsicles on the Playground, Thursday August 15

Students new to Canterbury Woods this year are invited, along with their families, to enjoy a popsicle as they meet new friends on the CWES playground next Thursday afternoon, 3:30-4:30 PM! 

 

Supply Lists

Didn't go back to school supply shopping yet? There is still time! See the supply lists posted on our website: https://canterburywoodses.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists 

Please bring your supplies to the Back to School/Open House event on Friday, August 23.

Back to School/Open House Event, Friday, August 23

All CWES families are welcomed to our combined event!

Parents will receive an overview from the classroom teacher,

Students will connect with peers and visit classrooms,

Families will learn about the CWES PTA and community.

 

Classroom teacher Back to School (BTS) presentations are provided at the times below, staggered by grade level to provide families with multiple children the opportunity to attend multiple presentations. You need not arrive at 9:00 AM if your child’s grade level is presenting in Rotations 2 or 3, but please plan to drop off students in designated supervision areas prior to attending the presentation, as these presentations are for parents. Be sure visit the cafeteria to meet administration and learn about the PTA’s new website and ways to get involved at CWES. Then pick up your kids and bring them to their classrooms for open house at 11:00!

 

TIME

CLASSROOMS

CAFETERIA

8:45-9:15

Student check in to Supervision Areas* (Drop off available until 10:10 for families only attending Rotation 3).

9:15-9:40 Rotation 1

BTS presentations
Grades 1 and 2

Principal/PTA presentation and Tables**

9:45-10:10 Rotation 2

BTS presentations
Grades 3 and 4

Principal/PTA presentation and Tables**

10:15-10:40 Rotation 3

BTS presentations
Grades 5, 6 and Kindergarten

Principal/PTA presentation and Tables**

10:40-10:55

Student pick up from Supervision Areas* (Pick up beginning at 9:45 for families only attending Rotation 1).

11:00-11:30

Open house for ALL STUDENTS

Tables** open until 11:30

 

* Supervision Areas:
Kindergarten students: Music room 133
First grade students: Art room 129
Second grade students: Music room 131
Third/Fourth grade students: Library
Fifth/Sixth grade students: Gym

**Tables: PTA Membership, Spirit Wear/Cougar Cards, Enrichment Programs (Before/After School Activity); GlobalPlus Languages, Chess Club, Boys and Girls Scouts

NOTE: There is no separate Back to School Night.

 

CWES Teaching Teams, 2019-2020

We have been busy all summer hiring wonderful teachers to join our outstanding grade level teams. Below are the names of the teachers who will be teaching at each grade level. Additional information about new teaching staff will be shared in a future installment of News You Choose.

Kindergarten

Sue Callahan

Chelsea Germano

Jordan Bristol

 

First Grade

Jaime Carroll

Michelle Choman

Lauren Tredinnick

 

Second Grade

Stephanie Crump

Joy Stephens

Janet Mays

Jennifer Quadri

 

Third Grade

Sarah Simmons

Dana Desposito

Karen Helmer (AAP)

Erin Ferguson (AAP)

Colleen Gartin (AAP)

 

Fourth Grade

Melissa Adams

Diana Pisera

Amber Shaw     

Chelsea Downing (AAP)

Maddie Vance (AAP)

Tom Svercl (AAP)

                                                      

Fifth Grade

Carolina Cappetta

Molly Haas

Eileen Eder-Moreau (AAP)

Mona Mouneimne (AAP)

Erin Wheeler (AAP)

 

Sixth Grade

Sabrina McManus

Kati Miller

Matt Randolph (AAP)

Jeanette Dellavedova (AAP)

Mandy Stafford (AAP)

Jessica Leiter (AAP)

 

Who Is My Child's Teacher?

You will have multiple opportunities for learning about your child’s classroom placement:

  1. On WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 at 4:30 PM, the class lists will be posted on the front doors of the building and will remain up over the weekend. (Note: Only students’ first names and the first initial of their last names will be posted.)
  2. On THURSDAY AUGUST 22 at 6:00 AM, you can log into your SIS Parent Account and your child’s teacher will be listed there. Don't have a SIS account? Reach out to Student Information Assistant Amy Decatur in the front office for a unique password to create one.
  1. On FRIDAY AUGUST 23 beginning at 8:45 AM, staff members will greet families with class placement information at the Open House/Back to School Event and direct them to the appropriate classrooms.

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From the Principal's Desk

June is a wonderful time to celebrate our music program – we have so enjoyed concerts from the chorus, strings, and band programs as well as student-directed performances such as “Patrol Idol” and “Sixth Grade’s Got Talent” this week. As communicated via email yesterday, students in the upper grades will be asked to make band, strings, and chorus decisions during the first week of school next fall. We also wanted to let you know that our wonderful general music teacher, Ms. Harbison, will be moving on to a new professional adventure as Choral Director at Lanier Middle School next year.  She will be sorely missed by our whole school community.

Have a wonderful summer!
Dr. L

June 13 is the last day of school and it is a 3 hour early release, dismissal is at 1:05.   Have a wonderful summer!! FROM THE HEALTH ROOM

Hey, it’s that time of year! Please don’t forget to pick up your student’s medications by June 13th 12:00 pm. All medications left in the Health Room will be destroyed. So, please make sure to GET YOUR CHILD’S MEDS!

From the Library

All library books are due. Please contact the librarian, Mairead Bauer, at mabauer1@fcps.edu if you are wondering if your child has any outstanding books. Notices will be emailed beginning on Monday, June 3rd

Yearbooks

If you did not order a copy of the yearbook, copies are still available in the office.  Yearbooks cost $21.00.

Important Update to the Tdap Immunization Requirement

Effective July 1, the Tdap booster will no longer be required for students entering sixth grade. Instead, the Tdap booster will be required for students entering seventh grade. Students, including current sixth graders, who have received a Tdap at age seven or older will meet the school immunization requirement for Tdap and will not need another dose prior to entering seventh grade. 

Fairfax County Public Schools tracks compliance with this state requirement and seventh grade students who do not meet the requirement before August 26 will not be able to start school.

Learn more about Tdap booster requirements

Supply Lists for 2019-2020

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are posted on the Canterbury Woods website at: https://canterburywoodses.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Back to School/Open House event

Friday, August 23

9:00-11:30 AM

A combined event to orient you AND your child to the Canterbury Woods 2019-2020 school year!

Learn from the teacher what to expect for the year; visit the classroom with your son or daughter.

(NOTE: There will NOT be a separate Back to School Night.)

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From the Principal’s Desk:

Each school year’s end brings bittersweet news, as beloved teachers leave Canterbury Woods to set out for new adventures. We are so grateful for their countless contributions to our community, and will never forget the indelible mark they have left behind on the hearts of our students, our staff, and our families. Please join me in recognizing their contributions.

We honor three staff members who are retiring this year:

Sheri D’Amato, PE teacher and former principal of Wakefield Forest

Linda Levine, Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mr. Long, Day Custodian (Mr. Long retired this spring)

The following staff members are relocating out of state or out of the country along with their loved ones:

Jackie Cordiner, Reading Specialist, is moving to Singapore

Elizabeth Dapper, Special Education Teacher, is moving to Stephenson, VA
Stacey Diapoulis, Fifth Grade Teacher, is moving to Arizona

Sarah Lung, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is moving to Colorado

In addition, the following staff members are celebrating a promotion, taking on a new professional role, or are moving to schools closer to home in order to put family first:

Lauren Dowd, Reading Resource Teacher

Bethany Hannon, Special Education Teacher

Jennifer Harris, Third Grade Teacher

Betsy McArdle, Third Grade Teacher

Kati Myers, Second Grade Teacher

Katie Tuben, Art Teacher

Abigail Quinn, Sixth Grade Teacher

Amanda Wajert, Third Grade Teacher

We are engaged in the hiring process now and will continue to find the best and brightest teachers for our students throughout the summer. When our teaching teams are set for 2019-2020, we will share them with you in a future News You Choose item. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Warm regards,

Diane

Thank You Field Day Volunteers!!!

We had a wonderful field day this year.  The weather was great and the stations were a big hit.  We could not have had such a successful day without our many, many volunteers.  Thank you to all of the parents, teachers and 6th Grade volunteers for being so helpful and supportive!  We truly appreciate you!

Ms. D’Amato/Mr. Healey

6th Grade Promotion

June 12, 2019

1:45 PM

CWES Gym

Reception following in the cafeteria

6th Grade's Got Talent

Come one, come all, to 6th Grade's Got Talent! You are invited to join us in the CWES gym at 2:30 on Tuesday, June 11th to witness a plethora of impressive performances, ranging from singing to hip hop dancing to Chinese yo yo. Our 6th graders have been working hard to perfect their acts and are excited to show them to you!”

Yearbooks

Have your ordered your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook?  Forms are available in the office.  Yearbooks cost $21.00

FROM THE HEALTH ROOM

Hey, it’s that time of year! Please don’t forget to pick up your student’s medications by June 13th 12:00 pm. All medications left in the Health Room will be destroyed. So, please make sure to GET YOUR CHILD’S MEDS!

Congratulations to our former Canterbury Woods students that are in the Woodson Class of 2019!! 

From the Library

All library books are due. Please contact the librarian, Mairead Bauer, at mabauer1@fcps.edu if you are wondering if your child has any outstanding books. Notices will be emailed beginning on Monday, June 3rd

Summer Story Time

The Parent Resource Center is happy to be able to offer Summer Story Time.  This program will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. Each session will have a 25 minutes story time with books selected to highlight skills from Ellen Galinky’s Mind In The Making. The remaining group time will allow participants (adults and children) to dive into activities and practice important skills.  Summer Story Time is ideal for children 4-7. Registration is limited and the first 15 registrants in attendance receive a free book at each session.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 - July 30, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

July 9: Focus and Self Control

July 11: Perspective Taking

July 16: Communicating

July 18: Making Connections

July 23: Critical thinking

July 25: Taking on Challenges

July 30: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services

2334 Gallows Road

Entrance 1 – Room 105

Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Register online or call the FCPS Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Back to School/Open House event

Friday, August 23

9:00-11:30 AM

A combined event to orient you AND your child to the Canterbury Woods 2019-2020 school year!

Learn from the teacher what to expect for the year; visit the classroom with your son or daughter.

(NOTE: There will NOT be a separate Back to School Night.)

Mark Your Calendar

June 5                      Rising Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation, 10:00

June 5                      Strings Concert, 4th Grade, 5:45-6:15

June 5                      Strings Concert, 5th and 6th grades, 7:00-7:45

June 10                    Spring Band Concert, 7:00

June 11                    6th Grade's Got Talent, 2:30 in the gym

June 12                    6th Grade Promotion, 1:45

June 13                    Last Day of School, 3 hour early release, dismissal at 1:05

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From the Library

All library books are due. Please contact the librarian, Mairead Bauer, at mabauer1@fcps.edu if you are wondering if your child has any outstanding books. Notices will be emailed beginning on Monday, June 3rd.

Field Day is this Friday!!!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for signing up to help!  We could not do this without you! 

On Field Day Please Be Sure Your Child:

  • Brings a labeled water bottle.
  • Applies sunscreen before coming to school.
  • Wears P.E. shoes/sneakers, clothes, and a hat.  Bathing suits may NOT be worn.
  • Brings a change of clothing and a towel.

Thanks,

Ms. D’Amato/Mr. Healey

Coding Workshop Big Success!

Two Woodson students committed to teaching others how to code sponsored a coding workshop at Canterbury Woods Elementary School.  Thirty-one eager fourth, fifth and sixth grade students attended the event. 

Victoria and Sara helped the students build game-like scenes using Code.org.  The students created “Dance Party” scenes complete with backgrounds, music, dance moves and lots of humor.  Behind the fun, serious learning took place.  The students learned how to manipulate their Sprites, complete logic challenges, and designed their scenes to meet specifications created by the student leaders.  There were giggles, fist bumps, smiles and celebrations as the students created.  Everyone learned a bit of code, had a lot of fun, and enjoyed the afternoon.  Thanks to Victoria and Sara for teaching coding to our students!

6th Grade Promotion

June 12, 2019

1:45 PM

CWES Gym

Reception following in the cafeteria

Rising Kindergartners for the 2019-2020 School Year

On June 5th at 10:00, we are inviting our rising kindergarten students to CW! They will be able to see and tour parts of their future school, visit our current kindergarten classrooms and enjoy a fun activity with some of our kindergarten teachers!

Yearbooks

Have your ordered your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook?  Forms are available in the office.  Yearbooks cost $21.00.

FROM THE HEALTH ROOM

Hey, it’s that time of year! Please don’t forget to pick up your student’s medications by June 13th 12:00 pm. All medications left in the Health Room will be destroyed. So, please make sure to GET YOUR CHILD’S MEDS!

Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing with jackets, hoodies, lunch boxes and a variety of other items.  Please stop by and look for any items you may be missing.  All items will be donated to charity at the end of the school year.  

Mark Your Calendar

May 31                     Field Day

June 3                      Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00

June 5                      Rising Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation, 10:00

June 5                      Strings Concert, 4th Grade, 5:45-6:15

June 5                      Strings Concert, 5th and 6th grades, 7:00-7:45

June 7                      Field Day Rain Date

June 10                    Spring Band Concert, 7:00

June 12                    6th Grade Promotion, 1:45

June 13                    Last Day of School, 3 hour early release, dismissal at 1:05

SAVE THE DATE!

Back to School/Open House event

Friday, August 23

9:00-11:30 AM

A combined event to orient you AND your child to the Canterbury Woods 2019-2020 school year!

Learn from the teacher what to expect for the year; visit the classroom with your son or daughter.

(NOTE: There will NOT be a separate Back to School Night.)

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Art Students Busy Creating 

Students in art are wrapping up the year with a variety of projects! Many grade levels are working in fiber arts, learning stitching, weaving, and two perennial favorites: kumihimo braiding and coil basket-making. We have even taken advantage of the beautiful weather and brought our work outside for some sunshine. Animals have taken over the art room as first graders finish up sculptures that connect with their classroom curriculum, soon to be displayed in the CWES library “museum”!

Staff vs. 6th Graders Volleyball Game is Thursday

All classes are welcome. The temperature is expected to be in the 80’s so please dress your student comfortably and please make sure that they bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

Sixth grade, please wear your 6th t-shirts to show support for sixth grade!

Staff and students represent….wear your green CWES shirts to show support

 

Field Day - Friday, May 31st

It is with great excitement that we invite family and friends to join us for Field Day on Friday, May 31st! (Rain Date - Friday, June 7th)  Grades K-3 will be from 10:00-12:00 and Grades 4-6 will be from 1:00-3:00.  Come and see our children having fun, laughing, and enjoying the company of their friends while participating in the many field day activities being offered.  Please mark your calendars and go to the sign-up genius link below to volunteer your help: 

Grades K-3:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury2

Grades 4-6:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury1

We will be having a lot of activity centers at each session, so we will need many parent volunteers!  We are very short on volunteers for Grades 4-6 Field Day, with 14 slots still available.  We would LOVE your help!  Think warm and dry weather and get ready to join us for the fun!

Thanks!

Sheri D’Amato                                    Brad Healey

sedamato@fcps.edu                           brad.healey@fcps.edu

Physical Education Teacher              Physical Education Teacher

Upcoming SOL Test Dates

May 22            3rd grade Math

May 29            6th/7th grade Math

May 30            5th grade Math

CWES LOVES Pop Tops

The 2nd grade continues to collect pop tops. The pop tops are donated to the Ronald McDonald house.  Please send all pop tops to the school by June 7th.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know our school collects Box Tops for Education? There is a collection bin in the school lobby.

 

Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing with jackets, hoodies, lunch boxes and a variety of other items.  Please stop by and look for any items you may be missing.  All items will be donated to charity at the end of the school year.  

Mark Your Calendar

May 31                     Field Day

June 3                      Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00

June 5                      Rising Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation, 10:00

June 5                      Strings Concert, 4th Grade, 5:45-6:15

June 5                      Strings Concert, 5th and 6th grades, 7:00-7:45

June 7                      Field Day Rain Date

June 10                    Spring Band Concert, 7:00

June 12                    6th Grade Promotion, 1:45

June 13                    Last Day of School, 3 hour early release, dismissal at 1:05

SAVE THE DATE!

Back to School/Open House event

Friday, August 23

9:00-11:30 AM

A combined event to orient you AND your child to the Canterbury Woods 2019-2020 school year!

Learn from the teacher what to expect for the year; visit the classroom with your son or daughter.

(NOTE: There will NOT be a separate Back to School Night.)

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Chorus Prepares for "A Night on Broadway"

Members of the Canterbury Woods 5th and 6th grade Chorus are busy rehearsing for their upcoming concert on Monday, June 3rd.  We will perform for students in an all-school assembly at 3:00 PM and family and friends are invited to attend the 7:00 PM concert.  Our theme is “A Night on Broadway.”  We have been working on songs from musicals such as, “Les Miserables,” “Wicked,” and “Hairspray.”  You won’t want to miss this exciting show!

National Walk/Bike to School Day  - May 17th

Ms. D’Amato and Mr. Healey are excited to promote National Walk/Bike to School Day on Friday, May 17th.  This is a great opportunity to start the day off the right way while taking a safe route to school.  The support of the Canterbury Woods community in this initiative would be a huge help!  Please join us as we look to inspire our students to seek more daily exercise!

Field Day - Friday, May 31st

It is with great excitement that we invite family and friends to join us for Field Day on Friday, May 31st! (Rain Date - Friday, June 7th)  Grades K-3 will be from 10:00-12:00 and Grades 4-6 will be from 1:00-3:00.  Come and see our children having fun, laughing, and enjoying the company of their friends while participating in the many field day activities being offered.  Please mark your calendars and go to the sign-up genius link below to volunteer your help: 

Grades K-3:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury2

Grades 4-6:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury1

We will be having a lot of activity centers at each session, so we will need many parent volunteers!  We are very short on volunteers for Grades 4-6 Field Day, with 14 slots still available.  We would LOVE your help!  Think warm and dry weather and get ready to join us for the fun!

Thanks!

Sheri D’Amato                                    Brad Healey

sedamato@fcps.edu                           brad.healey@fcps.edu

Physical Education Teacher              Physical Education Teacher

Author Karen Kane Visit Local Bookstore

Bards Alley, an independent bookstore located in Vienna, Virginia will host an Author visit on Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm. The event is called "Diversity in Middle Grade," and features middle-grade authors Karen Kane and Naomi Milliner, who have both written books about deaf and disabled characters: Charlie and Frog and Super Jake & The King of Chaos. The event is free to attend, but requires an RSVP on our Facebook page.  Karen Kane visited CWES in the fall and talked with our students. CWES families who purchase books that day will receive a 10% discount! 

We hope to have an ASL interpreter and a Cued Speech transliterator at the event if there are any deaf or hard of hearing children or adults who plan to attend. (Anyone who needs one should reach out to me directly at sarah@bardsalley.com.) Please pass along this information to anyone who you think might be interested! 

Upcoming SOL Test Dates

May 14            5th grade Reading

May 15            4th grade VA Studies

May 16            3rd grade Reading

May 20            5th grade Science

May 21            4th grade math

May 22            3rd grade math

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Back to School/Open House event

Friday, August 23

9:00-11:30 AM

A combined event to orient you AND your child to the Canterbury Woods 2019-2020 school year!

Learn from the teacher what to expect for the year; visit the classroom with your son or daughter.

(NOTE: There will NOT be a separate Back to School Night.)

TJ Techstravaganza Set for May 18

Tomorrow’s Women in Science and Technology (TWIST), a student group at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), will present TJ Techstravaganza, a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fair for elementary and middle school students, on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Admission is free, and there will be events for students of all ages, including extracting banana DNA, making lava lamps, computer science workshops, and seeing robot demonstrations. Online registration is available

For more information, send an email to twistcoordinators@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendar

May 17                     Walk/Bike to School Day

May 20                     Parent Input Forms Due

May 31                     Field Day

June 3                      Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00

June 5                      Rising Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation, 10:00

June 5                      Strings Concert, 4th Grade, 5:45-6:15

June 5                      Strings Concert, 5th and 6th grades, 7:00-7:45

June 7                      Field Day Rain Date

June 10                    Spring Band Concert, 7:00

June 12                    6th Grade Promotion, 1:45

June 13                    Last Day of School, 3 hour early release, dismissal at 1:05

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From the Principal's Desk

May begins this week, a time when we already begin to turn our thoughts to next year. It is a month when we reflect on progress – from the wide lens of the School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP), to the focused lens of each and every student in our care.

Several of you came to our PTA meeting last fall when I presented our SIIP. We had two main goals this year: first, to promote every student’s development as an effective communicator in a variety of instructional contexts such as Project Based Learning and CETA strategies, and second, to promote our students’ growth in reading and/or math by targeting their areas of need with purposeful interventions. We are proud to say that we are on track to successfully meet both of these goals this year! Come to the PTA membership meeting on May 14 for a more detailed school update.

In turning our attention to next year, we appreciate the time you are taking to share insight into your child’s needs through our classroom placement input form, due to the office by Monday, May 20. If you have additional input about our school as we plan for next year, my door is always open.

And finally, we want to make you aware of a very important day—the kick off event for our next school year! Our first annual combined Back to School/Open House event was well-received last fall; the vast majority of over 300 parents responded to our feedback survey that they preferred a combined event, and they preferred morning to afternoon. You asked…we listened! School begins Monday, August 26, so we invite you and your children into the building the Friday morning beforehand.

SAVE THE DATE!

Back to School/Open House event

Friday, August 23

9:00-11:30 AM

A combined event to orient you AND your child to the Canterbury Woods 2019-2020 school year!

Learn from the teacher what to expect for the year; visit the classroom with your son or daughter.

(NOTE: There will NOT be a separate Back to School Night.)

Warm regards,

Diane

Physical Education Happenings

We hope your children have been sharing how well they have been playing in our soccer unit in physical education classes over these past several weeks. With only a few weeks left of school we still have many exciting games and skill building activities planned. In the primary grades, students are beginning the whiffle ball unit and will transition to fitness/running games. Upper grade students are participating in a  lacrosse unit which is new this year and then we finish the year with whiffle ball/softball.

Field Day is just around the corner and we’re hoping for warm and dry weather on Friday, May 31! Grades K-3 will be from 10:00-12:00 and Grades 4-6 will be from 1:00-3:00.  Please join us and come out and see our children having fun, laughing, and enjoying the company of their friends while participating in the many field day activities being offered. 

We have many activity centers planned for each session and we still need parent volunteers during our fourth through sixth grade time slots (1:00-3:00).  If you would like to volunteer or review when you signed up please go to the sign-up genius link below: 

Grades K-3

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury2

Grades 4-6

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury1

Drama Club Performs Hansel and Gretel

On May 2nd, students from the CWES Drama Club performed “Hansel and Gretel: The Funny Version” for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Students in the club met on Thursday mornings before school to prepare.  They only met for 8 sessions before putting on the play and did an amazing job!  The audience loved the humor and expression the actors brought to the stage.  Bravo to all involved!


Upcoming SOL Test Dates

May 9             4th grade Reading

May 13            6th grade Reading

May 14            5th grade Reading

May 15            4th grade VA Studies

May 16            3rd grade Reading

SCA News SCA Elections

2019-2020 SCA Officer applications are now available. If your student would like to apply to be an officer for next school year’s SCA, please have them stop by Mrs. Brown’s office to pick up an application. Students currently in 4th grade can run for Historian or Treasurer. Students currently in 5th grade can run for Canterbury Community Coordinator, Secretary, Vice President, or President. Applications are due by May 10th at 4:00 PM. No late applications will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Brown for any questions of concerns.

Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month

May is designated as Asian Pacific Island Heritage month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders and their contribution to the United States. CWES is proud to celebrate those wonderful contributions with our students, staff, and community!

Mark Your Calendar

May 20                     Parent Input Forms Due

May 31                     Field Day

June 3                      Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00

June 5                      Rising Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation, 10:00

June 5                      Strings Concert, 4th Grade, 5:45-6:15

June 5                      Strings Concert, 5th and 6th grades, 7:00-7:45

June 7                      Field Day Rain Date

June 10                    Spring Band Concert, 7:00

June 12                    6th Grade Promotion, 1:45

June 13                    Last Day of School, 3 hour early release, dismissal at 1:05

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PTA Fun Fair is Saturday

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Dear Families,

The games are ready, the food is ordered, Moon Bounces and Laser Tag are on their way, and the raffle baskets are packed full of prizes. To make this May the fourth perfect, all we need is you! I hope to see you this Saturday at our Out of This World Fun Fair. It is the final and biggest PTA event of the year. Our volunteers have been working hard to make it a great one.

From 11:00-3:00, try your hand at carnival-style games, get your face painted, visit the LEGO room, and buy a ticket for a chance to win one of the amazing raffle baskets. 

Plan to stay all day and come hungry… We will have pizza, chicken sandwiches, and popcorn for sale. Or bring home dessert from the bake sale.

We would truly appreciate your help at the event—many hands make light work! There are still many opportunities to support the Fun Fair with just an hour of your time. There are lots of ways to help—from food and ticket sellers to helping kids pick out prizes, to donating a cooler or table. 

Check out the sign-up genius below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44abad2ea6f94-volunteers3

The Fun Fair helps the PTA to support the school and the best teaching staff you will ever meet! Funds go to help classroom programs, Cultural Arts assemblies, building and grounds improvements, teacher and staff luncheons, and the purchase of one-to-one computer devices so ALL CWES students will have access to a device in the classroom. 

Plus, your kids will think it’s hilarious to watch me get pied in the face by a lucky raffle winner!

Thank you for supporting our school by supporting our Fun Fair!

May the fourth be with you...because it won’t be the same without you!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Warm regards,

Dr. L

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Canterbury Woods Weekly Happenings

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Strings Students Participate in Solo Spotlight

Congratulations to the 27 Canterbury Woods Strings students who went to Solo Spotlight on Friday, April 26th at Frost Middle School. Students performed a variety of solos, duets and trios to receive feedback from a judge. Extra courage, dedication and practice outside of orchestra class was required. Students committed to practice enough to continue mastering their school music in addition to the Solo Spotlight music. These students did a wonderful job of representing Canterbury Woods in this Woodson pyramid event.

Canterbury Woods orchestra students continue to prepare for our spring concert. Music such as Rhythm N’ Blues, March of the Metro Gnome, We Will Rock you and Mystic Caravan will be performed on Wednesday, June 5th in the gym.

Have you returned your Parent Input Form for the 2019-2020 school year? Forms are due to the office by Monday, May 20, 2019 Spring Book Fair

The Spring book fair is coming soon! It will be a buy one, get one free book fair with Scholastic. The book fair will be open beginning on Tuesday, April 30th thorough Friday, May 3rd. The hours are from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm each day.

If you would like to volunteer please signup using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044caaaa229-book4

World Autism Month

If you believe your child may have some signs of autism, consider talking with your pediatrician. Remember, the goal is not to “fix” a person with autism. The goal is to better understand him or her and equip them with the skills needed to navigate today’s complex world so that they can live a happy, purposeful life.

Helpful Links:

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Autism Society  (¿Qué es Autismo?)

Autism Speaks

SCA News SCA Elections

2019-2020 SCA Officer applications are now available. If your student would like to apply to be an officer for next school year’s SCA, please have them stop by Mrs. Brown’s office to pick up an application. Students currently in 4th grade can run for Historian or Treasurer. Students currently in 5th grade can run for Canterbury Community Coordinator, Secretary, Vice President, or President. Applications are due by May 10th. No late applications will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Brown for any questions of concerns.

Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month

May is designated as Asian Pacific Island Heritage month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders and their contribution to the United States. CWES is proud to celebrate those wonderful contributions with our students, staff, and community!

Field Day - Friday, May 31st

It is with great excitement that we invite family and friends to join us for Field Day on Friday, May 31st! (Rain Date - Friday, June 7th)  Grades K-3 will be from 10:00-12:00 and Grades 4-6 will be from 1:00-3:00.  Come and see our children having fun, laughing, and enjoying the company of their friends while participating in the many field day activities being offered.  Please mark your calendars and go to the sign-up genius link below to volunteer your help: 

Grades K-3:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury2

 

Grades 4-6:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8af23a13-canterbury1

 

We will be having a lot of activity centers at each session, so we will need many parent volunteers!  Think warm and dry weather and get ready to join us for the fun!

Thanks!

Sheri D’Amato                                    Brad Healey

sedamato@fcps.edu                           brad.healey@fcps.edu

Physical Education Teacher              Physical Education Teacher

 

Adult Beginning Cued Speech

Do you have a friend or family member who uses Cued Speech? Interested in becoming a Cued Language Transliterator? (This is a great job that you can do at your neighborhood school during your children’s school hours.) Learn the entire Cued Speech system in four weekend sessions:

  1. Saturday, May 11th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  2. Saturday, May 25th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  3. Sunday, June 2nd, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  4. Saturday, June 8th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Classes will be taught by certified instructors and held at the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030.

To register: Email your name, phone number and preferred contact email address to info@nvcsa.org. Include any other info you think we need to know! (Classes will be taught in spoken English.) Registration deadline is Thursday, May 9th.  These free classes are sponsored by the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association.

Hi my name is Dani and I’m a 5th grade student and I’m helping Vindicated Pit Bull Rescue save lives of “bully” dogs that would not survive life as a shelter dog by helping get them ready and finding a new home.

The dogs have nothing soft or comfortable to sleep on, don’t have toys, and don’t have supplies to get the dogs ready to find fur-ever homes. Can you help me to help them?   They need …

 

Gently used

Other Stuff

Blankets

Chews

Towels

Cleaning supplies

Toys

Shampoo

Beds

Training treats

 

The reason we need this is, imagine if you get lost from your home and are stuck lying on a hard rock surface to try to sleep and have nothing to play with or chew on and smell. You would not like that right? Well that is what these dogs have to deal with.

So, what do you say will you help?

We will have a collection bin in the lobby during school hours:

Tuesday April 23 – Friday May 3

 Thank you so much for your help!

Field Hockey Camp

Field Hockey camp registration is open and spaces are filling up! Join the WTW Field Hockey team for four days of fun 6/10-13/19 from 5:30-8pm.

Rising 4th-9th graders are invited though all are welcome. This camp is perfect for all ages and abilities! Learn directly from Woodson Head Varsity coach,  Brittany Hopkins. Additional instructors include members of Woodson's field hockey teams. Players are placed in groups based on their age and ability. This provides the best environment for becoming a better player and for having fun! To register please visit https://woodson-athletics.jumbula.com/#/field-hockey or email bdhopkins@fcps.edu for more information.       

Mark Your Calendar

April 30-May 3         Spring Book Fair

May 4                       PTA Fun Fair, 11:00 - 3:00

May 31                     Field Day

June 3                      Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00

June 5                      Rising Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation, 10:00

June 5                      Strings Concert, 7:00

June 7                      Field Day Rain Date

June 10                    Spring Band Concert, 7:00

June 12                    6th Grade Promotion, 1:45

June 13                    Last Day of School, 3 hour early release, dismissal at 1:05

4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003 |  Main Phone: 703.764.5600
Attendance: 703.764.5656 | Web | Twitter

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