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Makeup and retake images from Deer Park Elementary School are now online!
View and purchase at this LINK. Use your student's ID when prompted for the online code.
For questions, please email [email protected]
Full-Time AAP (Level IV) AAP Referral Reminder Reminder: Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023
Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form and supplemental materials to Sandy Murray [email protected] no later than December 15, 2023.
The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually. All forms may be found on the AAP forms page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.
For more information, please visit the Advanced Academics Programs website here.Discover NOVA Stem Day
NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College) will hold "DISCOVER NOVA STEM DAY" at their Loudoun Campus (21200 Campus Dr, Sterling, VA 20164) on Saturday, December 2, from 10am to 1 pm. This showcase includes hands-on activities, workshops, and exhibits for students aged 5-12. For more information and how to register visit the website here.
Staying Healthy this Cold & Flu Season
Cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses often rise this time of year. It is important for students to wash their hands regularly and cover their coughs and sneezes. Please monitor your child’s health daily and keep them at home if they are sick. Visit FCPS' Health and Safety Guidance document for more tips.
🙋 Student Attendance and Engagement
During the Academic Matters segment of the November 9 School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid discussed student attendance and engagement. Attendance and absenteeism rates are one measure for Goal 2 of our Strategic plan.
Chronic absenteeism — which is defined as a student missing 10% or more of school for any reason — is a concern across Virginia school districts. Although FCPS continues to outperform the state average in attendance rates, we are tracking chronic absenteeism closely.
Data shows that:
- Missing just 10% of school — just two days a month — negatively affects a student’s academic performance.
- Only 17% of students who were chronically absent in both kindergarten and first grade were reading proficiently in third grade, compared to 64% of those with good attendance.
- Students who fail to read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than students who achieve proficiency to drop out of high school.
- By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
Attendance is critical for academic success!
Missing School Over the Holidays
Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, please speak with your child’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. Homework is not given in advance of the absence and a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom.
Visit FCPS’ website for more resources.
Check out what the Public Library has to offer!
Join Fairfax County Public Library’s Winter Reading Adventure from
Dec. 1, 2023 through Jan. 31, 2024. Log your reading online and earn rewards!
Deer Park PTA Information www.deerparkespta.org
Board and Brush Parents Night Out Fundraiser December 9th 5:30-8:30 PM
Do you need a Parent’s Night Out or a Fun Girls Night Out? Join us at Board and Brush for a night of being creative and raising money for Deer Park ES.
Click HERE to sign up!
DEER PARK FAMILIES:
There is still time to become a PTA member. Be a part of the magic that helps Deer Park be the special place that it is by joining the PTA!
All members receive a Bucky magnetic clip, a parent directory (in Dec.), voting powers, and memberships to the Fairfax County PTA, VA PTA and national PTA. Just a reminder, PTA memberships are good for one school year. If you were a member in the past we would love for you to join again. Click here to join!
DEER PARK PTA will be hosting OVERTIME ATHLETICS again for OTA 2024 summer camp at Deer Park Elementary! OTA is now offering their BEST DEAL EVER of 60% off SUMMER CAMP PRICING! Will not be this low again! Hurry, offer expires DECEMBER 1st!
Note from PTA: Deer Park is not yet listed as a registration location because no schools are listed yet for summer camp - register for "Summer Camp Pass" Fairfax & Loudoun County and OTA will reach out via email to get your location and date choices after camp locations are finalized on 3/1/2024.
NEW THIS SUMMER!
Improved theme weeks, Tournament style sports - everyone's a winner! Games2U trucks with video games, laser tag, foam parties and more (offerings will be different depending on the week/availability)
Reflections Art Contest Showcase
6:30 PM in the Library
Winners will be announced the week of December 4th, good luck to everyone who participated!
Bucky is stylin’ and profilin’ in the Deer Park Spirit Wear designs! Spirit Wear has been totally revamped for this coming year and will be sold online year-round! That’s right…on demand spirit wear.
Click here HERE for the online store.Parent and Educator Workshop Dec 2nd at 9 AM via zoom
Parent and Educator Workshop on Behavior December 2nd at 9:00 A.M. (EST)
Gain tools to understand the “WHY” behind a child’s challenging behaviors and approaches to support positive outcomes.
Upcoming Dates December
2 - December Parent and Educator Workshop
2 - Nova Stem Day
8 - December Reflections Art Contest Showcase
9 - PTA Board and Brush Night Out
15 - AAP Referrals Due Date/NO late referrals accepted
Winter Break December 18 - January 1st, 2024, school resumes January 2nd
See the full school year calendar here.