Mosby Matters - 9/16/2020

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Thank you to Girl Scout Cadette Troup 1489 for their kindness rocks on the path to Mosby Woods!

Back to School Night

We had two very successful Back to School nights this week. Thank you for “attending” the virtual meetings and seeing how fantastic our teachers are. If you missed the meeting, recordings are posted in Blackboard.  We are off to a great virtual start and appreciate all of your patience and support!

Mondays

Although instruction on Mondays is different than Tuesday- Friday, MONDAY is still a school day. All classrooms will have a brief meeting/check-in, take attendance, and review asynchronous assignments for the day. Some students will also receive small group instruction at different times on Monday mornings.

PTA meeting

The first PTA meeting is Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. will be on BBCU at this link

Mr. Karl Frisch and Ms. Karen Keyes-Gamarra, school board members will attend to discuss the recent school name–change proposal. Mrs. Ashley Dwyer, school counselor will also provide a brief presentation on helping your child to manage stress. Please join us!

Food pick-up

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many child meals they need. Adults may purchase the meals for $2 as well.

Emergency Care and Health Forms – DUE 9/18/2020

If you haven’t returned your Emergency Care and Health forms yet, we encourage you to use the weCare system to update your contact information instead. WeCare is an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own ParentView account in SIS. WeCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience online. Visit this website for more information. Parents are also welcome to drop forms off in the labeled box outside the school doors, or scan and send in an email to MosbyWoodsForms@fcps.edu.

How to request books from the Mosby Woods Library

Students may request library books using Destiny Discover, our online catalog. This video explains the process for holding and picking up books. Please email Mrs. Katzman at mgkatzman@fcps.edu for inquiries related to library book holds, checkouts, and returns.

For more information on when and where to pick up the books and how to return the books, read the Announcement on the Mosby Woods website.

Parent Information Sessions for AAP Services

All parents are invited to two virtual information sessions about AAP services and the process of screening and identification.  If you are unable to attend, these session recordings will be made available.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristine Choi at kvchoi@fcps.edu.    

  • September 28 at 9:00 am– This session will focus on the continuum of AAP services across K-12.
  • October 13 at 6:00 p.m. – This session will focus on the screening and identification process for full-time, Level IV services.

Both sessions will use the following BBCU link.

*Please note:  The Level IV referral deadline has been set for December 1 this year. 

Upcoming Dates

September 22 - PTA Meeting 6:30PM (virtual via BBCU)

September 28 - Parent Information Session for AAP Services 9AM (virtual via BBCU)

October 1 - Virtual community meeting re proposed school name change (TBD)

October 7 - School Board Public Hearing 7PM re proposed school name change

October 12 - STUDENT HOLIDAY - Indigenous People's Day

October 13 - Parent Information Session for AAP Services 6PM (virtual via BBCU)

October 20 - PTA Meeting 6:30PM (virtual via BBCU)

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or MosbyWoodsElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

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Mosby Matters - June 10, 2020

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What a  year!

What a challenging and unforgettable school year this has been! While many of us experienced sadness and disappointment about missing exciting learning, our teachers and friends, there was still so much to celebrate. We learned to appreciate the opportunities to listen and learn through distance learning. We learned to use some new technology tools and how to communicate with each other in different ways.  We learned that our children and teachers are so resilient, flexible, innovative and strong. We also celebrated that our diverse Mosby Woods community is a family where respect, love and unity are the values we uphold. This time away from seeing our kids and being able to give a hug or high five has strengthened our commitment to bring the joy when we are all back in the school building.   We are grateful for your words of kindness and appreciation for all of our staff. We are grateful for your patience, flexibility and support in partnering with us to teach your kids. Our hope is that our Mosby Woods family returns together in an even stronger more cohesive way where we continue to inspire our Mustangs to Learn, Give and Thrive. I hope you have a restful summer and continue to stay safe, healthy and connected.

Congratulations to all of our Mustangs!

Dr. Mahri Aste
Principal

So long, farewell

We sadly say good bye and thank you to several staff members who will be leaving Mosby Woods.

Jackie Barrera - ESOL Teacher

Lyndi Cote - 3rd Grade Teacher

Kaniz Kazi - Public Health Training Assistant

Ally Shaughnessy - Speech Teacher

Emily Silva - 5th Grade Teacher

Cheryl Tsang - Kindergarten Teacher

Haejin Yu - Counselor

Summer Learning Opportunities

Continue the learning through the summer with some fun activities curated and designed by our Mosby Woods Reading and Math Teachers, FCPS, the FCPL, and more! Visit our website to see all the wonderful activities and programs available for our Mustangs this summer! Highlights include: 

  • FCPS Summer Learning Reading and Math Practice Books delivered via the US Mail. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page, 
  • iReady Digital Lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website (until July 31), and
  • An opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our teachers for each grade level. More information coming shortly about how to sign up for virtual office hours.
2020-2021 Supply Lists

Supply lists have been updated for the upcoming school year. Supplies can be purchased using the lists or the PTA is offering families a one-stop online shopping for school supplies through Sprout School Supplies. Online orders will be accepted through July 14, 2020. Information can be found on our website.

Kudos!

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, third grader Dalton Avery earned a perfect score of 20 on the recent challenge. Nationally, only 32 third graders achieved this result. Other students from Mosby Woods Elementary who achieved outstanding results in the meet include third graders Rohan Dash and Elsa Edin, fourth graders Isis Nzekwe and Angelina O, fifth grader Clara Yin and sixth grader Diya Paudyal.

Sixth grader Catherine Williamson also earned Individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 56 out of a possible 60 points. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by their classroom teacher.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed for use by high school students, WordMasters Challenge™ materials have been specifically created for younger students in grades three through eight.

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or MosbyWoodsElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

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