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Dear Island Creek Families,
I am excited to share that next Friday, July 21 is our first popsicle event! We invite our Rising 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students and families to join us on the playground from 4:00-5:00 to reconnect with friends and make new ones. Ms. Baxter and I look forward to seeing you.
As you may have noticed at the top of our newsletter we have a new logo. Our new Croc logo was 20 years in the making and a heartfelt thank you to Ms. Meredith "Cosi" Cosier (Cameron Elementary, STEAM Teacher) for her creative and digital expertise with our updated logo. When students return to school, they will be deciding on the name of our new Croc logo. Additonally, thanks to the efforts of the Island Creek staff and input from families last Spring, our "CROCS" acronym has been updated (shown below) and will be displayed throughout the school. Staff will explicitly teach "CROCS" at the beginnning of the year with interactive modeling and will review, revisit, and reinforce throughout the school year.
I hope all of our students, families, and staff are having a wonderful summer filled with special memories and great books! We miss you and are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the new school year on Monday, August 21!
Your Proud Principal,
Have you seen the new rubber flooring on our preschool playground? The children and staff love it!
More exciting beaufitication news....in the near future, our basketball blacktop area will be milled, paved, and have new lines painted!
Preschool Water Day!
Join the Island Creek Staff
Island Creek is looking for dedicated, caring and passionate educators to join our staff. We have the following openings for the 2023-2024 School Year.
- Preschool Special Education Teacher
- Art Teacher (2 days/week)
If you have a love for working with children and collaborating with amazing educators, please send your resume to Jen Fallert at [email protected]
Island Creek is hiring Student Monitors
Island Creek is hiring student monitors for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please email Karen Baxter at [email protected] and use this link to apply. We are looking for candidates who can work Monday-Friday, 8:10am- 3:40pm.
Description: Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.
Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.
Hourly pay: $16.85
What is ParentVue and how do you sign up?
If you do not already have a SIS ParentVUE account, sign up now to monitor and support your child’s academic success! Through ParentVUE, you are able to view your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time. You can also access special reports for your student like progress reports and assessment score reports.
Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. Access SIS ParentVUE by using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.
Need help creating a SIS ParentVue account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Student Information Assistant, Ms. Theresa Painter ([email protected]) or our School Based Technology Specialist, Mark Moran ([email protected]).
Understanding the Proposed 2023 Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning
The Virginia Department of Education has proposed new mathematics standards to be taught at every grade level. This webinar is intended to help families understand the changes in the math standards and how families can provide feedback.
- How are the Mathematics Standards of Learning changing?
- What is the timeline for FCPS to adopt the new 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning?
- How do the proposed standards help students connect concepts with computation?
- How can families provide feedback on the 2023 draft standards?
July 27, 2023 7-7:30 p.m. July 28, 2023 10-10:30 a.m.
Register for Understanding the Proposed 2023 Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning
Summer Events at Island Creek
Friday, July 21 (4:00-5:00, Playground): Rising Grades 1-2 Students & Families: Popsicles on the Playground
Thursday, July 27 (4:00-5:00, Playground): Rising Grades 3-5 Students & Families: Popsicles on the Playground
Friday, July 28 (2:00-3:00, Playground):Kindergarten Play Date for Rising Kindergarten Students & Families
Tuesday, August 8 (3:30-4:30, Playground): Families New to Island Creek: Popsicles on the Playground
Thursday, August 10 (10:00-11:00, Playground): Kindergarten Play Date for Rising Kindergarten Students & Families
Thursday, August 10 (11:30-1:00, Cafeteria): Sixth Grade Students Chat-and-Chew (students only)
Friday, August 11 (9:00-10:00 and 1:00-2:00, Door 1): Island Creek Welcome Tours for Families New to Island Creek
7855 Morning View Lane, Alexandria, VA 22315 | Phone: 571-642-6300
Attendance: 571-642-6363 or Submit Absence Online
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