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Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program - HOLIDAY COLLECTION
This week we are collecting Winter Break food provisions for our Bears Care families, as well as gift cards to assist the parents in purchasing holiday gifts for their Olde Creek children and siblings. Please sign up at the link below and drop off your donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, 12/20 at 3:30pm.
Bingo Night on January 11
Bingo Night at Olde Creek will be on Friday, January 11 from 6:30 - 8:00. We would love to see you at this fun event for the whole family. More information is available at the link below:
Change to e-Notify System
Fairfax County Public Schools is moving to a new system to provide emergency and essential notifications beginning Friday, December 14. You will receive a notification tomorrow around 11 a.m. to let you know the change has been made.
If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information.
Emergency and essential information includes:
- Delayed openings/school closings.
- Early release.
- Buses running late.
- Low lunch balance.
- Power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs.
- Back to school information.
- Important testing dates.
If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.
If you do not currently receive text messages and would like to, please update your contact information in weCare and enter your cell phone number in the cell phone field. Text messages will be sent from the vendor SchoolMessenger and will use the short code number 67587. Standard message and data charges may apply depending on your cell phone service plan. If you do not want to receive text messages, reply STOP to the text message.
Student School Climate Survey
This winter our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education and the University of Virginia, is participating in a statewide student school climate survey. The purpose of this survey is to help schools assess their progress in establishing a positive school climate that promotes student learning.
The survey will be completed online using computers at school. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents will not have access to their child’s survey answers. There is a copy of the survey available at school for your review and is available here.
The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them, and how they feel about attending school. They will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed at school and whether they have been bullied themselves.
The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify Assistant Principal Kenya Champ at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9, 2019.
Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.
Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of school climate.