Olde Creek Update - The Kindergarten Play Date is Tomorrow!

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Calling All Rising Kindergarten Students!

Please join us tomorrow (August 14) at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM for one of our Kindergarten Play Dates. 

Feel free to come to one or to both sessions!  The kindergarten teaching staff will not be present, but this is a great opportunity for the children and the parents to meet one another and spend time socializing on the playground. In the event of inclement weather, we will gather in the gym.  

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

 

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Olde Creek Summer Update - August 10

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Olde Creek Families…

We hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer. We can’t wait to hear about all of the exciting adventures our students went on when they return in a few weeks. As we head into the 2018-2019 school year we are looking forward to continuing our work that is aligned with the Portrait of a Graduate. We will also be focusing on academic conversations and learning targets throughout all curriculum areas. Over the course of the year, we hope that you will be hearing about all three of these topics from your students.

Building strong relationships with our parent community continues to be the foundation of the work that we do. We value parent involvement and will continue to work together to provide the very best for each child. We encourage families to volunteer in the school and get involved with the Olde Creek PTA, and participate in our community events. Over the course of the year, we will be sending out specific information about our many events and programs. You can also use our website to stay connected to the many great things happening at our school and we encourage you to follow us on Twitter @OldeCreekES

The remainder of this message includes important dates and information that is related to the beginning of the school year. Feel free to call or email the school if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help.

We can’t wait to see everyone in a few weeks! Have a great finish to your summer.

-Olde Creek ES

 

Important Dates 

August 14

Kindergarten Play Date on the Playground (10:00 AM & 6:00 PM)

A wonderful opportunity for you and your kindergartener students to meet other kindergarten families and have fun on the playground.

 

August 20-22

Letters mailed to families with bus routes and class assignments.

 

August 22

Kindergarten Safari (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) 

This exciting adventure for our new Kindergarten students will start in our library and be followed by fun activities throughout the building. It will conclude with a mini-tour of the building and a ride on a school bus!

 

August 23

Olde Creek ES K-6 Open House (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

This is open to all Olde Creek K-6 students and families and it is a great opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and meet his or her teacher and classmates.

 

August 28

First Day of School!

Our school hours are 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM.

 

September 5

Olde Creek Back-to-School Night

 

September 22

Laps for Learning Fun Run

 

Health Room Open

The Health Room will be open during our Open House on Thursday, August 23 and on Monday, August 27 for parents to drop off student medications.  Our Health Room Aid, Maria Laguna, will be at Olde Creek to accept the medications.  

 

School Supplies

Please click here for school supplies lists by grade. 

 

T-dap Vaccine - Rising 6th Graders

A reminder to the rising 6th grade families - Please submit your child’s T-dap vaccine record if you have not already done so.  It can be a copy of your child’s immunization record, or a note on letterhead from your healthcare provider listing the date, month and year of the most recent Tdap booster.  

Please note: Sixth graders cannot begin school in August without documentation of having had the Tdap booster.

 

Tell a Neighbor to Come Register!

Do you know someone that has recently moved to our area? Please ask them to call or come in to register their child! Lizardo Santos, our registrar, is available to assist new families. Please help us spread the word!

 

First Day Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and bring them with you to Open House! These forms will also be sent home with your child on the first day of school.

 

Emergency Care Card  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se3_0.pdf

Health Form  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se71_7.pdf

Military Info. https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se329.pdf     

Opt out Info. https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/registration/opt-out-forms

 

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Last Summer Check-out Tomorrow at the OC Library

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Last Summer Check-out Tomorrow (August 8) At the Olde Creek Library

Tomorrow night is the last night to check-out books from the OC Library for summer reading.  We’re open from 5:00pm until 7:00pm with great book choices for all reading levels.  This is the perfect opportunity to finish up your OC Summer Trading Cards.   We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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Olde Creek Library Open Tomorrow from 5:00-7:00

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Olde Creek Library Open Tomorrow (August 1) from 5:00-7:00

Hey rising 4th and 5th graders – ready to get started on reading the books for the December, 2018 Battle of the Books?  If so, come to the OC Library tomorrow night and check-out one of the titles.  All Olde Creek students are welcome to come out and get books for summer reading!

We hope to see you there!

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Come to the OC Library Tomorrow Night from 5:00-7:00

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Come to the OC Library Tomorrow Night (July 25) from 5:00-7:00

Need to create another Trading Card for the OC summer reading program?  If so, come to the OC Library tomorrow night between 5:00pm and 7:00pm and find just the book you need.   

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Books Available Tomorrow Night at Olde Creek!

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Books Available Tomorrow Night (July 18) at Olde Creek!

Looking for some good books to read this summer?  Want to hang out with Olde Creek families?  Interested in knowing what other students are reading? Come to the OC Library tomorrow evening from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and find something great to read.  New to Olde Creek?  All new families are included and welcome!

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Visit the Olde Creek Library Tomorrow Night!

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Olde Creek Library Open Tomorrow (July 11) from 5:00 until 7:00

Stop by the Olde Creek Library tomorrow night from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and check-out some books to use for your Trading Cards.  

Can’t get into your Google Classroom?   No worries – here are the links and codes for each grade:

Grades K and 1 - We have extra hard-copy trading cards for you in the OC Library.  No Google Classroom is necessary.

Grades 2 and 3 -  Google Classroom; Use code b5lqxx0

Grades 4, 5, 6 - Google Classroom; Use code 61zj686

We hope to see you there!

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Olde Creek Summer Update - July 6

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Olde Creek Families…

 

We hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer. We can’t wait to hear about all of the exciting adventures our students went on when they return in August. To help with your long range planning, a list of upcoming events at Olde Creek is available below. This link will take you to the FCPS school calendar for the upcoming year.

 

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help. Our summer office hours are from 8:00 – 12:00 each day.

 

We hope that you have an enjoyable summer that is full of opportunities to relax and have fun with your friends and family.

 

-Olde Creek ES

 

July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 8

Library Nights

Join us from 5:00 – 7:00 in our Library to check-out some new books for your summer reading adventures and to see some of your Olde Creek friends!

 

August 14

Kindergarten Play Date on the Playground (10:00 AM & 6:00 PM)

A wonderful opportunity for you and your kindergartener students to meet other kindergarten families and have fun on the playground.

 

August 20-22

Letters mailed to families with bus routes and class assignments.

 

August 22

Kindergarten Safari (9:00 AM) 

This exciting adventure for our new Kindergarten students will start in our library and be followed by fun activities throughout the building. It will conclude with a mini-tour of the building and a ride on a school bus!

 

August 23

Olde Creek ES Open House (9:00 AM)

This is open to all Olde Creek students and families and it is a great opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and meet his or her teacher and classmates.

 

August 28

First Day of School!

 

September 5

Olde Creek Back-to-School Night

 

September 22

Laps for Learning Fun Run

 

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Olde Creek Library Open Tomorrow!

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Olde Creek Library Open Tomorrow (June 27) from 5:00 until 7:00

Stop by the Olde Creek Library tomorrow night from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and check-out some books to use for your Trading Cards.  

Can’t get into your Google Classroom?   No worries – here are the links and codes for each grade:

Grades K and 1 - We have extra hard-copy trading cards for you in the OC Library.  No Google Classroom is necessary.

Grades 2 and 3 -  Google Classroom; Use code b5lqxx0

Grades 4, 5, 6 - Google Classroom; Use code 61zj686

We hope to see you there!

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Summer Library Hours and Garden Sign-Up

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Olde Creek Summer Library Hours

The Olde Creek Library will be open this summer for rising K through 6th graders!  Take a look at the schedule below and stop by and check-out some great books.  The Library will be open from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on each of the dates listed below. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 27th

Wednesday, July 11th

Wednesday, July 18th

Wednesday, July 25th

Wednesday, August 1st

Wednesday, August 8th

 

Summer Garden Sign-Up

Our Olde Creek garden is growing and we expect a bumper crop this summer!  We are in need of individuals/families to help us with watering for the summer.  If you can help us out, here is a link to a sign-up genius with more info and weekly sign-up opportunities.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49afa82ea31-ocehabitat

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Boswell at mlboswell@fcps.edu.

Thanks for your help!

 

 



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Olde Creek Weekly Update - June 15

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Our final week of school has been full of joy and celebration here at Olde Creek!  Our 6th grade Breakfast, classroom celebrations, and grade level parties have been lots of fun for all students, staff, and parents.  Thank you to all the Olde Creek parents and family members who attended these events and have volunteered during the school year.  Your time and effort have been greatly appreciated.

It has been a fantastic year at Olde Creek! Our students and staff have shared in many successes this year. We have supported academic growth through the content and curriculum, presented students with real-life challenges to problem-solve, and worked collaboratively to support others in our community.

We would like to thank each of you for your support.  We enjoyed watching your children grow and mature throughout the school year and this wouldn’t have been possible without a strong partnership between home and school.  We hope you take time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Enjoy your family time and we look forward to seeing you in the fall! 

-Olde Creek ES

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Olde Creek Summer Garden Sign-Up

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Our Olde Creek garden is growing and we expect a bumper crop this summer!  We are in need of individuals/families to help us with watering  for the summer.  If you can help us out, here is a link to a sign-up genius with more info and weekly sign-up opportunities.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49afa82ea31-ocehabitat

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Boswell at mlboswell@fcps.edu.

Thanks for your help!

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Olde Creek Weekly Update - June 2

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The Olde Creek Art Walk is Next Week – June 7

Join us for the 2018 Artwalk, taking place on Thursday, June 7th at Olde Creek. It is a wonderful community event with student artwork, musical performances, and food trucks. We look forward to seeing you on June 7!

 

Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program - Summer Support

This will be the last signup for the school year for our Olde Creek Bear's Care Food Program.  We are asking for more food donations than usual to help kickstart summer for our families.  We are also requesting your help with grocery gift card donations in any denomination to further help our families with food support over the summer.  Please drop off your food donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, June 14th at 3:30pm.   Thank you for your generous support throughout the year!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aa9af2ca0f49-olde25

 

Do You Know a Graduating Senior that Attended Olde Creek?

Do you know a graduating senior that attended Olde Creek Elementary School? If so, please pass this information on to them. We would love to celebrate their achievement with a grad walk through the halls of our school on Monday, June 11th. Graduating seniors can meet at the Olde Creek ES office at 2:30 with their cap and gown. We are so proud of our Olde Creek alumni! If you have questions please contact the OCES main office.

 

Medication Pick-up
All medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on June 15, 2018. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide or Public Health Nurse at 703-426-3100.

 

Lost and Found
Please encourage your children to check the Lost and Found in the cafeteria if they are missing any items: the students walk by it every day on their way in to lunch!  Also, parents are encouraged to search the Lost and Found themselves when they are here at the school for any upcoming events.  We would really like to see the items returned to their rightful owners!  All unclaimed Lost and Found items will be donated to charity after the last day of school, Friday, June 15.

 

Field Day Information

Grades 4-6:  Tuesday, June 5

Grades K-3: Wednesday, June 6

What to Wear:  shorts and T shirt, TENNIS SHOES REQUIRED

Optional Items:  Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (applied at home), water bottle containing only water

Please Bring: Complete change of clothes (including underwear and shoes) in plastic bag. Students have the option of getting wet at some events.

 

 

 

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Olde Creek Weekly Update - May 25

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Students in Ms. Butler’s class have been working on collaborative murals that show the 2nd Grade Big Idea in Art of “Community.”

 

Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program

Please click on the link below to sign up for this week's food donations for our Olde Creek Bears Care Food Program.  Your donations provide weekend food provisions to students in need in our school community. Please drop off your food donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, May 31st at 3:30pm.

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Parent Input Form for Class Placement

At Olde Creek ES, your child’s success is our top priority. To help us in determining the best educational environment for your child during the 2018-2019 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs using the link below. Please know that it is optional for you to complete this form.

https://goo.gl/forms/Kizim9JzCg4CRdW32

 

You may consider listing your child’s strengths, areas for growth, and motivators as well as the characteristics of the classroom structure that you feel will best meet your child’s needs.

 

We work diligently to consider all aspects of your child when thinking about class placement. Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teachers.

 

The deadline for submissions will be June 1, 2018. Submissions of parent input from current families after this time will not be considered during the class placement process.

 

Parent Resources

The following is a list of resources that are available to our parents and families.

 

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.  In most cases you must register if registration information is provided. When other events become available they will be posted at:

https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/

 

Internet Safety:  Help Kids Navigate Adolescence in the Digital Age

Fri. June 1, 10 am-noon  Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring

Learn about the top internet dangers for teens and seven steps for good digital parenting. 

Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941

 

Board Games, Pizza Party, and Student Networking

Sun. June 3, 4-6 pm Arlington Mill CC Rm 411, 909 South Dinwiddie St. Arlingto

More Than Dyslexics, a student-led group, is sponsoring this board game party for dyslexics and their friends.  Bring money for pizza and a favorite board game.

Information:  https://www.morethandyslexics.com/upcoming-events

 

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

Fri, June 1, 10 am–noon  The Arc 2755 Hartland Rd Ste. 200, Falls Church

Learn about tax credits and benefits including, but not limited to Livable Homes Tax Credit and Deduction of Tuition as a Medical Expenses.

Register:  https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/arcofnva/event.jsp?event=4908&

 

REACH:  Regional Education Assessment Crisis Services Habilitation -- Webinar

Mon. June 4, 6:30 pm  

Learn how the Virginia REACH program serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to meet crisis support needs.

Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5459812295214704897

 

Ambassador Training for Students with IDD

Fri. June 8, 8:30 am-2:00 pm  Deloitte 1919 N Lynn St, Arlington

In partnership with Deloitte, Best Buddies is sponsoring this public speaking training for students and adults with disabilities.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNnfNMHjlS5ClOu5e21XlBCoWbHDs3DuhoFWTQvHn2GrTOaQ/viewform

 

Mental Health America 2018:  Fit for the Future

Thu.-Sat. June 14-16, Hyatt 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC

This conference will focus on health for the whole person, making use of tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together.

Register:  www.mentalhealthamerica.net/2018-conference-registration $35-$700

 

Support Groups for Parents

 

Alpha Moms  This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.  

Contact:  robin4brady@gmail.com

 

CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm

Contact:  Jenny  ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com   703 472-4678

West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group   1st & 3rd Tues. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact:  Sharon  clintob@aol.com  703 716-4646 

 

CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center  2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact:  Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov 703-799-2882

 

D.A.D.S.  Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Thur. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria; and last Wed. of each month in Tysons at 7-9 pm  Contact:  rich_westhoff@hotmail.com   571-490-1268

 

Fairfax Juvenile Court Parent Support Group for problems including runaway behavior, truancy, alcohol/drug abuse, and serious behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. 7:30 pm every Tues. Room 201.1 Fairfax County Courthouse  703-246-2495

 

NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families.

Arlington Family Support Group meets one Sunday of each month at 7:00-8:30 pm 

Contact:  Michelle Best  mczero@yahoo.com

Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 2nd Thur. of each month  7:30-9:00 pm

Contact:  Heather   daviesva@gmail.com  or  703-362-4985

 

OCD Family Support Group   1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm  

Contact:  familygroupocd@verizon.net   or  202 215-5859

 

POAC: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia  

Bimonthly Support Group  Contact:  Nicole Zupan at nicizupan@gmail.com

 

Padres de hoy -- Support group in Spanish

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm Brookside FACE Ctr. 601 Four Mile Run Trail, Alexandria

Call 703-824-6865 to register.  Free childcare. 

 

Northern Virginia Tourette Support Group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library.  Contact:  mark.bramer@gmail.com

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Olde Creek Weekly Update - May 19

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At the start of the 4th quarter, we opened a new Innovation Lab at Olde Creek. Check out these 2nd graders collaborating together to complete the Bird Beak Challenge.

Our 3rd graders had a great field trip to Colvin Run Mill to learn about simple machines.

 

Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program

Please click on the link below to sign up for this week's food donations for our Olde Creek Bears Care Food Program.  Your donations provide weekend food provisions to students in need in our school community. Please drop off your food donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, May 24th at 3:30pm.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aa9af2ca0f49-olde23


Do You Know a Graduating Senior that Attended Olde Creek?

Do you know a graduating senior that attended Olde Creek Elementary School? If so, please pass this information on to them. We would love to celebrate their achievement with a grad walk through the halls of our school on Monday, June 11th. Graduating seniors can meet at the Olde Creek ES office at 2:30 with their cap and gown. We are so proud of our Olde Creek alumni! If you have questions, please contact the OCES main office.


Volunteer for the PTA

Please Consider Volunteering for the PTA. In addition to supporting your child in his/her class, Olde Creek has a number of opportunities for you to support the whole school. Here is a list of Board positions and other volunteer opportunities that the PTA are trying to fill:         

VP of Staff Support

Special Needs Coordinator

Box Top Committee Members

We hope you will join us next year as an active member of the PTA. Please email Heather Lennon, President 2017-18 at heatherteg@yahoo.com or Serena Cherry, President Elect 2017-18, President 2018-19, at serena.cherry@gmail.com 


Pre-Order School Supplies for Next Year

Save time and avoid hassles....Order your school supplies for the 2018-19 school year now!  School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom before school starts.

Order deadline is June 8.  Please make checks payable to OCES PTA.  You will receive an email confirming your order was received and processed.

OR

Order online by June 30:  www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks (School Code: OLD003)

Questions?  Contact Mollie Hunter at molliefhunter@aol.com.

 

https://oldecreekes.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/event/2018_2019%20School%20Supplies.pdf

 

Parent Input Form for Class Placement

At Olde Creek ES, your child’s success is our top priority. To help us in determining the best educational environment for your child during the 2018-2019 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs using the link below. Please know that it is optional for you to complete this form.

https://goo.gl/forms/Kizim9JzCg4CRdW32

 

You may consider listing your child’s strengths, areas for growth, and motivators as well as the characteristics of the classroom structure that you feel will best meet your child’s needs.

 

We work diligently to consider all aspects of your child when thinking about class placement. Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teachers.

 

The deadline for submissions will be June 1, 2018. Submissions of parent input from current families after this time will not be considered during the class placement process.

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Olde Creek Weekly Update - May 11

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Olde Creek students served the FCPS Maintenance employees a BBQ Lunch today to show our appreciation for all of their hard work. We are very proud of our students for participating in this service project. 


Teacher Appreciation Week - THANK YOU!

Olde Creek PTA would like to thank all the parents that made donations to make this week so successful! It was a wonderful event and the OCES staff felt very appreciated.  

A special THANK YOU goes to Meera Pillai and Kerry Roeder for organizing the Teacher Appreciation Week….and a thank you to Julie Kennedy for donating hours of her time to give chair massages to the Olde Creek staff.


Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program

Please click on the link below to sign up for this week's food donations for our Olde Creek Bears Care Food Program.  Your donations provide weekend food provisions to students in need in our school community. Please drop off your food donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, May 17th at 3:30pm.

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Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day was on Wednesday and it was a ton of fun. We had a great turnout, the weather was awesome, many parents were involved, and our students had fun arriving to school on wheels. A big THANK YOU to Mike & Keow Essig for another successful Bike to School Day!


The Olde Creek Art Walk is Coming Soon – June 7

Join us for the 2018 Artwalk, taking place on Thursday, June 7th at Olde Creek. It is a wonderful community event with student artwork, musical performances, and food trucks! To make this event a success, we need your help! If you are able to volunteer for the Artwalk, please sign up to help with this event at the link below. We look forward to seeing you on June 7!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4eaba72ca20-oces1

Order Your Olde Creek Field Day Gear Today! 

Show your Olde Creek Pride and order your field day gear today!  Orders can be placed online at the link below or by filling out the paper order form that was sent home with your child.  Please include payment with your order if you are sending in a paper order form.  These items will only be sold for a limited time and will be worn the day of the event so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW! 

Order Deadline:  Monday, May 14th. 

https://oldecreek18.itemorder.com


Volunteer for the PTA

Please Consider Volunteering for the PTA. In addition to supporting your child in his/her class, Olde Creek has a number of opportunities for you to support the whole school. Here is a list of Board positions and other volunteer opportunities that the PTA are trying to fill:         

VP of Staff Support

Webmaster

Special Needs Coordinator

Square 1 Art Coordinator

Box Top Committee Members

We hope you will join us next year as an active member of the PTA. Please email Heather Lennon, President 2017-18 at heatherteg@yahoo.com or Serena Cherry, President Elect 2017-18, President 2018-19, at serena.cherry@gmail.com

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Olde Creek Weekly Update - May 4

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A Big THANK YOU to Ms. Margo and the After School Art Club for adding some color to the seating in our Outdoor Classroom. Great job!


Teacher Appreciation Week Starts on Monday! 

Please join the Olde Creek PTA as they celebrate our amazing OCES teachers and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week which starts on May 6!  We need your help with donations and items for each day of celebration. The links below have lots of information about the week and how you can get involved. Thank you for supporting the teachers and staff at Olde Creek

Flyer

https://oldecreekes.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/event/Teacher%20Appreciation%20Week%202018.pdf

Sign-Up Genius

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4da8af2fa4f49-teacher

 

Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program

Please click on the link below to sign up for this week's food donations for our Olde Creek Bears Care Food Program.  Your donations provide weekend food provisions to students in need in our school community. Please drop off your food donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, May 10th at 3:30pm.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aa9af2ca0f49-olde21

 

Bike/Walk to School Day is on Wednesday!

International Bike/Walk to School Day is an event that encourages students to make the healthy choice of walking/biking to and from school.  We ask that anyone who would like to participate, register with us through the Google Forms link below.  The first 100 registrants can get a free Olde Creek Bike to School Day t-shirt while supplies last!  So please sign up ASAP! The rain date for this event will be May 11.

New to this year, we will have a raffle for adults volunteering on the Bike Trains.  The prizes include gift certificates/cards to places like Orange Theory Fitness, Oh George's, Potomac River Running, Chik-Fil-A, and University Mall Theaters. Parents leading Bike Train help promote safety for children participating in the event. Please consider volunteering by filling out the Google Form link below. For more info, come to the Bike Rodeo and we can answer your questions directly or ask Mike Essig at essigmw@gmail.com.

Finally, we will need a couple of specific breakfast item donations.  Chesapeake Bagel--as they have done in the past--have offered to donate bagels to the event!  We will need items like cream cheese, napkins, juice, water, and sliced fruit.  If you can donate, please sign up at the Google Form link below.

Google link to register child and parent for Bike to School Day and for breakfast donations is below:

Olde Creek Elementary's Student & Parent Registration and Event Donations for Bike to School Day 2018

 

The Olde Creek Art Walk is Coming Soon – June 7

Join us for the 2018 Artwalk, taking place on Thursday, June 7th at Olde Creek. It is a wonderful community event with student artwork, musical performances, and food trucks! To make this event a success, we need your help! If you are able to volunteer for the Artwalk, please sign up to help with this event at the link below. We look forward to seeing you on June 7!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4eaba72ca20-oces1.

 

Order Your Olde Creek Field Day Gear Today! 

Show your Olde Creek Pride and order your field day gear today!  Orders can be placed online at the link below or by filling out the paper order form that was sent home with your child.  Please include payment with your order if you are sending in a paper order form.  These items will only be sold for a limited time and will be worn the day of the event so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW! 

Order Deadline:  Monday, May 14th. 

https://oldecreek18.itemorder.com

 

Parent Input Form for Class Placement

At Olde Creek ES, your child’s success is our top priority. To help us in determining the best educational environment for your child during the 2018-2019 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs using the link below. Please know that it is optional for you to complete this form.

https://goo.gl/forms/Kizim9JzCg4CRdW32

 

You may consider listing your child’s strengths, areas for growth, and motivators as well as the characteristics of the classroom structure that you feel will best meet your child’s needs.

 

We work diligently to consider all aspects of your child when thinking about class placement. Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teachers.

 

The deadline for submissions will be June 1, 2018. Submissions of parent input from current families after this time will not be considered during the class placement process.

 

Pre-Order School Supplies for Next Year

 

Save time and avoid hassles....Order your school supplies for the 2018-19 school year now!  School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom before school starts.

Order deadline is June 8.  Please make checks payable to OCES PTA.  You will receive an email confirming your order was received and processed.

OR

Order online by June 30:  www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks (School Code: OLD003)

Questions?  Contact Mollie Hunter at molliefhunter@aol.com.

 

https://oldecreekes.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/event/2018_2019%20School%20Supplies.pdf

 

 

 

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Paving Project Update

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Olde Creek Families,

I want to provide all of you with an update on the paving project that is taking place in the neighborhood surrounding our school.

Paving is currently taking place today on several of the streets near the school. This may cause some traffic delays and you may want to allow a little extra travel time when you come to Olde Creek during the next several days.

During the day tomorrow (Friday), paving will be taking place directly in front of the school on Old Creek Drive. This means that there will be no street parking available in front of the school. We have been informed that the actual paving work will only take place in between 9:30 – 2:00 each day, which should help with Arrival and Dismissal time, but will not help the parking situation.

We will be in communication with you as we get more information, but for now, please try to help minimize traffic by having your students take their assigned bus or walk if possible.  If you need to drop off or pick your child up using Kiss & Ride, please allow plenty of time in your travel schedule. If we need to adjust any of our practices related to arrival, dismissal, and parking due to this project we will let you know as we gather more information.  

Thank you for your understanding.


Dustin Wright

Principal

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Olde Creek Weekly Update - April 27

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Administrative Professionals Week!

We celebrated our Administrative Professionals this week at Olde Creek. We have a team of warm, caring, hard-working, and dedicated professionals in our front office that help everyone that visits our school feel welcome. We love our office staff at Olde Creek and we are so lucky they are a part of our school.

 

Literacy Night!

Thank you to all of our students and families who came to our very first Literacy Night at Olde Creek on Thursday. It was an awesome event and we were so excited to see everyone (students and adults) enthusiastic about reading and learning. We are grateful to all of our staff members who volunteered their time to help plan and support this event.


Celebrating Olde Creek Presentation - May 2 at 7:00

Please join us on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 in the Library for a presentation from Dr. Wright and a team of Olde Creek educators. This presentation will provide updates on the work we have been doing as a school, celebrate some of our achievements, and talk about the vision for our school family moving forward. All are welcome to attend. 

 

Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program

Please click on the link below to sign up for this week's food donations for our Olde Creek Bears Care Food Program.  Your donations provide weekend food provisions to students in need in our school community. Please drop off your food donations at Olde Creek's front office during regular office hours by Thursday, May 3rd at 3:30pm.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aa9af2ca0f49-olde20

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming Soon! 

Please join the Olde Creek PTA as they celebrate our amazing OCES teachers and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week which starts on May 6!  We need your help with donations and items for each day of celebration. The links below have lots of information about the week and how you can get involved. Thank you for supporting the teachers and staff at Olde Creek

Flyer

https://oldecreekes.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/event/Teacher%20Appreciation%20Week%202018.pdf

Sign-Up Genius

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4da8af2fa4f49-teacher

 

Frost Parent Night – Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:30-8:00PM

Frost MS is excited to offer you a FREE parent workshop offered by local Clinical Psychologist, and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator – Rachel Bailey! Ms. Bailey will be sharing information on Helping Students Who Are Perfectionists….OR Have NO Motivation At All.

Participants will learn:

·         What perfectionists and students who don’t seem to care at all have in common

·         Simple, practical strategies that will help children who are pushing themselves too

hard…or not pushing hard enough

·         What to do when school stress is affecting your relationship with your child

·         Support for dealing with challenges during times of transitions

For planning purposes, please use the following link to indicate your plans to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/TCXHPl6sq2FslEiD3

For more information on Ms. Bailey, please visit: www.rachel-bailey.com

Any questions, please contact Frost Student Services at 703-426-5026, or your child’s counselor.


GOLD RUSH Event for Robinson Rising 7th Graders

The Gold Rush Event for Robinson Rising 7th graders and their families will be held on May 23rd from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Blue and Gold Cafeterias.  We know this event is something the rising 7th graders look forward to each year and we are always hoping to top the year before!  This year there will be a DJ, photo booth, face painting, games, wii activities and crafts!  We serve pizza included with every ticket purchase and give shirts to each student to wear that night and show their Ram Pride!  The Robinson counselors hold information sessions for the parents during this event, and the PTSA president and school principals will be on site to help welcome our new families and answer questions.  Boosters will be there too if anyone wants to get a head start on their Robinson wardrobe.  Student tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door.  Parents will receive an email message directly from Robinson with information about this event.  Please email Rachel Wasserman at rswasserman@fcps.edu if you have questions.

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