Fall is a busy time!

11/2/2019 4:15 pm

There is a lot going on in the life of our school, right now!

 

We're more than halfway through the Cardinal Campaign and have already raised more than $10,000! With less than two weeks remaining, we hope to meet our goal of $15,000. If you have not yet made your donation, please click here to learn more and to donate.

 

Tuesday, November 12th, is an important day at CPES! Actually, we should say it's a BIG day because we're going to make a BIG SALAD! The PTA is partnering with Real Food For Kids and Chef Jon Krinn, owner and chef of award winning Vienna restaurant Clarity, to bring a giant salad to the students during lunch. Chef Jon will talk to the kids about exploring different vegetables, making healthy food choices, and living a healthy lifestyle. While all of the vegetables will be prepped by the culinary academy at Marshall High School, we still need help setting-up, distributing samples, and cleaning-up. If you're interested in volunteering for a portion of lunchtime, please click here.

 

The other important event on November 12th, at 7:00 p.m., is the PTA meeting with a special presentation from Kristy Vitter, Fairfax County Public Health Nurse, about a growing epidemic that is affecting children across the country: vaping. Some may think this is a middle school or high school issue, but it is impacting elementary school children, too. In Fairfax County an estimated 1 in 5 children have “vaped” in the past 30 days.

 

Research shows that parents are the number one influence on their kids. Parents who share facts and express disapproval of vaping can help prevent their kids from starting. Let’s help stop the vaping epidemic in its tracks. Join us to learn what vaping is, what e-cigarette devices look like and how they work, how kids are hiding this from adults, and tips on talking with our children.

 

 

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October PTA Meeting

10/7/2019 7:49 am

Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the library. In this two part meeting, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) Dan Solsberry will present an update about CPES' mission to continue to redesign curriculum to make it relevant to our students and to elevate student achievement. Through Concept-Based Instruction and a new focus on strategy as a lifelong skill, teams of teachers use their knowledge of students' learning strengths and needs, and also their passions and interests, to create lessons that are meaningful and even more engaging. Then, Principal Katie Le and 6th grade teacher and CPES science co-lead Kathy Coles will team up to tell us about plans for taking even more of our students' learning and education outside into nature. As we get ready for this year's Cardinal Campaign, you'll hear about our hopes, dreams, and plans for an outdoor classroom and so much more. Simultaneous translation will occur.

 

Child care, including dinner, will be available. If you would like child care during the meeting, please click here to let us know how many children you are bringing.

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Join the PTA

9/15/2019 5:06 pm

Now is the time to join the PTA! The CPES PTA focuses on four key areas:

 

  • Educational enrichment;
  • Building community;
  • Communicating and informing our families; and
  • Supporting our school.

 

By joining the PTA, you support a number of activities that our school relies on simply by being a member. The CPES PTA organizes after-school activities and cultural assemblies, education for parents on child-related topics, Hallowingo, and many other fun events.  The PTA funds all field trip transportation, appreciation weeks for teachers and staff, our community garden, as well as a whole lot more. The volunteer power of our PTA provides room parents, library support, the yearbook, and much, much more.  By being a paid member, you contribute to making all of this happen!  Please click here to join us!    

 

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Welcome back to CPES!

8/28/2019 4:28 pm

Welcome back to school!  The PTA Is looking forward to another fantastic year!

 

This website contains a lot of useful information, as well as allows you to register your child for after school activities, purchase spirit wear and a whole lot more! Please take a moment to either create a website account if you are a new CPES family or complete your annual verification if you're a returning family that used the website last year.  Simply click the "Login" button above to log in to your account and verify your information. 

 

The PTA is excited to announce we won two awards for the 2018-2019 school year! We were honored by the Fairfax County Council of PTAs as one of the top PTAs supporting family engagement and we were selected by Virginia PTA as the top PTA for family engagement for the entire state!  To celebrate, the PTA will be providing pizza at our back to school picnic on Friday, September 6th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Kustard & Co. will be generously providing delicious custard to help us celebrate, too! Please join us!

 

Be sure to watch this space and our Facebook page to find out the latest happenings with CPES PTA!

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Back to School Is Coming!

8/7/2019 12:35 am

It’s time to start thinking about back to school and one of the things we all need to do is reactivate our personal user accounts here on the PTA website. The system requires annual account renewal for each school year, so now is the time! Simply click the "Login" button above to log in to your account and verify your information.  Please be sure to verify the grade your child will be entering this school year (we “promoted” all of the students, but ask that you verify) and once you have your child’s teacher assignment, you can update that, too. Renewing your account will ensure you get the most current info from the PTA, can register your child in after school activities, can use the student directory feature, and so much more! Please take a brief moment to renew, now!

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Spring Book Fair

5/17/2019 10:18 am

The Spring book fair is coming! The book fair is a great opportunity for your child to purchase new books with their well-earned Book Bucks from the Read-A-Thon, while also supporting our school library. 

 

Volunteers are needed to help set up the fair, work the fair as shopping assistants, and to pack up the fair. Please consider volunteering for one or more shifts by clicking the button below to sign-up.

 

 Volunteer Sign-Up

 

Please note, Monday, June 3rd, and Wednesday, June 5th, the book fair has extended hours until 7:00 for family shopping.

 

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May 2019 PTA Meeting

5/7/2019 3:02 pm

 

Please join us on Tuesday, May 14th, at 7:00 p.m. for our final PTA meeting of the year! We've got a jam packed agenda that includes a presentation from Deanna Busteed MS, RD, CSSD and adjunct faculty member at George Mason University, who will speak to us about nutrition for active families, mindful eating, and mindfulness, in general. Additionally, we'll hear an update on the CPES Community Garden and get to enjoy some of its bounty. We'll also have elections for next year's PTA Board, get an update on the library, so please join us!

 

Spanish and Arabic interpretation will be available.  Child care, with dinner included, will be provided.  Please click here to let us know the number of children you are bringing.  

 

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Silent Auction

4/3/2019 2:06 pm

The 4th annual CPES PTA Silent Auction is now open for bidding! Please click here to see the nearly 175 items that are up for bid! There's a little something for everyone, including:

 

  • Restaurant gift certificates;
  • Original works of art;
  • Spa and salon gift certificates;
  • Fun activities with teachers;
  • A ride to school in a Vienna Police Department car;
  • Maintenance services for the home;
  • A private chef who comes to you;
  • Jewelry;
  • Activities and camps for kids;
  • Gym memberships and passes;
  • Summer camps; and
  • Much, much more!

 

Please click here to start bidding! Remember, our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase overhead projectors and math and strategy games for the upper grades. Bidding continues until Wednesday, April 10th, at 9:30 p.m. Let's show our school our support!

 

 

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Cardinal Campaign Update

1/27/2019 10:57 am

Cardinal Campaign Math and Strategy Game Purchases

 

 

 

These games are just a SMALL sample of some of the math and strategy games that have been purchased with money raised from the Cardinal Campaign! These games will start appearing in kindergarten and first grade classroom soon!  Games for other grade levels are in the ordering process and we'll share an update on the playground PBL soon, too!

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January 2019 PTA Meeting

1/8/2019 2:04 pm

 

Bullying is a topic of which many of us and our children are aware, sometimes personally. Would you like to learn strategies to help prevent bullying? We'll hear from Alicia Clarke from the FCPS Student Safety & Wellness Office. She will teach us strategies to help prevent bullying at school, in the "real world," and the cyber world. We'll learn how to identify bullying and understand bullying compared to harassment, what signs to look for, and ways to both prevent bullying and support our children when dealing with it. 

 

Spanish and Arabic interpretation will be available.  Child care, with dinner included, will be provided.  Please click here to let us know the number of children you are bringing.  

 

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Cardinal Campaign

 
Our Goal $15,000 $19,032

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