Yearbook "Love Lines" on sale now until 3/23

3/19/2020 5:12 pm

Who doesn't love seeing their name in print? Kids sure do! Now's your chance to purchase a "Love Line" in the yearbook.  Click here for more information and to purchase "Love Lines"!

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FCPS Breakfast & Lunch Distribution

3/18/2020 11:00 pm

FCPS is transitioning many of the grab and go meal sites at school locations to curbside service starting Friday, March 27, 2020. 

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times.

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area.  Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles.

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations.

Breakfast and lunch meals are available together and wherever meals are being distributed.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food.

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Nickels for Non-Profits

1/31/2020 1:33 pm

Bring your own bag to Whole Foods to benefit FCPS foundation.

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Box Tops Fall Winner

1/31/2020 11:55 am

Congratulations to Alex G. and family for winning the Fall 2019 Box Tops Contest with a whopping 223 box tops! Other top earners were Luiz P. (160), Anna G. (79), and the Sweeneys (65). We earned almost $150.00 for CPES fall!

Thank you to everyone for participating!

The Spring contest has begun. Due date for submissions is Friday, May 29, 2020. Click here for more details.

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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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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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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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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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