🎵 Gunston in the Winter ❄ Wonderland
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January 22 and 25 - Early Dismissal and Student Holiday
Friday January 22 is a 2 hour early dismissal
Monday January 25 is a student holiday and staff development day.
2020-21 has been an unusual year. We need photos from families to update our website, social media and yearbook. We want to capture the events and education of our Gunston community. Please consider a submission.
January Holidays Food Distribution
FCPS will continue to provide all students access to meals between January 18-26 when there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. See the schedule for food distribution for Monday, January 18 through Tuesday, January 26.
Stop the Spread
Your actions keep all of us healthy, and we need to keep it up, working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Testing, contact tracing, and staying home and away from others when sick or after contact with someone who is sick, are critical to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading further in our community.
Virginia Survey of Families with Young Children
COVID-19 has impacted Virginia' s families and our youngest learners. If you are a Virginia parent or guardian of a young child, birth through kindergarten, we want to hear about your child' s early care and education experiences during COVID-19.
COVID-19 ha sido un desafío para las familias de niños pequeños en Virginia. Le invitamos a realizar una breve encuesta sobre el cuidado y/o la educación de su hijo más pequeño durante este tiempo desafiante.
Dual Language Immersion Informational Meetings
Online registration for the county-wide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, January 25. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten program and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade programs. The kindergarten programs are available in Korean (Powell) and Spanish (Bailey’s Primary, Fort Hunt, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, Rose Hill Elementary Schools). First grade programs in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish are available at 12 schools.
FCPS Hiring Classroom Monitors
FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as classroom monitors. Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a position or would like more information can review the job description and qualifications and apply online.
Upcoming Events at Gunston Elementary School
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit
Gunston Elementary School Features
Hour of Code 2020
Classes from the desk of the Parent Liaison
One option is the highly anticipated African Heritage Early Literacy Program, an eight-week program designed to promote parent education and engagement in a child’s life.
The second is HIPPY, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, one hour a week Oct - May.
Information in English, Spanish and Arabic.