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    Established 1996

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Have a Blessed Easter!

We hope everyone has a beautiful, blessed Easter.  We will begin our Easter vacation tomorrow and return online April 20.  Tomorrow, we hope each of you has an opportunity to share in the Seder.  You have received an email with the presentation, music and instructions.  In addition, it has been posted in your student/s Religion Google Classroom as well as below.

NEW!  Calling all artists...The weather is improving and so should our intake of Vitamin D.  We are rolling out a social media campaign to encourage creativity and remind us of the gift of God's love.  We are asking our students, teachers, and parents to test their skills with chalk and create a picture or message that is inspirational and gives us SOMETHINGTOCHALK ABOUT

It could be school-related (logo, mascot), Faith related (God's love, religious art, scripture passage) or just motivational.

When you post, please include @arlingtonOCS and @RQWEnrollment
Let's see what we can create!

All teachers are available, via email or Google Classroom, 
to assist students or parents with any questions.
Additionally, you may contact Mrs. Murphy 
Suggestions for Setting Up Home Learning Environments

 Every family will approach staying at home during this challenging time differently, taking into account the very unique needs of all family members. There is no one size fits all approach to accomplishing all that must be done every day. We at Nativity Catholic School understand that there may be one or two parents working from home in addition to children of various ages that require assistance ranging from supervision of independent activities to hands on help with most activities. We want you to know you are not alone, we want to partner with you in getting to the other side of this with an even stronger family and school community, and resilient students.

  A daily schedule will give everyone a sense of structure and may help to alleviate stress. The 9:00am greeting and announcements from Ms. Kelly is designed to start the day in a manner the kids are familiar with. Teachers will post daily assignments at this time so that students and parents can log on to Google Classroom or access assignments via email depending on teacher direction. These assignments may then be completed throughout the day as it fits into the family schedule. Teachers and staff will be available from 9:00am to 2:00pm to answer questions and give assistance.

  Setting aside a quiet area for children to do their work will help with concentration and act as a cue that it is time to focus on school work as opposed to play time. Depending on the student's age, breaks may be needed to allow them to burn off energy. Short bursts of exercise and activity will allow them to complete their assignments without frustration. There are many free online resources to utilize for these "brain breaks". 

  There are also excellent resources to assist parents in talking with children about COVID-19 and the need to stay at home. One such publication is from the National Association of School Psychologists, ,  Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource .  Another resource is The Child Mind Institute,,

 I am also available from 9:00am to 2:00pm by email to assist you with concerns or the need for more resources.

During this time, if you need to reach the school you may contact us by calling the following number which will be answered by Mrs. Murphy between 9:00am and 2:00pm:   703.899.2191

Mary Colleen Jarvis R.N, CCM
Nativity Catholic School Nurse

FACTS Deadline Extension

The deadline for 2020-2021 elementary FACTS Grant & Aid applications has been extended to Friday, April 17, 2020.  

Families are encouraged to submit as soon as they are able in advance of that deadline.  In addition, families should know that applications received after the new deadline in April will be considered on an as-available basis determined by any remaining available funds.
Tuition Assistance - FACTS for 2020-2021

All families may apply for tuition assistance for next school year, 2020-2021.  
A new application is required each school year.  Please be sure you sign in to your account and make sure your application is complete.   Due dates are:


                      6398 Nativity Ln
Burke, VA  22015