Welcome Back...albeit virtually! I hope the two weeks away were filled with much joy, and while I know that Christmas celebrations were a bit different than prior years, nothing stops that feeling of anticipation and excitement that is so special to Christmas. And so we have reached “Epiphany Eve” and many of us have taken down the decorations, but, especially this year, hold onto the joy!!
Mrs. Carson and I were overwhelmed by the many gifts we received for Christmas. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated, and we thank each and every one of you for your kindness. Please know that you and your families are always in our prayers, and we wish you many blessings.
In our COVID-19 update, Fairfax County has a current 7-day moving average of 14.86% positivity rate; neighboring Loudoun County has a positivity rate of 13.2%, and Prince William County is at 20.7% positivity rate. Virginia is averaging 39 deaths per day due to COVID-19. There is no official diagnosis of the COVID variant in the Commonwealth, but it makes sense to believe it is already here. Please be mindful of how contagious the variant is reported to be, and please comply with all mitigation strategies. Wear your mask, keep your distance, please do not gather with individuals outside your household and wash your hands.
The Scantron Test window opens January 11 and runs through January 29. During this time, students in grades 3-7 will test in the areas of Math, Reading and Language Arts. Please make sure your children are in school during this time to ensure adequate opportunity to complete the tests. If you have specific scheduling questions or conflicts, please contact your child’s teacher. Distance Learners must sign-up to take the test. Please see below for a link to Sign-Up Genius. No DL student will be allowed in the building unless the sign-up is complete.
Mrs. Carson and I invite you to join our parent book club. The first book we will read and discuss is recommended by the Intentional Catholic Parent community and is titled The Power of Showing Up by Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Tina Bryson, Ph.D. See below for additional information.
Please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance.
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