October 11, 2020

News & Notes from Ms. Kapuchuck!

I hope all of you have been able to enjoy the weekend! I Please read below for important updates and reminders. I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and meaningful week ahead! :)


MVES T-shirts have been a huge hit! Several parents have reached out to see if payments can be submitted on Monday (tomorrow). We will extend our T-shirt sales through this WEDNESDAY to make sure we don't miss anyone! Please send your payment to school if your child attends in person or place t-shirt forms and money in the envelope on the front door of the school if your child attends virtually. T-shirts are $20 and checks should be made out to MVES!

The RCPS school board will meet tomorrow (Monday, October 12th) at 7:00 pm to discuss reopening plans. The meeting will be live streamed. You can access the link on the RCPS webpage as well as on the RCPS Facebook page.

Kindergarten is wrapping up COLOR WEEK this week!

Monday- Green

Tuesday- Purple

Thursday- Wear your favorite color!

Safe Routes to School Parent Survey

If you're a parent or caregiver in Virginia, we want to hear from you! Click here to take our Fall 2020 Parent and Caregiver Survey. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will help us understand how the pandemic has influenced walking and bicycling.

If you fill out the survey between now and October 31 you could win a $25 cash card! To be eligible, parents and caregivers must provide an email address where they can be contacted. Ten winners will be selected in a drawing. Thank you for your participation!

¡Si usted es un padre o cuidador(a) de niños(as) en Virginia, queremos saber de usted! Haga clic aquí para tomar nuestra Encuesta de padres y cuidadores del otoño de 2020. La encuesta tomará menos de 10 minutos para completar y nos ayudará a entender como la pandemia e afectado caminando y ciclando.

¡Si rellena esta encuesta entre hoy y el 31 de octubre puede ganar una tarjeta en efectivo de $25! Para ser elegible, padres y cuidadores tienen que proveer un correo electrónico donde le podemos contactar. Diez ganadores serán seleccionados por rifa. ¡Gracias por su participación!

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picture day

Curbside Virtual Picture Day- All students learning virtually will be able to have their picture taken for the yearbook on Wednesday, October 28th from 8:30-1:00. I will be sending out a sign-up in the coming days. When it is your scheduled time, please pull up to the front of MVES and a staff member will come out to get your child. Your child will have his/her picture taken and we will bring him/her back out to you. Children will need to wear masks with the exception of getting their picture taken. All picture packages will be purchased online this year!

In-Person Picture Day- All students learning in person will have their picture taken on October 30th. All pictures will be purchased online this year. We will not be accepting money or picture forms at school.

This link will allow you sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering your child's information, be sure to enter your child's name as it is on file at the school.


PowerSchool For Parents

The parent portal is an online portal accessible anywhere on the web that parents can log in to and see all of their children in one place, their grades, assignments, scores, attendance, schedules, and teacher comments for each school your children attend.

Attendance is currently not available through PowerSchool. You may contact your child's school to check on their attendance.

Parents need to contact the school to get access information to create an account in PowerSchool.

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

National Unity day is October 21st. Since our students are not in school on Wednesdays, we will recognize Unity Day through various activities during the week of October 19-23, 2020.

So, what Is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content.

Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation.

Cyberbullying may cross the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.

Cyberbullying most commonly occurs on:

  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tik Tok
  • Text messaging and messaging apps on mobile or tablet devices
  • Instant messaging, direct messaging, and online chatting over the internet
  • Online forums, chat rooms, and message boards, such as Reddit
  • Email
  • Online gaming communities

Increase your knowledge...and share in the effort to stop ALL bullying now!