Welcome Military Families

Thank You for Your Service!

Together We Are Pattie Strong!

Our Pattie School Family is committed to making your child's transition as smooth as possible. Many of our staff are affiliated with the military either as spouses of active duty or retired members or veterans themselves. Pattie Elementary honors the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. About 10% of our students are from military families. We have earned the distinguished Purple Star Award from the Virginia Dept. of Education for our commitment to serve military students. We understand that Pattie Elementary is not our military students first elementary school experience, nor it will be their last, but we sincerely want it to be one of their best school experiences.


Please continue to scroll through this page to find resources, support, local events, and free training. Use of a smart phone may alter the visibility of this page.

OFFICE HOURS

Pattie Elementary office hours are open M-F 8:05-2:45 Our phone number is 703-670-3173. Contact our registrar, Christine Gruszkowski, for any registration questions or assistance. Contact our school counselors Joseph Burton or Karen Modeszto for student transition questions or concerns.

2019 Recipient of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant

"We are pleased to announce that our very own Pattie Elementary is among a select group of Prince William County schools designated to receive funding and support through a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant. This Grant focuses on providing STEM education, exposure and enrichment to help military-connected students be college and career ready. At Pattie Elementary School, we are excited for this partnership and look forward to providing a world-class education to all students, including those who are military-connected"

Local Military Base Activities

Quantico Community Events

Check out the activities at Quantico this month!

Fort Belvior Community Events

Check our Ft. Belvior's MWR page for community events. (Once on the page, please scroll down.)

Help Organizing School Transition Information & Checklists

The next four buttons below will help manage school transitions.
Military Family Portfolio

Downloadable document to organize your health and educational information.

Lunch Bunch

Would your child like to meet other military students, have fun, and play games during lunch? We invite them to take part in our Military Student Friendship lunch bunches. We meet five times per year. Just print the permission slip, sign it, and return it to their teacher.

Family Support & Resources

Whether you are planning your arrival, preparing for your move from PWCS, or wanting more information to support your child's educational plans, the first link below will direct you to the Prince William County Schools resources for military families. Please note, these resource tabs may not be visible using smart phone devices. If your child is coming to PWCS with an IEP, we encourage consulting the Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights tab found within PWCS Military Family Support link below. Many states do not offer parental consent provisions or procedural safegaurds to the same extent as we do in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We would also like for you to be informed regarding transferring of special services.


Procedural Safeguards.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter81/section170/

PWCS Military Family Support & School Locator

Support resources are on the left margin of the page.

Tutor.com

Access to free tutoring for eligible military members. Must create an account.

Opportunities for Connectedness

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Military Lunch Bunches

Paws of Positivity Community Service Club (POP Club)

Robotics

Chorus

Strings

Safety Patrols

News Flash Announcement Crew

Battle of the Books

Element Team Challenges

Book Buddies

Enrichment Matters: Extra Curricular After school Fun


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Watch Dog Dads

P.T.C.O

Principal Advisory Committee

Reading Mentors

Classroom Volunteers

Educational Programs & Special Education Services

English Language Learner Services

Four English Language teachers provide English instruction to eligible English Language Learners in small group and whole class co-teaching formats. These supportive settings enable English learners to attain proficiency in English while having access to the same challenging academic content and student achievement standards as their peers. Assessments for English Language Program eligibility services are done off the Pattie campus at Central Registration Office. 703-791-8745


Resources and Information from PWCS English Learner Programs can be accessed using the link:

https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/english_learner_programs___services


Gifted Education Services
Pattie has an in-house gifted program providing services for eligible students. Additionally, our gifted teacher collaborates with classroom teachers to provide challenging opportunities for advanced learning for all students at our school. PWCS has an obligation to provide like services for children of active duty military parents new to the Division who have documented evidence of receiving gifted services in their prior school system. The student's identification and need for services is honored until a determination is made for identification and placement in the PWCS system. These students should receive services during the IDP (identification) process until they are found eligible or ineligible for services specific to PWCS.

Parents of students found ineligible for gifted services have the right to an appeal. Also, parents may refer their child for a Gifted screening referral by asking our gifted teacher or school counselors. The referral form can also be found using the link below to the gifted education web site. The form can be found at the bottom of their page.

The PWCS Gifted program office may be reached at 703.791.7400

https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/gifted_education_program


Middle School Specialty Programs

Attention Parents of all 5th Grade Students!!!

Middle school students in Prince William County are offered the options of remaining at their base school, transferring to a specialty program in World Languages; Mathematics and Science; International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme; or a same gender program, or a Traditional School. Applications are accepted on-line between November 1st and February 1st during the student’s 5th grade year.

Access to the Middle School Specialty Program site.

https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=886376


****Note: Fifth Grade students moving into Prince William County after January 1 who are interested in applying to a specialty program, should contact the Office of Student Learning at 703.791.7400 for additional information.****


Special Education Services
At Pattie ES, we have four full-time teachers of special education, two of whom teach students with autism. Students who were receiving Special Education services will continue to be provided with comparable services based on the student’s current IEP. PWCS make reasonable accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities. We may perform subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement of the student. Families arriving over the summer, will have their student's IEP review after our staff returns in late August to ensure the input of all stakeholders. As a fellow stakeholder in your child’s education, we value and seek your input.

**CHECK OUT FLYERS BELOW FOR FREE TRAININGS sponsored by Arc of Northern
Virginia and Peatc!


Resources and Information from PWCS Office of Special Education can be accessed using the link:

https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/special_education


If your child is coming to PWCS with an IEP, we encourage consulting the Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights tab within PWCS Military Family Resources link above. Many states do not offer parental consent provisions or procedural safegaurds to the same extent as we do in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We would also like for you to be informed regarding transferring of special services.


Procedural Safeguards.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter81/section170/

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Contact Information

  • Student Liasion Officers (SLO)


Quantico office 703-784-4729


Ft. Belvior office 703-805-1794 or 703-805-2606



  • PWCS Central Office Military Family Contact

Dr. Deborah Ransom

RansomDV@pwcs.edu


  • Pattie Elementary Main Office- 703-670-3173


Registrar:

Christine Gruszkowski

GruszkCA@pwcs.edu


School Counselors:

Karen Modeszto (Military Student POC)

Modeszk@pwcs.edu


Joseph Burton

BurtonJ@pwcs.edu


Administrators

Principal: RJ Lucciotti

LUCCIORJ@pwcs.edu


Asst. Principal & SpEd. POC: Tiffany Turner-Bell

TurnerTS@pwcs.edu

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