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Welcome to the website of Kerrydale Elementary -  fully accredited and the Home of the Cardinals!
Upcoming Events
Today
Repeating Event - School Office Open
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Repeating Event - New Student Registrations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tomorrow
Repeating Event - School Office Open
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Repeating Event - New Student Registrations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8/3/2015
Repeating Event - School Office Open
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Repeating Event - New Student Registrations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Don’t Let Students Miss Out on Safe Fun and Enrichment in SACC/Next Generation

Register Now for New and Improved Middle School and Elementary Programs!

Read more.
 
 
Our school recognized for helping PWCS save money and the environment.

Money not spent on energy costs can be better invested in the classroom. Read more.
 
Kerrydale Announcements
Tax Holiday for School Supplies Set for August
During the first weekend in August, August 7-9 purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation. Go to Virginia's tax holiday page for additional information. What a great way to help save on purchases for the new school year!
2015-2016 Supply Lists
Please click here or check the Supply List, in the Parent's Guide section, for the whole school supply list. You can also click on the grade level below. Students can bring in their supplies to our Open House or on the first day of school.  Happy Shopping!
 
Kindergarten      First Grade      Second Grade      Third Grade     
  
                               Fourth Grade      Fifth Grade
School Office Summer Hours
Kerrydale's School Office is open daily from 8am-4pm. New student registrations will resume in early August.  Please call ahead to ensure the office is open, as sometimes the hours may vary throughout the summer.  Have a great summer!
Summer Reading & Summer Quest
Please visit the Summer Reading link (on the left) for all information on the PWCS Summer Quest Reading Program and for reading lists by grade level. Read lots of books this summer and enjoy the adventure!!!
Keep learning this summer!
You can use Raz Kids, Type to Learn 4, Study Island and solpass.org all summer long on most internet enabled devices. All Kerrydale students have access to all of our internet based learning sites through August 26th. If you have any questions or your child forgot their log in information, please email Mrs. Wingo Ermold at wingomm@pwcs.edu.  New log in information for Kerrydale students will be issued in the fall. Keep reading and learning every day!!!
Kerrydale to serve Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Our school is one of the 138 schools in the state of Virginia that has been awarded the "Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant."  The purpose of this program is to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students are exposed to, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to improve their present and future health.  We will be able to provide a fresh fruit and vegetable snack to your child three days a week at no charge.  The students will have the opportunity to try some familiar items like apples, watermelon, carrots and radishes, as well as some more unusual items such as figs, persimmons and kumquats.  Please alert the school nurse of any concerns you may have regarding food allergies. We look forward to providing this experience for your child!
Grades 3,4 & 5 SOL Results
The Standards of Learning (SOL) Test results for students in Grades 3,4 and 5 will be mailed home in July, due to the late testing window and the new retake process this year. 
Rising 6th Graders - Becoming a Bobcat Summer Orientation
In and effort to help provide a smooth transisition and provide support and assistance to incoming 6th grade students and parents, Beville Middle School is inviting your child to participate in a two-day transisition session, called Becoming a Bobcat. The Becoming a Bobcat program will be held at Beville Middle School on August 20th from 8am-12pm.  Click here for the registration form.  If you and your child would like to participate in this valuable opportunity, please complete the attached form, and return as directed on the form.  All forms must be returned by Friday, July 31st. The bus schedule will be posted on Beville's website and the doors of the school about a week ahead. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, Jason Boynton at boyntojx@pwcs.edu or leave a message at Beville Middle School. We look forward to meeting you and your future Bobcat!
Rising 6th Grade Parents:
ALL rising 6th graders will need a Tetanus, Dip­theria, Pertussis (Tdap) booster shot prior to the start of school in September, unless fewer than five years have passed since the last Tdap immuniza­tion. WITHOUT PROOF OF THIS IMMUNIZA­TION, YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENROLL IN SCHOOL FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR. This is a Commonwealth of Virginia requirement. Documentation for the shot can be brought to school up until June 15th. After that, it must be taken to your child’s middle school. Thank you to the parents who have already submitted the paperwork.
 
New Student Registration
New student registrations will resume on Monday, July 27th. Kerrydale's office registers students daily, from 10am-2pm, Monday - Friday. Please click here for more information on what you need to bring with you to register your child(ren). You can also click here to download the enrollment forms. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Burgess at 703-590-1262 with any questions. You may want to call ahead to make sure the office is open. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
Kerrydale's Meet & Greet Open House
Please join us for Kerrydale's Meet & Greet Open House on Thursday, August 27th between 10am-12pm for all grades, K-5. Students can briefly drop by to meet their teachers, see their classrooms, drop off school supplies, find out more information about the PTO, purchase Kerrydale Spirit Wear, sign up for the Online Parent Portal in the lab and find out more about lunch accounts and free and reduced lunch.  We hope you can stop by!
 
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to attend Kerrydale's Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, August 27th from 11am-12am in the all purpose room.  Our newest Kerrydale Cardinals and their parents will hear more about Kerrydale and what to expect in Kindergarten this year from our principal, Mrs. Gudinas and the Kindergarten team.  Hope to see you there!
First Day of School


Kerrydale ES and all PWCS schools start on Monday, August 31, 2015.  We are so excited to begin our year of learning and fun! 
No School - Labor Day Holiday
All PWCS schools will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7th due to the Labor Day Holiday.  Have a great weekend!
Save the Date! Field Day is coming up!

Kerrydale's Field Day will be held on Friday, October 2nd.  We will need lots of volunteers to make this event a success.  We hope you can join us for a day of healthy fun!

From the Nurse's Office:

Please check out the links under Nurse's News (on the left) to find out more information about School HealthTreatment Plans, Medications and Vaccinations that upcoming 6th Graders MUST have before the Fall. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Mrs. Gardner, Kerrydale's School Nurse.

Shop, save and collect this summer!

Kerrydale collects box tops, soup labels, used cell phones and chargers, and all ink cartridges to support our school throughout the year. These items are collected and then are redeemed to support Kerrydale's various programs. Please keep collecting them over the summer.  Ask your work or office if you can have their used ink cartridges for your child's school. If you shop at Giant, Safeway and Target, registering your cards on their website and using them while shopping, also supports Kerrydale. They provide monetary and product donations to our school. To find our school  codes and store websites, please click here. Thank you for supporting Kerrydale, while you shop, save and collect this summer!

 
PTO News - New Officers
At our May PTO Meeting we elected new officers! Please help us welcome some new faces and say hello to some familiar ones! We still have open board and chair positions, and also welcome committee members for any of the committees as well. Please contact us for more information if you are interested! The complete list is posted on the PTO website - click here. Please feel free to contact us at KerrydalePTO@gmail.com if you would like to get involved or have any questions, comments, or suggestions! Have a great summer! 
Kerrydale, Go Mobile!
Get the MyPWCS app from the iTunes App store (for Apple products) or Android's Play Store, choose the schools (plus the Division) to follow, and you will have easy access to news, calendars, menus, lunch money accounts, contact info, and more.  Enable "push notifications" to get the best alerts your specific device has to offer. Find user's guides and other helpful information on pwcs.edu and in the resources section of the mobile app. You will have access to news and everything that is happening at Kerrydale & PWCS right at your fingertips. Check it out today!
Learn24VA Digital Learning Portal
The Virginia Department of Education had developed Learn24VA. a digital learning portal designed to suppport digital learning across the Commonwealth. Learn24VA is a collection of web-based tools, applications, content, and courses to provide Virginia students, educators and families with 24/7 access to high-quality learning resources.  This portal is accessible at www.learn24va.org. For more information, contact Cheri at cheri.kelleher@virtualva.org.
Parent Portal Summer Information

Parent Portal registration is now closed for parents who do not yet have a Parent Portal user account. If parents who have registered do not receive their new user login by June 1, they must re-register in the fall when the registration process goes back online. To see more details about how parents can register for a user account, go the Parent Portal Information Page.
 

For parents who already have a Parent Portal account, the ability to edit your Parent Portal contact information online will be disabled and no further edits will be accepted after June 1. However parents may visit the school office to update their contact information in person. Parents and students will be able to view grades, attendance and contact information up to June 30. Edit capability will be back online in late August (date to be announced.) Please check our web page for more information in the fall.

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