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Welcome to the website of Kerrydale Elementary - a fully accredited 2013 PWCS School of Excellence and the Home of the Cardinals!
Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
Kerrydale Announcements
Join us for Kerrydale Night at CiCi's Pizza!
Join us for a fun night with the family and support your school at the same time! The Kerrydale PTO is hosting a fundraising night at CiCi’s Pizza on Wednesday, September 24th between 4-8 pm. CiCi’s Pizza is located at 13600 Foulger Square by Home Depot. Before leaving, just drop your receipts into a specially marked container and the Kerrydale PTO will receive 15 percent of the money spent that night. Hope to see you there!
PTO Kerrydale Spirit Wear
Do you have a Kerrydale t-shirt or sweatshirt?  The Kerrydale PTO is currently taking orders for Kerrydale spirit wear.  Order forms are being sent home in the Friday Folder. Please return the order form and the money together by Friday, October 3rd. Please make checks payable to the Kerrydale PTO.  Show your spirit Kerrydale!
Save the Date! Field Day is coming up!

Kerrydale's Field Day will be held on Friday, October 17th.  We will need lots of volunteers to make this event a success.  We hope you can join us for a day of healthy fun!

Welcome Back!
Kerrydale starts promptly at 8:50 am. Students must be in class, seated for morning announcements, which begin at 9:00am. Breakfast is served starting at 8:35am.  Students who are not eating breakfast, should not arrive before 8:50am. Kerrydale dismisses at 3:40pm.

Please see the Parent Guide on the left for supply lists, bus routes, lunch menus,
School Age Child Care information, school hours and other important information. The Policies link has more information on attendance, code of behavior, dress code and more. Please check this website often for all you need to know about Kerrydale. We are looking forward to an awesome year of learning!
2014-2015 Supply Lists
Please click here or check the Supply List, in the Parent's Guide section, for the updated 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
New Student Registration
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!
October's PTO Meeting!
October's PTO Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We need YOU to help us plan a great year for our Kerrydale families. There are lots of fun social and fundraising opportunities coming up and your support is essential to make them a success. Not sure how to help? Please come to this first meeting to find out first hand how you can support your child and Kerrydale ES. Check out the school website and newsletter to stay informed of all the events and opportunities coming up.  Please email kerrydalepto@gmail.com for more information or for how you can help! Hope you can join us!
Kerrydale Back to School Nights
Kerrydale's Gr. 3-5 Back to School Night is coming up!
Parents, please come and take this oppurtunity to meet your child's teacher, learn about the curriculum and how to join our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and other ways you can support your child and Kerrydale.
 
Kindergraten- Second Grade's Back to School Night will be held
on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7pm.

Third Grade – Fifth Grade Back to School Night will be held on

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7pm.
 
  We hope to see you there!
Smile! It's Fall Picture Day!
Say Cheese!  Kerrydale's fall portraits will be taken on Wednesday, October 8th. Come dressed in your best!  Portrait packet and pricing information was sent home with students.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Parnell in the office, 703-590-1262.
Quarter 1 Interims
Your child's Quarter 1 Interims will be sent home on Friday, October 10th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your support!
October's Principal's Tea
You are invited to stop by the office on Tuesday, October 14th from 9:15-10:15am to meet with Mrs. Gudinas and hear about what's happening at Kerrydale. This is also your chance to share any questions and learn more about Kerrydale Elementary. Light refreshments will be served. Please respond to office if you can attend.  We hope you can join us!
Your child's safety is important to us.
Riding school transportation is a privilege for students, but that privilege comes with responsibilities of acting appropriately to other students and the bus driver. Rules have been established to ensure the safety of all children riding the bus. Bus transportation rules are listed in the “Code of Behavior” book which is given to students on the first day of school. Click here to see PWCS Regulation 433-1 Transportation for Students: Safety on School Buses. Please read and discuss this information with your child. All students need to be aware of the bus rules, including those who walk to school because they may need to ride the bus sometime during the school year. At Kerrydale, we are confident that our students will model our vision of being personally and socially responsible citizens.
 
When dropping off and picking up students, please pay attention to the signs, cones, crossing guards and other staff who are helping keep our students safe. Click here for Kerrydale’s Transportation Guidelines. Please follow these guidelines when on Kerrydale’s Campus.
 
A visitor’s badge is required during school visitation. Government issued identification is required for student pick-up and visitation.
 
If your child will be absent, send in a note or call us at our attendance line: 703-590-2828.
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. McLean, Kerrydale's School Nurse.

Help the Earth & Kerrydale!

Kerrydale collects and receives money for every ink or toner printer cartridge or old cell phone we recycle. The cartridges are recycled and if the phones can still be used, they go to a women’s violence charity to help women who need them or they get recycled as well. Please help Kerrydale work towards a cleaner earth while earning money to help our technology program. Cartridges and phones can be sent in with your child anytime or brought up to the computer lab and dropped off in the big box in the mailroom or in the front of the lab. In the past, we have used the money to purchase student software, digital cameras, headphones and other equipment.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Parent Communication Portal Information
We are now processing applications for a parent user name and password  to login into Parent Portal. Parent Portal is PWCS' parent communication system. Once you have received your user name and password, you can access your child's information, grades, and edit emergency information. 
 
To create your account, please click on the red button on the left entitled: Parent Portal New Registration. Next, click on Parent Portal and select create a new account. Enter your information.
 
Once you have registered for a Parent Portal account, you will receive an email within 3-5 business days that includes your username and temporary password. Print and sign the email. Then bring the printed and signed email to the front office with government issued photo ID, any school day during business hours.  Your government is­sued photo ID will be verified and your account will be activated within 2 business days.  Questions? Email Mrs. Wingo Ermold at wingomm@pwcs.edu .

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