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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!
 
Kerrydale Announcements
Spring Break
PWC Schools will be closed on Monday, April 14th through Friday, April 18th for Spring Break. Classes will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Have a wonderful and relaxing break! Make sure you read a lot and relax!! 
Kerrydale's Kindergarten Registration
Do you have or know a child who will be entering Kindergarten this fall? Please join us in spreading the word about our Spring Kindergarten Registration. Click on the links for more information: English or Spanish.
 
In preparation for next year, Kerrydale Elementary will hold Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, April 24th from 10am-2pm and an evening session from 5pm-6:30pm.

To enter school in September 2014, a child must reach his or her fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2014. While you are completing paperwork, staff will screen your child's basic knowledge.  Please click 
here for more information and for what to bring. We are happy to welcome the newest members to our Kerrydale family!
Show your spirit during Spirit Week!!
 Show your Kerrydale Cardinal spirit by dressing up each day:
Monday (4/28): Hat Day - Wear your craziest & favorite hat.
Tuesday (4/29):  Wacky Hair and Socks Day! - Be Creative!
Wednesday (4/30)): Sports Day- Wear your favorite sports team jersey or shirt day.
Thursday (5/1): Pajama Day - Wear you comfy pajamas to school.
Friday (5/2): Spirit Day - Wear your Kerrydale gear or our school colors: red, white and blue!
Join us for Young Author's Night!
Kerrydale is hosting a Young Author’s Night for students in all grade levels to showcase their writing skills.  Young Author’s Night will be on Wednesday, April 30th from 6-6:30pm in the Media Center.  We can't wait to hear some of our outstanding Kerrydale authors. Thank you to all of our writers who signed up to participate. We hope you can join us for a wonderful evening!
 
Sponsored by the Parent & Community Involvement Correlate
Ice Cream Social
Join the Kerrydale Parent Involvment Correlate at an Ice Cream Social, following Young Author's Night, on Wednesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:00pm in the Cafeteria. Come visit with other families and enjoy a sweet treat!
Love Art? Participate in the PWCS Summer Art Enrichment Program
The PWCS Summer Art Enrichment Program is an enriched art experience designed for two full weeks for students who have an interest in art and have completed second-grade through eighth-grade by June 2014. This program is offered July 7 – 18, 2014 from 9 am to Noon. Students are grouped by grade level. Studio experiences will include a variety of different art media, more advanced studio skills and techniques in both 2D and 3D art forms. Students should plan to attend both weeks of the program. For more details, please click here to view the flyer. Tuition is $200. Registration materials are available from all PWC elementary and middle school art teachers and online at arts.departments.pwcs.edu beginning March 2, 2014. Registration deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3 pm. Contact Debbie Barnard, Administrative Coordinator at barnardd@pwcs.edu for more information.
Join us for May's PTO Meeting
The May PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 6th at 6pm in the Media Center. We need YOU to help us plan our Spring Fling, Teacher's Appreciation Week and other upcoming events. The school year is flying and this spring is packed with events. 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!
May's Principal's Tea
You are invited to stop by the office on Tuesday, May 13th from 9:15-10:15am to meet with Dr. Leonard 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. Look in your child's Friday Folder for more information.  We hope you can join us!
Join us for a quick walk . . .
Join us for our Walk to School Day on Friday,  May 16th.  Join Kerrydale staff and students as we walk around inside Kerrydale at 8:20am. We will  walk inside the school using the hallways, if it is raining. What a great and healthy way to start off your day! Hope to see you there!
Quarter 4 Interims
Your child's Quarter 4 Interims will now be sent home on Tuesday, May 20th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your support!
Kerrydale Readers & Potomac Nationals Baseball!
This spring, the Potomac Nationals, minor league team of the Washington Nationals, is sponsoring a Reading Incentive Program at Kerrydale. Students who read 4 books and return the completed bookmark to school by Friday, May 16th  will receive 2 FREE tickets to the Potomac Nationals baseball game on Friday, May 30th!
 
The Kerrydale Day at the Potomac Nationals Stadium is Friday, May 30th at 7:05pm. Kerrydale students can parade into the stadium with Uncle Slam to celebrate their reading achievement. The parade is held before the game. If students want to participate in the parade, the students need to be lined up in front of the field gate by 6:15pm. READ and HAVE FUN with the POTOMAC NATIONALS!!!
 
Register NOW for Kerrydale's Summer School
Kerrydale will be hosting an exciting Site-based Summer School program for K-Grade 4 students,  beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014, from 9-12pm. Students are expected to attend every day of the program. We are excited to provide remediation in the areas of reading and mathematics, free of charge, for students who qualify. Free breakfast and lunch will be offered to all Summer School students.  All 5th Graders, participating in Summer School, will attend Beville Middle School. Summer School Registration forms have already been sent home. If you need one, please contact your child's teacher. Please return your child’s application by June 2, 2014.  If you want more information or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Williams, Kerrydale’s Summer School Principal at 703-590-1262 or at williaba@pwcs.edu. We hope your child will join us for an exciting summer of learning!
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 recieved 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 .
Congratulations, Kerrydale!!!
Kerrydale Elementary was named a 2013 PWCS School of Excellence!  The PWCS School of Excellence is awarded to those schools who have demonstrated excellent progress in student achievement. A School of Excellence must be fully accredited by the state, make Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act, and achieve an overall score of 90 out of 100 points on PWCS Strategic Plan-based measures.  Great job students, parents, staff and teachers!  Keep up the great work!

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