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Welcome to the website of Kerrydale Elementary -  fully accredited and the Home of the Cardinals!
Upcoming Events
Kerrydale Announcements
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Join us for Dr. Seuss' Family Reading Night Celebration!
On Monday, March 2nd from 6-7pm in the Media Center, Kerrydale will hold their Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night Celebration! 
Come and help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday. There will be awesome and fun stories to be read by all, refreshments and drawings for prizes. Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss or book character to add to the fun. This will be your chance to check out books to help your child/ren read and have fun too! Hope you can
join us!   
March's PTO Meeting!
March's PTO Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We need YOU to help us with all of our upcoming plans. Not sure how to help? Please come and 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 for more information or for how you can help! Hope you can join us!
Quarter 3 Interims
Due to the inclement weather, your child's Quarter 3 Interims will be sent home on Monday, March 9th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your support!
March's Principal's Tea
You are invited to stop by the office on Tuesday, March 10th 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!
Start off your day on the right foot!
Join us for a Walk to School Day on Friday, March 20th at 8:20am.  Join Kerrydale staff and students as we walk to school.  Please meet us at 8:20am at the corner of Ketterman Drive and Kerrydale Road. We are also meeting at the corner of Hendricks Drive and Kerrydale Road.  If the weather is inclement, the students will walk inside the hallways of the school. What a great and healthy way to start off your day! Hope to see you there!
Spring Break
PWC Schools will be closed on Monday, March 30 through Monday, April 6th for Spring Break. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

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 Espanol.
In preparation for next year, Kerrydale Elementary will hold Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, April 9th and April 23rd from 10am-2pm and an evening session on Thursday, April 23rd from 5pm-6:30pm.

To enter school in September 2014, a child must reach his or her fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2015. 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!
Inclement Weather Reminders
In the case of a delayed school opening or closing, any activities/meetings (Cardinal Voices, Walk to School Morning, etc) scheduled before school are cancelled. No breakfast is served. Kerrydale opens at 10:50am on two hour delayed opening days. When school is delayed, please do not just drop off your child at the normal time. There is no one available at that time to supervise them, as school staff is also on a delayed arrival schedule.

If wintry weather is forecasted,  please listen to your local news radio/TV station, PWCS-TV (Comcast channel 18 and Verizon channel 36, the school division's closing line: 703-791-2776, check this website, the new PWCS mobile app, the PWCS web page, facebook page and twitter feeds for any news on school delays or closings. You can also sign up for email/text alerts regarding PWCS inclement weather/emergency closings.  For more information on Closings & Emergencies and to sign up for alerts, please click here or the link in the Parent Guide. Be safe!
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 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!
PTO Discount Cards -a deal at $5 each! Get yours while they are hot!
We will be selling Discount Cards at $5 each at any of the winter events until we sell out. The cards are a great way to save money locally and nationally (when you register your card online). They make great thank you gifts for coaches, mailmen, neighbors, etc. Can't wait until an event and want yours now?  Contact the PTO at for all of the info you need. The discounts expire in the fall, so pick up yours now and start saving!  
Kerrydale's Technology Fundraiser- all year long!
Our Fall Technology Fundraiser with Great American was a success!  If you need a magazine, a personalized gift or something caught your eye in the fall,  but you didn't order it - you still can through June 2014!  Place an order online at www., click on shop now, and then select a school, using school number # 3862778.  You don't need to enter a student's name - you can skip that section. Orders will be delivered to your home.  Kerrydale Technology Program will receive 40% of your order, that will be used to directly support our technology needs.  Thank you for support!!  
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 .

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