CRS PTA Newsletter



PTA Event Calendar

In This Issue

November PTA Meeting 
Book Fair 
Soup and Salad Bar

Shutterfly Holiday Offer 

FCCPTA Advocacy Night  FCCPTA Survey 
Community Meeting
Reminders & Other News

November PTA Meeting

Join us this Wednesday, November 14, at 8:45 a.m. for our next PTA meeting - in person or via Facebook Live. Hear the latest about upcoming family programs like Science Night and share your feedback and questions. And don't forget - our December meeting will be in the evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, immediately following the Principal's pizza.

Last Day for Book Fair - Tuesday, 11/13!

Last chance to shop at our Book Fair on Tuesday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! Parents are welcome to stop by and shop!

Build your family library, buy gifts for the holidays, and make contributions to classroom libraries. Teacher wish lists are posted in the library. Learn more at

A big THANK YOU to all the parents who volunteered to help with the Book Fair - this event would not be possible without your help!

Soup and Salad BarCalling all 3rd Grade parents - on Wednesday 11/28, the 3rd Grade will host a Soup and Salad Bar lunch for all CRS teachers and staff. This is an opportunity for 3rd Grade parents to let the entire CRS staff know how much we appreciate their hard work. Learn more and sign-up for donation, set-up, and/or clean-up.

Shutterfly and Tiny Prints

Shop our store with Shutterfly & Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase goes to the CRS! Order cards, photos, photo books, gifts and more - everything is included (and this works with coupon codes)! All you have to do is start your shopping from our link -! This program is also open to friends & family.

FCCPTA Advocacy Night

On Monday, December 3rd, at Fairfax County Government Center, the FCCPTA presents a unique opportunity for Fairfax County families to learn about the school budget process and share what matters to them. Elected officials from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the FCPS School Board representing each District have been invited. A light dinner will be available at 6:30 p.m. Learn more and register (free; registration is for space planning).

FCCPTA Education Survey

Tell us what YOU think about our school, class sizes, technology, curriculum, advanced academics, and special education. The Fairfax County Council PTA has created an online survey in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, and Urdu) to solicit the opinions of parents, students, and FCPS employees. All responses are anonymous. Your responses will guide our planning and activities, so please participate today at (or

Questions? Contact Matt Dunne, [email protected].

Community Meeting: School Safety

The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) Education & Youth Committee will be hosting a meeting on school safety in FCPS this Wednesday 11/14 at 7:30 p.m. in the McLean High School Cafeteria. School Resource Officers (SROs) from McLean High School and Langley High School, the Director of the FCPS Office of Safety and Security, the School Liaison Commander of FCPD, and student representatives will discuss the recently approved Memorandum of Understanding between FCPS and the FCPD that outlines the School Board and FCPD's commitment and understanding of improving the standard of school safety across the county. 

Reminders & Other News

  • McLean Beltway Closure Pilot: Last chance for feedback - all comments must be submitted by Tuesday, November 13. You can submit comments via email to [email protected] (please put "McLean Area Traffic Analysis" in the subject line). Find the feedback form here. More information about the proposal can be found here on VDOT's website
  • Balls Hill/Old Dominion Meeting: Hear updates on the intersection project this Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Middle School. Find more information on the project page. 

CRS PTA Calendar

11/7-11/13 - Book Fair 

11/14 - November PTA Meeting

11/21-11/23 - Thanksgiving Break (no school!)

11/28 - Staff Appreciation (3rd Grade Hosts)

11/29-11/30 - ASA Winter Priority Registration