CRS PTA Newsletter



PTA Event Calendar

In This Issue

Book Fair 
Minted Holiday Offer 
Spirit Wear 
November PTA Meeting

McLean Traffic Pilot 
Community Meeting
Reminders & Other News

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair starts this week! Build your family library, buy gifts for the holidays, and make contributions to classroom libraries. Teacher wish lists will be posted and gift certificates will be available for purchase. Our evening shopping night will be Thursday, November 8, from 5-8 p.m. - find the full schedule for the Book Fair at

While you're shopping for your kids, please consider making a purchase for our sister school, Dogwood Elementary, a Title 1 school located in Reston, Virginia. Donations are easy. Simply drop your book donations in the specially marked bin as you leave the Book Fair. We'll deliver the new books to the students of Dogwood Elementary School on behalf of the parents of CRS.

We need your help! If you have a couple of hours you can spare, the Book Fair would love to have you! Learn more and sign up.  

Minted Holiday Offer

Our special holiday offer with Minted is back for 2018! You save 15%, and Minted donates 15% to the CRS PTA!

Use our code FUNDRAISECHURCHILL during checkout through November 30th to save on cards, stationery, gifts, art and more! Find more details on our site

Spirit Wear

Need some Churchill spirit? Stop by our pop-up shop during the Book Fair evening shopping event on Thursday, November 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. T-shirts, sweatshirts, pajama pants, socks, blankets and more! Learn more onlineNote - sales are cash or check only.

November PTA Meeting

Join us next 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.

McLean Beltway Ramp Closure Pilot Project - Feedback Due November 13

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has proposed a potential pilot project to evaluate limiting access to the ramp from Georgetown Pike to northbound I-495 during weekday afternoon/evening periods. You can find information about the McLean Area Traffic Analysis and proposed solutions here on VDOT's website. Two community meetings on the proposal have been held (Meeting Materials: AugustOctober). 

Provide Your Feedback: If you were not able to attend the meetings, you may still submit comments via email (please put "McLean Area Traffic Analysis" in the subject line; email address is [email protected]) or via mail through Tuesday, November 13. 

Community Meeting: Balls Hill Road/Old Dominion Drive

On Thursday, November 15, starting at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Middle School, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a second public information meeting on the Balls Hill Road and Old Dominion Drive intersection project. This meeting will include project updates since the June 28 meeting. The project will realign the existing skewed intersection configuration and provide improved traffic signal operations. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities are also planned. Find more information on the project page

Reminders & Other News

  • Staff Appreciation: The soup & salad bar to be hosted by 3rd-grade families is Wednesday, November 28 (right after Thanksgiving). More details in next week's newsletter.
  • McLean Commercial Business Center (CBC): Open House to review the vision plan is this Thursday 11/8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the McLean High School cafeteria. Find more project details here, plus you can also submit suggestions for land use changes here.

CRS PTA Calendar

11/7-11/13 - Book Fair (evening shopping is 11/8 from 5-8 p.m.)

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