Stratford Landing PTA
Parent Selection Panel Vote
We have nine individuals interested in serving on the principal selection panel. Please help select those whom you think will best represent the broad SLES community.
The poll will close on Monday, May 13th at 12 pm.
See below for more information about parent representation on the principal selection panel.
Principal Selection Process: Public Input
There are several opportunities for public and parent input into the selection process for a new SLES principal. They include:
• Informational Meeting Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30, in the SLES cafeteria
• Written input due by Friday, May 10
• Parent representation on selection panel – submit names by 7pm Thursday, May 9
See below for more information.
Informational Meeting Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30 in the SLES cafeteria. This meeting, set up by the Regional Assistant Superintendent, is to inform parents, staff and community of the steps that are involved in the principal selection process.
Written input due by Friday, May 10. Parents may provide written input (preferably via e-mail) to Adam McGeehan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The written input is an opportunity for parents to reflect on priorities for SLES leadership and to articulate the specific competencies, experience, skills, and vision. Your input will be used by the county to screen candidate resumes and develop interview questions. The PTA strongly encourages parents to give some time and thought to providing your input via this channel.
For more information and a suggested format, see the SLES Input Form link below.
Parent representation on selection panel. FCPS has asked the SLES PTA to facilitate the selection of 6 individuals to serve as 3 members and 3 alternates on the principal selection panel. These individuals should be connected to and engaged with the diverse perspectives of our school community. They also need to commit to participating in the panel on May 24, at the Gatehouse Administrative Center in Falls Church, from 7:30 am- 4:00 pm. (This is the same day as SLES Field Day).
If you are interested in this role, please fill out and email the SLES Community Panel Form, link below, to email@example.com no later than 7pm, Thursday May 9. (You may also send an email with your name, contact info, grades and activities/programs of your child(ren), and any additional information about your role at SLES).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROCESS: PLEASE READ
Please keep in mind when seeking to serve on the selection panel: a key consideration for parent representation on the panel is to capture perspectives from the range of programs and communities that make up Stratford Landing Elementary School.
If more than 6 individuals are interested and submit information by 7 pm Thursday, we will have an online poll to select 6.
The poll will open no later than 12pm Friday May 10 and will close at 12pm Monday May 13. This link to the poll will be sent out via FCPS News You Choose email, the SLES PTA Facebook page, and available on the SLES PTA website slpta.org.
Except for contact details, information provided by those wishing to be considered will appear as part of the online poll (eg: your name, your children’s grade level, programs they are involved in, additional information about your involvement at SLES).
Parents will have the opportunity to vote one time for up to three individuals. The 6 individuals receiving the most votes will be the ones submitted for the panel.
The PTA’s role is to offer names of interested and representative individuals to Regional Assistant Superintendent Terry Dade. Mr. Dade will make the determination as to which individuals are panelists and which are alternates. Mr. Dade may also ask for additional names, in which case the PTA will forward the names of all individuals who have submitted their information.
Stratford Landing PTA Rock N Run Fundraiser
We raised over $90,000 during the 2018 Rock N Run – all thanks to our wonderful Stratford Landing families, friends, teachers, staff, and sponsors. This money – all of it – is invested back into the school. This was an incredible fundraiser and allows to now focus on the important work of school improvements, student enrichment, community building, etc.
A little bit about Rock N Run…
Rock N Run is Stratford Landing PTAs’s most important school-wide fundraiser and is organized and run by the PTA as well as parent volunteers. Rock N Run funds over 70% of our budget for the year, and the best part is SLES keeps 100% of what we raise. Most school fundraisers are run by companies that take 50% or more of the profit. Plus, the prizes are awarded by class, not individual, so no one is left out.
Students collect donations over a 10-day period and then run/walk laps or cheer during school hours in celebration of their accomplishment.
This year the funds are expected to support nearly $7,000 for classroom and school libraries, $5,000 for technology investments, $2,500 for the discovery garden, $2,000 for musical instruments and programming, and $1,000 for supporting curriculum purchases, among other major investments in our school. In addition, the 6th grade uses the funds they raise to fund their planned expenses throughout the year. This includes a “team building” picnic/6th grade kickoff, a full day class trip to DC, an end of year after hours party at SLES, a Picnic at FH park to celebrate 6th grade promotion, and a special class of 2019 t-shirt.