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This Friday, February 12th, is Wear Red to School Day in honor of Valentines Day.  Hope to see everyone wearing red.
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The PWCS School Age Child Care, or SACC, program will be closed on March 1, as will all schools.
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February 2016 Newsletter

It is time to turn the page on the second marking period and head into the second semester of the school year. Your children have progressed so much since August, especially in the areas of Reading and Math. There are many reasons for the progress that is being seen, not the least of which is the support of parents and families with student learning. We look forward to seeing how they continue to grow as learners in the days ahead!

School of Excellence

Congratulations to the staff and students of Alvey Elementary School for earning another year of School of Excellence! This distinction is based on each school's performance for the 2014-2015 school year. The finish line that marks success moves each year, ensuring that schools never rest with their last accomplishments. Alvey earned a perfect score of 100/100! Way to go Sunrays!

Jump Rope For Heart

Alvey has partnered with the American Heart Association to teach the students the importance of taking care of their hearts, along with helping individuals who are affected by heart disease and stroke. We are asking for your help to spread the word to your family and friends and support Alvey's Jump Rope For Heart Team. All donations to the American Heart Association are made online using Alvey’s Team Page.

Please use the link below to access Alvey's Heart Team Page and remember to click join team.

Yearbook Pictures

Mrs. Bosarge is in need of pictures for the yearbook. If you have any pictures of activities in the classroom, recess, Bingo night, movie night, Fall Ball, Pancake Breakfast - any pictures from this school year, please email them to her at Thank you!

J.W. Alvey Time Capsule

J.W. Alvey opened its doors to faculty, students and parents in August of 2003. At our dedication in June of 2004, a time capsule was put together by the staff and students. The time capsule was to be opened when the kindergarten students graduated from high school. Well, that time has arrived. All 2003-2004 Sunrays are invited to the opening of the time capsule on May 21, 2016 from 2-4 in the J.W. Alvey gymnasium. We would love to have a picture of you “now” so we can compare to “then”. Please email a current picture to Mrs. Amanda Kotowicz @ by April 22nd. Please include your name, grade, and teacher’s name when you were an Alvey Sunray. Please RSVP by May 2nd to the front office either by phone or email. Email Mrs. Baker at or call 571.261.2556 to let us know if you are planning on attending.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is coming up on Thursday, April 7 from 9am-2pm and on Thursday, April 21 from 3:45pm-6pm. Students who will be five years of age or older by September 30 are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Registration will take place for those students who reside within Alvey Elementary School boundaries.

Kindly bring the following documents with you:

1. The student’s original birth certificate.

2. Three proofs of residence (one must be a copy of the deed, rental or lease agreement, or a notarized Affidavit of Residency attesting to bona fide residency in Prince William County). Other examples of proofs of residency include utility bills, voter registration, driver’s license, etc.

3. The student’s social security card.

4. A valid immunization record signed by a healthcare professional and a comprehensive physical exam that MUST BE DATED AFTER August 29, 2015. You may bring this information to us any time prior to the start of school.

Science Fair

JW Alvey will be holding its 13th Annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 10th and we are looking for classroom parents, friends, and family members to judge our students’ Science Fair projects. Judges will have the opportunity to: preview the science fair boards for neatness, look for evidence of scientific data, and evaluate if the student demonstrates an understanding of their topic. A person does not need a science background to judge. We are asking judges to report to JW Alvey Elementary School at 8:45am. Judging should take approximately two (2) hours. Judging packets will be sent explaining the scientific process and the judging criteria. If someone is interested they may email Mrs. Lombardo: or sign up online at sign up genius:

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 9- 7:00 PTA Meeting

Principal’s Committee Meeting Cancelled

Monday, February 15- No School/Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, February 16- Report Cards Home

Thursday, February 25- Walk To School Day

Friday, February 26- February Birthday Celebrations in the Cafeteria

Tuesday, March 1- No School/Primary Election Day


Science Fair Needs Judges

     J.W. Alvey Elementary School will be hosting its 13th Annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 10th.  We are looking for community members to judge our student's Science Fair Projects.

     As a judge you will have the opportunity to:  preview the Science Fair board for neatness, look for evidence of scientific data, and evaluate if the student demonstrates an understanding of their topic.  You do not need a science background to judge  Judges are asked to report to J.W. Alvey Elementary School at 9:00 AM, and judging should take approximately two (2) hours. A judge’s packet will be sent to you explaining the scientific process and the judging criteria.

    Our school appreciates your time and effort to help us out. Refreshments will be served during the judging.  Please join us as we celebrate science.

Click here to sign up to be a judge.


Spelling Bee
Congratulations to fourth grader, Megan Vu, who is this year's Alvey Spelling Bee winner.
Jump Rope for Heart
Dear Parents,
Due to the recent storm that put us out of school for quite some time, we are extending our deadline for Jump Rope for Heart. Originally our deadline was February 5th, however now it is February 19th!
Your student will receive their "pups" during PE class, if donations have been made in your child's name but they haven't received their pups, please email me your name and donation amount and I will be able to contact my coordinator and get it straightened out!
Want to double your donations!? The following link is a database that allows you to search for your company and determine if they are a partner with AHA, if so your company will match your donation! You will receive a form from them to fill out and turn in directly to me! (Your child will receive credit for both!)
If you haven’t signed up yet but still want to join and participate:
Alvey is a proud partner with The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association, and we would like to teach our students the importance of taking care of their hearts along with helping individuals who are affected by heart disease and stroke. We are asking for your help to spread the word to your family, friends, and co-workers to join Alvey's Team and assist The American Heart Association in making a difference for people who are affected by heart disease (which is our nations #1 killer) and stroke (which is the fourth leading cause of death). 
We are requesting that ALL donations to the American Heart Association are made ONLINE using Alvey's Heart Team Page. When the link below is displayed on the screen, you will see two options, JOIN TEAM and Give Now.Please click “JOIN TEAM"!! J  This will ensure that I have a record of which students have registered and which ones have earned their ‘Thank You’ incentives for their efforts. This will also make things easier for Mr. Ferrell and me when it comes time to distribute the gifts. 
Please click on the link below to access Alvey's Heart Team Page and remember 
to click Join Team to Register your student and participate. * You can copy and paste this link into your browser if you can't click on it   (You can also Register them using the FREE app called Jump/Hoops)
Webpage Technical Questions? Call: 1-877-824-8531
Our theme this year is "PAWS to SAVE a LIFE" our event is featuring the Life-Saving Puppy Squad!! J
Students will participate in our Jump Rope for Heart Event during P.E. class in January & February to further learn the importance of developing heart-healthy habits and learn your fundraising efforts will help support cardiovascular research and will help save lives across the country. 
Students will be receiving "The Life-Saving Puppy Squad" for donations raised. To promote our Jump Rope for Heart event, students will be encouraged to wear their dog-bone lanyards with their pups attached at school each day. Any Puppy incentive or prize the student shall receive will be given out by the P.E. teachers. Students can earn all 6 Life-Saver Pups and other Thank You gifts depending on the amount of life-saving donations they each raise! J


**I am Alvey's Point of Contact for this fundraiser event so any questions you may have can be directed to me!**
Please help make a difference - And help us teach our students how to take care of their hearts, and others!
Thank you for being a HEART HERO!
Michael Nottingham


Our school recognized for helping PWCS save money and the environment.
Money not spent on energy costs can be better invested in the classroom. Read more.


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