Kindergarten Play Dates

Are you the parent of a Crossfield rising kindergartner? The PTO has scheduled 3 kindergarten play dates this summer so that the kids can meet one another and become more comfortable with their new surroundings.  The first one is Sunday July 31st at 5:30 PM!
We will be at the lower grades playground (the playground on the right of the school as you face the building from the parking lot) so the kids can become familiar with being at the school and having fun!  These get-togethers provide opportunities for the kids to get to know each other, parents to meet one another, and the children to get excited about going to school at Crossfield.
 Sunday July 31st at 5:30 PM
Thursday August 11th at 6:00 PM 
     A school administrator will read a story and give out popsicles at this play date
Thursday September 1st
12:30 PM Kindergarten Play Date 
1:30-2:15 PM Open House (all grades) Last names A-L 
2:15-3:00 PM Open House (all grades) Last names M-Z
Please have the children bring a water bottle if needed as we will not be able to enter the school facility to use the drinking fountain (or the bathroom!). These get-togethers are very informal.  There is no need to sign up, just show up.  You can come to all dates or just one.  You can come early or late, whatever works with your schedule.  All are welcome, siblings included. Also, please pass along the word to any rising kindergartner you may know.
If you have any questions, please contact Kim & Katie @  We hope to see you at the Crossfield playground soon!

Crossfield PTO Photo Policy

In keeping with best practices, Crossfield PTO is implementing a new protocol regarding PTO pictures. From here forward, when taking pictures for PTO purposes, we ask pictures to be shot from behind.  By taking pictures of the backs of kids’ heads only, it ensures that we are compliant with FCPS regulations.

New PTO Event Websites/Online Payment via

To better serve our organization, the PTO has subscribed to The site has facilitated our fundraising efforts for the Crossfield Campaign, will facilitate donation receipts year-round, and will also serve as a central location for PTO event information (much like an evite).

We plan to create a Classy site for each PTO event that lists the details of the event, allows you to RSVP for free or buy any necessary tickets, and make donations in lieu of attendance. We hope this centralized approach will make an easy “one stop shop” for all you to create accounts and make ticket purchases for events like Skate Night and Bingo online and in advance. Our first Classy event page is for the Chipotle Spirit Night. You can RSVP (for free and pay for your meal at the restaurant) here:

Donate today to the Crossfield Campaign


From the desk of R.V. Yoshida….

As you know, our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides amazing support, enrichment, and a sense of community here at Crossfield. I am pleased to announce the launch of the PTO Fall Fundraiser, the Crossfield Campaign ( The purpose is to raise dollars for the PTO, with a particular focus on funding for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) tools; namely new laptops. The PTO Board carefully considered survey feedback from our familiesLearn more and decided to not require product sales or sponsorships and are now adopting a fundraiser based on flat donations from the community. A quick visit to the website allows you to:

  • Learn more about the Campaign;
  • Quickly and easily make a donation directly to the PTO;
  • Facilitate matched donations from your employer;
  • Dedicate your donation to anyone, such as teacher/staff, students, friends, or family; and
  • Easily create a personal campaign page to support Crossfield by clicking on the green “Become a Fundraiser” button to share with friends and family.

Volunteer @ Crossfield!

Crossfield needs you!  Sign up here to volunteer at your school

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Our school has a very active parent community and we hope you'll consider joining us. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting us in any of the areas below.

Rachel Carson Community Service Hours Log

Find a copy of the log on our web site!  Click here to access the log.

Tell us how we are doing!

The Crossfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking to evaluate the assistance we provide, expand our volunteer base, and continue to build the Crossfield PTO community. Please take a few minutes to answer this important survey. Your candid feedback will help us deliver the best possible support to Crossfield students, families, staff, and the administration.  Click Here for the Survey.

All individual answers are anonymous, but if you would like to discuss this survey with a PTO Board member, please contact Jill DeVoe at

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Shop Amazon and help Crossfield!

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Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card!

Use Harris Teeter’s Express Lane Online Shopping between 9/3/14 and 10/28/14 and they will donate 10% of your total order to Crossfield!  This donation is in addition to the normal contribution received from the purchase of Harris Teeter brand products. Customers must be linked Crossfield (#5139) at the time of purchase.

Thank you to the 105 families that have already linked their Harris Teeter VIC cards to Crossfield! If you have not yet done so, simply email your last name and phone number to and we will link your card.

Re-Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card

It’s time to re-link those Harris Teeter VIC cards! You must re-link your card every school year. Update your profile on the Harris Teeter website, give your cashier our school code (5139), or visit the store’s customer service desk. Once linked, a % of Harris Teeter brand purchases are credited back to Crossfield.

Every customer that links their VIC card for the 2014-15 school year will be automatically entered to win $200 in Harris Teeter gift cards for themselves, as well as $200 for the school that they support! Drawings will begin on August 6, and run through November 5.

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