Holiday Shop & Vendor Fair

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10 AM -1 PM, the cafeteria will be transformed into a shopping experience for even our youngest students.

This is an Island Creek favorite! Students, with the help of volunteers, will be able to purchase gifts and have them wrapped on site, keeping things a secret!

Hot cocoa and candy canes will be provided for all those who participate. This is not a fundraiser! The PTA earns no money – we pass on inexpensive prices to you as a service event. Bring your kiddos and help them learn about gift giving and budgeting. 

We will also be holding a holiday market for adults in attendance. While your kids are shopping in the holiday shop, why not check off your gift list with items from local businesses?

Fliers and budget envelopes will be sent home closer to the event.

* Interested vendors:  click here to find out how to participate in this exciting event!

** Want to volunteer to help us with this event?  Please click on the following link and sign up (!/showSignUp/5080b4da8a82ba6fe3-holiday2).


Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

Our next Spirit Day is coming up!

November 19 at Chick-fil-A. Dine in, carry out or drive-thru! All day!

Please mark your calendar and plan in advance! Click on image to download flyer or just make sure to say Spirit Day when you place your order.


Box Tops . . . Delivery?

The next Box Top collection is coming up on Tuesday, October 29, but you can send them in anytime!

A couple of quick reminders/updates as we’re getting used to the new online submissions.

  • Don’t forget to assign your child’s classroom to your account so they get credit toward a lunch time popsicle party! Congratulations to Ms. Mickle’s class for September!
  • Do you use a grocery delivery/pick up service? You can still submit box tops! Just forward the receipt to The receipt must be forwarded from the email address associated with your already-created Box Tops account, so they know which school to credit! 

Head over to our Box Tops page for more information and a step-by-step guide to using the app!


Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child’s school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 


Teacher Workday & Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging and academic for your grades 3-8 children during teacher workdays? FCPS ACE has the solution, with a full day affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure! Sign up for all 4 days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call our registration office @ 703-658-1201.

Camp dates: 10/14, 11/4, 11/5 & 12/23. Click here to register for Elementary Enrichment Day Camp.

Camps starts at 9:00 am with Before-Care starting at 7:30 am and After-Care from 3:30-6:00 pm. Click here to register for Elementary Enrichment Before/After-Care.


Welcome Back Bingo . . . Is Back!

Join us for our first event – Welcome Back Bingo is back on September 27.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Games begin at 6:30 pm!

* Same low price, pizza for purchase, prizes for every game AND a 50/50 raffle! *

Pre-registration by 9/23 encouraged for guaranteed admittance,  at-door registration will be an option if space available. Download registration form here. See you there!

Your support and help is greatly appreciated! Consider donating your time and/or goods to make this event possible:


Box Top Collections


Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help Island Creek Elementary School PTA earn cash! Last school year, we earned over $3,000. Every grade level, PreK-6th, received support. This school year, our school’s earning goal will remain $3,000.

Are you a Box Top member? Sign up at to stay updated on our school’s earnings and find a full list of over 250 participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes.

If you have any questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Box Top chair Melissa Donaghay, In addition to Box Tops, we also collect Tyson’s A+ labels. All labels can be sent in together and we will take care of the sorting and counting. When we work together, we can make a difference!

We need the entire school to help us reach our goal of $3000 earned from Box Tops this year! Fun fliers to attach your box tops to will be added here often and we will continue to update you on the success of the program!

September: Collection date: Tuesday, September 25

October: Collection date: Tuesday, October 30

November: Collection date: Tuesday, November 27

December: Collection date: Tuesday, December 18

January: Collection date: Tuesday, January 29

February: Collection date: Tuesday, February 26

March: Collection date: Tuesday, March 26

April: Collection date: Tuesday, April 30

May: Collection date: Tuesday, May 28

June: Collection date: Tuesday, June 11.  This will be the last collection until September so go through your pantry and make sure you cut anything that will expire.  A lot of Box Tops expire in August and this is the only chance we have to redeem them.   Thank you for all the support!