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The Washington Redskins at Dumfries Elementary
Their parents tell them, their teachers tell them: reading is important, exercise is important; some may listen. But offer kids a chance to engage with their football heroes, and a little convincing goes a long way coming from some of the coolest guys around.
At a revved-up rally on September 9, about 300 third-through-fifth-grade Dumfries Elementary School students kicked off the school year with a visit from some Washington Redskins Football players and the NFL Play 60/Read 20 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway. Three hundred backpacks were donated to the school.
The school glistened with a start-of-the-school-year shine and students and staff were decked out in football garb in anticipation.
In activity stations throughout the school, students and players danced and exercised to Zumba music, shared stories in reading groups, and, in the library, players handed each student a new backpack in the color of their choice. Students got to fill them up with school supplies and fun promotional goodies, chatting with players as they went.
Nick Sundberg, #57 and the team's long snapper, reminded students that there is an important path to reaching their goals. Before playing football in the NFL, that road includes studying hard and going to college. "It all starts here, at this level," he told them. "This is where you gain the tools to be successful."
Dumfries Principal Marlene Coleman offered special thanks to School Board Member Betty Covington (Potomac) for initiating this event. Eric Williams and Jim Almond of the Prince William County Boys and Girls Club had reached out to Covington to facilitate the event.
“We are so excited to have these special visitors at our school to get the school year off to a great start,” Covington said. “This event gives our kids the chance to hear their heroes reinforce the important ideas of healthy living and lifelong learning that we promote every day.”
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven L. Walts and Rita Goss, Associate Superintendent for Eastern Elementary Schools, were also on hand to offer their support.
School Lunches and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
The employees in the Office of School Food and Nutrition Services of the Prince William County School Division look forward to serving you and your children during this school year. Children need healthy meals to learn. Therefore, nutritious high quality meals are available at school each day. Student breakfast cost $1.40 and lunch cost $2.40 . All meals served in Prince William County Public Schools meet the standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals are also available for free or at a reduced price for eligible students. You must apply for meal assistance every year. Your application from last year is only good until September 30th. Children from households that meet Federal Income Guidelines are eligible for a minimum of reduced price meals at 30¢ for breakfast and 40¢ for lunch and may be eligible for free meals. Children who are members of households participating in WIC may also be eligible for meal assistance based on their household’s income. Children who are members of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are eligible for free meals regardless of income. Please click here to apply on line.
Online Enrollment for Student Accident Insurance
Student accident insurance offers a low-cost way to obtain medical or dental coverage. It can fill in the gaps in a family's insurance plan or serve as primary accident insurance for those who have no other policy. According to the PWCS Office of Risk Management and Security Services, some parents mistakenly believe that the Division provides blanket medical insurance for students when they are at school or involved in a school activity. However, this is not the case, reports Patti Pittman, Director of Risk Management and Security Services.
Parents are urged to read the information available on the PWCS student accident insurance provider’s Web site carefully before making a decision. Student accident insurance is important for families who lack other insurance for their children or have major medical plans with ever-increasing deductibles, and co-insurance requirements.
For the second year, enrollment is electronic and students will not receive the familiar paper application in their back-to-school materials. Using a dedicated and secure enrollment Web site, http://markel.sevencorners.com, parents are able to:
  • View all of the coverage and premium options;
  • Review a “Frequently Asked Questions” section; and
  • Purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of purchase.
Direct any questions on this, or any other school-related insurance issue, to the PWCS Office of Risk Management and Security at 703.791.7206.
ARTSONIA at Dumfries Elementary School

This year Dumfries Elementary School is a member of a free online art museum.  ARTSONIA manages school art galleries in a safe and educational manner, developing students pride and self-esteem and involving parents and students in art education.  Please click the link below to visit our school page and check out our talented artists! 


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