Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Fairhill Forum December 3, 2019 Announcements!
December 2nd- December 6th: Inclusive Schools Week
December 2nd - December 6th: Book Fair
December 3rd: Literacy Night
December 3rd: Book Fair Family Night
December 6th: Inclusive Schools Week Spirit Day: Wear Tie Die or bright colors
December 10th: Family Night Out- Choolah, Mosaic
December 11th: Winter Concert (5th and 6th grade Band Strings, Chorus), 6:30 PM
December 12th: PTA Meeting, 6:30
December 13th: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10
December 20th: First round of Lost and Found clothes will be donated
December 20th: Spirit Day- Pajama Day
December 23rd-January 3rd: Winter Break
January 9th: Final day to submit AAP Level IV applicationsFollow us!
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Dear Fairhill Community,
Can you believe December is upon us already? Students came back from Thanksgiving ready to share and learn with their classmates and we know this will continue right up until December 20th. We can't believe we are only three weeks away from Winter Break.
As an update on Principal Hunstad, she is continuing to focus on her health and is eager to return. At this time, she does not have an expected return date. Mr. Stanley is honored to serve as our interim principal and remains committed to Fairhill Elementary until Ms. Hunstad is able to return. We are very proud of the quality of instruction and the dedication of our teachers we observe every single day. Our students are excited to come to school and the learning permeates the entire building. We ask that you continue to keep Ms. Hunstad in your thoughts and we will provide another update when we have additional information to share.
Looking into December, we have lots of events that will keep us all busy. Please join us tonight for our Literacy Night and Family Book Fair Night. Next week we will have our 5th and 6th grade Winter Concert, Family Night Out Night at Choolah and a PTA meeting.
We are so excited to continue the learning with all of our Tigers as we get into the cooler months. Please make sure to dress your students appropriately for outdoor recess.
Tim Stanley & Courtney Korb
Interim Principal Assistant PrincipalPlayground Updates!
The playground project is moving right along. The old playground has already been cleared out and the new equipment equipment is already being installed. If everything goes according to plan the playground will be up and ready to use prior to winter break!Inclusive Schools Week is December 2nd-December 6th
Fairfax County Public Schools will be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week during the week of December 2-6, 2018. This year’s theme is “Charting the Course for Inclusive Schools.” The 2019 theme for Inclusive Schools Week provides FCPS schools with the opportunity to think about our current philosophies and practices regarding inclusion and to plan for “next steps” in the process.
Fairhill will be honoring Inclusive Schools Week by having different activities and conversations by classroom. We will culminate the week with a spirit day in honor of Inclusive Schools Week. As a way to show we are all Tigers, we will wear Tie Die or any bright colors on Friday, December 6th.Literacy Night
Join us TONIGHT for a night of Literacy and Books!
Tuesday, December 3, 6-8PM
Along with the Book Fair, we will have Literacy Night! During the evening, there will be Literacy Games (K-2), a Newsela Scavenger Hunt (3-6) as well as information on supporting students with book choice, talking about books, and word solving strategies. We hope to see you there!Book Fair is Here!
Fairhill’s Fall Book Fair is here! Not only is this a great opportunity to support your child’s reading habits, every purchase supports our library. Fairhill students toured the fair and made wishlists yesterday and today and we’ll open for business TONIGHT, Tuesday evening, Dec. 3rd at 6 p.m. Hope to see you and our students during any of our days and hours below.
FAMILY NIGHT TONIGHT: Tuesday, December 3rd from 6-8 p.m.
Purchase Days: Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 5th from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Purchase Day: Friday, December 6th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. SHARP!Lost and Found
Come and claim your items from the Lost and Found now! There is a growing amount of items in the Lost and Found and we will be making a donation of unclaimed clothes on December 20th.PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff
Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.News from the PTA PTA Family Night Out
Join the Fairhill community on December 10th at Choolah. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.
See flyer for more information and MARK YOUR CALENDARS!PTA Meeting
Please join us for our next PTA meeting on December 12th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided.News from Falls Church HS Falls Church Pyramid Parent Information Event
Healthy Choices: Information Session on Vaping/Drug Use in High Schools
On December 10th from 6:30 – 7:30pm, Falls Church High School will be hosting an event open to all parents from Falls Church, Luther Jackson, and our feeder elementary schools. This session has five goals:
- inform parents of the latest drug use information by high school students (including JUULing/ vape devices)
- communicate the dangers of the various drugs
- learn how to identify the latest drug paraphernalia out there and signs of use
- drug use and the SR&R
- tips for communication with their children about drug use
The presentation portion of the event will take no more than the first 40 minutes and will be delivered by a panel of school staff, substance abuse prevention specialist, and a Fairfax County police officer. The rest of the time will be open for Q&A as well as an opportunity for parents to come up and see actual samples of drug paraphernalia (including the latest vaping devices).
This is a free event. We will start at 6:30 pm in the Falls Church High School cafeteria.
Spanish & Vietnamese interpreters will be available.
Questions: call Cait Saxton, 703-207-4049News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts
Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.
Payments can be made through MySchoolBucksPositivity Project
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You are generous to others and you are never
too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good
deeds for other people.
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Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.
The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.Important Contact Information
Fairhill Phone Numbers:
• Health Room 703-208-8110
• Cafeteria 703-208-8121
Administration e-mail addresses:
• Courtney Korb: firstname.lastname@example.org