Fairhill Forum 12/3/19

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Fairhill Forum December 3, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

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 applications

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News from Fairhill Principal Paws

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. 

 

Sincerely, 

Tim Stanley             &             Courtney Korb

Interim Principal                     Assistant Principal 

Playground 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, 703-207-4049

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project

Weekly Character Strength: Kindness

WHAT DOES KINDNESS MEAN?

You are generous to others and you are never
too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good
deeds for other people.

Click here for the full explanation of KINDNESS and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fairhill Forum 11/26/19

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Fairhill Forum November 26, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

November 27th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 2nd- December 6th: Inclusive Schools Week

December 2nd - December 6th: Book Fair

December 2nd: Chinese Acrobat Assembly (Thank you, PTA!)

December 3rd: Literacy Night 

December 3rd: Book Fair Family Night 

December 6th: Inclusive Schools Week Spirit Day: Wear Tie Die or bright colors

December 11th: Winter Concert (5th and 6th grade Band Strings, Chorus), 6:30 PM

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 applications

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News from Fairhill Playground 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 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 Coming Soon!

Fairhill’s Fall Book Fair is coming! Not only is this a great opportunity to support your child’s reading habits, every purchase supports our library. Fairhill students will tour the fair and make wishlists on Monday or Tuesday, December 2nd-3rd, and we’ll open for business Tuesday evening, Dec. 3rd at 6 p.m. Hope to see you and our students during any of our days and hours below.  Be on the lookout for a flyer in today’s Tuesday packet!

Preview Days (no purchasing): Monday December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

FAMILY NIGHT: 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!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Fairhill Library Book Fair will be held December 2nd - December 6th.  The library is looking for a few parent volunteers for the mornings of December 2nd and 3rd to assist the kindergarten and first grade classes as they create their book fair wish lists.  Creating these wish lists in advance of the book fair will help the event run smoothly.  Please see the sign up genius to volunteer.  Thank you for your help!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5af28aaff2-book1

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.

Flyer coming soon! 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on December 11th 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, 703-207-4049

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

WHAT DOES GRATITUDE MEAN?
You are aware of and thankful for good things
that happen.

Click here for the full explanation of Gratitude and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Reminder: Spirit Day Tomorrow

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School Spirit Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is TWIN day at Fairhill. Find a buddy and dress alike- even if that means wearing the same color. 

If students don't have a "twin", please feel free to wear Fairhill Spirit Wear or our school colors or Orange and Black! 

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Playground Installation

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New Playground Coming Soon!!

We are so excited that this project is in the initial stages of installation as you can see from the pictures.  We will update our community along the way. 

Impact of Playground Installation Student Recess

The project is expected to take about three weeks. For students, that will mean there will be no recess on the playground. For the immediate time being, we will also not have access to the blacktop. Classes will have access to the field for recess until the playground and blacktop are available. 

Afternoon Dismissal/Parent Pick Up

Since our blacktop will not be available for some time (TBD), we will not have parking available on the blacktop in the afternoons. This will have an impact on our afternoon pickup. Please be mindful of the parking situation as we have this wonderful new playground installed. 

It is always best to have students ride the bus home when they are able, especially as we move forward with limited parking. 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. The whole school is looking forward to using our new playground soon enough!

 

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fairhill Forum 11/19/19

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Fairhill Forum November 19, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

November 22nd: Fairhill Spirit Day "Twin Day"

November 22nd: Deadline to order Square 1 Art

November 27th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 2nd - December 6th: Book Fair

December 3rd: Literacy Night 

December 3rd: Book Fair Family Night 

December 11th: Winter Concert (5th and 6th grade Band Strings, Chorus), 6:30 PM

December 13th: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

December 20th: First round of Lost and Found Donations will be made

December 23rd-January 3rd: Winter Break

January 9th: Final day to submit AAP Level IV applications

Follow us!

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Click here to like our Facebook page.

News from Fairhill 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. 

Literacy Night

Join us 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 Coming Soon!

Fairhill’s Fall Book Fair is coming! Not only is this a great opportunity to support your child’s reading habits, every purchase supports our library. Fairhill students will tour the fair and make wishlists on Monday or Tuesday, December 2nd-3rd, and we’ll open for business Tuesday evening, Dec. 3rd at 6 p.m. Hope to see you and our students during any of our days and hours below.  Be on the lookout for a flyer in today’s Tuesday packet!

 

Preview Days (no purchasing): Monday December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

FAMILY NIGHT: 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!

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 Deadline Approaching

Don't forget to order your Square 1 Art! The Square 1 Art catalogs were sent home last week.  Please support your artist and the Fairhill PTA by ordering keepsakes for your family.

Orders can be placed using the following methods:

on line at:  https://shop.square1art.com/shop

paper order forms: attach payment and return the order form to your homeroom teacher no later than this Friday, November 22nd!

phone orders:  888.332.3294 ext. 1

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.

Flyer coming soon! 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on December 11th 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, 703-207-4049

Falls Church High School Theater Program Presents... The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

This musical tells the tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee features a score by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. Due to mature themes, families are asked to use discretion when buying tickets for students 12 and under.

Beginning on November 20th, all tickets will only be available for purchase at the full price of $10. (Shows are November 21-November 23)

Please click here for ticket purchasing options.

News from Luther Jackson MS LJ Drama Department Presents...

The LJMS Drama fall play, An Evening of One-Acts, will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Nov. 21-23. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 7:30 in the Luther Jackson Auditorium. Tickets are $4 when purchased in advance and may be ordered online through Etix beginning Friday, Nov. 1.

For more information, please view or print the attached flier.

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

WHAT DOES GRATITUDE MEAN?
You are aware of and thankful for good things
that happen.

Click here for the full explanation of Gratitude and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fairhill Forum 11/12/19

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Fairhill Forum November 12, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

November 13th: PTA Family Night Out- Ted's Bulletin

November 14th: AAP Parent Info Meeting, 6:00

November 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

November 16th: Pumpkin Pie Run 

November 22nd: Fairhill Spirit Day "Twin Day"

November 27th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 3rd: Literacy Night (more info coming soon)

December 2nd - December 6th: Book Fair (more info coming soon)

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News from Fairhill October Library Stats Thank you!! 

The Fairhill community is so generous!  Thank you for being philanthropic and sharing your treasure with military troops overseas, our local children’s hospital, and Second Story. Our students collected 322 pounds of candy which filled up 16 copy paper boxes! 

AAP Parent Information Meeting

An Advanced Academic Program parent informational presentation will be held before the next PTA meeting Fairhill Elementary on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Amanda Arman, the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will provide information about AAP levels of service, as well as explain and answer questions about the screening processes for part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services. The meeting is open to all K-6 parents.

11th Annual Fairhill Pumpkin Pie Run

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 16th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all K-6th graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form for more details. Also please see the sign up link for donated pies and bottled water.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill2 

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu

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 November 13th at Ted's Bulletin. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.

See flyer for more information. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 14th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project #OtherPeopleMatter

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fairhill Forum 11/5/19

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Fairhill Forum November 5, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

November 1st-November 7th: Candy Collection

November 5th: Sixth Grade Bake Sale!

November 6th: Falls Church Pyramid PTSA Meeting

November 8th: Final day to nominate a staff member for FCPS award recognition

November 11th: Veteran's Day Breakfast Celebration, 8:30

November 11th: Fairhill Thanksgiving Lunch 

November 12th: Picture Retakes

November 13th: PTA Family Night Out- Ted's Bulletin

November 14th: AAP Parent Info Meeting, 6:00

November 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

November 22nd: Fairhill Spirit Day "Twin Day"

November 16th: Pumpkin Pie Run 

November 22nd: Fairhill Spirit Day "Twin Day"

November 27th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 3rd: Literacy Night (more info coming soon)

December 2nd - December 6th: Book Fair (more info coming soon)

Follow us!

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Click here to like our Facebook page.

News from Fairhill Veteran's Day Breakfast

Please join us on the morning of November 11th from 8:30-9:10 am for a Veteran's Day breakfast for all active and former military members. 

Please see flyer here and in Tuesday folders this week. 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Our annual Thanksgiving Day Lunch will be on Monday, November 11th. 

Please see the flyer here for our annual luncheon. We are looking for some volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Day lunch.

Please consider signing up to help out on what is to be a great day for all Tigers. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a9a62faafa7-fairhill

AAP Parent Information Meeting

An Advanced Academic Program parent informational presentation will be held before the next PTA meeting Fairhill Elementary on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Amanda Arman, the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will provide information about AAP levels of service, as well as explain and answer questions about the screening processes for part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services. The meeting is open to all K-6 parents.

11th Annual Fairhill Pumpkin Pie Run

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 16th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all K-6th graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form for more details. Also please see the sign up link for donated pies and bottled water.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill2 

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu

FCPS Employee Awards

Exciting news!  Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Fairhill Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv3ttsk-IV5qyY1GAiO2tm5WuqIp-bYKK1PtqlBOmzH_y7qQ/viewform

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

The categories are:  Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding New Principal,  Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee, Outstanding Professional Employee 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 8, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Arman at aaarman@fcps.edu.

Project Based Learning: Quarter 1 Recap!

Project Based Learning is a highly engaging method of inquiry and learning taking place at Fairhill Elementary.  Teachers provide the framework that inspire students to take on real-world challenges through the PBL process. Students are introduced to an engaging challenge, work together to explore and create, and share their findings in unique ways. These projects allow students to thrive as communicators and collaborators and mimic real-world challenges they will face in the future.

A few PBL’s that took place during first quarter include:

1st Grade--How can you as an illustrator, create a comic that includes a Super Hero Citizen?

4th Grade--How can you as a vlogger, create new content that will convince kids to visit a region of Virginia?

6th Grade--How can you, as an engineer and travel agent, create a resort on a planet in our solar system, and convince people why it would be the best vacation spot in the galaxy?

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 Falls Church PTSA Meeting

Are you looking to connect with parents from other schools in the Falls Church Pyramid? Are you curious about the programming offered at Luther Jackson Middle School? Do you want to hear all about the fantastic work happening at Falls Church High School? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have the event for you! The Falls Church Pyramid principals invite you to join us for a Falls Church Pyramid gathering on Wednesday, November 6 from 7:00-8:00pm at Falls Church High School (Cafeteria; please enter through Door #7). All parents are invited. During our time together, you will meet the principals from surrounding Falls Church Pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools and get a sneak peek into what Luther Jackson and Falls Church High School have to offer. Before you know it, YOUR child will be heading to middle or high school.

*Childcare will be provided for school age children. 

PTA Family Night Out

Join the Fairhill community on November 13th at Ted's Bulletin. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.

See flyer for more information. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 14th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project Weekly Character Strength: Bravery

WHAT DOES BRAVERY MEAN?
You act with mental, moral, or physical
strength even when you know things are
difficult or scary.

Click here for the full explanation of BRAVERY and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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Fairhill Forum 10/29/19

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Fairhill Forum October 29, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 1st-November 7th: Candy Collection

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

November 6th: Falls Church Pyramid PTSA Meeting

November 11th: Veteran's Day Breakfast Celebration, 8:30

November 11th: Fairhill Thanksgiving Lunch 

November 12th: Picture Retakes

November 13th: PTA Family Night Out- Ted's Bulletin

November 15th: Fairhill Spirit Day "Twin Day"

November 16th: Pumpkin Pie Run 

November 27th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

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News from Fairhill Administrator Avenue

Dear Families,

As your interim principal, I want to thank you for a warm and friendly welcome. I love seeing your children arrive each morning as they enter the building with smiles and a positive energy to learn.  Visiting classrooms is the best part of my day as I get to see teachers and students engaged in reading, writing, math, and more.  Mrs. Hunstad is continuing to make progress and will return soon.  Dr. Zuluaga, Region 2 Assistant Superintendent, has asked me to stay, and I plan to remain at Fairhill until Mrs. Hunstad is ready to come back to work.   

It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of the first quarter. As we wrap up the first part of the school year, we hope that you will make the most of your parent teacher conferences to share what we can do to support your child at school and make the most of their school year. It is our hope that with our continued partnership, your child will be able to grow and reach their full potential.

We appreciate all that you do to support your child’s learning, and we look forward to working together to ensure that each and every one of our students continues to be successful.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Stanley and Courtney Korb

Candy Collection 2019

Last October, our oldest Tigers promoted the idea of philanthropy – sharing your time, talent, or treasure with others.  Students were invited to share some of their treasure (leftover or extra Halloween candy) with Second Story (a refuge for homeless teens), the Children’s Hospital and military troops overseas.  Last year, Fairhill students collected over 200 pounds of candy to share!  We hope to do the same this year, so please encourage your Tiger to send in any candy they would like to share November 1st –  7th. Thank you for helping us show that #OtherPeopleMatter!

 

If you have any questions, please see the flyer or reach out to  Mrs. Swanson.

Impact Aid Forms

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 (tomorrow). All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Dreambox

We have found that DreamBox usage is positively correlated with student achievement gains.  It is a super math resource that supplements what your student is learning in class through a series of fun, logic-based math games.  Every single child at Farhill can access to Dreambox through the Fairhill website.  Below is a chart of the recommended usage your student should play a week.  Encourage your student to play regularly at home!

Veteran's Day Breakfast

Please join us on the morning of November 11th from 8:30-9:10 am for a Veteran's Day breakfast for all active and former military members. 

Please see flyer here and in Tuesday folders this week. 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Our annual Thanksgiving Day Lunch will be on Monday, November 11th. 

Please see the flyer here for our annual luncheon. We are looking for some volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Day lunch.

Please consider signing up to help out on what is to be a great day for all Tigers. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a9a62faafa7-fairhill

11th Annual Fairhill Pumpkin Pie Run

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 16th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all K-6th graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form for more details. Also please see the sign up link for donated pies and bottled water.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill2 

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu

FCPS Employee Awards

Exciting news!  Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Fairhill Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv3ttsk-IV5qyY1GAiO2tm5WuqIp-bYKK1PtqlBOmzH_y7qQ/viewform

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

The categories are:  Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding New Principal,  Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee, Outstanding Professional Employee 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 8, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Arman at aaarman@fcps.edu.

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 Falls Church PTSA Meeting

Are you looking to connect with parents from other schools in the Falls Church Pyramid? Are you curious about the programming offered at Luther Jackson Middle School? Do you want to hear all about the fantastic work happening at Falls Church High School? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have the event for you! The Falls Church Pyramid principals invite you to join us for a Falls Church Pyramid gathering on Wednesday, November 6 from 7:00-8:00pm at Falls Church High School (Cafeteria; please enter through Door #7). All parents are invited. During our time together, you will meet the principals from surrounding Falls Church Pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools and get a sneak peek into what Luther Jackson and Falls Church High School have to offer. Before you know it, YOUR child will be heading to middle or high school.

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 14th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

PTA Family Night Out

Join the Fairhill community on November 13th at Ted's Bulletin. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time. Flyer coming soon! 

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project Weekly Character Strength: Creativity

WHAT DOES CREATIVITY MEAN?
You come up with new and original ways to
think about and do things.

Click here for the full explanation of Creativity and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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FCHS Homecoming Parade Tonight!

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Please join the Fairhill Tigers as we walk in the Falls Church Homecoming Parade today! 

Please meet near door 7 of Falls Church High School at 4:45 today to walk in the parade. Don't forget to bring your Fairhill spirit!

If you can't walk in the parade then come cheer us on along the parade route! 

 

We can't wait to see our Tigers march with pride during this great event!

#WeAreFC

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Fairhill Forum October 22, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

October 23rd: Hat Day for Digital Citizenship Week (wear your thinking cap and reflect on your technology use and habits)

October 25th: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming- parade participants should arrive at 4:45 at Door #7

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

November 6th: Falls Church Pyramid PTSA Meeting

November 11th: Veteran's Day Breakfast Celebration, 8:30

November 11th: Fairhill Thanksgiving Lunch 

November 12th: Picture Retakes

November 15th: Fairhill Spirit Day "Twin Day"

November 16th: Pumpkin Pie Run 

November 27th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

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News from Fairhill Impact Aid Forms

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. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

All Pro Tigers

Come eat breakfast, join in our conversations, enjoy comradery with other families, build relationship with your children, and have fun.

Join us this Friday from 8:10-9:10. Please see this flyer with information to RSVP.

Questions? email Mr. McGrew at emmcgrew@fcps.edu or Mr. Ikner at wjikner@fcps.edu

Veteran's Day Breakfast

Please join us on the morning of November 11th from 8:30-9:10 am for a Veteran's Day breakfast for all active and former military members. 

Please see flyer here and in Tuesday folders this week. 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Our annual Thanksgiving Day Lunch will be on Monday, November 11th. 

Please see the flyer here and in Tuesday folders this week. We are looking for some volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Day lunch.

Please consider signing up to help out on what is to be a great day for all Tigers. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a9a62faafa7-fairhill

11th Annual Fairhill Pumpkin Pie Run

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 16th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all K-6th graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form for more details. Also please see the sign up link for donated pies and bottled water.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill2 

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu

FCPS Employee Awards

Exciting news!  Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Fairhill Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv3ttsk-IV5qyY1GAiO2tm5WuqIp-bYKK1PtqlBOmzH_y7qQ/viewform

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

The categories are:  Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding New Principal,  Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee, Outstanding Professional Employee 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 8, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Arman at aaarman@fcps.edu.

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 Falls Church PTSA Meeting

Please join the pyramid PTA's at Falls Church High School for a joint PT(S)A meeting to support all the students in the Falls Church pyramid.

The meeting will be on November 6th at 6:30 at Falls Church High School.

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 14th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church Homecoming Parade and Game!

Save the date of October 25th for a parade and football game. Fairhill is ALWAYS well represented and we hope to continue the tradition this year, too!! Come walk with us. Wear your Fairhill gear or orange shirt and bring some candy to throw! All students must be accompanied with a parent.

Parade starts at 5:30 and participants are asked to arrive at door 7 and 4:45. See you there! 

Please see flyer for more information. #WeAreFC

Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

News from FCPS FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities

The FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is holding a Meet and Greet for families, staff, and community members to learn how we advise the school board and superintendent about needs for special education in FCPS. The Meet and Greet will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 7-9 pm at Luther Jackson MS in Falls Church. Staff from the FCPS Office of Special Services will be present to introduce themselves as well. All families, staff, and community members are welcome. We are looking forward to meeting you! 

Please see flyer for more information. 

Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project Weekly Character Strength: Perspective

WHAT DOES PERSPECTIVE MEAN?
You appreciate when people see things in
different ways. You have the ability to
understand the world from multiple points of
view.

Click here for the full explanation of Perspective and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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Early Edition- Reminders for the Week

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FCPS is Celebrating Digital Citizenship this Week October 21-25  

This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Each day resources will be shared as blogs on our website and shared out on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).

 

We hope you will take the time to talk to your child about technology use and connect their learning about media balance and well-being to your home.

 

Wednesday, October 23rd will be our Digital Citizenship Spirit Day- Hat Day! Students are invited to wear a hat at school to “wear your thinking cap and reflect on your technology use and habits”.  

This Tuesday (TOMORROW), as a way to show support for our local Washington Nationals Baseball team, we will be having a WEAR RED spirit day. 

Come to school in your Nats Gear- or any kind of appropriate RED attire. Let's help our team win the World Series by showing some team spirit!

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Friendly Reminders for Friday, 10-18

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Reminders for Tomorrow!!  Crazy Sock Day

Tomorrow is our second Fairhill Spirit Day.

Don't forget to wear your CRAZY SOCKS!

PTA Fall Festival is TOMORROW 

 

There will also be food for purchase through three different food trucks, so COME HUNGRY!

To volunteer or make donations, please see the Sign-Up Genius links below.

Volunteer Sign-Up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5af28aaff2-fall5

 

Fun House Donation Sign-Up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5af28aaff2-fall6

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Fairhill Forum 10/15/19

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Fairhill Forum October 15, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: All Pro Tigers, 8:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

November 6th: Falls Church Pyramid PTSA Meeting

November 11th: Veteran's Day Breakfast Celebration

November 11th: Fairhill Thanksgiving Lunch 

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News from Fairhill

Fairhill students sing the National Anthem at a Falls Church football game.

Administrator Avenue

Dear Fairhill Families,

Can you believe we are more than half way through the 1st quarter? Our tigers have been hard at work and are doing amazing things!

Interims were sent home two weeks ago. An interim is a communication tool we use half-way through the quarter to share academic and behavior progress for some of our tigers. We are working hard to meet every tiger where they are and continue to be proud of their hard work and dedication as scholars.

The weather has changed, and our classes continue to enjoy outside recess. Please continue to make sure your child comes to school ready for outdoor recess every day! Label your child’s sweatshirts, sweater and jackets. We follow the FCPS outdoor recess policy and will be outside everyday unless the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Wind Chill Advisories and/or Wind Chill Warnings.

We can’t wait to see you at three more events this month. Our PTA has the best Fall Festival around and we hope you can join us on October 18th at 5:30 pm. Don’t forget to join us for breakfast on October 25th at 8:30 am for our first meeting of the year for All Pro Tigers. We hope you and your child can walk with us in the Falls Church Homecoming parade, October 25th. Bring some candy, wear orange and have your walking shoes on for this fun event!

As always, we are a team! Have a question or a concern? Email us or call using the contact info below!

Warmly,

Mrs. Hunstad, Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Korb

 

Fairhill is a 2019 Purple Star designee

We are pleased to inform you that the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children has selected Fairhill Elementary School as a 2019 Purple Star designee. The Council applauds and appreciates our school’s outstanding commitment to serving the needs of military students and families across Virginia.

Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award

Dr. Brabrand and the School Board have created a new and very important recognition to celebrate our school’s progress as we continue to raise the bar and close student achievement gaps.  After a careful analysis of the Division SOL data, Fairhill has accomplished one or several of the following milestones:

  • Top 10 average increase across ALL reporting groups in English;
  • Top 10 average increase across ALL reporting groups in math;
  • Top 10 schools with the largest reduction in achievement gap in English;
  • Top 10 schools with the largest reduction in achievement gap in math.

 

Fairhill, along with the others selected, will be honored at the School Board meeting on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM to recognize this achievement. Job well done tigers!

Veteran's Day Breakfast

Please join us on the morning of November 11th from 8:30-9:10 am for a Veteran's Day breakfast for all active and former military members. 

Please see flyer here and in Tuesday folders this week. 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Our annual Thanksgiving Day Lunch will be on Monday, November 11th. 

Please see the flyer here and in Tuesday folders this week. We are looking for some volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Day lunch.

Please consider signing up to help out on what is to be a great day for all Tigers. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a9a62faafa7-fairhill

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.

Congratulations to the following staff members:

  • Mrs. Spector
  • Mrs. Mundhi
  • Mrs. Cook
  • Mrs. Denault
  • Mrs. Riley
  • Mrs. Albertson
  • Mrs. Whittaker
  • Mrs. Mingo
  • Mr. Sommar
  • Mr. Perez
  • Mrs. Damon
  • Our Food Services Staff
  • Ms. Griffin
News from the PTA PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 14th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

Fairhill PTA Fall Festival 

We are a few days away from Fall Festival festivities. The fun begins on Friday, October 18th promptly at 5:30 p.m. This event promises to be filled with thrills, chills and excitement for all.  We are in need of volunteers to help with the Fall Festival.  There are many opportunities to help with a small time commitment. Our greatest need is with the entry/payment lines. We want the entry lines to move as quickly and safely as possible, so you and the family can spend most of your time having fun.  

See flyer for more information.

Please see the Sign-up Genius links below to volunteer and donate.  Thank you in advance for your help!

 

Volunteer Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5af28aaff2-fall5

Donation Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5af28aaff2-fall6

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Fall Festival

The student clubs at Falls Church High School invite all families in the FCHS pyramid to the third annual Fall Festival on October 19 at FCHS! The high schoolers have planned lots of fun activities and booths for all ages, including fun games, spoooky treats, cake walk, gently used Halloween costumes sale, prizes, etc. It all takes place from 10am-2pm, rain or shine, followed by a student variety show by the thespians at 2:30pm. FCHS is at 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042. Tickets are $1 each/ $20 for 25.

Please see flyer for more information. 

Falls Church Homecoming Parade and Game!

Save the date of October 25th for a parade and football game. Fairhill is ALWAYS well represented and we hope to continue the tradition this year, too!! Come walk with us. Wear your Fairhill gear or orange shirt and bring some candy to throw! All students must be accompanied with a parent.

Please see flyer for more information. #WeAreFC

Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Integrity

WHAT DOES INTEGRITY MEAN?
You are honest and speak the truth. You
present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

Click here for the full explanation of Integrity and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu Tim Stanley: tastanley@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Fairhill Forum October 8, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic, all day

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill students sing National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: All Pro Tigers, 8:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

November 6th: Falls Church Pyramid PTSA Meeting

November 11th: Veteran's Day Breakfast Celebration

November 11th: Fairhill Thanksgiving Lunch 

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News from Fairhill News from the Fairhill Library 

Check out these stats from our very own Fairhill Library! Keep up all the good reading, Tigers!! 

Veteran's Day Breakfast...Coming Soon

Please join us on the morning of November 11th from 8:30-9:10 for a Veteran's Day breakfast for all active and former military members. 

Please see flyer here and in next weeks Tuesday folder. 

Save the Date

Our annual  Thanksgiving Day Lunch will be on Monday, November 11th. 

Please see the flyer here as well as in next weeks Tuesday folder. For now, we are looking for some volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Day lunch.

Please consider signing up to help out on what is to be a great day for all Tigers. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a9a62faafa7-fairhill

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 Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community On October 9th at Oath Pizza in Mosaic for a fundraiser. Show the flyer and mention "Fairhill" anytime throughout the day (lunch and/or dinner). Tell your friends and go for a meal. See you there! Look in this weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

Fairhill PTA Fall Festival 

Join the fun on October 18th from 5:30-8:30 for fun and games! Only $10.00 for first child and $5.00 for additional siblings. 

See flyer for more information. We hope to see everyone there! 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Fall Festival

The student clubs at Falls Church High School invite all families in the FCHS pyramid to the third annual Fall Festival on October 19 at FCHS! The high schoolers have planned lots of fun activities and booths for all ages, including fun games, spoooky treats, cake walk, gently used Halloween costumes sale, prizes, etc. It all takes place from 10am-2pm, rain or shine, followed by a student variety show by the thespians at 2:30pm. FCHS is at 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042. Tickets are $1 each/ $20 for 25.

Please see flyer for more information. 

Falls Church Homecoming Parade and Game!

Save the date of October 25th for a parade and football game. Fairhill is ALWAYS well represented and we hope to continue the tradition this year, too!! 

Please see flyer for more information. #WeAreFC

Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: #OtherPeopleMatter

Being present and giving others my attention.

 

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Fairhill Forum October 1, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

October 2nd: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic, all day

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill students sing National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

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News from Fairhill Walk/Bike to School Day is Coming!

Fairhill will be participating in Walk To School day on TOMORROW. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness Please see the flyer for information on how to participate. 

Questions? Contact Mr. Peevy at PEPeevy@fcps.edu

Attendance Matters!

If your student is going to be late to school or if they will not be in school because of an illness or appointment, please email or call our attendance line directly for each absence. 

We ask that families  make appointments outside of the school day although we recognize some times this is unavoidable. We want all of our students in school all day every day. 

Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

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 Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community On October 9th at Oath Pizza in Mosaic for a fundraiser. Show the flyer and mention "Fairhill" anytime throughout the day (lunch and/or dinner). Tell your friends and go for a meal. See you there! Look in this weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

Help Support the Fall Church High School Class of 2021

Hello Falls Church Pyramid!

The Falls Church High School Class of 2021 is currently putting on a fundraiser to help lower the cost of prom tickets through FCHS jacket sales. Please check out our web page and consider donating to great cause which will also help you look stylish and feel comfortable! These jackets would also make great presents!

 

    https://www.customink.com/fundraising/falls-church-high-school-jacket-sale-to-help-with-prom-2020

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Open Mindedness

WHAT DOES Open Mindedness MEAN?
You like to consider new ideas and try new
things. You examine things from all sides and
don’t jump to conclusions.

Click here for the full explanation of Open Mindedness and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Fairhill Forum September 24, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

September 27th: First Spirit Day of the year- *Favorite Team Day*

September 27th: PTA Parent Night Out at InCourage Martial Arts, 6:30-8:30

October 2nd: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic, all day

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill students sing National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

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News from Fairhill Calling All Overdue Library Books 

The first round of library overdue notices were printed today.  If your child receives one in his/her Tuesday Packet, please help him/her find and return the overdue book(s).  No need to send any money as we do not charge fines for overdue books. 

Please contact Mrs. Howard with any questions. lghoward@fcps.edu  Thank you for your support!

Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

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.

 

Walk/Bike to School Day is Coming!

Fairhill will be participating in Walk To School day on October 2nd. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness Please see the flyer for information on how to participate. 

Questions? Contact Mr. Peevy at PEPeevy@fcps.edu

Coming for lunch?

As a reminder, please make sure you check-in in the front office if you are coming for lunch. After lunch, you can come and check out in the office. We kindly ask that you say goodbye to your student in the cafeteria rather than walking them to their class or walking around the building. 

Thank you!! 

Attendance Matters!

If your student is going to be late to school or if they will not be in school because of an illness or appointment, please email or call our attendance line directly for each absence. 

We ask that families  make appointments outside of the school day although we recognize some times this is unavoidable. We want all of our students in school all day every day. 

Classifying Excused & Unexcused Absences

Attendance and active participation in class are crucial to a student’s academic achievement. Below you will find Fairfax County’s policy regarding excused and unexcused absences:

  • Reasons for excused absences include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dentist appointment, observance of a religious holiday, suspension (except for certain violations as provided in Regulation 2601), or another reason acceptable to the principal or her/his designee.
  • Reasons for unexcused absences include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school related activities, missed school bus, traffic or car problems, or other reasons unacceptable to the principal or her/his designee.

Please also make sure your student arrives to school on time. In the event that a student is late, please walk the student into the building.

  • Reasons for excused tardies include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dentist appointment, observance of a religious holiday, suspension (except for certain violations as provided in Regulation 2601), or another reason acceptable to the principal or her/his designee.
  • Reasons for unexcused tardies include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school related activities, missed school bus, traffic or car problems, or other reasons unacceptable to the principal or her/his designee.
News from the PTA Parent Night Out

InCourage Martial Arts will be running a Glow Dodgeball PTA Fundraiser event this Friday, September 27th with 100% of the proceeds going to the Fairhill PTA. The event runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be plenty of fun with organized games and a pizza dinner! This event is appropriate for ages 5 through 12. 

See information on flyer or visit the PTA website to register.  

Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community On October 9th at Oath Pizza in Mosaic for a fundraiser. Show the flyer and mention "Fairhill" anytime throughout the day (lunch and/or dinner). Tell your friends and go for a meal. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Don't forget to register for the before and after school clubs! 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

Help Support the Fall Church High School Class of 2021

Hello Falls Church Pyramid!

The Falls Church High School Class of 2021 is currently putting on a fundraiser to help lower the cost of prom tickets through FCHS jacket sales. Please check out our web page and consider donating to great cause which will also help you look stylish and feel comfortable! These jackets would also make great presents!

 

    https://www.customink.com/fundraising/falls-church-high-school-jacket-sale-to-help-with-prom-2020

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Teamwork

WHAT DOES TEAMWORK MEAN?
You work well as a member of a group or
team. You are loyal and sacrifice your
individual desires for the greater good.

Click here for the full explanation of Teamwork and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Lockdown Drill 9/18/19

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Dear Fairhill Families,

Every school facility in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. The plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, like fire tornado, and lockdown drills, which we practice regularly.

Today students had their second lockdown drill, which is a well-established procedure designed to protect students and staff members in a case in which there might be threats of violence within a school. During this drill, students remained in their classrooms or were escorted to classrooms if they are in the halls, and all interior and exterior doors were closed and locked. Once the facility was rendered safe and students were accounted for, the school was returned to normal operation. While we have no reason to believe that any threat of violence will arise, it is always best to be prepared. It is important to train students and staff members so that we can effectively implement a lockdown in the event one becomes necessary. Training helps ensure a calmer, more effective lockdown.

The drill was relatively short and lasted no longer than a typical fire drill. 

We will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at Fairhill Elementary. If you have questions, please call us at 703-208-8100. We appreciate your continued support in these matters.

 

Kindly,

  

Candace J. Hunstad                    Courtney B. Korb

Principal                                       Assistant Principal

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Fairhill Forum September 17, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

September 17th: PTA Family Night Out- Chipotle Mosaic 

September 20th: Fall Picture Day

September 27th: First Spirit Day of the year- *Favorite Team Day*

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic (more info coming)

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill Chorus sings National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

Follow us!

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Click here to like our Facebook page.

News from Fairhill Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

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.

 

Attendance Matters!

If your student is going to be late to school or if they will not be in school because of an illness or appointment, please email or call our attendance line directly for each absence. 

We ask that families  make appointments outside of the school day although we recognize some times this is unavoidable. We want all of our students in school all day every day. 

Coming for lunch?

As a reminder, please make sure you check-in in the front office if you are coming for lunch. After lunch, you can come and check out in the office. We kindly ask that you say goodbye to your student in the cafeteria rather than walking them to their class or walking around the building. 

Thank you!! 

News from the PTA Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community TONIGHT- September 17th at Chipolte in Moasic for a fundraiser where will we receive 33% of the  sales for those that mention "Fairhill" between 5:00-9:00. Tell your friends and go for dinner at Chipolte. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Don't forget to register for the before and after school clubs! 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

Help Support the Fall Church High School Class of 2021

Hello Falls Church Pyramid!

The Falls Church High School Class of 2021 is currently putting on a fundraiser to help lower the cost of prom tickets through FCHS jacket sales. Please check out our web page and consider donating to great cause which will also help you look stylish and feel comfortable! These jackets would also make great presents!

 

    https://www.customink.com/fundraising/falls-church-high-school-jacket-sale-to-help-with-prom-2020

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Curiosity

WHAT DOES CURIOSITY MEAN?
You like exploration and discovery. You ask
lots of questions because you want to learn
more about anything and everything.

Click here for the full explanation of Curiosity and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.  

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Fairhill Forum September 10, 2019  Announcements!

Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

September 12th: PTA Popsicles on the Playground and PTA meeting, 6:30

September 17th: PTA Family Night Out- Chipotle Mosaic (more info coming)

September 20th: Fall Picture Day

September 27th: First Spirit Day of the year- *Favorite Team Day*

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 11th: Fairhill Chorus sings National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

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News from Fairhill Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

FCPS language lines are available in eight different languages to assist parents who do not speak English as their first language. A school system employee will respond to your call in your preferred language within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. The caller will provide you with the requested information, arrange for you to speak with the appropriate school employee, or connect you with the resource that you are looking to find.

To use the parent information phone lines please call:

Amharic: 571-423-4957

Arabic: 571-423-4952

Chinese: 571-423-4953

Farsi: 571-423-4954

Korean: 571-423-4951

Spanish: 571-423-4950

Urdu: 571-423-4955

Vietnamese: 571-423-4956

Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

Fairhill Flyers

This is a running club for Fairhill students, boys and girls grades 3-6. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 4:05-5pm in the gym. Our first practice will be Sept. 17th.  We are preparing our students to participate in the Pumpkin Pie Run in November. More information to follow. Practice is not mandatory. We understand our Tigers are busy. Just come when you can. It’s a great way to exercise and have fun. Please see flyer here to sign up and return to Mr. Peevy. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Peevy at pepeevy@fcps.edu.

Fairhill Fitness Fanatics

Fairhill Fitness Fanatics is a before-school fitness program which stresses fun, exercise, and good sportsmanship.  Students in grades 3 and 4 meet each Thursday morning while students in grades 5 and 6 meet each Wednesday morning beginning September 25th and 26th. On these days, students come to school at 8:00 and enjoy fun games and activities in the gymnasium or outside if weather is permitting.  This program runs from the end of September through the end of May.  We stress fun for students of all athletic abilities.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Mitchell, School Counselor (703-208-8130).

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminders

Now that the school year is underway, we recognize that many families will utilize Kiss and Ride in the mornings rather than take the bus. FCPS encourages ALL students to take the bus, if they are eligible. In order to ensure a safe environment for our students, we ask that you carefully read the Kiss and Ride procedures below:

ONLY drop off your child at Kiss and Ride from the designated area

We cannot have parents/students crossing the parking lot in the middle of arrival. The Kiss and Ride line moves quickly and we don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Please DO NOT block buses trying to enter the bus loop or try to pass buses. 

There are times when there can be a bit of a hold up because buses and cars are entering at the same entrance. We ask that you please be patient as everyone gets through.

Children must unload from the passenger side of the car ONLY.  

Drivers must remain in the car.  School staff will assist students getting in and out.

Cars must stay in a single file line as they move to and from Kiss and Ride.

Please, no passing other cars while in line and no premature drop-offs. Please do not pass buses either. They are trying to drop students off safely as well. 

Please stay as close to the curb as possible when pulling into the school so cars may enter and exit safely.

Kiss and Ride is only available until 9:20 a.m.

After 9:20, you must park and escort your student to the main office. Students will be marked late at this time. As long as you are in line (inside the parking lot) at 9:20 we will continue to let students use Kiss and Ride, but they will be marked late.  If you are not in line inside the lot by 9:20 you will need to park and escort your student inside to the main office. 

 

There is no Kiss and Ride in the afternoons

All adults must park in a parking space or on the blacktop and pick up their student in the cafeteria. Each student must be signed out on the clipboard by the adult picking them up. If you are late picking up your student (after 4:05) you must go to the main office and sign out your student there.

 

New Crosswalk/Crossing Guard

New to Fairhill this year, there is a crossing guard posted right on Chichester Lane to help students cross the street safely to school. We are asking all parents help us keep students safe by using this Fairfax County provided resource in the correct manner. 

After students are crossed by the crossing guard, they should follow the sidewalk to school in the morning. We have posted teachers in the morning to help students cross over the crosswalks near Kiss and Ride. The same route should be followed in the afternoon. 

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 Popsicle's on the Playground

Join us on the playground next Thursday for some socializing with popsicles ahead of our first PTA meeting. 

Please see the flyer for more information about the event and membership opportunities. 

Join us at 6:30 on September 12th. 

Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community on TUesday, September 17th at Chipolte in Moasic for a fundraiser where will we receive 33% of the  sales for those that mention "Fairhill" between 5:00-9:00. Tell your friends and go for dinner at Chipolte. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Don't forget to register for the before and after school clubs! 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Youth Cheerleading Clinic

In preparation for Falls Church High School Homecoming, FCHS will be sponsoring a cheer clinic for students in grades 1-8. Please see the flyer for more information. 

Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

  Positivity Project

We will continue to be a Positivty Project Partner School. Learn more about it here. #otherpeoplematter 

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

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:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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