Fairhill Forum 2/11/20

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Fairhill Forum February 11, 2020  Announcements!

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

 

February 11th: PTA Family Night Out- Panera Bread in Mosaic

February 13th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

February 17th: Presidents Day- No School

February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

February 21st: Spirit Day- Flannel/Plaid Day

February 21st: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

March 3rd: Presidential Primary- No School

March 6th: Family Heritage Night

March 30th: Fairhill Second Annual Career Fair

April 13th: Rising Kindergarten Orientation

April 17th: Fairhill Staff Basketball Game, Falls Church HS

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News from Fairhill DreamBox

Have you setup a Dreambox Parent Account yet? This is a great way to stay up-to-date with your child’s progress in Dreambox Learning. Dreambox Learning is a digital math program that allows students to access rigorous, standards based math curriculum that connects to what they are learning in the classroom. Dreambox promotes active learning and critical thinking and adapts to each student based on their input. A Parent Account allows you to view their progress, shares suggestions about how to support your child, and gives you insights into their math world.

View this guide to setting up a Dreambox Parent Account

 

View the guide for supporting Dreambox Learning at home

Kindergarten Orientation

If you have a child who will turn five by September 30, 2020 stop by Fairhill and ask for Amy Spector, Registrar or call 703-208-8100.

Registration/Orientation Date: Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the library.

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

Family Science Night – Tuesday, February 18th 6:00-7:30

Family Science Night is coming up! This night of science and discovery will include activities from the Children’s Science Center, the Fairhill Innovation Fair, and STEM demonstrations! To encourage the students to visit all the events, they will receive a BINGO board upon arrival and earn a sticker at each location. We are asking each classroom to make this meaningful for their students.

Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at kkhartman@fcps.edu 

Family Heritage Night... Save the Date

Please join us on March 6th for a great night of fun, sharing and learning!

Join us Friday, March 6th from 6:00-8:00 for this beloved Fairhill tradition. Come celebrate the diversity of our Fairhill community by bringing a favorite family dish, wearing traditional clothing, and learning about the heritage of others.

We ask that each family attending bring a “potluck” sized dish to share. If you would like to create a display board teaching others about the country you identify with or participate in the Fashion Show, please sign and return the permission slip found here.

Career Fair...Save the Date

Save the date for our second annual Career Fair on March 30th! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Students in grades 2-6 will participate in Career Day.

However, we can’t do it without you! Please be thinking about how you can support Career Day! More information on this flyer or see today's Tuesday Folder.

Fairhill Staff Basketball... Save the Date

Save the date of April 17th for our annual staff basketball game! New game plan for this year:

Fairhill vs. Fairhill 

Will the Fairhill Lightening win or will it be Fairhill Shadows

Come and join the fun and cheer on your team at Falls Church High School. Doors will open at 5:30 and the game will begin at 6:30. 

More information coming soon! 

Go Tigers!

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 tonight, February 11th for our next Family Night Out at Panera Bread. 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 this Thursday February 13th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Jaguar 5k

Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun,  school-community fitness event.

Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration  information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.

 #WeAreFC!

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: Love

WHAT DOES LOVE MEAN?

You value close relationships with others and
being close to people.

Click here for the full explanation of Love 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 2/4/20

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Fairhill Forum February 4, 2020  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

February 6th: Spelling Bee, 2:45, Cafeteria

February 11th: PTA Family Night Out- Panera Bread in Mosaic

February 13th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

February 17th: Presidents Day- No School

February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

February 21st: Spirit Day- Flannel/Plaid Day

February 21st: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

March 3rd: Presidential Primary- No School

March 6th: Family Heritage Night

March 30th: Fairhill Second Annual Career Fair

April 17th: Fairhill Staff Basketball Game, Falls Church HS

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News from Fairhill Administrator Avenue

Dear Fairhill Families,

It is hard to believe we are already through half of the school year. Our teachers and students continue to work extremely hard, and we are very proud to be at Fairhill Elementary School. We look forward to a great second half of the school year.  We are so glad Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and Spring is on its way. This week has already showed us that Spring will be beautiful, and we know the third quarter of school is always just that way.

The progress reports coming home today are one opportunity to engage in a conversation with your child about schoolwork and effort.  You might look for celebrations, areas of growth, or discuss something they learned in the teacher comment section.  Your support for the learning happening at Fairhill is greatly appreciated. 

Looking into the month of February and beyond, we are so excited at all the great events coming up. In a few short weeks we will have our Science and Innovation Night (February 18th). We are still in need of volunteers to help. If you are interested and able, please sign up here. We are also beginning to plan for our annual Family Heritage Night. Please join us from 6-8 pm on March 6th and bring a favorite family dish to share. This year, students have the opportunity to create a display board of the country they identify their heritage with (USA included) or walk in the Fashion Show. More information about Family Heritage Night is below in the Fairhill Forum. For our April event, we are excited to announce a revamped Staff Basketball game to be played at Falls Church HS on the evening of April 17th. Be on the lookout for more information for these awesome upcoming events.

We continue to have a great number of tardy students. As a reminder, the first bell rings at 9:10 and students need to be in their classrooms by the second bell which is at 9:20. Students that arrive after that time are considered tardy and parents must walk tardy students into the office. Please do not drop off your child and have them walk in alone if they arrive after 9:20. When your child is late, they miss having a smooth start to their day and the community building that happens at the beginning of the day. Please help your child have the best day possible by getting them to school on time. Buses are always considered on time so if that is an option, have your child ride the bus.

We look forward to seeing everyone next Thursday, February 13th for our monthly PTA meeting.

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

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Korb

Second Quarter Library Stats DreamBox

Have you setup a Dreambox Parent Account yet? This is a great way to stay up-to-date with your child’s progress in Dreambox Learning. Dreambox Learning is a digital math program that allows students to access rigorous, standards based math curriculum that connects to what they are learning in the classroom. Dreambox promotes active learning and critical thinking and adapts to each student based on their input. A Parent Account allows you to view their progress, shares suggestions about how to support your child, and gives you insights into their math world.

View this guide to setting up a Dreambox Parent Account

 

View the guide for supporting Dreambox Learning at home

Fairhill Winners for Outstanding Employees

Please take a look at our website to see our nominees for outstanding employees at the school level. 

https://fairhilles.fcps.edu/features/2020-fairhill-outstanding-employee-nominees

Congratulations to all those employees nominated. As you know, we have an entire staff full of outstanding teachers so this was a real challenge to identify only 4! 

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

**We are still in need of volunteers for what is sure to be a great night! Please consider volunteering your time by clicking this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094daaa72fa2fd0-family

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The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade). 

Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th.  Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th.   Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at kkhartman@fcps.edu 

 

Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30

  • Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
  • Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
  • Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
Family Heritage Night... Save the Date

Please join us on March 6th for a great night of fun, sharing and learning!

Join us Friday, March 6th from 6:00-8:00 for this beloved Fairhill tradition. Come celebrate the diversity of our Fairhill community by bringing a favorite family dish, wearing traditional clothing, and learning about the heritage of others.

We ask that each family attending bring a “potluck” sized dish to share. If you would like to create a display board teaching others about the country you identify with or participate in the Fashion Show, please sign and return the permission slip found here.

Career Fair...Save the Date

Save the date for our second annual Career Fair on March 30th! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Students in grades 2-6 will participate in Career Day.

However, we can’t do it without you! Please be thinking about how you can support Career Day! More information on this flyer or see today's Tuesday Folder.

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 February 11th for our next Family Night Out at Panera Bread. 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 February 13th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Jaguar 5k

Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun,  school-community fitness event.

Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration  information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.

 #WeAreFC!

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: Forgiveness

WHAT DOES FORGIVENSS MEAN?

You forgive those who have done wrong.
You accept that people make mistakes.

Click here for the full explanation of Forgiveness 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

Reminders for Friday, 1-24-20

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Reminders for Tomorrow! Fairhill Spirit Day is Tomorrow

Don't forget to dress like your favorite SUPERHERO for what is surely going to be an adventurous Friday!

All Pro Tigers

Please join us in the cafeteria tomorrow morning from 8:10-9:10 for our monthly gathering of All Pro Tigers. See you there!

 

BINGO Night is Tomorrow Night

Join the PTA for a wonderful night of fun and games. Pizza will be available for purchase. Can't wait to have some fun with all our Tigers. 

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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Lockdown DRILL TODAY

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Third Lockdown Drill Today

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.

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. 

To implement this training, our school conducted a lockdown drill this afternoon. This drill was short and lasted the same amount of time as our monthly fire drills. As always, it  was conducted in collaboration with the FCPS Office of Safety and Security. 

Please feel free to reach out if you should have any questions or concerns. 

 

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

Fairhill Forum 1/21/20

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Fairhill Forum January 21, 2020  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

January 21st: Rising 7th Grade Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night at Luther Jackson Middle (snow date: Feb 4)

January 24th: PTA BINGO Night, 6:30

January 24th: Spirit Day- Dress like a Superhero!

January 24th: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

January 27th and January 28th: Student Holidays

January 30th: Fairhill Family Math Night

February 6th: Spelling Bee, 2:45, Cafeteria

February 13th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

February 17th: Presidents Day- No School

February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

February 21st: Spirit Day- Flannel/Plaid Day

February 21st: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

March 3rd: Presidential Primary- No School

March 30th: Fairhill Second Annual Career Fair

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News from Fairhill SAVE THE TURTLES!

Let’s reduce the use of straws in our cafeteria in order to help save the turtles and other ocean/animal life. Our hope is to start the week of  January 20 where we will no longer have straws out for the taking.  The cafeteria will have straws in the line but they will not put them out with the utensils.  If any student asks for a straw the cafeteria employees will give them one.

As a school we are super excited about this endeavor. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Fairhill Family Math Night

Please join us for Fairhill’s Family Math Night. 

When? Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:00pm        

Where? Fairhill Elementary School

Who? All Fairhill students and their families

Why? To learn about math together, play math games, and see what math instruction looks like at Fairhill!

Pizza will be available at no cost, thanks to the PTA!

*Backup date in case of snow: February 6th

Please return your RSVP (sent in the Dec. 17th Tuesday Folder or found here) to school by Friday, January 24th!

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade). 

Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Tuesday, February 4th.  Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th.  Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th.   Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at kkhartman@fcps.edu 

 

Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30

  • Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
  • Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
  • Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
Save the Date: Career Fair will be March 30th

Save the date for our second annual Career Fair on March 30, 2020! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Students in grades 2-6 will participate in Career Day.

However, we can’t do it without you! Please be thinking about how you can support Career Day! More information on this flyer or see today's Tuesday Folder.

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 tomorrow, February 11th for our next Family Night Out at Panera Bread. 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 February 13th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Jaguar 5k

Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun,  school-community fitness event.

Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration  information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.

 #WeAreFC!

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: Perseverance

WHAT DOES PERSEVERANCE MEAN?

You complete what you start despite
obstacles. You never give up.

Click here for the full explanation of Perseverance 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

Date for All Pro Tigers

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All Pro Tigers

All Pro Tigers will meet NEXT Friday, January 24th from 8:10-9:10. There was a slight error in the flyer that went home this week as well as the Fairhill Forum yesterday. 

Please see the updated flyer here and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible next Friday. 

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

Fairhill Forum 1/14/20

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Fairhill Forum January 14, 2020  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

January 15th: Family Night Out- Panda Express

January 17th: All Pro Tigers, 8:10-9:10

January 17th: Geography Bee, 2:45 Cafeteria

January 20th: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day, No School

January 21st: Rising 7th Grade Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night at Luther Jackson Middle (snow date: Feb 4)

January 24th: PTA BINGO Night

January 24th: Spirit Day- Dress like a Superhero!

January 27th and January 28th: Student Holidays

January 30th: Fairhill Family Math Night

February 6th: Spelling Bee, 2:45, Cafeteria

February 13th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

March 3rd: Presidential Primary- No School

March 30th: Fairhill Second Annual Career Fair

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News from Fairhill Congratulations, Mrs. Terri Lynn Damon!!

Please join the Fairhill Staff in congratulating Mrs. Damon, our most wonderful Administrative Assistant, on her promotion. This Friday will be Mrs. Damon's last day at Fairhill and we wish her continued success as she moves on in her career. 

Although Mrs. Damon won't be too far from us (just down the road at Willow Oaks)  she will no longer be a smiling resource for our families and staff here at Fairhill.

Please feel free to stop by during her last few days at Fairhill to wish her your congratulations. She will be missed immensely!! 

Famous 3rd Graders

Third Grade students recently completed a Project Based Learning Unit with the driving question of: How can you as a conservationist educate your peers about protecting endangered species? The project included learning and research around endangered animals and environments, creating a digital infographic to inform others, and discussion with author Chelsea Clinton about these topics and her books.

Please take a look at the feature on our website to see all the videos of this awesome experience. 

FCPS Safe Routes Help direct our efforts to make walking and biking safer in our community

FCPS Safe Routes to School will be applying for another VDOT Safe Routes to School grant at the end of February.  Your opinion matters and helps to ensure that grant funds are made available to FCPS. 

Part of the application requires parent input.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

https://forms.gle/Eu5EZKYpEr25Eeh98

Any questions should be directed to Mr. Peevy. pepeevy@fcps.edu 

SAVE THE TURTLES!

Let’s reduce the use of straws in our cafeteria in order to help save the turtles and other ocean/animal life. Our hope is to start the week of  January 20 where we will no longer have straws out for the taking.  The cafeteria will have straws in the line but they will not put them out with the utensils.  If any student asks for a straw the cafeteria employees will give them one.

As a school we are super excited about this endeavor. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Fairhill Family Math Night

Please join us for Fairhill’s Family Math Night. 

When? Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:00pm        

Where? Fairhill Elementary School

Who? All Fairhill students and their families

Why? To learn about math together, play math games, and see what math instruction looks like at Fairhill!

Pizza will be available at no cost, thanks to the PTA!

*Backup date in case of snow: February 6th

Please return your RSVP (sent in the Dec. 17th Tuesday Folder or found here) to school by Friday, January 24th!

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade). 

Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Tuesday, February 4th.  Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th.  Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th.   Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at kkhartman@fcps.edu 

 

Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30

  • Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
  • Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
  • Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
Save the Date: Career Fair will be March 30th

Save the date for our second annual Career Fair on March 30, 2020! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Students in grades 2-6 will participate in Career Day.

However, we can’t do it without you! Please be thinking about how you can support Career Day! More information on this flyer or see today's Tuesday Folder.

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 tomorrow, January 15th for our next Family Night Out at Panda Express. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.

Click here for flyer and more information in English.

Click here for flyer and more information in Spanish.

 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on February 13th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Jaguar 5k

Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun,  school-community fitness event.

Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration  information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.

 #WeAreFC!

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: Prudence

WHAT DOES PRUDENCE MEAN?

You plan for the future and achieve your
goals by making careful everyday choices.

Click here for the full explanation of Prudence 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 1/7/20

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Fairhill Forum January 7, 2020  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

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

January 9th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

January 10th: Real Food for Kids Big Salad Tour (lunch time)

January 15th: Family Night Out- Panda Express

January 17th: Geography Bee, 2:45 Cafeteria

January 20th: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day, no school

January 21st: Rising 7th Grade Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night at Luther Jackson Middle (snow date: Feb 4)

January 24th: PTA BINGO Night

January 24th: Spirit Day- Dress like a Superhero!

January 27th and January 28th: Student Holidays

January 30th: Fairhill Family Math Night

February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

March 30th: Fairhill Second Annual Career Fair

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News from Fairhill Principal Paws

Happy New Year, Fairhill Community! 

We hope everyone had a relaxing time off during Winter break. Our whole staff is rejuvenated and ready to go! We are looking forward to 2020 and all the opportunities it brings for your children. Our students and teachers have gotten off to a great start in the classrooms and specials.  Our staff remains committed to our vision to prepare 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.

Our students are excited to play and explore our new playground.  Many thanks to our PTA for providing funding for an additional piece of equipment. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to teachers or staff with any questions or solutions you may have. 

Happy 2020!! 

Sincerely, 

Tim Stanley          Courtney Korb

Principal               Assistant Principal

Playground Updates

PLAYGROUND INSTALLATION = COMPLETE!

Kids = Happy

Real Food for Kids- Food Day

Join us for lunch this Friday, January 10th where our students will be given a sample of healthy food made right in front of us in the cafeteria. 

Please see flyer here for more information. 

Fairhill Family Math Night

Please join us for Fairhill’s Family Math Night. 

When? Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:00pm        

Where? Fairhill Elementary School

Who? All Fairhill students and their families

Why? To learn about math together, play math games, and see what math instruction looks like at Fairhill!

Pizza will be available at no cost, thanks to the PTA!

*Backup date in case of snow: February 6th

Please return your RSVP (sent in the Dec. 17th Tuesday Folder or found here) to school by Friday, January 24th!

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade). 

Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Tuesday, February 4th.  Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th.  Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th.   Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at kkhartman@fcps.edu 

 

Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30

  • Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
  • Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
  • Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
Save the Date: Career Fair will be March 30th

Save the date for our second annual Career Fair on March 30, 2020! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Students in grades 2-6 will participate in Career Day.

However, we can’t do it without you! Please be thinking about how you can support Career Day! More information on this flyer or see today's Tuesday Folder.

Dreambox

Have you seen our Dreambox Hall of Fame at Fairhill?  Students who have completed all the Dreambox standards in every grade level below their current one have a certificate hanging in this hallway.  At the beginning of the year, only 5 students accomplished this.  The number of certificates increased more than ten-fold.  We believe every Fairhill tiger can achieve this!  Do you want to see EXACTLY what your child’s classroom teacher can see in terms of math progress on Dreambox?  Create a parent account by following these directions here.

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 January 15th for our next Family Night Out at Panda Express. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.

Click here for flyer and more information in English.

Click here for flyer and more information in Spanish.

 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 9th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Jaguar 5k

Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun,  school-community fitness event.

Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration  information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.

 #WeAreFC!

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: Optimism

WHAT DOES OPTIMISM MEAN?

You expect the best from the future and work
to achieve it.

Click heref or the full explanation of Optimism 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.

 

 

News from the Community Winter Festival 

Join us for our first Winter Festival - an afternoon of free games, food and fun! For more info visit mosaiccitychurch.com/winterfest2020

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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Early Release Today

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today. Because of this early release, Fairhill ES will dismiss at 2:05 PM this afternoon. More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. All other regular dismissal procedures will remain in place at Fairhill ES.

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students.We will reach out to you throughout the day if there are any additional updates. 

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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Fairhill Forum December 17, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

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

January 9th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

January 10th: Real Food for Kids Big Salad Tour (lunch time)

January 15th: Family Night Out- Panda Express

January 21st: Rising 7th Grade Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night at Luther Jackson Middle (snow date: Feb 4)

January 24th: PTA BINGO Night

January 24th: Spirit Day- Dress like a Superhero!

January 30th: Fairhill Family Math Night

February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

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News from Fairhill Winter Break Information

As a reminder, there will be no school for students from December 23rd-January 3rd.  We will look forward to seeing our students back on January 6th. Our main off will be closed during this time as well. 

 

We hope everyone has a restful break and takes some time to enjoy this festive time of year. Happy New Year! 

Playground Updates!

Rain Rain Go Away! Although there has been a lot of improvement on the playground project we had a little slow down with all the rain! It looks like we won't have access until after break- but it will be worth the wait! 

Art Room Volunteers Needed!

Ms. Florjancic is looking for parent volunteers who could help prepare art lesson materials, prepare artwork for display and hang up/take down artwork around Fairhill. No special skill are necessary!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CA5AD2EA2F94-artroom4

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. 

Real Food for Kids- Food Day

Join us for lunch on January 10th where our students will be given a sample of healthy food made right in front of us in the cafeteria. 

Please see flyer here for more information. 

Fairhill Family Math Night

Please join us for Fairhill’s Family Math Night. 

When? Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:00pm        

Where? Fairhill Elementary School

Who? All Fairhill students and their families

Why? To learn about math together, play math games, and see what math instruction looks like at Fairhill!

Pizza will be available at no cost, thanks to the PTA!

*Backup date in case of snow: February 6th

Please return your RSVP (sent in the Dec. 17th Tuesday Folder or found here) to school by Friday, January 24th!

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade). 

Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Tuesday, February 4th.  Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th.  Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th.   Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at kkhartman@fcps.edu 

 

Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30

  • Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
  • Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
  • Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
Dreambox

Have you seen our Dreambox Hall of Fame at Fairhill?  Students who have completed all the Dreambox standards in every grade level below their current one have a certificate hanging in this hallway.  At the beginning of the year, only 5 students accomplished this.  The number of certificates increased more than ten-fold.  We believe every Fairhill tiger can achieve this!  Do you want to see EXACTLY what your child’s classroom teacher can see in terms of math progress on Dreambox?  Create a parent account by following these directions here.

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 January 15th for our next Family Night Out at Panda Express. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.

Be on the look out for the flyer soon. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 9th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Luther Jackson MS Reg Bag Donor Program 

ATTN: Luther Jackson Nation! We need 50 more families in our community to volunteer to be "Red Bag" donors so we can make sure all of our children are fed.

The "Red Bag" program allows us to provide food for our students who need it over weekends and holidays when they aren't in school. Please share this information with your friends in the Falls Church HS pyramid. Here's the Food for Neighbors website where you can easily sign-up: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ And, if you're on Facebook, please share this there as well. 

The full story: There are several dozen students in our pyramid that rely on the school's pantry for the weekend and holiday meals. In fact, this organization started because a PTA President in Herndon several years ago realized that most food programs focus on elementary school kids and that their school didn't have a program. Food for Neighbor's reach has grown across Fairfax County and LJMS' PTA recently agreed to "adopt" middle and high schools around Falls Church and Tysons. All of that to say, we need to come up with a lot of "red bag" donors. 

If you sign-up, you are committing to fill a red grocery bag every two months and leave it out for pickup on scheduled Saturday mornings (1/11/2020, 3/7, 5/2, 9/12, etc.). Bags are picked up, taken to the local hub school, contents sorted, representatives from each school select the items they need and take their bins back to their school.

Here's a link for more information, and how to sign-up. We hope you'll consider becoming a "Red Bag" donor. Thanks.

https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/  

News from Falls Church HS Jaguar 5k

Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun,  school-community fitness event.

Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration  information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.

 #WeAreFC!

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: Self-Control

WHAT DOES SELF-CONTROL MEAN?

You have the ability to control your emotions
and behaviors. You think before you act.

Click here for the full explanation of Self-Control 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.

 

 

News from the Community Winter Festival 

Join us for our first Winter Festival - an afternoon of free games, food and fun! For more info visit mosaiccitychurch.com/winterfest2020

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 12/10/19

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Fairhill Forum December 10, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

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

January 9th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

January 15th: Family Night Out- Panda Express

January 24th: PTA BINGO Night

January 30th: Fairhill Family Math Night

February 19th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

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News from Fairhill Playground Updates!

Rain Rain Go Away! Although there has been a lot of improvement on the playground project we had a little slow down with all the rain! We are still hoping that the playground will be up and ready to use prior to winter break!

Art Room Volunteers Needed!

Ms. Florjancic is looking for parent volunteers who could help prepare art lesson materials, prepare artwork for display and hang up/take down artwork around Fairhill. No special skill are necessary!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CA5AD2EA2F94-artroom4

Book Fair Wrap Up

Thank you to all who purchased from our Book Fair! Your support helped earn over $2000 to buy new books and materials for our library!

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. 

Family Science Night/Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade). 

Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Tuesday, February 4th.  Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th.  Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th.   Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at 

 

Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30

  • Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
  • Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
  • Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
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 TONIGHT, December 10th at Choolah. 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 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

Falls Church High School Family Math Night

Falls Church HS ESOL students proudly present our 3rd annual Family Math Night. Please join us for food, fun, and prizes! Student volunteers will lead you through lots of fun games and activities for all ages. We’ll be in the Falls Church HS cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 on December 12th, hope to see you there!

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: Humility

WHAT DOES HUMILITY MEAN?

You do not seek the spotlight. You let your
actions speak for themselves.

Click here for the full explanation of HUMILITY 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 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

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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
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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
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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

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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)

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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

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

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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
Attendance: 703-208-8181 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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