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Fairhill Forum January 19, 2021

 

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday, Office is closed

January 22nd:  End of Second Quarter, 2 Hour early release

January 25th:  Teacher Workday - Student Holiday, Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

January 25th:  FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program registration begins

February 11th: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families, 5:30 p.m.

February 11th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 15th:  President's Day - Student Holiday, No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

February 17th:  Fairhill Coffee Talk, Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux, 6:00 p.m.

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

Let's Have some Winter Fun!

Looking for some winter fun away from the screen this month? Here are some more ideas from our January Choice Board. Take some time during your days for these screen free activities!

For an easier-to-view document please click this link

SIS Parent Account

Many parents do not have a Parent Vue SIS account to view Progress Reports. There is a wealth of additional information regarding your student’s FCPS schooling, including access to their attendance records, report card grades and other essential information.  Please see below for instructions on how to set up this account.  You can also click here for an easier-to-view document. 

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

The Children’s Science Center is bringing their virtual Family Science Night program to Fairhill on February 25, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Family Science Night is designed to help encourage students’ interest in STEM subjects, develop students’ curiosity in everyday life situations and demonstrate how much fun STEM can be! Join the team of STEM Educators along with your school community as they bring the Lab to life from the comfort of your home. Learn about energy, technology, animals and much more!  We hope to see you there!

  • In conjunction with Family Science Night, Fairhill will also be offering a virtual Innovation Fair! More information to come!

What is the Children’s Science Center?

The Children’s Science Center’s mission is to inspire a love of learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing unique opportunities to explore and create. The Children’s Science Center Lab is located at Fair Oaks Mall and is Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore STEM concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs.

Click here to learn more, or feel free to email Mrs. Hartman at, kkhartman@fcps.edu

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • February 11th at 5:30 p.m.: Sesion informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

 

Los invitamos este 11 de febrero de 5:30 a 6:30 de la tarde a una sesion informativa para familias que hablan Espanol. Estaremos platicando sobre los planes para el regreso a la escuela. La directora Hunstad y una servidora estaremos contestando todas sus preguntas. Por favor mande un correo a la Sra. Martha Ghahremani mlghahremani@fcps.edu para que se le envie el enlace para esta sesion.

Please join us on February 11th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for a Town Hall for Fairhill’s Spanish Speaking Families. We will be talking about Return to School and have a general Question and Answer with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb. Please email or text Martha Ghahremani, parent liaison  for a link to the session at mlghahremani@fcps.edu

Weekly Character Strength: Perseverance

WHAT DOES Perseverance MEAN? You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

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

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Optional Virginia Early Childhood Family Survey

VDOE, UVA, and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) want to learn about Virginia families’ experiences with the care and/or education for their young children (birth through kindergarten) this year. The Virginia Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDBB5) study wants to reach as many Virginia families as possible to better understand the experiences and challenges of families with young children in Virginia. Learn more about it here, Virginia Survey of Families with Young Children flyer with your school community. Parents of young children are invited to participate in this study by completing a voluntary and anonymous survey available at vafamilysurvey.info.

Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors: A Webinar for Families THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 2021 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contact: Parent Resource Center (703)204-3941 Free - Registration Required

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is offering the following free webinar:

Register for Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behavior

  • Parents/guardians will review methods to increase target skills
  • Parents/guardians will review problem solving strategies if target skills are not increasing

Thursday January 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Your actions keep all of us healthy. We need to keep it up and continue working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Testing, contact tracing, and staying home and away from others when sick or after contact with someone who is sick, are also critical to help “box in” COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading further in our community. Click here for more information.  Click here for COVID testing sites in Fairfax.

Click here to view the FCPS COVID dashboard for COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration opens on January 25th

FCPS offers elementary Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs in five languages.

Online Dual Language Immersion (DLI) applications for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on January 25, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Click here for details and important deadline information

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 18-26

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing all students access to meals January 18-26 where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. The following plan will be in place.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.   

It is important to follow safety guidelines when picking up meals. Please wear a mask, stand a minimum of six feet apart from others, and wash your hands before you arrive and when you return home. 

Go to the Return to School/Food page for more information or call the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800. 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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 01/12/2021

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

January 12th:  Family Night (Take) Out at Domino's Pizza (Pan Am), 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

January 14th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th:  Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday,  No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22nd:  End of Second Quarter, 2 Hour early release

January 25th:  Teacher Workday - Student Holiday, Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

January 25th:  FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program registration begins

February 11th: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families, 5:30 p.m.

February 11th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 15th:  President's Day - Student Holiday, No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

February 17th:  Fairhill Coffee Talk, Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux, 6:00 p.m.

Let's Have some Winter Fun!

Looking for some winter fun away from the screen this month?  Take some time during your days for these screen free activities!  Stay tuned next week for more from our January Choice Board.

For an easier-to-view document please click this link

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Prudence

WHAT DOES Prudence MEAN? You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

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

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Dear Fairhill Families,

Looking for a fun and easy meal that also benefits the Fairhill PTA?  Domino's is here for you!  Today (Tuesday, January 12) is the Fairhill Doughraiser at the Domino's Pizza in the Pan Am shopping center.  Please follow the instructions found here for how to include code DN3 on your order to ensure that it is associated with Fairhill

News from FCPS Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families Friday, January 15 2021, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact:  Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941 Free - Registration Required

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is offering the following free webinar:

Register for Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Families with child in K-2, will explore and dive deep into how to support their child in mathematics.

We will focus on three big ideas:

  1. Math Takes Time, 
  2. Focus on Understanding, and 
  3.  Asking Questions.  

This session will support parents as they partner with their child and examine what is the critical content of their child’s mathematics and ways to support learning that content.

Presented by Spencer Jamieson, FCPS Elementary Math Specialist

Friday January 15, 2021 10:00-11:30 a.m.

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Your actions keep all of us healthy. We need to keep it up and continue working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Testing, contact tracing, and staying home and away from others when sick or after contact with someone who is sick, are also critical to help “box in” COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading further in our community. Click here for more information.

Click here to view the FCPS COVID dashboard for COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration opens on January 25th

FCPS offers elementary Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs in five languages.

Online Dual Language Immersion (DLI) applications for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on January 25, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Click here for details and important deadline information

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 18-26

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing all students access to meals January 18-26 where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. The following plan will be in place.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.   

It is important to follow safety guidelines when picking up meals. Please wear a mask, stand a minimum of six feet apart from others, and wash your hands before you arrive and when you return home. 

Go to the Return to School/Food page for more information or call the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800. 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

January 4th-8th:  Fairhill Main Office is closed

January 11th:  Asynchronous School Day - no Morning Meetings or Small Groups

January 11th:  Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 11th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School, 3:00 p.m.

January 12th:  New Bell Schedule begins

January 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22nd:  End of Second Quarter, 2 Hour early release

Fairhill Office Closed from January 4th - 8th

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Fairhill Office will remain closed this week of January 4th to January 8th.  Please call the Fairhill main number and leave a message, as we are checking the voicemail regularly.  There will be no walk-in technology assistance.  Please refer to this form, as all technology issues will need an appointment.  Thank you for your cooperation as we ensure everyone's safety in order to bring students back to in-person instruction.

New Bell Schedule Begins Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As some students return to in-person instruction, please note that our bell schedule will change, beginning January 12th for all students.  The new bell schedule will be 9:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Optimism

WHAT DOES Optimism MEAN? You expect the best from the future and work
to achieve it.

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Superintendent to Discuss Return to In-Person Instruction Plans at School Board Work Session and Town Hall Meeting This Week

On Tuesday, January 5, at 3 p.m., the return to in-person instruction will be discussed at the School Board work session. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website

On Wednesday, January 6, at 6 p.m., Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand and guests will cover FCPS safety teams, mitigation strategies, as well as returning to school details at a virtual Town Hall meeting. Submit your questions in advance by email to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call in during the Town Hall at 1-800-231-6359. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website

 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

Zoomed Out? 5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families

THURSDAY, JANUARY 07 2021,6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Click here to register for the Thursday session.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 08 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Click here to register for the Friday session.   Contact:  Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941 Free - Registration Required

Register for Zoomed Out:  5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families

  • Tackling the daily power struggle of just getting started
  • Helping children to focus during teacher-led instruction
  • Dealing with social avoidance (not wanting to be seen and heard in front of peers)
  • Keeping kids engaged by encouraging them to ask questions and advocate for themselves
  • Opening the lines of communication to improve the parent/child relationship

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

December 17th:  PTA Family (Take) Out, Panera, Mosaic District, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

December 18th:  Food pantry pick up, Way of Faith Church, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school, Fairhill Office will be closed

January 4th:  Return to school from Winter Break, No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up. 

January 11th:  Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 11th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School, 3:00 p.m.

January 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22nd:  End of Second Quarter, 2 Hour early release

Join the Fun of Celebrating the 12 Days of December! Even though we are not all together we are always looking for ways to build our community and have some fun!  Please consider joining in the fun and posting pictures of you and your family celebrating December! 

For an easier-to-view document please click this link

Food Pantry on Friday, December 18th

Way of Faith Church, located one block from Fairhill, at 8800 Arlington Blvd, is having a drive-up community pantry pick up on Friday, December 18th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Just drive up and their workers will load the food into your vehicle.  It is open to the community and you don’t even need a ticket. 

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

*Please note there will be no technology appointments or computer assistance at Fairhill during Winter Break.*  

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
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.

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Holiday Gifts for Teachers/Staff

 As we head into the holidays, it is a great time to show our appreciation to the wonderful teachers and staff at Fairhill.  Traditionally, room parents coordinate group gifts, students create cards or bring in gifts of their own.  Our virtual environment is going to make this approach very difficult.  The PTA is here to help with a new approach to holiday gift giving! Through our online store, we will offer families the option to donate to the GrubHub accounts of their favorite teachers and staff members.  This holiday season, let's treat the teachers and staff to a fun meal delivered to their home!  

How to participate:  We have added individual teachers and staff members to our online store.  Parents can select as many teachers/staff members as they would like and enter the desired gift amount for each teacher/staff member.  The PTA will direct the funds into the teacher/staff member's GrubHub account.  Any personal messages entered will be sent to the teacher/staff member as well.  This is a great way to remember the specialists, teaching assistants and office staff in addition to our classroom teachers.

Click the link here to access the online store.  Deadline to participate is Friday, December 18th.

We are currently updating the staff list.  If you have any questions or can't find a teacher/staff member, please contact president@fairhillpta.org

As always, participation is optional.  

Boon Supply Holiday Gift Store

Looking for some unique holiday gifts?  Even better, gifts that will also give back to the Fairhill community?   Check out the Fairhill "We Miss Our School" fundraiser store with Boon Supply.  40% of all purchases will go to the Fairhill PTA.  Boon Supply offers a variety of home and kitchen items (many of them waste-free).

Click here to see the catalog and start shopping!

PTA Family Night (Take) Out

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

December 17: (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Panera (Mosaic – 8191 Strawberry Lane)

Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds to Fairhill.

 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Weather Update

As many of you may know, snow is in the forecast this week.

FCPS will utilize additional approaches for observing “snow days” during the 2020-2021 inclement weather season. These approaches include both synchronous instruction (teacher-led) and asynchronous instruction (independent). If conditions are warranted, we do anticipate that there will be “typical” snow days as we have had in past years. As with any inclement weather event, each one is very different than the other, and they can present unique challenges for our students, staff, and community. 

For your understanding, please see some of the potential options for snow days this season:

  • All Schools and Central Offices Closed. No In-person or Virtual Learning
  • Synchronous (teacher-led) Virtual Learning for All Students. Division Operations are Open, School Building Workspaces May or May Not Be Available
  • Asynchronous (independent) Virtual Learning for All Students, Division Operations are Open, School Building Workspaces May or May Not Be Available

The safety of our students and staff is a priority any time a decision must be made regarding school closures and delays during a weather situation. Poor road conditions may affect bus transportation for students learning in school buildings. Road conditions also impact staff from going to work to prepare student meals and distribute them on bus routes. In order to count as a day of instruction, schools are required to provide  meals to students according to the Virginia Department of Education. Power outages can impact students and staff during an instructional day whether they are in person or in virtual instruction. There are many possible scenarios that will influence our decisions. Fortunately, all students have been provided devices to be able to participate in virtual learning.

We will continue to evaluate how weather conditions impact our operations and we will notify you as we have in the past through the FCPS websiteTwitterFacebook, email, text messages, and the local media.

FCPS leadership will continue to monitor weather forecasts and conditions and make determinations regarding inclement weather delays and closures on an individual basis.

Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS Grab & Go Meals for Winter Break

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing all students access to meals during the FCPS Winter Break.

The following plan will be in place from Friday, December 18 through Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Bus Routes

  • Friday 12/18: will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch
  • Monday 12/21: will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch
  • Tuesday 12/22: will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch
  • Wednesday 12/23  through Friday 1/1/21:  no meal service 
  • Monday 1/4/21: will resume regular daily breakfast and lunch delivery

See below or click here for more bus stop information.

Grab & Go sites

  • Friday 12/18: will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch 
  • Monday 12/21: no meal service
  • Tuesday 12/22: will offer 14-day meal kits 
  • Wednesday 12/23 through Friday 1/1/21: no meal service 
  • Tuesday 1/5/21: will resume daily meal distribution

Meal Kits sites

  • Tuesday 12/22: will offer 14-day meal kits 
  • Wednesday 1/6/2021: will resume 7-day meal kit distribution

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

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 Girl Scouts Virtual Camp Tagalong

Join us December 21st – 23rd for Girl Scouts Virtual Camp Tagalong.  Please see click here to see the flyer and if you need more information contact:  Michele Randall, mrandall@gscnc.org or 703-372-4352.  We hope to see you there! 

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

December 7th-13th:  Inclusive Schools Week

December 7th-13th:  Computer Science Education Week

December 10th: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  

December 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 14th:  Last Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up before January 11, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

December 17th:  PTA Family (Take) Out, Panera, Mosaic District, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school

January 4th:  Return to school from Winter Break, No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up. 

January 11th:  Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 11th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School, 3 p.m.

January 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22nd:  End of Second Quarter, 2 Hour early release

Join the Fun of Celebrating the 12 Days of December! Even though we are not all together we are always looking for ways to build our community and have some fun!  Please consider joining in the fun and posting pictures of you and your family celebrating December! 

For an easier-to-view document please click this link

Computer Science Education Week

This week is Computer Science Education Week, when we learn and explore more about Computer Science and coding. Computer Science is the study of how to use computers to learn, explore and create. Creating, building and editing code is one way to learn about Computer Science. When students engage in coding, they learn critical thinking and problem solving and are actively engaged in creativity. Coding can be accessed by all students and empowers them to be resilient and try new things. Click here for more information. 

 

December 7th - 11th is Inclusive Schools Week 

Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Time for Inclusion is The Now!”

Click here for more information and activities to celebrate throughout the week.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Fairhill's Outstanding Staff

Brace yourself for some exciting news!  The Fairhill Elementary School community has selected representatives for FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards.

The 2020-2021 Fairhill representatives this year include: 

  • Outstanding Principal:  Candace Hunstad
  • Outstanding Leader:   Courtney Korb
  • Outstanding Teacher:  Shalika Santiago
  • Outstanding Operational Employee:  Amy Spector 
  • Outstanding Professional Employee:  Stephen Giese

Congratulations to all our nominees and finalists.  Thank you for all you do!

Updated Technology Supports for Families

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • December 10th at 5:30 p.m.: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

Los invitamos este 10 de diciembre de 5:30 a 6:30 de la tarde a una sesion informativa para familias que hablan Espanol. Estaremos platicando sobre los planes para el regreso a la escuela. La directora Hunstad y una servidora estaremos contestando todas sus preguntas. Por favor mande un correo a la Sra. Martha Ghahremani mlghahremani@fcps.edu para que se le envie el enlace para esta sesion.

Please join us on December 10th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for a Town Hall for Fairhill’s Spanish Speaking Families. We will be talking about Return to School and have a general Question and Answer with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb. Please email or text Martha Ghahremani, parent liaison, for a link to the session at mlghahremani@fcps.edu

 

Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset - Words and Actions

WHAT DOES OPM-Words and Actions MEAN?Everything that you do and say can affect people in a positive way.

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Holiday Gifts for Teachers/Staff

 As we head into the holidays, it is a great time to show our appreciation to the wonderful teachers and staff at Fairhill.  Traditionally, room parents coordinate group gifts, students create cards or bring in gifts of their own.  Our virtual environment is going to make this approach very difficult.  The PTA is here to help with a new approach to holiday gift giving! Through our online store, we will offer families the option to donate to the GrubHub accounts of their favorite teachers and staff members.  This holiday season, let's treat the teachers and staff to a fun meal delivered to their home!  

How to participate:  We have added individual teachers and staff members to our online store.  Parents can select as many teachers/staff members as they would like and enter the desired gift amount for each teacher/staff member.  The PTA will direct the funds into the teacher/staff member's GrubHub account.  Any personal messages entered will be sent to the teacher/staff member as well.  This is a great way to remember the specialists, teaching assistants and office staff in addition to our classroom teachers.

Click the link here to access the online store.  Deadline to participate is Friday, December 18.

We are currently updating the staff list.  If you have any questions or can't find a teacher/staff member, please contact president@fairhillpta.org

As always, participation is optional.  

Boon Supply Holiday Gift Store

Looking for some unique holiday gifts?  Even better, gifts that will also give back to the Fairhill community?   Check out the Fairhill "We Miss Our School" fundraiser store with Boon Supply.  40% of all purchases will go to the Fairhill PTA.  Boon Supply offers a variety of home and kitchen items (many of them waste-free).

Click here to see the catalog and start shopping!

PTA Family Night (Take) Out

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

December 17: (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Panera (Mosaic – 8191 Strawberry Lane)

Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds to Fairhill.

 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids Webinar

Friday, December 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Dr. Erin D. Berman, a clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for an important session helping children cope with anxiety.

Webinar highlights:

  • How to identify an anxious child.
  • How to change anxious thinking.
  • The science and biological roots of anxiety in children.
  • How computer technology is transforming the understanding of anxiety.
  • Current treatment options. 

Register for Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids.

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

FCPS Grab & Go Meals with Curbside Service

Meals are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

As of 12/2, all Grab & Go sites will have afternoon snack and supper meals available.  

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles. 

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations.

Please wear a mask when picking up meals.  

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800. 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES 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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

Today:  All level IV AAP referrals due by COB for the 2021-22 school year.

December 2nd: Fairhill Coffee Talk,  Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School, 6:00 p.m.

December 4th:  InCourage Taekwondo Parent's Night Out PTA Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

December 7th: Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

December 10th: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  

December 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 14th: Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school

January 11th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School, 3 p.m.

January 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday

Reminder:  Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1st is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1, 2020

Level IV files are due December 1 and must be digital.

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

Looking for AAP forms? Click Here

 

Join the Fun of Celebrating the 12 Days of December! Even though we are not all together we are always looking for ways to build our community and have some fun!  Please consider joining in the fun and posting pictures of you and your family celebrating December! 

For an easier-to-view document please click this link

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Fairhill's Outstanding Staff

We have eighteen phenomenal staff members from our talented and dedicated Fairhill staff who have been nominated by our community for our Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards!  Drum roll please:

Outstanding Operational Employee

Desirae Griffin

Amy Spector

Outstanding Teacher

Kelly Deneault

Shalika Santiago

Amanda Blakley

Mark Teoli

Erica Campbell

Dana Riley

Kirsten Chen

Lynn Cook

Maggie Albertson

Sam Gauta

Jaci Piesto

Outstanding Professional Employee

Stephen Giese

Andy Mitchell

Brigid Dux

Outstanding Principal

Candace Hunstad

Outstanding Leader

Courtney Korb

Updated Technology Supports for Families

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • December 10th at 5:30 pm.: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

Los invitamos este 10 de diciembre de 5:30 a 6:30 de la tarde a una sesion informativa para familias que hablan Espanol. Estaremos platicando sobre los planes para el regreso a la escuela. La directora Hunstad y una servidora estaremos contestando todas sus preguntas. Por favor mande un correo a la Sra. Martha Ghahremani mlghahremani@fcps.edu para que se le envie el enlace para esta sesion.

Please join us on December 10th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for a Town Hall for Fairhill’s Spanish Speaking Families. We will be talking about Return to School and have a general Question and Answer with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb. Please email or text Martha Ghahremani, parent liaison  for a link to the session at mlghahremani@fcps.edu

 

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.

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Holiday Gifts for Teachers/Staff

 As we head into the holidays, it is a great time to show our appreciation to the wonderful teachers and staff at Fairhill.  Traditionally, room parents coordinate group gifts, students create cards or bring in gifts of their own.  Our virtual environment is going to make this approach very difficult.  The PTA is here to help with a new approach to holiday gift giving! Through our online store, we will offer families the option to donate to the GrubHub accounts of their favorite teachers and staff members.  This holiday season, let's treat the teachers and staff to a fun meal delivered to their home!  

How to participate:  We have added individual teachers and staff members to our online store.  Parents can select as many teachers/staff members as they would like and enter the desired gift amount for each teacher/staff member.  The PTA will direct the funds into the teacher/staff member's GrubHub account.  Any personal messages entered will be sent to the teacher/staff member as well.  This is a great way to remember the specialists, teaching assistants and office staff in addition to our classroom teachers.

Click the link here to access the online store.  Deadline to participate is Friday, December 18.

We are currently updating the staff list.  If you have any questions or can't find a teacher/staff member, please contact president@fairhillpta.org

As always, participation is optional.  

Boon Supply Holiday Gift Store

Looking for some unique holiday gifts?  Even better, gifts that will also give back to the Fairhill community?   Check out the Fairhill "We Miss Our School" fundraiser store with Boon Supply.  40% of all purchases will go to the Fairhill PTA.  Boon Supply offers a variety of home and kitchen items (many of them waste-free).

Click here to see the catalog and start shopping!

InCourage Taekwondo Parent's Night Out Fundraiser

Save the date for December 4th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Kids will spend an evening having fun SAFE evening of fun, pizza dinner included!

$20 per child. 20 child limit.

All proceeds go to the Fairhill PTA

See flyer for details

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

FCPS Grab & Go Meals with Curbside Service

Meals are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

As of 12/2, all Grab & Go sites will have afternoon snack and supper meals available.  

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles. 

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations.

Please wear a mask when picking up meals.  

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800. 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES 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

i9 Sports has fun and safe programs available to keep children active.

This winter, we will offer Indoor Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer.

Registration for Winter classes is now open.  Please read the flyer below. 

You can click here to read about i9 Sports COVID Protocols.

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

November 25th: Deadline to order Square 1 Art Keepsakes 

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

November 30th:  Regular Monday schedule, No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due by COB for the 2021-22 school year.

December 2nd: Fairhill Coffee Talk,  Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School, 6:00 p.m.

December 4th:  InCourage Taekwondo Parent's Night Out PTA Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

December 7th: Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

December 10th: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  

December 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 14th: Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school

January 11th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School, 3 p.m.

January 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Administrator Avenue

Dear Fairhill Families,

Our tigers have been hard at work and are doing amazing things. Speaking of hard workers, we are so thankful for our Fairhill staff who continue to give their all to our tigers in-person and virtually.

We appreciate how supportive our Fairhill parent community continues to be. We love our shared partnership.

Please take the next couple of days to unwind, unplug, and enjoy the time with your family.

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

Warmly,

Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb

#aplaceforjoy

Reminder:  Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1st is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1, 2020

Level IV files are due December 1 and must be digital.

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

Looking for AAP forms? Click Here

 

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.

Fairhill's Outstanding Staff

We have eighteen phenomenal staff members from our talented and dedicated Fairhill staff who have been nominated by our community for our Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards!  Drum roll please:

Outstanding Operational Employee

Desirae Griffin

Amy Spector

Outstanding Teacher

Kelly Deneault

Shalika Santiago

Amanda Blakley

Mark Teoli

Erica Campbell

Dana Riley

Kirsten Chen

Lynn Cook

Maggie Albertson

Sam Gauta

Jaci Piesto

Outstanding Professional Employee

Stephen Giese

Andy Mitchell

Brigid Dux

Outstanding Principal

Candace Hunstad

Outstanding Leader

Courtney Korb

Updated Technology Supports for Families

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • December 10th at 5:30 pm.: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

Los invitamos este 10 de diciembre de 5:30 a 6:30 de la tarde a una sesion informativa para familias que hablan Espanol. Estaremos platicando sobre los planes para el regreso a la escuela. La directora Hunstad y una servidora estaremos contestando todas sus preguntas. Por favor mande un correo a la Sra. Martha Ghahremani mlghahremani@fcps.edu para que se le envie el enlace para esta sesion.

Please join us on December 10th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for a Town Hall for Fairhill’s Spanish Speaking Families. We will be talking about Return to School and have a general Question and Answer with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb. Please email or text Martha Ghahremani, parent liaison  for a link to the session at mlghahremani@fcps.edu

 

Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art order deadline is 11/25/2020

 

Ready to shop the catalog with your child's uploaded artwork?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art and begin to shop the online catalog. 

Production will begin immediately after your order is placed.  Please allow 2.5-3 weeks for delivery.  This year, items will be delivered to your home instead of school.

Need assistance with your order?  Contact Square 1 Art Customer Care.

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

InCourage Taekwondo Parent's Night Out Fundraiser

Save the date for December 4th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Kids will spend an evening having fun SAFE evening of fun, pizza dinner included!

$20 per child. 20 child limit.

All proceeds go to the Fairhill PTA

See flyer for details

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed November 25-27 for Thanksgiving Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday

Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

Grab and Go Meals Update: Change in Distribution Schedule for Thanksgiving Week November 20 Update on FCPS Meals

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing all students access to meals during the entire week of Thanksgiving.  Meals will be served on the normal schedule on Monday, November 23 at all Grab and Go sites and bus routes.

All school sites and bus routes will serve additional meals on Tuesday, November 24, as there will be no meal service between November 25–27.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800. 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES 10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES 11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES 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

i9 Sports has fun and safe programs available to keep children active.

This winter, we will offer Indoor Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer.

Registration for Winter classes is now open.  Please read the flyer below. 

You can click here to read about i9 Sports COVID Protocols.

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

November 19th:  Deadline to submit nominations for outstanding employee

November 25th: Deadline to order Square 1 Art Keepsakes 

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due by COB for the 2021-22 school year.

December 2nd: Fairhill Coffee Talk,  Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School, 6:00 p.m.

December 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school

Playground, Fields, and Blacktop Access Closed

As we begin to welcome in person students back to Fairhill, the community will not longer have access to the Fairhill playground, blacktop or any fields surrounding the school.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we must ensure the safety of our in person students and staff who will be using these outdoor areas on a regular basis. As of December 1, the Fairhill playground, all of the fields surrounding the school, and the blacktop areas  will be unavailable to the community.   We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Nominations for Outstanding Employee

Nominations for Outstanding Employee Awards are open. 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/1UWw08wb3pResx6tCYUTAYjWFMMAlvF0g5zKpF7S7a5c/edit

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.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)                                     

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 19, 2020.

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Screen-Free Activities

Looking for some screen-free ideas this month?  Check out these fun ideas for your family!  Here is the latest choice board for this month.  

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art order deadline is 11/25/2020

 

Ready to shop the catalog with your child's uploaded artwork?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art and begin to shop the online catalog. 

Production will begin immediately after your order is placed.  Please allow 2.5-3 weeks for delivery.  This year, items will be delivered to your home instead of school.

Need assistance with your order?  Contact Square 1 Art Customer Care.

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS November 18 Walking Wednesday – Dedicated to Ruby Bridges

Get some fresh air and keep moving on November’s Walking Wednesday, November 18, an opportunity for students and their families to walk in their neighborhoods for a boost of energy and for neighbors to reconnect at a safe social distance. Families are encouraged to find ways to cheer on their neighbors as they walk in their neighborhoods.

 

November’s event is dedicated to Ruby Bridges, the elementary student who, as the first African American student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, was escorted to school by federal marshals in 1960.

 

Additional information on this event can be found here. 

 

Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond Webinar for Families

Thursday, November 19th 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Contact: Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941

Free - Registration Required For more information and to register click here New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Read the October 9 update on Free and Reduce Meals applications, Grab and Go Meals and Fairfax Meal Kits.

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

i9 Sports has fun and safe programs available to keep children active.

This winter, we will offer Indoor Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer.

Registration for Winter classes is now open.  Please read the flyer below. 

You can click here to read about i9 Sports COVID Protocols.

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

November 9-November 14th:  Children's Book Week

Tonight:  PTA Family (Take) Out, Dominoes Pizza, Pan Am Shopping Center, 11:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

November 11th: Veteran's Day. 2-Hour Early Release for Students. 

November 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

November 25th: Deadline to order Square 1 Art Keepsakes 

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due by COB for the 2021-22 school year.

December 2nd: Fairhill Coffee Talk,  Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School, 6:00 p.m.

December 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school

Playground, Fields, and Blacktop Access Closed

As we begin to welcome in person students back to Fairhill, the community will not longer have access to the Fairhill playground, blacktop or any fields surrounding the school.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we must ensure the safety of our in person students and staff who will be using these outdoor areas on a regular basis. As of November 17, the Fairhill playground, all of the fields surrounding the school, and the blacktop areas  will be unavailable to the community.   We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Updated Technology Supports for Families

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Screen-Free Activities

Looking for some screen-free ideas this month?  Check out these fun ideas for your family!  Here is week two for this month.  A new choice board  will be posted each week before the Thanksgiving Break.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

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.

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art order deadline is 11/25/2020

 

Ready to shop the catalog with your child's uploaded artwork?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art and begin to shop the online catalog. 

Production will begin immediately after your order is placed.  Please allow 2.5-3 weeks for delivery.  This year, items will be delivered to your home instead of school.

Need assistance with your order?  Contact Square 1 Art Customer Care.

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

November 10: (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Dominoes Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center - 9127 Lee Highway)

News from FCPS Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

Digital Citizenship Digital Citizenship Webinar Series: Hot Topics for Families - What Concerns You the Most? NOVEMBER 13, 2020 10-11:30 a.m. New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Read the October 9 update on Free and Reduce Meals applications, Grab and Go Meals and Fairfax Meal Kits.

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

November 9th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese, 3:00 p.m.

November 9-November 14th:  Children's Book Week

November 11th: Veteran's Day. 2-Hour Early Release for Students. 

November 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

November 25th: Deadline to order Square 1 Art Keepsakes 

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due by COB for the 2021-22 school year.

December 2nd: Fairhill Coffee Talk,  Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School, 6:00 p.m.

December 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break, no school

Updated Technology Supports for Families

 

Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.

Screen-Free Activities

Looking for some screen-free ideas this month?  Check out these fun ideas for your family!  New ideas will be posted each week before the Thanksgiving Break.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • November 9th at 3:00 p.m.: Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese
  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

Weekly Character Strength: Perspective

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art order deadline is 11/25/2020

 

Ready to shop the catalog with your child's uploaded artwork?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art and begin to shop the online catalog. 

Production will begin immediately after your order is placed.  Please allow 2.5-3 weeks for delivery.  This year, items will be delivered to your home instead of school.

Need assistance with your order?  Contact Square 1 Art Customer Care.

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

November 10: (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Dominoes Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center - 9127 Lee Highway)

News from FCPS Family Guide for Return to School

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.

 

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Read the October 9 update on Free and Reduce Meals applications, Grab and Go Meals and Fairfax Meal Kits.

News from the Community

Join Girl Scouts at Fairhill ES!  

We are looking for girls to join K-6th grade.  Troops are forming today!  For more information contact, Michele Randall, mrandall@gscnc.org or 703-372-4352. 

 See link below to learn more at our Parent meeting on 11/4 @ 6:30pm:

 

Click to join the meeting: https://chime.aws/4953772173 

Meeting ID: 4953 77 2173

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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Fairhill Forum 10/27/2020

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

Tonight: PTA Family (Take) Out, Iron Chef House, Mosaic, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. 

Tonight:  Square One Art Upload Deadline, 12:00 midnight

October 29th: Parent Coffee Talk with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb (1st to 6th grade families only) on Return to School, 9:00 a.m. 

October 30th: End of Quarter, 2-Hour Early Release for Students

November 2nd: Student Holiday, no school for students, no Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

November 3rd: Student Holiday, no school for students (Remember to VOTE!)

November 9th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese, 3:00 p.m.

November 11th: Veteran's Day. 2-Hour Early Release for Students. 

November 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due for the 2021-22 school year 

Fairhill Spirit Week!

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

Parent Coffee Talk About Return to School (1st-6th Grade Families)

Please join us this Thursday, October 29th from 9:00-10:00 for a Parent Coffee Talk with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb about Return to School information. 

Email with link to join session will be sent out on Wednesday in a separate email. 

Congratulations!

Fairhill is a proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from Safeway to combat food insecurity.  This funding can be used to supply our food pantry, provide emergency meal distribution, and to distribute grocery gift cards to families!

Thank you Safeway!

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

Please note that attendance is one day behind during virtual learning. If your child does not login you will almost always get an email/phone call/text from FCPS attendance.  On Mondays your student needs to login to MORNING MEETING.  Please report any absences by calling the Fairhill Attendance Line (703) 208-8181 or click here to email.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • November 9th at 3:00 p.m.: Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese
  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

*Please note there will be no Reading on the Run" Curbside Check-out" on November 2, the student holiday*

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Creativity

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Even though we are learning remotely, the Square 1 Art program must go on!  The team at Square 1 Art has redesigned their program to operate in our new digital world.  This year, our students will create their masterpieces at home on their own time using any materials they choose (crayons, paints, construction paper, etc).  Once complete, parents will follow the instructions on the Square 1 site to prepare the art, photograph it and upload it to the Square 1 site.  After the art has been uploaded, families can shop from the online catalog of keepsakes.  Orders will be shipped directly to the students' houses instead of the school.

Students may create their art on any piece of 8x8 paper.  They do not need to use the Square 1 template. For more tips on how to make the best art possible, click here 

Looking for some support with your project?  Join Ms. Flo's art master class and she will help your artist with their project.

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020 (TODAY)

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

Details on how to participate in the digital Square 1 Art program are below.  From the site, you will find tips on creating pieces that will translate nicely to keepsakes and instructions for uploading the artwork.  If you have any questions, you can contact Square 1 Art Customer Care (contact below) or email fairhilles@gmail.com.

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

Uploaded your child's art but cannot find it?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art.  

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

October 27: (11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.): Iron Chef House (Mosaic - 2985 District Avenue)

November 10: (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Dominoes Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center - 9127 Lee Highway)

News from FCPS New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Double Food Distribution on November 2

FCPS will be distributing double breakfast and lunch meals on November 2 to cover both November 2 and 3, which are student holidays. Get more information about food distribution.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Read the October 9 update on Free and Reduce Meals applications, Grab and Go Meals and Fairfax Meal Kits.

Technology Support for Families

Access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment on the Technology Support for Families webpage

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, troubleshooting your FCPS laptop and submitting assignments in Google Classroom, as well as how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). Go to the video learning playlist

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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 10/20/2020

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

October 26th: Reading on the Run Library Checkout 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

October 27th: PTA Family (Take) Out, Iron Chef House, Mosaic

October 27th:  Square One Art Upload Deadline  

October 30th: End of Quarter, 2-Hour Early Release for Students

November 2nd: Student Holiday, no school for students

November 3rd: Student Holiday, no school for students (Don't Forget to VOTE!)

November 11th: Veteran's Day. 2-Hour Early "Release" for Students. 

November 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due for the 2021-22 school year 

Fairhill Spirit Week: Next Week!

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

Please note that attendance is one day behind during virtual learning. If your child does not login you will almost always get an email/phone call/text from FCPS attendance.  On Mondays your student needs to login to MORNING MEETING.  Please report any absences by calling the Fairhill Attendance Line (703) 208-8181 or click here to email.

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • November 9th at 3:00 p.m.: Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese
  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Forgiveness

WHAT DOES Forgiveness MEAN?
You forgive those who have done wrong. You accept that people make mistakes.

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Even though we are learning remotely, the Square 1 Art program must go on!  The team at Square 1 Art has redesigned their program to operate in our new digital world.  This year, our students will create their masterpieces at home on their own time using any materials they choose (crayons, paints, construction paper, etc).  Once complete, parents will follow the instructions on the Square 1 site to prepare the art, photograph it and upload it to the Square 1 site.  After the art has been uploaded, families can shop from the online catalog of keepsakes.  Orders will be shipped directly to the students' houses instead of the school.

Students may create their art on any piece of 8x8 paper.  They do not need to use the Square 1 template. For more tips on how to make the best art possible, click here 

Looking for some support with your project?  Join Ms. Flo's art master class and she will help your artist with their project.

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

Details on how to participate in the digital Square 1 Art program are below.  From the site, you will find tips on creating pieces that will translate nicely to keepsakes and instructions for uploading the artwork.  If you have any questions, you can contact Square 1 Art Customer Care (contact below) or email fairhilles@gmail.com.

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

Uploaded your child's art but cannot find it?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art.  

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

October 27: (time TBD): Iron Chef House (Mosaic - 2985 District Avenue)

November 10: (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Dominoes Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center - 9127 Lee Highway)

News from FCPS Video: Superintendent Brabrand Shares Additional Return to School Plans

At a School Board work session on Thursday, October 15, Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand shared his plans for future groups of students to return to in-person instruction.

The complete work session video is available online

Should I Worry about Extra Screen Time for My Child?


Contact teachers 
about educational online and offline activities your child should do.The American Academy of Pediatrics through HealthyChildren.org offers tips to help families cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  With virtual learning and most other activities now online, children’s screen media time has increased exponentially.  Screen time limits are still important. Yet, the increase is understandable under these stressful circumstances. Here are some ways to help keep media use positive and helpful:

  • Use social media for good. Try service learning and civic activities.
  • Use media for social connection. Social distancing can be isolating. Check in with your family and friends. Try video chats or social media to stay in touch.
  • Choose quality content and use trusted sources to find it. The Fairfax County Government’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is offering NCS Connects. NCS Connects offers virtual programs to include Adapted Virtual Learning, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Mindfulness, Prevention, STEAM and Parent Resources.
  • Use media together. Monitor what your children are seeing online and follow what your children are learning.
  • Take your child (virtually) to work. Are you working from home? Use this time as a chance to show your child a part of your world. Encouraging imaginative “work" play may be a way to apply “take your child to work day" without ever leaving home!
  • Limits are still important. As always, technology use should not replace time for needed sleep, physical activity, reading, or family connection. Plan how much time children can play video games online with friends, and where their devices will charge at night.

For more information go to NCS Connects

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Read the October 9 update on Free and Reduce Meals applications, Grab and Go Meals and Fairfax Meal Kits.

Technology Support for Families

Access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment on the Technology Support for Families webpage

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, troubleshooting your FCPS laptop and submitting assignments in Google Classroom, as well as how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). Go to the video learning playlist

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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 10/13/2020

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

TONIGHT:  PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Koobala, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

October 19th: Reading on the Run Library Checkout 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

October 27th: PTA Family (Take) Out, Iron Chef House, Mosaic

October 30th: End of Quarter 1

November 2nd: Student Holiday, no school for students

November 3rd: Student Holiday, no school for students (Don't Forget to VOTE!)

November 11th: Veteran's Day. 2-Hour Early "Release" for Students. 

November 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

November 25-November 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

December 1st:  All level IV AAP referrals due for the 2021-22 school year 

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

Please note that attendance is one day behind during virtual learning. If your child does not login you will almost always get an email/phone call/text from FCPS attendance.  On Mondays your student needs to login to MORNING MEETING.  Please report any absences by calling the Fairhill Attendance Line (703) 208-8181 or click here to email.

Fairhill Spirit Week: October 26th-October 30th

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • November 9th at 3:00 p.m.: Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese
  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Being Present

WHAT DOES Being Present MEAN?
You give you're full attention when you're with people.

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Even though we are learning remotely, the Square 1 Art program must go on!  The team at Square 1 Art has redesigned their program to operate in our new digital world.  This year, our students will create their masterpieces at home on their own time using any materials they choose (crayons, paints, construction paper, etc).  Once complete, parents will follow the instructions on the Square 1 site to prepare the art, photograph it and upload it to the Square 1 site.  After the art has been uploaded, families can shop from the online catalog of keepsakes.  Orders will be shipped directly to the students' houses instead of the school.

Students may create their art on any piece of 8x8 paper.  They do not need to use the Square 1 template. For more tips on how to make the best art possible, click here 

Looking for some support with your project?  Join Ms. Flo's art master class and she will help your artist with their project.

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

Details on how to participate in the digital Square 1 Art program are below.  From the site, you will find tips on creating pieces that will translate nicely to keepsakes and instructions for uploading the artwork.  If you have any questions, you can contact Square 1 Art Customer Care (contact below) or email fairhilles@gmail.com.

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

Uploaded your child's art but cannot find it?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art.  

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consider taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

October 13th: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Koobala  (3987 Pickett Rd) click here to RSVP 

October 27: (time TBD): Iron Chef House (Mosaic - 2985 District Avenue)

November 10: (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Dominoes Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center - 9127 Lee Highway)

News from FCPS Should I Worry about Extra Screen Time for My Child?


Contact teachers 
about educational online and offline activities your child should do.The American Academy of Pediatrics through HealthyChildren.org offers tips to help families cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  With virtual learning and most other activities now online, children’s screen media time has increased exponentially.  Screen time limits are still important. Yet, the increase is understandable under these stressful circumstances. Here are some ways to help keep media use positive and helpful:

  • Use social media for good. Try service learning and civic activities.
  • Use media for social connection. Social distancing can be isolating. Check in with your family and friends. Try video chats or social media to stay in touch.
  • Choose quality content and use trusted sources to find it. The Fairfax County Government’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is offering NCS Connects. NCS Connects offers virtual programs to include Adapted Virtual Learning, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Mindfulness, Prevention, STEAM and Parent Resources.
  • Use media together. Monitor what your children are seeing online and follow what your children are learning.
  • Take your child (virtually) to work. Are you working from home? Use this time as a chance to show your child a part of your world. Encouraging imaginative “work" play may be a way to apply “take your child to work day" without ever leaving home!
  • Limits are still important. As always, technology use should not replace time for needed sleep, physical activity, reading, or family connection. Plan how much time children can play video games online with friends, and where their devices will charge at night.

For more information go to NCS Connects

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".  

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Read the October 9 update on Free and Reduce Meals applications, Grab and Go Meals and Fairfax Meal Kits.

Technology Support for Families

Access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment on the Technology Support for Families webpage

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, and submitting assignments in Google Classroom, as well as how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). Go to the video learning playlist

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

October 5th: Reading on the Run Library Checkout Begins

October 8th: AAP Info Meeting, 6:00 p.m. 

October 8th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

October 12th: Indigenous Peoples Day- Student Holiday

October 13th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Koobala, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

October 27th: PTA Family (Take) Out, Iron Chef House, Mosaic

Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:

Curbside Check-out will be offered each Monday. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. to collect their books.

Make sure to place your holds by Thursday evening at 8 p.m. so library staff have plenty of time to pull your books for Monday’s Curbside service. 

Please see the Library Google Classroom for more information on how to checkout books. 

Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu

 

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • November 9th at 3:00 p.m.: Internet Safety with Mr. McGrew and Mr. Giese
  • December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Nowak, Principal of Falls Church High School
  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal of Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team

 

AAP Information

Please review the AAP Newsletter by clicking this link

Mrs. Arman will be hosting a 30-minute info session at 6:00 p.m. on October 8th (just before the PTA meeting). This info session will be a combination of levels of service and screening information for all interested.

All Level IV referrals and optional materials for consideration for the 2021-2022 school year are due December 1, 2020 by 4:00 p.m

Please email Mrs. Arman, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, for more information. Link to join will be sent in an email on Thursday.

Fairhill Spirit Week: October 26th-October 30th

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Open Mindedness

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

Fairhill will be using a variety of digital resources and tools this year, and parent permission is required for some of these applications. FCPS is committed to using  innovative tools that positively impact learning while ensuring student privacy and safety.

The list of resources for Fairhill can be found  on the Digital Resources at Fairhill Webpage. This page outlines the tools with links to more information, as well as the parent consent form.

Please complete the parent consent form so that our teachers know if permission has been provided for these tools to be used with your child.

School Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that required forms are complete for all students for SY 20-21.

The Emergency Care Form and Health Forms are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

 

Please complete the following FCPS forms (linked below) that we will need for all students. We have also mailed these forms home through the USPS.

You may fill them out electronically by clicking the links below or wait until paper copies are sent home. Forms can completed  through WeCare, scanned and emailed to FairhillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu , or placed in the box next to the doorbell at  Door 1.

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

Even though we are learning remotely, the Square 1 Art program must go on!  The team at Square 1 Art has redesigned their program to operate in our new digital world.  This year, our students will create their masterpieces at home on their own time using any materials they choose (crayons, paints, construction paper, etc).  Once complete, parents will follow the instructions on the Square 1 site to prepare the art, photograph it and upload it to the Square 1 site.  After the art has been uploaded, families can shop from the online catalog of keepsakes.  Orders will be shipped directly to the students' houses instead of the school.

Students may create their art on any piece of 8x8 paper.  They do not need to use the Square 1 template. For more tips on how to make the best art possible, click here 

Looking for some support with your project?  Join Ms. Flo's art master class and she will help your artist with their project.

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

Details on how to participate in the digital Square 1 Art program are below.  From the site, you will find tips on creating pieces that will translate nicely to keepsakes and instructions for uploading the artwork.  If you have any questions, you can contact Square 1 Art Customer Care (contact below) or email fairhilles@gmail.com.

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

Uploaded your child's art but cannot find it?  Just click Art Search to find your child's art.  

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for all PTA meetings throughout the year. 

  • October 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Even though we are not physically in the school building, we still are trying to raise funds for our students. Please consdier taking the night off from cooking and order in some food. 

Fairhill gets a percentage of money spent from each location. It's a WIN--WIN!

Mark your calendars NOW! 

October 13th: Koobala, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.    (click here to RSVP)

             3987 Pickett Rd

October 27: (time TBD): Iron Chef House (Mosaic - 2985 District Avenue)

November 10: (11am - 10pm): Dominoes Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center - 9127 Lee Highway)

News from FCPS Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesdays

FCPS Safe Routes to School in collaboration with Fairfax County Park Authority’s Move Your Way and Healthy Strides campaign will be promoting Walking Wednesdays during the 2020-2021 school year to encourage physical activity.  

Walking Wednesdays is a county-wide community program designed to promote physical and mental health. FCPS Safe Routes to School in collaboration with Fairfax County Park Authority’s Move Your Way and Healthy Strides campaign encourages students and parents/guardians to take time each Wednesday to walk and connect with friends, neighbors and classmates before the school day and workday begins.  Whether your walk takes you around the block, to the bus stop, or to your school, we hope you will find others out walking and can greet one another from a distance.

Walking Wednesdays will kick off on October 7, 2020, (tomorrow) which is International Walk to School Day.  Coming in November will be Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on November 18, 2020.  More information about Walking Wednesdays can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/transportation-services/safe-routes-school-srts.

Families, neighborhoods or schools can register their participation in International Walk to School Day TOMORROW:   http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/

Here are some ideas for your neighborhood Walk to School Day 2020:
http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/20-ideas-for-walk-to-school-day-2020/

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

New for this fall:  breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays will be distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Updates to bus routes are posted each afternoon by 5pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated".    

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Technology Support for Families

Access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment on the Technology Support for Families webpage

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, and submitting assignments in Google Classroom, as well as how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). Go to the video learning playlist

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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, 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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