Fairhill Forum August 2019

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Fairhill Forum August 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

August 22nd: Fairhill Bus Tour, 9:10-10:10

August 22nd: Back to School Bash, 4:30-7:00

August 26th: First Day of School, 9:20-4:05

August 30th: No School- Student Holiday

September 2nd: No School- Student Holiday 

We are so excited to welcome our newest tigers. Molly did a great job of representing our incoming tigers. Click here to watch the video.

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Dear Fairhill Families,

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your children.   We know that you may have some questions which we hope are answered in this letter.  You will also find additional information on the school website at www.fcps.edu/FairhillES.  We have much to celebrate! Our students are exceptional. Our community is involved and supportive.  Our staff is professional and talented. All of these important ingredients help make Fairhill the great school that it is!

Getting Connected

We are looking forward to a number of parent community outreach opportunities for the upcoming year including focused discussions and principal coffees. We invite you to join in as we explore key components of our school and school division. We are interested in hearing from you on what topics you would find interesting to talk or learn more about. Please email us and we will add them to our list.  Personal interaction and discussion support open lines of communication and understanding, which bring our community closer together to help our school to continuously improve.

 

Back to School Bash

We hope to see you at our Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 22nd from 4:30-7:00 PM. You will visit your child’s classroom to meet the teacher.  New this year, we will be emailing teacher assignments to the email address we have on file. We will have staff members located in the lobby, gym and cafeteria to assist you with information or questions about buses, forms, and other school details. We will include two sessions which will allow those with more than one child to visit multiple classrooms. We will have much to share about your child’s learning this year and hope that you will be able to attend. Our food service manager, Grecia Carias, will also be available in the cafeteria so that you can add funds to your child’s meal account. 

Please stop by the Parent Teacher Association table to meet your leaders and learn how your involvement will help our school to provide excellent experiences for your child! 

Pre-ordered school supply kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the Back to School Bash. If you did not order a supply kit, you are welcomed to bring your supplies during this event. See website for grade level supplies.  

There will also be an assortment of Food Trucks in the front circle for you to enjoy some dinner or snacks after the event. Tables will be set up in the cafeteria and gym so you can relax and enjoy some good food and conversations with fellow Tigers.  

 

Teachers and Staff

We are delighted to welcome the following talented and highly qualified staff members to Fairhill:

  • Nana Bempah, Custodian 
  • Kyran Brooks, 2nd grade Teacher
  • Meghan Callahan, 1st grade Teacher
  • Morgan Carter, 2nd grade Teacher
  • Mark Deal, Strings Teacher
  • Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist
  • Matt Jones, 4th grade AAP teacher
  • Kristen Mendick, Physical Education Teacher
  • Karla Reid, 3rd grade Teacher
  • Shalika Santiago, 1st grade teacher
  • Shannon Stapleton, Social Worker
  • Megan Town, Enhanced Autism Teacher
  • Corrine Vigen, Special Education Instructional Assistant

Some of our present staff members have shifted to different positions:

  • Jessica Gannon, 6th grade Teacher
  • Luis Montero, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Kathleen Scarritt, 4th grade Teache

 

Staff Bus Tour

Come out and meet the Fairhill staff for our annual Welcome Back Bus Tour on Thursday, August 22nd ! The Fairhill staff will be at the stops listed below with popsicles, smiles, handshakes, fist bumps, high fives and hugs. We can’t wait to see you all there!

 

Stop 1:  9:10 AM 

Ellenwood & Barrick:  Park on Covington Street between Suede Court and Bowler Drive

Stop 2:  9:30 AM 

Stonehurst:  Intersection of Stonehurst Drive and Annhurst Street

Stop 3:  9:50 AM 

Dunn Loring Village:  Intersection of Grovemore Lane and Dellway Lane

Stop 4:  10:10 AM 

Mosaic:  Strawberry Park; grassy area on Strawberry lane in front of Ted’s Bulletin

 

First Week of School

We will have many staff members throughout our school during arrival and dismissal times to assist all children.  We will be very watchful to ensure that all our students, those returning to Fairhill, as well as our new students and new kindergartners, feel welcome, comfortable and safe. We will help them the first day and throughout the first weeks of school to learn their way around the building.

We ask that all bus riders come on the bus from the very first day of school. If you would like to be present at arrival on the first day, please follow the bus in your vehicle and park in the lot, on the blacktop or on the street at the school-not on any yellow curb area. Riding the bus from the very first day encourages your child’s independence and confidence at school.  The bus is very safe and the drivers are aware of each child assigned to each stop on their route. Kindergarteners are seated together in the front of the bus. School safety patrols in 5th and 6th grade are also on each bus to assist children.  

 

School Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.   We will begin our school day promptly at 9:20 with the pledge and moment of silence.  All students arrive at school beginning at 9:10 AM. We have a 10 minute arrival window to allow the children to unpack and be prepared for the day.  On-time arrival allows your child to be present and prepared, and avoids rushing or missing instruction. Students who are late miss important organizational time and opening activities.  Student tardiness also interrupts the continuity of the instructional day for the teacher and the other children in the class.  Students arriving after 9:20 AM are late and must be brought inside by a parent to sign in at the main office. It is very important that children are on time for school each day.

Family vacations are considered unexcused absences and are discouraged during the instructional calendar.  Please note the scheduled holidays in the school calendar and plan trips accordingly.  Missing even a few days of school results in significant loss of instructional time and can impact learning.  Please see FCPS website for complete list of student holidays. 

 

Arrival and Dismissal

Each student at Fairhill is designated as a bus rider or as a walker. Kiss and Ride is not considered a daily ongoing mode of transportation to and from school for students, except in some specific situations. As a convenience, we do offer Kiss/Ride drop off for morning arrival. Students may be dropped off from 9:10 AM to 9:20 AM at Exit 8 on the sidewalk at the side of the building only. Please follow the signs in the side parking lot.

Parents must wait until morning Kiss/Ride opens at Exit 8 at 9:10 AM to drop off children for school. No supervision is available for children before 9:10 AM. Students may not be dropped off at the front of the building unsupervised to wait for school arrival time.

 

Please read the following information carefully to ensure a smooth end-of-day transition for students using private transportation at dismissal time.  

All parents who desire to pick up children in private vehicles at 4:05 PM for dismissal will observe the following guidelines:

  • Arrive prior to 4:05 PM. Park the car.  Street, parking lot, and blacktop spaces are available. Cars may not be parked along the yellow curb at the side or in the front parking area of the school. These are Fire Lanes.
  • Enter the school through the front door, sign in at the cafeteria, and wait inside the cafeteria for your child to arrive there.
  • Escort your child from the cafeteria out Exit 8 (side door in the cafeteria next to the parking lot), not through the lobby front doors.

Home-School Connection

Did you know that parent involvement impacts student achievement?  You are an important part of ensuring your child’s school success. Together, we can facilitate your child’s learning and growth. 

Please look for ways to involve yourself in the school and your child’s classroom. We invite you to share your talents and time as a volunteer when possible. Helping with one small task or event makes a great impact toward supporting our school’s overall success as a learning community. Please feel free to reach out via email, phone call or hand written note to any Fairhill staff member during the school year. All email contacts are listed on our website.

We ask that you give that staff member 48 hours to reply to your email as they are busy during the day teaching and caring for our tigers. At Fairhill we are a Positivity Project partner school and have the mindset that #otherpeoplematter. We ask that all email communication be done with a respectful tone. We are all here to ensure that every tiger has the best educational experience possible.

Each classroom teacher is in need of a room parent.  If you are interested in this, please let your child’s teacher know at the Back to School Bash. Room parents help with PTA communication as well as coordination with the teachers for some class activities.  

Join the PTA

We encourage you to become a member and involve yourself with the Fairhill Parent Teacher Association. The PTA is the primary funding source for Fairhill’s field trips and cultural arts experiences that benefit all children in the school. In addition, the PTA supports teacher collaboration efforts that target learning and achievement for all children. 

Please feel free to contact us at anytime during the school year if you have any questions, suggestions, concerns or information that will help us serve you and your child. Please also remember to send us your ideas for focused discussion and parent education opportunities. We look forward to engaging with you! You can reach us by telephone at 703-208-8100, or e-mail cjhunstad@fcps.edu and cbkorb@fcps.edu. 

 

Warmly,

 

Candace J. Hunstad                           Courtney B. Korb

Principal                                              Assistant Principal

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

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Fairhill Forum June 11, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

June 12th: Field Day, 3rd-6th

June 13th: 6th Grade promotion ceremony, 9:30

June 13th: 3-Hour Early Release Day (students released at 1:05), last day of school for students

June 30th: Last day to buy EduKits and have it delivered to school

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Fourth graders had a ball during History Day

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

Library Books

All library books are past due. Please look around in hopes of finding any "lost" books at home. 

Please bring in any books that you have at home. 

Field Day is Coming!!!

Third through sixth grades will have their Field Day TOMORROW. We still need a few volunteers to help.  Please consider volunteering to help make this a great Field Day for our students.  Here’s the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill3   Please contact Mr. Peevy with questions. pepeevy@fcps.edu

School Supply Ordering for 2019-2020

Fairhill Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school.  Order by June 30, 2019 for best pricing and free shipping to the school, all in time for Open House. 

We also have an exciting opportunity to support deserving students in need from our school community this year.  When placing your order, you can select a donation amount to be included in your total!

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1683/Fairhill%20Elementary

Summer Main Office Hours

Starting June 20-July 28, 2019

The office will be open daily from 10-1. If you would like to make an appointment to register your child please call ahead first. Office hours will be disrupted due to the carpet and tile replacement taking place in the building.

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

News from the PTA Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Reminder: Innovation Fair Tonight!

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Innovation Fair

Dear Fairhill Community,

 

Come join the young innovators of our school community, both past and present, at tonight’s Innovation Fair!  We will have an assortment of student projects focused on solving a problem facing our neighborhood, community or world.  We will also feature a number of ROBOTS to control as well as to build!  We welcome the FCHS Jagwires, who will be bringing two remote-controlled robots.  They will also lead anyone interested in building a robot - the Five Minute Bot with NXT cortexes and LEGO mechanics parts received from the LJMS Tech Department.  In addition, LJMS will also have 3 robots of their own on hand!  This will be quite the exciting STEM evening for you, so please bring the family!

 

All innovation fair participants are reminded to bring their projects to the library for check-in and set-up beginning at 5:30pm.  The Innovation Fair will be open from 6-7:30pm.  On Friday, all classes will view the projects, and tomorrow at dismissal all projects will be taken home.  We hope to see you soon!

 

Respectfully,

 

The Fairhill Innovation Fair Committee

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Fairhill Forum June 5, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

June 6th: Field Day, K-2nd

June 6th: Innovation Fair, 6:00pm-7:30pm

June 7th: Ellipse Run, 9:30

June 7th: Innovation Fair, day

June 8th: Fairhill Family Fun Day, 11-2

June 9th: Potomac National Baseball Game

June 10th: Staff vs. 6th Grade Kickball, 9:30

June 12th: Field Day, 3rd-6th

June 13th: 6th Grade promotion ceremony, 9:30

June 13th: Early Release Day, last day of school for students

June 30th: Last day to buy EduKits and have it delivered to school

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PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

Got Boxes?

There are a lot of classrooms that are getting new flooring over the summer. That means that EVERYTHING needs to be packed up. If you have any extra boxes in good shape, we would love to have them. Please bring to the main office or any teacher. 

SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. All library books are past due.

Please bring in any books that you have at home. 

Field Day is Coming!!!

The lower grades, K-2 will have their Field Day on June 6th. The upper grades, 3-6 will have their Field Day on June 12th. We need volunteers to help with the water and game stations. Please consider volunteering to help make this a great Field Day for our students.  Here’s the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill3   Please contact Mr. Peevy with questions. pepeevy@fcps.edu

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

School Supply Ordering for 2019-2020

Fairhill Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school.  Order by June 30, 2019 for best pricing and free shipping to the school, all in time for Open House. 

We also have an exciting opportunity to support deserving students in need from our school community this year.  When placing your order, you can select a donation amount to be included in your total!

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1683/Fairhill%20Elementary

 

  Summer Main Office Hours

Starting June 20-July 28, 2019

The office will be open daily from 10-1. If you would like to make an appointment to register your child please call ahead first. Office hours will be disrupted due to the carpet and tile replacement taking place in the building.

 

 

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

News from the PTA Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Reminder: Color Day Tomorrow!

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Final Spirit Day is Tomorrow!

Please don't forget to have your student wear their assigned grade level color as noted below.

We can't wait to see the rainbow of colors walking around the building tomorrow!

Kindergarten – Green

1st Grade – Yellow

2nd Grade – Black

3rd Grade – White

4th Grade – Blue or Purple

5th Grade - Orange

6th Grade – Red

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Fairhill Forum 5/28/19

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Fairhill Forum May 28, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

May 30th: All library books must be returned by this date

June 6th: Field Day, K-2nd

June 6th: Innovation Fair, 6:00pm-7:30pm

June 7th: Ellipse Run, 9:30

June 7th: Innovation Fair, day

June 8th: Fairhill Family Fun Day, 11-2

June 10th: Staff vs. 6th Grade Kickball, 9:30

June 12th: Field Day, 3rd-6th

June 13th: 6th Grade promotion ceremony, 9:30

June 13th: Early Release Day, last day of school for students

June 30th: Last day to buy EduKits and have it delivered to school

Follow us!

Click here to follow us on Twitter.

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PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. Due to this deadline, all library books are due back by Thursday, May 30th. Thank you!

Field Day is Coming!!!

The lower grades, K-2 will have their Field Day on June 6th. The upper grades, 3-6 will have their Field Day on June 12th. We need volunteers to help with the water and game stations. Please consider volunteering to help make this a great Field Day for our students.  Here’s the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B45A8A92FA46-fairhill3   Please contact Mr. Peevy with questions. pepeevy@fcps.edu

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

School Supply Ordering for 2019-2020

Fairhill Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school.  Order by June 30, 2019 for best pricing and free shipping to the school, all in time for Open House. 

We also have an exciting opportunity to support deserving students in need from our school community this year.  When placing your order, you can select a donation amount to be included in your total!

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1683/Fairhill%20Elementary

 

  Summer Main Office Hours

Starting June 20-July 28, 2019

The office will be open daily from 10-1. If you would like to make an appointment to register your child please call ahead first. Office hours will be disrupted due to the carpet and tile replacement taking place in the building.

 

 

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

News from the PTA Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 5/21/19

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Fairhill Forum May 21, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

May 23rd: Last day to order yearbooks

May 27th: Memorial Day, no school

May 30th: All library books must be returned by this date

June 6th: Field Day, K-2nd

June 7th: Ellipse Run, 9:30

June 7th: Innovation Fair, day

June 8th: Fairhill Family Fun Day, 11-2

June 8th: Innovation Fair, 6:00pm-7:30pm

June 10th: Staff vs. 6th Grade Kickball, 9:30

June 12th: Field Day, 3rd-6th

June 13th: 6th Grade promotion ceremony, 9:30

June 13th: Early Release Day, last day of school for students

June 30th: Last day to buy EduKits and have it delivered to school

Follow us!

Click here to follow us on Twitter.

Click here to like our Facebook page.

All Pro Tigers PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

Order your Fairhill Yearbook today!

Please see the order form sent home in your child’s Tuesday packet or click here to print at home. 

Completed order form and payment is due to classroom teachers by May 23rd.

Yearbooks will be passed out during the last week of school.

SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. Due to this deadline, all library books are due back by Thursday, May 30th. Thank you!

School Supply Ordering for 2019-2020

Fairhill Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school.  Order by June 30, 2019 for best pricing and free shipping to the school, all in time for Open House. 

We also have an exciting opportunity to support deserving students in need from our school community this year.  When placing your order, you can select a donation amount to be included in your total!

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1683/Fairhill%20Elementary

 

  Summer Main Office Hours

Starting June 20-July 28, 2019

The office will be open daily from 10-1. If you would like to make an appointment to register your child please call ahead first. Office hours will be disrupted due to the carpet and tile replacement taking place in the building.

 

 

News from the PTA Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 5/14/19

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Fairhill Forum May 14, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

May 13th-June 7th: SOL Window, 3rd-6th

May 14th: Family Night Out- Flippin Pizza

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

May 23rd: Last day to order yearbooks

May 27th: Memorial Day, no school

May 30th: All library books must be returned by this date

June 6th: Field Day, K-2nd

June 7th: Ellipse Run, 9:30

June 7th: Innovation Fair

June 8th: Fairhill Family Fun Day, 11-2

June 10th: Staff vs. 6th Grade Kickball, 9:30

June 12th: Field Day, 3rd-6th

June 13th: 6th Grade promotion ceremony, 9:30

June 13th: Early Release Day, last day of school for students

June 30th: Last day to buy EduKits and have it delivered to school

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Administrator Avenue

Dear Fairhill Tiger Familes,

We have less than 30 days left of school and we are focusing on finishing the school year strong! Our end of the year assessments have begun and will last through June. We also have lots of fun learning that will continue throughout the rest of the school year. 

April gave our children an opportunity to shine through our wonderful Arts program. Thank you to everyone who came to our spring music concerts. Our students have been working on hard on sharpening their instrumental and vocal skills.  

A special thank you to Mr. Peevy for writing a bicycle grant for Fairhill. As you know, our upper grade students are experiencing the fruit of Mr. Peevy’s labor this month as they participate in the Bike Riding and Safety unit.

This is also the time of year that we offer the opportunity for parents to provide input into the class placement process. We will be accepting feedback until Friday, May 31st. Please click here to access the parent input form.

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

 

Warmly,

 

Candace Hunstad                            Courtney Korb

Principal                                           Assistant Principal

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

Congratulations to the following staff member for being recognized!

Mrs. Kaur:

For her enthusiasm, for her energy, for engaging the kids on activities, for working side by side with each child and help them to be a better person, a better student and be the example for these kids.

Mrs. Cook:

For her dedication, for the way how to teach a new language and her enthusiasm and energy she has in class.

Mrs. Deneault:

Thank you very much for all you do, teaching my daughter, sending the newsletters and being a kind teacher. My daughter feels very comfortable being in your classroom and looks up to you!

Mrs. Riley:

Mrs. Riley has been an amazing teacher and a restless supporter of our son and our family. We appreciate so very much!
A huge Thank You!

Mrs. Spector:

Ms. Spector is always very responsive, friendly and attentive to our needs and requests. We appreciate and Thank You for all the hard work.

Ms. Mitchell:

Ms. Mitchell does an amazing job with the kids in Strings class. They played beautifully and this is the reflection of a hard and consistent work. Her efforts are very much appreciated and cannot go unnoticed. THANK YOU!

Fairhill Staff:

I would like to thank them cause they are doing a good job to our kids. Thank you so much

 

Order your Fairhill Yearbook today!

Please see the order form sent home in your child’s Tuesday packet or click here to print at home. 

Completed order form and payment is due to classroom teachers by May 23rd.

Yearbooks will be passed out during the last week of school.

SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. Due to this deadline, all library books are due back by Thursday, May 30th. Thank you!

School Supply Ordering for 19-20

Fairhill Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school.  Order by June 30, 2019 for best pricing and free shipping to the school, all in time for Open House. 

We also have an exciting opportunity to support deserving students in need from our school community this year.  When placing your order, you can select a donation amount to be included in your total!

https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/1683/Fairhill%20Elementary

 

News from the PTA Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

School Parking 5/10/19

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Dear Fairhill Families,

Fairfax County Facility Services will be doing some work at Fairhill tomorrow, 5/10/19. The work will be taking place in our Kiss and Ride parking lot and will impact parking. We ask that if at all possible you have your child ride the bus or walk to school tomorrow.

 

Warmly,

Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb

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

Fairhill Forum 5/7/19

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Fairhill Forum May 7, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

May 8th: Last day of before school SOL Math Academy 

May 8th: Bike to School Day

May 9th:  PTA meeting

May 14th: Family Night Out- Flippin Pizza

June 8th: Fairhill Family Fun Day, 11-2

 

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PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

We are so appreciative of our wonderful staff. Thank you for showering them with appreciation last week.

Bike Safety Unit (PE) 

Fairhill ES has been awarded a grant of 30 bicycles, helmets and a storage shed.  

Dates: Monday May 6th- Friday May 24th during your child’s PE class.

  • Grades: 4th – 6th
  • Students may bring their own bike and can lock it up on our bike rack outside the cafeteria. The students should take their bike home every day. We cannot assure the security of their bikes.
  • We encourage students to bring their own helmets. No sharing of helmets or bicycles please. And no bikes on the bus.
  • We have BMX bikes with a coaster brake and a hand brake. Also we have two larger bikes with gears.
  • Some students are beginning riders, so we’ll have a special area for them to learn. Over the years we’ve taught many, many students how to ride.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need a volunteer to help with monitoring the students on Mon/Wed/Fri of the bike unit weeks. This is very important for our students safety. Here’s the link to sign up .

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

                    

Any questions or concerns, please direct to Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu

Bike to School Day

Fairhill will be participating in BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY on May 8th.. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness. Please see FLYER for information on how to participate.

Tiger Share

We are looking for volunteers to help pack up and deliver food donations on either Thursday or Friday each week. We have found that picking up at the end of the week works best to ensure a greater food collection and to maintain freshness for perishable items, but we can be flexible. If you need to do a different day than the one specified on the calendar, please note the date in the comment section.

Volunteers will empty the refrigerator into the collection bin and deliver the donations to Food for Others (2938 Prosperity Ave. Fairfax, VA). An employee/volunteer at FFO will take care of the unloading process. 

If you are interested in volunteering please sign up using the sign up genius below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaa92aa1fa7-fairhill

SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Innovation Fair

Innovation is the key to unlocking mysteries, creating solutions, increasing efficiency, and changing our world.  To foster this mind-set, we are excited to present the fourth-ever Fairhill Innovation Fair!  The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Every child is encouraged to participate!  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade).  Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Wednesday, May 21st. Projects need to be turned in on Thursday, June 6th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Thursday, June 6.  The Innovation Fair Community viewing and activities will be held on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 – 7:30pm. The schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Friday, June 7th.  Students will orally be able to share about their design during the community viewing by standing near the project and answering questions and telling about it as others visit (optional).  Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Friday, June 7th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. Due to this deadline, all library books are due back by Thursday, May 30th. Thank you!

News from the PTA The PTA Needs YOU!

Next years' PTA Board and Leadership positions are beginning to come together.  Elections will be held at our May 9th PTA meeting (please come!)  We need a few more dedicated volunteers to fill some gaps that we have to keep the PTA going strong next year.  Please consider one of these roles and reach out to Angie Roeder at president@fairhillpta.org if you have questions or would like further details.  

The current positions we are looking to fill are:

President Elect

Fall Festival Coordinator

For detailed role descriptions, please go to http://fairhillpta.org/about-us/positions-available/

Volunteering for a PTA leadership position is a great way to get to know our wonderful principals, teachers and staff better.  It's an amazing cause to give back to that directly benefits your children and our wonderful school.

PTA Meeting

Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, May 9th in the library. Childcare will be provided.

Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from Falls Church HS News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Community input Opportunity for New LJMS Principal Selection

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Dear Fairhill and Future Jackson Middle School Parents and Community Members,

We continue the search for a new principal for Jackson Middle School. An important step in this procedure is to obtain written input from you. We have extended the time to provide feedback. We invite you to offer your individual, written input (preferably via email) regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Jackson Middle. You might also speak to any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Your input is confidential. We welcome your input now, upon receipt of this letter, and are hopeful that many of you will share your thoughts. You can provide this feedback in Spanish or another language. Please e-mail your ideas to APMcGeehan@fcps.edu or mail your suggestions to Adam McGeehan in Human Resources, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042-1203 by Monday, May 6. Suggestions for input are located below.

I look forward to working closely with the Jackson Middle School staff, parents, and community members during the principal selection process.

Sincerely,

Fabio Zuluaga, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent, Region 2

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS LUTHER JACKSON MS PRINCIPAL SELECTION PROCESS

INPUT SUGGESTIONS:

Fairfax County Public Schools mission is to provide creative, knowledgeable, and talented leadership to ensure student success. To determine the best match for the leadership needs at your school, parent and staff perspectives will be used to screen candidate resumes and develop interview questions. Please provide input detailing the skills, experiences, and leadership characteristics needed at your school. Include challenges and issues that the new principal will need to address. Principal professional skills include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources, organizational management, and communication and community relations. Please e-mail your input to APMcGeehan@fcps.edu

or send to: Adam McGeehan Fairfax County Public Schools 8115 Gatehouse Road Suite 1114 Falls Church, Virginia 22042-1203

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Apreciados Padres de Familia y Miembros de la Comunidad de la Escuela Fairhill y Luther Jackson,

Continuamos la búsqueda de la nueva director para Jackson Middle school. Un componente crítico en este proceso es que nos exprese su punto de vista. Hemos extendido el tiempo para que usted comparta sus ideas con nosotros. Le invitamos a que nos manifieste por escrito (preferiblemente por correo electrónico) las habilidades, la experiencia y las características de liderazgo que usted cree necesarias en un director para la Escuela Jackson. También puede indicarnos cualquier reto o problema que el nuevo director(a) deba resolver. Sus observaciones son confidenciales y no se discutirán en la reunión. Si se siente más cómodo escribiendo lo que usted piensa en su idioma nativo, por favor no dude en hacerlo. Agradecemos sus comentarios una vez que hayan recibido esta carta y esperamos saber lo que muchos de ustedes piensan y quieran compartir con nosotros. Por favor, envíe sus comentarios a Adam McGeehan a: APMcGeehan@fcps.edu o envíen sus sugerencias por correo regular a Carolyn Haydon en Recursos Humanos, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042-1203, no más tarde del Lunes 6 de Mayo. Incluimos en esta carta algunas sugerencias de comentarios.

Espero con gran interés trabajar muy de cerca con el personal, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad de la Escuela Jackson durante este proceso de selección de director(a).

Atentamente,

Fabio Zuluaga, Ed. D.

Asistente del Superintendente, Region 2

 

ESCUELAS PÚBLICAS DEL CONDADO DE FAIRFAX PROCESO DE SELECCION DE UN DIRECTOR(a) SUGERENCIAS DE COMENTARIOS

La misión de Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax es proporcionar creatividad, conocimiento y talento de liderazgo para asegurar el éxito de los estudiantes. Para determinar cuál será la mejor opción de liderazgo para su escuela, las perspectivas de los padres y el personal se utilizaran en la selección de los resumes de los candidatos y en el desarrollo las preguntas para la entrevista. Por favor indique detalladamente las habilidades, experiencias y características de liderazgo necesarias en su escuela. Incluya desafíos o problemas que su director nuevo deberá resolver. Las habilidades profesionales de un director incluyen planificación y evolución, liderazgo de enseñanza, seguridad y manejo organizacional, comunicación y relaciones con la comunidad.

Por favor, envíe sus comentarios al correo electrónico de Adam McGeehan a APMcGeehan@fcps.edu o envíen sus sugerencias por correo regular a:

Adam McGeehan Fairfax County Public Schools 8115 Gatehouse Road Suite 1114 Falls Church, Virginia 22042-1203

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Fairhill Forum 4/30/19

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Fairhill Forum April 30, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

April 29th-May 3rd: Staff Appreciation Week (see below for more details)

April 30th: 5th and 6th Grade Spring Concert, 7pm (musicians arrive at 6:30)

May 3rd: Volunteer Breakfast, 8:30

May 3rd: Falls Church High School Pyramid Night

May 8th: Bike to School Day

May 9th:  PTA meeting

May 14th: Family Night Out- Flippin Pizza

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Fifth grade students planting different plants for our new rain garden featured near the playground. Thank you to Fairfax County Stormwater Management, Friends of Accotink Creek and the Fairhill PTA for this amazing opportunity.  

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.

 

Volunteer Breakfast

Volunteer Breakfast will be on Friday, May 3, 2019 8:30 AM-9:00 AM! If you have volunteered in any capacity this year, we want to express our gratitude for everything you have done for our students. Join us for a delicious breakfast in the Library!

Bike Safety Unit (PE) 

Fairhill ES has been awarded a grant of 30 bicycles, helmets and a storage shed.  

Dates: Monday May 6th- Friday May 24th during your child’s PE class.

  • Grades: 4th – 6th
  • Students may bring their own bike and can lock it up on our bike rack outside the cafeteria. The students should take their bike home every day. We cannot assure the security of their bikes.
  • We encourage students to bring their own helmets. No sharing of helmets or bicycles please. And no bikes on the bus.
  • We have BMX bikes with a coaster brake and a hand brake. Also we have two larger bikes with gears.
  • Some students are beginning riders, so we’ll have a special area for them to learn. Over the years we’ve taught many, many students how to ride.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need a volunteer to help with monitoring the students on Mon/Wed/Fri of the bike unit weeks. This is very important for our students safety. Here’s the link to sign up .

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

                    

Any questions or concerns, please direct to Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu

Bike to School Day

Fairhill will be participating in BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY on May 8th.. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness. Please see FLYER for information on how to participate.

Tiger Share

We are looking for volunteers to help pack up and deliver food donations on either Thursday or Friday each week. We have found that picking up at the end of the week works best to ensure a greater food collection and to maintain freshness for perishable items, but we can be flexible. If you need to do a different day than the one specified on the calendar, please note the date in the comment section.

Volunteers will empty the refrigerator into the collection bin and deliver the donations to Food for Others (2938 Prosperity Ave. Fairfax, VA). An employee/volunteer at FFO will take care of the unloading process. 

If you are interested in volunteering please sign up using the sign up genius below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaa92aa1fa7-fairhill

SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Innovation Fair

Innovation is the key to unlocking mysteries, creating solutions, increasing efficiency, and changing our world.  To foster this mind-set, we are excited to present the fourth-ever Fairhill Innovation Fair!  The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Every child is encouraged to participate!  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade).  Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Wednesday, May 21st. Projects need to be turned in on Thursday, June 6th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Thursday, June 6.  The Innovation Fair Community viewing and activities will be held on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 – 7:30pm. The schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Friday, June 7th.  Students will orally be able to share about their design during the community viewing by standing near the project and answering questions and telling about it as others visit (optional).  Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Friday, June 7th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!

Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

News from the PTA Staff Appreciation

This week our school will have our annual Staff Appreciation week where we try to shower the Fairhill staff with our gratitude and appreciation for all they do for our students. Please click this link: http://fairhillpta.org/staff-appreciation-week/ to sign up for different ways to help make it a great week for our amazing staff. 

Suggested ways for your family to show Fairhill Teachers and Staff your appreciation for all they do:

Wednesday  5/1 - "thank your specialists day"  - take today to personally thank the specialists who do so much for our children

Friday 5/3 - "brighten their day" by sending in fresh flowers for your child to give to teachers and staff of their choice

*These are only suggestions and ideas. Your family is welcome to do anything you would like to show your gratitude for the amazing staff of Fairhill!

As a reminder, you can reference the following link to see favorite things sheets filled out by teachers and staff that will help you personalize your ideas to show appreciation during this special week:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tJtdJ-CD4Vb54hBeix7_QrhwrC0bkReT?usp=sharing

  The PTA Needs YOU!

Next years' PTA Board and Leadership positions are beginning to come together.  Elections will be held at our May 9th PTA meeting (please come!)  We need a few more dedicated volunteers to fill some gaps that we have to keep the PTA going strong next year.  Please consider one of these roles and reach out to Angie Roeder at president@fairhillpta.org if you have questions or would like further details.  

The current positions we are looking to fill are:

President Elect

Fall Festival Coordinator

Box Tops for Education Coordinator

For detailed role descriptions, please go to http://fairhillpta.org/about-us/positions-available/

Volunteering for a PTA leadership position is a great way to get to know our wonderful principals, teachers and staff better.  It's an amazing cause to give back to that directly benefits your children and our wonderful school.

PTA Meeting

Join us for our next meeting on May 9th in the library. Childcare will be provided.

Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church HS Pyramid Night 

All future FCHS students and family members are invited to come to FCHS on May 3rd to cheer on the Jaguars in athletic events and/or see the spring musical! Pick up a free #WeAreFC wrist band in the FCHS gym lobby (door #8) on May 3rd between 5:30 and 7:15pm. The wrist band entitles you to FREE ADMISSION to athletic events on May 3rd ! Theatre tickets must be purchased separately. Elementary aged children must be accompanied by an adult.

Falls Church HS Presents

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

May 2nd, May 3rd, and May 4th at Falls Church HS.

See flyer for more details

 

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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