Fairhill Forum: All Together Now!

GovDelivery4 days 20 hours ago
January 24, 2023

Dear Fairhill Families,

Thank you to those of you who were able to come to BINGO night on Friday! What an amazing evening.  A huge thanks to Fairhill PTA for putting together such a fun event which brought  families together. Here at Fairhill we often talk about our three core values as a school: rigorous academics, relationships with each other, and connections to our community. We are fortunate to have families and a PTA that help us strive for excellence in our third core value - connections to our community. 

As we wrap up the end of the second quarter this week, we are reflecting on our first two core values of rigorous academics and strong relationships. Our middle of year data is starting to trickle in and we have impressive evidence that our students are succeeding. Many have accomplished academic growth beyond the expectations of a half year.  We also see new friendships blossoming and developing into strong relationships.  Our students are demonstrating commitment and loyalty to friendships that will be cherished for years to come.

Monday brings a new semester and a fresh start for everyone in our building, staff and students alike. We will continue to push our students academically to higher levels of learning they might not have realized they were capable of.  We will continue to support our students in navigating relationships with their peers and ensuring that every student has a network of friends and a trusted adult in the building. 

As we wrap up we are reminded of a favorite quote from author Peter Senge, “the journey is the reward.” We have an amazing journey ahead of us.  Enjoy our 2 hour early release tomorrow, leading up to the students’ four day weekend.

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

January Bedtime Stories with
Mrs. Vitale
January 24th from 7:00-7:30 pm

Get cozy in your pajamas, grab a snack, and join me for bedtime stories!  

January's theme is Kindness and Acceptance

Click here for the Zoom link.

Fairhill Basketball Game!!!  Save the Date (FEBRUARY 24TH) for our Fairhill Staff Basketball Game!!! 

Come cheer on your favorite Fairhill staff member at Luther Jackson for what is sure to be a FUN family event. 

Families can purchase a basketball t-shirt to support their favorite team (or team members) using this link

Find your favorite team members below… 

Greatest of All Time

(Grey Shirts)

Lightening

(White Shirts)

Shadows

(Black Shirts)

   Warriors

  (Orange Shirts)

Mrs. Griffin

Mrs. Korb

Mrs. McCarron

Mr. Pablo

Mrs. Schwartz

Mrs. Cook

Mr. Giese

Ms. Kim

Mrs. Scarritt

Ms. Taylor

Mr. Brammer

Ms. Cunje

Mrs. Eastman

Ms. Johnson

Mr. Peevy

Mrs. Swanson

Mr. Ali

Ms. Nikolay

Mrs. Riley

Mr. Ryan

Mrs. Vitale

 

See you at Luther Jackson Middle School on February 24th. Doors open at 6:00 and the first game starts at 6:45.

More info coming soon on how to purchase game tickets. 

 

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Social Intelligence

WHAT DOES Social Intelligence MEAN?  You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

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

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

News from the PTA

Teacher & Staff Lunch - January 25th

The PTA will be providing lunch for teachers and staff on January 25th to help fuel them for teacher work days! Want to help out? Sign up to provide drinks and desserts or make a donation through MemberHub. Lunches are a great way to show our appreciation and contribute to strong morale!

Fairhill PTA Winter Enrichment Classes at Fairhill

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class.  Click here for the list of classes offered, as well as the registration information.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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Fairhill Forum: SPECIALS ARE SPECIAL!

GovDelivery1 week 4 days ago
January 17, 2023

Dear Fairhill Families,

We hope you had a wonderful long weekend and had a moment to reflect on the tremendous impact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had on our country. We heard from a few students today that they were engaged in service projects over the weekend or visited the MLK memorial in DC. We are so incredibly fortunate to have DC in our backyard. 

This week our pictures focus on students in specials. Did you know that every Fairhill student has specials for an hour a day? When asked, many of our students will name at least one special as their favorite part of the day.  Do you know your child’s favorite subject? 

We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday evening for some fun filled family BINGO games here in the Cafeteria!

Have a great week,

Ted & Courtney 

Congrats to Mr. Cooper during Principal Appreciation Week!! 

Congratulations to Mr. Cooper who won the Outstanding New Principal Award for Region 2! Dr. Zuluaga, Region 2 Assistant Superintendent,  came to Fairhill this afternoon to surprise and present Mr. Cooper with this most prestigious award. 

Let's let Mr. Cooper know how grateful we are to have him here at Fairhill!  Please click here to write something to Mr. Cooper.  Or you can have your family write a card, letter, door decoration, or whatever creative form of expression that comes to mind!   

Calling all Fairhill families to play BINGO!

Please mark your calendars for family-friendly Bingo on Friday, 20 January 6-8 pm in the school cafeteria. All students will receive one free bingo card. After that, all cards are only $2.00 each.  We hope to see you there!

Please sign up to help make the night run smoothly. We are also collecting donations for bingo prizes. You can drop off any new or gently used toys to the bin inside the school office or please contact [email protected] if you have any comments or questions. 

Don't forget to pre-order pizza for dinner as you play bingo. Thank you!

Looking for Yearbook Photos

Do you have photos of your students that you would like in the 2022-23 Yearbook?  Please click here to submit them for consideration.  

Career Day

Our third annual Career Fair will be on April 28, 2023! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Kindergarten through 6th grade students will participate in Career Day.

We can’t do it without you! Please think about how you may be able to support Career Day!  If you are interested and available, please complete this form and send back to school.

Questions? Email Mrs. Schwartz at [email protected] or Ms. Young at [email protected]

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Perseverance

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

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

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

News from the PTA

Teacher & Staff Lunch - January 25th

The PTA will be providing lunch for teachers and staff on January 25th to help fuel them for teacher work days! Want to help out? Sign up to provide drinks and desserts or make a donation through MemberHub. Lunches are a great way to show our appreciation and contribute to strong morale!

Fairhill PTA Winter Enrichment Classes at Fairhill

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class.  Click here for the list of classes offered, as well as the registration information.

News from FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  No late applications are accepted.

Click here for more details. 

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Dual Language Immersion Programs
  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 23. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2023-24 school year. 

Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Visit the DLI registration page for more information on where the programs are offered. 

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at their school site. Meetings will begin on January 11. Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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Fairhill Forum: Read, Read, Read

GovDelivery2 weeks 4 days ago
January 10, 2023

Dear Fairhill Families,

We are back in the swing of things! In our pictures below you will see our students engaged in reading. Did you know that all students at Fairhill have time to read independently each day at school? Students need time to practice the explicitly taught reading skills that they receive from their teachers. One way to support your student is to encourage them to practice reading at home as well. This will help them develop good reading habits. The more students read the more successful they will be, whether they practice reading fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, poetry, or listening to you or a loved one read to them.  All reading is helpful for students. 

Mark your calendar with these upcoming events at Fairhill.  This Thursday we have our PTA meeting at 6:30 PM in the library and as a reminder, we have our PTA sponsored Fairhill Bingo Night on Friday, January 20th at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. We hope to see you all at both events. 

Take good care,

Ted & Courtney 

 

Looking for Yearbook Photos

Do you have photos of your students that you would like in the 2022-23 Yearbook?  Please click here to submit them for consideration.  

Keeping Warm During Outdoor Activities

As the cold weather months begin to move in, the weather is monitored for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories that may prevent our students from being outside. This means that your child will often have the opportunity to go outside, even when it is cold out. For this reason, we encourage you to make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. We encourage you to dress your child in layers, so that they are able to adjust to their personal temperature preference throughout the day. 

See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, such as a winter coat, gloves, and hat, we encourage you to reach out to our school counselors  Gihea Schwartz or Molly Young or to our family liaison Zakaria Raggad for support.  

Career Day

Our third annual Career Fair will be on April 28, 2023! The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation. Kindergarten through 6th grade students will participate in Career Day.

We can’t do it without you! Please think about how you may be able to support Career Day!  If you are interested and available, please complete this form and send back to school.

Questions? Email Mrs. Schwartz at [email protected] or Ms. Young at [email protected]

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Prudence

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

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

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

News from the PTA

Teacher & Staff Lunch - January 25th

The PTA will be providing lunch for teachers and staff on January 25th to help fuel them for teacher work days! Want to help out? Sign up to provide drinks and desserts or make a donation through MemberHub. Lunches are a great way to show our appreciation and contribute to strong morale!

Fairhill PTA Winter Enrichment Classes at Fairhill

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class.  Click here for the list of classes offered, as well as the registration information.

News from FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  No late applications are accepted.

Click here for more details. 

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Dual Language Immersion Programs
  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 23. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2023-24 school year. 

Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Visit the DLI registration page for more information on where the programs are offered. 

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at their school site. Meetings will begin on January 11. Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

2023 CTE SUMMER ENRICHMENT

Tech Adventure Camp

What is Tech Adventure Camp?

A weekly exploratory enrichment program aimed to give students the opportunity to explore the exciting program areas within Career and Technical Education.

Details

Eligibility: Current kindergarten to 6 graders

NEW TO 2023: Tech Adventure Camp is now open to current kindergarten and 1st grade students!!

Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm* *Early drop off is available!

Location - Lake Braddock SS

Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!

Cost - $275 per week* *Tuition waivers available for students receiving Free and Reduced Meals

Dates -

Week 1: July 10 - 14

Week 2: July 17 - 21

Week 3: July 24 - 28

Weekly Themes

Week 1: All Fun and Games

Week 2: Crazy Cool Careers

Week 3: CTE Safari

To learn more about the themes, visit our website!

How to Register

Registration is open from February 1 to June 9, 2023.

Students can register online by visiting the Tech Adventure Camp website and clicking on the register button.

Additional Information

Visit bit.ly/FCPS_TAC for more information!

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr at [email protected]

Click here for more information.

News from the Fairfax County Health Department Free Health Services offered by the Fairfax County Health Department. 

Please read below and clink on the links if you are interested in any of the following services:

Please click here for more information on free immunizations and other health clinic services.

Free Covid testing offered by FCHD.  Please click here for more information

Expanded Child Care Assistance

Assistance for Expanded Child Care Eligibility is available now.  Click here for more information in English.  Click here for more information in Spanish.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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

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Fairhill Forum: Welcome 2023!

GovDelivery3 weeks 4 days ago
January 3, 2023

Dear Fairhill Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful break and enjoyed the time together as a family. The school was buzzing this morning with excitement as we welcomed all of our students back in the building.

As we transition back into school, we want to again thank our community for all of your support of all things Fairhill. At Fairhill, we don’t take lightly the trust that families give us each day to take care, teach, and nurture their most precious asset - their children. This new calendar year, we will stay focused on our three core values as a school: strong relationships with students, academic rigor, and connections with our community. We are deeply grateful for your partnership in that journey. 

With gratitude and optimism,

Ted & Courtney 

 

Keeping Warm During Outdoor Activities

As the cold weather months begin to move in, the weather is monitored for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories that may prevent our students from being outside. This means that your child will often have the opportunity to go outside, even when it is cold out. For this reason, we encourage you to make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. We encourage you to dress your child in layers, so that they are able to adjust to their personal temperature preference throughout the day. 

See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, such as a winter coat, gloves, and hat, we encourage you to reach out to our school counselors  Gihea Schwartz or Molly Young or to our family liaison Zakaria Raggad for support.  

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Optimism

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

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

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

News from the PTA Fairhill PTA Winter Enrichment Classes at Fairhill

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class.  Click here for the list of classes offered, as well as the registration information.

News from FCPS Return to School Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing, provided for individuals who are symptomatic or exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students and current employees. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing Dates

Diagnostic testing will be held at five testing sites from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 through Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Appointments are not needed for diagnostic testing. However, registration in the secure online portal must be completed before testing.

See below for a listing of the five locations for testing and for details about registration. 

Preparing for Winter Weather

The temperature is above normal this week, but winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations.

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs

This is an adult only event on Tuesday January 24, from 6 to 8 pm in the Falls Church High School Library.   Click here for more information in English and here for more information in Spanish.  

There will also be a virtual session on Tuesday, March 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Click here for more information.

 

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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

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Fairhill Forum: All Smiles at Fairhill!

GovDelivery1 month 2 weeks ago
December 13, 2022

Dear Fairhill Families,

Wow! Can you believe we are in the last week of school before winter break! Time has certainly flown by this year. This week is focusing on learning and of course, Fairhill is taking the time to celebrate the great work we have all done so far.

On Thursday our band, strings and chorus Winter Concert will begin at 6:30 P.M. We encourage you to attend if you are able. The Winter Concert is always a fun way to get into the spirit of the holidays. There is no better display of progress than watching students perform a concert when many of them have just learned to play an instrument.  It's amazing how fast our students learn new things!

Winter break is busy for everyone but we encourage you to take advantage of the time off and allow your students to reconnect with the important skill of relaxation. Curl up with a good book, play a board game as a family, or maybe even play in the snow! 

Take good care and see you all in the New Year.

Ted & Courtney 

Student Smiles at Fairhill

Our Kindergarteners' smiles are contagious!

 Gifts for Fairhill Staff

As we head into Winter Break, consider using GiftCrowd to thank our wonderful staff at Fairhill. GiftCrowd simplifies the gift giving process and ensures that the recipient receives a gift of their choice. Thanks to our PTA for making this so easy on families!

How it works:

1. The PTA has loaded all Fairhill Staff members into the GiftCrowd site.

2. Just cut and paste this link: https://app.giftcrowd.com/join-event/JQW4Rq_hl7 and donate any amount to as many staff members as you choose.

100% of the donation goes directly to the staff member. Messages and/or photos can also be added to gifts.

3. The total amount contributed to each staff member is delivered to the recipient who can choose to spend it on a long list of gift cards (for example, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, Bed, Bath and Beyond, various restaurants, etc).

4. All gifts end on 12/16/2022 2:00 PM when they will be sent to their respective recipients.

News from the Library

Thank you so much for supporting our Book Fair! We cannot wait to add more high quality books to our collection for all Fairhill students to enjoy! This year’s areas of focus include updating the nonfiction sections of World Countries and Pets, and we cannot wait to get started. Be sure to visit your local public library during Winter Break and consider participating in their Winter Reading Challenge: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/reading-challenges/WRC-2022  Here’s to lots of happy reading in the New Year!

Fairhill  Winter Break Office Hours

December 19th – December 22nd 10am – 2pm

December 23rd- December 26th Office Closed

December 27th – December 30th 10am-2pm

January 2nd – Office Closed

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Self-Control

WHAT DOES Self-Control MEAN?  You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

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

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

News from the PTA Fairhill PTA Winter Enrichment Classes at Fairhill

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class.  Click here for the list of classes offered, as well as the registration information.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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

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Fairhill Forum: 5th Grade Future Engineers! Updated version.

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago
Fairhill Forum December 6, 2022

Dear Fairhill Families,

December has truly arrived! Wow - the weather is shifting towards winter. Tomorrow, Wednesday December 7, is a busy evening at Fairhill. Beginning at 5:00 we will open our Book Fair to families (ending at 7:00 P.M.) just prior to our December PTA meeting that will begin at 7 P.M. in the Cafeteria. 

Speaking of the weather changing, you might be missing a hat, jacket, or scarf at home. While you are here on Wednesday, we recommend that you come check out the Lost and Found that has an abundance of student clothing. During winter break, we will bag up all of the clothing left and it will be donated. Come check it out tomorrow to make sure your lost items are not donated! 

Stay well and warm!

Ted & Courtney 

5th Grade Scientists

Our 5th Grade students at the Children's Science Center Lab field trip are hard at work becoming our future leaders.

Dates to Remember:

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

December 5th - 9th:  Inclusive Schools Week

December 7th:  Family Book Fair Evening Hours, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Library

December 7th:  PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 8th:  Bodhi Day

December 15th:  Fairhill Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 15th:  AAP Level IV Referral Form Deadline

December 16th:  Spirit Day, Pajama Day

December 17th - January 2nd:  Winter Break, no school

January 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library

January 16th:  Martin Luther King Jr Birthday, Student Holiday, no school

January 25th:  End of 2nd Quarter, 2 hour early release

January 26th - 27th:  Student Holiday, no school

Book Fair

Book Fair is officially underway! Students previewed the fair and made wish lists with their classes on Friday, Monday, and today. Hopefully, those made it home so you can help your student decide on his/her purchases. On Wednesday, we open for business! Students may shop Wed.-Fri. during their class’s official day/time. If you would like to set-up a cashless way for your student to shop, you can create an eWallet for them at our website listed below. We’d also love to welcome all of you to our Family Night! We’ll be open from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/7. Come shop, and then stay for the PTA meeting beginning at 7 p.m. You can also shop online at our website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fairhillelementaryschool1 

Inclusive Schools Week

This year's Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Unity Within Our Community.” Join us in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week December 5-9, 2022!

Inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families create a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential.

Click here for more information

Fairhill  Winter Break Office Hours

December 19th – December 22nd 10am – 2pm

December 23rd- December 26th Office Closed

December 27th – December 30th 10am-2pm

January 2nd – Office Closed

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset - Supporting others when they struggle

WHAT DOES Supporting others when they struggle  MEAN?  When other people are struggling, I do my best to help them out.

Click here for the full explanation of Supporting others when they struggle and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

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

News from FCPS ESSER III Community Conversation on December 13

Thanks to everyone who provided input in October on ESSER III funding–federal funding which was allocated to FCPS to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and student learning. Community feedback indicated that there is a general unawareness of the impact of ESSER funding and a perceived lack of communication around how the funds are being used. 

To help address this, Superintendent Reid and Sloan Presidio, chief academic officer, will host a Community Conversation on ESSER on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Gatehouse Administration Building in the Café. Please stay tuned for more details. Visit BoardDocs for a detailed update on ESSER.

News from the Community Bruen Chapel Season of Sharing: Community Musical Gathering 

Please join us for an open house, featuring holiday piano selections provided by the students of Mench Music School. Drop in anytime on December 11th between 4 and 6 to enjoy the music, cookies and cocoa, and crafts for the kids!  Donations of canned goods to benefit Food for Others, and hats, gloves and scarves to benefit The Lamb Center are welcome and appreciated. Bruen Chapel, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax, VA. Email [email protected] with questions.  

Upcoming Events of the Korean Community Service Center with Korean parents in FCPS

Online Single Parents Workshop: The More You Share, the Less Burdened You Feel  1st session (12/7/22, Wed. 7pm-9pm): Understanding a child's emotional and physical hardship under the single parenting environment 2nd session (12/14/22, Wed. 7pm-9pm): Learning about ways to show empathy and understanding to the child.  Click here for the flyer in Korean.  

Online Sarangbang Gathering: Learning about the financial aid programs for college students  12/9/22 (Fri) 10am-12pm: Parents can find answers to their financial aid related questions through Q & A session after a short presentation of the topic.  Click here for the flyer in Korean.

Christmas Toy Giveaway

The Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church in Alexandria will be having a Christmas Toy Giveaway on​ December 17. Register no later than December 15th.  Click here for more information.

Respiratory Illness Resources

Please see the following resources below for illnesses that are prevalent in the community.

Hand washing web page and materials  check out the Baby Shark video!

Flu web page

Search for a flu vaccination

RSV web page

Search for a COVID-19 vaccination

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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Fairhill Forum December 6, 2022

Dear Fairhill Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. It is always a pleasure to connect and reconnect with family, friends and loved ones!

These next three weeks before Winter Break are always an extra enjoyable time in elementary schools.  We are also going to be working incredibly hard to capitalize on these next three weeks of school to learn as much as possible. Our teachers are extremely skilled in balancing fun and academic rigor and in these next few weeks that skillset will come in handy!

Looking ahead, we have a PTA meeting next Wednesday, December 7th from 7:00-8:00. We will have our family browsing time at the Book Fair prior to the PTA meeting. Doors will open for browsing at 5:00 PM. See below for more details. 

Have a wonderful week and as always, let us know if we can be of any support prior to the end of the calendar year. 

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

5th Grade Scientists

Our 5th Grade students at the Children's Science Center Lab field trip are hard at work becoming our future leaders.

Dates to Remember:

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

December 5th - 9th:  Inclusive Schools Week

December 7th:  Family Book Fair Evening Hours, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Library

December 7th:  PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 8th:  Bodhi Day

December 15th:  Fairhill Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 15th:  AAP Level IV Referral Form Deadline

December 16th:  Spirit Day, Pajama Day

December 17th - January 2nd:  Winter Break, no school

January 12th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library

January 16th:  Martin Luther King Jr Birthday, Student Holiday, no school

January 25th:  End of 2nd Quarter, 2 hour early release

January 26th - 27th:  Student Holiday, no school

Book Fair

Book Fair is officially underway! Students previewed the fair and made wish lists with their classes on Friday, Monday, and today. Hopefully, those made it home so you can help your student decide on his/her purchases. On Wednesday, we open for business! Students may shop Wed.-Fri. during their class’s official day/time. If you would like to set-up a cashless way for your student to shop, you can create an eWallet for them at our website listed below. We’d also love to welcome all of you to our Family Night! We’ll be open from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/7. Come shop, and then stay for the PTA meeting beginning at 7 p.m. You can also shop online at our website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fairhillelementaryschool1 

Inclusive Schools Week

This year's Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Unity Within Our Community.” Join us in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week December 5-9, 2022!

Inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families create a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential.

Click here for more information

Fairhill  Winter Break Office Hours

December 19th – December 22nd 10am – 2pm

December 23rd- December 26th Office Closed

December 27th – December 30th 10am-2pm

January 2nd – Office Closed

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset - Supporting others when they struggle

WHAT DOES Supporting others when they struggle  MEAN?  When other people are struggling, I do my best to help them out.

Click here for the full explanation of Supporting others when they struggle and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

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

News from FCPS ESSER III Community Conversation on December 13

Thanks to everyone who provided input in October on ESSER III funding–federal funding which was allocated to FCPS to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and student learning. Community feedback indicated that there is a general unawareness of the impact of ESSER funding and a perceived lack of communication around how the funds are being used. 

To help address this, Superintendent Reid and Sloan Presidio, chief academic officer, will host a Community Conversation on ESSER on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Gatehouse Administration Building in the Café. Please stay tuned for more details. Visit BoardDocs for a detailed update on ESSER.

News from the Community Bruen Chapel Season of Sharing: Community Musical Gathering 

Please join us for an open house, featuring holiday piano selections provided by the students of Mench Music School. Drop in anytime on December 11th between 4 and 6 to enjoy the music, cookies and cocoa, and crafts for the kids!  Donations of canned goods to benefit Food for Others, and hats, gloves and scarves to benefit The Lamb Center are welcome and appreciated. Bruen Chapel, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax, VA. Email [email protected] with questions.  

Upcoming Events of the Korean Community Service Center with Korean parents in FCPS

Online Single Parents Workshop: The More You Share, the Less Burdened You Feel  1st session (12/7/22, Wed. 7pm-9pm): Understanding a child's emotional and physical hardship under the single parenting environment 2nd session (12/14/22, Wed. 7pm-9pm): Learning about ways to show empathy and understanding to the child.  Click here for the flyer in Korean.  

Online Sarangbang Gathering: Learning about the financial aid programs for college students  12/9/22 (Fri) 10am-12pm: Parents can find answers to their financial aid related questions through Q & A session after a short presentation of the topic.  Click here for the flyer in Korean.

Christmas Toy Giveaway

The Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church in Alexandria will be having a Christmas Toy Giveaway on​ December 17. Register no later than December 15th.  Click here for more information.

Respiratory Illness Resources

Please see the following resources below for illnesses that are prevalent in the community.

Hand washing web page and materials  check out the Baby Shark video!

Flu web page

Search for a flu vaccination

RSV web page

Search for a COVID-19 vaccination

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido. 

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

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Fairhill Forum11/29/2022

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  Fairhill Forum November 29, 2022

 

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#YouBelongAtFairhill

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News from Fairhill For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.    Dates to Remember:

December 1st:  Family Life Education (FLE) Information Session, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

December 2nd:  Tie-Dye Day (International Day of Persons with Disabilities)

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

December 5th - 9th:  Inclusive Schools Week

December 7th:  Family Book Fair Evening Hours, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Library

December 7th:  PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

December 15th:  Fairhill Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 15th:  AAP Level IV Referral Form Deadline

December 16th:  Spirit Day, Pajama Day

December 17th - January 2nd:  Winter Break, no school

Dear Fairhill Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. It is always a pleasure to connect and reconnect with family, friends and loved ones!

These next three weeks before Winter Break are always an extra enjoyable time in elementary schools.  We are also going to be working incredibly hard to capitalize on these next three weeks of school to learn as much as possible. Our teachers are extremely skilled in balancing fun and academic rigor and in these next few weeks that skillset will come in handy!

Looking ahead, we have a PTA meeting next Wednesday, December 7th from 7:00-8:00. We will have our family browsing time at the Book Fair prior to the PTA meeting. Doors will open for browsing at 5:00 PM. See below for more details. 

Have a wonderful week and as always, let us know if we can be of any support prior to the end of the calendar year. 

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

FLE Information Session

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. Prior to the teaching of these lessons, Fairhill will be hosting an informational session where families can preview the Family Life Education media and lessons in Schoology and talk with school staff about the program. The info session will be held this Thursday December 1,  2022 from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. This session will be held virtually. If you are interested in attending, please complete this google form so we can send a Zoom link prior to the meeting.  All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time. If you have any questions, please email our FLE Lead Teacher, Mrs. Barnett at [email protected]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day is Saturday,  December 3rd.  Show your support by wearing tie-dye to school on December 2nd!

This is a great prelude to Inclusive Schools Week, December 5th to 9th.  (See below).

Book Fair

The Book Fair is less than a week away! Next week, the library turns into a pop-up book store where your child can purchase books to keep! Your child will have two chances to shop—one day next week during school hours (your child’s teacher has the information for that specific day and time), and/or at our Family Night NEXT WEDNESDAY, 12/7 from 5-7 p.m. Every purchase made raises funds for our library, so we thank you for your support!

Inclusive Schools Week

This year's Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Unity Within Our Community.” Join us in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week December 5-9, 2022!

Inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families create a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential.

Click here for more information

Level IV AAP Referrals

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Erica Campbell, Fairhill AART no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Erica Campbell, [email protected]

Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings here at Fairhill.

Fairhill  Winter Break Office Hours

December 19th – December 22nd 10am – 2pm

December 23rd- December 26th Office Closed

December 27th – December 30th 10am-2pm

January 2nd – Office Closed

Yearbook Orders are here

Click here for information on ordering.

Click here to order your copy.

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Kindness

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

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

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

News from the PTA PTA School Directory

The PTA is excited to launch the 2022-2023 digital school directory.  Those of you who were at Fairhill last year may remember the A to Z Connect Directory.  It is a great way to stay in touch with other Fairhill families and plan birthday parties and playdates.

The directory can be accessed from the Membership Toolkit Mobile App or from a browser.

The directory is available to all families who did not opt out.  

Logging In and Creating an Account

First Time Users:

Before you can use the directory for the first time, you need to set up your account. To set up your account, you must go through a browser.  Once the account is established, you can use the mobile app for your searches.  The URL for the Fairhill A to Z directory can be found HERE

  • Click the “Register/Login” button on your home page.
  • Use the email address that you have on file with the Fairhill office and select a password.
  • Watch for an email that will ask you to verify your email address.
  • Once you have verified your email address, you need to finish setting up your contact information for the database. Complete the parent & student forms and the directory & publish preferences.

Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory.  You do not need to provide your home address or phone number.  When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page.  The default is for only your email address to be displayed.

 

Returning Users:

If you created an account during the 2021-2022 school year, your account is still active.  When you log in for the first time since the data was updated for the 2022-2023 school year, you will be asked to updated your account data.  Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory.  You do not need to provide your home address or phone number.  When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page.  The default is for only your email address to be displayed.

For support, please contact [email protected]

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes. The public feedback form will be open October 31 through December 1

News from the Community Upcoming Events of the Korean Community Service Center with Korean parents in FCPS

Online Single Parents Workshop: The More You Share, the Less Burdened You Feel  1st session (12/7/22, Wed. 7pm-9pm): Understanding a child's emotional and physical hardship under the single parenting environment 2nd session (12/14/22, Wed. 7pm-9pm): Learning about ways to show empathy and understanding to the child.  Click here for the flyer in Korean.  

Online Sarangbang Gathering: Learning about the financial aid programs for college students  12/9/22 (Fri) 10am-12pm: Parents can find answers to their financial aid related questions through Q & A session after a short presentation of the topic.  Click here for the flyer in Korean.

Christmas Toy Giveaway

The Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church in Alexandria will be having a Christmas Toy Giveaway on​ December 17. Register no later than December 15th.  Click here for more information.

Respiratory Illness Resources

Please see the following resources below for illnesses that are prevalent in the community.

Hand washing web page and materials  check out the Baby Shark video!

Flu web page

Search for a flu vaccination

RSV web page

Search for a COVID-19 vaccination

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

Fairhill Forum11/22/2022

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  Fairhill Forum November 22, 2022

 

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News from Fairhill For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.    Dates to Remember:

November:  Native American Heritage Month

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25th:  Deadline for Square One Art orders

December 1st:  Family Life Education (FLE) Information Session, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

December 1st:  Deadline to submit feedback for proposed FLE Changes 

December 2nd:  Tie-Dye Day (International Day of Persons with Disabilities)

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

December 5th - 9th:  Inclusive Schools Week

December 7th:  Family Book Fair Evening, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Library

December 7th:  PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 15th:  Fairhill Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 15th:  AAP Level IV Referral Form Deadline

December 16th:  Spirit Day, Pajama Day

December 17th - January 2nd:  Winter Break, no school

From everyone here at Fairhill, we wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the next five days and we will see you back at Fairhill on Monday, November 28th.

FLE Information Session

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. Prior to the teaching of these lessons, Fairhill will be hosting an informational session where families can preview the Family Life Education media and lessons in Schoology and talk with school staff about the program. The info session will be held on Thursday December 1,  2022 from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. This session will be held virtually. If you are interested in attending, please complete this google form so we can send a Zoom link prior to the meeting.  All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time. If you have any questions, please email our FLE Lead Teacher, Mrs. Barnett at [email protected]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day is Saturday,  December 3rd.  Show your support by wearing tie-dye to school on December 2nd!

 

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming! Mark your calendars for Decemer 5-9 and get excited for the return of Family Night on Wednesday, December 7th!  A letter from Mr. Cooper explaining many aspects is in today’s Tuesday folder, and a special preview flyer will go home next week. We look forward to an exciting week and thank you in advance for your support!

Level IV AAP Referrals

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Erica Campbell, Fairhill AART no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Erica Campbell, [email protected]

Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings here at Fairhill.

Yearbook Orders are here

Click here for information on ordering.

Click here to order your copy.

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

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

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

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

News from the PTA

It is Square 1 Art time again!  Don't forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person.  With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child's artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration.  Nothing says "you're loved" like "I made this art keepsake just for you!"

Personalized Square 1 Art catalogs will come home with your students shortly.  Free stickers of your child's artwork are included!

This year, all orders will be shipped directly to the child's house.  All orders must be placed online by Friday, November 25.

If you would like to upload additional artwork, you can do so by accessing Art Upload at https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload

Questions or concerns?  Please contact Square 1 Art Customer Care.

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

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PTA School Directory

The PTA is excited to launch the 2022-2023 digital school directory.  Those of you who were at Fairhill last year may remember the A to Z Connect Directory.  It is a great way to stay in touch with other Fairhill families and plan birthday parties and playdates.

The directory can be accessed from the Membership Toolkit Mobile App or from a browser.

The directory is available to all families who did not opt out.  

Logging In and Creating an Account

First Time Users:

Before you can use the directory for the first time, you need to set up your account. To set up your account, you must go through a browser.  Once the account is established, you can use the mobile app for your searches.  The URL for the Fairhill A to Z directory can be found HERE

  • Click the “Register/Login” button on your home page.
  • Use the email address that you have on file with the Fairhill office and select a password.
  • Watch for an email that will ask you to verify your email address.
  • Once you have verified your email address, you need to finish setting up your contact information for the database. Complete the parent & student forms and the directory & publish preferences.

Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory.  You do not need to provide your home address or phone number.  When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page.  The default is for only your email address to be displayed.

 

Returning Users:

If you created an account during the 2021-2022 school year, your account is still active.  When you log in for the first time since the data was updated for the 2022-2023 school year, you will be asked to updated your account data.  Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory.  You do not need to provide your home address or phone number.  When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page.  The default is for only your email address to be displayed.

For support, please contact [email protected]

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Strategic Plan Student Survey, Grades 3 - 12

Fairfax County Public Schools is taking part in a survey for students to provide feedback that will be used to develop a Strategic Plan that will be the roadmap for the school division over the next five years. This survey will provide information on the priorities of FCPS students to Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid as she leads the planning of FCPS' future. Learn more about the Strategic Planning process.

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes. The public feedback form will be open October 31 through December 1

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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 For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.    Dates to Remember:

November:  Native American Heritage Month

November 18th:  Deadline for Employee Awards Nominations

November 21st:  November Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Vitale, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25th:  Deadline for Square One Art orders

December 1:  Deadline to submit feedback for proposed FLE Changes 

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

December 7th:  Family Book Fair Evening, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Library

December 7th:  PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 15th:  Fairhill Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 16th:  Spirit Day, Pajama Day

December 17th - January 2nd:  Winter Break, no school

Dear Fairhill Families,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our PTA meeting this week! It was great to come together and reflect on a successful Fall Festival and start to build up the energy for upcoming events! 

One of the topics of the Principal Update at the PTA meeting was the teacher/staff appreciation program. Each year FCPS facilitates a recognition program where anyone can nominate a teacher or staff member for outstanding work. Any Fairhill employee can be nominated.  Read more below and see the link for nomination.  Please take a moment to recognize a Fairhill staff member if you have experienced the impact of their outstanding work.

Have a wonderful week, 

Ted & Courtney 

Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now OPEN for the Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Fairhill Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please follow the link here.  Nominations are due no later than Friday, November 18, 2022

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

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

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

Outstanding Principal

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

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has up to three years of 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 (regardless of how they are paid) 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 18, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Chen our Awards Liaison, at [email protected]

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming! Mark your calendars for Decemer 5-9 and get excited for the return of Family Night on Wednesday, December 7th!  A letter from Mr. Cooper explaining many aspects is in today’s Tuesday folder, and a special preview flyer will go home next week. We look forward to an exciting week and thank you in advance for your support!

Yearbook Orders are here

Click here for information on ordering.

Click here to order your copy.

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Gratitude

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

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

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

News from the PTA

It is Square 1 Art time again!  Don't forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person.  With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child's artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration.  Nothing says "you're loved" like "I made this art keepsake just for you!"

Personalized Square 1 Art catalogs will come home with your students shortly.  Free stickers of your child's artwork are included!

This year, all orders will be shipped directly to the child's house.  All orders must be placed online by Friday, November 25.

If you would like to upload additional artwork, you can do so by accessing Art Upload at https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload

Questions or concerns?  Please contact Square 1 Art Customer Care.

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA School Directory

The PTA is excited to launch the 2022-2023 digital school directory.  Those of you who were at Fairhill last year may remember the A to Z Connect Directory.  It is a great way to stay in touch with other Fairhill families and plan birthday parties and playdates.

The directory can be accessed from the Membership Toolkit Mobile App or from a browser.

The directory is available to all families who did not opt out.  

Logging In and Creating an Account

First Time Users:

Before you can use the directory for the first time, you need to set up your account. To set up your account, you must go through a browser.  Once the account is established, you can use the mobile app for your searches.  The URL for the Fairhill A to Z directory can be found HERE

  • Click the “Register/Login” button on your home page.
  • Use the email address that you have on file with the Fairhill office and select a password.
  • Watch for an email that will ask you to verify your email address.
  • Once you have verified your email address, you need to finish setting up your contact information for the database. Complete the parent & student forms and the directory & publish preferences.

Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory.  You do not need to provide your home address or phone number.  When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page.  The default is for only your email address to be displayed.

 

Returning Users:

If you created an account during the 2021-2022 school year, your account is still active.  When you log in for the first time since the data was updated for the 2022-2023 school year, you will be asked to updated your account data.  Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory.  You do not need to provide your home address or phone number.  When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page.  The default is for only your email address to be displayed.

For support, please contact [email protected]

News from Luther Jackson MS  Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The LJMS Drama Department invites you to come and enjoy our hilarious comedy, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!  Watch as our talented cast try to reenact the 209 Brothers Grimm fairy tales at once. This fast-paced and rollicking ride is sure to please audience members of all ages. Shows will be Thursday Nov. 17, Friday Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available now online for only $5 ($6 at the door). Come out and have some fun!

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Strategic Plan Student Survey, Grades 3 - 12

Fairfax County Public Schools is taking part in a survey for students to provide feedback that will be used to develop a Strategic Plan that will be the roadmap for the school division over the next five years. This survey will provide information on the priorities of FCPS students to Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid as she leads the planning of FCPS' future. Learn more about the Strategic Planning process.

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes. The public feedback form will be open October 31 through December 1

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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 For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.    Dates to Remember:

November:  Native American Heritage Month

November 9th:  Picture Retake Day

November 10th:  AAP Screening Information Session, Grades 2 through 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November 10th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 11th:  Veterans Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 14th:  PTA Dinner Night Out at Domino's Pizza, Pan Am Plaza

November 18:  Deadline for Employee Awards Nominations

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1:  Deadline to submit feedback for proposed FLE Changes 

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

December 7th:  Family Book Fair Evening, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Library

December 7th:  PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria

December 15th:  Fairhill Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 16th:  Spirit Day, Pajama Day

December 17th - January 2nd:  Winter Break, no school

Dear Fairhill Families,

What a wonderful weekend we had! Our students' voices soared on Friday night during the Falls Church HS football game singing The National Anthem and on Saturday, we saw some lightning speed runners at our Annual Pumpkin Pie Run!  You can see some fabulous pictures below of the run.   Thank you to everyone who was able to make the time to join their Fairhill Family this weekend and build community with each other. 

This Thursday we have an important PTA meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the Fairhill Library. We will start with our traditional PTA meeting and then during our Principal Update, we will be presenting Fairhill SOL data and school plan for the 2022-2023 school year. We hope that you are able to join us during this important conversation. 

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

Picture Retake Day is November 9th

If you have received your student's picture but want a retake, you will need to send the old one in with your student to the retake.  

Click here for more information.

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

Please join us for a  Parent Information Session on Thursday, November 10th @ 5:30-6:30 in the Fairhill library to share information about the Screening and Identification processes for full-time level IV services for identified students. This session is intended for families of students in grades 2-6. We hope to see you then!

Please click here to read the Fall AAP Newsletter.  Click here for the Spanish AAP Newsletter.

Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now OPEN for the Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Fairhill Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please follow the link here.  Nominations are due no later than Friday, November 18, 2022

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

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

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

Outstanding Principal

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

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has up to three years of 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 (regardless of how they are paid) 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 18, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Chen our Awards Liaison, at [email protected]

Library News

Happy November! The first quarter saw lots of reading in the library! To date, Fairhill students have checked out 11,658 books! That’s an impressive number, considering we have only had 9 weeks of school. Looking ahead, the annual Book Fair is coming next month. Mark your calendars for December 5-9! More info will be disseminated closer to date, including date and times for the return of our Family Night. We look forward to seeing you there!

Leslie Howard

Librarian, Fairhill ES

Twitter: @FairhillLibrary

Current Read: The Land of Stories 5: Worlds Colliding (listening via the public library’s Libby app)

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Bravery

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

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

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

News from the PTA Dinner Night Out at Domino's News from Luther Jackson MS  Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The LJMS Drama Department invites you to come and enjoy our hilarious comedy, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!  Watch as our talented cast try to reenact the 209 Brothers Grimm fairy tales at once. This fast-paced and rollicking ride is sure to please audience members of all ages. Shows will be Thursday Nov. 17, Friday Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available now online for only $5 ($6 at the door). Come out and have some fun!

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Strategic Plan Student Survey, Grades 3 - 12

Fairfax County Public Schools is taking part in a survey for students to provide feedback that will be used to develop a Strategic Plan that will be the roadmap for the school division over the next five years. This survey will provide information on the priorities of FCPS students to Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid as she leads the planning of FCPS' future. Learn more about the Strategic Planning process.

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes. The public feedback form will be open October 31 through December 1

Dunn Loring Repurposing Project Community Meeting- November 10

Join us Thursday, November 10, for a community meeting to learn more about the Dunn Loring repurposing project, a Fairfax County Public Schools capital project funded by a voter-approved bond referendum. During this meeting, you will learn more about the project and design process to date and have an opportunity to share your views on the project and design process. Public feedback will be shared with the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, School Board, and FCPS staff on the community’s view of the project and design process to date. Please be aware, at this stage in the design and construction process, no major changes may be made but small adjustments may be considered. 

The November 10 community meeting will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to choose to attend in person at the Gatehouse Administrative Center (8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church) or virtually via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided based on the availability of interpretation staff.

Please be aware, the November 10 meeting will focus on the proposed design and future construction. Boundary discussions will begin at the start of construction, which may be as early as spring 2024. We will share future engagement opportunities with the community as they are scheduled.

Register for the November 10 community meeting

Learn more about the Dunn Loring project

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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 For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.  Dates to Remember:

November 4th: Students invited to sing National Anthem at FCHS football game

November 5th: Pumpkin Pie Run, 9:00 a.m.

November 8th:  Election Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 9th:  Picture Retake Day

November 10th:  AAP Screening Information Session, Grades 2 through 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November 10th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 11th:  Veterans Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 14th:  PTA Dinner Night Out at Domino's Pizza, Pan Am Plaza

November 18:  Deadline for Employee Awards Nominations

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5th - 9th:  Fairhill Book Fair

Dear Fairhill Families,

WOW! How amazing was the Fall Festival?! The turn out was incredible and seeing so many of our families in one place warmed our hearts. To ALL the people who helped run such a successful event, THANK YOU. 

Missed the Fall Festival? No problem! This weekend we have plenty of events to attend.  It will begin with singing the National Anthem before the Falls Church HS Football game on Friday evening. See below for more information and to sign up.  On Saturday we will have our Annual Pumpkin Pie Run at 9:00 AM right here at Fairhill! Please see below to sign up or to volunteer.  We still need volunteers to assist with this event.  

As we start the second quarter, we want to reiterate our support for your student and your family at Fairhill. One of the things that makes Fairhill such an amazing place is our supportive community and we don’t take that partnership for granted. We are always an email or phone call away if there is something we can do to make your Fairhill experience better.

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

Fairhill is a 2022 Purple Star designee

We are pleased to inform you that the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children has selected Fairhill Elementary School as a 2022 Purple Star designee. The Council applauds and appreciates our school’s outstanding commitment to serving the needs of military students and families across Virginia.

Fairhill's Wall of Heroes

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to invite the Fairhill community to honor their Veteran family members on our Wall of Heroes! To participate, please use any Google account and complete this 4 question Google Form. All submissions are due by Thursday, November 3rd. Thank you!

Every October, our oldest Tigers promote on the school news the idea of philanthropy – sharing your time, talent, or treasure with others.  Students are invited to share some of their treasure (leftover or extra Halloween candy) with Second Story (a refuge for homeless teens), the Children’s Hospital and military troops overseas (Operation Gratitude).  Last year, Fairhill students collected over 500 pounds of candy to share!  We hope to do the same this year, so please encourage your Tigers to send in any candy they would like to share November 1st –  4th. Thank you for helping us show that #OtherPeopleMatter!

National Anthem at Falls Church HS

The students of Fairhill have been invited along with all the other elementary schools in our pyramid to sing the National Anthem before a Falls Church HS Football Game! The students have been working very hard to learn and sing the National Anthem over the past few weeks and this is a wonderful opportunity for our students in grades K-6 to perform for an audience. Each family will receive one ticket to the game for a parent or guardian. What you need to know:

Where: Falls Church High School - 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042

When: Friday November 4th. Meet in FCHS auditorium for warm up at 6:00 PM

Transportation: Families will need to drop off at entrance 8. Pick up by parents next to the bleachers on the far side of the stadium (away from the entrance) or in the auditorium lobby (FCHS Door 8). Students will not be released to parents waiting in vehicles in the parking lot for their safety. Students should be picked up no later than 7:05 p.m.

How to sign up: Go to this link - https://forms.gle/3SYFioByjLZG6wpX8 11th ANNUAL FAIRHILL PUMPKIN PIE RUN

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all 1st-6th  graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form here and return to Mr. Peevy.

 We need your help to make this event a success. Please click here to sign  up to help! 

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy [email protected]

Federal Impact Aid Survey

Please check your students' Tuesday folder today.  Each eligible student at Fairhill received a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anne Kane [email protected].   

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

Picture Retake Day is November 9th

If you have received your student's picture but want a retake, you will need to send the old one in with your student to the retake.  

Click here for more information.

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

Please join us for a  Parent Information Session on Thursday, November 10th @ 5:30-6:30 in the Fairhill library to share information about the Screening and Identification processes for full-time level IV services for identified students. This session is intended for families of students in grades 2-6. We hope to see you then!

Please click here to read the Fall AAP Newsletter.  Click here for the Spanish AAP Newsletter.

Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now OPEN for the Fairhill Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Fairhill Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please follow the link here.  Nominations are due no later than Friday, November 18, 2022

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

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

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

Outstanding Principal

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

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has up to three years of 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 (regardless of how they are paid) 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 18, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Chen our Awards Liaison, at [email protected]

Library News

Happy November! The first quarter saw lots of reading in the library! To date, Fairhill students have checked out 11,658 books! That’s an impressive number, considering we have only had 9 weeks of school. Looking ahead, the annual Book Fair is coming next month. Mark your calendars for December 5-9! More info will be disseminated closer to date, including date and times for the return of our Family Night. We look forward to seeing you there!

Leslie Howard

Librarian, Fairhill ES

Twitter: @FairhillLibrary

Current Read: The Land of Stories 5: Worlds Colliding (listening via the public library’s Libby app)

Did you miss the October Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Vitale?  Have no FEAR, just click here for the recording!  Please use passcode 9kxy!3au6j.

 

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: OPM - Knowing my words and actions affect others

WHAT DOES Knowing my words and actions affect others MEAN? Everything you say and do can affect others – and your relationships with them.

Click here for the full explanation of OPM - Knowing my words and actions affect others and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.

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

News from the PTA Dinner Night Out at Domino's News from Thomas Jefferson High School Science Fair For 5th and 6th Grade Students

We are TJ Investigative Science Outreach, a student-led organization at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. We will be hosting our 10th anniversary science fair on March 18th, 2023 and we would like to invite 5th-8th grade students to participate. Admission to the science fair is completely free. Participants will complete a research project of their choice and present at the fair in-person on March 18, 2023. We help students prepare for this fair by holding multiple sessions to teach them important skills in STEM like brainstorming, presenting, writing an experiment summary, statistics, creating an experimental diagram, etc. Our first interest/brainstorming session is Friday November 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We will be holding this session both in-person and virtually. During this session we will go over the goals and guidelines of this fair and introduce students to a multitude of project ideas. All interested students should sign up using the form at the link: https://forms.gle/kDHmtqUefP2WdFey5

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Dunn Loring Repurposing Project Community Meeting- November 10

Join us Thursday, November 10, for a community meeting to learn more about the Dunn Loring repurposing project, a Fairfax County Public Schools capital project funded by a voter-approved bond referendum. During this meeting, you will learn more about the project and design process to date and have an opportunity to share your views on the project and design process. Public feedback will be shared with the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, School Board, and FCPS staff on the community’s view of the project and design process to date. Please be aware, at this stage in the design and construction process, no major changes may be made but small adjustments may be considered. 

The November 10 community meeting will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to choose to attend in person at the Gatehouse Administrative Center (8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church) or virtually via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided based on the availability of interpretation staff.

Please be aware, the November 10 meeting will focus on the proposed design and future construction. Boundary discussions will begin at the start of construction, which may be as early as spring 2024. We will share future engagement opportunities with the community as they are scheduled.

Register for the November 10 community meeting

Learn more about the Dunn Loring project

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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 For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.  Dates to Remember:

October 27th:  Bed Time Stories with Mrs. Vitale, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

October 28th:  End of Quarter 1, students released at 2:05 pm

October 28th:  Fairhill Fall Festival, 5:00 pm

October 31st:  Student Holiday, no school 

November 4th: Students invited to sing National Anthem at FCHS football game

November 5th: Pumpkin Pie Run, 9:00 a.m.

November 8th:  Election Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 9th:  Picture Retake Day

November 10th:  AAP Screening Information Session, Grades 2 through 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November 10th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 11th:  Veterans Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 14th:  PTA Dinner Night Out at Domino's Pizza, Pan Am Plaza

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

Dear Fairhill Families,

Wow! Fall is really here! The trees surrounding Fairhill are turning to a beautiful red, brown, orange or yellow which makes the walk or bus ride to and from Fairhill each day absolutely stunning for our students. 

Speaking of fall, this Friday is not only an early release for our students (2:05 PM) but also our Fall Festival! Our PTA has worked and is still working hard to put this phenomenal  event  together and it’s not just lip service when we say how much our teachers and staff value our PTA, as well as the rest of our community. Evening events like the Fall Festival are a great time to build connections and relationships between school and community. In addition to the quality time together, research tells us that school and community connections are a huge driver of positive student success. Hopefully you are able to join us and meet other Fairhill families and Fairhill staff. Please consider signing up to volunteer using the sign-up link below.

As always, our primary role is to support students and families so never hesitate to reach out if we can support you or your student. 

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

Fairhill Fall Festival is this Friday, October 28th!

Click here to volunteer.

Click here to donate.

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Click here for the Spanish flyer.

Click here for the English flyer. 

Conferences! 

If you have not already scheduled a conference with your students teacher, please reach out to get that scheduled today! During these individual meetings, teachers will be able to share how students are doing during their school day. 

Fairhill's Wall of Heroes

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to invite the Fairhill community to honor their Veteran family members on our Wall of Heroes! To participate, please use any Google account and complete this 4 question Google Form. All submissions are due by Thursday, November 3rd. Thank you!

Every October, our oldest Tigers promote on the school news the idea of philanthropy – sharing your time, talent, or treasure with others.  Students are invited to share some of their treasure (leftover or extra Halloween candy) with Second Story (a refuge for homeless teens), the Children’s Hospital and military troops overseas (Operation Gratitude).  Last year, Fairhill students collected over 500 pounds of candy to share!  We hope to do the same this year, so please encourage your Tigers to send in any candy they would like to share November 1st –  4th. Thank you for helping us show that #OtherPeopleMatter!

National Anthem at Falls Church HS

The students of Fairhill have been invited along with all the other elementary schools in our pyramid to sing the National Anthem before a Falls Church HS Football Game! The students have been working very hard to learn and sing the National Anthem over the past few weeks and this is a wonderful opportunity for our students in grades K-6 to perform for an audience. Each family will receive one ticket to the game for a parent or guardian. What you need to know:

Where: Falls Church High School - 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042

When: Friday November 4th. Meet in FCHS auditorium for warm up at 6:00 PM

Transportation: Families will need to drop off at entrance 8. Pick up by parents next to the bleachers on the far side of the stadium (away from the entrance) or in the auditorium lobby (FCHS Door 8). Students will not be released to parents waiting in vehicles in the parking lot for their safety. Students should be picked up no later than 7:05 p.m.

How to sign up: Go to this link - https://forms.gle/3SYFioByjLZG6wpX8 Federal Impact Aid Survey

Please check your students' Tuesday folder today.  Each eligible student at Fairhill received a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anne Kane [email protected].   

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

11th ANNUAL FAIRHILL PUMPKIN PIE RUN

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all 1st-6th  graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form here and return to Mr. Peevy.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy [email protected]

Picture Retake Day is November 9th

Click here for more information.

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

Please join us for a  Parent Information Session on Thursday, November 10th @ 5:30-6:30 in the Fairhill library to share information about the Screening and Identification processes for full-time level IV services for identified students. This session is intended for families of students in grades 2-6. We hope to see you then!

Please click here to read the Fall AAP Newsletter.  Click here for the Spanish AAP Newsletter.

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Creativity

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

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

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

News from Falls Church Pyramid

Click here for the Spanish flyer. 

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Dunn Loring Repurposing Project Community Meeting- November 10

Join us Thursday, November 10, for a community meeting to learn more about the Dunn Loring repurposing project, a Fairfax County Public Schools capital project funded by a voter-approved bond referendum. During this meeting, you will learn more about the project and design process to date and have an opportunity to share your views on the project and design process. Public feedback will be shared with the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, School Board, and FCPS staff on the community’s view of the project and design process to date. Please be aware, at this stage in the design and construction process, no major changes may be made but small adjustments may be considered. 

The November 10 community meeting will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to choose to attend in person at the Gatehouse Administrative Center (8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church) or virtually via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided based on the availability of interpretation staff.

Please be aware, the November 10 meeting will focus on the proposed design and future construction. Boundary discussions will begin at the start of construction, which may be as early as spring 2024. We will share future engagement opportunities with the community as they are scheduled.

Register for the November 10 community meeting

Learn more about the Dunn Loring project

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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 For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.  Dates to Remember:

October:  Bullying Prevention Month

October:  Disability History and Awareness Month

October 17th - 21st:  National School Bus Safety Week

October 17th - 21st:  Digital Citizenship Week

October 24th:  Student Holiday, Diwali, no school

October 25th:  Yearbook Cover Design Contest Deadline, Grades 3 - 6

October 27th:  Bed Time Stories with Mrs. Vitale, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

October 28th:  End of Quarter 1, students released at 2:05 pm

October 28th:  Fairhill Fall Festival, 5:00 pm

October 31st:  Student Holiday, no school 

November 4th: Students invited to sing National Anthem at FCHS football game

November 5th: Pumpkin Pie Run, 9:00 a.m.

November 8th:  Student Holiday, no school

November 11th:  Picture Makeup Day

November 10th:  AAP Screening Information Session, Grades 2 through 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November 10th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 11th:  Veterans Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 14th:  PTA Dinner Night Out at Domino's Pizza, Pan Am Plaza

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

A note from Mr. Cooper

Dear Fairhill Families: 

As many of you know, yesterday was my first day back at Fairhill after paternity leave. While I of course enjoyed my time with my family, I have been eager to get back to my other family - the students, staff, and community at Fairhill. Yesterday I was greeted with such radiant smiles and love from all of our students.  It was great to see our returning students and meet our new families this year. 

I wanted to share a bit of gratitude for our Fairhill staff, our students, and our community during my absence. Tim, Courtney, and our staff have done an incredible job starting the year and Fairhill is running as smoothly as ever, focusing on relationships, trust, student learning, and social development. Our students have been working hard and are already extremely well versed in our routines and procedures. Finally, it has been wonderful to see and hear from so many of our families about how great their year has been so far!  A huge thank you to our community for your support of our tree planting initiative and our PTA for contributing to our lovely door mat in the main lobby! 

I look forward to continuing  to work with each of our families to ensure they are having a positive experience at Fairhill. I look forward to seeing you all at community events in the future (see below for more information)!

With gratitude,

Ted

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

This has been another great week at Fairhill! Above you will see some important dates to  remember for opportunities to build community and connection at Fairhill. We hope to see each of you at some if not all of these events if your family is able to attend. One of the things that makes Fairhill such a special place are the traditions we have and it’s exciting to see many of them returning!

See you at the Fall Festival and the Pumpkin Pie Run!

All our best,

Ted & Courtney 

 

Federal Impact Aid Survey

Please check your students' Tuesday folder today.  Each eligible student at Fairhill received a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anne Kane [email protected].   

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

Digital Citizenship Week

The week of October 17th-21st is Digital Citizenship Week. In addition to learning throughout the year, this week highlights our shared responsibility that plays a vital role in ensuring students learn to use technology safely, responsibly, ethically, and learn to develop healthy habits and self-monitoring skills around the use of technology.  Visit the Feature section of our website for a resource that will be added each day of the week to promote conversations between families and students!

Conferences! 

If you have not already scheduled a conference with your students teacher, please reach out to get that scheduled today! During these individual meetings, teachers will be able to share how students are doing during their school day. 

iReadyScore Reports

All students in grades 1-6 completed their iReady Universal Screener this Fall in both math and reading. Score reports will be available in ParentVue for families to review. Teachers will also have copies of these score reports to share with families during their conferences. Don't forget to sign up for a conference with your teacher! 

Fairhill's Wall of Heroes

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to invite the Fairhill community to honor their Veteran family members on our Wall of Heroes! To participate, please use any Google account and complete this 4 question Google Form. All submissions are due by Thursday, November 3rd. Thank you!

National Anthem at Falls Church HS

The students of Fairhill have been invited along with all the other elementary schools in our pyramid to sing the National Anthem before a Falls Church HS Football Game! The students have been working very hard to learn and sing the National Anthem over the past few weeks and this is a wonderful opportunity for our students in grades K-6 to perform for an audience. Each family will receive one ticket to the game for a parent or guardian. What you need to know:

Where: Falls Church High School - 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042

When: Friday November 4th. Meet in FCHS auditorium for warm up at 6:00 PM

Transportation: Families will need to drop off at entrance 8. Pick up by parents next to the bleachers on the far side of the stadium (away from the entrance) or in the auditorium lobby (FCHS Door 8). Students will not be released to parents waiting in vehicles in the parking lot for their safety. Students should be picked up no later than 7:05 p.m.

How to sign up: Go to this link - https://forms.gle/3SYFioByjLZG6wpX8 11th ANNUAL FAIRHILL PUMPKIN PIE RUN

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all 1st-6th  graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form here and return to Mr. Peevy.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy [email protected]

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

Please join us for a  Parent Information Session on Thursday, November 10th @ 5:30-6:30 in the Fairhill library to share information about the Screening and Identification processes for full-time level IV services for identified students. This session is intended for families of students in grades 2-6. We hope to see you then!

Please click here to read the Fall AAP Newsletter.  Click here for the Spanish AAP Newsletter.

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Integrity 

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

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

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

News from the PTA Get ready for the Fairhill Fall Festival coming this month!

Click here for the Spanish flyer.

Click here for the English flyer. 

News from Falls Church Pyramid

Click here for the Spanish flyer. 

News from FCPS Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

News from the Community Calling All Girl Scouts! 

 

Is your child interested in joining Girl Scouts? We are exploring creating a new Daisy troop for Kindergarteners and First Graders and would like to gauge interest and support for this adventure. Girl Scouts change their communities, build forever friendships, and dream big!  Interested parents should contact Debbie Schechtman-Rook at [email protected] for additional information and next steps.

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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 For a translated version of this newsletter, please click HERE. Next click on the language icon in the upper left corner to choose your preferred language. Para obtener una versión traducida de este mensaje, haga clic AQUÍ. Luego, haga clic en el icono IDIOMA en la esquina superior izquierda para elegir su idioma preferido.  Dates to Remember:

October:  Bullying Prevention Month

October 13th:  AAP Parent Information Session, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

October 13th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

October 17th:  Dinner Night Out at Iron Chef House, Mosaic, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

October 24th:  Student Holiday, Diwali

October 28th:  End of Quarter 1, students released at 2:05 pm

October 28th:  Fairhill Fall Festival, 5:00 pm

October 31st:  Student Holiday, no school 

November 4th: Students invited to sing National Anthem at FCHS football game

November 5th: Pumpkin Pie Run

November 8th:  Student Holiday, no school

November 10th:  AAP Screening Information Session, Grades 2 through 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November 10th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 11th:  Veterans Day, Student Holiday, no school

November 23rd - 25th:  Thanksgiving Holiday

Dear Fairhill Families,

We are so excited about our new fresh trees that were planted this weekend! Thanks to those families who were able to come and plant one of the 8(!) new trees around Fairhill. Plenty of shade in the years to come from these beautiful trees. 

It certainly feels like fall outside!! Please remember to have your students dress appropriately for outdoor recess. Layers is always best since it is usually warmer by lunch time! 

Last week we said goodbye, for now, to Mr. Stanley. This was his third (!) time with us here at Fairhill and he has continued to cultivate such strong relationships with both staff, students and the community. We will all miss him terribly. 

We are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Cooper back to Fairhill next Monday, October 17th. I already know he is SOOO EXCITED to jump back into things at Fairhill. 

As you have already heard from your classroom teachers, we are asking all teachers and families to set up a conference to discuss student progress. This is a great way to learn about how students are doing socially and academically while in school. Conferences have already started so if you haven't set up a conference yet, there is still time! 

Please reach out if you should have any questions about anything. 

 

Sincerely,

Courtney Korb

Assistant Principal

 

Conferences! 

If you have not already scheduled a conference with your students teacher, please reach out to get that scheduled today! During these individual meetings, teachers will be able to share how students are doing during their school day. 

iReadyScore Reports

All students in grades 1-6 completed their iReady Universal Screener this Fall in both math and reading. Score reports will be available in ParentVue for families to review. Teachers will also have copies of these score reports to share with families during their conferences. Don't forget to sign up for a conference with your teacher! 

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

Please join us for a Parent Information Session on Thursday, October 13th from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Fairhill library for an overview of FCPS Advanced Academic Programs and AAP services provided here at Fairhill. All parents are welcome to join to learn more about AAP programs and continuum of services.

Additionally, we will be hosting a Parent Information Session on Thursday, November 10th @ 5:30-6:30 in the Fairhill library to share information about the Screening and Identification processes for full-time level IV services for identified students. This session is intended for families of students in grades 2-6. We hope to see you then!

Please click here to read the Fall AAP Newsletter.  Click here for the Spanish AAP Newsletter.

Fairhill's Wall of Heroes

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to invite the Fairhill community to honor their Veteran family members on our Wall of Heroes! To participate, please use YOUR STUDENT’S FCPS GMAIL LOG-IN (student#@fcpsschools.net) and complete this 3 question Google Form. All submissions are due by Thursday, November 3rd. Thank you!

National Anthem at Falls Church HS

The students of Fairhill have been invited along with all the other elementary schools in our pyramid to sing the National Anthem before a Falls Church HS Football Game! The students have been working very hard to learn and sing the National Anthem over the past few weeks and this is a wonderful opportunity for our students in grades K-6 to perform for an audience. Each family will receive one ticket to the game for a parent or guardian. What you need to know:

Where: Falls Church High School - 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042

When: Friday November 4th. Meet in FCHS auditorium for warm up at 6:00 PM

Transportation: Families will need to drop off at entrance 8. Pick up by parents next to the bleachers on the far side of the stadium (away from the entrance) or in the auditorium lobby (FCHS Door 8). Students will not be released to parents waiting in vehicles in the parking lot for their safety. Students should be picked up no later than 7:05 p.m.

How to sign up: Go to this link - https://forms.gle/3SYFioByjLZG6wpX8 11th ANNUAL FAIRHILL PUMPKIN PIE RUN

The Pumpkin Pie Run is back! Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th at 9am. There will be a 3k run open to all 3-6 graders, a 1k run open to all 1st-6th  graders, and a 600 yard fun run open to kinders only. Parents are welcome to run with their students.  Don’t miss this GREAT FAIRHILL event! See the registration form here and return to Mr. Peevy.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peevy [email protected]

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset

WHAT DOES Other People Mindset MEAN? This means anything that builds relationships is going to make you happy.

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

News from the PTA PTA Dinner Night Out

Dine in or dine out at Iron Chef House, Mosaic on October 17th, from 11 am to 10 pm.  Please use FAIRHILL code for all orders.

Get ready for the Fairhill Fall Festival coming this month!

Click here for the Spanish flyer.

Click here for the English flyer. 

News from FCPS Superintendent Community Conversation for Military-Connected Families

Please join Superintendent Community Conversation for Military-Connected Families October 13, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community and the unique perspective of military-connected families. This hybrid event will be held in the 1st floor cafe at the FCPS Gatehouse Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church VA 22042.  Free parking is available in the underground garage.  Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. If you can attend, either in-person or virtually, please register to attend.

Free Tutoring for all FCPS Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

News from the Community Calling All Girl Scouts! 

 

Is your child interested in joining Girl Scouts? We are exploring creating a new Daisy troop for Kindergarteners and First Graders and would like to gauge interest and support for this adventure. Girl Scouts change their communities, build forever friendships, and dream big!  Interested parents should contact Debbie Schechtman-Rook at [email protected] for additional information and next steps.

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

  1. Tailor our instruction to individual students.
  2. Provide access and opportunities for all families to be engaged.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional learning for all teachers and staff.

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

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.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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