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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fairhill Spirit Week!

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

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

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

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

Congratulations!

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

Thank you Safeway!

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

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

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Creativity

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

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

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

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

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020 (TODAY)

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

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

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

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

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

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

News from FCPS New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

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

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

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

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

Double Food Distribution on November 2

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

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

Fairhill Forum 10/20/2020

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

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

October 27th:  Square One Art Upload Deadline  

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

November 2nd: Student Holiday, no school for students

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

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

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

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

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

Fairhill Spirit Week: Next Week!

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

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

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Forgiveness

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

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

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

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

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

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

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

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

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

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

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

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

The complete work session video is available online

Should I Worry about Extra Screen Time for My Child?


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

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

For more information go to NCS Connects

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

Fairhill Forum 10/13/2020

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

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

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

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

October 30th: End of Quarter 1

November 2nd: Student Holiday, no school for students

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

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

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

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

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

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

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

Fairhill Spirit Week: October 26th-October 30th

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Being Present

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

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

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

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

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

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

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

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

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

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

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

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


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

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

For more information go to NCS Connects

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

October 5th: Reading on the Run Library Checkout Begins

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

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

October 12th: Indigenous Peoples Day- Student Holiday

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

October 26th-October 30th: Fairhill Spirit Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

 

AAP Information

Please review the AAP Newsletter by clicking this link

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

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

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

Fairhill Spirit Week: October 26th-October 30th

Please click here for more details on SPIRIT WEEK!!

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Open Mindedness

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

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

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

Square 1 Art

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

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

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

Please note the deadlines for participating in the program:

Upload art by 10/27/2020

Order keepsakes by 11/25/2020

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

 

How to Participate

1.  Create art (see tips here)

2.  Photograph and upload art

3.  Shop the Square 1 Art keepsake catalog

Ready to start?  Click here

 

Locating Uploaded Artwork

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

 

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for all PTA meetings throughout the year. 

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

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

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

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

News from FCPS Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesdays

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

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

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

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

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

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

NOW -September 30th: PTA Tech For Teachers Drive

October 5th: Reading on the Run Library Checkout Begins

October 7th: Walking Wednesday

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

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

October 12th: Indigenous People's Day- Student Holiday (No School)

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

iReady Assessment Information

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

Students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect.  We also encourage you to watch the following videos to better understand iReady and how to best support your child while they are taking the assessment. 

Please see your teacher newsletters this week for more information on when your student will be taking these assessments. 

 

Learn About Taking the iReady at Home

English

Spanish

Tips for Successful Testing at Home

English

Spanish

Checklist For Supporting Your Child at Home

English

Spanish

 

Please do not have your child start and/or complete i-Ready assessments unless instructed by their teacher.

The Importance of Productive Struggle

As we start school in a new virtual setting, it is still important to allow students to fully engage without much academic support from families. 

The resiliency of our students is amazing and we as a school will never let students knowingly fail. Please allow students to take risks and make mistakes as mistakes grow our brain! 

"As parents and teachers, we do just about everything we can to make sure that children don’t struggle. It turns out we are making a terrible mistake. Research shows that struggling is absolutely critical to mastery and that the highest achieving people in the world are those who have struggled the most."Jo Boaler 

In addition to the above linked article, please enjoy this video on the Importance of Struggle.

 

Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:
  1. Curbside Check-out will be offered on Mondays, beginning Monday, October 5th. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. to collect their books. 
  2. How to Choose Books:
    1. Grades 3-6: Students can place holds by logging into the Destiny catalog, which is accessed through the Library page on Fairhill’s website. (A how-to video will be posted in the Library Google Classroom, and Mrs. Howard will also be teaching students how to do this during Library time.) Students are limited to 5 holds at a time. Sometimes a ‘Hold is Ready” notification will pop up. Please disregard this notice and wait for email notification. When arriving, please state the student’s last name and grade level and wait while we gather the books.
    2. Grades prek-2: Themed grab bags will be available for the first few weeks (with a plan to move to holds once students learn how to place holds in their library class.) Themes will be posted in the Library Google Classroom and will rotate each week to maximize variety When you arrive, please state which theme you are interested in, student’s name, student’s teacher, and wait while we check the books out to your child. 
  3. Grades 3-6 students and families will be responsible for checking their fcpsschools.net email accounts for notification that holds are ready to be picked up. If holds are not picked up within two weeks (two Mondays), the books will be checked back in so others may get them.
  4. All students will be limited to checking out no more than 5 books at a time in order for staff to have adequate time for pulling, quarantining, and reshelving the books.
  5. Returns can take place at the same time as pick-up. Returns will go into quarantine for a week in accordance with FCPS guidelines and recent Covid-detecting studies. You may also return library books from this past Spring! We’d love to have our missing 792 titles back! Overdue notices will be emailed to fcpsschools.net accounts--please check for those!
  6. We will also be collecting food donations for Fairhill families in need. Canned and boxed goods will be accepted during “Reading on The Run.”
  7. Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu
AAP Information

Please review the AAP Newsletter by clicking this link

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

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

Please email Mrs. Arman, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, for more information. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

Tech for Teachers

Please help support our PTA and teachers by participating in this AMAZING tech drive. 

The unique circumstances of distance learning have required our teachers to create very unique home classrooms.  Our Fairhill teachers would greatly benefit from using document cameras and/or other technology aids to teach our children this year.  Many of these tools will also be of great use once we return to the classroom. 

Our goal is to raise $5,000 by September 30th that will be distributed amongst the Fairhill staff to enhance their virtual classrooms.  Please see the link here for details on pledge levels and fun Fairhill prizes!  Donate today to ensure that virtual learning benefits EVERYONE! To donate, click here.

Screen-Free Activities 

Are you looking for some enrichment activities away from the screen?

With the help of Mrs. Arman, Advanced Academics Teacher, please review this document with some helpful resources and ideas to help students engage in some screen-free activities at home. 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Teamwork

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for all PTA meetings throughout the year. 

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

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesdays

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

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

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

Families, neighborhoods or schools can register their participation in International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2020 at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/

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

Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

2020 Recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

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Fairhill is a 2020 Recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

Congratulations! Fairhill Elementary School in Fairfax County Public School District has been designated an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School for 2020 by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Our school is one of 367 schools in the nation and one of eight schools from Virginia to be recognized in 2020. 

This recognition is based on our school’s overall progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 

Check out the 29:38 minute mark on this video to see our name in lights!

We are so proud of our school community on this incredible honor. We can't wait to celebrate! 

 

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

NOW -September 30th: PTA Tech For Teachers Drive

October 5th: Reading on the Run Library Checkout Begins

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

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

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

Fairhill Library’s “Reading on the Run” Curbside Check-out:
  1. Curbside Check-out will be offered on Mondays, beginning Monday, October 5th. Families will use the Kiss and Ride loop from 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. to collect their books. 
  2. How to Choose Books:
    1. Grades 3-6: Students can place holds by logging into the Destiny catalog, which is accessed through the Library page on Fairhill’s website. (A how-to video will be posted in the Library Google Classroom, and Mrs. Howard will also be teaching students how to do this during Library time.) Students are limited to 5 holds at a time. Sometimes a ‘Hold is Ready” notification will pop up. Please disregard this notice and wait for email notification. When arriving, please state the student’s last name and grade level and wait while we gather the books.
    2. Grades prek-2: Themed grab bags will be available for the first few weeks (with a plan to move to holds once students learn how to place holds in their library class.) Themes will be posted in the Library Google Classroom and will rotate each week to maximize variety When you arrive, please state which theme you are interested in, student’s name, student’s teacher, and wait while we check the books out to your child. 
  3. Grades 3-6 students and families will be responsible for checking their fcpsschools.net email accounts for notification that holds are ready to be picked up. If holds are not picked up within two weeks (two Mondays), the books will be checked back in so others may get them.
  4. All students will be limited to checking out no more than 5 books at a time in order for staff to have adequate time for pulling, quarantining, and reshelving the books.
  5. Returns can take place at the same time as pick-up. Returns will go into quarantine for a week in accordance with FCPS guidelines and recent Covid-detecting studies. You may also return library books from this past Spring! We’d love to have our missing 792 titles back! Overdue notices will be emailed to fcpsschools.net accounts--please check for those!
  6. We will also be collecting food donations for Fairhill families in need. Canned and boxed goods will be accepted during “Reading on The Run.”
  7. Thank you for your patience and grace as we try something new! We welcome feedback to make our process smooth and enjoyable! You may email Mrs. Howard at: lghoward@fcps.edu
AAP Information

Please review the AAP Newsletter by clicking this link

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

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

Please email Mrs. Arman, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, for more information. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

Tech for Teachers

Please help support our PTA and teachers by participating in this AMAZING tech drive. 

The unique circumstances of distance learning have required our teachers to create very unique home classrooms.  Our Fairhill teachers would greatly benefit from using document cameras and/or other technology aids to teach our children this year.  Many of these tools will also be of great use once we return to the classroom. 

Our goal is to raise $5,000 by September 30th that will be distributed amongst the Fairhill staff to enhance their virtual classrooms.  Please see the link here for details on pledge levels and fun Fairhill prizes!  Donate today to ensure that virtual learning benefits EVERYONE! To donate, click here.

Screen-Free Activities 

Are you looking for some enrichment activities away from the screen?

With the help of Mrs. Arman, Advanced Academics Teacher, please review this document with some helpful resources and ideas to help students engage in some screen-free activities at home. 

iReady Assessment Information

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

Students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect.  We also encourage you to watch the following videos to better understand iReady and how to best support your child while they are taking the assessment. 

Please see your teacher newsletters this week for more information on when your student will be taking these assessments. 

 

Learn About Taking the iReady at Home

English

Spanish

Tips for Successful Testing at Home

English

Spanish

Checklist For Supporting Your Child at Home

English

Spanish

 

The Importance of Productive Struggle

As we start school in a new virtual setting, it is still important to allow students to fully engage without much academic support from families. 

The resiliency of our students is amazing and we as a school will never let students knowingly fail. Please allow students to take risks and make mistakes as mistakes grow our brain! 

"As parents and teachers, we do just about everything we can to make sure that children don’t struggle. It turns out we are making a terrible mistake. Research shows that struggling is absolutely critical to mastery and that the highest achieving people in the world are those who have struggled the most."Jo Boaler 

In addition to the above linked article, please enjoy this video on the Importance of Struggle.

 

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Curiosity

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for all PTA meetings throughout the year. 

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

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

September 8th -September 18th: PTA Tech For Teachers Drive

September 17th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

October 8th: PTA Meeting, 6:30

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

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

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

CAMP Master Classes

We are so excited to announce the addition of CAMP Master Classes to our school day. CAMP (Chinese, Art, Music, and PE) Master Classes are opportunities for students to engage in extra time with our specials OUTSIDE of class specials. 

Please look at this schedule for days and times for  each grade level to meet with our specialists teachers. 

These Master Classes are completely OPTIONAL but will be LOTS of fun! We encourage everyone to join and take advantage of this great opportunity. (Links to join sessions were sent in Thursdays school email AND in classroom newsletters.) 

Questions? Please email Mr. Ikner at wjikner@fcps.edu

Tech for Teachers

Please help support our PTA and teachers by participating in this AMAZING tech drive. 

The unique circumstances of distance learning have required our teachers to create very unique home classrooms.  Our Fairhill teachers would greatly benefit from using document cameras and/or other technology aids to teach our children this year.  Many of these tools will also be of great use once we return to the classroom. 

Our goal is to raise $5,000 by September 18th that will be distributed amongst the Fairhill staff to enhance their virtual classrooms.  Please see the link here for details on pledge levels and fun Fairhill prizes!  Donate today to ensure that virtual learning benefits EVERYONE! To donate, click here.

Screen-Free Activities 

Are you looking for some enrichment activities away from the screen?

With the help of Mrs. Arman, Advanced Academics Teacher, please review this document with some helpful resources and ideas to help students engage in some screen-free activities at home. 

iReady Assessment Information

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect.  We also encourage you to watch the following videos to better understand iReady and how to best support your child while they are taking the assessment. 

 

Learn About Taking the iReady at Home

English

Spanish

Tips for Successful Testing at Home

English

Spanish

Checklist For Supporting Your Child at Home

English

Spanish

 

The Importance of Productive Struggle

As we start school in a new virtual setting, it is still important to allow students to fully engage without much academic support from families. 

The resiliency of our students is amazing and we as a school will never let students knowingly fail. Please allow students to take risks and make mistakes as mistakes grow our brain! 

"As parents and teachers, we do just about everything we can to make sure that children don’t struggle. It turns out we are making a terrible mistake. Research shows that struggling is absolutely critical to mastery and that the highest achieving people in the world are those who have struggled the most."Jo Boaler 

In addition to the above linked article, please enjoy this video on the Importance of Struggle.

 

Totally Tigers! 

We are so excited to introduce our newest tiger staff members.

In our final week of introductions we proudly introduce you to Ms. Johnson, Ms. Buchanan, and Ms. Kwong. 

Ms. Johnson will be supporting kindergarten and Preschool Autism Class. 

Ms. Buchanan will be with us on Mondays and Fridays. 

Ms. Kwong will be supporting our Enhanced Autism Classroom.

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the 20-21 school year this Thursday, September 17th at 6:30. 

Mark your calendars for all PTA meetings throughout the year. 

  • September 17, 6:30pm
  • October 8, 6:30pm
  • November 12, 6:30pm
  • December 10, 6:30pm
  • January 14, 6:30pm
  • February 11, 6:30pm
  • March 11, 6:30pm
  • April 8, 6:30pm
  • May 13, 6:30pm
PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Bus Route Meal Service Fall 2020

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

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

The service will be available Monday - Friday only.  

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

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

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

Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

September 10th: Virtual Back to School Bash, 4:30-6:30 (NEW DATE)

September 11th: Parent Coffee, 1:00 p.m.

September 12th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Chipotle, 4:00-8:00

Thanks for a GREAT first day!!!  School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

Principal Coffee Talks

Please SAVE the DATE(s) for August Coffee Talks. We will send out a link to join each session prior to the date. Expect an email on Thursday with topic info and link to join. 

September 11th at 1:00 p.m.

Back to School Bash

Please join us for an opportunity to meet the members of our school community and learn about expectations and routines for your students during virtual learning!

This event won't look the same as it typically does, but we're still bringing the joy and excitement to the school year. JOIN US on September 10th!

Please see flyer in English, Spanish or Arabic for more information and details. 

Links for the 4:30-5:00 "session" and the closing sessions will be coming in an email to all families on Thursday. For the classroom sessions, please use your child's BbCU links. 

CAMP Master Classes

We are so excited to announce the addition of CAMP Master Classes to our school day. CAMP (Chinese, Art, Music, and PE) Master Classes are opportunities for students to engage in extra time with our specials OUTSIDE of class specials. 

Please look at this schedule for days and times for  each grade level to meet with our specialists teachers. 

These Master Classes are completely OPTIONAL but will be LOTS of fun! We encourage everyone to join and take advantage of this great opportunity. (Links will be send by classroom teachers in weekly newsletters this week.) 

Master Classes will start the week of September 14th. 

Totally Tigers! 

We are so excited to introduce our newest tiger staff members. Each week we will introduce you to two new staff members. 

This week we introduce you to Ms. Kaplan and Ms. Holland

Mrs. Kaplan will be with us on Tuesdays teaching art! 

Ms. Holland will be with us 2-3 times per week teaching band.

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

September 12th: Chipoltle, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (click for English Flyer and Spanish Flyer)

            8191 Strawberry Lane (Mosaic)

 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

August 25th: Laptop Distribution for 5th and 6th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: Laptop Distribution for 3rd and 4th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 31st: Laptop Distribution for 1st and 2nd graders, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 1st: Laptop Distribution for PreK and Kindergarten 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 8th: First Day of School

September 10th: Virtual Back to School Bash, 4:30-6:30 (NEW DATE)

September 11th: Parent Coffee, 1:00 p.m.

September 12th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Chipotle, 4:00-8:00

Administrator Avenue

Dear Fairhill Families,

Can you believe we are a week away from the start of school? Thank you all for coming to pick up your virtual supply kits and laptops. A special shout out to the Myers, Page and Lee families for keeping our staff well fed and hydrated during our distribution days. We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your children. You can continue to find additional information on our school website at  www.fcps.edu/FairhillES.  We have much to celebrate! Our students are exceptional. Our community is involved and supportive. Our staff is professional and talented. All of these important ingredients help make Fairhill the great school that it is!

You are an important part of ensuring your child’s school success. Together, we can facilitate your child’s learning and growth. Please free to reach out to any of our staff members with any questions or concerns. We ask that you give each staff member 48 hours to reply to your email as they are busy during the day teaching and caring for our tigers.

At Fairhill we are a Positivity Project partner school and have a #positivityinaction mindset. We ask that all email communication be done with a respectful tone. We are all here to ensure that every tiger has the best educational experience possible.

Each classroom teacher is in need of a room parent.  If you are interested in this role, please let your child’s teacher know at the Back to School Bash on September 10th. Room parents help with PTA communication as well as coordination with the teachers for some class activities.  

As we look for ways to stay connected our PTA is a great way to start! Please start by joining our wonderful PTA.

We are filled with hope, excitement and joy as we start the year. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Back to School Bash.

As always, we are a team. If you have any questions or concerns please email us.

Warmly,

Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb

Principal and Assistant Principal

Back to School Bash

Please join us for an opportunity to meet the members of our school community and learn about expectations and routines for your students during virtual learning!

This event won't look the same as it typically does, but we're still bringing the joy and excitement to the school year. JOIN US on September 10th!

Please see flyer in English, Spanish or Arabic for more information and details. 

Principal Coffee Talks

Please SAVE the DATE(s) for August Coffee Talks. We will send out a link to join each session prior to the date. Expect an email on Thursday with topic info and link to join. 

September 11th at 1:00 p.m.

School Forms

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

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

 

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

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

Emergency Care Form 

Health Information Form 

Homeless Student Referral Form 

Identification of Military Families 

FLE Opt Out 

Opt-Out Forms Packet

Digital Resources at Fairhill-Parent Consent Form

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

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

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

Grade Level Schedules

Here is our best thinking around our grade level schedules. These are working documents and will be shared with families in more detail at our Back to School Bash on September 10th. 

Kindergarten Schedule

First Grade Schedule

Second Grade Schedule

Third Grade Schedule

Fourth Grade Schedule

Fifth Grade Schedule

Sixth Grade Schedule

(Updated) Supply Lists for 2020-2021

Our amazing staff has updated the supply lists for virtual learning. You can access these lists by clicking here. 

In addition to these limited supplies for home, Fairhill and the Fairhill PTA have purchased a core set of materials for each student. These "Virtual Supply Kits" will be available during laptop distribution. 

Kindergarten Registration

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2020-21? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2020? 

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Spector at alspector@fcps.edu 

Totally Tigers! 

We are so excited to introduce our newest tiger staff members. Each week we will introduce you to two new staff members. 

This week we introduce you to Mrs. Hilton and Ms. Jenkins

Mrs. Hilton will be joining Ms. Blakley's kindergarten class!

Ms. Jenkins will be supporting students primarily in 1st grade. 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

September 12th: Chipoltle, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (click for English Flyer and Spanish Flyer)

            8191 Strawberry Lane (Mosaic)

 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Technology Support for Families

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

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year:

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

August 25th: Laptop Distribution for 5th and 6th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: Laptop Distribution for 3rd and 4th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 28th: Principal Coffee Technology Talk KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY, 9:00

August 28th: Principal Coffee Technology Talk, Grades 1-6, 10:30

August 31st: Laptop Distribution for 1st and 2nd graders, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 1st: Laptop Distribution for PreK and Kindergarten 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 3rd: Virtual Back to School Bash, 4:30-6:30

September 8th: First Day of School

September 11th: Parent Coffee, 10:00 a.m.

September 12th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Chipotle, 4:00-8:00

Thank you so much to our Fairhill staff and PTA for coming to help ensure a successful first laptop distribution day! 

Thank you to the Myers family for bringing water and fans to the whole team standing outside in the heat! 

Families of 3rd and 4th graders, don't forget to pick up a supply kit and a laptop this Thursday from 9:00-12:30. 

Emergency Care Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important  that this required form is complete for all students for SY 20-21. They are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module. 

Please complete this form as soon as possible for each of your children. 

(Updated) Supply Lists for 2020-2021

Our amazing staff has updated the supply lists for virtual learning. You can access these lists by clicking here. 

In addition to these limited supplies for home, Fairhill and the Fairhill PTA have purchased a core set of materials for each student. These "Virtual Supply Kits" will be available during laptop distribution. 

Principal Coffee Talks

Please SAVE the DATE(s) for August Coffee Talks. We will send out a link to join each session prior to the date. Expect an email on Thursday with topic info and link to join. 

August 28th at 9:00 a.m. (PreK Kindergarten families only)

August 28th at 10:30 a.m. (Grades 1-6)

September 11th at 10:00 a.m.

Laptop and Virtual Supply Kit Distribution

We are encouraging ALL students to come and get a Fairhill laptop on their assigned days- even if you have a personal laptop at home. 

If your student currently has a Fairhill laptop, they will continue to use the same one for the 2020-2021 school year, (with the exception of 5th and 6th graders who will be getting a new one). Please come pick-up a supply kit on the dates below regardless. 

Again, we encourage all families to use a Fairhill Laptop during this school year.

For families with multiple students, please come on the same date as your oldest student

August 27th: 3rd and 4th grade, 9:00-12:30

August 31st: 1st and 2nd grade, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 1st: PreK and Kindergarten,  9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Mr. Wolfington and Mr. Giese passing out laptops back in April. 

Grade Level Schedules

Here is our best thinking around our grade level schedules. These are working documents and will be shared with families in more detail at our Back to School Bash on September 3rd. 

Kindergarten Schedule

First Grade Schedule

Second Grade Schedule

Third Grade Schedule

Fourth Grade Schedule

Fifth Grade Schedule

Sixth Grade Schedule

Back to School Bash

Please join us for an opportunity to meet the members of our school community and learn about expectations and routines for your students during virtual learning!

This event won't look the same as it typically does, but we're still bringing the joy and excitement to the school year. JOIN US!

Please see flyer in English, Spanish or Arabic for more information and details. 

Kindergarten Registration

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2020-21? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2020? 

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Spector at alspector@fcps.edu 

Totally Tigers! 

We are so excited to introduce our newest tiger staff members. Each week we will introduce you to two new staff members. 

This week we introduce you to Ms. Javois and Mr. Carroll

News from Fairhill PTA PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

September 12th: Chipoltle, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (click for English Flyer and Spanish Flyer)

            8191 Strawberry Lane (Mosaic)

 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Student Attendance for the 2020-21 School Year

FCPS welcomes new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year. Our September 8 virtual opening poses some interesting challenges, so we hope this will help families understand the new attendance routines.

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. That is true whether FCPS is offering distance learning or in-person instruction. Teachers will take attendance during learning sessions and ensure that all students are counted. Parents can assist with this process by doing the following:

  • Ensuring that their student(s) logs in to classes on time, and throughout the day.
  • Calling or emailing the school attendance line if their student(s) are unable to participate.
  • Communicating any concerns to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.
  • Reporting any hardship, such as student illness or any issue that might prevent the student from participating regularly.
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will be recording the class and posting the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a different time. The video can also be used to provide review for all students.

If a parent calls and indicates their student will not be there for a certain class period, they are excused for the class period. Accessing the material later will not change the status of the absence.

If there is no parent contact, and the student failed to log in, the student is unverified for that class period. FCPS bases attendance for secondary students on “present” one or more periods of the day, and reports which periods a student did not appear in class.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. Help us to help you set your students up for success.

More information about attendance is available online

Planning Ahead for Our In-Person Return to School

At the School Board work session on Tuesday, August 18, Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand provided the preliminary metrics FCPS will use to decide when to return to cohort (more information below), hybrid, or full in-person learning. These include:

Virginia Department of Health Metrics

  • The number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population.
  • The percentage of tests that are positive (PCR test percent positivity).
  • Rate of Covid-19 outbreaks.
  • Percent of Covid-19 cases among healthcare workers.
  • Rate of emergency department visits for coronavirus-like illnesses.
  • Rate of confirmed Covid-19 intensive care unit hospitalizations.
  • Percent of hospital beds currently occupied.
  • Number of hospitals reporting trouble acquiring personal protective equipment.

Operational Metrics

  • Ability to staff the health room with a public health nurse or student health aide.
  • Classroom teachers available for in-person learning.
  • Available staff on-call to monitor in-person learning (including substitutes).
  • Administrative staff available for in-person learning.
  • Transportation staff available.
  • Food and nutrition managers available.
  • Custodial staff available.

Finalized metrics will be shared with the School Board in September.

Cohort Learning Groups

FCPS has identified groups of students that are most in need of returning to in-person learning and hopes to bring them back using a phased-in approach (one group every two weeks) beginning in September. They include:

  • Group 1: Preschool autism and preschool class-based students, English learners with limited or interrupted formal education, and limited Adult and Community Education classes including English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), workforce training, and behind-the-wheel driving classes.
  • Group 2: Key Center and Kilmer Center students, secondary and elementary students who access the adapted curriculum, elementary comprehensive services sites, new English learners and PreK and kindergarten students.
  • Group 3: First and second grade students and Burke School elementary school students. 

View the complete School Board Return to School work session: Part I | Part II

Tips for Online Learning Success

FCPS has created this document to help support families with technology at home during virtual learning. 

Message About Tutoring Pods

Across the country, many parents are joining together to engage private tutors (who are often school teachers) to provide tutoring or home instruction for small groups of children. While there is no systematic way to track these private efforts, it’s clear that a number of “pandemic pods” or tutoring pods are being established in Fairfax County. We are aware of these tutoring pods, as well as some accompanying community concerns. These instructional efforts are not supported by or in any way controlled by FCPS—for several reasons. Read more.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

August 21st: Principal Coffee Talk, 9:00

August 25th: Laptop Distribution for 5th and 6th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: Laptop Distribution for 3rd and 4th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 28th: Technology Talk KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY, 9:00

August 28th: Technology Talk, Grades 1-6, 10:30

August 31st: Laptop Distribution for 1st and 2nd graders, 9:00-12:30

September 1st: Laptop Distribution for PreK and Kindergarten 9:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:30

September 3rd: Virtual Back to School Bash, 4:30-6:30

September 8th: First Day of School

September 12th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Chipotle, 4:00-8:00

Our Vision for the 2020-2021 School Year
  • A place for every student and staff member to feel included and loved
  • A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self
  • A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued
  • A place for joy
(Updated) Supply Lists for 2020-2021

Our amazing staff has updated the supply lists for virtual learning. You can access these lists by clicking here. 

In addition to these limited supplies for home, Fairhill and the Fairhill PTA have purchased a core set of materials for each student. These "Virtual Supply Kits" will be available during laptop distribution. 

Principal Coffee Talks

Please SAVE the DATE(s) for August Coffee Talks. We will send out a link to join each session prior to the date. Expect an email on Thursday with topic info and link to join. 

August 21st at 9:00 a.m. 

August 28th at 9:00 a.m. (PreK Kindergarten families only)

August 28th at 10:30 a.m. (Grades 1-6)

Laptop and Virtual Supply Kit Distribution

We are encouraging ALL students to come and get a Fairhill laptop on their assigned days- even if you have a personal laptop at home. 

If your student currently has a Fairhill laptop, they will continue to use the same one for the 2020-2021 school year, (with the exception of 5th and 6th graders who will be getting a new one). Please come pick-up a supply kit on the dates below regardless. 

Again, we encourage all families to use a Fairhill Laptop during this school year.

For families with multiple students, please come on the same date as your oldest student

August 25th: 5th and 6th grade, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: 3rd and 4th grade, 9:00-12:30

August 31st: 1st and 2nd grade, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 1st: PreK and Kindergarten,  9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Mr. Wolfington and Mr. Giese passing out laptops back in April. 

Grade Level Schedules

Here is our best thinking around our grade level schedules. These are working documents and will be shared with families in more detail at our Back to School Bash on September 3rd. 

Kindergarten Schedule

First Grade Schedule

Second Grade Schedule

Third Grade Schedule

Fourth Grade Schedule

Fifth Grade Schedule

Sixth Grade Schedule

Kindergarten Registration

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2020-21? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2020? 

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Spector at alspector@fcps.edu 

Totally Tigers! 

We are so excited to introduce our newest tiger staff members. Each week we will introduce you to two new staff members. 

This week we introduce you to Ms. Rahim and Mr. Sible! 

News from Fairhill PTA PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

September 12th: Chipoltle, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (click for English Flyer and Spanish Flyer)

            8191 Strawberry Lane (Mosaic)

 

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

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Tips for Online Learning Success

FCPS has created this document to help support families with technology at home during virtual learning. 

Message About Tutoring Pods

Across the country, many parents are joining together to engage private tutors (who are often school teachers) to provide tutoring or home instruction for small groups of children. While there is no systematic way to track these private efforts, it’s clear that a number of “pandemic pods” or tutoring pods are being established in Fairfax County. We are aware of these tutoring pods, as well as some accompanying community concerns. These instructional efforts are not supported by or in any way controlled by FCPS—for several reasons. Read more.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

August 14th: Principal Coffee Talk, 1:00

August 16th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- LOST DOG, 11:00-10:00

August 21st: Principal Coffee Talk, 9:00

August 25th: Laptop Distribution for 5th and 6th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: Laptop Distribution for 3rd and 4th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 28th: Technology Talk KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY, 9:00

August 28th: Technology Talk, Grades 1-6, 10:30

August 31st: Laptop Distribution for 1st and 2nd graders, 9:00-12:30

September 1st: Laptop Distribution for PreK and Kindergarten 9:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:30

September 3rd: Virtual Back to School Bash, 4:30-6:30

September 8th: First Day of School

September 12th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Chipotle, 4:00-8:00

(Updated) Supply Lists for 2020-2021

Our amazing staff has updated the supply lists for virtual learning. You can access these lists by clicking here. 

In addition to these limited supplies for home, Fairhill and the Fairhill PTA have purchased a core set of materials for each student. These "Virtual Supply Kits" will be available during laptop distribution. 

Principal Coffee Talks

Please SAVE the DATE(s) for August Coffee Talks. We will send out a list of topics and links to join each session prior to the date. Expect an email on Thursday with topic info and link to join. 

August 14th at 1:00

August 21st at 9:00 

August 28th at 9:00 (PreK Kindergarten families only)

August 28th at 10:30 (Grades 1-6)

Laptop and Virtual Supply Kit Distribution

We are encouraging ALL students to come and get a Fairhill laptop on their assigned days- even if you have a personal laptop at home. 

If your student currently has a Fairhill laptop, they will continue to use the same one for the 2020-2021 school year, (with the exception of 5th and 6th graders who will be getting a new one). Please come pick-up a supply kit on the dates below regardless. 

Again, we encourage all families to use a Fairhill Laptop during this school year.

For families with multiple students, please come on the same date as your oldest student

August 25th: 5th and 6th grade, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: 3rd and 4th grade, 9:00-12:30

August 31st: 1st and 2nd grade, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

September 1st: PreK and Kindergarten,  9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Mr. Wolfington and Mr. Giese passing out laptops back in April. 

Summer and Student Links

As we get further into summer, we hope all of our Tigers are finding ways to keep their minds and bodies active.

As a reminder, students (in grades 1-6) still have access to their online accounts. Please see the Fairhill Student Website tab for links to all student websites.  

Kindergarten Registration

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2020-21? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2020? 

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Spector at alspector@fcps.edu 

Technology @ Home

If you have a Fairhill computer at home please follow the tips below so that your laptop will be ready to go in September! 

News from Fairhill PTA PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

 

August 16th: Lost Dog Cafe, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (click here to RSVP)

            2927A Merrilee Drive

 

September 12th: Chipoltle, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (click for English Flyer and Spanish Flyer)

            8191 Strawberry Lane (Mosaic)

 

October 13th: Koobala, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM     (click here to RSVP)

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from FCPS Message About Tutoring Pods

Across the country, many parents are joining together to engage private tutors (who are often school teachers) to provide tutoring or home instruction for small groups of children. While there is no systematic way to track these private efforts, it’s clear that a number of “pandemic pods” or tutoring pods are being established in Fairfax County. We are aware of these tutoring pods, as well as some accompanying community concerns. These instructional efforts are not supported by or in any way controlled by FCPS—for several reasons. Read more.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

August 10th: Rising 5th, Rising 6th and Rising 7th Laptop Return Date, 10:00

August 14th: Principal Coffee Talk, 1:00

August 16th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- LOST DOG, 11:00-10:00

August 21st: Principal Coffee Talk, 9:00

August 25th: Laptop Distribution for 5th and 6th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 27th: Laptop Distribution for 3rd and 4th graders only, 9:00-12:30

August 28th: Technology Talk KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY, 9:00

August 28th: Technology Talk, Grades 1-6, 10:30

August 31st: Laptop Distribution for 1st and 2nd graders, 9:00-12:30

September 1st: Laptop Distribution for PreK and Kindergarten 9:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:30

September 3rd: Virtual Back to School Bash, 4:30-6:30

September 8th: First Day of School

September 12th: PTA Family Night (Take) Out- Chipotle, 4:00-8:00

Fairhill Bell Schedule

We are hard at work creating our master schedule. We can't wait to share it with you soon. 

Please note, our Fairhill hours will be 9:20-4:05

Laptop Collection - Rising 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Students Only

 On Monday, August 10, we will be collecting laptops from our rising 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. Laptops and chargers may be dropped off at Fairhill Elementary at 10:00. 

ALL rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders will be receiving a brand NEW laptop at laptop distribution days later in August. (More info coming.)

Please drive through Kiss and Ride and you will be directed from there. Please stay in your vehicle while we collect laptops and chargers.  

Principal Coffee Talks

Please SAVE the DATE(s) for August Coffee Talks. We will send out a list of topics and links to join each session prior to the date. 

August 14th at 1:00

August 21st at 9:00 

August 28th at 9:00 (PreK Kindergarten families only)

August 28th at 10:30 (Grades 1-6)

 

Summer and Student Links

As we get further into summer, we hope all of our Tigers are finding ways to keep their minds and bodies active.

As a reminder, students (in grades 1-6) still have access to their online accounts. Please see the Fairhill Student Website tab for links to all student websites.  

Supply Lists for 2020-2021

Our amazing staff is working on a virtual supply list and we will have this information to you soon. 

Thank you for your patience! 

Kindergarten Registration

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2020-21? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2020? 

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Spector at alspector@fcps.edu 

Technology @ Home

If you have a Fairhill computer at home please follow the tips below so that your laptop will be ready to go in September! 

News from Fairhill PTA PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

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

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

Mark your calendars NOW! 

 

August 16th: Lost Dog Cafe, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (click here to RSVP)

            2927A Merrilee Drive

 

September 12th: Chipoltle, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (click for English Flyer and Spanish Flyer)

            8191 Strawberry Lane (Mosaic)

 

October 13th: Koobala, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM     (click here to RSVP)

             3987 Pickett Rd

News from Falls Church HS Drive-Thru Food Distribution

A drive thru food distribution is happening at Falls Church High School, this Thursday, August 6th at 1:00 pm. 

See flyer in English or Spanish for more information. 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

DEADLINE TODAY

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 Enrollment Deadline is TODAY

*Fairhill still hasn't heard from all families... please share with others and remind them to complete the online form!*

Fairfax County Public Schools has extended the deadline for parents to choose how they want their children to return to school this fall for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Responses are due no later than MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

Click here to submit your choice if you have not done so already. If you should have any questions, please email Mrs. Hunstad or Mrs. Korb

The plan offers families two choices: 

  • Full-time online instruction. Virtual, face to face instruction will be provided four days a week. 
  • At least two full days of instruction in school each week with students engaged in independent study and work on the days they are not in school.

Parents are asked to respond no later than TODAY, Wednesday, July 15, so that planning can begin for virtual and in-person class schedules.  

Additional details about Reopening of School plans are available online.

Related Information:

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

DEADLINE TOMORROW

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 Enrollment Deadline is TOMORROW!!

*Fairhill still hasn't heard from more than 100 students... please share with others and remind them to complete the online form!*

Fairfax County Public Schools has extended the deadline for parents to choose how they want their children to return to school this fall for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Responses are due no later than TOMORROW at MIDNIGHT.

Click here to submit your choice if you have not done so already. If you should have any questions, please email Mrs. Hunstad or Mrs. Korb

The plan offers families two choices: 

  • Full-time online instruction. Virtual, face to face instruction will be provided four days a week. 
  • At least two full days of instruction in school each week with students engaged in independent study and work on the days they are not in school.

Parents are asked to respond no later than TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 15, so that planning can begin for virtual and in-person class schedules.  

Additional details about Reopening of School plans are available online.

Related Information:

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

WEDNESDAY ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

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FCPS Extends 2020-21 Enrollment Deadline to July 15

*Fairhill still hasn't heard from more than 200 students... please share with others and remind them to complete the online form!*

Fairfax County Public Schools has extended the deadline for parents to choose how they want their children to return to school this fall for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Responses are due no later than Wednesday, July 15.

Click here to submit your choice if you have not done so already. If you should have any questions, please email Mrs. Hunstad or Mrs. Korb. 

The plan offers families two choices: 

  • Full-time online instruction. Virtual, face to face instruction will be provided four days a week. 
  • At least two full days of instruction in school each week with students engaged in independent study and work on the days they are not in school.

One day each week will be set aside for teacher planning and intervention support for some students in either scenario.

Parents are asked to respond no later than Wednesday, July 15, so that planning can begin for virtual and in-person class schedules. Teachers have also been asked for their return-to-school preferences and their responses are also due by July 15.   

Additional details about Reopening of School plans are available online.

Related Information:

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

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