Fairhill Forum 04/20/2021

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Fairhill Forum April 20, 2021

 

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

April 21st: Fairhill Coffee Talk - Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault, 6:00 p.m. 

April 21st:  Purple Up Day for Military Kids, wear purple to show your support

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

May 13th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

May 17th:   Fairhill Coffee Talk -Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team, 3:00 p.m.

May 31st:  Memorial Day, student holiday, no school

PURPLE UP DAY! FOR MILITARY KIDS, WEAR PURPLE TOMORROW, April 21, 2020

April is the Month of the Military Child, https://www.fcps.edu/event/month-military-childproviding an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Let's remember to show support for the annual Purple Up Day for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on April 21st. 

Vision and Hearing Screening for Kindergarten and Third Grade!

If your student is learning virtually this year and is in kindergarten, third grade, or is new to FCPS you will need to sign up for a vision and hearing screening.  Please use this sign up genius to schedule a time, either April 19th or April 26th.  If you choose to opt out of these screenings, you will need to complete the opt out form here.   Please contact Susan Apgar, sjapgar@fcps.edu for more information.

Thank you!

Pictures are Here!

If you ordered pictures from Lifetouch, they have arrived.  They will be available for pick up with your library books at the April 26th Reading on the Run Curbside Pickup.  If you will not have books to pick up that day, you can pick them up from the Office, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Please come to Entrance 1 and ring the bell.  We will bring them out to you.  

The Library is back in business!  

For remote learners, Reading on the Run will return on Monday, April 19th. The normal hours of 10-12 and 1-3 will resume in the Kiss and Ride loop, and we ask that all library book requests (called HOLDS) be placed no later than the Thursday evening the week before. The one change is that there will be no grab bags. From this point forward, all readers must place holds and are limited to 5 holds. Please look for the reminder video on Library Google Classroom for guidance on how to place library books on hold.

 

For in-building learners, requested books (called HOLDS) will be delivered to classrooms on either Tuesday or Thursday. In-building learners will receive information from Mrs. Howard on hold deadlines and when their class’s books will be delivered. Students may watch the reminder video on how to place holds by visiting Library Google Classroom. In-building learners are also limited to 5 hold requests.  Please email Mrs. Howard at lghoward@fcps.edu with any questions.

Fun Family Activities for April

Here are some more fun activities for this month!  

Click here for an easier to read view.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

Yearbook sales are open!  Click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

Walk-in hours are, Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., but appointments are preferred.  

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. 

  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

WHAT DOES Appreciation MEAN? You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

Staff Appreciation Week

 

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

The week of May 3-7 is Staff Appreciation Week.  Normally, the PTA and our Principals would have a fabulous week of treats planned for the staff at Fairhill.  Due to covid restrictions, we have revised the plan.  Although we are not able to celebrate the Fairhill staff in person, we have come up with pandemic-friendly ways to thank them. 

Here is our plan:

1.  The PTA will sponsor a lunch for staff that they can pick up at school.  

2.  The PTA will assemble a goodie bag of treats for each staff member.  We will attach little notes to each of the items in the goodie bag to brighten their day.  

We kindly request that families donate the items for the goodie bags.  We have created a sign up genius found here where you can sign up to purchase an item or donate money that the PTA will use to purchase treats for the bags.  All contributions should be delivered to the Fairhill office by Thursday, April 29.  

This year, we are going to try something new to help make it as easy as possible to contribute.  In the sign up genius, you will find a link to an Amazon wishlist.  You may purchase from the wishlist and have your contribution sent directly to the school. Please enter your Amazon order on the sign up genius so that we can track quantities.  Also, please ensure that your order will be delivered by Thursday, April 29.  

3.  We also have a schedule of fun ways that you and your students can virtually thank our staff.

Monday:  Email a photo of your student holding a homemade sign or picture to your favorite teachers/staff.

Tuesday: Email a funny joke to your favorite teachers/staff.

Wednesday:  Parents, send an email of thanks to your favorite teachers/staff.

Thursday: Enter your favorite teachers in the Virginia Lottery Thank a teacher program.  Students can send teachers an e-card through the program and teachers can enter to win a Virginia vacation and $5,000 for our school.  To participate, click here  

Friday:  Have your student draw a picture of a flower and email a photo of it to your teacher.

For a flyer of the events, please click here.   (Flyer design credit goes to a Fairhill student, flyer created by FroggyTiger50)

 

Families are also welcome to send their own gift to a favorite teacher.  Looking for an idea?  How about a Scholastic gift card?  Building up and updating a classroom library can be expensive.  Click here to access the Scholastic gift card store.

 

Stay healthy and safe!

Your Fairhill PTA

Follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FairhillPTA/  and Twitter: https://twitter.com/FairhillPTA

 

6th Grade Graduation Celebration

It's time to start planning the 6th grade graduation celebration.  It may take some creativity this year, but our 6th graders deserve a fun send off!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Barbara Hayes at barbannhayes@gmail.com

Dear Fairhill Families,

 

The Fairhill PTA does not let a pandemic stand in our way!  Even though we weren't able to offer all of the fun programs that we normally sponsor, we are still here and are gearing up for next year.  It is time to fill the open Board and Comittee Lead positions for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, more than ever, we are looking forward to fun times ahead.  We may not yet know what we will be allowed to do next school year, but we are hopeful that we will be able to offer at least a version of our usual programs and events.  After a year away, we will start with a clean slate and be in need of creative, new ideas!  Serving on the board of the PTA is a wonderful way to feel connected to our school and community.  Won't that connection feel especially powerful after the last year of covid restrictions?   

The PTA is responsible for many of the fun events that help make Fairhill a community, not just a school.  For example, the PTA runs the following: Fall Festival Before and After School Enrichment Programs School supply kits program Bingo Night Fairhill Family Fun Day The Room Parent program Square One Art Faihill Family Nights Out Family Heritage Night Staff Appreciation Week

If you are worried that you will need help or training, we have you covered.  Previous board members will be available to train and transition the responsibilities.  The board works as a team and we are always available to help new members. Time commitments vary by role. The PTA board and its members meet once a month for a general meeting  During a normal school year, these meetings are held in the library, average 1.5 hours and childcare is provided.  Due to covid, this year's meeting were held virtually and lasted 20-30 minutes. The Board may be required to follow up on action items, vote on requests via email throughout the month or attend sub committee meetings (for example, Family Fun Day planning) as needed.  When we have a big event such as the Fall Festival, we all volunteer as much time as we can to make the event run smoothly.

If we can't fill critical board positions (marked in yellow), we will lose our chapter and all of the PTA sponsored events.  Please click HERE for a description of current Board and Committee Lead positions.  For more detail, please contact president@fairhillpta.org.

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for the final PTA meeting this  school year. 

  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS April is Autism Awareness Month

Thursday, April 1st to Friday, April 30th

Pre K and Early Head Start

PreK and Early Head Start is an income eligible program serving children ages 3 or 4 by September 30 in multiple classrooms across the county and ages 6 weeks to 2 years in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas. 

 We still have spaces available in a number of our classrooms. We have attached our PreK and Early Head Start flyer and application. However, during this time, we recommend families apply online using the link provided below. If preferred, families could instead print the attached application and mail or drop off personally to our mailbox at Leis Instructional Center (physical address is on the flyer). Your support in sharing our program information to families is greatly appreciated. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance. 

 

Link to FCPS PreK Application: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/early-childhood-prek/fecep-head-start-application

 

English Line: 703-208-7900  

Spanish Line: 703-208-7901

FCPS PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

  Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival

Stop Departure

Stop Location

Schools Serving

10:30 AM 

10:40 AM 

Graham Road Community Center

Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES

10:45 AM

10:55 AM

Timberlane ES

Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES

10:57 AM

11:07 AM

Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr

Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES

11:16 AM

11:26 AM

Fairhill ES

Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

Fairhill Forum 04/13/2021

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

April 21st: Fairhill Coffee Talk - Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault, 6:00 p.m. 

April 21st:  Purple Up Day for Military Kids, wear purple to show your support

May 13th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

May 17th:   Fairhill Coffee Talk -Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team, 3:00 p.m.

May 31st:  Memorial Day, student holiday, no school

Vision and Hearing Screening for Kindergarten and Third Grade!

If your student is learning virtually this year and is in kindergarten, third grade, or is new to FCPS you will need to sign up for a vision and hearing screening.  Please use this sign up genius to schedule a time, either April 19th or April 26th.  If you choose to opt out of these screenings, you will need to complete the opt out form here.   Please contact Susan Apgar, sjapgar@fcps.edu for more information.

Thank you!

The Library is back in business!  

For remote learners, Reading on the Run will return on Monday, April 19th. The normal hours of 10-12 and 1-3 will resume in the Kiss and Ride loop, and we ask that all library book requests (called HOLDS) be placed no later than the Thursday evening the week before. The one change is that there will be no grab bags. From this point forward, all readers must place holds and are limited to 5 holds. Please look for the reminder video on Library Google Classroom for guidance on how to place library books on hold.

 

For in-building learners, requested books (called HOLDS) will be delivered to classrooms on either Tuesday or Thursday. In-building learners will receive information from Mrs. Howard on hold deadlines and when their class’s books will be delivered. Students may watch the reminder video on how to place holds by visiting Library Google Classroom. In-building learners are also limited to 5 hold requests.  Please email Mrs. Howard at lghoward@fcps.edu with any questions.

Fun Family Activities for April

Here are some more fun activities for this month!  

Click here for an easier to read view.

PURPLE UP DAY! FOR MILITARY KIDS, April 21, 2020

April is the Month of the Military Child, https://www.fcps.edu/event/month-military-childproviding an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Let's remember to show support for the annual Purple Up Day for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on April 21st. 

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

Yearbook sales are open!  Click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

Walk-in hours are, Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., but appointments are preferred.  

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. 

  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Fairness

WHAT DOES Fairness MEAN? You believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for the final PTA meeting this  school year. 

  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.

Dear Fairhill Families,

 

The Fairhill PTA does not let a pandemic stand in our way!  Even though we weren't able to offer all of the fun programs that we normally sponsor, we are still here and are gearing up for next year.  It is time to fill the open Board and Comittee Lead positions for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, more than ever, we are looking forward to fun times ahead.  We may not yet know what we will be allowed to do next school year, but we are hopeful that we will be able to offer at least a version of our usual programs and events.  After a year away, we will start with a clean slate and be in need of creative, new ideas!  Serving on the board of the PTA is a wonderful way to feel connected to our school and community.  Won't that connection feel especially powerful after the last year of covid restrictions?   

The PTA is responsible for many of the fun events that help make Fairhill a community, not just a school.  For example, the PTA runs the following:
Fall Festival
Before and After School Enrichment Programs
School supply kits program
Bingo Night
Fairhill Family Fun Day
The Room Parent program
Square One Art
Faihill Family Nights Out
Family Heritage Night
Staff Appreciation Week

If you are worried that you will need help or training, we have you covered.  Previous board members will be available to train and transition the responsibilities.  The board works as a team and we are always available to help new members. Time commitments vary by role. The PTA board and its members meet once a month for a general meeting  During a normal school year, these meetings are held in the library, average 1.5 hours and childcare is provided.  Due to covid, this year's meeting were held virtually and lasted 20-30 minutes. The Board may be required to follow up on action items, vote on requests via email throughout the month or attend sub committee meetings (for example, Family Fun Day planning) as needed.  When we have a big event such as the Fall Festival, we all volunteer as much time as we can to make the event run smoothly.

If we can't fill critical board positions (marked in yellow), we will lose our chapter and all of the PTA sponsored events.  Please click HERE for a description of current Board and Committee Lead positions.  For more detail, please contact president@fairhillpta.org.

6th Grade Graduation Celebration

It's time to start planning the 6th grade graduation celebration.  It may take some creativity this year, but our 6th graders deserve a fun send off!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Barbara Hayes at barbannhayes@gmail.com

News from FCPS April is Autism Awareness Month Thursday, April 1st to Friday, April 30th Pre K and Early Head Start

PreK and Early Head Start is an income eligible program serving children ages 3 or 4 by September 30 in multiple classrooms across the county and ages 6 weeks to 2 years in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas. 

 We still have spaces available in a number of our classrooms. We have attached our PreK and Early Head Start flyer and application. However, during this time, we recommend families apply online using the link provided below. If preferred, families could instead print the attached application and mail or drop off personally to our mailbox at Leis Instructional Center (physical address is on the flyer). Your support in sharing our program information to families is greatly appreciated. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance. 

 

Link to FCPS PreK Application: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/early-childhood-prek/fecep-head-start-application

 

English Line: 703-208-7900  

Spanish Line: 703-208-7901

FCPS PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

  Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

Fairhill Forum 04/06/2021

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

April 8th:  PTA Meeting,  6:30 p.m.

April 10th:  PTA Dinner Night Carry Out, Chipotle, Mosaic, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

April 12th: Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

April 21st: Fairhill Coffee Talk - Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault, 6:00 p.m. 

April 21st:  Purple Up Day for Military Kids, wear purple to show your support

May 13th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

May 17th:   Fairhill Coffee Talk -Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team, 3:00 p.m.

Rising Kindergarten Registration/Orientation

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2021-22? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2021? 

We will be hosting a Virtual Kindergarten Orientation at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 12thA link to join the session will be emailed out to families who start the registration process.

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms.  We also have paper copies available if you choose.  You can call the Fairhill Office and set up a time to come pick up a packet.  Please contact  Amy Spector, alspector@fcps.edu with any questions.  Click here for more information on the FCPS new student registration process.  

 

Fun Family Activities for April

Here are some fun screen free activities for this month!  Stay tuned for more choice boards throughout the month of April!

Click here for an easier to read view.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

Yearbook sales are open!  click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

PURPLE UP DAY! FOR MILITARY KIDS, April 21, 2020

April is the Month of the Military Child, https://www.fcps.edu/event/month-military-childproviding an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Let's remember to show support for the annual Purple Up Day for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on April 21st. 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

Walk-in hours are, Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., but appointments are preferred.  

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. 

  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Other People Matter - Identifying & Appreciating the Good in Others

WHAT DOES OPM - Identifying & Appreciating the Good in Others MEAN? You work hard to identify and value others' strengths.

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 upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Fairhill Family Night (Take) Out

 

Chipotle (Mosaic):  Saturday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Dear Fairhill Families,

 

The Fairhill PTA does not let a pandemic stand in our way!  Even though we weren't able to offer all of the fun programs that we normally sponsor, we are still here and are gearing up for next year.  It is time to fill the open Board and Comittee Lead positions for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, more than ever, we are looking forward to fun times ahead.  We may not yet know what we will be allowed to do next school year, but we are hopeful that we will be able to offer at least a version of our usual programs and events.  After a year away, we will start with a clean slate and be in need of creative, new ideas!  Serving on the board of the PTA is a wonderful way to feel connected to our school and community.  Won't that connection feel especially powerful after the last year of covid restrictions?   

The PTA is responsible for many of the fun events that help make Fairhill a community, not just a school.  For example, the PTA runs the following:
Fall Festival
Before and After School Enrichment Programs
School supply kits program
Bingo Night
Fairhill Family Fun Day
The Room Parent program
Square One Art
Faihill Family Nights Out
Family Heritage Night
Staff Appreciation Week

If you are worried that you will need help or training, we have you covered.  Previous board members will be available to train and transition the responsibilities.  The board works as a team and we are always available to help new members. Time commitments vary by role. The PTA board and its members meet once a month for a general meeting  During a normal school year, these meetings are held in the library, average 1.5 hours and childcare is provided.  Due to covid, this year's meeting were held virtually and lasted 20-30 minutes. The Board may be required to follow up on action items, vote on requests via email throughout the month or attend sub committee meetings (for example, Family Fun Day planning) as needed.  When we have a big event such as the Fall Festival, we all volunteer as much time as we can to make the event run smoothly.

If we can't fill critical board positions (marked in yellow), we will lose our chapter and all of the PTA sponsored events.  Please click HERE for a description of current Board and Committee Lead positions.  For more detail, please contact president@fairhillpta.org.

6th Grade Graduation Celebration

It's time to start planning the 6th grade graduation celebration.  It may take some creativity this year, but our 6th graders deserve a fun send off!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Barbara Hayes at barbannhayes@gmail.com

News from FCPS Pre K and Early Head Start

PreK and Early Head Start is an income eligible program serving children ages 3 or 4 by September 30 in multiple classrooms across the county and ages 6 weeks to 2 years in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas. 

 We still have spaces available in a number of our classrooms. We have attached our PreK and Early Head Start flyer and application. However, during this time, we recommend families apply online using the link provided below. If preferred, families could instead print the attached application and mail or drop off personally to our mailbox at Leis Instructional Center (physical address is on the flyer). Your support in sharing our program information to families is greatly appreciated. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance. 

 

Link to FCPS PreK Application: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/early-childhood-prek/fecep-head-start-application

 

English Line: 703-208-7900  

Spanish Line: 703-208-7901

FCPS PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Superintendent's Town Hall

Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand will host a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday April 7 at 7 p.m. to discuss recent updates from the Governor of Virginia and the Centers for Disease Control. Do you have any questions or concerns ? Submit your questions in advance by email to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call in during the Town Hall at 1-800-231-6359.   Please join in by watching on these cable channels or this website at https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99

 

Cable Provider

Standard Definition (SD)

High Definition (HD)

COX

Channel 99 (High)

Channel 1099 (High)

Comcast

Channel 99 (High)

Channel 1094 (High)

Verizon

Channel 11 (High)

Channel 11 (High)

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

  Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

March 26th:  Deadline to submit all yearbook photos

March 26th:  End of 3rd Quarter, 2 Hour Student Early Release

March 29th-April 2nd:  Spring Break, no school, Fairhill Office will be closed

April 5th:  Student Holiday, no school

April 8th:  PTA Meeting,  6:30 p.m.

April 10th:  PTA Dinner Night Carry Out, Chipotle, Mosaic, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

April 12th: Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

April 21st: Fairhill Coffee Talk - Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault, 6:00 p.m. 

April 21st:  Purple Up Day for Military Kids, wear purple to show your support

Spring Break - Fairhill Office Closed

We hope everyone enjoys this wonderful weather during Spring Break!  Please note that the Fairhill Office will be closed during Spring Break and will reopen Monday, April 5th. 

Rising Kindergarten Registration/Orientation

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2021-22? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2021? 

We will be hosting a Virtual Kindergarten Orientation at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 12thA link to join the session will be emailed out to families who start the registration process.

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms.  We also have paper copies available if you choose.  You can call the Fairhill Office and set up a time to come pick up a packet.  Please contact  Amy Spector, alspector@fcps.edu with any questions.  Click here for more information on the FCPS new student registration process.  

 

From Classroom Monitors to Aspiring Teachers  

Meet three FCPS classroom monitors from Lanier MS, Woodson HS and Payton Dodd from Fairhill ES who are studying education, or now have plans to become a teacher. We are excited they've had the opportunity to work with students as they prepare for their career. Watch the video

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Please submit your photos by March 26th to ensure they will be included in the yearbook.

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Yearbook sales are also open!  click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

Walk-in hours are, Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., but appointments are preferred.  

Sneak Peak of April's Choice Board

Hey Tigers!  Stay tuned for a fun and exciting April Choice Board when we return for the 4th Quarter.  Here is one square that you can enjoy during Spring Break!

PURPLE UP DAY! FOR MILITARY KIDS, April 21, 2020

April is the Month of the Military Child, https://www.fcps.edu/event/month-military-childproviding an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Let's remember to show support for the annual Purple Up Day for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on April 21st. 

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. 

  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Humor

WHAT DOES Humor MEAN?  You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Fairhill Family Night (Take) Out

 

Chipotle (Mosaic):  Saturday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

6th Grade Graduation Celebration

It's time to start planning the 6th grade graduation celebration.  It may take some creativity this year, but our 6th graders deserve a fun send off!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Barbara Hayes at barbannhayes@gmail.com

News from FCPS Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

  Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

March 8th:  FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback questionnaire opens

March 19th:  FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback questionnaire closes

March 22nd:  Picture Day at Fairhill, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 22nd:  PTA Doughnuttery Delivery Picture Day Fundraiser

March 26th:  Deadline to submit all yearbook photos

March 26th:  End of 3rd Quarter, 2 Hour Student Early Release

March 29th-April 2nd:  Spring Break, no school

April 5th:  Student Holiday, no school

April 6th: Registration for elementary magnet school lottery closes, 4:00 p.m.

April 8th:  PTA Meeting,  6:30 p.m.

April 10th:  PTA Dinner Night Carry Out, Chipotle, Mosaic, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

April 12th: Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

April 21st: Fairhill Coffee Talk - Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault, 6:00 p.m. 

April 21st:  Purple Up Day for Military Kids, wear purple to show your support

FCPS Principal Evaluation

Dear Fairhill Families,

Fairhill Elementary parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, and professionalism. Additionally, the survey is used to assess my impact and effectiveness as principal. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire was sent on Monday morning from FCPSSurvey@fcps.edu. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Reminders will be sent periodically to only those parents/guardians who have not complete the questionnaire.

Your opinions matter and I look forward to reviewing the feedback. 

If you have not received a survey link and wish to provide feedback, please email FCPSSurvey@fcps.edu and Shelli Wayland will send you a link

I am extremely grateful for your time and support. Take care. Stay healthy. 

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad

Principal

Picture day is coming to Fairhill on March 22nd

Lifetouch will have 2 photographers at Fairhill, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Families can purchase pictures online by going to mylifetouch.com and using the picture day ID found in the flyer. Click here for more information and to access the Fairhill picture day ID (EVTHDWR7B.

Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius for a time slot.

Can't make it to Fairhill for Picture Day?  You can still submit a photo using the Yearbook submission form right here.  The deadline to submit a photo is March 26.

Youth Winter Coats Available!

Please contact the Fairhill Main Office if you need a winter coat for your child.  We have a number of youth sizes available. We also have some winter gloves.  

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

Walk-in hours are, Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., but appointments are preferred.  

A message from the Library 

If you have library books you’d like to return and your child will be doing in-person learning at the school, please allow your child to return the books in his/her backpack. If your child will continue learning remotely at home, you may return books any time Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the front entrance to the school. Thank you.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Please submit your photos by March 26th to ensure they will be included in the yearbook.

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Yearbook sales are also open!  click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

PURPLE UP DAY! FOR MILITARY KIDS, April 21, 2020

April is the Month of the Military Child, https://www.fcps.edu/event/month-military-childproviding an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Let's remember to show support for the annual Purple Up Day for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on April 21.

SPRING SCHOOL-BASED AAP SERVICES NEWSLETTER ARTICLE

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP)

SCREENING FOR SCHOOL-BASED (LEVEL II-III) SERVICES

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students in kindergarten through grade six receive level I services which consist of model lessons that are designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills.  The lessons are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and the thinking strategies are then used throughout the year by classroom teachers and other teachers who work with students. Student responses to these model lessons are used as part of the identification process for AAP services.  Parents may also practice the thinking strategies during family conversations and activities.  A description of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking. 

  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenge through lessons and resources that extend and enrich the POS.  Level II services are part of a talent development pool.  Students are rescreened annually to make decisions about the need for this level of service.

  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Students identified by a local school screening committee for part-time advanced academic services are challenged through models and strategies designed to extend and enrich the POS in the four core subject areas.  Students receive direct instruction from the AART at the local school using curriculum from the AAP Curriculum and Resources to Support the Differentiated Framework.  Students identified for Level III services continue to receive level III services through grade 6.

Screening for school-based services can happen at any time during the school year but is done schoolwide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form (available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps at the bottom of the page in Forms) to the AART at Fairhill Elementary School prior to spring screening by May 2021.   Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee.  This new information should be submitted to Amanda Arman. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Arman.

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. 

  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Love of Learning

WHAT DOES Love of Learning MEAN?  You master new topics on your own or in school.

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Fairhill Family Night (Take) Out

We have two yummy take out events scheduled for the spring.

Doughnuttery  Families will order online and pick up at Fairhill at picture day.  See below for details. Monday, March 22

Chipotle (Mosaic):  Saturday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Doughnuts for Dollars!  

Make your trip to Fairhill for Picture Day a bonus!  Order donuts from the new Doughnuttery for pickup on March 22.  You'll get a sweet treat and the PTA will earn money!

  1. Click on https://www.doughnuttery.com/ordernova
  2. Choose "PICK UP OR DOUGHNUTTERY DELIVERY"
  3. Choose "SCHEDULE FOR LATER" and choose the date: March 22 at 11:15am.
  4. Click on a doughnut order and choose your flavors (We would highly recommend ordering at least the 25-piece, because these doughnuts are SMALL--think a little bigger than donut hole size)
  5. At checkout, please add FAIRHILL next to your last name, so your order will be at Fairhill for pickup on March 22.

20% will go to the Fairhill PTA. We are planning to use these PTA funds towards school assemblies, teacher appreciation week, and hopefully contributing again this year towards more technology and equipment to help our amazing teachers and staff.

6th Grade Graduation Celebration

It's time to start planning the 6th grade graduation celebration.  It may take some creativity this year, but our 6th graders deserve a fun send off!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Barbara Hayes at barbannhayes@gmail.com

News from FCPS Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

  Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

News from the Community

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:

March 8th:  FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback questionnaire opens

March 9th:  PTA Take Out Fundraiser, Domino's Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center), 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

March 11th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

March 15th:  Principal Coffee Talk: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto, 3:00 p.m.

March 19th:  FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback questionnaire closes

March 22nd:  Picture Day at Fairhill, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 22nd:  PTA Doughnuttery Delivery Picture Day Fundraiser

March 26th:  Deadline to submit all yearbook photos

March 26th:  End of 3rd Quarter, 2 Hour Student Early Release

March 29th-April 2nd:  Spring Break, no school

April 5th:  Student Holiday, no school

April 6th: Registration for elementary magnet school lottery closes, 4:00 p.m.

Youth Winter Coats Available!

Please contact the Fairhill Main Office if you need a winter coat for your child.  We have a number of youth sizes available. We also have some winter gloves.  

Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is be available as an option. Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to them in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features. 

Asynchronous Mondays for all students 

Beginning Monday, March 15th, ALL Fairhill students have asynchronous Mondays.  This means that there will be no teacher led instruction on Mondays.  Students will work independently every Monday.

Thank you PTA! 

A huge Thank you to our PTA and to the families who donated to the Welcome Back Treats provided to our back to school in-person staff!  We appreciate you "CHIPping" in to help!

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Please submit your photos by March 26th to ensure they will be included in the yearbook.

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Yearbook sales are also open!  click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

A message from the Library 

If you have library books you’d like to return and your child will be doing in-person learning at the school, please allow your child to return the books in his/her backpack. If your child will continue learning remotely at home, you may return books any time Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the front entrance to the school. Thank you.

Picture day is coming to Fairhill on March 22nd

Lifetouch will have 2 photographers at Fairhill, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Families can purchase pictures online by going to mylifetouch.com and using the picture day ID found in the flyer. Click here for more information and to access the Fairhill picture day ID (EVTHDWR7B.

Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius for a time slot.

Can't make it to Fairhill for Picture Day?  You can still submit a photo using the Yearbook submission form right here.  The deadline to submit a photo is March 26.

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback

This spring all Fairhill parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. The email you receive will be from FCPS Surveys.

FCPS Survey of Preschool Children

Dear Tiger Families,

If you have a preschool-aged child who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please use this link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it112.pdf to access the form. 

If you know of any families in your neighborhood who also have rising kindergartners, please share this information or ask them to reach out to Amy Spector at 703-208-8100 or alspector@fcps.edu.

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254 requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turns five on or before 09/30/2021 and you do not wish to enroll him/her in kindergarten, please let us know in writing.

The form can be submitted to Amy Spector via email at alspector@fcps.edu or by dropping it off at the school.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify school-age children.

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad               Courtney Korb

Principal                               Assistant Principal

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. 

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

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

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

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Fairhill Family Night (Take) Out

We have three yummy take out events scheduled for the spring.

Domino's Pizza (Pan Am Shopping Center): Tuesday, March 9, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Click here for ordering details

Doughnuttery (Families will order online and pick up at Fairhill at picture day.  More details will be sent shortly.):  Monday, March 22

Chipotle (Mosaic):  Saturday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

6th Grade Graduation Celebration

It's time to start planning the 6th grade graduation celebration.  It may take some creativity this year, but our 6th graders deserve a fun send off!  If you are interested in helping, please contact Barbara Hayes at barbannhayes@gmail.com

Square 1 Art

Now that the Square 1 Art program has moved to a digital format, families are able to purchase keepsakes with old art projects or upload new projects at any time.  Orders will be shipped directly to the artist's house.

To search for past art or to upload new art, click here

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

News from FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will open March 2, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications are accepted.

Contact

Tamra Ferreira tferreira@fcps.edu 571-423-4532

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

  Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

News from the Community Group Tutoring Sessions for Kindergarteners and 1st Graders

A group of Kilmer Middle School 8th Graders will host group tutoring sessions for kids in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Students will be playing Kahoots and other interactive games that focus on improving literacy skills. Online sessions will be held  Sundays from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and  Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., starting March 21st. If you're interested in joining a session or two, please complete the following google form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvFSKwaRZ4ykmLQpXBsweSCAcbtOsXZ3hRwotdP1XCgDzXWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you would like more information, please contact us at riddhireya@gmail.com or 202-706-2575

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:

March 1st-March 5th:  Read Across America Week

March 2nd: Family Life Education Parent Preview Night, 6:00 p.m.

March 2nd:  Magnet Program registration window opens

March 4th:  Principal Coffee Talk: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux, 6:00 p.m.

March 5th:  2 Hour Student Early Release

March 8th:  Student Holiday, no school

March 8th:  FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback questionnaire opens

March 11th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

March 15th:  Principal Coffee Talk: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto, 3:00 p.m.

March 19th:  FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback questionnaire closes

March 22nd:  Picture Day at Fairhill, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 26th:  Deadline to submit all yearbook photos

March 26th:  End of 3rd Quarter, 2 Hour Student Early Release

March 29th-April 2nd:  Spring Break, no school

April 5th:  Student Holiday, no school

April 6th: Registration for elementary magnet school lottery closes, 4:00 p.m.

Read Across America Week 2021, March 1 - 5           "Today A Reader, Tomorrow A Leader”

Fairhill is celebrating National Read Across America Week from March 1st - March 5th. We are celebrating diversity with different picture books throughout the week. Please join in on the fun by participating in the daily events shown below.  Click here for an easier to read copy. 

Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is be available as an option. Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to them in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features. 

Family Life Education Parent Preview Night is tonight!

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The informal meeting will be held  tonight at 6:00 p.m. via BbCU.  

Please review this letter to families with information regarding specific grade level Family Life Education and where to locate materials for your review. 

You will receive an eNotify email with a link to join today.

For more information and opt-out forms please click here.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Please submit your photos by March 26th to ensure they will be included in the yearbook.

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Yearbook sales are also open!  click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

A message from the Library 

If you have library books you’d like to return and your child will be doing in-person learning at the school, please allow your child to return the books in his/her backpack. If your child will continue learning remotely at home, you may return books any time Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the front entrance to the school. Thank you.

Picture day is coming to Fairhill on March 22nd

Lifetouch will have 2 photographers at Fairhill, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Families can purchase pictures online by going to mylifetouch.com and using the picture day ID found in the flyer. Click here for more information and to access the Fairhill picture day ID (EVTHDWR7B.

Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius for a time slot.

Can't make it to Fairhill for Picture Day?  You can still submit a photo using the Yearbook submission form right here.  The deadline to submit a photo is March 26.

Group Tutoring Sessions for Kindergarteners and 1st Graders

A group of Kilmer Middle School 8th Graders will host group tutoring sessions for kids in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Students will be playing Kahoots and other interactive games that focus on improving literacy skills. Online sessions will be held  Sundays from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and  Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., starting March 21st. If you're interested in joining a session or two, please complete the following google form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvFSKwaRZ4ykmLQpXBsweSCAcbtOsXZ3hRwotdP1XCgDzXWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you would like more information, please contact us at riddhireya@gmail.com or 202-706-2575

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback

This spring all Fairhill parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. The email you receive will be from FCPS Surveys.

FCPS Survey of Preschool Children

Dear Tiger Families,

If you have a preschool-aged child who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please use this link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it112.pdf to access the form. 

If you know of any families in your neighborhood who also have rising kindergartners, please share this information or ask them to reach out to Amy Spector at 703-208-8100 or alspector@fcps.edu.

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254 requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turns five on or before 09/30/2021 and you do not wish to enroll him/her in kindergarten, please let us know in writing.

The form can be submitted to Amy Spector via email at alspector@fcps.edu or by dropping it off at the school.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify school-age children.

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad               Courtney Korb

Principal                               Assistant Principal

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. 

  • March 4th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Weekly Character Strength: Enthusiasm

WHAT DOES Enthusiasm MEAN?  You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.

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

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Square 1 Art

Now that the Square 1 Art program has moved to a digital format, families are able to purchase keepsakes with old art projects or upload new projects at any time.  Orders will be shipped directly to the artist's house.

To search for past art or to upload new art, click here

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

News from FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will open March 2, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications are accepted.

Contact

Tamra Ferreira tferreira@fcps.edu 571-423-4532

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

February 24th:  Deadline for students to record their Fairhill Innovation Fair videos via Flipgrid. 

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

March 2nd: Family Life Education Parent Preview Night, 6:00 p.m.

March 2nd:  Magnet Program registration window opens

March 4th:  Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux, 6:00 p.m.

March 5th:  2 Hour Student Early Release

March 8th:  Student Holiday, no school, no Reading on the Run Curbside Pickup

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

March 22nd:  Picture Day at Fairhill, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 26th:  Deadline to submit all yearbook photos

March 26th:  End of 3rd Quarter, 2 Hour Student Early Release

March 29th-April 2nd:  Spring Break, no school

Welcome to Fairhill Kindergarteners!

Today we welcomed these young Tigers into the school for the first time.  We are so happy to see some of our Kindergartners!  We continue to be equally proud of our hard working tigers online. We are eagerly awaiting our next group of students back into the building on March 9th!  

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Please submit your photos by March 26th to ensure they will be included in the yearbook.

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Yearbook sales are also open!  click here for more information or click here to order your yearbook directly.

Picture day is coming to Fairhill on March 22nd

Lifetouch will have 2 photographers at Fairhill, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Families can purchase pictures online by going to mylifetouch.com and using the picture day ID found in the flyer. Click here for more information and to access the Fairhill picture day ID (EVTHDWR7B.

Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius for a time slot.

Can't make it to Fairhill for Picture Day?  You can still submit a photo using the Yearbook submission form right here.  The deadline to submit a photo is March 26.

Please contact Ms. Smith, jasmith5@fcps.edu with any questions or concerns.  

 

Updated CAMP Schedule

To coincide with the new bell schedule we have updated the 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 click here for days and times for each grade level to meet with our specialist teachers. 

 

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

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

A link will be sent out to Fairhill Families on February 25th.

Click here for Fairhill Elementary’s Virtual Innovation Fair flyer. Click here for the Spanish version FERIA VIRTUAL DE INOVACION ESCUELA FAIRHILL

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

FCPS Survey of Preschool Children

Dear Tiger Families,

If you have a preschool-aged child who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please use this link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it112.pdf to access the form. Return completed forms no later than February 26, 2021.

If you know of any children in your neighborhood who also have rising kindergartners, please share this information or ask them to reach out to Amy Spector at 703-208-8100 or alspector@fcps.edu.

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254 requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turns five on or before 09/30/2021 and you do not wish to enroll him/her in kindergarten, please let us know in writing.

The form can be submitted to Amy Spector via email at alspector@fcps.edu or by dropping it off at the school.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify school-age children.

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad               Courtney Korb

Principal                               Assistant Principal

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. 

  • March 4th 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
Family Life Education Parent Preview Night Save the Date

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The informal meeting will be held on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. via BbCU.  

Please review this letter to families with information regarding specific grade level Family Life Education and where to locate materials for your review. 

We will email a link to join that day.

For more information and opt-out forms please click here.

Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset - Cheering Others' Success

WHAT DOES Cheering Others' Success MEAN?  You are happy for others and you cheer them on when they find success.

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Square 1 Art

Now that the Square 1 Art program has moved to a digital format, families are able to purchase keepsakes with old art projects or upload new projects at any time.  Orders will be shipped directly to the artist's house.

To search for past art or to upload new art, click here

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

News from FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will open March 2, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications are accepted.

Contact

Tamra Ferreira tferreira@fcps.edu 571-423-4532

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

February 16th:  New Bell Schedule starts for all students

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

February 18th:  Deadline for Grade 1 FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

February 19th:  PTA Family Night (Take) Out at Panda Express, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

February 22nd:  Reading on the Run Curbside Pickup returns, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

February 24th:  Deadline for students to record their Fairhill Innovation Fair videos via Flipgrid. 

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

March 2nd: Family Life Education Parent Preview Night, 6:00 p.m.

March 5th:  2 Hour Student Early Release

March 8th:  Student Holiday, no school, no Reading on the Run Curbside Pickup

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

March 22nd:  Picture Day at Fairhill, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 26th:  Deadline to submit all yearbook photos

March 26th:  End of 3rd Quarter, 2 Hour Student Early Release

March 29th-April 2nd:  Spring Break, no school

February Choice Board

Looking for more screen free activities this month?  Check out Week 2 of these February fun family activities and stay tuned for more next week! 

Click here for an easier view.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Please submit your photos by March 26th to ensure they will be included in the yearbook.

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Picture day is coming to Fairhill on March 22nd

Lifetouch will have 2 photographers at Fairhill, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Families can purchase pictures online by going to mylifetouch.com and using the picture day ID found in the flyer. Click here for more information and to access the Fairhill picture day ID (EVTHDWR7B.

Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius for a time slot.

Can't make it to Fairhill for Picture Day?  You can still submit a photo using the Yearbook submission form right here.  The deadline to submit a photo is March 26.

Please contact Ms. Smith, jasmith5@fcps.edu with any questions or concerns.  

 

Updated CAMP Schedule

To coincide with the new bell schedule we have updated the 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 click here for days and times for each grade level to meet with our specialist teachers. 

 

Fairhill New Bell Schedule

Please make note that our new bell schedule will begin for ALL STUDENTS on February 16th.  Classes well begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. for both in-person and virtual students.  

Teachers will be sharing grade level specific schedules in their weekly newsletter. 

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

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

Click here for Fairhill Elementary’s Virtual Innovation Fair flyer. Click here for the Spanish version FERIA VIRTUAL DE INOVACION ESCUELA FAIRHILL

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

FCPS Survey of Preschool Children

Dear Tiger Families,

If you have a preschool-aged child who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please use this link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it112.pdf to access the form. Return completed forms no later than February 26, 2021.

If you know of any children in your neighborhood who also have rising kindergartners, please share this information or ask them to reach out to Amy Spector at 703-208-8100 or alspector@fcps.edu.

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254 requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turns five on or before 09/30/2021 and you do not wish to enroll him/her in kindergarten, please let us know in writing.

The form can be submitted to Amy Spector via email at alspector@fcps.edu or by dropping it off at the school.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify school-age children.

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad               Courtney Korb

Principal                               Assistant Principal

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Family Life Education Parent Preview Night Save the Date

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The informal meeting will be held on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. via BbCU.  

Please review this letter to families with information regarding specific grade level Family Life Education and where to locate materials for your review. 

We will email a link to join that day.

For more information and opt-out forms please click here.

Weekly Character Strength: Humility

WHAT DOES Humility MEAN?  You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

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

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

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Square 1 Art

Now that the Square 1 Art program has moved to a digital format, families are able to purchase keepsakes with old art projects or upload new projects at any time.  Orders will be shipped directly to the artist's house.

To search for past art or to upload new art, click here

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Dear Fairhill Families,

Looking for a fun and easy meal that also benefits the Fairhill PTA? 

The next Dinner Night Take will be at Panda Express, Feb 19th, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Just mention Fairhill when you order your food!

3071 Gatehouse Plaza, Merrifield

 

News from FCPS From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Update for Meals Distribution 

Click here for the most up-to-date FCPS Meal Distribution.

 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

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

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

February 16th:  New Bell Schedule starts for all students

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

February 18th:  Deadline for Grade 1 FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

February 19th:  PTA Family Night (Take) Out at Panda Express, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

February 24th:  Deadline for students to record their Fairhill Innovation Fair videos via Flipgrid. 

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

March 2nd: Family Life Education Parent Preview Night, 6:00 p.m.

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

March 22nd:  Picture Day at Fairhill, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

February Choice Board

Looking for more screen free activities this month?  Check out Week 2 of these February fun family activities and stay tuned for more next week! 

Click here for an easier view.

FCPS Survey of Preschool Children

Dear Tiger Families,

If you have a preschool-aged child who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please use this link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it112.pdf to access the form. Return completed forms no later than February 26, 2021.

If you know of any children in your neighborhood who also have rising kindergartners, please share this information or ask them to reach out to Amy Spector at 703-208-8100 or alspector@fcps.edu.

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254 requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turns five on or before 09/30/2021 and you do not wish to enroll him/her in kindergarten, please let us know in writing.

The form can be submitted to Amy Spector via email at alspector@fcps.edu or by dropping it off at the school.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify school-age children.

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad               Courtney Korb

Principal                               Assistant Principal

Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

 

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

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

Fairhill New Bell Schedule

Please make note that our new bell schedule will begin for ALL STUDENTS on February 16th.  Classes well begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. for both in-person and virtual students.  

Teachers will be sharing grade level specific schedules in their weekly newsletter. 

Picture day is coming to Fairhill on March 22nd!

Lifetouch will have 2 photographers at Fairhill, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Families can purchase pictures online by going to mylifetouch.com and using the picture day ID found in the flyer. Click here for more information and to access the Fairhill picture day ID.  Please click here to access the Sign Up Genius for a time slot.

Please contact Ms. Smith, jasmith5@fcps.edu with any questions or concerns.  

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

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

Click here for Fairhill Elementary’s Virtual Innovation Fair flyer. Click here for the Spanish version FERIA VIRTUAL DE INOVACION ESCUELA FAIRHILL

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

Welcome to our newest Tiger Payton Dodd!  

Ms. Dodd will be working with students as they come back to Fairhill in-person.  

Thank you Ms. Dodd!

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Family Life Education Parent Preview Night Save the Date

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The informal meeting will be held on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. via BbCU.  

Please review this letter to families with information regarding specific grade level Family Life Education and where to locate materials for your review. 

We will email a link to join that day.

For more information and opt-out forms please click here.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Weekly Character Strength: Love

WHAT DOES Love MEAN?  You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

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

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

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Square 1 Art

Now that the Square 1 Art program has moved to a digital format, families are able to purchase keepsakes with old art projects or upload new projects at any time.  Orders will be shipped directly to the artist's house.

To search for past art or to upload new art, click here

Square 1 Art Customer Care Info

Square 1 Art Customer Care

888.332.3294

square1art.com

PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Dear Fairhill Families,

Looking for a fun and easy meal that also benefits the Fairhill PTA? 

The next Dinner Night Take will be at Panda Express, Feb 19th, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Just mention Fairhill when you order your food!

3071 Gatehouse Plaza, Merrifield

 

News from FCPS From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Webinar: From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 2021 10 -11:30 a.m. Contact:   Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941 Free - Registration Required The FCPS Parent Resource Center is offering the following free webinar:

Register for From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

Click here for more information and to register.  Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths.

Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar.

February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8 p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Update for Meals Distribution Thursday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 19

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during February 10-19 with the possibility of extremely cold and inclement weather plus one school holiday.   The following updated plan will be in place:

Grab & Go locations (Feb 10 – Feb 19)
  • Hours of distribution will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • All locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 due to the school holiday.
  • If there is a chance of inclement weather, all sites will distribute extra meals as needed and when possible.
  • Location closures will be posted on the FCPS website
Meal Kit Sites (Feb 10 and 17)
  • Hours of distribution will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
  • Location closures will be posted on the FCPS website.
Bus Routes for Meals Distribution (Feb 10 – Feb 19)
  • There will be no meal service on Monday, February 15 due to the school holiday.  
  • Bus route stops and times for meals distribution will remain the same if schools are operating on a normal schedule.
  • If there are weather related bus delays for meals distribution, an emergency message will be sent out.
  • If there is a chance of inclement weather, all bus routes will distribute extra meals as needed and when possible.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please wear a mask when picking up meals.  

Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 with any questions.  

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

January 29th: Flipgrid opens up for students for the .Fairhill Innovation Fair

February 4th:  Town Hall discussing Return to School, 6:00 p.m. 

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

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

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

February 16th:  New Bell Schedule starts for all students

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

February 18th:  Deadline for Grade 1 FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

February 24th:  Deadline for students to record their Fairhill Innovation Fair videos via Flipgrid. 

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

March 2nd: Family Life Education Parent Preview Night, 6:00

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

February Choice Board

Looking for more screen free activities this month?  Check out these fun family activities and stay tuned for more next week! 

Click here for an easier view.

Fairhill's Return to School Town Hall

Please join us on February 4th at 6:00 p.m. for a Town Hall regarding Return to School.  Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb will share the county information, as well as specific Fairhill Return to School details. 

A link will be sent out on February 4th for all Fairhill families to join.

FCPS Survey of Preschool Children

Dear Tiger Families,

If you have a preschool-aged child who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please use this link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it112.pdf to access the form. Return completed forms no later than February 26, 2021.

If you know of any children in your neighborhood who also have rising kindergartners, please share this information or ask them to reach out to Amy Spector at 703-208-8100 or alspector@fcps.edu.

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254 requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turns five on or before 09/30/2021 and you do not wish to enroll him/her in kindergarten, please let us know in writing.

The form can be submitted to Amy Spector via email at alspector@fcps.edu or by dropping it off at the school.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify school-age children.

Kindly,

Candace Hunstad               Courtney Korb

Principal                               Assistant Principal

Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

 

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

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

Fairhill New Bell Schedule

Please make note that our new bell schedule will begin for ALL STUDENTS on February 16th.  Classes well begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. for both in-person and virtual students.  

Teachers will be sharing grade level specific schedules in weekly newsletter. 

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

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

Click here for Fairhill Elementary’s Virtual Innovation Fair flyer. Click here for the Spanish version FERIA VIRTUAL DE INOVACION ESCUELA FAIRHILL

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

  • February 4th at 6:00 p.m.  Town Hall discussing Return to School 
  • February 11th at 5:30 p.m.: Sesion informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team
Family Life Education Parent Preview Night Save the Date

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. via BbCU.  All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

We will email a link to join that day.

For more information and opt-out forms please click here.

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Weekly Character Strength: Integrity

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

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

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

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.
News from FCPS Optional Virginia Early Childhood Family Survey/ Virginia Encuesta de Familias Con Ninos Pequenos

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

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Webinar: From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 2021 10 -11:30 a.m. Contact:   Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941 Free - Registration Required The FCPS Parent Resource Center is offering the following free webinar:

Register for From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

Click here for more information and to register.  Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths.

Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar.

February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8 p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for details and important deadline information

Get more information on Dual Language Immersion programs

Grab & Go with Curbside Service

Meals are available for pick up between 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Please note that many Grab & Go sites are moving to Meal Kit sites in the weeks ahead.  

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase meals for $2.00 each.

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

Please wear a mask when picking up meals.  

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

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

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

For more information about each session click here

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

February 1st:  Online submission deadline for Thank a Teacher Art Contest

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

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

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

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

February 18th:  Deadline for Grade 1 FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

March 11th:  Deadline for Kindergarten FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI), 4:00 p.m.

Get creative with the Virginia Lottery's annual Thank a Teacher Art Contest!

Each year, the Virginia Lottery and its partners at The Supply Room and the Virginia PTA encourage students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May. These thank-you notes have featured winning artwork by three Virginia public-school students.  Online submission period deadline is February 1, 2021.  Click here for more information and contest rules. 

SIS Parent Account

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

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

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

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

What is the Children’s Science Center?

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

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

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

 

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

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

Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset - Supporting Others When They Struggle

WHAT DOES OPM - Supporting others when they struggle MEAN?  When you see other people struggle, you help them if you can.

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

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

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Many parents want their children to have a life that is free from stress, worry, and struggle. It is only natural to wish the best for your children, but in reality, life is full of unpredictable challenges.

A big part of a parent’s job is teaching children how to face those challenges, navigate through them, and ultimately overcome them. This is a skill that children need to develop as they are growing up and inevitably make the transition into adulthood and out of their safety net.

In the latest Healthy Minds Blog, learn how to help your child build resiliency

Webinar: From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 2021 10 -11:30 a.m. Contact:   Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941 Free - Registration Required The FCPS Parent Resource Center is offering the following free webinar:

Register for From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

Click here for more information and to register.  Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths.

Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar.

February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8 p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for details and important deadline information

Get more information on Dual Language Immersion programs

Meal Distribution Update: Many Grab and Go Sites Switching to Weekly Meal Kits

Starting this week, many of the FCPS Grab and Go food distribution sites are switching from daily food pickup to weekly Fairfax Meal Kit distribution. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper (at certain sites) items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted. Bus route pickups remain unchanged.

Go to the Food Distribution website to see if your meal site is changing.

During January and February, these sites will also be distributing fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Families that pick up no-cost meals will also be provided a fresh fruit or vegetable sourced from a local farm for each child, along with an activity sheet and recipe for that item. The item will vary each week, and will be available on the following dates:

  • January 27
  • February 3, 10, 17

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food. Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits. 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving 10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:45 AM 10:55 AM Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES 10:57 AM 11:07 AM Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES 11:16 AM 11:26 AM Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

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

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

For more information about each session click here

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

News from the Community

If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts at Fairhill ES, please contact Michele Randall, mrandall@gscnc.org or 703-372-4352

Click here to find out more

Free Tutoring

Is your student interested in a tutor?

 Youth forYouthY4Y  https://www.y4ytutoring.com/.

We are a team of Virginia students that provide free tutoring to any student in grades K-12, and in any subject of choice. By providing peer tutoring, our mission is to reduce the education gap in Northern Virginia. In this current virtual environment, our sessions are conducted through video-chat platforms such as Skype, Google Meets, or Zoom. Our sessions are once a week from anywhere between 45-90 minutes, though we can accommodate any special requests. For classes, we offer homework/classwork help and we also look at the curriculum sheets from ACPS or FCPS for a specific subject and grade level and teach topics that come up on those sheets. We ensure our tutors are well-qualified before we admit them as a tutor for Y4Y Tutoring, and that they have a way to mark improvement for their students and a plan of action for lessons. 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

Let's Have some Winter Fun!

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

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

SIS Parent Account

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

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

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

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

What is the Children’s Science Center?

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

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

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

 

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

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

Weekly Character Strength: Perseverance

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

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

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

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

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

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

Register for Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behavior

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

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

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for details and important deadline information

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 18-26

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

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

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

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

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

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

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

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

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

For more information about each session click here

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

January 14th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

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

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Have some Winter Fun!

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

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

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

Dear Fairhill Families,

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

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

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

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

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

We will focus on three big ideas:

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

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

Presented by Spencer Jamieson, FCPS Elementary Math Specialist

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

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for details and important deadline information

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 18-26

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

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

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

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

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

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

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

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

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

For more information about each session click here

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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

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News from Fairhill Dates to Remember:

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

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

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

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

January 12th:  New Bell Schedule begins

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

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

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

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

Fairhill Office Closed from January 4th - 8th

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

New Bell Schedule Begins Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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

2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

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

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

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

Updated Technology Supports for Families 

 

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

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

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

Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

News from Fairhill PTA Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

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

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

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

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

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

 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

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

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

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

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

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

For more information about each session click here

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

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

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

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

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

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

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

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

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

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

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