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Fairhill Forum December 17, 2019
Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events
Dates to Know
December 20th: First round of Lost and Found clothes will be donated
December 20th: Spirit Day- Pajama Day
December 23rd-January 3rd: Winter Break
January 9th: Final day to submit AAP Level IV applications
January 9th: PTA Meeting, 6:30
January 10th: Real Food for Kids Big Salad Tour (lunch time)
January 15th: Family Night Out- Panda Express
January 21st: Rising 7th Grade Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night at Luther Jackson Middle (snow date: Feb 4)
January 24th: PTA BINGO Night
January 24th: Spirit Day- Dress like a Superhero!
January 30th: Fairhill Family Math Night
February 18th: Family Science Night/Innovation Fair
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News from Fairhill
Winter Break Information
As a reminder, there will be no school for students from December 23rd-January 3rd. We will look forward to seeing our students back on January 6th. Our main off will be closed during this time as well.
We hope everyone has a restful break and takes some time to enjoy this festive time of year. Happy New Year!
Rain Rain Go Away! Although there has been a lot of improvement on the playground project we had a little slow down with all the rain! It looks like we won't have access until after break- but it will be worth the wait!
Art Room Volunteers Needed!
Ms. Florjancic is looking for parent volunteers who could help prepare art lesson materials, prepare artwork for display and hang up/take down artwork around Fairhill. No special skill are necessary!
Lost and Found
Come and claim your items from the Lost and Found now! There is a growing amount of items in the Lost and Found and we will be making a donation of unclaimed clothes on December 20th.
Real Food for Kids- Food Day
Join us for lunch on January 10th where our students will be given a sample of healthy food made right in front of us in the cafeteria.
Please see flyer here for more information.
Fairhill Family Math Night
Please join us for Fairhill’s Family Math Night.
When? Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-7:00pm
Where? Fairhill Elementary School
Who? All Fairhill students and their families
Why? To learn about math together, play math games, and see what math instruction looks like at Fairhill!
Pizza will be available at no cost, thanks to the PTA!
*Backup date in case of snow: February 6th
Please return your RSVP (sent in the Dec. 17th Tuesday Folder or found here) to school by Friday, January 24th!
Family Science Night/Innovation Fair
The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary. Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade).
Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Tuesday, February 4th. Projects need to be turned in on Tuesday, February 18th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Tuesday, February 18th. Community viewing will be held that evening from 6:00-7:30, and the schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Wednesday, February 19th. Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design. Projects must be taken home on Wednesday, February 19th at dismissal. Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process! We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!
Questions? Please email Kaleigh Hartman at email@example.com
Family Science Night: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30
- Family viewing of Innovation Fair projects in the Library
- Children’s Science Center will have science activities in the Cafeteria
- Demonstrations from high school STEM clubs
Have you seen our Dreambox Hall of Fame at Fairhill? Students who have completed all the Dreambox standards in every grade level below their current one have a certificate hanging in this hallway. At the beginning of the year, only 5 students accomplished this. The number of certificates increased more than ten-fold. We believe every Fairhill tiger can achieve this! Do you want to see EXACTLY what your child’s classroom teacher can see in terms of math progress on Dreambox? Create a parent account by following these directions here.
Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff
Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.
News from the PTA
PTA Family Night Out
Join the Fairhill community on January 15th for our next Family Night Out at Panda Express. We will be eating some good food and raising some money at the same time.
Be on the look out for the flyer soon.
Please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 9th at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare will be provided.
News from Luther Jackson MS
Reg Bag Donor Program
ATTN: Luther Jackson Nation! We need 50 more families in our community to volunteer to be "Red Bag" donors so we can make sure all of our children are fed.
The "Red Bag" program allows us to provide food for our students who need it over weekends and holidays when they aren't in school. Please share this information with your friends in the Falls Church HS pyramid. Here's the Food for Neighbors website where you can easily sign-up: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ And, if you're on Facebook, please share this there as well.
The full story: There are several dozen students in our pyramid that rely on the school's pantry for the weekend and holiday meals. In fact, this organization started because a PTA President in Herndon several years ago realized that most food programs focus on elementary school kids and that their school didn't have a program. Food for Neighbor's reach has grown across Fairfax County and LJMS' PTA recently agreed to "adopt" middle and high schools around Falls Church and Tysons. All of that to say, we need to come up with a lot of "red bag" donors.
If you sign-up, you are committing to fill a red grocery bag every two months and leave it out for pickup on scheduled Saturday mornings (1/11/2020, 3/7, 5/2, 9/12, etc.). Bags are picked up, taken to the local hub school, contents sorted, representatives from each school select the items they need and take their bins back to their school.
Here's a link for more information, and how to sign-up. We hope you'll consider becoming a "Red Bag" donor. Thanks.
News from Falls Church HS
Falls Church High School’s 15th Annual Jaguar 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020! We we would love to have our feeder school students, faculty, parents, and community members participate in this fun, school-community fitness event.
Please save the date- April 25! More information will be coming next month and registration information will be posted soon on www.jaguar5k.com. We will deliver paper registrations in February.
News from FCPS
Cafeteria Meal Accounts
Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.
Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks
Weekly Character Strength: Self-Control
WHAT DOES SELF-CONTROL MEAN?
You have the ability to control your emotions
and behaviors. You think before you act.
Click here for the full explanation of Self-Control and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.
We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.
This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach.Read more about it here or watch this video.
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
Join us for our first Winter Festival - an afternoon of free games, food and fun! For more info visit mosaiccitychurch.com/winterfest2020
Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.
The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.
Important Contact Information
Fairhill Phone Numbers:
• Health Room 703-208-8110
• Cafeteria 703-208-8121
Administration e-mail addresses:
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• Courtney Korb: firstname.lastname@example.org
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