Fairhill Forum 10/8/19

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Fairhill Forum October 8, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic, all day

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill students sing National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: All Pro Tigers, 8:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

November 6th: Falls Church Pyramid PTSA Meeting

November 11th: Veteran's Day Breakfast Celebration

November 11th: Fairhill Thanksgiving Lunch 

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News from Fairhill News from the Fairhill Library 

Check out these stats from our very own Fairhill Library! Keep up all the good reading, Tigers!! 

Veteran's Day Breakfast...Coming Soon

Please join us on the morning of November 11th from 8:30-9:10 for a Veteran's Day breakfast for all active and former military members. 

Please see flyer here and in next weeks Tuesday folder. 

Save the Date

Our annual  Thanksgiving Day Lunch will be on Monday, November 11th. 

Please see the flyer here as well as in next weeks Tuesday folder. For now, we are looking for some volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Day lunch.

Please consider signing up to help out on what is to be a great day for all Tigers. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a9a62faafa7-fairhill

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

News from the PTA Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community On October 9th at Oath Pizza in Mosaic for a fundraiser. Show the flyer and mention "Fairhill" anytime throughout the day (lunch and/or dinner). Tell your friends and go for a meal. See you there! Look in this weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

Fairhill PTA Fall Festival 

Join the fun on October 18th from 5:30-8:30 for fun and games! Only $10.00 for first child and $5.00 for additional siblings. 

See flyer for more information. We hope to see everyone there! 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Fall Festival

The student clubs at Falls Church High School invite all families in the FCHS pyramid to the third annual Fall Festival on October 19 at FCHS! The high schoolers have planned lots of fun activities and booths for all ages, including fun games, spoooky treats, cake walk, gently used Halloween costumes sale, prizes, etc. It all takes place from 10am-2pm, rain or shine, followed by a student variety show by the thespians at 2:30pm. FCHS is at 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042. Tickets are $1 each/ $20 for 25.

Please see flyer for more information. 

Falls Church Homecoming Parade and Game!

Save the date of October 25th for a parade and football game. Fairhill is ALWAYS well represented and we hope to continue the tradition this year, too!! 

Please see flyer for more information. #WeAreFC

Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: #OtherPeopleMatter

Being present and giving others my attention.

 

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

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 10/1/19

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Fairhill Forum October 1, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

October 2nd: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic, all day

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill students sing National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

November 1st: End of Quarter 1

November 4th: Student Holiday- no school

November 5th: Student Holiday- no school

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News from Fairhill Walk/Bike to School Day is Coming!

Fairhill will be participating in Walk To School day on TOMORROW. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness Please see the flyer for information on how to participate. 

Questions? Contact Mr. Peevy at PEPeevy@fcps.edu

Attendance Matters!

If your student is going to be late to school or if they will not be in school because of an illness or appointment, please email or call our attendance line directly for each absence. 

We ask that families  make appointments outside of the school day although we recognize some times this is unavoidable. We want all of our students in school all day every day. 

Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

News from the PTA Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community On October 9th at Oath Pizza in Mosaic for a fundraiser. Show the flyer and mention "Fairhill" anytime throughout the day (lunch and/or dinner). Tell your friends and go for a meal. See you there! Look in this weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

Help Support the Fall Church High School Class of 2021

Hello Falls Church Pyramid!

The Falls Church High School Class of 2021 is currently putting on a fundraiser to help lower the cost of prom tickets through FCHS jacket sales. Please check out our web page and consider donating to great cause which will also help you look stylish and feel comfortable! These jackets would also make great presents!

 

    https://www.customink.com/fundraising/falls-church-high-school-jacket-sale-to-help-with-prom-2020

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Open Mindedness

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

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

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

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 9/24/19

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Fairhill Forum September 24, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

September 27th: First Spirit Day of the year- *Favorite Team Day*

September 27th: PTA Parent Night Out at InCourage Martial Arts, 6:30-8:30

October 2nd: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic, all day

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill students sing National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 18th: PTA Fall Festival, 5:30

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

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News from Fairhill Calling All Overdue Library Books 

The first round of library overdue notices were printed today.  If your child receives one in his/her Tuesday Packet, please help him/her find and return the overdue book(s).  No need to send any money as we do not charge fines for overdue books. 

Please contact Mrs. Howard with any questions. lghoward@fcps.edu  Thank you for your support!

Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

Walk/Bike to School Day is Coming!

Fairhill will be participating in Walk To School day on October 2nd. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness Please see the flyer for information on how to participate. 

Questions? Contact Mr. Peevy at PEPeevy@fcps.edu

Coming for lunch?

As a reminder, please make sure you check-in in the front office if you are coming for lunch. After lunch, you can come and check out in the office. We kindly ask that you say goodbye to your student in the cafeteria rather than walking them to their class or walking around the building. 

Thank you!! 

Attendance Matters!

If your student is going to be late to school or if they will not be in school because of an illness or appointment, please email or call our attendance line directly for each absence. 

We ask that families  make appointments outside of the school day although we recognize some times this is unavoidable. We want all of our students in school all day every day. 

Classifying Excused & Unexcused Absences

Attendance and active participation in class are crucial to a student’s academic achievement. Below you will find Fairfax County’s policy regarding excused and unexcused absences:

  • Reasons for excused absences include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dentist appointment, observance of a religious holiday, suspension (except for certain violations as provided in Regulation 2601), or another reason acceptable to the principal or her/his designee.
  • Reasons for unexcused absences include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school related activities, missed school bus, traffic or car problems, or other reasons unacceptable to the principal or her/his designee.

Please also make sure your student arrives to school on time. In the event that a student is late, please walk the student into the building.

  • Reasons for excused tardies include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dentist appointment, observance of a religious holiday, suspension (except for certain violations as provided in Regulation 2601), or another reason acceptable to the principal or her/his designee.
  • Reasons for unexcused tardies include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school related activities, missed school bus, traffic or car problems, or other reasons unacceptable to the principal or her/his designee.
News from the PTA Parent Night Out

InCourage Martial Arts will be running a Glow Dodgeball PTA Fundraiser event this Friday, September 27th with 100% of the proceeds going to the Fairhill PTA. The event runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be plenty of fun with organized games and a pizza dinner! This event is appropriate for ages 5 through 12. 

See information on flyer or visit the PTA website to register.  

Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community On October 9th at Oath Pizza in Mosaic for a fundraiser. Show the flyer and mention "Fairhill" anytime throughout the day (lunch and/or dinner). Tell your friends and go for a meal. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Don't forget to register for the before and after school clubs! 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

Help Support the Fall Church High School Class of 2021

Hello Falls Church Pyramid!

The Falls Church High School Class of 2021 is currently putting on a fundraiser to help lower the cost of prom tickets through FCHS jacket sales. Please check out our web page and consider donating to great cause which will also help you look stylish and feel comfortable! These jackets would also make great presents!

 

    https://www.customink.com/fundraising/falls-church-high-school-jacket-sale-to-help-with-prom-2020

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength:Teamwork

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

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

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

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Lockdown Drill 9/18/19

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Dear Fairhill Families,

Every school facility in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. The plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, like fire tornado, and lockdown drills, which we practice regularly.

Today students had their second lockdown drill, which is a well-established procedure designed to protect students and staff members in a case in which there might be threats of violence within a school. During this drill, students remained in their classrooms or were escorted to classrooms if they are in the halls, and all interior and exterior doors were closed and locked. Once the facility was rendered safe and students were accounted for, the school was returned to normal operation. While we have no reason to believe that any threat of violence will arise, it is always best to be prepared. It is important to train students and staff members so that we can effectively implement a lockdown in the event one becomes necessary. Training helps ensure a calmer, more effective lockdown.

The drill was relatively short and lasted no longer than a typical fire drill. 

We will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at Fairhill Elementary. If you have questions, please call us at 703-208-8100. We appreciate your continued support in these matters.

 

Kindly,

  

Candace J. Hunstad                    Courtney B. Korb

Principal                                       Assistant Principal

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 9/17/19

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Fairhill Forum September 17, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

September 17th: PTA Family Night Out- Chipotle Mosaic 

September 20th: Fall Picture Day

September 27th: First Spirit Day of the year- *Favorite Team Day*

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 9th: PTA Family Night Out- Oath Pizza Mosaic (more info coming)

October 10th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 in the Library

October 11th: Fairhill Chorus sings National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 14th: Student Holiday- no school

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

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News from Fairhill Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

Attendance Matters!

If your student is going to be late to school or if they will not be in school because of an illness or appointment, please email or call our attendance line directly for each absence. 

We ask that families  make appointments outside of the school day although we recognize some times this is unavoidable. We want all of our students in school all day every day. 

Coming for lunch?

As a reminder, please make sure you check-in in the front office if you are coming for lunch. After lunch, you can come and check out in the office. We kindly ask that you say goodbye to your student in the cafeteria rather than walking them to their class or walking around the building. 

Thank you!! 

News from the PTA Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community TONIGHT- September 17th at Chipolte in Moasic for a fundraiser where will we receive 33% of the  sales for those that mention "Fairhill" between 5:00-9:00. Tell your friends and go for dinner at Chipolte. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Don't forget to register for the before and after school clubs! 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 10th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided. 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

Help Support the Fall Church High School Class of 2021

Hello Falls Church Pyramid!

The Falls Church High School Class of 2021 is currently putting on a fundraiser to help lower the cost of prom tickets through FCHS jacket sales. Please check out our web page and consider donating to great cause which will also help you look stylish and feel comfortable! These jackets would also make great presents!

 

    https://www.customink.com/fundraising/falls-church-high-school-jacket-sale-to-help-with-prom-2020

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

Positivity Project- Weekly Character Strength: Curiosity

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

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

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

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 9/10/19

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Fairhill Forum September 10, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

September 12th: PTA Popsicles on the Playground and PTA meeting, 6:30

September 17th: PTA Family Night Out- Chipotle Mosaic (more info coming)

September 20th: Fall Picture Day

September 27th: First Spirit Day of the year- *Favorite Team Day*

October 4th: Principal Coffee Talk, Levels of AAP Service, 9:30

October 11th: Fairhill Chorus sings National Anthem at Falls Church HS, 7PM

October 25th: Falls Church High School Homecoming

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News from Fairhill Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

FCPS language lines are available in eight different languages to assist parents who do not speak English as their first language. A school system employee will respond to your call in your preferred language within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. The caller will provide you with the requested information, arrange for you to speak with the appropriate school employee, or connect you with the resource that you are looking to find.

To use the parent information phone lines please call:

Amharic: 571-423-4957

Arabic: 571-423-4952

Chinese: 571-423-4953

Farsi: 571-423-4954

Korean: 571-423-4951

Spanish: 571-423-4950

Urdu: 571-423-4955

Vietnamese: 571-423-4956

Tiger Share Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer to help two great causes? Help us help the community by delivering food from school to Food for Others.  Please sign up using the sign up genius.

We are hoping to have a family/person/team sign up for each week of school to take the donated food from the refrigerator and bring it all to Food for Others at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax. 

Please sign up using the link above or email us if you have any questions. 

Fairhill Flyers

This is a running club for Fairhill students, boys and girls grades 3-6. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 4:05-5pm in the gym. Our first practice will be Sept. 17th.  We are preparing our students to participate in the Pumpkin Pie Run in November. More information to follow. Practice is not mandatory. We understand our Tigers are busy. Just come when you can. It’s a great way to exercise and have fun. Please see flyer here to sign up and return to Mr. Peevy. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Peevy at pepeevy@fcps.edu.

Fairhill Fitness Fanatics

Fairhill Fitness Fanatics is a before-school fitness program which stresses fun, exercise, and good sportsmanship.  Students in grades 3 and 4 meet each Thursday morning while students in grades 5 and 6 meet each Wednesday morning beginning September 25th and 26th. On these days, students come to school at 8:00 and enjoy fun games and activities in the gymnasium or outside if weather is permitting.  This program runs from the end of September through the end of May.  We stress fun for students of all athletic abilities.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Mitchell, School Counselor (703-208-8130).

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminders

Now that the school year is underway, we recognize that many families will utilize Kiss and Ride in the mornings rather than take the bus. FCPS encourages ALL students to take the bus, if they are eligible. In order to ensure a safe environment for our students, we ask that you carefully read the Kiss and Ride procedures below:

ONLY drop off your child at Kiss and Ride from the designated area

We cannot have parents/students crossing the parking lot in the middle of arrival. The Kiss and Ride line moves quickly and we don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Please DO NOT block buses trying to enter the bus loop or try to pass buses. 

There are times when there can be a bit of a hold up because buses and cars are entering at the same entrance. We ask that you please be patient as everyone gets through.

Children must unload from the passenger side of the car ONLY.  

Drivers must remain in the car.  School staff will assist students getting in and out.

Cars must stay in a single file line as they move to and from Kiss and Ride.

Please, no passing other cars while in line and no premature drop-offs. Please do not pass buses either. They are trying to drop students off safely as well. 

Please stay as close to the curb as possible when pulling into the school so cars may enter and exit safely.

Kiss and Ride is only available until 9:20 a.m.

After 9:20, you must park and escort your student to the main office. Students will be marked late at this time. As long as you are in line (inside the parking lot) at 9:20 we will continue to let students use Kiss and Ride, but they will be marked late.  If you are not in line inside the lot by 9:20 you will need to park and escort your student inside to the main office. 

 

There is no Kiss and Ride in the afternoons

All adults must park in a parking space or on the blacktop and pick up their student in the cafeteria. Each student must be signed out on the clipboard by the adult picking them up. If you are late picking up your student (after 4:05) you must go to the main office and sign out your student there.

 

New Crosswalk/Crossing Guard

New to Fairhill this year, there is a crossing guard posted right on Chichester Lane to help students cross the street safely to school. We are asking all parents help us keep students safe by using this Fairfax County provided resource in the correct manner. 

After students are crossed by the crossing guard, they should follow the sidewalk to school in the morning. We have posted teachers in the morning to help students cross over the crosswalks near Kiss and Ride. The same route should be followed in the afternoon. 

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

News from the PTA Popsicle's on the Playground

Join us on the playground next Thursday for some socializing with popsicles ahead of our first PTA meeting. 

Please see the flyer for more information about the event and membership opportunities. 

Join us at 6:30 on September 12th. 

Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community on TUesday, September 17th at Chipolte in Moasic for a fundraiser where will we receive 33% of the  sales for those that mention "Fairhill" between 5:00-9:00. Tell your friends and go for dinner at Chipolte. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here. 

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Don't forget to register for the before and after school clubs! 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

News from Falls Church HS Falls Church High School Youth Cheerleading Clinic

In preparation for Falls Church High School Homecoming, FCHS will be sponsoring a cheer clinic for students in grades 1-8. Please see the flyer for more information. 

Falls Church High School Turns 75! 

For the  FCHS 75th Celebration we have a full weekend of festivities for Homecoming Weekend: October 25-27, 2019 

Friday, October 25th: Homecoming Parade , Tailgate, Varsity Football Game (with Alumni Tent at the game)

Saturday, October 26th: FCHS tours – 10:00am and 4:00pm- meet in the main gym lobby by door #8

Saturday, October 26th:  FCHS Celebration at 11:11 Restaurant, 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA  22042 from 7-11:00pm (registration is required)

Sunday, October 27th: FCHS Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at Penderbrook Golf Course (registration is required).

All of the 75th celebration information can be found here -  FCHS 75th Celebration Weekend

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

  Positivity Project

We will continue to be a Positivty Project Partner School. Learn more about it here. #otherpeoplematter 

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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This afternoon, 9-9-19

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Dear Families,

In our efforts to keep you well informed, we want to let you know that this afternoon we detected a strange exhaust or gas-like odor in one area of our building. We immediately evacuated the building and notified the fire department. At no time did fumes reach a dangerous level in the building.

When the fire department determined that the building was safe for students to return, we resumed our scheduled classes.

As always, we were pleased with the appropriate and responsible conduct of our students and the professional manner of our staff. We truly have a responsive and caring school family, and we appreciate and value you all.

Please do not hesitate to call should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

 

Candace Hunstad                      Courtney Korb

Principal                                     Assistant Principal

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Lockdown Drill 9/5/19

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Dear Fairhill Families,

Every school facility in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. The plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, like fire tornado, and lockdown drills, which we practice regularly.

Today students had their first lockdown drill, which is a well-established procedure designed to protect students and staff members in a case in which there might be threats of violence within a school. During this drill, students remained in their classrooms or were escorted to classrooms if they are in the halls, and all interior and exterior doors were closed and locked. Once the facility was rendered safe and students were accounted for, the school was returned to normal operation. While we have no reason to believe that any threat of violence will arise, it is always best to be prepared. It is important to train students and staff members so that we can effectively implement a lockdown in the event one becomes necessary. Training helps ensure a calmer, more effective lockdown.

The drill was relatively short and lasted no longer than a typical fire drill. 

We will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at Fairhill Elementary. If you have questions, please call us at 703-208-8100. We appreciate your continued support in these matters.

 

Kindly,

  

Candace J. Hunstad                    Courtney B. Korb

Principal                                       Assistant Principal

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 9/3/19

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Fairhill Forum September 3, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

September 6th: Principal Coffee Talk, 9:30

September 6th: McDonald's (on Gallows Rd) Fundraiser for Fairhill

September 12th: PTA Popsicles on the Playground and PTA meeting, 6:30

September 17th: PTA Family Night Out- Chipotle Mosaic (more info coming)

September 20th: Fall Picture Day

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News from Fairhill Principal Paws

Dear Fairhill Tigers,

What an amazing start to school we've had! We would like to thank our community business partner, Fairfax County Fire Department Station 30, for coming to greet all of our tigers on their first day of school. It made for an awesome start to the day. We look forward to continuing this partnership throughout the year.

Walking around the building, students are already immensely engaged in classroom learning and are continuing to build their classroom communities.

We have a few community events coming up that we would love you to join us for including our first Principals Coffee on September 6 and our first PTA meeting to be held on September 12 (see below for more information on both events).

We look forward to another outstanding year for our entire community.

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

Warmly,

Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb

Principal Coffee Talk

Please join us for our first Principal Coffee Talk of the 19-20 school year. This will take place on Friday, September 6 from 9:30-10:30 in the Fairhill Library.

We will be having a meet and greet and general question/answer forum. All are welcomed to join us for an informal conversation with our school leaders.

Fairhill Flyers

This is a running club for Fairhill students, boys and girls grades 3-6. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 4:05-5pm in the gym. Our first practice will be Sept. 17th.  We are preparing our students to participate in the Pumpkin Pie Run in November. More information to follow. Practice is not mandatory. We understand our Tigers are busy. Just come when you can. It’s a great way to exercise and have fun. Please see flyer here to sign up and return to Mr. Peevy. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Peevy at pepeevy@fcps.edu.

Fairhill Fitness Fanatics

Fairhill Fitness Fanatics is a before-school fitness program which stresses fun, exercise, and good sportsmanship.  Students in grades 3 and 4 meet each Thursday morning while students in grades 5 and 6 meet each Wednesday morning beginning September 25th and 26th. On these days, students come to school at 8:00 and enjoy fun games and activities in the gymnasium or outside if weather is permitting.  This program runs from the end of September through the end of May.  We stress fun for students of all athletic abilities.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Mitchell, School Counselor (703-208-8130).

Safety Drills

We will hold fire drills once a week for the first four weeks of school. We will then have one per month. We are required to have four lockdown drills each year, with two drills during the month of September. The first one will be September 5th and the second will be September 16th. We will then hold a lockdown drill in January and February. We will have a bus evacuation drill in September and February.  We will have a tornado drill in March.

Family Life Education (FLE)

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community. Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, non-punitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s Tuesday folder today and are also available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education . If applicable, please fill in the opt-out form and return it to school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at https://fcps.blackboard.com/http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml. FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media). Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review in our school library. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online. Program questions may be addressed at school, or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at etpayne@fcps.edu.

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminders

Now that the school year is underway, we recognize that many families will utilize Kiss and Ride in the mornings rather than take the bus. FCPS encourages ALL students to take the bus, if they are eligible. In order to ensure a safe environment for our students, we ask that you carefully read the Kiss and Ride procedures below:

ONLY drop off your child at Kiss and Ride from the designated area

We cannot have parents/students crossing the parking lot in the middle of arrival. The Kiss and Ride line moves quickly and we don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Please DO NOT block buses trying to enter the bus loop or try to pass buses. 

There are times when there can be a bit of a hold up because buses and cars are entering at the same entrance. We ask that you please be patient as everyone gets through.

Children must unload from the passenger side of the car ONLY.  

Drivers must remain in the car.  School staff will assist students getting in and out.

Cars must stay in a single file line as they move to and from Kiss and Ride.

Please, no passing other cars while in line and no premature drop-offs. Please do not pass buses either. They are trying to drop students off safely as well. 

Please stay as close to the curb as possible when pulling into the school so cars may enter and exit safely.

Kiss and Ride is only available until 9:20 a.m.

After 9:20, you must park and escort your student to the main office. Students will be marked late at this time. As long as you are in line (inside the parking lot) at 9:20 we will continue to let students use Kiss and Ride, but they will be marked late.  If you are not in line inside the lot by 9:20 you will need to park and escort your student inside to the main office. 

 

There is no Kiss and Ride in the afternoons

All adults must park in a parking space or on the blacktop and pick up their student in the cafeteria. Each student must be signed out on the clipboard by the adult picking them up. If you are late picking up your student (after 4:05) you must go to the main office and sign out your student there.

 

Transportation Concerns

It has been shared with us that many families were not notified by transportation about changes to some bus pick ups and walkers. We have addressed this with transportation directly and apologize that they did not communicate this directly to you. This decision was not a school decision. If you should have any questions, please feel free to call Area 2 transportation at 703-446-2050. 

New Crosswalk/Crossing Guard

New to Fairhill this year, there is a crossing guard posted right on Chichester Lane to help students cross the street safely to school. We are asking all parents help us keep students safe by using this Fairfax County provided resource in the correct manner. 

After students are crossed by the crossing guard, they should follow the sidewalk to school in the morning. We have posted teachers in the morning to help students cross over the crosswalks near Kiss and Ride. The same route should be followed in the afternoon. 

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

News from the PTA Popsicle's on the Playground

Join us on the playground next Thursday for some socializing with popsicles ahead of our first PTA meeting. 

Join us at 6:30 on September 12th. 

Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community on Friday, September 6th at McDonald's on Gallows Road (next to the carwash) for a fundraiser where will we receive 5% of the days total sales. Tell your friends and go for dinner with your family to the newly renovated McDonald's. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here

Fairhill PTA Before/After School Clubs

Coming home in Tuesday folders today will be all the information for the before and after school clubs and how to sign up for each clubs. 

The informational two sided sheet has all the information needed for sign up. 

If you have any questions please email Christy Jefferson @cbjefferson@me.com 

News from the Community Batter Up!

Virginia Stingray are hosting a softball clinic this Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 at Robinson Secondary School. 

See flyer for more information. 

 

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

  Positivity Project

We will continue to be a Positivty Project Partner School. Learn more about it here. #otherpeoplematter 

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 8/27/19

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Fairhill Forum August 27, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

August 28th: First day for breakfast 

August 30th: No School- Student Holiday

September 2nd: No School- Student Holiday 

September 6th: Principal Coffee Talk, 9:30

September 6th: McDonald's (on Gallows Rd) Fundraiser for Fairhill

September 12th: PTA Popsicles on the Playground and PTA meeting, 6:30

September 17th: PTA Family Night Out- Chipotle Mosaic (more info coming)

September 20th: Fall Picture Day

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News from Fairhill Back to School Messages

Were you unable to make it to our Back to School Bash? Did you come and miss the opening videos from Admin, PTA or our school board members? Well rest assured, here are two links to all of the pre-recorded messages from that lovely evening just last week. 

School Board Video Playlist

Admin/PTA Playlist

Tuesday Folders

Starting today, all students will be bringing home a bright YELLOW Tuesday folder. Inside this folder you will find important school and classroom specific information. Once a quarter we allow community programs to also send home flyers. Today's folder will be extra thick so please be sure to go through everything and send back the necessary signed forms. 

The Tuesday folder is another example of one of our communication resources. 

Principal Coffee Talk

Please join us for our first Principal Coffee Talk of the 19-20 school year. This will take place on Friday, September 6 from 9:30-10:30 in the Fairhill Library.

We will be having a meet and greet and general question/answer forum. All are welcomed to join us for an informal conversation with our school leaders.

Fairhill Flyers

This is a running club for Fairhill students, boys and girls grades 3-6. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 4:05-5pm in the gym. Our first practice will be Sept. 17th.  We are preparing our students to participate in the Pumpkin Pie Run in November. More information to follow. Practice is not mandatory. We understand our Tigers are busy. Just come when you can. It’s a great way to exercise and have fun. Please see flyer here to sign up and return to Mr. Peevy. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Peevy at pepeevy@fcps.edu.

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

News from the PTA Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community on Friday, September 6th at McDonald's on Gallows Road (next to the carwash) for a fundraiser where will we receive 5% of the days total sales. Tell your friends and go for dinner with your family to the newly renovated McDonald's. See you there! Look in next weeks Tuesday folder for flyer or click here

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account before next Monday!

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

  Positivity Project

We will continue to be a Positivty Project Partner School. Learn more about it here. #otherpeoplematter 

Responsive Classroom

This year we will continue to use the Responsive Classroom approach as part of our school wide positive behavior approach. All Fairhill staff members will be trained in August. Read more about it here or watch this video.

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Bus Tour and Back to School Bash 8/22/19

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Staff Bus Tour

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

 

Stop 1:  9:10 AM 

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

Stop 2:  9:30 AM 

Stonehurst:  Intersection of Stonehurst Drive and Annhurst Street

Stop 3:  9:50 AM 

Dunn Loring Village:  Intersection of Grovemore Lane and Dellway Lane

Stop 4:  10:10 AM 

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

Back to School Bash

We hope to see you at our Back to School Bash on ThursdayAugust 22nd from 4:30-7:00 PM where you can visit your child’s classroom to meet the teacher. 

We will have staff members located in the lobby, gym and cafeteria to assist you with information or questions about buses, forms, and other school details. We will have community group tables, information about FLE and a chance to meet your Specialists in the cafeteria and gym.

The Back to School Bash is also a great time to sign up for the Fairhill PTA, drop off student medication and accompanying forms, and drop off lunch payments for your child's lunch account.

We will include two sessions which will allow those with more than one child to visit multiple classrooms. We will have much to share about your child’s learning this year and hope that you will be able to attend. 

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

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

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum 8/20/19

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Fairhill Forum August 20, 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

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

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

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

August 30th: No School- Student Holiday

September 2nd: No School- Student Holiday 

September 6th: McDonald's (on Gallows Rd) Fundraiser for Fairhill

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News from Fairhill Staff (Name) Changes

In addition to some teachers moving grade levels, we also have some teachers with new last names! 

Mrs. Clavijo (formerly known as Ms. Brown) in kindergarten!

Mrs. Mundi (formerly known as Ms. Kaur) in first grade!

Mrs. Ciccone (formerly known as Ms. Tappan) and moving up to second grade this year from first grade last year!

Mrs. Hartman (formerly known as Ms. Klemm) in third grade!

Mrs. Hoehn (formerly known as Ms. Noorlag) in 5th and 6th grade special education!

Staff Bus Tour

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

 

Stop 1:  9:10 AM 

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

Stop 2:  9:30 AM 

Stonehurst:  Intersection of Stonehurst Drive and Annhurst Street

Stop 3:  9:50 AM 

Dunn Loring Village:  Intersection of Grovemore Lane and Dellway Lane

Stop 4:  10:10 AM 

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

Back to School Bash

We hope to see you at our Back to School Bash on ThursdayAugust 22nd from 4:30-7:00 PM where you can visit your child’s classroom to meet the teacher.  New this year, we will be emailing teacher assignments to the email address we have on file.

We will have staff members located in the lobby, gym and cafeteria to assist you with information or questions about buses, forms, and other school details. 

The Back to School Bash is also a great time to sign up for the Fairhill PTA, drop off student medication and accompanying forms, and drop off lunch payments for your child's lunch account.

We will include two sessions which will allow those with more than one child to visit multiple classrooms. We will have much to share about your child’s learning this year and hope that you will be able to attend. 

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

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

News from the PTA Family Night out

Join the Fairhill community on Friday, September 6th at McDonald's on Gallows Road (next to the carwash) for a fundraiser where will we receive 5% of the days total sales. Tell your friends and go for dinner with your family to the newly renovated McDonald's. See you there!

Reward Programs

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

Join the PTA

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

News from FCPS Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account before next Monday!

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

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

PAWS Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

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

 

Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

Fairhill Forum August 2019

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Fairhill Forum August 2019  Announcements!

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

Dates to Know

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

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

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

August 30th: No School- Student Holiday

September 2nd: No School- Student Holiday 

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

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Dear Fairhill Families,

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

Getting Connected

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

 

Back to School Bash

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

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

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

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

 

Teachers and Staff

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

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

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

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

 

Staff Bus Tour

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

 

Stop 1:  9:10 AM 

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

Stop 2:  9:30 AM 

Stonehurst:  Intersection of Stonehurst Drive and Annhurst Street

Stop 3:  9:50 AM 

Dunn Loring Village:  Intersection of Grovemore Lane and Dellway Lane

Stop 4:  10:10 AM 

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

 

First Week of School

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

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

 

School Hours

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

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

 

Arrival and Dismissal

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

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

 

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

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

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

Home-School Connection

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

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

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

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

Join the PTA

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

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

 

Warmly,

 

Candace J. Hunstad                           Courtney B. Korb

Principal                                              Assistant Principal

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703-208-8100
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Fairhill's Mission 

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

Fairhill's Vision

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu

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

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