Fairhill Forum 09/20/2022

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  Fairhill Forum September 20, 2022

 

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

September:  National Hispanic/Latinex Heritage Month

September:  Attendance Awareness Month

September 20th:  Back to School Night for adults only, 5:30 pm - 7:05 pm

September 22nd:  Picture Day

September 22nd:  Fairhill Flyers begin (3rd through 6th grades), 4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

September 26th:  Student Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, no school

October 5th:  Student Holiday, Yom Kippur, no school

October 7th:  Falls Church HS Homecoming Community Parade, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 10th:  Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples Day, no school

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

October 13th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

October 24th:  Student Holiday, Diwali

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

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

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

We look forward to seeing you this evening at our Back to School Night!  It will begin at 5:30 p.m. with our specialists in the Cafeteria.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about the variety of opportunities and programs that are part of your child’s day at Fairhill.  After meeting our specialists you will transition to your  student's classroom to meet with their teacher. Here you will learn more about the grade level curriculum, leaving a few minutes for questions you may have. If you have more than one student at Fairhill, there will be two sessions to meet classroom teachers.  Please make sure you have child care as this event is for adults only. 

Take care,

 

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

Back to School Night Information

We are looking forward to having all of our community together for our in-person Back to School Night.

Please join us starting at 5:30 this evening!

Please see below for detailed agenda: 

5:30-5:55 Cafeteria: Meet Specialist/Resource Teachers 

                 Outside Door 1: Community Booths

5:55-6:00 Transition to first child’s homeroom class

6:00-6:35 Session 1: Homeroom presentation (includes welcome videos)

6:35-6:40 Transition to second child's homeroom class 

6:40-7:05 Session 2- Homeroom presentations repeated

7:05 End of Event

As a reminder, this is an event for adults. It is requested that children stay at home with appropriate child care. 

Picture Day is Coming to Fairhill

September 22 is Picture Day.  Please click here for more information on the different packages available.  You will also receive a paper copy in an upcoming Tuesday Packet.   You may also click here to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. 

Fairhill Flyers is Back!

Calling Grades 3 to 6 students!  Come join the Fairhill Flyers beginning September 22nd after school.  The goal is fitness and fun.  We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:05 to 5:00 p.m., but practice is not mandatory.  Parents must pick their student up by 5:00 p.m. We will be preparing our Flyers to run the Pumpkin Pie 3K or 1K to be held in November.  

Click here for more information. 

A Note from the Library

Our first round of overdue notices are going home today. If your child comes home with one, please help them locate the books to be returned, and talk with them about how they can be a responsible Fairhill citizen by turning library books in on time. Please do not send any money at this time.  Email Mrs. Howard with any questions at [email protected]

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

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

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

FCPS Digital Resources Parent Consent Form.  

This form is required by FCPS.  If you haven't already, please click on the link and fill out the form. 

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form.

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: OPM - Being Present and Giving Others My Attention

WHAT DOES Being Present and Giving Others My Attention MEAN?  This means that when you are with other people, you are present and give them your full attention.

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

News from the PTA Fairhill PTA Fall 2022 Enrichment Program  

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class!  We are offering Minecraft classes, Introduction to Game Design, Chess, Music, Dance  Fitness, Magic, Pokemon Club, Soccer, Comic Book Design, Fun Math, and Yoga!

Please click here for more information.

News from FCPS

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

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

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

Fairhill Forum 09/13/2022

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  Fairhill Forum September 13, 2022

 

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

September:  National Hispanic/Latinex Heritage Month

September:  Attendance Awareness Month

September 13th:  Community Conversation with Dr. Reid for Falls Church Pyramid, Luther Jackson Middle School, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

September 19th:  PTA Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Mosaic, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

September 20th:  Back to School Night for adults only, 5:30 pm - 7:05 pm

September 22nd:  Picture Day

September 22nd:  Fairhill Flyers begin (3rd through 6th grades), 4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

September 26th:  Student Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, no school

October 5th:  Student Holiday, Yom Kippur, no school

October 7th:  Falls Church HS Homecoming Community Parade, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 10th:  Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples Day, no school

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

October 13th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

October 24th:  Student Holiday, Diwali

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

October 28th:  Fairhill Fall Festival, 6:00 pm

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

There was a great turn out for our PTA meeting last Thursday.  We cannot thank our PTA enough for supporting programs in our school, offering before and after school enrichment classes for students, and planning community building events. 

There are many upcoming events this month and next month. We are looking forward to seeing you here at Fairhill for our Back to School Night on September 20th. Please reserve your childcare now so you can attend this adults only event.  Hopefully we will see you this evening as well, at the Community Conversation with Dr. Reid, our new Superintendent.  If you haven't registered, it's not too late!  Click on the link below.  The meeting will be from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Luther Jackson Middle School.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Take care,

 

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

Community Conversation with Dr. Reid for Falls Church Pyramid Schools Tonight!

Dr. Michelle Reid is hosting Community Conversations across the division to get to know our communities. Events will be held at the high school in each pyramid through November, unless otherwise noted. Each Community Conversation will be held in person, allowing Dr. Reid an opportunity to better connect with participants. If you are unable to attend your pyramid's event, please consider attending another one. Please click here to register and for more information.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Back to School Night Information

We are looking forward to having all of our community together for our in-person Back to School Night.

Please join us starting at 5:30 on September 20th. 

Please see below for detailed agenda: 

5:30-5:55 Cafeteria: Meet Specialist/Resource Teachers 

                 Outside Door 1: Community Booths

5:55-6:00 Transition to first child’s homeroom class

6:00-6:35 Session 1: Homeroom presentation (includes welcome videos)

6:35-6:40 Transition to second child's homeroom class 

6:40-7:05 Session 2- Homeroom presentations repeated

7:05 End of Event

As a reminder, this is an event for adults. It is requested that children stay at home with appropriate child care. 

Picture Day is Coming to Fairhill

September 22 is Picture Day.  Please click here for more information on the different packages available.  You will also receive a paper copy in an upcoming Tuesday Packet.   You may also click here to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. 

Fairhill Flyers is Back!

Calling Grades 3 to 6 students!  Come join the Fairhill Flyers beginning September 22nd after school.  The goal is fitness and fun.  We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:05 to 5:00 p.m., but practice is not mandatory.  Parents must pick their student up by 5:00 p.m. We will be preparing our Flyers to run the Pumpkin Pie 3K or 1K to be held in November.  

Click here for more information. 

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

FCPS Advanced Academic Program Overview

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

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

Transportation Changes 

Please note that any last minute transportation changes need to be received by the Office before 12:00 noon the day of the change only.  Any changes made after that point will not be received until the following day.  You can click here to fill out the form.  

FCPS Digital Resources Parent Consent Form.  

This form is required by FCPS.  If you haven't already, please click on the link and fill out the form. 

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form.

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Required Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVUE, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Click here for a pdf copy that you can save and print or save and email to [email protected]

Please contact Fairhill's Main Office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

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.  Click here for Spanish. Learn more about it here

News from the PTA Fairhill PTA Fall 2022 Enrichment Program  

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class!  We are offering Minecraft classes, Introduction to Game Design, Chess, Music, Dance  Fitness, Magic, Pokemon Club, Soccer, Comic Book Design, Fun Math, and Yoga!

Please click here for more information.

PTA Dinner Night Out

Join us on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | 5-9PM Chipotle, Mosaic for Dinner Night Out. 33% of all sales come back to Fairhill!   Please click here for more information.

News from FCPS Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

Fairhill Forum 09/06/2022

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

September:  National Hispanic Heritage Month

September:  Attendance Awareness Month

September 8th: PTA Meeting, Library 

September 13th:  Community Conversation with Dr. Reid for Falls Church Pyramid, Luther Jackson Middle School, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

September 19th:  PTA Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Mosaic, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

September 20th:  Back to School Night for adults only, 5:30 pm - 7:05 pm

September 22nd:  Picture Day

September 22nd:  Fairhill Flyers begin (3rd through 6th grades), 4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

September 26th:  Student Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

We hope everyone had a lovely long holiday weekend with their families and loved ones.  Coming back in the rain today was not ideal but our Tigers persevered! Can you believe we are already into our 3rd week of school? Daily routines have been established and our Tigers are growing and learning both as individuals and together as a team.  

Although a short week, we are looking forward to some great events coming up. This Thursday, we will have our first in person PTA meeting in over 2  years, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library!  Childcare will be provided.  

Also coming up on September 20th will be our Back to School Night.  This is an adult only evening.  Please secure child care so that you may attend, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Take care,

 

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

Transportation Changes 

Please note that any last minute transportation changes need to be received by the Office before 12:00 noon the day of the change only.  Any changes made after that point will not be received until the following day.   You can click here to fill out the form.  

 

Early Pick Up

If you are picking your child up before dismissal you must pick them up BEFORE 3:30 p.m.  We cannot pull a student from class after that time.  Please fill out this form BEFORE 12:00 the day of the early pick up.   This link is not monitored after 12:00 noon daily.    

 

Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established.

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Transportation Office at 703-446-2025.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Fairhill Flyers is Back!

Calling Grades 3 to 6 students!  Come join the Fairhill Flyers beginning September 22nd after school.  The goal is fitness and fun.  We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:05 to 5:00 p.m., but practice is not mandatory.  Parents must pick their student up by 5:00 p.m. We will be preparing our Flyers to run the Pumpkin Pie 3K or 1K to be held in November.  

Click here for more information. 

Picture Day is Coming to Fairhill

September 22 is Picture Day.  Please click here for more information on the different packages available.  You will also receive a paper copy in an upcoming Tuesday Packet.   You may also click here to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. 

Cafeteria, Food, and Treats

We look forward to a future date where parents may enjoy lunch with their student, but at this time we are not allowing visitors into the Cafeteria. 

Fast food is also discouraged at Fairhill.  The cafeteria has nutritious food for all students.  In order to be equitable we will not accept fast food deliveries for your student.

Please only send non food birthday treats to celebrate with your student's class.  There are many food allergies in classrooms and sugary treats can be disruptive to learning.  

Thank you for your cooperation as we look forward to a happy and health school year!

FCPS Mandatory Yearly Forms 

The following forms need to be completed and submitted to your student's school each year.  Most mandatory FCPS forms that need to be completed, including Opt-Out forms can  be found in SIS ParentVUE (see above) or by clicking the following links:

Opt-Out Forms 

Family Life Education Opt-Out Forms

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form 

Health Information Form 

Emergency Care Form  [email protected]  

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form

Parents that do not yet have SIS ParentVUE accounts can continue to use paper forms.  Paper copies of the Homeless Student Referral form and the Identification of Military Families will be sent home the first day of school.  If you need printed copies of any other forms, please contact the Main Office.  If you are returning forms electronically, please send them to [email protected].  

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Required Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVUE, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Click here for a pdf copy that you can save and print or save and email to [email protected]

Please contact Fairhill's Main Office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Teamwork

WHAT DOES Teamwork MEAN?  You value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.

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

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

News from the PTA Fairhill PTA Fall 2022 Enrichment Program  

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class!  We are offering Minecraft classes, Introduction to Game Design, Chess, Music, Dance  Fitness, Magic, Pokemon Club, Soccer, Comic Book Design, Fun Math, and Yoga!

Please click here for more information.

PTA Dinner Night Out

Join us on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | 5-9PM Chipotle, Mosaic for Dinner Night Out. 33% of all sales come back to Fairhill!   Please click here for more information.

News from FCPS Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Dr. Michelle Reid is hosting Community Conversations across the division to get to know our communities. Events will be held at the high school in each pyramid through November, unless otherwise noted. Each Community Conversation will be held in person, allowing Dr. Reid an opportunity to better connect with participants. If you are unable to attend your pyramid's event, please consider attending another one. Please click here to register and for more information.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

Fairhill Forum 8/30/2022

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

September:  National Hispanic Heritage Month

September:  Attendance Awareness Month

September 1st: PTA Popsicles on the Playground Community Gathering, 6:00

September 2nd - 5th:  Student Holiday, Labor Day Weekend

September 8th: PTA Meeting, Library 

September 13th:  Community Conversation with Dr. Reid for Falls Church Pyramid, Luther Jackson Middle School, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

September 19th:  PTA Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Mosaic, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

September 20th: Back to School Night for adults only (more info coming soon)

September 22nd:  Picture Day

September 22nd:  Fairhill Flyers begin (3rd through 6th grades), 4:05 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

September 26th:  Student Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

Let’s celebrate the little and big successes of last week before jumping into week number two!  Our teachers and staff masterfully guided our Tigers in practicing routines and procedures.  Getting these in place now will help maximize learning throughout the school year.

Speaking of routines and procedures - one of our priorities this year will be to focus on supporting strong school attendance. It is important for them to have consistent attendance.  Bedtime and morning routines help ensure they are getting to school and are not missing information, and it helps build strong foundational skills. Please read below for more on  the importance of good attendance. 

Our classroom teachers have created informative newsletters to help you see and know what is going on at school and in the classroom. This information provides a great way for families to have conversations about school with your children. 

 Take care,

 

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

Transportation Changes 

Please note that any last minute transportation changes need to be received by the Office before 12:00 noon the day of the change only.  Any changes made after that point will not be received until the following day.   You can click here to fill out the form.  

 

Early Pick Up

If you are picking your child up before dismissal you must pick them up BEFORE 3:30 p.m.  We cannot pull a student from class after that time.  Please fill out this form BEFORE 12:00 the day of the early pick up.   This link is not monitored after 12:00 noon daily.    

 

Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established.

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Transportation Office at 703-446-2025.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Fairhill Flyers is Back!

Calling Grades 3 to 6 students!  Come join the Fairhill Flyers beginning September 22nd after school.  The goal is fitness and fun.  We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:05 to 5:00 p.m., but practice is not mandatory.  Parents must pick their student up by 5:00 p.m. We will be preparing our Flyers to run the Pumpkin Pie 3K or 1K to be held in November.  

Click here for more information. 

Picture Day is Coming to Fairhill

September 22 is Picture Day.  Please click here for more information on the different packages available.  You will also receive a paper copy in an upcoming Tuesday Packet.   You may also click here to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. 

Cafeteria, Food, and Treats

We look forward to a future date where parents may enjoy lunch with their student, but at this time we are not allowing visitors into the Cafeteria. 

Fast food is also discouraged at Fairhill.  The cafeteria has nutritious food for all students.  In order to be equitable we will not accept fast food deliveries for your student.

Please only send non food birthday treats to celebrate with your student's class.  There are many food allergies in classrooms and sugary treats can be disruptive to learning.  

Thank you for your cooperation as we look forward to a happy and health school year!

FCPS Mandatory Yearly Forms 

The following forms need to be completed and submitted to your student's school each year.  Most mandatory FCPS forms that need to be completed, including Opt-Out forms can  be found in SIS ParentVUE (see above) or by clicking the following links:

Opt-Out Forms 

Family Life Education Opt-Out Forms

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form 

Health Information Form 

Emergency Care Form  [email protected]  

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form

Parents that do not yet have SIS ParentVUE accounts can continue to use paper forms.  Paper copies of the Homeless Student Referral form and the Identification of Military Families will be sent home the first day of school.  If you need printed copies of any other forms, please contact the Main Office.  If you are returning forms electronically, please send them to [email protected].  

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Required Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVUE, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Click here for a pdf copy that you can save and print or save and email to [email protected]

Please contact Fairhill's Main Office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Curiosity

WHAT DOES Curiosity MEAN?  You value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.

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

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

News from the PTA Fairhill PTA Fall 2022 Enrichment Program  

Add more fun to your student’s day at Fairhill with an enrichment class!  We are offering Minecraft classes, Introduction to Game Design, Chess, Music, Dance  Fitness, Magic, Pokemon Club, Soccer, Comic Book Design, Fun Math, and Yoga!

Please click here for more information.

PTA Dinner Night Out

Join us on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | 5-9PM Chipotle, Mosaic for Dinner Night Out. 33% of all sales come back to Fairhill!   Please click here for more information.

News from FCPS Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Dr. Michelle Reid is hosting Community Conversations across the division to get to know our communities. Events will be held at the high school in each pyramid through November, unless otherwise noted. Each Community Conversation will be held in person, allowing Dr. Reid an opportunity to better connect with participants. If you are unable to attend your pyramid's event, please consider attending another one. Please click here to register and for more information.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

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

September:  National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 1st: PTA Popsicles on the Playground Community Gathering, 6:00

September 2nd - 5th:  Student Holiday, Labor Day Weekend

September 8th: PTA Meeting, Library 

September 19th:  PTA Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Mosaic, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

September 20th: Back to School Night for adults only (more info coming soon)

September 26th:  Student Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

 

Dear Fairhill Families,

Yesterday we welcomed back your children and our students for the 2022-2023 school year.  It was wonderful to see so many returning friends along with our new Fairhill Tigers.  Thank you to our parents who helped prepare your children for and celebrate Day #1!  We know you had some great conversations in the evening about school. The Fairhill community is a special place for families.

Our teachers have worked hard to prepare their classrooms for a great year of learning. Everyone is already building positive relationships and routines.  We have included some photographs from our first two days for you to enjoy.  

We are sending home Tuesday Folders today with every child.  It is important to read the papers that come home with these Tuesday Folders as they contain both student work and crucial information from Fairhill and FCPS.  Also, please read this newsletter in it's entirety to ensure you receive all communication and information from Fairhill and FCPS.  

 Take care,

 

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Required Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVUE, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Click here for a pdf copy that you can save and print or save and email to [email protected]

Please contact Fairhill's Main Office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

FCPS Mandatory Yearly Forms 

The following forms need to be completed and submitted to your student's school each year.  Most mandatory FCPS forms that need to be completed, including Opt-Out forms can  be found in SIS ParentVUE (see above) or by clicking the following links:

Opt-Out Forms 

Family Life Education Opt-Out Forms

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form 

Health Information Form 

Emergency Care Form  [email protected]  

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form

Parents that do not yet have SIS ParentVUE accounts can continue to use paper forms.  Paper copies of the Homeless Student Referral form and the Identification of Military Families will be sent home the first day of school.  If you need printed copies of any other forms, please contact the Main Office.  If you are returning forms electronically, please send them to [email protected].  

Information about SIS ParentVUE Accounts

The Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE Account allows parents to access attendance information, transportation information, along with progress reports, and also serves as the parent’s Schoology username and password once activated. Visit the SIS ParentVUE information page on the Fairhill Website to learn more about signing in, setting up an account for the first time, access a variety of help documents, and request support from Fairhill if needed. 

For additional information about SIS ParentVUE Accounts, please visit the FCPS information page. 

Cafeteria, Food, and Treats

We look forward to a future date where parents may enjoy lunch with their student, but at this time we are not allowing visitors into the Cafeteria. 

Fast food is also discouraged at Fairhill.  The cafeteria has nutritious food for all students.  In order to be equitable we will not accept fast food deliveries for your student.

Please only send non food birthday treats to celebrate with your student's class.  There are many food allergies in classrooms and sugary treats can be disruptive to learning.  

Thank you for your cooperation as we look forward to a happy and health school year!

School supplies

Please click here for a link to grade level school supplies.

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer 

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact our Family Liaison, Zakaria Raggad at 703 208-8102.

Immunizations for 2022-2023 School Year

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Fairhill as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-208-8100.

Medication Drop Off

If you have a student who will need medication during the school day, please note that Susan Apgar, our Clinic Aid will be available on Wednesday, August 24th of this week.

If you can, please call Ms. Apgar in advance at 703 208-8110.

Thank you!

Positivity Project

The mission of the Positivity Project is to empower America’s youth to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating, and exemplifying the character strengths in us all. People who have strong positive relationships do five things consistently - these are the five practices of the Other People Mindset. 1. Recognize the good in other people, 2. Recognize that everything you say or do affects other people, 3. Support others when they struggle, 4. Cheer people on when they succeed, 5. Remain present when giving people your attention. People who have a strong Other People Mindset are able to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with others.

While mental health is incredibly complex, we do know that positive relationships can help people become happier, healthier, and more resilient. And, the Positivity Project believes that educators have a huge opportunity and vital role to play in this endeavor. Our nation’s youth spends a large percentage of their time in school. By deliberately and consistently teaching students that relationships are important -- and that positive relationships are cultivated through character and the Other People Mindset -- educators can roll back these trends and create strong citizens and leaders for our communities and countries. 

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset. This means anything that builds relationships is going to make you happy.

Please click here for more information about the Positivity Project!

 

News from the PTA PTA Dinner Night Out

Join us on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | 5-9PM Chipotle, Mosaic for Dinner Night Out. 33% of all sales come back to Fairhill!   Please click here for more information.

News from the Community Fall Sports Registration

Please read this flyer for Fall Sports discounts from i9 Sports. 

 

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

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

August 18th: Fairhill Bus Tour 

August 19th: Fairhill Open House, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

August 22nd:  School begins, First Day of School, 9:10 am

September:  National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 1st: PTA Popsicles on the Playground Community Gathering, 6:00

September 2nd - 5th:  Student Holiday, Labor Day Weekend

September 8th: PTA Meeting, Library 

September 19th:  PTA Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Mosaic, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

September 20th: Back to School Night for adults only (more info coming soon)

September 26th:  Student Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

 

Dear Fairhill Families:

As you enjoy these last few days of Summer Break with your family, the staff here at Fairhill are busy preparing for a fantastic school year! 

Our teams have been working hard on class placements.  Please be on the lookout for an email regarding class placements soon.  

We can't wait to see you this Thursday, August 18th as we will have our Welcome Back Bus Tour.  Please see below for our arrival time at a stop near you!

In addition to the Welcome Back Bus Tour, we hope to see you on Friday for our Open House here at Fairhill.  Come anytime between 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.  There will be tables set up outside by community groups and there will be a Kona Ice Truck available to purchase ices after the Open House.  Come by to meet your teachers, and say hi to new and old friends!

Please reach out if you should have any questions. We can't wait to welcome everyone back to school! 

Take Care,

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

School supplies

Please click here for a link to grade level school supplies.

Welcome Back Bus Tour

We are thrilled to have our Welcome Back Bus Tour again this year! We can't wait  to connect with students and families and start building relationships to support our Tigers!  We look forward to seeing you at the times and stops below on August 18th. 

 

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
Fairhill Open House

Please join us on August 19th at anytime between 10:00 am -12:00 pm for our Open House. This is an opportunity to come to school with your student(s), drop off school supplies and meet your teacher(s). 

Please note, there will be no formal presentations at Open House.  We will be holding a formal Back to School Night for adults only in September. 

There will be a few food trucks available to purchase food after the event should you want to stay and build community with our wonderful Fairhill families. 

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer 

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact our Family Liaison, Zakaria Raggad at 703 208-8102.

Immunizations for 2022-2023 School Year

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Fairhill as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-208-8100.

Medication Drop Off

If you have a student who will need medication during the school day, please note that Susan Apgar, our Clinic Aid will be available on the following dates for medication drop off:

Tuesday, August 16

Wednesday, August 17

Thursday, August 18

Monday, August 22

Tuesday, August 23

Wednesday, August 24

If you can, please call her in advance at 703 208-8110.

Thank you!

Information about SIS ParentVUE Accounts

The Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE Account allows parents to access attendance information, transportation information, along with progress reports, and also serves as the parent’s Schoology username and password once activated. Visit the SIS ParentVUE information page on the Fairhill Website to learn more about signing in, setting up an account for the first time, access a variety of help documents, and request support from Fairhill if needed. 

For additional information about SIS ParentVUE Accounts, please visit the FCPS information page. 

Transportation, Arrival, and Dismissal

Bus Routes

Bus were routes posted to SIS ParentVUE accounts on August 12th. 

We will also have bus information at our Open House this Friday, August 19, from 10 am - 12 noon.  

Contact the Office of Transportation at 703-446-2050 with questions. 

Walkers

Walkers will use Door 1 (the main entrance).  We welcome all students into the school at 9:10 am and students need to be in class by 9:20 each day.  

We will ask that parents/guardians say goodbye to their walkers at Door 1 beginning the first day of school. We always have staff members to ensure students get to their classrooms safely. 

Kiss and Ride 

Kiss and Ride opens the doors at 9:10 am daily for arrival.  Please follow the line and pull up to Door 8 (by the Cafeteria).  If the door is closed, please park and bring your child to the Main Office to check in.  

Pick up for Kiss and Ride will begin at 4:05 pm.

Remember to stay in your car for Kiss and Ride.  A staff member or patrol will open your car for your child to exit or enter your car.  

FCPS Mandatory Yearly Forms 

The following forms need to be completed and submitted to your student's school each year.  Most mandatory FCPS forms that need to be completed, including Opt-Out forms can  be found in SIS ParentVUE (see above) or by clicking the following links:

Opt-Out Forms 

Family Life Education Opt-Out Forms

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form 

Health Information Form 

Emergency Care Form  [email protected]  

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form

Parents that do not yet have SIS ParentVUE accounts can continue to use paper forms.  Paper copies of the Homeless Student Referral form and the Identification of Military Families will be sent home the first day of school.  If you need printed copies of any other forms, please contact the Main Office.  If you are returning forms electronically, please send them to [email protected].  

News from the PTA PTA Dinner Night Out

Join us on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | 5-9PM Chipotle, Mosaic for Dinner Night Out. 33% of all sales come back to Fairhill!   Please click here for more information.

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

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

August 18th: Fairhill Bus Tour 

August 19th: Fairhill Open House, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

August 22nd:  School begins, First Day of School, 9:10 am

September 1st: PTA Popsicles on the Playground Community Gathering, 6:00

September 2nd - 5th:  Student Holiday, Labor Day Weekend

September 19th:  PTA Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Mosaic, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

September 20th: Back to School Night for adults only (more info coming soon)

 

Dear Fairhill Families:

We are so excited and busy preparing for the return of our students on Monday, August 22nd.  Our staff is beginning to have collaborative meetings to plan routines and curriculum for the first few weeks of school.  As always, our first priority is ensuring that all children feel welcome and secure at Fairhill. 

FCPS has been busy completing work on an updated HVAC system here at Fairhill. In addition to this work, we have had the final stage of new flooring finished in our classrooms. With these two big projects almost done our custodial crew has been working hard on a deep cleaning of the entire school to include stripping and waxing ALL the floors. 

Throughout the summer, we’ve had two well attended school tours with one more scheduled for tomorrow at 9:30 am for those students NEW to Fairhill. We look forward to welcoming ALL families at our Open House on Friday, August 19th. This event will be an opportunity to drop off school supplies and meet your child's teacher. Please come at any time between the hours of 10 am-12 noon. There will not be any formal presentations at this event.  Please save the date of September 20th for our "Adults Only" Back to School Night where parents and guardians will learn about all things related to their child's classroom and learning for the school year. 

This past Saturday our amazing PTA hosted a kindergarten play date. It was  wonderful to meet some of our future Tigers!  Thanks to everyone who came out to join us as we continue build our Tiger community. 

We are eagerly awaiting to greet our new and returning Tigers!  Just a quick reminder that making changes in advance in bed times and wake times helps most children better prepare for learning.  Our school hours will be 9:20 am - 4:05 pm, with the doors opening at 9:10 am.  As a reminder, all students will be walking to class on their own from day one, as caregivers are not allowed to walk them to class. This helps us develop routines with our students, and it reduces the number of people in the building.

Please reach out if you should have any questions. We can't wait to welcome everyone back to school! 

Take Care,

Tim Stanley                   Courtney Korb

Interim Principal            Assistant Principal

Welcome Back Bus Tour

We are thrilled to have our Welcome Back Bus Tour again this year! We can't wait  to connect with students and families and start building relationships to support our Tigers!  We look forward to seeing you at the times and stops below on August 18th. 

 

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
Fairhill Open House

Please join us on August 19th at anytime between 10:00 am -12:00 pm for our Open House. This is an opportunity to come to school with your student(s), drop off school supplies and meet your teacher(s). 

Please note, there will be no formal presentations at Open House.  We will be holding a formal Back to School Night for adults only in September. 

There will be a few food trucks available to purchase food after the event should you want to stay and build community with our wonderful Fairhill families. 

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer 

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact the Fairhill front office at 703-208-8100.

Immunizations for 2022-2023 School Year

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Fairhill as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-208-8100.

Information about SIS ParentVUE Accounts

The Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE Account allows parents to access attendance information, transportation information, along with progress reports, and also serves as the parent’s Schoology username and password once activated. Visit the SIS ParentVUE information page on the Fairhill Website to learn more about signing in, setting up an account for the first time, access a variety of help documents, and request support from Fairhill if needed. 

For additional information about SIS ParentVUE Accounts, please visit the FCPS information page. 

FCPS Mandatory Yearly Forms 

The following forms need to be completed and submitted to your student's school each year.  Most mandatory FCPS forms that need to be completed, including Opt-Out forms can  be found in SIS ParentVUE (see above) or by clicking the following links:

Opt-Out Forms 

Family Life Education Opt-Out Forms

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form 

Health Information Form 

Emergency Care Form 

Digital Resources Parent Consent Form

Parents that do not have SIS ParentVUE accounts can continue to use paper forms.

News from the Community Pediatric Back to School Physicals and Immunizations

Please click here to see the flyer regarding upcoming Back to School Health Fairs for the next school year.  Please click here if you are interested in volunteering for any of these fairs.  

Fairhill's Mission 

In order to promote equity and belonging, we must:

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

Fairhill's Vision

Every student

Every family

Every educator

We belong at Fairhill.

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

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

June 8th: Sixth Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game, 2:30 p.m.

June 9th:  6th Grade Promotion

June 10th:  Last Day of School, 2 hour early release

June 13th:  Summer Office hours begin

August 22nd:  School begins, First Day of School

 

Dear Fairhill Families:

Wow! It is hard to believe it’s the last week of school. We have had such an amazing year and all of the reflection we have done this week has reminded us of all of the truly  wonderful moments our Fairhill Tigers have experienced this past year.

We hope you all enjoyed our Family Fun Day on Saturday. A huge thanks to the PTA for hosting such a great event. Our tight connection to the community is one of the things that makes Fairhill such a special place and it was great to see this back in action again.

We are busy hosting interviews for next year and as of now, Fairhill is completely staffed for the 2022-23 school year. Of course some things can change over the summer but read the list below of some of our beloved Fairhill Teachers and Staff that are moving onto new ventures.

Take Care,

Ted & Courtney 

Warm Goodbyes

The following teachers will not be returning to Fairhill next year for many reasons including enrollment changes, and/or changing FCPS Schools. We thank them for their years of service and wish them the best of luck in their journey. Once a Tiger, always a Tiger! We will send an update of new staff in the summer.

Amanda Burke, Art

Brigid Dux, Instructional Coach

Sarah Florjancic, Art Teacher

Bendu Jackson, 6th Grade Teacher

Carlita James, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant

Malaika Javois, Special Education Teacher

Adeela Lashari, First Grade Teacher

Sam Malone, ABA Instructional Assistant

Courtney McCarren, Speech & Language Pathologist 

Andy Mitchell, Counselor

Luis Montero, PAC Instructional Assistant

Karla Reid, 3rd Grade Teacher

Tammy Schwendeman, 3rd Grade Teacher

Holly Sim, ESOL Teacher

Mark Teoli, 3rd Grade Teacher

Megan Town, SPED Teacher

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A Note from the Library

Thank you to all for your assistance in returning our library books! We are down to 200 overdue books. Please double check your email accounts for overdue notices as the latest round was sent home today after this morning’s check-ins. If you receive a notice and cannot find these books, please contact Leslie Howard for replacement options. [email protected]

Also—the public library will be continuing their tradition in offering rich summer programming and a summer reading challenge. Please visit your closest local branch or https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/reading-challenges/SRA-2022 for more information. Happy Reading!

Summer Office Hours

Fairhill ES Summer Office Hours will be in effect beginning June 13th.  The Office will be open, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

News from the PTA

Fairhill Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2022/2023 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by our school.

ORDER BY JUNE 30, 2022 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.

Extended ordering is available from July 01 - July 22 for an additional fee.

Your student's order will be in the classroom before the first day of school. 

To place your order, click HERE.

News from the Community

A Night in Morocco!

Looking for a night out, for the grownups and the children? Come on out for A Night in Morocco, featuring Fairhill’s Mr. Zakaria Raggad as featured chef! Learn about cooking Moroccan along with some Moroccan music, while the children have an evening of crafts and games. Saturday June 11, 6-8pm, at Bruen Chapel, 3035 Cedar Lane Fairfax. Click this link for the QR code up or you can Sign-up here: Morocco Signup 

Pediatric Back to School Physicals and Immunizations

Please click here to see the flyer regarding upcoming Back to School Health Fairs for the next school year.  Please click here if you are interested in volunteering for any of these fairs.  

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 2021-2022 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!

A place where you belong. 

FCPS Cares

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

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Principal, Ted Cooper: [email protected]

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: [email protected]

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

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