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May 1st - May 31st: Asian Pacific Islander History Month, Jewish American Heritage Month
May 12th: Virtual PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
May 26th: Band/Strings/Chorus Concert, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
May 27th: Online Yearbook Sales Close
May 30th: Memorial Day Holiday (no school)
June 1st: PreK-2nd Field Day
June 3rd: Career Day at Fairhill
June 4th: Fairhill Family Fun Day
June 6th: 3-6 Field Day
June 9th: 6th Grade Promotion
June 10th: Last Day of School
Dear Fairhill Families:
We are off to a great week! Today, our third grade students took their Reading SOL. This was our last grade level to take the reading test. We are excited about the progress that our students have made so far and are looking forward to sharing all of the great celebrations with our community.
Looking ahead, we want to be sure you all have our virtual PTA meeting on your calendar for this Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 PM. We plan to share some important dates about the end of the year so you don’t want to miss it! The meeting will be on ZOOM so feel free to join by phone if that is more accessible for you. A link will be sent out on Thursday.
Looking forward to connecting on Thursday and as always, keep in touch if there is anything we can do to help you.
All our best,
Ted and CourtneyClass Placement Family Input
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here and that we are already planning for the 22-23 school year. Each year our teachers work together to create classrooms built on the idea that students learn from each other’s strengths. This mindset is a driving force as we build heterogeneous classrooms that support each child’s learning needs.
Again this year, we ask for your input about the learning environment your child will learn best in next year. Please consider providing your input HERE by May 20, 2022, so that the information can be processed before class building.
Please note that we do not take direct teacher requests. Instead, we ask that you describe the attributes that will support your child best. For example, do they enjoy higher structure, or do they thrive with more independent choices? Do they prefer a quieter learning environment, or do they work best in high-energy environments?Get your 2021-2022 Yearbook Now!
Yearbook sales are open!
Get them before they're gone! Online sales close down on May 27th. After May 27th we can only accept cash or check. Click here to order your yearbook online. Click here for more information on how to order online. Cost is $20.00/copy. If you prefer to order using cash or check, please contact Fairhill Office.
Register Now for the 2022-2023 School Year!
Did you know that registering early helps prevent overcrowded classrooms? REGISTER NOW!*
Virginia law requires that all children who will reach their 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.
If you have a child who will attend ANY grade at Fairhill Elementary next year, and you have not already registered them, please contact Amy Spector at [email protected] by May 27, 2022.
Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Fairhill. Parents of rising Tigers may complete the online intake form, visit the registration page, call the office at 703-208-8100 or email as above.
* If your child currently attends Fairhill, you do not need to re-register for the coming year, but please do let us know if you’re moving away.A Note from the Library
Per FCPS policy, all library books are due back by Friday, May 27th. We will be sending home overdue notices next Tuesday, May 17th to help you track down all the books! Thanks for helping your students find them!
Please join us in the Gym on Thursday, May 26, from 6:00-7:00 PM for the Spring Fairhill Tiger's Concert! Click here for more information.You are invited to Fairhill's Second Annual Career Fair!
This sensational event will be held on June 3rd. Please click here for more information.
Positivity Project - Weekly Character Strength: Other People Mindset
One of the best ways to feel connected to our teachers, staff and families is to join the PTA. You can become a member by accessing this linkOpportunities to contribute to the Fairhill Community PTA
Are you interested in working with the PTA but don’t know how to begin? With the end of the school year on the horizon, it is time to find volunteers to fill the open Committee Lead positions for the 2022-2023 PTA. There are a variety of opportunities to support the Fairhill PTA .
The PTA is responsible for many of the fun events that help make Fairhill a community, not just a school. Volunteers like you make it possible for the PTA to offer programs and events such as:
Before and After School Enrichment Programs
School supply kits program
Fairhill Family Fun Day
The Room Parent program
Square One Art
Fairhill Family Nights Out
Family Heritage Night
Staff Appreciation Week
Garden Clean Up/Rain Garden/Tree Planting
If you are worried that you will need help or training, we have you covered. Previous Board members will be available to train and transition the responsibilities. The Board works as a team and we are always available to help new members. Time commitments vary by role. The PTA Board and its members meet once a month for a general meeting. During a normal school year, these meetings are held in the library, average 1.5 hours and childcare is provided. Due to covid, we transitioned to virtual meetings that lasted about 20-30 minutes. The Board may be required to follow up on action items, vote on requests via email throughout the month or attend Sub-Committee meetings (for example, Family Fun Day planning) as needed. When we have a big event such as the Fall Festival, we all volunteer as much time as we can to make the event run smoothly.
If we can't fill critical Board positions, we will lose our chapter and all of the PTA sponsored events. Currently, we are in need of a Secretary in order to keep our PTA chapter going. Please see the document attached HERE for a description of current Board and Committee Lead positions. For more detail or if you are interested in taking a role, please contact [email protected]Fairhill Family Directory
The PTA is excited to launch our digital school directory. Those of you who have been at Fairhill for a few years may remember the A to Z Connect Directory. It is a great way to stay in touch with other Fairhill families and plan birthday parties and playdates.
The directory can be accessed from the Membership Toolkit Mobile App or from a browser.
The directory is available to all families who did not opt out.
Logging In and Creating an Account
Before you can use the directory, you need to set up your account. To set up your account, you must go through a browser. Once the account is established, you can use the mobile app for your searches. The URL for the Fairhill A to Z directory can be found HERE
- Click the “Register/Login” button on your home page.
- Use the email address that you have on file with the Fairhill office and select a password.
- Watch for an email that will ask you to verify your email address.
- Once you have verified your email address, you need to finish setting up your contact information for the database. Complete the parent & student forms and the directory & publish preferences.
Please note, your email address is the only information that is required to access the directory. You do not need to provide your home address or phone number. When you are asked to verify your account information, you are welcome to add your address and/or phone number and can select to have this information displayed through the publish preferences page. The default is for only your email address to be displayed.
For support, please contact [email protected]
Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.
The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.
Our vision for the 2021-2022 school year
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]