Fairview Fanfare - November 6

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Falcon Fanfare November 6, 2019

Fairview Elementary is donating to Operation Gratitude, which is an organization that sends a variety of items to US troops stationed all over the world.  One of their many collection drives is the Halloween Candy Give-Back. 

Who: Fairview Students

What: Collecting FUN SIZE Candy (no full-size candy bars or Pixie Sticks or other powdery candies)

Where: Donations will be placed in boxes located in the Fairview POD

When: Wednesday, November 6th – Friday, November 8th

*All donations will be taken to the post office by noon on Friday, November 8th. 

Why:  Because Fairview is a caring community who wants to bring joy to the US troops!!!

Picture Retake Day Tuesday, November 12

Any students that are new to Fairview or were absent on Picture Day (August 28) should plan on getting their picture taken.

Anyone interested in a retake should return/bring their original pictures.

Any questions? Contact Kathy Krug kakrug@fcps.edu

You're Invited! “Angst”
Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, November 19
7pm to 8:30pm

Abiding Presence, 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke

RSVP https://abidingpresence.net/angst

Sponsored By: The White Oaks PTA Wellness Committee,
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, and Terra Centre PTA

FLYER

Save the Date! Monday, November 25th Fairview's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

Come join the Fairview community for this fun, festive tradition.

Volunteers: Are you available to help before or after your child's lunch? Consider signing up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BACAB29A2F94-2019    

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Upcoming Fairview Events

November

Nov 10 – Running Program: Veteran’s Day Race, Fairfax Corner

Nov 11 – Veteran’s Day Breakfast – cafeteria – 8:00-9:00 am

Nov 12 – Makeup Picture Day

               NNAT – Gr 1 and Selected Students

Nov 13 – Progress Reports go home in Wednesday folders

Nov 14 – NNAT Make-Up Testing – Gr 1 and Selected Students

Nov 15 –  Yearbook Cover Submission Deadline

                 PTA Family Fun Night (details TBD)

Nov 18 –Gr 2 Field Trip to Riverbend

               Level IV Parent Meeting – Pod 6:00-7:00pm

               PTA Board Meeting – Pod  7:00-8:00pm

Nov 19- Gr 2 Field Trip to Riverbend

Nov 25 – Thanksgiving Day Lunch

Nov 26 – Horizon: Reading (Gr 3-6)

Nov 27-29  Thanksgiving Day Holiday – No School

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Fairview Fanfare - October 30

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Falcon Fanfare October 30, 2019 Digital Citizenship Week in Review

6th grade students use scratch online to animate their names on hat day.

3rd graders wear hats to put on their thinking caps and reflect on their technology usage.

A 5th grader dresses up as a basketball player to celebrate creating content with technology.

5th graders wear active clothing as a reminder to exercise healthy technology habits.

OVERDUE! STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Returning the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/QN_Xup7BgoE

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The Fairview Staff and PTA invite you to our

Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

Monday, November 11, 2019

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Fairview ES Cafeteria

Current and former members of the military are invited to wear their service uniform.

Picture Retake Day Tuesday, November 12

Any students that are new to Fairview or were absent on Picture Day (August 28) should plan on getting their picture taken.

Anyone interested in a retake should return/bring their original pictures.

Any questions? Contact Kathy Krug kakrug@fcps.edu

You're Invited! “Angst”
Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, November 19
7pm to 8:30pm

Abiding Presence, 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke

RSVP https://abidingpresence.net/angst

Sponsored By: The White Oaks PTA Wellness Committee,
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, and Terra Centre PTA

FLYER

Save the Date! Monday, November 25th Fairview's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

Come join the Fairview community for this fun, festive tradition.

Volunteers: Are you available to help before or after your child's lunch? Consider signing up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BACAB29A2F94-2019    

See today's FLYER in the Wednesday Folder.

Community Flyer

This flyer was accidentally omitted from our September publication of community flyers.

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

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Upcoming Fairview Events

November

Nov 1 – 1st Quarter ends

Nov 2 – 6:30pm PTA Family Fun Night

Nov 4 – School Planning Day – Student Holiday

Nov 5 – Teacher Work Day/Elections – Student Holiday

Nov 6 – 6th grade Youth Survey

Nov 10 – Running Program: Veteran’s Day Race, Fairfax Corner

Nov 11 – Veteran’s Day Breakfast – cafeteria – 8:00-9:00 am

Nov 12 – Makeup Picture Day

               NNAT – Gr 1 and Selected Students

Nov 13 – Progress Reports go home in Wednesday folders

Nov 14 – NNAT Make-Up Testing – Gr 1 and Selected Students

Nov 15 –  Yearbook Cover Submission Deadline

                 PTA Family Fun Night (details TBD)

Nov 19 – Level IV Parent Meeting – Pod 6:00-7:00pm

               PTA Board Meeting – Pod  7:00-8:00pm

Nov 25 – Thanksgiving Day Lunch

Nov 26 – Horizon: Reading (Gr 3-6)

Nov 27-29  Thanksgiving Day Holiday – No School

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Fairview Fanfare - October 24

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Falcon Fanfare October 24, 2019 Our SCA Officers

Monday morning our newly elected SCA Officers were installed. These student leaders will be creating school spirit days, organizing service learning projects, and providing leadership to our classroom representatives.

(Photos courtesy of Ms. Beth Schires, Counselor and SCA Sponsor)

Principal Coffee Monday, October 28 9:15-10:30 Fairview Cafeteria

Parents/guardians are invited to join Mrs. Van Aalst, Mr. Paper, and members of the Fairview Staff to learn more about math and language arts instruction.

We will share information about the workshop model, and then provide you with an opportunity to experience "guided practice" of primary and upper grade skills with our staff. 

We are pleased to announce that the following staff members will be present:

Mrs. Anna Wojcik, Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mary Pearson, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Pam Moser, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher

Mrs. Rachel Bowerman, Literacy Coach

Mrs. Becky Johnston, Math Coach

Mrs. Jamie Amrhein, ESOL Teacher

 

Digital Citizenship Week October 21-25, 2019 

Media Balance and Well-Being:

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology

 

Remaining Spirit Days for This Week

Friday: “Lei” Off the Tech - wear Hawaiian clothing and take a break from screens to connect more in person.

Resources and Activities for Home

Friday: Practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time:

The Scholastic Book Fair October 18-25

 

Book Fair Hours

       Tuesday, October 22-Thursday, October 24        

Shopping & Browsing -9:20am-3:45pm

Friday, October 25                                         

Final Purchases -9:20am-10:00am

Online Shopping

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=fairviewelementaryschool46

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/QN_Xup7BgoE

 

The Fairview Staff and PTA invite you to our

Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

Monday, November 11, 2019

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Fairview ES Cafeteria

Current and former members of the military are invited to wear their service uniform.

Upcoming Fairview Events

October

18 – 25 -- Bookfair

28 – Principal’s Coffee (9:15 am, Cafeteria)

        FLE Parent Preview Night (6pm, Cafeteria)

 

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Fairview Fanfare - October 16

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Falcon Fanfare October 16, 2019 Thank you, Fairview Community!

Mr. Theo J. Neilly, Minister Counselor/Consul General from The Embassy Consular Annex of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, visited Fairview today to thank students for donating almost 700 toothbrushes to hurricane victims in the Bahamas. The toothbrush collection was initiated by Paddy Stevenson, a fifth grade student. (Photos courtesy of Ms. Ellen Valentine, Librarian)

Principal Coffee Monday, October 28 9:15-10:30 Fairview Cafeteria

Parents/guardians are invited to join Mrs. Van Aalst, Mr. Paper, and members of the Fairview Staff to learn more about math and language arts instruction.

We will share information about the workshop model, and then provide you with an opportunity to experience "guided practice" of primary and upper grade skills with our staff. 

We are pleased to announce that the following staff members will be present:

Mrs. Anna Wojcik, Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mary Pearson, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Pam Moser, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher

Mrs. Rachel Bowerman, Literacy Coach

Mrs. Becky Johnston, Math Coach

Mrs. Jamie Amrhein, ESOL Teacher

Look for another update next week!

Digital Citizenship Week October 21-25, 2019 

This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with spirit days and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will bring home a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme.  Participation is voluntary.  Below you’ll find the schedule of spirit days along with resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too. 

Spirit Days for Next Week
  • Monday: Hat Day - Put on your thinking cap and reflect on your media use and habits.
  • Tuesday: Active Wear - Exercise your healthy tech habits.
  • Wednesday: Dress as your Muse - Dress up as your favorite artist, musician, author, inventor, actor/actress, scientist, etc. and focus on how you can use technology to create original works.
  • Thursday: Dress in Your Best - Wear your best or most professional clothing and focus on using high-quality.
  • Friday: “Lei” Off the Tech - wear Hawaiian clothing and take a break from screens to connect more in person.
Resources and Activities for Home

Monday: Reflect on your relationship with technology and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 

Tuesday: Exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. Try some of these ideas:

  • Make phone-free zones in your home.
  • Promote better sleep by disconnecting from screens at least one hour before bedtime and charging your phone outside of the bedroom.

Wednesday: Think about how technology can be used to create original works.  Try this idea:

  • Experiment with computer coding at home. Code.org has activities that teach students to use coding to design games, apps, drawings, and websites.

Thursday: Think about the media your family consumes and select high quality, age-appropriate resources:

  • Discuss these 5 questions with your family when you consume media together, including books, movies, and news articles.

Friday: Practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time:

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon! October 18-25 Volunteers are Needed!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DADA82BA64-scholastic1

 

 

Book Fair Hours

Friday, October 18-Monday, October 21         

Preview and Wish List- no student purchases               

Tuesday, October 22-Thursday, October 24        

Shopping & Browsing -9:20am-3:45pm

Friday, October 25                                         

Final Purchases -9:20am-10:00am

  Special Hours

Friday 10/18- We will be open for shopping 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday 10/22- We will be open from 5:00pm-7:00pm

  Online Shopping

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=fairviewelementaryschool46

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

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Survey forms will be sent home in next Wednesday's (10/23) folder.

Reminders and Updates Youngest or Only

We are ready to use the Youngest or Only list, therefore information coming home in Wednesday Folders to all families will be sent home via the youngest or only in each family.

Family Life Education (FLE) Preview Night October 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.    

You are invited to attend an evening preview of the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Fairview Elementary School in the cafeteria.  Parents can enter through Door 2.  All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

Upcoming Fairview Events

October

18 – 25 -- Bookfair

18-    Kindergarten Field trip to fire station

22 – Evening Book Fair Hrs (5-7pm)

         4th grade field trip to Kennedy Center

25 – PTA Family Fun Event – details TBD

28 – Principal’s Coffee (9:15 am, Cafeteria)

        FLE Parent Preview Night (6pm, Cafeteria)

 

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - October 9

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Falcon Fanfare October 9, 2019

SCA Candidates and their Campaign Managers did a wonderful job of creating campaign posters, a speech, and campaign stickers to solicit student votes. We are very proud of our student leaders. (Photos courtesy of Ms. Beth Schires, School Counselor & SCA Sponsor.)

First Quarter Conference

We invite all of our parents/guardians to meet with their child's teacher during the first quarter. This conference provides an opportunity for a dialogue about your child's progress and growth.

Principal Coffee Monday, October 28 9:15-10:30 Fairview Cafeteria

Parents/guardians are invited to join Mrs. Van Aalst, Mr. Paper, and members of the Fairview Staff to learn more about math and language arts instruction.

Additional details will be announced soon. 

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon! October 18-25 Volunteers are Needed!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DADA82BA64-scholastic1

 

 

Book Fair Hours

Friday, October 18-Monday October 21         

Preview and Wish List- no student purchases               

Tuesday, October 22-Thursday, October 24        

Shopping & Browsing -9:20am-3:45pm

Friday, October 25                                         

Final Purchases -9:20am-10:00am

  Special Hours

Friday 10/18- We will be open for shopping 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday 10/22- We will be open from 5:00pm-7:00pm

  Online Shopping

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=fairviewelementaryschool46

  Military-Connected Families: Fairview wants to hear from you!

As a valuable member of the Fairview Elementary family, thank you for your dedication and service.  We value your voice and need your help.   Please fill out the brief survey attached, in order for us to be of service to you and your family.

https://forms.gle/AUzSXCMcrL8z2oZj9

Wear Red October 15 October is Dyslexia Awareness Month The FCPS community is encouraged to wear red to build awareness around dyslexia.

The Parent Resource Center will be holding a Dyslexia Open House on October 24th from 10 AM-12 PM.

Open House Flyer

Fact Sheet

School Health Room Parent Volunteer Training Below is the training schedule for parents interested in volunteering in the health room.  Training must be completed and then an orientation at the school is completed by the Public Health Nurse prior to independent volunteering in the Health Room.

District Office

Date/Time

Location

Registration Information

Annandale

Tuesday October 15, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

7611 Little River Turnpike

3rd Floor (East Wing)

Annandale, VA 22003

Room 349E

(park in garage on A Level-Orange)

None-walk-in day of training

Herndon-Reston

Tuesday October 8, 2019

10:00 AM to Noon

 

1850 Cameron Glen Drive

Reston, VA 20190

Room 600A

Mount Vernon

Wednesday September 25, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wednesday October 9, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

8350 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, VA 22309

Room 220

Springfield

Wednesday October 9, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Carey Building

8136 Old Keene Mill Rd

Springfield, VA 22152

Conference Room A

Robinson's PTSO Presents: Vaping...What Parents Need to Know October 23, 2019 Robinson Secondary Recital Hall

Presenting will be ROBO's Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Ms. Tiffany Jones M.Ed, LPC, CSAC, CMHIMP and Officer Jake Everrett, School Resource Officer.

Flyer

Upcoming Fairview Events

October

14 – Student Holiday (School Planning Day)

18 – 25 -- Bookfair

18-    Kindergarten Field trip to fire station

22 – Evening Book Fair Hrs (5-7pm)

         4th grade field trip to Kennedy Center

25 – PTA Family Fun Event – details TBD

28 – Principal’s Coffee (9:15 am)

        FLE Parent Preview Night (6pm)

 

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - October 2

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Falcon Fanfare October 2, 2019 Muffins for Military! October 3, 2019 9:15-10:00 Fairview Cafeteria

This event is for our military-connected parents and guardians to get to know each other, build relationships, and access resources from the school liaison officer, our PTA, and staff.  

Thank you to Andrew Gause's Martial Arts for providing refreshments!

Hurricane Dorian: Toothbrush Collection

As the residents of the Bahamas start to rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian, Fairview Elementary would like to help support the Bahamians. Paddy Stevenson, a student in Mrs. Stockwell’s 5th Grade class, is leading the campaign to collect 781 toothbrushes (to match the number of students enrolled at Fairview) to send to the Bahamas. Please help Paddy in his campaign by sending your child(ren) to school with a toothbrush to donate. There will be four boxes located on tables throughout the school for students to place the donated toothbrushes (outside the health room, the POD, recess doors and top of the stairs).  Thank you in advance for your donations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Schires at 703-503-3713 or epschires@fcps.edu.

First Quarter Conference

We invite all of our parents/guardians to meet with their child's teacher during the first quarter. This conference provides an opportunity for a dialogue about your child's progress and growth.

Principal Coffee Monday, October 28 9:15-10:30 Fairview Cafeteria

Parents/guardians are invited to join Mrs. Van Aalst, Mr. Paper, and members of the Fairview Staff to learn more about math and language arts instruction.

Additional details will be announced soon. 

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon! October 18-25 Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities. A Message from the Fairview PTA

Fairview Spirit Wear Sale is ON!

Calling all falcon fans!  It's time to order your spirit wear!  This year we have NEW DESIGNS!  There are sweatshirts, there are t-shirts...want a Fairview camo performance tee for your kiddo?  Done!  A yellow tie-dye tee with the Fairview falcon mascot for your kindergartner?  We have that, too!  A women's v-neck cut tee?  It's available!  See the attached flier for a quick look at what's available and go to www.sewnluv.com/fairview to order.  But don't put it off!  Orders are due by October 13.

Upcoming Fairview Events

Sept 30-Oct 4 - SCA Campaigning

October

2 International Walk to School Day

              1st grade field trip to Cox Farms

3 – CogAT testing for 2nd grade and Select Students

             Muffins for Military  (9:15am, Cafeteria)

4 – CogAT Testing for 2nd grade and Select Students

7 – CogAT Testing makeups

8 – CogAT Testing makeups

14 – Student Holiday (School Planning Day)

18 – 25 -- Bookfair

18-    Kindergarten Field trip to fire station

22 – Evening Book Fair Hrs (5-7pm)

         4th grade field trip to Kennedy Center

25 – PTA Family Fun Event – details TBD

28 – Principal’s Coffee (9:15 am)

        FLE Parent Preview Night (6pm)

 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - September 25

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Falcon Fanfare September 24, 2019 Muffins for Military!

When: October 3, 2019; 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Where: Fairview Cafeteria

What: This event is for our military-connected parents and guardians to get to know each other, build relationships, and access resources from the school liaison officer, our PTA, and staff.  

We hope you will join us for some tasty treats and time to connect! 

Hurricane Dorian: Toothbrush Collection

As the residents of the Bahamas start to rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian, Fairview Elementary would like to help support the Bahamians. Paddy Stevenson, a student in Mrs Stockwell’s class, is leading the campaign to collect 775 toothbrushes (to match the number of students in our school) to send to the Bahamas. Please help Paddy in his campaign by sending your child to school next week with a toothbrush to donate. We would really appreciate your donations.

Wednesday, October 2

Step right up for National Walk to School Day – October 2, 2019! Join the movement that inspires the entire community to come together to promote:

Physical activity

Teaching safe pedestrian skills to children

Awareness of how walkable a community is and where improvements can be made

Concern for the environment

Reducing traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools

Sharing time with community leaders, parents, and children

First Quarter Conference

We invite all of our parents/guardians to meet with their child's teacher during the first quarter. This conference provides an opportunity for a dialogue about your child's progress and growth.

A Message from the Fairview PTA

PTA Board Meeting, Thurs 9/26, 7 pm in the Pod

Board members are requested, all are welcome to this first PTA board meeting of the year!  We'll be digging in to our calendar, committee work, activities for the year, looking for committee members and chairs, etc.  We don't have child care for this meeting but there are always a couple of kids hanging out reading or playing while the meeting happens, so if you don't have a sitter, don't sweat it!

Art Volunteer signup is here!

All 700+ Fairview students get to enjoy time in art class.  Whether they have "art on a cart" or visit the art room, there are a lot of materials to be distributed and collected and many young artists looking for help.  Please help our art teachers by volunteering during art class!  More detail can be found on the signup, or email PTA Art Committee Chair Erin Herbig for more information at eherbig@gmail.com.  Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4dafa92da46-mccarron

Library Volunteer signup is here!

Are you interested in volunteering in the school library? Volunteers are always welcome to come in to help re-shelve and assist the kids with finding books and checking out. You may come in during your student’s library time or during other classes (some classes have a lot of volunteers while others have none; kindly also consider volunteering during gaps).  There are also opportunities to help out with Book Fair. Fill out the form and you will be contacted shortly!  Any questions, contact PTA Library Committee Chair Bethany Cardone at b.cardone@hotmail.com. Sign up here:  https://forms.gle/ZNUde9n9FTAgypTd6  

Did you join the PTA yet?

It's never too late to join the PTA -- but if you wait, it *may* be too late to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!  Join by September 30 and you'll receive one entry in the random drawing!  https://www.fairviewpta.org/

Community Flyers

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Scouts BSA Girl Troop 1347

Burke Basketball

St. Peter's in the Woods Trunk or Treat

St. Peter's in the Woods Community Event

 

Upcoming Fairview Events

September

24AAP Overview Presentation, 6:30, POD

27PTA Board Meeting, 7 PM, POD 

 

Sept 30-Oct 4 - SCA Campaigning

 

October

2 International Walk to School Day

              1st grade field trip to Cox Farms

3 – CogAT testing for 2nd grade and Selective Students

             Muffins for Military  9:15am

4 – CogAT Testing for 2nd grade and Selective Students

7 – CogAT Testing makeups

8 – CogAT Testing makeups

14 – Student Holiday (School Planning Day)

18 – 25 -- Bookfair

18-    Kindergarten Field trip to fire station

22 – Evening Book Fair Hrs (5-7pm)

              4th grade field trip to Kennedy Center

25 – PTA Family Fun Event – details TBD

28 – Principal’s Coffee (9am)

        FLE Parent Preview Night (6pm)

 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - September 18

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Falcon Fanfare September 18, 2019 Advanced Academics Program Overview Presentation Tuesday, September 24  6:30 PM in the Fairview POD

Are you interested in finding out more about AAP?

This presentation is for all K-6 parents.

Mrs. Moser, the AAP Coach, will give an overview of the program, which will include how the process of identification for the program works and the differentiated services that are available.

Fairview Social Media

The school year is off to a great start! Students have been engaging in meaningful learning activities such as readers’ theatre, math centers, number talks, and so much more. We are very proud of their efforts!

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to follow our school Twitter account at @fairviewesfcps. Twitter is a great platform for sharing photos and videos of students participating in learning and celebrating successes. For many teachers and administrators in FCPS, including ourselves, using social media in a professional capacity allows us to provide Fairview parents and community a lens into the amazing learning, collaboration, and creativity that takes place in our building.

We find that sharing class activities and lessons on our class and school Twitter pages serves as an opportunity to actively participate in valuable professional development opportunities that are available to educators on social platforms at no cost. Also, uncovering relevant, innovative instructional practices or resources for our school and classrooms help us learn and grow. It is always exciting to bring these discoveries back to our teachers and students.

Rest assured that us using social media in a professional capacity will not detract from students’ learning.

A Message from the Fairview PTA

PTA Before and After School Programs

Schedule change!

The September 17th board meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 26th.  All members are welcome, 7 pm in the Pod.

 

Before & After School Programs Registration is OPEN for fall programs!  Don't miss out!  See the attached document or the PTA website for details on our new menu of activities:

  • Acting
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Drawing
  • Electronics with Minecraft Redstone
  • Guitar
  • Intro to Game Design
  • Mudskippers Pottery
  • Piano
  • Soccer
  • Spy Academy
  • STEM Robotics
  • Zip Zap Boom
  • Zumba

 

Watch D.O.G.S. opportunities begin October 1st! 

Email WatchDOGS@fairviewpta.org to let us know you're interested and we'll get you on track from there! Who are Watch D.O.G.S.?  Not just "Dads Of Great Students," but also grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures!  This program is designed to provide opportunities for positive male role models to get involved and stay involved with our fantastic Fairview Falcons.  Evening and daytime opportunities exist!  Daytime volunteers are expected to spend at least one morning or afternoon each year in their child's classroom.  During that time, Watch D.O.G.S. may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but with other students as well.  Evening opportunities revolve around PTA events like last year's Bingo Night and Glow Dance.  Watch D.O.G.S. may attend evening events in their official Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt and provide assistance by keeping an eye on entrances and exits during the event, patrolling the hallways or perimeter for suspicious activity, and just generally keeping the peace. More information at https://www.fairviewpta.org/volunteer!

 

Give the gift of time - Recess Relief is back!

The Fairview PTA's Recess Relief Program needs your help giving our amazing teachers the gift of time throughout this school year!

We are asking for volunteers from each class to provide blacktop coverage for their teacher during recess once a month.  It's easy, it's fun, and the teachers love it!  Find more information or sign up for a slot here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43074dc01a2ceecc24-fairview  

 

Fairview Running shirts - on sale til Friday, 9/20 ONLY! Kids, parents and teachers have asked for a Fairview Running shirt to wear in support of the program and for school spirit days.  Through September 20, we are offering the opportunity to buy two different shirts; a long-sleeve pink and a short-sleeve black shirt.  More details and payment instructions are in the order form.  Order as many as you like, but only one per form, at this link: Support Fairview Running!  (If your child is on the team this fall, he/she will receive a different color shirt with the program. This is an opportunity to buy additional shirts.)  If you have questions, please contact Erin at eherbig@gmail.com.

 

Did you join the PTA yet?  Early bird registration extended to 9/30/19!

It's never too late to join the PTA...but if you do it by September 30, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.  www.fairviewpta.org 

 

Can you help deliver unopened food from the Fairview cafeteria to a local family homeless shelter?

It takes an hour of your time, but makes a huge difference! Kid-friendly, too! Please take a look at the SUG and see if there is a week you can help out. Thanks!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ea8a723a20-homeless5  

 

Coming soon...

...art/library/tech volunteer signups, spirit wear sale, committee openings, and more!

 

Community Flyers

Fairview will publish nonprofit community flyers on Wednesday, September 25 in the Falcon Fanfare. Flyers should be sent to Janice Brooks, jnbrooks@fcps.edu, no later than Monday, September 23.

Nonprofit community flyers may be posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby throughout the year.   

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Upcoming Fairview Events

September

24- AAP Overview Presentation, 6:30, POD

27- PTA Board Meeting, 7 PM, POD 

 

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Falcon Fanfare September 11, 2019 Back to School Night in Review

We were inspired by the overwhelming attendance of our community at last night's traditional back to school event. We hope the evening provided you with a better understanding of your student's academic endeavors this year. We look forward to providing your student with an engaging and enriching journey. 

For those who were not able to join us, the welcome message from Mrs. Van Aalst and Mr. Paper is availalble here.

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The Freedom Flag

To commemorate 9/11/2001, the Freedom Flag is displayed with the American flag per Section 1-510 of the Code of Virginia.

Designed by a Virginian, the Freedom Flag features ten elements in a red, white, and blue design commemorating all who lived and died on that tragic day.

Advanced Academics Program Overview Presentation Tuesday, September 24  6:30 PM in the Fairview POD

Are you interested in finding out more about AAP?

This presentation is for all K-6 parents.

Mrs. Moser, the AAP Coach, will give an overview of the program, which will include how the process of identification for the program works and the differentiated services that are available.

A Message from the Fairview PTA

Join the PTA - and enter to win!

PTA Membership Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open!  We are using a new service, Member Toolkit, to manage our directory, store, and communication functions.  

Why join?  Be a part of the conversation, the decision-making, the community, and the FUN!  Early bird promotion:  join before Friday, September 20 and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card!  One entry per family or faculty membership, winner will be drawn at random and announced by 9/25.  To join, visit www.fairviewpta.org!

PTA is on Facebook

Search for the private group called Fairview Elementary PTA (make sure it's the one in Fairfax Station, VA) and connect with other families.  You'll be asked to supply your connection to the school and then our moderators will approve you.  We always post event information and updates and you can share and learn from the community.  

Spiritwear sale opens Monday!

Show your Falcon pride and pick up some sweet Fairview merch in the fall spirit wear sale.  Stay tuned for the store link, dates, and details.

Family Movie Night Canceled

After much indecision, we have decided to cancel family movie night scheduled for September 27.  Sorry, everyone!  It falls on the same evening as Robinson homecoming, so we thought we'd give families with kids in both schools a break.  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming family fun events!

New partnership with Code Ninjas!

We are excited to announce our new community partner!  Code Ninjas gives kids the opportunity to become computer literate and learn coding in a fun, safe environment.  Students learn to problem solve, work in teams, sharpen their math skills -- all in an engaging way!  Code Ninjas will be hosting Kids Night Out events exclusive to Fairview, offering terrific discounts on camps and learning programs, supplying us with gift certificates and prizes, and offering donations for every Fairview kid who enrolls in a drop-in program or camp during the school year.  Check out the attached flyer and visit https://www.codeninjas.com/locations/va-burke for more information!

Fairview Running Registration Now Open!

Boys On The Trail (BOTT) and Girls Run For Fun (GRFF) together make up the Fairview Running Club, which is a fun running program open to all 3rd thru 6th grade boys and girls at Fairview Elementary. Students of all levels are welcome to join the program, which is set in a friendly, non-competitive environment structured to encourage health, fun and team sportsmanship. Click on the links for details/dates and to register for BOTT or GRFF. If you have questions, please contact Coach Herbig at eherbig@gmail.com. Both programs fill up very fast, so register today!

Fairview Running Shirts Being Offered for Sale! Kids, parents and teachers have asked for a Fairview Running shirt to wear in support of the program and for school spirit days. Through September 20, we are offering the opportunity to buy two different shirts; a long-sleeve pink and a short-sleeve black shirt. More details and payment instructions are in the order form. Order as many as you like, but only one per form, at this link: Support Fairview Running! (If your child is on the team this fall, he/she will receive a different color shirt with the program. This is an opportunity to buy additional shirts.) If you have questions, please contact Erin at eherbig@gmail.com.

 

Community Flyers

Fairview will publish nonprofit community flyers on Wednesday, September 25 in the Falcon Fanfare. Flyers should be sent to Janice Brooks, jnbrooks@fcps.edu, no later than Monday, September 23.

Nonprofit community flyers may be posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby throughout the year.   

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Upcoming Fairview Events

September

12- IReady Testing – Reading (Gr 3-6)

13- Project LIFT Celebration

      Reading BINGO Celebrations in Classrooms

      IReady Testing – Math (Gr 3-6)

16- IReady Testing – Reading (Gr 1-2)

      Lockdown Drill

17- IReady Testing – Math (Gr 1-2)

24- AAP Overview Presentation, 6:30, POD

 

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Fairview Fanfare - Back To School Night Edition

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Falcon Fanfare Back to School Night Edition Back to School Night Parking Tuesday, September 10

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

Upcoming Fairview Events

September

10- Back to School Night

13- Project LIFT Celebration

27-PTA Family Fun Night

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Falcon Fanfare September 4, 2019 Back to School Night Parking Tuesday, September 10

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

Our PTA is Awesome!

What a delightful lunch! The staff greatly appreciated the parent provided salad bar last Thursday. 

Lockdown Drill 

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 and tornadoes, and we practice these drills regularly. 

In order to meet the requirements of the amended Code of Virginia 22.1-137.2, each school is required to conduct four lockdown drills every year. All schools will conduct two lockdown drills during the first 20 days of school - one of which must occur in September.Then two additional lockdown drills will be conducted during the remainder of the school year - one of which will occur in January. 

A lockdown 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 a lockdown, students remain in their classrooms or are escorted to classrooms if they are in the halls, and all interior and exterior doors are closed and locked. Once the facility is rendered safe and students are accounted for, the school is 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.

To implement this training, our school's first  lockdown drill is scheduled for  tomorrow, Thursday, September 5, 2019. 

A New Partnership

We are excited to announce that Andrew Gause's Martial Arts is in the process of becoming an official business partner of our school. We look forward to sharing more about our partnership in the coming weeks. A brochure from Andrew Gause's Martial Arts is included in today's Wednesday folder. 

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information. 

Community Flyers

Fairview will publish nonprofit community flyers on Wednesday, September 25 in the Falcon Fanfare. Flyers should be sent to Janice Brooks, jnbrooks@fcps.edu, no later than Monday, September 23.

Nonprofit community flyers may be posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby throughout the year.   

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Upcoming Fairview Events

September

5- Lockdown Drill

10- Back to School Night

13- Project LIFT Celebration

27-PTA Family Fun Night

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Falcon Fanfare August 30-September 2 Student Holiday and Labor Day

Friday, 8/30, is a holiday for students, in addition to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, 9/2. The holiday tomorrow is a result of VA legislation that requires schools opening prior to Labor Day to be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day.

The school office will be closed.

Thank you, Bus Drivers!

We had a wonderful gathering with this year's bus drivers. We appreciate efforts to safely transport our students on a daily basis. They help our Falcons soar!

Back to School Night Parking Tuesday, September 10

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

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Falcon Fanfare August 28, 2019 Back to School Night Parking Tuesday, September 10

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

2019-2020 School Hours Doors Open at 8:55 a.m. School Day begins at 9:10 a.m. Dismissal begins at 3:55 p.m. Emergency Care Cards Due First Week of School

For all students, a completed copy of the Emergency Care Form was sent home in the Back-to-School white folder. Please mark any changes, sign, and return the form to school. If no changes are necessary, the form MUST be signed and returned to school. Each student must return a form no later than Thursday, August 29

*Updates can be completed through your SIS Parent Account.

Last Chance to Order Pictures

Fall Picture Day was today, August 28th. All students were photographed for the yearbook (unless opted-out) so if you have not ordered pictures it’s not too late. The school can NO LONGER accept order forms but families can go online for the next 48 hours to purchase prints.

Go to mylifetouch.com and use picture ID: HJ2490007Q0

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information. 

A message from the Fairview Elementary PTA

Welcome to Fairview!  Your PTA is looking forward to seeing, hearing, and connecting with our new and returning families and staff.  We will kick off our fall membership drive and open the store.  We will communicate with parents via email, Facebook, the PTA bulletin board in the front of the school, and occasionally on paper.  If you didn't already know, Virginia law mandates that schools cannot share parent contact information with PTAs until September 30.  When we receive the list and have the information loaded in to our system, you will have the opportunity to modify your preferences for the PTA communications and directory.  Until then, the administration has generously agreed to share information on our behalf.

Below are a couple of things you need to know!  Please take a look and reach out with questions.  We look forward to seeing, hearing, and connecting with everyone at Back to School Night and beyond! 

Your PTA officers

Lee Mayfield, Roy Chiquitucto, Robyn Ridpath, Nina Askvig, & Jenny Hemick

Welcome back luncheon for staff.  The PTA hosts an annual back-to-school luncheon for staff.  This year it will be on THURSDAY, 8/29 during student lunch periods.  Since many teachers eat lunch with their students the first week or so, they can swing by the teachers' lounge and pick up a fresh, healthy salad to help them refuel and tolerate our children all day.  If you are able to donate some items or your time for this event, please use the signup below!   

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4baea628ab9-lettuce

Caffeination Nation!  The PTA supplies K-cups for the Keurigs in the Teacher's Lounge.  Staff really appreciate having a quick source for caffeine during the day.  If you'd like to contribute some Kcups, here's the SUG!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4dafa92da46-fairview1

MySchoolAnywhere is now Member Toolkit!

The membership database/directory service we use has merged with Member Toolkit.  Converting our records and setting up the new system will take us a little bit of time, so please be patient.  You'll be able to officially join the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year very soon!

Coming soon...spirit wear shop...$100 Amazon Gift Card membership promotion...new community partners...special events...how to join the coolest volunteer squad in town...and more!

In September, be sure to mark your calendar for:

- 9/10:  Back to School Night

- 9/27:  PTA Family Fun Night:  May the 27th Be With You (rescheduled from May 2019!)

Be Our Cheerleader!

Please follow our journey, FairviewFalcons-FCPS, on Twitter at:

@FairviewESFCPS

Here are some other ways to stay connected:

Fairview Website: https://fairviewes.fcps.edu/

Falcon Fanfare (also known as News You Choose): This is an electronic newsletter sent on a weekly basis to share information with families specific to Fairview.

Keep in Touch (KIT): These are short, timely messages sent to the whole community or sent only to specific stakeholder groups.

Wednesday Folders: These folders go home weekly with your student. The communications will include student work. The folder should be returned on Thursday.

Student Birthday Recognition

At Fairview Elementary, we work hard to ensure that students’ minds and bodies are ready for learning each day.  In addition to the hard work our teachers and staff do every day to prepare students for success in the classroom, we can also work to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, leading them to lifelong success.  By helping them start healthy habits early in life, we can help reduce our children’s health risks and increase their chances for longer, more productive lives.  Student health, wellness and safety is our top priority.  Celebrations are very important and we are committed to recognizing students in healthy and safe ways on their special day. 

Like many other schools, we have quite a few students who suffer from life-threatening allergies.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (2011), allergies have increased more than 20% among American children since the mid-1990s.  As a school community, we must do all we can to lessen the chances of an allergic incident happening and must work diligently to keep our students safe.

There is also a growing concern for wellness in our children.  Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 20 years.  Using food, even healthy food, as a reward undermines nutrition education and teaches children to eat when they aren’t hungry as a reward to themselves.  Additionally, we have concern for families whose budget does not allow them to purchase treats or items for an entire class.

Based on feedback and in collaboration with the Robinson Pyramid elementary schools, we have determined that during the school day, we will celebrate student birthdays with non-edible treats beginning this school year.  Cupcakes, candy, and/or any other edible food items will not be allowed.  We also strongly encourage healthy lunches. 

Our teachers are committed to recognizing your students’ special days. Student birthdays will continue to be shared via the morning news show, and students may select a new book courtesy of the Fairview PTA. We encourage families that wish to celebrate a birthday to consider recognition in this way:

  • Visit the classroom as a guest reader or share a special talent or interest with the class
  • Give a classroom gift in honor of your child to be enjoyed by all such as books, indoor games, recess equipment
  • Donate a book to the school library in your child’s honor
  • Donate a plant to beautify the school

As educators, caregivers and loved ones, we all want the best for our students.  Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy opportunities to celebrate their special day.  We appreciate your support in ensuring the well-being of all our students and the importance of instilling healthy eating habits. 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - Back to School Edition, August 21

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Falcon Fanfare Back to School Edition: August 21, 2019

 

Class Assignments-Today!

Check your inbox! Parents should have received a welcome email from the homeroom teacher today at approximately 2 PM. 

Families will also receive a welcome letter that includes the child's homeroom assignment in the mail this week.

We are excited for all of our Fairview Falcons to return!

Open House-Tomorrow! 2:00-2:45 Last Names A-L 3:00-3:45 Last Names M-Z

Families are invited to visit classrooms and staff members as we kick-off the new year!

Say Cheese!

The school bus and additional photo props will be available tomorrow in the cafeteria during Open House. We invite you to take back-to-school photos and share them on Twitter. Please tag @fairviewesfcps and use the hashtag #falconsreturn.

Summer Reading Challenge

During your summer travels, enjoy reading some amazing books! Try and complete as many BINGOs as you can!

Return your BINGO board or the Fairfax County Public Library log to your homeroom teacher to receive recognition of your achievements as a reader.

Summer Reading BINGO Board.pdf

Mark Your Calendar! Back to School Night Tuesday, September 10

Parents/Guardians are invited to meet school staff and learn more about the year ahead.

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

The evening will begin at 6 PM with an opportunity to visit tables hosted by PTA clubs, community organizations, and Fairview staff. Classroom presentations will begin at approximately 7:00 PM. A formal invitation will be coming soon!

PICTURE  DAY- August 28

All Fairview students will have their picture taken by LifeTouch Photography on Wednesday, August 28. Picture flyers are included in your student’s Back to School packet that can be picked up at Open House or the first day of school. Parents and family members can order picture packages online at:  mylifetouch.com.  You will need the following Picture Day ID:  HJ249007Q0

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for fall portraits. Are you available to help?

We are searching for 6 full day portrait volunteers for August 28. Volunteers will receive a picture voucher for their help.

If you are able to help please contact Kathy Krug at kakrug@fcps.edu

2019-2020 School Hours Doors Open at 8:55 a.m. School Day begins at 9:10 a.m. Dismissal begins at 3:55 p.m. Emergency Care Cards Due First Week of School

For all students, a completed copy of the Emergency Care Form will be sent home in the Back-to-School yellow folder. Please mark any changes, sign, and return the form to school. If no changes are necessary, the form MUST be signed and returned to school. Each student must return a form no later than Thursday, August 29

*Updates can be completed through your SIS Parent Account.

Be Our Cheerleader!

Please follow our journey, FairviewFalcons-FCPS, on Twitter at:

@FairviewESFCPS

Here are some other ways to stay connected:

Fairview Website: https://fairviewes.fcps.edu/

Falcon Fanfare (also known as News You Choose): This is an electronic newsletter sent on a weekly basis to share information with families specific to Fairview.

Keep in Touch (KIT): These are short, timely messages sent to the whole community or sent only to specific stakeholder groups.

Wednesday Folders: These folders go home weekly with your student. The communications will include student work. The folder should be returned on Thursday.

Student Birthday Recognition

At Fairview Elementary, we work hard to ensure that students’ minds and bodies are ready for learning each day.  In addition to the hard work our teachers and staff do every day to prepare students for success in the classroom, we can also work to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, leading them to lifelong success.  By helping them start healthy habits early in life, we can help reduce our children’s health risks and increase their chances for longer, more productive lives.  Student health, wellness and safety is our top priority.  Celebrations are very important and we are committed to recognizing students in healthy and safe ways on their special day. 

Like many other schools, we have quite a few students who suffer from life-threatening allergies.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (2011), allergies have increased more than 20% among American children since the mid-1990s.  As a school community, we must do all we can to lessen the chances of an allergic incident happening and must work diligently to keep our students safe.

There is also a growing concern for wellness in our children.  Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 20 years.  Using food, even healthy food, as a reward undermines nutrition education and teaches children to eat when they aren’t hungry as a reward to themselves.  Additionally, we have concern for families whose budget does not allow them to purchase treats or items for an entire class.

Based on feedback and in collaboration with the Robinson Pyramid elementary schools, we have determined that during the school day, we will celebrate student birthdays with non-edible treats beginning next school year (2019-2020).  Cupcakes, candy, and/or any other edible food items will not be allowed.  We also strongly encourage healthy lunches. 

Our teachers are committed to recognizing your students’ special days. Student birthdays will continue to be shared via the morning news show, and students may select a new book courtesy of the Fairview PTA. We encourage families that wish to celebrate a birthday to consider recognition in this way:

  • Visit the classroom as a guest reader or share a special talent or interest with the class
  • Give a classroom gift in honor of your child to be enjoyed by all such as books, indoor games, recess equipment
  • Donate a book to the school library in your child’s honor
  • Donate a plant to beautify the school

As educators, caregivers and loved ones, we all want the best for our students.  Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy opportunities to celebrate their special day.  We appreciate your support in ensuring the well-being of all our students and the importance of instilling healthy eating habits. 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

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Falcon Fanfare Summer Edition: August 14, 2019

Families,

This is the last summer edition of the Falcon Fanfare! We are excited to welcome back all of our Falcons next week for Open House and on the first day of school, Monday, August 26.

Please continue to check your email every Wednesday afternoon for the weekly Falcon Fanfare. We will continue to share school news, highlight classroom events, and seek parent feedback through this online newsletter.

We look forward to reconnecting next week.

Sincerely,

Sara Van Aalst          Tim Paper

Principal                     Assistant Principal

 

Summer Reading Challenge

During your summer travels, enjoy reading some amazing books! Try and complete as many BINGOs as you can!

Return your BINGO board or the Fairfax County Public Library log to your homeroom teacher to receive recognition of your achievements as a reader.

Summer Reading BINGO Board.pdf

Class Assignments

Families will receive a welcome letter that includes the child's homeroom assignment in the mail the week of August 19. In addition, parents will receive a welcome email from the homeroom teacher on Wednesday, August 21. 

We are excited for all of our Fairview Falcons to return!

Mark Your Calendar! Back to School Night Tuesday, September 10

Parents/Guardians are invited to meet school staff and learn more about the year ahead.

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

Additional details will be announced soon!

Kindergartners Unite!

Thank you to the PTA for providing our youngest Falcons with a cool treat while they played on the Fairview playground. Our administrators and Kindergarten teachers enjoyed meeting these enthusiastic learners.

Be Our Cheerleader!

Please follow our journey, FairviewFalcons-FCPS, on Twitter at:

@FairviewESFCPS

Here are some other ways to stay connected:

Fairview Website: https://fairviewes.fcps.edu/

Falcon Fanfare (also known as News You Choose): This is an electronic newsletter sent on a weekly basis to share information with families specific to Fairview.

Keep in Touch (KIT): These are short, timely messages sent to the whole community or sent only to specific stakeholder groups.

Wednesday Folders: These folders go home weekly with your student. The communications will include student work. The folder should be returned on Thursday.

2019-2020 School Hours Doors Open at 8:55 a.m. School Day begins at 9:10 a.m. Dismissal begins at 3:55 p.m. Student Birthday Recognition

At Fairview Elementary, we work hard to ensure that students’ minds and bodies are ready for learning each day.  In addition to the hard work our teachers and staff do every day to prepare students for success in the classroom, we can also work to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, leading them to lifelong success.  By helping them start healthy habits early in life, we can help reduce our children’s health risks and increase their chances for longer, more productive lives.  Student health, wellness and safety is our top priority.  Celebrations are very important and we are committed to recognizing students in healthy and safe ways on their special day. 

Like many other schools, we have quite a few students who suffer from life-threatening allergies.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (2011), allergies have increased more than 20% among American children since the mid-1990s.  As a school community, we must do all we can to lessen the chances of an allergic incident happening and must work diligently to keep our students safe.

There is also a growing concern for wellness in our children.  Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 20 years.  Using food, even healthy food, as a reward undermines nutrition education and teaches children to eat when they aren’t hungry as a reward to themselves.  Additionally, we have concern for families whose budget does not allow them to purchase treats or items for an entire class.

Based on feedback and in collaboration with the Robinson Pyramid elementary schools, we have determined that during the school day, we will celebrate student birthdays with non-edible treats beginning next school year (2019-2020).  Cupcakes, candy, and/or any other edible food items will not be allowed.  We also strongly encourage healthy lunches. 

Our teachers are committed to recognizing your students’ special days. Student birthdays will continue to be shared via the morning news show, and students may select a new book courtesy of the Fairview PTA. We encourage families that wish to celebrate a birthday to consider recognition in this way:

  • Visit the classroom as a guest reader or share a special talent or interest with the class
  • Give a classroom gift in honor of your child to be enjoyed by all such as books, indoor games, recess equipment
  • Donate a book to the school library in your child’s honor
  • Donate a plant to beautify the school

As educators, caregivers and loved ones, we all want the best for our students.  Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy opportunities to celebrate their special day.  We appreciate your support in ensuring the well-being of all our students and the importance of instilling healthy eating habits. 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - Summer Edition, August 7

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Falcon Fanfare Summer Edition: August 7, 2019 The Front Office is open 8:30-11:30  during the summer. Summer Reading Challenge

During your summer travels, enjoy reading some amazing books! Try and complete as many BINGOs as you can!

Return your BINGO board or the Fairfax County Public Library log to your homeroom teacher to receive recognition of your achievements as a reader.

Summer Reading BINGO Board.pdf

Class Assignments

Families will receive a welcome letter that includes the child's homeroom assignment in the mail the week of August 19. In addition, parents will receive a welcome email from the homeroom teacher on Wednesday, August 21. 

We are excited for all of our Fairview Falcons to return!

Thank you, Paisano's!

This week  we celebrated some of our staff. Our custodial team has been working hard to beautify our school for the new year. Our classrooms and hallways are gleaming! The Special Education team members came together to plan for the new year. Their energy is dynamite!

Paisano's helped us to provide our staff a delicious lunch break. We appreciate your community partners!

Mark Your Calendar! Back to School Night Tuesday, September 10

Parents/Guardians are invited to meet school staff and learn more about the year ahead.

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

Additional details will be announced soon!

Student Birthday Recognition

At Fairview Elementary, we work hard to ensure that students’ minds and bodies are ready for learning each day.  In addition to the hard work our teachers and staff do every day to prepare students for success in the classroom, we can also work to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, leading them to lifelong success.  By helping them start healthy habits early in life, we can help reduce our children’s health risks and increase their chances for longer, more productive lives.  Student health, wellness and safety is our top priority.  Celebrations are very important and we are committed to recognizing students in healthy and safe ways on their special day. 

Like many other schools, we have quite a few students who suffer from life-threatening allergies.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (2011), allergies have increased more than 20% among American children since the mid-1990s.  As a school community, we must do all we can to lessen the chances of an allergic incident happening and must work diligently to keep our students safe.

There is also a growing concern for wellness in our children.  Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 20 years.  Using food, even healthy food, as a reward undermines nutrition education and teaches children to eat when they aren’t hungry as a reward to themselves.  Additionally, we have concern for families whose budget does not allow them to purchase treats or items for an entire class.

Based on feedback and in collaboration with the Robinson Pyramid elementary schools, we have determined that during the school day, we will celebrate student birthdays with non-edible treats beginning next school year (2019-2020).  Cupcakes, candy, and/or any other edible food items will not be allowed.  We also strongly encourage healthy lunches. 

Our teachers are committed to recognizing your students’ special days. Student birthdays will continue to be shared via the morning news show, and students may select a new book courtesy of the Fairview PTA. We encourage families that wish to celebrate a birthday to consider recognition in this way:

  • Visit the classroom as a guest reader or share a special talent or interest with the class
  • Give a classroom gift in honor of your child to be enjoyed by all such as books, indoor games, recess equipment
  • Donate a book to the school library in your child’s honor
  • Donate a plant to beautify the school

As educators, caregivers and loved ones, we all want the best for our students.  Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy opportunities to celebrate their special day.  We appreciate your support in ensuring the well-being of all our students and the importance of instilling healthy eating habits. 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - Summer Edition, July 31

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Falcon Fanfare Summer Edition: July 31, 2019 The Front Office is open 8:30-11:30  during the summer. Mark Your Calendar! Back to School Night Tuesday, September 10

Parents/Guardians are invited to meet school staff and learn more about the year ahead.

We are excited to announce that St. Peter's in the Woods has partnered with us to provide additional parking. A bus shuttle will run continuously between Fairview and St. Peter's in the Woods. 

St. Peter's in the Woods is located at 5911 Fairview Woods Dr. This is just on the other side of Ox Road. 

Additional details will be announced soon!

Summer Reading Challenge

During your summer travels, enjoy reading some amazing books! Try and complete as many BINGOs as you can!

When you return in August, bring back either your BINGO board or the Fairfax County Public Library log to receive recognition of your achievements as a reader.

Have a great summer break! Happy reading!

Summer Reading BINGO Board.pdf

Student Birthday Recognition

At Fairview Elementary, we work hard to ensure that students’ minds and bodies are ready for learning each day.  In addition to the hard work our teachers and staff do every day to prepare students for success in the classroom, we can also work to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, leading them to lifelong success.  By helping them start healthy habits early in life, we can help reduce our children’s health risks and increase their chances for longer, more productive lives.  Student health, wellness and safety is our top priority.  Celebrations are very important and we are committed to recognizing students in healthy and safe ways on their special day. 

Like many other schools, we have quite a few students who suffer from life-threatening allergies.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (2011), allergies have increased more than 20% among American children since the mid-1990s.  As a school community, we must do all we can to lessen the chances of an allergic incident happening and must work diligently to keep our students safe.

There is also a growing concern for wellness in our children.  Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 20 years.  Using food, even healthy food, as a reward undermines nutrition education and teaches children to eat when they aren’t hungry as a reward to themselves.  Additionally, we have concern for families whose budget does not allow them to purchase treats or items for an entire class.

Based on feedback and in collaboration with the Robinson Pyramid elementary schools, we have determined that during the school day, we will celebrate student birthdays with non-edible treats beginning next school year (2019-2020).  Cupcakes, candy, and/or any other edible food items will not be allowed.  We also strongly encourage healthy lunches. 

Our teachers are committed to recognizing your students’ special days. Student birthdays will continue to be shared via the morning news show, and students may select a new book courtesy of the Fairview PTA. We encourage families that wish to celebrate a birthday to consider recognition in this way:

  • Visit the classroom as a guest reader or share a special talent or interest with the class
  • Give a classroom gift in honor of your child to be enjoyed by all such as books, indoor games, recess equipment
  • Donate a book to the school library in your child’s honor
  • Donate a plant to beautify the school

As educators, caregivers and loved ones, we all want the best for our students.  Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy opportunities to celebrate their special day.  We appreciate your support in ensuring the well-being of all our students and the importance of instilling healthy eating habits. 

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

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