Fairview Fanfare - Summer Edition, July 8 (revised dates)

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Falcon Fanfare Summer Edition: July 8, 2019

*Please see revised date for Open House below.

The Front Office is open 8:30-11:30 daily during the summer. 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. 

Mark Your Calendar! Open House Thursday, August 22

Families are invited to visit classrooms and staff members as we kick-off the new year. Additional details will be announced soon!

Back to School Night Tuesday, September 10

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

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Fairview Fanfare - Summer Edition, July 8

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Falcon Fanfare Summer Edition: July 8, 2019 The Front Office is open 8:30-11:30 daily during the summer. 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. 

Mark Your Calendar! Open House Thursday, August 29

Families are invited to visit classrooms and staff members as we kick-off the new year. Additional details will be announced soon!

Back to School Night Tuesday, September 10

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

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - June 13, Early Release Reminder

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Falcon Fanfare June 13- Early Release Reminder Fairview will dismiss at 12:55 today.

To Our Fairview Community,

My first four and a half months at Fairview have been remarkable! It has been an honor to visit classrooms, collaborate with teachers, meet families, and to attend welcoming PTA events.  Our students are learning, growing, and thriving; and, it’s so gratifying to be part of it all.

A common theme in my conversations during this time has been how much teachers and families love being a part of the Fairview family. I want to thank you for embracing me as a member of this accepting, caring community.

Monday morning, I witnessed a beautiful Fairview tradition, Sixth Grade Promotion. We honored the perseverance, passion, and personal accomplishments of our Class of 2019. We are confident that these Falcons will continue to soar high.

As this week concludes, I want to thank each of you for sharing your commitment to our school community and our mission to ensure that all students meet their potential and discover their passion. Our continued partnership is vital to the continued success of our students, our school, and our community. As we say a brief farewell, I look forward to the new school year with great excitement.

Sincerely,

Sara Van Aalst

Principal

Fourth Quarter Progress Report

Final Progress Reports will be sent home with students on the last day of school, Thursday, June 13. Students in Grades 3-6 will also receive a SOL score report.

If a student is not present on June 13, the Progress Report will be available to be picked up during the summer.  Please be aware that the Office will have summer hours posted on the website.  Or a parent can provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the report card to be mailed home.

Summer Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 Beginning Monday, June 17 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

Health Room Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 1:10pm on June 13, 2019 as there is a 3 hour early dismissal for the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-503-3710, or your school public health nurse, Romina Black, RN, PHN, at  703-388-1345. 

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - June 10-14

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Falcon Fanfare June 10-14

To Our Fairview Community,

My first four and a half months at Fairview have been remarkable! It has been an honor to visit classrooms, collaborate with teachers, meet families, and to attend welcoming PTA events.  Our students are learning, growing, and thriving; and, it’s so gratifying to be part of it all.

A common theme in my conversations during this time has been how much teachers and families love being a part of the Fairview family. I want to thank you for embracing me as a member of this accepting, caring community.

Monday morning, I witnessed a beautiful Fairview tradition, Sixth Grade Promotion. We honored the perseverance, passion, and personal accomplishments of our Class of 2019. We are confident that these Falcons will continue to soar high.

As this week concludes, I want to thank each of you for sharing your commitment to our school community and our mission to ensure that all students meet their potential and discover their passion. Our continued partnership is vital to the continued success of our students, our school, and our community. As we say a brief farewell, I look forward to the new school year with great excitement.

Sincerely,

Sara Van Aalst

Principal

Project LIFT has Launched

We are pleased to announce that 174 Falcons are participating in this summer's Project LIFT. This week students received their first two book selections along with a specially deisgned backpack, journal, pencil, and BINGO challenge board.

Fourth Quarter Progress Report

Final Progress Reports will be sent home with students on the last day of school, Thursday, June 13. Students in Grades 3-6 will also receive a SOL score report.

If a student is not present on June 13, the Progress Report will be available to be picked up during the summer.  Please be aware that the Office will have summer hours posted on the website.  Or a parent can provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the report card to be mailed home.

Summer Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 Beginning Monday, June 17 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

Health Room Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 1:10pm on June 13, 2019 as there is a 3 hour early dismissal for the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-503-3710, or your school public health nurse, Romina Black, RN, PHN, at  703-388-1345. 

Scouting Information

Please see the flyers for additional information.

Troop 1345G Flyer May 2019.pdf

2019 Join Cub Scout Family Pack 1346 Flyer.pdf

 

Upcoming Fairview Events

June

13 - Last Day of School. 3 Hr early release for students, 12:55 PM

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Fairview Fanfare - May June 3-7

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Falcon Fanfare June 3-7

Mrs. MacGregor and Mr. Pechin hosted an amazing Field Day. Thank you to the many staff and parent volunteers for being part of the fun.

Celebratory Family Picnic in the Learning Garden Wednesday, June 5 5:30-7:00 PM

All are invited to bring dinner and a chair/blanket to enjoy an evening in the garden. Our Green Team volunteers will be recognized.

*Rain Date is Thursday, June 6

Thank you, Volunteers!

Yesterday the Fairview Staff hosted a "Pit Stop" for our volunteers. Light refreshments were enjoyed while volunteers watched video thanks from staff and viewed student posters of appreciation. 

The video of thanks from staff can be accessed with this link:

https://safeshare.tv/x/eJrKG0JL7Pc#

Yearbooks are Here!

Yearbooks are in and will be distributed to teachers tomorrow, June 6. Teachers will subsequently distribute to their students per their timing/discretion.

Those who didn’t order a yearbook can purchase one of limited copies of extras in the front office with Mrs Krug beginning June 10 while supplies last. Cost is $15, cash or checks made out to LIFETOUCH.

Those who aren’t sure if they ordered one can check by calling the front office or emailing yearbook@fairviewpta.org.

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Monday, June 10 10-11:30 am Gymnasium

We invite the families of our 6th grade students to join us for this special event. There will be a brief time immediately following the ceremony for pictures.

Third Grade Ancient Cultures Day Reading Buddies

Kindergarten students met with their Third Grade reading buddies on Monday, June 3 in the Learning Gardens.

Health Room Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. This means no later than 1:10pm on June 13, 2019. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-503-3710, or your school public health nurse, Romina Black, RN, PHN, at  703-388-1345. 

School Supplies for Next Year

You can now order your School Supplies for 2019-2020 online through June 30.

This flyer, with the specific contents for each grade level listed, was sent home in last Wednesday's Folder.

This makes for easy one-stop-shopping. 

RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS

All students entering 6th grade MUST have documentation showing that they have received their Tdap vaccination prior to the start of the school year.  (For students who do not turn age 11 until September, an exception can be made IF parents present documentation that a doctor's appointment is scheduled for the child to receive his/her Tdap in September.)  Contact Sarah Fuller, Registrar, slfuller@fcps.edu, with questions.

Girl Scout Camp Opportunity

Please see the flyer for additional information from the Girl Scout organization.

Camp Funshine Flyer.pdf

Upcoming Fairview Events

June

5 - Garden Party, Learning Gardens

6 - Patrol Breakfast

7 - SCA Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky Day

7 - 2nd grade EOY party

7 - Evening Band Concert (Robinson SS)

10 - 6th grade Promotion Ceremony, 10-11:30, Gym

10 - Kinder EOY party

11 - Primary Elections, Band Room

11- 1st grade EOY party

11- 5th grade EOY party

11 - Evening Strings Concert

12 - 6th grade EOY Party (Dave & Busters)

12 - 4th grade EOY Party

12 - 3rd grade EOY Party

13 - Last Day of School. 3 Hr early release for students

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - May 27-31

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Falcon Fanfare May 27-May 31

 

Volunteers are essential to our school's success! We invite you to grab a snack to help you relax and refuel during the final weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for making Fairview a special place!

Celebrate a Staff Member

We invite you to submit your story about a staff member who goes above and beyond. Share the good work that goes on here at FVES by submitting a FCPS Cares.

https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Celebratory Family Picnic in the Learning Garden Wednesday, June 5 5:30-7:00 PM

All are invited to bring dinner and a chair/blanket to enjoy an evening in the garden. Our Green Team volunteers will be recognized.

*Rain Date is Thursday, June 6

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Monday, June 10 10-11:30 am Gymnasium

We invite the families of our 6th grade students to join us for this special event. There will be a brief time immediately following the ceremony for pictures.

School Supplies for Next Year

You can now order your School Supplies for 2019-2020 online through June 30.

This flyer, with the specific contents for each grade level listed, was sent home in last Wednesday's Folder.

This makes for easy one-stop-shopping. 

Overdue books?

Does your student have any overdue library books? If they do, a printout will be sent home on Monday, June 3rd.  All library books are due back to Fairview by Friday, May 31.

Thank you for your help with this!

.

RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS

All students entering 6th grade MUST have documentation showing that they have received their Tdap vaccination prior to the start of the school year.  (For students who do not turn age 11 until September, an exception can be made IF parents present documentation that a doctor's appointment is scheduled for the child to receive his/her Tdap in September.)  Contact Sarah Fuller, Registrar, slfuller@fcps.edu, with questions.

Remaining SOL Test Dates May 30- Retakes May 31- Retakes June 3- Retakes Health Room Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. This means no later than 1:10pm on June 13, 2019. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-503-3710, or your school public health nurse, Romina Black, RN, PHN, at  703-388-1345. 

Upcoming Fairview Events

June

3 - American Young Voices Concert at GMU (Singing Club)

3- PTA Board Elections, 7 PM, Gym

4 - Field Day and Volunteer "Pit Stop" Reception

5 - Garden Party, Learning Gardens

6 - Patrol Breakfast

7 - SCA Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky Day

7 - 2nd grade EOY party

7 - Evening Band Concert (Robinson SS)

10 - 6th grade Promotion Ceremony, 10-11:30, Gym

10 - Kinder EOY party

11 - Primary Elections, Band Room

11- 1st grade EOY party

11- 5th grade EOY party

11 - Evening Strings Concert

12 - 6th grade EOY Party (Dave & Busters)

12 - 4th grade EOY Party

12 - 3rd grade EOY Party

13 - Last Day of School. 3 Hr early release for students

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - May 20 - 24

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Falcon Fanfare May 20-24

 

Volunteers are essential to our school's success! We invite you to grab a snack to help you relax and refuel during the final weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for making Fairview a special place!

Fairview Running

 

On Saturday, May 4, Fairview runners participated in the Healthy Strides 5K  at Burke Lake Park. There were nearly ninety student participants.

We are very proud of our Boys on the Trail and Girls Run for Fun members for meeting their personal goals.

5K Stats for Fairview:

  • 5 girls finished in the top 15 for women
  • 7 boys finished in the top 15 of men
  • Girls: 1st - Elizabeth Taets; 2nd - Emily Morosco; 3rd - Olivia Giarrraputo
  • Boys: 1st - Bence Fulwiler; 2nd - Soma Fulwiler; 3rd - Colin Hanson
  • Theresa Robinson received the Coaches Sportsmanship/Character Award for girls
  • Giancarlo Mascola received the Coaches Sportsmanship/Character Award for the boys
6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Monday, June 10 10-11:30 am Gymnasium

We invite the families of our 6th grade students to join us for this special event. There will be a brief time immediately following the ceremony for pictures.

School Supplies for Next Year

You can now order your School Supplies for 2019-2020 online.

This flyer, with the specific contents for each grade level listed, will be sent home in today's Wednesday Folders.

This makes for easy one-stop-shopping. 

Overdue books?

Does your student have any overdue library books? If they do, a printout will be sent home on Monday, June 3rd.  All library books are due back to Fairview by Friday, May 31.

Thank you for your help with this!

.

RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS

All students entering 6th grade MUST have documentation showing that they have received their Tdap vaccination prior to the start of the school year.  (For students who do not turn age 11 until September, an exception can be made IF parents present documentation that a doctor's appointment is scheduled for the child to receive his/her Tdap in September.)  Contact Sarah Fuller, Registrar, slfuller@fcps.edu, with questions.

Celebrate a Staff Member

We invite you to submit your story about a staff member who goes above and beyond. Share the good work that goes on here at FVES by submitting an FCPS Cares.

https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Health Room Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. This means no later than 1:10pm on June 13, 2019. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-503-3710, or your school public health nurse, Romina Black, RN, PHN, at  703-388-1345   . 

Robinson Ram Camps

Robinson is sponsoring a variety of sports camps this summer. 

2019 Registration application.pdf

Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchDEhcoyl5_nd4JO1WQO7mIPtDq0HVG80cx6prqCNKgqkUlg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Payment:

https://robinsonrams.com/page/3413

Upcoming Fairview Events

 

May

27 – Memorial Day – No SCHOOL

29 – Ancient Civilization Day (3rd grade)

29 – American Young Voices Concert (for Parents)

June

3 - American Young Voices Concert at GMU (Singing Club)

4 - Field Day and Volunteer Pit Stop

6 - Patrol Breakfast

7 - SCA Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky Day

7 - 2nd grade EOY party

7 - Evening Band Concert (Robinson SS)

10 - 6th grade Promotion Ceremony

11 - Primary Elections

11 - Evening Strings Concert

12 - 6th grade EOY Party (Dave & Busters)

12 - 4th grade EOY Party

12 - 3rd grade EOY Party

13 - Last Day of School. 3 Hr early release for students

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

Fairview Fanfare - May 13 - 17

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Falcon Fanfare May 13-17

 

On Wednesday, May 8 members of the Fairview Staff gathered at Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center to enjoy an evening of learning and celebration. We appreciate Ms. Kousmat, a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, for inviting us to participate in this community event.

Due Today! 2019-2020 Class Placement Input

Planning is beginning for the 2019-2020 school year! To assist in this process, we would like to give you the opportunity to provide some information about your child.

Your child’s current teachers (upcoming teachers for rising Kindergartners) work as a grade level team in collaboration with specialists to prepare class assignments for the next school year.  They will review this form and consider the information relevant to the class assignment.  Fairview's staff is remarkable!  Please do not request a specific teacher.

Submit one form per student attending Fairview Elementary.

Our School Shines!

On Sunday, May 5 Fairview families did not let the rain slow them down, and our school grounds reaped the benefits of their hard work.

Thank you to the awesome families who showed up and slung mulch, pulled weeds, wacked and trimmed and tractored and planted to make Fairview that much shinier.  

True appreciation goes out to the following families:

The Haschs 
The Fedoks
The Spinners
The Medranos
The Okouchis
The Kellers 
The Tyrells
The Wotowiecs
The Mayfields

A special shout out to Mr. Garbak for donating mulch for this special project!

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Monday, June 10 10-11:30 am Gymnasium

We invite the families of our 6th grade students to join us for this special event. There will be a brief time immediately following the ceremony for pictures.

School Supplies for Next Year

You can now order your School Supplies for 2019-2020 online.

This flyer, with the specific contents for each grade level listed, will be sent home in the May 22 Wednesday Folders.

This makes for easy one-stop-shopping. 

Overdue books?

Does your student have any overdue library books? If they do, a printout will be sent home on Thursday, May 9th. 

All library books are due back to Fairview by Friday, May 31st.  Thank you for your help!

.

RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS

All students entering 6th grade MUST have documentation showing that they have received their Tdap vaccination prior to the start of the school year.  (For students who do not turn age 11 until September, an exception can be made IF parents present documentation that a doctor's appointment is scheduled for the child to receive his/her Tdap in September.)  Contact Sarah Fuller, Registrar, slfuller@fcps.edu, with questions.

Celebrate a Staff Member

We invite you to submit your story about a staff member who goes above and beyond. Share the good work that goes on here at FVES by submitting an FCPS Cares.

https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Upcoming Fairview Events

May

16 – 2nd grade field trip to Children’s Science Center (Elcano & Ridpath)

16 – PTA General Meeting

17 – 1st grade field trip to Huntley Meadows

17 – SCA Spirit Day: Sports/Jersey Day

27 – Memorial Day – No SCHOOL

29 – Ancient Civilization Day (3rd grade)

29 – American Young Voices Concert (for Parents)

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

Fairview Fanfare - May 6 - 10

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Falcon Fanfare May 6 - 10

 

National Bike to School Day

Today our community participated in Bike to School Day to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

May is National Bike Month. Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride, walk, or roll will ensure that students are awake and ready to learn.

Please remember to be safe and responsible while riding your bike!

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/bike/safety

2019-2020 Class Placement Input

Planning is beginning for the 2019-2020 school year! To assist in this process, we would like to give you the opportunity to provide some information about your child.

Your child’s current teachers (upcoming teachers for rising Kindergartners) work as a grade level team in collaboration with specialists to prepare class assignments for the next school year.  They will review this form and consider the information relevant to the class assignment.  Fairview's staff is remarkable!  Please do not request a specific teacher.

Please complete the form and submit by Wednesday, May 15!
Submit one form per student attending Fairview Elementary.

Overdue books?

Does your student have any overdue library books? If they do, a printout will be sent home on Thursday, May 9th. 

All library books are due back to Fairview by Friday, May 31st.  Thank you for your help!

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RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS

All students entering 6th grade MUST have documentation showing that they have received their Tdap vaccination prior to the start of the school year.  (For students who do not turn age 11 until September, an exception can be made IF parents present documentation that a doctor's appointment is scheduled for the child to receive his/her Tdap in September.)  Contact Sarah Fuller, Registrar, slfuller@fcps.edu, with questions.

Celebrate a Staff Member

We invite you to submit your story about a staff member who goes above and beyond. Share the good work that goes on here at FVES by submitting an FCPS Cares.

https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Upcoming Fairview Events

May

13 – 2nd grade field trip to Children’s Science Center (Russell & Pablo-Hayes)

16 – 2nd grade field trip to Children’s Science Center (Elcano & Ridpath)

16 – PTA General Meeting

17 – 1st grade field trip to Huntley Meadows

17 – SCA Spirit Day: Sports/Jersey Day

27 – Memorial Day – No SCHOOL

29 – Ancient Civilization Day (3rd grade)

29 – American Young Voices Concert (for Parents)

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Fairview Spirit Wear Day - May 3rd

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Students and Staff are encouraged to wear Fairview spirit wear or colors tomorrow, Friday, May 3, to support our GRFF (Girls Run for Fun) and BOTT (Boys on the Trail) running clubs who will be completing a 5K this weekend at Burke Lake Park.

 

Please consider wearing your spirit wear to school tomorrow and show your Falcon Pride!

 

Thank you,

 

Tim Paper

Assistant Principal

 

 

 

Fairview Fanfare - April 29-May 3

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Falcon Fanfare April 29-May3   Fairview Artists on Display

Sixty-five Fairview students will have their Art displayed at the Robinson ART Pyramid Show. We congratulate them on being recognized for their artistic talents.

Thank you Mrs. Grossman and Mrs. Rogers for providing diverse experiences to our students.

6th Grade Panoramic Photo TOMORROW

Group Panoramic picture forms were sent home on Monday. Parents may also order pictures at MyLifetouch.com.

PICTURE ID: HJ248041T0. Cost is $15.

If you pay online prior to receiving your picture form simply print your email confirmation and send that to the office. Orders can be received until May 9, 2019.

Thank you, Mr. Trimmer

The Fairview community is very grateful for Mr. Trimmer's donation of materials and manpower to rebuild the turf on our learning garden.

2019-2020 Class Placement Input

Planning is beginning for the 2019-2020 school year! To assist in this process, we would like to give you the opportunity to provide some information about your child.

Your child’s current teachers (upcoming teachers for rising Kindergartners) work as a grade level team in collaboration with specialists to prepare class assignments for the next school year.  They will review this form and consider the information relevant to the class assignment.  Fairview's staff is remarkable!  Please do not request a specific teacher.

Please complete the form and submit by Wednesday, May 15!
Submit one form per student attending Fairview Elementary.

Congratulations, Mrs. Rossiter!

Please join us in congratulating Iris Rossiter for her nomination as NOVA District PTA Volunteer of the Year.  As you may know, Iris has served as the Chair of Community Outreach and Sponsorships and has been behind so many of this year's accomplishments.  Iris led the highly successful Toy Drive, Bingo Night (including acquisition of Disney tickets and bingo prizes!), Neon Nights Concessions, Mt. Kim Partnership, and more.  What's more, for each of these adventures, she worked without a handbook, historical record, or even a retired chair to show her the ropes.  She started everything from scratch without a recipe.  If you participated in any of the events mentioned, you saw first hand how a powerhouse like Iris can make things happen.  Her innovative spirit and strong leadership helped make this a great year full of new things for Fairview -- and earned her the nomination.

The winner of this district-wide award will be announced at the NOVA District Annual Meeting & Awards Reception on May 5.  Congratulations, Iris!  Thank you for all you do for Fairview!

National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 8

Fairview Elementary is participating in National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Ride your bike or walk to school!

  Project LIFT at Fairview  Literacy is for tomorrow

To help support our goal of strong summer reading, we are offering Project LIFT to support students in reading at least 6 books this summer. This program will allow students to choose 6 brand new titles for the summer. Students in    K–6 are invited to participate. 

The program cost is $40. This includes:

6 new books at your child’s reading level

  • 2 will be given to your child at the end of the school year
  • 2 will be mailed home in July
  • 2 will be mailed home in August

Students will have a “shopping” day to select books at school to receive

Summer Reading Response Journal

Summer Bingo Board

Reading Celebration

You may pay via My School Bucks, cash, or check to Fairview Elementary School. DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2019

 

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Bowerman, rmbowerman@fcps.edu

RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS

All students entering 6th grade MUST have documentation showing that they have received their Tdap vaccination prior to the start of the school year.  (For students who do not turn age 11 until September, an exception can be made IF parents present documentation that a doctor's appointment is scheduled for the child to receive his/her Tdap in September.)  Contact Sarah Fuller, Registrar, slfuller@fcps.edu, with questions.

Upcoming Fairview Events

May

1 – 2nd grade field trip to Riverbend Park

2 – 6th grade panoramic picture

4 – BOTT/GRFF 5K race at Burke Lake Road

4 – PTA Family Fun Night

5 – PTA Sponsored Fairview spring grounds cleanup

6 – SOL Testing window opens

13 – 2nd grade field trip to Children’s Science Center (Russell & Pablo-Hayes)

16 – 2nd grade field trip to Children’s Science Center (Elcano & Ridpath)

16 – PTA General Meeting

17 – 1st grade field trip to Huntley Meadows

17 – SCA Spirit Day: Sports/Jersey Day

27 – Memorial Day – No SCHOOL

29 – Ancient Civilization Day (3rd grade)

29 – American Young Voices Concert (for Parents)

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Fairview Fanfare - April 22-26 UPDATED

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Falcon Fanfare April 22-26   Project LIFT at Fairview  Literacy is for tomorrow

To help support our goal of strong summer reading, we are offering Project LIFT to support students in reading at least 6 books this summer. This program will allow students to choose 6 brand new titles for the summer. Students in    K–6 are invited to participate. Please check out your child’s Wednesday Folder for more information!

The program cost is $40. This includes:

6 new books at your child’s reading level

  • 2 will be given to your child at the end of the school year
  • 2 will be mailed home in July
  • 2 will be mailed home in August

Students will have a “shopping” day to select books at school to receive

Summer Reading Response Journal

Summer Bingo Board

Reading Celebration

You may pay via My School Bucks, cash, or check to Fairview Elementary School. DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2019

 

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Bowerman, rmbowerman@fcps.edu

6th Grade Panoramic Photo Thursday, May 2 

Group Panoramic picture forms will be sent home next Wednesday, 5/1. Parents may pre-order pictures at MyLifetouch.com.

PICTURE ID: HJ248041T0. Cost is $15.

If you pay online prior to receiving your picture form simply print your email confirmation and send that to the office. Orders can be received until May 9, 2019.

Upcoming Fairview Events

April

25 - Level IV AAP Information Night

26 - SCA Spirit Day: Wild West Day

May

1 – 2nd grade field trip to Riverbend Park

2 – 6th grade panoramic picture

4 – BOTT/GRFF 5K race at Burke Lake Road

4 – PTA Family Fun Night

5 – PTA Sponsored Fairview spring grounds cleanup

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

Fairview Fanfare - April 22-26

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Falcon Fanfare April 22-26   Project LIFT at Fairview  Literacy is for tomorrow

To help support our goal of strong summer reading, we are offering Project LIFT to support students in reading at least 6 books this summer. This program will allow students to choose 6 brand new titles for the summer. Students in    K–6 are invited to participate. Please check out your child’s Wednesday Folder for more information!

The program cost is $40. This includes:

6 new books at your child’s reading level

  • 2 will be given to your child end of the school year
  • 2 will be sent home in July
  • 2 will be sent home in August

Students will have a “shopping” day to select books at school to receive

Summer Reading Response Journal

Summer Bingo Board

Reading Celebration

You may pay via My School Bucks, cash, or check to Fairview Elementary School. DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2019

 

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Bowerman, rmbowerman@fcps.edu

6th Grade Panoramic Photo Thursday, May 2 

Group Panoramic picture forms will be sent home next Wednesday, 5/1. Parents may pre-order pictures at MyLifetouch.com.

PICTURE ID: HJ248041T0. Cost is $15.

If you pay online prior to receiving your picture form simply print your email confirmation and send that to the office. Orders can be received until May 9, 2019.

Upcoming Fairview Events

April

25 - Level IV AAP Information Night

26 - SCA Spirit Day: Wild West Day

May

1 – 2nd grade field trip to Riverbend Park

2 – 6th grade panoramic picture

4 – BOTT/GRFF 5K race at Burke Lake Road

4 – PTA Family Fun Night

5 – PTA Sponsored Fairview spring grounds cleanup

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

Fairview Fanfare - April 8-April 12

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Falcon Fanfare April 8-12

Today, staff and students honored military connected youth (MCY) by wearing purple. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military.

Buy Your Yearbook Now!  The deadline is April 13.

2018-19 yearbooks are for sale. All sales must be done online.  

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Yearbook ID Code: 12936119

Each yearbook is $15. You can shop online for EXTRAS and PACKAGES!

No School for Students Next Week!

Schools will be closed Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19 for Spring Break. Classes will resume on Monday, 4/22.

Upcoming Fairview Events

April

10 - Compose Yourself Musical, 7 PM

15-19  - Spring Break

24 - Kindergarten Field Trip

24- 1st grade Field Trip

25 - Level IV AAP Information Night

26 - SCA Spirit Day: Wild West Day

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Attendance: 703.503.3737 | Web | Twitter

Fairview Fanfare - Special Event Edition

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Falcon Fanfare Special Event Edition Wednesday, April 10 at 7PM Fairview Stage/Gym

Come experience a great show with our Singing Club this Wednesday night!

Enjoy singing, acting, storytelling and movement as composers come to life at the “Fairview Music Library” featuring contemporary takes on the classics with students who know how to entertain!

Admission: Free

5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039  |  Main Phone: 703.503.3700
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Falcon Fanfare April 1-5 APRIL IS: MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

On April 4th , the School Board will recognize our military-connected students and their families at the School Board meeting, beginning at 7 pm at Luther Jackson MS.  Military connected students and families are invited to attend, be recognized, and have their picture taken with Dr. Brabrand and our School Board.

Purple Up! for Military Kids Wednesday, April 10

Our community is encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength of military connected youth (MCY). Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. 

Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 11,000 military connected youth as part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community. We extend our appreciation for their service and celebrate them by wearing purple in an effort to say “Thank You.” If you know any military connected youth, consider taking a moment to recognize and honor them for their service to our nation.

Spring Pictures

Pictures will be coming home in today's Wednesday folder.  Individual pictures are available for purchase. Any pictures not purchased should be returned to school.

Class pictures were distributed to students who pre-ordered them. There are a few (a limited supply) class pictures available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost is $11.

Kindergarten Orientation Friday, April 5 from 1:00-3:05 PM

Will your child be age 5 on or before September 30?

We invite parents and their rising kindergarten student to attend.  The afternoon will introduce parents to our kindergarten program, explain registration requirements, and provide valuable tips to prepare your little one for their first school experience.

Children who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2019, should enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. Please contact Fairview at 703-503-3700 as soon as possible to register your child. 

We look forward to meeting our incoming Kindergarten class on Friday.

Buy Your Yearbook Now!  The deadline is April 13.

2018-19 yearbooks are for sale. All sales must be done online.  

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Yearbook ID Code: 12936119

Each yearbook is $15. You can shop online for EXTRAS and PACKAGES!

SPRING SCHOOL-BASED AAP SERVICES NEWSLETTER ARTICLE

 

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP)

SCREENING FOR SCHOOL-BASED (LEVEL II-III) SERVICES

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

 

Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students in kindergarten through grade six receive level I services which consist of model lessons that are designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills.  The lessons are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and the thinking strategies are then used throughout the year by classroom teachers and other teachers who work with students. Student responses to these model lessons are used as part of the identification process for AAP services.  Parents may also practice the thinking strategies during family conversations and activities.  A description of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.  

 

Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenge through lessons and resources that extend and enrich the POS.  Level II services are part of a talent development pool.  Students are rescreened annually to make decisions about the need for this level of service.

 

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Students identified by a local school screening committee for part-time advanced academic services are challenged through models and strategies designed to extend and enrich the POS in the four core subject areas.  Students receive direct instruction from the AART at the local school using curriculum from the AAP Curriculum and Resources to Support the Differentiated Framework.  Students identified for Level III services continue to receive level III services through grade 6.

Screening for school-based services can happen at any time during the school year but is done schoolwide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form (available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps at the bottom of the page in Forms) to the AAP Coach at Fairview prior to spring screening by May 1st. Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Fairview of their student’s eligibility status by June 5, 2019 

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee.  This new information should be submitted to Pam Moser, AAP Coach at Fairview.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Moser pbmoser@fcps.edu.

 

Upcoming Fairview Events

April

4- End of the 3rd Quarter

4- 6th grade Field Trip to Philadelphia

- 4th grade Field Trip to Frontier Culture Museum

5- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

5 - Kindergarten Orientation, 1:00-3:05 PM

5- Trashion Show, 6:30 PM

8-12 - PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

10 - Compose Yourself Musical, 7 PM

15-19  - Spring Break

24 - Kindergarten Field Trip

24- 1st grade Field Trip

25 - Level IV AAP Information Night

26 - SCA Spirit Day: Wild West Day

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

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