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Paw Print Topics: Band and Orchestra Selection

Students in grades 3-5 have received a form to sign up for Orchestra or Band next school year. Students select their top 3 choices of instrument to play. Parent AND student are asked to sign at the bottom and turn into their classroom teacher. Students who do not want to join Band or Orchestra should circle “General Music Only”. Forms for every student are due Friday, June 7th.

Questions? Please email Ms. Susens, Orchestra Director[email protected]

Field Day- Volunteers Needed Staff Raffle

Please join us in celebrating the hard work of the Pine Spring staff through our annual raffle. There are various ways to support the PTA in making this event possible by using the convenient links below. 

Amazon Wishlist: https://bit.ly/3WuLV1D

Memberhub: https://vapta-pses.memberhub.com/store/items/1024328

Paypal: [email protected]

Career Day Silver Diner Night 6th Grade Promotion Kindergarten Promotion Pine Spring SCA Movie

Again this year, our SCA officers have put together a movie night for the community. They have worked together as leaders to organize and advertise for this event, and we are excited to support them in making this another fun filled night for all of our students. 

In order to ensure that we can accurately prepare for the event, we will be sending home flyers, and families will need to RSVP by May 23rd.

Please note that children must have an adult stay with them to participate. 

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

May 24: SCA Movie Night 

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 6: Career Day

June 7: Field Day 

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics:

I want to take a moment to recognize all the incredible individuals in our lives who embody the spirit and role of a mother. Today is a day to honor not only those who are mothers in the traditional sense but also everyone who nurtures, supports, and guides others, whether they are stepmothers, grandmothers, aunts, guardians, teacher, or friends.

Each of you plays a pivotal role in the growth and development of our Bobcats, offering love, wisdom, and encouragement. Your impact is immeasurable, and our community is richer and stronger because of your dedication and care.

On behalf of our entire Pine Spring community, thank you for your boundless love and unwavering support. We celebrate you today and every day. Happy Mother’s Day!

SOL Dates

 

Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 

Date

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 14

3rd and 4th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

 

Pine Spring Read-A-Thon

We will check reading logs each Friday morning, 

Field Day- Volunteers Needed Career Day Staff Raffle

Please join us in celebrating the hard work of the Pine Spring staff through our annual raffle. There are various ways to support the PTA in making this event possible by using the convenient links below. 

Amazon Wishlist: https://bit.ly/3WuLV1D

Memberhub: https://vapta-pses.memberhub.com/store/items/1024328

Paypal: [email protected]

Silver Diner Night 6th Grade Promotion Kindergarten Promotion Parent Input for Class Placement for 2024-2025

At Pine Spring, we are preparing classes for the 2024-2025 school year. The school staff works collaboratively to determine the best setting for each child.  It is the task of the grade-level teachers, specialists, and administration to determine the distribution of teachers and students to optimally organize classroom assignments for next year.  A variety of factors, such as student personalities and academic abilities, are also considered as we create our new classes.  Other factors impacting the decision-making process of student class assignments are new student enrollment and teachers moving to a new assignment. Pine Spring families can assist us in determining class placement by sharing their insights about their child with respect to academic and behavioral information here.  Please note the following: We do not accept requests for specific teachers for the upcoming grade placement. Please be mindful when sharing about a student that is not your own child. We will only acknowledge language that you would want another family to use to describe your own child. Completion of the form is optional; however, the deadline for any correspondence is May 19, 2024.

Pine Spring SCA Movie

Again this year, our SCA officers have put together a movie night for the community. They have worked together as leaders to organize and advertise for this event, and we are excited to support them in making this another fun filled night for all of our students. 

In order to ensure that we can accurately prepare for the event, we will be sending home flyers, and families will need to RSVP by May 23rd.

Please note that children must have an adult stay with them to participate. 

We're excited to announce a fun and engaging way to choose our end-of-year SCA movie: a Penny War! Here’s how it works:

  • Starting Monday, each of the 3 movie choices will have its own jar located in the cafeteria. 
  • Students cast their vote by adding coins to the jars. Pennies add positive points (1 penny = 1 point), while other coins like nickels, dimes, and quarters are used to subtract points from other movies (e.g., a nickel subtracts 5 points).
  • Remember: We're keeping it just to coins, so no bills, please!

The movie jar with the highest score at the end will be the one we watch together to celebrate a fantastic year. Get ready to make your vote count in the most coin-tastic way possible!

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

May 24: SCA Movie Night 

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 6: Career Day

June 7: Field Day 

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics: SOL Dates

 

Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 

Date

3rd and 4th

Reading

May 7

5th and 6th 

Reading

May 8

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 14

3rd and 4th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

 

Pine Spring Read-A-Thon Field Day- Volunteers Needed Career Day Silver Diner Night 6th Grade Promotion Kindergarten Promotion Parent Input for Class Placement for 2024-2025

At Pine Spring, we are preparing classes for the 2024-2025 school year. The school staff works collaboratively to determine the best setting for each child.  It is the task of the grade-level teachers, specialists, and administration to determine the distribution of teachers and students to optimally organize classroom assignments for next year.  A variety of factors, such as student personalities and academic abilities, are also considered as we create our new classes.  Other factors impacting the decision-making process of student class assignments are new student enrollment and teachers moving to a new assignment. Pine Spring families can assist us in determining class placement by sharing their insights about their child with respect to academic and behavioral information here.  Please note the following: We do not accept requests for specific teachers for the upcoming grade placement. Please be mindful when sharing about a student that is not your own child. We will only acknowledge language that you would want another family to use to describe your own child. Completion of the form is optional; however, the deadline for any correspondence is May 19, 2024.

No Smartwatches for Testing

During the normal school day, the FCPS SR&R allows students to wear smartwatches as long as the phone and text functions are off. However, during SOL testing, students are not allowed to wear the watch to the testing location. We are asking that you have all students refrain from wearing their smartwatches during testing days. This will help to ensure that the watches are not lost or stolen. 

As always, phones are expected to be off and in students' bookbags during the school day. 

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 6: Career Day

June 7: Field Day 

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics: VIRTUAL May PTA Meeting

Have you been wanting to be more engaged with the PTA, but can't make it to the meetings in person? You're in luck! The May PTA meeting is virtual. That means you can connect from anywhere to learn about what's happening for the rest of this year. Tune in here: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91567072520

Pine Spring Read-A-Thon ☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources.

SOL Dates

 

Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 

Date

3rd and 4th

Reading

May 7

5th and 6th 

Reading

May 8

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 14

3rd and 4th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

 

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 7: Field Day 

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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Paw Print Topics: Yearbook Orders Extended

To ensure that all families have an opportunity to purchase this year's yearbook, we will extend yearbook sales until APRIL 26th. Yearbooks are $16, and can be ordered at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/24808

Earth Week Spirit Week April 22-26

 

Monday, April 22

 

Earth Day

 

Wear Green 

 

Tuesday, April 23

Watershed Day

Wear Blue

 

Wednesday, April 24

 

Zero Waste Day

 

Wear White

 

Thursday, April 25

 

Climate Change Day

 

Wear Red

Friday, April 26

Wildlife Day

 

Wear Nature Print 

 

Science Night- TOMORROW

We are looking forward to our annual Pine Spring Science Night on Tuesday, April 23rd. Please join us for pizza and an opportunity to engage in some exciting science experiments.  In order to accommodate everyone, we will be splitting the event up into two groups.  Preschool-2nd grade students will begin in the cafeteria for pizza at 5:30 PM and then begin their science activities in the gym at 6:00 PM.  Grades 3- 6 will begin in the cafeteria at 6:15 PMM and then transition to the gym at 6:45 PM for their activities.  

Preschool-2nd grade students

5:30-6:00 Pizza in the Cafeteria

6:00-6:45 Science Night activities in the Gym

3rd-6th graders

6:15-6:45 Pizza in the Cafeteria

6:45-7:30 Science Night Activities in the Gym

Teacher Appreciation- Stock the Lounge baddpizza Night Standards of Learning Assessment (SOL)

The Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized assessments are designed to evaluate students' knowledge and skills based on state standards. The school utilizes the assessment data to measure academic growth and make instructional decisions.

In May, students from third through sixth grade at Pine Spring will be assessed. It is important to ensure that your child is punctual and has consistent daily attendance to provide them with ample time and opportunity to complete their assessments. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that your child is present and arrives at school on time.

If you have any questions regarding SOL assessments, please contact Stephanie Sutton, at slsutto[email protected]

 

Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 

Date

3rd and 4th

Reading

May 7

5th and 6th 

Reading

May 8

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 14

3rd and 4th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

 

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 7: Field Day 

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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Paw Print Topics: Falls Church Pyramid Art Show baddpizza Night Teacher Appreciation- Stock the Lounge Teacher Appreciation Standards of Learning Assessment (SOL)

The Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized assessments are designed to evaluate students' knowledge and skills based on state standards. The school utilizes the assessment data to measure academic growth and make instructional decisions.

In May, students from third through sixth grade at Pine Spring will be assessed. It is important to ensure that your child is punctual and has consistent daily attendance to provide them with ample time and opportunity to complete their assessments. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that your child is present and arrives at school on time.

If you have any questions regarding SOL assessments, please contact Stephanie Sutton, at slsutto[email protected]

 

Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 

Date

3rd and 4th

Reading

May 7

5th and 6th 

Reading

May 8

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 14

3rd and 4th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

 

Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact [family liaison’s name and email] or Sussy Tomer at [email protected].

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Jaguar 5K- Register Now

Get ready to ignite the thrill of victory once again! For the past two years, Pine Spring has taken the title for the largest participation in the Jaguar 5K, with over 100 Bobcats participating each year!

The best part is this event is it not just about racing; it's about bringing the entire family together to focus on taking healthy steps as a community! There's something for everyone: whether you're running or walking the 5K, or enjoying the 1-mile fun run specially designed for the little ones.

Join us in our quest to extend our winning streak. Register now at www.jaguar5k.comand let's show the unstoppable spirit of Pine Spring!

Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night Earth Week Spirit Week April 22-26

 

Monday, April 22

 

Earth Day

 

Wear Green 

 

Tuesday, April 23

Watershed Day

Wear Blue

 

Wednesday, April 24

 

Zero Waste Day

 

Wear White

 

Thursday, April 25

 

Climate Change Day

 

Wear Red

Friday, April 26

Wildlife Day

 

Wear Nature Print 

 

Science Night- April 23rd Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 AM-1 PM, at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 17: AAP Level IV Orientation 

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 4th Grade Jamestown Trip

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Pine Spring SOL Calendar

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Updated Pine Spring SOL Calendar

The Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized assessments are designed to evaluate students' knowledge and skills based on state standards. The school utilizes the assessment data to measure academic growth and make instructional decisions.

In May, students from third through sixth grade at Pine Spring will be assessed. It is important to ensure that your child is punctual and has consistent daily attendance to provide them with ample time and opportunity to complete their assessments. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that your child is present and arrives at school on time.

If you have any questions regarding SOL assessments, please contact Stephanie Sutton, at [email protected].

Pine Spring SOL Testing Schedule:

Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 

Date

3rd and 4th

Reading

May 7

5th and 6th 

Reading

May 8

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 14

3rd and 4th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

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Paw Print Topics: Eclipse and Early Pickup Monday

Tomorrow, we will be showing the eclipse in the classroom. Weather permitting, all students will have the chance to witness a portion of this rare event outside at school.

If you plan on picking your child up early tomorrow, we kindly request that you do so before 3 PM to ensure they don't miss out on this unique learning experience and to avoid being frustration with a longer processing time for student pickup. 

Please keep in mind that attendance at school tomorrow is still the expectation.

Teacher Appreciation- Stock the Lounge Standards of Learning Assessment (SOL)

The Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized assessments are designed to evaluate students' knowledge and skills based on state standards. The school utilizes the assessment data to measure academic growth and make instructional decisions.

In May, students from third through sixth grade at Pine Spring will be assessed. It is important to ensure that your child is punctual and has consistent daily attendance to provide them with ample time and opportunity to complete their assessments. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that your child is present and arrives at school on time.

If you have any questions regarding SOL assessments, please contact Stephanie Sutton, at [email protected].

Pine Spring SOL Testing Schedule:

Grade Level  SOL Assessment  Date

3rd and 4th

Reading

May 7

5th and 6th 

Reading

May 8

3rd  and 4th

Mathematics

May 14

5th and 6th

Mathematics

May 15

5th

Science

May 17

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Multicultural Night Sign Up

Multicultural Night is on April 19th. It's your chance to showcase the rich tapestry of cultures within our community. Whether you're eager to share your heritage, enjoy performances, or simply want to lend a helping hand, there's a place for everyone.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Prepare a Table: Share samples of food from your culture. 
  • Perform: Take center stage and dazzle the audience with music, dance, or any other form of artistic expression that celebrates your cultural heritage.
  • Volunteer: Help make Multicultural Night a success by offering your time and skills. From setup and decorations to assisting during the event, every pair of hands makes a difference.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate diversity, unity, and the beauty of our multicultural community. Sign up today!

Jaguar 5K- Register Now

Get ready to ignite the thrill of victory once again! For the past two years, Pine Spring has taken the title for the largest participation in the Jaguar 5K, with over 100 Bobcats participating each year!

The best part is this event is it not just about racing; it's about bringing the entire family together to focus on taking healthy steps as a community! There's something for everyone: whether you're running or walking the 5K, or enjoying the 1-mile fun run specially designed for the little ones.

Join us in our quest to extend our winning streak. Register now at www.jaguar5k.comand let's show the unstoppable spirit of Pine Spring!

Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night

Showcase a dance, song, or ceremony from your culture on our Pine Spring stage at Multicultural Night on 4/19! 

  1. Performances can be at most three minutes.  
  2. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 5th. https://bit.ly/pinespringperform
  3. Please email the MP3 file to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 5, with your child's name in the subject line.
Science Night- April 23rd School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: No School- Eid al Fitr

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 4th Grade Jamestown Trip

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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Paw Print Topics: Dr. Reid Visit

Before spring break, Pine Spring welcomed the Superintendent, Dr. Reid, for a special school visit. It was an exciting opportunity for us to showcase the strong instructional practices that define our daily routines. Dr. Reid had the chance to witness our dedicated teachers and enthusiastic students in action. 

April PTA Meeting

Mark your calendars for our upcoming PTA meeting on April 4th from 7-8 PM! This is your chance to stay informed and engaged in our school community.

Join us as we discuss important PTA business, and then we'll turn the floor over to Principal Yacubovich for "Ask the Principal." Have burning questions, suggestions or concerns? Principal Yacubovich will be addressing parent questions on topics impacting Pine Spring.

🗓️ Date: April 4th

🕖 Time: 7-8 PM

🏫 Location: Pine Spring Library 

To ensure your questions are covered, please feel free to add them here

 

Multicultural Night Sign Up

Multicultural Night is on April 19th. It's your chance to showcase the rich tapestry of cultures within our community. Whether you're eager to share your heritage, enjoy performances, or simply want to lend a helping hand, there's a place for everyone.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Prepare a Table: Share samples of food from your culture. 
  • Perform: Take center stage and dazzle the audience with music, dance, or any other form of artistic expression that celebrates your cultural heritage.
  • Volunteer: Help make Multicultural Night a success by offering your time and skills. From setup and decorations to assisting during the event, every pair of hands makes a difference.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate diversity, unity, and the beauty of our multicultural community. Sign up today!

Jaguar 5K- Register Now

Get ready to ignite the thrill of victory once again! For the past two years, Pine Spring has taken the title for the largest participation in the Jaguar 5K, with over 100 Bobcats participating each year!

The best part is this event is it not just about racing; it's about bringing the entire family together to focus on taking healthy steps as a community! There's something for everyone: whether you're running or walking the 5K, or enjoying the 1-mile fun run specially designed for the little ones.

Join us in our quest to extend our winning streak. Register now at www.jaguar5k.comand let's show the unstoppable spirit of Pine Spring!

Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Symptoms and Illnesses Can My Child Go to School? Parent is Sick, Stressed, Hospitalized

 

YES - If you are sick, your child still needs to attend school. Your illness does not excuse your child from attending. Plan for these days. Ask a neighbor, relative or spouse to take your child to and from school.

Chronic Illnesses (Asthma, Diabetes, Sickle Cell, Epilepsy etc.)

Chronic illness is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured

 

YES – As long as your child’s symptoms are controlled, your child should attend school. School personnel are trained to assist children with chronic illnesses and related health care requirements.

Child Doesn’t Want to go to School

Frequent crying, fear, anger, not wanting to socialize, behavior change, stomachache, nausea

(These can be signs of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or fear)

 

YES – You should keep your child in school but try to determine what is causing the changes. Talk to school personnel and consult a health care provider. Your child may be experiencing bullying or trauma, may be behind in schoolwork or not getting along with others. Persistent Indicators of distress may require support from school personnel or health care professionals.

Cold Symptoms

Stuffy nose/runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, mild sore throat, earache

 

YES - If your child can participate in school activities school should be attended.

Head Lice

Intense itching of the head; may feel like something is moving

 

YES – Your child can be in school if an initial treatment of shampooing of hair with a product for lice has been completed.

Menstrual Issues

 

YES – In most cases, menstrual issues (periods) can be managed at school. If severe pain is interfering with your child attending school, consult with a health care provider.

Strains, Sprains and Pains

 

YES – If there is no known injury and your child can function (walk, talk, eat), school should be attended. If pain is severe or doesn’t stop, consult a health care provider.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

The white of the eye is pink and there is a thick yellow/green discharge.

 

NO – If there is yellow/green discharge from the white of the eye, your child must be evaluated by a healthcare provider before returning to school. If diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis, the child should remain home while symptomatic or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment has been completed.

Coughing

Severe, uncontrolled, rapid coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing

 

NO – Keep your child home and contact a health care provider. If symptoms are due to asthma, provide treatment according to your child’s Asthma Action Plan. When symptoms are controlled, send your child to school.

Diarrhea

Frequent, loose or watery stool may mean illness but can also be caused by food and medication

 

NO – If, in addition to diarrhea, your child acts ill, has a fever or is vomiting, please keep your child home until the diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours. If stool is bloody, if the child has abdominal pain, fever or vomiting, consult with a health care provider.

Fever

Fever usually means illness, especially if your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher as well as other symptoms like behavior change, rash, sore throat, vomiting etc.

 

NO – If your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher, keep them at home until his or her fever is below 100.4 for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If the fever does not go away after 2-3 days or is 102.0 or higher, consult with a health care provider.

Rash With Fever

 

NO – Keep your child home if they have a rash with a fever. If a rash spreads quickly, is not healing, or has open weeping wounds, you should keep your child at home and have your child seen by a health care provider.

Strep Throat

Sore throat, fever, stomachache, and red, swollen tonsils

 

NO – Keep your child at home for the first 12 hours after an antibiotic is begun. Your child may return to school when they have completed at least 12hours of antibiotic use, is fever free and symptoms are improving

Vomiting

Child has vomited 2 or more times in a 24-hour period. If vomiting is associated with diarrhea or fever, please reference the recommendations for those symptoms (diarrhea, fever). 

NO – Keep your child at home until the vomiting has stopped for 24 hours. If vomiting continues, contact a health care provider.

 

Kindergarten Orientation- THIS TUESDAY

We're thrilled to invite families of rising kindergarten students to Pine Spring's Kindergarten Orientation on April 2, 2024, from 9AM to 10AM. This event is tailored to provide you with invaluable insights into your child's upcoming kindergarten journey.

During the orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet the dedicated teachers and administrative team who will be guiding your child's educational path. They'll be available to address any questions or concerns you may have and share essential information about you child's day. 

In addition to meeting the faculty, you'll also learn about the best ways to communicate with the school to ensure a strong start for your child. Effective communication between home and school is key to your child's success, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Your child will have the chance to explore their future classroom environment and engage in fun activities. And to cap off the event, we're offering parents and their children the opportunity to take a bus ride around the neighborhood, creating memorable moments together.

Don't miss out on this informative and interactive event. We can't wait to welcome you and your child to Pine Spring!

Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night

Showcase a dance, song, or ceremony from your culture on our Pine Spring stage at Multicultural Night on 4/19! 

  1. Performances can be at most three minutes.  
  2. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 5th. https://bit.ly/pinespringperform
  3. Please email the MP3 file to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 5, with your child's name in the subject line.
Science Night- April 23rd

Pine Spring embraced the spirit of spring with open arms, celebrating a week filled with excitement and achievement. From our quarterly attendance assembly recognizing our students' dedication to learning, to the insightful visit from Dr. Reid, the week was off to a stellar start. We welcomed other schools to witness our successful program implementations, showcasing our commitment to excellence in education. The crescendo of our week was the joyous spring concert, where our talented students shone brightly. Who could forget the uproarious duct tape fundraiser? At Pine Spring, we take pride in offering a well-rounded experience that leaves no room for boredom. Here's to another week of learning, laughter, and unforgettable moments!

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 4th Grade Jamestown Trip

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Advanced Academic Program Spring Newsletter

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AAP Newsletter

Families, please find attached the Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Spring Newsletter, with information about screening for Subject Specific (Level II), Part-Time (Level III), and Full-Time (Level IV) Services as well as an overview of the continuum of Advanced Academic services in FCPS. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracy Haynes, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.

Screening for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

Students can be screened for subject specific and part time AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

Screening Process for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent or guardian input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

Appeals Process for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

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 the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mrs. Haynes.

Subject Specific and Part-Time Services in Elementary School

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services to students’ needs rather than labeling students. Students have:

• Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.

• A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to support student learning and growth. Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services at the elementary level:

 

Access to Rigor, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve.

  • All teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons
  • Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter.

Because Access to Rigor services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.

 

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II)

Some students require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in at least one specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by:

  • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects,
  • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness, and
  • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework.

Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.

 

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

Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas and require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in multiple content areas.

  • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher.
  • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics.

Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

Screening for Full-Time (Level IV) Services

Screening for full-time (level IV) AAP services happens at the district/central level rather than by local schools. For your planning for next school year, please know that screening for full-time (level IV) services occurs during two specific screening cycles:

  • Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since January. ο Fall referrals are due October 15, annually.
  • Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled student. ο The referral window is from the first day of school - December 15, annually.

For more information, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advancedacademics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

 

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program with differentiated instruction in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science). 

Students eligible for full-time AAP services are cluster grouped on a full-time basis and receive:

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and
  • Curriculum that is differentiated through acceleration, depth, and complexity of content. Full-time services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

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The Pine Spring Paw Print

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Paw Print Topics: Music Concert Integrated Reading and Writing Assessment (IRW)

Beginning this school year, Fifth grade students in the district who take the SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component includes one nonfiction reading passage followed by four to six multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage.  

Pine Spring fifth graders will complete this component on the morning of April 9th. Please prioritize their attendance on this day by ensuring your student is present the morning of the assessment.

Parents/guardians may choose to refuse participation in the IRW component while still agreeing for their student to participate in the required SOL Reading test. The IRW component does not fulfill federal participation requirements or influence school accountability calculations. Decisions about how the IRW  results will be communicated to families and teachers this year is pending additional reporting details from the Virginia Department of Education.

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3)

The online Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test Third Edition (NNAT3) will be administered to first graders on Monday, April 8th. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school. 

The NNAT3 is a nonverbal measure of general intellectual ability. The test evaluates a student’s reasoning and problem-solving skills through the identification of patterns involving geometric shapes and pictorial designs. The test is designed to assess ability without requiring the student to read, write, or speak. Students are not expected to know the answers to all questions and will be given opportunities to practice sample items before taking the test. The NNAT3 is an abilities test, so children are not expected to study or prepare for the test the way they would for an achievement test.

Yearbook Order Restaurant Night Duct Tape A Principal Kindergarten Orientation

We're thrilled to invite families of rising kindergarten students to Pine Spring's Kindergarten Orientation on April 2, 2024, from 9AM to 10AM. This event is tailored to provide you with invaluable insights into your child's upcoming kindergarten journey.

During the orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet the dedicated teachers and administrative team who will be guiding your child's educational path. They'll be available to address any questions or concerns you may have and share essential information about you child's day. 

In addition to meeting the faculty, you'll also learn about the best ways to communicate with the school to ensure a strong start for your child. Effective communication between home and school is key to your child's success, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Your child will have the chance to explore their future classroom environment and engage in fun activities. And to cap off the event, we're offering parents and their children the opportunity to take a bus ride around the neighborhood, creating memorable moments together.

Don't miss out on this informative and interactive event. We can't wait to welcome you and your child to Pine Spring!

Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night

Showcase a dance, song, or ceremony from your culture on our Pine Spring stage at Multicultural Night on 4/19! 

  1. Performances can be at most three minutes.  
  2. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 5th. https://bit.ly/pinespringperform
  3. Please email the MP3 file to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 5, with your child's name in the subject line.
Jaguar 5K Science Night- April 23rd School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

March 21: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 4th Grade Jamestown Trip

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics: Math Night- RSVP Due Yearbook Order Restaurant Night Duct Tape A Principal Kindergarten Orientation

We're thrilled to invite families of rising kindergarten students to Pine Spring's Kindergarten Orientation on April 2, 2024, from 9AM to 10AM. This event is tailored to provide you with invaluable insights into your child's upcoming kindergarten journey.

During the orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet the dedicated teachers and administrative team who will be guiding your child's educational path. They'll be available to address any questions or concerns you may have and share essential information about you child's day. 

In addition to meeting the faculty, you'll also learn about the best ways to communicate with the school to ensure a strong start for your child. Effective communication between home and school is key to your child's success, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Your child will have the chance to explore their future classroom environment and engage in fun activities. And to cap off the event, we're offering parents and their children the opportunity to take a bus ride around the neighborhood, creating memorable moments together.

Don't miss out on this informative and interactive event. We can't wait to welcome you and your child to Pine Spring!

Falls Church Soccer Camp Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night

Showcase a dance, song, or ceremony from your culture on our Pine Spring stage at Multicultural Night on 4/19! 

  1. Performances can be at most three minutes.  
  2. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 5th. https://bit.ly/pinespringperform
  3. Please email the MP3 file to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 5, with your child's name in the subject line.
Spirit Wear Jaguar 5K School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Save The Date

March 12: 3rd Grade Field Trip- GMU Center for the Arts

March 14: Family Math Night

March 21: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 12: 4th Grade Strings Rehearsal (9:00 AM-Cafeteria)

April 12: Combined 5th & 6th Grade Band Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 6th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 6th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 16: 5th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 5th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (10:05AM)

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics: Read Across America Spirit Week Kindergarten Orientation

We're thrilled to invite families of rising kindergarten students to Pine Spring's Kindergarten Orientation on April 2, 2024, from 9AM to 10AM. This event is tailored to provide you with invaluable insights into your child's upcoming kindergarten journey.

During the orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet the dedicated teachers and administrative team who will be guiding your child's educational path. They'll be available to address any questions or concerns you may have and share essential information about you child's day. 

In addition to meeting the faculty, you'll also learn about the best ways to communicate with the school to ensure a strong start for your child. Effective communication between home and school is key to your child's success, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Your child will have the chance to explore their future classroom environment and engage in fun activities. And to cap off the event, we're offering parents and their children the opportunity to take a bus ride around the neighborhood, creating memorable moments together.

Don't miss out on this informative and interactive event. We can't wait to welcome you and your child to Pine Spring!

Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Save The Date

March 5: School Planning Day/Student Holiday

March 7: AAP Parent Session (5:00 PM) - CANCELED 

March 7: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

March 12: 3rd Grade Field Trip- GMU Center for the Arts

March 14: Family Math Night

March 21: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 12: 4th Grade Strings Rehearsal (9:00 AM-Cafeteria)

April 12: Combined 5th & 6th Grade Band Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 6th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 6th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 16: 5th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 5th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (10:05AM)

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics: FCHS Renovation Open House- 2/22

February 22nd 7-8:30pm

Tours start from School Cafeteria (park and enter at doors: 1, 2, 3 and 4) 

Exciting news! We're excited to announce the completion of several new/renovated spaces in our building. The cafeteria, library, science/math wing, culinary arts, automotive tech, and STEM lab are now finished and eagerly awaiting the enjoyment of our students and staff!

Join us in commemorating this significant milestone with a community open house, inviting you to explore our recently unveiled spaces. Although there's still a lot of work ahead, we're thrilled to share the progress achieved with our community!

Gather in the new cafeteria for light refreshments, from there you can embark on self-guided tours. Our students and administrative staff will be stationed throughout the building, ready to provide details about the exciting new spaces. All are welcome!

PTA Bingo Night School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

North China Cafe 🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

VDOE Winter Virginia Growth Assessment Parent Reports- Updated Date

The Virginia Department of Education announced the release of the new Parent Report covering the results of this year’s Winter Virginia Growth Assessments for students in grades 3-6.  

An example of the new Parent Report, as well as additional resources for parents, can be found on the Parent & Caregiver Resources for Assessments webpage on the VDOE website.

The Parent Report informs parents of their child’s test scores, shows if the child needs additional support, is considered at risk of falling behind, or if the child is generally well prepared at this point of the school year. We were informed that Parent Reports will now be available in ParentVUE at the beginning of March.

👩‍🏫 Help Students Achieve Their Dreams. Teach for FCPS!

Save the date! Attend FCPS’ instructional job fair on Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Network and take advantage of interview opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools. Employment offers may be extended during the fair. Register today.

Save The Date

February 27-28:  IOWA (IAAT) Testing (6th Advanced Math)

March 5: School Planning Day/Student Holiday

March 7: AAP Parent Session (5:00 PM) - CANCELED 

March 7: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

March 12: 3rd Grade Field Trip- GMU Center for the Arts

March 14: Family Math Night

March 21: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 12: 4th Grade Strings Rehearsal (9:00 AM-Cafeteria)

April 12: Combined 5th & 6th Grade Band Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 6th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 6th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 16: 5th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 5th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (10:05AM)

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 17:  Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

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Paw Print Topics: Kindness and Friendship Week Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Social Emotional Learning Screener Principal Pop-In Winners!

This week's Principal Pop-In winners are: 

- Ms. Flores' 1st Grade Class

- Mrs. Lewis' 5th Grade Class

 

Keep up the awesome attendance! We can't wait to find out who will have perfect attendance when my Yac pops into your classroom. It's going to be so much fun!

PTA Bingo Night WIDA Testing Schedule

Federal legislation requires that all students identified as English learners (ELs) are assessed annually to monitor their progress and proficiency in English. In Virginia, all divisions use the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs for this purpose. The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development standards and assesses English in the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. If your child will be participating in the WIDA testing, a notification letter was sent home. The dates for testing are below.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school. If you have any questions about this test, please contact Jennifer Ganci at [email protected].

 

Grade 1    

 January 31, February 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 26, 27

Grade 2

 January 31, February 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 26, 27

Grade 3

 January 31, February 1, 14, 15,  16, 20, 28, 29 

Grade 4

 February 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 20, 28, 29

Grade 5

 February 5, 6, 21, 23, March 1, 4

Grade 6

 February 5, 6, 21, 23, March 1, 4

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Kindergarten Registration

Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. 

I know it seems early, but now is the time for students to be registered. We are planning playdates, screenings, orientation, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure your child doesn't miss out! 

Students should be registered at the school they will be attending. A boundary locator is available online, along with a list of required documents, and additional help for military families, families who need language assistance, and other forms of support. 

If you know someone who needs this information, please forward this message or have them call Pine Spring Elementary at 571-226-4400 to schedule a time with Ms. Breeden.  

We are currently anticipating Kindergarten Orientation in-person at Pine Spring on April 2nd.

Save The Date

February 19: George Washington’s Birthday-Holiday

February 27-28:  IOWA (IAAT) Testing (6th Advanced Math)

March 5: School Planning Day/Student Holiday

March 7: AAP Parent Session (5:00 PM)

March 7: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

March 12: 3rd Grade Field Trip- GMU Center for the Arts

March 14: Family Math Night

March 20: Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

March 21: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 12: 4th Grade Strings Rehearsal (9:00 AM-Cafeteria)

April 12: Combined 5th & 6th Grade Band Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 6th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 6th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 16: 5th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 5th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (10:05AM)

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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