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Band and Strings Concert- June 2nd

Due to significant rain in the forecast for tomorrow, we are moving the Band and Strings concert to Thursday, June 2nd from 10:15-11:00, our Band and Strings students, in grades 4-6, will have the opportunity to show off all their hard work!

For families of our band and strings students, you and one additional family member are invited to join, to see and hear all the wonderful things they have learned this year. 

The concert will take place outside, to ensure social distancing. We encourage families to bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the music. 

If it rains again on June 2nd, we plan to move forward with the concert, but will adapt it for a safe indoor experience. 

For families who are unable to attend in-person, we will also be Live Streaming the concert.

Topic: Band/ Strings Concert
Time: Jun 2, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Staff Raffle Donations Needed

As a way to close out the year and say “THANK YOU” to ALL of our wonderful staff, the PTA puts on an Annual End of the Year Staff Raffle. All prizes are either donated by parents or purchased by the PTA.

The PTA will be collecting donations over the next few weeks. Please consider donating.

Donations may include:

Cash donations 

Gift Cards

Gift Baskets

Home-made crafts or gifts

Anything you’d like to give!

To donate, please contact Carmen Clipper at [email protected] or 703-209-5786. The deadline for all donations is May 20.

Prize winners will be drawn on the morning news the week of June 6-10.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING OUR SCHOOL SO SPECIAL!

School Kidz School Supply Kits

It’s that time again - time to think about ordering school supplies for the 2022-23 school year!  For those who may not be aware, School Kidz allows parents of students starting in Grades 1-6 to pre-order teacher approved supply lists.  Your child’s supply box will be delivered directly to their classroom by PTA before school starts. Prices are comparable to what you pay in stores, and this saves you the hassle of supply shopping. It also helps support the Pine Spring community! (School starts on Monday, August 22, 2022.)

Paper order forms will be sent home with students. This year's due date for paper orders is Friday, June 3rd (no exceptions). Beginning  Saturday, May 14th you also may order online at www.shopttkits.com.  (Please note that you will need Pine Spring’s Account #: 40216.)  Deadline for online orders is Friday, June 10. Questions? Contact Julie Herr at [email protected]

Pine Spring Science Night- May 31st

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Music Concert- June 3rd

 

This year we will host a concert for families with students in grades 1-6 on Friday, June 3rd at 9:30 AM. We have updated our plan to anticipate an outdoor concert, weather permitting. However, in the event of rain, an adapted schedule will be provided.  

Each child is able to invite 2 guests. This will allow for enough space for everyone to safely enjoy the concert.

Again, we will offer a virtual option for families who can not attend or have additional family and friends who would like to see the performance. Please note that we will ask families to come no more than 30 minutes before the concert.  

 

Music Concert Link Information: 

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Family Bingo Night- June 3rd

We are excited to come back together as a community to celebrate the end of a successful year with everyone’s favorite, Pine Spring BINGO. All families are welcome to join us, Friday night, for bingo with the PTA. Each child will get a free Bingo card. There will also be pizza available for purchase, along with additional Bingo cards.

6th Grade Promotion- June 9th

We invite you to join us on June 9th from 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 6th grade. Again we will only be able to welcome in 2 guests per 6th grade student but will have an opportunity for others to join us virtually via Zoom. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 6th-Grade Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kindergarten Promotion- June 9th

Our kindergarten students have had a busy year, and we can’t wait to celebrate their hard work with a patriotic-themed concert and promotion event on June 9th from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM.  As with other events, we will be able to welcome two guests per student and offer a virtual option for those who would like to participate from home. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Kindergarten Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Staff Raffle Donations Needed

As a way to close out the year and say “THANK YOU” to ALL of our wonderful staff, the PTA puts on an Annual End of the Year Staff Raffle. All prizes are either donated by parents or purchased by the PTA.

The PTA will be collecting donations over the next few weeks. Please consider donating.

Donations may include:

Cash donations 

Gift Cards

Gift Baskets

Home-made crafts or gifts

Anything you’d like to give!

To donate, please contact Carmen Clipper at [email protected] or 703-209-5786. The deadline for all donations is May 20.

Prize winners will be drawn on the morning news the week of June 6-10.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING OUR SCHOOL SO SPECIAL!

Band and Strings Concert- May 24th

We are excited to have a new date for the Band and Strings concert. On Tuesday, May 24th from 10:15-11:00, our Band and Strings students, in grades 4-6, will have the opportunity to show off all their hard work!

For families of our band and strings students, you and one additional family member are invited to join, to see and hear all the wonderful things they have learned this year. 

The concert will take place outside, on our field, to ensure social distancing. We encourage families to bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the music. 

For families who are unable to attend in-person, we will also be Live Streaming the concert.

School Kidz School Supply Kits

It’s that time again - time to think about ordering school supplies for the 2022-23 school year!  For those who may not be aware, School Kidz allows parents of students starting in Grades 1-6 to pre-order teacher approved supply lists.  Your child’s supply box will be delivered directly to their classroom by PTA before school starts. Prices are comparable to what you pay in stores, and this saves you the hassle of supply shopping. It also helps support the Pine Spring community! (School starts on Monday, August 22, 2022.)

Paper order forms will be sent home with students. This year's due date for paper orders is Friday, June 3rd (no exceptions). Beginning  Saturday, May 14th you also may order online at www.shopttkits.com.  (Please note that you will need Pine Spring’s Account #: 40216.)  Deadline for online orders is Friday, June 10. Questions? Contact Julie Herr at [email protected]

Pine Spring Science Night- May 31st

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Music Concert- June 3rd

This year we will host a concert for families with students in grades 1-6. We are only able to invite 2 guests per student to allow for enough space for everyone to safely enjoy the concert. Again, we will offer a virtual option for families who can not attend or have additional family and friends who would like to see the performance. Please note that we will ask families to come no more than 30 minutes before their child’s concert, and we will be clearing the gym of all guests between performances to allow for transition. 

9:00 AM -9:30 AM- Welcoming 5th and 6th grade guests

9:30 AM-10:30 AM- 5th and 6th grade concert

10:30 AM-11:00 AM – Welcoming 3rd and 4th grade guests

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 3rd and 4th grade concert

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM- Welcome 1st and 2nd grade guests

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – 1st and 2nd grade concert

 

Music Concert Link Information: 

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Family Bingo Night- June 3rd

We are excited to come back together as a community to celebrate the end of a successful year with everyone’s favorite, Pine Spring BINGO. All families are welcome to join us, Friday night, for bingo with the PTA. Each child will get a free Bingo card. There will also be pizza available for purchase, along with additional Bingo cards.

6th Grade Promotion- June 9th

We invite you to join us on June 9th from 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 6th grade. Again we will only be able to welcome in 2 guests per 6th grade student but will have an opportunity for others to join us virtually via Zoom. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 6th-Grade Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kindergarten Promotion- June 9th

Our kindergarten students have had a busy year, and we can’t wait to celebrate their hard work with a patriotic-themed concert and promotion event on June 9th from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM.  As with other events, we will be able to welcome two guests per student and offer a virtual option for those who would like to participate from home. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Kindergarten Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Covid Update

As you know, COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Fairfax County and in schools. Here at Pine Spring we have seen an increase in cases and continue to encourage everyone to take the steps they feel necessary to stay safe and healthy. 

We have been transparent about how the pandemic is impacting Pine Spring and our students all year. We will continue to share daily COVID-19 notifications whenever there is a confirmed positive case in our school. This information is provided to make our school community aware of the current situation and be able to make informed decisions about how to protect themselves. 

I appreciate the patience, support, and understanding you have shown throughout this school year as we adjust our response to the pandemic. Together, we have kept our students participating in learning and activities. I look forward to celebrating the end of the school year with everyone.

If you are in need of a COVID-19 test, there are testing events in the area tomorrow. Please see below for locations and times. 

8:00 – 10 a.m. Lake Braddock SS (back of school)

11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Robinson SS (back parking lot, near entrance 7)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. South County HS

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PTA BINGO Postponed

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PTA BINGO- Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution, Friday's PTA Bingo is postponed, with June 3rd being the tentative new date.  

Band and Strings Concert

We are working through the final details so that we are able to share a new date and time for an outdoor band and strings event. 

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Band and Strings Concerts- Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the band and strings concerts scheduled for May 19th and 20th. Unfortunately, at this time, it is not in the students’ best interest to have almost 200 students and their families come together inside for the concert. We hope to reschedule this event when appropriate.

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School Kidz School Supply Kits

It’s that time again - time to think about ordering school supplies for the 2022-23 school year!  For those who may not be aware, School Kidz allows parents of students starting in Grades 1-6 to pre-order teacher approved supply lists.  Your child’s supply box will be delivered directly to their classroom by PTA before school starts. Prices are comparable to what you pay in stores, and this saves you the hassle of supply shopping. It also helps support the Pine Spring community! (School starts on Monday, August 22, 2022.)

Paper order forms will be sent home with students. This year's due date for paper orders is Friday, June 3rd (no exceptions). Beginning  Saturday, May 14th you also may order online at www.shopttkits.com.  (Please note that you will need Pine Spring’s Account #: 40216.)  Deadline for online orders is Friday, June 10. Questions? Contact Julie Herr at [email protected]

School Clean-up Day- Postponed

Due to amount of rain in the forecast, we are postponing the cleanup day scheduled for tomorrow. We will share the new date and time as soon as it is determined. 

Spring Pictures

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! Please remember, the online code is your child's Student ID Number.

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 Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

Band and Strings Concert- May 19th

This year Pine Spring is excited for the return of the Band/Strings Concert at 6 PM on May 19th. We invite two members of each musician's family to join us for a performance in-person. All additional family and friends will be able to access the performance via the Zoom link below.

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Family Bingo Night- May 20th

We are excited to come back together as a community to celebrate the end of a successful year with everyone’s favorite, Pine Spring BINGO. All families are welcome to join us, Friday night, for bingo with the PTA. Each child will get a free Bingo card. There will also be pizza available for purchase, along with additional Bingo cards.

Pine Spring Science Night- May 31st

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Music Concert- June 3rd

This year we will host a concert for families with students in grades 1-6. We are only able to invite 2 guests per student to allow for enough space for everyone to safely enjoy the concert. Again, we will offer a virtual option for families who can not attend or have additional family and friends who would like to see the performance. Please note that we will ask families to come no more than 30 minutes before their child’s concert, and we will be clearing the gym of all guests between performances to allow for transition. 

9:00 AM -9:30 AM- Welcoming 5th and 6th grade guests

9:30 AM-10:30 AM- 5th and 6th grade concert

10:30 AM-11:00 AM – Welcoming 3rd and 4th grade guests

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 3rd and 4th grade concert

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM- Welcome 1st and 2nd grade guests

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – 1st and 2nd grade concert

 

Music Concert Link Information: 

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6th Grade Promotion- June 9th

We invite you to join us on June 9th from 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 6th grade. Again we will only be able to welcome in 2 guests per 6th grade student but will have an opportunity for others to join us virtually via Zoom. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 6th-Grade Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kindergarten Promotion- June 9th

Our kindergarten students have had a busy year, and we can’t wait to celebrate their hard work with a patriotic-themed concert and promotion event on June 9th from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM.  As with other events, we will be able to welcome two guests per student and offer a virtual option for those who would like to participate from home. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Kindergarten Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 976 6830 0187

Staff Raffle Donations Needed

As a way to close out the year and say “THANK YOU” to ALL of our wonderful staff, the PTA puts on an Annual End of the Year Staff Raffle. All prizes are either donated by parents or purchased by the PTA.

The PTA will be collecting donations over the next few weeks. Please consider donating.

Donations may include:

Cash donations 

Gift Cards

Gift Baskets

Home-made crafts or gifts

Anything you’d like to give!

To donate, please contact Carmen Clipper at [email protected] or 703-209-5786. The deadline for all donations is May 20.

 

Prize winners will be drawn on the morning news the week of June 6-10.

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING OUR SCHOOL SO SPECIAL!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

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School Clean-up Day- May 15th

Join the Pine Spring PTA for our annual Pine Spring Cleanup Day from 9 AM- 11 AM. This is an opportunity for your child to give back by helping improve the Pine Spring’s grounds. We will be focusing on cleaning and planting flowers in the four large pots. We encourage you to bring gardening supplies such as gloves and gardening tools.

Band and Strings Concert- May 19th

This year Pine Spring is excited for the return of the Band/Strings Concert. We invite two members of each musician's family to join us for a performance in-person. All additional family and friends will be able to access the performance via the Zoom link below.

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97496918167

Meeting ID: 974 9691 8167

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Meeting ID: 974 9691 8167

Family Bingo Night- May 20th

We are excited to come back together as a community to celebrate the end of a successful year with everyone’s favorite, Pine Spring BINGO. All families are welcome to join us outside, Friday night, for outdoor bingo with the PTA. Each child will get a free Bingo card. There will also be pizza available for purchase, along with additional Bingo cards.

Pine Spring Science Night- May 31st

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Music Concert- June 3rd

This year we will host a concert for families with students in grades 1-6. We are only able to invite 2 guests per student to allow for enough space for everyone to safely enjoy the concert. Again, we will offer a virtual option for families who can not attend or have additional family and friends who would like to see the performance. Please note that we will ask families to come no more than 30 minutes before their child’s concert, and we will be clearing the gym of all guests between performances to allow for transition. 

9:00 AM -9:30 AM- Welcoming 5th and 6th grade guests

9:30 AM-10:30 AM- 5th and 6th grade concert

10:30 AM-11:00 AM – Welcoming 3rd and 4th grade guests

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 3rd and 4th grade concert

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM- Welcome 1st and 2nd grade guests

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – 1st and 2nd grade concert

 

Music Concert Link Information: 

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6th Grade Promotion- June 9th

We invite you to join us on June 9th from 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 6th grade. Again we will only be able to welcome in 2 guests per 6th grade student but will have an opportunity for others to join us virtually via Zoom. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 6th-Grade Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kindergarten Promotion- June 9th

Our kindergarten students have had a busy year, and we can’t wait to celebrate their hard work with a patriotic-themed concert and promotion event on June 9th from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM.  As with other events, we will be able to welcome two guests per student and offer a virtual option for those who would like to participate from home. 

Nicole Yacubovich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Kindergarten Promotion

Time: Jun 9, 2022, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Staff Raffle Donations Needed

As a way to close out the year and say “THANK YOU” to ALL of our wonderful staff, the PTA puts on an Annual End of the Year Staff Raffle. All prizes are either donated by parents or purchased by the PTA.

The PTA will be collecting donations over the next few weeks. Please consider donating.

Donations may include:

Cash donations 

Gift Cards

Gift Baskets

Home-made crafts or gifts

Anything you’d like to give!

To donate, please contact Carmen Clipper at [email protected] or 703-209-5786. The deadline for all donations is May 20.

 

Prize winners will be drawn on the morning news the week of June 6-10.

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING OUR SCHOOL SO SPECIAL!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

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Virtual PTA Meeting-TONIGHT UPDATED LINK

The first Thursday of each month is the Pine Spring PTA Meeting. Again this month, our PTA will be hosting a virtual meeting from 7 PM-8 PM via their regular Zoom link

We encourage you to attend and share ideas, have your voice heard, and find ways to continue to make Pine Spring such a special place for students to learn and grow. 

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Class Placement Family Input

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here and that we are already planning for the 22-23 school year.  Each year our teachers work together to create classrooms built on the idea that students learn from each other’s strengths. This mindset is a driving force as we build heterogeneous classrooms that support each child’s learning needs.

Again this year, we ask for your input about the learning environment your child will learn best in next year. Please consider providing your input here by May 1, 2022, so that the information can be processed before class building. 

Please note that we do not take direct teacher requests. Instead, we ask that you describe the attributes that will support your child best. For example, do they enjoy higher structure, or do they thrive with more independent choices? Do they prefer a quieter learning environment, or do they work best in high-energy environments?

Pine Spring Science Night

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Save the Date

May 31- Family Science Night (in-person) 

June 3- Music Concert 

June 9- Kindergarten and 6th-grade promotion (DATE CHANGE)

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Virtual PTA Meeting-TOMORROW

The first Thursday of each month is the Pine Spring PTA Meeting. Again this month, our PTA will be hosting a virtual meeting from 7 PM-8 PM via their regular Zoom link

We encourage you to attend and share ideas, have your voice heard, and find ways to continue to make Pine Spring such a special place for students to learn and grow. 

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Class Placement Family Input

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here and that we are already planning for the 22-23 school year.  Each year our teachers work together to create classrooms built on the idea that students learn from each other’s strengths. This mindset is a driving force as we build heterogeneous classrooms that support each child’s learning needs.

Again this year, we ask for your input about the learning environment your child will learn best in next year. Please consider providing your input here by May 1, 2022, so that the information can be processed before class building. 

Please note that we do not take direct teacher requests. Instead, we ask that you describe the attributes that will support your child best. For example, do they enjoy higher structure, or do they thrive with more independent choices? Do they prefer a quieter learning environment, or do they work best in high-energy environments?

Pine Spring Science Night

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Save the Date

May 31- Family Science Night (in-person) 

June 3- Music Concert 

June 9- Kindergarten and 6th-grade promotion (DATE CHANGE)

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Thank you to everyone who came out to run the Jaguar 5K with the Pine Spring Running Club. A very special thank you to our wonderful coach, Camille McCarthy, for all of her hard work. We appreciate all of the parents who came out each week to run with our Bobcats!  

SOL Reminder

Please keep in mind that Pine Spring students in grades 3-6 start SOL testing tomorrow. Here are some tips to ensure a great testing season for your child:


1. Get a good night's sleep

2. Have your child to school on time. Coming in at the last minute can take our children out of their routine and cause additional stress.

3. Have your child dress in layers. For example, a t-shirt and a zip up hoodie  are a great combo to wear. This allows them to be comfortable during the testing session and adjust to a temperature that works for them.

4. Remind your child that you want them to do their best but that these tests do not define them. Adding additional stress will not help your child do better and could negatively impact them.

Class Placement Family Input

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here and that we are already planning for the 22-23 school year.  Each year our teachers work together to create classrooms built on the idea that students learn from each other’s strengths. This mindset is a driving force as we build heterogeneous classrooms that support each child’s learning needs.

Again this year, we ask for your input about the learning environment your child will learn best in next year. Please consider providing your input here by May 1, 2022, so that the information can be processed before class building. 

Please note that we do not take direct teacher requests. Instead, we ask that you describe the attributes that will support your child best. For example, do they enjoy higher structure, or do they thrive with more independent choices? Do they prefer a quieter learning environment, or do they work best in high-energy environments?

Pine Spring Science Night

This year Pine Spring is lucky enough to have Children’s Science Center join us on May 31st for an evening of fun, discovery and interactive science learning! Your children will have an opportunity to different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Below are some of the exciting options your child can select.

Students in PreK-2nd grade

5:30-6:00 Pizza

6:00-6:45 Science Activities in the Gym

Students in 3rd Grade-6th Grade

6:15-6:45 Pizza

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

Tutor.com

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Pine Spring students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Save the Date

May 31- Family Science Night (in-person) 

June 3- Music Concert 

June 6- Kindergarten and 6th-grade promotion 

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Class Placement Family Input

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here and that we are already planning for the 22-23 school year.  Each year our teachers work together to create classrooms built on the idea that students learn from each other’s strengths. This mindset is a driving force as we build heterogeneous classrooms that support each child’s learning needs.

Again this year, we ask for your input about the learning environment your child will learn best in next year. Please consider providing your input here by May 1, 2022, so that the information can be processed before class building. 

Please note that we do not take direct teacher requests. Instead, we ask that you describe the attributes that will support your child best. For example, do they enjoy higher structure, or do they thrive with more independent choices? Do they prefer a quieter learning environment, or do they work best in high-energy environments?

Tutor.com

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Pine Spring students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

Covid Testing Discontinued

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine). More than 80% of residents have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicates that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  COVID-19 Vaccinations  are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22, 2022: 

 If students or employees have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.
  • At-Home Test Kits - Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 
  • Test-To-Stay Program - In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using layered prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. Employees should still report positive test results to their supervisors.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the late stages of the pandemic together.

Jaguar 5K- SATURDAY

The time has come to register for the Jaguar 5k! Please ensure that you sign up for our team the Pine Spring ES Bobcats. There is a prize for the biggest team and we want to win it! 

Registering for the Jaguar 5k 

There is a 5k race and a 1 mile fun run. Most of our runners should be capable of completing the 5k (For reference 12 times around the PSES track is approximately the distance of the 5k). The cost for the 5k is currently $25 however if you sign up after April 1st the cost goes up to $35. So sign up today! The cost for the 1 mile fun run is $15. If cost is an issue for your family please send me a private email. 

Most of our PSES runners would benefit from having a partner who will run with them for the Jaguar 5k. Please try to find someone to run with your child or consider signing up yourself. If you cannot find anyone let me know and I will try to match them with an FCHS student.

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.jaguar5k.com/

When you are signing up be sure to select the “Pine Spring ES Bobcats” team. This team is open to anyone, not just those who are signed up for Running Club! If you do sign up to run with your child please join this team as well.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Save the Date

April 19- Information meeting for new AAP Level IV parents

May 31- Family Science Night (in-person) 

June 3- Music Concert 

June 6- Kindergarten and 6th-grade promotion 

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AAP Level II-III Screening for School-Based Services Deadline Reminder

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Advanced Academic Program (AAP)Screening for School-Based (Level II-III) Services

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 Levels II-III
Students can be screened for school-based (level II-III) AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, local schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

• Parents or guardians can initiate the screening process by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) [email protected] by April 15.

• The AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form may be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms . 

• Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by the local elementary school of their student’s eligibility status by early June.


Screening Process for Levels II-III
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 Levels II-III
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 or Assistant Principal.

School- Based Services Overview

School-Based 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:


Tier 1 Access to AAP Curriculum and Strategies, 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 Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.


Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, 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 using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework.
• Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness.
Level II Services are re-evaluated each year and may change from year to year.


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.
Level III services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

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Picture Day

Victor O'Neill will be taking Spring Pictures on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. This will include individual and group pictures. 

You will be able to view and order your child’s photos in their online gallery approximately ten days after picture day. If you have any questions leading up to picture day, please reach out to Victor O’Neill Studios by emailing [email protected].

Jaguar 5K

The time has come to register for the Jaguar 5k! Please ensure that you sign up for our team the Pine Spring ES Bobcats. There is a prize for the biggest team and we want to win it! 

T-Shirts

T-shirts for all registered run club participants are ordered. Runners should wear these at the Jaguar 5K to show their Bobcat spirit. We are asking for a suggested donation of $7.00 per runner.

T-shirts are also available for purchase for any interested parents, teachers, siblings etc to allow them to share their PSES sprit! They are $21 each. Each purchase will help fund two runners t-shirts. Please use the google form to order any additional T-shirts: https://forms.gle/usR82kqEAMyKYzFB7

 All T-shirt payments and donations can be made via Venmo to @Lindsey-Daggle. 

*Note these t-shirts are in addition to the t-shirt from the Jaguar 5k and will be a fun way to identify our Bobcats at the race!  Thanks to Lindsay Daggle for organizing the t-shirts. 

Registering for the Jaguar 5k 

There is a 5k race and a 1 mile fun run. Most of our runners should be capable of completing the 5k (For reference 12 times around the PSES track is approximately the distance of the 5k). The cost for the 5k is currently $25 however if you sign up after April 1st the cost goes up to $35. So sign up today! The cost for the 1 mile fun run is $15. If cost is an issue for your family please send me a private email. 

Most of our PSES runners would benefit from having a partner who will run with them for the Jaguar 5k. Please try to find someone to run with your child or consider signing up yourself. If you cannot find anyone let me know and I will try to match them with an FCHS student.

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.jaguar5k.com/

When you are signing up be sure to select the “Pine Spring ES Bobcats” team. This team is open to anyone, not just those who are signed up for Running Club! If you do sign up to run with your child please join this team as well.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Kindergarten Orientation- This Friday

On April 1st, from 9:00-10:00 we are excited to welcome our rising kindergarten students for the Kindergarten Orientation! If your child is turning 5 years old on or before September 30, 2022, please sign-up for the orientation using the links below. This will be your opportunity to learn about a day in the life of a Bobcat and all of the wonderful things your child will learn each day! We also encourage you to enroll your child at Pine Spring before the orientation date. We will not be registering students on orientation day. Please contact Leslye Breeden at 571-226-4400 for registration information.

 

English https://forms.gle/CmTC9DK6CmxZLJCE9

Spanish https://forms.gle/aaBwEEJd2yNZgsfw9

The orientation will also be available via Zoom from 9:00-10:00. Please follow the link below:

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Recent Parent Training Recordings

Recently we have been lucky enough to have 3 of our amazing Pine Spring teachers share information about topics that are bubbling at Pine Spring. We understand that life is busy, and you need flexibility. To best support you, we have recorded the 3 sessions so that you can select the topic(s) of interest and watch them when you have time. Each session is approximately 30 minutes. 

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Yoga4Families training session with a passcode: uGrm9zr+E* 

Understanding the SOLs training session with passcode: mT?KC0UK&E

Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring training session with passcode: ^#%0FZi4nm

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Save the Date

March 23- Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1-     Kindergarten Orientation

April 1- Student Holiday 

April 4-11 - Spring Break

April 19- Information meeting for new AAP Level IV parents

May 31- Family Science Night (in-person) 

June 3- Music Concert 

June 6- Kindergarten and 6th-grade promotion 

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Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring- TONIGHT

This year Pine Spring has worked in grades K-2 to ensure that all students have a strong understanding of phonics and phonemic awareness. Tonight we will host a brief overview of what this instruction looks like at Pine Spring, and why it is important. 

Tonight, March 23rd, from 6PM-7PM, we encourage you to join one of our excellent teachers, Amanda Richardson, as she helps families learn about this important concept and how to help at home. We will also record this event if you are not able to attend tonight. 

This will be a virtual event:

Topic: Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring
Time: Mar 23, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Kindergarten Orientation

On April 1st, from 9:00-10:00 we are excited to welcome in our rising kindergarten students for the Kindergarten Orientation! If your child is turning 5 years old on or before September 30, 2022 please sign-up for the orientation using the links below. This will be your opportunity to learn about a day in the life of a Bobcat and all of the wonderful things your child will learn each day! We also encourage you to enroll your child at Pine Spring before the orientation date. We will not be registering students on Orientation day. Please contact Leslye Breeden at 571-226-4400 for registration information.

 

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Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Save the Date

March 23- Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1-     Kindergarten Orientation

April 1- Student Holiday 

April 4-11 - Spring Break

May 31- Family Science Night (in-person) 

June 6- Kindergarten and 6th grade promotion 

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Understanding the SOLs Parent Information Night- TONIGHT

Each year our students in grades 3-6 take an end of year assessment called the Standards of Learning Assessment or SOLs. Tonight we will be a brief overview of what the assessment is about, how it impacts your student, and a few strategies that you can use at home to help your child get ready to show what they know. 

On Wednesday, March 16th, from 6PM-7PM, we encourage you to join one of our excellent teachers, Veronica Chambers, as she helps families bring these strategies into the home. We will also record this event if you are not able to attend tonight. 

This will be a virtual event:

Topic: Understanding SOL for Parents
Time: Mar 16, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Your Feedback Is Important

This spring, all Pine Spring parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, and professionalism.

Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

 The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

Lockdown Drill

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We conducted our second lockdown drill at our school today. All students were required to participate. Students did a wonderful job showing that they were prepared for this type of situation. 

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. 

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ganci, Assistant Principal.

Family Engagement Survey

Our Family Engagement Survey was emailed to you on Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Kindergarten Orientation

On April 1st, from 9:00-10:00 we are excited to welcome in our rising kindergarten students for the Kindergarten Orientation! If your child is turning 5 years old on or before September 30, 2022 please sign-up for the orientation using the links below. This will be your opportunity to learn about a day in the life of a Bobcat and all of the wonderful things your child will learn each day! We also encourage you to enroll your child at Pine Spring before the orientation date. We will not be registering students on Orientation day. Please contact Leslye Breeden at 571-226-4400 for registration information.

 

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Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Save the Date

March 16- Understanding the SOL for Parents- virtual overview

March 21- NNAT given to all First Grade Students 

March 23- Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1-     Kindergarten Orientation 

April 4th-11th - Spring Break

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Yoga4Families- TONIGHT

Pine Spring continues to be a Yoga4Classrooms school. We teach students how to use breathing paired with their body movements to support their mindfulness as part of this program. These strategies help students to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors. 

On Thursday, March 10th, from 6PM-7PM, we encourage you to join one of our excellent teachers, Sarah Strong, as she helps families bring these strategies into the home. She will be sharing the thinking behind Yoga4Classrooms and how and when to use those strategies at home. 

This will be a virtual event:

Yoga4Families Link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93330205630

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

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

Your Feedback Is Important

This spring, all Pine Spring parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, and professionalism.

Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

 The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

Lockdown Drill

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct our second lockdown drill at our school soon. All students are required to participate.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ganci, Assistant Principal.

Family Engagement Survey

Our Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage

School Improvement and Innovation Plan

Each year, Pine Spring creates a plan to support our students’ academic and wellness success called a School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP). This planning helps to guide our focus for the following year and how we allocate our school resources. If you are interested in participating in a committee that helps create and monitor this plan, please contact Ms. Yacubovich.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Save the Date

March 10- Yoga4Families- Virtual parent overview  

March 16- Understanding the SOL for Parents- virtual overview

March 21- NNAT given to all First Grade Students 

March 23- Parent Overview of Phonics at Pine Spring

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1- Kindergarten Orientation 

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Pine Spring Family,

Starting tomorrow, March 1st, families and staff members will have the opportunity to determine if mask-wearing is still a safety mitigation strategy they want to use during the school day. 

We understand that this change will impact people differently, and at Pine Spring, we will continue to respect your decision as you determine what is best for your family.  We ask that you spend some time tonight or tomorrow morning talking with your child about this change. Talk with your child about your family's choice. Please know that it will be up to each family to ensure that your child understands your wishes. Pine Spring teachers will not be monitoring family mask wishes. This is something that needs to be addressed at home. 

As a community, starting tomorrow, it will be vital that we all work with our children to understand that some individuals will be with or without a mask. We will focus on the understanding that everyone is making the choice that best meets their needs. This change is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children that it is important to accept people’s choices, even if they differ from our own. 

Below are some important updates around the new changes: 

  • School Buses and Vans - Because community levels are low, masks are now optional on school buses and vans. 
  • Contact Tracing - The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) no longer requires schools to contact trace individual COVID-19 cases. As a result, FCPS will no longer contact trace individual cases. Contact tracing will occur in FCPS if there is an outbreak in accordance with the VDH requirement. 
  • Communication- Families and staff will get a daily notification if a COVID-19 case has been reported to the school that day. The daily communication is for information purposes only. Friday notifications will be discontinued.
  • StreamIN/CheckIN - StreamIN/CheckIN will continue for students in isolation following a COVID diagnosis and, when needed, in response to an outbreak.
  • Volunteers- Pine Spring will again welcome volunteers into the classrooms. Please note that we will not yet invite families to have lunch with their students due to space.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Principal Yacubovich or Assistant Principal Ganci. We stand ready to support you. 

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Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT)

The online version of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test Third Edition (NNAT3) will be administered to all first-grade students on March 21st. 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 during this time period. It is also important that your child has had a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

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.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Ganci at [email protected] or Tracy Haynes at [email protected]

Your Feedback Is Important

This spring, all Pine Spring parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, and professionalism.

Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

 The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

Yoga4Families

Pine Spring continues to be a Yoga4Classrooms school. We teach students how to use breathing paired with their body movements to support their mindfulness as part of this program. These strategies help students to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors. 

On Thursday, March 10th, from 6PM-7PM, we encourage you to join one of our excellent teachers, Sarah Strong, as she helps families bring these strategies into the home. She will be sharing the thinking behind Yoga4Classrooms and how and when to use those strategies at home. 

This will be a virtual event:

Yoga4Families Link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93330205630

Cafeteria

Based on student, staff and parent feedback, we have made some changes to the cafeteria process at Pine Spring. Students are provided with a "calm period” during the first 5 minutes of each lunch period. This is the time that the students are encouraged to focus on eating their lunch and are asked to limit their talking. This time allows students a safe opportunity to take their masks off to eat without other students yelling and accidentally moving around the cafeteria without a mask. After that time, students can then talk at normal volume as they finish their lunch.  

In talking with students, most report that this improves their feeling around the lunchroom and reduces stress. If you are interested in experiencing this change, we encourage you to be a cafeteria monitor volunteer. This role includes helping students follow cafeteria routines, helping to clear tables, and supporting positive student interaction while socially distanced.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Ganci for more information. 

School Improvement and Innovation Plan

Each year, Pine Spring creates a plan to support our students’ academic and wellness success called a School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP). This planning helps to guide our focus for the following year and how we allocate our school resources. If you are interested in participating in a committee that helps create and monitor this plan, please contact Ms. Yacubovich.

PTA Meeting- Thursday

The first Thursday of each month is the Pine Spring PTA Meeting. Again this month, our PTA will be hosting a virtual meeting from 7 PM-8 PM via their regular Zoom link

We encourage you to attend and share ideas, have your voice heard, and find ways to continue to make Pine Spring such a special place for students to learn and grow. 

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Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Yearbook Sales

If you would like to order a 2021-2022 Pine Spring yearbook, now is the time. We have extended the deadline. Orders are now open through February 28, 2022, by logging onto https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ with school code 24808. 

Covid Case Notification

Once a week, we will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage continues to be updated in real time for families who would like same day information. 

Save the Date

March 3 - 2-hour Early Release

March 3- PTA Meeting

March 4 - Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 10- Yoga4Families 

March 21- NNAT given to all First Grade Students 

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1- Kindergarten Orientation 

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We invite you to join in the fun as we celebrate Tuesday, 2/22/22 by wearing tutus, ties, or mismatched tennis shoes to school. 

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Yearbook Sales

If you would like to order a 2021-2022 Pine Spring yearbook, now is the time. We have extended the deadline. Orders are now open through February 28, 2022, by logging onto https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ with school code 24808. 

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

2022-2023 School Calendar

The 2022-23 school year calendar was approved at the January 27 School Board Meeting. This calendar focuses on instruction, and student and operational needs. The calendar is aligned with neighboring school districts and adds additional key observance days.

Most importantly, this calendar was developed with significant input from the FCPS community. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process through surveys, webinars, and participation in the feedback committee. This effort reflects the best effort of everyone the school calendar touches.

To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

SOL Assessments for Grades 3-6

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The format for state assessments vary by grade level and content area. These include:

Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science; More information can be found on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments);

Local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction throughout the school year for science, writing, and social studies; More information can be found on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043) .

Both SOL tests and LAAs provide information about student achievement, and student results are shared with families. Reporting methods and timing vary based on the assessment format for the grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. 

Grade

Content Areas Tested

3

Reading1, Mathematics1, Science2, Social Studies2

4

Reading1, Mathematics1, Social Studies2

5

Reading1, Mathematics1, Science1, Writing2

6

Reading1, Mathematics1, Social Studies2

  

  1 Standardized SOL test; score report letters posted in the Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE in summer

    2 LAA format; performance shared as part of ongoing feedback and incorporated into quarterly progress reports

Students at Pine Spring will be taking the SOL tests between April 25th and May 27th. Closer to these testing dates, we will share additional information about the schedule for your student’s tests. Please notify your student’s teacher if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day. If you have questions about state assessments Ms. Ganci.

Laptops

As we start to see signs of warmer weather around us, I believe our chances of a virtual snow day are past us for this year. Starting this Tuesday, students will no longer be required to take their laptops home each night. We hope this makes the morning walks and rides to school a little easier.

 

Covid Case Notification

Once a week, we will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage continues to be updated in real time for families who would like same day information. 

Save the Date

February 22- "Two's Day" Spirit Day Tutus, Ties, and Tennis Shoes

March 3 - 2-hour Early Release

March 4 - Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1- Kindergarten Orientation 

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Spirit Week

Our SCA has created an exciting spirit week to celebrate kindness and the 100th day of school. 

Monday 2/14

Kindness Never Gets Old

Dress like you are 100 years old for the 100th day of school!

Tuesday 2/15

Crazy for Kindness

Wear mix-matched or crazy clothes (2 different socks, crazy hair, lots of bright colors, etc.) 

Wednesday 2/16

Nothing Beats Kindness

When it comes to kindness, we are all on the same team. Wear your favorite sports attire. 

Thursday 2/17

Kindness Wins the Gold

Wear gold or yellow like the Olympic medal because kindness always wins

Friday 2/18

Dreaming of Kindness

Wear your pajamas and dream of a world full of kindness. 

February- National Kindness Month  

This month at Pine Spring, we have been celebrating Kindness Month. Our students have focused on reconnecting each other for the small acts of kindness that make our school such a special place each day. They are recording their act of kindness and posting them on our Kindness Olympics bulletin board. We encourage you to help them find acts of kindness at home and in our community.

Pine Spring PAWS Awards

 Has someone at Pine Spring done something above and beyond? There are two great ways to share our team's impact on you, your child, or our community. You can submit a Pine Spring PAWS Award or an  FCPS Cares. Both are great ways to let our team know that they are making a difference for you and your child. 

Yearbook Sales

If you would like to order a 2021-2022 Pine Spring yearbook, now is the time. We have extended the deadline. Orders are now open through February 28, 2022, by logging onto https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ with school code 24808. 

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Breeden or call our main office at (571) 226-4400. 

2022-2023 School Calendar

The 2022-23 school year calendar was approved at the January 27 School Board Meeting. This calendar focuses on instruction, and student and operational needs. The calendar is aligned with neighboring school districts and adds additional key observance days.

Most importantly, this calendar was developed with significant input from the FCPS community. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process through surveys, webinars, and participation in the feedback committee. This effort reflects the best effort of everyone the school calendar touches.

To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. The only exception is student-athletes, who are required to share their vaccination status to participate in their sport or activity. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Breeden, our student registrar in the main office.

SOL Assessments for Grades 3-6

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The format for state assessments vary by grade level and content area. These include:

Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science; More information can be found on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments);

Local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction throughout the school year for science, writing, and social studies; More information can be found on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043) .

Both SOL tests and LAAs provide information about student achievement, and student results are shared with families. Reporting methods and timing vary based on the assessment format for the grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. 

Grade

Content Areas Tested

3

Reading1, Mathematics1, Science2, Social Studies2

4

Reading1, Mathematics1, Social Studies2

5

Reading1, Mathematics1, Science1, Writing2

6

Reading1, Mathematics1, Social Studies2

  

  1 Standardized SOL test; score report letters posted in the Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE in summer

    2 LAA format; performance shared as part of ongoing feedback and incorporated into quarterly progress reports

Students at Pine Spring will be taking the SOL tests between April 25th and May 27th. Closer to these testing dates, we will share additional information about the schedule for your student’s tests. Please notify your student’s teacher if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day. If you have questions about state assessments Ms. Ganci.

Covid Case Notification

Once a week, we will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage continues to be updated in real time for families who would like same day information. 

Save the Date

January 29 - Report cards available in SIS ParentVUE

February 3 - PTA Meeting (Virtual)

February 14- 100th Day of School

February 14-18- SCA Kindness Spirit Week 

February 21- President's Day Holiday - School Closed

February 22- "Two's Day" Spirit Day Tutus, Ties, and Tennis Shoes

March 3 - 2-hour Early Release

March 4 - Student Holiday (Professional Development Day)

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release

April 1- Kindergarten Orientation 

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

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