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In-Person Students- In-person students will turn in their computers and any additional supplies on June 11th during their school day.
Virtual Students - We will have a drive-thru goodbye for all of our virtual students on June 14th. You can drive or walk to Pine Spring during your designated time to say goodbye to your teacher. During this time, you will return all school items such as laptops, Bobcat Book Bus books, library books, math materials, and any other materials borrowed from the school.
The schedule is as follows:
First Letter of Your Last Name
TimeA-G 9:00 AM-9:45 AM H-N 9:45 AM-10:30 AM O-T 10:30 AM-11:15 AM U-Z 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Kindergarten and 6th Grade Virtual Promotion
Over three-fourths of both our Kindergarten and Sixth grade students remained virtual throughout the year. Considering this fact along with many others, Pine Spring has decided to continue with the plan to have our promotion celebrations virtually. You will receive detailed information from your child’s homeroom teacher regarding how to tune into the events. Kindergarten will celebrate in their homerooms, while 6th grade will celebrate as an entire grade level. Please join me in congratulating all of our Bobcats.
Join us tomorrow, June 3rd, at 7 PM for our last PTA meeting of the school year!Falls Church Virtual Art Show
We are excited to share that several of our Pine Spring Bobcats were highlighted in the Falls Church Pyramid Art Show. While there were so many wonderful entries, each school was only allowed to submit 15 pieces. Here is the entire Falls Church collection. We want to recognize the Pine Spring students whose pieces were submitted.
Alison Obando Ugalde
Dwaark Sai Gali Roopa Kumar
Anthony Obando Ugalde
Juan Ramirez Esquivel
Lynn Nguyen Ramos
Zara KhanCounseling News
The importance of Social-Emotional Learning has been elevated this year due to concerns about the impact of distance learning on student’s social and emotional well-being. We use the CASEL model of social-emotional competencies to ensure that we are teaching the skills needed to be a healthy, well-adjusted member of our community.
We teach lessons, such as understanding feelings, because it is an essential cornerstone of developing self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness. Lessons on friendship skills such as taking turns, sharing, and conflict resolution, develop social awareness and relationship skills.
Responsible decision making is addressed when we teach students to set SMART goals and prepare students to transition to middle school.
We will continue to teach these skills during classroom lessons and look forward to partnering with teachers to reinforce these skills throughout student’s years at Pine Spring. Should you ever have any concerns, we are always available to support you and your student.
- Virtually visit animals at the National Zoo at https://nationalsi.edu/webcam
- Visit one of the 70 museums in D.C.
- Visit Hidden Oaks and Hidden Pond Nature Centers.
- Spend time at a county park – Lake Accotink, Barcroft Park, Mason District Park, Bull Run, Fountainhead and Pohick Bay Regional Parks.
- Sign up for summer camps at one of our county recreation centers. REGISTER at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks
- Visit historic sites: Mount Vernon, Woodlawn Plantation, Monticello, Luray Caverns, Gunston Hall, Richmond and Manassas National Battlefield Parks, Williamsburg, Science Museum of VA, Colvin Run Mill, Sully Plantation, Oxon Hill Farm, Yorktown, Fredericksburg
- Read a book together.
- Tour National and Dulles Airports.
- Work on a hobby or puzzle together.
- Go on a walking or bike trip.
- Go to the pool or have a family picnic.
- Sign up for summer baseball or soccer.
- Plant some flowers or a garden.
We have been so fortunate to have the support of the many caring and compassionate businesses and organizations throughout the year.
The 911 Dispatchers, General Dynamics Information Technology, and Mike Ryan’s started the year out by donating tons of much needed school supplies.
General Dynamics Information Technology also provided backpacks which contained hat, gloves, and a gift card for food.
Much appreciation to The Assistance League of Northern Virginia, The Elks Lodge and The 2x20 Group for also providing gift cards for food. The Assistance League donated pillows to the kindergarteners and quilts with books to Head Start, while Food For Others provided “Power Packs” to Head Start families.
To make sure our kids were nice and warm this year, The Fairfax County Fire Department and Cooper Middle School students generously donated coats. Students from Cooper also gave presents to kindergarteners in December.
Recently, our Parenting Center received a donation of new clothing from Ross Dress for Less and the Lies Center to add to our collection of clothes. Sizes and styles are limited, but if you would like clothing for your family call the office to sign up for a time to shop.
Many of our families don’t know what they would have done without the generous support of The PTA who provided Hungry Harvest boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to 100 families each month.Stop Summer Slide
Researchers and teachers have long recognized that students tend to start the academic year with achievement levels lower than they were at the beginning of summer break. This decline is sometimes called the “summer slide”.
Since our brain muscle could benefit from a summer workout, we gathered information from our staff about their favorite on-line learning resources. Check them out and make learning a regular activity in your house.
Consider these Opportunities: FCPS Summer Learning webpage
The Pine Spring Art Google ART Site: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/pinespringart. There are tons of art games, drawing tools, and virtual museum field trips I posted.
We also love the Art Hub for Kids videos: https://www.artforkidshub.com/. Tons of excellent how-to-draw videos that students of all ages love!
ST Math and Imagine Learning found on the Pine Spring student website.
Participate in Thomas Jefferson Public Library’s summer reading program, June 8 – August 13.
Story Online https://storylineonline.net/
Unite for Literacy https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
Abcya math games https://www.abcya.com/grades/2/numbers
Code.org https://code.org/student/elementaryUpcoming Dates June 3rd
PTA MeetingJune 8th
Election Day and Virtual Learning Day for ALL students
Last day for regular classes, 2 hr early release
Virtual Students Return MaterialsAugust 23rd First day of school