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March 14 - Celebrate Great Falls Online Auction Begins
March 21 - 6th grade Panoramic Picture
March 28 - School Picture Make-ups
March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2 hour Early Release
March 31 - Kindergarten Orientation 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
April 4-8 Spring Break
See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.
'Spring Forward' on March 13
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2:00 A.M. On Saturday night (March 12), clocks are set forward one hour before going to sleep (losing one hour) to “spring forward.”
2022-23 School Year: Kindergarten and New Student Registration
Will your child turn five years old by September 30th, 2022, or do you have a new raising 1st – 6th grader? If so, please visit our Kindergarten and New Student Registration page to initiate the process of enrollment.
To review the required documents to register a kindergartener, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.
To review the require documents to register for grades 1 – 6, please visit General Registration Requirement page.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Huong Tran by email at [email protected]
Here at Forestville, we will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation for our Forestville families. The orientation is for children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2022. The orientation will give you the opportunity to meet our K team and other Forestville staff members, learn about our K program, see what a day in the life of a kindergartener looks like and provide you with a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have.
This year, we will have an in-person Kinder Orientation, with a virtual online streaming component for those families who would prefer that option. Please use this form to register for the orientation.
Here are the details for the orientation:
What: Kindergarten Orientation
Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria) or virtually via Zoom (a link will be emailed to you; if you filled out the form above)
When: Thursday, March 31st from 3:00-4:00pm
Important Note: For those families attending the orientation in-person, please bring your rising Kindergarten child with you to the orientation. During the orientation session for parents, your children will be split between the three kindergarten classrooms where they will participate in some enjoyable activities. Forestville Elementary staff members will be in the classrooms supervising them, while parents are in the cafeteria going through the orientation with our Kindergarten teachers. We ask that you please try and limit the number of family participants to the Orientation to the best of your ability; to include parents/guardians and your rising kindergartener.
Please use this link to register for the orientation.
Learn more about the registration process HERE. Please use the following link to access the registration forms bundle.
Please email our school registrar, Ms. Huong Tran at [email protected]. Ms. Tran will collect the required forms and she will schedule a registration appointment after review.
Please help us spread the word to neighbors and friends who have preschool children and live within the Forestville Elementary School boundaries.
SOL Testing Schedule
Students in grades 3-6 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) this Spring.
Federal law requires schools to give tests in reading, mathematics, and science. SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills detailed in state standards. These tests provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, division, and state. Scores will be available to families prior to next school year. Forestville Elementary School will be administering the required SOL tests on the following dates:
April 26th – 6th Grade Reading
April 27th – 4th Grade Reading
April 29th – 5th Grade Reading
May 3rd – 3rd Grade Reading
May 4th – 5th Grade Science
May 9th – 6th Grade Math and 6th Graders taking the Math 7 SOL
May 10th – 5th Grade Math and 5th Graders taking the Math 6 SOL
May 11th – 4th Grade Math
May 13th – 3rd Grade Math
Please contact your child's teacher or school test coordinator, Afton Carlson ([email protected]), with any questions or concerns.
All first grade students will take the online version of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test Third Edition (NNAT3) on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. 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.
SEL Screener (K-6 students)
The spring SEL screener testing window will open on April 12th and run through May 6th. If you prefer your child not participate in the SEL screener, please fill out the opt-out form located here (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43941). Parents that already submitted an opt-out form do not need to submit a new opt-out form.
Teachers set the specific dates for testing in their classes. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the opt-out form to your child’s teacher.
More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892). Please contact Afton Carlson ([email protected]), assistant principal, with any questions or concerns.
Attendance and Changes in Transportation
As a reminder, please see the following information, as it relates to your child’s attendance and reporting changes in transportation:
Please submit attendance at this link, https://forestvillees.fcps.edu/about/attendance-for
And this link for changes in bus or kiss & ride , https://forestvillees.fcps.edu/early-dismissal-or-change-transportation-form
Save the Date! Online Auction
The Silent Auction benefiting FES begins Monday, March 14th! Thank you to our teachers, staff, and community for their donations! 100% of the FES - based funds raised through the auction will go directly to support our school. Our teachers and students look forward to these opportunities, and we appreciate your support. Click here to view our FES auction items.
The online General Auction has so many wonderful area opportunities. The funds raised through the General Auction Items will be split between Great Falls ES, Forestville ES, and Colvin Run ES.
Click Here to view the General Auction Items
Community Flyers Distributed April 27
If you or your organization would like to participate in Forestville Elementary School’s spring community flyer distribution, mark April 27, 2022 on your calendar. Non-profit organizations are welcome to participate. All flyers must be approved by the principal before they are distributed. Please send flyers to Jennifer Wright at [email protected] by April 13, 2022. The spring community flyer distribution date will be April 27, 2020.
FCPS Regulation 1367.2 -To ensure that schools remain neutral, do not appear to approve or disapprove any particular religious or political viewpoint, and do not sponsor or endorse the classes or activities sponsored by any community organization, all non-school and non-governmental materials made available through the schools shall include the following disclaimer: These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.
Please call the office at 703-404-6000 for additional information.
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