Reminders!

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Friendly Reminder

The last day of school for students is today, Friday, June 10th.

Today is a 2-hr early dismissal day. Forestville Elementary will dismiss at 2:00pm. 

School Medication Update: Deadline to Pick Up Student Mediation is Today!

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

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Forestville Yearbooks SOLD OUT

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The Yearbooks are SOLD OUT.   Thank you for your understanding.

 

Yearbooks will be distributed to 6th grade students on Wednesday, June 8th.  The rest of the grade levels will have yearbooks handed out by classroom teachers on Thursday, June 9th

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Forestville Yearbooks

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The yearbooks are in and they look fantastic! Kudos to the yearbook team for their hard work! 

Extra Yearbooks will be available FIRST COME FIRST SERVE WEDNESDAY MORNING (6/8/2022) in the office. We have 21 softcover yearbooks available for $20 and 16 hardcover available for $30. We only except CASH and checks made payable Forestville ES PTA.

Yearbooks will be distributed to 6th grade students on Wednesday, June 8th.  The rest of the grade levels will have yearbooks handed out by classroom teachers on Thursday, June 9th. 

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

June 8th - 6th Grade Kickball Game

June 9th - 6th Grade Promotion @ 9:00 a.m. 

June 10th - Last Day of School; 2 Hour Early Dismissal (2:00pm) 

 

FCPS Device Collection Important: If you still have a laptop and/or charger at home , please return these to school ASAP.

All FCPS student laptops are staying at school (and not brought home). Laptops will be collected the week of June 6 - June 10, and on June 10 you should receive a confirmation email to the student’s school Google email account (@fcpsschools.net). 

If you have any questions, please email Ann Marie Mochen at [email protected].

 

A Note From Miss Ciullo

Thank you to all the families who worked hard to help their children find their missing library books and get them turned in by today! As of 8am this morning, we have 407 overdue books at the Forestville Library. While our motto will always be “we’d rather lose a book than a reader”, it takes the help of the whole community to ensure that we keep enough books on the shelves to satisfy all of our amazing bibliophiles. Please take time in the coming week to help your children look for any and all library materials which may be lurking in dark corners and shelves of your homes.

Each year, Miss Ciullo is required to complete an inventory of the library, which is why books are due before the end of school. If you have concerns about missing books, please email Miss Ciullo at [email protected].

School Medication Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

School Supplies 

It's never too early to start thinking about school supplies, and 1st Day School Supplies makes your life easier by providing kits for sale. So skip traveling to multiple stores to get your kiddos' school supplies and consider ordering online: https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=109043

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

May 27th - PTA K-4 Extravaganza 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday, No School

May 31st - 4th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Vernon

June 3rd - 6th Grade Career Day 

June 8th - 6th Grade Kickball Game

June 9th - 6th Grade Promotion @ 9:00 a.m.

June 10th - Last day of school; Early Dismissal 

 

Volunteers Needed: 6th Grade Career Day

Forestville’s annual 6th Grade Career Day will take place on Friday, June 3rd. The tentative time for this event is 2:00-3:30pm. In order to make this event memorable for our 6th graders, we are looking for volunteers to serve as our Career Day presenters. Presenters will need to prepare a 15-minute presentation that focuses on how the presenter became interested in their career and the responsibilities involved with that career.

 Please email Sophie Biggar ([email protected]) if you are interested in participating. Thank you!

School Supplies 

It's never too early to start thinking about school supplies, and 1st Day School Supplies makes your life easier by providing kits for sale. So skip traveling to multiple stores to get your kiddos' school supplies and consider ordering online: https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=109043

School Medication Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

End of Year Celebration Reminder 

Forestville Elementary School is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all students. As you know, many children are at risk of having serious reactions to certain foods. Whole-class treats are not permitted to be distributed for birthdays, class parties, etc.  Students may each bring their own treats for classroom celebrations. Together, parents, families, and the school can keep the environment safe, healthy, and happy for everyone. We are committed to allowing all of our students to participate in celebratory activities while maintaining a safe environment for all. Thank you for your understanding and support in ensuring the safety and health of our Forestville Elementary students.

FCPS Student Laptop Return

We will be collecting all student laptops at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection.

The last day for students to bring laptops home will be
Wednesday, June 1st. 

Please have students bring any FCPS power supplies/chargers to turn in to their homeroom teachers by Friday, June 3rd.

Immunization Update for Rising 7th Grade Students

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper documentation.  Please contact Ms. Huong Tran, our Registrar, at [email protected], if you have any questions. 

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Health Fairs

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

May 24th - Secret Service Internet Safety Parent Presentation @ 7:00 p.m. *see information below for link to join; Chick-fil-A Mobile/In-Store Spirit Day Event (North Point Chick-Fil-A)

May 25th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Riverbend; Secret Service Student Presentation for grades 3-6

May 26th - Secret Service Student Presentation for grades K-2; Spring Choir, Band & Strings Concert @ 5:30 p.m. on the back lawn of Forestville Elementary School - bring your own chair/blanket! 

May 26th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

May 27th - PTA K-4 Extravaganza 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday, No School

May 31st - 4th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Vernon

FES Upcoming Spirit Week Volunteers Needed: 6th Grade Career Day

Forestville’s annual 6th Grade Career Day will take place on Friday, June 3rd. The tentative time for this event is 2:00-3:30pm. In order to make this event memorable for our 6th graders, we are looking for volunteers to serve as our Career Day presenters. Presenters will need to prepare a 15-minute presentation that focuses on how the presenter became interested in their career and the responsibilities involved with that career.

 Please email Sophie Biggar ([email protected]) if you are interested in participating. Thank you!

A note from our Librarian

As the end of the year is rapidly approaching, a gentle reminder that all library books are due no later than Friday, May 27. Each year, Miss Ciullo is required to complete an inventory of the library, which is why books are due before the end of school. Please be sure to check your homes and encourage students to check backpacks and their classrooms for all library materials. If you have concerns about missing books, please email Miss Ciullo at [email protected] . Thank you!

School Supplies 

It's never too early to start thinking about school supplies, and 1st Day School Supplies makes your life easier by providing kits for sale. So skip traveling to multiple stores to get your kiddos' school supplies and consider ordering online: https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=109043

Each year an FCPS committee organizes awards and recognition of community preschool teaching teams, administration, and centers who have provided a welcoming environment to children with disabilities and families at their school. 

This week, Mr. Washington was awarded the award for Exemplary FCPS Administrator for inclusive opportunities for preschoolers! Mr. Washington is dedicated to ensuring that our preschool students have equitable access to resources at Forestville such as participation in specials (art, music, library, PE), and are included in school events! Thank you Mr. Washington, for being an inclusive leader at Forestville. 

End of Year Celebration Reminder 

Forestville Elementary School is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all students. As you know, many children are at risk of having serious reactions to certain foods. Whole-class treats are not permitted to be distributed for birthdays, class parties, etc.  Students may each bring their own treats for classroom celebrations. Together, parents, families, and the school can keep the environment safe, healthy, and happy for everyone. We are committed to allowing all of our students to participate in celebratory activities while maintaining a safe environment for all. Thank you for your understanding and support in ensuring the safety and health of our Forestville Elementary students.

Change in Transportation?

If you would like to report a change in your child's method of transportation for the day please use our online "Change in Transportation" form. This type of reporting streamlines the process. Go to the Forestville website, scroll down, and click on the orange box labeled "change in transportation form."  You can also find the form here. As a reminder there are still no guest riders on busses for this school year. 

PTA Special Presentation from the Secret Service!

We are excited to have Ambassadors from the Secret Service present their NetSmartz Online Safety presentation. Click the link to join our PTA Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. 

School Medication Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

Immunization Update for Rising 7th Grade Students

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper documentation.  Please contact Ms. Huong Tran, our Registrar, at [email protected], if you have any questions. 

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

May 16th - Great Falls Golf Tournament

May 17th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Riverbend

May 24th - Virtual Cyber Safety Presentation (for parents) @ 7 p.m.  

May 25th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Riverbend

May 26th - Spring Choir, Band & Strings Concert @ 5:30 p.m. on the back lawn of Forestville Elementary School - bring your own chair/blanket! 

May 26th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

May 31st - 4th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Vernon

Student Arrival

Starting this Monday, May 16th, our normal arrival routine for students, as they enter the building, will resume. Students in Kinder-2nd grade will go to the cafeteria in the morning, and 3rd-6th will continue to go to the gym as they have before. Please assist us with this process by reminding your children of this shift back to our normal arrival routine on Monday, May 16th.

Dismissal will continue to be the same as it has been all year.

Thanks!  

End of Year Celebration Reminder 

Forestville Elementary School is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all students. As you know, many children are at risk of having serious reactions to certain foods. Whole-class treats are not permitted to be distributed for birthdays, class parties, etc.  Students may each bring their own treats for classroom celebrations. Together, parents, families, and the school can keep the environment safe, healthy, and happy for everyone. We are committed to allowing all of our students to participate in celebratory activities while maintaining a safe environment for all. Thank you for your understanding and support in ensuring the safety and health of our Forestville Elementary students.

Volunteers Needed: 6th Grade Career Day

Forestville’s annual 6th Grade Career Day will take place on Friday, June 3rd. The tentative time for this event is 2:00-3:30pm. In order to make this event memorable for our 6th graders, we are looking for volunteers to serve as our Career Day presenters. Presenters will need to prepare a 15-minute presentation that focuses on how the presenter became interested in their career and the responsibilities involved with that career.

 Please email Sophie Biggar ([email protected]) if you are interested in participating. Thank you!

A note from our Librarian

As the end of the year is rapidly approaching, a gentle reminder that all library books are due no later than Friday, May 27. Each year, Miss Ciullo is required to complete an inventory of the library, which is why books are due before the end of school. Please be sure to check your homes and encourage students to check backpacks and their classrooms for all library materials. If you have concerns about missing books, please email Miss Ciullo at [email protected] . Thank you!

Immunization Update for Rising 7th Grade Students

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper documentation.  Please contact Ms. Huong Tran, our Registrar, at [email protected], if you have any questions. 

School Medication Update

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

PTA Special Presentation from the Secret Service!

We are excited to have Ambassadors from the Secret Service present their NetSmartz Online Safety presentation. Click the link to join our PTA Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. 

Forestville PTA Presents Frozen the Musical 

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Final Reminder!

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Class Placement Parent Input (all grades)

If your child is returning to Forestville next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year, please reach out to Ms. Tran at [email protected] or 703-404-6000 to let us know.  

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in mid-August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships. Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests. Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the staffing of our teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this optional form by Friday, May 13th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Due to the tight timeline before school is out, late submissions cannot be considered.

Thank you!

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

May 9th - 6th Grade Math SOL (and 6th graders taking Math 7 SOL)

May 10th - 5th Grade Math SOL (and 5th graders taking Math 6 SOL)

May 11th - 4th Grade Math SOL, 6th Grade Field Trip to Maryland, 1st Grade Field Trip to the National Zoo

May 13th - 3rd Grade Math SOL

Thanks!!!

Here at Forestville Elementary, we want to send a big thank you and shout out to our wonderful PTA for all of the special treats and activities over this past Teacher Appreciation Week!

We appreciate all the time, energy, planning and resources that went into making us feel extra special this week! We appreciate you as well! 

Change in Transportation?

If you would like to report a change in your child's method of transportation for the day please use our online "Change in Transportation" form. This type of reporting streamlines the process. Go to the Forestville website, scroll down, and click on the orange box labeled "change in transportation form."  You can also find the form here. As a reminder there are still no guest riders on busses for this school year. 

Class Placement Parent Input (all grades)

If your child is returning to Forestville next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year, please reach out to Ms. Tran at [email protected] or 703-404-6000 to let us know.  

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in mid-August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships. Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests. Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the staffing of our teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this optional form by Friday, May 13th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Due to the tight timeline before school is out, late submissions cannot be considered. Thank you!

Celebrate Great Falls Golf Tournament:

We are really looking forward to making our Great Falls Golf Tournament a success again this year!  The website for registration is www.greatfallsgolf.org. Volunteers can sign up here.  As usual, we sincerely appreciate your continued support!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

May 3rd - 3rd Grade Reading SOL 

May 4th - 5th Grade Science SOL

May 6th - 5th Grade Park Authority Field Trip 

May 9th - 6th Grade Math SOL

May 10th - 5th Grade Math SOL 

May 11th - 4th Grade Math SOL, 6th Grade Field Trip to Maryland

School Calendar 2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board recently.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

Forestville Elementary Choir Preforms the National Anthem 

On 4/28 a group of choir students from Forestville Elementary School preformed the national anthem at the school board meeting! These students did a fantastic job and it was a wonderful performance. A big thanks to Ms. Patterson (Forestville's choir director) and our families for supporting these students! If interested you can watch the recording here.  

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing

Students at Forestville will be taking SOLs April 26th - May 19.  Please see the detailed schedule below to find your student’s assigned testing dates.  For more information about these important assessments, view the official SOL notification letter and the FCPS SOL page and/or VDOE SOL page

Students

Reading

Science

Math

3rd grade

Tues, May 3rd

N/A

Fri, May 13th

4th grade

Wed, April 27th

N/A

Wed, May 11th

5th grade

Fri, April 29th

Wed, May 4th

Tues, May 10th

6th grade

Tues, April 26th

N/A

Mon, May 9th

If you know your student will be absent on an SOL day, please contact Afton Carlson (Forestville’s test coordinator).

Meet our New Superintendent

Our incoming superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, is visiting FCPS next week to learn more about our schools and community. During her visit, there will be a special, in-person event for all FCPS staff, families, and students on Tuesday, May 3, starting at 7 p.m. More details, including how to register and submit questions, will be shared with you directly, by FCPS, via email in the coming days. This event is for the entire FCPS community 

On Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 p.m. FCPS will share details about this event in newsletters and directly via email.

Class Placement Parent Input (all grades)

If your child is returning to Forestville next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year, please reach out to Ms. Tran at [email protected] or 703-404-6000 to let us know.  

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in mid-August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships. Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests. Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the staffing of our teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this optional form by Friday, May 13th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Due to the tight timeline before school is out, late submissions cannot be considered. Thank you!

Celebrate Great Falls Golf Tournament:

We are really looking forward to making our Great Falls Golf Tournament a success again this year!  The website for registration is www.greatfallsgolf.org. Volunteers can sign up here.  As usual, we sincerely appreciate your continued support!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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Non-Profit Community Flyer Distribution

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Non-Profit Community Flyer Distribution

As outlined by FCPS Regulation 1367.2, school principals shall offer options to nonprofit organizations that want to make their materials available to students and parents. Please see the flyers we have collected below for our spring nonprofit flyer distribution.   These flyers must be related to the school’s educational mission and be age-appropriate. Community organizations must submit their materials in advance to the school’s principal and must include the disclaimer “These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.”Any questions or request to submit flyers for the spring distribution can be directed to Jennifer Wright.

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Friendly Reminder!

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, is Purple Up Day!

Wear purple tomorrow to show support for our Military-connected students and families. 

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. 

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

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Forestville Friday Updates 4/15/2022

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Upcoming Dates

April 20th - Purple Up Spirit Day
April 26th - 6th Grade Reading SOL
April 27th - 4th Grade Reading SOL
April 29th - 5th Grade Reading SOL

Purple Up Day is on April 20th!

Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. In Virginia, we are proud to be home to Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and Reserve families.

Here at Forestville Elementary, we want to acknowledge all of our military families and thank you for your service! 

Please wear purple on Wednesday, April 20th to show your support for our military families.

Celebrate #FCPSEarthWeek April 18-22!

All students are encouraged to join FCPS Get2Green in celebrating our division-wide Earth Week 2022 from April 18-22.  Earth Week is an engaging way to foster conversation and learning about environmental topics that are essential in developing students as environmental stewards and ethical and global citizens.

Show your Earth Week Spirit by wearing the color matching each day’s theme:

  • Monday, April 18 – Watershed Day (blue)
  • Tuesday, April 19 – Climate Change Day (red)
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Zero Waste Day and Military Child Day (purple) 
  • Thursday, April 21 – Energy Day (yellow)
  • Friday, April 22 – Earth Day (green)
Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing

Students at Forestville will be taking SOLs April 26th - May 20th  Please see the detailed schedule below to find your student’s assigned testing dates.  For more information about these important assessments, view the official SOL notification letter and the FCPS SOL page and/or VDOE SOL page

Grade-level

Reading

Science

Math

3rd grade

Tues, May 3rd

N/A

Fri, May 13th

4th grade

Wed, April 27th

N/A

Wed, May 11th

5th grade

Fri, April 29th

Wed, May 4th

Tues, May 10th

6th grade

Tues, April 26th

N/A

Mon, May 9th

If you know your student will be absent on an SOL day, please contact Afton Carlson (Forestville’s test coordinator).

YEARBOOK ORDERING

Please visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in our school code: 21994 (or you can search by our school name).

We have a couple of different options this year. Our soft-cover yearbook is priced at $20 and our hard-cover yearbook is priced at $30. The content will be completely the same, only the cover material differs. Please note that there is a minimum order we need to meet for the hard-cover yearbooks and, if it is not met, those who ordered them will receive the soft-cover book and the difference will be refunded by the PTA.

You also have the option of personalizing your yearbook with your child's name on the cover (lower right corner) for an additional fee. This works for both soft-cover and hard-cover types.

We are offering a discount to those who order early! The last day to order a yearbook at full price is Friday, April 22nd. The yearbook will be shipped directly to the school (unfortunately, cannot be shipped to your house) in early June.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All Students Coming Soon!

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

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.

Great Falls Online Silent Auction Update!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone participated in the most successful year ever for the Celebrate Great Falls Online Silent Auction!  Your efforts contributed to the auction well surpassing previous years, raising $45,594 for our three local schools - Great Falls, Forestville, and Colvin Run.

If you have any feedback or want to be involved in planning this auction next year, please email [email protected].  After the pandemic derailment, it was a big learning experience this year and we welcome any help to make this an even bigger success next year!

Here are some fun facts: 

* Number of items listed: 351

* Number of school-specific items: 132

* Number of auction page views: 34,751

* Number of bids: 1,511

* Number of bidders: 286

* Item with most bids: Four Stairs Farm - One Week of Culinary Camp (18)

* Biggest bid: $3,500

* Money raised: $45,594

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

1085 Utterback Store Road | Great Falls, VA 22066 | 703.404.6000 
Attendance: submit online or call 703.404.6098 | Web | Twitter

Forestville Friday Updates!!!

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Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing

Students at Forestville will soon be taking their SOLs. Please see the detailed schedule below to find your student’s assigned testing dates. For more information about these important assessments, view the official SOL notification letter and the FCPS SOL page and/or VDOE SOL page

Students             

Reading                 

Science               

Math

3rd grade

Tues, May 3rd

N/A

Fri, May 13th

4th grade

Wed, April 27th

N/A

Wed, May 11th

5th grade

Fri, April 29th

Wed, May 4th

Tues, May 10th

6th grade

Tues, April 26th

N/A

Mon, May 9th

If you know your student will be absent on an SOL day, please contact Afton Carlson (Forestville’s test coordinator).

Arrival Change After Spring Break

For the next five weeks, upon entering the building, we are going to have all of our students report to the gym where they will line up in their class line.

This is being done so that our school musical students and staff can have the cafeteria for rehearsal in the morning. As they get closer to their performance time, they will need access to the cafeteria so that they can start rehearsing on the stage and setting up their props.

Students will still continue to enter the building through Door #1 by bus, through Door #11 as a walker or through Door #8 by Kiss n Ride. However instead of Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students reporting to the cafeteria, all students will go to the gym to find their class line.

Students who are walkers will still enter through Door #11 on the side of the cafeteria. As they enter, there will be a staff member there to direct them alongside the back hallway to the gym to find their class line.

There will not be any changes to afternoon dismissal, the changes described above, will only effect morning arrival. Please help us by communicating the changes to student arrival to your child so they are ready for Monday. We will have staff throughout the building in the morning to support the change to student arrival. 

Yearbook Ordering

Please visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in our school code: 21994 (or you can search by our school name).

We have a couple of different options this year. Our soft-cover yearbook is priced at $20 and our hard-cover yearbook is priced at $30. The content will be completely the same, only the cover material differs. Please note that there is a minimum order we need to meet for the hard-cover yearbooks and, if it is not met, those who ordered them will receive the soft-cover book and the difference will be refunded by the PTA.

You also have the option of personalizing your yearbook with your child's name on the cover (lower right corner) for an additional fee. This works for both soft-cover and hard-cover types.

We are offering a discount to those who order early! Order by Friday, April 8th and get a $2 discount on either yearbook option. The last day to order a yearbook at full price is Friday, April 22nd. The yearbook will be shipped directly to the school (unfortunately, cannot be shipped to your house) in early June.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Free Online Tutoring Services for all Students Coming Soon!

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

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.

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver's Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Grade Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

1085 Utterback Store Road | Great Falls, VA 22066 | 703.404.6000 
Attendance: submit online or call 703.404.6098 | Web | Twitter

Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

April 4-8 Spring Break

April 16- Parents can see 3rd quarter report cards in ParentVUE

April 19- 3rd Quarter report cards go home for families requesting paper copy

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing

Students at Forestville will be taking SOLs. Please see the detailed schedule below to find your student’s assigned testing dates. For more information about these important assessments, view the official SOL notification letter and the FCPS SOL page and/or VDOE SOL page

Students

Reading

Science

Math

3rd grade

Tues, May 3rd

N/A

Fri, May 13th

4th grade

Wed, April 27th

N/A

Wed, May 11th

5th grade

Fri, April 29th

Wed, May 4th

Tues, May 10th

6th grade

Tues, April 26th

N/A

Mon, May 9th

If you know your student will be absent on an SOL day, please contact Afton Carlson (Forestville’s assistant principal and school test coordinator).

YEARBOOK ORDERING

Please visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in our school code: 21994 (or you can search by our school name).

We have a couple of different options this year. Our soft-cover yearbook is priced at $20 and our hard-cover yearbook is priced at $30. The content will be completely the same, only the cover material differs. Please note that there is a minimum order we need to meet for the hard-cover yearbooks and, if it is not met, those who ordered them will receive the soft-cover book and the difference will be refunded by the PTA.

You also have the option of personalizing your yearbook with your child's name on the cover (lower right corner) for an additional fee. This works for both soft-cover and hard-cover types.

We are offering a discount to those who order early! Order by Friday, April 8th and get a $2 discount on either yearbook option. The last day to order a yearbook at full price is Friday, April 22nd. The yearbook will be shipped directly to the school (unfortunately, cannot be shipped to your house) in early June.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All Students Coming Soon!

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

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.

Calling all Artists and Designers: Schoology Design Challenge

Are your students looking for a spring break activity. Create a design to fill the big blue field on the Schoology login page. All FCPS students in grades Pre-K-12 are eligible to submit. More information is available on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/news/calling-all-artists-and-designers-schoology-design-challenge.

Nominate a Forestville Staff Member for FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Forestville.

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Lottery registration window will opens Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  No late applications will be accepted.  Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications will be accepted.

Family Engagement Survey Participate Today! Deadline is April 3rd

Taking this survey will 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.  Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage.  Your voice matters!

For questions regarding the FCPS Family Engagement Survey, please contact our Family Liaison, Karen Meixner, at [email protected]

FCPS Family Resources

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

1085 Utterback Store Road | Great Falls, VA 22066 | 703.404.6000 
Attendance: submit online or call 703.404.6098 | Web | Twitter

Important Calendar Reminders!

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Calendar Reminders Early Dismissal on Thursday, March 31 Student Holiday on Friday, April 1 Spring Break Is April 4 - 8

As a reminder, students will be dismissed 2 hours early tomorrow, Thursday, March 31st at 2:00 PMthe last day of the third quarter.

Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students.

Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. 

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.   

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Upcoming Dates

March 26 - FCPS Special Education Conference

March 28 - School Picture Make-ups 

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

March 31 - Kinder Orientation (3:00-4:00pm) 

April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

April 4-8 Spring Break

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Kindergarten Orientation

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.

Save the Date! Online Auction

 

The Silent Auction benefiting FES ends on Monday, March 24th! 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

Make-up Day - March 28, 2022

This photo day is for students who were absent, new to the school, or who were not happy with their original package

(students are required to return their original package to the photographer).  

Anyone who has not ordered can still do so using the link below :

https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000915229

YEARBOOK ORDERING

Please visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in our school code: 21994 (or you can search by our school name).

We have a couple of different options this year. Our soft-cover yearbook is priced at $20 and our hard-cover yearbook is priced at $30. The content will be completely the same, only the cover material differs. Please note that there is a minimum order we need to meet for the hard-cover yearbooks and, if it is not met, those who ordered them will receive the soft-cover book and the difference will be refunded by the PTA.

You also have the option of personalizing your yearbook with your child's name on the cover (lower right corner) for an additional fee. This works for both soft-cover and hard-cover types.

We are offering a discount to those who order early! Order by Friday, April 8th and get a $2 discount on either yearbook option. The last day to order a yearbook at full price is Friday, April 22nd. The yearbook will be shipped directly to the school (unfortunately, cannot be shipped to your house) in early June.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All Students Coming Soon!

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

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.

Calling all Artists and Designers: Schoology Design Challenge

Are your students looking for a spring break activity. Create a design to fill the big blue field on the Schoology login page. All FCPS students in grades Pre-K-12 are eligible to submit. More information is available on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/news/calling-all-artists-and-designers-schoology-design-challenge.

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Lottery registration window will opens Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  No late applications will be accepted.  Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications will be accepted.

Family Engagement Survey

Taking this survey will 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.  Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage.  Your voice matters!

For questions regarding the FCPS Family Engagement Survey, please contact our Family Liaison, Karen Meixner, at [email protected]

1085 Utterback Store Road | Great Falls, VA 22066 | 703.404.6000 
Attendance: submit online or call 703.404.6098 | Web | Twitter

Forestville Friday Updates 3/18/2022

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Upcoming Dates

March 21 - 6th grade Panoramic Picture

March 26 - FCPS Special Education Conference

March 28 - School Picture Make-ups 

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

March 31 - Kinder Orientation (3:00-4:00pm) 

April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

April 4-8 Spring Break

Kindergarten Orientation

What: Kindergarten Orientation  

Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria); with a virtual streaming option through zoom as well

When: Thursday, March 31st from 3:00-4:00pm

Important Note: For 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.  

  **Please email Huong Tran if you will need the link for the virtual component. You do not need to reserve if you are coming in person.

To start the registration process: You will need to complete the forms in the enrollment bundle found on this link https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms  Please complete & print single sided. Do not sign the forms until you finalize registration in person.

Along with the forms, you will also need to provide the following:

  • Government Issued ID (such as a driver’s license)
  • Birth certificate for each student
  • Proof of Residency in Fairfax County: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements/documents
  • Deed OR Lease with three supporting documents (such as current utility bills with name and address)
  • Physical exam within 12 months of school start date, August 22, 2022
  • Immunization records
  • TB Test: For all students who have resided in a foreign country included on the High TB Burden Country List, for a consecutive period of four weeks.

I am available M-F from 10AM-3PM for registration if you have all your forms completed and documents. It will take about 10 minutes. Physicals can wait until mid-August. Any other times, please make an appointment.

**Please try to register before or after March 31 as it will be very busy on Orientation Day.

Please contact me, [email protected] or 703-404-6000 if you need assistance.  

Please help us spread the word to neighbors and friends who have preschool children and live within the Forestville Elementary School boundaries.

Make-up Day - March 28, 2022

This photo day is for students who were absent, new to the school, or who were not happy with their original package

(students are required to return their original package to the photographer).  

Anyone who has not ordered can still do so using the link below :

https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000915229

Family Engagement Survey 

Our Family Engagement Survey was sent to your email 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. Your voice matters!

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Lottery registration window will opens Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  No late applications will be accepted.  Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications will be accepted.

YEARBOOK ORDERING

Please visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in our school code: 21994 (or you can search by our school name).

We have a couple of different options this year. Our soft-cover yearbook is priced at $20 and our hard-cover yearbook is priced at $30. The content will be completely the same, only the cover material differs. Please note that there is a minimum order we need to meet for the hard-cover yearbooks and, if it is not met, those who ordered them will receive the soft-cover book and the difference will be refunded by the PTA.

You also have the option of personalizing your yearbook with your child's name on the cover (lower right corner) for an additional fee. This works for both soft-cover and hard-cover types.

We are offering a discount to those who order early! Order by Friday, April 8th and get a $2 discount on either yearbook option. The last day to order a yearbook at full price is Friday, April 22nd. The yearbook will be shipped directly to the school (unfortunately, cannot be shipped to your house) in early June.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Save the Date! Online Auction

The Silent Auction benefiting FES began on Monday, March 14th and runs through March 28th! 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

Register Now for the FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference on March 26

FCPS’s 17th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.

  • Parents and community members will be able to register online.
  • FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.
  • Individuals needing foreign language interpretation (Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Korean), American Sign Language (ASL), or Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) interpreters for the live sessions may request this on the registration form. 

For questions please contact [email protected] 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register

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Upcoming Dates

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]

Kindergarten Orientation

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.

NNAT TESTING

(First Grade)

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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