Forestville Updates 5/20

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Calendar Reminders

May 21st - 5th Grade Science SOL 🧪

May 27th - No School / Memorial Day

May 29th - ALL Library Books Due 📚

May 30th - Field Day *volunteers needed! 🎉

June 10th - Yearbook Distribution *PTA led

June 11th - 6th Grade Promotion 🎓

June 12th - Last Day of School / Early Release @ 2:00 p.m. 🌞

🎉Volunteers Needed - Field Day! 

Field day this year will be on Thursday, May 30th. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be June 5th.

Schedule: 

Grades K - 3: 9:45 - 11:15 

Grades 4 - 6: 1:45 - 3:15 

*if you would like to volunteer please sign-up here

📚A Note from Ms. Ciullo

It’s that time of year again! All Forestville Library Books are due by Wednesday, May 29. Please encourage your child(ren) to look around your home for any and all Forestville Books. Please remember books can be returned any day of the week, there is no need to wait for an assigned Library Day. If you have any questions, please email Miss Ciullo at [email protected]. Thank you!

🖥️ End-of-Year Assessment Scores

Family score reports for most spring assessments will be centrally distributed to families through SIS ParentVUE, with central mailing ongoing for VKRP assessments. 

  • iReady Grade 1-3 - expected in PVUE the week of 6/3 (non-PVUE delivery by the end of this year)
  • iReady Grade 4-6 - expected in PVUE the week of 6/24 (non-PVUE delivery before the start of next school year)
  • VKRP Grade K - expected central delivery via U.S. Mail the week of 7/8
  • WIDA ACCESS Score Reporting for Families - expected in PVUE the week of 5/28 (non-PVUE delivery by the end of June)
  • Official SOL Score Report: expected in PVUE the week of June 3 (non-PVUE delivery by EOY)
  • NEW“Parent Report” for SOL Growth for grade 3-8 reading and math tests: expected in PVUE by EOY (non-PVUE delivery EOY)
📝School Supplies 

The PTA is partnering with 1st Day School Supplies again this year! You can purchase all of your students' school supplies with one click AND have them delivered directly to Forestville! 

For those that wish to shop themselves - school supply lists can be found here

🏫Rising Kindergarten Registration

If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Ms. Kirk ([email protected]).

🩹 Health Room Notice

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 12th, 2024 at 1 pm.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room. If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site  on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

🩺Immunizations 

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), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 10 or older.  
  • As a parent/guardian, you may decide that your child not receive the HPV vaccination. The school does not require documentation if a parent/guardian elects for their student not to receive the HPV vaccination.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Student Information Assistant (SIA) or Registrar at your child’s school as soon as possible:

  • An immunization record showing that the child has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations listed above.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.

A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Final Community Conversation With the Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The date for the final Community Conversation is below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for the last community conversation of the school year.  Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you at this last Superintendent Community Conversation of the year.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review
  • 2024-25 School Year Budget Update
  • Free Student Bus Passes

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Forestville Updates

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Calendar Reminders

May 14th - 5th and 6th Math SOL 

May 15th - 3rd and 4th Math SOL / Evening Strings Concert 🎻

May 21st - 5th Grade Science 🧪 SOL 

May 27 - Holiday / No School 

May 30th Field Day 🏅

🎉Field Day 

Field day this year will be on Thursday, May 30th. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be June 5th.

Schedule: 

Grades K - 3: 9:45 - 11:15 

Grades 4 - 6: 1:45 - 3:15 

*if you would like to volunteer please sign-up here!

THANK YOU, PTA!

A big thank you to Neeharika Repaka, our VP of Community Affairs, all of our amazing room parents, and families for planning such an incredible teacher appreciate week for our staff. While this week is dedicated to acknowledging and appreciating our teachers and staff we know the heart and dedication they put into our students each and every day. 

🌟Remaining SOL Assessments Grade 3:
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 4:
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 5:
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
 Grade 6:
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
 Retakes:
  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.

A Note from the Health Room 🩹

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 12th, 2024 at 1 pm.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room. If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site  on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

🩺Immunizations 

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), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 10 or older.  
  • As a parent/guardian, you may decide that your child not receive the HPV vaccination. The school does not require documentation if a parent/guardian elects for their student not to receive the HPV vaccination.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Student Information Assistant (SIA) or Registrar at your child’s school as soon as possible:

  • An immunization record showing that the child has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations listed above.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.

A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

🌞Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Celebrating Students, Teachers, and Nurses
  • Help Raise Awareness of Fentanyl
  • 2025 FCPS Budget

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Principal Coffee and Family Feedback Reminders

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☕Principal's Coffee

Our next Principal Coffee will be TOMORROW, May 10th at 9:30 a.m., in the Forestville cafeteria. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning! 

Class Placement Parent Input (all grades) - Last day! 

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 2024-2025 school year, please reach out to Ms. Kirk 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 10th 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 5/3

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Calendar Reminders

May 6th - 10th Teacher Appreciation Week 🍎

May 7th - 5th & 6th Reading SOL  📚

May 8th - 3rd & 4th Reading SOL 📚

May 10th - Principal's Coffee ☕

May 14th - 5th & 6th Math SOL 🧮

May 15th - 3rd & 4th Math SOL 🧮 / Evening Strings Concert 🎻

☕Principal's Coffee

Our next Principal Coffee will be Friday, May 10th at 9:30 a.m., in the Forestville cafeteria. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you on May 10th! 

🎉Field Day - Save the Date

Field day this year will be on Thursday, May 30th. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be June 5th.

Schedule: 

Grades K - 3: 9:45 - 11:15 

Grades 4 - 6: 1:45 - 3:15 

*a sign-up for volunteers needed will be published soon!

🌟SOLs Starting THIS WEEK

*see schedule below 

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up.

These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

Grade 3:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 4:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 5:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
 Grade 6:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
 Retakes:
  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.

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 2024-2025 school year, please reach out to Ms. Kirk 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 10th 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!

🩺Immunizations 

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), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 10 or older.  
  • As a parent/guardian, you may decide that your child not receive the HPV vaccination. The school does not require documentation if a parent/guardian elects for their student not to receive the HPV vaccination.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Student Information Assistant (SIA) or Registrar at your child’s school as soon as possible:

  • An immunization record showing that the child has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations listed above.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.

A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

📰 FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Summer Extravaganza
  • Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders
  • No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

🎶Langley Chorus

The Langley High School Chorus proudly presents "The Magical Music of Disney" – a spectacular showcase of your favorite Disney tunes, brought to life by our talented chorus members on May 15th and 16th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at langleychorus.thundertix.com. General admission is $10 for adults and just $5 for students. Additionally, FCPS Faculty/Staff members are entitled to two complimentary tickets each. Students adorned in Disney costumes will receive FREE admission to this unforgettable event! Can't plan ahead? Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Get ready to sing, dance, and relive the magic of Disney with the Langley High School Chorus!

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No School Tomorrow - May 3rd

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❗Teacher Workday Tomorrow 

TOMORROW, Friday, May 3, is teacher workday; there is no school for students in observance of Orthodox Good Friday.

See the school year calendar.

Kindergarten Orientation TOMORROW

What: Kindergarten Orientation  

Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria)

When: Friday May 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

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. 

To start the registration process: You will need to complete the forms in the enrollment bundle found on this link. 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.

**Please try to register before or after May 3rd as it will be very busy on Orientation Day.

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

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Forestville Updates 4/27

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Calendar Reminders

May 3rd - No School for Students/Teacher Workday/Kindergarten Orientation

May 7th - 5th & 6th Reading SOL  📚

May 8th - 3rd & 4th Reading SOL 📚

May 10th - Principal's Coffee ☕

☕Principal's Coffee

Our next Principal Coffee will be Friday, May 10th at 9:30 a.m., in the Forestville cafeteria. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you on May 10th! 

🌟SOLs Starting Soon

*see schedule below 

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in May.

These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

Grade 3:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 4:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 5:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
 Grade 6:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
 Retakes:
  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.

🏫Kindergarten Orientation

What: Kindergarten Orientation  

Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria)

When: Friday May 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

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. 

To start the registration process: You will need to complete the forms in the enrollment bundle found on this link. 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.

**Please try to register before or after May 3rd as it will be very busy on Orientation Day.

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

🩹A Message from the Health Room Allergy Season

Allergy season is upon us! Tree pollen has been moderated to high, and we are seeing a lot of uncomfortable students in the clinic. Signs and symptoms of allergies include congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes nose and throat, runny nose, fatigue, cough. If your student has known seasonal allergies, it is time to start them back on their allergy medication as directed by your physician."

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 2024-2025 school year, please reach out to Ms. Kirk 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 10th 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!

📄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. 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 administration and must include the disclaimer “These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.”

To see the Spring Non-Profit Flyers click here

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
  • Weigh in on School Health Services
  • FCPS Shines Bright With Continued ENERGY STAR® Recognition

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Forestville Friday Updates 4/19

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Calendar Reminders

April 19th - LAST DAY to order a YEARBOOK / PTA Sock Hop *see flyer below

April 22nd - 26th Earth Week Spirit Week 🌎 *see flyer below

April 23rd - Online Safety Parent Presentation @ 6:30 p.m. *see information below

May 1st - PTA Talent Show

May 2nd - PTA Talent Show

May 3rd - Teacher Workday - No School for Students / Kindergarten Orientation 

🌎Let's Celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week! April 22 - April 26

Students and Staff are invited to wear the color matching each day’s theme to show your Earth Week spirit!

  • Monday, April 22 – Earth Day - Wear Green
  • Tuesday, April 23 – Watershed Day - Wear Blue
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Zero Waste Day - Wear White
  • Thursday, April 25 – Climate Change Day - Wear Red
  • Friday, April 26- Wildlife Day - Wear Nature Print

Next week is Earth Week! While we all work hard to protect our planet each day, Earth Week gives us a chance to learn about new opportunities and make commitments to do even more. Visit FCPS Get2Green for more information.

Earth Week Events in Our Community

Continue the learning and have fun with our Fairfax County Partners:

Fairfax County Park Authority's Earth Day Festival will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10am-4pm at the Sully Historic Site. The festival will include earth and nature-focused programs, scavenger hunts, and more.

The 6th Annual Mount Vernon District Environment Expo: Get Outdoors! Learn and Do! will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. The goal of this free, family-friendly event is to educate and inform attendees about the environmental challenges that we face on a daily basis and how we can all act to save our planet.

SOL Schedule

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in May.

These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

Grade 3:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 4:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 5:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
 Grade 6:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
 Retakes:
  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.

💻Online Safety Parent Presentation

When: Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: Forestville Cafeteria

What: Presented by a U.S. Secret Service Agent in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

If you have any questions please contact our School Counselor, Shana Schnaue

 

🏫Kindergarten Orientation 

What: Kindergarten Orientation  

Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria)

When: Friday May 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

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.  

To start the registration process: You will need to complete the forms in the enrollment bundle found on this link. 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.

**Please try to register before or after May 3rd as it will be very busy on Orientation Day.

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

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

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

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

AAP Spring Newsletter

Check out the Spring AAP Newsletter below, coming to you from the Advanced Academic Program Central Office.

AAP Spring Newsletter English 

AAP Spring Newsletter Spanish

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Spring Assessments
  • Family Conference
  • Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Yearbook Orders & Sock Hop Reminder

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YEARBOOK - Last Chance! ✅

TOMORROW 4/19 is the LAST DAY to place an order for a yearbook. Purchase a yearbook here. Our school code is: 21994.

Reach out to the yearbook team at [email protected] with any questions.

All yearbook orders must be placed by TOMORROW April 19th - there is no guarantee that any extras will be ordered. The ONLY WAY to secure a yearbook for your child is to purchase one by tomorrow (4/19). 

GET READY TO SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL! 🎶🎵

Who: Forestville 4th, 5th & 6th Graders 

When/Where: April 19, 2024, 6:00-8:00pm FORESTVILLE CAFETERIA

Tickets: $10.00 - Includes two slices of pizza and a drink. Purchase tickets here.

FUN: 🎉 Megawatt DJ, a photobooth 📸 and lots of fun and dancing!

**THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT- EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE AN ADULT PRESENT FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE DANCE**

Adults do NOT need a ticket.

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Calendar Reminders

April 15th - Purple Up Spirit Day

April 16th - 5th Grade Integrated Reading/Writing SOL

April 19th - LAST DAY TO ORDER A YEARBOOK / PTA Sock Hop (Gr. 4-6) *see flyer below

April 23rd - Online Safety Parent Presentation @ 6:30 p.m. *see flyer below

April 22nd - 26th - Earth Week Spirit Week *see flyer below

Main Office Updates

For the next several weeks our office will be short-staffed. We are very fortunate to have several substitutes filling in and helping out. We ask that you please afford our office staff with patience and grace during this time. 

Purchase a Yearbook!  April 19th is the deadline to order!

Yearbooks are available for purchase now here.  (School code 21994)

Reach out to the yearbook team at [email protected] with any questions.

💻Online Safety Parent Presentation

When: Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: Forestville Cafeteria

What: Presented by a U.S. Secret Service Agent in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

If you have any questions please contact our School Counselor, Shana Schnaue

💜Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child. Forestville would like to recognize and honor all of our military connected students. If you have a military connected child, meaning the parent is currently military or has retired, and would like your child(ren) recognized, please send the following information to Mrs. Schnaue at [email protected]. Please include a picture of your child with the military connected person.

Information will be shared on a poster recognizing your child in the Front Hall at Forestville.

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. 

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 administration and must include the disclaimer “These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.”

Please submit flyers for review by April 17th, for the spring 2023 distribution, to Jennifer Wright.

🌎 Earth Week Spirit Week

Students and Staff are invited to wear the color matching each day’s theme to show your Earth Week spirit!

- Monday, April 22 – Earth Day - wear green

- Tuesday, April 23 – Watershed Day - wear blue

- Wednesday, April 24 – Zero Waste Day - wear white

- Thursday, April 25 – Climate Change Day - wear red

- Friday, April 26 - Wildlife Day - wear nature print

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

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

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

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • School Health Services Satisfaction Survey
  • Webinars and Events for Families
  • FCPS Is One of the Best Communities for Music Education

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Forestville Updates

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Calendar Updates

April 8th - 15th Basketball Spirit Week *see flyer below 

April 10th - Student Holiday/No School

April 12th - PTA Student & Staff Basketball Game 🏀 *see flyer below 

April 19th - PTA Sock Hop (Gr. 4-6) *see flyer below

April 16th - 5th Grade Integrated Reading/Writing SOL

April 23rd - Online Safety Parent Presentation @ 6:30 p.m. *see flyer below

💻Online Safety Parent Presentation

When: Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: Forestville Cafeteria

What: Presented by a U.S. Secret Service Agent in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

If you have any questions please contact our School Counselor, Shana Schnaue

💜Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child. Forestville would like to recognize and honor all of our military connected students. If you have a military connected child, meaning the parent is currently military or has retired, and would like your child(ren) recognized, please send the following information to Mrs. Schnaue at [email protected]. Please include a picture of your child with the military connected person.

Information will be shared on a poster recognizing your child in the Front Hall at Forestville.

SOL Schedule

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

Grade 3:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 4:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 5:
  • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
    • ✨New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage. For more information along with practice questions please visit theVDOE website.
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
 Grade 6:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
 Retakes:
  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.

Kindergarten Orientation 

What: Kindergarten Orientation  

Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria)

When: Friday May 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

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.  

To start the registration process: You will need to complete the forms in the enrollment bundle found on this link. 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.

**Please try to register before or after May 3rd as it will be very busy on Orientation Day.

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

Community Peer Program (Preschool) 

Forestville Elementary School is pleased to announce that we will have community peers in our preschool program in the 2024-2025 school year! The early childhood special education staff members have been investigating the possible opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. This will involve teaching preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills.

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (1-2 per class), who are age 3 ½ -5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities. The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

 All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Feel free to contact Meagan Bahamonde ([email protected]) for further explanation of our program and to request an interest form.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Month of the Military Child
  • Register for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Teaching Real-World Math Skills

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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"Rock Your Socks" 🧦Tomorrow 3/21/2024

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"Rock Your Socks" 🧦 

World Down Syndrome Day - TOMORROW March 21st 

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. To help raise awareness and show your support wear brightly colored, mis-matched socks 🧦to celebrate and embrace our differences! 'ROCK YOUR SOCKS' with our Down Syndrome community. To learn more information - visit the Virginia Down Syndrome Association Website.

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Forestville Updates 3/19/2024

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Calendar Reminders

March 21st - World Down Syndrome Day - wear mis-matched socks! 🧦🧦🧦

March 22nd - Celebrate Great Falls Auction Closes

March 25th - April 2nd Spring Break 🌷 *students return April 3rd

April 3rd - 6th Grade Pano Photo 📸

April 4th - NNAT Testing (1st Grade)

April 12th - Student/Staff Basketball Game 🏀 *see flyer for more information

World Down Syndrome Day - March 21st 

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21st, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. To help raise awareness and show your support  wear brightly colored, mis-matched socks 🧦 to celebrate and embrace our differences! 'ROCK YOUR SOCKS' with our Down Syndrome community! 

Spring Break

March 25-29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar.

April 1 and April 2

There will be no school for students on April 1st and 2nd for school planning/teacher work days. See the complete School Year Calendar

SOL Schedule

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

Grade 3:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 4:
  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th
Grade 5:
  • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
    • ✨New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage.
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
 Grade 6:
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
 Retakes:
  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.

Community Peer Program (Preschool) 

Forestville Elementary School is pleased to announce that we will have community peers in our preschool program in the 2024-2025 school year! The early childhood special education staff members have been investigating the possible opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. This will involve teaching preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills.

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (1-2 per class), who are age 3 ½ -5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities. The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

 All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Feel free to contact Meagan Bahamonde ([email protected]) for further explanation of our program and to request an interest form.

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey Today!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. 

Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from our partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

🏅 Nominations Open for First Class Award for Inclusion 

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First Class Awards. The awards are presented annually to educators, administrators, and students who support, design, and/or implement programs or activities that include students with disabilities that result in positive outcomes for all students. The ACSD will recognize award winners at the Family Summit on Saturday, April 20

Nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools by Friday, March 22. Email [email protected] with questions.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • Fairfax County’s Funding of the FCPS Budget
  • Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.

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Make-up & Re-take Pictures TOMORROW

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PICTURE MAKEUP/RETAKE DAY

TOMORROW Monday, March 18th is make-up and/or re-take picture day at Forestville Elementary. Victor O’Neil Studios did not send out proofs this year. Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late! 📸

Please visit this website to view your students picture and place an order or decide to have the picture retaken on Monday. Use your student ID when prompted for the online code. For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Thank you!

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Student Holiday Reminder

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📅Calendar Reminder 

TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 5, is a school holiday for students - there is NO SCHOOL for students. Central offices and school offices will remain open. See the complete school year calendar

Read Across America Spirit Week

Wednesday (3/6/2024) - Use your creativity to create a wacky outfit or hair style! 

Thursday (3/7/2024) - Wear a shirt from a place that you have visited or want to visit to celebrate reading adventures 

Friday (3/8/2024) - Wear your class shirt or Forestville gear to show that we are a team of collaborators 

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Calendar Updates

March 4th - 8th - Read Across America Week

March 5th - Student Holiday / Presidential Primary

March 10 - Daylight Savings Begins (Spring Forward) 

March 11-22 - Celebrate Great Falls Online Auction

Click here to view the 2023-2024 school year calendar.

Click here to view the 2024-2025 school year calendar.

Click here to read last week's FES PTA newsletter updates.

New Student Information Assistant

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Amani Kirk, as our new Student Information Assistant. Amani has done a wonderful job as our office assistant the past couple of school years and will now take over as our SIA. She “officially” begins her new role as SIA on Monday, March 4th. If you happen to see her while at school, please congratulate her on her new role as our SIA. 🎉

Read Across America Spirit Week BINGO Night

Last Friday was our annual Bingo Night and Ice Cream Social sponsored by the PTA. 

Thank you to our chairs, Lauren Hertling and Arati Mahna for organizing this program for our school community. 

Families enjoyed ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery and many prizes for kids and adults. Thank you to all who attended and supported this wonderful event - it was nice to see so many families having fun! 

Bus Driver Appreciation 🚌

February was Love the Bus Month, and February 22 was School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Forestville gave each of our bus drivers a goodie bag filled with treats!

FCPS employs more than 1,800 drivers who transport an estimated 131,000 students safely to and from school each day.

Our drivers and attendants take pride in being the first FCPS face students see in the morning and the last one they see before heading home for the evening.

FCPS Purple Up - T-Shirts Avaliable for Purchase 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected]

Purchase a Yearbook! 

Yearbooks are available for purchase now here.  (School code 21994)

Reach out to the yearbook team at [email protected] with any questions.

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer our third Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Our families' feedback is critical in helping us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight on March 3. A public link will be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will also be available at each school. Please stay tuned for more information.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Where FCPS Funding Comes From
  • Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey Opens March 3

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Principal Coffee and BING Night TOMORROW 2/23

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Principal Coffee Tomorrow ☕

Our next Principal Coffee will be TOMORROW Friday, February 23rd at 9:30 a.m., in the Forestville cafeteria. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning! 

PTA Bingo Tomorrow Night

One of our most beloved events is back again this year with the help of our volunteer co-chairs, Lauren Hertling and Arati Mahna. Get your tickets on our Memberhub site and get ready to have a fun time with Mr. Mills returning to call Bingo for us!

Volunteers are needed to make this a success! Please sign up to help us on Friday 23 February 2024 for BINGO Night and the Ice Cream Social! There are slots available for teens who might be looking for volunteer hours! For questions, please contact Anna Griffin at [email protected].

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Forestville Friday Updates!

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Calendar Reminders 

February 19th - No School/President's Day

February 23rd - Principals Coffee ☕*more information below / PTA BINGO Night

February 29th - PTA Yearbook Competition Ends

Trash or Treasure 

💗 WHAT: Candy Wrapper collection in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and the Rubicon Company 

💕WHEN: The entire month of February

💗WHERE: Forestville Main Lobby 

💕WHY: The candy wrappers will be recycled into "doggie bags" instead of going into a landfill! 

Principal Coffee 2/23 ☕

Our next Principal Coffee will be on Friday, February 23rd. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Spring 2024 SOL Testing Schedule 

Tuesday May 7th - 5th and 6th Reading SOL 

Wednesday May 8th - 3rd and 4th Reading SOL 

Tuesday May 14th - 5th and 6th Math SOL 

Wednesday May 15th - 3rd and 4th Math SOL 

Tuesday May 21st - 5th Science SOL 

*Students in 5th grade will participate in the Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) Componet of the SOLs - the date for this assessment will be coming out in the next Forestville Friday Updates.

Purchase a Yearbook! 

Yearbooks are available for purchase now here.  (School code 21994)

Reach out to the yearbook team at [email protected] with any questions.

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

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

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

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

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

Eating Disorder Notification

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget
  • Register for Superintendent Community Conversations
  • Kindergarten Registration

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.

Bingo Night

One of our most beloved events is back again this year with the help of our volunteer co-chairs, Lauren Hertling and Arati Mahna. Get your tickets on our Memberhub site and get ready to have a fun time with Mr. Mills returning to call Bingo for us!

Volunteers are needed to make this a success! Please sign up to help us on Friday 23 February 2024 for BINGO Night and the Ice Cream Social! There are slots available for teens who might be looking for volunteer hours! For questions, please contact Anna Griffin at [email protected].

Yearbook Announcement

We are excited to announce the return of the Forestville yearbook cover contest for 2024! Our theme this year will be "The World is your Playground". All students are invited to submit their entries by February 29th, 2024

Some guidelines for the artwork:

  • On 8.5 x 11 unlined white paper
  • Vertical orientation
  • Hand drawn original art work only - crayon, markers, colored pencils, etc.
  • Must include "Forestville Elementary School" and "2023-24"
  • Try to include school symbols and mottos
  • Do NOT include your name in the artwork
  • Only one entry per student
  • When scanning and sending, please use highest resolution possible

Please scan and email your artwork to the yearbook team at [email protected] and include your students name and grade in the email. The artwork itself should not contain the name of the student. Want to participate in other ways? All Forestville students are invited to submit an entry answering the question -

 "If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?"

 These entries can be submitted by uploading a photo of your child using eShare and adding their answer under the description. (Answers may be edited for brevity). These submissions are due by April 1st, 2024.

Link to eShare: https://hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=21994

All students who submit an entry will be entered into a raffle for a free yearbook!

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Picture Day Tomorrow 2/7 📸

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Picture Day TOMORROW! 

School Picture Day is TOMORROW Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Images will be available to view and purchase approximately two weeks following our school's picture day. Save time and Pre-order online here!

Purchase a Yearbook! 

Yearbooks are available for purchase now here.  (School code 21994)

Reach out to the yearbook team at [email protected] with any questions.

FES TRASH OR TREASURE

💗 WHAT: Candy Wrapper collection in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and the Rubicon Company 

💕WHEN: The entire month of February

💗WHERE: Forestville Main Lobby 

💕WHY: The candy wrappers will be recycled into "doggie bags" instead of going into a landfill! 

FES TRASH OR TREASURE

💗 WHAT: Candy Wrapper collection in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and the Rubicon Company 

💕WHEN: The entire month of February

💗WHERE: Forestville Main Lobby 

💕WHY: The candy wrappers will be recycled into "doggie bags" instead of going into a landfill! 

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

National School Counseling Week!

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National School Counseling Week

This week is National School Counseling Week! As we begin National School Counseling Week, we want to start of by thanking Ms. Schnaue and Ms. Powers for all of the wonderful support they provide for our students, parents, and staff here at Forestville.

If you get a chance to see them this week, please let them know how much they are appreciated.

Thanks Ms. Schnaue and Ms. Powers!

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

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