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Ms. Melissa Torres

 

Welcome to Ms. Torres!

We are happy to welcome Ms. Melissa Torres as our new music teacher! As a product of Fairfax County Public Schools (Cardinal Forest ES and Lake Braddock Secondary), she is excited to now be teaching in FCPS!

Ms. Torres is a recent graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Education. In her spare time, she enjoys many hobbies – the ukulele, Tae Kwon Do, jigsaw puzzles, and tv binging!  An interesting fact about Ms. Torres is that her family is half Mexican and half Bolivian.  Welcome to the Villa, Ms. Torres! We are very happy to have you join the Villa family!

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

February 19th:    Meet Frost Afterschool Specialist at Frost Middle School

February 25th:    3rd Grade Folk Dance Night 6:30 pm in the Villa Gym

March 2nd:           Read Across America Day

March 5th:            Boosterthon FunRun

April 2nd:              5th/6th Grade Spring Chorus Concert

April 13th:             Villa Kindergarten Orientation

Check Out our Villa Website: Our Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

Click here to learn more mission, vision, and beliefs of the Fairfax Villa community.

Read Across America School Spirit Week

Hello, Villa Families! Please, join us for our annual Read Across America Spirit Week, March 2 -6th. The schedule will be as follows: 

Monday:              Pajama Day

Tuesday:             School Planning Day/No School

Wednesday:        Hat Day

Thursday:            School-wide Fun Run

Friday:                 Character Day

The Frost Middle School PTA Invites You to Meet the Afterschool Specialist

Please come to the Frost Middle School PTA Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19th, to meet Mrs. Deborah Metzger, Coordinator of Frost's After School Activities. Mrs. Metzger will share with parents’ details on the program including its current offerings, hours of operation, how clubs are identified, and the rules for participating in the program. She will also take questions.

Frost Middle School is located at 4101 Pickett Road in Fairfax. The meeting will start at 9:30 am. Mrs. Metzger's presentation will begin at approximately 10:00 am.  If you have any questions, please contact LaTisha Elcock, Frost PTA President, at president@frostmspta.org.

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know someone in the community who will have a child in kindergarten next year? Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact our registrar, Jose Flores, at 703.267.2801 or JLFlores@fcps.edu, to make an appointment and start the registration process. Click here for more information about kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten Orientation

Help us spread the word that KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION will take place, Monday, April 13th beginning at 2:00 pm in the Fairfax Villa cafeteria.  Doors open at 1:40 pm for students and parents to begin arrival check-in.  We look forward to meeting our future young scholars and their families.

Parent Survey of Students Grades 3-8 About AAP Level IV (full-time) Services

Fairfax County Public Schools has engaged with external researchers to examine our Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in grades 3-8, with a focus on Level IV services.  As one of several data collections in the review, researchers are seeking input from all parents of students in grades 3-8 through an online survey.  Individual survey responses will be anonymous, will go directly to the researchers, and will not be viewed by FCPS staff.  

Responses will be used by the researchers to craft recommendations for program improvements that will be shared with the FCPS School Board in late March.  Parents are asked to complete the survey only one time, even if they have multiple children in grades 3-8.  The survey is expected to start being sent directly to parent emails by mid-February and will close on February 28, 2020, in order to give researchers time to analyze results for their final report in March of 2020.  There will be a School Board work session on March 24, 2020 with the final report.  

  

Successful Villa Gives Laundry Drive

 

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Boosterthon Pledging Is Open!

Log on to funrun.com to create your Villa students’ profile(s) and start sharing with friends and family. We kick off with the Boosterthon pep rally on February 24 and our FUN RUN on March 5.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R6xJ1AUQijzae53vUJ0hB6b4dcHFyNn_/view?usp=sharing

March 5 fun run schedule (planning for both indoor and outdoor possibilities) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aU3DF0BOr9Z4FpPQZqEnV8egD9dzWmwqr5jidV_dOkw/edit?usp=sharing

If you can, plan on attending to cheer on your runner(s)!

Last Chance! Spirit Wear Store Closes This Week!

 

We’ve been LOVING all the new Villa dragon gear we’re seeing around school! The store is open until FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21: online payments only. Selection and store can be found here: https://wildhaggissports.com/teamstore/team/FVES

Gratitude Video: Don’t Forget!

For Teacher & Staff Appreciation week in May, we want to have dozens of video clips from students expressing their gratitude for our amazing school personnel. Please send a 30 second or less video showing gratitude to 2019appreciate@gmail.com BEFORE March 31! 

Spring After School Activities

Registration for Spring After School Activities will open on February 20 and run until midnight on March 15.  Flyers will be going home in the Tuesday Folder on February 18.

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Ms. Kelley Dauberman

 

We are sad to announce that one of our music teachers, Kelley Dauberman, will be moving onto another opportunity with Fairfax County Public Schools beginning on February 18th.  Mrs. Dauberman became a part of our Villa family in the fall of 2013 and jumped right into provide students with a wonderful music education. While at the Villa, Mrs. Dauberman planned the annual Veterans Day performances, Winter Sing-Alongs, and 6th Grade Showcases that continue to be valued traditions. We wish her the best as she transitions into her new position at Columbia and Woodburn Elementary Schools.  

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

February 10th:    Villa Laundry Drive

February 19th:    Meet Frost Afterschool Specialist at Frost Middle School

February 25th:    3rd Grade Folk Dance Night 6:30 pm in the Villa Gym

March 2nd:          Read Across America Day

March 5th:           Boosterthon FunRun

April 2nd:             5th/6th Grade Spring Chorus Concert

April 13th:            Villa Kindergarten Orientation

Villa Gives Laundry Drive

This year, the Fairfax Villa SCA is sponsoring the Villa Gives Laundry Drive. We will be collecting laundry cleaning items to donate to a local family shelter, during the week of February 10-14. These items will be used for families at the shelter and for families that are transitioning into their own housing.

Examples, liquid laundry detergent, powder laundry detergent, laundry detergent pods, and dryer sheets etc.

For more information or questions, please contact, Mrs. Autman (TLAutman@fcps.edu) or Ms. Rubin (CRRubin@fcps.edu).

Check Out our Villa Website: Fairfax Villa Events

Click here to see our upcoming events. Don’t forget that you can search for a certain event by typing in a keyword or dates.

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know someone in the community who will have a child in kindergarten next year? Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact our registrar, Jose Flores, at 703.267.2801 or JLFlores@fcps.edu, to make an appointment and start the registration process. Click here for more information about kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten Orientation

Help us spread the word that KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION will take place, Monday, April 13th beginning at 2:00 PM in the Fairfax Villa cafeteria.  Doors open at 1:40 pm to begin arrival check-in.  We look forward to meeting our future young scholars and their families.

The Frost Middle School PTA Invites You to Meet the Afterschool Specialist

Please come to the Frost Middle School PTA Meeting on Wednesday, February 19th, to meet Mrs. Deborah Metzger, Coordinator of Frost's After School Activities. Mrs. Metzger will share with parents’ details on the program including its current offerings, hours of operation, how clubs are identified, and the rules for participating in the program. She will also take questions.

Frost Middle School is located at 4101 Pickett Road in Fairfax. The meeting will start at 9:30am. Mrs. Metzger's presentation will begin at approximately 10am.

If you have any questions, please contact LaTisha Elcock, Frost PTA President, at president@frostmspta.org.

Reading Across America

Monday, March 2nd is Read Across America Day and it will kick off many events at the Villa to celebrate reading!  Classroom teachers will have a “Read-In” sometime during the day.   Students may wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal/pillow.   Also, student athletes from George Mason University will be taking time out of their schedules to visit and read-aloud favorite children’s books to many classrooms during the day.  On Friday, March 6th, the school will have “Book Character Day!”  Staff and students may dress up as their favorite book characters.

Positivity Character Trait Of The Week:   LOVE

What does LOVE mean? The character strength of love represents the way we think, feel, and behave towards the people with whom we have close relationships. If you love a person, that person makes you feel safe and secure. You can be yourself with that person. You miss that person when he/she is not around.

WHY DOES IT MATTER? Love is imperative to an individual’s happiness and fulfillment in life. person. Itallows us to open to another person and be vulnerable. That openness gives us the ability to learn and grow. Love produces positive feelings, which help negate loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

- MAYA ANGELOU

Ms. Alterman and friend enjoy time in the Villa gym!

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Winter Activities – Important!

Parents, please make sure you come into the school and check your student out with the teacher.  We have had kids running out of the building to meet parents in the car.  Your child will not be dismissed until the teacher either has a parent physically sign a child out or sees the parent and dismisses your child.  

Spring After School Activities

Registration for Spring After School Activities will open on February 20 and run until midnight on March 15.  Flyers will be going home in the Tuesday Folder on February 18.

Coming Soon: Villa Fun Run!

Fairfax Villa is hosting a fundraiser, and our goal is to raise $25,000 for enrichment items throughout the school! A full list of our goal items will be coming soon!

In just a few weeks from now, family and friends will support our school by giving pledges to-wards the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run.

We’ve asked the fundraising experts at Booster to power our program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more fun. 

Click the link below to learn more about our upcoming program!

https://vimeo.com/177157581

Last year, our school profited $25,000 to fund laptops for the fourth grade. Help us reach our goal this year by connecting with sponsors! 

Pledging Opens - 2/17

        Log on to FUNRUN.COM (your account info from last year should be the same!)

Pep Rally - 2/24

Event Day - 3/5

        SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited! 

We’ll be sharing more information over the next few weeks.

Thanks so much! 

Share The Love: Join The PTA! 

It’s never too late to support our work! Join online: https://fairfaxvilla.memberhub.store/

 

Spirit Wear Store Is Open!

We’ve been LOVING all the new Villa dragon gear we’re seeing around school! The store is open again for a SHORT TIME, online payments only. Selection and store can be found here: https://wildhaggissports.com/teamstore/team/FVES

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@ PTAFairfaxVilla on Facebook

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Welcome Ms. Reina Ayala!

Welcome Ms. Ayala!

We are excited to welcome Ms. Reina Ayala - Fairfax Villa’s newest custodian. Ms. Ayala has been working for Fairfax County Public Schools for 14 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling back to El Salvador to spend vacation time there. When not traveling, Ms. Ayala enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have been married for 28 years and are the proud parents of two sons. One son is working on his master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin and the other son is closer to home studying at NOVA to later become a veterinarian.   Welcome to the Villa, Ms. Ayala! We are very happy to have you join the Villa family!

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

February 5th:       Winter Band Concert 7:00 pm

February 10th:     Villa Laundry Drive

February 25th:    3rd Grade Folk Dance Night 6:30 pm

March 5th:            Boosterthon FunRun

 

Check Out our Villa Website: Our ESOL Program

Click here to learn more about the ESOL program at Fairfax Villa and in FCPS!

 

Positivity Character Trait Of The Week: FORGIVENESS

What does FORGIVENESS mean? Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice itForgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive can consider things from another’s perspective.

Why Does It Matter? For individuals, forgiveness has benefits that range from increased health to developing positive relationships to coming to an understanding that no one is without fault. Remaining bitter and angry increases your stress levels, and forgiveness helps an individual release that resentment, and repair or strengthen his/her relationships.

Quote Of The Week

 “Let us forgive each other—only then will we live in peace.” -- LEO TOLSTOY

Villa Gives Laundry Drive

This year, the Fairfax Villa SCA is sponsoring the Villa Gives Laundry Drive. We will be collecting laundry cleaning items to donate to a local family shelter, during the week of February 10-14. These items will be used for families at the shelter and for families that are transitioning into their own housing.

Examples, liquid laundry detergent, powder laundry detergent, laundry detergent pods, and dryer sheets etc.

For more information or questions, please contact, Mrs. Autman (TLAutman@fcps.edu) or Ms. Rubin (CRRubin@fcps.edu).

School Psychologist

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

First graders write about – and wish for – snowmen.

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First Ever Global Fest: A Grand Success!

Thank you to *every* family, teacher, staff member who participated in or attended our first ever Global Fest; because of YOU it was an unforgettable experience! Thank you to Claudia Morales who chaired the event, and every volunteer who served on the Global Fest committee! We can’t wait to do it again next year! 

 

Spirit Wear Store Is Open!

We’ve been LOVING all the new Villa dragon gear we’re seeing around school! The store is open again for a SHORT TIME, online payments only. Selection and store can be found here: https://wildhaggissports.com/teamstore/team/FVES

 

Save The Date: Boosterthon!

This year, the culmination of our Boosterthon school fundraising drive (the Villa Fun Run!) will be taking place on Thursday, March 5. Stay tuned to PTA announcements for more details regarding the schedule if you want to come cheer your students on. While we are hopeful for a warm March day to hold the event outdoors as usual, we will have an indoor (glow run in the gym) contingency plan.

 

Gratitude Video: Don't Forget!

For Teacher & Staff Appreciation week in May, we want to have dozens of video clips from students expressing their gratitude for our amazing school personnel. Please send a 30 second or less video showing gratitude to 2019appreciate@gmail.com BEFORE March 31st! 

 

Reminder! No PTA Meeting Wednesday, February 5

It will instead be held on Thursday, March 12. Thank you!

 

@ FairfaxVillaPTA on Instagram & Twitter 

@ PTAFairfaxVilla on Facebook

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Friday lunchtime is the best time!

 

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

January 24th Fairfax Villa Global Fest

January 31st Quarter 2 Positivity Assembly

January 31st  School Spirit Day: Jersey Day!

February 5th 7:00 pm Winter Band Concert

February 10th Villa Laundry Drive

February 25th 6:30 pm 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night

 

  This Friday is Global Fest!

January 24th  6:30-8:30 pm in the Fairfax Villa Gym

Please consider participating in our first annual International Night event! Bring a food, present information, share poetry or fashion, whatever you and your student feel comfortable doing! What is your global heritage? Share it! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rK--8vKaotmgVC-RA-XkwV_fRq1DKNHW0WdSvWIFZO4/edit

Performances, Displays, Fashion Show, and/or Foods from ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES!

Can you name the country or people that each of these flags represent?

 

Attend the event to learn a little more about each of them!  We welcome everyone to come browse and enjoy!

 

 

Check Out our Villa Website: January Happenings

Click here to see photos of many  exciting learning adventures at Fairfax Villa in January!

 

Quarterly Positivity Assemblies

On January 31st we will be holding our Quarter 2 Positivity Assembly. One of the purposes of the assembly is to recognize students who have displayed a character trait from the Positivity Project during the second quarter. Your student’s teacher will let you know if your student is receiving an award so that you can make arrangements to attend if you would like.

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Grades 4, 5, and 6            

10:15 am - 10:45 am: Grades, K, 1, 2, and 3

 

School Psychologist

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

 

Villa Gives Laundry Drive

This year, the Fairfax Villa SCA is sponsoring the Villa Gives Laundry Drive. We will be collecting laundry cleaning items to donate to a local family shelter, during the week of February 10-14. These items will be used for families at the shelter and for families that are transitioning into their own housing.

Examples, liquid laundry detergent, powder laundry detergent, laundry detergent pods, and dryer sheets etc.

For more information or questions, please contact, Mrs. Autman (TLAutman@fcps.edu) or Ms. Rubin (CRRubin@fcps.edu).

 

Dessert on Broadway

Presented by W.T. Woodson’s Choral Department

Show dates this year are Thursday-Saturday, January 23-25, with a preview show on Wednesday, January 22 for teachers and staff.

Tickets for the general can be purchased by visiting www.ticketleap.com (please search DESSERT ON BROADWAY). All purchases will require a credit card, along with the purchaser’s billing information. Shows usually sell out well in advance – so don’t delay!

All proceeds will go to support the production and W.T. Woodson’s choral programs. Please contact tickets@woodsonchorus.org with any questions.

Citizen of the Week and 2 friends enjoy a Lunch Bunch with Mr. Lee.

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Fairfax County SEPTA

Did you know that Fairfax County SEPTA has an extensive list of upcoming community events that are informative, helpful, and in most cases free? Review and register for the events here:

https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/

PTA News

Look for the flyer in today’s folders for more information about upcoming events like BOOSTERTHON (Fun Run date: Thursday March 5), Spirit Wear, Spring Running Club, and an important note regarding the next scheduled PTA meeting: the meeting tentatively scheduled for Wednesday February 5 will now take place instead on THURSDAY MARCH 12. Mark your calendars!  

@ FairfaxVillaPTA on Instagram & Twitter 

@ PTAFairfaxVilla on Facebook

Decades Day with our Villa Staff!

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Ms. Pamela Motter

Welcome To The Villa!

We are excited to welcome Ms. Pamela Motter as Fairfax Villa’s newest Special Education teacher. Ms. Motter has worked in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools and is now pursuing her master’s degree in special education at George Mason University.  Ms. Motter’s family moved to this area after her husband’s retirement from the Navy. They have two grown children.  Welcome to the Villa, Ms. Motter! We are very happy to have you join the Villa family!

Fairfax Villa Global Fest! January 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please consider participating in our first annual International Night event! Bring a food, present information, share poetry or fashion, whatever you and your student feel comfortable doing! What is your global heritage? Share it! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rK--8vKaotmgVC-RA-XkwV_fRq1DKNHW0WdSvWIFZO4/edit

Important Upcoming Dates

January 16th   Rising 7th Parent Orientation

January 24th   Fairfax Villa Global Fest

January 31st   Quarter 2 Positivity Assembly

February 5th    Winter Band Concert

February 25th  3rd Grade Folk Dance Night 

 

Check Out Our Villa Website: Our School Counselors!

Click here to learn more about our school’s counseling program. We have two counselors, a social worker and a psychologist who serve our students.

Positivity Character Trait Of The Week (January 13th – January 17th): PRUDENCE

What does PRUDENCE mean? Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. It's a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them.

Why Does It Matter?  Prudence supports effective individual self-management. Whether aspiring for an athletic record, academic grade, or purchasing a car, foresight and planning are necessary.

Quote Of The Week

“Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, and those to be shunned.” -CICERO

 

Quarterly Positivity Assemblies

On January 31st we will be holding our Quarter 2 Positivity Assembly. One of the purposes of the assembly is to recognize students who have displayed a character trait from the Positivity Project during the second quarter. Your student’s teacher will let you know if your student is receiving an award so that you can make arrangements to attend if you would like. Below are the dates and times of the assemblies and spirit days for the remainder of the year.

Quarter 2  January 31st       School Spirit Day: Jersey Day!

Grades 4, 5, and 6                 9:30 am -10:00 am

Grades K, 1, 2, and 3            10:15 am -10:45 am

Quarter 3  April 17th             School Spirit Day: Wear Green for Positivity!

Grades 4, 5, and 6                 9:30 am -10:00 am

Grades K, 1, 2, and 3            10:15 am -10:45 am

Quarter 4  June 12th            School Spirit Day: Wear Green for Positivity!

Grades K, 1, 2, and 3            9:30 am -10:00 am

Grades 4, 5, and 6                10:15 am -11:15 am **

                                               ** End of year awards assembly

 

School Psychologist

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

W.T. Woodson’s Choral Department’s 31st Annual Broadway Revue: Dessert on Broadway!

Show dates this year are Thursday-Saturday, January 23-25, with a preview show on Wednesday, January 22 for teachers and staff.

Tickets for the general public can be purchased by visiting www.ticketleap.com (please search DESSERT ON BROADWAY). All purchases will require a credit card, along with the purchaser’s billing information. Shows usually sell out well in advance – so don’t delay!

All proceeds will go to support the production and W.T. Woodson’s choral programs. Please contact tickets@woodsonchorus.org with any questions.

Reading with a 1st grade buddy is lots of fun!

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After School Activities Start This Week!

There is still room for registration for the Young Rembrandts class on Wednesdays! Email for more info.

Boosterthon Coming Soon!

Boosterthon is next month and we are looking for local businesses to help sponsor school-wide t-shirts! If you are a business owner and are interested in placing your company’s name on the back of our shirts, please contact Meg! villapta@gmail.com 

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Welcome Mr. Brendan Lyons!

 

We are excited to welcome Mr. Brendan Lyons as Fairfax Villa’s newest teacher. Mr. Lyons will be the special education teacher working with the 2nd grade team. After teaching in both Fairfax County and Loudon County schools, Mr. Lyons comes to us with experience in several different grade levels. A fun fact is that he earned a bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2014 USA Track and Field National Masters Indoor Championships. Mr. Lyons and his wife have a one year old son. Welcome to the Villa, Mr. Lyons! We are very happy to have you join the Villa family!

 

Important Upcoming Dates

January 24th Fairfax Villa Global Fest

February 5th 7:00 pm Winter Band Concert:

February 25th 6:30 pm 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  No late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, parent presentations are available in both English and Spanish on the AAP public website (see “Parent Presentations”). These presentations have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. The website also includes the timeline for the 2019-2020 school year and all forms that you will need.

Referrals and all accompanying materials should be submitted to the school office (attention: Mrs. Wilkins, AART) no later than January 9, 2020 before 4:15 pm. Please contact Mrs. Wilkins with any questions at cmwilkins@fcps.edu.

Check Out our Villa Website: Fairfax Villa History!

Click here to see a history of our school. Enjoy reading about our “birthday” of August 30, 1965 as well as stories from Villa teachers and the why behind the name of our gym, a special award and our traditions.

  

Ms. Rubin’s 3rd graders drew themselves in snow globes!

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Welcome Back!

Two big reminders from your PTA this week:

  1. After School Activities start next week, 1/13/20!
  2. GLOBAL FEST is coming up very soon! See more information below. 
First Global Fest At Fairfax Villa!

This year we are SO THRILLED to host an International night event at our school! It will take place Friday, January 24 (snow date February 7) and we need YOU to make the event happen! The event will showcase a heritage talent show, a heritage fashion show, world jeopardy, potluck, and country display by Villa students, parents and friends. Maybe you want to have a table display about your cultural background, make a traditional food to share, perform a dance, or participate in a heritage fashion show (or all of these!). Here’s a form to tell us how you’d like to join the event!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rK--8vKaotmgVC-RA-XkwV_fRq1DKNHW0WdSvWIFZO4/edit

 

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Fairfax Villa Book Fair 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

December 13th-19th Scholastic Book Fair

December 18th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Book Fair Evening Event

December 20th Winter Sing Along

December 23 through January 3 Winter Break

January 24th Fairfax Villa Global Fest

February 5th 7:00 pm Winter Band Concert:

February 25th 6:30 pm 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night

2019 Scholastic Book Fair

Does your child love to read?  Looking for gift ideas? We invite you to visit our annual Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading!  The 2019 Book Fair is being held December 16th-19th with the Evening portion on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm.   Come to browse or buy, and keep in mind all profits directly benefit Fairfax Villa Elementary School!

Winter Break

As a reminder, students will be out of school from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. Students return on Monday, January 6, 2020.  School office will be closed December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020.

Winter Sing Along: This Friday, December 20th

Our Annual Winter Sing Along is this Friday, December 20th in the Fairfax Villa gym! Grades 1, 3, and 5 will be singing at 1:15 pm, and grades K, 2, 4, and 6 will be singing at 2:45 pm. All community members attending this event will need to sign in using the Visitor Management System (VMS). If you have previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, you will check in at a designated table in the lobby and receive a visitor tag. If you have not previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, please allow time to do so prior to the event. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of seasonal music and fun!

 

Check Out our Villa Website: December Happenings

The month of December is a busy one at Fairfax Villa! Check our December Happenings photo gallery for pictures of our learning adventures!

 

POSITIVITY CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE WEEK: SELF CONTROL

What does SELF CONTROL mean? Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Those with self-control can limit impulsive behavior. They have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised.

WHY DOES IT MATTER? For individuals, self-control helps them delay the short-term gain in pursuit of a greater, long-term success. This strength is associated with having an “internal locus of control;” of being in control of (and responsible for) your own personal choices – and the outcomes of those choices.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” - MARCUS AURELIUS

 

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First Global Fest At Fairfax Villa! 

This year we are SO THRILLED to host an International night event at our school! It will take place Friday January 24 (snow date February 7) and we need YOU to make the event happen! Maybe you want to have a table display about your cultural background, make a traditional food to share, perform a dance, or participate in a heritage fashion show (or all of these!). Here’s a form to tell us how you’d like to join the event!

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Gratitude Video: Submissions Requested!

The winter break would be a GREAT TIME to complete this request! Please send a 30 second or less video showing gratitude to 2019appreciate@gmail.com. Anyone can submit a video; we will be using the clips for Teacher & Staff Appreciation week in May so submit them anytime between now and March 31!

Happy Winter Break!

A sincere thank you to everyone who attended a PTA event this year, and a special appreciation for every single person who gave their time to help make these events happen! We hope you have a WONDERFUL winter break, and we look forward to our future events and meetings. See you in 2020!

Villa Staff Was Treated To A Pancake Breakfast By The Admin Team!

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 12th 7:00 pm Winter Strings Concert

December 13th-19th Scholastic Book Fair

December 18th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Bookfair Evening Event

December 20th Winter Sing Along

December 23rd through January 3rd Winter Break

January 9th Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

February 5th 7:00 pm Winter Band Concert:

February 25th 6:30 pm 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night

Winter Break

It is that time of the year where cold weather arrives.  I want to thank you in advance for ensuring students are dressed appropriately and bundled in heavier coats and boots, when necessary.  In addition, please stay tuned to inclement weather updates on the local news channels, Channel 21, or on the FCPS website.  If you haven’t already done so, it is a good idea to update your child’s emergency care card and have an alternate plan in place if the weather causes school to open later or dismiss early.  I hope you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.  I look forward to seeing the Dragons in 2020!  As a reminder, students will be out of school from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. Students return on Monday, January 6, 2020.  School office will be closed December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020.

2019 Scholastic Bookfair

Does your child love to read?  Looking for gift ideas? We invite you to visit our annual Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading!  The 2019 Book Fair is being held December 13th, 16th- 19th with the evening portion on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.   Come to browse or buy, and keep in mind all profits directly benefit Fairfax Villa Elementary School!

Winter Sing Along: December 20th

Our Annual Winter Sing Along is on Friday, December 20th in the Fairfax Villa gym! Grades 1, 3, and 5 will be singing at 1:15 pm, and grades K, 2, 4, and 6 will be singing at 2:45 pm. All community members attending this event will need to sign in using the Visitor Management System (VMS). If you have previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, you will check in at a designated table in the lobby and receive a visitor tag. If you have not previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, please allow time to do so prior to the event. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of seasonal music and fun!

Check Out our Villa Website: Library Information!

Want to reserve books in our school library? Click the LIBRARY link in the top menu of our Fairfax Villa website  to see where students can log in and check what is available!

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  No late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, parent presentations are available in both English and Spanish on the AAP public website (see “Parent Presentations”). These presentations have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. The website also includes the timeline for the 2019-2020 school year and all forms that you will need.

Referrals and all accompanying materials should be submitted to the school office (attention: Mrs. Wilkins, AART) no later than January 9, 2020 before 4:15 pm. All referrals and optional materials must be submitted in hard copy/paper form. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Wilkins with any questions at cmwilkins@fcps.edu.

 

 

POSITIVITY CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE WEEK    HUMILITY

What does HUMILITY mean? Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated)

sense of their abilities and achievements. True humility is a sign of strength; it is a quiet confidence in who you are. It requires an honest self-reflection on your strengths and weaknesses, and self-control over ego, arrogance, and vanity.

WHY DOES IT MATTER? Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” -ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Thank you to Meg Moody and the Villa PTA for an extravagant Cocoa with Kids. A fabulous family event for all!

 

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Thank You!

Cocoa with Kids was a *huge* success, thank you to all who came! If you did not yet access the photo booth pictures, here is the link! https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q5veTQpXsBD3gVjN6 (Special thanks to Johnny Wen for the donation of his camera equipment!) 

Spirit Night at Panera Tomorrow!

Present this image (or use promo code “PRFUND” when ordering online for carryout) between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm and our PTA will share the proceeds! Yum!

First Global Fest at Fairfax Villa!

This year we are SO THRILLED to host an International night event at our school! It will take place Friday January 24 (snow date February 7) and we need YOU to make the event happen! Maybe you want to have a table display about your cultural background, make a traditional food to share, perform a dance, or participate in a heritage fashion show. Here’s a form to tell us how you’d like to join the event!

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Registration for Winter After School Activities

Registration is now open for Winter After School Activities and will continue until December 14 at midnight.  We have something for everyone! Magic and more! Classes start the week of January 13, 2020. For more information and to register for classes, please go to https://tinyurl.com/fvesenrichment

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Ms. Gaskins’ students practice for the Winter Singalong

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Cocoa With Kids Tomorrow

Cocoa with Kids is tomorrow and Friday 8:00 am - 8:45 am! Thursday, December 5 is for students in grade levels: 1, 3, 4, 5, preschool & middle ID -and Friday, December 6 is for students in grade levels: K, 2, 6, upper & lower ID.  You received invitations from your student with their specific date and time, but please feel free to come to either/or event. A photo booth, coffee, snacks and more will also be there! 

The Villa blacktop will be open for parking as well as parking spaces along the streets.  Please do not park in the Teachers parking lot.

**Remember this is not a drop off event.  You must stay with your child until staff members join us in the cafeteria at 8:45 am.

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New In The Villa Library - Our Puzzle Table!

AAP Level IV Referral/Screening Information

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 9:30 am in the school cafeteria, Mrs. Wilkins, Fairfax Villa’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold an information meeting about the AAP Level IV (full-time) referral/screening process.  This meeting is intended for parents/guardians of current 2nd-6th graders who plan on submitting Level IV referrals, which are due by 1/9/20. The presentation will include information on screening files (referrals, work samples, etc.), as well as the screening process and timeline. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Wilkins at cmwilkins@fcps.edu.

Fall Picture Re-Take Day

Fall Picture Re-take day is this Friday, December 6th.  If you would like your child to have their picture taken that day, please let the teacher know so that they can send home the payment form prior to picture day.

Dear Parents,

Mrs. Moore’s classroom is excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. 

All around Fairfax Villa, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be in the main office for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Bernier, Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Moore

Mrs. Moore's Class Asks You To ColorCycle!

2019 Scholastic Book Fair

Does your child love to read?  Looking for gift ideas? We invite you to visit our annual Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading!  The 2019 Book Fair is being held December 13th, 16th-19th with the Evening portion on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm.   Come to browse or buy, and keep in mind all profits directly benefit Fairfax Villa Elementary School!

Winter Sing Along: December 20th

Our Annual Winter Sing Along is on Friday, December 20th in the Fairfax Villa gym! Grades 1, 3, and 5 will be singing at 1:15 pm, and grades K, 2, 4, and 6 will be singing at 2:45 pm. All community members attending this event will need to sign in using the Visitor Management System (VMS). If you have previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, you will check in at a designated table in the lobby and receive a visitor tag. If you have not previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, please allow time to do so prior to the event. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of seasonal music and fun!

Winter Happenings!
  • Scholastic Book Fair: December 13th-19th
    • Evening Event: December 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Winter Strings Concert: Thursday, December 12th 7:00 pm
  • Winter Sing Along: Friday, December 20th
    • Grades 1, 3, and 5 at 1:15 pm
    • Grades K, 2, 4, and 6 at 2:45 pm
  • Winter Band Concert: Wednesday, February 5th – 7:00 pm
  • 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night: Tuesday, February 25th – 6:30 pm

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Cocoa With Kids This Week!

Attend our brand new breakfast event--Cocoa With Kids! The event will take place on Thursday, December 5 for students in grade levels: 1, 3, 4, 5, preschool & middle ID -and- Friday December 6 for students in grade levels: K, 2, 6, upper & lower ID.

There will be a photo booth for memory-keeping, hot chocolate, coffee, and small snacks. Also look for our MUG OF WISHES where you can select gift card wishes to help our school help others.

PTA Members

Look for the message requesting volunteer help or email Meg for more info about volunteering! villapta@gmail.com 

Spirit Night: Panera Wednesday, December 11

Look for the flyer next week to take with you to Panera for some comfort food, and our PTA shares the proceeds! It will be Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and, BONUS, you can simply order online for carryout during those hours and enter “PRFUND” as the promo code and we still benefit. 

Registration For Winter After School Activities

Registration is now open for Winter After School Activities and will continue until December 14 at midnight.  We have something for everyone! Magic and more! Classes start the week of January 13, 2020. For more information and to register for classes, please go to https://tinyurl.com/fvesenrichment

Fall After School Activities End This Week!

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December Twins, Dave and Danielle!

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With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we take a moment to share our thanks with you, our wonderful Fairfax Villa community. We are grateful for our hard-working students and staff and for our supportive families. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved vacation from school and work and savor the time with your families.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

KJ An & Dave Gerstner

Ms. Kathy Tozier

Welcome, Kathy Tozier!

We are excited to welcome Kathy Tozier as our new instructional assistant who will be working with our 5th graders.  She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and has previously taught in FCPS.

Although originally from North Dakota, Ms. Tozier has lived in the Villa neighborhood for many years. She has two college aged children and enjoys bike riding, knitting and gardening.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Tozier to the Villa family!

Fall Picture Re-Take Day

Fall Picture Re-take day is Friday, December 6th.  If you would like your child to have their picture taken that day, please let the teacher know so that they can send home the payment form prior to picture day. 

All County Chorus

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Registration For Winter After School Activities 

A flyer went home in last Tuesday's folder.  Registration is now open for Winter After School Activities and will continue until December 14 at midnight.  We have something for everyone! Classes start the week of January 13, 2020. For more information and to register for classes, please go to https://tinyurl.com/fvesenrichment

Fall After School Activities will end the week of December 2.   Cocoa With Kids Next Week!

 

Soon you will be receiving an exclusive invitation from your student to attend our brand new breakfast event--Cocoa With Kids! The event will take place on Thursday December 5 for students in grade levels: 1, 3, 4, 5, preschool & middle ID -and- Friday December 6 for students in grade levels: K, 2, 6, upper & lower ID.

Gratitude Video: Submissions Requested

Here is a quick way to express gratitude, and help us recognize the awesome teachers and staff of Fairfax Villa ES! Has someone made your day? Do you really enjoy your teacher? Do you appreciate the smile from a janitor? Now is your time to let them know! Please send a 30 second or less video showing gratitude to 2019appreciate@gmail.com. Anyone can submit a video, we will be using the clips for Teacher & Staff Appreciation week in May so submit them anytime between now and March 31!

@ FairfaxVillaPTA on Instagram & Twitter 

@ PTAFairfaxVilla on Facebook

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  Villa Thanksgiving Luncheon Tomorrow and Thursday

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon!

Due to limited capacity of the cafeteria and parking, Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held over two days.  Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, PM Preschool and Ms. Wilson’s class will have their Thanksgiving Luncheon tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th.  Grades K, 2, 6, AM Preschool as well as Ms. Moore’s and Ms. McNamee’s class will have their luncheon on Thursday, November 21st.  

Students in grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 will eat lunch in their classrooms on Thursday, November 21st, and students in grades K, 2, and 6 will eat lunch in their classrooms on Wednesday, November 20th.  We encourage your child to bring a packed lunch from home on the day that he/she eats in the classroom.  If your child decides to buy lunch on one of these days, a bag lunch will be delivered to your child’s classroom during their regularly scheduled lunch time. 

Our Thanksgiving Luncheon menu will consist of: Roast Turkey w/dressing, Green Beans, Fresh Fruit, Whipped Potatoes with Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Milk.

If you have not yet pre-purchased your lunch ticket you may still do so in the front office.  The price for lunch is $4.50 for adults and any non-school aged child.  You may pay by cash or check (please make checks payable to Fairfax Villa Food Service.  Parents do not need to purchase a ticket for children who currently attend Fairfax Villa.  The lunch price will be deducted from their lunch account if they buy Thanksgiving lunch.  If they do not have money in their lunch account, they may bring $3.25 for lunch. 

We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you at the Villa tomorrow, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st!

  Check Out our Villa Website: November Happenings!

Click here to see November Happenings at the Villa. Enjoy the pictures of our Veterans’ Day program, a 5K run, students at work and much thankfulness! More pictures will be added throughout the month.

AAP Level IV Referral/Screening Information

On December 4, 2019, at 9:30 am in the school cafeteria, Mrs. Wilkins, Fairfax Villa’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold an information meeting about the AAP Level IV (full-time) referral/screening process.  This meeting is intended for parents/guardians of current 2nd-6th graders who plan on submitting Level IV referrals, which are due by 1/9/20. The presentation will include information on screening files (referrals, work samples, etc.), as well as the screening process and timeline. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Wilkins at cmwilkins@fcps.edu.

Our Award-Winning Staff!

Thank you to the community members who sent in award nominations for our staff members. See below for how you can still help!

Here are the winners for each category: 

Outstanding New Teacher: Cara Rubin

Outstanding Teacher: Nicole Lee

Outstanding Professional Employee: Lisa Clarke

Outstanding Operational Employee: Jose Flores

Outstanding Leader: KJ An

If you have any further information or input on these, please email that to Mr. Gerstner by tomorrow, November 20th. The next step is for them to compete with winners from other schools in the Woodson Pyramid, so anecdotes or positive ways in which they have worked with your children would be very appreciated.

Ms. Gaskins teaching Hopi Corn Song

 

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Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteers

Volunteers Still Needed for Tomorrow & Thursday!

Please consider giving an hour of your time to help make our Thanksgiving luncheons successful for our entire school! Plan to volunteer only when your own student is not eating, the Sign-Up Genius will have more information about when each class is celebrating. THANK YOU!

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Gratitude Video: Submissions Requested!

Here is a quick way to express gratitude and help us recognize the awesome teachers and staff of Fairfax Villa ES! Has someone made your day? Do you really enjoy your teacher? Do you appreciate the smile from a janitor? Now is your time to let them know! Please send a 30 second or less video showing gratitude to 2019appreciate@gmail.com. Anyone can submit a video; we will be using the clips for Teacher & Staff Appreciation week in May so submit them anytime between now and March 31!

Mark Your Calendars: Cocoa with Kids

Soon you will be receiving an exclusive invitation from your student to attend our brand-new breakfast event--Cocoa with Kids! The event will take place on Thursday December 5 for students in grade levels: 1, 3, 4, 5, preschool & middle ID -and- Friday December 6 for students in grade levels: K, 2, 6, upper & lower ID. 

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Villa "Thankful Cart" for our staff members last week.

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Our Award-Winning Staff!

Thank you to the community members who sent in award nominations for our staff members. See below for how you can still help!

Here are the winners for each category: 

  • Outstanding New Teacher: Cara Rubin
  • Outstanding Teacher: Nicole Lee
  • Outstanding Professional Employee: Lisa Clarke
  • Outstanding Operational Employee: Jose Flores
  • Outstanding Leader: KJ An

If you have any input on these award winning recipients, please email that to Mr. Gerstner by November 20. The next step is for him to present these winners to the Woodson Pyramid for consideration as the principals select  their representatives for each category.

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon!

Due to limited capacity of the cafeteria and parking, Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held over two days.  Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, PM Preschool and Ms. Wilson's class will have their Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, November 20th.  Grades K, 2, 6, AM Preschool as well as Ms. Moore's and Ms. McNamee's class will have their luncheon on Thursday, November 21st.     

Students in grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 will eat lunch in their classrooms on Thursday, November 21st, and students in grades K, 2, and 6 will eat lunch in their classrooms on Wednesday, November 20th.  We encourage your child to bring a packed lunch from home on the day that he/she eats in the classroom.  If your child decides to buy lunch on one of these days, a bag lunch will be delivered to your child’s classroom during their regularly scheduled lunch time. 

Our Thanksgiving Luncheon menu will consist of:

Roast Turkey w/dressing, Green Beans, Fresh Fruit, Whipped Potatoes with Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Milk.

In order to get everyone through the lunch line in a timely fashion, we are asking that you purchase your lunch ticket ahead of time from the school office.  The price for lunch is $4.50 for adults and any non-school aged child.  To pre-purchase your lunch, please submit exact dollar amount as we will not be able to give changes.  You may send in cash or check (please make checks payable to Fairfax Villa Food Service).   Presale luncheon tickets will be on sale through Friday, November 15th.  On the day of the luncheon, please sign in and pick up your tickets from the office.  Parents do not need to purchase a ticket for children who currently attend Fairfax Villa.  The lunch price will be deducted from their lunch account if they buy Thanksgiving lunch.  If they do not have money in their lunch account, they may bring $3.25 for lunch.  Please RSVP and pre-purchase your tickets by Friday, November 15th. 

We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you at the Villa on November 20th and 21st!

 

Positivty Project Character Trait Of The Month Is Gratitude

We are focusing the entire month of November on the character trait of gratitude.  Out of all 24 character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being.  It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism.

What does gratitude mean?

Gratitude is the quality of feeling and expressing thankfulness and appreciation.  It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world, and that we have received that goodness.  People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness.  A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

 

Fairfax Villa Family Engagement Survey Results

This year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) conducted a division-wide Family Engagement Survey to all families with students in grades K-12.

The survey asked families to provide their feedback on their engagement at their child’s school in six core areas:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community.

We are proud that Fairfax Villa families reported:

  • 95 percent feel our school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 95 percent feel welcome at our school.
  • 96 percent feel the children feel safe at our school.
  • 95 percent feel information provided to me is easy to understand
  • 96 percent feel our school is safe. 

This feedback will help us continue to strengthen family engagement and foster a Caring Culture.

 

Fairfax Villa Welcomes Our Veterans!

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Spirit Night At Chipotle Is Tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 13, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Thanksgiving Luncheon:  Volunteers Needed!

Please consider giving an hour of your time to help make our Thanksgiving luncheons successful for our entire school! Plan to volunteer only when your own student is not eating, the Sign Up Genius will have more information about when each class is celebrating. THANK YOU!

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Mark Your Calendars: Cocoa With Kids

Soon you will be receiving an exclusive invitation from your student to attend our brand new breakfast event--Cocoa With Kids! The event will take place on Thursday December 5 for students in grade levels: 1, 3, 4, 5, preschool & middle ID -and- Friday December 6 for students in grade levels: K, 2, 6, upper & lower ID.   

SEPTA Inclusion Night: November 18

Celebrate Inclusive Schools Week and learn about inclusive programming in FCPS! Register free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusion-night-2019-tickets-80952161093

Ms. Lee Teaching Word Study

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Pumpkin Fun in Ms. Wheeler's Class!

 

Veteran’s Day Concert

Please join us on Monday, November 11th, for our annual Veteran’s Day concert at 10:30 am in the Fairfax Villa gym. All students and staff are encouraged to wear RED, WHITE, and Blue! Veterans and immediate family are invited to a reception prior to the program beginning at 10:00 am in the library and will be escorted to the program at 10:30 am. If you are a Veteran attending, or family member of a Veteran who will be attending, please RSVP HERE so we can ensure to provide a sufficient amount of seating. 

All community members attending the performance will need to sign in using the Visitor Management System (VMS). If you have previously scanned your drivers license using the VMS, you will check in at a designated table in the lobby and receive a visitor tag. If you have not previously scanned your driver’s license using the VMS, please allow time to do so prior to the event.

Green Out!  This Friday!

This Friday, November 8th, students will attend our newly formatted quarterly assemblies emphasizing Positivity Project Character Traits and unity as Villa Dragons. Students are invited to participate in a school wide ‘Green Out’ by wearing Green!  Green is the base color for the Positivity Project, representing hope, optimism, and endurance. Green also happens to be one of our school colors! Should green not be available, students are invited to wear any of our school colors (blue, green, or white).

Please Return Federal Impact Aid Survey

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. The form was sent home in your child’s THT folder. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.  If you need a replacement form, please contact Jose Flores at 703-267-2801 or JLFlores@fcps.edu.

Learn more about Impact Aid in this short video

 

New This Week - on Our Fairfax Villa Website!

Read the results of the FCPS Parent Engagement Survey. The survey asked families to provide their feedback on their engagement at their child’s school in six core areas: welcoming environment, communication, student success, advocacy, family and school partnerships, and collaboration with the community. Learn how our school, our pyramid, our region and all FCPS are regarded in those areas by our families.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

We are pleased to invite Parents and Community Members to our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon!

Due to limited capacity of the cafeteria and parking, Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held over two days.  Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, PM Preschool and Ms. Wilson's class will have their Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, November 20th.  Grades K, 2, 6, AM Preschool as well as Ms. Moore's and Ms. McNamee's class will have their luncheon on Thursday, November 21st.     

Students in grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 will eat lunch in their classrooms on Thursday, November 21st , and students in grades K, 2, and 6 will eat lunch in their classrooms on Wednesday, November, 20th.  We encourage your child to bring a packed lunch from home on the day that he/she eats in the classroom.  If your child decides to buy lunch on one of these days, a bag lunch will be delivered to your child’s classroom during their regularly scheduled lunch time. 

Our Thanksgiving Luncheon menu will consist of:

Roast Turkey w/dressing, Green Beans, Fresh Fruit, Whipped Potatoes with Gravy, Milk and Cranberry Sauce

In order to get everyone through the lunch line in a timely fashion, we are asking that you purchase your lunch ticket in advance from the school office.  The price for lunch is $4.50 for adults and any non-school aged child.  To pre-purchase your lunch, please submit exact dollar amount as we will not be able to give changes.  You may send in cash or check (please make checks payable to Fairfax Villa Food Service).   Presale luncheon tickets will be on sale through Friday, November 15th.  On the day of the luncheon, please sign in and pick up your tickets from the office.  Parents do not need to purchase a ticket for children who currently attend Fairfax Villa.  The lunch price will be deducted from their lunch account if they buy Thanksgiving lunch.  If they do not have money in their lunch account, they may bring $3.25 for lunch.  Please RSVP and pre-purchase your tickets by Friday, November 15th. 

We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you at the Villa on November 20th and 21st!

 

The following is sent on behalf of the PTA of Fairfax Villa Elementary School.  Its content reflects the views of the PTA.

Join us for planning upcoming events, debriefing our prior events, and hear special guests Mrs. Moore & Mrs. Dauberman present on building upgrades, strengths of our school’s ID program, and music concert dates for the year. 

 

 

Spirit Night At Chipotle!

Next Wednesday, November 13th  5:00 pm-9:00 pm

 

Mark Your Calendars: Cocoa With Kids

Soon you will be receiving an exclusive invitation from your student to attend our brand-new breakfast event--Cocoa with Kids! The event will take place on Thursday December 5 for students in grade levels: 1, 3, 4, 5, preschool & middle ID -and- Friday December 6 for students in grade levels: K, 2, 6, upper & lower ID. 

Reading to Oprah the Guinea Pig!

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