Welcome to Fairfax Villa!
eReader Fundraising Update
Thanks to YOU, we have meet our eReader fundraising goal! The PTA and the Language Arts committee happily announce that we are purchasing 7 Kindle Fire eReaders with protective cases. We expect them to arrive in the building and be ready for check out in the next few weeks. The eReaders will be used in guided reading groups and will not only accelerate our students' reading levels but also help prepare students to navigate online reading and testing.
SOL Parent Information Night
Please join us on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 in the library to learn more about the SOL tests that your 3rd-6th graders will be taking in May and June. We will be discussing the rigor and the Technology Enhanced Items that your child will have on this year's SOL tests. Please RSVP by returning the slip sent home in the Tuesday Folders this week. If you attended this meeting last year, the information is basically the same.
Electronics Recycling at the Villa
Join us from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, May 17th at Fairfax Villa for a community electronics recycling day. If it takes a battery or has a plug, we can take it! There is a small charge for taking hazardous electronics such as LCD monitors and TVs. You can also get your old hard drives crushed onsite for $10 each. See this flyer for details. All proceeds help support the Language Arts program at Fairfax Villa.
Click here to see our SOL Schedule for May/June. Please make sure your students are on time to school. Thank you for not scheduling any outside appointments on your child's SOL days.
Discovery Garden News
The Garden Planning Committee wants to pass along a big warm THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people who donated their time and tools at Tuesday's Fairfax Villa Garden Work Day! With your help, just about all of the preliminary planting is complete and the Discovery Garden prepped!
There will be another work day on Saturday May 17th (rain day to be announced). We will work on:
- mulching the butterfly garden area
- creating a border around the herb garden and strawberry area
- planting a few more trees
- building some benches in the middle area of the courtyard
- putting together a few picnic tables so the children have somewhere to sit.
Stay tuned for more information to be distributed after Spring Break!
Fun Family Activities
From our GEMS teacher, Mrs. Smith - here is a fun activitiy for families:
The USA Science and Engineering Festival will be held on April 26 and 27 at the Washington Convention Center. Over 750 leading STEM organizations will present hands-on science and engineering activities for people of all ages. The event is free of charge.It is packed with things to do. For more info: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Click here for the website for our Fairfax Villa PTA. You will find information about our PTA including the After School programs they sponsor.
Our students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades are part of a Fairfax County Public Schools pilot program on developing the 8 cognitive skills needed for executive functioning. Here is the powerpoint presented at the parents' meeting this fall.
The Villa Voice
Click here to read the latest copy of our school newsletter, the Villa Voice.
Fundraising for Our School
Help us raise money for technology! When you access Amazon.com from this link, up to 8% of your order cost will be donated to Fairfax Villa. Spread the word to your family and friends.