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Mrs. Jewell's 2nd graders loved learning to code. We love our counselors! Thank you, Ms. Kim and Ms. Ottenhoff! Mrs. Coulter's 2nd graders gave our wonderful custodian Miss Susie a special Thank You for all her hard work. 6th Graders combined math lessons and language arts  functional format  skills to create math games. Our fabulous Mrs. Rivera and her co-author discuss their book, The Teachers Want a Snow Day. 6th graders enjoyed learning from Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.
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Welcome to Fairfax Villa!

 Spirit Day: Jersey Day!

Fairfax Villa students and staff will celebrate their favorite sports team (not limited to football) by wearing a sports team jersey on Monday, February 8th. Have fun and support your favorite team!

Snow Day Activities

Looking for some fun indoor activities during our snow days? Spend some time enjoying Dreambox, myOn, Type to Learn 4,Wixie or Sumdog.

Dreambox - online math fun...students use their "usual" FCPS user names and passwords to log in at: https://play.dreambox.com/login/qk88/fairfaxve

You can download the Dreambox app for an iPad and use this school code: qk88/fairfaxve

myOn - Click on the Library tab on the left for log in information on this great online reading resource.

Type to Learn 4 - see the parent information below for how to download this program to your home computer and how your students log in. Be sure to take note of the first-time code you will need.

Wixie - an online site like Pixie! Students in grades 1-5 can click here to log in with their "usual" FCPS log in information. Enjoy creating!

Sumdog - fun math games that some (not all) students have user names and passwords for. These do not match their FCPS log ons. http://www.sumdog.com/

Advanced Academics Information

Screening for Advanced Academics Programs Level IV occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline was January 15, 2016 for students not new to FCPS this year. For that spring deadline, a referral may be submitted any date from September 8 until January 15 to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher. No late submissions will be accepted.

Additional information is available in the Parent Information Packet, published on the AAP website, http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap.

Here is the pdf for the information session powerpoint that was shown to parents and here is the continuum of services graphic.

Please contact Morgan Occhuizzo, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at mlocchuizzo@fcps.edu if you should have any questions.

Parent SIS and Blackboard 24/7

Just a reminder that parents now use their Parent SIS account username and password for both Parent SIS and Blackboard.

If you do not have a Parent SIS account, please email Barbara Schmidt at bdschmidt@fcps.edu or Beth Hollander at eahollander@fcps.edu to request a new activation key and instructions on how to set up the SIS Parent Account.

  • If you have forgotten your SIS password, click here and then on Forgot Password on that page.
  • For more information on what is found in the SIS Parent account, click here.
  • To view a video about how to set up your SIS Parent account, click here.
  • To log in to your SIS Parent account, click here.

DREAMBOX

What is Dreambox? DreamBox is a rigorous math curriculum that students access online both at school and at home.  It adapts to meet each student’s educational needs while playing within the program in an engaging learning environment on a desktop computer, laptop or iPad.

Click the following links to read more (in English and Spanish) about Dreambox and how parents can access Dreambox online and on an iPad as well as how to set up their own parent account. If you have any questions about how your student should log in to Dreambox, please contact your child's teacher. For more information, click here to get more Parent Information on Dreambox.

Here is the link for our Fairfax Villa Dreambox login. Have your child enter his or her username and password on the left side of the screen.

Type to Learn 4

Type to Learn 4 is a keyboarding program purchased by our school for home and/or school use. Here is a parent information letter that explains how you can download the program to your home computer and how your students log in to the program. The letter also contains a help link from the company in case you have trouble downloading Type to Learn 4.

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 - at NO extra cost to you!. Spread the word to your family and friends.

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Learn More About Ms. Bumbrey!

Watch this link to learn more about our wonderful principal, Liz Bumbrey. She also explains the importance of communication in this video from IGNITE- the Strategic Plan of FCPS.

 

The Villa Voice

Click here to read the latest copy of our school newsletter, the Villa Voice.

 

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