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All County Chorus News
The rehearsal for the All County Chorus scheduled for Monday, March 3rd will now be held on Monday, March 10th at Providence Elementary School at 2:30.
Students in the All County Chorus will still have their usual rehearsal on Tuesday, March 11th at 8:00 at Fairfax Villa. This Tuesday schedule will continue for the entire month of March.
Please join us as we work with our community partner, Fairfax United Methodist Church, to work on improvements in our courtyards on March 8th and 9th. There will be a pond built in the old courtyard and a brick walkway and planters installed in the new courtyard. Library book boxes will also be constructed for our students. We will have Discovery Gardens for all grade levels to further enrich the students' studies in science and social studies. If you can help out at school those days, please email Mrs. Kinsey at email@example.com. We also welcome any gift cards to Home Depot that will help fund our efforts in the courtyards. Thank you for your support!
Snow Day Makeup - April 7th: Full Day
FCPS schools will make up the snow day from January 22nd on April 7th. It will be a full day of school with the usual Tuesday-Friday schedule.
Kindle Fire eReaders
Fairfax Villa's Language Arts Committee and the PTA will be working together to raise money to purchase some eReaders for student use. If families would like to help contribute to the cost of the eReaders, students can purchase a $1.00 "book cover" of their favorite character to hang up on our "bookshelves" in the cafeteria. These "book covers" can be purchased from March 11 - March 28 from the classroom teacher or from Mrs. Cohen in room 15. Cash or checks (made out to Fairfax Villa PTA) are accepted.
Upcoming SOL Tests
Our first SOL tests for this year are the Grade 5 Writing tests which are given in two parts. Here is the schedule for that testing:
- Tuesday, March 18th starting at 9:30: Multiple Choice
- Wednesday, March 19th starting at 9:30: Short Answer Essay
Parents of 5th graders are asked to make sure that their children are here on those days and do not have medical or other appointments scheduled.
Fun Family Activities
From our GEMS teacher, Mrs. Smith - here are two fun activities for families coming up.
- The NoVA Mini Maker Faire will the held at South Lakes High School and Hughes Middle School on Sunday, March 16th. The Mini Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It will bring together an amazing collection of Northern Virginia tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, artists, and craftspeople to show and tell us what they're making. You will have many opportunities to learn to make things too! Tickets are $10 for adults and FREE for students UNTIL MARCH 1st!! After March 1, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. At the Door tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students To reserve your tickets visit: http://makerfairenova.com/ We are also looking for adults and girls to volunteer at the GEMS tables. (Please note, that if your daughter wants to volunteer, you must be with her, but if you volunteer, your admission is FREE.) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A45A9AC229-girl
- 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.