Welcome to Fairfax Villa!
All FCPS schools will dismiss 2 hours early on Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th. We wish all of our families a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each one of you!
Hour of Code!
Fairfax Villa will once again join in with students from all over the world to participate in the Hour of Code during the week of December 7-11. This is an opportunity to introduce students to the exciting world of coding through resources from code.org including the new Minecraft and Star Wars coding games.
Canned Food Drive
The Fairfax Villa Student Council Association (SCA) is sponsoring our annual food drive from November 16 - November 20. This year, we will be collecting food for families in our local community.
Last year we collected around 480 canned goods. We have a HUGE goal this year and want to collect 1,000 items! If we all pitch in, we can reach that goal! Possible donations include canned goods, cereal, and pasta. Please no glass items or perishable items.
Parent Information Night
Fairfax Villa is pleased to invite all Villa parents to a Parent Information Night on Tuesday, December 1st in the library at 6:30 pm. We will have two topics for you to learn about: CyberSafety and Dreambox.
First, Mariam Suqi from the FCPS Student Safety and Wellness Office will be discussing ways for parents to keep their chilidren safe on the internet. Next, Laura Robertson, our math resource teacher, will be showing parents how to make the most of home use of our exciting online math program, Dreambox. We will also help you set up your Dreambox parent account and show you how some of the games are played.
If you have any questions, please email Barbara Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
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 is January 15, 2016 for students not new to FCPS this year. For the 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 powerpoint for the information session and here is the continuum of services graphic.
Please contact Nancy Rowson, Acting Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Hollander at email@example.com 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.
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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The Villa Voice
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