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Welcome to Fairfax Villa!

Welcome Back!

The teachers and staff at Fairfax Villa are very excited to welcome back our students in grades 1-6 and extend a special welcome to our "new" students - those in preschool or kindergarten and those students transferring from another school. We look forward to the first day of school on Tuesday, September 8th.

New Bells and School Time

New bell schedules are being implemented throughout FCPS this fall. Here are the new starting and dismissal times for Fairfax Villa:

  • 9:00 – Doors open; Kiss and Ride students, bus riders and walkers will come into the building and go to the cafeteria (grades 2-6) or gym (grades K-1).
  • 9:15 – The tardy bell rings and our school day begins! Any students coming to school after this time need to be brought into the office by their parents or guardians and signed in.
  • 4:00 - Dismissal

The preschool hours are 9:20 - 12:40 for the morning session and 12:40 - 4:00 for the afternoon session.

IGNITE - and Caring Culture...Starring Ms. Bumbrey!

We are very proud that our new principal, Ms. Bumbrey, was selected to represent the Caring Culture goal of the new stragegic plan of FCPS - IGNITE! Click here to watch the short video in which she explains the importance of a Caring Culture - in our school and in FCPS.

For more information on IGNITE, click here.

Welcome to Ms. Bumbrey!

We are proud to announce  that Ms. Elizabeth Bumbrey, has been selected as the principal of Fairfax Villa Elementary School effective July 1, 2015. Watch this video as Ms. Bumbrey introduces herself to our families and staff!

Ms. Bumbrey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the school and our region. She began her Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) career in 1994  as a teacher at Poplar Tree Elementary School.  She has also taught at Rachel Carson Middle School and Liberty Middle School.  Ms. Bumbrey has also served in the role of  8th Grade English SOL Curriculum Coordinator and Test Coordinator. She is currently an assistant principal at Eagle View Elementary School.

Ms. Bumbrey earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of South Carolina and her Master of Arts degree at George Mason University. A lifelong learner, Ms. Bumbrey also completed the LEAD Fairfax programs for Administrative Interns and the Aspiring Principals’ Cohort.  A Nationally Board Certified Teacher Ms. Bumbrey is a strong instructional leader with a passion for teacher leadership, quality instruction, building strong community relations and student success. Her extensive and unique skills will serve the Fairfax Villa staff, students, parents, and community well.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Bumbrey as the new principal of Fairfax Villa Elementary School.

Advanced Academics Information Session

There will be an information session regarding Fairfax County's programs for advanced academics on Wednesday, September 16th. The meeting will run from 9:30-10:30 in the school library.  Information about the levels of service (specifically the services provided at Fairfax Villa) will be discussed, as well as how students are identified to participate. (This includes information regarding the parent referral process for Advanced Academic Center services). All are welcome to attend!

Please contact Morgan Occhuizzo, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at morgan.occhuizzo@fcps.edu if you should have any questions regarding this event.

Summer Reading Lists

Click here to see the FCPS Suggested Summer Reading Lists for students. There is information about the required reading for students entering sixth grade next year as well as the Fairfax County Public Library summer reading program. We hope all of our students will enjoy many good books over the summer!

Changes in Parent Accounts

FCPS is excited to offer parents one account that will allow them to access both SIS (Student Information System) Parent accounts and FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.

As of September 8th, 2015, parents will use their SIS Parent Account username/password to log in to both
FCPS 24-7 Learning and their SIS Parent Account. There will no longer be a registration process for FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent Accounts. Parents will have to have an active SIS Parent account to see their FCPS 24-7 Learning courses for their children.

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

  • For more information on what information 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!

We are excited to announce that our school has purchased Dreambox accounts that students can use at school or at home. Students in grades 1-6 will be accessing Dreambox here at school and can also use it at home; students in kindergarten will have it for home use only.

What is Dreambox? DreamBox is a rigorous math curriculum that students access online.  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 and 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.

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

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

Back to School Messages from the School Board

Click here to watch the Back to School Message from our Braddock District School Board member, Megan McLaughlin.

Click here to watch Back to School Messages from the three At-large members of the School Board, Ilryong Moon, Ryan McElveen, and Ted Velkoff.

 

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