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Our Fairfax Villa School Leaders Ms. Ravid's students enjoy using our new Kindles for reading fun. Our kindergarten students shared their love of singing and gingerbread cookies with us. Mrs. Coulter's class joined students around the world to enjoy coding. Mrs. Johnson's 5th graders collaborated and   communicated during their Hour of Code! During the Hour of Code, our sixth graders used laptops and our  new iPads to learn the basics of coding. Mrs. Kinsey introduced our new assistant principal to the students. Mrs. Peake's 4th Graders learned how to code with LightBot. Thanks to our PTA's Boosterthon work last year, we have 15 new iPads to use in our classrooms! Working together creatively makes us better learners. Our visiting Korean teacher taught us many interesting cultural ideas. Our band and strings students entertained us with holiday music.
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Welcome to Fairfax Villa!

Welcome, Mr. Klein!

We are excited to welcome Mr. Sam Klein as our new assistant principal. Mr. Klein is currently serving as the FCPS Pre-K - 12 Coordinator for ESOL. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. Mr. Klein is fluent in Spanish and has some facility in Korean which will be an added benefit in communication with our families. We are very fortunate and pleased that Mr. Klein will be joining our staff on Monday, December 15th. Welcome to the Villa, Mr. Klein!

All County Choral Festival

We would like to say a special congratulations to this year's All County Choral Festival participants: Elizabeth, Madeline, Gelela, Jorge, Rachel, Jennifer, Adi, and Sahiba. These student will be representing Fairfax Villa  at the festival on Saturday, April 25th,  under the direction of Guest Conductor Emily Ellsworth.

Holiday Office Hours

Our school office will be closed for Winter Break, December 22nd through January 2nd. Classes resume Monday, January 5th - a full day of school for our students.

Hour of Code!

Many of our students participated in the Hour of Code December 8-14. This easy introduction to computer science is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. Click here to see a video about the Hour of Code.Try the coding at home at the code.org site.

Our New iPads!

Thanks to our wonderful PTA and last year's Boosterthon fundraising, we now have a cart of 15 iPads for teachers to check out for their students to use during the school day.. Many students will be using the iPads to help increase their academic, creativity, critical thinking and communication skills.

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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SIS Parent Accounts

As part of the Woodson Pyramid, Fairfax Villa is participating in a pilot program that is providing parent accounts for our FCPS Student Information System (SIS). Each parent will receive a letter in the mail providing a web address, activation key and directions for registering for your account. These letters should arrive by the middle of November. You do not have to come to the school to set up this account.

As another form of communication between parents and Fairfax Villa, this account will enable you to view your student's attendance, report card grades and other information. Click here to view a video about setting up your account and what you will see through the Parent SIS account. Please be aware that there are aspects in the video of what is shown for middle and high school students that are not in the elementary school view.

Click here to read the SIS Parent Account User's Guide.

Advanced Academics Program

Click here for the presentation from our AAP Parent Orientation meeting.

Blackboard Parent View

If you don't have a Blackboard 24/7 Parent View account, go to this site for information on how to start the process to get one. If you have registered/validated a Parent View account previously but need help, contact Barbara Schmidt at bdschmidt@fcps.edu.

Family Life Education

For information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please go to this webpage. Descriptions of each grade level's curriculum as well as letters of opt-out are available.

Fairfax Villa PTA Website

The Fairfax Villa PTA is excited to announce that our website is ready for viewing. It is still "under construction" but you can find it at https://www.ptboard.com/ptactivity/school/villapta.

School Supply Lists

The supply list for each grade can be found by clicking on the Parents tab on the left.

Congratulations!

Fairfax Villa was one of 27 FCPS schools who received the honor of the Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award! We are so proud of our teachers and students! The Villa ROCKS!

The Villa Voice

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

 

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