Fairhill Forum 4/30/19

Fairhill Forum April 30, 2019 


Please visit the Fairhill website for a full list of Announcements and All Upcoming Events 

Dates to Know

April 29th-May 3rd: Staff Appreciation Week (see below for more details)

April 30th: 5th and 6th Grade Spring Concert, 7pm (musicians arrive at 6:30)

May 3rd: Volunteer Breakfast, 8:30

May 3rd: Falls Church High School Pyramid Night

May 8th: Bike to School Day

May 9th:  PTA meeting

May 14th: Family Night Out- Flippin Pizza


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Fifth grade students planting different plants for our new rain garden featured near the playground. Thank you to Fairfax County Stormwater Management, Friends of Accotink Creek and the Fairhill PTA for this amazing opportunity.  


Parents Appreciating Wonderful Staff

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond for your student or family? Take a moment to thank them by filling out this form.




Volunteer Breakfast

Volunteer Breakfast will be on Friday, May 3, 2019 8:30 AM-9:00 AM! If you have volunteered in any capacity this year, we want to express our gratitude for everything you have done for our students. Join us for a delicious breakfast in the Library!

Bike Safety Unit (PE) 

Fairhill ES has been awarded a grant of 30 bicycles, helmets and a storage shed.  

Dates: Monday May 6th- Friday May 24th during your child’s PE class.

  • Grades: 4th – 6th
  • Students may bring their own bike and can lock it up on our bike rack outside the cafeteria. The students should take their bike home every day. We cannot assure the security of their bikes.
  • We encourage students to bring their own helmets. No sharing of helmets or bicycles please. And no bikes on the bus.
  • We have BMX bikes with a coaster brake and a hand brake. Also we have two larger bikes with gears.
  • Some students are beginning riders, so we’ll have a special area for them to learn. Over the years we’ve taught many, many students how to ride.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need a volunteer to help with monitoring the students on Mon/Wed/Fri of the bike unit weeks. This is very important for our students safety. Here’s the link to sign up .



Any questions or concerns, please direct to Mr. Peevy pepeevy@fcps.edu


walk bike

Bike to School Day

Fairhill will be participating in BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY on May 8th.. It’s a great way to promote alternative transportation, exercise and environmental awareness. Please see FLYER for information on how to participate.

Tiger Share

We are looking for volunteers to help pack up and deliver food donations on either Thursday or Friday each week. We have found that picking up at the end of the week works best to ensure a greater food collection and to maintain freshness for perishable items, but we can be flexible. If you need to do a different day than the one specified on the calendar, please note the date in the comment section.

Volunteers will empty the refrigerator into the collection bin and deliver the donations to Food for Others (2938 Prosperity Ave. Fairfax, VA). An employee/volunteer at FFO will take care of the unloading process. 

If you are interested in volunteering please sign up using the sign up genius below:



SOL Testing Window

The SOL testing window for FCPS will be May 7- June 7. A paper calendar went home a few weeks ago to grades 3-6 with our Fairhill specific test dates. 

Please reach out to your teacher if you should have any specific questions.  

Innovation Fair

Innovation is the key to unlocking mysteries, creating solutions, increasing efficiency, and changing our world.  To foster this mind-set, we are excited to present the fourth-ever Fairhill Innovation Fair!  The Innovation Fair is for all students from K – 6th grade, and is voluntary.  Every child is encouraged to participate!  Participants can be individuals or teams (not necessarily in the same grade).  Registration forms are coming home today and need to be filled out and returned no later than Wednesday, May 21st. Projects need to be turned in on Thursday, June 6th to allow for proper setup. Students can bring their project to school or parents can drop it off at the library between 5:30 and 6:00 on Thursday, June 6.  The Innovation Fair Community viewing and activities will be held on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 – 7:30pm. The schoolwide viewing will be held throughout the schoolday on Friday, June 7th.  Students will orally be able to share about their design during the community viewing by standing near the project and answering questions and telling about it as others visit (optional).  Each participant will receive a certificate from the Principal for submitting a design.  Projects must be taken home on Friday, June 7th at dismissal.  Most of all, the Innovation Fair is for students to HAVE FUN with Engineering Design Process!  We look forward to seeing your child’s great project!



Free sports summer camp by Mosaic City Church at LJMS

Our partners at Mosaic City Church are offering a free sports camp for interested students. 

July 15-July 18 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please see flyer for more information. 

Uncle Slam's Reading Program

Do you love baseball and reading?

Take part in Uncle Slam’s Reading Program! All you have to do is read 4 books and record the titles on the back of your bookmark.  Once you have read 4 books, you can take the bookmark with you to a Potomac Nationals Game and you will receive 2 free tickets.  Fairhill has selected the June 9th game.  Please see this flyer for more details. Have fun reading and we hope to see you at the ballpark!


News from the PTA

Staff Appreciation

This week our school will have our annual Staff Appreciation week where we try to shower the Fairhill staff with our gratitude and appreciation for all they do for our students. Please click this link: http://fairhillpta.org/staff-appreciation-week/ to sign up for different ways to help make it a great week for our amazing staff. 

Suggested ways for your family to show Fairhill Teachers and Staff your appreciation for all they do:

Wednesday  5/1 - "thank your specialists day"  - take today to personally thank the specialists who do so much for our children

Friday 5/3 - "brighten their day" by sending in fresh flowers for your child to give to teachers and staff of their choice

*These are only suggestions and ideas. Your family is welcome to do anything you would like to show your gratitude for the amazing staff of Fairhill!

As a reminder, you can reference the following link to see favorite things sheets filled out by teachers and staff that will help you personalize your ideas to show appreciation during this special week:



The PTA Needs YOU!

Next years' PTA Board and Leadership positions are beginning to come together.  Elections will be held at our May 9th PTA meeting (please come!)  We need a few more dedicated volunteers to fill some gaps that we have to keep the PTA going strong next year.  Please consider one of these roles and reach out to Angie Roeder at president@fairhillpta.org if you have questions or would like further details.  

The current positions we are looking to fill are:

President Elect

Fall Festival Coordinator

Box Tops for Education Coordinator

For detailed role descriptions, please go to http://fairhillpta.org/about-us/positions-available/

Volunteering for a PTA leadership position is a great way to get to know our wonderful principals, teachers and staff better.  It's an amazing cause to give back to that directly benefits your children and our wonderful school.

PTA Meeting

Join us for our next meeting on May 9th in the library. Childcare will be provided.

Reward Programs

There are a lot of ways to help bring money back to Fairhill ES. Please click here to learn about two easy ways to earn cash for Fairhill. Click here for your Box Top collection form.

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our amazing PTA. Membership can be completed online at this link.

News from Falls Church HS

Falls Church HS Pyramid Night 

All future FCHS students and family members are invited to come to FCHS on May 3rd to cheer on the Jaguars in athletic events and/or see the spring musical! Pick up a free #WeAreFC wrist band in the FCHS gym lobby (door #8) on May 3rd between 5:30 and 7:15pm. The wrist band entitles you to FREE ADMISSION to athletic events on May 3rd ! Theatre tickets must be purchased separately. Elementary aged children must be accompanied by an adult.

Falls Church HS Presents

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

May 2nd, May 3rd, and May 4th at Falls Church HS.

See flyer for more details



News from FCPS


Cafeteria Meal Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

FCPS Cares

If a Fairhill staff member has gone above and beyond, and you would like to recognize them, click on this link to fill out an FCPS Cares card: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

FCPS Cares

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu

• Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu