Fairhill Forum 06/09/2020

Fairhill Forum June 9, 2020 


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Dates to Remember:

June 11th: 6th Grade Virtual Promotion Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.

June 11th: Last day of instruction for 2019-2020 school year

June 12th: Last official day of of 2019-2020 school year

June 12th: Fairhill Town Hall, 9:00 a.m.

News from Fairhill



This past Friday, FCPS Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) held its annual awards show. Although it was a little different than typical it was a great showing for Fairhill!! 

Congratulations to Mrs. Griffin for winning Outstanding Co-Curricular Staff! 

Congratulations to Mrs. Ciccone, Ms. Pastor and Mrs. Whitaker for winning Outstanding Co-Teaching Team!

Congratulations to Ms. Pastor for winning the coveted Educator of the Year award!

We are so proud!!

Fairhill Town Hall

We invite all members of our community to join us for a town hall meeting on June 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to discuss the recent racist events in our world, how we as a staff will continue to establish inclusive and reflective practices at Fairhill in order to ensure all students feel safe, loved and welcomed.

Special Guest Kim Amenabar, Educational Specialist for Region 2 from Equity & Cultural Responsiveness Office in FCPS, will also be joining us. 

A link to join will be sent on Thursday, June 11th so please be on the lookout. 



Library Books

Thank you to all families who returned library books. If you still have one of our 1,003 current check-outs, please keep it in a safe place until school reopens. We will happily take returns at that time with no penalties.

If your child is moving on to another FCPS school, you may return your book to that school. Those books will be returned to the Fairhill Library for you.

If your child will not be attending an FCPS school in the fall and still have a Fairhill Library book, please contact Mrs. Howard at lghoward@fcps.edu 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Howard, Fairhill ES school librarian

Summer Continuity of Learning

FCPS has announced that elementary school students will have the opportunity to review concepts and skills using self-directed print and digital materials from the county.

Print materials will be sent to families, one time, after the conclusion of the school year. Digital curriculum and resources for additional review and enrichment will be available on FCPS 24/7 Learning.

There will be one teacher for each grade level (not necessarily your child's current or future teacher) that will have weekly office hours from June 29-July 31, 2020 to provide feedback and support to students in literacy and mathematics.

If you are interested in having contact with a teacher for feedback and support in literacy or math this summer, please complete this form by Thursday, June 11th. A teacher will then be in touch with more information before June 29th.

(Please complete a single form for each child.)

Summer and Student Links

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st. 

In addition, students will still have access to their online accounts. Please see the Fairhill Student Website tab for links to all student websites.  



Supply Lists for 2020-2021

Please see this link for lists of supplies for NEXT school year. 

We recognize that as a system we are unsure of our operating status for next school next year and we wanted you to have the most updated information. 


If you missed the opportunity to pre-order a 2019-2020 Fairhill Yearbook, it is NOT too late. Please send an email to Ms. Jessica Smith (Fairhill AA) to request your yearbook ASAP. 

We have a limited amount to sell for $20.00 each. Yearbooks will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Payment will be due when at time of yearbook distribution (TBD). 

Questions? Please email Ms. Smith at  jasmith5@fcps.edu 



Rising Kindergarten Registration

Looking to register your kindergarten student at Fairhill ES for 2020-21? Will they turn five years old on or before September 30, 2020? 

Please begin the registration process by clicking this link and submitting the forms. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Spector at alspector@fcps.edu 

News from FCPS

Temporary Food Assistance

Deadline - June 11th

The Virginia Department of Social Services is extending support to families that qualify for Free and Reduced Meals. If you did not previously qualify/apply but due to COVID-19 are in financial distress, apply to FCPS FRM now.

Free and reduced-price meal applications may be completed online at MySchoolApps, or by submitting a handwritten, paper application.  Call the Office of Food and Nutrition Services for a paper application 703-813-4800. Here is more information on the FCPS site.

This is a one-time benefit of $376 per eligible child. If the family receives SNAP, the additional benefit amount will be added to their current EBT card remotely in 4-6 weeks. If the family does not receive SNAP, they will receive a P-EBT card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

The application deadline was extended to June 11th.  Families currently receiving FRM do not need to re-apply; they will receive it automatically, no further action needed.

Psych/Social Work Consultations

For more information about Psychology and Social Work consultations for families please click this link

COVID-19 Updates

Please visit FCPS’ Coronavirus Updates page for the latest messages from Superintendent Brabrand, food resources for families, mental health information, and other resources.

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:

• Principal, Candace Hunstad: cjhunstad@fcps.edu 

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu