Fairhill Forum 01/05/2021

Fairhill Forum

January 5, 2021




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News from Fairhill

Dates to Remember:

January 4th-8th:  Fairhill Main Office is closed

January 11th:  Asynchronous School Day - no Morning Meetings or Small Groups

January 11th:  Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 11th: Fairhill Coffee Talk, Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School, 3:00 p.m.

January 12th:  New Bell Schedule begins

January 14th: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22nd:  End of Second Quarter, 2 Hour early release

Fairhill Office Closed from January 4th - 8th

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Fairhill Office will remain closed this week of January 4th to January 8th.  Please call the Fairhill main number and leave a message, as we are checking the voicemail regularly.  There will be no walk-in technology assistance.  Please refer to this form, as all technology issues will need an appointment.  Thank you for your cooperation as we ensure everyone's safety in order to bring students back to in-person instruction.

New Bell Schedule Begins Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As some students return to in-person instruction, please note that our bell schedule will change, beginning January 12th for all students.  The new bell schedule will be 9:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Bell schedule


2020-2021 Fairhill Yearbook

The 2020-21 school year has and will always be a year like no other. To help us capture and celebrate these moments for all time, please consider submitting a candid photo of your students for our FES yearbook. Consider capturing memorable moments throughout the school year such as spirit days, school activities, and more! 

Click here to submit 20-21 yearbook photos.

Your submission will be sent to Ms. Florjancic, our yearbook sponsor.


Updated Technology Supports for Families 


Parent Help Guides and Video Tutorials-access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.

Parent Technology Help Desk- (1-833-921-3277) available to support families 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fairhill Parent/Student Support Request- this form should be completed when help is needed from Fairhill. Fill in all of these fields so that the Technology Team at Fairhill can reach out to you with solutions or schedule a time to get help with equipment.


Fairhill Town Halls/Coffee Talks

Now that we have gotten into the groove of virtual learning, we are kicking off our Monthly Town Hall Meetings. 

Please see our schedule below for dates, times and topics and MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Links to join will be sent out prior to each Town Hall. 

  • January 11th at 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Magliola, Principal from Luther Jackson Middle School
  • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux
  • March 15th at 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Home with Mrs. Norris, Ms. Gauta and Ms. Piesto.
  • April 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Math Strategies with Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Santiago, Ms. Chen and Mrs. Deneault. 
  • May 17th at 3:00 p.m.: Mental Health Conversations with Fairhill Mental Health Team

Weekly Character Strength: Optimism

WHAT DOES Optimism MEAN? You expect the best from the future and work
to achieve it.

We will continue to be a Positivity Project Partner School. Learn more about it here.

Click here for the full explanation of Optimism and what it means in terms of P2 in the classroom.



News from Fairhill PTA


Become a Fairhill PTA Member!

Please consider becoming a PTA member for the 20-21 school year. 

Click this link for membership options! 

PTA Meetings

Mark your calendars for upcoming PTA meetings this  school year. 

  • January 14, 6:30 p.m.  
  • February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • April 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13, 6:30 p.m.

News from FCPS

Superintendent to Discuss Return to In-Person Instruction Plans at School Board Work Session and Town Hall Meeting This Week

On Tuesday, January 5, at 3 p.m., the return to in-person instruction will be discussed at the School Board work session. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website

On Wednesday, January 6, at 6 p.m., Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand and guests will cover FCPS safety teams, mitigation strategies, as well as returning to school details at a virtual Town Hall meeting. Submit your questions in advance by email to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call in during the Town Hall at 1-800-231-6359. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website


Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 

Arrival times at bus stops may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.

Stop Arrival Stop Departure Stop Location Schools Serving
10:30 AM  10:40 AM  Graham Road Community Center Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES
10:45 AM  11:55 AM  Pine Springs ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Pine Spring ES
10:59 AM  11:09 AM  Timberlane ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Graham Road ES
11:12 AM  11:22 AM  Hollywood Rd & Broadway Dr Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Timberlane ES
11:31 AM  11:41 AM  Fairhill ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS, Fairhill ES
11:52 AM  12:02 PM  Camelot ES Falls Church HS, Jackson MS. Camelot ES

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home:
A Behavioral Support Series for Families

Register for Free Webinars- Parent Resource Center

Attend our free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the PRC brings you this series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth.

For more information about each session click here

Zoomed Out? 5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families

THURSDAY, JANUARY 07 2021,6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Click here to register for the Thursday session.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 08 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Click here to register for the Friday session.
Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941
Free - Registration Required

Register for Zoomed Out:  5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families

  • Tackling the daily power struggle of just getting started
  • Helping children to focus during teacher-led instruction
  • Dealing with social avoidance (not wanting to be seen and heard in front of peers)
  • Keeping kids engaged by encouraging them to ask questions and advocate for themselves
  • Opening the lines of communication to improve the parent/child relationship

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

New FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard 

FCPS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard to share weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly on Friday by 1 p.m. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is currently being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff. Case reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals, administrators, and program managers. Reports were shared with the Fairfax County Health Department to initiate contact tracing.

Effective November 2, the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard will be disaggregated and will present case data by school and case type (student, staff, visitor) and data will be updated daily. 

Updated information is available on the FCPS website. 

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.



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.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

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