Fairhill Forum 01/12/2021

Fairhill Forum

January 12, 2021




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News from Fairhill

Dates to Remember:

January 12th:  Family Night (Take) Out at Domino's Pizza (Pan Am), 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

January 14th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

January 18th:  Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday,  No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

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

January 25th:  Teacher Workday - Student Holiday, Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

January 25th:  FCPS Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program registration begins

February 11th: Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families, 5:30 p.m.

February 11th:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 15th:  President's Day - Student Holiday, No Reading on the Run Curbside Pick-up

February 17th:  Fairhill Coffee Talk, Conversation about Equity with Ms. Gauta and Mrs. Dux, 6:00 p.m.

Let's Have some Winter Fun!

Looking for some winter fun away from the screen this month?  Take some time during your days for these screen free activities!  Stay tuned next week for more from our January Choice Board.

January choice board

For an easier-to-view document please click this link


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.

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. 

  • 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: Prudence

WHAT DOES Prudence MEAN? You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

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.



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.

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.

Restaurant fundraiser

PTA Family Night (Take) Outs

Dear Fairhill Families,

Looking for a fun and easy meal that also benefits the Fairhill PTA?  Domino's is here for you!  Today (Tuesday, January 12) is the Fairhill Doughraiser at the Domino's Pizza in the Pan Am shopping center.  Please follow the instructions found here for how to include code DN3 on your order to ensure that it is associated with Fairhill

News from FCPS

Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Friday, January 15 2021, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Contact:  Parent Resource Center 703-204-3941

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is offering the following free webinar:

Register for Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Families with child in K-2, will explore and dive deep into how to support their child in mathematics.

We will focus on three big ideas:

  1. Math Takes Time, 
  2. Focus on Understanding, and 
  3.  Asking Questions.  

This session will support parents as they partner with their child and examine what is the critical content of their child’s mathematics and ways to support learning that content.

Presented by Spencer Jamieson, FCPS Elementary Math Specialist

Friday January 15, 2021 10:00-11:30 a.m.

We are limited to 500 participants so register early!

Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Your actions keep all of us healthy. We need to keep it up and continue working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Testing, contact tracing, and staying home and away from others when sick or after contact with someone who is sick, are also critical to help “box in” COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading further in our community. Click here for more information.

Click here to view the FCPS COVID dashboard for 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. 

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Registration opens on January 25th

FCPS offers elementary Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs in five languages.

Online Dual Language Immersion (DLI) applications for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on January 25, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Click here for details and important deadline information

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 18-26

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing all students access to meals January 18-26 where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. The following plan will be in place.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.   

It is important to follow safety guidelines when picking up meals. Please wear a mask, stand a minimum of six feet apart from others, and wash your hands before you arrive and when you return home. 

Go to the Return to School/Food page for more information or call the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800. 

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

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