Fairhill Forum 01/19/2021

Fairhill Forum

January 19, 2021




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News from Fairhill

Dates to Remember:

January 20th:  Inauguration Day - Student Holiday, Office is closed

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.

February 25th: Fairhill Science Night

Let's Have some Winter Fun!

Looking for some winter fun away from the screen this month? Here are some more ideas from our January Choice Board. Take some time during your days for these screen free activities!

January choice board week 2

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

SIS Parent Account

Many parents do not have a Parent Vue SIS account to view Progress Reports. There is a wealth of additional information regarding your student’s FCPS schooling, including access to their attendance records, report card grades and other essential information.  Please see below for instructions on how to set up this account.  You can also click here for an easier-to-view document. 

Parent sis

family science night

Virtual Family Science Night is Coming to Fairhill!

The Children’s Science Center is bringing their virtual Family Science Night program to Fairhill on February 25, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Family Science Night is designed to help encourage students’ interest in STEM subjects, develop students’ curiosity in everyday life situations and demonstrate how much fun STEM can be! Join the team of STEM Educators along with your school community as they bring the Lab to life from the comfort of your home. Learn about energy, technology, animals and much more!  We hope to see you there!

  • In conjunction with Family Science Night, Fairhill will also be offering a virtual Innovation Fair! More information to come!

What is the Children’s Science Center?

The Children’s Science Center’s mission is to inspire a love of learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing unique opportunities to explore and create. The Children’s Science Center Lab is located at Fair Oaks Mall and is Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore STEM concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs.

Click here to learn more, or feel free to email Mrs. Hartman at, kkhartman@fcps.edu


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 11th at 5:30 p.m.: Sesion informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families
  • 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

virtual town hall

Sesion Informativa para las familias que hablan Espanol/Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families


Los invitamos este 11 de febrero de 5:30 a 6:30 de la tarde a una sesion informativa para familias que hablan Espanol. Estaremos platicando sobre los planes para el regreso a la escuela. La directora Hunstad y una servidora estaremos contestando todas sus preguntas. Por favor mande un correo a la Sra. Martha Ghahremani mlghahremani@fcps.edu para que se le envie el enlace para esta sesion.

Please join us on February 11th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for a Town Hall for Fairhill’s Spanish Speaking Families. We will be talking about Return to School and have a general Question and Answer with Mrs. Hunstad and Mrs. Korb. Please email or text Martha Ghahremani, parent liaison  for a link to the session at mlghahremani@fcps.edu

Weekly Character Strength: Perseverance

WHAT DOES Perseverance MEAN? You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

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. 

  • 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

Optional Virginia Early Childhood Family Survey

VDOE, UVA, and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) want to learn about Virginia families’ experiences with the care and/or education for their young children (birth through kindergarten) this year. The Virginia Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDBB5) study wants to reach as many Virginia families as possible to better understand the experiences and challenges of families with young children in Virginia. Learn more about it here, Virginia Survey of Families with Young Children flyer with your school community. Parents of young children are invited to participate in this study by completing a voluntary and anonymous survey available at vafamilysurvey.info.

Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors: A Webinar for Families

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Parent Resource Center (703)204-3941
Free - Registration Required

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

Register for Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behavior

  • Parents/guardians will review methods to increase target skills
  • Parents/guardians will review problem solving strategies if target skills are not increasing

Thursday January 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 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 for COVID testing sites in Fairfax.

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