Fairfax Villa Friday Message

Important Upcoming Dates  

3/1 - Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

3/5 -2 hour early dismissal (School ends at 2:15)

3/9 - Grades 1 and 2 Tues/Wed cohort Return to Building 

3/11 - Grades 1 and 2 Thurs/Fri  cohort Return to Building 

3/15 - Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

3/16- Grades 3-6 Tues/Wed cohort Return to Building 

3/18- Grades 3-6 Thurs/Fri cohort Return to Building


  1. Our Return to School Parent Information Sessions

  2. Return to School Dates

  3. Classroom Monitors 

  4. School Picture Days

  5. Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

  6. Video: FCPS Is Ready to Return

  7. NEW: Positivity Character Trait for March 1-5

  8. Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

  9. NEW: March School Spirit Days

  10. Fairfax Villa Main Office Hours Have Changed

  11. School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

  12. PTA 

1.Our Return to School Parent Information Sessions

The  FCPS School Board has made the decision to move forward with Dr. Braband's proposed schedule of returning students in the hybrid/concurrent learning model for those families who have requested in-person instruction in our Fairfax Villa parent survey. 

In the coming weeks, we will be hosting a Return to School Parent session for families of each grade level.  These sessions are for all families, whether you have chosen online or in person, and will last approximately 45 minutes.  During these meetings, the administration and grade level teachers will be sharing information about in-person learning, mitigation strategies, and updates to schedules. We will also answer any questions families may have at the end of each session.  If you cannot attend the date and time listed below, we will be sending out a recording to all families connected with each grade level via eNotify. 

Parents will receive an email  from the current teacher the day before the Parent Information Session that will provide details as to virtual or in-person placement. 

Grade: 3

Parent Information Session Date: March 4

Parent Information Session Time: 3:30 - 4:30

BBCU Link for Parents Session: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2634c43ba91e419c86659b48b90f0393

Grade: 4

Parent Information Session Date: March 3

Parent Information Session Time: 3:30 - 4:30

BBCU Link for Parents Session: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/589f0657929a493daaa52c37d89c7b49

Grade: 5

Parent Information Session Date: March 2

Parent Information Session Time: 3:30 - 4:30

BBCU Link for Parents Session: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9199cc501e764bae87243a82b86c3d17

Grade: 6

Parent Information Session Date: March 1

Parent Information Session Time: 3:30 - 4:30

BBCU Link for Parents Session: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/532d70175c9543498b3ff78f6e762632

2.Return to School

Dates of Return for Student Groups

Group 6: Grades 1-2 

  • March 9 (for the Tuesday/Wednesday in-person students) 
  • March 11 (for the Thursday/Friday in-person students) 

Group 7: Grades 3-6

  • March 16 (for the Tuesday/Wednesday in-person students) 
  • March 18 (for the Thursday/Friday in-person students) 

Please note: Teachers will be assigning asynchronous work to students in Group 6 on March 1, 4, 5, and 8 and students in Group 7 on March 8, 11, 12, and 15. There will be no direct instruction or morning meeting on these days. These days will be used as teacher preparation days as we continue to plan for the return to school. 

If your child is coming to school in person on a day that they have art, they should bring their school provided art kit in the Ziploc bag.  This contains a sketchbook and watercolors, along with a pencil, scissors, glue, and crayons or colored pencils. If students never picked up their school provided art kit from the school, please contact Ms. Paramore (drparamore@fcps.edu).

3.Employment Opportunities at Fairfax Villa: Classroom Monitors 

Fairfax Villa ES is looking for a classroom monitor to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when some staff members continue to work virtually. If you would like more information about the position, review the job description online and apply if interested. Please share information about this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested and make sure to contact Karen Wells (KEWells@fcps.edu) if you would like to become a classroom monitor at Fairfax Villa.

4.School Picture Days

Coming Soon! Fairfax Villa ES Picture Days! All in-person students in grades K-2 will have their pictures taken on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday March 11th.  

For all students in grades 3-6 and virtual students in grades K-2, we have a SignUp Genius Link below for you to use to  sign up your student for their picture on Friday, March 12th.  The time slots will be from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.  You will enter and exit through door 8 (by Kiss and Ride loop). 

Please click on the link to sign up for your slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CA5A72BA3FBC43-fairfax

5.Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

6.Video: FCPS Is Ready to Return

The School Board has given its support  and FCPS' health and safety plans are tested and in place for students to return to the classroom. Watch the video on Return to School.

7.Positivity Character Trait for March 1-5: ZEST/ENTHUSIASM

What does CHEERING OTHERS’ SUCCESS mean? Zest/Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations. It often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. Those who demonstrate zest and enthusiasm bring an energy and level of intensity to individual and group work. These people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project.

WHY DOES IT MATTER? For individuals, zest and enthusiasm are easily identifiable and highly desirable personality traits. We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity – and we like to spend time with people who are excited about life. Those who demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm are more likely to complete tasks and exceed minimum requirements as a result of their passion.

For groups, enthusiasm and zest can be directly tied to high levels of success, happiness, and achievement. Enthusiasm is contagious. One person’s enthusiasm can spark others to think, speak, and act with more energy and conviction. Groups that are enthusiastic about tasks are much more likely to spend longer periods of time in service to the group’s overall goals.


“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.’” -OPRAH WINFREY


8.Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

Thank you to all those families who joined us on February 15th for our  Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories.We loved hearing  Ms.Marsh, Ms. Atkinson, and Ms. Clarke read  their favorite books to us.

Our next Dragon Dream Bedtime Stories will be on Monday, March 1 at 7:00. Our readers this time will be Ms. Gaskins, Ms. Eddy, and Ms. Vadala!

Please join us then using  this link. The BBC link will be available beginning at 6:45 PM. Because of the large group, the audio, video, and chat are automatically turned off.

We can’t wait to see you! Put on your coziest pajamas and join us for some delightful stories.


9.March School Spirit Days

Let's continue to show how LUCKY we are to be Villa Dragons during the month of March with more Virtual Villa Spirit Days. Showing our school spirit helps us to feel connected to each other even when we can't be together.  Get ready to show us your Villa Spirit!!!


10.Fairfax Villa Main Office Hours Have Changed

The office will now be open from 8:45 am - 4:45 pm to reflect the new bell schedule. Thank you

11.School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Please use the following link to view the breakfast and lunch menus for Fairfax Villa ES students who are attending in-person learning.

Link: https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/fairfax-villa-elementary

You may use the following link to view menus for other schools.

Link: https://fcps.nutrislice.com/

12.PTA News

The following message is sent on behalf of the Fairfax Villa ES School PTA.  Its content reflects the PTA.

PTA General Meeting

If you missed our PTA meeting this week, you can watch the recording at:


And please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 PM!

Volunteer Opportunities!

The PTA will be assisting with classroom snacks as our kids return to the classroom! We’ll be looking for volunteers to bring snacks to the school once we learn more about how many kids are returning and how many snacks are needed. Keep an eye out for sign ups soon!

Are you interested in helping to find our next amazing PTA Board members? The first step in electing a new board in May is creating a 3-person nominating committee to find candidates. Please contact Jessie at villapta@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer!

Spirit Wear

Get your Villa Dragon gear while you can! Today is the LAST DAY the store is open!




We raised $55 in our first 3 months with AmazonSmile! You can continue to support the Fairfax Villa PTA, and our kids and teachers, while you shop. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose the Fairfax Villa Elementary PTA as your charity, and AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your order total to the PTA. 

PTA Membership

PTA Membership is still open! Please join online at https://fairfaxvilla.memberhub.store/. Memberships are $10/person. If you would like to pay by check or need financial assistance, please contact Jessie at villapta@gmail.com.