Fairfax Villa Friday Message

Important Upcoming Dates  

3/26 - End of Quarter 3 (Early Release - Dismissal at 2:15)

3/29 - 4/2 - Spring Break

4/5 - Teacher Workday; Student Holiday

4/5 - Dragon Dreams

5/31- Memorial Day Holiday

6/11 - Last Day of School (Early Release - Dismissal at 2:15)


  1. Kindergarten Enrollment For the 2021-2022 School Year

  2. Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Dismissal on March 26; Spring Break Is March 29-April 2

  3. Planning to Travel Over Spring Break? Here's the Guidance

  4. Return to School 

  5. Boosterthon Prize Pickup

  6. Yearbook Pictures Needed

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

  8. Read Across America Challenge

  9. NEW: Positivity Information

  10. UPDATED: Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

  11.  March School Spirit Days

  12. School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

  13. PTA


1.Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

Fairfax Villa ES needs your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2021, please fill out the form at https://fairfaxvillaes.fcps.edu/student-services/new-student-registration no later than March 26, 2021.  You can also find the survey of preschool children / kindergarten enrollment form on the reverse side of this letter.  Our kindergarten staffing of teachers and instructional assistants is based on our kindergarten enrollment and our first staffing meeting for the 2021-22 school year is in early April.  We appreciate you filling out the form by that date.

If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Fairfax Villa families who do not have children currently attending our school. 

Please email any questions to Silvia Dossmann,  Fairfax Villa Student Information Assistant, at smdossmann@fcps.edu.

2.Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Dismissal on March 26; Spring Break Is March 29-April 2

As a reminder, Friday, March 26, is the last day of the third quarter. Students will attend their in-person or virtual classes as usual and then will be dismissed two hours early.

Spring break is March 29-April 2. Also, Monday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

3.Planning to Travel Over Spring Break? Here's the Guidance

Spring break is just around the corner. Here are some tips to be aware of as you make plans to travel:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.

  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID 19 test results for either domestic or international travel. Parents may opt to keep their students at home for 14 days after they return from travel, however, it is not required.

  • Per the Student Health and Safety Guidance Document, a Daily Health Screening Questionnaire will be required for all students attending in-person instruction. These daily health screening questionnaires will be completed on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school.

  • Upon returning, any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. 


4.Return to School

Monday Student Schedule

For the remainder of the school year, students will attend morning meetings on Mondays with their teachers from 9:45am-10:15am.  This will allow teachers the opportunity to take attendance, review the asynchronous work for the day, as well as answer any questions.  Following the morning meeting, students in grades PreK-2 will complete up to 2 hours of asynchronous work and students in grades 3-6 will complete up to 2.5 hours of asynchronous work.  On Monday, April 5 and Monday, May 31, students will not be logging on with their teachers or performing asynchronous work due to the student holidays.

School Supplies and Laptops

If your child brings school supplies back and forth to school, please be sure that they bring them in for every in-person day.

In-person students should bring their charged laptops to school every day. Please ensure that your child is plugging in and charging the laptop each evening so that it remains charged during the school day.

Art Materials

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 containing a sketchbook and watercolors.  Parents should provide 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 at drparamore@fcps.edu.

5.Boosterthon Prize Pickup 

The Boosterthon prizes are here! All students (whether or not they participated) will get a prize from the Boosterthon sponsor. Students who are attending in-person will be given their prizes by their teacher next week. Parents of students who are attending virtually may come by the school Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm to pick up the prize for their student(s). After ringing the bell at door 1 and being let into the main lobby, look for the box for your child’s grade and take a prize from that box. All prizes are the same within each grade.


6.Yearbook Pictures Needed

This year we would like to capture everything you have been doing at home during virtual learning.  Please share photos of your child learning virtually, playing outside, participating in spirit days, cooking, doing arts and crafts, practicing their instrument, creating science experiments, reading, or anything fun! We would love to include your memories in the yearbook. 

Please send photos to be considered for the yearbook to: FairfaxVillaYearbook@gmail.com 

If you missed the scheduled Picture Day, you can still have your individual child’s photo included in the yearbook with their grade level. Please click on the google form below for directions on how to submit a photo of your child.  Please make sure the photo of your child is taken vertically, is not a full body photo, and is taken in front of a neutral background.

The deadline for both of these is April 12. 


If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Paramore at drparamore@fcps.edu

7.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.


8.Read Across America Challenge

Fairfax Villa students are taking part in a schoolwide challenge to read in myOn from March 2nd to April 6th. The grade with the most minutes will get to choose the theme for an upcoming spirit day! Let’s go, Villa Dragons! Show us how much you can read!

9.Positivity Information March 22-26

While there is no Positivity Character Trait for the week of March 22nd-26th we invite all students to join us in celebrating character strengths and positive relationships during our P2 Spirit Day on Thursday March 25th.  Staff and students can show their support by wearing GREEN or VILLA SCHOOL COLORS.  

10.Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

Thank you to all those families who joined us on March 15 for our  Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories.We loved hearing  Ms. Davis, Ms. Quinn, and Ms. Thompson  read  their favorite books to us.

Our next Dragon Dream Bedtime Stories will be on Monday, April 5 at 7:00. Our readers this time will be Ms. Rubin, Ms. Romano, and Ms. Bayder!

(Due to Spring Break, we will NOT have one on March 29.)

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.


11.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!!!

Last week

12.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/

13.PTA News

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

Dragon Snacks

With some students back in the classroom, we're making sure that every child has a snack! Thank you to everyone who signed up to donate something next week - you filled all the slots in under 2 hours! We'll be posting a sign up for another delivery as soon as we hear that the school needs more.

PTA General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 PM.


PTA 2021-2022 Board Nominations

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. Or are you interested in running for one of the board positions? Please contact Jessie at villapta@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Lasagna Love

Here’s a chance to give a meal or receive a meal! This is a national campaign that makes local matches between families that are able to make lasagnas and families that need assistance.  https://www.lasagnalove.org  


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.