Fairfax Villa Friday Message

Important Upcoming Dates  

5/3-5/7  Teacher Appreciation Week

5/3 - Dragon Dreams

4/28-6/4  SOL Assessments (Grades 3-6 only)

5/31- Memorial Day Holiday

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


  1. Enrollment For the 2021-2022 School Year
  2. UPDATED: Positivity Information
  3. Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories
  4. April School Spirit Days
  5. NEW: Your Lifetouch Pictures
  6. PTA

1.Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

Welcoming Future Dragons!

Is your child turning 5 years old by September 30, 2021 or  is a 1st-6th grader ready to attend Fairfax Villa ES for the 2021-2022 school year?

First, see if your student falls in the Fairfax Villa ES boundary by viewing the FCPS boundary locator. 

If your student does fall in the Fairfax Villa ES boundary, please click on the link below and  complete the form to get on Principal Gerstner's email list regarding our 2021-22 kindergarten orientation and other updates. Your form will be submitted to Silvia Dossmann, our school registrar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.


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

2.Positivity Information April 26 - 30:  CONNECTION/PURPOSE

What does CONNECTION/PURPOSE mean? Connection/purpose gives individuals the sense that they are put on this earth for a reason and that they are somehow connected with humanity or the universe. People who possess a sense of purpose believe that they were put on earth for a reason. That reason can have all kinds of variety. It could be to create a unique invention, to bring joy through art or music, or to raise their children to become good people. These people have a true calling.

WHY DOES IT MATTER? Having a clear sense of purpose in life, and a belief that you’re connected to a larger meaning, gives individuals strength. It allows them to persevere and find courage in trying circumstances, or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Those with a sense of purpose have more meaning in their life – and are more fulfilled.


“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” -JOHN F. KENNEDY


3.Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories

Thank you to all those families who joined us on April 19 for our  Dragon Dreams Bedtime Stories.We loved hearing  Ms. McNamee, Ms. Stoll, and Ms. Quinn  read  their favorite books to us.

Our next Dragon Dream Bedtime Stories will be on Monday, May 3 at 7:00. Our readers this time will be Ms. VonAncken, Ms Reilly, and Ms. Pivarik.

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.

Stay tuned here for how your family can have a chance to read YOUR favorite book to us!

Dragon Dreams

4.April School Spirit Days

Let's continue to show how excited we are to be Villa Dragons during the month of April 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!!!


5.Your Lifetouch Pictures

Lifetouch Pictures have arrived!  If your student is Virtual, you may pick up his/her pictures in the main office Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.  For all IN-PERSON students, your pictures are being sent home with your student.  

6.PTA News

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

Come hear about Level IV AAP at Fairfax Villa!

Please join us for our next PTA general membership meeting on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 PM. Mr. Gerster will provide information about the local Level IV AAP program coming to Fairfax Villa next school year! And we’ll share more about our plans for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, May 3-7.


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is coming up!

Starting May 3, we will spend the whole week showing our amazing Fairfax Villa teachers and staff how much we appreciate all the crazy hard work they have put in this school year! We’re looking for donations to help make this happen! 

Here’s the plan:

Monday, May 3: Restock and organize the staff lounge, to be ready for...

Tuesday, May 4: Freshly stocked lounge reveal!

Wednesday, May 5: Rita’s Desserts!

Thursday, May 6: Gift bags with Villa t-shirts and special supplies

Friday, May 7: Appreciation Lunch (with gift cards for remote teachers)

Please sign up here:


Are you the next Fairfax Villa PTA Treasurer?? 

We may have found our Secretary! Do you want to join in as another one of our amazing PTA board members next year? Are you good with numbers and want to get more involved? Interested in keeping the financial books for the PTA? Maybe the Treasurer is the position for you! Please contact Jessie at villapta@gmail.com if you'd like to discuss or to put your name on the candidate list.

Help Us Refill the Dragon Snacks!

Our first round of snacks and water bottles lasted almost a month! With many students returning to the classroom four days a week, let's restock! Please sign up at the link below. You can drop off your contribution at the school office any day between 8:45 AM and 4:45 PM. (The sign up says April 20 - just ignore the date!) And many thanks to everyone who has already signed up and donated!



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. 

Outside Activities

Girl Scout troops are forming for girls entering Kindergarten next year! If you know any girls who are interested, please share this upcoming meeting.