Fairhill Forum Summer Update #3

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July 27, 2021




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News from Fairhill

Dates to Remember:

August 4th:  Bus Ridership Survey deadline

August 7th:  Rising Kindergarten Playdate, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

August 19th:  Staff Back to School Bus Tour,  9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

August 19th:  Welcome Back Bash, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

August 23rd:  First day of classes for the 2021-22 school year

Welcome Fairhill's New Principal!


It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Principal, Mr. Ted Cooper. Mr. Cooper is coming to Fairhill most recently from Westgate ES as their Assistant Principal. He is a proven leader with a track record of academic success. He is able to create structures for student achievement that have allow students to thrive in a positive, inclusive, enriching and academically stimulating environment.

Click here for a photo of Mr. Cooper being introduced to Fairhill. 

We are so excited to welcome him to Fairhill on August 16th.

Go Tigers!


Fairhill (in-person) Tours

We are so excited to welcome all of our Tigers back to the building this year! We know it has been awhile (if ever) since some students have been in the building so we are offering group tours to walk around the building with a staff member to help students get re-acclimated to the building. This is strictly a tour of the building to see the main entrance, library, cafeteria, gym, art room, music rooms and all common spaces. Classrooms will not be set up yet so students will be unable to see their classrooms.

The intention of these tours is to support students who spent the past school year in a virtual setting and have been away from Fairhill for a long time. These tours are for rising 1st-6th grade students only and will only last about 15 minutes. Another plan is in the works for our rising Kindergarten tigers so be on the lookout for details coming soon! 

When signing up, please put student name and grade in the comment section! (One slot per family, please.)

Please sign up for a slot by clicking here

Please reach out to Mrs. Korb if you have any specific questions! 

Important Bus Ridership Survey!

On July 29, 2021, the Office of Transportation Services (OTS) will conduct a student ridership survey for all eligible riders. It is important that parents respond to the survey by August 4, 2021 and submit a separate survey for each of their children enrolled in FCPS. If the survey is not completed and returned, the student will not be added to a bus route at the beginning of the school year.

During the school year, changes to the intent form can be made with your school's SIS operator if the need for transportation changes or the survey is not returned by August 4, 2021. It may take up to five days to update transportation schedules.

This is a reminder that all students, drivers, and attendants must wear face coverings when boarding or riding on a school bus. Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact the transportation office at (703)446-2050.

Staff Back to School Bus Tour

Save the date! Our Welcome Back Bus Tour is coming to a stop near you!

Come out and meet the Fairhill staff on Thursday, August 19th.  We will be at the stops listed below with popsicles, smiles, handshakes, fist bumps, and high fives. We can’t wait to see you all there!


Stop 1:  9:10 AM 

Ellenwood & Barrick:  Park on Covington Street between Suede Court and Bowler Drive

Stop 2:  9:30 AM 

Stonehurst:  Intersection of Stonehurst Drive and Annhurst Street

Stop 3:  9:50 AM 

Dunn Loring Village:  Intersection of Grovemore Lane and Dellway Lane

Stop 4:  10:10 AM 

Mosaic:  Strawberry Park; grassy area on Strawberry lane in front of Ted’s Bulletin



School bus

New Student Registrations

Do you have a student who still needs to be registered or know someone who needs to register for this upcoming school year?  Please contact Amy Spector at alspector@fcps.edu as soon as possible or pass this information on to your neighbors. We are currently working diligently on class placements and want our community to be assured that students are placed in the best possible classroom match.


Calling all Fairhill Kindergarteners!

Please join us on Saturday, August 7 for a kindergarten playdate.  This is a great opportunity for the kids to make a friend before the first day of school and for parents to connect.  Click here for more details.  

When:  Saturday, August 7,  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Fairhill Elementary School playground

Please note that the school will not be open so bathrooms will not be available.

If you have any questions about the playdate, you may contact Adrianne Bruce at alhodgin@gmail.com

Back to School Bash

Save the date for August 19th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Welcome Back to School Bash!  Stay tuned for more details.

welcome back bash

Tiger Spotlight

Each week we will be introducing to you some of our newest Tiger family members. Please be sure to say "Hello" and "Welcome to the Family" when you are sure to see them around! 


Meet Ms. Schwendeman who will be joining our 3rd grade team! 


Welcome, Ms. Park! We are so excited for her to join our ESOL team. She will be working across all grade levels.   

Moving ?

Please email Amy Spector  at alspector@fcps.edu with any change of residence for school for next year.


FCPS cares

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.

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:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley:  tastanley@fcps.edu

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu