Fairhill Forum Summer Update #4

Fairhill Forum

August 3, 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

September 3rd - September 6th:  Labor Day Holiday, no school


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! 

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

Bell schedule

Bell Schedule for the 2021-2022 School Year

Fairhill's bell schedule for this coming school year will be Monday - Friday: 9:20 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

welcome back bash

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.

Tiger Spotlight

This week the spotlight is on our commendable custodian team!

Custodian photo op

Meet our Custodians!  From left to right: Minh Le,  Maria Henriquez (our Building Supervisor), Nana Bempah, and Jose Damian.

Our Fairhill custodian team has been working around the clock all summer long in preparation for our Tigers to return into the building!  They have done a superb job, both inside the school and outside around the school grounds.  Wave and say "HI" the next time you see them!

Moving ?

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


News from FCPS

Mask Up!

Masks are an essential tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those unable to be vaccinated. To ensure a safe start to the school year, masks will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, inside FCPS school buildings.

With respect to Fall 2021 Health and Safety practices, FCPS will continue to follow the guidance put forth by clinical researchers and medical providers from the CDC, VDH, and the FCHD to ensure the safest classrooms possible. This includes FCPS’ face covering (mask) requirements. Click here for more information.

Buses and Transportation

The CDC federal order requiring masks be worn on public transportation remains in effect and applies to buses operated by Virginia public schools.

News from the Community

InCourage Martial Arts, located at PanAm Plaza has some especially fantastic discounts for Fairhill! 

We would love to donate $100 to the Fairhill Elementary School PTA for every after school registration we receive from your school. Students can use the discount code “fairhill” to receive up to $780 amount off of our After School program.

Please see the flyer below and click here for the discounted rates for Fairhill Elementary School families and the registration details.


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