Willow Springs Elementary School News and Information

For a translated version of this newsletter, please visit the Willow Springs website.

August 2, 2022

WSES Marquee

We are excited to share our new WSES marquee!

Willow Springs families,

We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer with family and friends. We are excited to see our new marquee shining brightly on Braddock Road! Make sure to drive by to see our latest updates, news, and information. Thank you again to our PTA, families, and community for your hard work in raising the money to purchase this beautiful addition to the entrance of our school.

We are thrilled that we are only weeks away from the first day of school. With the return of our children, families, and staff comes much life, laughter, and love. We are ready for our hallways and classrooms to be filled with positivity and learning!

We have a couple of summer events happening before the return of students. We look forward to welcoming our youngest foxes at our kindergarten popsicle event on Wednesday, August 17. We are excited to welcome all of our foxes back at our Willow Welcome on Friday, August 19. Please visit our WSES website for continuous announcements, highlights, and calendar updates.

As you may have seen from the superintendent's community message, FCPS is committed to ensuring that we have a licensed educator in every classroom for the first day of school. We want to assure you that we are almost fully staffed at Willow Springs as we head into the school year. Our teachers and staff are ready to kick off a fantastic year with our children!

We are eager to partner with our WSES family to make this year engaging and exciting! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Please have a safe remainder of the summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon!


Dylan Taylor, Principal

Lesley Hassen, Assistant Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground

Wednesday, August 17

Kindergarten Popsicles

SAVE THE DATE: Willow Welcome

Friday, August 19

22-23 Willow Welcome

Student Monitor Opportunities


We are looking for energetic family, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come to join our Willow Springs Elementary staff. WSES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunity with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., approximately $16.00 per Hour


Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.


Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know. Interested applicants should send resumes to lhhassen@fcps.edu or contact Willow Springs at 703-679-6000.

FCPS Summer Resources

FCPS continues to updates the FCPS Summer Resources webpage throughout the summer months. This website is provided to help students and families have a fun, safe, and healthy summer.

FCPS Trust Policy: Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space This School Year and Beyond

FCPS is proud of its caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families. The Fairfax County School Board’s recently approved Trust Policy solidifies that commitment. It aligns with Fairfax County’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy to ensure that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. FCPS’ new Trust Policy webpage will be live soon, with the policy and other important information available in eight languages. Please keep an eye out for the link in an upcoming issue of FCPS This Week.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free and reduced

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Paper copies of the application are available in the main office. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact our main office at 703-679-6000. We are happy to help.

Fall School Supply Sale 

WSES School Supplies

Hey parents! No matter how you’re enjoying your summer, why not mark “school supply shopping” off your list? Product shortages and price increases are going to be major factors this back-to-school season (have you noticed most stores don’t have their school supplies out yet?). 

Ordering your supplies from Campus Survival Kits means you don’t have to run around town searching for that ONE item, and your students’ teachers will get all of their supplies delivered directly to them for easy classroom storage. Campus Survival Kits are all teacher approved and curated with our teachers. They are our PTA partner this upcoming school year. 

Click here to view the website.

Welcome, 22-23 WSES PTA Board!

M SackieN SiddiquiE NgA Leach

WSES Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear Site

The new Willow Springs PTA spirit wear store is live. Our new store is open 24-7 all year long. We have so many spring options from t-shirts to shorts and hats to protect your head by clicking HERE.

We are excited for our community to show their Willow Pride!

Funds for Foxes

Here are some of the easy ways you can help earn money for the Willow Springs Elementary PTA! Take a look at some of the partnerships we have.

Looking Ahead at WSES

2021-22 Standard School Year Calendar

News You Choose

Visit our WSES PTA website 



  • August 17 Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • August 19 Willow Welcome (see above image for times)
  • August 22 First Day of School
  • August 26 PTA Back to School Movie Night from 6-9 p.m.
  • September 2-5 Holiday - Labor Day Break – All FCPS schools and offices closed
  • September 12 School Portraits
  • September 26 No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday
Willow Fox Mascot