Forestville Friday Updates!!!

Upcoming Dates

November 14 - 18 - Book Fair (see important information below)

November 16 - Book Fair Ice Cream Social 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

November 17 - Thanksgiving Lunch (more information below) 

November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)

November 30 - PTA Fun Run (Fun Run schedule will be posted soon)

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Forestville's Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 17th. This is the perfect kickoff to the holiday season and a wonderful way to gather together as a Forestville community. Families are invited to join their students for lunch in the cafeteria. 

Note: The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) department has informed us that due to supply chain issues, families will not be able to purchase Thanksgiving lunch from the cafeteria. Forestville students are the only attendees able to purchase cafeteria food. Families are welcome to bring outside food to enjoy with your family. 

Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule:

10:45 - 11:15 Kindergarten

11:15 - 11:45 4th Grade 

11:45 - 12:15 1st Grade 

12:20 - 12:50 3rd Grade 

12:50 - 1:20 2nd Grade

1:20 - 1:50 5th Grade 

1:50 - 2:20 6th Grade

Book Fair

Book Fair Information 

We are very excited to announce that the Book Fair is coming back to Forestville from November 14th – November 17th during regular school hours. Students will come to the Book Fair with their class twice during the week – once to preview the books and once to make purchases. The schedule for class visits can be found here. The book fair accepts cash and cards in addition to an “e-wallet” where families can add money online for their students to use for purchases. Click here for specific details on setting up the e-wallet.

Families are welcome to join us at the Book Fair for two special events:

  1. Wednesday, November 16 from 6-8pm, please join us for an ice cream social in the Forestville Cafeteria. During this time families will be able to enjoy a treat and shop the book fair!
  2. Thursday, November 17 Forestville will be hosting The Thanksgiving Luncheon. The class schedule for the luncheon can be found above. Families are welcome to shop the book fair during the Thanksgiving Lunch. **Please note that for safety reasons, you will need to fill out a Google Form when taking your child from the luncheon to the book fair. This is so teachers and staff can account for students. A QR code that directs you to the form will be posted on the cafeteria doors. 

Prefer to shop the Book Fair online? Click here to check out the wide range of books available for order. All orders placed via this link will still support the Forestville PTA and they’ll be delivered directly to your home!


The Marine Corps celebrated their 247th birthday on November 10th.

The Marine Corps was formed on November 10, 1775, by the Second Continental Congress, with the first Marines enlisting under Commandant Samuel Nicholas. But it was not until 1921 that the Corps began celebrating that historic day officially as its birthday.

Veteran's Day

Veterans Day

Fairfax County Public Schools pauses to express our deep gratitude and sincere appreciation to our Veterans for their brave and selfless service to our country. We encourage all members of our community to take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Veterans Day; to remember the sacrifices, the service with honor, the dedication of those who serve, and those who love and support them. It is important to acknowledge and thank Veterans for their service today, and throughout the year. 

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served, those who serve today, and future veterans - serving at home and abroad, from Fairfax County Public Schools. Thank you for your service.

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview and Opt-Out Information

You are invited to attend an opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 21st from 9:15a.m.- 10:15 a.m. at Great Falls Elementary School in the school library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.  Additional information on the curricula, as well as  FLE Opt Out Forms are available on the Family Life Education (FLE) page on the FCPS website. 

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of the FLE program, please complete the opt out form included in this link and return the form to school prior to FLE instruction. Link to Opt Out Forms

FCPS Calendar Survey

FCPS Calendar Survey Coming Soon!

In an annual planning process, FCPS uses input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. The Calendar Survey will be sent to parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 next week. 

Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable.

Online Tutoring Service Still Available

FCPS students have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Online Tutoring Services website.

Students are able to access via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to