Forestville Updates!!!

Upcoming Dates

November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (no school - FCPS offices closed)

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

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar


Thank You, Volunteers! 

Thank you to our PTA and volunteers who made the Book Fair and Thanksgiving Lunch a huge success! It was a wonderful way to connect with so many of our families. We appreciate you! 


Back to School Night Survey

As we start to move into the very early stages of planning for next year, we want to get your feedback on Back To School Night (BTSN). Please take a moment to fill out this survey to help us gather your feedback on BTSN. The deadline to fill out the survey is Friday, December 2. 

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

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

Strategic Plan - Family Team Nominations

Developing the Strategic Plan will involve assembling multiple work teams that represent the perspectives of school staff, families, students, and community partners and organizations. FCPS is currently seeking nominations for families and caregivers who are interested in contributing to the strategic planning process as part of the Family Team (FT). This team will come together four times during the next several months. The families and caregivers of our current or prospective students can self-nominate or can be nominated using this form. Nominations are due by Tuesday, November 22.

National Family Engagement Month

National Family Engagement Month reminds us that families are children's first and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers. Strong parental and family support is vital to the well-being and success of students. FCPS has many resources for families designed to increase engagement and partnerships with families while fostering academic success and social-emotional growth. 

The following resources are available to all FCPS families. Visit the links below to learn more about workshops and classes for families, digital and printable resources for early childhood, mental health, military families, special education, multilingual and wellness topics.

Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.