Fairfax Villa Weekly Message 2/24/2023

Important Upcoming Dates

2/24: Woodson HS International Night

2/27: 3rd Grade Family Folk Dance Night

3/2: Read Across America Day

3/2: 2 Hour Early Student Release, 2PM

3/3: School Planning Day (Student Holiday)

3/7: Fairfax Villa ES Spirit Night at Chipotle! 

3/10: Student Pictures 

3/24: Heritage Night at FVES

3/27: Woodson Pyramid Spring Art Show

4/3 - 4/7: Spring Break

5/2: 3rd Grade Reading SOL 

5/3: 4th Grade Reading SOL

5/4: 5th Grade Reading SOL

5/5: 6th Grade Reading SOL

5/ 9: 3rd Grade Math SOL

5/10: 4th Grade Math SOL

5/11: 5th Grade Math SOL 

5/12: 6th Grade Math SOL

5/18: 5th Grade Science SOL


  1. SOL Dates
  2. Celebrations of Lexia
  3. Read Across America Bingo Challenge and Pajama Day!

  4. Heritage Night
  5. Score Reporting To Families
  6. Kindergarten and New Student Registration
  7. Tutor.com - Extra Help for Students at No Cost to Families
  8. Monday and Friday Fairfax Villa Clothing
  9. Fairfax Villa Contacts
  10. Be Informed; Stay Involved!
  11. Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

1.Upcoming SOL Dates:

Below you will find our upcoming SOL dates. Please ensure your student is present for testing and on time. This year we ask all students to bring in their laptop chargers and laptops a few days prior to testing for setup. Please keep this on your radar as we partner together for a successful SOL season. 

3rd Grade: 

  • Tuesday, May 2 Reading SOL 
  • Tuesday, May 9 Math SOL

4th Grade:

  • Wednesday, May 3 Reading SOL
  • Wednesday, May 10 Math SOL

5th Grade:

  • Thursday, May 4 Reading SOL
  • Thursday, May 11 Math SOL 
  • Thursday, May 18 Science SOL

6th Grade:

  • Friday, May 5 Reading SOL
  • Friday, May 12 Math SOL 

2.Celebrations of Lexia!


42 = Lexia Certificates given this past week!

1611= Lexia Certificates given this year!

73% =  Students working at or above grade level!

Parents - ask your child to show you their Lexia Superstar Certificates for the completion of each level!

Congratulations to all of our students who are working hard on their Lexia lessons and making so much progress. At the beginning of the school year, 32% of our students in grades K-6 were working on grade level material in Lexia. It is VERY important that families do NOT help students with the Lexia lessons. We need a true picture of what they have learned so that teachers can best support. Assisting students will alter weekly learning results.

Practice Lexia at home: 

  • Log onto https://clever.com/in/fairfax/student/portal using their FCPS Google account.
  • Click on the Lexia icon. It is strongly recommended that our K-6 graders spend 15-30 minutes each night learning with this Lexia.
  • Students can also login to Lexia through their Schoology account. After they go to https://lms.fcps.edu/ and log into Schoology, click on the waffle in the upper right corner, click on Clever, and then Lexia.

3.Read Across America Bingo Challenge and Pajama Day!   

Read Across America Bingo Board will be in your child’s Wednesday folder on March 1st. 

  • Read Across America Day begins on March 2nd until April 12th. 
  • Your child can complete squares on the reading bingo board for cool magnetic bookmarks!  Rows, columns, diagonals all win!  
  • Please see Mrs. Case in the Library when you have BINGO to claim your bookmark!  Your child can find an electronic copy here:  Read Across America 2023 Bingo Challenge
  • Pajama Day: Kickoff on Read Across America Day is Thursday, March 2nd  

    • Wear your favorite pajamas and bring in a stuffed animal (that can fit into a backpack)

4.Heritage Night at Fairfax Villa!

We are so excited to bring back our beloved Heritage Night! The first step in making this event amazing is YOU! Share your knowledge of countries or cultures with our community by hosting a table at our event, and or participating in a fashion or talent show. Participant details will be sent to you after you sign up as a culture host. Click Here To Sign Up For Heritage Night

When: Friday, March 24th, 2023 6pm - 8pm

Where: FVES Gym

This is a free event for our FVES students, their families and school staff!

5.Score Reporting To Families

Results from completed academic screenings will be generated by FCPS, not each individual school. Most reports can be found in ParentVUE/SIS. If you do not yet have a ParentVUE/SIS account, please contact Ms. Hachwi nhachwi@fcps.edu

Fall and Winter VGA Scores for reading and math will be sent by the end of March.

5.Score Reporting To Families

Results from completed academic screenings will be generated by FCPS, not each individual school. Most reports can be found in ParentVUE/SIS. If you do not yet have a ParentVUE/SIS account, please contact Ms. Hachwi nhachwi@fcps.edu

Fall and Winter VGA Scores for reading and math will be sent by the end of March.


Mrs. VonAncken’s class is working hard on their algebra individually and in small groups!

6.Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Calling All New Dragons!

Virginia law requires that all children who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023, must be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.  If you do not wish your child to attend school until the following year, you must notify the school in writing. 

If you have a child who will attend Fairfax Villa Elementary next year, and you have not already registered them, please contact Silvia Dossmann to allow accurate numbers for staffing and classes next year!

Register your child by May 31, 2023:

Please spread the word to your neighbors who will have children attending Fairfax Villa ES.


7.Tutor.com - Free Extra Help for Students 

FCPS students are able to get free bilingual tutoring help at any time using your Schoology account. It takes just a few minutes to sign up. Find out more about Tutor.com here. Potential tutoring possibilities include:

  • Reading and math practice/support
  • Write computer programs
  • Study for the SAT
  • Receive feedback on scholarship essays

8.Monday & Friday Fairfax Villa Clothing

  • On Mondays, we will be wearing our Positivity shirts to highlight our character strengths and virtues that we will be learning throughout the school year.
  • On Fridays, we will be showing off our favorite Fairfax Villa spirit wear.  If you’d like to purchase new spirit wear, please reach out to our PTA.


Ms. Sheridan’s class is working on root words during their language arts time!

9.Important Fairfax Villa Contacts

Fairfax Villa Main Phone Line: 703-267-2800

Fairfax Villa Attendance Phone Line: 703-267-2828

Fairfax Villa Attendance Link: https://fairfaxvillaes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Technology Support for Families/Parent Help Desk: 1-833-921-3277

Parent Information Phone Lines/Support for parents who do not speak English as their first language: Parent Information Phone Lines

Parent and Student technology support: IT Support Portal

FCPS Transportation Phone Line:703-446-2050

Candace Davis, Transportation Supervisor, 703-446-2050, CEDavis@fcps.edu

Dave Gerstner, Principal, drgerstner@fcps.edu

Shelia Sobeski, Assistant Principal, sdsobeski@fcps.edu

Karen Wells, Administrative Assistant, kewells@fcps.edu

Julie Scoville, Office Staff, jgscoville@fcps.edu

Silvia Dossmann, Student Information Assistant, smdossmann@fcps.edu

Noor Hachwi, School Based Technology Specialist, nhachwi@fcps.edu 

10.Be Informed; Stay Involved!

11.Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

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