A Message from Principal Yacubovich

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Curl Up and Read- FRIDAY 3/10

This Friday Pine Spring will shine a light on all of the progress our students have made in reading by turning our classrooms into a cozy reading environment with pajamas, blankets and flashlights! Students will have an opportunity to curl up with their favorite book and relax as they pretend to "campout" in their classrooms. 

Don't forget to wear your favorite PJs! 

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AAP Strategy of March

As we continue to grow as a community in embedding Advanced Academic throughout our students' day, we want to share some information and strategies that you can use to support your child at home. This month we will focus on Visualizing. If you would like additional information, please reach out to Mrs. Haynes, our Advanced Academic Teacher. 

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Read aloud to your child, and then have them draw a picture of what they heard! This is a wonderful way to support visualizing as children listen. This is important, even for older students.

Often children start thinking of other topics while they listen, so helping them focus on what is read, and drawing the “movie that you saw in your head” helps them establish good brain routines. Reading in your home language or listening to an Audiobook is great too!

Questions to Support Visualization: 

  • What mental pictures am I forming?
  • How can I use my 5 senses to help me form an image in my mind?
  • What did you see when you read the passage?
  • What colors did you see as you read?
  • What did you see for where the events happened?
  • What steps did you see in your mind when….?


Fairfax Public Library has a wonderful collection of Audiobooks! Enjoy these ones together! 

K-2 Audio Book Recommendations

  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • The Cricket in Times Square by G. Selden
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling


3-6 Audio Book Recommendations

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

March Teacher

Last Chance to Order


running club

math night

Falls Church 5K

Save The Date

March 14: Math Night 

March 15: FCHS Pyramid Art Show 

March 25: 6th Grade All County Choral Festival 

March 28: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures 

March 31: Spring Concert

April 3-7: Spring Break (no school for students)

April 13: Early Release Day for Students 

April 14- Student Holiday 

April 18: Band/String Concert (9AM-10AM)

April 18: Science Night 

April 19: Band/Strings Concert Night Event

April 20: Parent Coffee: Math Focus 

April 20: AAP Local Level IV Orientation 

April 21: Student Holiday 

May 29: Memorial Day-  No School 

June 15: Kindergarten Promotion  

June 15: End of Year Celebration 

June 15: 6th Grade Promotion 

June 16: Last Day of School for Students (dismissal at 1:30 PM)  

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