Fairfax Villa Weekly Message 3/10/2023


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Important Upcoming Dates

3/24: Heritage Night at FVES

3/27: Woodson Pyramid Spring Art Show

3/27: Club and 6th Grade Panoramic Pictures

4/3 - 4/7: Spring Break

4/12: Teacher Workday & Student Holiday 

5/1: Kindergarten Orientation 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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. Heritage Night
  2. Read Across America Bingo Challenge
  3. SOL Dates
  4. Celebrations of Lexia

  5. Kindergarten and New Student Registration

  6. Joint Braddock and Springfield District School Board Town Hall 

  7. Portrait of a Graduate Update

  8. Tutor.com - Extra Help for Students at No Cost to Families

  9. Monday and Friday Fairfax Villa Clothing

  10. Fairfax Villa Contacts

  11. Be Informed; Stay Involved!
  12. Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

1.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. 

Don’t miss out, we’d love to see you there! 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!

2.Read Across America Bingo Challenge!   

A Read Across America Bingo Board went home in your child’s Wednesday folder on March 1st. 

  • Read Across America Day began on March 2nd and ends 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

3.Upcoming SOL Dates:

Below you will find our upcoming Fairfax Villa grades 3-6 SOL dates. Please ensure your child is present for testing and on time and arrives at school by 9:15 AM.  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 

4.Celebrations of Lexia!


38 = Lexia Certificates given this past week!

1771= Lexia Certificates given this year!

76% =  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: 

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.



Ms. Wright’s class celebrated their realistic fiction writing unit!


5th graders practicing for their concert on March 29th! 

5.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.


6.Joint Braddock and Springfield District School Board Town Hall


7.POG Updates

Students have been working on their POG Communicator Skills in art classes over the past several weeks. First and second graders learned how to participate in art critiques! They learned the importance of sharing their artwork with the class and practiced giving kind suggestions and compliments. The upper grades wrote about their artworks upon finishing them and reflected on successes and areas for improvement.


Mrs. Atkinson hosted the first Little Dragon’s Club after school for a few of our ELL students! Thanks to the ESOL Department for all you do!

8.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

9.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. 

10.Important Fairfax Villa Contacts

11.Be Informed; Stay Involved!

12.Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

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