Fairfax Villa Weekly Message 3/24/2023


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Important Upcoming Dates

3/24: Heritage Night at FVES 6:00pm - 8:00pm

3/27: Woodson Pyramid Spring Art Show

3/27: Club and 6th Grade Panoramic Pictures

3/29: Spring Chorus Concert 7:00pm - 8:00pm

4/3 - 4/7: Spring Break

4/12: Teacher Workday & Student Holiday 

4/28: Bingo Night 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

5/2: 3rd Grade Reading SOL 

5/3: 4th Grade Reading SOL

5/3: 1st/2nd Grade Music Performance 7:00pm - 8:00pm

5/4: 5th Grade Reading SOL

5/5: 6th Grade Reading SOL

5/5: PTA Cinco de May and Glow Party 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

6/1: Strings Spring Concert 7:00pm - 8:00pm

6/6: Woodson HS Graduation 7:30pm - 9:30pm

6/8: 6th Grade Showcase 7:00pm - 8:30pm

6/9: Field Day

6/13: Spring Band Concert 7:00pm - 8:00pm

6/14: 6th  Grade Luncheon 11:00am - 2:00pm

6/15: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10:15am - 11:30am 

6/16: Last day of school for FCPS Students-2 Hour Student Early Release


  1. Heritage Night
  2. Parent Input Form For 2023-2024 School Year
  3. Read Across America Bingo Challenge
  4. Celebrations of Lexia
  5. Kindergarten and New Student Registration
  6. Portrait of a Graduate Update
  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.Heritage Night Tonight at Fairfax Villa!


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FVES PTA families and communities,

We are so excited to bring back our beloved Heritage Night and we have an incredible slate of presentations, fashion and talent!

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

Where: FVES Gym

Here's a sneak peek of what countries will be represented:

India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Korea, Mongolia, Antarctica, Italy, Scotland, Eritrea ... and more!

If you signed up to host a country but have not discussed your needs with the event coordinator, please do so asap! Email villapta@gmail.com.

We look forward to an exciting event, honoring our communities and sharing our knowledge. Please help make our diversity shine!

2.Parent Input Form for 2022-23 Class Placement

While we look at class placements for the coming year, we want you to be aware of the process. We place students in classrooms based on numerous criteria. Students are grouped so that classrooms are heterogeneous, having a balance of boys and girls, a balance of academic performance and ability, and groups that will allow for the greatest support from our resource teachers.

Classroom teachers will have input into the recommendations for next year, as will our counselors and specialists. Our staff has been told that we will not take requests for particular teachers because we base our placement on instructional criteria and individual student strengths and needs. It is unfair to give special consideration to some parents when it would be impossible to grant requests from all parents. Please be aware that grade level assignments for staff sometimes change, due to late enrollments or other changes.  Staff assignments are determined at the end of the summer. Our staff has been directed not to give out information about placement prior to that time. 

In addition, we also value parent input.  If you feel there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, you may submit your input by clicking on this Parent Input Google Form . The parent input forms are due by May 26, 2023.  We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

3.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

4.Celebrations of Lexia!


46 = Lexia Certificates given this past week!

1805= Lexia Certificates given this year!

77% =  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.


Ms. D’Alessandro’s class is working hard on their multiplication practice! 

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.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.


Special thanks to our amazing ESOL Team for hosting Mrs. A’s Mercantile, which helped our students determine between needs and wants! They got a chance to interact with many staff to “sell their goods” and practice conversational skills!


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. 

9.Important Fairfax Villa Contacts

10.Be Informed; Stay Involved!

11.Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

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