Panther Press: February 9th

Providence ES News

Kindness Week

Providence will be celebrating Virginia Kindness Week from 2/12/24-2/16/24. We will celebrate the week with daily themes (see below), tips for students, and an opportunity to perform random acts of Kindness throughout our school and community. Kindness Week is to recognize that simple day-to-day acts of Kindness enable our schools, communities and state to be a kinder, safer, healthier, happier and a more inclusive place to live, work, learn and play. Practicing and celebrating kindness is to look for the good, bridge connections across differences, restore hope, and empower people to make communities strong and resilient. Physiologically, kindness, can positively change our brain for the better! Being kind boost our serotonin and dopamine levels, which are neurotransmitters in the brain that give you feelings of satisfaction and well- being and also causes the pleasure/reward centers of our brain light up! Being kind not only helps others but, helps us too!!  (VA Department of Education, 2024).

Kindness Spirit Week Themes:

spirit themes

PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!



Providence Community Connection Night

Please join us as local organizations provide valuable resources, including after-school programs, mental health and behavior support, and assistance with basic needs such as health insurance and food security. Free food and child care will be provided!

Event Location:
Providence Elementary School
(3616 Jermantown Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030)
Wednesday, February 21 - 5:30PM-7:00PM
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This event is FREE, however please complete this RSVP form to ensure enough resources and refreshments are available.  (English flyer, Spanish flyer)


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!

panther way



Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

Mark your calendars

February 19th              

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School


Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links