Forestville Friday Updates!


Calendar Reminders 

February 19th - No School/President's Day

February 23rd - Principals Coffee ☕*more information below / PTA BINGO Night

February 29th - PTA Yearbook Competition Ends


Trash or Treasure 

💗 WHAT: Candy Wrapper collection in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and the Rubicon Company 

💕WHEN: The entire month of February

💗WHERE: Forestville Main Lobby 

💕WHY: The candy wrappers will be recycled into "doggie bags" instead of going into a landfill! 

Principal Coffee 2/23 ☕

Our next Principal Coffee will be on Friday, February 23rd. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Spring 2024 SOL Testing Schedule 

Tuesday May 7th - 5th and 6th Reading SOL 

Wednesday May 8th - 3rd and 4th Reading SOL 

Tuesday May 14th - 5th and 6th Math SOL 

Wednesday May 15th - 3rd and 4th Math SOL 

Tuesday May 21st - 5th Science SOL 

*Students in 5th grade will participate in the Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) Componet of the SOLs - the date for this assessment will be coming out in the next Forestville Friday Updates.

Purchase a Yearbook! 

Yearbooks are available for purchase now here.  (School code 21994)

Reach out to the yearbook team at with any questions.


🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

👩‍🏫 Help Students Achieve Their Dreams. Teach for FCPS!

Save the date! Attend FCPS’ instructional job fair on Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Network and take advantage of interview opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools. Employment offers may be extended during the fair. Register today.

Eating Disorder Notification

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget
  • Register for Superintendent Community Conversations
  • Kindergarten Registration

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.



Bingo Night

One of our most beloved events is back again this year with the help of our volunteer co-chairs, Lauren Hertling and Arati Mahna. Get your tickets on our Memberhub site and get ready to have a fun time with Mr. Mills returning to call Bingo for us!

Volunteers are needed to make this a success! Please sign up to help us on Friday 23 February 2024 for BINGO Night and the Ice Cream Social! There are slots available for teens who might be looking for volunteer hours! For questions, please contact Anna Griffin at

Yearbook Announcement

We are excited to announce the return of the Forestville yearbook cover contest for 2024! Our theme this year will be "The World is your Playground". All students are invited to submit their entries by February 29th, 2024

Some guidelines for the artwork:

  • On 8.5 x 11 unlined white paper
  • Vertical orientation
  • Hand drawn original art work only - crayon, markers, colored pencils, etc.
  • Must include "Forestville Elementary School" and "2023-24"
  • Try to include school symbols and mottos
  • Do NOT include your name in the artwork
  • Only one entry per student
  • When scanning and sending, please use highest resolution possible

Please scan and email your artwork to the yearbook team at and include your students name and grade in the email. The artwork itself should not contain the name of the student. Want to participate in other ways? All Forestville students are invited to submit an entry answering the question -

 "If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?"

 These entries can be submitted by uploading a photo of your child using eShare and adding their answer under the description. (Answers may be edited for brevity). These submissions are due by April 1st, 2024.

Link to eShare:

All students who submit an entry will be entered into a raffle for a free yearbook!