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Kindness and Friendship Week

Kindness Week

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Social Emotional Learning Screener

Principal Pop-In Winners!

principal pop in

This week's Principal Pop-In winners are: 

- Ms. Flores' 1st Grade Class

- Mrs. Lewis' 5th Grade Class


Keep up the awesome attendance! We can't wait to find out who will have perfect attendance when my Yac pops into your classroom. It's going to be so much fun!

PTA Bingo Night

Bingo New

WIDA Testing Schedule

Federal legislation requires that all students identified as English learners (ELs) are assessed annually to monitor their progress and proficiency in English. In Virginia, all divisions use the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs for this purpose. The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development standards and assesses English in the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. If your child will be participating in the WIDA testing, a notification letter was sent home. The dates for testing are below.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school. If you have any questions about this test, please contact Jennifer Ganci at


Grade 1    

 January 31, February 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 26, 27

Grade 2

 January 31, February 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 26, 27

Grade 3

 January 31, February 1, 14, 15,  16, 20, 28, 29 

Grade 4

 February 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 20, 28, 29

Grade 5

 February 5, 6, 21, 23, March 1, 4

Grade 6

 February 5, 6, 21, 23, March 1, 4

School Calendar

Please remember that the school calendar for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are both available and allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with family, while still ensuring a strong learning experience for your child.

Kindergarten Registration

Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. 

I know it seems early, but now is the time for students to be registered. We are planning playdates, screenings, orientation, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure your child doesn't miss out! 

Students should be registered at the school they will be attending. A boundary locator is available online, along with a list of required documents, and additional help for military families, families who need language assistance, and other forms of support. 

If you know someone who needs this information, please forward this message or have them call Pine Spring Elementary at 571-226-4400 to schedule a time with Ms. Breeden.  

We are currently anticipating Kindergarten Orientation in-person at Pine Spring on April 2nd.

Save The Date

save the date

February 19: George Washington’s Birthday-Holiday

February 27-28:  IOWA (IAAT) Testing (6th Advanced Math)

March 5: School Planning Day/Student Holiday

March 7: AAP Parent Session (5:00 PM)

March 7: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

March 12: 3rd Grade Field Trip- GMU Center for the Arts

March 14: Family Math Night

March 20: Falls Church Pyramid Art Show- (5:00 PM)

March 21: Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

March 25-March 29: Spring Break

April 1: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

April 2: Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

April 2: Kindergarten Orientation (9:00 AM)

April 4: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

April 4: 6th Grade Field Trip (Graham/Lewis)

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: Holiday- Eid al Fitr

April 12: 4th Grade Strings Rehearsal (9:00 AM-Cafeteria)

April 12: Combined 5th & 6th Grade Band Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 6th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 6th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (9:00 AM)

April 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

April 16: 5th Grade Band Rehearsal in the Band Trailer / 5th Grade Strings Rehearsal- Gym (10:05AM)

April 17: 4th Grade Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: AAP Level IV orientation (6:00 PM)

April 19: ALVN Build a Child’s Library 

April 23: Family Science Night

April 26-27: All County Chorus Festival

April 27: Falls Church Jaguar 5k

April 29-May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29-May 24: Spring SOL Testing Window

May 2: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

May 3: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

May 10: K Field Trip- Hidden Oak Nature Center

May 27: Holiday- Memorial Day

June 6: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

June 11: K and 6th Grade Promotion

June 12: Last Day for Students

See the complete school year calendar