Willow Springs School News, 3/1/24

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Ms. G

WSES teacher, Gunjan Sapkota, is the Fairfax Pyramid Outstanding New Teacher winner!

Dear Willow Springs Families, 

We are now midway through the 3rd quarter and Spring Break is just around the corner. Our students are really blossoming and showing how much they have learned and can do. We all know how to work hard and how to find joy in each day. Ask your students what happens every Friday morning during arrival or what they see in the lobby that makes them laugh or smile. As them what is exciting them about their learning at WSES. They should have a lot to say!

Don't forget that students do NOT have school next Tuesday, March 5th due to the Virginia presidential primary. 

We wish all of you a wonderful weekend. Thank you for sending us your best every day! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

This Sunday, March 3rd, parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey from independent research firm K12 Insight.

✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey

This Sunday, March 3rd, parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students. Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. 

Your voice matters!

Kinder Registration

 It's Kindergarten Registration Time!


 💻 Online Registration-Preferred Way-Opens April 2, 2024

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 


Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact their student's teacher regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.

Yearbook News!


Order your Yearbooks now! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by 4/18. There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.




Our popular yearbook cover contest is back. It is due to the front office by 3/15. It must be on 8.5x11 paper. Please write the student's and teacher's names on the back of the cover. It may be hand-drawn or digitally made.





Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.


Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - lindakim219@gmail.com

willow the fox

Spring SOL Testing Dates

for Grades 3-6

Every spring, students across the state of Virginia in grades 3-12 take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess their learning. Elementary school students take reading and math tests starting in 3rd grade and continuing every year through 6th grade. In addition, 5th grade students take a science test. The expectation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is that all students in grades 3-12 will participate in SOL testing every spring. Testing begins in May and is completed in June.

Testing dates and Information can be found on the Willow Springs Website. 

WSES: Looking Ahead

March is Women's History Month and Disability Awareness Month

  • March 5 - Presidential Primary & Student Holiday
  • March 10 - Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)
  • March 12 - Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture
  • March 15 - Spirit Night at Centreville HS, 6-8 P.M.
  • March 18-22 - Spirit Week
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break

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