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Kindergarten Orientation

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We're thrilled to invite families of rising kindergarten students to Pine Spring's Kindergarten Orientation on April 2, 2024, from 9AM to 10AM. This event is tailored to provide you with invaluable insights into your child's upcoming kindergarten journey.

During the orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet the dedicated teachers and administrative team who will be guiding your child's educational path. They'll be available to address any questions or concerns you may have and share essential information about you child's day. 

In addition to meeting the faculty, you'll also learn about the best ways to communicate with the school to ensure a strong start for your child. Effective communication between home and school is key to your child's success, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Your child will have the chance to explore their future classroom environment and engage in fun activities. And to cap off the event, we're offering parents and their children the opportunity to take a bus ride around the neighborhood, creating memorable moments together.

Don't miss out on this informative and interactive event. We can't wait to welcome you and your child to Pine Spring!

Pine Spring PTA Multicultural Night


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.

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

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The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

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

There’s an easy five-step 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. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

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. 

Save The Date

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March 5: School Planning Day/Student Holiday

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

March 7: PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

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

March 14: Family Math Night

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

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