Willow Springs School News, 3/15/2024

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Murphy the therapy dog visited the fox den today and we sure loved seeing him!

Murphy the therapy dog visited the fox den today and we sure loved seeing him!

Dear Willow Springs Families, 

This was another active & energy filled week of learning and growing together at the fox den. We all enjoyed the terrific weather this week and the opportunity to have outdoor recess every day. This week we had a fire drill and next week we will have a tornado drill. Today both our SCA and our WFOX New Team had meetings with their student leaders and members.

Today was an especially fun filled day as we geared up for Spirit Night tonight. Staff members wore their jerseys and student were deciding if they were going to cheer on Team Fox or Team Willow. The great news is that we are ALL winners just by showing up and having fun together. We hope to see MANY of you tonight at Chantilly High School. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the game starts at 6:30 PM. See you soon!

We wish all of our families a wonderful weekend filled with positive energy. Thank you for sending us your best every day! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Members of the WFOX News Team had their first meeting today.

Active members of the WFOX News Team had their first meeting today led by our student directors/producers.

Spirit Night

Spirit Night Tonight @ 6pm at Centreville HS 

Girl Scouts, Strings, Jump Rope Club will be part of the festivities.

Admission is free, don't forget to bring dry and canned goods for ShareKana, a non-profit started by two Willow Springs students that distributes donated goods to local shelters.                              

See you there!

Spring Picture Day

Spring Individual and Class Photos on Wednesday, March 20!

Spring Portraits and Class Group Pictures are coming Wednesday, March 20,

Images will be available to view and purchase approximately two weeks following our school's picture day.

Save time and Pre-order online HERE.

For questions about ordering school pictures please email underclass@vosphoto.com

Family Survey

Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

🧘Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has created a regulation to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. Regulation 1502: Expectations for Meditation and Silent Reflection Space Accommodations provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are designated areas within a school or on school premises for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. View Regulation 1502 for more information.


 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. 

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

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SOL Testing Dates 

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. 

Upcoming important dates and events at Willow Springs.

WSES: Looking Ahead

March is Women's History Month, Disability Awareness Month, Equity in Education Month, and Youth Art Month

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