The Pine Spring Paw Print

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Dr. Reid Visit


Before spring break, Pine Spring welcomed the Superintendent, Dr. Reid, for a special school visit. It was an exciting opportunity for us to showcase the strong instructional practices that define our daily routines. Dr. Reid had the chance to witness our dedicated teachers and enthusiastic students in action. 

April PTA Meeting

April PTA Meeting

Mark your calendars for our upcoming PTA meeting on April 4th from 7-8 PM! This is your chance to stay informed and engaged in our school community.

Join us as we discuss important PTA business, and then we'll turn the floor over to Principal Yacubovich for "Ask the Principal." Have burning questions, suggestions or concerns? Principal Yacubovich will be addressing parent questions on topics impacting Pine Spring.

🗓️ Date: April 4th

🕖 Time: 7-8 PM

🏫 Location: Pine Spring Library 

To ensure your questions are covered, please feel free to add them here


Multicultural Night Sign Up

Multicultural Night is on April 19th. It's your chance to showcase the rich tapestry of cultures within our community. Whether you're eager to share your heritage, enjoy performances, or simply want to lend a helping hand, there's a place for everyone.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Prepare a Table: Share samples of food from your culture. 
  • Perform: Take center stage and dazzle the audience with music, dance, or any other form of artistic expression that celebrates your cultural heritage.
  • Volunteer: Help make Multicultural Night a success by offering your time and skills. From setup and decorations to assisting during the event, every pair of hands makes a difference.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate diversity, unity, and the beauty of our multicultural community. Sign up today!

MCN Signup

Jaguar 5K- Register Now


Get ready to ignite the thrill of victory once again! For the past two years, Pine Spring has taken the title for the largest participation in the Jaguar 5K, with over 100 Bobcats participating each year!

The best part is this event is it not just about racing; it's about bringing the entire family together to focus on taking healthy steps as a community! There's something for everyone: whether you're running or walking the 5K, or enjoying the 1-mile fun run specially designed for the little ones.

Join us in our quest to extend our winning streak. Register now at www.jaguar5k.comand let's show the unstoppable spirit of Pine Spring!

Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Symptoms and Illnesses Can My Child Go to School?
Parent is Sick, Stressed, Hospitalized


YES - If you are sick, your child still needs to attend school. Your illness does not excuse your child from attending. Plan for these days. Ask a neighbor, relative or spouse to take your child to and from school.

Chronic Illnesses (Asthma, Diabetes, Sickle Cell, Epilepsy etc.)

Chronic illness is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured


YES – As long as your child’s symptoms are controlled, your child should attend school. School personnel are trained to assist children with chronic illnesses and related health care requirements.

Child Doesn’t Want to go to School

Frequent crying, fear, anger, not wanting to socialize, behavior change, stomachache, nausea

(These can be signs of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or fear)


YES – You should keep your child in school but try to determine what is causing the changes. Talk to school personnel and consult a health care provider. Your child may be experiencing bullying or trauma, may be behind in schoolwork or not getting along with others. Persistent Indicators of distress may require support from school personnel or health care professionals.

Cold Symptoms

Stuffy nose/runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, mild sore throat, earache


YES - If your child can participate in school activities school should be attended.

Head Lice

Intense itching of the head; may feel like something is moving


YES – Your child can be in school if an initial treatment of shampooing of hair with a product for lice has been completed.

Menstrual Issues


YES – In most cases, menstrual issues (periods) can be managed at school. If severe pain is interfering with your child attending school, consult with a health care provider.

Strains, Sprains and Pains


YES – If there is no known injury and your child can function (walk, talk, eat), school should be attended. If pain is severe or doesn’t stop, consult a health care provider.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

The white of the eye is pink and there is a thick yellow/green discharge.


NO – If there is yellow/green discharge from the white of the eye, your child must be evaluated by a healthcare provider before returning to school. If diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis, the child should remain home while symptomatic or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment has been completed.


Severe, uncontrolled, rapid coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing


NO – Keep your child home and contact a health care provider. If symptoms are due to asthma, provide treatment according to your child’s Asthma Action Plan. When symptoms are controlled, send your child to school.


Frequent, loose or watery stool may mean illness but can also be caused by food and medication


NO – If, in addition to diarrhea, your child acts ill, has a fever or is vomiting, please keep your child home until the diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours. If stool is bloody, if the child has abdominal pain, fever or vomiting, consult with a health care provider.


Fever usually means illness, especially if your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher as well as other symptoms like behavior change, rash, sore throat, vomiting etc.


NO – If your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher, keep them at home until his or her fever is below 100.4 for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If the fever does not go away after 2-3 days or is 102.0 or higher, consult with a health care provider.

Rash With Fever


NO – Keep your child home if they have a rash with a fever. If a rash spreads quickly, is not healing, or has open weeping wounds, you should keep your child at home and have your child seen by a health care provider.

Strep Throat

Sore throat, fever, stomachache, and red, swollen tonsils


NO – Keep your child at home for the first 12 hours after an antibiotic is begun. Your child may return to school when they have completed at least 12hours of antibiotic use, is fever free and symptoms are improving


Child has vomited 2 or more times in a 24-hour period. If vomiting is associated with diarrhea or fever, please reference the recommendations for those symptoms (diarrhea, fever). 

NO – Keep your child at home until the vomiting has stopped for 24 hours. If vomiting continues, contact a health care provider.


Kindergarten Orientation- THIS TUESDAY

K orientation

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


Showcase a dance, song, or ceremony from your culture on our Pine Spring stage at Multicultural Night on 4/19! 

  1. Performances can be at most three minutes.  
  2. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 5th.
  3. Please email the MP3 file to no later than Friday, April 5, with your child's name in the subject line.

Science Night- April 23rd

science night

April Pics

Pine Spring embraced the spirit of spring with open arms, celebrating a week filled with excitement and achievement. From our quarterly attendance assembly recognizing our students' dedication to learning, to the insightful visit from Dr. Reid, the week was off to a stellar start. We welcomed other schools to witness our successful program implementations, showcasing our commitment to excellence in education. The crescendo of our week was the joyous spring concert, where our talented students shone brightly. Who could forget the uproarious duct tape fundraiser? At Pine Spring, we take pride in offering a well-rounded experience that leaves no room for boredom. Here's to another week of learning, laughter, and unforgettable moments!

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.

Save The Date

save the date

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 16: 1st Grade Field Trip- National Zoo

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: 4th Grade Jamestown Trip

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