Willow Springs School News, 4/7/2024

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Congratulations to Ms. G, Region 5's Outstanding New Teacher for the 23-24 School Year!

 Region 5's Outstanding

New Teacher


Dear Willow Springs families, 

Last week students returned to school after Spring Break and they BURST into our building on Wednesday with all the joy, enthusiasm, creativity and thirst for learning and friendships that makes them and Willow Springs such a WONDERFUL place to learn and grow together. It was a short but powerful week as we all worked together to fill the days with opportunities for growth in all areas.

Our week ended on a very high note when our Region 5 Leaders came to our school and announced that our beloved Ms. G has been selected as Region 5's Outstanding New Teacher for the 23-24 school year! We have always known she is a winner and are thrilled to know that others also see how brightly she shines. Ms. G will now go on for consideration in the selection process for the district-wide award. 

This week, we look forward to experiencing the solar eclipse together on Monday, honoring Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday and seeing many of you on Thursday at our April PTA meeting. An information email about the solar eclipse was sent to you on Friday via email. ICYMI, check your inbox.

Thank you for sending us your very best every day! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

We are collecting new toys for a Ramadan Toy Drive to benefit children in need throughout our community.


 Toy Drive

All families are invited to donate to the Ramadan Toy Drive which will benefit both Muslim and non-Muslim families throughout Fairfax County. Toys collected should be new and will be donated to the Loudon Islamic Center and to Inova Children's Hospital. You can view the hospital's wish list here.

The deadline for toy collection has been

E X T E N D E D through Friday, April 12th. 

This toy drive was planned by both current and former WSES students as a way to do good works in service to the community during the month of Ramadan.

Fairfax Pyramid Art Show

Fairfax Pyramid Art Show

Fairfax HS, K. Johnson MS, Daniels Run ES, Willow Springs ES, Providence ES and Eagle View ES

Calling all art enthusiasts!

There's a fantastic opportunity to celebrate creativity at the annual Pyramid Art Show! This event showcases artwork by students from all grade levels, Kindergarten through 12, that feed into Fairfax High School.

Join the celebration on:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17th
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Fairfax High School

Here's what to expect:

  • Student artwork displays: Be amazed by the artistic talents of your community's young minds!
  • One-man shows: Witness exceptional work by individual student artists.
  • Live demonstrations: See art come to life in front of your eyes!
  • Food trucks: Grab a delicious bite to eat while you browse the artwork.
  • Scavenger hunt: Make it a fun and interactive experience for the whole family!
  • Artist recognition: Students who have their artwork featured will receive certificates.

Look out for invitations! Personalized invitations will be sent home during the week of April 8th-12th to families whose child's artwork will be displayed.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate creativity and support our future artists!

Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture

The Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture was taken on Tuesday, March 12. The picture will be in the yearbook and is available for purchase. Details can be found HERE. Free shipping is available for pictures purchased by Close of Business (COB) on Friday, April 12.

VOS Spring Photos


Spring Portraits are available to view and order online NOW! All orders will include free shipping until April 19.

Order and view pictures HERE. The online code is the Student ID Number.

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to underclass@vosphoto.com


🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old

for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration

Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for FCPS students will open for the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, April 2. Learn about the online registration process.

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

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. After determining which school your child will attend, parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Before- and After-School Care

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program.

Yearbook News!


Last chance to buy your yearbooks! Go to Yearbook Order Center  and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by Monday, April 15.There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.


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

Sports Clinics and Summer Sports Registration Open!

Sports Clinics

Multi-Sport FREE CLINIC  April 21, 2024 at SYA Sports Park

Rugby, Track & Field, Cricket & Soccer

Register HERE.

Summer Flyer

Summer Sports Registration Now Open! Ages 3-18

  • Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Track & Field
  • Soccer Camps & Clinics
  • Non-contact Skills Camps (Agility, Floorball)
  • Volleyball Clinics

Register HERE

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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

  • April 8 - Solar Eclipse
  • April 10 - Holiday: Eid al-FITR. Schools Closed.
  • April 11 - 7-8 p.m. Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting
  • April 12 - Free shipping for sixth grade panoramic pictures and spring pictures ordered by (COB).
  • April 19 - Free shipping for spring pictures ordered by (COB).The online code is the Student ID Number.
  • April 18 -IRW Writing Standards of Learning Test (SOL), 5th Grade

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