Forestville Updates

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Calendar Updates

April 8th - 15th Basketball Spirit Week *see flyer below 

April 10th - Student Holiday/No School

April 12th - PTA Student & Staff Basketball Game 🏀 *see flyer below 

April 19th - PTA Sock Hop (Gr. 4-6) *see flyer below

April 16th - 5th Grade Integrated Reading/Writing SOL

April 23rd - Online Safety Parent Presentation @ 6:30 p.m. *see flyer below


💻Online Safety Parent Presentation

When: Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: Forestville Cafeteria

What: Presented by a U.S. Secret Service Agent in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

If you have any questions please contact our School Counselor, Shana Schnaue

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💜Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child. Forestville would like to recognize and honor all of our military connected students. If you have a military connected child, meaning the parent is currently military or has retired, and would like your child(ren) recognized, please send the following information to Mrs. Schnaue at Please include a picture of your child with the military connected person.

Information will be shared on a poster recognizing your child in the Front Hall at Forestville.


SOL Schedule

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

Grade 3:

  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th

Grade 4:

  • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8th
  • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15th

Grade 5:

  • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
    • ✨New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage. For more information along with practice questions please visit theVDOE website.
  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th
  • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21

 Grade 6:

  • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7th
  • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14th


  • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Afton Carlson.


Kindergarten Orientation 

What: Kindergarten Orientation  

Where: In-person at Forestville Elementary (cafeteria)

When: Friday May 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

Important Note: For families attending the orientation in-person, please bring your rising Kindergarten child with you to the orientation. During the orientation session for parents, your children will be split between the three kindergarten classrooms where they will participate in some enjoyable activities. Forestville Elementary staff members will be in the classrooms supervising them, while parents are in the cafeteria going through the orientation with our Kindergarten teachers.  

To start the registration process: You will need to complete the forms in the enrollment bundle found on this link. Please complete & print single sided. Do not sign the forms until you finalize registration in person.

Along with the forms, you will also need to provide the following:

  • Government Issued ID (such as a driver’s license)
  • Birth certificate for each student
  • Proof of Residency in Fairfax County:
  • Deed OR Lease with three supporting documents (such as current utility bills with name and address)
  • Physical exam within 12 months of school start date, August 22, 2022
  • Immunization records
  • TB Test: For all students who have resided in a foreign country included on the High TB Burden Country List, for a consecutive period of four weeks.

**Please try to register before or after May 3rd as it will be very busy on Orientation Day.

Please contact our school registrar,, or 703-404-6000 if you need assistance.

Community Peer Program (Preschool) 

Forestville Elementary School is pleased to announce that we will have community peers in our preschool program in the 2024-2025 school year! The early childhood special education staff members have been investigating the possible opportunities for our students to participate in integration activities with typically developing peers. This will involve teaching preschoolers with delays and without delays in the same classroom. It can provide young children with a more stimulating environment, teach skills for coping with different situations, and provide the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills.

Our program will invite a limited number of community preschoolers (1-2 per class), who are age 3 ½ -5 years, to participate in our daily preschool activities. The children from the community will have the opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with current early childhood special education students. Our students will, in turn, benefit from being with community peers who can model appropriate language, motor, and social skills.

 All children learn through their play. Intellectual growth occurs in a social context, influenced strongly by the quality of social interactions. The goal of this program is to encourage active learning and promote social interaction and acceptance through shared experiences between the community children and our preschoolers with special needs.  Feel free to contact Meagan Bahamonde ( for further explanation of our program and to request an interest form.

📰FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Month of the Military Child
  • Register for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Teaching Real-World Math Skills

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Student/Staff Basketball Game

Sock Hop