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Eclipse and Early Pickup Monday

Tomorrow, we will be showing the eclipse in the classroom. Weather permitting, all students will have the chance to witness a portion of this rare event outside at school.

If you plan on picking your child up early tomorrow, we kindly request that you do so before 3 PM to ensure they don't miss out on this unique learning experience and to avoid being frustration with a longer processing time for student pickup. 

Please keep in mind that attendance at school tomorrow is still the expectation.

Teacher Appreciation- Stock the Lounge

Stock the lounge

Standards of Learning Assessment (SOL)

The Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized assessments are designed to evaluate students' knowledge and skills based on state standards. The school utilizes the assessment data to measure academic growth and make instructional decisions.

In May, students from third through sixth grade at Pine Spring will be assessed. It is important to ensure that your child is punctual and has consistent daily attendance to provide them with ample time and opportunity to complete their assessments. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that your child is present and arrives at school on time.

If you have any questions regarding SOL assessments, please contact Stephanie Sutton, at

Pine Spring SOL Testing Schedule:

Grade Level  SOL Assessment  Date

3rd and 4th


May 7

5th and 6th 


May 8

3rd  and 4th


May 14

5th and 6th


May 15



May 17

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

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!

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

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

April 4-12: Naglieri (NNAT) Testing (1)

April 5: 6th Grade Field Trip (Monroe/Hamm)

April 10: No School- 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