Willow Springs School News, 4/14/24

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A Pano Pic of upper grade students on the field during the eclipse and time lapse photos of admin getting ready to watch eclipse.

Solar Power

Dear Willow Springs families,

What a powerful week of learning we had as we all experienced the solar eclipse together along with another week of fun, meaningful and powerful experiences as we all continue to grow and learn together.

Last Monday was such a memorable experience for us as we went outside and experienced the solar eclipse together. It was a very moving experience that will live in our memories for a long time. We hope you enjoy the time-lapse photos of us trying to take a selfie with our eclipse glasses on!

We hope to have more photos and maybe even a solar eclipse video to share with you soon. Stay tuned to find out more!

The week ahead promises to keep us busy with both the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show and PURPLE UP Day on Wednesday, SOL IRW testing for 5th graders on Thursday and Minion Spirit Day on Friday.

Thank you for sending us your best every day! #Willow Pride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Upcoming important dates and events at Willow Springs.

WSES: Looking Ahead

April is the Month of the Military Child, Autism Awareness Month, and Poetry Month.

  • April 17 - PURPLE UP in honor of military children. Wear PURPLE!
  • April 17 - Fairfax Pyramid Art Show, FHS, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • April 18 -IRW Writing Standards of Learning Test (SOL), 5th Grade
  • April 19 - Minion Spirit Day. Wear yellow!
  • April 19 - Free shipping for spring pictures ordered by (COB).The online code is the Student ID Number.
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22, 23 - Passover

Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Heslep hope to see all their WSES "peeps" at the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show next week!

Be There or Be Square!

WSES art teachers, Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Heslep, are looking forward to seeing all their WSES "peeps" at the art show next week. It is going to be quite an event with sooo much talent on display. It will be the best event in town.

Fairfax Pyramid Art Show

Fairfax Pyramid Art Show on Wednesday

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 (K. Johnson MS, Daniels Run ES, Willow Springs ES, Providence ES and Eagle View ES).

Join the celebration on:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17th. That is THIS WEEK!
  • 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!

Please join us for the April PTA meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 7:00 PM.

Thank you to all who attended our virtual PTA Meeting on Thursday evening. Our May PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th.

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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