The Pine Spring Paw Print


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Falls Church Pyramid Art Show

Art Show

baddpizza Night

Badd Pizza

Teacher Appreciation- Stock the Lounge

Stock the lounge

Teacher Appreciation

Taylor Swift Teacher

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


Grade Level 

SOL Assessment 


3rd and 4th


May 7

5th and 6th 


May 8

5th and 6th


May 14

3rd and 4th


May 15



May 17


Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact [family liaison’s name and email] or Sussy Tomer at

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.  

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


Earth Week Spirit Week April 22-26

Earth Week


Monday, April 22


Earth Day


Wear Green 


Tuesday, April 23

Watershed Day

Wear Blue


Wednesday, April 24


Zero Waste Day


Wear White


Thursday, April 25


Climate Change Day


Wear Red

Friday, April 26

Wildlife Day


Wear Nature Print 


Science Night- April 23rd

science night

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 AM-1 PM, at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

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 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 17: AAP Level IV Orientation 

April 18: 5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Concert (9:00AM)

April 18: 4th Grade Jamestown Trip

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