Forestville Friday Updates 4/19

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Calendar Reminders

April 19th - LAST DAY to order a YEARBOOK / PTA Sock Hop *see flyer below

April 22nd - 26th Earth Week Spirit Week 🌎 *see flyer below

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

May 1st - PTA Talent Show

May 2nd - PTA Talent Show

May 3rd - Teacher Workday - No School for Students / Kindergarten Orientation 


🌎Let's Celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week!

April 22 - April 26

Students and Staff are invited to wear the color matching each day’s theme to show your Earth Week spirit!

  • 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

Next week is Earth Week! While we all work hard to protect our planet each day, Earth Week gives us a chance to learn about new opportunities and make commitments to do even more. Visit FCPS Get2Green for more information.

Earth Week Events in Our Community

Continue the learning and have fun with our Fairfax County Partners:

Fairfax County Park Authority's Earth Day Festival will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10am-4pm at the Sully Historic Site. The festival will include earth and nature-focused programs, scavenger hunts, and more.

The 6th Annual Mount Vernon District Environment Expo: Get Outdoors! Learn and Do! will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. The goal of this free, family-friendly event is to educate and inform attendees about the environmental challenges that we face on a daily basis and how we can all act to save our planet.

SOL Schedule

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in 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:

  • 📖 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.

💻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


🏫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.


Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 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.

AAP Spring Newsletter

Check out the Spring AAP Newsletter below, coming to you from the Advanced Academic Program Central Office.

AAP Spring Newsletter English 

AAP Spring Newsletter Spanish

📰FCPS News

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

  • Spring Assessments
  • Family Conference
  • Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

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