Fairfax Villa Weekly Message 4/26/2024


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  1. Principal’s Message
  2. K Orientation/Registration RSVP
  3. Student Intention Forms
  4. Yearbook Orders May 1st
  5. Community Preschool Playground 5/3
  6. Woodson HS Theatre Production of 1776
  7. Middle School Start Times Community Forums
  8. FCPS Summer Arts Camp
  9. Important Upcoming Dates

Click here for additional information about FCPS attendance policies and resources.



Our Positivity Project (P2) team is working hard after school to get our display ready!

1.Principal’s Message  

Dear Families,

What a great week it was here at Fairfax Villa! So many of our students experienced enrichment outside of the classroom. Kindergarten visited E.C. Lawrence Park and learned more about insects. Our first grade classes took a trip to the National Zoo and sixth grade participated in an all day trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon! Thank you PTA for allocating funds to offset the price of the field trips for our families. If you were able to join one of these field trips as a chaperone, thank you for spending your time with us! 

Our Get2Green team hosted our first environmental spirit week! This afterschool club meets to brainstorm ways to beautify our school and reduce, reuse, and recycle. They have ongoing projects in our courtyard that we look forward to blooming this spring! 

We also celebrated our amazing front Office Staff for Administrative Professionals week. Their warm and pleasant demeanor does not go unnoticed as many visitors share how welcoming they feel when they come to the Villa. Silvia Dossmann, Julie Scoville, Kathy Naccarato, and Karen Wells are hands-down the best office staff in FCPS! We appreciate all that they do for our families and staff each and everyday!

Looking forward to attending the 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival Concert tomorrow at Hayfield Secondary School. Three of our 6th graders were selected to participate: Amina Jackson, Regan Crump, and Brooklyn Millan. Ms. Hood and Ms. Gaskins, our music teachers and the students have been practicing for months for this special event and are excited to share their work.


Shelia Sobeski



2.RSVP Kindergarten Orientation + New Student Registration

RSVP Kindergarten Orientation

If your child will attend Fairfax Villa Kindergarten in 2024-2025, please RSVP for the Fairfax Villa Kinder Orientation on May 3rd at 2PM.*


Kindergarten and New Student Registration


If you have an unregistered child who will attend Fairfax Villa Elementary next school year, please complete the online intake form to plan accurate class sizes/staffing for next year.

📢Please spread the word to your neighbors who will have children attending Fairfax Villa ES.📢

If you have any questions, please contact Silvia Dossmann at smdossmann@fcps.edu.

3.Student Intention Form for SY 2024-2025

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year. Please fill out the Student Intention form for next school year (2024-2025). Hard copies of the form can be made available and picked up in the Fairfax Villa main office.

If you have any questions, please call 703-267-2800 or email smdossmann@fcps.edu.

4.Yearbook Orders Due May 1st


Order your yearbook now by May 1st! Head to this yearbook site and enter the code 0037019YB.

5.Community Preschool Playdate 5/3

Fairfax Villa is pleased to announce that we will continue to have community peers in our preschool program for the 24-25 school year. 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 4-5 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 us for further explanation of our program. We welcome your thoughts or suggestions, as we are all partners in this effort.

Interested peers and their families are invited to a Preschool Community Peer playdate on May 3rd from 12:30-1:30 p.m. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Janet O’Lare, Special Ed Lead Teacher  (jrolare@fcps.edu ), Dani Rainey, Preschool Teacher (dkrainey@fcps.edu ) or Shelia Sobeski, Interim Principal.


Mrs. VonAncken leads the Positivity Project (P2) team after school! 

6.Woodson HS Theatre Production of 1776: America's Award Winning Musical


1776 is a political drama based on events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  It follows the efforts of John Adams as he persuades delegates from other states to vote for American Independence.  The show is based on the book by Peter Stone. This is recommended for grades 5 and up.

Click this link to purchase tickets  Show dates: April 26th-27th and May 3rd-4th

7.⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times- Virtual Date Added!

FCPS 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. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  


Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email EIFTA@fcps.edu with any questions.

Spanish:Campamento Artístico de Verano¡No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano!  En el Instituto Elemental para las Artes (E-IFTA), los estudiantes toman clases de arte, música, teatro y baile  todos los días. E-IFTA es para estudiantes de segundo a quinto grado. Más información en la página web de E-IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a EIFTA@fcps.edu con cualquier pregunta.

9.Important Upcoming Dates

5/1:  First & Second Grade Performance 7pm

5/3: Teacher Workday

5/3: Community Preschool Play Date

5/3: Kindergarten Orientation 2pm

5/7: Grade 5 Reading SOL Test

5/8: Grades 3 & 6 Reading SOL Test

5/8: 4th Quarter Interims Go Home To Select Students

5/9: Grade 4 Reading SOL Test

5/14: Grade 5 Math SOL Test

5/15: Grades 3 & 6 Math SOL Tests

5/16: Grade 4 Math SOL Test

5/21: Grade 5 Science SOL Test

5/23: Strings Evening Performance at 7pm 

5/27:  Student Holiday

5/29: Springs Band Concert at 7pm

6/5: Sixth Grade Showcase Evening Performance at 7pm

6/7:  Field Day

6/11:  6th Grade Luncheon

6/12:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (10:30-11:30am) 

6/12: End of Year Progress Reports Go Home

6/12: Last Day of School - 2hr Early Release

Frequently Visited Links and Important Fairfax Villa Contacts

Fairfax Villa Contacts Page 

2023-2024 School Year 

Sign up for News You Choose 

Join the Fairfax Villa PTA

Report Your Child’s Absence 

Visit the Fairfax Villa Website

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Monitor your student's academics with a SIS Pare+nt Account

Recognize an FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

Parent Handbook

Fairfax Villa Contacts Page 

2023-2024 School Year 

Sign up for News You Choose 

Join the Fairfax Villa PTA

Report Your Child’s Absence 

Visit the Fairfax Villa Website

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Monitor your student's academics with a SIS Pare+nt Account

Recognize an FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

Parent Handbook