Willow Springs School News, 5/1/24

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Watch the WSES solar eclipse video linked below

Solar Eclipse Video

Relive the magic of the 2024 eclipse at Willow Springs Elementary School! This video showcases photos of our students and staff experiencing this rare celestial event together. Enjoy the smiles, wonder, and excitement of this special moment in our school's history.

Students had a blast eating outdoor during Willow Wonders Week.

Lunch Outdoors


Dear Willow Springs families,

It feels like April flew by in the blink of an eye! We had so many special events and powerful learning opportunities that kept us busy such as the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show, Willow Wonders Week, fieldtrips, Purple Up! Day, Minion Spirit Day, Farm Animal Day, the reopening of the WSES Farmers Market and more! Wow, what a month it was. 

SOL testing begins this week and continues through May 17th for students in grades 3-6. In May, we will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, Bike and Roll to School Day, Beach Bash Spirit Day, and more fieldtrips.

This is such a busy time of year! Remember that it is also important to slow down and relax. Students should continue going to bed on time so that they arrive at school well rested and ready to learn.

We are looking forward to another terrific month together. Let's keep communicating and collaborating so that we finish this year strong.

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

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

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Upcoming important dates and events at Willow Springs.


WSES: Looking Ahead

Standards of Learning (SOL) Test Dates during the month of May

  • May 2 - 5th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 3 - No School for Students, Teacher Workday
  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 7 - 4th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 8 - Bike and Roll to School Day; PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library
  • May 9 - 5th Grade Math SOL
  • May 10 - 6th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 11 - 3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 14 - 4th Grade Math SOL
  • May 16 - 5th Grade Science SOL
  • May 17 - 6th Grade Math SOL
  • May 24 - SCA Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School-2 hour early release, 2 p.m.

Parent Input forms are due May 20th. Link is in the message below.

Parent Input Forms for the

24-25 School Year

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher.

Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form


🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old

for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration

Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for FCPS students is open for the 2024-25 school year. 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.

Sports Clinics and Summer Sports Registration Open!

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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