Forestville Friday Updates 5/3

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Calendar Reminders

May 6th - 10th Teacher Appreciation Week 🍎

May 7th - 5th & 6th Reading SOL  📚

May 8th - 3rd & 4th Reading SOL 📚

May 10th - Principal's Coffee ☕

May 14th - 5th & 6th Math SOL 🧮

May 15th - 3rd & 4th Math SOL 🧮 / Evening Strings Concert 🎻

☕Principal's Coffee

Our next Principal Coffee will be Friday, May 10th at 9:30 a.m., in the Forestville cafeteria. We will have an informal Q & A on any topics of your choice. We look forward to seeing you on May 10th! 


🎉Field Day - Save the Date

Field day this year will be on Thursday, May 30th. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be June 5th.


Grades K - 3: 9:45 - 11:15 

Grades 4 - 6: 1:45 - 3:15 

*a sign-up for volunteers needed will be published soon!

🌟SOLs Starting THIS WEEK

*see schedule below 

Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up.

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.

Class Placement Parent Input (all grades)

If your child is returning to Forestville next school year, we offer you the opportunity to share any comments you would like regarding class placements. If you know that your family will not be joining us for the 2024-2025 school year, please reach out to Ms. Kirk at or 703-404-6000 to let us know.  

Our staff will be working on tentative class groupings this spring, with classroom assignments finalized in mid-August.  As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships. Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning interests. Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the staffing of our teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this optional form by Friday, May 10th for it to be taken into consideration. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Due to the tight timeline before school is out, late submissions cannot be considered. Thank you!


All students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 10 or older.  
  • As a parent/guardian, you may decide that your child not receive the HPV vaccination. The school does not require documentation if a parent/guardian elects for their student not to receive the HPV vaccination.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Student Information Assistant (SIA) or Registrar at your child’s school as soon as possible:

  • An immunization record showing that the child has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations listed above.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.

A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at:

📰 FCPS News

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

  • FCPS Summer Extravaganza
  • Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders
  • No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

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


🎶Langley Chorus

The Langley High School Chorus proudly presents "The Magical Music of Disney" – a spectacular showcase of your favorite Disney tunes, brought to life by our talented chorus members on May 15th and 16th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at General admission is $10 for adults and just $5 for students. Additionally, FCPS Faculty/Staff members are entitled to two complimentary tickets each. Students adorned in Disney costumes will receive FREE admission to this unforgettable event! Can't plan ahead? Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Get ready to sing, dance, and relive the magic of Disney with the Langley High School Chorus!