Fairfax Villa Weekly Message 5/3/2024


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  1. Principal’s Message
  2. Bike & Roll to School Day
  3. FCPS Summer Extravaganza
  4. Resources for Newly Registered Families 
  5. Student Intention Forms
  6. Let’s Finish the Year Strong- Attendance Information
  7. Required Immunizations for Rising 7th Grade Students
  8. Woodson HS Theatre Production of 1776
  9. Important Upcoming Dates


Get2Green Team

1.Principal’s Message  

Dear Families,

Saturday we celebrated three of our grade 6 students as they participated in the All County Chorus Concert at Hayfield Secondary School. The gym was filled with approximately 650 beautiful singing voices. We are proud of our Fairfax Villa students and music teachers who participated.  

This week we showed our appreciation for our wonderful cafeteria staff!  Our cafeteria manager, Ms. Rhim and her staff are dedicated to providing quality meals to our students.  We appreciate all that they do!

Wednesday we enjoyed a wonderful spring “Bunnies” musical performance by our first and second graders. It was the hottest ticket in town! It was standing room only in our Villa gymnasium. As the children hopped and sang our audience could not help but join in the fun. Thank you to our music teachers and classroom teachers for their collaborative efforts in helping the students prepare.

This afternoon, we welcomed our incoming kindergarten students and parents for orientation. Parents gained an understanding of the curriculum, procedures, school wide expectations, and a day in the life of a kindergarten. I am so proud of our kindergarten team and staff members who supported this welcoming event. There is no greater compliment than to entrust us with the safety and the learning of a child.

It was a busy afternoon as our Young Scholars returned to school from their field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and monuments in downtown DC. Students enjoyed a fun-filled, learning experience thanks to Ms. Wilkins and her vision for the Young Scholars model. Thank you to Ms. DeHart, Ms. Marsh, and the parents who volunteered to chaperone! 

Next week we begin our main state assessments, the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests for Reading in grades 3-6.  Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and charges their laptop to prepare for testing.


Shelia Sobeski

Interim Principal


Sixth Grade All County-Choral Festival at Hayfield Secondary

2.Bike & Roll to School Day

Join us May 8, 2024



3.☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

4.Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

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.

5.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.


6.💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!


Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

7.🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.


Fairfax County Health Department is offering Immunization Clinics on May 9, from 4 - 8 pm at the Annandale location and May 16, from 4 - 8 pm at the Mt. Vernon location.

8.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


Appreciation for our front office staff!

9.Important Upcoming Dates

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

6/1: FCPS Summer Extravaganza at Woodson HS

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