Willow Springs School News, 5/13/2024

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5th and 6th grade AAP students recently visited with lawmakers to ask for laws requiring the recycling of EV batteries.

Capitol Hill Trip

On April 29, 42 fifth and sixth graders, under the guidance of  teachers Ms. Williams, Mr. McGeary, and Mr. McLaughlin visited Capitol Hill to deliver well-prepared presentations to the staff of 17 senators and representatives, advocating for the recycling of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, a critical environmental issue given the current 5% recycling rate.

Parent Input forms due May 20

Parent Input Forms Due Soon

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

The form can also be found on the Willow Springs Website Homepage.

The May PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 7 PM in the library and virtually. Join us!

May PTA Meeting

Our May PTA meeting has been rescheduled to next Wednesday the 15th at 7:00 PM in our library or virtually via Zoom. You will receive a reminder email and the link to join the meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

This will be our final meeting for the 2023-2024 school year, and we have important business to take care of!

First, we will welcome all of our new Fox Families who are joining our community as part of the AAP center placement. This is such an exciting time for them and for us as our fox family grows! We look forward to meeting all our new families as we begin establishing relationships that will last for years and support us all as our children learn and grow together! 

Secondwe will be voting on the PTA board members for the 24-25 school year. We are still in search of parents or a parent who is interested in serving as the PTA treasurer. If you are interested, please email PTA president Marnie Sackie at sackiepta@gmail.com or PTA board member April Leach at acleach@fcps.edu.

6th grade students are holding a food drive to benefit WCFM.

WFCM Food Drive

The sixth grade team has once again partnered with the SCA to spread the word about the need for shelves to be restocked at WFCM (Wester Fairfax Christian Ministries).

Last year we collected 1,200 pounds of supplies and we certainly hope to meet or exceed that amount this year.

Thank you to the following students who gave up their recess time to make the promotional poster:

Akshaya Arun, Alison Yan, Ira Theophylus, Saisha Kulkarni, Dexton Kim, Natalie Jones, Kailey Woodson, Adele Wiseman.

Library books due May 29th.

Library Books Due Soon!

All library items are due back to our Willow Springs Library by Wednesday, May 29th Please make sure that your child has returned all books or has paid any lost/damaged book fees by that time.  Use the Destiny Discover link if you need to see what is on your student’s account.  Have the student log in with their Google account and click on “My Stuff” to see what is checked out.  Email Amy Hurley at achurley@fcps.edu if you have any questions.


Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found rack is FULL of sweaters, hoodies, and coats! If your child has lost an article of clothing this year, PLEASE remind them to check the lost and found rack in the lobby. We also welcome parents to check it when you stop by our school.

Items not claimed by the last day of school will be donated to a local community organization serving families in need.


Sixth Grade ENCORE/STEAM Students

Sixth grade ENCORE/STEAM students recently presented their Zero Waste projects at the NOVA Outside Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) at NVCC Annandale campus. The projects included "trashion show" designs made from recycled materials and PSA video, an informative website on current environmental problems, and 3D sculpture made from recycled materials promoting green forms of transportation. 

Willow Waves

Willow Waves:

Student Produced Podcasts

This season on Willow Waves, we're thrilled to bring your ears a lineup of episodes that promise to intrigue, educate, and entertain. Our diverse array of topics ensures there's something for everyone from tech enthusiasts to nature lovers to those looking to learn about a new topic.

Listen now!

Kindergarten Registration

 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten

Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for all FCPS students for the 2024-25 school year is now available. Learn about the online registration process.

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation 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. Parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

School Age Child Care

(SACC) Program

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 and the Camp Fairfax summer program.

Willow Springs Farmers Market 

Willow Springs Farmers Market opened on Friday, April 19 and runs through Friday, June 7!

Eat healthy and local while supporting our after-school Garden Club and STEAM activities.


Willow the fox

Willow's Calendar 

  • May 14 - 4th Grade Math SOL
  • May 15 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library
  • 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.

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