Willow Springs School News, 6/7/24

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Our 5th graders were fully immersed in learning about history during Medieval Day.

5th Grade Medieval Day 2024

Dear Willow Springs families,

We are all making the most of our time together as we head towards the end of this school year. Our teachers and students are filling the days with highly engaging and fun learning opportunities and celebrations. Yesterday, our 5th graders experienced a full day of medieval life to include a parade, sword dancing, parties, and an outdoor market where students bartered for goods.

Our 4th graders have been busy with their learning presentations and have explored a wide array of topics from space to recycling to the afterlife and more. They worked hard conducting research, writing and presenting their learning to an audience. 

There is something special happening at every grade level so be sure to ask your children about their special end of year activities.

We hope all of you will be with us here in school until the last day on Wednesday, June 12th. Don't forget it will be an early dismissal day.

We wish all of you a terrific weekend. Thank you for sending us your best every day! #WillowPride

Take care!

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Willow's Calendar

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month

FCPS celebrates the rich diversity and honors the many contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to our nation during the month of June. Caribbean individuals are some of the most ethnically diverse in the world. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States born in the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month

  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School - 2-hour early release, 2 p.m.


The cafeteria will NOT be serving a full menu on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

due to the 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony in the cafeteria on that day.

Students in grades K-5 will eat lunch in their classrooms. Students should bring a lunch from home or a cafeteria lunch should have been ordered for them.

Medications must be picked up from the Health Room prior to the start of summer.

Health Room Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.

The Health Room hours for medication pick up are as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am- 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site  on  the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Lost and found is overflowing with items. Please remind your child to check there and claim any missing clothing.

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.

The items pictured above are on the L&F rack. Please claim them!

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

SOL makeup tests are being given this week.

SOL Scores

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students – the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students – the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

Medications must be picked up from the Health Room prior to the start of summer.

End of School Year Laptop Returns

Student school laptops will be collected at the end of the school year.

Bridge to K and the SOAR program will take place at Daniels Run. Students will need to return their laptops at the end of year. Laptops for Bridge to K and SOAR will be provided to students the first day of Summer School and will remain at Daniels Run ES. Do NOT fill out form.

Student school laptops will be collected at the end of the school year with the following exceptions:

Summer Programs-CTE, Tech Adventure Camp, EIFTA, IFTA

  • Students in these programs will keep their Willow Springs laptops for the summer program.
  • They must be returned to Willow Springs by Friday, July 26.
  • Sixth graders who do not return their laptop will not be issued a middle school laptop, until the elementary laptop comes back.
  • If your child will be attending one of the programs above, please fill out this form.

Science Olympiad registration is now open.

2024-25 WSES Division A Science Olympiad Registration

Interested 3rd, 4th and 5th graders can sign up now for Science Olympiad. Students and parents can now fill out a parent interest form. More information and specific details about each of the competition events are available here.

summer camps for students of all abilities are available. Find more information here.

Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing FRC@fcps

Elementary Institute for the Arts registration is now open and spots are available.


Registration is open and slots are available for FCPS' Elementary Institute for the Arts and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) for secondary school students. These are GREAT programs so take a look and consider registering your child.

24-25 Student Intention Form 

The Student Intention form 2024-25 is used by FCPS staff to project each school's total enrollment for the next school year. The form only needs to be completed if your child will NOT be returning to Willow Springs or FCPS next year. Do NOT complete the form if your student is moving on to an FCPS middle school. 

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

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.

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