Falcon Flyer: May 16th, 2024

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May 16th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Rain could not stop all the learning at FHES this week! There were exciting events in classrooms from baby chicks hatching in Mrs. Steven's 5th grade class, students from JMHS joining many of our classrooms for their senior projects, ink printing in art, memoir writing in 6th grade and much more. 

See the information in the message below about how to order school supply kits from the PTA! Our school code is FLI018. 

Don't forget, Flint Hill Staff will play in a friendly game of basketball against Vienna Elementary on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 pm at Madison HS. See the message below about how to purchase tickets for the event and other ways to join in the fun!

SWYK will be held on May 20th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm! After SWYK, stop by the library for our next PTA meeting at 7:00 pm! Representatives from 2nd and 3rd grade will join the meeting to share more about current events in their classrooms!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

FHES v. VES Staff Basketball Game

Bring your FHES students, friends and family to the Flint Hill ES versus Vienna ES Staff Basketball game on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Doors open at 5:30, game starts at 6 pm.

The location is Madison High School gymnasium.

Use this form to purchase tickets!

Please check the PTA website (or email if you purchase tickets) for additional updates regarding the event and spirit wear and gear options as well as additional announcements as we approach the date of the game.

Go Falcons!

Class Placement Input Opportunity (Due by May 16th)

To help us prepare for the upcoming school year, we are seeking parent/family input to build class lists for the 24-25 school year. Please take a moment to complete the optional input form below. 

Sharing input about your students' areas of strength, need and interest will help our staff build balanced, effective classes that meet student needs. Also, sharing other circumstances that may be unique to your student can also be considered.

Please do not share requests for specific teachers and placement with specific students. In building class lists for over 600 students, it is not possible to meet all requests. Feedback that includes requests for specific teachers will not be included in our review.

1.) Please describe your child's strengths and areas of need.

2.) Are there any extenuating circumstances or factors that may influence our decision regarding placement for the 2024-2025 school year?

Please provide all input through the link below (Deadline: May 16th). Emailed comments will not be considered.

Flint Hill Elementary - Class Placement Input 24-25

Thank you for helping FHES prepare for the upcoming school year!

School Supply Kit Sales - Order by June 25th!

It's time to place your School Supply Kit order for the 2024-2025 school year! The PTA is excited to once again offer our popular school supply kit program. Visit educationalproducts to get everything you need for next school year from the convenience of your own home. (Please remember to order NEXT year’s grade level supplies for your student.) Our school code is FLI018. These kits match our school requirements for each grade. When you buy through EPI, $5 from every kit goes toward school supplies for children in need at FHES and other FHES PTA endeavors. Thanks for your support!

Are you interested in providing additional support for Flint Hill students in need of assistance with their school supplies?  Please consider purchasing additional kits for our Guidance Department to distribute.  Any grade level kit can be donated and the student’s name should read ‘DONATION’ in the First and Last Name fields. Thank you for your consideration!  

Deadline to order is June 25th! All supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school. Questions? Please contact Erin Miller

New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

Field Day: June 7th - Volunteers and Donations Needed

Field Day will be on Friday, June 7, 2024. We have a fun day planned with a lot
of wonderful activities for the students to enjoy in celebration of the end of the school year!

  • 4th - 6th Grade Field Day - 9:30-11:30AM
  • K - 3rd Grade Field Day - 12:30-2:30PM

Please ensure your student wears comfortable athletic footwear and clothing to school that day. Also, please pack a water bottle and if needed, wear preventative sunblock (sunscreen, hat, cooling devices, etc.). A full change of clothes is also recommended, as water is involved at certain stations.

We would like to invite FHES parent volunteers to assist in activities. Volunteers will be supporting students and teachers with stations, transitions, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach our to Ms. Garner or Ms. Coffey.

*Volunteers will be prioritized on a “first come, first served” basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We are also seeking donations of freeze pops for field day. If you may be interested in donating, please reach out to Ms. Garner for more information.

Ms. Garner

[email protected]

Ms. Coffey

[email protected]

Join us on May 20, 5:30-7:00 PM for the FHES Annual Learning Fair - Show What You Know (SWYK)!

Is your child passionate about Pokemon? Ecstatic about elephants? Loony about lacrosse? Bananas about ballet? Or have a cool hobby to share? 

Whatever the interest, we invite our amazing students to show off their incredible knowledge, talents, and creativity at SWYK! Join us for the event on May 20th at 5:30 pm!

FHES PTA Rising Kinder Playdates! Superintendent's Community Conversations

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

 

The dates for the final two Community Conversations are below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

Upcoming Community Conversations:

May 16, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Poe Middle School, 7000 Cindy Ln, Annandale, VA 22003  -

REGISTER  HERE

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School, Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 -

REGISTER  HERE

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

Calendar Reminders!

 

  • May 20th -Show What You Know: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 20th - PTA Meeting - 7:00 pm
  • May 27th - Memorial Day - No School
  • May 30th - FHES v. VES Staff Basketball game - 6:00 pm at Madison HS
  • June 3rd - Band Concert - 7:00 pm
  • June 7th - Field Day! 4th-6th: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 7th - Field Day! K-3rd: 12:30-2:30 pm
  • June 11th - 6th Grade Promotion - 9:30 am
  • June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early release at 1:35 pm
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: May 9th, 2024

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May 9th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Everyone at Flint Hill ES would like to share their deep appreciation and thanks for a kind and thoughtful week of staff appreciation! The treats, surprises and smiles shared with our teachers and staff were very uplifting. Thank you to our PTA and families for making this week a positive experience for FHES staff.

Save the date for a few upcoming events! Flint Hill Staff will play in a friendly game of basketball against Vienna Elementary on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 pm at Madison HS. See the message below about how to purchase tickets for the event and other ways to join in the fun!

There is still time to register for participation in Show What You Know! Registrations are due by May 12th and SWYK will be held on May 20th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm! After SWYK, stop by the library for our next PTA meeting at 7:00 pm! Representatives from 2nd and 3rd grade will join the meeting to share more about current events in their classrooms!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

FHES v. VES Staff Basketball Game

Bring your FHES students, friends and family to the Flint Hill ES versus Vienna ES Staff Basketball game on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Doors open at 5:30, game starts at 6 pm.

The location is Madison High School gymnasium.

Use this form to purchase tickets!

Please check the PTA website (or email if you purchase tickets) for additional updates regarding the event and spirit wear and gear options as well as additional announcements as we approach the date of the game.

Go Falcons!

Class Placement Input Opportunity (Due by May 16th)

To help us prepare for the upcoming school year, we are seeking parent/family input to build class lists for the 24-25 school year. Please take a moment to complete the optional input form below. 

Sharing input about your students' areas of strength, need and interest will help our staff build balanced, effective classes that meet student needs. Also, sharing other circumstances that may be unique to your student can also be considered.

Please do not share requests for specific teachers and placement with specific students. In building class lists for over 600 students, it is not possible to meet all requests. Feedback that includes requests for specific teachers will not be included in our review.

1.) Please describe your child's strengths and areas of need.

2.) Are there any extenuating circumstances or factors that may influence our decision regarding placement for the 2024-2025 school year?

Please provide all input through the link below (Deadline: May 16th). Emailed comments will not be considered.

Flint Hill Elementary - Class Placement Input 24-25

Thank you for helping FHES prepare for the upcoming school year!

New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

Field Day: June 7th - Volunteers and Donations Needed

Field Day will be on Friday, June 7, 2024. We have a fun day planned with a lot
of wonderful activities for the students to enjoy in celebration of the end of the school year!

  • 4th - 6th Grade Field Day - 9:30-11:30AM
  • K - 3rd Grade Field Day - 12:30-2:30PM

Please ensure your student wears comfortable athletic footwear and clothing to school that day. Also, please pack a water bottle and if needed, wear preventative sunblock (sunscreen, hat, cooling devices, etc.). A full change of clothes is also recommended, as water is involved at certain stations.

We would like to invite FHES parent volunteers to assist in activities. Volunteers will be supporting students and teachers with stations, transitions, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach our to Ms. Garner or Ms. Coffey.

*Volunteers will be prioritized on a “first come, first served” basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We are also seeking donations of freeze pops for field day. If you may be interested in donating, please reach out to Ms. Garner for more information.

Ms. Garner

[email protected]

Ms. Coffey

[email protected]

Join us on May 20, 5:30-7:00 PM for the FHES Annual Learning Fair - Show What You Know (SWYK)!

Is your child passionate about Pokemon? Ecstatic about elephants? Loony about lacrosse? Bananas about ballet? Or have a cool hobby to share? 

Whatever the interest, we invite our amazing students to show off their incredible knowledge, talents, and creativity at SWYK!

Sign up here to participate - By May 12

Attend Only - No sign-up required. 

FHES PTA Rising Kinder Playdates! Attendance: Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

What is an unexcused absence?

An unexcused absence is one for which the parent or guardian does not have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Examples of reasons that are not justified and will result in an unexcused absence include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school-related activities, missed school bus, ect... 

Unexcused absences cannot be exempted from automatic notifications from FCPS and FHES communications.

What is an excused absence?

An excused absence is one for which parents or guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons may include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dental appointment, observance of a religious holiday, ect...

Parents or guardians and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Calendar Reminders!

 

  • May 20th -Show What You Know: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 20th - PTA Meeting - 7:00 pm
  • May 27th - Memorial Day - No School
  • May 30th - FHES v. VES Staff Basketball game - 6:00 pm at Madison HS
  • June 3rd - Band Concert - 7:00 pm
  • June 7th - Field Day! 4th-6th: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 7th - Field Day! K-3rd: 12:30-2:30 pm
  • June 11th - 6th Grade Promotion - 9:30 am
  • June 12th - Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early release at 1:35 pm
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: May 2nd, 2024

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May 2nd, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Please see the updated field day announcement with corrected time information.

Mr. Montaquila

Principal

Field Day: June 7th - Volunteers and Donations Needed

Field Day will be on Friday, June 7, 2024. We have a fun day planned with a lot
of wonderful activities for the students to enjoy in celebration of the end of the school year!

Please see corrected times below!

  • 4th - 6th Grade Field Day - 9:30-11:30AM
  • K - 3rd Grade Field Day - 12:30-2:30PM

Please ensure your student wears comfortable athletic footwear and clothing to school that day. Also, please pack a water bottle and if needed, wear preventative sunblock (sunscreen, hat, cooling devices, etc.). A full change of clothes is also recommended, as water is involved at certain stations.

We would like to invite FHES parent volunteers to assist in activities. Volunteers will be supporting students and teachers with stations, transitions, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach our to Ms. Garner or Ms. Coffey.

*Volunteers will be prioritized on a “first come, first served” basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We are also seeking donations of freeze pops for field day. If you may be interested in donating, please reach out to Ms. Garner for more information.

Ms. Garner

[email protected]

Ms. Coffey

[email protected]

Calendar Reminders!

 

  • May 2nd - FHES Art Show - 5:00 -7:00 pm
  • May 3rd - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • May 20th -Show What You Know: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 30th - FHES v. VES Staff Basketball game - 6:00 pm at Madison HS
  • June 7th - Field Day! 4th-6th: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 7th - Field Day! K-3rd: 12:30-2:30 pm

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: May 2nd, 2024

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May 2nd, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade started their SOL assessments this week. Next week will continue their SOL assessments including 6th graders. Please be sure to check the testing schedule in the message below and try to avoid absences on testing days.

Many of our classes and students have been hard at work on outdoor learning projects. Several classes spent time with Mrs. Chang in our outdoor garden beds planting, weeding and studying herbs and flowers. We look forward to seeing their learning grow!

This week, we will also begin collecting input from families about class placements for the upcoming year. Please do consider sharing your input with us as we prepare to build classes for the 24-25 school year. While we cannot accommodate requests for specific teachers, your input about your child's learning needs is helpful and appreciated.

Lastly, I hope you will join us this evening from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for the annual FHES Art Show! Almost 1,300 works of student art will be on display and it is a great opportunity to see the creative work of all of our Falcons on display!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Class Placement Input Opportunity (Due by May 16th)

To help us prepare for the upcoming school year, we are seeking parent/family input to build class lists for the 24-25 school year. Please take a moment to complete the optional input form below. 

Sharing input about your students' areas of strength, need and interest will help our staff build balanced, effective classes that meet student needs. Also, sharing other circumstances that may be unique to your student can also be considered.

Please do not share requests for specific teachers and placement with specific students. In building class lists for over 600 students, it is not possible to meet all requests. Feedback that includes requests for specific teachers will not be included in our review.

1.) Please describe your child's strengths and areas of need.

2.) Are there any extenuating circumstances or factors that may influence our decision regarding placement for the 2024-2025 school year?

Please provide all input through the link below (Deadline: May 16th). Emailed comments will not be considered.

Flint Hill Elementary - Class Placement Input 24-25

Thank you for helping FHES prepare for the upcoming school year!

Flint Hill Art Show: May 2nd 5:00 PM

Calling all family and friends of our fabulous Flint Hill Artists! You are invited to our annual Flint Hill Art Show!

When: Thursday, May 2nd; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Flint Hill Elementary School

What: Come enjoy 2D and 3D artwork made by our K-6 artists! Every student has at least one piece of artwork in the show!

Why: Our artists create meaningful artwork that tells a story and showcases various skills. We value the arts at Flint Hill and welcome the support of our community!

New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

Field Day: June 7th - Volunteers and Donations Needed

Field Day will be on Friday, June 7, 2024. We have a fun day planned with a lot
of wonderful activities for the students to enjoy in celebration of the end of the school year!

  • K - 3rd Grade Field Day - 9:30-11:30AM
  • 4th - 6th Grade Field Day - 12:30-2:30PM

Please ensure your student wears comfortable athletic footwear and clothing to school that day. Also, please pack a water bottle and if needed, wear preventative sunblock (sunscreen, hat, cooling devices, etc.). A full change of clothes is also recommended, as water is involved at certain stations.

We would like to invite FHES parent volunteers to assist in activities. Volunteers will be supporting students and teachers with stations, transitions, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach our to Ms. Garner or Ms. Coffey.

*Volunteers will be prioritized on a “first come, first served” basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We are also seeking donations of freeze pops for field day. If you may be interested in donating, please reach out to Ms. Garner for more information.

Ms. Garner

[email protected]

Ms. Coffey

[email protected]

Join us on May 20, 5:30-7:00 PM for the FHES Annual Learning Fair - Show What You Know (SWYK)!

Is your child passionate about Pokemon? Ecstatic about elephants? Loony about lacrosse? Bananas about ballet? Or have a cool hobby to share? 

Whatever the interest, we invite our amazing students to show off their incredible knowledge, talents, and creativity at SWYK!

Sign up here to participate - By May 12

Attend Only - No sign-up required. 

JMHS Drama Camp Opportunity Attendance: Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

What is an unexcused absence?

An unexcused absence is one for which the parent or guardian does not have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Examples of reasons that are not justified and will result in an unexcused absence include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school-related activities, missed school bus, ect... 

Unexcused absences cannot be exempted from automatic notifications from FCPS and FHES communications.

What is an excused absence?

An excused absence is one for which parents or guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons may include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dental appointment, observance of a religious holiday, ect...

Parents or guardians and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Calendar Reminders!

 

  • May 2nd - FHES Art Show - 5:00 -7:00 pm
  • May 3rd - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • May 20th -Show What You Know: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 30th - FHES v. VES Staff Basketball game - 6:00 pm at Madison HS
  • June 7th - Field Day! K-3rd: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 7th - Field Day! 4th-6th: 12:30-2:30 pm
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: April 25th, 2024

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April 25th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

We hope you will join us this evening for the chorus and strings concert in the gym! This morning, all K-6 students were able to attend a school assembly to hear the wonderful music the chorus and strings students have prepared. We look forward to hearing their evening performance for families beginning tonight at 6:00 pm!

Thank you to the many students and families that joined in the pie-in-the-face event. It was fun and messy afternoon to share with students and to support our 6th graders. Thank you to all who shared time to participate.

SOL testing will begin next week! Please see the schedule in the message below to save the dates and times on your calendars. If possible, please try to avoid appointments or absences during your students' testing days. 

Also, get ready for our next big events! The FHES Art Show will be held on May 2nd at 5:00 pm and the Flint Hill ES v. Vienna ES staff basketball game will be on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 pm! More details about the basketball game will come soon!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

FCPS Earth Week 2024!

Don't forget to dress up for Wildlife Day tomorrow! Wear nature or animal prints (or shirts with animals) to join in the last day of FCPS Earth Week!

Flint Hill Art Show: May 2nd 5:00 PM

Calling all family and friends of our fabulous Flint Hill Artists! You are invited to our annual Flint Hill Art Show!

When: Thursday, May 2nd; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Flint Hill Elementary School

What: Come enjoy 2D and 3D artwork made by our K-6 artists! Every student has at least one piece of artwork in the show!

Why: Our artists create meaningful artwork that tells a story and showcases various skills. We value the arts at Flint Hill and welcome the support of our community!

New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

Strings & Chorus Concert - 4/25 at 6:00 pm

You are Invited!

What: Strings and Chorus Spring Concert Assembly

When: Thursday April 25th, 6:00 pm

Where: The Gym

On Thursday evening (4/25) the 4th,5th, and 6th grade strings students and the 5th and 6th grade chorus will perform for their families.

4th grade strings will perform at 6:00 and 5th and 6th grade will perform starting at 7:00.

We look forward to seeing you at the assembly!.

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

JMHS Lacrosse Clinic JMHS Drama Camp Opportunity Attendance: Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

What is an unexcused absence?

An unexcused absence is one for which the parent or guardian does not have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Examples of reasons that are not justified and will result in an unexcused absence include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school-related activities, missed school bus, ect... 

Unexcused absences cannot be exempted from automatic notifications from FCPS and FHES communications.

What is an excused absence?

An excused absence is one for which parents or guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons may include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dental appointment, observance of a religious holiday, ect...

Parents or guardians and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! Art Show Volunteers

Help Wanted!

Art Show - Volunteers Needed

The Flint Hill Art Show will be Thursday, May 2nd!  To prepare for this amazing event featuring every student’s artwork we will need your help. Please see the links below to volunteer with Ms. McAlister for the big show!  Questions can be directed to Ms. McAlister or the Art Show PTA chair, Holly Fulmer.

Day Before: Label Artwork 

Wednesday, May 1st slots from 9:00 am to 3:00 pmSign up here

Day of: Setup

Thursday, May 2nd slots from 9:00 am to  3:00 pm. Sign up here

Day After: Break Down 

Friday, May 3rd between 9:00-12:00pm. (This is a Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday.) Sign up here

Calendar Reminders!

 

  • April 25th - Strings and Chorus Concert - 6:00 pm
  • May 2nd - FHES Art Show - 5:00 -7:00 pm
  • May 3rd - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • May 30th - FHES v. VES Staff Basketball game - 6:00 pm at Madison HS
School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: April 18th, 2024

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April 18th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Thank you to all of the students, families, staff and volunteers that came together to make Heritage and Traditions Night such a wonderful experience for all. It was wonderful to see our community share the many aspects of culture, clothing, writing, language, art, dance, food and much more that bring us all together!

This week, we were also excited to begin using new eco-friendly utensils in our cafeteria. Wooden spoons were introduced this week and wooden forks will soon be available. These new utensils will help reduce plastic waste in our cafeterias!

Next week, we are excited to host our spring strings and chorus concert! Details on the event are included in the message below.

Also, be sure to save the date for the annual pie-in-the-face event on Tuesday, April 23rd at 4:00 pm to help support the 6th grade promotion ceremony!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Flint Hill's Pie-in-the-Face Event! 4/23 at 4:00 pm FCPS Earth Week 2024! New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

Strings & Chorus Concert - 4/25 at 6:00 pm

You are Invited!

What: Strings and Chorus Spring Concert Assembly

When: Thursday April 25th, 6:00 pm

Where: The Gym

On Thursday evening (4/25) the 4th,5th, and 6th grade strings students and the 5th and 6th grade chorus will perform for their families.

4th grade strings will perform at 6:00 and 5th and 6th grade will perform starting at 7:00.

We look forward to seeing you at the assembly!.

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

Dining for Dollars at Pizza Vienna

Wednesday, April 24 from 10:30 AM-9:30 PM

Please mention Flint Hill Elementary while placing orders by phone or in person. If ordering online, write "Flint Hill" in the instructions at the bottom of the online order.

JMHS Lacrosse Clinic JMHS Drama Camp Opportunity Attendance: Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

What is an unexcused absence?

An unexcused absence is one for which the parent or guardian does not have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Examples of reasons that are not justified and will result in an unexcused absence include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school-related activities, missed school bus, ect... 

Unexcused absences cannot be exempted from automatic notifications from FCPS and FHES communications.

What is an excused absence?

An excused absence is one for which parents or guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons may include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dental appointment, observance of a religious holiday, ect...

Parents or guardians and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! Art Show Volunteers

Help Wanted!

Art Show - Volunteers Needed

The Flint Hill Art Show will be Thursday, May 2nd!  To prepare for this amazing event featuring every student’s artwork we will need your help. Please see the links below to volunteer with Ms. McAlister for the big show!  Questions can be directed to Ms. McAlister or the Art Show PTA chair, Holly Fulmer.

Day Before: Label Artwork 

Wednesday, May 1st slots from 9:00 am to 3:00 pmSign up here

Day of: Setup

Thursday, May 2nd slots from 9:00 am to  3:00 pm. Sign up here

Day After: Break Down 

Friday, May 3rd between 9:00-12:00pm. (This is a Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday.) Sign up here

Calendar Reminders!

 

  • April 24th- Dining for Dollars at Pizza Vienna
  • April 25th - Strings and Chorus Concert - 6:00 pm
  • May 2nd - FHES Art Show - 5:00 -7:00 pm
  • May 3rd - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: April 11th, 2024

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April 11th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

The 4th quarter is off to a strong start! Thank you to everyone who joined in for the courtyard cleanup. We are excited to see all of our grades and classes join in outdoor learning in the spring season.

Next week, FHES will host Heritage and Traditions Night on April 17th from 4:45 - 7:00 pm. There will be over 40 presenters sharing food, language, stories, art, fashion and much more. Please join the event to learn more about our community and enjoy the festivities! 

Are You Planning to attend Heritage and Traditions Night?

Help our families who are sharing things like food know how many people are coming! If your family may come or is definitely attending, please RSVP HERE!

Also, be sure to save the date for the FHES Art Show on Thursday, May 2nd! See the opportunities below to volunteer to support this wonderful event.

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Month of the Military Child

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

FHES Heritage & Traditions Night - 4/17/24 - 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Heritage and Traditions Night!  Check out the link and flier below for some ideas of how to participate and feel free to add your own in the “other” category if you have something we didn’t think of.  More than one type of participation per family is welcome. Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

You can sign up to share in your own way here!

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

Dining for Dollars at Pizza Vienna

Wednesday, April 24 from 10:30 AM-9:30 PM

Please mention Flint Hill Elementary while placing orders by phone or in person. If ordering online, write "Flint Hill" in the instructions at the bottom of the online order.

JMHS Lacrosse Clinic Attendance: Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

What is an unexcused absence?

An unexcused absence is one for which the parent or guardian does not have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Examples of reasons that are not justified and will result in an unexcused absence include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school-related activities, missed school bus, ect... 

Unexcused absences cannot be exempted from automatic notifications from FCPS and FHES communications.

What is an excused absence?

An excused absence is one for which parents or guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons may include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dental appointment, observance of a religious holiday, ect...

Parents or guardians and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! Art Show Volunteers

Help Wanted!

Art Show - Volunteers Needed

The Flint Hill Art Show will be Thursday, May 2nd!  To prepare for this amazing event featuring every student’s artwork we will need your help. Please see the links below to volunteer with Ms. McAlister for the big show!  Questions can be directed to Ms. McAlister or the Art Show PTA chair, Holly Fulmer.

Day Before: Label Artwork 

Wednesday, May 1st slots from 9:00 am to 3:00 pmSign up here

Day of: Setup

Thursday, May 2nd slots from 9:00 am to  3:00 pm. Sign up here

Day After: Break Down 

Friday, May 3rd between 9:00-12:00pm. (This is a Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday.) Sign up here

Calendar Reminders!

 

  • April 17th - Purple-Up Day and Heritage and Traditions Nights
  • April 24th- Dining for Dollars at Pizza Vienna
  • May 2nd - FHES Art Show
  • May 3rd - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: April 4th, 2024

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April 4th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

It was a joy to see all our students return to FHES after an extended and restful spring break! FHES was a busy place on Tuesday afternoon as we hosted our kindergarten orientation to welcome our newest Falcons.

On Monday, April 8th, a partial eclipse will occur in the afternoon. Mrs. Chang, the outdoor learning teacher at FHES, has been taking time to meet with students and classes to teach about this solar event and safe viewing methods. While we will not have a whole school event, Mrs. Chang will be available on the FHES blacktop/basketball court from 2:20-3:20 pm for any families who would like to check their students out for the afternoon to indirectly view the event with pinhole/shadow viewers. More information about the eclipse and safe viewing practices can be found below. Please take time before Monday to speak with your students about the importance of not directly looking at the eclipse without proper protection or viewing devices.

We need your help! To prepare for a busy season of outdoor learning, please join us for a courtyard clean-up on Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. See the information below about how you can participate. The first 30 volunteers will receive a special FHES cup!

Heritage and Traditions Night will take place on Wednesday, April 17th! Thank you to all the students and families that have registered to share food, language, art, culture, music and more. We hope that even more students and families will join the event from 4:45 - 7:00 pm to enjoy the experience.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Read-a-Thon! Thousands of minutes were read by students we are proud of the achievements and effort shown by our growing readers. A few avid readers will soon have a chance to slime the principal! Bring on the slime!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Month of the Military Child

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

New Student Registration

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten and other grades:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for the upcoming school year. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

FHES PTA READ-A-THON Results!

On behalf of the FHES PTA, a huge thank you for your support of the 2024 FHES PTA Read-A-Thon. 

297,479 minutes were read and funds raised will go directly to supporting FHES PTA programs and initiatives that cultivate and foster the FHES learning community for both students and the teaching team alike. 

  • Mr. Bechtle's class had the most minutes read in the school at 34,146 minutes. Ms. Burch and Ms. Shaffer came in next with 27,930 and 26,802 minutes read, respectively.
  • Ms. Kuykendall's class had the most funds raised in the school at $1,275, with Ms. Wolters and Ms. Shaffer coming in next at $1,205 and $960, respectively.
  • Ms. Altounian's class had the most student sign ups for the Read-a-Thon at 24 students. Ms. Burch had 23 sign ups, followed by 22 sign ups for each of Mr. Bechtle, Ms. Radin, and Ms. Kuykendall's classrooms.
  • Congratulations to the 5th Grade Team for the most minutes read by grade-level. See below chart for the total minutes read by grade:

Grade

Minutes Read

5

               63,727

3

               58,531

6

               47,885

4

               43,560

2

               35,040

1

               33,460

K

               15,226

 

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

On Monday, March 18, Flint Hill Elementary parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

FHES Heritage & Traditions Night - 4/17/24 - 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Heritage and Traditions Night!  Check out the link and flier below for some ideas of how to participate and feel free to add your own in the “other” category if you have something we didn’t think of.  More than one type of participation per family is welcome. Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

You can sign up to share in your own way here!

Courtyard & Garden Clean Up Volunteers Needed - 4/6/24

Come help prepare our courtyard and garden for spring outdoor learning! Get to know the courtyard plants and animals!

When: Saturday, April 6- 9 am - 12 pm (rain date April 13)

  • Come with the whole family! Refreshments provided.
  • Bring tools & gloves if you have any.
  • Meet in the FHES courtyard (door #2).

The first 30 volunteers will receive a FHES cup!

Contact Beth Chang with questions: [email protected]

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

Attendance: Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

What is an unexcused absence?

An unexcused absence is one for which the parent or guardian does not have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Examples of reasons that are not justified and will result in an unexcused absence include: family and/or student vacations, child care situations, non-school-related activities, missed school bus, ect... 

Unexcused absences cannot be exempted from automatic notifications from FCPS and FHES communications.

What is an excused absence?

An excused absence is one for which parents or guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and/or legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons may include: illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dental appointment, observance of a religious holiday, ect...

Parents or guardians and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders!

 

  • April 6th - Courtyard Clean-up - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 10th - Holiday/School Closed - Eid al Fitr
  • April 17th - Purple-Up Day and Heritage and Traditions Nights
  • May 3rd - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: March 21st, 2024

GovDelivery1 month 4 weeks ago

March 21st, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

We hope all of our students and families are ready to enjoy a restful spring break! Spring break will begin on Monday, March 25th and classes will resume on Wednesday, April 3rd. When we return from spring break we look forward to a successful 4th quarter of learning!

When we return, Mrs. Chang will lead our school in learning opportunities related to the upcoming eclipse on April 8th. Weather permitting, students will have an opportunity to use safe, indirect methods to view the eclipse. Learn more about the eclipse and safe viewing practices here

Also, help our school get ready for a busy spring of outdoor learning! A courtyard clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. See the information below about how you can participate.

Heritage and Traditions Night will take place on Wednesday, April 17th! This week, students participated in morning meetings across all grade levels to talk about the traditions, customs and qualities that make their families unique. Check out our Facebook page to see some photos from our classrooms.

Please consider joining Heritage and Traditions Night to share what makes your family special. We all have threads that bond our families and we want to see how they extend and connect to the heritage and traditions of the rest of our FHES community! Links to sign up for the event are included in the messages below.

Also, please see the two opportunities below to share feedback with us! The Family Engagement Survey and the principal feedback survey are open! 

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Orientation: 4/2/24 from 1:00-2:00 pm. RSVP Below!

Please join us for kindergarten orientation!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Please complete this form to let us know if you will attend the orientation:

FHES Kindergarten Orientation - RSVP

New kindergarten students and their families are invited to visit Flint Hill to learn more about the upcoming school year. To begin, please follow the steps below to begin the registration process.

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

FHES PTA READ-A-THON 2024 - RUNS MARCH 1 - 29!

The FHES PTA Read-a-Thon is back! Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. In the last FHES Read-A-Thon, students read over 100,000 minutes and over $8,000 was raised for the FHES PTA.

When is the Read-A-Thon? The Read-a-thon will occur March 1-29th, 2024. Start tracking your minutes Friday, March 1!

How do I participate? Register your student today here! 

Your student can choose to personalize his or her page with a picture, record and track minutes read, and share his or her Read-A-Thon page with extended family and friends to help raise money for FHES. Your student’s Read-A-Thon page can only be viewed by yourself and those who you choose to share the link with via email, Facebook and/or Twitter. Students will receive a free prize for simply creating their FHES Read-A-Thon reader page. 

Why do we have a read-a-thon? The PTA will spend an average of $100 per student on resources and programs that directly touch each student at FHES. 100% of the money collected from the Read-A-Thon will be used to fund important school wide programs such as classroom technology, field trips, staff development, reading resources, assemblies and the list goes on.

While raising funds to support our school is one of our goals, the Read-A-Thon is first and foremost about encouraging students to read. Students do not have to collect donations to participate in the Read-A-Thon. Every student is encouraged to participate and everyone who tracks their minutes online or turns in a reading log will have their name featured on the bulletin board in the library. We encourage all students to read and track their minutes.

Prizes for Participation!

Grand Prizes for most minutes read: Extreme sports camera, 3D printing pen, Lunch with 2 friends w/ Principal Montaquila, Gift cards to Bards Alley ,Top reader in the school is entered into a Read-a-Thon-sponsored raffle to win a Disney trip for four people

Grade-level prize for most minutes read: One reader from each grade level will have the opportunity to "slime" the Principal.

Individual prizes for readers include:

  • 500 Minutes Read: Pencils and small surprises!
  • 1000 minutes read: Pokemon Cards!
  • 2000 minutes read: Wired Headphones!
FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

On Monday, March 18, Flint Hill Elementary parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Family Engagement Survey

Have 10 minutes before March 22? Now is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Take the Family Engagement Survey today: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

FHES Heritage & Traditions Night - 4/17/24 - 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Heritage and Traditions Night!  Check out the link and flier below for some ideas of how to participate and feel free to add your own in the “other” category if you have something we didn’t think of.  More than one type of participation per family is welcome. Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

You can sign up to share in your own way here!

Courtyard & Garden Clean Up Volunteers Needed - 4/6/24

Come help prepare our courtyard and garden for spring outdoor learning! Get to know the courtyard plants and animals!

When: Saturday, April 6- 9 am - 12 pm (rain date April 13)

  • Come with the whole family! Refreshments provided.
  • Bring tools & gloves if you have any.
  • Meet in the FHES courtyard (door #2).

Contact Beth Chang with questions: [email protected]

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • Spring Break - March 25-29
  • April 1 & 2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: March 14th, 2024

GovDelivery2 months ago

March 14th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Our next PTA meeting is tonight (Thursday, March 14th) at 7:00 PM! Mrs. McCool will join the meeting to share information about special education services at Flint Hill and our 1st grade team will share information about learning in their classrooms. We hope to see you there!

Save the date for Heritage and Traditions Night on Wednesday, April 17th! Join the event to share what makes your family special. We all have threads that bond our families and we want to see how they extend and connect to the heritage and traditions of the rest of our FHES community! Links to sign up for the event are included in the messages below.

Also, please see the two opportunities below to share feedback with us! The Family Engagement Survey is open now and the principal feedback survey will open on March 18th! 

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Orientation: 4/2/24 from 1:00-2:00 pm. RSVP Below!

Please join us for kindergarten orientation!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Please complete this form to let us know if you will attend the orientation:

FHES Kindergarten Orientation - RSVP

New kindergarten students and their families are invited to visit Flint Hill to learn more about the upcoming school year. To begin, please follow the steps below to begin the registration process.

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

FHES PTA READ-A-THON 2024 - RUNS MARCH 1 - 29!

The FHES PTA Read-a-Thon is back! Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. In the last FHES Read-A-Thon, students read over 100,000 minutes and over $8,000 was raised for the FHES PTA.

When is the Read-A-Thon? The Read-a-thon will occur March 1-29th, 2024. Start tracking your minutes Friday, March 1!

How do I participate? Register your student today here! 

Your student can choose to personalize his or her page with a picture, record and track minutes read, and share his or her Read-A-Thon page with extended family and friends to help raise money for FHES. Your student’s Read-A-Thon page can only be viewed by yourself and those who you choose to share the link with via email, Facebook and/or Twitter. Students will receive a free prize for simply creating their FHES Read-A-Thon reader page. 

Why do we have a read-a-thon? The PTA will spend an average of $100 per student on resources and programs that directly touch each student at FHES. 100% of the money collected from the Read-A-Thon will be used to fund important school wide programs such as classroom technology, field trips, staff development, reading resources, assemblies and the list goes on.

While raising funds to support our school is one of our goals, the Read-A-Thon is first and foremost about encouraging students to read. Students do not have to collect donations to participate in the Read-A-Thon. Every student is encouraged to participate and everyone who tracks their minutes online or turns in a reading log will have their name featured on the bulletin board in the library. We encourage all students to read and track their minutes.

Prizes for Participation!

Grand Prizes for most minutes read: Extreme sports camera, 3D printing pen, Lunch with 2 friends w/ Principal Montaquila, Gift cards to Bards Alley ,Top reader in the school is entered into a Read-a-Thon-sponsored raffle to win a Disney trip for four people

Grade-level prize for most minutes read: One reader from each grade level will have the opportunity to "slime" the Principal.

Individual prizes for readers include:

  • 500 Minutes Read: Pencils and small surprises!
  • 1000 minutes read: Pokemon Cards!
  • 2000 minutes read: Wired Headphones!
FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

On Monday, March 18, Flint Hill Elementary parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Family Engagement Survey

Have 10 minutes before March 22? Now is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Take the Family Engagement Survey today: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

FHES Heritage & Traditions Night - 4/17/24 - 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Heritage and Traditions Night!  Check out the link and flier below for some ideas of how to participate and feel free to add your own in the “other” category if you have something we didn’t think of.  More than one type of participation per family is welcome. Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

You can sign up to share in your own way here!

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • Spring Break - March 25-29
  • April 1 & 2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: March 7th, 2024

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago

March 7th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Next week, we will have our next PTA meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 PM! Mrs. McCool will join the meeting to share information about special education services at Flint Hill and our 1st grade team will share information about learning in their classrooms. We hope to see you there!

The Read-a-Thon is in full swing and it is wonderful to see so many students excited about reading! If you have not registered your student for the read-a-thon there is still time to join!

Also, Friday, March 8th is nation SEL day! To show our school spirit and unity we are encouraging all students to wear their grade level color. Thank you for helping to encourage kindness and the value of social and emotional learning within our school community!

  • Kindergarten - Green
  • 1st Grade - Orange
  • 2nd Grade - Purple
  • 3rd Grade - Dark Blue
  • 4th Grade - Light Blue
  • 5th Grade - Red
  • 6th Grade - Gold

Thank you for helping to encourage kindness and the value of social and emotional learning within our school community!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Orientation: 4/2/24 from 1:00-2:00 pm. RSVP Below!

Please join us for kindergarten orientation!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Please complete this form to let us know if you will attend the orientation:

FHES Kindergarten Orientation - RSVP

New kindergarten students and their families are invited to visit Flint Hill to learn more about the upcoming school year. To begin, please follow the steps below to begin the registration process.

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

FHES PTA READ-A-THON 2024 - RUNS MARCH 1 - 29!

The FHES PTA Read-a-Thon is back! Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. In the last FHES Read-A-Thon, students read over 100,000 minutes and over $8,000 was raised for the FHES PTA.

When is the Read-A-Thon? The Read-a-thon will occur March 1-29th, 2024. Start tracking your minutes Friday, March 1!

How do I participate? Register your student today here! 

Your student can choose to personalize his or her page with a picture, record and track minutes read, and share his or her Read-A-Thon page with extended family and friends to help raise money for FHES. Your student’s Read-A-Thon page can only be viewed by yourself and those who you choose to share the link with via email, Facebook and/or Twitter. Students will receive a free prize for simply creating their FHES Read-A-Thon reader page. 

Why do we have a read-a-thon? The PTA will spend an average of $100 per student on resources and programs that directly touch each student at FHES. 100% of the money collected from the Read-A-Thon will be used to fund important school wide programs such as classroom technology, field trips, staff development, reading resources, assemblies and the list goes on.

While raising funds to support our school is one of our goals, the Read-A-Thon is first and foremost about encouraging students to read. Students do not have to collect donations to participate in the Read-A-Thon. Every student is encouraged to participate and everyone who tracks their minutes online or turns in a reading log will have their name featured on the bulletin board in the library. We encourage all students to read and track their minutes.

Prizes for Participation!

Grand Prizes for most minutes read: Extreme sports camera, 3D printing pen, Lunch with 2 friends w/ Principal Montaquila, Gift cards to Bards Alley ,Top reader in the school is entered into a Read-a-Thon-sponsored raffle to win a Disney trip for four people

Grade-level prize for most minutes read: One reader from each grade level will have the opportunity to "slime" the Principal.

Individual prizes for readers include:

  • 500 Minutes Read: Pencils and small surprises!
  • 1000 minutes read: Pokemon Cards!
  • 2000 minutes read: Wired Headphones!
Spring AAP Newsletter

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.

Students can be screened for subject specific and part time AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

Parents or guardians can initiate the screening process by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) or Assistant Principal by April 15, annually.

For more information about AAP services, see the links below to access the Spring AAP Newsletter.

PTA After School Programs - Spring Session

Monday, March 4th at 10am (registration opens)

Register a Falcon HERE for flag football, chess, sports & games, art in motion, and more between Monday, March 4th at 10am and Sunday, March 17th. Descriptions and class schedules (which start Monday, April 8th) are available there as well. Register early since many classes fill up quickly!

FHES Heritage & Traditions Night - 4/17/24

Save the date! More information to come soon about how students and families can particiapte!

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • Spring Break - March 25-29
  • April 1 & 2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

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Falcon Flyer: February 29th, 2024

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

February 29th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Students and teachers were very busy this week! Here are a few highlights from around Flint Hill.

Students in grades 4-6 shared their dance routines in PE. The students showed great cooperation, creativity and movement during their performances. In kindergarten, Ms. Callow, the school public health nurse for FHES, visited classrooms to talk to students about toothbrushing and flossing. FHES also had a visit from Region 1 executive principal, Dr. Copeland, who visited classrooms and learned more about our food sharing table program in the cafeteria to reduce food waste and provide access to snacks for students in need.

Students in 6th grade worked with their teachers and Mrs. Rankin to learn how to cite sources for their upcoming exhibition project and 5th graders were hard at work learning about elapsed time in math.

Next week, don't forget that Tuesday, March 5th is a student holiday for the presidential primary. Also, please save the date for FHES Heritage & Traditions Night! See the information below about how your students can participate in the event on Wednesday, April 17th! More information about how to register for the event will be shared soon!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Orientation: 4/2/24 RSVP Below! Time Change!

Please join us for kindergarten orientation!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Please complete this form to let us know if you will attend the orientation:

FHES Kindergarten Orientation - RSVP

New kindergarten students and their families are invited to visit Flint Hill to learn more about the upcoming school year. To begin, please follow the steps below to begin the registration process.

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

FHES PTA READ-A-THON 2024 - RUNS MARCH 1 - 29!

The FHES PTA Read-a-Thon is back! Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. In the last FHES Read-A-Thon, students read over 100,000 minutes and over $8,000 was raised for the FHES PTA.

When is the Read-A-Thon? The Read-a-thon will occur March 1-29th, 2024. Start tracking your minutes Friday, March 1!

How do I participate? Register your student today here! 

Your student can choose to personalize his or her page with a picture, record and track minutes read, and share his or her Read-A-Thon page with extended family and friends to help raise money for FHES. Your student’s Read-A-Thon page can only be viewed by yourself and those who you choose to share the link with via email, Facebook and/or Twitter. Students will receive a free prize for simply creating their FHES Read-A-Thon reader page. 

Why do we have a read-a-thon? The PTA will spend an average of $100 per student on resources and programs that directly touch each student at FHES. 100% of the money collected from the Read-A-Thon will be used to fund important school wide programs such as classroom technology, field trips, staff development, reading resources, assemblies and the list goes on.

While raising funds to support our school is one of our goals, the Read-A-Thon is first and foremost about encouraging students to read. Students do not have to collect donations to participate in the Read-A-Thon. Every student is encouraged to participate and everyone who tracks their minutes online or turns in a reading log will have their name featured on the bulletin board in the library. We encourage all students to read and track their minutes.

Prizes for Participation!

Grand Prizes for most minutes read: Extreme sports camera, 3D printing pen, Lunch with 2 friends w/ Principal Montaquila, Gift cards to Bards Alley ,Top reader in the school is entered into a Read-a-Thon-sponsored raffle to win a Disney trip for four people

Grade-level prize for most minutes read: One reader from each grade level will have the opportunity to "slime" the Principal.

Individual prizes for readers include:

  • 500 Minutes Read: Pencils and small surprises!
  • 1000 minutes read: Pokemon Cards!
  • 2000 minutes read: Wired Headphones!
Last Chance! Courtyard Legacy Brick Fundraiser ends on 3/1/24

Order an engraved legacy brick today to honor a student, teacher, staff, family member or leave an inspiring message for all that walk through the courtyard!  

All funds raised go to support the PTA mission and programs.

Click here, for more information and to order!

PTA After School Programs - Spring Session

Monday, March 4th at 10am (registration opens)

Register a Falcon HERE for flag football, chess, sports & games, art in motion, and more between Monday, March 4th at 10am and Sunday, March 17th. Descriptions and class schedules (which start Monday, April 8th) are available there as well. Register early since many classes fill up quickly!

FHES Heritage & Traditions Night - 4/17/24

Save the date! More information to come soon about how students and families can particiapte!

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

Read-a-thon: Seeking committee chair to run the Read A Thon this year. Love of reading is appreciated but not necessary! Event will be held in March (Amy, [email protected])

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • March 5th - Presidential Primary - School Holiday
  • April 1 & 2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: February 22nd, 2024

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago

February 22nd, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

It was a busy four-day week at Flint Hill!

Preparations are underway for our Empty Bowls, Full Hearts project to take place tomorrow. During lunch, all students will be able to partake in a snack that will be served in their own hand-made bowl to bring awareness to hunger in our community.

Kindergarten orientation will be held on April 2nd from 9:30-10:30 am. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about registration is also included in the message below. Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can reach out to our main office to begin the registration process. 

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Orientation: 4/2/24 RSVP Below!

Please join us for kindergarten orientation!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 9:30 am - 10:30 am.

Please complete this form to let us know if you will attend the orientation:

FHES Kindergarten Orientation - RSVP

New kindergarten students and their families are invited to visit Flint Hill to learn more about the upcoming school year. To begin, please follow the steps below to begin the registration process.

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today!

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Shirley Eason, or call the main office at 703-242-6100.

PTA iCode Fundraiser: Last Chance to Register!

Register for Parents Night out at iCode on February 23rd 6:00-9:00 pm.

Only a few spots remain!

You must register in advance HERE. Just $30 per child includes fun, pizza and a drink. Drop the kids off on Friday, February 23rd from 6:00-9:00pm. Kids will get to play in the eSports gaming lounge, play Roblox with friends in the Mac room, go to a virtual world using VR Oculus Headsets, get creative with LEGO, color, watch movies and just have fun!

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

It's Almost time for the FHES PTA Read-a-thon!

March is National Reading Month!

Celebrate by signing your student up for The Flint Hill Read-A-Thon fundraiser! Read-A-Thons get your reader excited about reading and give your friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more. Our Read-A-Thon starts Friday, March 1 and ends Friday, March 29. 

Watch a short video HERE to see how to signup your reader. You can activate your reader's account by clicking here and following the simple instructions. You can start logging reading sessions beginning March 1; reading sessions may be reading done by the student or a parent/caregiver reading to the student. 

Encourage friends and family to cheer on your child's reading goals by donating on your behalf! Read-a-Thon proceeds are used to fund PTA programs intended to engage and empower FHES staff, families and the community. Learn more about prizes available to students HERE.

Happy reading!

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts - February 23rd

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts - Now through February 23rd

Flint Hill's 4th Annual Empty Bowls, Full Hearts lunch on February 23rd is an opportunity to celebrate what fills our bowls with happiness, love and sustenance while also supporting those in our community that may have an empty bowl.

If you'd like to donate, please send non-perishable food donations with your student between now and February 23rd.

Students will enjoy their bowls on 2/23 and all donated food items will be donated to Food for Others on 2/23.

Please see opportunities to volunteer at the event or to donate popcorn for the event HERE. (No sign ups required to donate non-perishables!)

Courtyard Legacy Brick Fundraiser

Order an engraved legacy brick today to honor a student, teacher, staff, family member or leave an inspiring message for all that walk through the courtyard!  

All funds raised go to support the PTA mission and programs.

For more information and to order, click HERE.

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

Read-a-thon: Seeking committee chair to run the Read A Thon this year. Love of reading is appreciated but not necessary! Event will be held in March (Amy, [email protected])

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • March 5th - Presidential Primary - School Holiday
  • April 1 & 2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: February 15th, 2024

GovDelivery3 months ago

February 15th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

With our Monday PTA meeting, a surprise 2-hour delay on Tuesday and Valentine's Day activities, it was a very busy week at Flint Hill!

Thank you to the many families that joined in for our PTA meeting on Monday evening. Attendees were able to visit some of our classrooms and take a walking field trip to 6th grade to see examples of students' and teachers' hard work and calming corners. Thank you to Mrs. Starr, Mrs. Williams and Mr. Klos for presenting. Next month, we will have representative from our 1st grade team and special education present to share with families.

Tonight, we are looking forward to our winter band concert for families. We are proud to appreciate the hard work and growth that these students have made so far this year with their instruments and musical learning. Let's go band!

Be sure to read more about the upcoming PTA iCode fundraiser below and families still have time to purchase a legacy brick for the FHES courtyard. Your support of our PTA and events helps FHES students and teachers succeed!

Lastly, don't forget that FHES and FCPS schools will be closed on Monday, February 19th for Presidents' Day. We hope all of our students and families enjoy a restful long weekend!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

PTA iCode Fundraiser

Register for Parents Night out at iCode on February 23rd 6:00-9:00pm

Just $30 per child includes fun, pizza and a drink. Drop the kids off for game night fun and all the proceeds go back to Flint Hill's PTA! Kids will get to play in our eSports gaming lounge, play Roblox with friends in the Mac room, go to a virtual world using VR Oculus Headsets, get creative with LEGO, color, watch movies and just have fun! Spots are limited so register HERE early! No registration at the door will be available. 

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

Spring SEL Screener

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3-6 during the week of March 4. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

 

If you have any questions please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Amy Williams, at [email protected].

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts - February 23rd

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts - Now through February 23rd

Flint Hill's 4th Annual Empty Bowls, Full Hearts lunch on February 23rd is an opportunity to celebrate what fills our bowls with happiness, love and sustenance while also supporting those in our community that may have an empty bowl.

If you'd like to donate, please send non-perishable food donations with your student between now and February 23rd.

Students will enjoy their bowls on 2/23 and all donated food items will be donated to Food for Others on 2/23.

Please see opportunities to volunteer at the event or to donate popcorn for the event HERE. (No sign ups required to donate non-perishables!)

Courtyard Legacy Brick Fundraiser

Order an engraved legacy brick today to honor a student, teacher, staff, family member or leave an inspiring message for all that walk through the courtyard!  

All funds raised go to support the PTA mission and programs.

For more information and to order, click HERE.

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Band, Strings and Chorus Concerts

Save the dates! Please mark your calendar for our upcoming band, strings and chorus concerts! Families and guests are welcome to come out to FHES and enjoy the concert performances of our students!

Band:

  • Band Winter Concert - Thursday, February 15th 7-8pm – Concert
  • Band Spring Concert - Monday, June 3rd 7-8pm – Concert

Chorus:

  • Madison Pyramid Concert (optional) February 20th at 7:00 p.m. JMHS Auditorium - Rehearsals 2/6 and 2/13 4:15-5:15 at Madison HS
  • Spring Chorus Concert Thursday, April 25th 7:00 p.m.(with Strings)

Strings:

  • Strings Solo and Ensemble Festival (Optional)
    • Friday, April 19th - Rachel Carson Middle School
  • Spring Strings Concert Thursday, April 25th
    • 4th Grade Strings Performance 6:00PM
    • 5th and 6th Grade Strings Performance 7:00PM
Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

Read-a-thon: Seeking committee chair to run the Read A Thon this year. Love of reading is appreciated but not necessary! Event will be held in March (Amy, [email protected])

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders
  • February 19th - Presidents' Day - School Holiday
  • March 5th - Presidential Primary - School Holiday
  • April 1 & 2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

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Falcon Flyer: February 8th, 2024

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February 8th, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

Today, many of our students and classrooms celebrated the 100th day of school! Kindergarten classes joined in the celebration by reading stories, counting steps, bringing in 100 items to share and more. It was a proud moment for students to reflect on how much they have learned and grown in the past 100 days. 

4th grade students were learning to create rhythms and using their hands and feet to create percussion as well as practicing mallet and glockenspiel performances. Third graders were investigating the impact of pollution on water systems and first graders were learning about pollinators and perseverance. 

Have you joined one of our monthly PTA meetings yet this year? Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 12th at 7:00 pm. Our 6th grade team and school counselors will join the meeting to share more about the exciting things that are going on in their classrooms and programs. 

The FHES PTA's legacy brick fundraiser is open! If you would like to order an engraved legacy brick to be installed in the FHES courtyard, see the information in the message below. 

Lastly, the PTA is hosting the upper grades spelling bee in the FHES library tonight. Good luck to all of our student spellers this evening!

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

PTA Meeting - February 12th @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the February PTA meeting in the FHES Library or on zoom.

Hear from our amazing FHES staff and teachers and help elect the Nomination Committee. School counselors, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Starr, will share information about self-regulation and calming corners with attendees. Teachers from the 6th grade team will join the meeting to share examples of the amazing work that happens in our 6th grade classrooms including their recent poetry projects.

Missed last month?

After approved, the minutes can be found on fhespta.org while staff and teacher highlights can be found HERE!

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

Spring SEL Screener

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3-6 during the week of March 4. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

 

If you have any questions please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Amy Williams, at [email protected].

Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board. 

View the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.

Courtyard Legacy Brick Fundraiser

Order an engraved legacy brick today to honor a student, teacher, staff, family member or leave an inspiring message for all that walk through the courtyard!  All funds raised go to support the PTA mission and programs. For more information and to order, click HERE.

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com.

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

Caregivers can guide students to access expert tutoring, homework help, and writing support by clicking on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal—anytime, anywhere.

Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Band, String and Chorus Concert Dates

Save the dates! Please mark your calendar for our upcoming band, strings and chorus concerts! Families and guests are welcome to come out to FHES and enjoy the concert performances of our students!

Chorus:

  • Madison Pyramid Concert (optional) February 20th at 7:00 p.m. JMHS Auditorium - Rehearsals 2/6 and 2/13 4:15-5:15 at Madison HS
  • Spring Chorus Concert Thursday, April 25th 7:00 p.m.(with Strings)

Strings:

  • Strings Solo and Ensemble Festival (Optional)
    • Friday, April 19th - Rachel Carson Middle School
  • Spring Strings Concert Thursday, April 25th
    • 4th Grade Strings Performance 6:00PM
    • 5th and 6th Grade Strings Performance 7:00PM

Band:

  • Band Winter Concert - Thursday, February 15th 7-8pm – Concert
  • Band Spring Concert - Monday, June 3rd 7-8pm – Concert
Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

Read-a-thon: Seeking committee chair to run the Read A Thon this year. Love of reading is appreciated but not necessary! Event will be held in March (Amy, [email protected])

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders
  • February 19th - Presidents' Day - School Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Falcon Flyer: February 1st, 2024

GovDelivery3 months 2 weeks ago

February 1st, 2024

Flint Hill Updates

Good Afternoon Flint Hill Families,

We are excited to welcome our first group of spellers this evening for the spelling bee! We are glad to have this event back at FHES this year and look forward to celebrating our students who join in for the fun and experience.

Students in art have been hard at work on clay bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event on February 23rd. Students are using art to bring awareness to hunger in our community and are creating amazing works of art in the process.

Don't forget to save the date for our next PTA meeting on February 12th. Our school counselors, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Starr, will join the meeting to share more information about calming corners and self-regulation skills for students. 

Kindly,

Mr. Montaquila, Principal

Mr. Baker, Assistant Principal

PTA Meeting - February 12th @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the February PTA meeting in the FHES Library or on zoom.

Hear from our amazing FHES staff and teachers and help elect the Nomination Committee. School counselors, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Starr, will share information about self-regulation and calming corners with attendees. 

Missed last month?

After approved, the minutes can be found on fhespta.org while staff and teacher highlights can be found HERE!

Order Your 2023-2024 Yearbook Today!

Yearbook Sales have been EXTENDED!

Pre-Order a yearbook now for $25 plus tax.  Yearbooks at the end of the year will cost $30. Save $5 and pre-order now!

Purchase at: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/flint_hill_elementary_buy_yearbook_325115/Cd5nJq705g2hq0O894tXnAF9

 

Yearbook Snap! Share your photos!

For the last couple of years, we have asked the community to upload photos to add to our Yearbook. We received LOTS of submissions! While we can’t use every photo in the yearbook, we would love to offer the opportunity for our families to submit photos again.  Our yearbook theme this year is “You Matter”.

Please upload images to our Yearbook Snap shot. Access Code: flinthill24 In order to collect photos, we ask that they are either camera images or cell phone photos without the Live feature attached. If you upload photos and the ending is .HEIC instead of .JPG we are unable to use them in the yearbook.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s photo in the yearbook this year.

Place your yearbook order today!

Spring SEL Screener

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3-6 during the week of March 4. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

 

If you have any questions please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Amy Williams, at [email protected].

Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board. 

View the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.

Courtyard Legacy Brick Fundraiser

Order an engraved legacy brick today to honor a student, teacher, staff, family member or leave an inspiring message for all that walk through the courtyard!  All funds raised go to support the PTA mission and programs. For more information and to order, click HERE.

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

Save the Date! Spring SOL Schedule Band, String and Chorus Concert Dates

Save the dates! Please mark your calendar for our upcoming band, strings and chorus concerts! Families and guests are welcome to come out to FHES and enjoy the concert performances of our students!

Chorus:

  • Madison Pyramid Concert (optional) February 20th at 7:00 p.m. JMHS Auditorium - Rehearsals 2/6 and 2/13 4:15-5:15 at Madison HS
  • Spring Chorus Concert Thursday, April 25th 7:00 p.m.(with Strings)

Strings:

  • Strings Solo and Ensemble Festival (Optional)
    • Friday, April 19th - Rachel Carson Middle School
  • Spring Strings Concert Thursday, April 25th
    • 4th Grade Strings Performance 6:00PM
    • 5th and 6th Grade Strings Performance 7:00PM

Band:

  • Band Winter Concert - Thursday, February 15th 7-8pm – Concert
  • Band Spring Concert - Monday, June 3rd 7-8pm – Concert
Help Wanted! PTA Volunteers

Help Wanted!

We need some Committee Chairs. Without these chairs, these programs and events may not occur!!! If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to the VP specified below. Thank you for your support! Open Committee Chairs include the following:

Read-a-thon: Seeking committee chair to run the Read A Thon this year. Love of reading is appreciated but not necessary! Event will be held in March (Amy, [email protected])

PTA Display Case: Seeking a committee chair to coordinate the PTA display case decoration in the FHES lobby on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. No need to be an artist, can recruit them! (Matt, [email protected])

Art Room Volunteers:

Seeking volunteers to help change picture frame art and keep our students' art fresh and on display. Time commitment can be flexible.

Contact: Ms. Sarah McAlister, FHES Art teacher: [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders
  • February 19th - Presidents' Day - School Holiday
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22181  |  Main Phone: 703.242.6100 
Attendance: 703.242.6161 | Web | FacebookTwitter

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