Willow Springs School News, 6/7/24

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5th Grade Medieval Day 2024

Dear Willow Springs families,

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

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

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

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

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

Take care!

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Willow's Calendar

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month

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

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

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

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

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

Health Room Medication Pick Up

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

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

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

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

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

Lost and Found

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

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

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

SOL Scores

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

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

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

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

End of School Year Laptop Returns

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

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

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

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

  • Students in these programs will keep their Willow Springs laptops for the summer program.
  • They must be returned to Willow Springs by Friday, July 26.
  • Sixth graders who do not return their laptop will not be issued a middle school laptop, until the elementary laptop comes back.
  • If your child will be attending one of the programs above, please fill out this form.
2024-25 WSES Division A Science Olympiad Registration

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

Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

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

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

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

E-IFTA and IFTA

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

24-25 Student Intention Form 

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

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

 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. Parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

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Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

Willow Springs School News, 6/02/2024

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Willow Writers Our Willow Writers celebrated the end of the year and the publication of their anthology of stories and poems. This group of students met weekly before school to write under the direction of Mrs. Angie Young, music teacher. Way to go Willow Writers!!

Dear Willow Springs families,

Summertime is just around the corner and we are all eager to say hello to the warm days and slower pace.

We understand that summer is a time to unwind and enjoy a more leisurely pace, and it is also a critical period for fostering wellness and strengthening interpersonal relationships--both of which are essential for your child’s overall development. Here are some suggestions on how you can create a balanced summer that nurtures your child's social and emotional well-being:

  1. Encourage social interaction: Arrange playdates, family gatherings, or community activities to help your child build friendships and develop social skills.
  2. Promote emotional wellness: Create a safe space for your child to express their feelings. Encourage open conversations and support their emotional needs.
  3. Incorporate physical activities: Plan outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or sports to keep your child active and reduce stress.
  4. Foster creativity and curiosity: Encourage hobbies such as painting, reading, or learning a musical instrument to stimulate their minds.
  5. Model positive relationships: Show kindness, patience, and respect in your interactions, as children learn by observing adults.
  6. Maintain a routine: Keep a flexible daily structure to provide stability while allowing time for relaxation.

By thoughtfully planning a summer that emphasizes social and emotional growth, we can help our children develop the skills they need to navigate life with resilience and confidence.

Thank you for sending us your best every day! #Willow Pride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Willow's Calendar

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  • June 4 - Spring Strings Concert, Rock Run Middle School
  • June 5 - End of Year Band Concert, Willow Springs Cafeteria
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School - 2-hour early release, 2 p.m.
Standardized Testing Results Coming Soon

You will soon begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

IMPORTANT CAFETERIA NOTICE

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

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

Health Room Medication Pick Up

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

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

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

End of School Year Laptop Returns

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lost and Found

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

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

24-25 Student Intention Form 

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

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

 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. Parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Willow Springs Farmers Market 

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

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

PRODUCE FROM PINEY MEADOW FARM & OUR SCHOOL GARDDEN 3802 Midland Road, Midland, VA

Quick Links

5400 Willow Springs School Road Fairfax, VA  22030 | Phone: 703.679.6000
Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

WSES' Spirit Day: Beach Bash

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Beach Bash, Let's Make a Splash

As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and then head into the final days of this school year, let's get ready to SPLASH into the summer with a BEACH BASH!

Tomorrow all students are invited to wear summer and beach/pool wear for a fun filled day of learning. Bright colors, hats, shorts, sunglasses, and sandals are all fun, school appropriate summer wear. Please save the bathing suits for the beach!

LET'S MAKE A SPLASH!

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day and all schools and SACC programs will be closed. We hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

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Willow Springs School News, 5/20/2024: CORRECTION - SILENT AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT

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Silent Auction Bidding Ends TONIGHT!

WSES' annual and highly popular silent auction is now live. Use the link below to browse all the great offerings and place your bid before bidding ends TONIGHT AT 11:45 PM!

2024 Willow Springs Elementary School Auction | Free Online Silent Auction Fundraisers | 32auctions

Willow's Calendar

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  • May 20 - Parent Input Forms Due & SILENT AUCTION ENDS!
  • May 20 - 24 SOL Testing: Makeup Tests
  • May 22 - Kindergarten Orientation, 4:30 PM, Cafeteria
  • May 23 - Chorus Concert, 7 PM, Cafeteria
  • Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • May 29 - WSES Writing Club Book Release & Celebration
  • May 29 - Library Books Due
  • May 30 - WSES News Team End of Year Celebration
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School - 2-hour early release, 2 p.m.
Parent Input Forms Due TODAY!

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher. Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

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

Quick Links SOL Testing: Makeups & Retakes

SOL testing for students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues. This week, students who were absent on the day of testing will have the opportunity to take a makeup test. For specific dates and times, please communicate with your child's teacher.

Remediation Retakes will be administered next week. 

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Willow Springs School News, 5/20/2024

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Dear Willow Springs families,

As we rapidly approach the end of this school year, there is so much to look back on and to feel gratitude and joy for. This has been an incredible school year packed full of opportunities for our students and our community to come together to make learning and growing a positive experiences for all. We have accomplished so much because of YOU and the support you give our students and our staff on a daily basis.

We recently celebrated Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week and each day we were showered with treats. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! Included in the weeklong celebration was an opportunity for students to write notes of appreciation to Mr. Taylor. As you can see in the picture above, our students had a lot to say! Mr. Taylor slays all day and he is really nice and kind! :)

Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting last week. We are really looking forward to meeting our new families during the summer for some playground get togethers.

Thank you for sending us your best every day! #Willow Pride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Willow's Calendar

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  • May 20 - Parent Input Forms Due
  • May 20 - 24 SOL Testing: Makeup Tests
  • May 22 - Silent Auction Ends
  • May 22 - Kindergarten Orientation, 4:30 PM, Cafeteria
  • May 23 - Chorus Concert, 7 PM, Cafeteria
  • Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • May 29 - WSES Writing Club Book Release & Celebration
  • May 29 - Library Books Due
  • May 30 - WSES News Team End of Year Celebration
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School - 2-hour early release, 2 p.m.
Parent Input Forms Due TODAY!

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher. Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

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

Silent Auction

WSES' annual and highly popular silent auction is now live. Use the link below to browse all the great offerings and place your bid before bidding ends on Wednesday. 

2024 Willow Springs Elementary School Auction | Free Online Silent Auction Fundraisers | 32auctions

SOL Testing: Makeups & Retakes

SOL testing for students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues. This week, students who were absent on the day of testing will have the opportunity to take a makeup test. For specific dates and times, please communicate with your child's teacher.

Remediation Retakes will be administered next week. 

24-25 Student Intention Form 

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

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

WCFM Food Drive

The sixth grade has once again partnered with the SCA to spread the word about the need for shelves to be restocked.

Last year we collected 1,200 pounds of supplies and we are on the way to meeting or exceeding that amount this year. The donations have been steadily coming in. Let's keep it going. Donate today!

Library Books Due Soon!

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

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Lost and Found

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

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

Willow Waves: Student Produced Podcasts

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

Listen now!

 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. Parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Willow Springs Farmers Market 

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

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

PRODUCE FROM PINEY MEADOW FARM & OUR SCHOOL GARDDEN 3802 Midland Road, Midland, VA

Quick Links

5400 Willow Springs School Road Fairfax, VA  22030 | Phone: 703.679.6000
Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

Willow Springs School News, 5/13/2024

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Capitol Hill Trip

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

Parent Input Forms Due Soon

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

 Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher.Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

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

May PTA Meeting

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

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

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

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

WFCM Food Drive

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

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

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

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

Library Books Due Soon!

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

https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/104088

Lost and Found

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

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

Sixth Grade ENCORE/STEAM Students

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

Willow Waves: Student Produced Podcasts

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

Listen now!

 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. Parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

School Age Child Care (SACC) Program

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program.

Willow Springs Farmers Market 

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

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

PRODUCE FROM PINEY MEADOW FARM & OUR SCHOOL GARDDEN 3802 Midland Road, Midland, VA

Willow's Calendar 
  • May 14 - 4th Grade Math SOL
  • May 15 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library
  • May 16 - 5th Grade Science SOL
  • May 17 - 6th Grade Math SOL
  • May 24 - SCA Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School-2 hour early release, 2 p.m.
Quick Links

5400 Willow Springs School Road Fairfax, VA  22030 | Phone: 703.679.6000
Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

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National School Nurse Day

Today, May 8 is National School Nurse Day. is It is a day to recognize the many contributions that school nurses make to student health and learning. 

Willow Springs is very pleased to welcome Mrs. Heather Shrader who is our new Public Health Nurse. She fills the position previously held by Ms. Jessica Bermudez who recently welcomed the birth of her beautiful baby boy. Mrs. Shrader comes to us from a hospital setting and a distinguished career as a nurse. She will be at Willow Springs nearly full time.

Today, we also honor the contributions and dedication of our Clinic Aide, Ms. Susan Waldeck. Ms. Waldeck works full time in our health room and supports us in taking care of all of our students when they are not feeling well. 

FCPS appreciates the role of School Public Health Nurses (PHNs) for their contribution to the health and welfare of all our students. Professional school nurses support the needs of students through their delivery of healthcare, contributions to local school communities, and promotion of safety, prevention, and wellness throughout the year. They are advocates who bridge healthcare and education by supporting student health and readiness to learn. School nurses are essential to our community and work tirelessly to make a positive impact in the lives of their students.  

Please join us in thanking the PHNs and the Clinic Aides for their hard work and dedication to FCPS students. 

Together, we make Willow Springs a SAFE & HEALTHY place for learning and growing! May PTA Meeting

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

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

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

Second, we will be voting on the PTA board members for the 24-25 school year. We are still in search of parents or a parent who is interested in serving as the PTA treasurer. If you are interested, please email PTA president Marnie Sackie at [email protected] or PTA board member April Leach at [email protected].

Parent Input Forms for the 24-25 School Year

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

 Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher.Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

Lost and Found

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

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

Willow's Wonderful Staff! The Willow Springs staff has worked tirelessly all year and we would love to shower them with love at our Faculty Appreciation Week from May 6th- May 10th. We have planned special treats every day and need your help to be successful. Please consider making a donation by signing up at https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10C0C4AACAC29A6FC1... The PTA is also asking for families to recognize their primary classroom teacher as well as two additional staff members next week. Assignments for classroom teachers and support staff can be found in the image below. Additionally, you can learn more about our staff's favorite things here: Our Favorite Things – Willow Springs PTA Thank you so much for helping us show our gratitude!! Quick Links

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Willow's Wonderful Staff! The Willow Springs staff has worked tirelessly all year and we would love to shower them with love at our Faculty Appreciation Week from May 6th- May 10th. We have planned special treats every day and need your help to be successful. Please consider making a donation by signing up at https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10C0C4AACAC29A6FC1... The PTA is also asking for families to recognize their primary classroom teacher as well as two additional staff members next week. Assignments for classroom teachers and support staff can be found in the image below. Additionally, you can learn more about our staff's favorite things here: Our Favorite Things – Willow Springs PTA Thank you so much for helping us show our gratitude!!

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WSES: Looking Ahead

Standards of Learning (SOL) Test Dates during the month of May

  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 7 - 4th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 8 - Bike and Roll to School Day
  • May 9 - 5th Grade Math SOL
  • May 10 - 6th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 13 - 3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 14 - 4th Grade Math SOL
  • May 15 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library
  • May 16 - 5th Grade Science SOL
  • May 17 - 6th Grade Math SOL
  • May 24 - SCA Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School-2 hour early release, 2 p.m.
Parent Input Forms for the 24-25 School Year

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

 Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher.


Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

SOL Testing in Grades 3-6

Our students in grades 3-6 are currently taking SOL tests and the schedule is above. Students perform best when they show up to school on time and well rested. Please support your children and our school as our students work hard to show how much they have learned this year.

Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day

Wednesday, May 8, is the official Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day.

Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Fairfax County has an extensive network of both paved and natural surface bike trails. You can access a map to all the trails in Fairfax county online.

 

🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. After determining which school your child will attend, parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Before- and After-School Care

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year.

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Solar Eclipse Video

Relive the magic of the 2024 eclipse at Willow Springs Elementary School! This video showcases photos of our students and staff experiencing this rare celestial event together. Enjoy the smiles, wonder, and excitement of this special moment in our school's history.

Lunch Outdoors

 

Dear Willow Springs families,

It feels like April flew by in the blink of an eye! We had so many special events and powerful learning opportunities that kept us busy such as the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show, Willow Wonders Week, fieldtrips, Purple Up! Day, Minion Spirit Day, Farm Animal Day, the reopening of the WSES Farmers Market and more! Wow, what a month it was. 

SOL testing begins this week and continues through May 17th for students in grades 3-6. In May, we will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, Bike and Roll to School Day, Beach Bash Spirit Day, and more fieldtrips.

This is such a busy time of year! Remember that it is also important to slow down and relax. Students should continue going to bed on time so that they arrive at school well rested and ready to learn.

We are looking forward to another terrific month together. Let's keep communicating and collaborating so that we finish this year strong.

Thank you for sending us your best every day! #Willow Pride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

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Standards of Learning (SOL) Test Dates during the month of May

  • May 2 - 5th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 3 - No School for Students, Teacher Workday
  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 7 - 4th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 8 - Bike and Roll to School Day; PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library
  • May 9 - 5th Grade Math SOL
  • May 10 - 6th Grade Reading SOL
  • May 11 - 3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 14 - 4th Grade Math SOL
  • May 16 - 5th Grade Science SOL
  • May 17 - 6th Grade Math SOL
  • May 24 - SCA Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School-2 hour early release, 2 p.m.
Parent Input Forms for the 24-25 School Year

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

 
Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher.

Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

 

🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. After determining which school your child will attend, parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Before- and After-School Care

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year.

Sports Clinics and Summer Sports Registration Open!

Summer Sports Registration Now Open! Ages 3-18

  • Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Track & Field
  • Soccer Camps & Clinics
  • Non-contact Skills Camps (Agility, Floorball)
  • Volleyball Clinics

Register HERE

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Willow Springs

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Welcome to Willow Wonders Week!

This week is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating that which makes us all wonders and engaging in activities that bring POSITIVE energy into our lives.

The hope is that this positive energy will expand and elevate our spirits and our growth so that we all finish this year strong and better than ever.

This week is a passion project created by two of our 5th grade students, Lily and Madelyn, who see a need and came up with a plan to address the need.

Today, Lily and Madelyn will be stationed in the lobby near the office handing out new sets of sidewalk chalk to teachers so that students may create beautiful pictures and messages on all the sidewalks and the blacktop. We will surround our school with beauty and positivity.

On Tuesday, teachers are encouraged to take their students outside to eat their snack or even to have lunch outdoors. If your child will be eating lunch outdoors, please send them to school with a towel or a sheet to sit on. 

On Wednesday, students will have access to multi-colored Post-It notes and markers which they may use to create uplifting and encouraging messages for themselves and others. We will throw kindness around like confetti and fill our walls with our kind thoughts and words.

On Thursday, teachers and students are encouraged to take their learning outdoors into nature. Students who would like to bring nature into our building are welcome to bring in plants, seashells, rocks and anything else we can SAFELY use to create natural, calming spaces in our building.

On Friday, we will all be encouraged to engage in the activities that calm us and bring joy into our lives like writing, drawing, listening to music, dancing, etc. What is your favorite calming activity? 

Together, we make Willow Springs a WONDERFUL place for learning and growing TOGETHER! Quick Links

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Today at Willow Springs: Minion Spirit Day & Yearbook Sale Deadline

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Minion Spirit Day is TODAY BELLO! Me Want Banana!

Let's make today a FUN FRIDAY and dress like Minions.

Wear yellow and blue and maybe put your hair up too!

 

TODAY is the Last Day to Order a Yearbook!!

Go to Yearbook Order Center  and use code 25528 to get your copy.

There will be no copies for sale at the end of the year.  Don't snooze or you will lose this opportunity. Willow's Planner

April is the Month of the Military Child, Autism Awareness Month, and Poetry Month.

  • April 19 - Minion Spirit Day: Dress like a minion! Wear yellow & blue
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22, 23 - Passover
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Today at Willow Springs: Purple Up!, Fairfax Pyramid Art Show, and more!

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Purple Up! Today April is the Month of the Military Child and TODAY is Purple Up! Day All are invited to wear PURPLE today to show support for our military families and our military connected students at Willow Springs.

Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

Fairfax Pyramid Art Show is Today! Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Heslep are looking forward to seeing all their "peeps" at the art show tonight!

Today is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate creativity at the annual Pyramid Art Show! This event showcases artwork by students from all grade levels, Kindergarten through 12, that feed into Fairfax High School (K. Johnson MS, Daniels Run ES, Willow Springs ES, Providence ES and Eagle View ES).

Join the celebration on:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17th. That is TODAY!
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Fairfax High School

Here's what to expect:

  • Student artwork displays: Be amazed by the artistic talents of your community's young minds!
  • One-man shows: Witness exceptional work by individual student artists.
  • Live demonstrations: See art come to life in front of your eyes!
  • Food trucks: Grab a delicious bite to eat while you browse the artwork.
  • Scavenger hunt: Make it a fun and interactive experience for the whole family!
  • Artist recognition: Students who have their artwork featured will receive certificates.

Look out for invitations! Personalized invitations were sent home during the week of April 8th-12th to families whose child's artwork will be displayed.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate creativity and support our future artists!

5th Grade IRW Testing on Thursday This is a reminder that 5th grade students will take the new SOL Writing Test on Thursday. To help our children be their best and do their best, have them follow these helpful tips:
  • Get a good night's rest TONIGHT. Go to bed on time.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast tomorrow morning.
  • Arrive at school on time and with a positive attitude.
  • Make sure your laptop and charger are at school.
  • Don't forget your water bottle.
If your 5th grade child will be late or absent for the test, please be sure to report this to the office and to your child's teacher. Minion Spirit Day on Friday

Let's have some fun on Friday and dress like Minions. Wear yellow and blue and maybe put your hair up too!

WSES: Looking Ahead

April is the Month of the Military Child, Autism Awareness Month, and Poetry Month.

  • April 19 - Minion Spirit Day: Dress like a minion! Wear yellow & blue
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22, 23 - Passover
Quick Links

5400 Willow Springs School Road Fairfax, VA  22030 | Phone: 703.679.6000
Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

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Solar Power

Dear Willow Springs families,

What a powerful week of learning we had as we all experienced the solar eclipse together along with another week of fun, meaningful and powerful experiences as we all continue to grow and learn together.

Last Monday was such a memorable experience for us as we went outside and experienced the solar eclipse together. It was a very moving experience that will live in our memories for a long time. We hope you enjoy the time-lapse photos of us trying to take a selfie with our eclipse glasses on!

We hope to have more photos and maybe even a solar eclipse video to share with you soon. Stay tuned to find out more!

The week ahead promises to keep us busy with both the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show and PURPLE UP Day on Wednesday, SOL IRW testing for 5th graders on Thursday and Minion Spirit Day on Friday.

Thank you for sending us your best every day! #Willow Pride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

WSES: Looking Ahead

April is the Month of the Military Child, Autism Awareness Month, and Poetry Month.

  • April 17 - PURPLE UP in honor of military children. Wear PURPLE!
  • April 17 - Fairfax Pyramid Art Show, FHS, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • April 18 -IRW Writing Standards of Learning Test (SOL), 5th Grade
  • April 19 - Minion Spirit Day. Wear yellow!
  • April 19 - Free shipping for spring pictures ordered by (COB).The online code is the Student ID Number.
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22, 23 - Passover
Be There or Be Square! WSES art teachers, Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Heslep, are looking forward to seeing all their WSES "peeps" at the art show next week. It is going to be quite an event with sooo much talent on display. It will be the best event in town. Fairfax Pyramid Art Show on Wednesday

There's a fantastic opportunity to celebrate creativity at the annual Pyramid Art Show! This event showcases artwork by students from all grade levels, Kindergarten through 12, that feed into Fairfax High School (K. Johnson MS, Daniels Run ES, Willow Springs ES, Providence ES and Eagle View ES).

Join the celebration on:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17th. That is THIS WEEK!
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Fairfax High School

Here's what to expect:

  • Student artwork displays: Be amazed by the artistic talents of your community's young minds!
  • One-man shows: Witness exceptional work by individual student artists.
  • Live demonstrations: See art come to life in front of your eyes!
  • Food trucks: Grab a delicious bite to eat while you browse the artwork.
  • Scavenger hunt: Make it a fun and interactive experience for the whole family!
  • Artist recognition: Students who have their artwork featured will receive certificates.

Look out for invitations! Personalized invitations will be sent home during the week of April 8th-12th to families whose child's artwork will be displayed.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate creativity and support our future artists!

Thank you to all who attended our virtual PTA Meeting on Thursday evening. Our May PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th.

SPRING PHOTOS ARE ONLINE !

Spring Portraits are available to view and order online NOW! All orders will include free shipping until April 19.

Order and view pictures HERE. The online code is the Student ID Number.

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

 

🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for FCPS students will open for the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, April 2. Learn about the online registration process.

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. After determining which school your child will attend, parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Before- and After-School Care

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program.

Yearbook News!

Last chance to buy your yearbooks! Go to Yearbook Order Center  and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by Monday, April 15.There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

Sports Clinics and Summer Sports Registration Open!

Multi-Sport FREE CLINIC  April 21, 2024 at SYA Sports Park

Rugby, Track & Field, Cricket & Soccer

Register HERE.

Summer Sports Registration Now Open! Ages 3-18

  • Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Track & Field
  • Soccer Camps & Clinics
  • Non-contact Skills Camps (Agility, Floorball)
  • Volleyball Clinics

Register HERE

Quick Links

5400 Willow Springs School Road Fairfax, VA  22030 | Phone: 703.679.6000
Attendance: 703.679.6066 | Web | Twitter

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Eid Mubarak

To those families in our community celebrating the Muslim holiday, Eid, we send you our wishes for a joyful day and year ahead!

Eid al-Fitr, also known as small Eid, marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims congregate that morning for Eid prayers. It is a time of official receptions and private visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. The most common way to wish someone a Happy Eid al-Fitr is Eid Mubarak, which means “blessed feast” (or festival). 

This year's Eid al-Fitr artwork was created by Mark Twain Middle School student Tazrian S. as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students.

Toy Drive Continues...

ALL families are invited to donate to the Ramadan Toy Drive which will benefit both Muslim and non-Muslim families throughout Fairfax County. Toys collected should be new or in good condition and will be donated to the Loudon Islamic Center and to Inova Children's Hospital. You can view the hospital's wish list here.

The deadline for toy collection has been

E X T E N D E D through Friday, April 12th. 

This toy drive was planned by both current and former WSES students as a way to do good works in service to the community during the month of Ramadan.

Our April PTA Meeting will be held tomorrow, Thursday, 4/11 at 7:00 PM.

Tomorrow afternoon, you will receive a text message and an email with more information on how to join us for the meeting.

Your Voice Matters! Join Us and Let it Be Heard! Please Join Us at the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show

There's a fantastic opportunity to celebrate creativity at the annual Pyramid Art Show! This event showcases artwork by students from all grade levels, Kindergarten through 12, that feed into Fairfax High School (K. Johnson MS, Daniels Run ES, Willow Springs ES, Providence ES and Eagle View ES).

Join the celebration on:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17th. That is NEXT WEEK!
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Fairfax High School

Here's what to expect:

  • Student artwork displays: Be amazed by the artistic talents of your community's young minds!
  • One-man shows: Witness exceptional work by individual student artists.
  • Live demonstrations: See art come to life in front of your eyes!
  • Food trucks: Grab a delicious bite to eat while you browse the artwork.
  • Scavenger hunt: Make it a fun and interactive experience for the whole family!
  • Artist recognition: Students who have their artwork featured will receive certificates.

Look out for invitations! Personalized invitations will be sent home during the week of April 8th-12th to families whose child's artwork will be displayed.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate creativity and support our future artists!

SPRING PHOTOS ARE ONLINE !

Spring Portraits are available to view and order online NOW! All orders will include free shipping until April 19.

Order and view pictures HERE. The online code is the Student ID Number.

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

 

🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for FCPS students will open for the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, April 2. Learn about the online registration process.

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. After determining which school your child will attend, parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Before- and After-School Care

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program.

Yearbook News!

Last chance to buy your yearbooks! Go to Yearbook Order Center  and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by Monday, April 15.There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

Sports Clinics and Summer Sports Registration Open!

Multi-Sport FREE CLINIC  April 21, 2024 at SYA Sports Park

Rugby, Track & Field, Cricket & Soccer

Register HERE.

Summer Sports Registration Now Open! Ages 3-18

  • Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Track & Field
  • Soccer Camps & Clinics
  • Non-contact Skills Camps (Agility, Floorball)
  • Volleyball Clinics

Register HERE

WSES: Looking Ahead

April is the Month of the Military Child, Autism Awareness Month, and Poetry Month.

  • April 11 - 7-8 p.m. Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting
  • April 12 - Free shipping for sixth grade panoramic pictures and spring pictures ordered by (COB).
  • April 17 -- PURPLE UP in honor of military children. More info to come.
  • April 19 - Free shipping for spring pictures ordered by (COB).The online code is the Student ID Number.
  • April 18 -IRW Writing Standards of Learning Test (SOL), 5th Grade
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22, 23 - Passover
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 Region 5's Outstanding New Teacher

 

Dear Willow Springs families, 

Last week students returned to school after Spring Break and they BURST into our building on Wednesday with all the joy, enthusiasm, creativity and thirst for learning and friendships that makes them and Willow Springs such a WONDERFUL place to learn and grow together. It was a short but powerful week as we all worked together to fill the days with opportunities for growth in all areas.

Our week ended on a very high note when our Region 5 Leaders came to our school and announced that our beloved Ms. G has been selected as Region 5's Outstanding New Teacher for the 23-24 school year! We have always known she is a winner and are thrilled to know that others also see how brightly she shines. Ms. G will now go on for consideration in the selection process for the district-wide award. 

This week, we look forward to experiencing the solar eclipse together on Monday, honoring Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday and seeing many of you on Thursday at our April PTA meeting. An information email about the solar eclipse was sent to you on Friday via email. ICYMI, check your inbox.

Thank you for sending us your very best every day! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

   Toy Drive

All families are invited to donate to the Ramadan Toy Drive which will benefit both Muslim and non-Muslim families throughout Fairfax County. Toys collected should be new and will be donated to the Loudon Islamic Center and to Inova Children's Hospital. You can view the hospital's wish list here.

The deadline for toy collection has been

E X T E N D E D through Friday, April 12th. 

This toy drive was planned by both current and former WSES students as a way to do good works in service to the community during the month of Ramadan.

Fairfax Pyramid Art Show

Fairfax HS, K. Johnson MS, Daniels Run ES, Willow Springs ES, Providence ES and Eagle View ES

Calling all art enthusiasts!

There's a fantastic opportunity to celebrate creativity at the annual Pyramid Art Show! This event showcases artwork by students from all grade levels, Kindergarten through 12, that feed into Fairfax High School.

Join the celebration on:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17th
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Fairfax High School

Here's what to expect:

  • Student artwork displays: Be amazed by the artistic talents of your community's young minds!
  • One-man shows: Witness exceptional work by individual student artists.
  • Live demonstrations: See art come to life in front of your eyes!
  • Food trucks: Grab a delicious bite to eat while you browse the artwork.
  • Scavenger hunt: Make it a fun and interactive experience for the whole family!
  • Artist recognition: Students who have their artwork featured will receive certificates.

Look out for invitations! Personalized invitations will be sent home during the week of April 8th-12th to families whose child's artwork will be displayed.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate creativity and support our future artists!

Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture

The Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture was taken on Tuesday, March 12. The picture will be in the yearbook and is available for purchase. Details can be found HERE. Free shipping is available for pictures purchased by Close of Business (COB) on Friday, April 12.

SPRING PHOTOS ARE ONLINE !

Spring Portraits are available to view and order online NOW! All orders will include free shipping until April 19.

Order and view pictures HERE. The online code is the Student ID Number.

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

 

🏫 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for FCPS students will open for the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, April 2. Learn about the online registration process.

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. After determining which school your child will attend, parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Before- and After-School Care

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program.

Yearbook News!

Last chance to buy your yearbooks! Go to Yearbook Order Center  and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by Monday, April 15.There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

Sports Clinics and Summer Sports Registration Open!

Multi-Sport FREE CLINIC  April 21, 2024 at SYA Sports Park

Rugby, Track & Field, Cricket & Soccer

Register HERE.

Summer Sports Registration Now Open! Ages 3-18

  • Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Track & Field
  • Soccer Camps & Clinics
  • Non-contact Skills Camps (Agility, Floorball)
  • Volleyball Clinics

Register HERE

SOL Testing Dates 

Every spring, students across the state of Virginia in grades 3-12 take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess their learning. Elementary school students take reading and math tests starting in 3rd grade and continuing every year through 6th grade. In addition, 5th grade students take a science test. The expectation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is that all students in grades 3-12 will participate in SOL testing every spring. Testing begins in May and is completed in June.

Testing dates and Information can be found on the Willow Springs Website. 

WSES: Looking Ahead
  • April 8 - Solar Eclipse
  • April 10 - Holiday: Eid al-FITR. Schools Closed.
  • April 11 - 7-8 p.m. Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting
  • April 12 - Free shipping for sixth grade panoramic pictures and spring pictures ordered by (COB).
  • April 19 - Free shipping for spring pictures ordered by (COB).The online code is the Student ID Number.
  • April 18 -IRW Writing Standards of Learning Test (SOL), 5th Grade
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Dear Willow Springs Families, 

Last week we had a spectacular kick off to Spring Break! The fun began on Friday the 15th with WSES' Spirit Night at Centreville High School. Both teams played HARD and everyone had a lot of fun demonstrating their school spirit as they cheered on the Willows and the Foxes. If there was an MVP award given to each team, the gentlemen pictured above would definitely get it. They were FIRE on the floor!

Speaking of fire on the floor, our jump rope teams performed during spirit night and they made us all want to start jumping.

Spirit Week allowed us to have extra fun each day and gave students the opportunity to show their creativity! There are too many photos to post here so we will likely post them on Facebook this week.

We wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture

The Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture was taken on Tuesday, March 12. The picture will be in the yearbook and is available for purchase. Details can be found HERE. Free shipping is available for pictures purchased by April 4.

 It's Kindergarten Registration Time!

 💻 Online Registration-Preferred Way-Opens April 2, 2024

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Yearbook News!

Order your Yearbooks now! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by 4/18. There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

SOL Testing Dates 

Every spring, students across the state of Virginia in grades 3-12 take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess their learning. Elementary school students take reading and math tests starting in 3rd grade and continuing every year through 6th grade. In addition, 5th grade students take a science test. The expectation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is that all students in grades 3-12 will participate in SOL testing every spring. Testing begins in May and is completed in June.

Testing dates and Information can be found on the Willow Springs Website. 

WSES: Looking Ahead

 

 

  • March 25-April 2 - Spring Break
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Tomorrow is Picture Day!

Spring Individual Portraits and Class Group Pictures will be taken tomorrow,  Wednesday, March 20th.

Images will be available to view and purchase approximately two weeks following our school's picture day.

Save time and Pre-order online HERE.

For questions about ordering school pictures please call the school or send an email to [email protected]

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Murphy the therapy dog visited the fox den today and we sure loved seeing him!

Dear Willow Springs Families, 

This was another active & energy filled week of learning and growing together at the fox den. We all enjoyed the terrific weather this week and the opportunity to have outdoor recess every day. This week we had a fire drill and next week we will have a tornado drill. Today both our SCA and our WFOX New Team had meetings with their student leaders and members.

Today was an especially fun filled day as we geared up for Spirit Night tonight. Staff members wore their jerseys and student were deciding if they were going to cheer on Team Fox or Team Willow. The great news is that we are ALL winners just by showing up and having fun together. We hope to see MANY of you tonight at Chantilly High School. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the game starts at 6:30 PM. See you soon!

We wish all of our families a wonderful weekend filled with positive energy. Thank you for sending us your best every day! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Active members of the WFOX News Team had their first meeting today led by our student directors/producers. Spirit Night Tonight @ 6pm at Centreville HS 

Girl Scouts, Strings, Jump Rope Club will be part of the festivities.

Admission is free, don't forget to bring dry and canned goods for ShareKana, a non-profit started by two Willow Springs students that distributes donated goods to local shelters.                              

See you there! Spring Individual and Class Photos on Wednesday, March 20!

Spring Portraits and Class Group Pictures are coming Wednesday, March 20,

Images will be available to view and purchase approximately two weeks following our school's picture day.

Save time and Pre-order online HERE.

For questions about ordering school pictures please email [email protected]

Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

🧘Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has created a regulation to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. Regulation 1502: Expectations for Meditation and Silent Reflection Space Accommodations provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are designated areas within a school or on school premises for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. View Regulation 1502 for more information.

 It's Kindergarten Registration Time!

 💻 Online Registration-Preferred Way-Opens April 2, 2024

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Yearbook News!

Order your Yearbooks now! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by 4/18. There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

 

 

Our popular yearbook cover contest is back. It is due to the front office by 3/15. It must be on 8.5x11 paper. Please write the student's and teacher's names on the back of the cover. It may be hand-drawn or digitally made.

 

 

 

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

SOL Testing Dates 

Every spring, students across the state of Virginia in grades 3-12 take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess their learning. Elementary school students take reading and math tests starting in 3rd grade and continuing every year through 6th grade. In addition, 5th grade students take a science test. The expectation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is that all students in grades 3-12 will participate in SOL testing every spring. Testing begins in May and is completed in June.

Testing dates and Information can be found on the Willow Springs Website. 

WSES: Looking Ahead

March is Women's History Month, Disability Awareness Month, Equity in Education Month, and Youth Art Month

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Student Leader Jake Brady, 6th grade student & leader, serves as a friend, mentor, and tutor to 1st grade students in Mrs. Spierto's class. The students are always happy to see him!

 

Dear Willow Springs Families, 

Today is International Women's Day. For more than a century, people around the world have made March 8th a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

To ALL of the girls and women in our school and community, we honor you today and everyday! Through your intelligence, grit, determination, and grace, we are all made better. 

We wish all of our families a wonderful weekend filled with happiness and peace. Thank you for sending us your best every day! #WillowPride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Ramadan

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During this month Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality, through prayers, charity and good deeds.

Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids.

March 11 is an O day. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact their child's principal regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.

Engagement Survey

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6.

Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

🧘Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has created a regulation to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. Regulation 1502: Expectations for Meditation and Silent Reflection Space Accommodations provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are designated areas within a school or on school premises for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. View Regulation 1502 for more information.

Happy Read Across America Week! Laura Murray Author Visit

Mrs. Murray talked with kindergarteners about how she creates her gingerbread man book series.  Students loved learning about how to take ideas and turn them into stories.

Bookmark Design Contest

We had over 70 entries in our bookmark design contest. There so many wonderful bookmarks that we decided to print them all and distribute them during weekly library checkout. All designs are also in display in the library.

Read Across America-Book Tastings

In honor of Read Across America week, students had book tastings during their library specials.  Students had the opportunity to try out different books that they might not normally pick for themselves.

Reading Webinar  

The Virginia Department of Education is excited to celebrate Family Reading Month in March. Join the Virginia Department of Education & Virginia PTA for a Reading Together. A webinar designed for families to learn about best practices in reading instruction, the event also covers how families can support their student through all stages of learning to read and improving reading comprehension. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13 from 7-8 p.m. Registration is required to participate and is open to the public.

 It's Kindergarten Registration Time!

 💻 Online Registration-Preferred Way-Opens April 2, 2024

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Yearbook News!

Order your Yearbooks now! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by 4/18. There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

 

 

Our popular yearbook cover contest is back. It is due to the front office by 3/15. It must be on 8.5x11 paper. Please write the student's and teacher's names on the back of the cover. It may be hand-drawn or digitally made.

 

 

 

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

SOL Testing Dates 

Every spring, students across the state of Virginia in grades 3-12 take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess their learning. Elementary school students take reading and math tests starting in 3rd grade and continuing every year through 6th grade. In addition, 5th grade students take a science test. The expectation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is that all students in grades 3-12 will participate in SOL testing every spring. Testing begins in May and is completed in June.

Testing dates and Information can be found on the Willow Springs Website. 

WSES: Looking Ahead

March is Women's History Month, Disability Awareness Month, Equity in Education Month, and Youth Art Month

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WSES teacher, Gunjan Sapkota, is the Fairfax Pyramid Outstanding New Teacher winner!

Dear Willow Springs Families, 

We are now midway through the 3rd quarter and Spring Break is just around the corner. Our students are really blossoming and showing how much they have learned and can do. We all know how to work hard and how to find joy in each day. Ask your students what happens every Friday morning during arrival or what they see in the lobby that makes them laugh or smile. As them what is exciting them about their learning at WSES. They should have a lot to say!

Don't forget that students do NOT have school next Tuesday, March 5th due to the Virginia presidential primary. 

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

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey

This Sunday, March 3rd, parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey 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!  It's Kindergarten Registration Time!

 

 💻 Online Registration-Preferred Way-Opens April 2, 2024

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

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

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Ramadan

Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact their student's teacher regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.

Yearbook News!

Order your Yearbooks now! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 25528 to get your copy. Must be ordered by 4/18. There will not be extra copies for sale at the end of the school year.

 

 

Our popular yearbook cover contest is back. It is due to the front office by 3/15. It must be on 8.5x11 paper. Please write the student's and teacher's names on the back of the cover. It may be hand-drawn or digitally made.

 

 

 

Help us fill the yearbook by sharing your pictures. Visit www.hjeshare.com and use code 25528 to share your photos.

 

Any yearbook questions? Email Linda Kim - [email protected]

Spring SOL Testing Dates for Grades 3-6

Every spring, students across the state of Virginia in grades 3-12 take Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess their learning. Elementary school students take reading and math tests starting in 3rd grade and continuing every year through 6th grade. In addition, 5th grade students take a science test. The expectation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is that all students in grades 3-12 will participate in SOL testing every spring. Testing begins in May and is completed in June.

Testing dates and Information can be found on the Willow Springs Website. 

WSES: Looking Ahead

March is Women's History Month and Disability Awareness Month

  • March 5 - Presidential Primary & Student Holiday
  • March 10 - Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)
  • March 12 - Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture
  • March 15 - Spirit Night at Centreville HS, 6-8 P.M.
  • March 18-22 - Spirit Week
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break
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