Panther Press: April 12

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Spring AAP Screening Reminders

Full Time AAP eligibility/ineligibility letters were sent to the enrolling parent’s email address on April 5.  All students will be screened for part-time services (rising 2nd-rising 6th) and subject specific advanced differentiation (K-5) in the coming month.  Please see below for upcoming important dates and deadlines. If you have any questions regarding AAP at Providence, please email Nicole Hanton (AART) at [email protected]

  • April 17 – Full Time AAP Parent Orientation; 6-7pm in the library (this is for families of students found eligible during screening this school year)
  • May 5 – Spring Full Time AAP Placement decisions due
  • May 10 – Spring Full Time AAP appeals deadline
  • May 15 – Full Time AAP Transfer/Reactivation forms due
SOL Testing Dates

End of the year testing for students in grades 3-5, runs through the month of May. We ask that you do your best to ensure your child comes to school on the day of their scheduled test well rested and ready to do their best. Please try to schedule appointments and travel around your child's test schedule.

The schedule is as follows and we will be sure to update grade levels if changes are made:

If you have any questions regarding the SOL assessments, feel free to reach out administration.

Grade

Reading SOL         

Math SOL

Science SOL  

3rd Grade   

May 6th

May 13th

 

4th Grade

May 7th

May 14th

 

5th Grade

May 8th

May 15th            

May 17th

6th Grade

May 9th

May 16th

  The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Mark your calendars

April 18th

SOL IRW (Writing) Test,
5th grade

May 3rd

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday

May 6th - 31st

SOL Testing Window 

May 27th

No School | Holiday, Memorial Day

June 3rd

Field Day
Grades K-6

June 12th

Last Day of School

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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PES Staff Basketball Game (w/working links)

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Providence vs Daniels Run Staff Basketball Game 

A reminder of our basketball game Friday night (4/5) against Daniels Run Elementary School.  We are excited to have a full house for this community event! Don't forget to wear your red, white and blue to support PES! All students must be accompanied by an adult for the event. 

Where - Fairfax High School Field House

When - Friday April 5th; Doors open at 6:00; Game starts at 6:30

You can preorder pizza until 7:00 pm tonight (Thursday 4/4).

Cheerleading Opportunity - All students are welcome to a pregame opportunity to meet the FHS cheerleaders and learn a cheer to be performed during the game.  Students who want to participate should arrive at 5:00 for the cheerleading event. 

In order to help the food pantry at Fairfax High School we are asking (not required) for attendees to bring a donation or make a purchase on their Amazon wish list.  Possible donations include (no canned items): 

  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant 
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Dried beans 

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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PES Staff Basketball Game (Friday the 5th)

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Providence vs Daniels Run Staff Basketball Game 

A reminder of our basketball game Friday night (4/5) against Daniels Run Elementary School.  We are excited to have a full house for this community event! Don't forget to wear your red, white and blue to support PES! All students must be accompanied by an adult for the event. 

Where - Fairfax High School Field House

When - Friday April 5th; Doors open at 6:00; Game starts at 6:30

You can preorder pizza until 7:00 pm tonight (Thursday 4/4).

Cheerleading Opportunity - All students are welcome to a pregame opportunity to meet the FHS cheerleaders and learn a cheer to be performed during the game.  Students who want to participate should arrive at 5:00 for the cheerleading event. 

In order to help the food pantry at Fairfax High School we are asking (not required) for attendees to bring a donation or make a purchase on their Amazon wish list.  Possible donations include (no canned items): 

  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant 
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Dried beans 

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Panther Press: March 22

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Providence ES News

Spring Break 

Providence will be closed from March 25th through the 29th for Spring Break.  Staff will return April 1st and 2nd for Teacher Workdays while students will remain on break. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar.  See you on April 3rd!

PES Kindergarten Orientation - April 2nd

Do you have you have a child turning 5 before September 30, 2024 or know someone who has a child ready for kindergarten?  Now is the time to register your child for kindergarten and join us on April 2nd, for our Kindergarten Orientation Event. 

The program will begin at 8:30am and run until 10:00am.  Rising kindergarten students will have the opportunity to to meet with various teachers and “experience” kindergarten and meet new friends!If you still need to register your child(ren) please contact the school’s main office to make an appointment. (flyer)

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

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

  • Determine eligibility. 
  • Identify your local school. 
  • Gather documents. 
  • Fill out forms. 
  • 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.

Try Online Registration

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.


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES 

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

Show off your school spirit during the game by wearing PES SPIRIT WEAR! You can buy it online today through April 3  (while supplies last) by clicking the link below! Sales purchased online will be sent home with your students.

Link:  https://providence.ptboard.com/formvw?store=4140&form=2


Fairfax Pyramid Youth Sports Night

 

Providence PTA News

It is not too late to sign up your student for one of the many afterschool programs, the PTA has organized.  Your student can sign up for Soccer, 3D printing, Yoga, Pottery, or Lego Engineering.  A flyer was sent home on Tuesday, March 12th with more information. More information can be found on the PTA website as well. Hope you can join the fun!


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


Mark your calendars

 

March 25th - March 29th          

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays

April 2nd

Rising Kindergarten Orientation
PES @ 8:30am

April 5th

Staff Basketball Game vs DRES
Fairfax HS @ 6:30pm

April 10th

No School | Holiday, Eid al Fitr 

April 18th

SOL IRW (Writing) Test,
5th grade

May 3rd

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday

May 6th - 31st

SOL Testing Window
(schedule will be shared when finalized)  

May 27th

No School | Holiday, Memorial Day


Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Providence ES News

Providence Family,

We wanted to thank everyone who attended our annual STEAM Night last evening. It was such a wonderful event filled with wonder, excitement and curiosity. It put on display all of the great thinking we get to see every day at school from our students. We’re also very grateful for all the community partners and volunteers who supported the event. It would not have been successful without their participation. Looking forward to next year!

Best,

Mr. Pratt, Ms. Kelleher, Ms. Suitte and Ms. Hickey

Spring Break 

Providence will be closed from March 25th through the 29th for Spring Break.  Staff will return April 1st and 2nd for Teacher Workdays while students will remain on break. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar.  See you on April 3rd!

PES Kindergarten Orientation - April 2nd

Do you have you have a child turning 5 before September 30, 2024 or know someone who has a child ready for kindergarten?  Now is the time to register your child for kindergarten and join us on April 2nd, for our Kindergarten Orientation Event. 

The program will begin at 8:30am and run until 10:00am.  Rising kindergarten students will have the opportunity to to meet with various teachers and “experience” kindergarten and meet new friends!If you still need to register your child(ren) please contact the school’s main office to make an appointment. (flyer)

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

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

  • Determine eligibility. 
  • Identify your local school. 
  • Gather documents. 
  • Fill out forms. 
  • 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.

Try Online Registration

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.


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES 

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

Show off your school spirit during the game by wearing PES SPIRIT WEAR! You can buy it online today through April 3  (while supplies last) by clicking the link below! Sales purchased online will be sent home with your students.

Link:  https://providence.ptboard.com/formvw?store=4140&form=2


City of Fairfax Schools News

Elementary Schools to receive video cameras

The City of Fairfax is planning to install video cameras in some internal and external common areas of both Daniels Run ES and Providence ES. We invite you to attend a virtual informational session on March 21 at 6:30 where we will share details about the use of the cameras and address any questions from the community. A link to the meeting will be provided to each school community on the morning of March 21.

 

FCPS News

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

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

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

On Monday, March 18, Providence ES 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!


New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation 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. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


Mark your calendars

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 2nd

Rising Kindergarten Orientation
PES @ 8:30am

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School


Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Panther Press: March 8

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Providence ES News

Daylight Saving Begins

Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark. Help your child stay safe by having them wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run into the street or cross between parked cars.

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 student’s teacher regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.


Family STEAM Night

Join us on Thursday, March 14th, for a free evening of STEAM hands-on activities combined with the opportunity for parent/child exploration, collaboration, challenges and creativity.  Activities are available from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

 A few activities you will be able to enjoy:
·Pi Activities
·Coding Activities
·Geoboard Madness
·Escape Room
·Ozobots
·PE/Music/Art STEAM related activities
·Fencing
·NASA Engineer
·And much, much more


Athletes Without Borders will be providing dinner to families from, My Empanadas, in the café between 5:00pm-6:00pm. (first come, first served).  

In addition to Athletes Without Borders, Leveling the Playing Field, will be on-sight collecting used sports equipment.  For more information, check out their website: https://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

Show off your school spirit during the game by wearing PES SPIRIT WEAR! You can buy it online today through April 3  (while supplies last) by clicking the link below! Sales purchased online will be sent home with your students.

Link:  https://providence.ptboard.com/formvw?store=4140&form=2

 

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

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

  • Determine eligibility. 
  • Identify your local school. 
  • Gather documents. 
  • Fill out forms. 
  • 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.

Try Online Registration

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.


PES/FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form


On Monday, March 18, Providence ES 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!


City of Fairfax Schools News

 

Elementary Schools to receive video cameras

The City of Fairfax is planning to install video cameras in some internal and external common areas of both Daniels Run ES and Providence ES. We invite you to attend a virtual informational session on March 21 at 6:30 where we will share details about the use of the cameras and address any questions from the community. A link to the meeting will be provided to each school community on the morning of March 21.

 

FCPS News


Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

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

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.


New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation 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. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


Mark your calendars

March 10th

Daylight Saving Begins (Spring Forward)

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 2nd

Rising Kindergarten Orientation
PES @ 8:30am

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School


Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Providence ES News


Student Holiday - March 5th
March 5th will be a school holiday for students to accommodate the safe and efficient  administration of the the 2024 presidential primary election.

Daylight Saving Begins -March 10th

Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark. Help your child stay safe by having them wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run into the street or cross between parked cars.

Family STEAM Night

Join us on Thursday, March 14th, for a free evening of STEAM hands-on activities combined with the opportunity for parent/child exploration, collaboration, challenges and creativity.

 A few activities you will be able to enjoy:
·Pi Activities
·Coding Activities
·Geoboard Madness
·Escape Room
·Ozobots
·PE/Music/Art STEAM related activities
·Fencing
·NASA Engineer
·And much, much more


Athletes Without Borders will be providing dinner to families from, My Empanadas, in the café between 5:00pm-6:00pm. (first come, first served).  

In addition to Athletes Without Borders, Leveling the Playing Field, will be on-sight collecting used sports equipment.  For more information, check out their website: https://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

Show off your school spirit during the game by wearing PES SPIRIT WEAR! You can buy it online today through April 3  (while supplies last) by clicking the link below! Sales purchased online will be sent home with your students.

Link:https://providence.ptboard.com/formvw?store=4140&form=2

 

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

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

  • Determine eligibility. 
  • Identify your local school. 
  • Gather documents. 
  • Fill out forms. 
  • 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.

Try Online Registration

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.


City of Fairfax Schools News

 

Elementary Schools to receive video cameras

The City of Fairfax is planning to install video cameras in some internal and external common areas of both Daniels Run ES and Providence ES. We invite you to attend a virtual informational session on March 21 at 6:30 where we will share details about the use of the cameras and address any questions from the community. A link to the meeting will be provided to each school community on the morning of March 21.


Fairfax High School Cultural Celebration

FHS will host a Cultural Celebration on March 8th!  There will be food, dance, fashion and music.  The Cultural Fair will start at 6:30pm with the show beginning at 7:00pm.  Tickets are available online today through Mach 8 at 5:00pm.  Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Kids under 5 and FCPS employees are free.

For more information and purchase tickets online, check out their flyer !

 

FCPS News


Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

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

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


Mark your calendars

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 2nd

Rising Kindergarten Orientation
PES @ 8:30am

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School


Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Panther Press: February 23rd

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Providence ES News

We had such a successful inaugural Community Connection Night! It was wonderful having so many families attend and connect with over 35 community service providers. We are grateful for their presence and all each of them do to support our school community. The event could not have been a success without their participation. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!

 

Family STEAM Night

Join us on Thursday, March 14th, for a free evening of STEAM hands-on activities combined with the opportunity for parent/child exploration, collaboration, challenges and creativity.

 A few activities you will be able to enjoy:
·Pi Activities
·Coding Activities
·Geoboard Madness
·Escape Room
·Ozobots
·PE/Music/Art STEAM related activities
·Fencing
·NASA Engineer
·And much, much more


Athletes Without Borders will be providing dinner to families from, My Empanadas, in the café between 5:00pm-6:00pm. (first come, first served).  

In addition to Athletes Without Borders, Leveling the Playing Field, will be on-sight collecting used sports equipment.  For more information, check out their website: https://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

 

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

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

  • Determine eligibility. 
  • Identify your local school. 
  • Gather documents. 
  • Fill out forms. 
  • 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.

Try Online Registration

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.


City of Fairfax Schools News

 

Elementary Schools to receive video cameras

The City of Fairfax is planning to install video cameras in some internal and external common areas of both Daniels Run ES and Providence ES. We invite you to attend a virtual informational session on March 21 at 6:30 where we will share details about the use of the cameras and address any questions from the community. A link to the meeting will be provided to each school community on the morning of March 21.


Fairfax High School Cultural Celebration

FHS will host a Cultural Celebration on March 8th!  There will be food, dance, fashion and music.  The Cultural Fair will start at 6:30pm with the show beginning at 7:00pm.  Tickets are available online today through Mach 8 at 5:00pm.  Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Kids under 5 and FCPS employees are free.

For more information and purchase tickets online, check out their flyer !


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


Mark your calendars

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 2nd

Rising Kindergarten Orientation
PES @ 8:30am

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School

 

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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School Holiday | Presidents Day

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

 

Providence Community Connection Night

Please join us as local organizations provide valuable resources, including after-school programs, mental health and behavior support, and assistance with basic needs such as health insurance and food security. Free food and child care will be provided!

Event Location:
Providence Elementary School
(3616 Jermantown Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030)
Wednesday, February 21 - 5:30PM-7:00PM
Contact us at [email protected]

This event is FREE, however please complete this RSVP form to ensure enough resources and refreshments are available.  (English flyer, Spanish flyer)


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

 

FCPS News

Eating Disorder Parent Information

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2 requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for students in grades five through twelve.

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 to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. This information may be found at Eating Disorders.


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


Mark your calendars

February 19th              

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School

 

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Kindness Week

Providence will be celebrating Virginia Kindness Week from 2/12/24-2/16/24. We will celebrate the week with daily themes (see below), tips for students, and an opportunity to perform random acts of Kindness throughout our school and community. Kindness Week is to recognize that simple day-to-day acts of Kindness enable our schools, communities and state to be a kinder, safer, healthier, happier and a more inclusive place to live, work, learn and play. Practicing and celebrating kindness is to look for the good, bridge connections across differences, restore hope, and empower people to make communities strong and resilient. Physiologically, kindness, can positively change our brain for the better! Being kind boost our serotonin and dopamine levels, which are neurotransmitters in the brain that give you feelings of satisfaction and well- being and also causes the pleasure/reward centers of our brain light up! Being kind not only helps others but, helps us too!!  (VA Department of Education, 2024).

Kindness Spirit Week Themes:


PES Staff Basketball Game vs Daniels Run ES

Join us at Fairfax High School on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the Providence ES vs. Daniels Run ES at our staff basketball game. The game starts at 6:30pm.  It is required that students are accompanied with an adult when they enter the school. Admittance is free and we hope to see you at the big game.  Go Providence Panthers!!

 

Providence Community Connection Night

Please join us as local organizations provide valuable resources, including after-school programs, mental health and behavior support, and assistance with basic needs such as health insurance and food security. Free food and child care will be provided!

Event Location:
Providence Elementary School
(3616 Jermantown Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030)
Wednesday, February 21 - 5:30PM-7:00PM
Contact us at [email protected]

This event is FREE, however please complete this RSVP form to ensure enough resources and refreshments are available.  (English flyer, Spanish flyer)


The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!


FCPS News

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 


Mark your calendars

February 19th              

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th    

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays       

April 5th

PES Staff Basketball Game, 6:30pm
PES vs DRES Staff
Fairfax High School

 

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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SCA Candy Gram Sale

Our annual Candy Gram Sale starts next week and we need YOUR help to make it a success. Adult volunteers are needed to supervise the SCA sales table during lunch block, as PES Staff need to continue to serve the students in classrooms.  If you are able to volunteer, please use the sign up link below.  Any questions, contact Ms. Carpenter at [email protected].

Link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49ABAE2EA3FA7-47604257-scacandy


Providence Community Connection Night

Please join us as local organizations provide valuable resources, including after-school programs, mental health and behavior support, and assistance with basic needs such as health insurance and food security. Free food and child care will be provided!

Event Location:
Providence Elementary School
(3616 Jermantown Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030)
Wednesday, February 21 - 5:30PM-7:00PM
Contact us at [email protected]

This event is FREE, however please complete this RSVP form to ensure enough resources and refreshments are available.  (English flyer, Spanish flyer)


FCPS News

Here Comes the Bus

Want to know if your child’s bus is on schedule or where the bus is? Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus —  almost in real-time — on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. 

Parents can track multiple buses if their children don’t all ride the same bus; know exactly when children arrive at school or the bus stop; and receive customized text and/or email notifications about bus locations, schedule changes, or delays.

To get started, download the app from the Apple iOS or Android app store. Check out the Here Comes the Bus and Frequently Asked Questions webpages for more information.

Already using the Here Comes the Bus app? Send your feedback to [email protected].  

Note: eNotify text messaging will continue to be used for reporting bus delays and bus incidents.

Mark your calendars

February 19th              

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th   

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays

 

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Providence Community Connection Night

Please join us as local organizations provide valuable resources, including after-school programs, mental health and behavior support, and assistance with basic needs such as health insurance and food security. Free food and child care will be provided!

Event Location:
Providence Elementary School
(3616 Jermantown Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030)
Wednesday, February 21 - 5:30PM-7:00PM
Contact us at [email protected]

This event is FREE, however please complete this RSVP form to ensure enough resources and refreshments are available.  (English flyer, Spanish flyer)

Attendance Matters

Data shows that: Missing just 10% of school — just two days a month — negatively affects a student’s academic performance. 

Only 17% of students who were chronically absent in both kindergarten and first grade were reading proficiently in third grade, compared to 64% of those with good attendance.

Students who fail to read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than students who achieve proficiency to drop out of high school.

By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

Attendance is critical for academic success.
Visit our website for more attendance resources

The City of Fairfax News

For more information and a study guide, please see the Commission for the Arts website under Virginia Opera. Cultural Arts | City of Fairfax, VA (fairfaxva.gov)

For Language Art Teachers Grades 4-6
Language Arts 123 and The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is holding an essay competition. This year’s focus is the topic of forgiveness. First prize is $100, runner up is $50 – deadline is March 29. Instructions, topic details, and how to submit can be found here Language Arts 123 Competition 2024 | City of Fairfax, VA (fairfaxva.gov)

For Art Teachers
The Commission on the Arts and Office of Elections are sponsoring an Election Sticker Contest beginning on January 15 with entries due April 12. Winning sticker design will be made into “I Voted” stickers or “Future Voter” stickers for the presidential election in November, and will be recognized by the City of Fairfax at a school board meeting.  Open to all K–12 students.  2024 Election Sticker Contest | City of Fairfax, VA (fairfaxva.gov)


For Music Teachers
The City of Fairfax Commission for the Arts is proud to sponsor an introduction to opera for children on Sunday, February 11 from 2-3 at the Stacy Sherwood Center with “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World”. This interactive 35-minute bilingual opera tells the real-life story of Mariana Morillo Safa, a young girl living in Mexico City and her friendship with famed painter, Frida Kahlo.  Mariana has her portrait painted by Ms. Kahlo and is nervous, but quickly befriends Frida and learns two important lessons in the process: that art can happen anywhere and how important it is to be brave even when you feel scared.  Based on the award-winning children’s book of the same title written and illustrated by Laurence Anholt.  There will be a Q&A with the performers after the program

Lost and Found

Is your child missing a lunch box, water bottle, their favorite coat or sweater??  If so, stop by the school and visit our lost and found closets.  The Panther Lost and Found is located in the cafeteria.

Mark your calendars

January 26th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday

February 19th              

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

March 5th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday    

March 14th

Family STEAM Night

March 22nd

End of 3rd Quarter

March 25th - March 29th   

Spring Break

April 1st -2nd

Student Holidays | Teacher Workdays

 

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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PTA Family Bingo Night

Join us on Friday, January 19th for our annual PTA Family BINGO Night. This year’s event is taking place in-person as well as virtually!  Enjoy a night of friendly competition as you test your luck playing with friends and neighbors.  Your first 10 Bingo cards are free and prizes will be awarded for each win.  Food and drinks available for purchase at the event.  Please use the following link to register whether you are playing in-person or virtually.

To register: https://www.ptboard.com/nlg/login

PTA Afterschool Programs

After a successful fall, the Providence PTA has invited the following companies to offer afterschool enrichment opportunities during the Winter Session between January and March.  These programs are designed to provide a safe and engaging environment for students throughout Kindergarten to 6th grade, where they can explore and develop new skills and interests.  From yoga, pottery, programming, and soccer, there is something for everyone.  

Visit https://providence.ptboard.com/ for a list of the offerings along with the link to registration and payment of each activity. Programs start as early as January 12th, but register soon. A program may be subject to cancellation if there are an insufficient number of registered participants.  If you have any general questions about the PTA’s afterschool enrichment, please send an email to Kristina at [email protected].

The City of Fairfax News


For more information and a study guide, please see the Commission for the Arts website under Virginia Opera. Cultural Arts | City of Fairfax, VA (fairfaxva.gov)

For Language Art Teachers Grades 4-6
Language Arts 123 and The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is holding an essay competition. This year’s focus is the topic of forgiveness. First prize is $100, runner up is $50 – deadline is March 29. Instructions, topic details, and how to submit can be found here Language Arts 123 Competition 2024 | City of Fairfax, VA (fairfaxva.gov)

For Art Teachers
The Commission on the Arts and Office of Elections are sponsoring an Election Sticker Contest beginning on January 15 with entries due April 12. Winning sticker design will be made into “I Voted” stickers or “Future Voter” stickers for the presidential election in November, and will be recognized by the City of Fairfax at a school board meeting.  Open to all K–12 students.  2024 Election Sticker Contest | City of Fairfax, VA (fairfaxva.gov)


For Music Teachers
The City of Fairfax Commission for the Arts is proud to sponsor an introduction to opera for children on Sunday, February 11 from 2-3 at the Stacy Sherwood Center with “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World”. This interactive 35-minute bilingual opera tells the real-life story of Mariana Morillo Safa, a young girl living in Mexico City and her friendship with famed painter, Frida Kahlo.  Mariana has her portrait painted by Ms. Kahlo and is nervous, but quickly befriends Frida and learns two important lessons in the process: that art can happen anywhere and how important it is to be brave even when you feel scared.  Based on the award-winning children’s book of the same title written and illustrated by Laurence Anholt.  There will be a Q&A with the performers after the program

The Panther Way

The following students made our "Panther Spotlight" for this week!  They all were seen following The Panther Way by being Safe, Responsible, and Kind around our school building. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Mark your calendars

January 12th             

PTA Bingo Reservation Deadline
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January 15th

Holiday | Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

January 19th

PTA Family Bingo Night
Virtual & In-person options

January 25th

End of 2nd Quarter - 2 hour early release             

January 26th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday

February 19th

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

Mark your calendars

January 12th             

PTA Bingo Reservation Deadline
https://www.ptboard.com/nlg/login

January 15th

Holiday | Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

January 19th

PTA Family Bingo Night
Virtual & In-person options

January 25th

End of 2nd Quarter - 2 hour early release             

January 26th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday

February 19th

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

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3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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Annual Title I Parent Meeting

We invite families to attend the PTA Meeting next week on Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 in the Providence ES library or virtually at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87095439095 Meeting ID: 870 9543 9095

As part of this meeting, we will provide information about the Title I program and how it benefits families and students, as well as answer any questions you might have.

PTA After School Clubs

After a successful fall, the Providence PTA has invited the following companies to offer afterschool enrichment opportunities during the Winter Session between January and March.  These programs are designed to provide a safe and engaging environment for students throughout Kindergarten to 6th grade, where they can explore and develop new skills and interests.  From yoga, pottery, programming, and soccer, there is something for everyone.  

Visit https://providence.ptboard.com/ for a list of the offerings along with the link to registration and payment of each activity. Programs start as early as January 12th, but register soon. A program may be subject to cancellation if there are an insufficient number of registered participants.  If you have any general questions about the PTA’s afterschool enrichment, please send an email to Kristina at [email protected].

After School Clubs Flyer

FCPS: Family Math Week

Join FCPS for Family Math Week as we enjoy games and stories for all ages January 8-12.  Our goal in FCPS is to reach 1 million minutes, and YOU can help us reach that goal!  There are stories and games (in English and Spanish) for each day, and please be sure to fill out the data form at the end of each day so we can log our minutes!  Our school could even earn a visit from JiJi!  Let’s read and play games together this week!  Click here to learn more: https://www.mindresearch.org/fcps-math-week

Preparing for Winter Weather 

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.  

FCPS’ website is generally the first place to find out about emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Update your contact information in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if needed.

Mark Your Calendars

January 15th       

Holiday | Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday    

January 25th

End of 2nd Quarter - 2 hour early release

January 26th

Student Holiday | Teacher Workday

February 19th

Holiday | Presidents’ Day

February 21st

Community Connection Night

 

Providence ES / FCPS Quick Links

3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-460-4400

Attendance: 703-460-4444 or  [email protected]

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