In the News

Message from Mr. Knapp

Here is the Fairfield Newsletter from Mr. Knapp. Be sure to read the Fairfield Elementary Newsletter for the latest news and happenings of the Fairfield PTA and School Events.

United Way Student Drive

The SCA needs YOUR help! We are raising funds to donate to the United Way. The United Way is a national system of volunteers, contributors, and local charities helping people in their own communities. To help make our collection extra fun, we will be hosting our annual Pie In The Face Fundraiser.
You can help decide who will be the "lucky" person to get pied on November 22! For every $1, you donate, you earn 1 vote towards one of our lucky winners. . Who will it be this year- Mr. Knapp, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Sprague, Mrs. Ashbury, Ms. Owens, Mrs. Reed or Mrs. DeVita? Only you get to decide!
Fundraiser Starts on November 6th and runs through November 17th. Voting will take place each morning at the end of the 5th grade hallway. Drop your dollar in the jar with the person you'd like to see get pied!

Star TreeStar Tree Starts on November 27th

'Tis the season to be Jolly! The holiday season is upon us and with that brings our Star Tree once again! If you would like to participate please consider taking a Star and help us brighten someone's holiday. Please bring all unwrapped gifts by Friday, December 15th to Ms. Owens in the school counseling office. If you have any questions, please contact Blair Owens at 648-2492. Happy Holidays to all!

PTA Bookfair and Winter Wonderland Breakfast Saturday, December 2 from 9-12PM

Join the team helping with our Fall Book Fair and Winter Wonderland Breakfast. Winter Penguin

Each classroom will visit the Library first to preview the books on November 22-29th, and then come back to purchase the books on November 30th- December 1st during their PE class. The Book Fair will also be open on Saturday, December 2nd during our Winter Wonderland Breakfast Event. There are volunteer opportunities to help during set up on November 27th and breakdown on Saturday, December 2 after the Winter Wonderland events are done.

The Winter Wonderland Breakfast also has many volunteer opportunities for the morning of Saturday, December 2nd. Volunteer and have fun as a family at the same time! Sign Up Genius to Volunteer.

Open House for Rising 6th Graders

Mark your calendars for Open House for Rising 6th Graders on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00-7:30PM at Kempsville Middle School Auditorium. It will be an opportunity to learn about required classes and discover possible elective choices. For more infomation you can visit KMS website at www.KempsvilleMS.vbschools.com

Access to Clever

We are lucky here at Fairfield to have access to so many wonderful resources. Most of our resources are available through a single sign through Clever. These directions should make it a little easier to access clever from home using any browser. For students wishing to have access to all the bookmarks we they have created while on their chromebooks from home they would need to log into Chrome from home. I have created a video to show you that process if you wish to allow your kids to log into Chrome from home. Included are also details on how to manage multiple student accounts as well. Logging into Chrome from home Video

2017-18 Secondary School Curriculum Guides Are Now Available

The information in this guide is designed to assist students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents with the selection of courses in the middle and high school levels. Students and parents are encouraged to study these publications and talk with guidance counselors and teachers as part of the course selection process.

Fairfield and Arsonia

Artsonia Image and LinkArtsonia is a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view. This gallery displays schools (K-12) and student art projects in our museum and offer exciting lesson plan art project ideas. Artsonia is an excellent fund-raiser for our school, and you may purchase items from the site with your children's artwork printed on them. Items include mugs, greeting cards, T-shirts, and much more!

Please contact Mrs. DeVita, the art teacher, with your email if you would not like your children's artwork displayed on Artsonia.com.

Recommended Home Install for SOL Test Practice

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been working to expand the types of devices that school divisions can use in the administration of Standards of Learning (SOL) online tests. In order to accomplish this goal, the VDOE is upgrading its software from TestNav7 to TestNav8. The software will be phased in during the 2016-2017 school year. There are no changes to the subjects tested or types of questions that will be presented. TestNav8 online practice items are only available through the TestNav8 app. Instructions on how to install TestNav8 on various devices are listed at the link below. Practice guides should be used when reviewing the online practice items and are available on the VDOE website. To view online practice items you will need to download the new TestNav8.
Download Directions and Install

Community Resource

Please be sure to check out the Community Resource carousel located to the right of our school’s entry door. Here you can find information about Scouts, after school programs (YMCA, Taekwondo, KPC), summer camp and special programs. Also, visit our PTA table next to the carousel. Here you will find information about membership, PTA guidelines, budget, and upcoming events.

Fund-raiser Opportunities

Harris Teeter: Harris Teeter's Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $24.6 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your VIC card in store or online. Our school number is 4117.

Kroger: Kroger Community Awards makes fund-raising easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Login or create your account at Kroger.com/communityrewards to enroll your Plus Card.
Organization Name: Fairfield Elementary PTA
Our Organization: Number: 80339.

Farm Fresh: Our school earns one point for each dollar spent when a shopper scans their key tags. Points are cashed in for educational equipment and supplies. Key tags from the 2015-16 are still eligible for use during the 2016-17 school year.

Box Tops: Look for Box Tops on products that you purchase, remove them any way you want and send them to school in your child's Star Folder.

Join the PTA

Please consider joining the EFF PTA this year. Simply fill out the PTA member ship flyer and return to the school. Just look at the benefits of joining.

  1. Your child benefits:  When parents get connected to the school, children do better.  Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.
  2. We make a difference:  Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work – and so can our children.  We provide support for teachers in and out of the classroom. 
  3. We are about parent involvement, not fund-raising.  In these times of tight budgets, parents groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we.  But our number one goal is to get more parents connected to the school.  More than 300 independent research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.
  4. There is lot to be done and it is fun:  These days, schools are asked to do more with less.  Our help is needed more than ever to fill in the gaps.  Yet the work is easy and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  This is enjoyable fun.
  5. We have fun and meet nice people:  We share an inevitably common objective:  working on our children’s future.  The PTA is a natural incubator for great friendships.  Don’t miss out in being part of a larger community family.

Fairfield Volunteer In Education

We ask you take 5 minutes of your time to review our volunteer sheet and consider signing up for at least one of the options. There is great variety to choose from so we are sure you will be able to find something that is a good fit for you. If you are unsure at this time about what specific activity you wish to be involved in, but still want to volunteer, just let the PTA know and we will add you to the stand-by list that we will call on when help is urgently needed. Event volunteer sheets will also go out when the activity date approaches giving you another opportunity to sign up.

We also encourage you to watch the Volunteers In Education Video to get an overview of the program and to check out the VBCPS Volunteer In Education website for more information.

For More News >>

Students Learning about Coding using Ozobots
Students on Computers doing Hour of Code width="600" height="365" />
Heilig's Homeroom
Star Students

Upcoming Events

For More Events >>

Upcoming Events

 

Have a safe and enjoyable summer

Report cards will be mailed on Friday June 26.


Students are allowed in Classrooms 7:55.
School begins at 8:10.
Students are dismissed at 3:04.

Twitter

In the News

Message from Mr. Knapp

Here is the Fairfield Newsletter from Mr. Knapp. Be sure to read the Fairfield Elementary Newsletter for the latest news and happenings of the Fairfield PTA and School Events.

United Way Student Drive

The SCA needs YOUR help! We are raising funds to donate to the United Way. The United Way is a national system of volunteers, contributors, and local charities helping people in their own communities. To help make our collection extra fun, we will be hosting our annual Pie In The Face Fundraiser.
You can help decide who will be the "lucky" person to get pied on November 22! For every $1, you donate, you earn 1 vote towards one of our lucky winners. . Who will it be this year- Mr. Knapp, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Sprague, Mrs. Ashbury, Ms. Owens, Mrs. Reed or Mrs. DeVita? Only you get to decide!
Fundraiser Starts on November 6th and runs through November 17th. Voting will take place each morning at the end of the 5th grade hallway. Drop your dollar in the jar with the person you'd like to see get pied!

Star TreeStar Tree Starts on November 27th

'Tis the season to be Jolly! The holiday season is upon us and with that brings our Star Tree once again! If you would like to participate please consider taking a Star and help us brighten someone's holiday. Please bring all unwrapped gifts by Friday, December 15th to Ms. Owens in the school counseling office. If you have any questions, please contact Blair Owens at 648-2492. Happy Holidays to all!

PTA Bookfair and Winter Wonderland Breakfast Saturday, December 2 from 9-12PM

Join the team helping with our Fall Book Fair and Winter Wonderland Breakfast. Winter Penguin

Each classroom will visit the Library first to preview the books on November 22-29th, and then come back to purchase the books on November 30th- December 1st during their PE class. The Book Fair will also be open on Saturday, December 2nd during our Winter Wonderland Breakfast Event. There are volunteer opportunities to help during set up on November 27th and breakdown on Saturday, December 2 after the Winter Wonderland events are done.

The Winter Wonderland Breakfast also has many volunteer opportunities for the morning of Saturday, December 2nd. Volunteer and have fun as a family at the same time! Sign Up Genius to Volunteer.

Open House for Rising 6th Graders

Mark your calendars for Open House for Rising 6th Graders on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00-7:30PM at Kempsville Middle School Auditorium. It will be an opportunity to learn about required classes and discover possible elective choices. For more infomation you can visit KMS website at www.KempsvilleMS.vbschools.com

Access to Clever

We are lucky here at Fairfield to have access to so many wonderful resources. Most of our resources are available through a single sign through Clever. These directions should make it a little easier to access clever from home using any browser. For students wishing to have access to all the bookmarks we they have created while on their chromebooks from home they would need to log into Chrome from home. I have created a video to show you that process if you wish to allow your kids to log into Chrome from home. Included are also details on how to manage multiple student accounts as well. Logging into Chrome from home Video

2017-18 Secondary School Curriculum Guides Are Now Available

The information in this guide is designed to assist students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents with the selection of courses in the middle and high school levels. Students and parents are encouraged to study these publications and talk with guidance counselors and teachers as part of the course selection process.

Fairfield and Arsonia

Artsonia Image and LinkArtsonia is a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view. This gallery displays schools (K-12) and student art projects in our museum and offer exciting lesson plan art project ideas. Artsonia is an excellent fund-raiser for our school, and you may purchase items from the site with your children's artwork printed on them. Items include mugs, greeting cards, T-shirts, and much more!

Please contact Mrs. DeVita, the art teacher, with your email if you would not like your children's artwork displayed on Artsonia.com.

Recommended Home Install for SOL Test Practice

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been working to expand the types of devices that school divisions can use in the administration of Standards of Learning (SOL) online tests. In order to accomplish this goal, the VDOE is upgrading its software from TestNav7 to TestNav8. The software will be phased in during the 2016-2017 school year. There are no changes to the subjects tested or types of questions that will be presented. TestNav8 online practice items are only available through the TestNav8 app. Instructions on how to install TestNav8 on various devices are listed at the link below. Practice guides should be used when reviewing the online practice items and are available on the VDOE website. To view online practice items you will need to download the new TestNav8.
Download Directions and Install

Community Resource

Please be sure to check out the Community Resource carousel located to the right of our school’s entry door. Here you can find information about Scouts, after school programs (YMCA, Taekwondo, KPC), summer camp and special programs. Also, visit our PTA table next to the carousel. Here you will find information about membership, PTA guidelines, budget, and upcoming events.

Fund-raiser Opportunities

Harris Teeter: Harris Teeter's Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $24.6 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your VIC card in store or online. Our school number is 4117.

Kroger: Kroger Community Awards makes fund-raising easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Login or create your account at Kroger.com/communityrewards to enroll your Plus Card.
Organization Name: Fairfield Elementary PTA
Our Organization: Number: 80339.

Farm Fresh: Our school earns one point for each dollar spent when a shopper scans their key tags. Points are cashed in for educational equipment and supplies. Key tags from the 2015-16 are still eligible for use during the 2016-17 school year.

Box Tops: Look for Box Tops on products that you purchase, remove them any way you want and send them to school in your child's Star Folder.

Join the PTA

Please consider joining the EFF PTA this year. Simply fill out the PTA member ship flyer and return to the school. Just look at the benefits of joining.

  1. Your child benefits:  When parents get connected to the school, children do better.  Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.
  2. We make a difference:  Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work – and so can our children.  We provide support for teachers in and out of the classroom. 
  3. We are about parent involvement, not fund-raising.  In these times of tight budgets, parents groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we.  But our number one goal is to get more parents connected to the school.  More than 300 independent research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.
  4. There is lot to be done and it is fun:  These days, schools are asked to do more with less.  Our help is needed more than ever to fill in the gaps.  Yet the work is easy and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  This is enjoyable fun.
  5. We have fun and meet nice people:  We share an inevitably common objective:  working on our children’s future.  The PTA is a natural incubator for great friendships.  Don’t miss out in being part of a larger community family.

Fairfield Volunteer In Education

We ask you take 5 minutes of your time to review our volunteer sheet and consider signing up for at least one of the options. There is great variety to choose from so we are sure you will be able to find something that is a good fit for you. If you are unsure at this time about what specific activity you wish to be involved in, but still want to volunteer, just let the PTA know and we will add you to the stand-by list that we will call on when help is urgently needed. Event volunteer sheets will also go out when the activity date approaches giving you another opportunity to sign up.

We also encourage you to watch the Volunteers In Education Video to get an overview of the program and to check out the VBCPS Volunteer In Education website for more information.

For More News >>

Connect with us

5428 Providence Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone:
Fax:
757.648.2480
757.366.4530
Office:
Student:
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.