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Support Fairfax High School

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY IS COMING!  On April 23rd, Fairfax PTSA is honoring our teachers and staff with a luncheon and gift!  To do your part, simply purchase a gift card to a local store, restaurant, or movie theater and send it to the front office at Fairfax with your student or via US Mail (Fairfax HS PTSA, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030  ATTN: Lisa MacCammon)
OR
If you don't have time to shop, let us do the shopping for you!  Send a check to the school made payable to FHS PTSA, or even easier, CLICK HERE to donate by credit card or Paypal.

If you would like to donate food or desserts,  or help at the luncheon on April 23rd please click the following link to access the list of items we need.
 
If you have any questions, contact Lisa MacCammon at lsmaccam@aol.com


All Night Grad (ANG) Tupperware Party

The 2014 Fairfax High School All Night Graduation Celebration Committee (ANG) is teaming up with Tupperware for an awesome fundraiser!  Check out all of the Tupperware options and make an order.  The ANG Celebration Committee will receive a portion of all sales to go towards the Class of 2014's ANG Celebration!!  Order now through April 3, 2014.  Click on this picture and it will take you to the Tupperware ANG Fundraiser site.


http://www.funtupparty.com/FHSANGFundraiser.html

http://www.funtupparty.com/FHSANGFundraiser.html


All Night Grad (ANG) Restaurant Fundraising

Planning to go out to dinner with the family some nights this Spring?

HELP SUPPORT the Class of 2014 All Night Graduation Committee and pick these nights to treat the family!!  These restaurants have generously agreed to host fundraising events to benefit the Class of 2014 All Night Graduation Celebration.  Mark you calendars and help support ANG! 


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzOfrngqXEduLVVfLUpBLXB0eWdTRFlvdml0SkRzdU1HbFNr/edit?usp=sharing



Parent Information Relating to Special Education

The FCPS Parent Resource Center holds FREE workshops during the day and evening on a variety of special education topics.   Address: 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027 (Entrance 1- Room 100)
For more information:   http://www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/resources/events/
English: 703-204-3941     Español: 703-204-3955.  Please register in advance

Public Safety Considerations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cognitive Disabilities: Guidance for Families, Caregivers and Self-Advocates
Thursday, April 3, 2014   10:00 am - noon
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other cognitive disabilities may not recognize danger, react well in an emergency or be able to seek help. Join us for this important workshop, presented by Scott Campbell, President of the Autism Society of Northern VIrginia, to learn proactive steps parents can take to reduce the risk of potential dangers.

Flash Forward! Post-Secondary Education & Employment Options for Students with IEPs!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014  7-9 pm    Woodson HS  9525 Main Street Cafeteria A,  Fairfax 22031
This event for students with IEPs and their parents will help you explore options for life after high school! Information tables, an overview of post-secondary options and workshops on supported employment, competitive employment and post-secondary education will be be part of this event.

Anxiety in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Friday, April 25, 2014   12:30 - 2:00 pm
Dr. Sajjad Khan, clinician and researcher at NeuroScience Inc., will discuss anxiety in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the behaviors resulting from anxiety. Dr. Khan will also discuss assessment and treatment options at this free workshop for parents and educators. Please join us for Autism Awareness Day at the FCPS Parent Resource Center ~ two workshops, lunch, resources, door prizes & more!

Introduction to Special Education
Friday May 2, 2014       10:00 am - noon    
Join our Parent Resource Center Liaisons for this orientation to the Special Education process. This workshop is most appropriate for parents with children in the referral or eligibility phase of the Special Education process; parents who want to know more about how the Special Education process works; and parents with children new to Special Education.

The Power of Resilience for our Children and Ourselves
Mary K. Alvord, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Director, Alvord, Baker & Associates 
Wed. April 9, 2014  7:30 - 9:00 pm  The Lab School  4759 Reservoir Rd. NW Wash, D.C. 20007
Resilience is the ability to adapt despite challenges faced in life. There is now an accumulation of 50 years of longitudinal research identifying multiple factors and influences that help individuals thrive despite adversity. The good news is that parents and teachers can do much to promote the set of skills that enhance resilience -- across multiple settings and multiple ethnicities. This presentation will describe pertinent re­search and provide practical suggestions and strategies for building resilience in families and classrooms.
 
Formed Families Forward supports special education needs in foster, adoptive, and kinship families, but welcomes other families to their workshops.
Spring Forward:  Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Family Fun Day
Saturday, April 5,  9:30 am - 3:00 pm Gum springs Community Center 8100 Fordson Rd, Alexandria 22306  Activities for children and teens;  workshops for adults.
Register:  http://formedfamiliesforward.org
Futures Planning and the Role of the Special Needs Trust
Wednesday, April 23, 2014   6:30 - 8:00 pm  4031 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 (Enter on South St.)  Government benefits, legal authority, estate planning and special needs trusts -- how these issues are connected and how they affect your child's future.

CHADD:  Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group will continue to meet every other Thursday at 7:30 pm  (April 10 and 24) in Room 201 at Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax, VA  22033   Open to all parents of a child with ADHD.   Contact Sharon 703 716-4646 or clintob@aol.com.

CHADD Teen Discussion Group for high school students meets on the first Sunday of the month  3:30 - 5:00 pm. Group is led by Anne S. Roberts of Brain Relief LLC, 7806 Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22043-3122. For more information, contact Anne S. Roberts, 703.641.8940, coach@brainrelief.org.

NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.
Oakton Family Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 pm
Rm 9 of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd.
Contact:  Joanna Walker at 703 620-2633 or Joannaw.walker@gmail.com
Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month 10:00-11:30 am
Contact:  Gayle Jackson at 703 830-1293 or gaylej08@gmail.com for more information

Latest News

  • Thank you from the Fairfax High School Band Boosters The Fairfax High School Band Boosters would like to thank the FHS families and the Fairfax community for their tremendous support during our recent Tag Day fundraiser.  Your generous donations help us to provide a high quality music education program to more than two hundred FHS band students by assisting with critical needs such as the maintenance and replacement of band instruments and uniforms. Please visit our website www.fhsbands.org for information about upcoming concerts & competitions and come see the award-winning Fairfax High School Bands put your donations into action.
    Posted Sep 26, 2013, 8:13 AM by FAIRFAX PTSA
  • FCPS Parent Resource Center The FCPS Parent Resource Center has free upcoming workshops on special education both during the day and in the evening on a variety of topics relating to high school students and their parents.For more information:   http://www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/resources/events/English: 703-204-3941     Español: 703-204-3955.
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 3:52 AM by FAIRFAX PTSA
  • CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder CHADD:  Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderWest Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30 pmin Room 201 at Fairfax Church of Christ 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax, VA  22033   near the intersection of:  Route 50  - Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. and Rt 286 (old 7100) - Fairfax County Parkway.  Contact Sharon 703 716-4646 or clintob@aol.com.
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 3:51 AM by FAIRFAX PTSA
  • CHADD Teen Support Group CHADD Teen Support Group for middle school and high school students meets on the first Sunday of the month  3:00 - 4:30pm. Group is led by Anne S. Roberts of Brain Relief LLC, 7806 Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22043-3122. For more information, contact Anne S. Roberts, 703.641.8940, coach@brainrelief.org.
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 3:50 AM by FAIRFAX PTSA
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.NAMI Basics is a free 6-week course for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.Dates:  October 3 - November 14, 2013 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 pm  (No class Oct 31)Location:  Saint John Neumann Church 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, 20191Contact:  Cheryl:   cherstinane@gmail.comPlease include your phone number, child's age, and a good time of day for Cheryl to call you to confirm your registration.
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 3:50 AM by FAIRFAX PTSA
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