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Tuesday April 22nd PTSA Meeting - 
GUEST SPEAKER PETER J. NOONAN, SUPERINTENDENT, CITY OF FAIRFAX SCHOOLS WILL BE PRESENTING AND AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION............

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) 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! 


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Parent Information Relating to Special Education

Tech Thursday - Free Text Readers & FCPS Databases
Thurs. May 8, 2014    10:00 - 11:30 am   FCPS Parent Resource Center 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring
Does your student struggle to read on grade level? Then don't miss this hands-on computer training presented by Specialists from FCPS Assistive Technology Services for parents of students with special needs. Learn about downloadable free screen readers than can read text. Also learn how to access a variety of FCPS databases that include audio support. Laptops will be provided for this workshop. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND LIMITED  English: 703-204-3941     Español: 703-204-3955

PEATC: Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center provides information on special education.
Transition Planning Tools
Tue. May 6, 2014 7:00 pm at the PEATC office, 100 N. Washington St. Ste 234, Falls Church VA  22046
Julie Triplett, from the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, will cover post high school transition planning, working with DARS and/or DBVI during and after high school, the role of work incentives from SSA, and disability benefits.  Register at 703 923-0010 or at   Partners@peatc.org

Formed Families Forward supports special education needs in foster, adoptive, and kinship families, but welcomes other families to their workshops.
Paving the Path Ahead, Project LIFE presentation
Thurs. May 1, 2014  6:30 am - 8:00 pm Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Dr. Fairfax 22030  Training for parents and caregivers to better support older youth in the transition to post-HS settings, including the use of the Casey Life Skills Assessment.  Register at:   http://formedfamiliesforward.org/projectlife/
Jack and Jill's Brain:  Gender Differences and Why They Matter
Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Dr. Fairfax 22030 
Amy Fortney Parks, from WISE Mind Solutions, will introduce participants to the rapidly emerging research on how male and female brains differ.  She will apply these findings to specific techniques to help adolescents to avoid high risk activities such as drug use, alcohol abuse, and sexual activity.

All Things Individual Education Program:  IEP Plans, Procedures and Processes
Thurs. May 15, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 pm  JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax 22031
Learn what to ask for in an IEP, getting parent and special education teacher perspectives, and listening or talking to advocates, transition specialists, and other members of the IEP team.  RSVP to CAlford@financialguide.com

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  (May 8 and May 22) 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.


Life Planning Tools Workshop to Promote independence

May 24, 2014, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Ste 200, Falls Church 22043  Medicaid Waivers, Supplemental Security income, and Guardianship  For more information:  703 208-1119 x116  


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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