Get Involved and Support Washington Mill

Parent Participation Counts

Research shows that students achieve academic goals and learn essential life skills and responsibility to the community when parents and teachers build partnerships of trust and collaboration. Washington Mill Elementary invites our parents to:

  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom. Your child’s teacher can provide you with opportunities.
  • Join your child in all of the special events and activities our school and PTA sponsors each year.
  • Attend Open House prior to the first day of school to meet your child’s teacher and see your child’s classroom.
  • Attend Back to School Night to receive an overview of your child’s school year.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Through the work of an excellent PTA, Washington Mill is able to better help students. The PTA sponsors after-school Spanish and exciting fine arts programs. Family and community programs are sponsored by the PTA throughout the year.

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Washington Mill ES Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Business and Community Partnerships

The Business and Community Partnerships office’s primary functions are to recruit and supports Ignite Partnerships, serve as a liaison to local Chambers of Commerce and other community organizations, help lead the annual Collect for Kids school supply drive, manage the FCPS Donations Portal for donated goods, and promote the Savings for Staff merchant discount program.

In the last decade, the Business & Community Partnerships team has helped secure over ten million dollars in donations of money and valued goods through partnerships and direct donations, not including the value of volunteer hours contributed by partners and mentors.

Parent Volunteers for FCPS

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fairfax County Public Schools. Many enriching and worthwhile experiences are afforded to our children through the volunteer help from parents. Every day, volunteers change the lives of students across FCPS and we offer several ways for people in the community to get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities with FCPS

Background Checks for Volunteers