Weyanoke Update for June 7, 2024

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Principal's Message

I realize that we are still processing the loss of Elijah (Eli) Medrano Pardo, one of our second grade students. Our hearts are with Eli’s family and friends during this very difficult time. If you are looking for resources you can use to support your child, please visit this website.

Kindergarten students are getting a hands-on experience with gardening using our outdoor plant boxes. Ms. Leahy and Ms. Whittaker are helping a student plant and water seedlings that will grow fruits and veggies!

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

Student Library Books are Due

The school library has stopped checking out books for the year, and all outstanding library books need to be turned in. Please help your child find any missing library books. Remember, they may be in the car, under the bed, on the patio, or even in your home bookshelf. If you are not able to find a missing book, please contact our librarian Ms. Crowe at [email protected] to arrange for the book to be replaced.

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Reminder: Check the Lost and Found

We have reorganized our Lost and Found items in the cafeteria. They should now be easy to see and identify. Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found for missing coats, sweaters, shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, and other items. More valuable items such as jewelry, electronics and keys are in the main office. Any items not claimed will be discarded on June 12.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Fairfax County is hosting its First Puzzle Hunt!  When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

Annandale Basketball Camp Camp Session: July 8 - 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Looking for a summer camp for your rising 4th to 9th grader? Join us at Annandale High School in the main gym for our weeklong basketball camp. Every camper will receive a report card on their basketball abilities, a tee-shirt, a chance to win trophies, and most importantly receive quality basketball instruction. This camp is sponsored by Annandale High School Boosters Club.

Special guests include:

Shaun Ali, NBA Consultant, Ken Richter Pennsylvania Hall of Fame High School Coach, and former Annandale High Varsity Basketball players.

Camp Fee: $200 for the 1 week session
Make check payable to Annandale HS Athletics Boosters Club, c/o Boys Basketball

To register, email Coach McAvoy at [email protected] for the registration form.

☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

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Weyanoke Update for May 31, 2024

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Weyanoke Young Scholars learned all about air and space travel and exploration at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum on Saturday. A good time was had by all.

Student Library Books are Due

The school library has stopped checking out books for the year, and all outstanding library books need to be turned in. Please help your child find any missing library books. Remember, they may be in the car, under the bed, on the patio, or even in your home bookshelf. If you are not able to find a missing book, please contact our librarian Ms. Crowe at [email protected] to arrange for the book to be replaced.

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Reminder: Check the Lost and Found

We have reorganized our Lost and Found items in the cafeteria. They should now be easy to see and identify. Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found for missing coats, sweaters, shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, and other items. More valuable items such as jewelry, electronics and keys are in the main office. Any items not claimed will be discarded on June 12.

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

Fairfax County is hosting its First Puzzle Hunt!  When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Annandale Basketball Camp Camp Session: July 8 - 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Looking for a summer camp for your rising 4th to 9th grader? Join us at Annandale High School in the main gym for our weeklong basketball camp. Every camper will receive a report card on their basketball abilities, a tee-shirt, a chance to win trophies, and most importantly receive quality basketball instruction. This camp is sponsored by Annandale High School Boosters Club.

Special guests include:

Shaun Ali, NBA Consultant, Ken Richter Pennsylvania Hall of Fame High School Coach, and former Annandale High Varsity Basketball players.

Camp Fee: $200 for the 1 week session
Make check payable to Annandale HS Athletics Boosters Club, c/o Boys Basketball

To register, email Coach McAvoy at [email protected] for the registration form.

☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

The end of this school year is near...and so is FAMILY FUN NIGHT (woohoo!). There will be dunk tank-ing of teachers, concessions, lawn games, a moon bounce, bumper balls, raffle, and so much more fun!

To make this ULTIMATE PTA event GREAT for Weyanoke families, we need about 30 caregivers and staff to volunteer. Volunteers will work on 1-hour shifts between 4:00 p.m. - 8:30pm. This gives time to spend with your family during the rest of the event, and some volunteers are even needed leading up to the event. 

Ready to help? Please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AFAE2AA1FBC07-49737670-weyanoke

***Volunteers get a FREE Weyanoke Spirit t-shirt in any size.***

To pre-order your tickets for Family Fun Night, please pre-order using the following link: https://weyanokepta.memberhub.com/store/items/1028945

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, May 31 - Fairfax County Public Librarian visit
  • Thursday, June 6, 5:00 - 7:00 - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Friday, June 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - PTA Family Fun Night
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

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Weyanoke Update for May 24, 2024

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All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Weyanoke Spring Concert – Thursday, May 30th!

Mark your calendars! Our annual Spring Concert featuring Band, Strings, and Chorus is on Thursday, May 30th at 1:30 PM in the Weyanoke Gym. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend! Students have received a flyer for this event in their Wednesday folders. Concert clothes are a light-colored top, and dark-colored pants/skirt.

Students in Band and Strings have an important concert practice on Wednesday, May 29th – ALL students need to bring their instrument and music to school on this day.

Please email Ms. Susens ([email protected]) or Mr. Donlon ([email protected]) with any questions.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Alyssa Nair for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information.

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Reminder: Check the Lost and Found

We have reorganized our Lost and Found items in the cafeteria. They should now be easy to see and identify. Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found for missing coats, sweaters, shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, and other items. More valuable items such as jewelry, electronics and keys are in the main office. Any items not claimed will be discarded on June 12.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

Fairfax County is hosting its First Puzzle Hunt!  When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Strings Summer Camp

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

The end of this school year is near...and so is FAMILY FUN NIGHT (woohoo!). There will be dunk tank-ing of teachers, concessions, lawn games, a moon bounce, bumper balls, raffle, and so much more fun!

To make this ULTIMATE PTA event GREAT for Weyanoke families, we need about 30 caregivers and staff to volunteer. Volunteers will work on 1-hour shifts between 4:00 p.m. - 8:30pm. This gives time to spend with your family during the rest of the event, and some volunteers are even needed leading up to the event. 

Ready to help? Please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AFAE2AA1FBC07-49737670-weyanoke

***Volunteers get a FREE Weyanoke Spirit t-shirt in any size.***

To pre-order your tickets for Family Fun Night, please pre-order using the following link: https://weyanokepta.memberhub.com/store/items/1028945

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Spring Concert
  • Friday, June 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - PTA Family Fun Night
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

6520 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 |  Main Office: 703-813-5400
Attendance: 703-813-5484 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Weyanoke Update for May 10, 2024

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اس نیوزلیٹر کو دوسری زبانوں میں پڑھنے کیلئے ، براہ مہربانی ہماری ویب سائیٹ ملاحظہ کیجیئے۔

The students raised more than $12,000 for the PTA fun run. As a prize, they got to see P.E. teacher Mr. Shaffer shave his head. The event was broadcast around the school via ZOOM. Mr. Shaffer was a great sport about it, and students had fun watching!

Caregiver Coffee

Parents will learn about The Transition to Holmes Middle School and Summer Programs! The transition from elementary to middle school is often filled with preoccupation and many questions. We will have special guests from Holmes Middle School to share information regarding this important time in your child’s life and answer questions regarding the transition to middle school. We will also have information on Summer Camps and Programs that are provided throughout the community to keep your kids engaged on Summer Break.

All caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

We will have two sessions for your convenience. You can choose to come in the morning or at night.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.      Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.      Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria

The information will be presented in English and Spanish. If you have any questions, contact Stephany Schepers, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or [email protected]

We will provide coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza dinner at night.

SOL Testing Dates

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 29 and May 31, 2024. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period.   If you anticipate that your child will miss school during this window due to observed religious holidays, let your child’s teacher know and we will schedule your child’s tests accordingly. 

It will help your child to perform at their best if they have had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school with a positive attitude.

Testing Schedule:
  • Friday, May 17 – Fifth Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Fifth Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Third and Fourth Grade Math
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next

The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

Weyanoke Spring Concert – Thursday, May 30th!

Mark your calendars! Our annual Spring Concert featuring Band, Strings, and Chorus is on Thursday, May 30th at 1:30 PM in the Weyanoke Gym. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend! Students have received a flyer for this event in their Wednesday folders. Concert clothes are a light-colored top, and dark-colored pants/skirt.

Students in Band and Strings have an important concert practice on Wednesday, May 29th – ALL students need to bring their instrument and music to school on this day.

Please email Ms. Susens ([email protected]) or Mr. Donlon ([email protected]) with any questions.

Lost and Found Reminder

During the colder months, our Lost and Found fills up quickly with forgotten jackets, sweaters, scarves, mittens, and more! Remind your child to check the Lost and Found in the school cafeteria and gym often. More valuable items like jewelry, electronics, glasses and keys are kept in the main office. If your child may have lost something valuable, please inquire at the main office front desk.

⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Thank you, PTA and St. Matthews!

 

Thank you to the Weyanoke PTA for your generous support during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Our staff received notes, food and treats during the week thanks to your work!

We would also like to thank St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for our many yummy treats this week!

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Sleepy Hollow Preschool

Sleepy Hollow Preschool is now enrolling children ages 2-5 for the 2024-25 school year.  Founded in 1949, Sleepy Hollow Preschool (SHPS) is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3, independent, parent cooperative preschool serving Northern Virginia. Over its 75 years in operation, SHPS has earned a reputation as an outstanding educational setting for preschool age children. It has received numerous awards for its program and members of its teaching staff. SHPS is non-sectarian and includes children of all abilities. As a cooperative preschool, SHPS involves parents in their children’s first educational experiences. It has created a community of staff and members committed to providing the very best in preschool education to children, ages 2 - 5.  Tuition is affordable and financial aid is  available.

To request a tour, email [email protected]. For more information, visit https://www.sleepyhollowpreschool.org/.  See school in action at https://youtu.be/jMNsBZDZIhk.

Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinics to provide children ages 5+ with FREE School Physicals and Immunizations to begin with 2024-25 school year.

Medicaid or Uninsured Children Only

Saturday Dates & Locations 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 29 - ICC-Children - Manassas
  • July 20 - ICC-Children - Herndon
  • August 17 - ICC-Children - Falls Church
Appointments are REQUIRED NO Walk-ins will be allowed Call 703-698-2550 ☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Strings Summer Camp

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, May 10 - PTA Chuck E Cheese Night
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Caregiver Coffee (morning and evening sessions offered)
  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Spring Concert
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

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Weyanoke Update for May 2, 2024

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This month, Weyanoke students have been part of a pilot program using bicycles in PE. Students have learned how to ride as well as the rules of the road and how to signal turns and stops.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources

  When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 8:00am Where: Holmes Middle School 6525 Montrose Street, Alexandria, VA to Weyanoke Elementary School

 

Weyanoke Elementary School is participating in Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the health benefits of walking and bicycling. 

We will meet in front of Holmes Middle School at 8:00am. From there we will walk and bike to Weyanoke just in time for school to begin. If you have a bicycle, please feel free to bring it and ride with us. No bicycle, no problem! We will also have a walking group to get us to school. Family members are welcome to join in on the fun. Hope to see you there!

SOL Testing Dates

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 29 and May 31, 2024. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period.   If you anticipate that your child will miss school during this window due to observed religious holidays, let your child’s teacher know and we will schedule your child’s tests accordingly. 

It will help your child to perform at their best if they have had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school with a positive attitude.

Testing Schedule:
  • Friday, May 17 – Fifth Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Fifth Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Third and Fourth Grade Math
Weyanoke Spring Concert – Thursday, May 30th!

Mark your calendars! Our annual Spring Concert featuring Band, Strings, and Chorus is on Thursday, May 30th at 1:30 PM in the Weyanoke Gym. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend! Students have received a flyer for this event in their Wednesday folders. Concert clothes are a light-colored top, and dark-colored pants/skirt.

Students in Band and Strings have an important concert practice on Wednesday, May 29th – ALL students need to bring their instrument and music to school on this day.

Please email Ms. Susens ([email protected]) or Mr. Donlon ([email protected]) with any questions.

Thank you for coming to this week's Family Learning Night. We had a great turnout, and families enjoyed visiting classrooms to participate in a variety of learning activities.

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Sleepy Hollow Preschool

Sleepy Hollow Preschool is now enrolling children ages 2-5 for the 2024-25 school year.  Founded in 1949, Sleepy Hollow Preschool (SHPS) is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3, independent, parent cooperative preschool serving Northern Virginia. Over its 75 years in operation, SHPS has earned a reputation as an outstanding educational setting for preschool age children. It has received numerous awards for its program and members of its teaching staff. SHPS is non-sectarian and includes children of all abilities. As a cooperative preschool, SHPS involves parents in their children’s first educational experiences. It has created a community of staff and members committed to providing the very best in preschool education to children, ages 2 - 5.  Tuition is affordable and financial aid is  available.

To request a tour, email [email protected]. For more information, visit https://www.sleepyhollowpreschool.org/.  See school in action at https://youtu.be/jMNsBZDZIhk.

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions

📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Upcoming Events
  • May 6-10 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day
  • Thursday, May 9, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Friday, May 10 - PTA Chuck E Cheese Night
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Caregiver Coffee (morning and evening sessions offered)
  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Spring Concert
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

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Weyanoke Update for April 26, 2024

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On Wednesday, April 24, we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day. Our main office staff includes Jaqueline Castaneda, Dorothy Walsh, Alyssa Nair, Stephany Schepers, Maxi Alfaro, and Renae Mills. This team takes on the huge task of keeping our school organized and informed. We are thankful to have such a hardworking, dedicated group of professionals in our main office. Thank you!

Weyanoke Family Learning Night Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in science, math, reading and more! Dinner and Transportation Provided April 30 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Fifth grade students enjoyed a trip to the Maryland Science Center this week.

SOL Testing Dates

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 29 and May 31, 2024. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period.   If you anticipate that your child will miss school during this window due to observed religious holidays, let your child’s teacher know and we will schedule your child’s tests accordingly. 

It will help your child to perform at their best if they have had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school with a positive attitude.

Testing Schedule:
  • Tuesday, April 30 – Third Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Fifth Grade Reading
  • Thursday, May 2 – Fourth Grade Reading
  • Friday, May 17 – Fifth Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Fifth Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Third and Fourth Grade Math
Math Olympiad Team Success at Tournament

Photo Credit: Mr. Keiper

 

Congratulations to the Weyanoke Woodchucks Math Olympiad Team for placing 7th out of more than 30 Division B (3rd/4th gr) teams at this past Saturday’s DMV Math Tournament at Rosa Lee Carter ES in Loudoun County!

 

Representing us were:

Mina Crosland

Oumer Hassen

Nubeyid Rahemoto

Edmund Keiper

Sungmin Yun

 

Great teamwork, Woodchucks!! We are so proud of you!

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates Weyanoke Staff Appreciation Week is Coming - (May 6-10)

Using the hearts provided in this week's Wednesday folder, please have your student write a note of thanks to a Weyanoke Staff Member expressing how they appreciate what Weyanoke Staff does for them. 

For an example it could say: 

By: (student’s name) 

I’m thankful for (Mr./Ms. name) because…..

Please return the heart to the school by Thursday, May 2, so that your student's note of thanks can be seen in the hallway.

 

Also, parents, we need your help! 

The PTA is also looking for parent support for staff appreciation week. If you are able to donate your time, talent, or homemade treat please let us know by emailing [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night
  • Friday, May 3 - Teacher Workday. No school for students.
  • Thursday, May 9 - Family Market Night
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

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Weyanoke Update for April 19, 2024

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Principal Usher and her son wore purple on Wednesday in honor of military connected families like their own. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Space Force blue.

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Buy-One-Get-One Free (BOGO) Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, 2024, in the Library.  A community shopping event is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 25 between 4 – 7 p.m.

The Scholastic Book Fair helps our students choose books they love, and with so many choices, they’re sure to find themselves in the pages. This year’s BOGO Fair is going to be epic, but we need volunteers to make it happen.

     If you’re available to help at the Book Fair, please complete the form.

SOL Testing Dates

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 29 and May 31, 2024. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period.   If you anticipate that your child will miss school during this window due to observed religious holidays, let your child’s teacher know and we will schedule your child’s tests accordingly. 

It will help your child to perform at their best if they have had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school with a positive attitude.

Testing Schedule:
  • Tuesday, April 30 – Third Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Fifth Grade Reading
  • Thursday, May 2 – Fourth Grade Reading
  • Friday, May 17 – Fifth Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Fifth Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Third and Fourth Grade Math
Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s teacher. 

School Yearbook Order Deadline April 26  

The 2024 Weyanoke Yearbook is on sale now! Prices start at just $17. Friday, April 26 is the last day to order your yearbook.

As always, the yearbook is full-color and will be delivered at the end of the school year. We sell out of yearbooks every year, and only those who order ahead are guaranteed to receive a copy!

To order, complete the form sent in the Wednesday Folder or go to ybpay.com to order online. 

Yearbook ID Code 13634324 Weyanoke Family Learning Night Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in science, math, reading and more! Dinner and Transportation Provided April 30 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Healthy Choices Help with Attendance

Weyanoke's principals presented to rising Kindergartners this week and talked about the importance of sleep habits, healthy foods, and making attendance a priority. To prepare students for school, talk to your children about how to prepare for school and the benefits of establishing routines for bedtime, waking up, and showing up for class. Advice was given to schedule medical and other appointments early in the morning or close to dismissal so that the student can attend class and participate in instruction for part of the day.

AAP Subject-Specific and Part-Time Services Spring Screening

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. 

Students can be screened for subject specific and part time AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.  Parents are notified in early June if their student has been found eligible for services.

Screening Process for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent or guardian input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates PTA Fun Run Photos Upcoming Events
  • April 22-26 - BOGO Book Fair
  • April 22 - Earth Day. Wear blue and green
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night
  • Friday, May 3 - Teacher Workday. No school for students.
  • Thursday, May 9 - Family Market Night
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

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Weyanoke Update for April 12, 2024

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National Library Week

April is School Library Month and it's a great time to celebrate the essential role that school librarians play in the lives of students.

At Weyanoke, Ms. Crowe and Ms. Mills have created a welcoming, friendly environment. The library collection includes books on endless topics in many languages, and there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

School librarians ensure students have access to a wide variety of high-quality books and resources that connect them to the world and build a culture of literacy. Librarians develop lessons that are meaningful to students and help them develop critical thinking, inquiry, and information literacy skills. They support learning across all subject areas by teaching students the skills to be independent problem-solvers and creative thinkers. By creating a safe environment for all students to be engaged and curious learners, FCPS libraries are places where everyone belongs.

Take a moment to learn more about FCPS Library Programs and share your appreciation of your school librarian!

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Earth Day Spirit Week

Next week, we are having a Spirit Week in preparation for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. The week will include activities to focus on our planet.

Monday and Tuesday, classes will create posters and/or decorate their doors on the theme of "Save the Earth".

Wednesday is Pajama Day.

Thursday, students will focus on the week-long task of taking class pictures with four recycling bins hidden around the building.

Monday, April 22, students are encouraged to wear blue and green in honor of Earth Day.

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Buy-One-Get-One Free (BOGO) Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, 2024, in the Library.  A community shopping event is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 25 between 4 – 7 p.m.

The Scholastic Book Fair helps our students choose books they love, and with so many choices, they’re sure to find themselves in the pages. This year’s BOGO Fair is going to be epic, but we need volunteers to make it happen.

     If you’re available to help at the Book Fair, please complete the form.

School Yearbooks on Sale Now  

The 2024 Weyanoke Yearbook is on sale now! Prices start at just $17.

As always, the yearbook is full-color and will be delivered at the end of the school year. We sell out of yearbooks every year, and only those who order ahead are guaranteed to receive a copy!

To order, complete the form sent in the Wednesday Folder last week or go to ybpay.com to order online. 

Yearbook ID Code 13634324 Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

 

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

 

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact Stephany Schepers at [email protected] or Sussy Tomer at [email protected]

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates Weyanoke's Fun Run is coming fast on April 19!

This is Weyanoke's largest fundraiser for the year. The Fun Run will take place during school hours, so all students can participate. 

Please register your student for free on the Fun Run website https://app.memberhub.gives/weyanoke-fun-run . Once you register you can use that link to donate to your student. 

The more money students raise, the more prizes they win. 

 

We are also looking for volunteers to help that day. Only parents who volunteer can attend the event

Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4BAAA72FA64-47599803-weyanoke#/ 

 

Here is a special thank you to our Gold Sponsors, The St. James and Demaine Funeral Home!

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, April 18 - Fifth Grade Panoramic Picture
  • Friday, April 19 - Weyanoke PTA Fun Run
  • April 22-26 - BOGO Book Fair
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night

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👏 Thank You, Assistant Principals!

 

April 1-5 is National Assistant Principals Week, honoring assistant principals' enormous impact on student success. At Weyanoke, we are fortunate to have two outstanding Assistant Princpals: Ms. Doyle and Ms. Alexander. Ms. Doyle is our caring, compassionate, wise leader who takes on some of the toughest tasks, like student testing. Ms. Alexander is the ultimate problem solver; she is a jack of all trades who can go from troubleshooting a laptop to hosting a parent meeting in minutes. Both of these leaders are a huge part of the Weyanoke community, and we are thankful to have them!

Eid al-Fitr (Half-O Day, Holiday)

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Tuesday, April 9, has been designated as a half-O day. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days.

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar

Weyanoke Family Market Night Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria Thursday, April 11 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please bring a reusable bag FREE Groceries for your Whole Family!
  • Select the items you want.
  • Choose from an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned and non-perishable items.
  • Open to all families who have students at Weyanoke.
  • Household size and zip code will be needed at each Family Market. This information will be given to Capital Food Bank.

If you would like to volunteer at the Family Market sponsored by Capital Area Food Bank and Weyanoke Elementary, contact: 

Dorothy Walsh

Math in the Middle Weyanoke Elementary School Thursday, April 11 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Join us during Family Market Night for a fun math game with your children!

🏫 Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book. 

Check out the Budget Calendar for important dates in the budget process as well as opportunities for the community to provide feedback

Congratulations to Amira Musa, winner of the Monthly Perfect Attendance Raffle for March of 2024!

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

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools 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 a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Buy-One-Get-One Free (BOGO) Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, 2024, in the Library.  A community shopping event is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 25 between 4 – 7 p.m.

The Scholastic Book Fair helps our students choose books they love, and with so many choices, they’re sure to find themselves in the pages. This year’s BOGO Fair is going to be epic, but we need volunteers to make it happen.

     If you’re available to help at the Book Fair, please complete the form.

National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Register Today for the Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet School Lottery

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools — Hunters Woods, Bailey’s Primary, and Bailey’s Upper — provide enhanced learning programs in science, technology, and performing arts. Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open through Friday, April 12. Learn more about the schools, their programs, and locations

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates Register Now & Earn Prizes for the Weyanoke Elementary FUN RUN coming Friday, April 19 !! This is the biggest fundraiser for our school, and we need your participation!

Click the following link to register your student for free, and receive a Woodchuck water bottle sticker & you can begin earning more prizes for more donations you bring in.

https://app.memberhub.gives/weyanoke-fun-run/Campaign/Details

 

Student's can win prizes for themselves, their class and the school!  How do you earn prizes?
  • The class that brings in the most donations wins a pizza party with Principal Usher and Woody the Woodchuck
  • Any student that brings in $100 in donations wins a soccer ball
  • Any student that brings in $150 in donations has a chance to win a Messi or Ronaldo soccer jersey
  • If the school raises $6,000 every class wins 15 extra minutes of recess!

 

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Thursday, April 11, 5:00 - 7:00 - Family Market Night and Math in the Middle
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Friday, April 19 - Weyanoke PTA Fun Run
  • April 22-26 - BOGO Book Fair
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night

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  Spring Break🌷

March 25-29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! 

School Planning/Teacher Work Days

There will be no school for students on April 1 and 2 for school planning/teacher work days. See the complete School Year Calendar

Annandale Pyramid Art Show

This event features artwork from Weyanoke students and others in the Annandale High School pyramid. Come to celebrate our talented students.

April 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Annandale High School's Clausen Hall Free! New Regulation on Meditation and Silent 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 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 their child's teacher or the Family Liaison, Ms. Schepers, regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

🎉 Congratulations, Mr. Canales!

After more than two decades of service, our daytime custodian, Mr. Canales, has retired. He will be missed by students and staff alike. We wish him a long, happy retirement!

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

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools 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 a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break. 

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers 

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates Weyanoke Elementary FUN RUN coming Friday, April 19 !! Stay tuned for more info on how to raise funds & win prizes to be announced after Spring Break.

*Registration and Prize info will be sent home after Spring Break.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • March 25 - 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 and 2 -No School for Students
  • Thursday, April 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Annandale Pyramid Art Show
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Friday, April 19 - Weyanoke PTA Fun Run
  • April 22-26 - BOGO Book Fair
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night

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Heritage Festival was a big success last week! Hundreds of family members and friends attended the event, which featured songs and dances from around the world. Students showed their heritage through their cultural clothing. Student-created art was also on display in the halls of Holmes Middle School.

Lifetouch Spring Picture Day – March 20, 2024

Lifetouch will be here at Weyanoke Elementary on March 20th to take individual and class pictures for classes that were not photographed on February 13th due to a 2 hour weather delay.

The classes are as follows:

Ms. Deavers, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Eubanks, Ms. Galicia, Ms. Leahy, Ms. Savage, Ms. Shivers, Ms. Baldus, Ms. Bishop and Ms. Bourdon-Bentzel

If you have already sent in a payment envelope, we will transfer to a new envelope for this picture day. If you have not already ordered and are interested in ordering, we will send an order form home with your student.  Please contact Ms. Mills at 703-813-5406 for an order form.

  Spring Break🌷

March 25-29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar

School Planning/Teacher Work Days

There will be no school for students on April 1 and 2 for school planning/teacher work days. See the complete School Year Calendar

Fairfax County’s Funding of the FCPS Budget

The average amount of funds transferred from Fairfax County to FCPS was 52.6% of county disbursements from fiscal years (FY) 2019-2023. It dipped to 51.6% in FY 2024. The County’s budget proposal for next year would transfer 51.4% of total disbursements. 

If the county were to return to transferring 52.6% to FCPS for the upcoming year, that would equate to $63 million more to invest in excellence.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget. Give your feedback on the County budget

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

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

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Join a Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation on the opioid crisis in Northern Virginia will be held Monday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. (Please enter through Door #14). Attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed will be suitable for students in grade 6 and higher. Language interpretation will be available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. 

Learn more about the event and register online.

🩹 Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being.

🏅 Nominations Open for First Class Award for Inclusion 

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First Class Awards. The awards are presented annually to educators, administrators, and students who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The ACSD will recognize award winners at the Family Summit on Saturday, April 20

Nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools by Friday, March 22. Email [email protected] with questions.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

🥁 Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates March PTA Meeting When: Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Weyanoke Cafeteria Refreshments will be served Why: Will be a working session to discuss Career Day, the Fun Run, a Chess Club, the Bylaws, Teacher Appreciation Week, & other upcoming events.

Please email Melanie Morris at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there. We need all the help we can get!

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, March 21 - PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 22 - Career Day
  • March 25 - 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 and 2 -No School for Students
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation

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Students in grades K through 5 have been practicing songs and dances for weeks. Tonight, they will display their hard work at Heritage Festival. Join us at Holmes Middle School this evening. Doors for families open at 6:15.

Weyanoke Elementary School’s 2024 Heritage Festival is TONIGHT

Your child is invited to attend in cultural clothing!

Who: All Weyanoke Families When: Doors Open at 6 p.m. for students, 6:15 for families **Show Starts Promptly at 6:30 p.m. Where: Holmes Middle School Gymnasium Why: To celebrate cultures from around the world with song and dance

Holmes Middle School Address:

 6525 Montrose Street

Alexandria, VA 22312

Lifetouch Spring Picture Day – March 20, 2024

Lifetouch will be here at Weyanoke Elementary on March 20th to take individual and class pictures for classes that were not photographed on February 13th due to a 2 hour weather delay.

The classes are as follows:

Ms. Deavers, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Eubanks, Ms. Galicia, Ms. Leahy, Ms. Savage, Ms. Shivers, Ms. Baldus, Ms. Bishop and Ms. Bourdon-Bentzel

If you have already sent in a payment envelope, we will transfer to a new envelope for this picture day. If you have not already ordered and are interested in ordering, we will send an order form home with your student.  Please contact Ms. Mills at 703-813-5406 for an order form.

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

Bipartisan Study Finds Virginia Public School Divisions Receive Less Funding per Student Than Other States

The School Board recently adopted FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget. Meeting budget needs becomes more of a challenge with underfunding by the state, using staffing formulas that continue to result in school districts not receiving the actual support needed for excellent public education. A staffing formula is the method for calculating the number of positions that need to be assigned to meet program needs. 

Did You Know?

In July 2023, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) released a study of Virginia’s K-12 funding formulas. The report found that Virginia school divisions receive less funding per student than the 50-state average, the regional average, and many of Virginia’s neighboring states including West Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky. Learn more about the JLARC study. View FCPS’ budget development timeline

Contact your state officials to provide feedback on funding for K-12 education.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

Lightspeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

💜 Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

🥁 Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates Weyanoke Career Day is coming 3/22/2024!

Are you a Business Owner, Hourly/salary, OR Part-time/ full-time employee in any and all industries??

In the past we've had:

  • Writers
  • Firemen
  • Realtors
  • Accountants
  • Film producers

This year we're hoping to get those in an even broader range. Specifically hoping to have speakers from the:

  • Construction industry (house painters, landscapers)
  • Beauty industries (nail techs, stylists),
  • Chef / Culinary Arts industry
  • Mechanics / Technicians industries
  • Service / Hospitality industry 

There are close to 600 students at Weyanoke. The sky is the limit for what they may end up pursuing, so let's get them the information they need to pursue their dreams!

We want to give students the best idea of the MANY options available to them after they graduate high school.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, March 8 - Heritage Festival, Holmes Middle School Gym
  • Sunday, March 10 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Caregiver Coffee
  • Thursday, March 14 - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, March 21 - PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 22 - Career Day
  • March 25 - 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 and 2 -No School for Students
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation

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Weyanoke Update for March 1, 2024

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  No School on March 5 - Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

Therefore, March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. As outlined in Regulation 4421, School Planning Days are directed by school-based Administrators in order to devote time to school improvement efforts, including collaboration around data, common assessments, responsive instruction, etc. 

Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as on other professional work days. Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6 are regular school days.

Weyanoke Elementary School’s 2024 Heritage Festival

Your child is invited to attend in cultural clothing!

Who: All Weyanoke Families When: Friday, March 8, 2024.

Doors Open at 6 p.m.

**Show Starts Promptly at 6:30 p.m. Where: Holmes Middle School Gymnasium Why: To celebrate cultures from around the world with song and dance

Holmes Middle School Address:

 6525 Montrose Street

Alexandria, VA 22312

Lifetouch Spring Picture Day – March 20, 2024

Lifetouch will be here at Weyanoke Elementary on March 20th to take individual and class pictures for classes that were not photographed on February 13th due to a 2 hour weather delay.

The classes are as follows:

Ms. Deavers, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Eubanks, Ms. Galicia, Ms. Leahy, Ms. Savage, Ms. Shivers, Ms. Baldus, Ms. Bishop and Ms. Bourdon-Bentzel

If you have already sent in a payment envelope, we will transfer to a new envelope for this picture day. If you have not already ordered and are interested in ordering, we will send an order form home with your student.  Please contact Ms. Mills at 703-813-5406 for an order form.

Kiss and Ride Notice

Please be reminded that for the safety of your children, Morning Kiss and Ride opens at 8:15am and closes at 8:35am.  No students may be dropped off at the playground gate outside of these hours, as Weyanoke staff will not be present to ensure their safety. 

Once the school bell rings at 8:35am, Kiss and Ride is closed, and students must be escorted in through Door 1 (the main entrance) and signed in at the front office.  Weyanoke staff return to their instructional duties at 8:35am.

It is expected that speed limits and general traffic laws are observed in our school parking lot.  Once in the Kiss and Ride line, please do not make U-turns, as this creates unsafe conditions for other drivers and pedestrians.

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

🎤 Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

💜 Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Updates Weyanoke Career Day is coming 3/22/2024!

Are you a Business Owner, Hourly/salary, OR Part-time/ full-time employee in any and all industries??

In the past we've had:

  • Writers
  • Firemen
  • Realtors
  • Accountants
  • Film producers

This year we're hoping to get those in an even broader range. Specifically hoping to have speakers from the:

  • Construction industry (house painters, landscapers)
  • Beauty industries (nail techs, stylists),
  • Chef / Culinary Arts industry
  • Mechanics / Technicians industries
  • Service / Hospitality industry 

There are close to 600 students at Weyanoke. The sky is the limit for what they may end up pursuing, so let's get them the information they need to pursue their dreams!

We want to give students the best idea of the MANY options available to them after they graduate high school.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, March 5 - School Planning Day, No School for Students
  • Friday, March 8 - Heritage Festival, Holmes Middle School Gym
  • Sunday, March 10 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Caregiver Coffee
  • Thursday, March 14 - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, March 21 - PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 22 - Career Day
  • March 25 - 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 and 2 -No School for Students
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation

6520 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 |  Main Office: 703-813-5400
Attendance: 703-813-5484 | Web | FacebookTwitter

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