Weyanoke Update for November 17, 2021

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In fifth grade, while the girls attend Women in Science, the boys are learning to play chess.

Calendar Reminder: November 24-26

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students and teachers from Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enjoy this time with your family. We will see you on Monday, November 29.

Picture Retake Day is Coming

You can still order on mylifetouch.com. Students who were absent on picture day and any new students will receive a picture order form.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
  1. Visit mylifetouch.com
  2. Enter your Picture Day ID: EVTGQQ2KR
  3. Want us to retake your picture? Simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day
School-located Vaccine Clinics

Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting 19 COVID-19 vaccine clinics at 10 schools for students ages 5-11 years. 

All vaccinations are FREE.

Here is what you need to know before you go:

  • The clinics listed below are providing COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11 years of age. Attendees are not required to be a student at that school. All children, including those who attend private schools or are home-schooled, are welcome.
  • Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is approved for children ages 5–11 will be offered. Vaccines will not be available for those 12 years and older. 

  • No appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on site. If you arrive after all vaccine has been administered at a particular clinic, please visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccination location nearby, or call the Fairfax County Health Department's vaccine call center at 703-324-7404.
  • All vaccinations are free! While the registration forms will ask you for insurance information, if you do not have health insurance, you will not be charged anything to receive the vaccine.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult at all community vaccination sites.

Date

Day of Week

Time

School

Address

11/18/21

Thursday

4:00 – 7:00

Annandale Terrace ES

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003

12/9/21

Thursday

4:00 – 7:00

Annandale Terrace ES

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003

12/15/21

Wednesday

4:00 – 7:00

Shrevewood ES

7525 Shreve Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043

  Register for Optional COVID-19 Student Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren) for optional COVID-19 screening. If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

There will be no student COVID-19 screening testing the week of November 22 due to the Thanksgiving break.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 17: Additional meals (7 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

The Weyanoke Scientists

The scientists of tomorrow.

About the club
  • Weyanoke Scientists aims to explore and introduce science topics and scientists from diverse backgrounds to students
  • Weyanoke Scientists target students from 2nd to 4th Grade.
  • The Club will have monthly meetings
    • In each meeting students will conduct an experiment and they will learn about a scientist from a diverse background

Each lesson will align with the VA Science SOL Standards to help students further engage with and understand science concepts.

Interest Form

If you are interested in having your student join Weyanoke Scientists, please click the link above fill out a google form.

We will be using this form to gauge interest along with getting the necessary contact information to make important announcements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at:

sakinaazhar357@gmail.com or jaintanya2004@gmail.com

 

FCPS Honors Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Employee Awards!! PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING WEYANOKE E.S. EMPLOYEE!  To submit a nomination for a Weyanoke E.S. Outstanding Employee in one of the categories found below, please complete the nomination through the corresponding Google form link.  (You may need to copy and paste the link into chrome, if you are an FCPS employee.)  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

Last year, our own Felicia Usher won the Region 2 Award for Outstanding Principal, and Reva Dembo won the Annandale Pyramid Award for Outstanding Teacher.  In the past few years, several Weyanoke faculty and staff have earned and received Outstanding Award recognition at the school, pyramid and region levels. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three full years of teaching; librarians are included in this category.

Click here for Outstanding Teacher Nomination Form

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category.

Click here for Outstanding New Teacher Form

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Click here for Outstanding Principal Nomination Form

                                            

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as an employee that is on the pay scale for School-Based Administrators (not a building principal) or other Schedule-C employees

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Click here for Outstanding Leader Nomination Form

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience as an employee that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, and other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional role or administrative role in the school

Click here for Outstanding Professional Employee Nomination Form

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Click here for Outstanding Operational Employee Nomination Form

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 21, 2021. Our teachers and staff are beyond exceptional.  They deserve our recognition and the recognition of the rest of our pyramid, region and district.  Please nominate, nominate, nominate!!! 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Rousseau at knrousseau@fcps.edu.

Community Resources St. Stephens United Methodist Church
PARKING LOT
Annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Program
Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Saturday, November 20,2021

7:00 a.m. to (approx) 9:00 a.m. (no cars will be permitted to enter the parking lot once all meals have been distributed)

9203 Braddock Road, Burke, VA 22015

(near the intersection of Braddock Road and Guinea Road)

(703) 978-8724

We are again having the Thanksgiving Meal distribution CONTACT FREE – Please enter the parking lot, stay in line and stay in your car, please be prepared to allow volunteers to put your food in the TRUNK of your car.

Free food supplies for you to take home to prepare your Thanksgiving meal including turkey, potatoes, butter, side dishes and dessert.

Free diapers  Free food staples

No identification of any kind is required.

No pre-registration is required. Please arrive between 6:00-8:00am. Parking Lot will open at 6:30 a.m.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Save the date for December Grace Ministries DECEMBER 18, 2021 Distribution begins at 7:00 a.m. Computer Classes For Job Seekers

Computer Core offers eligible adult students free online classes to learn the computer skills and tools needed for career advancement. For more information, please go to 

https://www.computercore.org/wp-content/uploads/Computer-CORE-class-flyer-7-9-21.pdf

Rent Assistance

Anyone currently residing in Fairfax County who is behind their rent should contact Coordinated Service Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. CSP will complete an assessment with the tenant and determine their eligibility for rental assistance. If they are determined to be eligible to receive assistance the tenant will be referred to one of the Community Based Organizations (CBO) in Fairfax County who are distributing these funds and payment will be sent directly to the landlord. 

CSP Community outreach English Spanish Large RC print 4UP 12x18 (1).pdf

PTA News PTA Meeting tomorrow night, 11/18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weyanoke Cafeteria. We have a great guest speaker line-up: Student Services! Hear from our Parent Liaison, Counselors, and Psychologist.

Check out our new link tree:  https://linktr.ee/weyanokepta

Continually updated, here you will find links to all our clubs, website, volunteer form, calendar and more…

 

Last two weeks, we still have a ways to go to hit our $15k goal! Raffle Prizes:
  • Classes at Urban Evolution, gift cards to Children's Science Center, 1st three classes to have each student bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with Principal Usher!
  • Donate/bring in donations for your child to have a chance to win a prize in our end of the year raffle!
Thank you so much for your support!

Donations can be sent to the school in the Donation Envelope or through the PTA website: https://weyanokepta.square.site/ 

Upcoming Events
  • November 18, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • November 18, 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke PTA Meeting 
  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • December 2 - Picture Retake Day
  • December 20-31 - Winter Break - No School

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for November 10, 2021

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All of our students participated in a recording of this year's Veterans Day Concert. Each grade level sang a patriotic song and wore red, white and blue in honor of those who served. The recordings will be available on Schoology in the Weyanoke All School Course on Thursday, November 11.

Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Release Thursday, November 11

As a reminder, Thursday, November 11, is a two-hour early release for students for the Veterans Day holiday. Weyanoke will dismiss at 1:20 pm. Classes will resume on Friday, November 12.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Virtual Concert in honor of Veterans Day

Weyanoke Elementary School proudly presents

All American!

A Veterans Day Celebration

 

 

VIRTUAL CONCERT, POSTED TO SCHOOLOGY

Course name: All School: Weyanoke Elementary School

NOVEMBER 11, 2021

All classes have prepared special patriotic songs for this virtual concert,

to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

 

(Concert WILL NOT be at the school.)

Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible to VaxUP!

 

This week marked a pivotal moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. FCPS is collaborating with the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova, and the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Pediatricians to offer community-wide access to vaccines as soon as possible. Vaccines are expected to be available at mass vaccination sites really soon. Check with your local pharmacy or pediatrician for appointment availability. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities will be available on our website

In the meantime, you may have questions about the vaccine. We talked with local pediatricians to answer some of the most common questions. First, we asked how the vaccine works and about its safety. Hear what they have to say in this short video.

The Weyanoke Scientists

The scientists of tomorrow.

About the club
  • Weyanoke Scientists aims to explore and introduce science topics and scientists from diverse backgrounds to students
  • Weyanoke Scientists target students from 2nd to 4th Grade.
  • The Club will have monthly meetings
    • In each meeting students will conduct an experiment and they will learn about a scientist from a diverse background

Each lesson will align with the VA Science SOL Standards to help students further engage with and understand science concepts.

Interest Form

If you are interested in having your student join Weyanoke Scientists, please click the link above fill out a google form.

We will be using this form to gauge interest along with getting the necessary contact information to make important announcements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at:

sakinaazhar357@gmail.com or jaintanya2004@gmail.com

 

FCPS Honors Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Employee Awards!! PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING WEYANOKE E.S. EMPLOYEE!  To submit a nomination for a Weyanoke E.S. Outstanding Employee in one of the categories found below, please complete the nomination through the corresponding Google form link.  (You may need to copy and paste the link into chrome, if you are an FCPS employee.)  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

Last year, our own Felicia Usher won the Region 2 Award for Outstanding Principal, and Reva Dembo won the Annandale Pyramid Award for Outstanding Teacher.  In the past few years, several Weyanoke faculty and staff have earned and received Outstanding Award recognition at the school, pyramid and region levels. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three full years of teaching; librarians are included in this category.

Click here for Outstanding Teacher Nomination Form

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category.

Click here for Outstanding New Teacher Form

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Click here for Outstanding Principal Nomination Form

                                            

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as an employee that is on the pay scale for School-Based Administrators (not a building principal) or other Schedule-C employees

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Click here for Outstanding Leader Nomination Form

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience as an employee that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, and other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional role or administrative role in the school

Click here for Outstanding Professional Employee Nomination Form

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Click here for Outstanding Operational Employee Nomination Form

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 21, 2021. Our teachers and staff are beyond exceptional.  They deserve our recognition and the recognition of the rest of our pyramid, region and district.  Please nominate, nominate, nominate!!! 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Rousseau at knrousseau@fcps.edu.

Invitational Science Fair March 19, 2022 Grades 5-8

Explore your STEM interests & conduct experiments!

Interest Meeting: Nov. 12

tjhsstsciencefair@gmail.com

tjsciencefair.wordpress.com

 

PTA News

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ms. Blandino’s class for winning the PIZZA PARTY!  Because we had such an early winner, we have opened it up to the first three classes, so still a chance to win for two more classes!!!  We are at $3k of our $15k goal with three more weeks, we can still make it!

100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA to fund field trips, assemblies, and other fun school activities, like Movie Night, Family Fun Night, Spelling Bee, school clubs, and Reflections.

Our goal is $15,000 this year.

Prizes:

  • One Raffle Winner: 10 pack of classes to Urban Evolution on Cherokee ($225 value)
  • Two Raffle Winners: $50 gift cards to Children's Science Center in Fairfax
  • First three classes to have all students bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with Principal Usher!

Info and Ideas:

Anyone can donate, including friends and family, to help Weyanoke reach our goal! Every Direct Donation is a tax-deductible donation directly to our PTA.  This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to fund these great activities! Thank you so much for your support!

Donations can be sent to the school in the Donation Envelope or through the PTA website: 

https://weyanokepta.square.site/  (While you’re there you can join the PTA as well!).

  • Running from October 1 – November 30
  • If every student gets $10 from 5 people, would raise almost $30,000.
  • Ask your employer to match your donation, many have a policy in place to do so.
  • Donate/bring in donations for your child to have a chance to win a prize in our end of the year raffle!
KAST and STEM happening every other Friday with ongoing sign-up Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day - Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:20 pm
  • November 18, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • November 18, 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke PTA Meeting 
  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • December 20-31 - Winter Break - No School

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for November 3, 2021

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In honor of Upstander Week, last week was a Weyanoke Spirit Week. Woodchucks dressed each day according to a theme,, and we focused on being a community of upstanders. On Friday, we wore our Weyanoke spirit wear to show our school unity. In this photo, Ms. Lemke's class shows off their school spirit.

FCPS Honors Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Employee Awards!! PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING WEYANOKE E.S. EMPLOYEE!  To submit a nomination for a Weyanoke E.S. Outstanding Employee in one of the categories found below, please complete the nomination through the corresponding Google form link.  (You may need to copy and paste the link into chrome, if you are an FCPS employee.)  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

Last year, our own Felicia Usher won the Region 2 Award for Outstanding Principal, and Reva Dembo won the Annandale Pyramid Award for Outstanding Teacher.  In the past few years, several Weyanoke faculty and staff have earned and received Outstanding Award recognition at the school, pyramid and region levels. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three full years of teaching; librarians are included in this category.

Click here for Outstanding Teacher Nomination Form

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category.

Click here for Outstanding New Teacher Form

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Click here for Outstanding Principal Nomination Form

                                            

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as an employee that is on the pay scale for School-Based Administrators (not a building principal) or other Schedule-C employees

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Click here for Outstanding Leader Nomination Form

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience as an employee that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, and other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional role or administrative role in the school

Click here for Outstanding Professional Employee Nomination Form

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Click here for Outstanding Operational Employee Nomination Form

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 21, 2021. Our teachers and staff are beyond exceptional.  They deserve our recognition and the recognition of the rest of our pyramid, region and district.  Please nominate, nominate, nominate!!! 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Rousseau at knrousseau@fcps.edu.

Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair

This week and next week our Weyanoke Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Think about a gift purchase for your child and/or their classroom.  Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Books will ship directly to  your home.  Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. 

Shop the book fair at:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/weyanokeelementaryschool1 

For more information, here's a link to a video on how to shop the book fair:

https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6206818915001

Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting the Weyanoke Fall Book Fair!

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Virtual Concert in honor of Veterans Day

Weyanoke Elementary School proudly presents

All American!

A Veterans Day Celebration

 

 

VIRTUAL CONCERT, POSTED TO SCHOOLOGY

NOVEMBER 11, 2021

All classes have prepared special patriotic songs for this virtual concert,

to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

 

(Concert WILL NOT be at the school.)

Academic Resources Review Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet  https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Community Review of K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K - 8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Community Resources INOVA

In 2021, three improvements have been made for Medicaid/FAMIS programs and their requirements. The 40-Quarter rule has been eliminated for lawful permanent residents, as they no longer are required to have 40 qualifying quarters of work. Adults 21 and over now have access to a new comprehensive dental benefit that includes regular dental visits. Lastly, a new FAMIS Prenatal benefit has been introduced for ALL income-eligible pregnant women, regardless of their immigration status.

Local bilingual Outreach Workers with Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities, provide free 1:1 assistance to anyone who wants to learn about, apply for, or renew Medicaid/FAMIS coverage.

Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) not only provides Medicaid/FAMIS programs application assistance, but hosts virtual events for clients to better understand the programs and what occurs after they are approved. To register for their baby shower or Medicaid workshop events, they have created an easy online registration form.

PHC has expanded their team across Northern Virginia and in partnership with Inova Cares Clinics for Families (ICCF), have team members in satellite locations at Annandale, Alexandria, Sterling and Manassas. At ICCF, workers offer application assistance for Medicaid and Inova financial assistance to cover their medical bills.

Outreach Workers are committed to providing you with a smooth application process and support, every step of the way. Partnership for Healthier Communities is easy to reach, whether through telephone, email, or their online referral form.

 

  • Fairfax City or Fairfax County:  Call 703.698.2550 or text 703.479.0330
  • Prince William: Contact Karla Villalta at Karla.Villalta@inova.org or (703) 967-3772 (call or text)
  • Loudoun County: Contact Hyrcania Valentine at Hyrcania.Valentin@inova.org or (703) 579-7161 (call or text)

 

These helpful bilingual Outreach Workers are part of a special initiative of the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

PTA News

The PTA held a Principal, Teachers, and Staff appreciation coffee for National Principal Appreciation Month. We also treated Principal Usher and Assistant Principal Doyle to lunch and t-shirts!

Students were invited to come out and decorate the sidewalk with messages to their teachers to surprise teachers when they arrived Tuesday morning on the 26th. You can see the photos in our Facebook Group.

Spirit Wear was a success! We sold 142 items through the store. Spirit wear is now being printed and will be delivered to your child’s home room teacher the week of November 8th. We will open the spirit wear store again later this year if there are more items you’d like to purchase.

Outdoor Movie Night

 

FIRST EVER Weyanoke Outdoor Movie Night! 

  • November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Free entry!

There will be a concessions stand with pizza, popcorn, and candy apples for sale to benefit the PTA.

Bring your chairs/blankets.

In the upper field behind the school. If it rains, we will switch to in the gymnasium.

Raya and the Last Dragon

  • PG
  • 1h 30 min 
  • 2021

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.

 

AmazonSmile!

A great way to get money for our PTA without doing anything but registering. we've heard it ends up being one of the biggest sources of income for some PTAs.

Here's a direct link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0683848, or go to smile.amazon.com and select our charity: Weyanoke Elem PTA

KAST and STEM happening every other Friday with ongoing sign-up

Reflections Contest EXTENDED

Deadline for entries: 11/05/2021

For submission form and rules go to https://bit.ly/3zugK7j 

For details: merinokrissia@gmail.com or 571-502-4013

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Movie Night
  • Through November 7 - Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair
  • November 7 - Daylight Saving Time Ends - set your clocks BACK one hour
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom: AAP Parent Information Night – AAP Services in Secondary School
  • Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day - Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:20 pm
  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • December 20-31 - Winter Break - No School

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for October 28, 2021

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Students learned to create museum exhibits and showed off what they learned about ladybugs. The museums were open to other students and staff this week, and we got to learn about these very special insects from third grade experts.

Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Release on October 29; Student Holidays November 1-2

 

As a reminder, Friday, October 29, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2, for teacher work days. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair

This week and next week our Weyanoke Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Think about a gift purchase for your child and/or their classroom.  Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Books will ship directly to  your home.  Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. 

Shop the book fair at:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/weyanokeelementaryschool1 

For more information, here's a link to a video on how to shop the book fair:

https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6206818915001

Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting the Weyanoke Fall Book Fair!

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Thank you, Principals!

 

October is National School Principals Month. At Weyanoke, we are fortunate to have a team of fantastic leaders: Ms. Usher and Ms. Doyle. Our principals work hard every day to make our school work its best for students and staff. We appreciate the dedication, thought and time they give to make Weyanoke great!

Academic Resources Review Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet  https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Community Review of K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K - 8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Community Resources INOVA

In 2021, three improvements have been made for Medicaid/FAMIS programs and their requirements. The 40-Quarter rule has been eliminated for lawful permanent residents, as they no longer are required to have 40 qualifying quarters of work. Adults 21 and over now have access to a new comprehensive dental benefit that includes regular dental visits. Lastly, a new FAMIS Prenatal benefit has been introduced for ALL income-eligible pregnant women, regardless of their immigration status.

Local bilingual Outreach Workers with Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities, provide free 1:1 assistance to anyone who wants to learn about, apply for, or renew Medicaid/FAMIS coverage.

Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) not only provides Medicaid/FAMIS programs application assistance, but hosts virtual events for clients to better understand the programs and what occurs after they are approved. To register for their baby shower or Medicaid workshop events, they have created an easy online registration form.

PHC has expanded their team across Northern Virginia and in partnership with Inova Cares Clinics for Families (ICCF), have team members in satellite locations at Annandale, Alexandria, Sterling and Manassas. At ICCF, workers offer application assistance for Medicaid and Inova financial assistance to cover their medical bills.

Outreach Workers are committed to providing you with a smooth application process and support, every step of the way. Partnership for Healthier Communities is easy to reach, whether through telephone, email, or their online referral form.

 

  • Fairfax City or Fairfax County:  Call 703.698.2550 or text 703.479.0330
  • Prince William: Contact Karla Villalta at Karla.Villalta@inova.org or (703) 967-3772 (call or text)
  • Loudoun County: Contact Hyrcania Valentine at Hyrcania.Valentin@inova.org or (703) 579-7161 (call or text)

 

These helpful bilingual Outreach Workers are part of a special initiative of the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

PTA News

The PTA hosted a Staff & Teacher Appreciation Coffee Tuesday as well as treating Principal Usher and Assistant Principal Doyle to lunch and t-shirts! You can see the photos in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Thank you to all who came to our October PTA meeting on the 21st!  It was very successful, and wonderful to hear from Ms. Mani about the Level IV program. Thank you, Ms. Mani!

We were also able to fill our Vice President of Communications position during the meeting! Thank you so much for volunteering for the position, Janice Austin (mother of one daughter in Kindergarten). We're excited to have you on board!

Thank you so much Principal Usher, for all that you do! - from the entire PTA membership.

October is National Principal Appreciation month, which Principal Usher makes so easy for us! The last couple of years have been very rough, and she has gone above and beyond to not only ensure our students’ academic success, but she has also worked tirelessly to protect the health and safety of every person in the school, often with little or rapidly changing guidance. With each new challenge, she has led with boldness as a true expert in what Weyanoke and our students need.

A very big thank you to Assistant Principal Doyle as well! The PTA treated them both to lunch yesterday, hoping to make one day at least a little easier!

We are currently seeking Volunteer Chairpeople for Career Day and Spelling Bee.

Outdoor Movie Night

 

FIRST EVER Weyanoke Outdoor Movie Night! 

  • November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Free entry!

There will be a concessions stand with pizza, popcorn, and candy apples for sale to benefit the PTA.

Bring your chairs/blankets.

In the upper field behind the school. If it rains, we will switch to in the gymnasium.

Raya and the Last Dragon

  • PG
  • 1h 30 min 
  • 2021

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.

 

AmazonSmile!

A great way to get money for our PTA without doing anything but registering. we've heard it ends up being one of the biggest sources of income for some PTAs.

Here's a direct link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0683848, or go to smile.amazon.com and select our charity: Weyanoke Elem PTA

KAST and STEM happening every other Friday with ongoing sign-up

Reflections Contest EXTENDED

Deadline for entries: 11/05/2021

For submission form and rules go to https://bit.ly/3zugK7j 

For details: merinokrissia@gmail.com or 571-502-4013

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, October 29 - Two hour early release. School ends at 1:20 p.m.
  • November 1 and 2 - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students
  • Friday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Movie Night
  • Through November 7 - Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair
  • November 7 - Daylight Saving Time Ends - set your clocks BACK one hour

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Fifth grade students took a trip to neighboring Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology recently. They had the opportunity to see the many tools TJ staff uses to engage their students in the sciences, including a planetarium, aquariums, and practical tools like those pictured here.

Weyanoke Family Market Night

Welcome back! Join us Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Weyanoke’s Family Market!

Weyanoke Elementary School is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank to offer monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to families of the Weyanoke community, free of charge during the school year.

This year Family Market Nights will be held outside as a drive-thru market through December. Walk-up services will be available for families without a car.

The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce, one box of each per household.

This is open to all families who have students at Weyanoke Elementary.

Help us keep Family Market Night safe! Masks or face coverings are REQUIRED for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Household information (no names) and zip code will be needed at each Family Market Night. This information will be given to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Market days/times may be subject to change, due to the ever-changing health situation. Please keep an eye out for Weyanoke’s News You Choose for market updates, or visit our website https://weyanokees.fcps.edu

Feel free to contact: Dorothy Walsh - Weyanoke’s Family Market Site Coordinator at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu.

Stay safe everyone, and we will see you there!

Student Services Survey

At Weyanoke we believe that family, school partnerships are vital to student success. We are looking for your feedback to help the Student Services Team better serve our school community. Please respond to this brief survey by October 22nd to help us guide our services and support. https://forms.gle/S6AEk8WeYzb157tQ7

Hello Upstanders!

The week of October 25th to 29th we are celebrating Upstanders Week at Weyanoke. Upstanders show they care about our school community and Stand Up, Speak Up, and show they support others when they see bullying behaviors. To help us celebrate Upstanders Week we will be having a Spirit Week. Show you are an Upstander by joining us.

  • Monday: Crazy Sock Day – Wear your most fun and crazy socks
  • Tuesday: Twin Day – Dress like your friend or friends
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday – Wear your wackiest most mismatched outfit
  • Thursday: Pajama Day – Wear your comfiest pajamas
  • Friday: Woodchuck Day—Wear as much blue and yellow as you can!
Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair

 

Caregiver Coffee

Get to know Weyanoke ES and Title I Caregiver Meeting

Presented by Ms. Usher (Weyanoke's Principal) and Ms. Roldan (Weyanoke's Family Liaison)

Caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY presented on

Tuesday, October 26th at Weyanoke ES,

Location: Weyanoke Cafeteria or Zoom

Time: from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95599862060

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Sandra Roldan, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or skroldanllor@fcps.edu

Childcare will be provided

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Community Resources Join Cub Scout Pack 855

Boys and girls in grades K-4 are invited to join the fun and make new friends with Cub Scout Pack 855!

Open House and 1st Meeting:

  • October 26, 2021
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Parklawn Elementary School Cafeteria

Pack activities include: campouts, model rocket launch, Pinewood Derby, hiking, outdoor safety skills workshop, bike rodeo, and more!

To learn more, contact

Jose Cervoni

Cubmaster

PWD855@gmail.com

Phil Shea

Pack Committee Chair

prshea3@gmail.com

INOVA

In 2021, three improvements have been made for Medicaid/FAMIS programs and their requirements. The 40-Quarter rule has been eliminated for lawful permanent residents, as they no longer are required to have 40 qualifying quarters of work. Adults 21 and over now have access to a new comprehensive dental benefit that includes regular dental visits. Lastly, a new FAMIS Prenatal benefit has been introduced for ALL income-eligible pregnant women, regardless of their immigration status.

 

Local bilingual Outreach Workers with Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities, provide free 1:1 assistance to anyone who wants to learn about, apply for, or renew Medicaid/FAMIS coverage.

 

Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) not only provides Medicaid/FAMIS programs application assistance, but hosts virtual events for clients to better understand the programs and what occurs after they are approved. To register for their baby shower or Medicaid workshop events, they have created an easy online registration form.

 

PHC has expanded their team across Northern Virginia and in partnership with Inova Cares Clinics for Families (ICCF), have team members in satellite locations at Annandale, Alexandria, Sterling and Manassas. At ICCF, workers offer application assistance for Medicaid and Inova financial assistance to cover their medical bills.

 

Outreach Workers are committed to providing you with a smooth application process and support, every step of the way. Partnership for Healthier Communities is easy to reach, whether through telephone, email, or their online referral form.

 

  • Fairfax City or Fairfax County:  Call 703.698.2550 or text 703.479.0330
  • Prince William: Contact Karla Villalta at Karla.Villalta@inova.org or (703) 967-3772 (call or text)
  • Loudoun County: Contact Hyrcania Valentine at Hyrcania.Valentin@inova.org or (703) 579-7161 (call or text)

 

These helpful bilingual Outreach Workers are part of a special initiative of the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

PTA News Weyanoke PTA General Meeting and AAP Parent Information Night

In-Person in the cafeteria tomorrow, Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. 

All are welcome!  Please feel free to bring your children, we had several at our last meeting.

Come early between 6 and 7pm if you would like help submitting your child's artwork for the Reflections Contest

AmazonSmile!

A great way to get money for our PTA without doing anything but registering. we've heard it ends up being one of the biggest sources of income for some PTAs.

Here's a direct link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0683848, or go to smile.amazon.com and select our charity: Weyanoke Elem PTA

We have two great, FREE after school science clubs starting in October. Geared towards 4th and 5th  graders (others welcome)

tails and use these links to register online:

The DABBING WOODCHUCK is BACK! We have a new Weyanoke Spirit Wear Store!  Orders must be placed by October 22nd.  New fun t-shirts and hoodies, water bottles and magnets. 

Follow this link to order:

http://www.awabylisa.com/weyanoke-spirit-wear.html

Reflections Art Contest!

Deadline for entries: 10/22/2021

We will be in the Weyanoke Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. on October 21st to help with submitting artwork.

For submission form and rules go to https://bit.ly/3zugK7j 

For details: merinokrissia@gmail.com or 571-502-4013

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, October 21, 5;00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. - In-Person Weyanoke PTA General Meeting and AAP Parent Information Night
  • October 25 - November 7 - Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair
  • Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Caregiver Coffee online and in person
  • Friday, October 29 - Two hour early release. School ends at 1:20 p.m.
  • November 1 and 2 - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Fourth graders celebrated completion of their writing projects with an author's party. The personal essays reflected a variety of experiences and interests.

Student Services Survey

At Weyanoke we believe that family, school partnerships are vital to student success. We are looking for your feedback to help the Student Services Team better serve our school community. Please respond to this brief survey by October 22nd to help us guide our services and support. https://forms.gle/S6AEk8WeYzb157tQ7

Weyanoke Family Market Night

Welcome back! Join us Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Weyanoke’s Family Market!

Weyanoke Elementary School is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank to offer monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to families of the Weyanoke community, free of charge during the school year.

This year Family Market Nights will be held outside as a drive-thru market through December. Walk-up services will be available for families without a car.

The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce, one box of each per household.

This is open to all families who have students at Weyanoke Elementary.

Help us keep Family Market Night safe! Masks or face coverings are REQUIRED for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Household information (no names) and zip code will be needed at each Family Market Night. This information will be given to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Market days/times may be subject to change, due to the ever-changing health situation. Please keep an eye out for Weyanoke’s News You Choose for market updates, or visit our website https://weyanokees.fcps.edu

Feel free to contact: Dorothy Walsh - Weyanoke’s Family Market Site Coordinator at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu.

Stay safe everyone, and we will see you there!

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair

 

Community Resources

Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FECSoCo) are offering many services by phone and internet (eg. Zoom, Google) in the interest of safety during COVID-19. Here is a list of free virtual one-on-one consulting and workshops to help with your personal finances, job search and more, and how to access them:

Virtual Classes/Workshops

Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register

  • 5 y 19 octubre: Talleres Finanzas y Crecimiento Profesional, Martes de 6:30-7:30p, con AHC Inc. haga clic aquí
  • Oct. 7: Is Bankruptcy Right for You? Thursday, 1-3p, with Legal Services of Northern Virginia Click Here
  • Oct. 12 & 26: Personal Finance & Career Building Workshops, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30p, with AHC, Inc. Click Here
  • Oct. 20: Free Legal Assistance Wednesdays, 6-8p, with Fairfax Law Foundation, also offered Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 Click Here
  • Oct. 20: Credit Report Review Clinic, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30p, also offered Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 Click Here 
  • Oct. 21: Tax Debt Relief Clinic, Thursday, 1-3p, with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, also offered Nov. 18 & Dec. 16 Click Here

One-on-One, Confidential Consulting

  • Financial Coaching: Speak confidentially with a volunteer financial coach over the phone or Internet. Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register. Click Here for Information.
  • Workforce/Job Readiness Coaching: Free, confidential consulting to help you refresh your resume, polish your interviewing skills and more via phone or internet. Contact Sally Meyer at slmeyer@britepaths.org.  Click Here for Information.
  • Small Business Consulting: Schedule a confidential appointment to speak with a professional who will provide guidance with emergency loans, help create a business plan and develop effective strategies. Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register.
  • Tax Preparation Consulting: Available by appointment. Preparation of prior year tax returns, amendments, counseling on tax issues. For tax filing assistance, must have access to a computer to complete TurboTax filing. Call 703.704.6101 or email info@FECSoCo.org to schedule.
  • NEW: Food Entrepreneur Consulting: Available by appointment, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register. Flyer: Englishespañol

Career Training :

Avenues to Career Training (ACT) Healthcare is a free virtual eight-week training session that includes job-readiness skills with the enrichment of math, reading and writing that are contextualized for healthcare for Fairfax County residents. Click Here for Information on ACT-Health. 

CATCH My Breath

Wednesdays, October 13 – November 3, 2021

5:45 – 6:30 PM

This session is being offered virtually.

Youth in grades 5 and 6 are invited to participate in four sessions of CATCH My Breath. Participants will learn healthy habits and build skills. This evidence-based program covers topics such as:

Resisting their own curiosity; Peer and advertising pressure to experiment with e-cigarettes; Understanding that e-cigarettes are addictive, unhealthy, and not as popular as they think; and Influencing friends and peers not to use e-cigarettes.

Participants who attend regularly earn gift cards! Session dates are October 13, 20 and 27 and November 3, 2021.

Open to all interested participants: Register at FormedFamiliesForward.org or at Eventbrite. Call 703-539-2904 for more information. CATCH My Breath program is offered through the support of Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services’ Partners in Prevention Fund

PTA News Volunteer Opportunities!

More info in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Vice President of Communications - This is a Board position. We are finding, with our goal of making PTA to parent communication a major priority, we could really use help to make that possible. So, we are introducing a new Executive Board position, new to Weyanoke, but used in many other school PTAs.

AmazonSmile!

A great way to get money for our PTA without doing anything but registering. we've heard it ends up being one of the biggest sources of income for some PTAs.

Here's a direct link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0683848, or go to smile.amazon.com and select our charity: Weyanoke Elem PTA

Do Good with Chipotle
  • Chipotle fundraiser for Weyanoke PTA
  • 33% of event sales get donated to the cause
  • Wednesday, October 13th | 5-9pm
  • 6242 Little River Turnpike Suite A, Alexandria, VA, 22312
  • Order online for pickup using code exnxblh
  • Or bring the flyer to the restaurant with you.

Do you enjoy art, writing, or taking photos? Enter the competition and unleash your inner artist for a chance to win! All submissions online.

We will be in the Weyanoke Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. on October 21st to help with submitting artwork.

For submission form and rules go to https://bit.ly/3zugK7j 

Deadline for entries: 10/22/2021

For details: merinokrissia@gmail.com or 571-502-4013

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, October 21, 5;00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. - In-Person Weyanoke PTA General Meeting and AAP Parent Information Night
  • October 25 - November 7 - Weyanoke Virtual Book Fair
  • Friday, October 29 - Two hour early release. School ends at 1:20 p.m.
  • November 1 and 2 - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Students in the library enjoy reading books of their choice during library specials.

Indigenous Peoples' Day STUDENT HOLIDAY

Monday, October 11, 2021

There will be NO SCHOOL for students.

Regular Office Hours.

Mask Up!

Every student at Weyanoke should arrive at school each day wearing a well-fitted, secure mask over their nose and mouth. All students should also have at least one clean spare mask with them at school. Masks should be laundered or replaced after each day of wear. 

Weyanoke Family Market Night

Welcome back! Join us Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Weyanoke’s Family Market!

Weyanoke Elementary School is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank to offer monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to families of the Weyanoke community, free of charge during the school year.

This year Family Market Nights will be held outside as a drive-thru market through December. Walk-up services will be available for families without a car.

The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce, one box of each per household.

This is open to all families who have students at Weyanoke Elementary.

Help us keep Family Market Night safe! Masks or face coverings are REQUIRED for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Household information (no names) and zip code will be needed at each Family Market Night. This information will be given to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Market days/times may be subject to change, due to the ever-changing health situation. Please keep an eye out for Weyanoke’s News You Choose for market updates, or visit our website https://weyanokees.fcps.edu

Feel free to contact: Dorothy Walsh - Weyanoke’s Family Market Site Coordinator at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu.

Stay safe everyone, and we will see you there!

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Hispanic culture. We celebrate at this time of year because the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all received their independence on September 15. Additionally, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Your check is welcome

We recognize that occasionally a parent may inadvertently overdraw a checking account and a check may be returned by your bank. In order to recover these funds in a private and professional manner, Fairfax County Public Schools has contracted with CHECKredi, a company based in Lexington, Kentucky, for collection of returned checks.

Each check written to the district should be on a commercially printed check with your name, address, and telephone number. When a person writes a check to the district, the person writing the check agrees that, if the check is returned that it may be represented electronically on the same account, and that the a $30.00 fee established by law, in addition to the face value, may be debited from the same account.

CHECKredi will contact you by mail and by telephone in order to make arrangements to pay before attempting to represent the check electronically. Payments may be made to CHECKredi’s office by mail, to P.O. Box 11848, Lexington, KY 40578. Payments of the check and fee may be made online at www.checkredi.com using a credit card, debit card or electronic check, without any additional fees. For a convenience fee, payments may be made over the telephone at (800) 742-2925, by credit card, debit card or electronic check.

PTA News

We have two great, FREE after school science clubs starting in October. Geared towards 4th and 5th  graders (others welcome)

tails and use these links to register online:

• KAST (Kids Are Scientists Too) - Starts October 15 https://bit.ly/3EZuCdE •STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - Starts October 22 https://bit.ly/3zWVo2H

The DABBING WOODCHUCK is BACK! We have a new Weyanoke Spirit Wear Store!  Orders must be placed by October 22nd.  New fun t-shirts and hoodies, water bottles and magnets. 

Follow this link to order:

http://www.awabylisa.com/weyanoke-spirit-wear.html

Direct Donation Drive

100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA to fund field trips, assemblies, and other important school activities, like Trunk-or-Treat, Family Fun Night, Spelling Bee, and Reflections.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to fund these great activities!

Donations can be sent to the school in the Donation Envelope or through the Online Portal: https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (while your there you can join the PTA as well!).

  • Running from October 1 – November 30
  • If every student gets $10 from 5 people, would raise almost $30,000
  • We encourage you to ask your employer to match your donation
  • Donate/bring in donations for your child to have a chance to win a prize in our end of the year raffle!

 

See more about our PTA on our website

https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (or follow QR code)
While you’re there check out and join our Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, October 11 - School Planning Day; No School for Students 
  • Thursday, October 21, 5;00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. - In-Person Weyanoke PTA General Meeting and AAP Parent Information Night
  • Friday, October 29 - Two hour early release. School ends at 1:20 p.m.
  • November 1 and 2 - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Sometimes, the smallest things are special. This little chipmunk was scurrying in the grass close to the first grade windows this week.

Mask Up!

Every student at Weyanoke should arrive at school each day wearing a well-fitted, secure mask over their nose and mouth. All students should also have at least one clean spare mask with them at school. Masks should be laundered or replaced after each day of wear. 

Picture Day is Coming!

Lifetouch will be at Weyanoke Elementary on Tuesday, October 5th to take student school pictures.  The pictures can be ordered online at mylifetouch.com using the picture ID -EVTH4CNZ9.  Parents who place their order online do not need to return the picture day order form.  If you do not wish to order online, please submit the paper order form with payment. Please send exact amount. We do not have change. Watch for order forms in the Wednesday folder!

Students who are not in school on October 5th will have their pictures taken on the make-up day of December 2, 2021.

For questions about photo orders, please visit mylifetouch.com or contact Lifetouch at

1-800-736-4753.

Your check is welcome

We recognize that occasionally a parent may inadvertently overdraw a checking account and a check may be returned by your bank. In order to recover these funds in a private and professional manner, Fairfax County Public Schools has contracted with CHECKredi, a company based in Lexington, Kentucky, for collection of returned checks.

Each check written to the district should be on a commercially printed check with your name, address, and telephone number. When a person writes a check to the district, the person writing the check agrees that, if the check is returned that it may be represented electronically on the same account, and that the a $30.00 fee established by law, in addition to the face value, may be debited from the same account.

CHECKredi will contact you by mail and by telephone in order to make arrangements to pay before attempting to represent the check electronically. Payments may be made to CHECKredi’s office by mail, to P.O. Box 11848, Lexington, KY 40578. Payments of the check and fee may be made online at www.checkredi.com using a credit card, debit card or electronic check, without any additional fees. For a convenience fee, payments may be made over the telephone at (800) 742-2925, by credit card, debit card or electronic check.

Community Information Virtual Parenting Class

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11.

Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships. This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM, which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet online. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.

This class will be offered in English. 

  • Dates: October 5, 2021 - January 18, 2022
  • Day: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Topic: 5-11 age range Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

Contact: Debi Hackney 703-324-7790; Natalie Bailey 703-324-3617

PTA News

Thank you to all who attended our PTA meeting last week!  We had a great turnout and truly appreciate the support.

Kids are welcome at the meetings! We had many kids at the last week’s, everything went very well, and they were even able to contribute to the conversation.

We hope to see you all again, and even more people, at the next meeting.

We would like to announce our new Secretary Tsehay (Sunny) Gebissa!  Thank you very much, Sunny, for volunteering to serve on the PTA Board.  We look forward to having you and are certain your work will make a huge difference for Weyanoke and its students.

Direct Donation Drive

100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA to fund field trips, assemblies, and other important school activities, like Trunk-or-Treat, Family Fun Night, Spelling Bee, and Reflections.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to fund these great activities!

Donations can be sent to the school in the Donation Envelope or through the Online Portal: https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (while your there you can join the PTA as well!).

  • Running from October 1 – November 30
  • If every student gets $10 from 5 people, would raise almost $30,000
  • We encourage you to ask your employer to match your donation
  • Donate/bring in donations for your child to have a chance to win a prize in our end of the year raffle!

 

See more about our PTA on our website

https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (or follow QR code)
While you’re there check out and join our Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Monday, October 11 - School Planning Day; No School for Students 
  • Thursday, October 21, 5;00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. - In-Person Weyanoke PTA General Meeting and AAP Parent Information Night
  • Friday, October 29 - Two hour early release. School ends at 1:20 p.m.

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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STEAM teacher Mrs. Otaizo uses basic materials to create engaging and challenging lessons for her students. Folding paper into tall towers is one example.

Picture Day is Coming!

Lifetouch will be at Weyanoke Elementary on Tuesday, October 5th to take student school pictures.  The pictures can be ordered online at mylifetouch.com using the picture ID -EVTH4CNZ9.  Parents who place their order online do not need to return the picture day order form.  If you do not wish to order online, please submit the paper order form with payment. Please send exact amount. We do not have change. Watch for order forms in the Wednesday folder!

Students who are not in school on October 5th will have their pictures taken on the make-up day of December 2, 2021.

For questions about photo orders, please visit mylifetouch.com or contact Lifetouch at

1-800-736-4753.

Advanced Academics Virtual Meeting

Please join Mrs. Usher, Ms. Roldan (Family Liaison), and Ms. Mani (Advanced Academic Resource Teacher) virtually on Tuesday, September 28, at 6:00 pm for an overview of Advanced Academics in FCPS and at Weyanoke. The event will take place on Zoom. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

Universal Screener Notice

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. This fall, students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady reading and mathematics assessments. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - New Time
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Virtual Parenting Class

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11.

Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships. This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM, which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet online. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.

This class will be offered in English. 

  • Dates: October 5, 2021 - January 18, 2022
  • Day: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Topic: 5-11 age range Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

Contact: Debi Hackney 703-324-7790; Natalie Bailey 703-324-3617

PTA News

Join us tomorrow for our first PTA meeting! 

We are meeting in the Weyanoke Cafeteria on September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Spanish translator.

The PTA’s focus is working in concert with the school to make sure every student has the very best opportunities with no barriers to participating. We have a lot of great things planned and would love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering some time. 

Currently we are looking for a new Secretary, and always looking for volunteers in general or to Chair specific events.

Reflections Contest at Weyanoke

Students submit artwork and compete on a National level in a juried art competition. 3 categories, compete in 1 or all!

Categories: Literature, Photography and Visual Arts.

Deadline for Entries: 10/22/21

For Details: merinokrissia@gmail.com; (571) 502-4013

See more about our PTA on our website

https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (or follow QR code)
While you’re there check out and join our Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Meeting in the Weyanoke Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. - Advanced Academics Virtual Meeting (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Monday, October 11 - School Planning Day; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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As part of their unit on the earth's layers, students use graham crackers and shaving cream to experience the moving of the earth's tectonic plates. This hands-on approach helps students understand complex ideas.

Family Coffee - Technology for Caregivers

Please join us for our Family Coffee! This will be a great opportunity to learn some of the technology that FCPS is using.

Topic: Technology Support for Families

Bring your cell phone or device to learn to use:

  • SIS ParentVUE (smartphone app or website)
  • Schoology for Parents (smartphone app or website)
  • Talking Points (smartphone app or website)
  • News You Choose
  • Here Comes the Bus (smartphone app)

Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. (English) and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you do not have a Parent SIS account set up.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

Universal Screener Notice

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. This fall, students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady reading and mathematics assessments. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - New Time
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Virtual Parenting Class

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11.

Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships. This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM, which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet online. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.

This class will be offered in English. 

  • Dates: October 5, 2021 - January 18, 2022
  • Day: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Topic: 5-11 age range Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

Contact: Debi Hackney 703-324-7790; Natalie Bailey 703-324-3617

PTA News

It’s a new year and we have a whole new board!  We’re very excited about the year ahead.  A little about us, we’re all Weyanoke parents.

President, Julie Grandon Krainik, mom of two, in 2nd and Kindergarten.

Vice President, Jennifer McCreery, mom of three, two at WES, in 1st and 3rd. Treasurer, Tyree Cook, father of four, three at WES, in pre-k, 2nd and 3rd. Secretary (temporary), Juanita Manley, mom of five, three at WES, in 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

The PTA Board has discussed their hopes for the school year and want to make communication to parents a major priority. We see our job as working in concert with the school to make sure every student has the very best opportunities with no barriers to participating. We have a lot of great things planned and would love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering some time.

 

Currently we are looking for a new Secretary and volunteers for the Reflections contest. Our first PTA meeting will be at Weyanoke on Sept 23rd at 7pm.

Reflections Contest at Weyanoke

Students submit artwork and compete on a National level in a juried art competition. 3 categories, compete in 1 or all!

Categories: Literature, Photography and Visual Arts.

Deadline for Entries: 10/22/21

For Details: woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com 

See more about our PTA on our website

https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (or follow QR code)
While you’re there check out and join our Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Meeting in the Weyanoke Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Monday, October 11 - School Planning Day; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Music class is back in the music room this year, allowing our students to enjoy creating sounds through items like rhythm sticks. Students love the opportunity for movement and creativity during the school day.

Virtual Back to School Night

Join us on Zoom for our Virtual Back to School Night. You will have the opportunity to learn about your student’s class and curriculum for the school year.

Date: Tuesday, September 14

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting. The teachers will send their meeting links. You can access the meeting with your own device or your student’s computer.

Times:

  • 5:30 – 5:55 – Welcome Back Messages
  • 6:00 – 6:25 – Session 1
  • 6:30 – 6:55 – Session 2
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Session 3

One Session in each grade level will be presented in Spanish.  The times for the Spanish presentations are listed below:

  • Kindergarten & /1st Grade:  6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade:  6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade & 5th Grade:  7:00 p.m.
Family Coffee - Technology for Caregivers

Please join us for our Family Coffee! This will be a great opportunity to learn some of the technology that FCPS is using.

Topic: Technology Support for Families

Bring your cell phone or device to learn to use:

  • SIS ParentVUE
  • Schoology for Parents
  • Talking Points
  • News You Choose
  • Here Comes the Bus

Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. (English) and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you do not have a Parent SIS account set up.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

FIRST Robotics Competition

Students in grades 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in a new robotics program this year, with the cooperation and coaching of students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Mathematics. 

The FIRST mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence,
communication, and leadership.

Interested students should contact STEAM teacher Rebecca Otaizo. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays after school beginning September 15. Space is limited.

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October. School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take these assessments. 

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinator at your student’s school.

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10 and February 26 - April 29
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Synchronous Back to School Night
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 - School Planning Days; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Students in grades 2-5 are enjoying their new STEAM class special! STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. This weekly class offers students an opportunity to work together solving puzzles and challenges. It's hands on and fun!

Principal’s Message

Our students have done a great job transitioning back to school! It has been wonderful to watch students reconnect with their friends and teachers while learning each day. We have a few opportunities for you to learn about our school and get to know your student’s teachers.

Virtual Back to School Night

Join us on Zoom for our Virtual Back to School Night. You will have the opportunity to learn about your student’s class and curriculum for the school year.

Date: Tuesday, September 14

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting. The teachers will send their meeting links. You can access the meeting with your own device or your student’s computer.

Times:

  • 5:30 – 5:55 – Welcome Back Messages
  • 6:00 – 6:25 – Session 1
  • 6:30 – 6:55 – Session 2
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Session 3

One Session in each grade level will be presented in Spanish.  The times for the Spanish presentations are listed below:

  • Kindergarten & /1st Grade:  6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade:  6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade & 5th Grade:  7:00 p.m.
Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed September 3-September 6 for Labor Day Break

As a reminder, schools will be closed from Friday, September 3, to Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. 

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. 

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

FIRST Robotics Competition

Students in grades 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in a new robotics program this year, with the cooperation and coaching of students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Mathematics. 

The FIRST mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence,
communication, and leadership.

Interested students should contact STEAM teacher Rebecca Otaizo. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays after school beginning September 25. Space is limited.

Student Devices

All students will be assigned an FCPS computer the first week of school. Please be aware of the expectations for student devices.

PreK: The FCPS device issued to your child is meant to stay home for your child’s school-related use. You should not send the device to school with your child each day.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades: Students will be assigned a device that stays in school. If devices are needed for schoolwork or projects, or in the event of an extended absence or temporary closure, devices will be sent home with students so they can continue to participate in their classwork.

Grades 3 - 12: Students will be issued an FCPS device for school use. Your child will take their device home with them each day, and should come to school each day with their device fully charged.

FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Contact

Linda Ferguson Special Projects Administrator LAFerguson1@fcps.edu 703-204-4306 

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10 and February 26 - April 29
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed
  • Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Synchronous Back to School Night
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 - School Planning Days; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 27, 2021

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Weyanoke students were excited to be back together in person this week! On Monday we welcomed 525 students back to our building for the first time since March, 2019.

Principals' Message

It’s been a wonderful start the 2021-2022 new school year! The energy and excitement of our students being in the building has made this an opening to remember! Our Weyanoke Staff remains committed to ensuring students feel welcomed and as comfortable as possible with the in-person environment.  We look forward to watching our students reconnect with one another and their new classroom communities.  This will be a great year!

Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

At Weyanoke, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://weyanokees.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

Student Devices

All students will be assigned an FCPS computer the first week of school. Please be aware of the expectations for student devices.

PreK: The FCPS device issued to your child is meant to stay home for your child’s school-related use. You should not send the device to school with your child each day.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades: Students will be assigned a device that stays in school. If devices are needed for schoolwork or projects, or in the event of an extended absence or temporary closure, devices will be sent home with students so they can continue to participate in their classwork.

Grades 3 - 12: Students will be issued an FCPS device for school use. Your child will take their device home with them each day, and should come to school each day with their device fully charged.

Please review the following guidelines with your child.

Student Laptop Responsible Use Guidelines
  • The device is not the property of the student and should not be “customized” in any way (ie: no stickers, no changing the desktop icons or desktop themes/backgrounds, etc. Students should not remove the barcodes OR the student ID card and should not write on the ID card.
  • The device will be used responsibly at school and at home, in accordance to the Acceptable Use Policy outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • FCPS borrowed Student Laptop should be used only in conjunction with projects relating to the educational programs of FCPS. lt may not be used as a personal or social laptop far the student.
  • The laptop is valuable and should be treated appropriately. lt should not be thrown or dropped. lt should never be placed on the roof or hood of a car, on the sidewalk or street, or treated in any way that may cause it to be crushed, dropped, or damaged.
  • The Student Laptop is far your use only. Friends, other students, siblings, cousins, or other people should not use it. Keep away from pets at all times.
  • The Student Laptop should never be left unattended in the classroom, on the bus, in the hallway, in the lunchroom, in the gym, or any other public place.
  • The laptop should not be used near water, household chemicals, food or drink, or other liquids that could damage its electronic components.
  • When carried outside, the laptop must be protected in such a way that rain, snow, ice, excessive heat and or cold will not damage it.
  • The laptop should be kept in a secure location at all times when not in use.
  • AII files should be saved in Schoology or Google Apps for Education, not on the computer hard drive.
  • The laptop should be fully charged when brought to school for use during the day.
  • The laptop should be powered off completely, one time per day.
  • Tech support is provided at your school, for your laptop, during school hours only. DO NOT TAKE THE LAPTOP TO A RETAIL STORE FOR REPAIR. The laptop is covered by an FCPS warranty.
  • Technology Support Staff are available at your school during designated locations and times. Additional information will be provided by each school regarding how to place a request for technology support and services.
  • Please visit the FCPS Parent/Student IT Support Portal at
    https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ for technical assistance
  • lf a password is reset, you will need to go outside an FCPS school (any FCPS school will be sufficient) to pick up the FCPS WiFi/network and restart the laptop to login with the new password
  • School staff should be informed of a lost/stolen laptop as soon as possible. lf you believe your device was stolen, report it immediately to the police.
  • Listed below is the cost to replace items if they are not returned at the end of the school year during collection:
    • Laptop replacement ($467) Price includes 4 year accidental damage protection.
      o Power adapter replacement ($23.00)
      o *Note: lf you leave the school, it is your responsibility to return all the above items. Any items not returned will be recorded as debt owed to the school.
FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Contact

Linda Ferguson Special Projects Administrator LAFerguson1@fcps.edu 703-204-4306 

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, August 30 - First Day of School for preschool students
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed
  • Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Synchronous Back to School Night
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 - School Planning Days; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 11, 2021

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Save the Date Welcome Back Woodchucks  Meet & Greet

Thursday, August 19, 2021

School buses will be provided for this event!!!

Buses will make LOOPS during each session.

 

Session 1: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Pick up from Morningside Apartments  

at Beauregard Street & Manitoba Drive.

Stops at East & West playgrounds.

4:30 p.m. Return to Morningside Apartments

 

3:00 p.m. Pick up from Crystal Woods Apartments  

at Little River Turnpike-Service Road and Southland Av.

4:30 p.m. Return to Crystal Woods Apartments

 

and

 

Session 2: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Pick up from Morningside Apartments  

at Beauregard Street & Manitoba Drive.

Stops at East & West playgrounds.

6:30 p.m. Return to Morningside Apartments

 

5:00 p.m. Pick up from Crystal Woods Apartments 

at Little River Turnpike-Service Road and Southland Av.

6:30 p.m. Return to Crystal Woods Apartments

 

Come to meet your teachers. Don't miss it!

Introducing Schoology

FCPS will begin using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Mask Guidance

Current guidance from FCPS states that everyone must wear a mask in the building when students are present in the building, regardless of vaccination status. This includes children, staff, parents, caregivers, and visitors. Students will not be required to wear masks during recess, PE, and lunch.
Masks are required on all FCPS busses.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this specific mask guidance.

Superintendent Brabrand to Host Return to School Town Halls

Superintendent Scott Brabrand will be hosting two virtual community Town Halls next week ahead of the start of school:

Monday, August 16, from 6 - 7 p.m. (In English) where he will be joined by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, director of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Fairfax County Health Department, Jeffrey Platenberg, assistant superintendent of FCPS Department of Facilities and Transportation, and Michelle Boyd, assistant superintendent of FCPS Department of Special Services. The Town Hall will focus on returning to five full days of in-person instruction for the new school year and layered prevention strategies that will be implemented to help keep students and staff safe. Watch the Town Hall on FCPS’ website or on Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11). Please send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or ask your question live during the event by calling 1-800-231-6359.

Tuesday, August 17 from 6 - 7 p.m. (In Spanish) 

The superintendent will answer questions about returning to five full days of in-person learning and measures to help keep everyone safe for a strong return to school. The Town Hall will be streamed live on FCPS Facebook en Español. Please email your questions to returntoSchool@fcps.edu. You may also send us a message on our Facebook page or leave it in the “Comment” section during the Town Hall

Be on the Lookout for Weyanoke’s Request for Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each digital resource used in FCPS has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent before they can be used by students. Parents will receive more information from their child’s school prior to the first day of school. This will include the list of educational technology tools used and explain the process for providing permission. It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan to use the best technology tools with students this school year.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Preschool Space Available

FCPS PreK still has space for school year 2021-2022. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now! We are quickly processing applications.
Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng


For more information please call: 703-208-7900
Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Transportation Survey

Welcome back to full-time and in-person instruction in the fall!

Because of a serious shortage of school bus drivers, it is important that Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Transportation Services plans the most efficient possible routes for the coming school year. Therefore, please respond to this survey to assist us in this planning. Submit a separate survey for each of your children enrolled in FCPS.

During the school year, changes to your intent can be made with your school's SIS operator if the need for transportation changes.

Please see your SIS ParentVue account if you are unsure of your student's ID number. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps

Submit your response today, one for each child in your household enrolled in FCPS. Your immediate attention to this matter is appreciated. Eligible riders needing transportation may review student route assignment by accessing ParentVue any time after August 9th, or by contacting your transportation or school office. Additions and adjustments will be made weekly. All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation, even those whose parents did not complete this survey. This information is important for planning purposes only.

 

School Supply Lists

Each grade level has created a list of required supplies for students for the upcoming school year. Please check your child's grade level list by clicking on each grave level's page from here

Supplies may be brought to school with the student during the first week of classes.

2021-2022 School Hours

8:20 a.m.- doors open

8:35 a.m.- late bell/ school begins

3:20 p.m.- dismissal (M-F for all students PreK-5)

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, August 19, 3:30-4:30 OR 5:30-6:30 (choose one to attend) - Weyanoke Meet & Greet
  • Monday, August 23, 8:35 a.m. - Start of the 2021-2022 school year
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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