Weyanoke Update for November 30, 2022

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Several Weyanoke students joined STEAM teacher Ms. Otaizo and Principal Usher at a community event today. They showcased how our students are using robots to learn skills. Superintendent Dr. Reid even stopped by to see what our students were demonstrating.

Weyanoke Family Learning Night TOMORROW EVENING December 1, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  

Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in Science, Math, Reading and more!

Free food and bus transportation provided!
  • Buses will be running shuttle service to and from Crystal Woods and Morningside all evening
  • First pickup at 5:15 from Morningside or Crystal Woods
  • Meal includes sandwich (turkey sandwich or veggie wrap), chips, cookie, and water

Visit the book fair!

Take home fun educational activities!

Toys for Tots for ALL WOODCHUCKS

The Weyanoke PTA has requested and received toys from Toys for Tots for EVERY Weyanoke student!

Two chances to come pick them up! We will be giving them out on

  • 12/9 from 5 to 7pm
  • 12/13 from 4 to 6pm

Every student has one toy waiting for them!

IEP Palooza

Fairfax County SEPTA and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are excited to invite parents, older students, FCPS staff, and others to two free special events at Annandale High School on Saturday, December 3. IEP Palooza will educate attendees about special education by presenting a simulated Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. Guests can also attend breakout sessions about different components of an IEP. A Community Resource Fair will happen at the same time, giving attendees the opportunity to learn about valuable community programs and resources related to Medicaid Waivers, disability services, respite care, health care, case management, and adjustment for newcomers.  CE credits are available for FCPS Staff. Click her to register.

Caregiver Coffee Meeting PLEASE COME JOIN US!

Parents will learn about FCPS' Advance Academic
opportunities to support transitioning from Elementary Education to Secondary Education (i.e. Honors and International Baccalaureate Course work).

All Caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON
presented by Ms. Mani, AAP Teacher and Ms. Delgado, Family Liaison on

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

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

  • Morning 8:30-9:45 SACC Room
  • Evening: 6:00- 7:30 Cafeteria

Register to attend the care giver coffee meeting  HERE. 

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Erika Delgado, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or [email protected]

We will provide coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza in the evening,
and childcare will be provided in the evening.

Did you know? Students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback. Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet the needs of the student from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers. Learn more at FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

Reminder:  Window for AAP Full-Time (level IV) Referrals Ends December 15, 2022

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Josie Mani, AART, no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Josie Mani.

Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Weyanoke Elementary.

Parent Advocacy Handbook

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) has created a Parent Advocacy Handbook to provide information and support to families as they navigate the FCPS system for their children. It is designed to be particularly useful for families who may be less familiar with such a large school division and/or with schooling in the U.S.  

To view or print a copy of the handbook, go to https://www.fcps.edu/parentadvocacyhandbook 

Congratulations Reflections contest winners!
  • Sena Koo, Visual Arts (primary division), Kindergarten, Ms. Savage
  • Sungmin Yun, Visual Arts (intermediate division), 3rd grade, Ms. Pan
  • Mila Krainik, Film Production , 1st grade, Ms.Baldus
  • Candy Arizandieta, Dance Choreography, 1st grade, Ms. Drummond
  • Edmund Keiper, Literature, 2nd grade, Ms. Dembo

 

The artists will be celebrated on Dec. 7th at the Reflections Art Showcase

Direct Donation is running until 12/16. 

Still time to donate and your child will have a chance to win a drone, ninja classes, or chance to have a party with Principal Usher!  All while supporting the activities the PTA sponsors and helping fund field trips and assemblies.

Do you have a special talent, passion or skill that you would like to share with others? Then come perform at

Weyanoke's Got Talent! April 28, 2023 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

While attendance at all rehearsals is encouraged, in order to perform on
the 28th, all acts MUST attend at least two rehearsals, one of which must
be the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 26.

Dates of rehearsals:
  • Wednesday February 8, 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday March 8, 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday April 19, 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday April 26, 6-8 pm **REQUIRED

· 1f your student is interested in performing in the Weyanoke's Got Talent
show, please go to https://bit.ly/talentshowWES and fill out the form by December 15.

Budgeting for the Holidays

The Weyanoke PTA is partnering with Britepaths, a community service organization supporting adults through financial education and workforce development, to bring Weyanoke parents and teachers a limited series of classes.

The first class, “Budgeting for the Holidays” will be held on December 6th from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Weyanoke Cafeteria. The class will be held in both English and Spanish. There will be giveaways for those who attend!

Seven more classes are planned, and the future classes will be announced in the new year.  They are a great community resource, and the PTA is happy to be able to bring their presence to Weyanoke at no charge to participants.

All parents, teachers, and staff members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events
  • November 28 - December 2 - Book Fair
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.- Family Learning Night
  • December 19 - January 2 - No School - Winter Break (Office Closed)
  • January 16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • January 25 - 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:20 pm)
  • January 26 - No School/Prof. Workday
  • January 27 - No School/Prof. Workday

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Weyanoke Update for November 22 2022

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Thanksgiving (Holiday)

 

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

Learn more about the first Thanksgiving.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Weyanoke Family Learning Night December 1, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  

Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in Science, Math, Reading and more!

Free food and bus transportation provided!
  • Buses will be running shuttle service to and from Crystal Woods and Morningside all evening
  • First pickup at 5:15 from Morningside or Crystal Woods
  • Meal includes sandwich (turkey sandwich or veggie wrap), chips, cookie, and water

Visit the book fair!

Take home fun educational activities!

Register NOW by returning the form from last week's Wednesday folder or contacting your child's teacher! Superintendent Community Conversations 

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Annandale High School on Tuesday, November 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

Weyanoke is a Title 1 School

What is Title I?

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the largest federally funded education program that provides extra support to students who are academically at-risk in public and private schools. Through Title I, the government allocates funds to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Title I funds are designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.

What are the benefits of Title I?

A Title I program will provide your child with educational support beyond the regular classroom. Some benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Increased Family Engagement
  • Increased Technology
  • Smaller Classes or Specialized Instructional Support
  • Additional Teachers and Instructional Assistants
  • Additional Professional Development for School Staff

What is a Home-School Compact?

A Home-School Compact is an agreement that the school, students and parents/caregivers jointly develop. It outlines how we will work together to make sure all students are exposed to a high quality curriculum and instruction as well as receive the individual support they need to reach and exceed grade-level standards.

Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Holidays. School is closed.
  • November 28 - December 2 - Book Fair
  • Tuesday, November 29 - Community Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Reid
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.- Family Learning Night

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Weyanoke Update for November 16, 2022

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Last week, we hosted our first in-person concert event since 2019. Students sang songs in two Veterans Day concerts and honored visiting service members. We loved being able to welcome so many families to our school!

Thanksgiving (Holiday)

 

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

Learn more about the first Thanksgiving.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Spirit Week - November 14-18
  • Monday - Sports Team Day
  • Tuesday - Twin Day
  • Wednesday - Woodchuck Day
  • Thursday - Mismatch Day
  • Friday - Pajama Day
Weyanoke Family Market Night Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria Thursday, November 17 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monthly Distributions every 3rd Thursday of the Month, through June 15, 2023

FREE Groceries for your Whole Family!
  • Once a month during the school year.
  • Select the items you want.
  • Choose from an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned and non-perishable items.
  • Open to all families who have students at Weyanoke.
  • Household size and zip code will be needed at each Family Market. This information will be given to Capital Food Bank.
  • Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) will be assisting families with uninsured children. They will help connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare.

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

Dorothy Walsh

[email protected]@fcps.edu.

Weyanoke Family Learning Night December 1, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  

Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in Science, Math, Reading and more!

Free food and bus transportation provided!
  • Buses will be running shuttle service to and from Crystal Woods and Morningside all evening
  • First pickup at 5:15 from Morningside or Crystal Woods
  • Meal includes sandwich (turkey sandwich or veggie wrap), chips, cookie, and water

Visit the book fair!

Take home fun educational activities!

Register NOW by returning the form from this week's Wednesday folder! Help at the Book Fair

We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, November 28th – Friday, December 2nd in the Library. A community shopping night is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st during Family Learning Night.

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

If you’re available to help at the Book Fair, please sign up online.please sign up online

Superintendent Community Conversations 

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Annandale High School on Tuesday, November 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

Congratulations to our newly inducted Student Council officers! They were installed during a ceremony last week. Pictured are Assistant Principal Ms. Alexander, Assistant Principal Ms. Doyle, Principal Ms. Usher, Secretary Abbas Ibrahim, Vice President Sofia Rodriguez Vanegas, President Sofia Portillo Carranza, and Treasurer Gloria Marie Camillo.

IEP Palooza

Fairfax County SEPTA and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are excited to invite parents, older students, FCPS staff, and others to two free special events at Annandale High School on Saturday, December 3. IEP Palooza will educate attendees about special education by presenting a simulated Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. Guests can also attend breakout sessions about different components of an IEP. A Community Resource Fair will happen at the same time, giving attendees the opportunity to learn about valuable community programs and resources related to Medicaid Waivers, disability services, respite care, health care, case management, and adjustment for newcomers.  CE credits are available for FCPS Staff. Click her to register.

FCPS Calendar Survey Coming Soon!

In an annual planning process, FCPS uses input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. The Calendar Survey will be sent to parents/caregivers, FCPS employees, and students in grades 7-12 this week. 

Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable.

FCPS Strategic Planning that Reaches All

The strategic planning process is a community-wide effort. There will be many opportunities to share feedback or participate in a community meeting. We want our community to stay informed and be involved. You can help! 

If you are an active member of a community organization or group who people look to for information, please consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators should have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. Key communicators will:

  • Receive regular updates including news, information, future events, and engagement opportunities. 
  • Share the information they receive with their group in a timely manner.
  • Encourage group participation in engagement and feedback opportunities where appropriate and possible. 

If you or someone from your organization would like to serve as an FCPS key communicator during the strategic planning process, please submit this form by Monday, November 28

we share clear end goals. Learn more on our Strategic Plan webpage.

Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

The Joy & Power of Family Learning

We are looking forward to the holiday season and bringing families together at the Children’s Science Center Lab with many extra days open during school breaks in November and December. The Science Center’s mission is to inspire a love of learning STEM— providing unique opportunities for families to spend time together is one of the ways that we deliver on this mission. Family learning is fun, memorable, and more importantly, formative. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of family learning for children; when a parent, grandparent, or special caregiver makes educational experiences a priority, kids see that and are increasingly eager to learn. When caregivers see what inspires their child, they can nurture that spark even more. They are planting the seeds for what may become a field of study, a career, a business, an invention, or even a treasured hobby. From our family to yours, we wish you a joyful holiday season of learning together!

Weyanoke PTA Fundraiser at  FIVE GUYS Burger and Fries TONIGHT 4 - 8 p.m. Pinecrest Plaza 6546 Little River Turnpike

Mention Weyanoke Elementary when placing your order or hand in the flyer at check out to earn money for your school!

Don't forget to wear your Weyanoke t-shirt!

 

General PTA Meeting this Thursday! November 17th meeting starts at 7 p.m. Arrive early at 6:30 for a reception with treats.

Parents and staff, members and non-members are all invited.  We will be meeting in the library.  Childcare will be provided in another room so children can have fun while we meet. We will have Spanish translation as always.

We will discuss the Talent Show!  New activity this year! Come and stay informed about what is happening at the school and with PTA activities.

AmazonSmile! Support the PTA without doing anything but registering and doing your usual shopping!  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

Weyanoke Spirit Wear is available through our online store:

https://weyanokepta.square.site/s/shop

Order your items online and they will be sent home with your child in a few days.

Direct Donation Drive

Our goal is $10,000 this year. 100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to  fund these great activities! Thank you so much for  your support! We ask for direct donations, so we don’t have to ask you to sell magazines or chocolates.

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.

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!).

Prizes:
  • Drone – with voice control and camera
  • 10 pack of classes to Urban Evolution off of Edsall Rd
  • Congrats Ms. Blandino’s class for being the first class to have ALL students bring in a donation!!!
  • NEW CHALLENGE! First 3 classes to have all students bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with the Principal! Two more classes can win.
  • NEW CHALLENGE! The 5 students with the most separate donations (Ask your neighbors and family!) win lunch with Principal Usher at Silver Diner.
Info and Ideas:
  • Running from October 19 – December 16
  • 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!
Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Elementary fundraiser at Five Guys on Little River Turnpike
  • Thursday, November 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. - PTA General Meeting
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Holidays. School is closed.
  • November 28 - December 2 - Book Fair
  • Tuesday, November 29 - Community Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Reid
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.- Family Learning Night

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Weyanoke Update for November 10, 2022

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

Fifth grade students put on a pop-up concert last week in the cafeteria. While students in Kindergarten finished up their meals, the fifth graders treated them to a short concert featuring "Hot Cross Buns" on the recorder.

Veterans Day

Friday, November 11, is a student holiday/school planning day for the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. 

Thanksgiving Holiday

Schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

Spirit Week - November 14-18
  • Monday - Sports Team Day
  • Tuesday - Twin Day
  • Wednesday - Woodchuck Day
  • Thursday - Mismatch Day
  • Friday - Pajama Day
Caregiver Coffee

All Caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON presented by Ms. Mani, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, and Ms. Delgado, Family Liaison.

Topic:  Understanding the Full-Time AAP (Level IV) Services Screening Process

We will share an overview of the screening process for full-time Advanced Academic services which are available between grades 3 and 8 in FCPS. We will explain how you can refer your child for screening if that is something you’re interested in and how you can provide additional information to the screening committee.

Tuesday, November 15th at Weyanoke Elementary School

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

Weyanoke SACC Room

from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

or

Weyanoke Cafeteria

from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Register to attend the Caregiver Coffee.

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Erika Delgado, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or [email protected]. Childcare will be provided. We will have coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza dinner at night. We’re excited to see you soon!

Weyanoke Family Market Night Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria Thursday, November 17 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monthly Distributions every 3rd Thursday of the Month, through June 15, 2023

FREE Groceries for your Whole Family!
  • Once a month during the school year.
  • Select the items you want.
  • Choose from an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned and non-perishable items.
  • Open to all families who have students at Weyanoke.
  • Household size and zip code will be needed at each Family Market. This information will be given to Capital Food Bank.
  • Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) will be assisting families with uninsured children. They will help connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare.

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

Dorothy Walsh

[email protected]@fcps.edu.

Help at the Book Fair

We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, November 28th – Friday, December 2nd in the Library. A community shopping night is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st during Family Learning Night.

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

If you’re available to help at the Book Fair, please sign up online.please sign up online

Weyanoke Family Learning Night

Save the date!

December 1, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in Science, Math, Reading and more!

Free food and bus transportation provided

Visit the book fair

Take home fun educational activities

Register starting November 16.

Why Does FCPS Need a New Strategic Plan?

By now, you may have heard that FCPS is developing a new Strategic Plan. Here are some reasons why the school division is engaging in this important work. Our last strategic plan was developed in 2015. Since then, we experienced a pandemic that changed the way we think, a shift in technology that has seen eight new versions of the iPhone, and plans developed for the first manned mission to Mars. 

Our students are preparing for careers that don’t exist today. In order to keep pace with these needs, we need to rethink our plans for the future—and how we will best serve our students for this new era. Employees, parents/caregivers, students, and our FCPS community must share the same purpose in order to recognize how we can move forward together. 

We are all much more motivated, and successful, when we share clear end goals. Learn more on our Strategic Plan webpage.

Superintendent Community Conversations 

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Annandale High School on Tuesday, November 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise.

It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website

How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students.

Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

Want to Work for FCPS? Subs, Monitors, and Others needed! 

FCPS will hold a virtual job fair on November 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. FCPS is seeking those interested in positions as substitute teachers, substitute instructional assistants, student monitors, instructional assistants, public health attendants (PHAs), and public health training assistants (PHTAs) positions. Learn more and register to attend or view current job openings. 

$3,000 Signing Bonus for Bus Drivers

Job fairs will be held for those interested in becoming bus drivers for FCPS on Friday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stonecroft Transportation Center and Wednesday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lorton Center. Click on the links to learn more, call 571-423-3000, or email [email protected].

Sub and Save the Day! Bonus Opportunities! 

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference. 

FCPS has started offering bonuses for substitutes who are available to teach on high volume days. Additionally, substitutes who work more, will earn extra bonuses when they reach 50, 100, or 150 days worked in a school year.   

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant information sessions are held virtually on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session. Sign up for an information session

Weyanoke PTA Fundraiser at  FIVE GUYS Burger and Fries Wednesday, November 16 4 - 8 p.m. Pinecrest Plaza 6546 Little River Turnpike

Mention Weyanoke Elementary when placing your order or hand in the flyer at check out to earn money for your school!

Don't forget to wear your Weyanoke t-shirt!

 

Please join our Facebook Group to keep updated with the PTA and be able to discuss with other Weyanoke parents.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Reflections Art Contest is underway!  Submissions due November 10

Please pick up entry forms from Art, Music, or Library. Form also available here:  https://bit.ly/3ECbIvw. Questions, contact [email protected]

Direct Donation Drive

Our goal is $10,000 this year. 100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to  fund these great activities! Thank you so much for  your support! We ask for direct donations, so we don’t have to ask you to sell magazines or chocolates.

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.

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!).

Prizes:
  • Drone – with voice control and camera
  • 10 pack of classes to Urban Evolution off of Edsall Rd
  • Congrats Ms. Blandino’s class for being the first class to have ALL students bring in a donation!!!
  • NEW CHALLENGE! First 3 classes to have all students bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with the Principal! Two more classes can win.
  • NEW CHALLENGE! The 5 students with the most separate donations (Ask your neighbors and family!) win lunch with Principal Usher at Silver Diner.
Info and Ideas:
  • Running from October 19 – December 16
  • 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!
Upcoming Events
  • Friday, November 11 - Student Holiday. Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, November 15 - Caregiver Coffees
  • Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Elementary fundraiser at Five Guys on Little River Turnpike
  • Thursday, November 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Holidays. School is closed.
  • November 28 - December 2 - Book Fair
  • Tuesday, November 29 - Community Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Reid
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.- Family Learning Night

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Weyanoke Update for November 2, 2022

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

Last week, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid and School Board Member Dr. Ricardy Anderson paid a visit to Weyanoke. They were able to interact with students all over the building and see our Woodchucks in action!

This Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time ends. Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour! 

Election Day

Don’t forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8! The day will be observed as a holiday for students and teachers. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Veterans Day

Friday, November 11, is a student holiday/school planning day for the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. 

Thanksgiving Holiday

Schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

Caregiver Coffee

All Caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON presented by Ms. Mani, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, and Ms. Delgado, Family Liaison.

Topic:  Understanding the Full-Time AAP (Level IV) Services Screening Process

We will share an overview of the screening process for full-time Advanced Academic services which are available between grades 3 and 8 in FCPS. We will explain how you can refer your child for screening if that is something you’re interested in and how you can provide additional information to the screening committee.

Tuesday, November 15th at Weyanoke Elementary School

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

Weyanoke SACC Room

from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

or

Weyanoke Cafeteria

from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Register to attend the Caregiver Coffee.

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Erika Delgado, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or [email protected]. Childcare will be provided. We will have coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza dinner at night. We’re excited to see you soon!

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

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 box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

American Every Day!

Thursday, November 10

9:30 a.m. (Grades K, 2, and 4)

1:45 p.m. (Grades 1, 3, 5, and 5th-Grade Chorus)

 

Weyanoke Gymnasium

*All Families Welcome*

 

Students should wear jeans or dark bottoms with a red, white, and/or blue shirt.

(Shirts with American symbols are fine – flags, eagles, American icons, etc.)

Strategic Planning

Students will soon be shown a short informational video at school and be asked to complete a survey providing feedback on their experience at school. This feedback will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work on planning for the future of the school system. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information.

 

Online Tutoring Services Available

FCPS students have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos:  

Tutor.com: How it Works-Elementary.

Families Reunite Immigrant Family Reunification Free

Did you come to the United States, in pursuit of a better life, but had to separate from your children for one year or more?

Have you reunited with your children but find the situation to be stressful?

Join other parents in learning ways to cope and improve your relationship with your children.

  • Virtual Free classes: November 8th and 15th
  • From: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • To register fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oHUZf9iLUxZQS11p7 

If you are in the process of reunification with your child or children and are interested in participating in this free class, please contact Sussy Tomer at 703-204-4342 or [email protected]

 

November is Native American Heritage Month. Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Weyanoke Family Learning Night

Save the date!

December 1, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in Science, Math, Reading and more!

Free food and bus transportation provided

Visit the book fair

Take home fun educational activities

Register on paper or through TalkingPoints starting November 16.

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.

Please join our Facebook Group to keep updated with the PTA and be able to discuss with other Weyanoke parents.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Reflections Art Contest is underway!  Submissions due November 10

Please pick up entry forms from Art, Music, or Library. Form also available here:  https://bit.ly/3ECbIvw. Questions, contact [email protected]

Direct Donation Drive

Our goal is $10,000 this year. 100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to  fund these great activities! Thank you so much for  your support! We ask for direct donations, so we don’t have to ask you to sell magazines or chocolates.

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.

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!).

Prizes:
  • Drone – with voice control and camera
  • 10 pack of classes to Urban Evolution off of Edsall Rd
  • Congrats Ms. Blandino’s class for being the first class to have ALL students bring in a donation!!!
  • NEW CHALLENGE! First 3 classes to have all students bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with the Principal! Two more classes can win.
  • NEW CHALLENGE! The 5 students with the most separate donations (Ask your neighbors and family!) win lunch with Principal Usher at Silver Diner.
Info and Ideas:
  • Running from October 19 – December 16
  • 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!
Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Student Holiday. Election Day.
  • Thursday, November 10 - Veteran's Day Concerts
  • Friday, November 11 - Student Holiday. Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, November 15 - Caregiver Coffees
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Holidays. School is closed.
  • November 28 - December 2 - Book Fair
  • Tuesday, November 29 - Community Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Reid
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.- Family Learning Night

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Attendance: 703-813-5484 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Weyanoke Update for October 26, 2022

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

Ms. Knieriem's first grade students were excited to visit the third grade Ladybug presentations last week. Third grade students researched the insects and created museum-style exhibits to share their learning.

Quarter End, Early Release and Student holiday/Teacher Work Day

As a reminder, Friday, October 28, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, Oct. 31, for a teacher workday.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

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 box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

American Every Day!

Thursday, November 10

9:30 a.m. (Grades K, 2, and 4)

1:45 p.m. (Grades 1, 3, 5, and 5th-Grade Chorus)

 

Weyanoke Gymnasium

*All Families Welcome*

 

Students should wear jeans or dark bottoms with a red, white, and/or blue shirt.

(Shirts with American symbols are fine – flags, eagles, American icons, etc.)

Text and Translation Program Updates

FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. At Weyanoke, we have been using this app for several years. The recent changes allow us to communicate with all caregivers using the information stored in the Student Information System. Families will receive messages through the TalkingPoints Parents App or via text message.

We will now be able to reach out to families with school- and grade-wide messages such as reminders about our monthly Family Market Nights and other events. For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools. If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the front office at your child’s school and ask for the registrar.

Nominate an Outstanding Weyanoke Teacher or Staff Member

We are collecting nominations for Outstanding Teachers and Staff. Below is information regarding how to nominate.  Parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to nominate a favorite teacher or staff member.

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph about how your nominee 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 Assistants, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, Parent Liaisons

 

Click here for Outstanding Operational Employee Nomination Form

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is NOVEMBER 14, 2022. 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!!! 

 

Please feel free to share this with parents and other community members connected to Weyanoke E.S. who might be interested in nominating a Weyanoke staff or faculty member.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected], or stop by the music room.

Dia de los Muertos (O Days)

 

Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, are “O” Days this year. To learn more about Dia de los Muertos, watch this video.

While Dia de los Muertos is largely celebrated in Mexico and Latin America, it also coincides with All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). These days are celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, and some Protestants worldwide to honor those who have died and gone to heaven (All Saints Day) and those who may still be in purgatory (All Souls Day).

The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.

Online Tutoring Services Available

FCPS students have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos:  

Tutor.com: How it Works-Elementary.

Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey between November 2-18. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information

Please join our Facebook Group to keep updated with the PTA and be able to discuss with other Weyanoke parents.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Reflections Art Contest is underway!  Submissions due November10

Please pick up entry forms from Art, Music, or Library. Form also available here:  https://bit.ly/3ECbIvw. Questions, contact [email protected]

Direct Donation Drive

100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA to fund field trips, assemblies, and other important school activities, like the Talent Show, Spelling Bee, school clubs, and the Reflections Program. Our goal is $10,000 this year.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to fund these great activities! Thank you so much for your support! We ask for direct donations, so we don’t have to ask you to sell items. 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.

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!).

Prizes:
  • Drone – with voice control and camera
  • 10 pack of classes to Urban Evolution off of Edsall Rd
  • Local Gift Cards
  • First class to have all students bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with the Principal!
Info and Ideas:
  • Running from October 19 – December 16
  • 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!
Upcoming Events
  • Friday, October 28 - End of Quarter; Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31 - Student Holiday
  • Tuesday, November 1 - Dia de los Muertos
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Student Holiday. Election Day.
  • Thursday, November 10 - Veteran's Day Concerts
  • Friday, November 11 - Student Holiday. Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, November 15 - Caregiver Coffees
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Holidays. School is closed.
  • Tuesday, November 29 - Community Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Reid

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Weyanoke Update for October 19, 2022

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

Second grade students use math manipulatives to explore concepts of planes and shapes.

Student Holidays and Early Release Day
  • Monday, October 24, 2022
    • There will be NO SCHOOL for students.
  • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • Two Hour Early Release, dismissal at 1:20 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31, 2022
    • There will be NO SCHOOL for students.
    • The main office will be closed.
Weyanoke Family Market Night Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria Thursday, October 20 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monthly Distributions every 3rd Thursday of the Month, through June 15, 2023

FREE Groceries for your Whole Family!
  • Once a month during the school year.
  • Select the items you want.
  • Choose from an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned and non-perishable items.
  • Open to all families who have students at Weyanoke.
  • Household size and zip code will be needed at each Family Market. This information will be given to Capital Food Bank.
  • Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) will be assisting families with uninsured children. They will help connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare.

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

Dorothy Walsh

[email protected]@fcps.edu.

 

Math in the Middle Weyanoke Elementary School Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:00pm-7:00pm

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

Caregiver Coffee Meeting PLEASE COME JOIN US!

Parents will learn about Weyanoke’s K-5 Instructional Programming and FCPS
Elementary Instructional Support Resources.

All Caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON
presented by Ms.Usher, Principal & Ms. Delgado, Family Liaison on

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

We will have two Time Slots for your convenience. You can choose to come in the morning or in the evening.

Morning SACC Room 8:30 - 9:45

or

Evening Weyanoke Cafeteria 6:00 - 7:30

Register to attend the Caregiver coffee Here .

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Erika Delgado, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or [email protected] Childcare will be provided in the evening.

We will provide coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza in the evening. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

Beginning on October 18, 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 box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

American Every Day!

On Thursday, November 10th, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., in the Weyanoke Gymnasium, all students and the Weyonake Chorus will present a musical celebration for Veterans Day.

We would like to recognize local veterans of the United States Armed Forces during this program.  If you or a family member or friend have served or are presently serving in the United States military (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, or Space Force), please consider joining us on November 10th to be recognized at our concert.

The form should be returned to Mrs. Rousseau or Mrs. Swansen, Music teachers, by Friday, November 4th. We look forward to saluting our veterans on November 10th with this special tribute.

What is an Ombuds? 
  • Did you know that FCPS has an Office of the Ombuds that is available to support you? An ombuds is someone who helps resolve conflict by facilitating communications and sharing available resources. The Office of the Ombuds works as an independent confidential resource to help students, families, community members, and employees get questions answered, resolve concerns, and voice complaints regarding FCPS matters.  The ombuds is available to: 
  • Share strategies for parents to improve communication with, and between, school and home.
  • Help to resolve disagreements between parents and schools or disagreements involving employees in the workplace.
  • Provide ideas to foster parent participation in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan meetings.

They do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

If you have concerns, questions, or complaints to share with the Office of the Ombuds, please call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], or visit their webpage, You may also submit a question.

General PTA Meeting this Thursday! Oct 20th meeting starts at 7pm Arrive early at 6:30 for a reception with treats.

Parents and staff, members and non-members are all invited.  We will be meeting in the library.  Childcare will be provided in another room so children can have fun while we meet. We will have Spanish translation as always.

Please join our Facebook Group to keep updated with the PTA and be able to discuss with other Weyanoke parents.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Reflections Art Contest is underway!  Submissions due November10

Please pick up entry forms from Art, Music, or Library. Form also available here:  https://bit.ly/3ECbIvw. Questions, contact [email protected]

Rise of Gru Movie Night was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the movie with us, and thank you so very much to all of the parent and teacher volunteers who made this incredibly fun event possible!

Direct Donation Drive

100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA to fund field trips, assemblies, and other important school activities, like the Talent Show, Spelling Bee, school clubs, and the Reflections Program. Our goal is $10,000 this year.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to fund these great activities! Thank you so much for your support! We ask for direct donations, so we don’t have to ask you to sell items. 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.

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!).

Prizes:
  • Drone – with voice control and camera
  • 10 pack of classes to Urban Evolution off of Edsall Rd
  • Local Gift Cards
  • First class to have all students bring in a direct donation gets a pizza party with the Principal!
Info and Ideas:
  • Running from October 19 – December 16
  • 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!
Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, October 20, 5:00 - 7:00 - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • Monday, October 24 - Student Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 25, 8:30-9:45 a.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Caregiver Coffee
  • Friday, October 28 - End of Quarter; Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31 - Student Holiday

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Field Day was a terrific day for students of all ages to come together as teams and enjoy fun activities like the hula hoop pass. Thank you to the many community members who volunteered their time to help make it such a success.

Student Holidays and Early Release Day
  • Monday, October 24, 2022
    • There will be NO SCHOOL for students.
  • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • Two Hour Early Release, dismissal at 1:20 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31, 2022
    • There will be NO SCHOOL for students.
    • The main office will be closed.

 

Caregiver Coffee Meeting PLEASE COME JOIN US!

Get to know Weyanoke and learn about FCPS Resources

All Caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON
presented by Ms.Usher, Principal & Ms. Delgado, Family Liaison

Tuesday, October 25th at Weyanoke Elementary School

We will have two Time Slots for your Convenience. You can choose to come In the morning or at night.

Weyanoke SACC Room

from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

or

Weyanoke Cafeteria

from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Register to attend the Caregiver coffee Here .

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Erika Delgado, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or [email protected] Childcare will be provided. We will have coffee and Pastries in the morning and Pizza dinner at night. We’re excited to see you soon!

SAVE THE DATES for SIBSHOPS!!!

An exciting workshop for BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!!

  • Monday, OCTOBER 31, 2022 (Student Holiday)
  • Saturday, DECEMBER 3, 2022

Both sessions will be held at Providence Community Center, 9am-12pm
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Register online by clicking https://bit.ly/3E02vNC or call the FCPS Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941.

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the contributions made by siblings of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: https://educatefairfax.app.neoncrm.com/forms/2022-sibshops 

Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new FCC program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at AffordableConnectivity.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.

Visit our Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information on the criteria to be eligible and how to apply. 

PTA News Save the Date! Oct 20th will be our next General Meeting

Our last meeting was such a success we plan to do the same, have ice cream or other treats before at 6:30, so we have a chance to talk with other families, and start the meeting at 7pm.  Our October meeting will be in the library with the reception in the hall outside of it and there will be childcare in another room so the kids can have fun while we meet. We will have Spanish translation as always.

The new School Directory will be out soon, if you joined the PTA this year, check your emails around 10/15!

Weyanoke PTA Outdoor Movie Night! October 14th at 6:30pm (rain date Oct 21st) Free Entry!  

In the upper field behind Weyanoke. Bring your chairs/blankets.

Come at 6:30pm to get your concessions, the movie will start at 7pm.  There will be pizza, popcorn, Minion candy apples, and other treats for sale to benefit the PTA.

Pre-order and save. And skip the lines! 

https://weyanokepta.square.site/movie-night-pre-order

Order by Thursday oct 13th at 9pm

Reflections Art Contest Call for Entries Theme: Show Your Voice

Students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Please pick up entry forms from Art, Music, or Library. Form also available here:  https://bit.ly/3ECbIvw

We will have an Arts Showcase and Award Celebration to honor all the winners and participants!

Contact us with any questions. We are happy to explain the contest. [email protected] 

STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math, bringing them all together in meaningful ways during class time can be difficult.  STEM club could be one of the greatest commitments you make to furthering your child’s understanding of STEM concepts.

Twice a month student volunteers from TJ Highschool, and the Future is Brighter organization, will visit Weyanoke Elementary School and lead the club.

There will be guest speakers, and more!

Sessions are held 2 to 3 Fridays each month from 4:15 to 5:15 (students may stay after school). This club is designed for 4th & 5th graders, but anyone interested 3rd through 5th grade is welcome.

Register soon! Space is limited, and you won't want to miss out. https://bit.ly/STEMclubWES

Club is FREE!

Questions? Please  email us at [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Outdoor Movie Night
  • Thursday, October 20, 5:00 - 7:00 - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • Monday, October 24 - Student Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 25, 8:30-9:45 a.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Caregiver Coffee
  • Friday, October 28 - End of Quarter; Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31 - Student Holiday

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Thank you, Custodians!

Thank you to our Weyanoke custodians who work hard every day (and night!) to keep our school safe and clean. We appreciate you always! Above are Edmond Aninakwah, Elcira Gomez and Frederick Donkor. Below is our daytime custodian, Guillermo Canales. 

Wednesday, October 5 and Monday, October 10 

There will be NO SCHOOL for students. The main office will be closed.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Review and Sign the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet Online

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review and sign the SR&R. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgment has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Digital signatures are due by September 30. Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at [email protected], if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Picture Day is Coming!

Weyanoke’s Picture Day is Wednesday, October 12th.  Pictures can be ordered online (preferred method) at mylifetouch.com using picture ID EVT4X86N7.  Students who are not in school on picture day will have another opportunity to have their picture taken on the retake day of December 7th.  If paying with cash or check please pay with exact amount.

From our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Josie Mani:

Please be on the lookout for an AAP letter from the school in the September 28 Wednesday Folder. It has information about levels of service, screening, and AAP opportunities in middle school and high school. Additionally, here are some important upcoming dates:

Introduction to AAP & Continuum of Available Services

October 11, 6:30pm, library

 

Understanding the Full-Time (Level IV) Services Screening Process

November 15, 6:30pm, library

 

AAP Services in Secondary Schools

December 13, 6:30pm, library

 

Level IV Referral Form Deadline for Grades 2-5:

December 15

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Ms. Mani at [email protected]

Model Policy Comment Period

A new proposed model policy (pdf) was recently proposed by the Virginia Department of Education regarding the “privacy, dignity, and respect for all students and parents in Virginia’s Public Schools.” A 30-day public comment period on the model policy began September 26 and closes October 26. You may provide feedback to the Virginia Department of Education on the new drafted policy. If you missed Superintendent Reid’s message regarding the new proposed model policy, please view it on our website.

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them.

Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March). Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online.

Our Voices, Our Future

Fairfax County Public Schools is launching the engagement phase that will help us develop our brand new Strategic Plan

During her Community Conversations listening tour in each high school pyramid, Superintendent Michelle Reid has heard from many of you about your hopes and aspirations for our students. That feedback will become part of our proactive strategic plan that will serve as our North Star—or guide—for the future.

Starting in October, we will be inviting the entire FCPS community to engage in building our shared future. This includes hearing from our parents and caregivers, students, and broader community, as well as surveying students in grades three and above. You will have an opportunity to have your voice heard in one of many sessions (both in-person and virtual) during November and December. We encourage you to join us in this journey by actively participating in the conversation.

The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. For a more detailed overview, visit FCPS’ Strategic Planning webpage.

Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new FCC program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at AffordableConnectivity.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.

Visit our Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information on the criteria to be eligible and how to apply. 

PTA News Save the Date! Oct 20th will be our next General Meeting

Our last meeting was such a success we plan to do the same, have ice cream or other treats before at 6:30, so we have a chance to talk with other families, and start the meeting at 7pm.  Our October meeting will be in the library with the reception in the hall outside of it and there will be childcare in another room so the kids can have fun while we meet. We will have Spanish translation as always.

The new School Directory will be out soon, if you joined the PTA this year, check your emails around 10/15!

Weyanoke Spirit Wear Sale Extended until 10/7

If you missed ordering last week, there are still a few more days!

Visit AWAbyLisa.com to order

Kids are Scientists Too

Do you like learning about science?

Do you enjoy doing experiments?

Want to have loads of fun?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Kids Are Scientists Too (KAST) is the club for you!

Twice a month student volunteers from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) will visit Weyanoke Elementary School and help you discover amazing scientific facts about the world around you.

Each class will include a short lesson, then after you’ll get a chance to be a scientist! You will do your own fun experiment and learn from first-hand experience.

Topics you will learn about include:

  • How to extract DNA
  • Newton's Laws
  • How fossils form
  • And much, much more!

Sessions are held 2 to 3 Fridays each month from 4:15 to 5:15 (students may stay after school). This club is designed for 4th & 5th graders, but anyone interested 1st through 5th grade is welcomed. Register soon! Space is limited, and you won't want to miss out.

https://bit.ly/kastclub Club is FREE! Starts October 7

Questions? Please email us at [email protected]

Weyanoke PTA Outdoor Movie Night! October 14th at 6:30pm (rain date Oct 21st) Free Entry!  

In the upper field behind Weyanoke. Bring your chairs/blankets.

Come at 6:30pm to get your concessions, the movie will start at 7pm.  There will be pizza, popcorn, Minion candy apples, and other treats for sale to benefit the PTA.

STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math, bringing them all together in meaningful ways during class time can be difficult.  STEM club could be one of the greatest commitments you make to furthering your child’s understanding of STEM concepts.

Twice a month student volunteers from TJ Highschool, and the Future is Brighter organization, will visit Weyanoke Elementary School and lead the club.

There will be guest speakers, and more!

Sessions are held 2 to 3 Fridays each month from 4:15 to 5:15 (students may stay after school). This club is designed for 4th & 5th graders, but anyone interested 3rd through 5th grade is welcome.

Register soon! Space is limited, and you won't want to miss out. https://bit.ly/STEMclubWES

Club is FREE!

Questions? Please  email us at [email protected]

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, October 5 - No School for Students
  • Friday, October 7 - Field Day for grades K-5
  • Monday, October 10 - No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Outdoor Movie Night

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Students in 4th grade use dice to collect data and understand concepts like graphing and statistics.

 

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. To mark this day, which begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4, Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. 

Wednesday, October 5 is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12 month employees report). See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Review and Sign the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet Online

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review and sign the SR&R. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgment has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Digital signatures are due by September 30. Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at [email protected], if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Picture Day is Coming!

Weyanoke’s Picture Day is Wednesday, October 12th.  Pictures can be ordered online (preferred method) at mylifetouch.com using picture ID EVT4X86N7.  Students who are not in school on picture day will have another opportunity to have their picture taken on the retake day of December 7th.  If paying with cash or check please pay with exact amount.

ESSER III Funding Supports Student Success: Your Voice Matters

In the fall of 2021, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. 

ESSER III focus areas have included resources for prevention and mitigation of COVID, academic services, multilingual engagement, support for students’ social emotional needs, and professional development. 

Your Voice Matters!

A feedback form will be live on the ESSER III webpage Friday, September 23. Your input will inform the School Board and FCPS staff on the community’s view of our work. Watch this video to see the impact ESSER III funds are having in our schools. Learn more on FCPS’ website

From our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Josie Mani:

Please be on the lookout for an AAP letter from the school in the September 28 Wednesday Folder. It has information about levels of service, screening, and AAP opportunities in middle school and high school. Additionally, here are some important upcoming dates:

Introduction to AAP & Continuum of Available Services

October 11, 6:30pm, library

 

Understanding the Full-Time (Level IV) Services Screening Process

November 15, 6:30pm, library

 

AAP Services in Secondary Schools

December 13, 6:30pm, library

 

Level IV Referral Form Deadline for Grades 2-5:

December 15

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Ms. Mani at [email protected]

Weyanoke Field Day Seeking Volunteers

Our Fall Field Day is scheduled for Friday, October 7. this is our annual team-building day where students enjoy active learning and games with their peers. A volunteer form was sent home last Wednesday. If you are interested in helping before, during or after Field Day, complete the volunteer form or reach out to our PE teacher, Will Shaffer.

Parent Resource Center Webinars

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Throughout the year it offers family and educator webinars. Upcoming sessions include: 

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

PTA News Spirit Wear Sale ends Friday the 30! 

Order this week by filling out the order form and returning it to your school with your cash or check made payable to the Weyanoke PTA or you can order online.  Visit http://www.awabylisa.com/weyanoke-spirit-wear.html. When ordering online, you can pay for your order using a credit card or your paypal account. If you have questions about sizing, your PTA has sizing samples to assist you in selecting the proper size for your student. 

Kids are Scientists Too

Do you like learning about science?

Do you enjoy doing experiments?

Want to have loads of fun?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Kids Are Scientists Too (KAST) is the club for you!

Twice a month student volunteers from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) will visit Weyanoke Elementary School and help you discover amazing scientific facts about the world around you.

Each class will include a short lesson, then after you’ll get a chance to be a scientist! You will do your own fun experiment and learn from first-hand experience.

Topics you will learn about include:

  • How to extract DNA
  • Newton's Laws
  • How fossils form
  • And much, much more!

Sessions are held 2 to 3 Fridays each month from 4:15 to 5:15 (students may stay after school). This club is designed for 4th & 5th graders, but anyone interested 1st through 5th grade is welcomed. Register soon! Space is limited, and you won't want to miss out.

https://bit.ly/kastclub Club is FREE! Starts October 7

Questions? Please email us at [email protected]

AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS

By the Weyanoke PTA & Overtime Athletics!

Register for one of two after school sports programs offered this Fall at Weyanoke from October – December. Cost is $100 per student for 8 weeks. 10% sibling discount offered!

Shooting Stars Soccer - Wednesdays

  • Start Date October 12
  • 8 Weeks
  • Grades K-5
  • Times 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $100
  • Location Gym

Sports Spectacular - Fridays

  • Start Date October 7
  • 8 Weeks
  • Grades K-5
  • Times 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $100
  • Location Gym

 

Register online by October 3 https://otamanage.azurewebsites.net/office/nova

 

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, October 5 - No School for Students
  • Friday, October 7 - Field Day for grades K-5
  • Monday, October 10 - No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Fall Picture Day

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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During math, students often use manipulatives to help them picture ideas about numbers. Here, a first grader organizes colored pieces to learn number skills.

Rosh Hashanah (Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day)

Monday, Sept. 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

Upcoming Student Holidays There will be NO SCHOOL for students. Please add these days to your calendar.
  • September 26 Rosh Hashanah
  • October 5 Yom Kippur
  • October 10 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 24 Diwali
  • October 28 Two Hour Early Release, 1:20 p.m.
  • October 31 Teacher Workday
  • November 8 Election Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Winter Break
Review and Sign the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet Online

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review and sign the SR&R. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgment has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Digital signatures are due by September 30. Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at [email protected], if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

When Should My Child Stay Home?

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. 

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. 

If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify our main office staff by calling 703-813-5400 so that assistance can be provided if needed. Keep an open line of communication with your school public health nurse, and call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why and for how long. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!

To report a student's absence from school, call the attendance line at 703-813-5484, or complete the online attendance form.

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

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Virtual Program

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

Classes start on October 7th 

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.
All parent programs will be virtual for the 2022-23 school year. 

Days: Wednesday and Friday

Times: 1:00-2:30

Dates: October 7 - December 16

Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or [email protected] PTA News Thank you so much to everyone who attended our first meeting last week!

We had an amazing turnout and many parents committed to major volunteer roles. We could not do it without you! Thank you to the following amazing volunteers: Mehret Mandefro, Amy Brown, Leyla Angulo, Hiyemanotie Heyie, Melanie Morris, Stephanie Martinez, and Yeoworkuka Hable.

Congratulations another big thank you to our new Treasurer, Caitrin Keiper, who although she has already been helping us out greatly, was confirmed at the meeting. We are excited to have you on board!

We already have over 65 members, more than 1½ times the number we had at the end of last year, and we are so excited to see the interest.  With so many parents and teachers joining we know we will be able to do so much for Weyanoke students this year!

Weyanoke Spirit Wear 2022

Place your order by filling out the order form and returning it to your school with your check made payable to the Weyanoke PTA or you can order online.  Visit http://www.awabylisa.com/weyanoke-spirit-wear.html. When ordering online, you can pay for your order using a credit card or your pay pal account. If you have questions about sizing, your PTA has sizing samples to assist you in selecting the proper size for your student. 

AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS

By the Weyanoke PTA & Overtime Athletics!

Register for one of two after school sports programs offered this Fall at Weyanoke from October – December. Cost is $100 per student for 8 weeks. 10% sibling discount offered!

Shooting Stars Soccer - Wednesdays

  • Start Date October 12
  • 8 Weeks
  • Grades K-5
  • Times 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $100
  • Location Gym

Sports Spectacular - Fridays

  • Start Date October 7
  • 8 Weeks
  • Grades K-5
  • Times 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $100
  • Location Gym

 

Register online by October 3 https://otamanage.azurewebsites.net/office/nova

 

Chipotle Fundraiser for Weyanoke Elementary 33% of event sales get donated to the cause TONIGHT - 5-9 p.m.

6242 Little River Tpke, Ste A, Alexandria VA 22312

Order online for pickup using code ZMN8V9P or show the flyer in restuarant.

 

For online orders to count towards the fundraiser, they must be placed for pickup only from the restaurant location of, and during the hours of, the fundraiser. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. $150 minimum event sales required to receive any donation.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, September 26 - No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 5 - No School for Students
  • Friday, October 7 - Field Day for grades K-5
  • Monday, October 10 - No School for Students
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Fall Picture Day

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Our courtyard includes a butterfly garden where students can observe the animals' life cycle. Here, two second graders use a magnifying glass to look closely at caterpillars.

Upcoming Student Holidays There will be NO SCHOOL for students. Please add these days to your calendar.
  • September 26 Rosh Hashanah
  • October 5 Yom Kippur
  • October 10 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 24 Diwali
  • October 28 Two Hour Early Release, 1:20 p.m.
  • October 31 Teacher Workday
  • November 8 Election Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Winter Break
Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at [email protected], if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

 

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central, and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

Title I Town Hall

The Title I central office will facilitate a virtual What is Title I? Town Hall to learn more about Title I.

The Town Hall will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. on the zoom link:   https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92517569120

Additional Lunch Items 

Weyanoke offers a school lunch to all students for free each day. Additional lunch items are available for purchase if students are still hungry. There are three ways to purchase additional food items:

  1. On Line Using www.MySchoolBucks.com
    This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime.
  2. Make checks payable to “Weyanoke Food Services”. The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151. A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check. The student name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.
Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Virtual Program

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

Classes start on October 7th 

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.
All parent programs will be virtual for the 2022-23 school year. 

Days: Wednesday and Friday

Times: 1:00-2:30

Dates: October 7 - December 16

Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or [email protected] PTA News TOMORROW! Join us for our first General PTA Meeting & Ice Cream Social 9/15/2022 at 6:30 pm

There will be time to

  • Chat with other parents over ICE CREAM
  • Guest speaker: Chris Gallindo (Regional Director of SACC) who will speak and take questions about the SACC program.
  • Hear about, discuss and help plan upcoming activities for the school year
  • Vote to confirm volunteer for Treasurer, Caitrin Keiper
Weyanoke Spirit Wear 2022

Place your order by filling out the order form and returning it to your school with your check made payable to the Weyanoke PTA or you can order online.  Visit http://www.awabylisa.com/weyanoke-spirit-wear.html. When ordering online, you can pay for your order using a credit card or your pay pal account. If you have questions about sizing, your PTA has sizing samples to assist you in selecting the proper size for your student. 

AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS

By the Weyanoke PTA & Overtime Athletics!

Choose Soccer on Wednesdays or Sports Spectacular on Fridays

Online Registration:

https://otamanage.azurewebsites.net/office/nova

Registration Deadline is September 30

 

Chipotle Fundraiser for Weyanoke Elementary 33% of event sales get donated to the cause Wednesday, September 21 - 5-9 p.m.

6242 Little River Tpke, Ste A, Alexandria VA 22312

Order online for pickup using code ZMN8V9P or show the flyer in restuarant.

 

For online orders to count towards the fundraiser, they must be placed for pickup only from the restaurant location of, and during the hours of, the fundraiser. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. $150 minimum event sales required to receive any donation.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria
  • Monday, September 26 - No School for Students

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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We are using the Zones of Regulation for Socio-emotional Learning this year school-wide. Here, fifth grade students sort emotions into one of the four zones.

Back to School Night & Annual Title I Meeting TONIGHT 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

School buses will be provided for families to attend the Annual Title I Meeting to be held on Back to School Night.

Bus #1
  • 5:30 p.m. Pick up from Morningside Apartments at Beauregard Street & Manitoba Drive 
  • Stops at East & West playgrounds
  • 7:30 p.m. Return to Morningside Apartments 
Bus #2
  • 5:30 p.m. Pick up from Crystal Woods Apartments at Little River Turnpike Service Road and Southland Av. 
  • 7:30 p.m. Return to Crystal Woods Apartments 
Order of Events
  • 6:00 – 6:10    Proceed to Classrooms
  • 6:10 – 6:15    Welcome Messages
  • 6:15 – 6:25    Title I Presentation
  • 6:25 – 6:50    Presentations by Classroom Teachers
  • 6:50 – 7:00    Proceed to Second Classroom (if needed)
  • 7:00 – 7:25    Presentations by Classroom Teachers
  • 7:25 – 7:30    Exit/Load Buses
Additional Lunch Items 

Weyanoke offers a school lunch to all students for free each day. Additional lunch items are available for purchase if students are still hungry. There are three ways to purchase additional food items:

  1. On Line Using www.MySchoolBucks.com
    This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime.
  2. Make checks payable to “Weyanoke Food Services”. The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151. A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check. The student name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.
Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

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 will take place on Friday, September 9. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill.

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.

GrandInvolve: Changing the World, One Child at a Time

Would you like to have a unique and interesting volunteer experience while making a difference in a school, classroom, family, or in one child’s life? Join in at GrandInvolve, a nonprofit program that facilitates volunteer opportunities in 25 of Fairfax County’s Title I Elementary Schools!

GrandInvolve is currently recruiting adult volunteers who are interested to provide classroom assistance with math, reading, and other simple educational tasks that the teacher requests. For a rewarding experience with flexible hours and various responsibilities, consider volunteering with GrandInvolve for this coming school year. Find more information (including an automated Volunteer Interest Form) at www.grandinvolve.org. Questions? Email [email protected].

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

Title I Town Hall

The Title I central office will facilitate a virtual What is Title I? Town Hall to learn more about Title I.

The Town Hall will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. on the zoom link (https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92984867641?pwd=Yi9PRFVQeU5aZC9CbjIyUEFHY3NQdz09&from=addon)

September 9 is Pyramid Night. The AHS varsity football game against Lewis High School starts at 7:00. Free admission for Elementary and Middle School students with a paying adult. Come wearing your school spirit!

PTA News Join the PTA*

*You don’t have to come to meetings, we promise!

Weyanoke Elementary PTA is made up of a PTA Board and General members. The Board is a handful of parents who organize and run projects.

NEW BENEFIT THIS YEAR! Join and you will get access to the online student school directory.  Help you students reach out to their classmates and make communicating with other parents easier!

PTA General Members are individuals and families who make an annual donation.  That’s it!  $10 or $15 and you’re done.  Your donation will support EVERY Weyanoke student, and you will be  under no obligation to contribute any time at the school.

If you do want to help, just check the box YES, I WANT TO VOLUNTEER on the membership form and you will be added to our volunteer list.  When opportunities arise throughout the school year, we will be in touch in advance and at that point you can sign up or pass, entirely up to you for each event.

Two ways the PTA helps make Weyanoke Elementary School better:

  1. We Raise Money. Hosting fundraisers like Fun Run, International Night, and Chucky-E-Cheese Night. This money funds activities, assemblies, field trips and more.
  2. We Show Up. The Board and Volunteers help with school activities throughout the year that show appreciation to our teachers and staff and give our kids a chance to have fun and make wonderful memories.

We know a parent’s most precious commodity is time, we don’t want to waste yours.  Help the school by donating with your GENERAL MEMBERSHIP. If you want to volunteer from time to time, please check the box on the form.

Questions: [email protected]

 

AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS

By the Weyanoke PTA & Overtime Athletics!

Choose Soccer on Wednesdays or Sports Spectacular on Fridays

Online Registration:

https://otamanage.azurewebsites.net/office/nova

Hurry! Deadline is Sept. 14th!

NEXT WEEK! Join us for our first General PTA Meeting & Ice Cream Social 9/15/2022 at 6:30 pm

There will be time to

  • Chat with other parents over ICE CREAM
  • Guest speaker: Chris Gallindo (Regional Director of SACC) who will speak and take questions about the SACC program.
  • Hear about, discuss and help plan upcoming activities for the school year
  • Vote to confirm volunteer for Treasurer, Caitrin Keiper
Upcoming Events
  • TONIGHT, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Back to School Night 
  • Friday, September 9 - First Lockdown Drill of the school year
  • Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria
  • Monday, September 26 - No School for Students

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 31, 2022

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The youngest Woodchucks began the school year this week when our Preschool program began. Students in these classes use play to develop lifelong skills and begin to acclimate to the schedules and expectations of school.

Labor Day

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Back to School Night & Annual Title I Meeting Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

School buses will be provided for families to attend the Annual Title I Meeting to be held on Back to School Night.

Bus #1
  • 5:30 p.m. Pick up from Morningside Apartments at Beauregard Street & Manitoba Drive 
  • Stops at East & West playgrounds
  • 7:30 p.m. Return to Morningside Apartments 
Bus #2
  • 5:30 p.m. Pick up from Crystal Woods Apartments at Little River Turnpike Service Road and Southland Av. 
  • 7:30 p.m. Return to Crystal Woods Apartments 
Order of Events
  • 6:00 – 6:10    Proceed to Classrooms
  • 6:10 – 6:15    Welcome Messages
  • 6:15 – 6:25    Title I Presentation
  • 6:25 – 6:50    Presentations by Classroom Teachers
  • 6:50 – 7:00    Proceed to Second Classroom (if needed)
  • 7:00 – 7:25    Presentations by Classroom Teachers
  • 7:25 – 7:30    Exit/Load Buses
Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

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. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill.

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.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

Online Tutoring Services Available

FCPS students have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos:  

HUMScouts After School Program

Keep your child on track with learning during the virtual school term.

Register at the following Google Form link: http://tinyurl.com/humscouts 

The HUMScout after school sessions are offered for students in grades K to 8th grade, and will occur after school via Google Meet.

Every Monday and Friday

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Title I Town Hall

The Title I central office will facilitate a virtual What is Title I? Town Hall to learn more about Title I.

The Town Hall will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. on the zoom link (https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92984867641?pwd=Yi9PRFVQeU5aZC9CbjIyUEFHY3NQdz09&from=addon)

Notification of Testing

Students at Weyanoke Elementary will have two upcoming assessments, the iReady and the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) adopted iReady assessments as an academic universal screener for all elementary school students in grades 1-6. In addition to the iReady assessment, all elementary school students in grades 1-6 complete the Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA).

The purpose of iReady assessments is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. iReady tests are also used to measure student progress in reading and mathematics skills. The purpose of the DSA is to measure the development of spelling skills.

FCPS also commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). The School Board has approved a screener to review students’ skills and experiences in these areas. FCPS staff will use the screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

SEL skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decisionmaking. The screener will review these skills, as well as students’ relationships, feelings of belonging, feelings about their school environment, and mood. These factors are critical to positive academic, social, and emotional success.

Additional information about iReady can be found at the iReady Universal Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/us). More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892). If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s teacher or the school test coordinator.

Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established. If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Transportation Office at 703-446-2050.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

COVID Updates

Earlier this week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal. 

Highlights from that guidance include: 

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. 
  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.
  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry. 
  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.
  • Diagnostic testing will be available beginning Tuesday, August 16, for FCPS students and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Information on diagnostic testing will continue to be updated on our website.
  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review our Health and Safety Guidance on our website.

PTA News

The PTA Board is excited to get the new school year started!  This year the PTA is sponsoring a Weyanoke Student Directory as an added bonus to joining the PTA. You can join here: https://weyanokepta.square.site/ 

or through the forms being sent home with students.

We will be hosting an ice cream social along with our first meeting this year. Mark the date: September 15th at 6:30pm.

We are looking for a Chairperson for our Reflections Art Program which begins in September. Please email [email protected] about this or with any other questions. 

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 - School Closed for Labor Day Holiday 
  • Thursday, September 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Back to School Night 
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria
  • Monday, September 26 - No School for Students

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 24, 2022

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Students came to Weyanoke excited to get started on Monday!

Save the Date: Back to School Night Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:00- 7:30 p.m. The FCPS School Board welcomes you back to school

Ricardy Anderson, Mason District Representative

Karen Keys Gamarra, Member-at-Large

Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Chair and Member-at-Large

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

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 FCPS digital resource 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. Parents will receive more information from their child’s school before 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.

Accessing Student Rights & Responsibilities Forms Online

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see a message about acknowledging the Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

HUMScouts After School Program

Keep your child on track with learning during the virtual school term.

Register at the following Google Form link: http://tinyurl.com/humscouts 

The HUMScout after school sessions are offered for students in grades K to 8th grade, and will occur after school via Google Meet.

Every Monday and Friday

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

COVID Updates

Earlier this week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal. 

Highlights from that guidance include: 

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. 
  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.
  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry. 
  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.
  • Diagnostic testing will be available beginning Tuesday, August 16, for FCPS students and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Information on diagnostic testing will continue to be updated on our website.
  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review our Health and Safety Guidance on our website.

Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established. If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Transportation Office at 703-446-2050.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

Please look for an email that you should have received August 18 in which FCPS shared the Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. If you have children at different grade levels, please read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2022-23 Opt-Out Booklets.

PTA News

The PTA Board is excited to get the new school year started!  This year the PTA is sponsoring a Weyanoke Student Directory as an added bonus to joining the PTA. You can join here: https://weyanokepta.square.site/ 

or through the forms being sent home with students.

We will be hosting an ice cream social along with our first meeting this year. Mark the date: September 15th at 6:30pm.

We are looking for a Chairperson for our Reflections Art Program which begins in September. Please email [email protected] about this or with any other questions. 

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 - School Closed for Labor Day Holiday 
  • Thursday, September 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Back to School Night 
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria
  • Monday, September 26 - No School for Students

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 19, 2022

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Woodchucks returned to school for Meet & Greet last night. Students met their new teachers and explored classrooms. Many also checked in with previous teachers, like Kindergarten teacher Ms. Galicia.

School Starts on Monday

We can't wait to see our students for the new school year starting on Monday, August 22.

A few reminders:

  • The doors open at 8:15 a.m. and students will have plenty of staff available to help direct them to their classrooms.
  • Please do your best to turn in all the required forms and permission slips as this helps us tremendously from both a safety preparedness and instructional perspective.
  • If you prefer to complete forms online, you can fill out many of them on our school website's forms page
  • Please be patient with arrival and dismissal for the first couple weeks, it is a process that will speed up - we promise
  • If you do not have a copy of the school supplies list, you can find them on each grade level's webpage
  • Remind your child about his or her teacher's name, grade level, and other details that will help make the first day easier.
  • Kiss and Ride is on the East side of the school. if you are dropping off or picking  up a child, do not use the front entrance of the school.
  • Set up a good, consistent bedtime routine for students to help them wind down and get plenty of rest before school.

Have a great weekend and we can't wait to see our Woodchucks on Monday!

 

Introducing Erika Delgado, Weyanoke's New Family Liaison

I wanted to reach out and share how excited I am to be here at Weyanoke Elementary and to be part of the Weyanoke family! As a family Liaison I hope to form meaningful relationships with students, parents and all caregivers. This year I will be helping bridge the communication among the school staff and community. I will connect you with resources to help your students’ academic success. I’m always available to help our new families with any enrollment needs. I’m here to lend an ear to your concerns and so much more!

I look forward to working together and welcome your participation and contribution. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any questions you may have.

From Erika Delgado, [email protected] (703) 813-5430  Family Liaison for Weyanoke Elementary School.

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 FCPS digital resource 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. Parents will receive more information from their child’s school before 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.

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

GrandInvolve: Changing the World, One Child at a Time

Would you like to have a unique and interesting volunteer experience while making a difference in a school, classroom, family, or in one child’s life? Join in at GrandInvolve, a nonprofit program that facilitates volunteer opportunities in 25 of Fairfax County’s Title I Elementary Schools!

GrandInvolve is currently recruiting adult volunteers who are interested to provide classroom assistance with math, reading, and other simple educational tasks that the teacher requests. For a rewarding experience with flexible hours and various responsibilities, consider volunteering with GrandInvolve for this coming school year. Find more information (including an automated Volunteer Interest Form) at www.grandinvolve.org. Questions? Email [email protected].

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, August 22 - First Day of School
  • Thursday, September 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Back to School Night 
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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