Weyanoke Update for June 9, 2021

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Dear Weyanoke Elementary School Community,

As this school year draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank you for an AMAZING school year!  Our students and staff have demonstrated resilience and commitment to learning throughout a year of changes and your support has been instrumental in making this year a success.

We have learned to navigate virtual platforms and new technology tools that have brought our blended learning practices to a new level. Our students have created projects, collaborated with classmates, and shown their thinking in unique ways that demonstrate their growth throughout the course of the year.

As we reflect on this school year and all of the hurdles we have conquered as a school, we are proud and honored to serve our Weyanoke families.

We wish you a relaxing and safe summer and look forward to five days of in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year!

Sincerely,

Felicia Usher, Principal

and

Michelle Doyle, Assistant Principal

Fifth Grade Promotion

Weyanoke's fifth grade will celebrate with a promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. In-person space is limited, but all are welcome to attend the ceremony online through this link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/85217e10b70246e6bfab9e31bb381d16

The link will be active beginning at 6:00 on June 10. The ceremony is expected to begin promptly at 6:30.

Fifth grade students should arrive at Holmes at 5:30 in preparation for the event. Anyone attending in-person must first RSVP to the student's teacher to ensure the safety of all in attendance.

School Laptops, Instruments, and Library Books are DUE

The last day of school for this school year is Friday, June 11. We have several items that must be returned to the school ASAP.

Library Books

Weyanoke school library books are due now. They can be returned to the school with in-person students. For virtual students, books can be dropped off at the front doors during school hours. If you have questions regarding library books, please contact school librarian, Casey Crowe.

Instruments

If your child participated in the band or strings program this year, please return any rented instruments ASAP. They can be dropped off at the main office during school hours, or sent to school with in-person students. Please address any questions to your child's music teacher.

Laptops and Mifi Devices

ALL FCPS student laptops must be returned to school at the end of the school year for inventory and maintenance. If you family has an internet "mifi" device, this will also need to be returned to school. Students participating in summer learning programs WILL get their laptops back for summer learning, and all students returning to Weyanoke next year will be assigned one-to-one student devices. 

Please note that laptop sleeves and student mice will not be collected, only the computer charging cable should be turned into school.

IN-PERSON students will leave their laptops at school during the last week of school. Mifi devices should be turned in with their cases and power cables during this time period.

VIRTUAL students must turn in laptops and mifi devices by dropping them off at the school any time during school hours on Friday, June 11; Monday, June 14 or Tuesday, June 15. Mifi devices should also be turned in with their cases and power cables.

Please address any questions about the technology turn-in to Erin Hughey, School Based Technology Specialist.

Health Room Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

SOL Scores

SOL scores will be visible in SIS ParentVUE Student Test History on or around the last day of school (no later than June 15). Contents of the forthcoming SIS official SOL score report, including translations may be found on the SOL Score Report  webpage.

Introducing Schoology

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

Here is what you need to know now:

  • Starting in July 2021, we will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • You can learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you
      closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by June 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • your child's class
  • your child’s assignments and participation
  • your child’s calendar
  • teacher comments, scores, and feedback

We are asking that you:

  • Make sure you have registered for a SIS/ParentVUE account:
    http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Look for the next communication about how to login to Schoology
Free Meals Available Throughout the Summer, June 28-August 5

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to no-cost meals over the summer months at meal kit sites and on bus routes. Each site and bus route will offer meal kits containing seven days of breakfast and lunch. Please note that locations of the meal distribution sites and all bus routes have changed from the school year plan. 

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Mondays at 10 sites throughout the county beginning June 28 and ending August 2. Please note that meal kits will be distributed on Tuesday, July 6, due to the Monday, July 5 holiday. Meal kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children and adults may purchase kits for $28. 

Meal Kit bus routes will run June 28 through August 5. Buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The buses will not distribute meals on a daily basis. The bus stops are weekly and run Monday-Thursday only. Please note that on Friday, July 2, Monday bus routes will operate to cover the Monday, July 5, holiday. Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children. Adult meals will not be available for purchase on the bus routes.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format this week.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) is going on now through August 13.

Students can sign up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Summer Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program will offer its regular 5-week summer session of English classes starting July 6.  The program will offer online class options for beginners through advanced level learners in morning and evening class schedules.  It will also offer morning and evening in-person classes for those same levels at its Plum Center location (6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA).  All new students must complete intake testing and placement.  Online testing will be conducted June 14 – 25 and testing for in-person classes will be held at Plum Center on June 12 and 26.

If you know a parent, colleague or other adult community member who would be interested, please refer them to https://tinyurl.com/summer21reg and they can sign up to receive more information on classes as well as instructions to sign up for intake testing appointments. 

Classes will fill up quickly, so sign up sooner rather than later.

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program, funded through grants and tuition, offers classes to adults 18 years and older.

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Camp Gold Arrow

For Girls Grades K-5

July 6-9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Camp Gold Arrow is an introductory program for girls who are NOT currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts & crafts, STEM, games, songs and more!

Camp Fees: $40
(Financial Assistance Available)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Lunch is not provided. Transportation is not provided. Snack will be provided.

Accepting registrations online at:

http://bit.ly/gscnc-cbc

If you do not have internet access, please call 703.372.4345.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Bauer at LBauer@gscnc.org or call 703.372.4345

Annandale Sports Camp

Annandale High School will be hosting a summer multi-Sport camp on June 21-25 from 8:30-3:00pm. The camp will focus on football (touch), basketball, soccer, baseball, and volleyball. Lunch will again be available for purchase. Camp is open to rising Grades 3 thru 9. Cost is $125. Sign up here.

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony at Holmes Middle School
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Weyanoke Update for June 2, 2021

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The old trees at Weyanoke are full of Brood X cicadas, and many teachers are taking the opportunity to teach some science to their students. Here, a student allows a cicada a safe landing spot.

All Students to be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students. All Weyanoke students will log into classes from home by 9:00 am. 

Get more information about the primary elections.

School Laptops, Instruments, and Library Books are DUE

The last day of school for this school year is Friday, June 11. We have several items that must be returned to the school ASAP.

Library Books

Weyanoke school library books are due now. They can be returned to the school with in-person students. For virtual students, books can be dropped off at the front doors during school hours. If you have questions regarding library books, please contact school librarian, Casey Crowe.

Instruments

If your child participated in the band or strings program this year, please return any rented instruments ASAP. They can be dropped off at the main office during school hours, or sent to school with in-person students. Please address any questions to your child's music teacher.

Laptops and Mifi Devices

ALL FCPS student laptops must be returned to school at the end of the school year for inventory and maintenance. If you family has an internet "mifi" device, this will also need to be returned to school. Students participating in summer learning programs WILL get their laptops back for summer learning, and all students returning to Weyanoke next year will be assigned one-to-one student devices. 

Please note that laptop sleeves and student mice will not be collected, only the computer charging cable should be turned into school.

IN-PERSON students will leave their laptops at school during the last week of school. Mifi devices should be turned in with their cases and power cables during this time period.

VIRTUAL students must turn in laptops and mifi devices by dropping them off at the school any time during school hours on Friday, June 11; Monday, June 14 or Tuesday, June 15. Mifi devices should also be turned in with their cases and power cables.

Please address any questions about the technology turn-in to Erin Hughey, School Based Technology Specialist.

Fifth Grade Promotion

Weyanoke's fifth grade will celebrate with a promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. In-person space is limited, but all are welcome to attend the ceremony online through this link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/85217e10b70246e6bfab9e31bb381d16

The link will be active beginning at 6:00 on June 10. The ceremony is expected to begin promptly at 6:30.

Fifth grade teachers are reaching out to families now about the in-person ceremony and how to sign up to attend.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Buy a School Yearbook

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) will start on June 8 and end on August 13.

Students can sign up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Updates to Family Life Education Instructional Content Now Available for Public Review

Recommended Family Life Education (FLE) materials (media and lesson objectives) to support instruction are available for community review until Monday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. Recommendations affect grades K, 1, 7, 8, 10, modified 1-6, and modified 7-12.

Details of the recommended materials are available online.

Summer Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program will offer its regular 5-week summer session of English classes starting July 6.  The program will offer online class options for beginners through advanced level learners in morning and evening class schedules.  It will also offer morning and evening in-person classes for those same levels at its Plum Center location (6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA).  All new students must complete intake testing and placement.  Online testing will be conducted June 14 – 25 and testing for in-person classes will be held at Plum Center on June 12 and 26.

If you know a parent, colleague or other adult community member who would be interested, please refer them to https://tinyurl.com/summer21reg and they can sign up to receive more information on classes as well as instructions to sign up for intake testing appointments. 

Classes will fill up quickly, so sign up sooner rather than later.

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program, funded through grants and tuition, offers classes to adults 18 years and older.

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Camp Gold Arrow

For Girls Grades K-5

July 6-9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Camp Gold Arrow is an introductory program for girls who are NOT currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts & crafts, STEM, games, songs and more!

Camp Fees: $40
(Financial Assistance Available)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Lunch is not provided. Transportation is not provided. Snack will be provided.

Accepting registrations online at:

http://bit.ly/gscnc-cbc

If you do not have internet access, please call 703.372.4345.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Bauer at LBauer@gscnc.org or call 703.372.4345

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, June 8 - All Virtual School Day; All students participate in online learning
  • Thursday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony at Holmes Middle School
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Attendance: 703-813-5484 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Weyanoke Update for May 26, 2021

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Calendar Reminder: FCPS Schools and Offices Closed on May 31 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments that day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, June 1. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

All Students to be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students. All Weyanoke students will log into classes from home by 9:00 am. 

Get more information about the primary elections.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

2021 Annandale High School Pyramid Art Show

Congratulations to Mrs. McClain and our 15 young artists whose work is on display at this year's online art show. Please take a moment to look at their work, and artwork from other parts of our area, on the AHS Pyramid Art Show website.  

Buy a School Yearbook

2020-2021 Yearbooks have arrived!  For those attending in-person classes, yearbooks were sent home with your children.  If your student is attending classes virtually, and you ordered a yearbook, please come by the office by Tuesday, June 1st between 10AM-2:30PM to pick it up. 

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

Weyanoke Library Books Due

Student checkout ended on Friday, May 21st. All student library books are due beginning this week.

ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) will start on June 8 and end on August 13.

On June 1, students can start signing up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Updates to Family Life Education Instructional Content Now Available for Public Review

Recommended Family Life Education (FLE) materials (media and lesson objectives) to support instruction are available for community review until Monday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. Recommendations affect grades K, 1, 7, 8, 10, modified 1-6, and modified 7-12.

Details of the recommended materials are available online.

Vaccination Appointments Open for All County Residents

As of April 18, all All individuals who are 16 or older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Visit the U.S. Health and Human Services website for more information or go to the Health Department’s site for specifics on how to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Holmes Spirit Wear Store Open for Rising Sixth Graders

Holmes Middle School is pleased to offer spirit wear sales for current and incoming Hawks and the families. 

Click to order here for a variety of items.

The store closes at midnight on May 28, 2021. Items may be shipped to you, but be sure to select that option, otherwise items ship to Holmes Middle School. 

For any questions please reach out to holmesptafundraising@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all in the Fall of 2021!

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Camp Gold Arrow

For Girls Grades K-5

July 6-9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Camp Gold Arrow is an introductory program for girls who are NOT currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts & crafts, STEM, games, songs and more!

Camp Fees: $40
(Financial Assistance Available)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Lunch is not provided. Transportation is not provided. Snack will be provided.

Accepting registrations online at:

http://bit.ly/gscnc-cbc

If you do not have internet access, please call 703.372.4345.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Bauer at LBauer@gscnc.org or call 703.372.4345

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, School Closed
  • Tuesday, June 8 - All Virtual School Day; All students participate in online learning
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Weyanoke Update for May 19, 2021

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Third graders celebrated the end of their research projects with an author's party last week in the cafeteria.

Weyanoke SOL Science Test

Fifth grade students have one remaining SOL test for this school year: the Science SOL. Students need to bring their FCPS laptop and charger with them to school for the test. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. If you have questions, please call the school at (703) 813-5400.

Students who attend school IN-PERSON
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 25th

Students will remain at school for the full day and will use their regular method of transportation.

  Students who attend school only ONLINE
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 24th

Students will be offered bus transportation to and from school, or you may bring students at 8:45 to the Kiss and Ride lane.  Once students are finished with the test, families will be contacted to pick up the students if desired. There will also be afternoon bus runs at 12:30 p.m. and, if needed, 3:00 p.m. 

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

2021 Annandale High School Pyramid Art Show

Congratulations to Mrs. McClain and our 15 young artists whose work is on display at this year's online art show. Please take a moment to look at their work, and artwork from other parts of our area, on the AHS Pyramid Art Show website.  

All Students to be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students. All Weyanoke students will log into classes from home by 9:00 am. 

Get more information about the primary elections.

Buy a School Yearbook

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

Weyanoke Library Books

This will be the last week for individual student checkout from the Weyanoke Elementary library. All student checkout is ending after this Friday, May 21st. All student library books will be due beginning the week of May 24-28th.

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Due to SOL testing and bus availability, our Monday afternoon Woodchuck Wagon will be paused during the month of May.  We will communicate the restart date in an upcoming News You Choose.   

Every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) will start on June 8 and end on August 13.

On June 1, students can start signing up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Vaccination Appointments Open for All County Residents

As of April 18, all All individuals who are 16 or older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Visit the U.S. Health and Human Services website for more information or go to the Health Department’s site for specifics on how to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Holmes Spirit Wear Store Open for Rising Sixth Graders

Holmes Middle School is pleased to offer spirit wear sales for current and incoming Hawks and the families. 

Click to order here for a variety of items.

The store closes at midnight on May 28, 2021. Items may be shipped to you, but be sure to select that option, otherwise items ship to Holmes Middle School. 

For any questions please reach out to holmesptafundraising@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all in the Fall of 2021!

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Technology Camp Scholarships Available

Salesforce and iD Tech Camps are teaming up to sponsor 300 students ages 10-18 from the DC, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Chicago areas to experience the world’s top technology camp. Selected applicants will get to attend one week of Virtual Tech Camps between July 19 - August 6,  2021.

Virtual Tech Camps
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday - 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development. (multiple time zones available)
  • Curriculum: Hot tech topics - From first time coders to experienced pros, we have exciting courses for all!
  • Small Classes: For big success - Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and social time.
  Eligibility
  • Be an underrepresented minority student ages 10-18.
  • Reside in the DC, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco or Chicago areas.
  • Have a desire to learn tech. No prior experience is required.
  • Participate in a week of camp between July 19 - August 6, 2021.
  • Computers may be provided to eligible applicants.
Apply Today! Deadline is June 28, 2021

rmatthews@idtech.com

408-871-3725

tinyurl.com/SalesforceVTC2021

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, May 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke PTA Meeting - CANCELLED
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, School Closed
  • Tuesday, June 8 - All Virtual School Day; All students participate in online learning
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Attendance: 703-813-5484 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Weyanoke Update for May 12, 2021

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Second grade students recently completed research projects on topics of their choosing. In this photo, some of Ms. Hall's students display their work.

May is Asian and Pacific-American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

To learn more, visit https://asianpacificheritage.gov/ 

Weyanoke SOL Testing Dates

Please mark these dates on your calendar.  Students should bring their FCPS laptop and charger on ALL the testing dates.  All tests will begin at 9:00am.  Please note that testing dates and schedules are different for students coming to school In-Person and those attending online.  If you have questions, please call the school at (703) 813-5400.

Students who attend school IN-PERSON
  • Grade 3 – 5 Math SOL: May 18th
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 25th

Students will remain at school for the full day and will use their regular method of transportation.

  Students who attend school only ONLINE
  • Grade 3 – 5 Math SOL: May 17th
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 24th

Students will be offered bus transportation to and from school, or you may bring students at 8:45 to the Kiss and Ride lane.  Once students are finished with the test, there will be two afternoon bus runs at 12:30pm and 3:00pm.  For students who do not take the bus, we will contact you by phone to let you know when they are ready to be picked up from school.  Students should bring their FCPS laptop and charger with them for testing. 

Bus Schedule Adjustments: Check Your Child's Bus Times in ParentVue

As more students attend school in-person, some bus routes may have been adjusted. Please log on to ParentVue to confirm your child's bus pick up and drop off times to ensure they have not changed. If you do not have a SIS ParentVue account, feel free to call the Weyanoke Office at (703) 813-5400 to confirm your child's bus information. Please note that the Here Comes the Bus app requires a ParentVUE account.

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Link to join: https://meet.google.com/onn-rogw-anp

Please help us get the word out.

Buy a School Yearbook

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

Diversity In STEM Talks!

The Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology PTSA presents Diversity in STEM Talks!

  • Monday, May 17, 2021, 6:00—6:45 p.m.
  • For students grades 4-8

Hear from people working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field!

Guest speaker: Dr. Zephania Birech, Lecturer in the Department of Physics of the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Join us in May to find out more about Dr. Birech and his research projects on laser physics and its applications, including solar energy harvesting!

  • What sparked his interest in physics?
  • What does he enjoy most about physics?
  • How does he merge research and teaching as a physics professor?
  • What would he recommend to students who want to pursue a career in science?
  • What else would you like to know?

Parents, register at this Zoom link:
http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk5

Submit questions in advance here:
https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

All Students to be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students. All Weyanoke students will log into classes from home by 9:00 am. 

Get more information about the primary elections.

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Due to SOL testing and bus availability, our Monday afternoon Woodchuck Wagon will be paused during the month of May.  We will communicate the restart date in an upcoming News You Choose.   

Every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  

Vaccination Appointments Open for All County Residents

As of April 18, all All individuals who are 16 or older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Visit the U.S. Health and Human Services website for more information or go to the Health Department’s site for specifics on how to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Help with Water Bills

Need help paying your Fairfax Water bill?  Eligible residents can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program.  Apply today!  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drinking water and wastewater utilities provide a critical service to the community, especially during a pandemic.  To provide financial relief for customers in need, Fairfax Water is working with Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church, and the City of Fairfax to administer funds received from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program. 

A application is available on Fairfax Water’s website at bit.ly/FWoptions.  To qualify, you must meet certain eligibility requirements, attest that you are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus public health emergency, and submit an application to Fairfax Water.  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please apply soon. 

For additional assistance, call Fairfax Water’s customer service department to discuss payment options. The call center is available weekdays, 8:00am - 6:00pm at 703.698.5800 (TTY 711).

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Technology Camp Scholarships Available

Salesforce and iD Tech Camps are teaming up to sponsor 300 students ages 10-18 from the DC, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Chicago areas to experience the world’s top technology camp. Selected applicants will get to attend one week of Virtual Tech Camps between July 19 - August 6,  2021.

Virtual Tech Camps
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday - 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development. (multiple time zones available)
  • Curriculum: Hot tech topics - From first time coders to experienced pros, we have exciting courses for all!
  • Small Classes: For big success - Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and social time.
  Eligibility
  • Be an underrepresented minority student ages 10-18.
  • Reside in the DC, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco or Chicago areas.
  • Have a desire to learn tech. No prior experience is required.
  • Participate in a week of camp between July 19 - August 6, 2021.
  • Computers may be provided to eligible applicants.
Apply Today! Deadline is June 28, 2021

rmatthews@idtech.com

408-871-3725

tinyurl.com/SalesforceVTC2021

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, May 17, 5:00 p.m. - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, May 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.  - Virtual PTA Meeting
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, School Closed
  • Tuesday, June 8 - All Virtual School Day; All students participate in online learning
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 12:30

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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

Weyanoke Update for May 5, 2021

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This year we are spending the month of May saying thank you to our awesome Weyanoke teachers! So far, they have enjoyed a few tokens of appreciation form our administrators and PTA, but we have lots more to come!

Virtual Program Update

FCPS is excited to have all staff and students return in the fall to five days of in-person instruction! Our schools are safe. Our in-school transmission rates remain less than 1%, even as we have reduced social distancing to three feet in our schools. 

We do realize that some students may have a documented health or medical need for virtual instruction. Enrollment in FCPS’ Virtual Program for the 2021-22 school year will be VERY limited. Eligibility will be based on a health/medical certification of need completed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, or a licensed clinical psychologist.

Only families who are seeking to remain virtual in the 2021-2022 school year must complete and submit the Intent to Apply form by May 9th. Additionally, the Health Eligibility Form must be completed by a medical professional and emailed to virtualenrollment@fcps.edu by May 21st. Please be aware that enrollment will be based on the health needs of the student only and not on the health of their family members.

If you need assistance with completing these forms, please contact our parent liaison Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu.

Weyanoke SOL Testing Dates

Please mark these dates on your calendar.  Students should bring their FCPS laptop and charger on ALL the testing dates.  All tests will begin at 9:00am.  Please note that testing dates and schedules are different for students coming to school In-Person and those attending online.  If you have questions, please call the school at (703) 813-5400.

Students who attend school IN-PERSON
  • Grades 3 – 5 Reading SOL: May 11th
  • Grade 3 – 5 Math SOL: May 18th
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 25th

Students will remain at school for the full day and will use their regular method of transportation.

  Students who attend school only ONLINE
  • Grades 3 – 5 Reading SOL: May 10th
  • Grade 3 – 5 Math SOL: May 17th
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 24th

Students will be offered bus transportation to and from school, or you may bring students at 8:45 to the Kiss and Ride lane.  Once students are finished with the test, there will be two afternoon bus runs at 12:30pm and 3:00pm.  For students who do not take the bus, we will contact you by phone to let you know when they are ready to be picked up from school.  Students should bring their FCPS laptop and charger with them for testing. 

Bus Schedule Adjustments: Check Your Child's Bus Times in ParentVue

As more students attend school in-person, some bus routes may have been adjusted. Please log on to ParentVue to confirm your child's bus pick up and drop off times to ensure they have not changed. If you do not have a SIS ParentVue account, feel free to call the Weyanoke Office at (703) 813-5400 to confirm your child's bus information. Please note that the Here Comes the Bus app requires a ParentVUE account.

Buy a School Yearbook

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, including Weyanoke Elementary, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk, with some sites also serving afternoon snack and supper meals in the box. 

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.  Please watch for delayed opening or closure notices due to inclement weather.  

Important note - all Meal Kit sites moved to a Monday distribution as of 4/19/21.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.

Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Due to SOL testing and bus availability, our Monday afternoon Woodchuck Wagon will be paused during the month of May.  We will communicate the restart date in an upcoming News You Choose.   

Every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Link to join: https://meet.google.com/onn-rogw-anp

Please help us get the word out.

Virtual Students - Computer Restarts Needed

SOL testing begins on May 10th for students in Grades 3-5.  In order to ensure that testing goes smoothly, it is important that all virtual students connect to the FCPS network and restart their computer.  This will allow critical technology updates to be loaded on every student computer.  You do not have to come inside the building, and it doesn’t have to be during school hours.  Here are the steps to take as soon as possible.

  1. Come to the front door of the school
  2. Ensure you are connected to the school WIFI
  3. Restart the computer
  4. Wait for updates to install

Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions

Help with Water Bills

Need help paying your Fairfax Water bill?  Eligible residents can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program.  Apply today!  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drinking water and wastewater utilities provide a critical service to the community, especially during a pandemic.  To provide financial relief for customers in need, Fairfax Water is working with Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church, and the City of Fairfax to administer funds received from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program. 

A application is available on Fairfax Water’s website at bit.ly/FWoptions.  To qualify, you must meet certain eligibility requirements, attest that you are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus public health emergency, and submit an application to Fairfax Water.  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please apply soon. 

For additional assistance, call Fairfax Water’s customer service department to discuss payment options. The call center is available weekdays, 8:00am - 6:00pm at 703.698.5800 (TTY 711).

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Vaccination Appointments Open for All County Residents

As of April 18, all All individuals who are 16 or older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Visit the U.S. Health and Human Services website for more information or go to the Health Department’s site for specifics on how to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families

Join the Fairfax County Health Department and the FCPS Parent Resource Center for important updates about COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to help prevent disease.

Topics will include:

  • COVID-19 impacts (health, economic, education)
  • The vaccine
    • Community immunity: What is it and How do we get there?
    • Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines— how they work and their effectiveness 
    • Safety of vaccines
  • Vaccination process: Eligibility and How to register
  1. Tuesday May 4:       Session in Vietnamese – Register here
  2. Tuesday May 11:     Session in Korean – Register here
  3. Tuesday May 18:     Session in Arabic – Register here
  •  Sessions are subject to change or cancellation based on the number of registrations

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Web | Email: prc@fcps.edu | Phone: 703-204-3941

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Technology Camp Scholarships Available

Salesforce and iD Tech Camps are teaming up to sponsor 300 students ages 10-18 from the DC, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Chicago areas to experience the world’s top technology camp. Selected applicants will get to attend one week of Virtual Tech Camps between July 19 - August 6,  2021.

Virtual Tech Camps
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday - 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development. (multiple time zones available)
  • Curriculum: Hot tech topics - From first time coders to experienced pros, we have exciting courses for all!
  • Small Classes: For big success - Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and social time.
  Eligibility
  • Be an underrepresented minority student ages 10-18.
  • Reside in the DC, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco or Chicago areas.
  • Have a desire to learn tech. No prior experience is required.
  • Participate in a week of camp between July 19 - August 6, 2021.
  • Computers may be provided to eligible applicants.
Apply Today! Deadline is June 28, 2021

rmatthews@idtech.com

408-871-3725

tinyurl.com/SalesforceVTC2021

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

The Future Brighter Presents: Livermore National Laboratory Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to this virtual field trip.

Date: 5/7/21 - 4:00 PM ET

Speakers: Tomi Akindele, LLNL staff scientist working in the Nuclear and Chemical Science Division within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate Monique Warren, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Restoration Department (ERD) within the Operations and Business Directorate

Colin Yamaoka, Program Coordinator within the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association

Topic: Fun with Science

In this session, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will share fun science videos followed by a Kahoot!

Meet the LLNL Scientists: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that enhances the nation’s defense.

**!!DON’T MISS IT!!**

Sign up to claim your gift bag at the end of the session!

Upcoming Events
  • May 3 - 7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Thursday, May 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night

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Weyanoke Update for April 28, 2021

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Bus Schedule Adjustments: Check Your Child's Bus Times in ParentVue

As more students attend school in-person, some bus routes may have been adjusted. Please log on to ParentVue to confirm your child's bus pick up and drop off times to ensure they have not changed. If you do not have a SIS ParentVue account, feel free to call the Weyanoke Office at (703) 813-5400 to confirm your child's bus information. Please note that the Here Comes the Bus app requires a ParentVUE account.

Weyanoke SOL Testing Dates

Please mark these dates on your calendar.  Students should bring their FCPS laptop and charger on ALL the testing dates.  All tests will begin at 9:00am.  Please note that testing dates and schedules are different for students coming to school In-Person and those attending online.  If you have questions, please call the school at (703) 813-5400.

Students who attend school IN-PERSON
  • Grades 3 – 5 Reading SOL: May 11th
  • Grade 3 – 5 Math SOL: May 18th
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 25th

Students will remain at school for the full day and will use their regular method of transportation.

  Students who attend school only ONLINE
  • Grades 3 – 5 Reading SOL: May 10th
  • Grade 3 – 5 Math SOL: May 17th
  • Grade 5 Science SOL: May 24th

Students will be offered bus transportation to and from school, or you may bring students at 8:45 to the Kiss and Ride lane.  Once students are finished with the test, there will be two afternoon bus runs at 12:30pm and 3:00pm.  For students who do not take the bus, we will contact you by phone to let you know when they are ready to be picked up from school.  Students should bring their FCPS laptop and charger with them for testing. 

Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, including Weyanoke Elementary, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk, with some sites also serving afternoon snack and supper meals in the box. 

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.  Please watch for delayed opening or closure notices due to inclement weather.  

Important note - all Meal Kit sites moved to a Monday distribution as of 4/19/21.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.

Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Due to SOL testing and bus availability, our Monday afternoon Woodchuck Wagon will be paused during the month of May.  We will communicate the restart date in an upcoming News You Choose.   

Every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Link to join: https://meet.google.com/onn-rogw-anp

Please help us get the word out.

Virtual Students - Computer Restarts Needed

SOL testing begins on May 10th for students in Grades 3-5.  In order to ensure that testing goes smoothly, it is important that all virtual students connect to the FCPS network and restart their computer.  This will allow critical technology updates to be loaded on every student computer.  You do not have to come inside the building, and it doesn’t have to be during school hours.  Here are the steps to take as soon as possible.

  1. Come to the front door of the school
  2. Ensure you are connected to the school WIFI
  3. Restart the computer
  4. Wait for updates to install

Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Vaccination Appointments Open for All County Residents

As of April 18, all All individuals who are 16 or older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Visit the U.S. Health and Human Services website for more information or go to the Health Department’s site for specifics on how to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families

Join the Fairfax County Health Department and the FCPS Parent Resource Center for important updates about COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to help prevent disease.

Topics will include:

  • COVID-19 impacts (health, economic, education)
  • The vaccine
    • Community immunity: What is it and How do we get there?
    • Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines— how they work and their effectiveness 
    • Safety of vaccines
  • Vaccination process: Eligibility and How to register
  1. Tuesday May 4:       Session in Vietnamese – Register here
  2. Tuesday May 11:     Session in Korean – Register here
  3. Tuesday May 18:     Session in Arabic – Register here
  •  Sessions are subject to change or cancellation based on the number of registrations

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Web | Email: prc@fcps.edu | Phone: 703-204-3941

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

The Future Brighter Presents: Livermore National Laboratory Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to this virtual field trip.

Date: 5/7/21 - 4:00 PM ET

Speakers: Tomi Akindele, LLNL staff scientist working in the Nuclear and Chemical Science Division within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate Monique Warren, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Restoration Department (ERD) within the Operations and Business Directorate

Colin Yamaoka, Program Coordinator within the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association

Topic: Fun with Science

In this session, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will share fun science videos followed by a Kahoot!

Meet the LLNL Scientists: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that enhances the nation’s defense.

**!!DON’T MISS IT!!**

Sign up to claim your gift bag at the end of the session!

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, May 1 - School Principal's Day
  • May 3 - 7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

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Weyanoke Update for April 21, 2021

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Yesterday was the first day of lunch in the cafeteria after more than a year away!

SOL Testing - Spring 2021, Grades 3-5

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring.  Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year's assessments.  At Weyanoke, testing for grades 3-5 will be scheduled between May 10 and May 28.

  • All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home.

For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision.  Please complete this Google form with your decision

    • The Reading SOL will be given during the week of May 10
    • The Math SOL will be given during the week of May 17
    • The Science SOL will be given during the week of May 24
  • Specific test dates for your child will be communicated later this week.
Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, including Weyanoke Elementary, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk, with some sites also serving afternoon snack and supper meals in the box. 

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.  Please watch for delayed opening or closure notices due to inclement weather.  

Important note - all Meal Kit sites moved to a Monday distribution as of 4/19/21.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.

Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Wednesday curbside pickup has new hours! Every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  Monday Woodchuck Wagon deliveries will remain the same

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Please help us get the word out.

Vision and Hearing Screenings

In Virginia, vision and hearing screenings are required for students in grades K, 3, 7, and 10 (See Code of Virginia, § 22.1-273) unless: (a) such student was tested as part of the School Entrance Health Form; (b) the parents or guardians of such student object on religious grounds and the students show no obvious evidence of any defect or disease of the ears; or (c) any such student has an Individualized Education Program or a Section 504 Plan that documents a defect of hearing or a disease of the ears and the principal determines that such a test would not identify any previously unknown defect of hearing or a disease of the ears.

Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has granted a waiver of the statutory requirement for vision and hearing screenings that allows parents to “opt out” of screenings under the following conditions:

  • Virtual Attendance Only. The student attends school on an entirely virtual basis during the 2020-2021 school year;
  • Parental Opt-Out. A parent declines vision and hearing screening services in writing and submits such writing to the student’s school; and
  • Notice of Screening Benefits. Prior to declining, the parent has been informed of the benefits of vision and hearing screens for a student’s health and wellbeing.

If your student will attend school on a full-time, virtual basis during the current school year, you may decline screening services by signing and returning the form that will be mailed to your home address by Monday, April 26, 2021.

 

Virtual Students - Computer Restarts Needed

As FCPS continues to push forward technology updates in order to prepare for testing, such as Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, it is important that all students restart computers on the FCPS network.  In-person students will do this as part of the scheduled in-person school day.  For virtual only students, we invite families to walk or drive to the school at a convenient time for you and allow your child to bring his/her computer close to the front door of the school building in order to connect to the FCPS wifi.  Once connected, please have your child restart his or her computer.  This will greatly support efficiency of the laptop and ensure that it is up-to-date with current technology requirements.

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems.  These behaviors can begin as a child, and affect both girls and boys.  When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable.  In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders.  This information is given to parents of students in the fifth through twelfth grades.

It is important to note that eating disorders are not identified based on weight changes as much as behaviors and attitudes.  Signs of eating disorders may differ between males and females and in different age groups.  Often, a young person may not recognize the signs that they might have an eating disorder.  Parents/guardians and family members are in a position to notice behaviors that cause concern.  It is important that a child with an eating disorder be treated early by someone who understands this type of care.

After reviewing the information on the back of this letter, if you think your child may be showing signs of a possible eating disorder, please contact your doctor, school nurse, or one of the resources listed below.

Additional resources may be found at:

 

Other Risk Factors:

  • Believes that they are too big or too fat (regardless of reality)
  • Asks often to be reassured about how they look
  • Stops hanging out with their friends
  • Not able to talk about how they are feeling
  • Reports others are newly judgmental or “not connecting”

If Your Child Shows Signs of a Possible Eating Disorder

Seek help from your doctor as soon as possible; a child with an eating disorder should be seen by someone who understands the treatment of eating disorders.  The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.

Drive-Thru Food and Supplies Distribution

St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
9203 Braddock Road (between Rolling & Guinea Roads)
Burke, VA.
Phone: 703-978-8724
For more information: www.ststephensfairfax.org/grace-ministries

Grace Ministries
  • 4th Saturdays
  • Free Distribution of
    • Food For Those In Need In Our Community
    • Also diapers - NO CLOTHES
    • When: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. or until food is gone
  • April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
Green Groceries
  • First Fridays
  • Free Distribution of fresh produce—fruits and vegetables—for Those In Need In Our Community
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

April 22 PTA Meeting

To join our next meeting at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, follow the link below:

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Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, April 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Weyanoke PTA meeting

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Weyanoke Update for April 14, 2021

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Fifth graders enjoyed the spring weather during recess last week. We try to get our Woodchucks outside and moving every day!

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, April 19 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You only need to attend one session. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Please help us get the word out.

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Wednesday curbside pickup has new hours!  Beginning April 21st, every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  Monday Woodchuck Wagon deliveries will remain the same.

SOL Testing - Spring 2021, Grades 3-5

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring.  Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year's assessments.  At Weyanoke, testing for grades 3-5 will be scheduled between May 10 and May 28.

  • All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home.

For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision.  Please complete this Google form with your decision

    • The Reading SOL will be given during the week of May 10
    • The Math SOL will be given during the week of May 17
    • The Science SOL will be given during the week of May 24
  • Specific test dates for your child will be communicated later this week.
Ramadan

Ramadan Mulbarak! If your child is fasting during Ramadan and wishes to be removed from lunch during this time, please email your child's teacher so that we can plan accordingly and best support your child(ren) during this time.

Virtual Students - Computer Restarts Needed

As FCPS continues to push forward technology updates in order to prepare for testing, such as Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, it is important that all students restart computers on the FCPS network.  In-person students will do this as part of the scheduled in-person school day.  For virtual only students, we invite families to walk or drive to the school at a convenient time for you and allow your child to bring his/her computer close to the front door of the school building in order to connect to the FCPS wifi.  Once connected, please have your child restart his or her computer.  This will greatly support efficiency of the laptop and ensure that it is up-to-date with current technology requirements.

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - Virtual Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, April 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Weyanoke PTA meeting

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Weyanoke Update for April 7, 2021

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In person students review their letters with Ms. Delahay as they prepare for dismissal. They enjoyed this active, fun way to finish their day.

Updated In-Person Days

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe Spring Break. As we begin the final quarter of the school year, we are evaluating our ability to bring some students into school four days a week by the end of April. As FCPS has shared over the past few days, the ability for each school to increase the number of students attending four days a week will be based on community COVID transmission rates, available space and staffing capability. I have included some of the information from the Superintendent’s letter below. Please note that ALL classes may change from 6ft of social distancing to 3ft of social distancing (except when students are eating).

From Dr. Brabrand’s Message:

These expanded opportunities are based on two factors:

  • Updated CDC guidance as of March 12, 2021, which allows schools the opportunity to transition from 6 feet to 3 feet of social distancing in some circumstances, and within certain community transmission rates. 
  • Each school’s available space (classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, etc.) and staffing capacity.

Starting the weeks of April 6 and April 13, FCPS will:

  • Offer four days of in-person instruction to PreK-12 students who are experiencing the greatest learning challenges, as identified by school personnel using the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) with consideration of the school’s capacity, staffing, and associated current level of community transmission.
  • Continue to provide bus transportation for these students as needed.

Starting the week of April 20, FCPS will:

  • Offer four days of in-person instruction to PreK-12 students whose families identified a preference for in-person instruction since fall and are already attending two-days in-person with consideration of the school’s capacity, staffing, and associated current level of community transmission.
  • Contact families of students eligible to return under this scenario during the week of April 13.
  • Expand bus transportation for those already attending in-person starting the week of April 20.

Please be aware that our space at Weyanoke is very limited because 57% of our students are currently attending school in-person. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist to have your child attend four days a week in-person, please email dlwalsh1@fcps.edu. If we have space available, you will be contacted starting the week of April 20.

New Date for Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, April 19 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You only need to attend one session. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Please help us get the word out.

School Picture Day Retake

We will be having Picture Day Retakes on Monday, April 12 from 9:00-2:00 p.m., This year the process will be different, pictures will be taken by family instead of by class. If you did not get to take pictures in February this is the last chance for the 2020/2021 school year. Please note that photos taken on April 12 will NOT appear in the school yearbook. To sign-up for a time slot for the Weyanoke students in your family please Click here. Families may order photos at www.MyLifetouch.com  using the picture day ID: EVT6FMFH4 (The Picture Day ID expires at midnight on 4/12/2021.)

Pictures will be taken in the Cafeteria at your scheduled time. One parent and student(s) will enter through door #2 (cafeteria door). Families will have to fill out the visitor form before entering the building, we will have a QR code at the door that you can scan with your mobile device camera and complete onsite. Safety protocols must be followed before entering the building. Everyone present MUST always wear a face covering. Student(s) and parent will arrive with masks on and the students should be camera ready (jackets already removed, etc.) When it is their turn, students will step into the picture taking area and will remove their mask and hold it in their hand until their photo is finished. Parents are NOT allowed in the picture taking area. (Hands will not show in the finished image.) After the picture is taken, the student is instructed to place the mask back on and then exit through the designated door.

If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Walsh at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-813-5400.

Junior Scholars

Junior Scholars (www.jscholars.orgis an organization set up by a group of students of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) that offers free student-to-student peer-to-peer online math and science tutoring for 3rd to 6th graders all round the year, including summer.

  • Summer math and science tutoring will be available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Sessions last between 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • Tutors make sure that students enrolled in the program are engaged with fun and creative activities tailored to the students' personal ways of learning.
  • Interested families can sign up directly on the website - www.jscholars.org
Black Student Fund

The Black Student Fund(BSF),an organization set up since 1964, whose mission is to assist students of color with limited economic resources to be admitted to educational institutions, graduate and succeed in life. Please find a link to access the BSF's website: https://blackstudentfund.org/about-us/

  • The BSF offers after-school free online math tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm or from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm . 
  • For the summer, the BSF is offering 10 full scholarships to enthusiastic low-income Hispanic students from rising 5th graders to rising 10 graders to attend a STEM summer camp for five to six weeks. 
  • The schedule will be from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm (as a minimum), but it will be 2 hours of math, about 1 hour of break, followed by 2 hours of computer science, including coding and machine learning. 
  • The BSF might add more, but this is the minimum. The sessions will be offered both in-person and online.  It is a hybrid program. 

Interested families can contact Mr. Touissant Tyson, BSF Director of STEM Programs at (202) 387-1414 or at (813) 426-7300 or send an email to his email address: ttyson@blackstudentfund.org

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, April 12 - Picture Retake Day
  • Monday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - Virtual Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, April 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Weyanoke PTA meeting

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

6520 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 |  Main Office: 703-813-5400
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Weyanoke Update for March 24, 2021

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Students are back on the playground this week. FCPS guidelines allow for safe use of our playground equipment, and our students loved being able to play during recess.

Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Dismissal on March 26; Spring Break Is March 29-April 2

As a reminder, Friday, March 26, is the last day of the third quarter. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 and attend their in-person or virtual classes as planned. Families should be prepared to receive in-person students two hours early.

Spring break is March 29-April 2. Also, Monday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.

March 26 Deadline to Change Learning Status

We continue to receive requests to change students from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person. Requests will be reviewed based on classroom capacity for social distancing. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to implement the mitigating measures that support the return to school process. Change requests will no longer be accepted after March 26, 2021

Supply Distribution for Online Students

On Friday, March 26 from 1:45 – 3:45 we will be offering a drive-through supply pickup.  Just pull up to Door 2 of the school and all virtual students will receive a bag of student supplies along with any reserved library books. Students who attend school in-person have already been given these supplies.  Additionally, we will be exchanging laptops for students in grades 1-4 who were notified by teachers they need an upgrade.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Meal Distribution During Spring Break

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to meals March 26 through April 5 when there is one early release school day, the week of spring break when schools are closed, and one teacher workday when students are not in school. Extra meal distribution begins March 22. See the food distribution web page for more information.

Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture announced this week that no-cost breakfast and lunch meals for all students have been extended through September 30.

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Please help us get the word out.

School Picture Day Retake

We will be having Picture Day Retakes on Monday, April 12 from 9:00-2:00 p.m., This year the process will be different, pictures will be taken by family instead of by class. If you did not get to take pictures in February this is the last chance for the 2020/2021 school year. Please note that photos taken on April 12 will NOT appear in the school yearbook. To sign-up for a time slot for the Weyanoke students in your family please Click here. Families may order photos at www.MyLifetouch.com  using the picture day ID: EVT6FMFH4 (The Picture Day ID expires at midnight on 4/12/2021.)

Pictures will be taken in the Cafeteria at your scheduled time. One parent and student(s) will enter through door #2 (cafeteria door). Families will have to fill out the visitor form before entering the building, we will have a QR code at the door that you can scan with your mobile device camera and complete onsite. Safety protocols must be followed before entering the building. Everyone present MUST always wear a face covering. Student(s) and parent will arrive with masks on and the students should be camera ready (jackets already removed, etc.) When it is their turn, students will step into the picture taking area and will remove their mask and hold it in their hand until their photo is finished. Parents are NOT allowed in the picture taking area. (Hands will not show in the finished image.) After the picture is taken, the student is instructed to place the mask back on and then exit through the designated door.

If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Walsh at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-813-5400.

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will open March 2, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications are accepted.

Junior Scholars

Junior Scholars (www.jscholars.orgis an organization set up by a group of students of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) that offers free student-to-student peer-to-peer online math and science tutoring for 3rd to 6th graders all round the year, including summer.

  • Summer math and science tutoring will be available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Sessions last between 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • Tutors make sure that students enrolled in the program are engaged with fun and creative activities tailored to the students' personal ways of learning.
  • Interested families can sign up directly on the website - www.jscholars.org
Black Student Fund

The Black Student Fund(BSF),an organization set up since 1964, whose mission is to assist students of color with limited economic resources to be admitted to educational institutions, graduate and succeed in life. Please find a link to access the BSF's website: https://blackstudentfund.org/about-us/

  • The BSF offers after-school free online math tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm or from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm . 
  • For the summer, the BSF is offering 10 full scholarships to enthusiastic low-income Hispanic students from rising 5th graders to rising 10 graders to attend a STEM summer camp for five to six weeks. 
  • The schedule will be from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm (as a minimum), but it will be 2 hours of math, about 1 hour of break, followed by 2 hours of computer science, including coding and machine learning. 
  • The BSF might add more, but this is the minimum. The sessions will be offered both in-person and online.  It is a hybrid program. 

Interested families can contact Mr. Touissant Tyson, BSF Director of STEM Programs at (202) 387-1414 or at (813) 426-7300 or send an email to his email address: ttyson@blackstudentfund.org

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • March 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Friday, March 26 - Two hour early dismissal for students
  • March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday, No school for students

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Weyanoke Update for March 17, 2021

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We have now welcomed back all grades to in-person learning. Students and teachers are once again experiencing a different kind of school as they combine online and in-person class activities.

Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Dismissal on March 26; Spring Break Is March 29-April 2

As a reminder, Friday, March 26, is the last day of the third quarter. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 and attend their in-person or virtual classes as planned. Families should be prepared to receive in-person students two hours early.

Spring break is March 29-April 2. Also, Monday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.

Meal Distribution During Spring Break

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to meals March 26 through April 5 when there is one early release school day, the week of spring break when schools are closed, and one teacher workday when students are not in school. Extra meal distribution begins March 22. See the food distribution web page for more information.

Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture announced this week that no-cost breakfast and lunch meals for all students have been extended through September 30.

Planning to Travel Over Spring Break? Here's the Guidance

Spring break is just around the corner. Here are some tips to be aware of as you make plans to travel:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID 19 test results for either domestic or international travel. Parents may opt to keep their students at home for 14 days after they return from travel, however, it is not required.
  • Per the Student Health and Safety Guidance Document, a Daily Health Screening Questionnaire will be required for all students attending in-person instruction. These daily health screening questionnaires will be completed on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school.
  • Upon returning, any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. 

Updates and more information are available online

Student Medications

Caregivers can drop off medication at the school health room by appointment only. Appointment times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on school days. Call the main office at 703-813-5400 to make an appointment.

En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast for Spanish Speaking Families

Welcome to En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Listen to En Pocas Palabras FCPS in Spanish and English to hear timely, important information related to school news. FCPS cares about all families. The podcast is produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.   En Pocas Palabras FCPS will bring you something new to discover.  We are a community. Together, we are stronger!

Listen on: 

FCPS Plans Five Days of In-Person Learning for Fall 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has successfully completed the month-long return of students and staff to in-person learning and is announcing that it will be returning to five days a week of in-person learning in the fall.

The school division used its “safe, steady, ready” approach to successfully transition eight cohorts of students and staff across all grade levels to in-person instruction. By March 19, more than 109,000 students will have returned for in-person learning, while keeping in-school COVID-19 transmission rates low.

With the success of the spring return to school effort, FCPS is optimistic that it can return all students who wish to return five days a week in-person in the fall.

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will open March 2, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications are accepted.

Community Information What you need to know about the covid-19 vaccine “Is the COVID-19 vaccine for people like me?”

 

Commonly Asked Questions

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Millions of people nationwide and worldwide have already received the vaccine with no serious side effects.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

The vaccines are over 90% effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus.

What are the side-effects of the vaccine?

Many people experience mild pain where they get the vaccine shot, headaches, muscle aches, tiredness, and fever. These reactions are a sign that your body is building immunity to the virus, and usually go away in one to two days.

Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. There is no live virus in the makeup of the vaccine so you cannot get the virus.

How was this vaccine created so quickly?

While the vaccine is new, the technologies used to develop these vaccines are not new. There has been over a decade of research into coronaviruses and the vaccine technology. The COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same safety standards and approval process as all  other vaccines.

Does the vaccine interact with your DNA?

No.  The messenger RNA (mRNA) component of the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA is.  The mRNA leaves the body after about 7 days.

 Will the vaccine work in people like me?

The vaccine trials included over 100,000 volunteers from different races and age groups. People with medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension were also a part of the trials.

 

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine 

Visit - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Call -The Vaccine Hotline– 703-324-7404

 

LATINX OUTREACH Summit 2021

APRIL 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM

The Virtual Latinx Outreach Summit has been created to provide a safe space for discussion and action to create better conditions for the Latinx community we serve around the state of Virginia. This summit that will bring families and professionals together for a better understanding of Special Education, diversity, culture, and the opportunity to learn about the specific challenges our community faces.

The Summit will have experienced speakers, a variety of vendors providing information about the different services Virginia has to offer, and empowering sessions focused on exploring diverse perspectives and experiences in our Latinx community. Together as a community we can LEAD, SUPPORT, and EMPOWER!

This training will include live presentations, panel discussion, resources, and supplemental materials. Certificates of completion will be available to those who complete the Latinx Summit 2021.

A recorded version of the Latinx Outreach Summit 2021 will be available to all registered participants from April 24 through May 1.

REGISTER NOW: HTTPS://LATINXSUMMIT.EVENTBRITE.COM

Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball

The Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball (VSRS) league is looking for players for the 10u (born 2010-2012) and 12u (born 2008-2009) divisions to join us for our 2021 spring season. VSRS is a rec league that recently partnered with the Virginia Stingrays travel team to create an introductory level fastpitch softball program.

Practices and home games are in the Annandale area.

For spring 2021 VSRS will continue to enforce Covid protocols. Whenever possible players are instructed to maintain six feet distance, players and coaches wear Covid masks when entering/exiting the field and moving station to station, equipment is not shared, and hand sanitizer use is encouraged.
Visit http://www.stingraysva.org/vsrs for more information and registration instructions.

Interested? For more information contact tomdicksonvsrs@gmail.com

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • March 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Friday, March 26 - Two hour early dismissal for students
  • March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday, No school for students

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Weyanoke Update for March 10, 2021

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Recess looks different this year, but our teachers and staff have gotten creative with offering choices for students to have socially distanced fun during their time outside.

Return to School Updates

To see the slideshow from the recent Return to School Parent Meeting, use this link to download the PDF file.

Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 15 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.
Student Medications

Caregivers can drop off medication at the school health room by appointment only. Appointment times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on school days. Call the main office at 703-813-5400 to make an appointment.

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

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

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

Parent topics include:

  • Parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Technology and preschoolers
  • Safety
  • Joy of sharing books.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • learn through colors, shapes & numbers.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/early-literacy-programs/early-literacy-program-spanish-speaking

Sandra Roldan Lloret skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

 

Diversity in STEM Talks! Presented by The Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology PTSA
  • Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:00—6:45 p.m.
  • For students grades 4-8

Hear from people working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field! Guest speaker: Vern Williams, Mathematics Teacher BASIS Independent McLean and former FCPS Mathematics Teacher.

Mr. Williams taught mathematics in FCPS for 40 years and taught in the gifted and talented program for over 30 years. His special interest is teaching traditional and rigorous mathematics to gifted middle school students. Join us to hear from this master teacher!

  • What sparked his interest in math?
  • What does he enjoy most about math?
  • What would he recommend to students who want to pursue math?
  • What else would you like to know?

Parents, register at this Zoom link: http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk3

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

  Is Your Child Ready to Return to School?

Here are tips on how parents can help reduce anxieties some students may feel returning to in-person learning for the first time in nearly a year.

Also, be sure to visit the return to school checklist online to make sure they have the items needed for in-person learning.

Early Literacy Program for African Heritage Families

The Early Literacy Program is a free, interactive parent and child program. Parents learn school-readiness strategies to prepare their child for future school success. Classes start on March 15, 2021, and it's a FREE 7-week program; the only criteria is that you must speak English.

All parent programming will be virtual for the 2020-21 school year.
Parents are able to help their children develop essential early literacy skills at home and gain confidence in their own ability to become active partners in their children's education. The program provides information and resources on how parents can establish a positive home-school connection by:

  • Understanding the important role parents play as their child's first teachers.
  • Recognizing behavioral and academic expectations of Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • Becoming familiar with school programs and services such as: interpreters, parent liaisons, health and nutrition services, library services, enrichment programs and before and after school care.
  • Parents receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program, as well as books and other materials.

To register, click this link.

Community Information Virtual Reading Buddies

Get paired with a high school volunteer to practice your reading, monitored by a librarian. Grades K-5. One registration per student. The registration is for one Wednesday session. You will need to register again for each of the Wednesdays you would like their students to participate. Registration is open for one week prior to each occurrence. We'll send a Zoom link to join the session. 

Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

What you need to know about the covid-19 vaccine “Is the COVID-19 vaccine for people like me?”

 

Commonly Asked Questions

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Millions of people nationwide and worldwide have already received the vaccine with no serious side effects.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

The vaccines are over 90% effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus.

What are the side-effects of the vaccine?

Many people experience mild pain where they get the vaccine shot, headaches, muscle aches, tiredness, and fever. These reactions are a sign that your body is building immunity to the virus, and usually go away in one to two days.

Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. There is no live virus in the makeup of the vaccine so you cannot get the virus.

How was this vaccine created so quickly?

While the vaccine is new, the technologies used to develop these vaccines are not new. There has been over a decade of research into coronaviruses and the vaccine technology. The COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same safety standards and approval process as all  other vaccines.

Does the vaccine interact with your DNA?

No.  The messenger RNA (mRNA) component of the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA is.  The mRNA leaves the body after about 7 days.

 Will the vaccine work in people like me?

The vaccine trials included over 100,000 volunteers from different races and age groups. People with medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension were also a part of the trials.

 

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine 

Visit - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Call -The Vaccine Hotline– 703-324-7404

 

LATINX OUTREACH Summit 2021

APRIL 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM

The Virtual Latinx Outreach Summit has been created to provide a safe space for discussion and action to create better conditions for the Latinx community we serve around the state of Virginia. This summit that will bring families and professionals together for a better understanding of Special Education, diversity, culture, and the opportunity to learn about the specific challenges our community faces.

The Summit will have experienced speakers, a variety of vendors providing information about the different services Virginia has to offer, and empowering sessions focused on exploring diverse perspectives and experiences in our Latinx community. Together as a community we can LEAD, SUPPORT, and EMPOWER!

This training will include live presentations, panel discussion, resources, and supplemental materials. Certificates of completion will be available to those who complete the Latinx Summit 2021.

A recorded version of the Latinx Outreach Summit 2021 will be available to all registered participants from April 24 through May 1.

REGISTER NOW: HTTPS://LATINXSUMMIT.EVENTBRITE.COM

Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball

The Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball (VSRS) league is looking for players for the 10u (born 2010-2012) and 12u (born 2008-2009) divisions to join us for our 2021 spring season. VSRS is a rec league that recently partnered with the Virginia Stingrays travel team to create an introductory level fastpitch softball program.

Practices and home games are in the Annandale area.

For spring 2021 VSRS will continue to enforce Covid protocols. Whenever possible players are instructed to maintain six feet distance, players and coaches wear Covid masks when entering/exiting the field and moving station to station, equipment is not shared, and hand sanitizer use is encouraged.
Visit http://www.stingraysva.org/vsrs for more information and registration instructions.

Interested? For more information contact tomdicksonvsrs@gmail.com

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • March 9 & 11 - Grades 1 and 2 In-Person Students Return to School
  • March 15, 1:30 p.m. - Woodchuck Wagon
  • March 16 & 18 - Grades 3, 4 and 5 In-Person Students Return to School
  • March 18, 7:00 p.m. - Virtual PTA Meeting
  • March 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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

Weyanoke Update for March 3, 2021

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Return to School Updates

To see the slideshow from last week's Return to School Parent Meeting, use this link to download the PDF file.

First Grade: 

In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 8 on their assigned days

 

Second Grade:
  • Virtual Parent Open House to meet the new teachers on March 8, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Links have been emailed to families.
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • March 8 is a School Planning Day, No School
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 8 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.

 

Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade
  • Virtual Parent Open House to meet the new teachers on March 8, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Links have been emailed to families.
  • March 8 is a School Planning Day, No School
  • Students begin meeting with their new teachers virtually on Tuesday March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 15 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.
Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

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

Parent topics include:

  • Parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Technology and preschoolers
  • Safety
  • Joy of sharing books.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • learn through colors, shapes & numbers.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/early-literacy-programs/early-literacy-program-spanish-speaking

Sandra Roldan Lloret skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

 

Concurrent Instruction Reminders

Concurrent Instruction means that teachers are teaching both in-person and online students at the same time.  With the phase in of in-person students starting on the identified days in the above schedule, from a parent perspective you will notice (if your child’s teacher is teaching concurrently):

  • In the beginning, for students who are learning online, there will be an increased amount of asynchronous work as teachers work with children in the classroom to teach and practice in-class routines and procedures
  • In the beginning, for students who are learning online, they may not participate in small groups while procedures are being established in the classroom
  • Students who are learning online, whether for the day or all-year, within 4 weeks will be included more in instruction which directly involves the classroom teacher and schedules will be adjusted by the teacher accordingly
Community Information Self-Care & Social Emotional Wellbeing During These Uncertain Times March 10, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. Presented in Spanish

When you make “you” a priority, you are better equipped to handle stress, avoid burnout, and remain centered to help your family cope with the many changes the pandemic has thrown your way. This interactive workshop will shed light on the importance of self-care and social emotional wellbeing during these uncertain times. This workshop has been designed with you in mind. You are worth the investment in you!

Register Today: https://bit.ly/3bCf6Xr

Virtual Reading Buddies

Get paired with a high school volunteer to practice your reading, monitored by a librarian. Grades K-5. One registration per student. The registration is for one Wednesday session. You will need to register again for each of the Wednesdays you would like their students to participate. Registration is open for one week prior to each occurrence. We'll send a Zoom link to join the session. 

Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

What you need to know about the covid-19 vaccine “Is the COVID-19 vaccine for people like me?”

 

Commonly Asked Questions

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Millions of people nationwide and worldwide have already received the vaccine with no serious side effects.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

The vaccines are over 90% effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus.

What are the side-effects of the vaccine?

Many people experience mild pain where they get the vaccine shot, headaches, muscle aches, tiredness, and fever. These reactions are a sign that your body is building immunity to the virus, and usually go away in one to two days.

Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. There is no live virus in the makeup of the vaccine so you cannot get the virus.

How was this vaccine created so quickly?

While the vaccine is new, the technologies used to develop these vaccines are not new. There has been over a decade of research into coronaviruses and the vaccine technology. The COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same safety standards and approval process as all  other vaccines.

Does the vaccine interact with your DNA?

No.  The messenger RNA (mRNA) component of the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA is.  The mRNA leaves the body after about 7 days.

 Will the vaccine work in people like me?

The vaccine trials included over 100,000 volunteers from different races and age groups. People with medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension were also a part of the trials.

 

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine 

Visit - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Call -The Vaccine Hotline– 703-324-7404

 

LATINX OUTREACH Summit 2021

APRIL 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM

The Virtual Latinx Outreach Summit has been created to provide a safe space for discussion and action to create better conditions for the Latinx community we serve around the state of Virginia. This summit that will bring families and professionals together for a better understanding of Special Education, diversity, culture, and the opportunity to learn about the specific challenges our community faces.

The Summit will have experienced speakers, a variety of vendors providing information about the different services Virginia has to offer, and empowering sessions focused on exploring diverse perspectives and experiences in our Latinx community. Together as a community we can LEAD, SUPPORT, and EMPOWER!

This training will include live presentations, panel discussion, resources, and supplemental materials. Certificates of completion will be available to those who complete the Latinx Summit 2021.

A recorded version of the Latinx Outreach Summit 2021 will be available to all registered participants from April 24 through May 1.

REGISTER NOW: HTTPS://LATINXSUMMIT.EVENTBRITE.COM

Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball

The Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball (VSRS) league is looking for players for the 10u (born 2010-2012) and 12u (born 2008-2009) divisions to join us for our 2021 spring season. VSRS is a rec league that recently partnered with the Virginia Stingrays travel team to create an introductory level fastpitch softball program.

Practices and home games are in the Annandale area.

For spring 2021 VSRS will continue to enforce Covid protocols. Whenever possible players are instructed to maintain six feet distance, players and coaches wear Covid masks when entering/exiting the field and moving station to station, equipment is not shared, and hand sanitizer use is encouraged.
Visit http://www.stingraysva.org/vsrs for more information and registration instructions.

Interested? For more information contact tomdicksonvsrs@gmail.com

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, March 5 - 2-hour Early Release
  • Monday, March 8 - Staff Development Day, No School
  • March 9 & 11 - Grades 1 and 2 In-Person Students Return to School 
  • March 16 & 18 - Grades 3, 4 and 5 In-Person Students Return to School
  • March 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Weyanoke Update for February 24, 2021

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On their first full day of school in the building, Weyanoke kindergarten students walked through the halls on the way to recess. During their outside time, they were able to play with hula hoops, balls, sidewalk chalk, and other fun toys!

School Pictures

The last opportunity this year to have Lifetouch take portraits of your child is on Thursday, February 25 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. This year the process will be different, pictures will be taken by family instead of by class. To sign-up for a time slot for the Weyanoke students in your family please click here. Families may order photos at www.MyLifetouch.com  using the picture day ID: EVTVK472H (The Picture Day ID expires at midnight of the last picture day - 2/25/2021.)

Pictures will be taken in the Gym at your scheduled time. One parent and student(s) will enter through door #5 which is near the playground. Safety protocols must be followed before entering the building. Everyone present MUST always wear a face covering. Student(s) and parent will arrive with masks on and the students should be camera ready (jackets already removed, etc.) When it is their turn, students will step into the picture taking area and will remove their mask and hold it in their hand until their photo is finished.  (Hands will not show in the finished image.) After the picture is taken, the student is instructed to place the mask back on and then exit through the designated door.

If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Walsh at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-813-5400

Return to School Parent Meeting

Join us tomorrow evening from 7:00 to 8:00 for a Return to School Parent and PTA meeting. We will discuss the plans for students to continue returning to the building as well as conducing a regular PTA meeting. Click the link below to join this session.

https://meet.google.com/adw-mygm-huz?hs=122&authuser=0

Return to School Updates First Grade: 

In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 8 on their assigned days

 

Second Grade:
  • Students begin meeting with their new teachers on Tuesday, March 2, 9:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
  • Virtual Parent Open House to meet the new teachers on March 8, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Links will be sent from the current teachers via Talking Points
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • March 8 is a School Planning Day, No School
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 8 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.

 

Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade
  • Virtual Parent Open House to meet the new teachers on March 8, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Links will be sent from the current teachers via Talking Points
  • March 8 is a School Planning Day, No School
  • Students begin meeting with their new teachers on Tuesday March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 16 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.
Concurrent Instruction Reminders

Concurrent Instruction means that teachers are teaching both in-person and online students at the same time.  With the phase in of in-person students starting on the identified days in the above schedule, from a parent perspective you will notice (if your child’s teacher is teaching concurrently):

  • In the beginning, for students who are learning online, there will be an increased amount of asynchronous work as teachers work with children in the classroom to teach and practice in-class routines and procedures
  • In the beginning, for students who are learning online, they may not participate in small groups while procedures are being established in the classroom
  • Students who are learning online, whether for the day or all-year, within 4 weeks will be included more in instruction which directly involves the classroom teacher and schedules will be adjusted by the teacher accordingly

This week, we celebrate Custodian Appreciation Week! Our custodians have worked tirelessly to prepare a clean and socially distanced school for our students and staff. We continue to be appreciation of their hard work and dedication to the Weyanoke School Community! Photos taken during the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

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

Parent topics include:

  • Parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Technology and preschoolers
  • Safety
  • Joy of sharing books.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • learn through colors, shapes & numbers.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please call Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu

 

Chrome Sync Rollout

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords will be available as an option starting on February 18th.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to them in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Virtual Reading Buddies

Get paired with a high school volunteer to practice your reading, monitored by a librarian. Grades K-5. One registration per student. The registration is for one Wednesday session. You will need to register again for each of the Wednesdays you would like their students to participate. Registration is open for one week prior to each occurrence. We'll send a Zoom link to join the session. 

Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

What you need to know about the covid-19 vaccine “Is the COVID-19 vaccine for people like me?”

 

Commonly Asked Questions

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Millions of people nationwide and worldwide have already received the vaccine with no serious side effects.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

The vaccines are over 90% effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus.

What are the side-effects of the vaccine?

Many people experience mild pain where they get the vaccine shot, headaches, muscle aches, tiredness, and fever. These reactions are a sign that your body is building immunity to the virus, and usually go away in one to two days.

Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. There is no live virus in the makeup of the vaccine so you cannot get the virus.

How was this vaccine created so quickly?

While the vaccine is new, the technologies used to develop these vaccines are not new. There has been over a decade of research into coronaviruses and the vaccine technology. The COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same safety standards and approval process as all  other vaccines.

Does the vaccine interact with your DNA?

No.  The messenger RNA (mRNA) component of the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA is.  The mRNA leaves the body after about 7 days.

 Will the vaccine work in people like me?

The vaccine trials included over 100,000 volunteers from different races and age groups. People with medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension were also a part of the trials.

 

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine 

Visit - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Call -The Vaccine Hotline– 703-324-7404

 

FCPS Tech Adventure Camp

This weekly summer program gives students the opportunity to explore the exciting pathways in Career and Technical Ed including STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing.

Camp Details

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $275 per week
  • Eligibility: Current 2-6 grade students
  • Dates
    • Week 1 - July 12-16
    • Week 2 - July 19-23
    • Week 3 - July 26-30
  • Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!

For more information and to register, please visit the Tech Adventure Camp website bit.ly/FCPS_TAC.

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr, CTE Summer Programs Educational Specialist, at bgmehr@fcps.edu. 

Create, explore, and learn in this fun-filled summer camp! WEEKLY THEMES
  • Week 1: Young Entrepreneurs: Food Truck Edition! Are you ready to become a Food Truck Master? Learn what it takes to start a food truck business. Design the truck, create healthy recipes, and determine the marketing plan. Campers will also cook recipes for their food truck!
  • Week 2: The Great Rescue Mission Your mission: prepare for and complete a rescue expedition. Help people in emergencies and promote the efforts of others. Mission accomplished!
  • Week 3: CTE Olympics Competition is building in the CTE pathways! Go behind the scenes in the athletic world to learn how athletes perform. Tackle sports marketing. Score at keeping athletes safe. Campers may do light physical activities to learn about the health of athletes.
New to 2021!
  • Early Drop off and After Care! Parents can drop off students beginning at 7:30 am. After Care will be available until 5:30 pm for an additional cost.
  • Scholarships are available! Visit our website for more information about how to apply.
  • Tech Adventure Camp at Home! You can participate in activities at home.
How to Register
  • Registration is open from February 1 to June 18, 2021.
  • Students can register online by visiting the Tech Adventure Camp website and clicking on the register button.
Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball

The Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball (VSRS) league is looking for players for the 10u (born 2010-2012) and 12u (born 2008-2009) divisions to join us for our 2021 spring season. VSRS is a rec league that recently partnered with the Virginia Stingrays travel team to create an introductory level fastpitch softball program.

Practices and home games are in the Annandale area.

For spring 2021 VSRS will continue to enforce Covid protocols. Whenever possible players are instructed to maintain six feet distance, players and coaches wear Covid masks when entering/exiting the field and moving station to station, equipment is not shared, and hand sanitizer use is encouraged.
Visit http://www.stingraysva.org/vsrs for more information and registration instructions.

Interested? For more information contact tomdicksonvsrs@gmail.com

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.

PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information

https://forms.gle/vrTGB7HCxrXCZSsR7

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, February 25 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. - School Picture Days. See story above for details about how to schedule.
  • February 25 - Preschool and Kindergarten In-Person Students Return to School
  • Thursday, February 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night; Drive through or walk-up to receive FREE groceries for your family
  • Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Return to to School Parent Meeting and PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 5 - All Virtual Day and 2-hour Early Release
  • March 9 & 11 - Grades 1 and 2 In-Person Students Return to School 
  • Monday, March 8 - Staff Development Day, No School
  • March 16 & 18 - Grades 3, 4 and 5 In-Person Students Return to School

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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

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