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September 30, 2019


Halley Hornet with a Book

Fall Hornet Academy

Halley Elementary’s After-School Program

Sponsored by: The Lorton Community Action Center

Hornet Academy


What is Fall Hornet Academy?

Halley Elementary in partnership with the Lorton Community Action Center coordinates an after-school program for Halley students in grades 1st-6th. The Fall program will run for six consecutive weeks. immediately after school on Tuesdays from 4:05-5:20. FCPS bus transportation is available for students who need to utilize this resource in order to get home. Snack will be provided for each student who registers for Hornet Academy. The program will begin on Tuesday, October 15th, and end Tuesday, November 19th.   Due to a limited number of spots for each club, admittance into Hornet Academy is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We offer a variety of highly engaging teacher-facilitated clubs for students in grades 1st-6th. This Fall, Hornet Academy will offer the following clubs:




Lego Mania

Grades 1-3

Do you love Legos? If so, register for this fun yet intriguing club where students will work collaboratively to build LEGO creations according to a weekly theme (i.e. ecosystems, fairy tales, astronomy, etc.).

Cooking with Class

Grades 2-6

Foodies of all ages will enjoy a cooking class where simple kid-friendly recipes will fill the air with flavorful aromas and their tummies with yummy tastings.

Fun and Games

Grades 1 - 3

Our youngest Hornets have a club dedicated to fair play and kid-friendly games. Come and play some of the classic board games in addition to some newer games specific to primary grade students. Students will have a blast while practicing the skills of taking turns, and engaging in productive conversations with peers.

Girls Empowerment

Grades 4-6

This is a one of a kind club geared toward our upper grade girls who will engage in a service learning project, build friendships with peers, meet professional women in the workplace, and participate in fine arts activities.

Character Counts: Boys Fitness & Character Building

Grades 4-5

Upper grade boys can join the club! Come and participate in high-energy athletic activities while learning about the importance of teamwork, respect and resiliency.

Artful Expressions

Grades 3-6

Do you have a love for art? If so, register for this dynamic club which will allow students to engage in artful expression through various mediums.


Registration Form

Please use the link below to register for Hornet Academy. Registration is limited and is a First Come, First Served Free Sign-up. Submission for registration must be received by Monday, October 7th.

You can register for Hornet Academy via the link below or through submission of the registration form that will be placed in your student’s take home folder this week.

Hornet Academy Registration Form (click here)



You’re invited to Halley’s first…


Cardboard Challenge


The Cardboard Challenge is a national event to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. The Global Cardboard Challenge is a year-round campaign where kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.


Groups of 4 or less (can be friends, family or a mix of both!) will work together to build whatever they wish out of cardboard. Teams have 65 minutes, one box cutter, one roll of duct tape, and lots cardboard to make their design come to life. Each team must have at least one adult participant!

Why Participate?

The Global Cardboard Challenge gives children an opportunity to collaborate, learn, and build the things they imagine through a simple process called Creative Play. The Challenge lets children explore their interests and passions; teaches critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance, teamwork and other 21st century skills; and brings communities together to foster and celebrate child creativity!

*For safety, only the adult participant may handle the box cutter.


When: Friday, October 11 from 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Halley Cafeteria


If you wish to join, complete the registration below and return it to Mrs. Symionow by Friday, October 4th.  Registrants will be notified of participation by October 8th. Space is limited to 20 groups so register today at this link!

*If you have any boxes you wish to donate or use please feel free to bring them on the night of the cardboard Challenge or drop them off at Room 211 any day before then.