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.

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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 


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

Return to School Parent Checklist


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

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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. 


  • 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.

Virtual Baby Shower

Fairfax Water Bill Payment Assistance

What you need to know about the covid-19 vaccine

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“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



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.


Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball

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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.

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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


Calendar Reminder

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