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Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

We were so excited that our renovation passed on the recent bond. This means that things at WFES are going to start moving forward. The week of December 1 we expect that FCPS staff will begin building our six quads and bathroom trailer on the field. These will be used during the renovation. This will mean a lot of hustle and bustle out on our fields to get these delivered, assembled and fully functioning.

We anticipate the contract to be assigned to a builder in early May. We will host a family information session in May to explain the renovation process. Please know that anyone on site will have gone through a background check. A safety fence will be put up to ensure student safety. We will continue to use outdoor spaces for recess during this process but will keep students spaced away from construction.  


Thank you.

Sharyn Prindle




COVID-19 Screening at WFES 


Voluntary COVID-19 screening of students starts this week.  We will have on site screening on Thursdays from 12:30- 2:30 pm only for students for whom we have received parent consent. Parents have the option of allowing consent using this portal to register .  There is no need to let us know that you do not provide consent.  


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SCA Spirit Day - Dress Like a Teacher - Tuesday, November 23


On Tuesday, November 23 we encourage students to participate in our second SCA Spirit Day: Dress Like a Teacher.  On this day, honor all teachers by dressing like your favorite subject, a teacher you admire, or what comes to mind when you think of "teacher."


WFES Giving Tree Gift Card Drive


In the spirit of giving this season, Wakefield Forest will be hosting a gift card drive to support our families in need. This year we will be collecting gift cards for the upcoming holidays in November and December. Please donate and keep our tradition of giving to others in our community.

We will be accepting gift cards of any denomination from local grocery stores and retail establishments.  Giant, Safeway, Food Lion, Target, Walmart or other grocery stores are always great choices.

Gift cards can be dropped off at the front office until December 15.  Thank you for your generosity!


Photo Retake Day is Thursday, December 2

If your child was absent for Fall Portraits in October, or if you would like your child's picture retaken, Strawbridge Studios will be here for photo retakes on Thursday, December 2.  Look out for more information as the date approaches!

Outstanding Employee Award Nominations


Every year Fairfax County Public Schools recognizes outstanding employees at all levels.  If you are interested in nominating a WFES staff member in any of the following categories, please use this link

Please contact Julia Ruskin at jsruskin@fcps.edu with any questions. Nominations are due no later than this Friday, November 19.

  • Outstanding Teacher (includes Librarian)
  • Outstanding New Teacher (a teacher within his or her first three years of teaching)
  • Outstanding Principal
  • Outstanding Leader (Assistant Principal)
  • Outstanding Professional Employee (School Counselor, School-Based Technology Specialist, Social Worker, School Psychologist, Technology Support Specialist)
  • Outstanding Operational Employee (Office Staff, Instructional Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Parent Liaison)

Counselor Check-In


We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 17 at 2:50 pm: General Patrol Meeting

Thursday, November 18 at 2:50 pm: SCA General Meeting

Friday, November 19 : Grades 5-6 Electives Session Two begins

Tuesday, November 23: SCA Spirit Day - Dress like a Teacher

Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26: Thanksgiving Holiday