Weyanoke Update for April 20, 2022

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The PTA held Weyanoke's annual Science Fair last week! We had a turnout of about 60 student scientists sharing their experiments and what they had learned. Our students’ hard work and imaginative designs showed in their displays. Thank you to all who participated!

Weyanoke Spirit Week

This week, the SCA is hosting a Spirit Week in honor of two things: Earth Day and The Month of the Military Child.

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. We are recognizing military families with some or our activities during this Spirit Week. 

This Friday is also Earth Day, and we wrapped some of our spirit days in those themes.

  • Monday was Recycling Day, and students celebrated with a focus on reducing, re-using, and recycling
  • Tuesday was Career Day. Students dressed up for jobs they'd like to have in the future.
  • Wednesday was Purple Up day, and we wore purple in recognition of military connected children.
  • Thursday is Pajama Day
  • Friday is Earth Day, and we will wear green and blue in honor of our planet!
Purple Up! Day - Month of the Military Child

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Math, Reading, and Science Night

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Dinner: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Program: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Come and engage in math games, hands-on science work, STEAM experiments, and literacy activities.

Visit the Book Fair. Take home educational activities.
Free food and transportation will be provided!

Buses will pickup from:
Morningside at 5:30 p.m.
Crystal Woods at 6:00 p.m.

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Screening for AAP Levels II-III

Students can be screened for school-based (level II-III) AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, local schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

Spring Book Fair 

Books Bring Us Joy

The Weyanoke Spring Book Fair is April 25-29. The fair will be open during school hours for students. In addition, families may visit on Thursday evening, April 28, during the Math, Reading and Science Night. 

The book fair is a chance to buy popular books and series for students, or gifts and school supplies. It also allows our library to benefit from donations.

Families may also order online from Monday, April 25th  through Sunday, May 8th  at the official Weyanoke Scholastic Book Fair Website:   https://www.scholastic.com/bf/weyanokeelementaryschool

There will be free shipping for orders that are $25.00 and over.

Family Market Night This Thursday

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  • Welcome back! Join us Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Weyanoke’s Family Market!
  • Weyanoke Elementary School is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank to offer monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to families of the Weyanoke community, free of charge during the school year.
  • This year Family Market Nights will be held outside as a drive-thru market. Walk-up services will be available for families without a car.
  • The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce, one box of each per household.
  • This is open to all families who have students at Weyanoke Elementary.
  • Help us keep Family Market Night safe! Masks or face coverings are REQUIRED for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.
  • Household information (no names) and zip code will be needed at each Family Market Night. This information will be given to the Capital Area Food Bank.
  • Market days/times may be subject to change, due to the ever-changing health situation. Please keep an eye out for Weyanoke’s News You Choose for market updates, or visit our website https://weyanokees.fcps.edu
  • Feel free to contact: Dorothy Walsh - Weyanoke’s Family Market Site Coordinator at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu.


FCPS COVID-19 Testing Ends April 22

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine) and more than 80% have received one dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicate that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccinations are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22:

If students have symptoms and need to get tested, COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using layered prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. 

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Staff Appreciation Week!

May 2nd – 6th


Notes of Thanks for your Teacher

This week a paper HEART was sent home with your student in their Wednesday folder. Please help your student write a short note of thanks to their homeroom teacher, specials teacher, or another staff member at Weyanoke. We will collect these hearts and hang them up in the school during teacher appreciation week.

Please return the heart in your Wednesday folder by next week (April 27)
so your student’s note of thanks can be seen in the hallway.

Make sure the note includes (a) your teacher’s name and (b) your student’s name

The Weyanoke PTA needs your help!

Please help us make Staff Appreciation Week spectacular and show our Weyanoke Staff how special they are and how much we truly appreciate all they do for our students!  The Weyanoke PTA is planning multiple events throughout the week during the school day to show our staff how much we appreciate them.

Make A Donation

Donations can be sent in with students in a sealed envelope with “PTA” written on the envelope or dropped off in the Main Office.  Checks can be made payable to Weyanoke PTA. Donations are due by April 27.


The PTA is also seeking parent volunteers throughout Staff Appreciation Week to ensure all of our events run smoothly.  If you are able to donate some of your time one day during Staff Appreciation Week, please e-mail Jen McCreery@woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com


As always, THANK YOU for your continued support of our school, staff, and community!

Career Day

We are looking for community & parent volunteers to share what they do with students. Students don’t just learn from their teachers. Community members and leaders can play a vital role in a student’s education.

Last chance to sign up and be a part:
Thursday 4/22

Speak about your career and:

  • Give students a chance to see themselves represented in different career paths
  • Participate and let your child see you involved at their school
  • Network with the other parent and community volunteer presenters!

For more info: Julie Grandon, (703) 606-5383, woodchuckpta.pres@gmail.com, Talking Points TTY5QN

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. - PTA General Meeting
  • April 25-29 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Thursday, April 28 - Math, Reading and Science Night. See details above.
  • Friday, April 29 - Career Day
  • May 30 - Memorial Day, No School
  • June 10 - Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:20 p.m.

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