Wakefield Forest ES


Letter From the Principal

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,


Thank you for attending our Back to School Night event this week. Mrs. Williams and I were excited to have so many families join our session. We will continue to offer opportunities to connect with us and ask questions. We are following up on the issues addressed in that session.


Volunteer Fairfax will be facilitating VolunteerFest 2022, a countywide day of service, on September 17. This is a great opportunity for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at 911Day.org. 


We appreciate your on going support. We hope you have a lovely weekend.


Sharyn Prindle


Upcoming Dates

September 14th 7:00 PM - PTA Meeting

September 23rd 6:30 PM - Woodson Football Feeder Night

September 26th Rosh Hashanah - Student Holiday

October 3rd 7:00 PM - AAP Family Information Session - Virtual

October 7th 4:30 PM - Woodson HS Homecoming Parade - See Principal Prindle in the Parade

October 10th - Indigenous People - Student Holiday

October 12th 7:00 PM - PTA Meeting

October 21st - PTA Sponsored FUN Run 

Feeder Night

Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed

Mrs. McNamara is getting ready for the vision and hearing screening process. In order to make this a smooth process she needs a few volunteers. If you are interested and available during the school day, please email her at samcnamara@fcps.edu. 

Laptops Grades 3-6

If you are looking for the paperwork to opt your child grades 3-6 from bringing the laptop back and forth, it can be found at this link. Despite what the form says, we will continue to provide access to a laptop at school and a conference with the principal is not required. Please send the form in to your child's teacher. 


Construction Corner

  • Demolition on the former main office is in full effect. Much of the construction currently is inside the building and behind the temporary wall near the cafeteria.
  • The cameras on the quad are now fully operational. The live feed and recorded video can be monitored by on site staff as needed.
  • For picture updates of the renovation follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle

Mental Health Resources

Our Mental Health Team is available if your child needs support.

Chelsea Boateng, Counselor, cmboateng@fcps.edu

Nancy Garcia-Henderson, Counselor, nagarciahend@fcps.edu

Melinda Hill, Social Worker, mhill@fcps.edu

Anna Bukont, Psychologist, abukont@fcps.edu

Mental Health

FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process here. You can also attend one of the Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process.

To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page here. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Join the PTA

Sign up today at our Member Hub where you can:

  • Join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Purchase WFES Spirit Wear
  • Make a direct donation to our school


Attendance Phone Line: 703-503-2323

Attendance Email: wakefieldforestelem.attendance@fcps.edu

Heath Room: 703-503-2310

Parent Information Phone Lines/Support for parents who do not speak English as their first language: Parent Information Phone Lines

Parent and Student technology support: IT Support Portal

Principal: Sharyn Prindle sbprindle@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Amy Williams alwilliams1@fcps.edu

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