🐝Hornet Happenings

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Kindness Spirit Week Challenge

February 13th – February 17th

All Halley Hornets are invited to participate and have fun with

our Spirit days and challenges

Kindness spirit week challenge flyer

2022-2023 Yearbook Orders

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           Order your Halley yearbook below:

2022-2023 Halley Yearbook Purchase


District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

FCPS News:  In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • FCPS Summer Camp Registration
    • Magnet School Information Nights
    • Strategic Planning Feedback Wanted! 

After School Clubs at Halley

Halley ES and the Halley PTO are excited to announce that we will be offering clubs for our hornets after school beginning Wednesday, February 22nd. 

The number and type of clubs vary due to the space limitations at school and volunteers willing/able to coordinate and facilitate the activities.                                                                                    

*We are still working to recruit afterschool opportunities for primary students.

 Robotics (Grades 3 – 5)https://givebutter.com/tOm8TH

If your child enjoys STEAM and building, this will be a great match! The purpose of the club is to offer students an opportunity to have fun and learn about robotics through Legos. During club meetings, the students will learn to use the components of the kits to build robots. Problem solving and critical/creative thinking skills will be emphasized. Students will be provided with meaningful, practical opportunities to apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts through robotics. The after­school club will allow for fun, hands on learning through real life problem solving.

Yoga (3 – 6) https://givebutter.com/Eh2E8q

Yoga Club is an opportunity for students to learn basic yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices to help manage stress, improve emotional regulation, enhance concentration, increase self-awareness, and develop strength & flexibility.   Participants should dress comfortably.

Gaming Club (3 – 6) - https://givebutter.com/EKzyp4

This club will play fun strategy games that encourage students to think outside of the box!  Broad games, coding games, partner games, online gaming – this club is games galore!  If you like to be a critical and creative thinker, then this club will be a great one for you!

Step-Up Club! (4 – 6) -  https://givebutter.com/n0s5aN

Let’s get stepping Hornets!  Does your child enjoy rhythmic movements and fun with peers?  Try something new and sign your child up for Halley's after-school step program.  "Stepping" is an activity that involves rhythmic syncopation and simple dance moves with an emphasis on upper and lower body movements.  This program will be facilitated by one of our Halley teachers who is full of zest and energy. 

How will this work?

  •  Students may sign up for 1 club
  • The clubs have limited capacity and will require you to sign up via the Give Butter Application.  
  • Clubs will last for 6, 7, or 8 sessions.
  • Each club will be $55.00.  Please email Klpeerman@fcps.edu for scholarship support.
  • After you sign up, a staff member will reach out to you regarding any necessary information, including club end-dates, or supplies.
  • The goal is for clubs to start Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from 4:15pm – 5:15pm.
  • There will be some bus transportation available. Parent transportation is appreciated and encouraged.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) will run Mondays and Wednesdays.  GOTR has its own Registration Process and fee schedule.  Please see the flier below!

girls on the run information flyer

Quick Links

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We are honored to work with you this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us if there is anything we can do to further support your child's learning and experience at Halley. We are here to listen and partner with you to help your child have a successful school year! 

Your Halley Administrative Team,

Mrs. Peerman, Principal

Mrs. Johnson-Tyler, Assistant Principal

 Mrs. Zamora, Assistant Principal

Stay in touch!

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Nominations will be open for all PTO Board positions for the 2023-2024 school year!  Many of these jobs can be split between two people — grab a friend and come make a difference!  Please see more details below!

Please Nominate yourself or a Friend! 

 Nominations are open until February 28th.

President: Helps set the goals and direction for the organization. Works with the Administrative Team to schedule board meetings, general meetings, fundraisers and other events. Creates agendas and chairs board meetings and general meetings. Oversees and coordinates the board’s work and delegates tasks. Helps set and administer the budget, including serving as a member of the mini-grant committee.

First VP:  Acts as second and vital support to the President.  Helps to create agendas and chairs board meetings and general meetings. VP acts as the board’s liaison to the and Halley Staff. Meets regularly with principal. Attends PTO meetings. Serves on the mini-grant committee.

Communications Coordinator: Manages communication between PTO and school families through various channels, including school website, PTO Facebook page, newsletters, and other methods.

Treasurer:  Maintains PTO accounting. Manages the PTO bank accounts. Chairs the budget committee and ensures that a proposed budget is established and submitted for approval at the final general membership meeting of the year.  Receives and logs all money the PTO receives and deposits it in the bank. Reports deposits to Treasurer. Reports on financial status at board meetings.

Recording Secretary:   Attends PTO and General PTO board meetings. Takes meeting minutes summarizing discussions and documenting decisions. Distributes meeting minutes to board members and posts to the PTO section website. (2-4 hours/month)