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2022-2023 Halley Yearbook Orders



Yearbook ID: 14455723

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As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.



We are starting to make preparations for the 2023-24 academic year at Halley!  Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2023 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall.

If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Sangster next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar Nicole Kendall, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: nbkendall@fcps.edu.  

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Halley. Feel free to pass this form along or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-551-5700 for more information. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. 

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website 

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Halley’s Kindergarten Orientation will be Thursday, April 13th.

More details will be shared soon.

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!

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School Board Approves 2023-24

School Year Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board approved a calendar for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years at their February 9 meeting. Learn more about the approved calendar

The first day of the 2023-24 school year will be Monday, August 21, and the last day will be Wednesday, June 12

Developing a school year calendar is a balancing act, involving multiple factors that must be considered. Community input is one of those factors, and we appreciate our community for being involved in the calendar development process

Month of the Military Child

Purple Up! T-Shirt Vote

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April is the Month of the Military Child, and Purple Up! Day will be celebrated throughout Virginia on April 19, 2023. Please take a moment to vote for this year's FCPS Purple Up! t-shirt and show your support for military-connected youth by participating in Purple Up! Day!

The voting ends February 18th. Let's turn FCPS purple in support of military-connected youth for one day!

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!

Make sure to join us on social media!


Halley Website

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We are currently looking for anyone interested in being a part of the 2023-2024 Board next year!

Most of our board will be rotating off as our terms are up. Our Halley ES community needs a few people to step up and take the reins!

Without volunteers the PTO will not exist and all that PTO provides will not happen for our students. If you are even a little interested, we would love to begin a conversation with you.

Contact us anytime (williamhalleypto@gmail.com) if you would like to help!