🐝Hornet Happenings

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Spring Break, April 3-7th - No School

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Reminder, students have an early release on Thursday, April 13.

There is no school for students on Friday, April 14, for a teacher work day.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.


Please Help Celebrate Our Teachers

 Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!  Our teachers and staff are SUPERHEROES, and we want to celebrate them.  During the first week of May we want them to feel our love.  We are in awe and honored to have such a fantastic team of DIFFERENCE MAKERS!

For our Teacher and Staff Celebration Week, we are looking for gift-card donations to add for gifts and surprises throughout the week that teachers can win in raffles. We need your help please!  We would appreciate all gift card items by April 20th. Please use  THIS FORM to submit gift card donations.  We will be grateful for any amount! You may also contact Mrs. Peerman at Klpeerman@fcps.edu. Thank you!


Career Day 2023

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We are hoping to organize an amazing Career Day for our Hornets!

When:  June 6, 2023

Time:  9:30 – 11:30 and 12- 2

Theme: “Your future is Bright!”

Do you drive a truck, fly a plane, or sail a boat?

Do you work in a bank or a store or an office?

Can you build a house or fix a computer

Do you take care of other people?

Whatever your job, students at Halley would like to hear about it!

WE NEED SPEAKERS!

Come for an hour or two and tell our students about all about your job. Presenters will speak for about 20 minutes per class, visiting 2-4 classes. Tell us what your education or training is, and what skills you need to do well.  Share both what you like about your job and what is challenging or interesting about it.

For more information or to sign-up, please contact Assistant Principals, Mrs. Johnson-Tyler, and  Mrs. Zamora!


Please Update Your

Emergency Care Information

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Fairfax County Public Schools provides weCare@school (weCare), an emergency care information system, to parents/caregivers who have registered for their own parent account.

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weCare helps manage emergency medical information by allowing parents/caregivers to enter and update their children’s medical data online at their convenience. That contact information automatically enrolls parents/caregivers to receive critical updates from the district and their child’s school through the eNotify system. FCPS uses eNotify to communicate emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closing and delay, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent by email, text, and occasionally by phone. 

Learn more about updating your emergency care information.


Strings Camp

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! This Strings camp will be at South County Middle School from July 10th-21st from 8:30am-12:30pm on weekdays. Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of Strings experience. Students will learn new music, make friends, and improve on their instrument!

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1st to June 9th, 2023 so sign up soon!


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ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK HERE!

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Yearbook ID: 14455723


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Halley’s Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, April 13th

3:00 – 4:00pm


It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

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There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Please contact with our registrar Nicole Kendall, with any inquiries: nbkendall@fcps.edu.


Proposed Updates to

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Department of Special Services will be hosting two virtual meetings for the FCPS community regarding proposed updates to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Regulation. Please join one of the meetings below via Zoom (click the date to register):

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the suggested updates and ask questions via Zoom Chat. Language interpretation will be available in Spanish. A certified deaf interpreter will be available as well. 

Beginning Monday, March 20, families and staff will also be able to provide feedback on proposed updates to the SR&R via a short survey. Please stay tuned for details. Visit FCPS’ website for more information


National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

 

 

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Equity in Education Month

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)—in conjunction with the Virginia School Boards Association—observes March as Equity in Education Month, a division-wide opportunity to deepen our commitment to creating a climate and curriculum where all students receive the resources they need to reach their fullest potential.


Disability Awareness Month

In March people throughout the United States will celebrate Women’s History Month and Disability Awareness Month. Both histories are foundational parts of American history. Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of this history year-round, and the celebration of Women’s History Month and Disability Awareness month are opportunities to honor these diverse and important stories. 

Resources for Women's History Month and Disability Awareness Month are available for teachers across content areas as part of the FCPS Multiple Perspectives Hub. Teachers and school leaders will find ideas for classroom learning experiences across content areas and grade levels. Resources curated specifically for the social studies curriculum are also available on the new Women's History 180 document and Disability Awareness 180 document.


School Hours and

General Information

Our school hours are from 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School doors open at 9:10 a.m. each day to begin receiving students. We do not have adult supervision before 9:10am. 

Please call the attendance line at 703-551-5700 to report a tardy or absence.


2022-23 School Calendar

View a printable version of the 2022-2023 calendar or find a list view of the calendar on the FCPS Calendar webpage.

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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.


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YOUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

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!

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

Please contact Klpeerman@fcps.edu if you’re interested! 

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 have you part of the team.