🐝Hornet Happenings

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Love and Farewell to Mrs. Keefer!

Our beloved Mrs. Keefer will be moving to a new school.   Mrs. Keefer has been an amazing office assistant at Halley for many years and we don’t know what we will do without her! Over the years, she has taken extraordinary care of our school, students and families.  She will be greatly missed. 

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We wish Mrs. Keefer infinite blessings and joy on her new journey!

#Once a Hornet, always a Hornet

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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!

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Please join us for Halley’s Family Curriculum Week! 

Each grade will offer a special time for parents/guardians to visit to see your student and school in action. Teachers will communicate more specific information for their classroom and grade. 

Questions?  Please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Dates and times are noted below!


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Academic Matters:

Curriculum for Core Content

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At the March 30 School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid presented updates to curriculum overview on the FCPS website during the Academic Matters segment. Parents/caregivers can see what their students are learning in their core classes by grade level. We hope this information will allow us to better partner with parents and caregivers to support academic success. 

As stated on each grade level and course page, the objectives and outcomes for each unit are common across FCPS and based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. The pacing provides an example of how the curriculum can be organized throughout the year. Teacher teams may adjust the pacing or order of units to best meet the needs of students.

Information will be updated at the start of each school year. To access the grade level and/or course pages directly, visit our Academics page.

SOL Testing Calendar 2023

SOL testing will be taking place in the month of May this year for students in grades 3-6. The SOL assessments are content assessments that measure a student’s growth in Mathematics, Reading, and Science (5th grade only).

These tests will be conducted during the dates listed in the table below. It is important that your child attend school on the dates designated for them to test.  Please ensure your child gets plenty of rest the night prior. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Buchko, our school testing coordinator at jmbuchko@fcps.edu.

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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!”

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



Come for an hour or two and tell us 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!


Month of the

Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

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🥕 Real Food for Kids

Culinary Challenge

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge is Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. The event includes a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from Chef Ryan Moore of Sababa and Chef Kevin Tien of Moon Rabbit. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. Winning dishes have been featured in cafeterias across FCPS and other area school districts. For more information or to register, visit the Real Food for Kids website.

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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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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.