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On Monday, April 24, we will have our Spring Picture Day!

During Spring Pictures, students will take an individual and class photo.

Order forms have gone home to families.

Optional Family Input wanted for Class Placements 2022-2023

Creating class assignments for next year requires careful consideration and the involvement of many staff members.  We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success.  Please Use this form/ usa este formulario to share information about your child that the school staff should know, particularly regarding friendships or neighborhood factors, by Friday, May 12, 2023.  Our teachers and staff use this information to create preliminary class groupings in the end of May.   

We also ask that you do not request specific teachers.  Due to the many factors we must consider in creating classroom placements, including the reassignment of some teachers to a different grade level and the hiring of new teachers, requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.  Therefore, we cannot accept a letter that has a specific teacher listed as a request for next school year.  It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral needs or concerns.  Also, we cannot honor requests to place your child with friends. We defer to the placement team on assignments and cannot guarantee friend requests.

Be assured that with or without a parent letter, your child’s strengths and needs are considered in this lengthy and complex process.

Thank you for sharing this important information with us so we can best meet your child’s needs next year! 

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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 28th. 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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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.

Halley Standards of learning calendar

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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!

Register for the Special

Education Conference

The FCPS Special Education Conference will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.This year's theme is Unity Within Our FCPS Community. Registration is now for this virtual event. Watch this short video to learn more about the event, including guest speakers. We encourage registrants who need language assistance to call the Parent Information Phone Lines.

Save the Date! Safety and

Security Town Hall

On Monday, May 8, FCPS will hold a town hall to discuss our approach to safety and security and the work we do every day to keep our schools safe.

FCPS staff and experts will review our risk assessment processes, the physical measures we already have in place to protect our students and staff, pilot programs to detect vaping, and how we communicate and collaborate with our partners when there is an incident at our schools. Please stay tuned for additional details.

New Event: Fentanyl and Other Drugs in FCPS - A Community Conversation with Free REVIVE! Narcan Training

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Last month, FCPS hosted a conversation on the dangers of fentanyl. Most fatal overdoses in Fairfax County in recent years involved fentanyl.

FCPS will hold a second event with new information focused on the opioid crisis in Fairfax County Public Schools. The conversation will continue on Monday, April 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Woodson High School. Families and students will learn how, as a community, we can partner  to reduce the impact of these harmful—and often deadly—drugs. All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

Childcare will be available. Transportation will also be available from select schools throughout the county. View the registration page for details. 

Visit our Opioid Awareness webpage for more information. Visit the Fairfax County Government webpage on opioids for information on how you can take action and get help for yourself or loved ones.

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!

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.