ūüźĚHornet Happenings

smilely face on beach

SMILE!  It’s Friday!

return library books graphic

  A Note from the Library

All library books are due back to the library by Friday June 2nd. Because we have so many avid readers at Halley, we check-out books up until the very last day we are able!  Due to this, we ask for your help in making sure your student knows his/her responsibilities in locating and returning library books in a timely fashion. We will be printing overdue notices soon to help facilitate the searches. Thanks in advance for your help!                   Questions?  Please email Mrs. Hall:  cghall@fcps.edu

Health Room End of the Year Medication Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 1:00 on the last day of school.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Taisha Thompson at 703-551-5710, or your school public health nurse, Andrea Madayag at asmadayag@fcps.edu.

Attention Parents of Current 6th Grade Students

We are pleased to invite you to our live and in-person 6th grade promotion!

Please save the date: Thursday, June 15th at 10:00am

Important Information: We will primarily have seating available to accommodate 2 guest per 6th grade student.   We will not be able to seat a lot of additional people comfortably.  Please be mindful when inviting guest of seating limitations as we wish every student to be joyfully represented. 

After the grade level promotion ceremony, each teacher will present awards in their classrooms.  Students are encouraged to dress-up for this ceremony.  It is their big day after all!  We are excited and look forward to this event!

halley 6th grade promotion invitation

More Information For

6th Grade Families

We’re taking a 6th panoramic photo on May 22nd!

  • All 6th graders and teachers will be photographed together. All orders must be placed online. ¬†The cost of each panoramic photo is $17.¬† The photographers will not accept payments at the camera.
  • Because this date is scheduled close to the end of the school year, Lifetouch wants to ensure that all families receive their orders. Therefore, they will be shipping all panoramic pictures directly to families.

ORDER HERE - Also, the free shipping code is F22SHIP30.

Field Day 2023

On Friday, June 7th, Halley ES will celebrate FIELD DAY!  To make this amazing event successful, we need parent volunteers.

Please consider signing up to support our Field Day event on Wednesday, June 7th, by using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094CA8AA23A1FE3-halley3.  You can sign up for one session or for the full day.

¬†Grades K, 1, & 2 from 10:00 ‚Äď 12:00

Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6 from 1:00-3:00  

Remember, we need you for this fun day, so please consider signing up and hanging out with your favorite HORNETS!  On this day, we will have a modified lunch schedule to accommodate our field day activities. Students can either receive a bag lunch from school or pack a lunch from home. Please let your child’s teacher know if your student will bring a lunch from home, so we know how many bagged lunches to prepare at school. Thanks for your support on this!

halley es field day

"May Day May Day":

Mental Health Awareness Month

mental health awareness month


‚ÄúMay Day‚ÄĚ is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice-procedure radio communications. The new 9-8-8 number is a suicide and crisis lifeline, similar to 9-1-1 in a medical/safety emergency. One in six youth, aged 6-17, experience a mental health condition each year. Below are some activities to practice at home for mental wellness.

6 Mental Health Activities for Kids to Practice at Home

  • Create a Journal Younger students are better able to communicate their feelings and emotions freely in a creative way.
  • Practice Gratitude Exercises Have students write notes about what they are grateful for and place it a jar (label it thankful jar)
  • Engage in Breathing Exercises A couple deep breaths can reset not only your child‚Äôs mind Deep breathing exercises and meditation can increase focus and compassion
  • Try Music Therapy Music can be used to encourage movement and relaxation Use Stress Balls and other sensory toys

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270. For further Information & support: Cartic W. Marshall, MS., LPC, CCC Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist cwhaleymarsh@fcps.edu

Middle School Athletics Coming This Fall

FCPS has designated funding in the budget for 2023-24 for middle school spring and fall athletic activities to support student well-being at no cost to students. Pending budget adoption, this will be the first time FCPS has offered middle school students a chance to participate in extracurricular sports programs. 

Middle schools will start with cross country this fall. Track will follow in spring 2024.

Any middle school students who would like to participate in athletics will need to have a Virginia High School League (VHSL) pre-participation examination (PPE). The physical exam form must be completed and signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. Fairfax County public high schools will offer PPEs at a cost of $50 per student through June 17. Students who receive free or reduced meals are eligible to receive an exam at no cost. Learn more about PPE and middle school athletics.

Atletismo en la escuela intermedia a partir del oto√Īo

FCPS ha designado fondos en el presupuesto para 2023-24 para las actividades atl√©ticas de primavera y oto√Īo de la escuela intermedia para apoyar el bienestar estudiantil sin costo para los estudiantes. Pendiente de la adopci√≥n del presupuesto, esta ser√° la primera vez que FCPS ha ofrecido a estudiantes de escuelas intermedias la oportunidad de participar en programas deportivos extracurriculares.¬†

Las escuelas intermedias comenzar√°n con ‚ÄúCross Country‚ÄĚ este oto√Īo. Atletismo ‚ÄúTrack‚ÄĚ seguir√° en la primavera de 2024.

Cualquier estudiante de escuela intermedia que quiera participar en atletismo tendr√° que tener un examen de pre-participaci√≥n (PPE) de la Liga de Escuelas Secundarias de Virginia (VHSL). El formulario de examen f√≠sico debe ser completado y firmado por un m√©dico, enfermera o asistente m√©dico. Las escuelas secundarias p√ļblicas del condado de Fairfax ofrecer√°n los PPE a un costo de $50 por estudiante hasta el 17 de junio. Los estudiantes que reciben comidas gratis o reducidas son elegibles para recibir un examen sin costo alguno. Obtenga m√°s informaci√≥n sobre el PPE y el atletismo en las escuelas intermedia

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.

It’s never too soon to be thinking about summer, especially summer camps. Check out this comprehensive list of summer camps for all students from the Family Resource Center.

kids summer camp graphic


The administrative team at Halley is 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

Dee Hubbard, Interim Assistant Principa

halley PTO logo

Please join us for our

End of Year PTO meeting!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 6:45pm

This final meeting of the year is where we review all the amazing things we have accomplished this year, give our membership an update about our finances, and most importantly finalize our officers for the upcoming year.

Zoom link will be shared soon.

Stay in touch!

Make sure to join us on social media!


Halley Website