Weyanoke Update for November 13, 2023

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ይህንን ዜና መፅሄት በሌሎች ቋንቋዎች ለማንበብ፤ እባክዎን ድረ ገፃችንን ይጎብኙ

اس نیوزلیٹر کو دوسری زبانوں میں پڑھنے کیلئے ، براہ مہربانی ہماری ویب سائیٹ ملاحظہ کیجیئے۔

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Thank you to the many families who attended our Veterans Day celebrations on Friday! We had a great turnout and were able to honor many service men and women from our community.

Caregiver Coffee

Parents will learn about the services offered at Weyanoke Elementary and the pathway of the Advanced Academic Program in Middle School and High School.

All caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

We will have two sessions for your convenience. You can choose to come in the morning or at night.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Weyanoke Cafeteria
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weyanoke Cafeteria

Register here

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

We will provide coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza dinner at night.

Family Life Education Preview Night

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. in Weyanoke Conference Room 15a. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

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Attendance Celebrations!

Congratulations to Ashlie Gonzalez Genebrozo from Mr. Valenzuela’s class! She won the student raffle for perfect attendance for the month of October, 2023.

We are so happy for her to take home this basket of goodies filled with toys, books, and other prizes.

Weyanoke had over 350 students attend every day in the month of October! We look forward to another successful month! Go Woodchucks!

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Thank You Voters! 2023 School Bond Referendum Passed

Thank you to the Fairfax citizens who supported the 2023 Bond Referendum. Roughly 67% of those voting in the 2023 election supported the $435 million bond referendum, continuing a long history of school bond approvals in Fairfax County. 

Stay engaged as we build our future. Keep up-to-date on construction and capital improvements across FCPS by visiting our Capital Improvement Project webpage.

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Americans. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges they have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. 

December 18-20 - Winter Olympics Camp for Students Grades 2-8 

Annandale High School will be sponsoring a 3-day Winter Olympics Camp at Poe Middle School for students in 2nd through 8th grade during Winter Break. Camp will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30am-3:00pm. Cost is $100. Payment will be accepted during drop off on the first day. https://bit.ly/Olympics23Poe

🎨 Observance Graphics Created by Students in Design Challenge

In May, the FCPS Office of Communications called for entries for new graphics to help acknowledge the religious and cultural observances identified on the 2023-24 School Year Calendar. Eleven winning designs will be featured on FCPS and school social media platforms, and in newsletters leading up to the holidays starting with Diwali, which falls on Sunday, November 12. See the full list of winners

Community Review of Elementary ELA Basal Instructional Resources

A community review of the VDOE-approved Cycle II core instructional materials is scheduled for November 15, 2023, until noon on December 15, 2023. As part of the public review process, an open house has been scheduled during this period to allow community members to ask questions to members of the Elementary Language Arts team.

Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043  

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty. 

An open house with representatives from the Elementary Language Arts team will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

American Education Week

For American Education Week we celebrate ALL who work in our Weyanoke community: our bus drivers, cafeteria workers, counselors, support staff, teachers, leadership and more! Learn more from the National Education Association. Want to recognize someone from our school who goes above and beyond? Submit a nomination to FCPS Cares

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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PTA Updates

Entries for the PTA Reflections are due by November 15th. The theme is "I am hopeful because. . . " Students can showcase their artistic talent in a nationwide contest. There will be a showcase for Weyanoke entries on November 30th before the PTA meeting. The entry form can be found here, along with the rules. 

Upcoming Events

  • November 13-17 - Book Fair
  • Tuesday, November 14, 8:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. - Caregiver Coffee Event
  • Tuesday, November 14, 3:30 - 6:30 - Book Fair Evening Hours
  • Tuesday, November 14, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - FLE Materials Preview
  • Wednesday, November 15 - Weyanoke Thanksgiving Luncheon - Families Welcome!
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Friday, December 15 – Deadline to submit AAP Full-Time (level IV) services referral form (Grades 2-7)
  • December 18 - January 1 - Winter Break