Weyanoke Update for January 5, 2024

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este boletín en otros idiomas, visite nuestro sitio web.

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۔

Principal Alexanxder and a student

Weyanoke continues to celebrate students with excellent attendance! Each month our Student Services team draws a name from all of the students who made it to school every day. Winners get to have lunch with a principal!

🗺️ Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Screenshot from Opioid Video

Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse.

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit the FCPS website for more information. 

🔢 Help FCPS Reach 1 Million Minutes of Math

FCPS Family Math Week starts on Monday, January 8! Participate in games and stories online. FCPS is working toward a total of 1 million minutes logged by families. The event is free, with activities from ST Math geared toward students in grades K-6 and their families. 

Math Week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a fun and positive way. All content will be available for families in English and Spanish beginning Monday, January 8. Visit the Math Week website.

☎️ 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.

Weyanoke PTA logo

PTA Updates

Pre-Order Your Weyanoke Spirit Wear

T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies

To order online: https://weyanokepta.square.site/spirit-wear-pre-order

Sizes Available: Youth XS-XL, Adult XS-XXXL

Order by January 18

Questions? Email woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com

Spelling bee Woody

Spelling Bee

Have you ever wanted to compete in a spelling bee competition? Now’s your opportunity to challenge others with your spelling skills!

February 13, 2024

Start time: 6:30 p.m.

Participating students must arrive at 6:00 p.m.

At Weyanoke Gym

Register by February 1

Direct Donation Drive


100% of the money goes to the Weyanoke PTA to fund field trips, assemblies, and other important school activities, like the Talent Show, Spelling Bee, and school clubs. Our goal is $10,000 this year.

This is where the PTA gets MOST of its money to fund these great activities!
Thank you so much for your support! We ask for direct donations, so we don't have to ask you to sell items. Anyone can donate, including friends and family, to help Weyanoke reach our goal! Every Direct Donation is a tax-deductible donation directly to our PTA.

DECEMBER 13, 2023- JANUARY 18, 2024

  • If every student gets $10 from 5 people, would raise almost $30,000.
  • Ask your employer to match your donation, many have a policy in place to do so.
  • Donate/bring in donations for your child to have a chance to
    win a raffle prize!


Donations can be sent to the school in the Donation Envelope or through the PTA website:
(While you're there you can join the PTA as well!).

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, January 10 - School Picture Retake Day
  • Thursday, January 11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - Caregiver Coffee
  • Wednesday, January 17 - Club and candid picture day
  • Thursday, January 25 - 2 Hour Early Release Day; School Ends at 1:20 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26 - Teacher Workday, No School for Students
  • January 29 - Februrary 2 - Woodchuck Week!