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January 15: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

January 23: Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Transition Meeting (Parent Resource Center)

  • 10 - 11 English and 11 - 12 Spanish
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (zoom link to follow soon)

January 25: End of Quarter 2 and Early Release 2:00 PM

January 26: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

February 9: Magnet School Application Due Date

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Roadrunner Families,

As we approach this three-day weekend, I am reminded of people's sacrifices in the name of social justice. Martin Luther King was a phenomenal leader who was hated and despised while alive. Still, I would be mistaken to forget the other forgotten and lesser-named heroes of American History who fight to ensure that this country lives up to its principles of equality, freedom, and opportunity. Those are the forgotten and, often, barely mentioned everyday heroes, the men, women, and children who stood up to the injustices of this world and pushed for a greater America. They volunteered their time and sometimes their lives to ensure that America lived up to its promise of EQUALITY for ALL.

Every few decades, our country must remind itself that we cannot limit our freedoms because it limits the ability of all Americans to access the promise of America. This is a special week to remind your child about the promise of America and their need to fight to ensure that it is never forgotten or altered to make someone feel better about themselves. The fight for EQUALITY is never one of joy or comfort because it removes the ability of another to oppress a group. Still, this need to hold America to its promise allows us to be better tomorrow than we are today.


Warmest Regard,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Martin Luther King Jr National Holiday
  • MLK Volunteer Day
  • Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Middle School Transition
  • Hayfield Winter Baseball Clinic
  • Hayfield Cheerleaders Clinic
  • FCPS Magnet School Application
  • End of 2nd Quarter Reminder
  • National Mentor Month


As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer with Give Together

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event. It is designed to engage families with children (ages 5-12) in service learning.  Projects will include a food drive, assembling caring kits for community members who need support, making no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental stewardship, and support for animal welfare. 

Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to serve as teen event volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


Hayfield Winter Baseball Clinic

The start of Spring Training is still weeks away, but baseball is already going strong at Hayfield Secondary School. The school’s team will host a special Winter Youth Clinic on two Saturdays, February 3rd and 10th, for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. You can find more information, including fees, on the flyer below. Be sure to register by January 15th, as space is limited.


Hayfield Little Hawks Cheer Clinic

Hayfield Athletic Boosters will host a cheer clinic with the Hayfield Cheerleaders next week. The two-day clinic will include instruction on cheers and chants, jumps, motions, dance, and spirit activities. It’s open to all children in kindergarten through 6th grade and will be held at Hayfield Secondary on Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, all clinic participants will receive a t-shirt and will cheer through halftime at the Hayfield vs. Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball game on Friday, January 12th. The $75.00 fee includes both days of instruction, a performance on day three, a t-shirt, hair bow, snacks, and one free basketball game ticket.

To register, fill out the form at this link and pay at check-in or drop off with a check made payable to Hawks Athletic Booster Club Inc. Completed registration form and full payment must be received by Monday, January 8th. See the flyer below for more information.


Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Action Required

Share the Magnet School Lottery link to interested parents in your community.  

Deadline Date

Friday, February 9, 2024


Tamra Ferreira  571-423-4532


Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday, Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

January is National Mentor Month

Imagine a world where young people feel empowered, encouraged, and understood. Mentors can make that world a reality by helping young people find and follow their passions, excel in school, and thrive wherever they are.Learn more about Mentoring Month.

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce. Yet one in three children lack a mentor.

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path in life. Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life.

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work. They meet for at least 30 minutes a week. Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student. Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at