Weyanoke Update for January 12, 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۔


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

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. See the complete school year calendar.

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.

SCA Officers and Sponsors

Congratulations to our SCA Officers who were inducted this morning in the library. SCA stands for Student Council Association. The group of students will act as student leaders and communicate student concerns to our staff.


Caregiver Coffee

Parents will receive information to Help Support Your Students’ Learning at Home! Topics will include setting a schedule, following routines, and helping with homework.

All caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

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 Elementary School Cafeteria
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria

The information will be presented in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Stephany Schepers, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or smschepers@fcps.edu.

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

(Let us know you are coming HERE)

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

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.

📝 Tutor.com Can Help With More Than Homework

Tutor.com offers more than help with homework! This on-demand tutoring service also provides a comprehensive range of resources including exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests at no cost to families. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time. If they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor for help through voice or chat options. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com webpage.

Pyramid Schools Night for Annandale Boys Basketball

Annandale Boys Basketball will be hosting Pyramid Schools Night on February 2, 2024, vs TJ @ 7:30pm at Annandale High School Main Gymnasium.

The following students of the Annandale High School Pyramid will receive free admission when accompanied with a paying adult in attendance

  • Annandale Terrace Elementary School
  • Braddock Elementary School
  • Bren Mar Park Elementary School
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • North Springfield Elementary School
  • Weyanoke Elementary School

We look to see you in attendance to witness the Boys Basketball Program and encourage you to be part of this experience.

Annandale High School Sports Opportunities

Annandale High School has two upcoming camps.

On January 20, they are hosting a Family Bootcamp to get in shape for the new year. Matt Stevens of Athlete Up Fitness and Annandale High School’s Football strength and conditioning coach is hosting a family bootcamp to help raise money for the football team. Camp is $20 a family and hosted in Annandale’s cafeteria. Sign-up here for Family Bootcamp. 

Sunday Youth Clinics for baseball begin on Suntday, January 14. They are hosted by Annandale High School's baseball program. Sign up here for baseball camp

Baseball Clinic Schedule - $25 a session

  • Sunday, January 14, 2024 Throwing and Defense
  • Sunday, January 21, 2024 Throwing and Defense
  • Sunday, January 28, 2024 Hitting
  • Sunday, February 4, 2024 Hitting
  • Sunday, February 18, 2024 Hitting

☎️ 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

  • 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 18, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • 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!