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  • January 12 - PTA Game Night
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (School/Office Closed)
  • January 18 -  PTA Meeting; 7 p.m.
  • January 25 - 2-Hour Early Release; End of 2nd Quarter
  • January 26 - Professional Workday (No School for Students)
  • February 2 - Chew & Chat with HES Admin; 9:00-10:00 a.m.

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For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

you're invited

Chew & Chat with HES Administrators

Please join Jessica Lewis, Principal, and Seamus O'Connor, Assistant Principal for the opportunity to have an open dialogue about all things HES. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP and add your questions/thoughts using this link no later than January 26. 

News From Our Family Liaison

Please join other HES families at school tonight 7-8:30pm for a game night hosted by Hayfield Elementary PTA! This will be a casual night to enjoy games with friends and family as we finish up the celebration of FCPS Virtual Math Week.  All Math Week online content is available completely free on the website!  To access the games, you should click on the day of the week and find your child's grade and language.  View the website at anytime for explanations and videos.


English Empowerment Classes

Course Offerings for Beginning-level English, Family Learning, Skills-based Classes, and Destination Workforce® can be found at the above link.  Registration for February classes is open (including oral and/or written English proficiency tests) and required for all courses.


Family Resource Center – Registration open for February Workshops

Meet the Author Series: Mind in The Making with Ellen Galinsky

February 2, 2024, 10-11 a.m. 

Register Here


Behavior Solution Series for Elementary Families

2/16 Proactive Strategies for Elective Communication

  • Embark on a collaborative parenting journey while we guide you through practical tips that can be used in your home.

3/15 Taming Tantrums and More

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

Register Here


How to Handle Disappointing Grades: Ways to Uncover the Reasons Behind Your Child's School Performance and How to Help with Ann Dolin

February 23, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register Here


Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011


Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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For Our Military Families: Military Matters


The USAG Fort Belvoir Youth Program caters to students grades 6-12 by offering a variety of affordable activities, trips, and programs to enrich the experiences and connections of our military-connected youth.  Programs range from leadership and workforce preparation opportunities to life skills and fitness programs.

Within the Fort Belvoir Youth Program, the Youth Center opens after school and provides access to a diverse range of facilities including a gym, game room, art room, and dance studio. The free Middle School Teen program offers a homework lab, computer lab, open recreation, and special interest activities.  For the high school students, the Youth Center offers a teen lounge as a place to watch movies, play games, or just hang out.  

To take advantage of the Youth Center and all it has to offer, attendees must register through CYS Parent Central Services.  For more information, visit the Fort Belvoir Youth Center.  To connect with FCPS resources, please email


FCPS Newsletter for Military Families - News You Choose - Military Families

Did you know there is an FCPS newsletter dedicated specifically to Military Families? Update your selections on News You Choose to subscribe:

Check out what’s happening at the Fort Belvoir MWR:

Play Morning

Prepare to have a blast with Army Community Service (ACS) and other families during this fun learning experience.

 10 am - 12 pm, January 12th

Winter Reading Program

Get ready for excitement and fun as you earn prizes for your love of reading.

 January 15th - February 15th

Blue Star Families Events


When:  Jan 14, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)

  Join Nation Capital Region Chapter's weekend coffee connect! Join Monica for a cup of coffee and good conversation on the second Sunday of each month. Drinks are provided courtesy of our sponsor Houchin Homes. We can't wait to see you!

Where: Starbucks, Saratoga Shopping Center, 8098 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153

** Second Sunday of Each Month

When:  Jan 17, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

  Join Blue Star Volunteers and Starbucks for a monthly Story & Craft Hour at our location in Springfield, VA. We will read a new story and do a craft at each session. Grab a cup of coffee and listen while Catriona reads from a variety of stories. Each child who attends will receive a free book from Blue Star Families

Where: Starbucks, Saratoga Shopping Center, 8098 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153

** Third Wednesday of Every Month 


News from the PTA

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:


Sign up for after-school enrichment classes by January 17th! Classes start on January 22nd.


Dates to Remember:


January 12th: Fourth Fridays-Game Night @ 7pm

January 16th: Restaurant Night-Chipotle

January 17th: Deadline to sign-up for Winter Enrichment

January 18th: PTA Meeting*

January 22nd: Winter Enrichment Classes Begin


*Join in-person or virtually as we will be recognizing the Reflections Contest participants and winners!


Call for Committee Chairs:

BINGO Night (co-chair position)


SEPTA (Special Education PTA)


If you are interested in leading any of these efforts email Lisa:

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