School House News - January 26

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mark your calendar
  • January 26 - Professional Workday (No School for Students); Office hours are 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • February 2 - Chew & Chat with HES Admin; 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • February 5-9 - National School Counseling Week
  • February 15 - PTA Meeting; 7 p.m.
  • February 19 - President's Day (School/Office closed)

See the complete school year calendar

Black history month graphic

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

National School Counseling Week

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career.School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

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

Fairfax County Parks Spring and Summer Camp Registration Open

Spring and Summer Camp Registration began Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Spots fill up fast!  Learn more about the camps and how to register here.


FCPS ACE Online STEM Courses

Fairfax County’s Adult and Communication (ACE) are offering K12 Enrichment classes starting this month. They are offering classes for grades 2-12. Learn more at ACE 4 KIDS or at the ACE K12 FCPS website.


Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs is open. 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. Informational meetings will be help for Parents/caregivers who are interested. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. 


Virtual Immersion Informational Session- February 2

A virtual meeting, Feb. 2: 6- 7pm, 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.


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 2024 MCEC Call for the Arts Contest is now open.

The MCEC Call for the Arts program invites military-connected children from all over the world, representing every branch of service, to share interpretations through art of what it means to be a military-connected child. Military-connected children are encouraged to share their experiences, dreams, & challenges through art.

Submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2024.

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Mark Your Calendar:

Federal Interagency Military Spouse Career Expo Jan. 31, 2024



Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School            

Cell: 571-386-7884

News from the PTA

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:


Hawk Talk: January 2024


Dates to Remember:

February 15th: PTA Meeting

February 16th: Deadline to Register for the Spelling Bee

Mid-February: PTA 101 Webinar (Date TBA)

February 21st & 22nd: Restaurant Night-Hangry Burger

February 23rd: Fourth Fridays-Spelling Bee (6-8pm)

February 29th: First day of the Read-a-Thon


Thanks and have a great weekend! -----------


Call for Committee Chairs:

BINGO Night (co-chair position)

Fundraising/Business Partnerships


SEPTA (Special Education PTA)


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

Little Hawks

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