Weyanoke Update for January 26, 2024

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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۔

🎉 Thank you, Principal Usher!

Photo of Mrs. Usher cutting the ribbon on our new playground.

This week is Virginia School Principals Week, and we are so thankful to have Ms. Usher as our principal. Ms. Usher's devotion, compassion and leadership make Weyanoke a true community of learners.

Woodchuck Week Spirit Days

Next week, we celebrate our school mascot, the woodchuck. Each day will include a chance to dress up in a theme. We will also have many other opportunities to learn and celebrate our school.

Spring Picture Day is Coming!

On February 13, 2024, Lifetouch will be here to take individual and class pictures. Order forms will be sent home with your student. You may order online using Picture ID# EVTQ4R7P9 or by completing the order form and enclosing by payment or check in the exact amount. Order must be returned to school by the date of the pictures. Please remember when ordering, you must order a picture package before ordering any add-ons.

Volunteers are needed to make this picture day a success! If interested, please contact Ms. Mills at (703)813-5406. Volunteers will be given a voucher toward the purchase of a picture package.

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.

What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit the FCPS website for more information.

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.

☎️ 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.

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PTA Updates

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

Upcoming Events

  • January 29 - Februrary 2 - Woodchuck Week!
  • Thursday, February 1 - PTA Science Showcase
  • Tuesday, February 6, 8:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. - Caregiver Coffee Meeting
  • Thursday, February 8, 5:00 p.m. - Family Market Night