Weyanoke Update for February 2, 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۔

Tres niñas en sombreros

We have had a wonderful Woodchuck Week here at Weyanoke! Our celebrations included virtual field trips with wild animals, creating amazing top hats, and preparing for hibernation in our pajamas. The week ended with our annual celebration of Woodchuck Day!


Caregiver Coffee

Parents will receive information on Social Emotional Learning! Learn about the Zones of Regulation designed to foster-self regulation and emotional control. Meet our counselors and learn about additional resources.

All caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON on Tuesday, February 6, 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.       
  • 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)

Book Program comes to Weyanoke Library

Children’s Favorites is a national reading program organized by the nonprofit Children’s Book Council. Young people across the country are reading and voting for their favorite new books this winter, and their top picks – the Children’s Favorites Awards list - will become a free resource for teachers, librarians, and booksellers nationwide in 2024! Teachers and Librarians will also make their picks.

We received more than 550 2023 picture books to review. These picture books – worth up to $10,000.00 – become Weyanoke’s at no cost for our participation in this program.

Reviewing/Voting involves making one of three choices: “I liked it a lot” – “It was okay” – “I didn’t like it”. Student, Teacher and Librarian voting ends February 8th.

Holmes Middle School Academic Advising Schedule


Rising 6th grade

  • Feeder elementary schools will be visiting for advising lessons and student-led tours.

FEBRUARY 8, 13, 22

Parent Coffees - in person & Zoom

Zoom Link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96408586245

  • February 8th 9:00-10:00 am
  • February 13th 1:00-2:00 pm
  • February 22nd 5:00-6:00 pm *Zoom Only


Course Selections Due

  • Rising 6th: Will return sheets to base elementary school


Rising 6th Grade Orientation

Thursday before the first day of school Time TBD

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.

Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board. 

View the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.

🚍 Here Comes the Bus

Want to know if your child's bus is on schedule or where the bus is? Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus — almost in real time — on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. 

Parents can track multiple buses if their children don’t all ride the same bus; know exactly when children arrive at school or the bus stop; and receive customized text and/or email notifications about bus locations, schedule changes, or delays.

To get started, download the app from the Apple iOS or Android app store. Check out the Here Comes the Bus and Frequently Asked Questions webpages for more information.

Already using the Here Comes the Bus app? Send your feedback to HCTB@fcps.edu.  

Note: eNotify text messaging will continue to be used for reporting bus delays and bus incidents.


What is CTE Summer Enrichment?

  • Hands-on, exploratory enrichment programs
  • Teaches students engaging and exciting content in Career and Technical Education (CTE) program areas
  • Helps students make connections to careers and develop new skills

2024 Programs

Tech Adventure Camp: Current Kindergarten - grade 5 students explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business, and marketing by rotating through daily classes


  • Eligibility - Current K to 11 graders
  • Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm*
    • *Early drop off is available!
  • Location - Lake Braddock SS
    • Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!
  • Cost - $275 per week*
    • *Tuition waivers available for students receiving Free and Reduced Meals
  • Dates
    • Week 1: July 8 - 12
    • Week 2: July 15 - 19
    • Week 3: July 22 - 26

How to Register

Registration is open from February 1 to June 7, 2024.

Students can register online by visiting the camp website and clicking on the register button.

Additional Information

Tech Adventure Camp - bit.ly/FCPS_TAC

☎️ 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

Breaking News!

The Weyanoke PTA is seeking a PTA President!

  What does the PTA President do?

  • Preside at all meetings
  • Coordinate the work of the officers and committee in order that purposes may be promoted
  • Perform other necessary duties

Interested? Email Melanie Morris, PTA VP woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com

The Weyanoke PTA is on Facebook and Instagram!

For a chance to WIN a FREE Weyanoke Woodchuck Spirit Wear T-Shirt, join us on social media!

Here's how to enter the drawing: 

Click the links below to

  1. Follow our Instagram and Facebook.
  2. Like any post.
  3. Comment on any post.

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Upcoming Events


  • Tuesday, February 6, 8:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. - Caregiver Coffee Meeting
  • Thursday, February 8 - 100th Day of School
  • Thursday, February 8, 5:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. - Spring Picture Day
  • Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Spelling Bee
  • Thursday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • Monday, February 19 - No School