School House News - February 2

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  • February 5-9 - National School Counseling Week
  • February 9 - Spirit Day - Wear your favorite sports jersey!
  • February 15 - PTA Meeting; 7 p.m.
  • February 19 - President's Day (School/Office closed)
  • March 5 - Presidential Primary (No school for students) - Office hours; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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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.

April is College and Careers Month at Hayfield ES

To celebrate the careers in our community, our students would love to hear and learn some interesting facts about your job. Please use the following Flipgrid link to post a one-minute video highlighting your career. During the month of April, teachers will play these videos for their class. We want to know about what you do for a living. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of the counselors.

Flipgrid link:


Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!

News From Our Family Liaison

Financial assistance available. Please contact Marily Grotz, Family Liaison, for help with filling out forms below.


Teens In Action 2024 (TAC)

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Service offers Teen in Action program, March 25-29 for rising 7th- 12th graders. FLYER Featured Opportunities:

Eligibility, Fees & Scholarship Opportunities

  • Teens In Action is for youth ages 12 to 18 living in Fairfax County.
  • Admission to Teens In Action is FREE. Some activities and field trips will require a fee in order to participate.
  • Financial assistance is available - eligibility requirements apply.


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.


TAX Help at Fairfax County Public Library – local library is Kingstowne located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre Dr, Alexandria, VA 22315


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

Mark Your Calendar

Feb. 2024

Veterans History

African Americans serving in the military service throughout U.S. history have often fought on two fronts. Fighting the actual enemy and fighting a system of segregation and exclusion.



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.

Download the Entry and Release Form


Parent Webinars – Recordings on Demand


Test Taking for Military-Connected Elementary School Students



Military-connected children will often face different types of tests as they transition from place to place. Let us help prepare you as parents to navigate waters by sharing tips on how to help your student have the best outcome on test day.


Tackling Homework Help for Military Families

Let's kick off with tackling homework hassles. Join us as we discuss how homework is used in our military-connected children’s education. We will share tips and best practices related to topics of reading, math, and special projects for the success of our military kids.

Homework Motivation and Strategies for Military Families


Getting homework completed can be a struggle. This webinar gives parents tips and strategies to help their children complete their at-home assignments in a timely manner as well as boost their motivation.



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 7th: PTA 101 Webinar

February 15th: PTA Meeting

February 16th: Deadline to Register for the Spelling Bee

February 18th: PTA 101 Webinar

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

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

March 1st: Read-a-Thon Kick-Off!


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:



Rising 7th Grade Parent Coffee

Wednesday February 7st 2024

6:00-7:30 pm

Hayfield Secondary School

Middle School Lecture Hall


Please join Director of Student Services

Tim Hopkins who will answer questions regarding the transition to middle school.

Little Hawks

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