Weyanoke Update for February 9, 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۔

Students celebrate the 100th day of school by dressing like a 100 year old person.

Yesterday, students celebrated the 100th day of school. For our younger grades, this is a major milestone. They celebrate by creating necklaces with 100 pieces of cereal, coloring hats, and dressing up like 100-year-old people.

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.

Black History Month

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

Free Books for All

See you Saturday, February 10!

Reading Opens the World Book Drive and Family Literacy Fair

Free Books for Families and Educators!

  • Books are available on a first-come, first served basis, so arrive early!
  • Parents and guardians are welcome to choose up to 10 free books per child for home libraries, with a 30 books maximum limit per family.
  • Educators and school staff may choose up to 50 free books for their classrooms.
  • Fun family activities including DJ, food trucks, and free Valentine’s Day card making area!

Saturday, Feb. 10

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lorton Community Center

9520 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079

For more information, please contact David Walrod: dpwalrod@fcft.org, 703-451-6840

📚 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Crossing guard in front of our school

February 7 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Thank you to our crossing guard, Ferial Oweis, who helps keep our Woodchucks safe as they cross Braddock Road!

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com.

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

Caregivers can guide students to access expert tutoring, homework help, and writing support by clicking on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal—anytime, anywhere.

Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

☎️ 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

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Upcoming Events


  • 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
  • Wednesday, February 28 - Club and Candid Picture Day
  • Tuesday, March 5 - School Planning Day, No School for Students
  • Friday, March 8 - Heritage Festival