School House News - February 9

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  • February 15 - PTA Meeting; 7 p.m.
  • February 19 - President's Day (School/Office closed)
  • February 23 - PTA Spelling Bee; 6-8 p.m.
  • March 5 - Presidential Primary (No school for students) - Office hours; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • March 21 - PTA Meeting; 7 p.m.
  • March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break (School/Office closed)

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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.

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!!

Summer Programs

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.

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.

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family.Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving leading up to Easter. Many Christians attend special Ash Wednesday church services, at which churchgoers receive ash on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday derives its name from this practice. Read more about Ash Wednesday in 

News From Our Family Liaison

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


Summer Camp Registration is Underway!

The IFTA, E-IFTA, Career Technical Education Summer Academy and Tech Adventure Camp websites are updated with location, dates, and cost.  Further details for how to register by phone and mail are on the website.  These programs offer financial assistance.


Fairfax County Parks Spring and Summer Camp Registration Open

Spring and Summer Camp Registration is open.  Spots fill up fast!  Learn more about the camps and how to register here.


TAX Help at Fairfax County Public Library – our 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

H.E.S. Military Families Facebook Page – Military Families Connect

HES Parent Laura Blewett (, is our Purple Star Military Liaison. She has created a Facebook Group for our Hayfield Elementary Military Families community - connect with others & share resources. If you are part of this community, we invite you to join.

Ft. Belvoir MWR Events

Teen Activity Night

16 Feb. - 4-6 pm - Library

An evening of friends, books, games and general awesomeness—just for teens!

No Registration Required. Free Event.


Dungeons and Dragons Adventure League

20 Feb. - 4-6 pm – Library

Join the party and get ready for adventure! Players are welcome to bring their own D&D supplies. Dice, character sheets, and guidebooks will be available.

Registration Required. Free Event.

Other Dates:

March 5th & 19th

April 2nd, 23rd, & 30th

May 14th & 28th

June 11th &25th 

Military One Source


Preparing to File


When it comes to filing taxes, it helps to be prepared. Here are some steps you can take to make tax season less taxing:



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


Career Night planning is underway and we need presenters from a variety of professions! Register here today::


Dates to Remember:


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!


It’s not too late to join the PTA and get involved! Our school is better when we all work together! Sign-up here*: 


*A PTBoard account must be created in order to access this page. PTBoard is a free service.

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