Weyanoke Update for March 1, 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۔

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No School on March 5 - Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

Therefore, March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. As outlined in Regulation 4421, School Planning Days are directed by school-based Administrators in order to devote time to school improvement efforts, including collaboration around data, common assessments, responsive instruction, etc. 

Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as on other professional work days. Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6 are regular school days.

Weyanoke Elementary School’s 2024 Heritage Festival

Your child is invited to attend in cultural clothing!

Who: All Weyanoke Families

When: Friday, March 8, 2024.

Doors Open at 6 p.m.

**Show Starts Promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Holmes Middle School Gymnasium

Why: To celebrate cultures from around the world with song and dance

Holmes Middle School Address:

 6525 Montrose Street

Alexandria, VA 22312

Lifetouch Spring Picture Day – March 20, 2024

Lifetouch will be here at Weyanoke Elementary on March 20th to take individual and class pictures for classes that were not photographed on February 13th due to a 2 hour weather delay.

The classes are as follows:

Ms. Deavers, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Eubanks, Ms. Galicia, Ms. Leahy, Ms. Savage, Ms. Shivers, Ms. Baldus, Ms. Bishop and Ms. Bourdon-Bentzel

If you have already sent in a payment envelope, we will transfer to a new envelope for this picture day. If you have not already ordered and are interested in ordering, we will send an order form home with your student.  Please contact Ms. Mills at 703-813-5406 for an order form.

Kiss and Ride Notice

Please be reminded that for the safety of your children, Morning Kiss and Ride opens at 8:15am and closes at 8:35am.  No students may be dropped off at the playground gate outside of these hours, as Weyanoke staff will not be present to ensure their safety. 

Once the school bell rings at 8:35am, Kiss and Ride is closed, and students must be escorted in through Door 1 (the main entrance) and signed in at the front office.  Weyanoke staff return to their instructional duties at 8:35am.

It is expected that speed limits and general traffic laws are observed in our school parking lot.  Once in the Kiss and Ride line, please do not make U-turns, as this creates unsafe conditions for other drivers and pedestrians.

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

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✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

🎤 Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives.This year, our Weyanoke Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

💜 Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

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Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

☎️ 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

Weyanoke Career Day is coming 3/22/2024!

Are you a Business Owner, Hourly/salary, OR Part-time/ full-time employee in any and all industries??

In the past we've had:

  • Writers
  • Firemen
  • Realtors
  • Accountants
  • Film producers

This year we're hoping to get those in an even broader range. Specifically hoping to have speakers from the:

  • Construction industry (house painters, landscapers)
  • Beauty industries (nail techs, stylists),
  • Chef / Culinary Arts industry
  • Mechanics / Technicians industries
  • Service / Hospitality industry 

There are close to 600 students at Weyanoke. The sky is the limit for what they may end up pursuing, so let's get them the information they need to pursue their dreams!

We want to give students the best idea of the MANY options available to them after they graduate high school.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 5 - School Planning Day, No School for Students
  • Friday, March 8 - Heritage Festival, Holmes Middle School Gym
  • Sunday, March 10 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Caregiver Coffee
  • Thursday, March 14 - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, March 21 - PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 22 - Career Day
  • March 25 - 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 and 2 -No School for Students
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation