Weyanoke Update for April 5, 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۔

👏 Thank You, Assistant Principals!

Ms. Doyle and Ms. Alexander


April 1-5 is National Assistant Principals Week, honoring assistant principals' enormous impact on student success. At Weyanoke, we are fortunate to have two outstanding Assistant Princpals: Ms. Doyle and Ms. Alexander. Ms. Doyle is our caring, compassionate, wise leader who takes on some of the toughest tasks, like student testing. Ms. Alexander is the ultimate problem solver; she is a jack of all trades who can go from troubleshooting a laptop to hosting a parent meeting in minutes. Both of these leaders are a huge part of the Weyanoke community, and we are thankful to have them!


Eid al-Fitr (Half-O Day, Holiday)

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Tuesday, April 9, has been designated as a half-O day. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days.

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Family Market Night

Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria

Thursday, April 11

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Please bring a reusable bag

FREE Groceries for your Whole Family!

  • Select the items you want.
  • Choose from an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned and non-perishable items.
  • Open to all families who have students at Weyanoke.
  • Household size and zip code will be needed at each Family Market. This information will be given to Capital Food Bank.

If you would like to volunteer at the Family Market sponsored by Capital Area Food Bank and Weyanoke Elementary, contact: 

Dorothy Walsh

Math in the Middle

Weyanoke Elementary School

Thursday, April 11

5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Join us during Family Market Night for a fun math game with your children!

🏫 Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book. 

Check out the Budget Calendar for important dates in the budget process as well as opportunities for the community to provide feedback

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Congratulations to Amira Musa, winner of the Monthly Perfect Attendance Raffle for March of 2024!

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

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools 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 a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

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We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Buy-One-Get-One Free (BOGO) Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, 2024, in the Library.  A community shopping event is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 25 between 4 – 7 p.m.

The Scholastic Book Fair helps our students choose books they love, and with so many choices, they’re sure to find themselves in the pages. This year’s BOGO Fair is going to be epic, but we need volunteers to make it happen.

     If you’re available to help at the Book Fair, please complete the form.

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National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Register Today for the Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet School Lottery

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools — Hunters Woods, Bailey’s Primary, and Bailey’s Upper — provide enhanced learning programs in science, technology, and performing arts. Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open through Friday, April 12. Learn more about the schools, their programs, and locations

🖍️ 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.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times

☎️ 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

Register Now & Earn Prizes for the Weyanoke Elementary FUN RUN coming Friday, April 19 !!

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This is the biggest fundraiser for our school, and we need your participation!

Click the following link to register your student for free, and receive a Woodchuck water bottle sticker & you can begin earning more prizes for more donations you bring in.



Student's can win prizes for themselves, their class and the school

How do you earn prizes?

  • The class that brings in the most donations wins a pizza party with Principal Usher and Woody the Woodchuck
  • Any student that brings in $100 in donations wins a soccer ball
  • Any student that brings in $150 in donations has a chance to win a Messi or Ronaldo soccer jersey
  • If the school raises $6,000 every class wins 15 extra minutes of recess!


Questions? Email: WESFunRun@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 10 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday. School Closed.
  • Thursday, April 11, 5:00 - 7:00 - Family Market Night and Math in the Middle
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Friday, April 19 - Weyanoke PTA Fun Run
  • April 22-26 - BOGO Book Fair
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night