Weyanoke Update for April 12, 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۔

Librarians with Woody the Woodchuck

National Library Week

April is School Library Month and it's a great time to celebrate the essential role that school librarians play in the lives of students.

At Weyanoke, Ms. Crowe and Ms. Mills have created a welcoming, friendly environment. The library collection includes books on endless topics in many languages, and there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

School librarians ensure students have access to a wide variety of high-quality books and resources that connect them to the world and build a culture of literacy. Librarians develop lessons that are meaningful to students and help them develop critical thinking, inquiry, and information literacy skills. They support learning across all subject areas by teaching students the skills to be independent problem-solvers and creative thinkers. By creating a safe environment for all students to be engaged and curious learners, FCPS libraries are places where everyone belongs.

Take a moment to learn more about FCPS Library Programs and share your appreciation of your school librarian!

🖍️ 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.

Earth Day 2024

Earth Day Spirit Week

Next week, we are having a Spirit Week in preparation for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. The week will include activities to focus on our planet.

Monday and Tuesday, classes will create posters and/or decorate their doors on the theme of "Save the Earth".

Wednesday is Pajama Day.

Thursday, students will focus on the week-long task of taking class pictures with four recycling bins hidden around the building.

Monday, April 22, students are encouraged to wear blue and green in honor of Earth Day.

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Book Fair Header

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.

School Yearbooks on Sale Now

Yearbook cover


The 2024 Weyanoke Yearbook is on sale now! Prices start at just $17.

As always, the yearbook is full-color and will be delivered at the end of the school year. We sell out of yearbooks every year, and only those who order ahead are guaranteed to receive a copy!

To order, complete the form sent in the Wednesday Folder last week or go to ybpay.com to order online. 

Yearbook ID Code 13634324

Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

Month of the Military Child graphic


April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

Muslim American Heritage Month graphic


Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact Stephany Schepers at smschepers@fcps.edu or Sussy Tomer at setomer@fcps.edu

☎️ 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.

Weyanoke PTA logo

PTA Updates

Weyanoke's Fun Run is coming fast on April 19!

Fun Run Logo

This is Weyanoke's largest fundraiser for the year. The Fun Run will take place during school hours, so all students can participate. 

Please register your student for free on the Fun Run website https://app.memberhub.gives/weyanoke-fun-run . Once you register you can use that link to donate to your student. 

The more money students raise, the more prizes they win. 


We are also looking for volunteers to help that day. Only parents who volunteer can attend the event

Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4BAAA72FA64-47599803-weyanoke#/ 


Here is a special thank you to our Gold Sponsors, The St. James and Demaine Funeral Home!

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, April 18 - Fifth Grade Panoramic Picture
  • 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