Weyanoke Update for April 19, 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۔

Ms. Usher and her son pose on PurpleUp day

Principal Usher and her son wore purple on Wednesday in honor of military connected families like their own. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Space Force blue.

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

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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.

SOL Testing Dates

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 29 and May 31, 2024. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period.   If you anticipate that your child will miss school during this window due to observed religious holidays, let your child’s teacher know and we will schedule your child’s tests accordingly. 

It will help your child to perform at their best if they have had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school with a positive attitude.

Testing Schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 30 – Third Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Fifth Grade Reading
  • Thursday, May 2 – Fourth Grade Reading
  • Friday, May 17 – Fifth Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Fifth Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Third and Fourth Grade Math

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s teacher. 

School Yearbook Order Deadline April 26

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The 2024 Weyanoke Yearbook is on sale now! Prices start at just $17. Friday, April 26 is the last day to order your yearbook.

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 or go to ybpay.com to order online. 

Yearbook ID Code 13634324

Weyanoke Family Learning Night

Come engage in hands-on learning and activities in science, math, reading and more!

Dinner and Transportation Provided

April 30

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Healthy Choices Help with Attendance

Weyanoke's principals presented to rising Kindergartners this week and talked about the importance of sleep habits, healthy foods, and making attendance a priority. To prepare students for school, talk to your children about how to prepare for school and the benefits of establishing routines for bedtime, waking up, and showing up for class. Advice was given to schedule medical and other appointments early in the morning or close to dismissal so that the student can attend class and participate in instruction for part of the day.

AAP Subject-Specific and Part-Time Services Spring Screening

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. 

Students can be screened for subject specific and part time AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.  Parents are notified in early June if their student has been found eligible for services.

Screening Process for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent or guardian input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS 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. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email EIFTA@fcps.edu with any questions

☎️ 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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Upcoming Events

  • April 22-26 - BOGO Book Fair
  • April 22 - Earth Day. Wear blue and green
  • Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Learning Night
  • Friday, May 3 - Teacher Workday. No school for students.
  • Thursday, May 9 - Family Market Night
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.