Weyanoke Update for April 26, 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۔

Photo of Weyanoke office staff


On Wednesday, April 24, we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day. Our main office staff includes Jaqueline Castaneda, Dorothy Walsh, Alyssa Nair, Stephany Schepers, Maxi Alfaro, and Renae Mills. This team takes on the huge task of keeping our school organized and informed. We are thankful to have such a hardworking, dedicated group of professionals in our main office. Thank you!

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.


Student at a science museum exhibit

Fifth grade students enjoyed a trip to the Maryland Science Center this week.

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

Math Olympiad Team Success at Tournament

Students and Ms. Mani show off their medals

Photo Credit: Mr. Keiper


Congratulations to the Weyanoke Woodchucks Math Olympiad Team for placing 7th out of more than 30 Division B (3rd/4th gr) teams at this past Saturday’s DMV Math Tournament at Rosa Lee Carter ES in Loudoun County!


Representing us were:

Mina Crosland

Oumer Hassen

Nubeyid Rahemoto

Edmund Keiper

Sungmin Yun


Great teamwork, Woodchucks!! We are so proud of you!

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

attend today achieve tomorrow

🖍️ 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. 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

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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PTA Updates

Weyanoke Staff Appreciation Week is Coming - (May 6-10)

Using the hearts provided in this week's Wednesday folder, please have your student write a note of thanks to a Weyanoke Staff Member expressing how they appreciate what Weyanoke Staff does for them. 

For an example it could say: 

By: (student’s name) 

I’m thankful for (Mr./Ms. name) because…..

Please return the heart to the school by Thursday, May 2, so that your student's note of thanks can be seen in the hallway.


Also, parents, we need your help! 

The PTA is also looking for parent support for staff appreciation week. If you are able to donate your time, talent, or homemade treat please let us know by emailing woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • 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.