Weyanoke Update for May 2, 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۔

A student riding a bicycle in the gym

This month, Weyanoke students have been part of a pilot program using bicycles in PE. Students have learned how to ride as well as the rules of the road and how to signal turns and stops.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources



When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 8:00am

Where: Holmes Middle School

6525 Montrose Street, Alexandria, VA

to Weyanoke Elementary School


Weyanoke Elementary School is participating in Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the health benefits of walking and bicycling. 

We will meet in front of Holmes Middle School at 8:00am. From there we will walk and bike to Weyanoke just in time for school to begin. If you have a bicycle, please feel free to bring it and ride with us. No bicycle, no problem! We will also have a walking group to get us to school. Family members are welcome to join in on the fun. Hope to see you there!

Map of route from Holmes to Weyanoke

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:

  • Friday, May 17 – Fifth Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Fifth Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Third and Fourth Grade Math

Weyanoke Spring Concert – Thursday, May 30th!

Mark your calendars! Our annual Spring Concert featuring Band, Strings, and Chorus is on Thursday, May 30th at 1:30 PM in the Weyanoke Gym. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend! Students have received a flyer for this event in their Wednesday folders. Concert clothes are a light-colored top, and dark-colored pants/skirt.

Students in Band and Strings have an important concert practice on Wednesday, May 29th – ALL students need to bring their instrument and music to school on this day.

Please email Ms. Susens (msusens@fcps.edu) or Mr. Donlon (cfdonlon@fcps.edu) with any questions.

Teacher handing an activity to a family at Family Learning Night

Thank you for coming to this week's Family Learning Night. We had a great turnout, and families enjoyed visiting classrooms to participate in a variety of learning activities.

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact Stephany Schepers, our family liaison, at smschepers@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Sleepy Hollow Preschool

Sleepy Hollow Preschool logo

Sleepy Hollow Preschool is now enrolling children ages 2-5 for the 2024-25 school year.  Founded in 1949, Sleepy Hollow Preschool (SHPS) is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3, independent, parent cooperative preschool serving Northern Virginia. Over its 75 years in operation, SHPS has earned a reputation as an outstanding educational setting for preschool age children. It has received numerous awards for its program and members of its teaching staff. SHPS is non-sectarian and includes children of all abilities. As a cooperative preschool, SHPS involves parents in their children’s first educational experiences. It has created a community of staff and members committed to providing the very best in preschool education to children, ages 2 - 5.  Tuition is affordable and financial aid is  available.

To request a tour, email info@sleepyhollowpreschool.org. For more information, visit https://www.sleepyhollowpreschool.org/.  See school in action at https://youtu.be/jMNsBZDZIhk.

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

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

📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email ombuds@fcps.edu, visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Upcoming Events

  • May 6-10 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day
  • Thursday, May 9, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Friday, May 10 - PTA Chuck E Cheese Night
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Caregiver Coffee (morning and evening sessions offered)
  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Spring Concert
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.