Weyanoke Update for May 10, 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۔

Mr. Shaffer with newly shaved head holding a sign that says 'I shaved my head for Weyanoke"

The students raised more than $12,000 for the PTA fun run. As a prize, they got to see P.E. teacher Mr. Shaffer shave his head. The event was broadcast around the school via ZOOM. Mr. Shaffer was a great sport about it, and students had fun watching!


Caregiver Coffee

Parents will learn about The Transition to Holmes Middle School and Summer Programs! The transition from elementary to middle school is often filled with preoccupation and many questions. We will have special guests from Holmes Middle School to share information regarding this important time in your child’s life and answer questions regarding the transition to middle school. We will also have information on Summer Camps and Programs that are provided throughout the community to keep your kids engaged on Summer Break.

All caregivers are invited to attend this informational meeting IN PERSON on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

We will have two sessions for your convenience. You can choose to come in the morning or at night.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.      Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.      Weyanoke Elementary School Cafeteria

The information will be presented in English and Spanish. If you have any questions, contact Stephany Schepers, Family Liaison at 703-813-5430 or smschepers@fcps.edu

We will provide coffee and pastries in the morning and pizza dinner at night.

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

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.


FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next

The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

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.

Lost and Found Reminder

During the colder months, our Lost and Found fills up quickly with forgotten jackets, sweaters, scarves, mittens, and more! Remind your child to check the Lost and Found in the school cafeteria and gym often. More valuable items like jewelry, electronics, glasses and keys are kept in the main office. If your child may have lost something valuable, please inquire at the main office front desk.

Lost items

⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

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.

Thank you, PTA and St. Matthews!

Three PTA volunteers


Thank you to the Weyanoke PTA for your generous support during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Our staff received notes, food and treats during the week thanks to your work!

We would also like to thank St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for our many yummy treats this week!

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

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.

Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinics to provide children ages 5+ with FREE School Physicals and Immunizations to begin with 2024-25 school year.

Medicaid or Uninsured Children Only

Saturday Dates & Locations

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • June 29 - ICC-Children - Manassas
  • July 20 - ICC-Children - Herndon
  • August 17 - ICC-Children - Falls Church

Appointments are REQUIRED

NO Walk-ins will be allowed

Call 703-698-2550

Family Extravaganza

☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — 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.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Strings Summer Camp

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

Upcoming Events

  • 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.