Weyanoke Update for May 24, 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۔

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All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

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.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Alyssa Nair for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information.

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).

Reminder: Check the Lost and Found

Coats and jackets organized in the Lost and Found of the cafeteria

We have reorganized our Lost and Found items in the cafeteria. They should now be easy to see and identify. Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found for missing coats, sweaters, shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, and other items. More valuable items such as jewelry, electronics and keys are in the main office. Any items not claimed will be discarded on June 12.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

Fairfax County is hosting its First Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Family Extravaganza

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for 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!

Weyanoke PTA

The end of this school year is near...and so is FAMILY FUN NIGHT (woohoo!). There will be dunk tank-ing of teachers, concessions, lawn games, a moon bounce, bumper balls, raffle, and so much more fun!

To make this ULTIMATE PTA event GREAT for Weyanoke families, we need about 30 caregivers and staff to volunteer. Volunteers will work on 1-hour shifts between 4:00 p.m. - 8:30pm. This gives time to spend with your family during the rest of the event, and some volunteers are even needed leading up to the event. 

Ready to help? Please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AFAE2AA1FBC07-49737670-weyanoke

***Volunteers get a FREE Weyanoke Spirit t-shirt in any size.***

To pre-order your tickets for Family Fun Night, please pre-order using the following link: https://weyanokepta.memberhub.com/store/items/1028945

Questions? Email: woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. - Weyanoke Spring Concert
  • Friday, June 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - PTA Family Fun Night
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School for Students. School ends at 1:20 p.m.