Weyanoke Update for May 31, 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۔

Students and their families cheering in front of the Udvar-hazy Air & Space Museum

Weyanoke Young Scholars learned all about air and space travel and exploration at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum on Saturday. A good time was had by all.

Student Library Books are Due

The school library has stopped checking out books for the year, and all outstanding library books need to be turned in. Please help your child find any missing library books. Remember, they may be in the car, under the bed, on the patio, or even in your home bookshelf. If you are not able to find a missing book, please contact our librarian Ms. Crowe at kccrowe@fcps.edu to arrange for the book to be replaced.

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.

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.

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School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email OnlineCampus@fcps.edu or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and 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.

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.

Annandale Basketball Camp

Camp Session: July 8 - 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Looking for a summer camp for your rising 4th to 9th grader? Join us at Annandale High School in the main gym for our weeklong basketball camp. Every camper will receive a report card on their basketball abilities, a tee-shirt, a chance to win trophies, and most importantly receive quality basketball instruction. This camp is sponsored by Annandale High School Boosters Club.

Special guests include:

Shaun Ali, NBA Consultant, Ken Richter Pennsylvania Hall of Fame High School Coach, and former Annandale High Varsity Basketball players.

Camp Fee: $200 for the 1 week session
Make check payable to Annandale HS Athletics Boosters Club, c/o Boys Basketball

To register, email Coach McAvoy at jjmcavoy@fcps.edu for the registration form.

☎️ Family 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.

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

  • Friday, May 31 - Fairfax County Public Librarian visit
  • Thursday, June 6, 5:00 - 7:00 - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • 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.