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- February 19 - President's Day (School/Office closed)
- February 23 - PTA Spelling Bee; 6-8 p.m.; Cafeteria
- March 5 - Presidential Primary (No school for students) - Office hours; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- March 8 - Military Families PTA Parent Coffee; 8:30 a.m.; Cafeteria
- March 15 - PTA Bingo; 6 p.m.; HSS
- March 21 - PTA Meeting; 7 p.m.
- March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter
- March 25-29 - Spring Break (School/Office closed)
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.Kindergarten Registration
There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:
- Determine eligibility.
- Identify your local school.
- Gather documents.
- Fill out forms.
- Schedule an appointment.
After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.
💻 Try Online Registration
Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process.
When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in.Special AAP Message
Dear Hayfield Community,
We are writing to you today to address the upcoming departure of our amazing Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Lauren Keninitz. As you know, Mrs. Keninitz has been a dedicated and innovative part of our school community for the past two years, inspiring and nurturing our students. We are incredibly grateful for her contributions and wish her all the best in her new position as an Elementary School Science Educational Specialist.
We understand that Mrs. Keninitz's absence may raise concerns about the future of our Advanced Academic Programs (AAP). Unfortunately, we are not able to secure a full-time replacement at this time.
However, we want to assure you that we are committed to supporting our learners and are currently exploring alternative solutions to ensure their continued academic and social development. To facilitate a smooth transition, Mrs. Keninitz will continue to support at Hayfield multiple days per week for the next few weeks. We are working to secure a substitute teacher who will provide instruction for Mrs. Keninitz’s pull-out groups as well as push into classes to support Critical and Creative Thinking and AAP lessons in grades K - 2. Mrs. Keninitz will be providing the plans for this substitute to align with AAP program goals. While this is not a full-time AART replacement, it will offer continued support to our students. Mrs. Keninitz will also continue to support Hayfield with establishing our full-time AAP program and with screening for school-based services for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year.
Our classroom teachers have experience with AAP curricular resources and strategies and will continue to effectively differentiate their instruction for advanced learners within the classroom. We are confident that through collaborative efforts, we can continue to provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment for all our students, including our advanced learners.
We acknowledge that this is a challenging situation, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We value your feedback and are committed to working together to create the best possible learning experience for all our students.
Jessica Lewis & Seamus O'ConnorApril is College and Careers Month at Hayfield ES
To celebrate the careers in our community, our students would love to hear and learn some interesting facts about your job. Please use the following Flipgrid link to post a one-minute video highlighting your career. During the month of April, teachers will play these videos for their class. We want to know about what you do for a living. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of the counselors.
Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!Summer Programs
Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools.
Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.Magnet Schools
Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts.
If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School.
Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.
Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.Eating Disorder Parent Information
In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),
Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.
In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders. To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.
In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.News From Our Family Liaison
- 2nd Quarter Interim Reports can be accessed through your SIS ParentVue Account. Parent/Teacher Conferences can be requested any time of the school year by contacting your students teacher.
- The Family Liaison is available to assist if you have questions about the process of conferences, questions related to SIS ParentVue access, or would like to schedule an interpreter for a conference.
Summer Camp Registration is Underway!
- The IFTA, E-IFTA, Career Technical Education Summer Academy and Tech Adventure Camp offer financial assistance. Details for how to register by phone and mail are on the website. Contact the Family Liaison for assistance with registration.
- Fairfax County Parks Spring and Summer Camp registration is open. Spots fill up fast! Learn more about the camps and how to register here.
- Fairfax County Public Library – our local library is Kingstowne located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre Dr, Alexandria, VA 22315 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/tax-help-library
- Free tax preparation help is available for families through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or 703-533-5702 (please leave a message) and AARP TaxAide by virtual or in-person appointment only. The deadline for filing taxes this year is Monday, April 15, 2024. VITA is for families with a combined household income of $64,000 or less. There is no age or income limit for AARP.
Hayfield Elementary School
Phone: 703-924-4553 Cell: 571-296-6011
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm
Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events & Dates
- March 8 – Military Families PTA Parent Coffee:
8:30 a.m. – HES Cafeteria
For Our Military Families: Military Matters:
Military Families Parent Coffee
Join Us for a Mix & Mingle Social
Whether you’re new to Hayfield or looking to reconnect with other parents, come join us. Feel free to ask questions and/or share resources. If you can stop by for a few minutes or stay for the hour, we’re excited to see you!
March 8th @ 8:30am
In the HES Cafeteria
Registration is encouraged but not required.
Contact Laura Blewett – HES PTA Purple Star Military Liaison, [email protected]
Shelly Oberst, HES Military & Family Life Counselor, [email protected]
for more information.
Operation Purple Camp https://www.militaryfamily.org/programs/operation-purple/operation-purple-camp/?2993
Operation Purple Camp offers military kids a free week of camp where they can enjoy a summer camp experience with other kids just like them.
Want to learn more?
- Join us for an information session on March 5 at 7 PM ET to learn more about camp, the application process, and the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple programs.
Shelly Oberst, LCSW
Military & Family Life Counselor
Hayfield Elementary School
Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:
Career Night planning is underway and we need presenters from a variety of professions! Register here today: http://tinyurl.com/49p8h9n6
Dates to Remember:
February 16th: Deadline to Register for the Spelling Bee
February 18th: PTA 101 Webinar, RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/444ukptj
February 20th & 21st: Restaurant Night-Hangry Burger
February 23rd: Fourth Fridays-Spelling Bee (6-8pm) http://tinyurl.com/hesbee24
March 1st - 15th: Read-a-Thon
March 11th - 15th: Book Fair
March 15th: Bingo Night
March 21st: PTA Meeting
It’s not too late to join the PTA and get involved! Our school is better when we all work together! Sign-up here*: http://tinyurl.com/45w8r7vz
*A PTBoard account must be created in order to access this page. PTBoard is a free service.
- Hayfield Elementary School Calendar
- FCPS School Year Calendar
- Attendance Form
- Student Handbook
- Family Resources (registration, SIS ParentVUE, Cafeteria, and BYOD)
- Family Information Lines (Eight Languages)
- Safety Tipline
7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315 | Phone: 703.924.4500