Important Hayfield ES Updates

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Dear Hayfield Families, 

 As many of you have seen in Dr. Brabrand’s message, it has been determined that the school will close for students through April 10, 2020 to keep our students and staff healthy.  We will be open Monday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for students and staff to access their belongings.  In order to provide continuity of learning, FCPS will promote digital and online resources.  New instructional videos are currently being developed and will be provided on Channel 21 and online at www.fcps.edu.  This work will not be required nor graded.  In addition, students can continue to access resources on our Hayfield website such as MyOn and Dreambox. 

In preparation for school closure, student learning activities will be made available through FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) by FCPS. This weekend, IT will be pushing out emails to any parent who does not currently have a ParentVue account. These emails will direct you as to how to create your account.   

On Monday, we will be distributing a limited number of laptops to FCPS students in grades 3-6 that do not have access to a device at home (one per family).  If you need technology for your children to access online learning please email me (jrlewis@fcps.edu) this weekend. I will be working with our technology staff to make sure we have laptops available for checkout during the time off. 

Our school will be distributing laptops in the lobby to students between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. You may come anytime during that timeframe. Note that you must attend with your student to sign our parent consent form. This will allow us to assign a device to your student. We will also work with your student while on-site to make sure that they can log into the device before you leave. A few things to understand about the process on Monday:  

  • There are a limited number of laptops available to our students and they are intended only for those students who have no other means to access learning resources from home. Please do not take a laptop if your student already has access to a computer or tablet at home. 

  • The laptop is a temporary loan and will need to be returned to the school as soon as school resumes.  

  • If you do not have internet access at home, while you are picking up a laptop, you may fill out the parent permission form for a MiFi wireless internet device. These MiFis will not be available for pickup on Monday, however we will put your request in the queue and let know if a device is available for pickup at a later date.   

  • Another option for internet access is using the link below from Comcast that can provide access if needed.  

https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/coronavirus/comcast-offering-internet-essentials-package-free-for-60-months-during-coronavirus-outbreak?fbclid=IwAR318GCjDvZO0UviyMnIML6j_adHw9hVyGq97Yd366hXtN6u7TbtEBxwPek 

  

Food distribution will continue throughout the closures. Meals were served at five schools yesterday, with plans to expand to additional schools next week. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following locations: 

  • Bailey’s Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church 

  • Hutchison Elementary School, 13209 Parcher Avenue, Herndon 

  • Hybla Valley Elementary School, 3415 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria 

  • London Towne Elementary School, 6100 Stone Road, Centreville 

  • Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Road, Burke 

Please take care of yourselves as we manage COVID-19.  Remain calm and remember, the most important deterrent to the transmission of common infections and viruses, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is handwashing.  Get the latest information regarding what FCPS is doing to address your concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the following link:  https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update 

The staff and I will miss greeting our Hawks every morning and learning with them daily for the next few weeks. I hope this will be a time of rest and good health for all of our staff and families. Keep reading, keep practicing math and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the absence of the school routine.  Continue to follow the FCPS website, Facebook page, and Twitter account for updates. I will provide them, as appropriate, for our school community as well.  We are grateful for your support and understanding during this difficult time. 

 Jessica Lewis 

Principal 

Hayfield ES 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

HES Yearbook Sale - Early Bird Sale Ends Friday

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2019-2020 Yearbooks Now on Sale Early-Bird Price $15 Early-Bird Deadline this Friday, March 13 ONLINE ORDERS ONLY!!

Order online at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com, Yearbook ID code: 13629420.

 

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

Hayfield ES PTA - Hawk Walk

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Hawk Walk

"ARE YOU READY TO WALK?"

Join us for a fun, healthy way to raise money for Hayfield Elementary School!

The PTA is raising money to fund assemblies, technology and classroom supplies. During PE class March 30 and April 3, ALL students will walk/jog laps in the Hayfield ES field during their regularly scheduled PE time. There will be music, prizes, SURPRISES, hydration stations, and more! 

There is no rain date. If nature does not cooperate, we will move the event to the gym.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION! DONATING IS SIMPLE!

Online donations can be made through this website by searching for your child’s teacher and child’s name: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/hawkwalk201

Post on Facebook or other Social Media. It's two clicks of a button to post. You'll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers.  Post and see what happens!

Our total school goal is $8,000.


Event details:
  • Date: Monday 3/30 & Friday 4/3 (depending on PE day.)
  • Final Donation due date:  4/3/2020
  • Online donations can be made through the 99Pledges page.
  • Donations in the form of cash & checks should be turned in to the school with the child’s name and teacher on the check or a note.
  • Please make checks payable to:  Hayfield Elementary PTA

Visit our website under fundraising events for more information hayfieldespta.ptboard.com


Want to volunteer? Contact Steve Gustafson at hayfieldptafundraising@gmail.com

 

Hayfield Elementary School PTA

HES PTA Website

Email: HayfieldESPTA@gmail.com

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information:

As we all know, Coronavirus is an evolving situation. Here at Hayfield ES, we are taking the following measures to make sure students and staff stay healthy:

  1. Our teachers are consistently reminding our students to wash their hands, cover their mouths when they yawn/cough/sneeze, avoid touching  their faces, and to stay home if they are sick.
  2. We have added posters, provided by FCPS,  throughout our building that remind us of practices that promote good health.
  3. The majority of classrooms have sinks that are being used as handwashing stations. In addition, students have access to sinks for handwashing in student bathrooms.
  4. The wonderful Hayfield ES custodial team continues to follow enhanced instructions for keeping our school clean and disinfected as per FCPS protocols.
  5. Hayfield ES is following all FCPS protocols and keeping informed of/enacting all enhanced safety expectations as specified by FCPS.

Our Superintendent has been sending emails to the entire community through News You Choose. In addition, his messages along with other important information are preserved on this website:  https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update.

Lastly, the phone number for the Fairfax County Health Department is 703-267-3511. All citizens are encouraged to use this number should you have questions in addition to medical advice you may need from your doctors.

Jessica Lewis

Principal

Hayfield ES

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

MCEC Military Kids NOW Education Survey

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The MCEC Military Kids NOW Education Survey has launched and is open Feb 17-April 17. You can find it linked on the MCEC website or directly at https://bit.ly/mceceducationsurvey.

Our target audience for the survey is:

  • Military-connected students (age 13 and up)
  • Military-connected parents with school-aged children
  • Professionals who support military-connected students and their families

We are encouraging people to take it more than once if they wear multiple hats (i.e., military parent and professional). Our goal is to get 10,000 responses. This survey is an opportunity for the voices of military kids and their families to be heard. We want to ensure that we understand the challenges that exist for military-connected students, their families, and professionals who work with them and how we can best support them. The findings will generate collaborative conversations and will help drive our MCEC program offerings and work in the future.

How you can help:

  • If appropriate, take the survey
  • Spread the word – email the link, retweet and/or repost what MCEC has posted about the survey via social media

Please refer survey questions to helen.mowers@militarychild.org

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

HES School House News - March 5

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HES School House News March 5, 2020

 

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10

  • PTA Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 20

  • SCA Spirit Day - International Dress

Wednesday, March 25  

  •  Spring Picture Day

 

  2019-2020 Yearbooks Now on Sale Early-Bird Price $15 Early-Bird Deadline March 13 ONLINE ORDERS ONLY!!

Order online at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com, Yearbook ID code: 13629420.

 

  Shutterfly Storefront

Introducing a great way to shop that also gives back. Create unique photo gifts and personalized school gear through our custom storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases to Hayfield Elementary. Start shopping today at: HayfieldElementary.ShutterflyStorefront.com.

 

  Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

 

 

Student Intent to Return Form

While we will be working to support each student in a strong finish, now is the time we also begin planning for the upcoming school year to ensure a smooth opening! An essential part of this process is determining which students will be returning to Hayfield Elementary School this fall. This information is necessary for us to determine appropriate staffing for each grade level and to begin the process of assigning classes for the next school year. Please check your students Thursday folder this week for the form.  A completed form is due back for each child in your family (rising grades 1-7) no later than March 22.

    Registration for School Year 2020-2021

Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website and select an appointment to register. Appointments began in early February and continue throughout the summer. 

Please spread the word to neighbors to whom this may pertain. While you are guaranteed enrollment (as long as you physically reside in our boundaries and meet the age requirements) we prefer you register sooner rather than later to ensure we are adequately staffed.  If you will not have all of the required documentation prior to June 2020, please select an appointment time now (or as soon as possible) for later in the summer so we have your information and can anticipate your enrollment.

All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f49aca62aa46-20202021

Rising Kindergarten Playground Playdate and School Tour will take place on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. The PTA meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. where before and after school care vendors will be available as well as a school spirit wear table.

 

  Required Tdap Vaccination for Rising Seventh Graders

Effective July 1, 2019, Virginia Law requires that all students entering seventh grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 7th grade you will need to submit one of the following documents before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork be submitted to the school office by July 31, 2020.

Acceptable documentation can be one of the following:

  1. A copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form.

The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department Clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411. Please note that students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their immunization records with them.

 

  SCA Canned Food Drive

Our Canned Food Drive ends Thursday, March 6.  Our final count will be reported in next month’s School House News.  The SCA would like to thank everyone for helping.  Many families in our communities will benefit from your generosity. 

 

 

Jump Rope for Heart

Our Jump Rope for Heart Event was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that participated!!  The final day to turn in your envelopes and to collect donations online is Friday, March 13.  Participation thank you gifts will be ordered but will not be delivered for four to six weeks.

 

 

SCA Spirit Day-March 20

The SCA Spirit Day for March is going to be part of our international event.  The theme is international dress.  We will be looking at and sharing all the cultures that make up our Hawk community.  Wear an outfit that shows your international culture or heritage on Friday, March 20.

 

 

Career Fair

The Hayfield Elementary SCA is sponsoring a Career Fair during Math and Science Night on April 23, from 6-8 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to come and share their profession with our students. Tell the students about what you do, why you chose said profession, your educational background, and anything else that you would like to share. You will be given a table to put up any displays you might like and the students will walk around and see what you have and ask questions. The Career Fair will take place in the library hallway during our Math and Science Night. Please review the flyer below to learn more about our fair. You can fill out the volunteer form if you are interested in participating in the fair and send it in with your child. If you have any questions please feel free to contact, Ruth Drickey, either via email at ridrickey@fcps.edu or phone at (703) 924-4532.  Thank you for being willing to come and share with our students.

 

  Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

Calendar Reminder

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Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed on Tuesday, March 3 for Presidential Primary

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, March 3, for the Presidential Primary election, which will be a school planning day for staff members. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 4. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar.

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

Hayfield ES News From The Nest

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2

  • Read Across America – Favorite Book Day

Tuesday, March 3        

  • Student Holiday – No school for students

Wednesday, March 4

  • Read Across America – Red Spirit Day
  • Jump Rope for Heart Grades 4, 5, 6 (3:30-4:15 p.m.)

Thursday, March 5       

  • Read Across America-Buddy Class Read Day
  • Jump Rope for Heart Grades 1, 2, 3 (3:30-4:15 p.m.)

Friday, March 6

  • Read Across America-Crazy Sock and Crazy Hat Day

 

Dear Hayfield Families,

It is hard to believe that we are almost 4 weeks into the third quarter.  Please make sure that you are checking in with your child daily about what they are learning in school and their goals.  Also, please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes every night. 

Have a great weekend.

Ms. Lewis and Ms. Goldstein

 

  Rising Kindergarten Playground Playdate & School Tour Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. PTA Meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

·       For 2020-2021 kindergartners and their families.

·       Before/after school care vendors will be available

·       School spirit wear table

 

 

Emergency Care Form Updates

If your telephone numbers, email addresses or emergency contacts have changed since the first day of school, please update them online-- log into 24-7 Learning and update the information through weCare@schoolAddress changes may only be made by the school office. If your address has changed, please submit new proof of residency and fill out a new registration form for each child.

 

 

Jump Rope for Heart

Our Jump Rope for Heart event is coming up at the beginning of March.

March 4---Grades 4--6 3:30—4:15 p.m. in the gym

March 5---Grades 1--3 3:30—4:15 p.m. in the gym

All participating students must turn in a permission slip before or at the event. Parents are to pick up their child/children in the gym at 4:15 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to collect donations for the American Heart Association. All donation envelopes are due to Mrs. Drickey by March 10 – checks only, NO CASH. All checks are made payable to the American Heart Association.  Remember donations can be made online as well. If anyone needs a collection envelope and/or the permission slip, please contact Mrs. Drickey at RIDrickey@fcps.edu 

 

 

2019-2020 Yearbooks Now on Sale Early-Bird Price $15 Early-Bird Deadline March 13 ONLINE ORDERS ONLY!!

Order online at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com, Yearbook ID code: 13629420.

 

 

SCA Canned Food Drive

Remember the SCA will be sponsoring our annual canned food drive through February 28.

Students can bring in all kinds of non-perishable items. Also accepted are bags, boxes, and plastic items. No breakable items please. Items of need: sugar, oil, cereal, flour, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, jelly, coffee, peanut butter, diapers (sizes 4-6), laundry supplies, dish washing detergent, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, and toilet paper.

The SCA appreciates your donations and support with our canned food drive. The less fortunate families of our area will certainly benefit from your generosity.

 

 

Art Room Donations Needed

The art room is in need of the following supplies for our art classes and projects. If you can donate the following items, please send them in with your child or drop them off in the office labeled art room. Thank you!!

  • Mesh produce bags
  • Plastic produce bags
  • Old shoelaces
  • Ribbons
  • Clean yogurt cups (especially Yoplait)
  • Glass baby food jars

 

Health Room Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians and school staff members who interact with the school health rooms. This may include principals, school counselors, and main office staff members. The survey has been approved for distribution by the FCPS’ Internal Survey Advisory Committee. 

Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6 approval # 20217   

School Health Services Survey-Parents 2020 (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7KGXTS approval #20217  

 

 

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

As stated in Notice 5922, a one-time pupil placement application fee applies for students accessing special programs outside of their base school for World Language Immersion or Magnet School Programs.  This $100 fee must be paid upon acceptance to the program.  For more information, please visit the Magnet Lottery Fees - Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

 

 

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2018-2019 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

Hayfield ES PTA News from the Nest

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Fun Skating Fundraiser- TONIGHT Friday February 21, 2020 7pm-8:30pm

The participants need to pay the regular admission price, plus skate rental when they arrive.

Please mention Hayfield Elementary School PTA and sign in all the participants.

Admission: Member $10, Non-Member $12.

Rental skates: Member $5, Non-Member $6 

The St. James offers a generous 50/50 split on all skating admission and skate rental sales!

 

 

Order Your Spring Spirit Wear Today!

Show your Hawk Pride and order your spirit wear today!  Orders can be placed online at the link below or via the paper order forms that were sent home with your child!  This is the LAST opportunity this year to get Hayfield Spirit Wear so DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW!   

ORDER DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

https://hayfield20.itemorder.com

 

 

PTA Committee Positions

We have several committee positions available for the 2020-2021 school year due to graduations and military moves! These include, after school programs, library, coordinating school assemblies, and social committee. 

We are also taking nominations for Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. 

If you are interested in joining a committee or have questions, please contact Pam Fine at hayfieldespta@gmail.com

 

Hayfield Elementary School PTA

HES PTA Website

Email: HayfieldESPTA@gmail.com

Hayfield Pyramid Wellness Conference

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Hayfield Pyramid Wellness Conference

Promoting Academic Success and Social/Emotional Health in students K - 12

February 20, 2020

Hayfield Secondary School, MS Lecture Hall

6:30 – 8:30 PM

 

The Core Four

Learn how four simple daily practices of managing exercise, treating illness, and getting rest contributes to overall wellness and a positive state of mind.   

-Dr. Laura White, School Psychologist, Hayfield Middle School 

 

Managing Home Life

Tips to help your students learn and effectively apply executive functioning skills to promote success in school.

-Dr. Robin Powell, School Psychologist

 

Mindfulness

 What is mindfulness? Tips, tools, and resources to use with your student

-Ms. Sarah Rowland, School Counselor, Island Creek Elementary

 

Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

-Ms. Karen Fructuoso, School Counselor, Lorton Station Elementary

 

Presented by Hayfield SS PTSA

Intended audience is adults caring for students K-12

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

HES School House News - February 6

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HES School House News February 6, 2020

 

 

Upcoming Events
  • February 7  PTA Sponsored Bingo Night 5:30 p.m.
  • February 11  PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • February 14  SCA Flannel Spirit Day-Wear your Flannel shirts
  • February 17  President’s Day - No School
  • February 25  PTA Spelling Bee 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3-6)
  • March 4  Jump Rope for Heart Grades 4, 5, 6 (3:30-4:15 p.m.)
  • March 5  Jump Rope for Heart Grades 1, 2, 3 (3:30-4:15 p.m.)

 

  Late Arrival

For safety reasons any student(s) arriving after 8:35 a.m. MUST be walked into the school office and signed in by a parent or guardian. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.

 

  2019-2020 Yearbooks Now on Sale  Early-bird Price ONLINE ORDERS ONLY!!

School yearbooks are now on sale. Order now and save! The basic book is $15 now, but the price will increase to $18 after March 13. There are additional option add-ons such as an imprinted name on the cover, extra autograph pages and stickers. The Early-bird deadline is March 13.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales are online only. Ordering is simple: Just go to http://ybpay.lifetouch.com, put in yearbook ID code 13629420 and pay with your credit card.

Ordering early is the only way to guarantee your child will get a book. After March 13, prices will increase and we cannot guarantee that we will have any copies at the end of the year as we have sold out in the past.

 

  Survey of Preschool Students

Virginia law, Section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2020, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

Please note that if you have a rising kindergartener, you may access the preschool survey here to complete and return to the school. If you have neighbors whose children would attend Hayfield Elementary, please let them know that the survey has been released so that they may provide their information to the survey as well. Registration is available by appointment only and will begin in February.  More information can be found on our website at https://hayfieldes.fcps.edu/parent-resources/student-registration

Stay tuned as we plan to release more details pertaining to rising-kindergarten families soon!

 

  Registration for School Year 2020-2021

Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website and select an appointment to register. Appointments began in early February and continue throughout the summer. 

Please spread the word to neighbors to whom this may pertain. While you are guaranteed enrollment (as long as you physically reside in our boundaries and meet the age requirements) we prefer you register sooner rather than later to ensure we are adequately staffed.  If you will not have all of the required documentation prior to June 2020, please select an appointment time now (or as soon as possible) for later in the summer so we have your information and can anticipate your enrollment.

All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f49aca62aa46-20202021

 

  Required Tdap Vaccination for Rising Seventh Graders

Effective July 1, 2019, Virginia Law requires that all students entering seventh grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 7th grade you will need to submit one of the following documents before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork be submitted to the school office by July 31, 2020.

Acceptable documentation can be one of the following:

  1. A copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form.

The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department Clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411. Please note that students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their immunization records with them.

 

  Attendance Reminders

It’s never too early to start encouraging regular school attendance. Nationwide data shows that starting in Kindergarten, missing 10% (about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read and by 6th grade, absenteeism is one of the three signs that a student may drop out of high school.  

FCPS expects students to be in school and follow their assigned schedules unless their absence is excused due to:

  • Illness
  • a death in the family
  • a medical or dental appointment/ procedure
  • military event
  • or religious obligations. 

FCPS regulation states:

“Parents should notify the school prior to, or at the start of, the school day when their child will be absent. When a student has been absent from school for any reason other than for a school sponsored activity, and the parents have not previously contacted the school, the parent must send written or electronic communication citing the reason(s) for the absence to the principal or designee no later than three days following the student’s return to school.”

A reminder that a notification to the school that your child will be absent does not automatically mean the absence is excused. If you call the school to report your child absent and the reason is unexcused, you will still receive an automated phone call stating that your child is absent that day.

Please submit attendance information (absences, late arrivals, and early pick-ups) via one of the following methods:

Online attendance portal

HayfieldElem.attendance@fcps.edu

 

  Information for Rising 7th Graders:

The next parent event at Hayfield Secondary School (HSS) is the Parent Coffee.  This will take place on March 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Middle School Lecture Hall.

During the month of February, the middle school counselors will be coming to Hayfield ES to meet with each sixth grade class.  At that time, each student will be entering their selections into the FCPS Student Information System (SIS). All students were sent home with a draft of the course selections they chose to share with parents during the month of January. Parents will also be able to view your student’s selections and make any changes with your child by logging into the SIS ParentVue account until March 31, 2020. There is a link, posted below, to the ParentVue and StudentVue of SIS on our Hayfield Elementary website under the title “Academics”.  If you do not have a ParentVue account, you must register for one in order to check on the selections and ensure that all is to your liking. You can select the option to register for an account from the link. 

Link to ParentVue and StudentVue accounts:

https://hayfieldes.fcps.edu/parent-resources/student-information-systems-sis

In April, HSS will mail you a mock schedule of the courses that you and your child selected.  This will be a list of the courses selected but will not yet have the period or room number assigned.  If there are any changes that you want to make or if you find an error in the courses listed, you will contact the HSS middle school counselors to make the change. All of the necessary contact information will be included on the mock schedule.  You will have until June 1, 2020 to make changes.  After June 1, there is no guarantee that the change can be made.

If your child receives Special Education or ESOL services, you will be meeting with your child’s case manager prior to end of the year to determine what courses are best for your student next year.  The decisions made at those meetings will be override any courses put into the system at this time.  Also, if your student will be attending an FCPS school other than HSS, I will be reaching out individually.  If you are moving to a school outside of FCPS, Hayfield still requests that you fill out a course selection sheet in case anything changes.

Please reach out to me or your child’s teacher with any questions!

Erin Smith

School Counselor

Hayfield Elementary

703-924-4500

 

  Read Across America

The week of March 2, Hayfield ES will be celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a school spirit week. Each day of the week there will be a different theme, surprise guest readers, and activities throughout the week. The dates and themes are listed below. 

Monday, March 2 – Bring a favorite book to school and share with a classmate.

Wednesday, March 4 - Red Spirit Day to support Jump Rope for Heart

Thursday, March 5 - Buddy Class Reading Day

Friday, March 6 – Crazy Sock and Crazy Hat Day

 

  SCA Flannel Spirit Day

Friday, February 14, is the SCA Flannel Spirit Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear flannel shirts to show your school spirit.

    SCA Canned Food Drive

Remember the SCA will be sponsoring our annual canned food drive through February 28.

Students can bring in all kinds of non-perishable items. Also accepted are bags, boxes, and plastic items. No breakable items please. Items of need: sugar, oil, cereal, flour, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, jelly, coffee, peanut butter, diapers (sizes 4-6), laundry supplies, dish washing detergent, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, and toilet paper.

The SCA appreciates your donations and support with our canned food drive. The less fortunate families of our area will certainly benefit from your generosity.

    Jump Rope for Heart

On Wednesday, March 4, from 3:30-4:15 p.m., students in grades four through six will have the opportunity to participate in Jump Rope for Heart. On Thursday, March 5, from 3:30-4:15 p.m., students in first through third grade will have the opportunity to participate as well.

Both sessions will take place in the gym. Look in your child’s Thursday Folder for a letter explaining this event as well as a donation envelope. There is a link on our school’s webpage where you may sign your child up.  All permission slips must be turned in to Mrs. Drickey by the day of your child’s event.  All money collected must also be turned in to Mrs. Drickey by the day of your child’s event. MONEY MUST BE IN CHECK FORM (NO CASH), MADE OUT TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.

Please contact Ruth Drickey with any questions at 703-924-4532 or by email at RIDrickey@fcps.edu

 

 

Career Fair – Share Your Profession

On Thursday, April 23, the SCA will be sponsoring a Career Fair from 6-8 p.m., for students in grades four through six. The Career Fair will take place during our Learning Fest. We want to invite you to participate in our Career Fair, and we are looking for parents to come and share their profession. Tell the students about what you do, why you chose your profession, your educational background, and anything else that you would like to share. You will have a table for any displays you may have in regards to your profession. The students will have the opportunity to visit each table and ask questions. Please complete the form and return the form below to reserve a table. If you have any questions please feel free to contact, Ruth Drickey, either via email at RIDrickey@fcps.edu or phone at (703) 924-4532.  Thank you for being willing to donate your time by coming and sharing with our students.

 

 

SCA School Store

The Hayfield Elementary Student Council Association (SCA) manages and operates a school store for the benefit of the students.  The primary purpose of the school store is to teach the students the fundamentals of buying, selling, and money management.  In addition, the school store provides Hayfield students with easy, convenient, and affordable access to basic school supplies such as paper, pencils, and markers, etc.  The school store also provides Hayfield spirit merchandise such as Hayfield window clings, Hayfield ES ornament, Y-Tie shoe and boot laces. The school store is open every morning from 8:25—8:35 a.m. and is located next door to the Health Room.  A price list of our items is below.

 

  Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

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Upcoming Events
  • January 27-28 -Teacher Workday-No School for students Office Hours 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • January 29 - Pyramid Choral Concert 7 p.m. Hayfield Secondary School          
  • January 31 - SCA Jersey Spirit Day
  Upcoming Student Holidays

Monday, January 27, and Tuesday, January 28, are Teacher Workdays/Staff Development Days, and students do not report to school. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Immersion Registration Information

The immersion online registration will open January 27, 2020. Online registration will be available on the Immersion Registration site.  Parents will need their FCPS SIS account to register.  If parents do not have a SIS account, they will need to contact Christina Spencer at cmspencer@fcps.edu for an activation code. 

Parents of students not yet attending an FCPS school are required to register their child at their base school to obtain a SIS account. Translations are available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

    Registration for School Year 2020-2021

Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website and select an appointment to register. Appointments begin in early February and continue throughout the summer. 

Please spread the word to neighbors to whom this may pertain. While you are guaranteed enrollment (as long as you physically reside in our boundaries and meet the age requirements) we prefer you register sooner rather than later to ensure we are adequately staffed.  If you will not have all of the required documentation prior to June 2020, please select an appointment time now (or as soon as possible) for later in the summer so we have your information and can anticipate your enrollment.

All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f49aca62aa46-20202021

 

  SCA Jersey Spirit Day

Friday, January 31, is the SCA Jersey Spirit Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear your favorite jersey.

 

 

SCA Canned Food Drive

Beginning January 31 through February 28, the SCA will be sponsoring our annual canned food drive. This year’s drive will kick-off on Friday, January 31. Vote for your favorite team in the Super Bowl by bringing in a non-perishable item and placing it in your favorite team’s box in the front lobby. Use only one item of food to vote and take the rest to your classroom.

The SCA is encouraging all the students at Hayfield Elementary to bring in all kinds of non-perishable items. No breakable items please. Items of need: sugar, oil, cereal, flour, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, jelly, coffee, peanut butter, diapers (sizes 4-6), laundry supplies, dish washing detergent, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, and toilet paper. Parents talk with your students about the importance of helping others less fortunate than ourselves.

The SCA appreciates your donations and support with our canned food drive. The less fortunate families of our area will definitely benefit from your generosity.

    Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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Upcoming Events
  • January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No School
  • January 23 - Strings Concert – 4th, 5th, 6th grade 6:30 p.m.
  • January 27-28 -Teacher Workday-No School for students Office Hours 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • January 29 - Pyramid Choral Concert 7 p.m. Hayfield Secondary School
  • January 31 - SCA Jersey Spirit Day
Upcoming Student Holidays

Monday, January 20, is the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday. The school and office will be CLOSED.

Monday, January 27, and Tuesday, January 28, are Teacher Workdays/Staff Development Days and students do not report to school. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Day of Service to Support Our Troops Monday, January 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hayfield Secondary School

Because of our strong military connection and our joy of doing good in the world, FCPS Region 3 schools are partnering with America's Adopt A Soldier® program to host a day of service on Monday, January 20, 2020!

Please plan to join us as we come together on the Martin Luther King Holiday at Hayfield Secondary School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to pack care packages for members of the military. Students who participate can earn service hours. If you can’t attend in person but would like to make a donation of supplies, please see the list of items needed.

If you’d like to participate in this event, please RSVP online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9g1lK4IF_dplYfapkNkTR99JOtNJLej3m-fjA7Rstfxdvbw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1.

 

Immersion Registration Information

The immersion online registration will open January 27, 2020. Online registration will be available on the Immersion Registration site.  Parents will need their FCPS SIS account to register.  If parents do not have a SIS account, they will need to contact Christina Spencer at cmspencer@fcps.edu for an activation code. 

Parents of students not yet attending an FCPS school are required to register their child at their base school to obtain a SIS account. Translations are available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

 

FCPS Parent Resource Center Learn More About This FREE Resource for Parents

The Resource Center provides resources, information, and consultations to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Free Workshops and Consultations

Attend our research-based, professional workshops to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.  We offer supportive and confidential consultations to answer questions, find resources and discuss concerns you may have about your child.  Register for workshops at https:/www.fcps.edu/node/28279.

 

FREE WORKSHOPS - January and February

Register for Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviors

Mind in the Making Series

At this workshop you will learn the research behind the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving these skills, the importance of them in children’s lives, and activities to promote these evidence-based executive functioning skills.

*Registration includes attendance at all sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Introduction 1/16/20
  • Session 2: Focus and Self-Control 1/23/20
  • Session 3: Perspective Taking 1/30/20
  • Session 4: Communicating 2/6/20
  • Session 5: Making Connections 2/13/20
  • Session 6: Critical Thinking 2/20/20
  • Session 7: Taking on Challenges 2/27/20
  • Session 8: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning 3/5/20

Register for the Mind in the Making Series

 

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Assessment, Treatment and Research Upodate

Join Dr. Lisa M. Cullins, attending physician in the Emotion and Development Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health for this highly informative workshop.  She will provide current research on:

  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder as manifested in children and adolescents
  • Treatment Options, Resources and Collaborations

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon

Register here for Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Assessment, Treatment and Research Update 

 

Calm Conversations with Your Adolescent

As parents of adolescents, we can often find ourselves in the throes of emotion and reactivity; we can say or do things that escalate the situation.

Join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional in this important workshop to learn tools to take yourself off of the emotional roller coaster and engage in ways that are helpful and supportive.

  • Explore ways to set boundaries that fosters loving and safe communication.
  • Learn strategies to feel connected and calm rather than frazzled and overwhelmed.

Friday, January 24, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Calm Conversations with Your Adolescent

 

Sibshops

An exciting workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs!

*Registration must be completed separately for each session.

Register for Sibshops

 

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate: Overcoming Obstacles While Optimizing Strengths

This session focuses on ways parents can prepare students diagnosed with ADHD to be successful in the 21st Century workforce.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying and building on existing strengths
  • Strategies for developing executive functioning skills
  • Ways to cultivate emotional intelligence

Presented by: Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC, Certified ADHD/Executive Function Coach at PathFinder Coaching & Tutoring LLC, President-Elect, CHADD Board of Directors.

Friday, January 31, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Portrait of an ADHD Graduate: Overcoming Obstacles While Optimizing Strengths

 

Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities

The transition to kindergarten is a big one for kids and can be even more so for children with disabilities. Please join us to discuss how parents can collaborate with FCPS to ensure their students have a smooth transition to Kindergarten.

Presentation Highlights:

  • How are special education services provided in Kindergarten?
  • What does the continuum of services look like?
  • Overview of the reevaluation process
  • What happens at the transition IEP?
  • Transportation for school age children

Presented by Kurt Soderstrom and Laurie Andrews, FCPS Special Education Preschool teachers.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities

Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness

Every adult can foster protective factors and build resiliency in children and adolescents.

Presented by Ryan Dickerson, FCPS School Psychologist and Jenn Spears, FCPS Mental Wellness Specialist

Topics include:

  • What does the Fairfax County Youth Survey data show us?
  • Identifying Protective Factors and Assets (Three to Succeed)
  • Strategies for building protective factors and assets
  • Understanding resilience and how to increase your child’s ability to respond to challenges

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Join Dr. Lisa M. Cullins, attending physician in the Emotion and Development Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health for this highly informative workshop.  She will provide current research on:

  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Signs and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as manifested in children and adolescents
  • Treatment Options, Resources and Collaborations

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity

Learn important strategies to help form a positive relationship with your teen.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the development of the teen brain
  • Recognizing ways to create a positive climate in the home
  • Identifying constructive discipline approaches
  • Increasing more productive and effective communication strategies

Presented by Michele Tureaud, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teacher.

Friday, February 21, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity

Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday

It is never too early or too late to start planning for a successful transition from school life to life as a young adult. Join us to learn about Career and Transition Services (CTS) programming and course options for students with disabilities.

Breakout sessions will cover:

  • In-school as well as postsecondary support services.
  • Employment and postsecondary education considerations.
  • Student self-determination as an evidence-based predictor of post school success.

This event will also include a student/parent panel where members describe their personal experiences as they navigated Fairfax County Public Schools and the transition process. New this year will be the opportunity to sit with professionals well versed in transition planning to answer your questions during the “Ask an Expert” Q & A.

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School

Register for Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday

Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities

In the past couple of decades, there has been an explosion of new understanding about how and why adversity and trauma can reliably predict risks for mental, physical, behavioral health and productivity in the population.

This is great news! What’s predictable is preventable! We can understand how protection, prevention and resilience promotion can profoundly improve health, safety and productivity, as well as reduce public and private costs now and for generations to come.

The presentation includes in-depth information about:

  • The neurobiological effects of adversity on development.
  • The impacts of childhood adversity and trauma on population health.
  • Resilience – what we can all do to improve health and well-being across the lifespan.

Presented by Karen Brown, FCPS  Psychologist, Sarah Ince, FCPS School Social Worker and Jenna White from the Fairfax County Council of PTA's.

Friday, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities

Mind in the Making Series - Currently Full but Waitlist is available

At this workshop you will learn the research behind the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving these skills, the importance of them in children’s lives, and activities to promote these evidence-based executive functioning skills.

*Registration includes attendance at all sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Introduction 1/16/20
  • Session 2: Focus and Self-Control 1/23/20
  • Session 3: Perspective Taking 1/30/20
  • Session 4: Communicating 2/6/20
  • Session 5: Making Connections 2/13/20
  • Session 6: Critical Thinking 2/20/20
  • Session 7: Taking on Challenges 2/27/20
  • Session 8: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning (3/5/20)

Register for the Mind in the Making Series 

 

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

Day of Service - January 20

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Join Us for a Day of Service to Support Our Troops – Monday, January 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hayfield Secondary School

Because of our strong military connection and our joy of doing good in the world, FCPS Region 3 schools are partnering with America's Adopt A Soldier® program to host a day of service on Monday, January 20, 2020!

Please plan to join us as we come together on the Martin Luther King Holiday at Hayfield Secondary School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to pack care packages for members of the military. Students who participate can earn service hours. If you can’t attend in person but would like to make a donation of supplies, please see the list of items needed.

If you’d like to participate in this event, please RSVP online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9g1lK4IF_dplYfapkNkTR99JOtNJLej3m-fjA7Rstfxdvbw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1.

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

Hayfield ES School House News - January 9

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HES School House News January 9, 2020

 

  Upcoming Events
  • January 14  - PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No School
  • January 23 - Strings Concert – 4th, 5th, 6th grade 6:30 p.m.
  • January 27-28 -Teacher Workday - No School for students Office Hours 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • January 29 - Pyramid Choral Concert 7 p.m. Hayfield Secondary School
  • January 31 - SCA Jersey Spirit Day

 

  Thank You Hayfield Elementary School PTA

We had a wonderful staff luncheon on December 18, 2019. It never ceases to amaze us how supportive and thoughtful our PTA and families are, and we appreciate your generosity.

 

  Registration for School Year 2020-2021

Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website and select an appointment to register. Appointments begin in early February and continue throughout the summer. 

Please spread the word to neighbors to whom this may pertain. While you are guaranteed enrollment (as long as you physically reside in our boundaries and meet the age requirements) we prefer you register sooner rather than later to ensure we are adequately staffed.  If you will not have all of the required documentation prior to June 2020, please select an appointment time now (or as soon as possible) for later in the summer so we have your information and can anticipate your enrollment.

All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f49aca62aa46-20202021

 

  HES Outstanding Teacher and Support Staff Nominees

It is with great pleasure that we announce Nicole Johnson, second grade teacher, as Hayfield Elementary School’s 2019/2020 Outstanding Teacher nominee. She instills in her students a desire to learn and achieve while understanding the individual needs of the students and encouraging their talents.

In addition, Theresa Almeida, Instructional Assistant, has been nominated as Hayfield Elementary School’s 2019/2020 Outstanding Support Staff nominee.  Ms. Almeida wears many hats and we can all say that she helps our days run that much smoother.

The nomination packets for Ms. Johnson and Ms. Almeida will be sent our Hayfield pyramid committee where a pyramid team will select Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Support Staff and winners will be passed on to the Region level. The Region winners will be the finalists for the overall Fairfax County Public Schools Outstanding Teacher Award and Outstanding Support Staff Award. A winner from each Elementary and Secondary school levels will be selected from the Region winners and will be announced at the annual FCPS Honors awards gala later this year. Please take a moment to congratulate Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Almeida when you see them.

 

  Rising 7th Grade Parents

Registration Information: In February, sixth graders will be registering for their middle school courses online. This will be done at Hayfield Elementary, with the support of Ms. Smith and the middle school counselors. Parents will be able to view and make changes to course selections using ParentVue. If you have not done so already, please register for ParentVue and familiarize yourself with the system.

 

  What To Do If You Are Moving

Address changes within Hayfield Elementary boundaries will require a Student Registration update form, as well as a new (signed) copy of your deed/lease. If you are moving out of our boundaries, please fill out the Student Withdrawal Form and submit it to us as soon as you know you are moving. This serves as your official withdrawal notification document and will ensure that student records are prepared and are ready to be sent to the new school. We ask that you include the name of the new school as well as your new address to forward any items left after your move.

 

  Advanced Academic Program Level IV Announcement

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)

Level IV services are available for students found eligible through a central selection process.  The program is available in Grades 3-8.  Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis.

Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held. The referral deadline is today, January 9, 2020.

The AAP Level IV Referral Form, and Parent/Guardian Questionnaire is available on the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

Please email Maggie Gawen, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, magawen@fcps.edu, with any questions.

 

  SCA Jersey Spirit Day

Friday, January 31, is the SCA Jersey Spirit Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear your favorite jersey.

 

  SCA Canned Food Drive

Beginning January 31 through February 28, the SCA will be sponsoring our annual canned food drive. This year’s drive will kick-off on Friday, January 31. Vote for your favorite team in the Super Bowl by bringing in a non-perishable item and placing it in your favorite team’s box in the front lobby. Use only one item of food to vote and take the rest to your classroom.

The SCA is encouraging all the students at Hayfield Elementary to bring in all kinds of non-perishable items. No breakable items please. Items of need: sugar, oil, cereal, flour, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, jelly, coffee, peanut butter, diapers (sizes 4-6), laundry supplies, dish washing detergent, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, and toilet paper. Parents talk with your students about the importance of helping others less fortunate than ourselves.

The SCA appreciates your donations and support with our canned food drive. The less fortunate families of our area will definitely benefit from your generosity.

 

  Many Thanks for the Angel Tree Donations

 The SCA would like to thank the Hayfield Elementary community for your generosity during this holiday season. Our Angel Tree was decorated by so many children, parents, and friends from our community with an abundance of hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and toys. This holiday season, we collected many boxes full of hats, scarves, and gloves which were delivered to Koinonia. We also collected several boxes of toys which were delivered to Toys for Tots prior to the holidays.

Thank you for all your kindness. Many children are warmer and had a merrier holiday season because of you!

 

  Winter Weather

 As winter approaches, it is important to review the FCPS weather cancellation procedures. FCPS provides information about closings and delays in many ways including:

  • Posted to the FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages
  • Posted to www.fcps.edu
  • Email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school)
  • Email sent to employees (using the employee's FCPS email address)
  • Email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings
  • Posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only)
  • Area radio and television stations.

In the event of a two-hour delay at Hayfield Elementary, students enter the building starting at 10:20 a.m. Find more details about weather cancellation procedures on the FCPS website.

 

 

  Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

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School Drop-off Times

For safety and security reasons, students should arrive no earlier than 8:20 a.m. each day. Kiss-and-Ride drop off is from 8:20-8:35 a.m. each morning with pickup in the afternoon beginning at 3:20 p.m. The school is not staffed and cannot provide before or after school student supervision. If a student arrives at or after 8:35 a.m., an adult MUST park and walk the student into the office and sign them in. For the first week of January (Jan 6-10) school staff will be at the Kiss-and-Ride lane at 8:35 a.m. to ensure parents are walking their child(ren) into the school and signing them in. Kiss-and-Ride students should be dropped off in the designated lane only. At no time should any student be dropped off on the side of the building. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

 

Visitor Check-In

We require all visitors to Hayfield Elementary School to sign-in and show identification. Please be sure that you bring your driver’s license or identification card in order to sign into the school. Safety regulations prohibit us from allowing access without identification.

 

Our Winter Break is.... December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

The school and office will be closed during this time. Students are to return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020. We wish you and your family a happy holiday.

  Registration for School Year 2020-2021

Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website and select an appointment to register. Appointments begin in early February and continue throughout the summer. 

Please spread the word to neighbors to whom this may pertain. While you are guaranteed enrollment (as long as you physically reside in our boundaries and meet the age requirements) we prefer you register sooner rather than later to ensure we are adequately staffed.  If you will not have all of the required documentation prior to June 2020, please select an appointment time now (or as soon as possible) for later in the summer so we have your information and can anticipate your enrollment.

All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f49aca62aa46-20202021

 

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

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Winter Concert Sixth Grade Advanced Band and Chorus Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:30 p.m.
  • 6th grade Advanced Band students should arrive at 5:45 p.m.
  • Chorus students arrive at 6:00 p.m.
  • Band Concert dress: boys: white shirt (button-up preferred)/black pants and black shoes  girls: white top/black pants or skirt (skirt or dress should be below the knees) and black shoes. Students are encouraged to add some holiday flair such as ties, pins, hats, or jewelry.
  • Chorus students dress: white shirt and black pants. Students may wear some holiday flair such as ties, pins, hats or jewelry.
Strings Winter Concert

The Winter Strings Concert for grades 4-6 will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

 

Our Winter Break is.... December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

The school and office will be closed during this time. Students are expected back in school on Monday, January 6.

 

Attendance and Holiday Vacation

We are quickly approaching holiday vacations.  Please remember that an extended vacation is an unexcused absence.  Also, please remember that if a student is absent for more than 15 consecutive days they must be withdrawn from school.  This is a required law in the state of Virginia.  When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

 

Attendance Reminders

It’s never too early to start encouraging regular school attendance. Nationwide data shows that starting in Kindergarten, missing 10% (about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read and by 6th grade, absenteeism is one of the three signs that a student may drop out of high school.  

FCPS expects students to be in school and follow their assigned schedules unless their absence is excused due to:

  • Illness
  • a death in the family
  • a medical or dental appointment/ procedure
  • military event
  • or religious obligations. 

FCPS regulation states:

“Parents should notify the school prior to, or at the start of, the school day when their child will be absent. When a student has been absent from school for any reason other than for a school sponsored activity, and the parents have not previously contacted the school, the parent must send written or electronic communication citing the reason(s) for the absence to the principal or designee no later than three days following the student’s return to school.”

A reminder that a notification to the school that your child will be absent does not automatically mean the absence is excused. If you call the school to report your child absent and the reason is unexcused, you will still receive an automated phone call and email when your student’s unexcused absences reach five per state law.

 

FCPS Weather Cancellation Policy

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closing and delays.

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

News from Hayfield ES PTA

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Do you want your children to learn about the stock market, game design, or pottery?

 

Dear Hayfield Elementary Families,

Take a peak at what Enrichment Matters has to offer!

Registration for the Winter 2020 session classes is open for a little while longer. Don't miss out on classes that may fill up! Registration is available until midnight, 12/15/2020

Register here!

We are calling special attention to pottery, stock market, and intro to game design because we need to reach our minimum to keep these classes schedule! Please consider a class today!

We hope to see you in class this session!

Hayfield Elementary School PTA

HES PTA Website

Email: HayfieldESPTA@gmail.com

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