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Tree Work Scheduled

For those living in immediate proximity to the school property, please be aware that routine tree maintenance is scheduled over the next two weeks. Our custodial staff are working to ensure the work takes place during business hours so that noise interruptions are limited. Thank you for your understanding.

Quick Links

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - June 12

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  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release
  • June 13 & 14 - Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • June 17 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday - School Closed
  • June 18 - Summer office hours begin: 9: a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • June 19 - Juneteenth Day Holiday - School Closed

See the complete school year calendar

  News from the PTA

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - June 7

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • Special Messages
  • SCA Spirit Days
  • End of Year Laptop Return
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • LGBTQIA+ Month
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release
  • June 13 & 14 - Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • June 17 - Eid Al Fitr Holiday - School Closed
  • June 18 - Summer office hours begin: 9: a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • June 19 - Juneteenth Day Holiday - School Closed

See the complete school year calendar

Message from Mrs. Centanni

Dear Hayfield Community,

As I prepare for this exciting and new chapter in my life, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank a community that has been incredibly supportive of me over the 12 years I have worked at Hayfield.  Your kindness, generosity, and your willingness to work together has been what made my job such a pleasure.  To the Hayfield PTA, you are simply the best.  The events you put together year after year make Hayfield the community that it is.  Thank you all for the love and support.  I will miss you all but most especially the children.  This isn’t goodbye….it’s “See you at Wegman’s!”  😍

Message from Coach Tameris

Hello, Hayfield.  After 31 years in FCPS (16 at Hayfield) it is time for me to say goodbye.  I will be retiring at the end of the year.  I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the staff, parents, and students from all those years.  Teaching PE, Health and being a Safety Patrol Sponsor has allowed me to interact with many students over the years.  I will definitely miss that next year.  I am thankful that I was able to teach PE for so many years.  I take those memories with me as I move into retirement.  All is not lost though, as I plan to do a bit of subbing in PE next year.  Maybe I will still see some of the students of Hayfield.  Thank you, Hawks.

SCA Spirit Days

We can’t believe another amazing school year is coming to a close! To celebrate, students can participate in the following spirit days for our Summer Spirit Week!

Monday, June 10 – Olympic Day – Wear colors from your favorite country

Tuesday, June 11 – Made in the Shade Day – Wear sunglasses or a hat

Wednesday, June 12 – HES Spirit Day – Wear anything HES or HES colors

End of Year Laptop Return

FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned  so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2024-2025 school year. On Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptop/iPad.

The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop/iPad to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop/iPad and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.

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.

Caribbean American Heritage Month

FCPS celebrates the rich diversity and honors the many contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to our nation during the month of June. Caribbean individuals are some of the most ethnically diverse in the world. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States born in the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. We stand with those facing an ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Each individual in our school community should feel valued for who they are. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

News from the PTA

Voting for the 2024-2025 HES PTA Executive Board  will take place online on June 17th, 2024. The Slate of Nominees are:

  • Vice President: Tarevea Baskett
  • Recording Secretary: Andrew Vincent
  • Treasurer: Katie Spillane
  • Corresponding Secretary: Genessis Arvai

Voting instructions will be emailed to everyone and shared on social media on June 16th. Every current PTA member can, and should, vote! 

 

Open Committee Chair Positions:

Interested in Leading a Committee next year? We still have open chair positions for:

  • Blacktop Bash
  • Community Connections
  • Fundraising
  • Get2Green
  • Holiday Market
  • Monsters’ Ball
  • Newsletter
  • Read-a-Thon
  • Reflections Contest
  • Volunteer Coordinator

 

Committee Purpose & Responsibilities

If you don’t have time lead a committee, that’s OK! ! Please consider joining as a Vice Chair or Committee Member instead, which is less of a time committment, but still so important. Even if you're not a current PTA member, we would love to see fresh faces that reflect our diverse student body in our leadership positions. Sign up here: tinyurl.com/hescom24

 

We hope you all have a wonderful summer! You can continue to stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

 

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison

Summer Contacts

Hayfield Elementary School Main Office: 703-924-4500

FCPS Family Resource Center - Open All Summer!

2334 Gallows Road, Room 105 | 703-204-3941 | [email protected]

 

Community Liaisons are available all summer to welcome families to FCPS and provide information and resources about Fairfax County.

  • Dunn Loring Center, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027

                                        ■         English and Korean: 703‐204‐4317

English and Spanish: 703‐204‐4316 and 703-204-4319

English and Arabic: 703‐204‐4315

  • Herndon Welcome Center, 455 Springpark Place, Herndon, VA 20170

                                        ■          English and Spanish: 703-227-2211 and 571-499-9969

  • South County Welcome Center, Cameron Elementary School, Room 220, 3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, VA 22303

                                        ■         English and Spanish: 703-742-4902

Parent Phone Lines:

Amharic  (አማርኛ) 571-423-4957

Arabic   () 571-423-4952

Chinese () 571-423-4953

Farsi () 571-423-4954

Korean () 571-423-4954

Spanish () 571-423-4950

Urdu () 571-423-4955

Vietnamese ()571-423-4956

 

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

2024 MWR Library Summer Reading Program - DoD Worldwide

During the summer months, Army & DOD MWR libraries around the world will host a range of free activities for children, teens, & adults that encourage and support a love of reading.

Participants can track their progress and earn prizes while meeting their reading and activity goals.

Sign up and get started.

https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/libraries/summer-reading-program

 

If you are not near a base library, you can participate in the DoD-MWR Virtual Summer Reading Program. This new online program is designed for Guard, Reserve, & Active-Duty kids & teens who live far from military bases. Register here:  www.DoDVirtualSRP.org

 

FCPS Summer Reading Program

JUNE 12-AUGUST 18, 2024

Our Summer Reading Adventure is for YOUTH and ADULTS and participating is super easy!

  1. Beginning June 5, go to fairfaxcounty.beanstack.org and register for the Summer Reading Adventure appropriate for you or your children. 
  2. Depending on your age, earn ten or fifteen virtual badges by reading or listening to books, reading for 20 or 30 minutes, completing activities or a combination of all three.
  3. Once you have met the reading goals for your age/grade, visit your local library branch and receive prizes for finishing the program!

   Prevent Summer Slide, Brain Drain & More for your Military Child.

Tutor.com/Military

Take advantage of this program that provides free homework help & academic support for Military Students (ages K-College).

All Services are:

  • Free
  • Anytime/Anywhere, 24/7 around the clock (virtual online services on demand – no appointments needed)
  • Connect with a live tutor for One-on-One support tailored to your student.
  • Compatible with most smart phones & tablets
  • 40+ Subjects (English, Science, Social Studies, Math, World Languages, etc.
  • More than just homework – Studying, Essays, School Projects, Standardized Test Prep (SAT/ACT & AP), Career Support, and more.
  • Skills Center Resource Library – 24/7 access
  • Expert Tutors & Safe for Kids

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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School House News - May 31

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • SCA Spirit Days
  • End of Year Laptop Return
  • Library Book Return
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Class Placement Input
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • June 4 - Sixth Grade Celebration Day
  • June 7 - Sixth Grade Bridging Ceremony
  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release

See the complete school year calendar

SCA Spirit Days

We can’t believe another amazing school year is coming to a close! To celebrate, students can participate in the following spirit days for our Summer Spirit Week!

 

Thursday, June 6 – Summer Sports Day – wear your favorite summer sports shirt/active wear

Friday, June 7 – Sleep in Day – Wear your favorite PJ’s

Monday, June 10 – Olympic Day – Wear colors from your favorite country

Tuesday, June 11 – Made in the Shade Day – Wear sunglasses or a hat

Wednesday, June 12 – HES Spirit Day – Wear anything HES or HES colors

End of Year Laptop Return

FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned  so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2024-2025 school year. On Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptop/iPad.

The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop/iPad to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop/iPad and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.

It's Time to Return All Library Books

All library books are due back to the school library on Wednesday, May 29th.   Please take a moment to gather any books you have and return them to the library.  Overdue notices will be sent out weekly starting May 29th.  If you can’t find a book, you may either replace it or pay for it by using MySchoolBucks or by writing a check made payable to Hayfield Elementary.  If you think the book has been returned, but you got a notice stating otherwise, please check with Ms. Ergler ([email protected]) in the library to make sure that it is there.

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.

Class Placement: Parent/Guardian Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the next school year, one of our most challenging tasks is creating class groupings. It is very important to have balanced classes that reflect the diversity of our students. As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form by Friday, May 31. If you have multiple children, please complete a separate form for each child. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

Caribbean American Heritage Month

FCPS celebrates the rich diversity and honors the many contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to our nation during the month of June. Caribbean individuals are some of the most ethnically diverse in the world. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States born in the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. We stand with those facing an ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Each individual in our school community should feel valued for who they are. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

News from the PTA 2024-2025 Executive Board:

The slate of nominees will be announced on May 17th. Voting will take place online on June 17th. Every current PTA member is eligible to vote! Questions? [email protected]

 

Get Involved: 24’-25’ Committee Opportunities Available Now!

Interested in Leading a Committee next year? We still have open chair positions for:

 

  • 6th Grade Celebration
  • Blacktop Bash
  • Community Connections
  • Fundraising
  • Get2Green
  • Holiday Market
  • Monsters’ Ball
  • Newsletter
  • Read-a-Thon
  • Reflections Contest
  • Volunteer Coordinator

 

Committee Purpose & Responsibilities

If you don’t think you have the capacity to lead a committee, that’s OK! ! Please consider joining as a Vice Chair or Committee Member instead. Even if you're not a current PTA member, we encourage you to apply!

Sign Up here: tinyurl.com/hescom24

 

Dates to Remember:

June 4th: 6th Grade Celebration (for students)

June 4th and 5th: Rita’s Fundraiser with Celebrity Scoopers Ms. Lewis & Mr. O.C.!

June 17th: Executive Board Elections

PTA Transition Meeting (To be announced)

 

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison

Online registration for returning FCPS students is now open!  Returning Family OLR Outline 

Please reach out to Marily Grotz, Family Liaison, for guidance and assistance in completing forms.

 

FCPS Summer Extravaganza - FCPS invites all families to get a jump on summer learning by participating in engaging, educational, and enriching activities for Fairfax County students.  Questions?  Contact us at 571-502-5349

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY PROGRAMS

  • Back-to-School Immunization Clinics Get your child ready for the 2024-25 school year. Open by appointment to all Fairfax County students who need immunizations, regardless of whether they have had vaccines in the past, are new to the country, or need a follow-up to be up to date. Call today! Appointments are limited. Schedule your appointment by calling 703-246-7100. See Back-to-School Immunization Schedule.
  • Fairfax County Park Authority Enjoy all that Fairfax Park Authority has to offer to usher in the summer season. From the Water Mine opening to summer classes still available for registration.  SPOTS ARE STILL OPEN FOR SUMMER CLASSES

COMMUNITY EVENTS, RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES

  • Art Contest: Where We Belong Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month by participating in our art contest for Fairfax County youth, ages 5-18. Create artwork inspired by your family or community, using prompts like "We all belong in Fairfax County" or "This is where I am from." Submit your scanned or photographed art via their online form from May 15 - June 15, 2024. Winners in three categories (K-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-12th) will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card and have their art featured in a traveling exhibit. All entries will be displayed on their virtual gallery. For more information, please visit Where We Belong Art Contest - Kids Events and Resources - FCPL Curated Content at Fairfax County Government

 

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

HES PTA Purple Star Military Liaison Position – Update

I want to share the exciting news that we have not just one but two wonderful parents who have volunteered to serve as our Co-leader PTA Purple Star Military Liaisons! In their role, they will continue to represent & advocate for our HES military families. Our unique PTA position strengthens our school community & helps our military families connect & support each other. The new liaisons will be officially elected and announced at the June PTA meeting.

 

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming HES Events & Dates

FCPS Summer Extravaganza – Celebrate the End the of School Year:

June 1, 9:30am-2pm @ Woodson High School

  Enjoy face painting, music, learning activities, student performances, & food. Talk to FCPS library & Parks & Rec Authority representatives. Registration is highly recommended. https://www.fcps.edu/SummerExtravaganza?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Kids Color Run – Fort Belvoir:

June 8 at 8am – 9820 Flagler Rd., Garrison Headquarters Parade Field

The Color Run follows an exciting course with obstacles & blasts of color mixed in! The fun-packed course is made for children & teens ages 5-16 to test endurance, physical strength, & mental discipline. Registration required.

https://belvoir.armymwr.com/calendar/event/kids-color-run/6437316/89161

 

SchoolQuest Tool for Successful School Transitions due to Multiple Moves – MCEC

  Create a Digital Student Profile for you child, in the event papers are lost in moves and/or parents need to share information with schools.

  Take advantage of this free, online tool created by military parents specifically for military parents to help parents of military-connected children manage the process of school transitions more effectively.

  Plan your child’s Academic Year, Upload & Organize your Child’s documents, Research New Schools & Scholarships. SchoolQuest include Academic Trackers, Individual Student Profiles, Pre-Built & Customizable Check Lists, Reminders & Notifications, School Search Capabilities, & Interactive Resources.

Watch the Walkthrough Demo Video to learn more. https://schoolquest.militarychild.org/about-schoolquest

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - May 24

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • SCA Spirit Days
  • End of Year Laptop Return
  • Library Book Return
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Class Placement Input
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • May 24 - HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate; 3:30 p.m.
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release

See the complete school year calendar

SCA Spirit Days

We can’t believe another amazing school year is coming to a close! To celebrate, students can participate in the following spirit days for our Summer Spirit Week!

 

Thursday, June 6 – Summer Sports Day – wear your favorite summer sports shirt/active wear

Friday, June 7 – Sleep in Day – Wear your favorite PJ’s

Monday, June 10 – Olympic Day – Wear colors from your favorite country

Tuesday, June 11 – Made in the Shade Day – Wear sunglasses or a hat

Wednesday, June 12 – HES Spirit Day – Wear anything HES or HES colors

End of Year Laptop Return

FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned  so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2024-2025 school year. On Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptop/iPad.

The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop/iPad to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop/iPad and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.

It's Time to Return All Library Books

All library books are due back to the school library on Wednesday, May 29th.   Please take a moment to gather any books you have and return them to the library.  Overdue notices will be sent out weekly starting May 29th.  If you can’t find a book, you may either replace it or pay for it by using MySchoolBucks or by writing a check made payable to Hayfield Elementary.  If you think the book has been returned, but you got a notice stating otherwise, please check with Ms. Ergler ([email protected]) in the library to make sure that it is there.

Medication Pick-up

As we approach the end of the school year, please keep the following in mind: If your child has medication in the health room, a parent/guardian must pick it up by 2 p.m. on June 12. Any medication not picked up, will be destroyed according to FCPS regulation.

Class Placement: Parent/Guardian Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the next school year, one of our most challenging tasks is creating class groupings. It is very important to have balanced classes that reflect the diversity of our students. As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form by Friday, May 31. If you have multiple children, please complete a separate form for each child. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

News from the PTA

2024-2025 Executive Board:

The slate of nominees will be announced on May 17th. Voting will take place online on June 17th. Every current PTA member is eligible to vote! Questions? [email protected]

Get Involved: 24’-25’ Committee Opportunities Available Now!

There are still many open spots for Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs.To continue offering these events next year, we need volunteers to lead the effort! With 20 committees in total, we're actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to take on leadership and support roles to form full committees. Committee Purpose & Responsibilities

Dates to Remember:

May 24th: Popsicles on the Playground for Military Families

May 31st: Blacktop Bash

June 4th: 6th Grade Celebration (for students)

June 17th: Executive Board Elections

PTA Transition Meeting (To be announced) Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison

May is National Speech-Language-Hearing Month! Throughout the month Fairfax County Health Department's Speech and Hearing program will offer free speech screenings (testing) for children ages 3 – 7 years at several county libraries. No appointments are necessary, screening is first-come, first-served at multiple locations. Further details can be found HERE.

Parenting Education Programs | Family Services  The Department of Family Services offers free services to help families develop important skills to grow healthy relationships with their children. These classes teach positive and effective ways parents can interact with their children at every age and stage of development. Click the link above for information regarding classes and to participate in their Virtual Parent Cafes. 

 

SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program. 

Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers.

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month - Events and Resources - This is an opportune time to fight stigma, provide support, increase awareness, and remind individuals of the services and resources that exist to support the millions of people impacted by mental health issues.

 

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

Sign up for News You Choose Emails

School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

Memorial Day

Fallen but not forgotten. On this Memorial Day, let us remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We are forever grateful to these heroes who died while fighting for our country. May their courage and dedication never be forgotten.

Ways to Honor or Deceased Heroes:

  Display the American Flag, Visit a Veterans Cemetery, Observe the National Moment of Silence (3pm on Memorial Day Wherever you Are), Attend a Local Parade, Wear Poppies.

HES PTA Purple Star Military Liaison Position – Update

I want to share the exciting news that we have not just one but two wonderful parents who have volunteered to serve as our Co-leader PTA Purple Star Military Liaisons! In their role, they will continue to represent & advocate for our HES military families. Our unique PTA position strengthens our school community & helps our military families connect & support each other. The new liaisons will be officially elected and announced at the June PTA meeting.

 

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming HES Events & Dates

FCPS Summer Extravaganza – Celebrate the End the of School Year:

June 1, 9:30am-2pm @ Woodson High School

  Enjoy face painting, music, learning activities, student performances, & food. Talk to FCPS library & Parks & Rec Authority representatives. Registration is highly recommended. https://www.fcps.edu/SummerExtravaganza?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Kids Color Run – Fort Belvoir:

June 8 at 8am – 9820 Flagler Rd., Garrison Headquarters Parade Field

The Color Run follows an exciting course with obstacles & blasts of color mixed in! The fun-packed course is made for children & teens ages 5-16 to test endurance, physical strength, & mental discipline. Registration required.

https://belvoir.armymwr.com/calendar/event/kids-color-run/6437316/89161

 

SchoolQuest Tool for Successful School Transitions due to Multiple Moves – MCEC

  Create a Digital Student Profile for you child, in the event papers are lost in moves and/or parents need to share information with schools.

  Take advantage of this free, online tool created by military parents specifically for military parents to help parents of military-connected children manage the process of school transitions more effectively.

  Plan your child’s Academic Year, Upload & Organize your Child’s documents, Research New Schools & Scholarships. SchoolQuest include Academic Trackers, Individual Student Profiles, Pre-Built & Customizable Check Lists, Reminders & Notifications, School Search Capabilities, & Interactive Resources.

Watch the Walkthrough Demo Video to learn more. https://schoolquest.militarychild.org/about-schoolquest

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • End of Year Laptop Return
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • Class Placement Input
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • May 24 - HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate; 3:30 p.m.
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release

See the complete school year calendar

End of Year Laptop Return

FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned  so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2024-2025 school year. On Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptop/iPad.

The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop/iPad to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop/iPad and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.

Medication Pick-up

As we approach the end of the school year, please keep the following in mind: If your child has medication in the health room, a parent/guardian must pick it up by 2 p.m. on June 12. Any medication not picked up, will be destroyed according to FCPS regulation.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

Class Placement: Parent/Guardian Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the next school year, one of our most challenging tasks is creating class groupings. It is very important to have balanced classes that reflect the diversity of our students. As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form by Friday, May 31. If you have multiple children, please complete a separate form for each child. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

News from the PTA

2024-2025 Executive Board:

The slate of nominees will be announced on May 17th. Voting will take place online on June 17th. Every current PTA member is eligible to vote! Questions? [email protected]
Get Involved: 24’-25’ Committee Opportunities Available Now!

There are still many open spots for Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs.To continue offering these events next year, we need volunteers to lead the effort! With 20 committees in total, we're actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to take on leadership and support roles to form full committees. Committee Purpose & Responsibilities
Express your interest by filling out this form by May 19th: tinyurl.com/hescom24. Even if you're not a current PTA member, we encourage you to apply! Dates to Remember:

May 19th: Last day to fill out the Call for Committees Form

May 24th: Popsicles on the Playground for Military Families

May 31st: Blacktop Bash

June 4th: 6th Grade Celebration (for students)

June 17th: Executive Board Elections

PTA Transition Meeting (To be announced) Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison

ParentVUE informational sessions were held Tuesday evening and Friday morning at Hayfield Elementary School this week.  If you missed attending but would like assistance please reach out to schedule a time to meet with the Family Liaison one on one. If you would like to learn to navigate the application on your own you can find more information on the FCPS website.

 

The English Empowerment Center summer schedule is out!  English Classes for Beginning Level Adults are being offered at Annandale Community Center. Registration is open now! Contact Marily Grotz, Family Liaison, for details.

 

Back-to-School Immunization Clinics, by appointment only. (703) 246-7100

These immunization clinics are open to all Fairfax Country students who need immunizations regardless if they have had vaccines in the past, new to the country, or those that just need to follow up to be up to date.  See flyer below for dates and times.  Mount Vernon and Springfield are the closest locations.

 

The Hybla Valley Community Market is open! Families can visit Tuesdays 4-5:30pm and Saturdays 11am-1pm at Hybla Valley Community Center from May through August. Additionally, the Market will be at Gum Springs Community Center on May 16th, June 13th, and July 11th from 12-2pm.

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

May is Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month pays tribute to the members of the military. It honors everyone who has served in a branch of the U.S. military and reminds us that we owe many of our freedoms to the sacrifices made by military personnel.

 

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming HES Events & Dates

 

HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate:

  • May 24th,   Time: 3:30         Place: HES Playground

Eat Popsicles & Have Fun with Friends

Join us after school at the HES playground for festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Whether you’re saying farewell as you PCS or socializing & networking while hanging out with friends, we would love to see you.

 

HES PTA Military Families Facebook Page – Military Families Connect

Did you know that HES is a Purple Star Designated School? As a Purple Star school, HES is military friendly and is committed to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and families. Because HES is Purple Star School, the HES PTA also has a designated Purple Star Military Liaison position.

HES parent Laura Blewett ([email protected]) is our PTA’s Purple Star Military Liaison. She has created a Facebook Group for our HES military community to help families come together, connect and support each other.

 

facebook.com/groups/hesmilitaryfamiliesconnect/

It’s PCS & Moving Season so please check out these great Military Kids Books.

  • I Move a Lot and That’s Okay by Shermaine Perry-Knights

Teaches kids how to emotionally cope with relocation. Follow the story of a girl moving across the world as she experiences sadness, loss, acceptance & hope. The Adventures of a Military Brat, The Big Move by Johanna & Daniel Gomez

A young girl faces challenges of a military move, learns how to say goodbye to friends, cherishes favorite memories, & prepares for her new home with hope.

  • The Adventures of a Military Brat, My Military Life (Johanna & Daniel Gomez)

A boy shares challenges & opportunities of growing up as a military brat. He anticipates an upcoming move, makes new friends & is proud of mil. traditions.

Fort Belvoir MWR Upcoming Events:

 

Kids Color Run –

Jun 8th, 9am - Fort Belvoir, 9am, Garrison Headquarters Parade Field (9820 Flagler Rd).

The Color Run follows an exciting course with obstacles and blasts of color mixed in! The fun-packed course is made for children and teens ages 5 - 16 to test endurance, physical strength, and mental discipline.

May 18th, 9am - Fort Belvoir, Pullen Field Track (1182 12th St.)

Activities:

Registration required.

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - May 10 (Correction)

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • End of Year Laptop Return
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • Class Placement Input (Correction)
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • May 24 - HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate; 3:30 p.m.
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release

See the complete school year calendar

End of Year Laptop Return

FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned  so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2024-2025 school year. On Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptop/iPad.

The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop/iPad to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop/iPad and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

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

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Medication Pick-up

As we approach the end of the school year, please keep the following in mind: If your child has medication in the health room, a parent/guardian must pick it up by 2 p.m. on June 12. Any medication not picked up, will be destroyed according to FCPS regulation.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

Class Placement: Parent/Guardian Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the next school year, one of our most challenging tasks is creating class groupings. It is very important to have balanced classes that reflect the diversity of our students. As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form by Friday, May 31. If you have multiple children, please complete a separate form for each child. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

News from the PTA

Call for Executive Board Nominees:

If you are interested in being a Board Member for the ‘24-’25 school year, it’s time to let us know! The open positions are Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary.

 

Contact the Nominations Committee for more information, [email protected]  All current PTA members are welcome to apply for any of these positions!

 

Get Inolved: 24’-25’ Committee Opportunities Available Now!

Have you attended any PTA events this year and enjoyed yourself? It's thanks to our dedicated Committees that we're able to host such a variety of engaging events and initiatives throughout the year, benefiting the entire school community. 

 

If you're ready to get more involved with the PTA but aren't quite sure where to begin, consider joining one of our Committees! With 20 committees in total, we're actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to take on leadership and support roles to form full committees. Committee Purpose & Responsibilities

 

Express your interest by filling out this form by May 19th: tinyurl.com/hescom24. Even if you're not a current member, we encourage you to apply!

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May 15th: Restaurant Night: Pizzeria UNO

May 16th: PTA Meeting (The last one of the year!)

May 19th: Last day to fill out the Call for Committees Form

May 24th: Popsicles on the Playground for Military Families

May 31st: Blacktop Bash

June 4th: 6th Grade Celebration (for students)

PTA Transition Meeting (To be announced)

 

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison

ParentVUE informational sessions held in Hayfield Elementary School Cafeteria. Registration is requested to determine space required for the meeting.  Please email questions to Marily Grotz, Family Liaison at [email protected] or send a text* to (415)360-0175.  *Talking Points texts are translated from any language into English.

 

  • Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm-8pm
  • Friday, May 17th at 9am-10am

 

The Hybla Valley Community Market is open! Families can visit Tuesdays 4-5:30pm and Saturdays 11am-1pm at Hybla Valley Community Center from May through August. Additionally, the Market will be at Gum Springs Community Center on May 16th, June 13th, and July 11th from 12-2pm.

 

NCS (Neighborhood and Community Services) is hosting a Community Focus Group on May 8, 13, and 30 in Springfield. You are invited to participate and share your concerns on community conditions that impact safety and well-being. Springfield Family Resource Center 7224 Commerce Street, Apt. T-4, Springfield, VA

Childcare and Light Refreshments and Giveaways.  For more information please contact: Springfield Family Resource Center at 703-644-0000. 

 

Unable to attend? You may respond through surveys between May 8 - 22.

Survey for Adults https://forms.office.com/g/CK9XfCW3fq

Survey for Youth and Teens https://forms.office.com/g/Bk02JPhajg

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

Sign up for News You Choose Emails

School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate:

  • May 24th,    Time: 3:30         Place: HES Playground

Eat Popsicles & Have Fun with Friends

Join us after school at the HES playground for festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Whether you’re saying farewell as you PCS or socializing & networking while hanging out with friends, we would love to see you.

 

Military Families Virtual Listening Chat

May 15, 12:00-2pm

Dr. Lisa Coons, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, is interested in hearing from military families across Virginia.

            You may wish to consider joining others in their sharing of their family’s educational experiences during the Military Families Virtual Listening Session.

Microsoft Teams:

Join the meeting now

Meeting ID: 224 877 418 291

Passcode: 4Acmv5

Dial-in by phone

+1 434-230-0065,,898717595# United States, Lynchburg

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 898 717 595#

For more information, please contact Dan Dunham at [email protected].  To connect with FCPS resources, please email [email protected]

 

Fort Belvoir MWR Upcoming Events:

 

America’s Armed Forces Kids Run -

Join us for a fun evening where Star Wars meets cosmic bowling.

May 18th, 9am - Fort Belvoir, Pullen Field Track (1182 12th St.)

Activities:

Registration required, open now through May 15th.

 

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - May 10

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • End of Year Laptop Return
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • Class Placement Input
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • May 24 - HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate; 3:30 p.m.
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release

See the complete school year calendar

End of Year Laptop Return

FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned  so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2024-2025 school year. On Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptop/iPad.

The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop/iPad to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop/iPad and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

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

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Medication Pick-up

As we approach the end of the school year, please keep the following in mind: If your child has medication in the health room, a parent/guardian must pick it up by 2 p.m. on June 12. Any medication not picked up, will be destroyed according to FCPS regulation.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

Class Placement: Parent/Guardian Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the next school year, one of our most challenging tasks is creating class groupings. It is very important to have balanced classes that reflect the diversity of our students. As we make these placements, we consider many factors including individual student information, teacher input, and social relationships.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to your child’s placement for next year, please complete this form by Friday, May 12. If you have multiple children, please complete a separate form for each child. There is no need to complete the form if you do not have any information you would like us to consider. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

News from the PTA

Call for Executive Board Nominees:

If you are interested in being a Board Member for the ‘24-’25 school year, it’s time to let us know! The open positions are Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary.

 

Contact the Nominations Committee for more information, [email protected]  All current PTA members are welcome to apply for any of these positions!

 

Get Inolved: 24’-25’ Committee Opportunities Available Now!

Have you attended any PTA events this year and enjoyed yourself? It's thanks to our dedicated Committees that we're able to host such a variety of engaging events and initiatives throughout the year, benefiting the entire school community. 

 

If you're ready to get more involved with the PTA but aren't quite sure where to begin, consider joining one of our Committees! With 20 committees in total, we're actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to take on leadership and support roles to form full committees. Committee Purpose & Responsibilities

 

Express your interest by filling out this form by May 19th: tinyurl.com/hescom24. Even if you're not a current member, we encourage you to apply!

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May 15th: Restaurant Night: Pizzeria UNO

May 16th: PTA Meeting (The last one of the year!)

May 19th: Last day to fill out the Call for Committees Form

May 24th: Popsicles on the Playground for Military Families

May 31st: Blacktop Bash

June 4th: 6th Grade Celebration (for students)

PTA Transition Meeting (To be announced)

 

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison

ParentVUE informational sessions held in Hayfield Elementary School Cafeteria. Registration is requested to determine space required for the meeting.  Please email questions to Marily Grotz, Family Liaison at [email protected] or send a text* to (415)360-0175.  *Talking Points texts are translated from any language into English.

 

  • Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm-8pm
  • Friday, May 17th at 9am-10am

 

The Hybla Valley Community Market is open! Families can visit Tuesdays 4-5:30pm and Saturdays 11am-1pm at Hybla Valley Community Center from May through August. Additionally, the Market will be at Gum Springs Community Center on May 16th, June 13th, and July 11th from 12-2pm.

 

NCS (Neighborhood and Community Services) is hosting a Community Focus Group on May 8, 13, and 30 in Springfield. You are invited to participate and share your concerns on community conditions that impact safety and well-being. Springfield Family Resource Center 7224 Commerce Street, Apt. T-4, Springfield, VA

Childcare and Light Refreshments and Giveaways.  For more information please contact: Springfield Family Resource Center at 703-644-0000. 

 

Unable to attend? You may respond through surveys between May 8 - 22.

Survey for Adults https://forms.office.com/g/CK9XfCW3fq

Survey for Youth and Teens https://forms.office.com/g/Bk02JPhajg

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

Sign up for News You Choose Emails

School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate:

  • May 24th,    Time: 3:30         Place: HES Playground

Eat Popsicles & Have Fun with Friends

Join us after school at the HES playground for festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Whether you’re saying farewell as you PCS or socializing & networking while hanging out with friends, we would love to see you.

 

Military Families Virtual Listening Chat

May 15, 12:00-2pm

Dr. Lisa Coons, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, is interested in hearing from military families across Virginia.

            You may wish to consider joining others in their sharing of their family’s educational experiences during the Military Families Virtual Listening Session.

Microsoft Teams:

Join the meeting now

Meeting ID: 224 877 418 291

Passcode: 4Acmv5

Dial-in by phone

+1 434-230-0065,,898717595# United States, Lynchburg

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 898 717 595#

For more information, please contact Dan Dunham at [email protected].  To connect with FCPS resources, please email [email protected]

 

Fort Belvoir MWR Upcoming Events:

 

America’s Armed Forces Kids Run -

Join us for a fun evening where Star Wars meets cosmic bowling.

May 18th, 9am - Fort Belvoir, Pullen Field Track (1182 12th St.)

Activities:

Registration required, open now through May 15th.

 

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - May 3

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • May 5 - Orthodox Easter
  • May 6-10 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 24 - HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate; 3:30 p.m.
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 - Last Day of School/2-Hour Early Release

See the complete school year calendar

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

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

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

News from the PTA

Staff Appreciation Week kicks off on Monday!

We encourage you to take a moment to thank the individuals who have such a significant impact on our children's lives. Whether it's through a heartfelt note, a thoughtful drawing, or a small gift from their favorite things list, your gesture will mean the world to them. 

 

The PTA has a fun week planned for the staff with daily events and activities. If you would like to help out next week, please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/mpbjy8uz

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May 6th - 10th: Staff Appreciation Week

May 15th: Restaurant Night: Pizzeria UNO

May 16th: PTA Meeting

May 24th: Popsicles on the Playground for Military Families

May 31st: Blacktop Bash

June 4th: 6th Grade Celebration (for students)

 

Call for Nominees:

If you are interested in being an Executive Board Member next school year it’s time to let us know! Please contact the Nominations Committee for more information, [email protected]  All current PTA members are welcome (and encouraged) to apply for these positions!

 

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

 

News from our Family Liaison

ParentVUE informational sessions held in Hayfield Elementary School Cafeteria.  Register Here!

  • Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm-8pm
  • Friday, May 17th at 9am-8am

Check Your Child’s Attendance

Family Resource Center - Registration for May workshops is now open.

            May 10 - Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (presentado en español)             May 17 - Meet the Author Series: The Breakthrough Years by Ellen Galinsky

            May 31 - Behavior Solution Series for Secondary Families: Taming the Teenaged Brain

 

 

📞 Parent Information Line 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.

 

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

HES Military Families Popsicle Playdate:

  • May 24th,     Time: 3:30         Place: HES Playground

Eat Popsicles & Have Fun with Friends

Join us after school at the HES playground for festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Whether you’re saying farewell as you PCS or socializing & networking while hanging out with friends, we would love to see you.

 

Parent Webinars - Upcoming:

 

Maximizing You Summer Experience – MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition)

            May 8th, 12pm noon, Virtual

Are you excited for opportunities this summer with your children? Please join us as we talk about military-connected learning opportunities, discounts, engagement activities, and unique summer experiences available to maximize the summer break.

Registration Required. Webinar Registration - Zoom

https://www.militarychild.org/event/parent-webinars/

 

Fort Belvoir MWR Upcoming Events:

 

America’s Armed Forces Kids Run -

Join us for a fun evening where Star Wars meets cosmic bowling.

May 18th, 9am - Fort Belvoir, Pullen Field Track (1182 12th St.)

Activities:

Registration required, open now through May 15th.

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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SOLs Continue This Week!

Our 5th graders kicked off SOL season last week, and the majority of testing takes place in the upcoming weeks. We need 2-3 volunteers during each testing day to act as hall/bathroom monitors, and prevent any testing irregularities. If you are able to volunteer from 9 a.m. to noon on any of the testing days below, please email [email protected].

ALL students who are testing need to:

* Go to bed on time and get a good night's rest before their test

* Eat a filling breakfast

* Bring a water bottle if it helps them during testing

* Arrive to school on time

 

The testing schedule as follows: 

Thursday, 5/2: 5th grade Reading

Tuesday, 5/7: 6th grade Reading

Wednesday, 5/8: 3rd grade Reading

Thursday, 5/9: 4th grade Reading

Tuesday, 5/14: 5th grade Math

Monday, 5/20: 4th grade Math

Tuesday, 5/21: 5th grade Science and 3rd grade Math

Wednesday, 5/22: 6th/7th grade Math

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School House News - April 26

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • May 3 - Orthodox Good Friday/Teacher Workday
  • May 5 - Orthodox Easter
  • May 6-10 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

See the complete school year calendar

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

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

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

News from the PTA

May 6th - 10th: Staff Appreciation Week-Volunteers Needed! https://tinyurl.com/mpbjy8uz

May 15th: Restaurant Night: Pizzeria UNO

May 16th: PTA Meeting

May 31st: Blacktop Bash

 

Information about PTA Board Member Elections for Vice President, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary for the ‘24 -‘25 school year will be shared soon! If you are interested in these positions or have any questions about the roles, please contact [email protected]

 

ALL current PTA members are welcome (and encouraged) to apply for these positions!

 

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

News from our Family Liaison
  • SACC registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year and the Camp Fairfax summer program. Fairfax County Government’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program provides fun, safe, and educational care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is available before school, after school, and during school breaks in select Fairfax County public elementary schools and community centers. 

 

  • Franconia District Supervisor Rodney Lusk and Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services are seeking a mural artist to design and paint the outside east wall of Hybla Valley Community Center. Applications must be received by April 30, 2024. More information in flyer at the end of the newsletter.

 

  • Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. Dispose of your unused or expired medications at designated drop-off locations throughout our county. Find the drop-off sites at bit.ly/3JbQeXG

 

  • Parktakes summer class registration is now OPEN! Families should register before May 3 to receive a discount on classes. 
  • The Fairfax County Health Department invites families to an engaging, free community event centered around healthy and active living! Healthy Together Fairfax will be held on Sunday, May 19th, from 12-3pm at Franconia Park. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/47skTux

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters
  • April 30th, Shining Stars Day – Military Kids are Shining Stars

Wear Stars, Bright Colors & Anything that Sparkles to Honor Military Kids.

 

  • May 24th,        Time: 3:30         Place: HES Playground

Popsicle Party Playdate – Eat Popsicles & Have Fun with Friends

Join us after school at the HES playground for festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Whether you’re saying farewell as you PCS or socializing & networking while hanging out with friends, we would love to see you.

 

Fort Belvoir MWR Upcoming Events:

 

May the Fourth Galactic Bowling -

Join us for a fun evening where Star Wars meets cosmic bowling!

May 4th, 6-8pm - Fort Belvoir Bowling Center

Activities:

Registration is highly encouraged.

 

America’s Armed Forces Kids Run -

Join us for a fun evening where Star Wars meets cosmic bowling.

May 18th, 9am - Fort Belvoir, Pullen Field Track (1182 12th St.)

Activities:

Registration is required, open now through May 15th.

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • Social and Emotional Screener Results
  • School Library Month
  • Mental Health in Childhood
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • College and Careers Month
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22 & 23 - Passover
  • April 24 - Theravada Ne Year

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Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s counselor. 

School Library Month

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference. Please take a moment to thank Ms. Ergler for all she does to support our students, staff, and community!

Mental Health in Childhood

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with children’s physical and mental health. Mental health disorders such as ADHD and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed in children, which often occurs together. Anxiety is feelings of worry, apprehension or dread that something bad is going to happen. Children diagnosed with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or be overly active. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental health disorders.

 

Anxiety related triggers are lonely and frightening emotional responses related to situations, persons, places or objects. Today’s sources of stress for our students include: increased coursework and graduation requirements, extracurricular activities, household responsibilities, and social media. Social media has been a great way to increase connection and communication, but for our young people it contributes to shorter attention spans and information overload. Signs of anxiety include appearing worried, irritable or nervous, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, along with physical symptoms such as sleeping problems, headaches, and stomach aches. It is understandable for a parent to be worried because figuring out what to do is hard. Here are five simple ways to respond to teens with anxiety:

 

  1. Recognize warning signs.
  2. Guide your child to take a few deep breaths to slow things down.
  3. Make sure your child understands you are available if they need to talk.
  4. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and avoid downplaying situations or issues.
  5. Help them come up with ways to deal with the situation next time.

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: 571.423.4270.

 

Sources & Resources

The Anxiety Toolkit for Teens

Talk, They Hear You

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

 

For Further Information & Support:

 

Bryan Villalobos

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

April 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.

Flipgrid link:

https://flip.com/ae62a73a

Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!

 

College and Career Week April 22nd-26th

News from the PTA

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

 

Dates to Remember:

April 26th: Career Night (Please RSVP and  Volunteer!)

May 6th - 10th: Staff Appreciation Week

May 15th: Restaurant Night: Pizzeria UNO

May 16th: PTA Meeting

 

Did you miss last night’s PTA meeting?

View the agenda and watch the recordings: Part 1 & Part 2

 

Information about PTA Board Member Elections for Vice President, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary for the ‘24 - ‘25 school year are coming up! If you are interested in these positions or have any questions, please contact any of the current board members. All current PTA members are eligible to be candidates.

News from our Family Liaison

FCPS Family Summit, an event hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools in collaboration with Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women's Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Asian Educators Association, and Hispanic Educators Association. Our conference promises to cover a variety of topics designed to benefit all families, with a special focus on providing social-emotional resources. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all members of our community by engaging in partnerships and learning together to support our students.  Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Virginia 22043

Register Here!

 

Family Resource Center Workshops

April 30 - Counseling Services in Virginia for Mental Health and Substance Abuse: How to Get the Help You Desire 

  • Presenter: FCPS Sr. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
  • Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

 

May 10 - Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (presentado en español)

Regístrate para este evento

 

Summer Camps for Preschoolers

 

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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School Website:  hayfieldes.fcps.edu

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events & Dates

April is Month of the Military Child!!

  • April 22 – “Bootcamp” Fun Day.

JROTC cadettes from Hayfield Secondary will be coming over to HES to run some super fun activities. The cadettes created a variety of activities and they’re way more exciting than pushups & jumping jacks! All students in the school will participate during PE class & most events will be outside (weather permitting). Get ready for some serious action and remember to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.                      

  • April 30th, Shining Stars Day – Military Kids are Shining Stars

Wear Stars, Bright Colors & Anything that Sparkles to Honor Military Kids.

 

  • May 24th @ 3:30:

 Popsicle Party Playdate – Eat Popsicles & Have Fun with Friends

Join us after school at the HES playground for festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Whether you’re saying farewell as you PCS or socializing & networking while hanging out with friends, we would love to see you.

 

  • Get Out & Enjoy the Great Outdoors -

Free Entrance to National Parks for Current Military, Veterans & Gold Star Families

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/veterans-and-gold-star-families-free-access.htm

A free Lifetime Military Pass is available for Gold Star Families & US Military Veterans. A free Annual Military Pass is available for current US military members & their dependents. The passes provide free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests.

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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5th Grade Integrated Reading & Writing Test This Week

Hello families,

Virginia is rolling out a new, combined Reading and Writing SOL test for 5th graders this year. Our students will take this test on Thursday morning, April 18. It is very important that our students get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time that day!

Additionally, we are requesting 3 parent volunteers to escort students to/from the bathroom and water fountains, as required to ensure test security. Please email [email protected] if you are able to assist us from 9 a.m. to noon on April 18.

Thank you, and good luck Hawks!

Quick Links

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Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • School Library Month
  • Mental Health in Childhood
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • College and Careers Month
  • Month of the Military Child
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • April 12 – Military Families Pizza Night; 5-7 p.m.
  • April 17 – Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast; 8:30 a.m.; Purple Up! Day
  • April 22 - Earth Day

See the complete school year calendar

School Library Month

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference. Please take a moment to thank Ms. Ergler for all she does to support our students, staff, and community!

Mental Health in Childhood

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with children’s physical and mental health. Mental health disorders such as ADHD and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed in children, which often occurs together. Anxiety is feelings of worry, apprehension or dread that something bad is going to happen. Children diagnosed with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or be overly active. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental health disorders.

 

Anxiety related triggers are lonely and frightening emotional responses related to situations, persons, places or objects. Today’s sources of stress for our students include: increased coursework and graduation requirements, extracurricular activities, household responsibilities, and social media. Social media has been a great way to increase connection and communication, but for our young people it contributes to shorter attention spans and information overload. Signs of anxiety include appearing worried, irritable or nervous, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, along with physical symptoms such as sleeping problems, headaches, and stomach aches. It is understandable for a parent to be worried because figuring out what to do is hard. Here are five simple ways to respond to teens with anxiety:

 

  1. Recognize warning signs.
  2. Guide your child to take a few deep breaths to slow things down.
  3. Make sure your child understands you are available if they need to talk.
  4. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and avoid downplaying situations or issues.
  5. Help them come up with ways to deal with the situation next time.

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: 571.423.4270.

 

Sources & Resources

The Anxiety Toolkit for Teens

Talk, They Hear You

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

 

For Further Information & Support:

 

Bryan Villalobos

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

April 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.

Flipgrid link:

https://flip.com/ae62a73a

Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!

 

College and Career Week April 22nd-26th

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

News from the PTA

PTA members, we need you! There are open Board Member positions for the 2024-2025 school year, and we need three members to form a nominating committee that will guide the election process. Information must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 13th to be considered for the committee. https://tinyurl.com/hes-nominations-2024

 

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

 

Dates to Remember:

 

April 12th: Military Families Pizza Night

April 12th: Deadline to order additional yearbooks*

April 13th: Deadline to submit information to be on the Nominating Committee

April 16th & 17th: Restaurant Night: Delia’s Pizzeria & Grille

April 17th: Military Families Coffee & Breakfast AND Purple Up Day!

April 18th: PTA Meeting

April 26th: Career Night-Volunteers Needed!

*Every student at HES will receive one complimentary yearbook. The link provided above allows families to order additional yearbooks if they wish.

News from our Family Liaison

SIS ParentVUE for existing families, new students, and Kindergarten registrations.

Your password will now need to be more than 12 characters long. Parents who already have an account, please make sure to update your short passwords to a new one to login to your SIS ParentVUE account.  The SIS ParentVUE account allows you to easily access students’ attendance, report cards, and update emergency forms.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS for an informational meeting about SIS ParentVUE on May 14th at 7pm and May 17th at 9am.

 

 

 

May Webinars are open for Registration

Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (presentado en español)

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Meet the Author Series: The Breakthrough Years by Ellen Galinsky

Galinsky’s Shared Solutions Framework and Possibilities Mindset show you how to:

  • turn daily conflicts into opportunities for problem-solving where both teens and parents feel listened to and respected
  • encourage positive risk-taking in your child like standing up for themselves, making new friends, and helping their communities
  • promote five essential executive function-based skills that can help them succeed now and in the future.

Register for this event

 

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events & Dates

April is Month of the Military Child!!

 

  • April 17 – Military Families Parent Coffee &                             

                 Student Breakfast (Sign Up Below)

  • April 17th, “Purple Up” Day – Purple Up for Military Kids

Wear your Purple FCPS T-shirts & Purple Everything to Celebrate Military Kids

Why Purple? Purple is the color of all 6 military branch colors mixed together and represents military children from all branches.

  • April 30th, Shining Stars Day – Military Kids are Shining Stars

Wear Stars, Bright Colors & Anything that Sparkles to Honor Military Kids.

There’s Still Time! – Please Register Below

Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast

April 17, Parents 8:30am, Students 8:45-9:15am

HES Cafeteria, - RSVP by April 15th

The Student Breakfast honors our HES military kids during the Month of the Military Child.

Please register your child(ren) separately if you cannot attend.

 

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/6NyaNA6NrvYuBwrQ8

 

 

***Let’s Paint the Town Purple***

April 16th @ 3:30-4pm – HES Main Entrance

Join us next Tuesday after school to help decorate for Purple Up Day! We will be using Purple chalk to color the sidewalks, draw pictures, and write messages in preparation for the big day.

 

Rock Garden- Military Kids Rock

Let’s create a “Military Kids Rock Garden”. Your child may paint a small rock at home & bring it in to be displayed outside in Rock Gardens around the school. Children can paint their rock any way they want including purple (Purple Up for Military Kids), patriotic colors, etc.

 

 

Where Were You Born? Where Have You Lived? Student Form & Maps

Check your child’s Thursday Folder for a fun worksheet & maps. Have them fill it out, color their maps & bring them back to school for everyone to see. Military kids are so adventurous. Let’s show off all the cool places they’ve lived. Please ask me or your teacher for a form & maps if needed.

 

Military-connected Student Slideshow & Family Photo Wall Display

 April is designated as Month of the Military Child & Hayfield Elementary School wants to celebrate our military-connected students. Throughout April, your child’s photo will be displayed on the wall and/or featured on a slideshow. Sending photos -

Electronic photos:

Please send electronic photos to our HES Military Family & Life Counselor, Shelly Oberst – [email protected]. Electronic photos should be submitted in jpeg format as an attachment to your email.

Traditional photos:

Photos should be given to homeroom teachers. Here is the Link to the photo template and it is also on the HES website home pg. under “April is Month of the Military Child”

 

Dr. Reid announces FCPS Month of the Military Child:

Did you know that Dr. Reid was a military child? View her personal message recognizing & thanking FCPS Military Families and Children this month. See link below.

https://youtu.be/ZAsqxo7JpDI

 

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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

Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

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Table of Contents
  • Calendar
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Lexia Parent Night
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Joe Romano Assembly
  • School Library Month
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025
  • SCA Elections
  • College and Careers Month
  • Month of the Military Child
  • National Arab American Heritage Month
  • Muslim American Heritage Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • News from the PTA
  • News from our Family Liaison
  • For Our Military Families: Military Matters

 

  • April 10 - Eid al-Fitr (No school)
  • April 12 – Military Families Pizza Night; 5-7 p.m.
  • April 17 – Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast; 8:30 a.m.; Purple Up! Day

See the complete school year calendar

Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Hayfield Elementary school, we have been able to collect approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear. 

 

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

 

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

April 10: Eid al-Fitr

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Tuesday, April 9, has been designated as a half-O day. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar.

Joe Romano Assembly

Thanks to our PTA, all students enjoyed an assembly today with Joe Romano. Joe presented the book, "Books the Magic is Real". Families have the opportunity to purchase this book at www.SmileBookFun.com. If you choose the option to "buy as part of a school group", our school will receive $3 for every book sold. 

School Library Month

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference. Please take a moment to thank Ms. Ergler for all she does to support our students, staff, and community!

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

SCA Elections

Attention: Any 4th or 5th grade student interested in becoming an officer for the SCA next year can campaign for one of our SCA officer positions. 

4th Graders can run for:

Second Vice President 

Historian 

5th Graders can run for:

President 

First Vice President 

Secretary 

Campaigning rules -  each candidate may create one poster (google doc or slide), which will be viewed by all Hayfield Elementary School students who are eligible to vote (currently in grades 3, 4 and 5). Students are welcome to talk about their candidacy in their classroom morning meetings. No other campaigning is permitted so the process is fair to all.

Simply share your Google doc or Google slide with SCA advisor, Mr. Pitts. 

All posters must be submitted by April 8.

More information about what the SCA does, what each officer would be running for, and a detailed 2024 SCA spring election timeline can be found by going to the All Students: Hayfield Elementary School folder in Schoology and then clicking on the SCA 2023-2024 folder or by emailing Mr. Pitts at [email protected].

April 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.

Flipgrid link:

https://flip.com/ae62a73a

Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!

 

College and Career Week April 22nd-26th

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

News from the PTA

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

 

Dates to Remember:

 

April 8th: Deadline to register for Spring After School Enrichment

April 12th: Military Families Pizza Night

April 12th: Deadline to order additional yearbooks*

April 16th & 17th: Restaurant Night: Delias

April 17th: Military Families Coffee & Breakfast AND Purple Up Day!

April 18th: PTA Meeting

April 26th: Career Night

 

*Every student at HES will receive one complimentary yearbook. The link provided above allows families to order additional yearbooks if they wish.

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events & Dates

April is Month of the Military Child!!

 

  • April 12 – Military Families Pizza Night
  • April 17Change of Date Military Families Parent Coffee &                            Student Breakfast (Sign Up Below)
  • April 17th, “Purple Up” Day – Purple Up for Military Kids

Wear your Purple FCPS T-shirts & Purple everything to celebrate Military Kids.

  • April 30th, Shining Stars Day – Military Kids are Shining Stars

Wear Stars, Bright colors, and anything that Sparkles to Honor Military Kids.

 

Military Families Pizza Night

April 12, 5-7:30pm

HES Cafeteria - RSVP by April 10th

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/7eNFwR4kRvsZTRe7A

 

 

New Date!!

Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast

April 17, Parents 8:30am, Students 8:45-9:15am

HES Cafeteria, - RSVP by April 15th

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/6NyaNA6NrvYuBwrQ8

 

 

Where Were You Born? Where Have You Lived? Student Form & Maps

Check your child’s Thursday Folder for a fun worksheet & maps. Have them fill it out, color their maps & bring them back to school for everyone to see. Military kids are so adventurous. Let’s show off all the cool places they’ve lived. Please ask me or your teacher for more form & maps if needed.

 

Military-connected Student Slideshow & Family Photo Display Wall

  April is designated as Month of the Military Child & Hayfield Elementary School wants to celebrate our military-connected students. Throughout April, your child’s photo will be displayed on the wall and/or featured on a slideshow. Sending photos -

Electronic photos:

Please send electronic photos to our HES Military Family & Life Counselor, Shelly Oberst – [email protected]. Electronic photos should be submitted in jpeg format as an attachment to your email.

Traditional photos:

Photos should be given to homeroom teachers. Here is the Link to the photo template and it is also on the HES website home pg. under “April is Month of the Military Child”

 

Rock Garden- Military Kids Rock

Let’s create a “Military Kids Rock Garden”. Your child may paint a small rock at home & bring it in to be displayed outside in Rock Gardens around the school. Children can paint their rock any way they want including purple (Purple Up for Military Kids), patriotic colors, etc.

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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School Pictures

Spring pictures have been sent home with your student. If you choose NOT to purchase the pictures, please return the package to the school. If you decide to keep them, please send the payment to the school as soon as possible. Thank you.

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April 3, 2024

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Dear Hayfield Elementary Families, 

 

At Hayfield Elementary, we strive to provide an educational environment where all feel welcomed, safe, and supported to learn. Part of our commitment is to provide our students with meaningful learning opportunities that allow them to continue to grow as ethical and global citizens. This year, we have planned grade-level lessons focused on the power of our words. 

 

Between April 3 and April 19, 2024 we will be delivering a lesson to students in grades 3 through 6. During the lesson, we will review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) rules and talk with students about knowing the power of words and how they can impact others. Beginning April 22, 2024, school counselors will be visiting K-6 classrooms to talk about impact vs. intent and how one might respond to a negative situation. 

 

We encourage you to ask your children for their thoughts on these lessons, and continue the conversation with input about your family’s expectations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the administrative team directly.

 

Sincerely, 

Jessica Lewis and Seamus O’Connor

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Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

Kiss and Ride Updates

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Kiss and Ride - Do's and Don'ts

If you drop off your children at morning Kiss and Ride, please review the attached PDFs which show the acceptable ways to drop of. We have had some dangerous situations in recent weeks based on confusion about where and how to drive through Kiss and Ride. Please re-familiarize yourself with the acceptable procedures, and above all, obey the directions of the traffic monitor.

kiss and ride option 1.pdf

 kiss and ride option 2.pdf 

kiss and ride no nos.pdf

Proposed Changes to Kiss and Ride

Hayfield is considering updating our Kiss and Ride procedures for next school year. We will discuss these possible changes at the next PTA meeting -- Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Please see the PTA website for streaming and attendance options.

Quick Links

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Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - March 22

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  • March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break (School/Office closed)
  • March 29 - Good Friday
  • March 31 - Easter
  • April 1-2 - Student Planning Day/Teacher Workday (School office hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • April 5 - Wear RED (Remember Everyone Deployed)
  • April 10 - Eid al-Fitr (No school)
  • April 12 – Military Families Pizza Night; 5-7 p.m.
  • April 17 – Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast; 8:30 a.m.

See the complete school year calendar

Family Engagement Survey

Last Chance to Make Your Voice Heard!

Share your thoughts around important topics impacting your student’s success. By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard. Survey topics include:

o    Welcoming environment

o    Communication

o    Student success

o    Advocacy

o    Family and school partnerships

o    Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

Help us better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools.

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Visit the Family Engagement Survey website for more information

Lost & Found

Please check out our lost and found table located right inside the front doors. There are many items looking to find their way back to the owner. Also, we have a lost and found in our main office. This is for more valuable items like jewelry, glasses, watches, keys, earbuds, etc. Feel free to stop by or call the main office if you are in search of one of these valuable items.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

SCA Elections

Attention: Any 4th or 5th grade student interested in becoming an officer for the SCA next year can campaign for one of our SCA officer positions. 

4th Graders can run for:

Second Vice President 

Historian 

5th Graders can run for:

President 

First Vice President 

Secretary 

Campaigning rules -  each candidate may create one poster (google doc or slide), which will be viewed by all Hayfield Elementary School students who are eligible to vote (currently in grades 3, 4 and 5). Students are welcome to talk about their candidacy in their classroom morning meetings. No other campaigning is permitted so the process is fair to all.

Simply share your Google doc or Google slide with SCA advisor, Mr. Pitts. 

All posters must be submitted by April 8.

More information about what the SCA does, what each officer would be running for, and a detailed 2024 SCA spring election timeline can be found by going to the All Students: Hayfield Elementary School folder in Schoology and then clicking on the SCA 2023-2024 folder or by emailing Mr. Pitts at [email protected].

Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

April 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.

Flipgrid link:

https://flip.com/ae62a73a

Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!

 

College and Career Week April 22nd-26th

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

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.

News from the PTA

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March 22nd: Movie Night: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

*6:00 pm arrival, 6:30 pm showtime

April 8th: Deadline to register for Spring After School Enrichment

April 12th: Military Families Pizza Night

April 17th: Military Families Coffee & Breakfast AND Purple Up Day!

April 18th: PTA Meeting

April 26th: Career Night

 

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.

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

Military Families Pizza Night

April 12, 5-7:30pm

HES Cafeteria, Complimentary of our PTA - RSVP by April 10th

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/7eNFwR4kRvsZTRe7A

 

 

New Date!!

Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast

April 17, Parents 8:30am, Students 8:45-9:15am

HES Cafeteria, - RSVP by April 15th

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/6NyaNA6NrvYuBwrQ8

 

Where Were You Born? Where Have You Lived? Student Form & Maps

Check your child’s Thursday Folder for a fun worksheet & maps. Have them fill it out,   color their maps & bring them back to school for everyone to see. Military kids are so adventurous. Let’s show off all the cool places they’ve lived.

 

Military-connected Student Slideshow & Family Photo Display Wall

  April is designated as Month of the Military Child & Hayfield Elementary School wants to celebrate our military-connected students. Throughout April, your child’s photo will be displayed on the wall and/or featured on a slideshow. Sending photos -

Electronic photos:

Please send electronic photos to our HES Military Family & Life Counselor, Shelly Oberst – [email protected]. Electronic photos should be submitted in jpeg format as an attachment to your email.

Traditional photos:

Photos should be given to homeroom teachers. Here is the Link to the photo template and it is also on the HES website home pg. under “April is Month of the Military Child”

 

Rock Garden- Military Kids Rock

Let’s create a “Military Kids Rock Garden”. Your child may paint a small rock at home & bring it in to be displayed outside in Rock Gardens around the school. Children can paint their rock any way they want including purple (Purple Up for Military Kids), patriotic colors, etc.

 

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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Attendance: [email protected] | Web | Twitter

School House News - March 15

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  • 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)
  • March 29 - Good Friday
  • March 31 - Easter
  • April 1-2 - Student Planning Day/Teacher Workday (School office hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • April 5 – Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast; 8:30 a.m.
  • April 10 - Eid al-Fitr (No school)
  • April 12 – Military Families Pizza Night; 5-7 p.m.

See the complete school year calendar

Lost & Found

Please check out our lost and found table located right inside the front doors. There are many items looking to find their way back to the owner. Also, we have a lost and found in our main office. This is for more valuable items like jewelry, glasses, watches, keys, earbuds, etc. Feel free to stop by or call the main office if you are in search of one of these valuable items.

Kindergarten Registration

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. 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.

SCA Elections

Attention: Any 4th or 5th grade student interested in becoming an officer for the SCA next year can campaign for one of our SCA officer positions. 

4th Graders can run for:

Second Vice President 

Historian 

5th Graders can run for:

President 

First Vice President 

Secretary 

Campaigning rules -  each candidate may create one poster (google doc or slide), which will be viewed by all Hayfield Elementary School students who are eligible to vote (currently in grades 3, 4 and 5). Students are welcome to talk about their candidacy in their classroom morning meetings. No other campaigning is permitted so the process is fair to all.

Simply share your Google doc or Google slide with SCA advisor, Mr. Pitts. 

All posters must be submitted by April 8.

More information about what the SCA does, what each officer would be running for, and a detailed 2024 SCA spring election timeline can be found by going to the All Students: Hayfield Elementary School folder in Schoology and then clicking on the SCA 2023-2024 folder or by emailing Mr. Pitts at [email protected].

April 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.

Flipgrid link:

https://flip.com/ae62a73a

Thank you for sharing about your job with us!!

 

College and Career Week April 22nd-26th

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.

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

On Monday, March 18, Hayfield Elementary parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

 

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

News From Our Family Liaison

Make Your Voice Heard!

Share your thoughts around important topics impacting your student’s success. By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

Help us better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools.

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Visit the Family Engagement Survey website for more information

Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Monday, March 18th, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. (Door #14). This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.

Marily Grotz

Family Liaison

Hayfield Elementary School

Phone: 703-924-4553  Cell: 571-296-6011

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

News from the PTA

Stay informed with the latest PTA news here:

hayfieldespta.ptboard.com

facebook.com/HayfieldElementaryPTA

instagram.com/hayfieldespta

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March 1st - April 8th: Enrichment-Spring Enrollment

March 15th: Bingo Night

March 17th-21st Spiritwear Sale (more info. to come)

March 20th: Restaurant Night at Honeygrow!

March 21st: PTA Meeting

March 22nd: Movie Night (more info. to come)

 

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.

For Our Military Families: Military Matters

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events & Dates

  • April 5 – Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast
  • April 12 – Military Families Pizza Night

 

Military-connected Student Slideshow & Family Photo Display Wall

  April is designated as Month of the Military Child & Hayfield Elementary School wants to celebrate our military-connected students. Throughout April, your child’s photo will be displayed on the wall and/or featured on a slideshow. Sending photos -

Electronic photos:

Please send electronic photos to our HES Military Family & Life Counselor, Shelly Oberst – [email protected]. Electronic photos should be submitted in jpeg format as an attachment to your email.

Traditional photos:

Photos should be given to homeroom teachers. Here is the Link to the photo template and it is also on the HES website home pg. under “April is Month of the Military Child”

 

Military Families Parent Coffee & Student Breakfast

April 5, Parents 8:30am, Students 8:45-9:15am

HES Cafeteria, - RSVP by April 1st

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/6NyaNA6NrvYuBwrQ8

 

Military Families Pizza Night

April 12, 5-7:30pm

HES Cafeteria, Complimentary of our PTA - RSVP by April 10th

Contact: Laura Blewett – HES PTA Military Liaison, [email protected] or

Shelly Oberst, Military Family & Life Counselor, [email protected]

https://forms.gle/7eNFwR4kRvsZTRe7A

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Military & Family Life Counselor

Hayfield Elementary School

Cell: 571-386-7884

[email protected]

 

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