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Science Fair

 

On April 30th, 2019, the Woodley Hills Junior Scientists in grades 4th through 6th celebrated their passion for scientific inquiry by sharing their personal Science Fair Projects. Students have worked diligently on these projects since January, and they shared their findings with judges in the afternoon; for many this was a new and nerve wracking experience. They all did exceptionally well, and we are incredibly proud of each of them!  In the evening students attended the STEAM expo which included, Recycling Relays sponsored by Ms. Tucker,  Engineering Stations sponsored by Mr.Teclay (and run by Mount Vernon High School's Science NHS students), and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Sponsored by Mr. Gibson.  

We are excited to share that several students were nominated to attend the 6th Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at George Mason University on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. 

Please join us in congratulating all of our school winners, and wishing good luck to those who will attend the regional event on Saturday!

 

SOL Scheduling Considerations for Ramadan

Students in grades 3-6 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests between May 8 and May 31. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child has a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance. At Woodley Hills, all SOL tests are scheduled to begin at 9am and typically students complete testing before midday, with the exception of 6th grade because their Reading and Math tests are administered and completed on one day. SOL tests for Reading and Mathematics in grades 3-5 are administered over two days. If individual parents or guardians would like to request that their children’s testing be rescheduled, please contact Theresa Johnson, Assistant Principal and School Test Coordinator (STC), to determine what options are available to address their students’ needs.

 

PTA News A Call for Nominations for 2019-2020 WHES PTA Positions

Your PTA needs you!

We need you to help us support our WHES students with fun and educational activities, and to participate directly in the organization that speaks for the students both within our school and before organizations deciding issues that affect them.

By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. Research shows that children do better when parents are involved including improved grades and test scores.

The PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school. Involved parents understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. By developing a closer relationship with parents, student achievement improves, and the school develops a positive reputation in the community.

By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

The current board officers in these positions are leaving Woodley Hills at the end of this year. Without parents to fill these positions, there will be no support provided by the PTA. It is important that you consider nominating yourself or someone else for one of the positions described below.

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: Oversees all of the activities of the PTA, to include holding monthly general meetings and 2-3 planning meetings of the Board. Works with the officers of the PTA to ensure compliance with the guidelines and statutes of the WHES PTA.

VICE – PRESIDENT: Assists the President and substitutes for the President in case of absence or inability to fulfill duties.

SECRETARY: Maintains an accurate record of the proceedings of the PTA and distributes minutes of meetings. Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to maintain and update the website and Facebook page with events, information and forms, to prepare and distribute monthly newsletter and PTA announcements and invitations. Maintains accurate information on membership.

TREASURER: Prepares the annual budget and monthly budget reports. Maintains accurate records of all money received and spent. Writes all checks in the name of the PTA and sends letters of acknowledgment to donors. Collects and organizes the annual audit of accounts.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for any of the above positions, please email Romaine Winiarski (rmwiniarski@verizon.net) or Theresa Mastrian (tmastrian@hotmail.com) by May 22nd. An electronic vote for officers will be held on June 5th. Only registered and paid PTA members are eligible to vote for Officers.

 

Chuck E. Cheese PTA Fundraiser

Save the Date of Friday, May 31, 2019, from 3pm to 9pm, for a Woodley Hills PTA Fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese!  Bring a friend to enjoy games, prizes and lots of fun! 

 

 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 year is open!

Registration Process

Visit the FCPS website for more information about the registration process and requirements. 

Students must register at their local school. To find your local school, enter your address in the FCPS boundary locator.

Enrollment for kindergarten has begun, please contact us to make an appointment with our registrar, Maria Clark at 703-799-2000.

 

Upcoming Events


     

May 17: International Festival 5:00-7:00pm

May 27: Memorial Day (No School)

June 13: Last Day of School Students Released  Three Hours Early. 12:30Ppm

Better Hearing and Speech Month

National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

Asia and Pacific American Hermitage Month

Teacher Appreciation Week

Children Book Week

FCPS 2019-20 School Year Calendar

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Dear Parents,

 

A note from the PTA. Teacher appreciation is next week and we need help to show our teachers “WE LOVE THEM TO THE MOON AND BACK”.

 

Please take a moment to look at the signup for ways you can help next week. Here is the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c45a5a722a75-woodley

 

Please drop off items in the office Monday morning.

 

Thank you.

 

If you have any questions please contact Lindy Summers at 703-489-5489 or lindysummers@gmail.com

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Please remember to join us at the 2019 STEAM Fair Expo

Where: Woodley Hills Elementary School

What: On April 30th, 2019, Woodley Hills will be holding its annual STEAM Fair. This event is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research. We welcome you to join us in the evening for the STEAM Fair Expo where you can view the projects, enjoy a variety of engineering and science activities, and play games.

Stations in:

  • The STEAM Lab
  • The Music Room
  • Exhibit walk through in the Gym

You will enjoy:

  • Engineering Extravaganza stations
  • Are you Smarter than a Scientist? Clicker Game
  • A chance to walk through and share your exhibit with family and friends
  • The recycling relay game!

When: 5:30-7pm. April 30th, 2019

We hope to see you there!!

 

SOL Scheduling Considerations for Ramadan

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance. At Woodley Hills, all SOL tests are scheduled to begin at 9am and typically students complete testing before midday, with the exception of 6th grade because their Reading and Math tests are administered and completed on one day. SOL tests for Reading and Mathematics in grades 3-5 are administered over two days. If individual parents or guardians would like to request that their children’s testing be rescheduled, please contact Theresa Johnson, Assistant Principal and School Test Coordinator (STC), to determine what options are available to address their students’ needs.

 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 year is open!

Registration Process

Visit the FCPS website for more information about the registration process and requirements. 

Students must register at their local school. To find your local school, enter your address in the FCPS boundary locator.

Enrollment for kindergarten has begun, please contact us to make an appointment with our registrar, Maria Clark at 703-799-2000.

 

  April 30: STEAM Fair- 5:30pm

  May 1: Spring Concert- 7:00pm

  May 27: Memorial Day (No School)

  Autism Awareness Month

  Backpack Safety Awareness Month

  Mathematics Awareness Month

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It is officially Spring Break! Schools will be closed Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19. Wishing all of our students, faculty, staff, and families a safe and relaxing time off! During this break continue to read at least 20 minutes a day. Remember classes will resume on Monday, April 22.

See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

 

Please remember to join us at the 2019 STEAM Fair Expo

Where: Woodley Hills Elementary School

What: On April 30th, 2019, Woodley Hills will be holding its annual STEAM Fair. This event is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research. We welcome you to join us in the evening for the STEAM Fair Expo where you can view the projects, enjoy a variety of engineering and science activities, and play games.

Stations in:

  • The STEAM Lab
  • The Music Room
  • Exhibit walk through in the Gym

You will enjoy:

  • Engineering Extravaganza stations
  • Are you Smarter than a Scientist? Clicker Game
  • A chance to walk through and share your exhibit with family and friends
  • The recycling relay game!

When: 5:30-7pm. April 30th, 2019

We hope to see you there!!

 

 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 year is open!

Registration Process

Visit the FCPS website for more information about the registration process and requirements. 

Students must register at their local school. To find your local school, enter your address in the FCPS boundary locator.

Enrollment for kindergarten has begun, please contact us to make an appointment with our registrar, Maria Clark at 703-799-2000.

SOL Scheduling Considerations for Ramadan

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance. At Woodley Hills, all SOL tests are scheduled to begin at 9am and typically students complete testing before midday, with the exception of 6th grade because their Reading and Math tests are administered and completed on one day. SOL tests for Reading and Mathematics in grades 3-5 are administered over two days. If individual parents or guardians would like to request that their children’s testing be rescheduled, please contact Theresa Johnson, Assistant Principal and School Test Coordinator (STC), to determine what options are available to address their students’ needs.

Upcoming Events

  April 15-19: Spring Break

  April 24: General PTA Meeting 7:00pm

  April 25: Military Children Parents & Breakfast 

  9:00 am  in the Library

  April 30: STEAM Fair- 5:30pm

  Autism Awareness Month

  Backpack Safety Awareness Month

  Mathematics Awareness Month

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April is designated as the Month of the Military Child.  This is a time to honor the unique experiences of the children of military families. Military children on average move six to nine times during kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Each time, having to make new friends and adjust to new expectations as they enter each school; these are challenges most students only have to face once or twice in their academic career. In addition, military children often celebrate special life events without their parent(s) due to Active Duty deployment.  The sacrifices these children make are admirable and deserved to be recognized, as well as their amazing attributes that help them to be more resilient, flexible, and self-confident. We are so appreciative and thankful to the men and women who serve our country and we are proud to have military children as part of the Woodley Hills family!     

On April 10th the staff of Woodley Hills will join other Fairfax County Public Schools in wearing purple to celebrate our Military Children.  On April 25th we would like to invite our military families to join their sons and daughters for a special breakfast.  Please contact the office or complete the Military Connectedness form found on the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/node/33227  and return it to your child’s teacher. You can also find additional resources on the site  https://www.fcps.edu/registration/military-families.  

 

SOL Scheduling Considerations for Ramadan

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance.  At Woodley Hills, all SOL tests are scheduled to begin at 9am and typically students complete testing before midday, with the exception of 6th grade because their Reading and Math tests are administered and completed on one day.  SOL tests for Reading and Mathematics in grades 3-5 are administered over two days. If individual parents or guardians would like to request that their children’s testing be rescheduled, please contact Theresa Johnson, Assistant Principal and School Test Coordinator (STC), to determine what options are available to address their students’ needs.

Upcoming Events

  April 5:  Student Holiday - School Closed

  April 10: Career Day

  April 15-19: Spring Break

  April 24: General PTA Meeting 7:00pm

  April 25: Military Children Parents & Breakfast 

  April 30: STEAM Fair- 5:30pm

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The FCPS Family Engagement Survey Is Open

Woodley Hills families, we need to hear from you! Take the Fairfax County Public Schools Family Engagement Survey today!

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on school communications and relationships, opportunities to participate, student success, and more.

FCPS is very interested in hearing what our families have to say, please take a few minutes and complete this short survey.

Your input will be used to strengthen family engagement and foster a Caring Culture as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

There are three ways to participate.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the school’s main office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The main office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

The survey is open March 24 to April 12, and is offered in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Amharic.

All responses are confidential.

 

Registration for the 2019 Special Education Conference is ongoing at this time!

FCPS will hold its 14th Annual Special Education Conference from 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Lake Braddock Secondary School (LBSS). Please plan to register for the 2019 Special Education Conference now! Conference information for 60+ workshops and access to the registration process can be found on the conference website.

Dr. Mary E. Morningstar, the co-director of Portland State University’s Think College Inclusion Oregon project and a professor in the Graduate School of Education’s Special Education Department, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Her keynote, “Moving from Compliance to Quality Transition Outcomes” will be a great start to this year’s Special Education Conference.

This year’s conference will also feature a four-hour student strand led by “I’m Determined” youth leaders for students with disabilities. The student strand will emphasize learning and understanding of what self-determination is and why it is important to possess and implement these skills on a daily basis. More information and the start of registration for the student stand can be found on the student strand link.

 

Register Now for FCPS ACE Kids and Teens Spring Break Camps

Register Now for FCPS ACE Kids and Teens Spring Break Camps

Provide your child with an exciting spring break experience through FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE). Students in elementary, middle, and high school can choose from variety of fun and creative classes such as French, Spanish, and German; Culinary Adventures for grades 2-5; Kickstart Spanish for middle schoolers; Algebra and Geometry SOL Bootcamps; Introduction to Filmmaking; Cooking for Teens; Young Writers’ Workshops; Leadership Skills for Teens; and Effective Study Skills.

All spring break classes will be held April 15-19 at the Plum Center for Lifelong Learning in Springfield. Choose what is convenient for you: a morning session, afternoon session, or all day.

Course offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on Spring Break Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person. 

 

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 year is open!

Registration Process

Visit the FCPS website for more information about the registration process and requirements. 

Students must register at their local school. To find your local school, enter your address in the FCPS boundary locator.

Enrollment for kindergarten has begun, please contact us to make an appointment with our registrar, Maria Clark at 703-799-2000.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

  April 10: Career Day

  April 15-19: Spring Break

  April 24: General PTA Meeting 7:00pm

  April 30: STEAM Fair- 5:30pm

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Communication to Parents and Students about the Momo Challenge and Digital Citizenship Resources

 

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program and the Blue Whale Challenge, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

One example of this is a potentially harmful game called the “Momo Challenge" that has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms to include WhatsApp and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks, to include self-harm. It is important to note that the Momo Challenge is a hoax that has received a significant amount of media attention.

This hoax has been seen across the United States in recent months, targeting primarily elementary aged children. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Momo Challenge or similar games on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this type of internet hoax, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks. This provides an excellent opportunity to remind your child of best practices for internet safety and digital citizenship:

  • Remind your child information shared on social media is not always true and how quickly misinformation can create a panic online.
  • Children should never engage in conversations with strangers online.
  • Be aware of the sites and apps your children are using and know their usernames and passwords.
  • Turn off suggested autoplay on videos to stop children from viewing content they have not selected, and you have not approved.
  • If appropriate, tell your children that Momo is not real and will not hurt them.
  • Encourage open dialogue with them around any concerns.

FCPS has additional resources available on this website: https://www.fcps.edu/node/32086. If you have concerns about your child, please contact your school counselor. Please be aware that a number of mental health resources are available, including Fairfax County Public School resources: School Counseling Services at 571-423- 4420, School Psychology Services at 571-423-4250, and School Social Work Services at 571-423-4300 and Fairfax County resources: Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077, Merrifield Emergency Services 703-573-5679 (available 24/7) or Entry and Referral during business hours at 703-383-8500. The Fairfax County Police Department non-emergency number is 703-691-2131.

More information about the Momo Challenge and other internet challenges or hoaxes is available at these links: 

Scholastic Book Fair

 

Our Woodley Hills Dino-Mite Book Fair is here!

Students will shop with their classes at the Book Fair from March 14-March 20th.

In order to make the Book Fair a success for our students, we need volunteers.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us raise money for the Woodley Hills Library.

You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba4a628a64-2019

 

Spring Picture Day

 

Tuesday, March 26th is Spring Picture Day. All students will be photographed.  Families will receive the picture packages and may purchase only the sheets that they wish to keep.  Unwanted pictures should be returned to the school.

Join us at Chipotle!

March 26: PTA Fundraiser at Chipotle, 4:00-8:00pm

WHES PTA will receive 33% back from every purchase made at the Richmond Highway Chipotle when you mention you are with Woodley Hills!

Upcoming Events

  March 21: 4th Grade Jamestown Field Trip 

  March 22: 6th Grade Character Assembly

  April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

  April 15-19: Spring Break

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On Monday, March 11th, students will be dismissed 3 hours early! Dismissal time will be 12:30pm.

 

Book Fair

Our Woodley Hills Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming soon!

In order to make the Book Fair a success for our students, we need volunteers.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us raise money for the Woodley Hills Library.

You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba4a628a64-2019

Students will shop with their classes at the Book Fair from March 14-March 20th.

Families are invited to our Family Night Event on March 14.  We will be open from 3:30 until 7:30. We hope to see you there!

Tornado Drill

The Statewide Tornado Drill held on Tuesday, March 19th 2019, coordinated by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems.

 

Spring Picture Day

 

Tuesday, March 26th is Spring Picture Day. All students will be photographed.  Families will receive the picture packages and may purchase only the sheets that they wish to keep.  Unwanted pictures should be returned to the school.

 

Book Room Volunteers

We need your help! We need parent volunteers to help us keep our book room organized. Please let us know if you are available to come help us alphabetize and put books away so that teachers can easily and quickly find books for their students. The job is completely flexible for days and hours; even if you only have ½ hour a week – it will help!  Please contact Amy DiBendetto at 703-799-2000 or aldibenedett@fcps.edu, if you can help!

 

Upcoming Events

 

  March 21: 4th Grade Jamestown Field Trip 

  March 22: 6th Grade Character Assembly

  March 14: 5th Grade Luray Caverns                       

  9:00am - 4:00pm

  April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

  April 15-19: Spring Break

 

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On Monday, March 11th, students will be dismissed 3 hours early! Dismissal time will be 12:30pm.

 

Book Fair

Our Woodley Hills Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming soon!

In order to make the Book Fair a success for our students, we need volunteers.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us raise money for the Woodley Hills Library.

You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba4a628a64-2019

Students will shop with their classes at the Book Fair from March 14-March 20th.

Families are invited to our Family Night Event on March 14.  We will be open from 3:30 until 7:30. We hope to see you there!

 

Spring Picture Day

 

Tuesday, March 26th is Spring Picture Day. All students will be photographed.  Families will receive the picture packages and may purchase only the sheets that they wish to keep.  Unwanted pictures should be returned to the school.

 

Book Room Volunteers

We need your help! We need parent volunteers to help us keep our book room organized. Please let us know if you are available to come help us alphabetize and put books away so that teachers can easily and quickly find books for their students. The job is completely flexible for days and hours; even if you only have ½ hour a week – it will help!  Please contact Amy DiBendetto at 703-799-2000 or aldibenedett@fcps.edu, if you can help!

 

Upcoming Event

  April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

  April 15-19: Spring Break

  African American History Month                

  National Career and Technical Education Month

  School Board Appreciation Month in Virginia

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Family Engagement

Fairfax County Public Schools will be conducting a survey to gather information about family engagement in our schools. Relationships are important to us, and your opinion is critical to help us support your engagement in your child’s education. Your feedback will also help us determine how well we are reaching the goals for Caring Culture we have set in our Strategic Plan. Survey translations will be made available, and the survey can be taken on electronic devices, including smartphones.

Survey administration is scheduled for March 24-April 12, 2019, and you will receive more information about how to take the survey in the near future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Translations of Article #1 for FCPS Family Engagement Survey Parent Communication:

FE Survey Principal Communication - Arabic

FE Survey Principal Communication - Amharic

FE Survey Principal Communication - Chinese

FE Survey Principal Communication - Farsi

FE Survey Principal Communication - Korean

FE Survey Principal Communication - Spanish

FE Survey Principal Communication - Urdu

FE Survey Principal Communication - Vietnamese

 

 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of favorite children's author Dr. Seuss. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong, successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” -Dr. Seuss

Here are some fun and simple ways to celebrate Read Across America Day!!

  • Throw A Reading Party: Share a love for reading by inviting friends over for a Dr. Seuss themed reading party. Ask the attendees to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. Get comfy with Dr. Seuss books, enjoy some Dr. Seuss themed snacks, and talk about the timeless classics.
  • Cook up Some Reading Fun. Have fun in the kitchen with your kids and serve up some green eggs and ham or make a tasty Cat in the Hat snack by providing kids with wooden skewers and red and white foods. Have the kids alternate the red and white foods as they put them on the skewer and let them enjoy the snack as you read aloud.
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go. In spirit of one of Dr. Seuss’ most popular books, map out all the places you and your children have read or are reading about on a U.S. or world map. Inspire reading 365 days a year and keep the project going. Every time your child reads about a new location, he can mark it on the map.
Book Fair

Our Woodley Hills Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming soon!

In order to make the Book Fair a success for our students, we need volunteers.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us raise money for the Woodley Hills Library.

You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba4a628a64-2019

Students will shop with their classes at the Book Fair from March 14-March 20th.

Families are invited to our Family Night Event on March 14.  We will be open from 3:30 until 7:30.   We hope to see you there!

 

Book Room Volunteers

We need your help! We need parent volunteers to help us keep our book room organized. Please let us know if you are available to come help us alphabetize and put books away so that teachers can easily and quickly find books for their students. The job is completely flexible for days and hours; even if you only have ½ hour a week – it will help!  Please contact Amy DiBendetto at 703-799-2000 or aldibenedett@fcps.edu, if you can help!

 

Upcoming Events

 

  March 11: Student Early Dismissal – 12:30pm

  April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

  April 15-19: Spring Break

  African American History Month                

  National Career and Technical Education Month

  School Board Appreciation Month in Virginia

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As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 19. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.  

 

 

The two major oral health diseases are tooth decay (dental cavities) and gum (periodontal) disease. Both diseases are influenced by nutrition and diet. Nutrition plays an important role in the development of teeth and oral tissue. Dental cavities result from the interaction between the tooth, oral bacteria, and dietary carbohydrates (sugar and starch).

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on our teeth and turns the sugars and starches in our food into acids. These acids act on the tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. If high-acid producing or sugary foods (raisins, cookies, cakes, potato chips) are consumed, they should be eaten with meals, not as snacks. Cheeses, popcorn, raw fruits and vegetables are low-acid producing food and make healthy snacks.

        To prevent dental disease, remember to:

  • Brush teeth after every meal with fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Floss teeth daily.
  • Visit the dentist and dental hygienist regularly.
  • Eat a nutritionally balanced diet.

Avoid foods that stay in the mouth a long time and stick to teeth (raisins, hard candies, and caramels).

 

Grist Mill Park Master Plan Revision to Begin

The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin a master plan revision for Grist Mill Park in the Mount Vernon District. The planning process will help guide the future of this well-loved park. Members of the public are invited to attend a

public information meeting on:

March 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.
In the Woodley Hills Elementary School Cafeteria,
8718 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA.

A project webpage has been created where you can find out more information about the park and the planning process, as well as provide comments and request project updates. Please visit the project webpage, Grist Mill Park Master Plan Revision, which will be updated throughout the master planning process to keep you informed.

We welcome your thoughts and questions on the Grist Mill Park Master Plan Revision! You can always reach us via e-mail at parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Upcoming Events

February 18: President's Day – School Closed

 March 11: Student Early Dismissal – 12:30pm

 April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

 April 15-19: Spring Break

 African American History Month                

 National Career and Technical Education Month

 School Board Appreciation Month in Virginia

 

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Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Please Join Us for

the 2nd CPTT Meeting

for

Kindergarten

Tuesday, February 12

6:30pm – 7:45pm

Collaborative Parent Teacher Team Meetings

  • Learn about a specific grade level skill
  • Find out how your child compares to other students in the classroom
  • Receive free materials to help your child at home
  • Set a goal to help your child reach the grade level expectation

If possible please have your child stay at home so that you can focus on the meeting. We will have babysitting available if you do need to bring your child.

 

Valentine Candy Grams!

The SCA will be selling Valentine Grams February 11th-13th during each lunch period (11:30-1:30). Each gram costs 50 cents and includes a card and lollipop! These can be purchased to send to students, teachers, and even given to family members.  Parent volunteers are needed to assist with Valentine Gram sales.  If you are available to volunteer please contact Trina Clinkscales at trclinkscale@fcps.edu or 703-799-2000.

 

 

Children who are five by September 30th are eligible to enter kindergarten this 2019-2020 school year. Enrollment for kindergarten has begun, please contact us to make an appointment with our registrar, Maria Clark at 703-799-2000.

 

Upcoming Events

 February 18: President's Day – School Closed

 March 11: Student Early Dismissal – 12:30pm

 April 5: Student Holiday - School Closed

 April 15-19: Spring Break

8718 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309  | Main Office: 703-799-2000
Attendance: 703-799-2020 | Web | Twitter

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