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Walmart is partnering with schools to provide a limited amount of free supplies! The event is being held Sunday, September 20, 2020 from1pm – 3pm. Please take a picture of  the flyer. You will need to print out the flyer or show the picture on your phone. A BIG THANK YOU TO WALMART!!!!

 

 

¡Walmart se está asociando con las escuelas para proporcionar una cantidad limitada de suministros gratuitos! El evento se llevará a cabo el domingo 20 de septiembre de 2020 de 1 p.m. a 3 p.m. tome una foto al folleto. Deberá imprimir el volante o mostrar la imagen en su teléfono. ¡¡¡MUCHAS GRACIAS A WALMART !!!!

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

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We would like to thank our Food and Nutrition Services as well as the Transportation Office for working with us to add additional food distribution stops for our students. The following stops will be available today.  Please take advantage of this opportunity for your child to pick up a FREE breakfast and lunch each school day.

 

7:15 am – Madge Lane and Graves Street

7:20 am – Woodley Hills ES

7:30 am- Sky View Drive and Manor Drive

7:35 am – Gateshead Rd and Phylliss Street

7:50 am - Lukens Lane and Walutes Circle

8:05 am – Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments

 

Nos gustaría agradecer a nuestros Servicios de Alimentos y Nutrición, así como a la Oficina de Transporte, por trabajar con nosotros por agregar paradas adicionales de distribución de alimentos para nuestros estudiantes. Las siguientes paradas estarán disponibles hoy. Aproveche esta oportunidad para que su hijo recoja un desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS todos los días escolares.

 

7:15 am – Madge Lane and Graves Street

7:20 am – Woodley Hills ES

7:30 am- Sky View Drive and Manor Drive

7:35 am – Gateshead Rd and Phylliss Street

7:50 am - Lukens Lane and Walutes Circle

8:05 am – Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments

 

 

We want to thank everyone who joined us last night!  We shared a general overview of the curriculum, attendance, testing and social emotional lessons.  If you were not able to attend, you can view the session at the following link.

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/6329ae12fe364e39b7bc38188aad137f

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to your administrative team at sdaldredge@fcps.edu, wetoney@fcps.edu or tmjohnson@fcps.edu.  You can also contact your child’s teacher.  The classroom teachers will be meeting with families on the following days and times to provide information specific to their grade level and class.  Please try to attend as you will receive a lot of important information.  All meetings will be virtual, so please look for an email from your child’s teacher with the link or directions of how to join the meeting. 

 

KINDERGARTEN - Thursday, September 17,  @ 6:30pm

FIRST GRADE – September 23 @ 7:00pm

SECOND GRADE – September 22 @ 6:00 pm

THIRD GRADE – September 16 (please contact your child’s teacher if you missed the meeting)

FOURTH GRADE – September 23 @ 5:00pm

FIFTH GRADE – September 24 @ 5:00pm

SIXTH GRADE – September 29 @ 6:30pm

 

 

¡Queremos agradecer a todos los que nos acompañaron anoche! Compartimos una descripción general del plan de estudios, la asistencia, las pruebas y las lecciones socioemocionales. Si no pudo asistir, puede ver la sesión en el siguiente enlace.

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/6329ae12fe364e39b7bc38188aad137f

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con su equipo administrativo en sdaldredge@fcps.eduwetoney@fcps.edu o tmjohnson@fcps.edu. También puede comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo (a) . Los maestros del salón de clases se reunirán con las familias los siguientes días y horarios para proporcionar información específica a su nivel de grado y clase. Por favor asegúrese de asistir ya que recibirá mucha información importante. Todas las reuniones serán virtuales, así que busque un correo electrónico del maestro del niño con el enlace o las instrucciones sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.

 

KINDER - Jueves 17 de septiembre a las 6:30 pm

PRIMER GRADO - 23 de septiembre a las 7:00 pm

SEGUNDO GRADO - 22 de septiembre a las 6:00 pm

TERCER GRADO - 16 de septiembre (comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo si no asistió a la reunión)

CUARTO GRADO - 23 de septiembre a las 5:00 pm

QUINTO GRADO - 24 de septiembre a las 5:00 pm

SEXTO GRADO - 29 de septiembre a las 6:30 pm

 

Members of the Fairfax County School Board have recorded messages for families to view.  We have included a few here for you to watch, if you choose. 

Video Message Link for Karen Corbett Sanders – Mt. Vernon District

Video Message Link for Tamara Derenak Kaufax  – Lee District

Video Message Link for Ricardy Anderson – Chair

Video Message Link for Rachna Sizemore Heizer – Member-at-Large

Video Message Link for Abrar Omeish – Member-at-Large

Monthly Events

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday

October 30: First Grading Period Ends

November 2-3: Student Holidays

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - Student Holiday

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar

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

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Please join WHES Administrators for Information and meet our PE, Music, FLES, Guidance and Art Teachers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30-7:30pm

A link will be sent via enotify on Wednesday

Classroom Teachers will be sending information about grade level nights directly to parents.  At this time, please save the following dates:

Third Grade – September 16 @ 7:30pm

Kindergarten – September 17 @ 6:30pm

Fourth Grade – September 24 @ 5:00pm

 

Breakfast and Lunch

FCPS has received approval to continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all students in Fairfax County!  Meals can be picked up every day from 8:00am - 12:30pm at the food sites. 

The closest location for our families is Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria.  Bus Stops in the WHES attendance area:

           7:20am - Madge Lane and Graves Street

           7:45am - Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments

The current bus routes can be found at  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

If you have not completed a lunch application, please do so online in English or Spanish as soon as possible. If you want a paper copy you can print one at the following by going to the Food and Nutrition page on the FCPS website.  You can also call the school at 703-799-2000 if you need assistance or a paper copy of the application.  We ask that you also complete the Consent to Exchange Information (Section 4) of the application.  This will allow your family to access other benefits.

One new benefit is that FCPS has made arrangements with COX cable to pay for  internet access for families that have a financial need.  The approval letter for free and/or reduced lunch will provide the evidence. Please complete the application as the first step in determining if your family can take advantage of this new support.

 

Consent Forms for Digital Resources

We need your help!  Many of the software applications your child may use this year require parental consent.  You will find the list of applications by accessing  our school’s adopted digital resources page, on which you will also find the online permission formTo provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please follow this link and complete the information as soon as possible!

 

Beginning of the Year Testing

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. It is important students complete the iReady assessment independently so teachers can pinpoint what skills they need to work on with students.  Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. Below you will find additional resources that should help. 

 

Family Resources Handout

 

iREADY videos for parents

 

iREADY checklist for families

 

 

It is very important that students attend school every day.  FCPS and the Virginia Department of Education have stated student attendance must be recorded every school day.

- Parents should report their student’s absences to school any day students are unable to participate in learning, including on Mondays. They may report the absences by calling the WHES attendance line 703-799-2020 or emailing:  https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/attendance-form .

- When parents do not report their students’ absences, teachers and school personnel will call to identify the student’s absence reasons.

- An eNotify (electronic) message will be sent to parents about the student absence.  Parents should then call the school and provide information about the student absence.

For more information about FCPS Attendance policies, click this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/attendance .

 

FCPS Opt Out Booklet Available

FCPS Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms 

 

Spanish 2020-21 K-8 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

 

Please review the information in the links above if you do not want your or your child’s information released or to not participate in certain instruction.  You do not have to do anything if you do not have any objections.  The form is due no later than September 30, 2020.  Additional translated versions of the booklet can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms

 

Student Technology Needs

If anything changes with your home’s technology resources, please alert your child’s teacher.  For example, if your child needs a laptop or your home does not have reliable internet access please let the teacher know.  The information will be passed along to our technology team, who will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment.  Mi-fi devices have been ordered and families will be contacted who are in the queue to receive them. Please contact Theresa Johnson at tmjohnson@fcps.edu or 703-799-2000 to arrange pickup.

 

                                                Woodley Hills PreK Class

 

Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now!  The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.

Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng

For more information please call: 703-208-7900

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

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El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.

Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:

https://bit.ly/PreKEsp

Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901

Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

 

Quick Access Links for Parents

How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsE49qe7-18&feature=youtu.be

Parent Technology Help Desk - 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. Get more information about the  Parent Technology Help Desk

Update your Contact Information - Parent View

Complete Health and Emergency Contact Information -   FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the (weCare) module.  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Virtual Learning Tech Tips  - Video learning playlist

      Tips on signing in, locating and submitting assignments in Google Classroom.

Access your child’s BBCU link  - https://youtu.be/TIv-jTVEE7s

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Español -https://youtu.be/dhWoNwhDGg4

 

Register Now for September Webinars

 

10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down? 

It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. 

Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Stop Defiance, Disrespect, & Meltdowns
  • Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time
  • Create Stress-Free Mornings, Homework, & Bedtime
  • Get Kids Off Screens Without a Fight
  • Motivate Strong-Willed Kids without Crushing Their Spirits
  • Prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models. 

Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series 

 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence           

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

 

Monthly Events

September 16:  Virtual Back to School Night

September 16: Third Grade BTSN – 7:30pm

September 17 – Kindergarten BTSN – 6:30pm

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday

October 30: First Grading Period Ends

November 2-3: Student Holidays

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - Student Holiday

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar

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

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Please join WHES Administrators for Information and meet our PE, Music, FLES, Guidance and Art Teachers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30-7:30pm

A link will be sent via enotify on Wednesday

Classroom Teachers will be sending information about grade level nights directly to parents.  At this time, please save the following dates:

Third Grade – September 16 @ 7:30pm

Kindergarten – September 17 @ 6:30pm

Fourth Grade – September 24 @ 5:00pm

 

Breakfast and Lunch

FCPS has received approval to continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all students in Fairfax County!  Meals can be picked up every day from 8:00am - 12:30pm at the food sites. 

The closest location for our families is Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria.  Bus Stops in the WHES attendance area:

           7:20am - Madge Lane and Graves Street

           7:45am - Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments

The current bus routes can be found at  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

If you have not completed a lunch application, please do so online in English or Spanish as soon as possible. If you want a paper copy you can print one at the following by going to the Food and Nutrition page on the FCPS website.  You can also call the school at 703-799-2000 if you need assistance or a paper copy of the application.  We ask that you also complete the Consent to Exchange Information (Section 4) of the application.  This will allow your family to access other benefits.

One new benefit is that FCPS has made arrangements with COX cable to pay for  internet access for families that have a financial need.  The approval letter for free and/or reduced lunch will provide the evidence. Please complete the application as the first step in determining if your family can take advantage of this new support.

 

Consent Forms for Digital Resources

We need your help!  Many of the software applications your child may use this year require parental consent.  You will find the list of applications by accessing  our school’s adopted digital resources page, on which you will also find the online permission formTo provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please follow this link and complete the information as soon as possible!

 

Beginning of the Year Testing

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. It is important students complete the iReady assessment independently so teachers can pinpoint what skills they need to work on with students.  Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. Below you will find additional resources that should help. 

 

Family Resources Handout

 

iREADY videos for parents

 

iREADY checklist for families

 

 

It is very important that students attend school every day.  FCPS and the Virginia Department of Education have stated student attendance must be recorded every school day.

- Parents should report their student’s absences to school any day students are unable to participate in learning, including on Mondays. They may report the absences by calling the WHES attendance line 703-799-2020 or emailing:  https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/attendance-form .

- When parents do not report their students’ absences, teachers and school personnel will call to identify the student’s absence reasons.

- An eNotify (electronic) message will be sent to parents about the student absence.  Parents should then call the school and provide information about the student absence.

For more information about FCPS Attendance policies, click this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/attendance .

 

FCPS Opt Out Booklet Available

FCPS Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms 

 

Spanish 2020-21 K-8 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

 

Please review the information in the links above if you do not want your or your child’s information released or to not participate in certain instruction.  You do not have to do anything if you do not have any objections.  The form is due no later than September 30, 2020.  Additional translated versions of the booklet can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms

 

Student Technology Needs

If anything changes with your home’s technology resources, please alert your child’s teacher.  For example, if your child needs a laptop or your home does not have reliable internet access please let the teacher know.  The information will be passed along to our technology team, who will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment.  Mi-fi devices have been ordered and families will be contacted who are in the queue to receive them. Please contact Theresa Johnson at tmjohnson@fcps.edu or 703-799-2000 to arrange pickup.

 

                                                Woodley Hills PreK Class

It is so important that we are able to stay in contact with all of our parents and guardians.  We also want you to stay current on school news and plans, so your current contact information is essential. This is especially important because we will need to regularly notify our families about program changes, opportunities, distribution of items and school events.   Contact information may be updated through Parent View.  In addition, we need you to complete the Health Information Form and the Emergency Care form for your child.  You can print out these required forms and drop them off when you pick up your child’s supplies.  You can also submit the forms online by going to your FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the weCare@school (weCare) module.  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool.

 How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsE49qe7-18&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now!  The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.

Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng

For more information please call: 703-208-7900

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

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El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.

Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:

https://bit.ly/PreKEsp

Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901

Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

 

Quick Access Links for Parents

How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsE49qe7-18&feature=youtu.be

Parent Technology Help Desk - 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. Get more information about the  Parent Technology Help Desk

Update your Contact Information - Parent View

Complete Health and Emergency Contact Information -   FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the (weCare) module.  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Virtual Learning Tech Tips  - Video learning playlist

      Tips on signing in, locating and submitting assignments in Google Classroom.

Access your child’s BBCU link  - https://youtu.be/TIv-jTVEE7s

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Español -https://youtu.be/dhWoNwhDGg4

 

Register Now for September Webinars

 

10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down? 

It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. 

Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Stop Defiance, Disrespect, & Meltdowns
  • Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time
  • Create Stress-Free Mornings, Homework, & Bedtime
  • Get Kids Off Screens Without a Fight
  • Motivate Strong-Willed Kids without Crushing Their Spirits
  • Prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models. 

Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series 

 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence           

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

 

Monthly Events

September 16:  Virtual Back to School Night

September 16: Third Grade BTSN – 7:30pm

September 17 – Kindergarten BTSN – 6:30pm

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday

October 30: First Grading Period Ends

November 2-3: Student Holidays

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - Student Holiday

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar

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

Message from our Principal

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Hello WHES Family,

We have been working with our Food and Nutrition Services as well as the Transportation Office to establish additional food distribution stops for our students. The following stops will be available tomorrow.  Please take advantage of this opportunity for your child to pick up a FREE breakfast and lunch each school day.

7:20am - Madge Lane and Graves Street

7:45am - Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments.

 

SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION

We will be cancelling the supply distribution today due to the severe thunderstorms that will be arriving in the area this afternoon.

Anyone who has not picked up supplies already can come to the school tomorrow from 3:00-5:00pm. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are considering everyone’s safety.

 

ATTENDANCE

As always, we need your child in school and we will be monitoring their attendance and recording absences.  Please be aware that...

- FCPS and the Virginia Department of Education have stated student attendance must be recorded every school day.

- Parents should report their student’s absences to school any day students are unable to participate in learning, including on Mondays. They may report the absences by calling the WHES attendance line 703-799-2020 or emailing:  https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/attendance-form .

- When parents do not report their students’ absences, teachers and school personnel will call to identify the student’s absence reasons.

- An eNotify (electronic) message will be sent to parents about the student absence.  Parents should then call the school and provide information about the student absence.

For more information about FCPS Attendance policies, click this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/attendance .

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - SAVE THE DATE

Please join WHES Administrators for information about Attendance, Grading, and Testing on Wednesday, September 16th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. More information will follow.

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

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We hope that everyone is ready for a wonderful first day of school!  We have heard from some parents and teachers about how excited the students were to have a video conference with their teachers. We know that this a different start, but we also know that if we work together; as a family should, it will still be a great school year!  Enjoy the long weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday! Sharon, Willisa and Theresa 

 

Consent Forms for Digital Resources

We need your help!  Many of the software applications your child may use this year require parental consent.  You will find the list of applications by accessing  our school’s adopted digital resources page, on which you will also find the online permission formTo provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please follow this link and complete the information as soon as possible!

 

 

It is very important that students attend school every day.  We are working hard to develop lessons based on our students' needs, so we need your help in having your children ready and signed in for school each day by 9:00am. Your child(ren) can enter their classroom as early as 8:45 am.  As the teachers shared, your child’s link to class can be found in the BBCU folder (category) in their FCPS Gmail account.  Please do not share the link because it is unique to your child for security reasons You can view a video in English and/or in Spanish to remind you or your child how to access the link.  

If for any reason your child is unable to attend school, you must contact the office to report the reason for the absence.  Please call the attendance line at (703) 799-2020.  One of the many positive aspects of virtual instruction is that teachers will be recording the whole group part of the lessons daily.  You can email your teacher about accessing the recording, if your child is absent. The recording for the session will be located under the BBCU recordings tab in your child’s Bb 24/7 course. You will need to look for the date that was missed and click on it.

If you believe or know that it will be difficult for your child to log in for lessons and you have not shared that information with your child’s teacher, please contact him or her immediately.  We will work with you to come up with a solution, including talking to any child care provider who is interested and needs assistance. 

 

Please Update Your Contact Information

It is so important that we are able to stay in contact with all of our parents and guardians.  We also want you to stay current on school news and plans, so your current contact information is essential. This is especially important because we will need to regularly notify our families about program changes, opportunities, distribution of items and school events.   Contact information may be updated through Parent View.  In addition, we need you to complete the Health Information Form and the Emergency Care form for your child.  You can print out these required forms and drop them off when you pick up your child’s supplies.  You can also submit the forms online by going to your FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the weCare@school (weCare) module.  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool.

 How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsE49qe7-18&feature=youtu.be

 

Breakfast and Lunch Information

FCPS has received approval to continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all students in Fairfax County!  Meals can be picked up every day from 8:00am - 12:30pm at the food sites.  The closest location for our families is still Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria.  The current bus routes can be found at  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus.  I am currently working with our Food and Nutrition Services to increase the bus stops for families.  Please make note of the following important information:

  • All households will receive an e-Notify message containing SY 20-21 meal prices, student ID numbers required for meal pick up, and a link to the online free and reduced-price meal application. In addition, households with CEP students will receive an e-Notify message reminding parents/caregivers of this program and the meals benefit.  Households without an email or phone number on file will be mailed a letter.
  • Meal service will continue at Grab & Go school sites as FNS transitions from summer meals to the new school year.  Service times have been expanded for school opening and will begin by 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Bus routes are being added and the current routes updated.  The plan is for meals on buses to be distributed between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

 

 

The school supplies have arrived and we are ready to distribute them to our students!  In addition, Cait Fiocchi and Amy DiBenedetto put bundles of books together that will be given out to all of our Pre-K to Second grade students.  These ladies are amazing and we cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work!!!!   We also must thank our wonderful kindergarten team (Kathryn Deville, Agnes Yeboah, Maria Rea, Rida Rafi, Anthony Pikul, Heidi Johnson, Deidra Dunbar and Ashley Smith) for organizing and handing out manipulatives and supplies during laptop distribution!  Nancy Crockett and Roshni Sharma deserve our appreciation as well for putting resources together for our first graders to use during class! Our WHES teachers are fabulous! 

 

For everyone’s safety we will be distributing the supplies in a drive-through method.  We will distribute the supplies starting during the Family Choice time next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The children will have access to asynchronous activities from the grade level teacher as well as specialists.  We ask that you come during the window assigned to your child’s grade level.  If you have multiple children you will only need to come up to the school once, as we give you enough supplies for all of your students.  You may come anytime between 3:00 - 5:00 pm each day. 

 

  • 3:00 - 5:00pm Tuesday, September 8 - PreK, K, and 1st and their siblings
  • 3:00 - 5:00pm - Wednesday, September 9 - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and their siblings
  • 3:00 - 5:00pm - Thursday, September 10 - 5th and 6th and their siblings, any family who was unable to come on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

Student Technology Needs

If anything changes with your home’s technology resources, please alert your child’s teacher.  For example, if your child needs a laptop or your home does not have reliable internet access please let the teacher know.  The information will be passed along to our technology team, who will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment.  Mi-fi devices have been ordered and families will be contacted who are in the queue to receive them. Please contact Theresa Johnson at tmjohnson@fcps.edu or 703-799-2000 to arrange pickup.

FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

 

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools has launched a Parent Technology Help Desk.  The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone, they will enter a ticket so the appropriate FCPS team can help. Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. Get more information about the  Parent Technology Help Desk

 

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, and submitting assignments in Google Classroom. Go to the video learning playlist

 

Tutorial for how students can access their BBCU link in their school Gmail:

https://youtu.be/TIv-jTVEE7s

 

                                                Woodley Hills PreK Class

 

Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now!  The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.

Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng

For more information please call: 703-208-7900

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

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El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.

Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:

https://bit.ly/PreKEsp

Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901

Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

 

Register Now for September Webinars   Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

Are you worried about managing your child’s virtual schooling this year? Do you hate becoming the “school police” when your child won’t focus? Do you have to balance your child’s schooling with your own remote workload? We hear you, and we’re here to help. 

You’ll learn how to avoid parent-child conflict around academics with practical tips for:

  • Establishing routines and expectations that really work
  • Creating ideal spaces for virtual learning
  • Keeping kids focused while learning online
  • Minimizing distractions from video games and other screens
  • Getting your own work done at the same time (Yes, it’s possible!)

Don’t tackle this unusual year without a plan. Instead, join us and feel more prepared and confident for the year ahead, with a toolbox full of practical strategies that actually work. We can’t wait to see you there!

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday September 11, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

 

10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down? 

It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. 

Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Stop Defiance, Disrespect, & Meltdowns
  • Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time
  • Create Stress-Free Mornings, Homework, & Bedtime
  • Get Kids Off Screens Without a Fight
  • Motivate Strong-Willed Kids without Crushing Their Spirits
  • Prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models. 

Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series 

 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence           

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

 

Monthly Events

September 7: Labor Day Holiday 

September 8: First Day of School

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FCPS Launches New Parent Technology Help Desk, Readies Students and Families for Virtual Learning

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective today, Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Brabrand

 

Spanish Language Town Hall on September 1

FCPS will hold a virtual town hall in Spanish on Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will be broadcast on cable TV channel 99 or on the FCPS website. It will also be shown on the FCPS Spanish Facebook page.

 

Fairfax County Introduces Return to School Program in 37 Schools

Fairfax County has announced a supporting return to school program (SRS) in 37 Fairfax County Public Schools intended to serve children of families residing in Fairfax County or the City of Fairfax. Each classroom will have a group of no more than 10 children who will stay together each day, along with consistent County staff to support online learning and in-person connections. Health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be implemented. Enrollment for the SRS program begins August 24 and space is limited. A sliding fee scale is available for income-eligible families. Additional information on fees and enrollment, including an online registration option, will be available soon on the Fairfax County Government website  or by calling 703-449-8989

 

                                                Woodley Hills PreK Class

 

Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now!  The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.

Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng

For more information please call: 703-208-7900

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

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El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.

Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:

https://bit.ly/PreKEsp

Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901

Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

 

Register Now for September Webinars   Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

Are you worried about managing your child’s virtual schooling this year? Do you hate becoming the “school police” when your child won’t focus? Do you have to balance your child’s schooling with your own remote workload? We hear you, and we’re here to help. 

You’ll learn how to avoid parent-child conflict around academics with practical tips for:

  • Establishing routines and expectations that really work
  • Creating ideal spaces for virtual learning
  • Keeping kids focused while learning online
  • Minimizing distractions from video games and other screens
  • Getting your own work done at the same time (Yes, it’s possible!)

Don’t tackle this unusual year without a plan. Instead, join us and feel more prepared and confident for the year ahead, with a toolbox full of practical strategies that actually work. We can’t wait to see you there!

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday September 11, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

 

10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down? 

It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. 

Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Stop Defiance, Disrespect, & Meltdowns
  • Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time
  • Create Stress-Free Mornings, Homework, & Bedtime
  • Get Kids Off Screens Without a Fight
  • Motivate Strong-Willed Kids without Crushing Their Spirits
  • Prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models. 

Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series 

 

9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence           

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

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Hello Woodley Hills Family,

 

This week you can expect welcome phone calls from your child’s teacher.  The teacher will be calling to say hello and to gather a little information from you. In addition, he or she will be scheduling a video call with you and your child. During the video call the teacher will make sure you can log into  Blackboard 24/7 and familiarize you with Blackboard Collaborate,  the video part of your child’s classroom this fall. This will also be a time for you to meet the other staff members who will be working in your child’s room.  These two calls will be what have traditionally been our Open House and Orientation.  Please look out for either an unknown or blocked number this week and answer. The teachers will be calling using a variety of methods and apps, so the call may not appear to be coming from Woodley Hills. I moved this  up

In addition, we will be sending out a time for students to log on before school starts to say hello to their classmates. It isn’t our annual Family Picnic, but it will be a time for some fun!

 

FCPS 24-7: Parent View

 

In order for you to stay as completely involved and knowledgeable about your child' instruction, we strongly encourage you to activate your Parent View in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard).

You will be able to see the learning activities the teacher has assigned and you can access weCare@school to update Emergency Care Information.  You will need to have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account in order to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View. If you do not have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent account, you can register for an account online. An activation key will be sent to you to complete your registration, along with the simple steps to set up your account. Your username and password for the Student Information System(SIS) and FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View will be the same.

 

Emergency Care Forms

 

Although we are in a virtual setting, it is still important for you to complete the Health Information Form and the Emergency Care form for your child.  You can print out these required forms and drop them off when you pick up your child’s laptops or supplies.  You can also submit the forms online by going to your FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the weCare@school (weCare) module.  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

 

School Supplies

Going school supply shopping is often exciting for children, but we all realize it can be an expense.  This year is challenging financially for many people and I am excited to share with you that through generous donations from the FCPS Foundation, KidsRFirst and others, each child at Woodley Hills and throughout FCPS will be receiving free supplies!   Below you will find the items that will be provided to your child(ren).  In addition, WHES will be sending home books, counters, and other items that can help our students during virtual instruction.  We also hope you held onto your child's reading and writing journals like we suggested.  The stories they wrote last year can provide them with a starting place this year. We will send out a message when the materials are ready for pick up.  Unfortunately, not all of them are available now so we will not be able to pass them out during laptop distribution. 

  • Composition book (qty 2, wide rule, 100 sheets)
  • Earbuds w/ mic (qty 1)
  • Crayons (qty 1 box, 24 count)
  • Pencil sharpener (qty 1)
  • Eraser (qty 1, large pink)
  • Scissors (qty 1, 5” blunt tip stainless)
  • Folders (qty 2, plastic, various colors, with 2 pockets, no prongs)
  • Pencil Pouch (qty 1, soft sided, not pencil box)
  • Glue sticks (qty 2, .21 oz)
  • Dry Erase Marker (qty 1, black)
  • Pencils #2 (qty 1 box, 10 count)
  • Dry Erase Board 8.5x 11 (qty 1)
  • Colored Pencils (qty 1 package, 12 count)

 

  Breakfast and Lunch

If your child has received free or reduced price breakfast and lunch in the past, we are reminding you that an application must be completed each year for them to continue.  For those who may now be facing some financial challenges, you may want to consider applying for the additional support.  It is important that families apply so that when we return to the building, every student can be provided a free breakfast and lunch.  Also, if  your child qualifies, he or she can access other benefits such as reduced fees for internet services, technology or classes.  In order to receive the additional benefits, you must complete the Consent to Exchange Information (Section 4) of the application.  You can apply online in English or Spanish.  Also, if you want a paper copy you can print one at the following by going to the Food and Nutrition page on the FCPS website.  If you need assistance or a paper copy of the application, call the school at 703-799-2000. 

 

Technology

Several staff members have been calling to schedule appointments for families to pick up laptops and mifi devices, if needed.  We are working to ensure that distribution goes smoothly.  Please make sure to arrive at your appointment time. You will not need to get out of the car unless asked to do so by staff. We are having a drive-through distribution. You will not need to get out of your car unless asked to do so by staff.  Please do not come to the school without having an appointment.  We want to honor everyone’s time and make this as safe as possible for everyone.  If you have questions, missed the call or have a problem with the laptop you currently have, please contact the school at 703-799-2000. Our goal is to address any problems and make any needed repairs before the start of school on September 8. 

As a reminder, your child’s school issued laptop will need county updates so that it will work properly.  We are asking that sometime this week you:

  • Plug the laptop into an outlet.
  • Turn the laptop on and let it boot up.
  • Login to ensure it connects to the internet at that location.
  • Launch Google Chrome and visit the FCPS website to ensure the internet is connected on the computer.
  • Leave the laptop on and connected to the internet for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, the laptop may be shut down.

 

 

If you have a child who should attend school this year, or have a neighbor with children, please make sure to register him or her for school.  We have a Pre-K program so can enroll a limited number of four year old children.  A preregistration process can be completed online by going to https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21, or by contacting our registrar Maria Clark via e-mail mcclark@fcps.edu or at 703-799-2001. Ms. Clark speaks English and Spanish,  but if you need other languages you can go to the FCPS Registration on the website.

 

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Hello Woodley Hills Family,

 

We hope that this message finds everyone healthy and doing well!  Although we will not be starting instruction until September 8, 2020, we want to welcome everyone back now as we will be involving each of you in the preparation over the next few weeks.   We want you to know how excited we are to begin this upcoming school year because no matter whether we are in the building or virtual we are still the Woodley Hills Family! 

 

A virtual start may not be optimal in every person’s mind, but as adults, we can work together to make this the best experience we can provide for our children.  Please know that we have reflected on the challenges we experienced as well as those that were shared with us and we have been developing solutions. In fact, the Woodley Hills staff has been working since June to prepare for this upcoming school year. Teachers and staff have been learning different ways to ensure the children can share their thinking and interact more with their peers.   As always we will integrate our character traits and social emotional supports throughout the lessons and the day.  We will continue to challenge our students to reach their full potential and become positive change agents in this world.  We will also continue to teach them to not only own but advocate for their own learning. Now more than ever, our students, staff and parents need to work together to ensure to students have a voice and are offered the best virtual experience possible!   We will do everything in our power to encourage and support them while making this a successful year!

 

Schedule

            Our school hours are from 9:00am until 3:30pm. For your general planning purposes, lunch time will be from 12-12:30 followed by a break. The break will allow some flexibility for parents before students are expected to be back in class. We are aware that so many things can happen in 30 minutes. Family choice time will be from 2:45-3:30  We are working on developing a schedule that has several small group times so lessons can better support students' individual needs and provide more time for targeted instruction. This should also allow for screen breaks and an opportunity for students to work more independently.  We are hoping this will support students who will be with childcare providers and allow parents to complete their own work or assist their other children. We will share a detailed schedule soon.  

 

Class Assignments

            We are making every effort to assign children based on in-person or virtual preferences. During the week of August 24 your child’s teacher(s) will be calling to introduce him or herself and to get to know your child and the support you may need.  They will also be asking questions about your technology needs and make sure that you and/or your child can successfully login to all platforms being used. In addition, staff will be organizing virtual times for the students to get to know one another before school begins. As with every year, class assignments may have to change due to student enrollment.  

 

Upcoming Calendar Events

 

Wednesday, August 26th -  7:00 - 8:00pm — Evening Chat with Sharon, Willisa & Theresa

Please feel free to drop in to ask the administrators any questions you may have or share your ideas.

 

Friday, August 28th - 10:00am  - 11:00am — Coffee with Sharon, Willisa and Theresa 

Please feel free to drop in to ask the administrators any questions you              may have or share your ideas.  

 

August 24th - August 28th — Phone or Video Calls 

Teachers will be calling to say hello and gather your input for the schedule and needed support. 

 

August 31st - September 3rd — Virtual Class Meetings, Get to Know You or play dates. 

More information to come!

 

Laptop Distribution for All Students

 

Technology needs for all students will be fulfilled between August 24th and September 2nd. Staff will be making phone calls during the next couple of weeks to set up appointments to check out laptops and mifi devices.  If your student is going into grades 1-4 and you already have a school-provided laptop, you will not be contacted.  If there a problem with the laptop you currently have, please contact the school at 703-799-2000 so the problem can be addressed and any repairs needed can be completed before the start of school on September 8.

 

Preparing for the New School Year

To help prepare students for a successful a virtual start to the school year, parents are asked to ensure children have the tools and connectivity that will be needed.  If you currently have an FCPS issued laptop at home, please help your school’s technology team prepare devices to receive county updates by doing the following once per week until school starts:

  • Plug the laptop into an outlet.
  • Turn the laptop on and let it boot up.
  • Login to ensure it connects to the internet at that location.
  • Launch Google Chrome and visit the FCPS website to ensure the internet is connected on the computer.
  • Leave the laptop on and connected to the internet for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, the laptop may be shut down.

In the next few weeks, students will receive learning updates that will include information from your child’s classroom teacher and the daily instructional schedule for distance

 

                                                Woodley Hills PreK Class

 

Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now!  The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.

Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng

For more information please call: 703-208-7900

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

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El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.

Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:

https://bit.ly/PreKEsp

Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901

Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

 

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Returning to School 2020-2021

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Hello Woodley Hills Family!  

 

I hope this message finds everyone healthy and doing well!   As I am sure you are aware, FCPS will be providing families two options on how children can attend school for the 2020-2021 year.  You should have received an email requesting that you choose an option by July 15th.  Below you will find a brief overview; however, you can find detailed information about your choices at   https://www.fcps.edu/node/41353

Option 1 - Students will receive instruction in the building two days a week. The other three days your child will be expected to complete work assigned by his or her teacher.  At this time, the teachers will not be providing office hours on the days the children are at home. Option 2 - Students will receive online instruction for 3-4 hours four days a week (Tuesday-Friday).  

You can make your selection by completing the form here.  You can change the language of the form by using the drop down button in the top right hand corner.  Please paste the following link in your browser if you have difficulty https://isweb.fcps.edu/IScontacts/StudentIntent.cfm.

You will need your child’s Student ID Number to enter the site.  You can get your child’s ID number by:

  • Asking your child.
  • Having your child log into their school email account.  The username is their ID number.
  • Look on the report card
  • Call the school at 703-799-2000 or 703-799-2033.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to email Sharon D. Aldredge at sdaldredge@fcps.edu or Carmen Quesada at cpquesada@fcps.edu.  Please call the office as well for help at 703-799-2000. 

 

¡Hola familia de Woodley Hills!

 

¡Espero que este mensaje encuentre a todos sanos y bien! Como estoy seguro de que sabe, FCPS proporcionará a las familias dos opciones sobre cómo los niños pueden asistir a la escuela para el año 2020-2021. Debería haber recibido un correo electrónico solicitándole que elija una opción antes del 15 de julio. A continuación encontrará una breve descripción general; sin embargo, puede encontrar información detallada sobre sus elecciones en https://www.fcps.edu/node/41353.

 

Opción 1: los estudiantes recibirán instrucción en el edificio dos días a la semana. Los otros tres días se espera que su hijo complete el trabajo asignado por su maestro. En este momento, los maestros no proporcionarán horas de oficina los días que los niños estén en casa.

 

Opción 2: los estudiantes recibirán instrucción en línea durante 3-4 horas cuatro días a la semana (martes a viernes).

 

Puede hacer su selección completando el formulario aquí. Puede cambiar el idioma del formulario utilizando el botón desplegable en la esquina superior derecha.Pegue el siguiente enlace en su navegador si tiene dificultades https://isweb.fcps.edu/iscontacts/studentintent.cfm?secure.

 

Necesitará el número de identificación de estudiante de su hijo para ingresar al sitio. Puede obtener el número de identificación de su hijo de la siguiente manera:

  • Preguntarle a su hijo
  • Hacer que su hijo inicie sesión en su cuenta de correo electrónico de la escuela. El nombre de usuario es su número de identificación.
  • Mire en la boleta de calificaciones
  • Llame a la escuela al 703-799-2000 or 799-2033.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, no dude en enviar un correo electrónico a Sharon D. Aldredge a sdaldredge@fcps.edu o Carmen Quesada a cpquesada@fcps.edu. Llame a la oficina también para obtener ayuda al 703-799-2000.

 

 

Ayuntamiento virtual en español el miércoles 8 de julio a las 6:30 p.m.

Se realizará un ayuntamiento virtual en español el miércoles 8 de julio a las 6:30 p.m., en la página de Facebook de FCPS en español (Facebook en Español), con el superintendente Brabrand y otros funcionarios.

Más información sobre el regreso a la escuela está disponible en línea.

Información Adicional:

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

Mt. Vernon Pyramid Town Hall Meeting

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Dear families,

 

Our superintendent, Dr. Brabrand, recently decided to extend the deadline for parents to make their Return to School enrollment selection for their child(ren) to Wednesday, July 15.  This decision was made in light of the many questions that parents have and the desire to provide as much additional information as possible to help make an informed decision that is best for each family.  Last night and throughout the week, Dr. Brabrand and FCPS staff will be engaging in townhalls (see schedule below).  In addition to the town hall meetings provided by FCPS, the Mount Vernon pyramid of schools will be having a parent information meeting for families on Monday, July 13 at 6:30 pm and an information session in Spanish at 7:30 pm.  Please use this link if you would like to attend:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9daefce022b046aeb9aefb167c7d7208

 FCPS Return To School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at the link listed here.

Schedule of Parent Information Events:

 

Wednesday, July 8

 

A Spanish language virtual town hall at 6:30 pm., on the FCPS Spanish Facebook Page (Facebook en Espanol), featuring Superintendent Brabrand and other officials. More information: July 6th Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand

Special Education Town Hall – 8 pm hosted by Fairfax County Special Education PTA. Join Fairfax County SEPTA on Wednesday, July 8th from 8pm-9pm for a Special Education Town Hall with FCPS Superintendent Brabrand and other guests. Details with the link should be posted here. I am also hopeful a letter from our Special Education Department will be sent shortly.

Monday, July 13

Return To School parent meetings at 6:30 pm (in English) and 7:30 pm (in Spanish) for Mount Vernon Pyramid families.  The link below will be used for both meetings:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9daefce022b046aeb9aefb167c7d7208

 

 

Queridas familias,

 

Nuestro superintendente, el Dr. Brabrand, decidió recientemente extender el plazo para que los padres hagan su selección de inscripción de Regreso a la Escuela para sus hijos hasta el miércoles 15 de julio. Esta decisión se tomó a la luz de las muchas preguntas que los padres tienen y el deseo proporcionar la mayor cantidad de información adicional posible para ayudar a tomar una decisión informada que sea mejor para cada familia. Anoche y durante toda la semana, el Dr. Brabrand y el personal de FCPS participarán en los ayuntamientos (ver el calendario a continuación). Además de las reuniones del ayuntamiento proporcionadas por FCPS, la pirámide de escuelas de Mount Vernon tendrá una reunión de información para padres para las familias el lunes 13 de julio a las 6:30 pm y una sesión de información en español a las 7:30 pm. Utilice este enlace si desea asistir:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9daefce022b046aeb9aefb167c7d7208

Las preguntas frecuentes de regreso a la escuela de FCPS (FAQs) se pueden encontrar en el enlace que se encuentra aquí.

Calendario de eventos de información para padres:

 

Miércoles 8 de julio

Un ayuntamiento virtual en español a las 6:30 pm., En la página de Facebook de FCPS en español (Facebook en Español), con el Superintendente Brabrand y otros funcionarios. Más información: Ayuntamiento del 6 de julio con el Dr. Brabrand.

Ayuntamiento de Educación Especial - 8 pm organizado por la PTA de Educación Especial del Condado de Fairfax. Únase al SEPTA del condado de Fairfax el miércoles 8 de julio de 8 p. M. A 9 p. M. Para un ayuntamiento de educación especial con el superintendente de FCPS Brabrand y otros invitados. Los detalles con el enlace deben publicarse aquí. También espero que se envíe una carta de nuestro Departamento de Educación Especial en breve.

Lunes 13 de julio

Reuniones de padres de regreso a la escuela a las 6:30 pm (en inglés) y 7:30 pm (en español) para las familias de la pirámide de Mount Vernon. El siguiente enlace se utilizará para ambas reuniones:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9daefce022b046aeb9aefb167c7d7208

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

Returning to School 2020-2021

Spanish 2 months 1 week ago

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Hello Woodley Hills Family!  

 

I hope this message finds everyone healthy and doing well!   As I am sure you are aware, FCPS will be providing families two options on how children can attend school for the 2020-2021 year.  You should have received an email requesting that you choose an option by July 15th.  Below you will find a brief overview; however, you can find detailed information about your choices at   https://www.fcps.edu/node/41353

Option 1 - Students will receive instruction in the building two days a week. The other three days your child will be expected to complete work assigned by his or her teacher.  At this time, the teachers will not be providing office hours on the days the children are at home. Option 2 - Students will receive online instruction for 3-4 hours four days a week (Tuesday-Friday).  

You can make your selection by completing the form here.  You can change the language of the form by using the drop down button in the top right hand corner.  Please paste the following link in your browser if you have difficulty https://isweb.fcps.edu/IScontacts/StudentIntent.cfm.

You will need your child’s Student ID Number to enter the site.  You can get your child’s ID number by:

  • Asking your child.
  • Having your child log into their school email account.  The username is their ID number.
  • Look on the report card
  • Call the school at 703-799-2000 or 703-799-2033.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to email Sharon D. Aldredge at sdaldredge@fcps.edu or Carmen Quesada at cpquesada@fcps.edu.  Please call the office as well for help at 703-799-2000. 

 

¡Hola familia de Woodley Hills!

 

¡Espero que este mensaje encuentre a todos sanos y bien! Como estoy seguro de que sabe, FCPS proporcionará a las familias dos opciones sobre cómo los niños pueden asistir a la escuela para el año 2020-2021. Debería haber recibido un correo electrónico solicitándole que elija una opción antes del 15 de julio. A continuación encontrará una breve descripción general; sin embargo, puede encontrar información detallada sobre sus elecciones en https://www.fcps.edu/node/41353.

 

Opción 1: los estudiantes recibirán instrucción en el edificio dos días a la semana. Los otros tres días se espera que su hijo complete el trabajo asignado por su maestro. En este momento, los maestros no proporcionarán horas de oficina los días que los niños estén en casa.

 

Opción 2: los estudiantes recibirán instrucción en línea durante 3-4 horas cuatro días a la semana (martes a viernes).

 

Puede hacer su selección completando el formulario aquí. Puede cambiar el idioma del formulario utilizando el botón desplegable en la esquina superior derecha.Pegue el siguiente enlace en su navegador si tiene dificultades https://isweb.fcps.edu/iscontacts/studentintent.cfm?secure.

 

Necesitará el número de identificación de estudiante de su hijo para ingresar al sitio. Puede obtener el número de identificación de su hijo de la siguiente manera:

  • Preguntarle a su hijo
  • Hacer que su hijo inicie sesión en su cuenta de correo electrónico de la escuela. El nombre de usuario es su número de identificación.
  • Mire en la boleta de calificaciones
  • Llame a la escuela al 703-799-2000 or 799-2033.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, no dude en enviar un correo electrónico a Sharon D. Aldredge a sdaldredge@fcps.edu o Carmen Quesada a cpquesada@fcps.edu. Llame a la oficina también para obtener ayuda al 703-799-2000.

 

 

Ayuntamiento virtual en español el miércoles 8 de julio a las 6:30 p.m.

Se realizará un ayuntamiento virtual en español el miércoles 8 de julio a las 6:30 p.m., en la página de Facebook de FCPS en español (Facebook en Español), con el superintendente Brabrand y otros funcionarios.

Más información sobre el regreso a la escuela está disponible en línea.

Información Adicional:

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

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We hope that everyone has started to relax and enjoy the summer weather.  We all have earned the time off after experiencing such an unprecedented school year. Our time together in the building learning and growing together was wonderful! The students made us all proud with their hard work and collaboration. They faced challenges head on and willingly engaged in the work the teachers provided. We grew closer as a family by enjoying time together at our Family Picnic, Career Day, grade level field trips, after school activities and of course all the amazing Character Assemblies. Although we were not able to end the year together in the building, we remained connected through Distance Learning. The change was easier for some than others, nevertheless we are so proud of how our students interacted with one another.  Our children continued to show care, respect, responsibility and hard work.   The historical events that have occurred during the past four months will be remembered by all of us. And, we hope that in some way we all will feel that being part of the WHES family made it easier. Please know that we are truly thankful for each and every one of you!     

       

     

Ms. Aldredge, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Toney

 

Progress Reports: Final Marks

Your child's final Progress Report will reflect content taught and assessed through March 13, 2020 and any progress gained through Distance Learning Opportunities. Progress Reports with Final Marks will be available in ParentVUE on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00am. Progress reports will be mailed by FCPS tentatively on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. 

 

2020 Special Needs Summer Camp Guide with Covid-19 Updates

 

Still looking for something to keep your child busy this summer? Does your child have special needs? We can help you find what you’re looking for!

The FCPS Parent Resource Center compiles a list of summer camps for children with special needs. The 2020 version is updated to include private camps offering virtual and face-to-face opportunities due to the Covid-19 virus.

This guide offers families options for children with the following disabilities:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Deaf/Heard of Hearing
  • Emotional Disabilities/Mental Health
  • General Special Needs
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medical Conditions and Physical Disabilities
  • Social Skills
  • Speech and Language
  • Visual Impairments

 

FCPS Offers Free Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students for five weeks from July 6 to August 7. A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance. Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required. More information is available online

 

 

Fairfax County Public Library is hosting their annual summer reading program virtually this year.  Children from birth through highschool are invited to participate in completing a reading game board. Each child that completes the game board will be entered to win an amazon gift card. You can find out more details by visiting https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/summer-reading. You can register and download the gameboard beginning June 12 at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/booklog/SummerReading/Home.                                                

Sixth Grade Virtual V.I.P. CAMP 2020

The Middle School VIP program will be going virtual for the summer! During these unprecedented times of social distancing and virtual learning, we want to offer your child a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5- week virtual program for rising 7th, 8th and 9th in the Key, Hayfield, Sandburg, Twain and Whitman pyramids. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in virtual activities in the arts, music, STEM, physical fitness, cooking, games, puzzles, literature, and more – things students can do at home. The program is led by FCPS After-School Specialists and DNCS Teen/Community Center Staff.

 

Details

  • Dates – Monday – Thursday from June 29th - July 30th
  • A mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities
  • o Synchronous – staff and students are online working together at the same time
  • o Asynchronous – activities that students can work on at any time
  • Location – Virtual
  • Cost – Free - There is no cost associated with the camp. Please use the link below to register your child.

 

Please click the links below to register for the VIP Camp or if you have any questions please reach out to the After-School Specialist, Mr. Tippins at WCTippins@fcps.edu     VIP REGISTRATION       

                   

 

Even though the Woodley Hills main office is closed, student registration continues. A preregistration process can be completed online by going to https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21, or by contacting our registrar via e-mail or phone. If you have a new neighbor with children, please share Maria Clark’s contact information. She can be reached at 703-799-2001 or via email at MCClark@fcps.edu and will answer any questions you may have.  

 

FEEDS (Food for Every child to Eat During Summer) Program

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services will provide picnic-style summer lunches for students via its FEEDS (Food for Every child to Eat During Summer) program at various locations across Fairfax County.  Our closest sites are.


Riverside ES 8410 Old Mt. Vernon Road  Alexandria, VA                              10:30am – 1:00pm


Mt. Vernon Woods ES 4015 Fielding St, Alexandria, VA 22309                  10:00am – 1:00pm

The Summer Meals Kickoff encourages County residents to experience the benefits of FCPS’ summer meals program, which is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture. FNS will offer no-cost lunch to all children 18 years of age as well as low-cost adult meals. In addition, information booths will be available to showcase:  local businesses, youth groups, health organizations, and activities geared toward the well-being of Fairfax County residents. Details

The Bus Service is still available at 10:00am at Graves St & Madge Lane and 10:15 at Manor Dr. & Sky View Dr.

 

Food Assistance for Families!

FCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is working with the Department of Information Technology to gather all of the required student data for reporting. FNS is also checking FRM applications submitted daily to ensure any household that is approved for FRM is added to the eligible list already in progress.

If a household is interested in submitting a FRM application at this time, the household is encouraged to submit the application online immediately. Any questions with submitting FRM applications or approval status should be emailed directly to Maria Perrone (MCPerrone@fcps.edu) and Greg Rupert (gmrupert@fcps.edu). 

FNS is working to ensure all eligible households receive the P-EBT benefit. Please find the link below to the FCPS FNS website where more information is available regarding applying for FRM.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meal

 

Woodley Hills Parent Resources Website

Our school Psychologist (Ms. Hull), counselor (Ms. Clinkscales) and school Social Worker (Ms. Morris) have developed a website to support our families now and into the summer. This is a place where parents can access community resource information regarding food, utilities, mental health, tips for home, and more!

 Where to access: https://sites.google.com/view/whes-parentresources

 

sitio web de recursos para padres Los padres pueden acceder a la información de recursos de la comunidad con respecto a los alimentos, ¡servicios públicos, salud mental, consejos para el hogar y más!

Where to access/Dónde acceder: https://sites.google.com/view/whes-parentresources 

 

  United Community Ministries (UCM)

No referral or appointment is needed to access the food pantry. Please bring a form of ID and proof of address.

7511 Fordson Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

703-768-7106

Pantry Hours:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Tuesday/Thursday- 1:00-5:30 PM

Please click the link below for more information:

https://www.unitedcommunity.org/covid19-resources.html

Registration Open   Setting the Stage for Summer Success: Safer at Home Edition: A Webinar for Families

If you are interested in maximizing the summertime off for your student, while maintaining your sanity with so many places closed, please join us for this session filled with summer tips and resources.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Strategies to stay organized and on top of summer days
  • Tools to help prevent and address common summer challenges including closures and physical distancing.
  • Home activity tips
  • Safe local adventure suggestions

Presented by Erika Deem and Valrie Eisele, FCPS Parent Resource Center Liaisons.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10 -11:30 a.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Summer Success: Safer at Home Edition

 

 

FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar

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                Chilton’s Class Rocks: The Rocks of Woodley Hills Elementary

I tell you ALL-this wonderful Woodley Hills 6th Grade Class, Mr. Chilton’s Class, “U All Rock!!!!”  I say it all the time…and its true.  Invariably, someone with a sense of humor will change it to U R Rocks.   Well, in this time of reflection-I’m proud to say that “U R Rocks,” is also true.  Rocks, or bricks form the foundation of any institution, and that is what all of you have done.  You all, through your kind, inquisitive, creative, caring leadership have formed the foundation of an amazing place- Woodley Hills Elementary School…and your legacy will be here forever.

How have we been inquisitive and creative?  By working together to create skits showing characters and events from our novel studies.  Through incredible poetry highlighting your reflections upon things you love.  Through insightful, persuasive essays convincing others of your point of view on school issues.  By convincing a bully to be kind.  By creating tremendous PowerPoint presentations in US History and Science.  As Dr. Khalid exclaimed each and every time I picked you up Friday afternoons, “Phenomenal job, scientists!”  As Mr. Shark affirmed each time he worked with you, “This class is AWESOME!”  As Ms. Clinkscales would say, “Wonderful job today.”  You made me proud to hear these words as you took advantage of every educational opportunity, always putting forth your best effort and asking questions to ensure success.

How have we have been kind and caring? Participating in your education is an awesome way to show kind, caring character.  Again, you proved to be the building blocks of kindness in our school:  Showing your kindness by reading with Ms.  Bradshaw’s 2nd Grade students, representing our class on the News Show, being members of the Chorus with Ms. Tucker and participating in Strings or Band.  I was thrilled to see your marvelous teamwork on our trip to Hemlock and  when you made beautiful Kindness Posters.  Our class sent Student Representatives to our student government and to SLA, class leaders who really took the extra time to think about the welfare of others.  Our patrols made sure arrival and dismissal ran smoothly and safely. As PE Pals, this class knew how to bring smiles to others!  At the end of the year, I was so impressed how this class were ROCKS in showing up each and every day in our virtual world, bringing a smile to my face.

Woodley Hills Elementary School is a wonderful place.  We are fortunate to have been here together.  You all are the rocks-the building blocks, cornerstones, and foundation- that makes this statement  so true... through your inquisitive, creative, kind, caring leadership.  Remember, as you take the next steps on your educational life journey to middle school- be the cornerstone!  U All Rock….and are Rocks of your future.  Thank you so much for all your dedication and hard work at Woodley Hills. Please know that the doors are always open for you to return. The entire community appreciates your efforts! 

 

Progress Reports: Final Marks

Your child's final Progress Report will reflect content taught and assessed through March 13, 2020 and any progress gained through Distance Learning Opportunities. Progress Reports with Final Marks will be available in ParentVUE on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00am. Progress reports will be mailed by FCPS tentatively on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

FCPS Offers Free Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students for five weeks from July 6 to August 7. A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance. Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required. More information is available online

 

 

Fairfax County Public Library is hosting their annual summer reading program virtually this year.  Children from birth through highschool are invited to participate in completing a reading game board. Each child that completes the game board will be entered to win an amazon gift card. You can find out more details by visiting https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/summer-reading. You can register and download the gameboard beginning June 12 at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/booklog/SummerReading/Home.

 

Registration Open

 

1-2-3 Magic: The New 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting A Webinar for Families

1-2-3 Magic allows you to get back in charge of your home, enjoy your family again, and help your kids develop their emotional intelligence. 

In this presentation, you will learn how to set limits for and connect with your children by breaking down the task of parenting into three straightforward steps:

  • Get your kids to STOP difficult behavior (whining, arguing, tantrums, etc.).
  • Get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, going to bed, doing homework, etc.).
  • Powerful strategies to reinforce the bond between you and your children.

Presented by Lauren Hawkins and Robin Yuckenberg, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teachers.

Friday, June 19, 2020 10 a.m.-noon

Register for 1-2-3 Magic: The New 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting A Webinar for Families

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  United Community Ministries (UCM)

No referral or appointment is needed to access the food pantry. Please bring a form of ID and proof of address.

7511 Fordson Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

703-768-7106

Pantry Hours:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Tuesday/Thursday- 1:00-5:30 PM

Please click the link below for more information:

https://www.unitedcommunity.org/covid19-resources.html

 

FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar

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

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Hello Rockstars!

First of all, I miss every single one of you. This is not how I pictured our year together ending, and I know it is not the way that you all saw it ending. With the current situation I am so glad that we got to spend the time together that we did! You are the best class that I could have gotten, especially for my first year and you all will always have a special place in my heart. 

    This class was full of compassionate, self-less, gifted, and outgoing students. Our class visited Mrs. Rea’s class once a week to read with our buddies and bond with them. Students would also go visit the class some mornings to help the students in Mrs. Rea’s class with their letters and sight words. We also had different groups of students spend time with Ms. Smith’s friends, who still ask about our awesome friends. Many students were involved in various clubs, activities, band, chorus, strings, patrols, SCA, the list could go on forever. 

    While we may not be together in the classroom to finish this year I have loved seeing every single one of you online and participating in class! You are hardworking students and will go so far in life and I cannot wait to hear about all of your accomplishments. While your time here at Woodley Hills may be coming to an end, this is just the beginning for all of you. Your teachers next year will be so lucky to have you in their classrooms. Continue to work hard, persevere, and reach your full potential. The door to room 118 will always be open if you ever want to stop by! 

I look forward to seeing you all when you come pick up your supplies from the school and yelling good afternoon when I see you (I have really missed yelling good morning to you all every day). Congrats on graduating 6th grade, and for not losing to the teacher’s in kickball!

~Ms. Quigley

 

Student Material Pick Up

June 11th   2:00 – 5:00pm

We are providing another opportunity for parents to pick up your child(ren)’s materials and medication next week.  Staff will be at Woodley Hills on June 11th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  This is not mandatory but please know that we will be discarding any medication that have not been picked up by 4:30pm on Friday, June 12. We ask that all students bring back any library books and school owned materials.

  • Students in grades Pre-K – 5th grades coming back to WHES may keep their instruments and laptops.
  • Students going to a different school in the August MUST return the laptop and cord, your instrument, library books and any other school owned materials.

Our plan is to complete this task using a no contact system so we are asking that the procedures below be followed. 

  • Enter the bus loop near the front of the building (Entrance 1). 
  • You will be directed down the bus loop and will give your child’s name (including any siblings) and the teacher’s name(s) to a staff member.  If you are picking up items for someone else, you must provide the student name and teacher name.  
  • If your child has medication at the school, please let the staff member know so we can have it ready.
  • You will be asked to drive to the Kiss and Ride Door. You will open your trunk or unlock a door so the staff member can place the bag(s) into your car.
  • Books and instruments being returned should be place on the cart brought to the car.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the school 703-799-2000 or  email Ms. Aldredge at sdaldredge@fcps.edu or Ms. Toney at wetoney@fcps.edu or Ms. Johnson at tmjohnson@fcps.edu.  

 

 

Join the WHES Clinical Team to discuss family coping strategies and community resources on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7-8 pm. Complete this survey https://forms.gle/3329FFcVLui2TYL99 if you would like to attend. A virtual meeting link will be sent to the provided email address.

 

Únase al equipo clínico de WHES para discutir estrategias de afrontamiento familiar y recursos comunitarios el miercoles 10 de junio de 7-8 pm.  Complete esta encuesta https://forms.gle/3329FFcVLui2TYL99 si desea asistir. Se enviará un enlace de reunión virtual a la dirección de correo electrónico proporcionada.

 

 

The WHES School Counseling Team is here to support your children during these very uncertain times. We are available daily (M-F) to talk with students to help support their social/emotional well-being. A counseling referral can be made by completing the form provided in the link below. Your child may refer themselves, or you can make a referral on their behalf, or by a teacher. Once the referral is submitted, one of our school counselors will reach out to you and your child; please note that when our counselors call, your Caller ID may say, “Private Caller.” You may also contact us via email if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Counselor Referral Link: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR92cgJKztdC7Xv-LtjAEiQ3rVyJnjD6QcEn2d7UkQt4fSbw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

 

  Woodley Hills Parent Resources Website

 

Our school Psychologist (Ms. Hull), counselors (Ms. Clinkscales, Ms. Smith, and Ms. Boswell) and school Social Worker (Ms. Morris) have developed a website to support our families now and into the summer. This is a place where parents can access community resource information regarding food, utilities, mental health, tips for home, and more!

 

sitio web de recursos para padres Los padres pueden acceder a la información de recursos de la comunidad con respecto a los alimentos, ¡servicios públicos, salud mental, consejos para el hogar y más!

 

Where to access/Dónde acceder: https://sites.google.com/view/whes-parentresources 

 

    United Community Ministries (UCM)

No referral or appointment is needed to access the food pantry. Please bring a form of ID and proof of address.

7511 Fordson Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

703-768-7106

Pantry Hours:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Tuesday/Thursday- 1:00-5:30 PM

Please click the link below for more information:

https://www.unitedcommunity.org/covid19-resources.html

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Calendar Reminder: Last Day of School

The last day of school for the 2019-20 school year is June 12th. The last day of virtual learning for elementary students is June 11th.

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To My Students, the Woodley Hills Class of 2020:

            You will go down in history as the class who ended their time at Woodley Hills from your own homes. This is definitely not the way that any of us wanted for you to end your time here. It seems as if it was just yesterday that I met each of you during open house and talked about how many exciting things you were going to get to do this year. No you didn’t get your sixth grade day with bowling, kickball, and a dance, but you have had so much more to be grateful for. You began your journey 7 years ago as 5 year olds who didn’t know much at all, to where you are today, smart, friendly, and ready for anything. 

            I am extremely proud of all of your accomplishments this year and am extremely grateful that I have had the chance to work with each and every one of you. You have all made me a better teacher and opened my eyes to so many things. While online learning is not the best way to teach, I do want to say that this form of learning has provided a platform for everyone to share and learn in a way that works best for them. I have enjoyed getting to know so much more about each of you as you share your likes, dislikes, animals, homes, and even your blankets you hide under while we learn.

            Don’t look at this as an end of anything, this is just the beginning of your journey. Whitman is lucky to get each of you and I can’t wait for you to blossom even more next year. As you move on, don’t forget the friendships you have made, the memories you’ll never forget, and the learning that has made you the people you are today. Always be you and work to your fullest potential. Never give up and know that you will always have someone in your corner if you ever need it.

            One last thing that will forever be just yours….you are one of the only sixth grade classes to NOT get beat by the teachers in kickball and remember there ain’t no party like a Woodley Hills party. Good luck next year and in the future.

~Ms. Miller

 

 

 

Even though the Woodley Hills main office is closed, student registration continues. A preregistration process can be completed online by going to https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21, or by contacting our registrar via e-mail or phone. If you have a new neighbor with children, please share Maria Clark’s contact information. She can be reached at 703-799-2001 or via email at MCClark@fcps.edu and will answer any questions you may have.  

 

 

The WHES School Counseling Team is here to support your children during these very uncertain times. We are available daily (M-F) to talk with students to help support their social/emotional well-being. A counseling referral can be made by completing the form provided in the link below. Your child may refer themselves, or you can make a referral on their behalf, or by a teacher. Once the referral is submitted, one of our school counselors will reach out to you and your child; please note that when our counselors call, your Caller ID may say, “Private Caller.” You may also contact us via email if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Counselor Referral Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR92cgJKztdC7Xv-LtjAEiQ3rVyJnjD6QcEn2d7UkQt4fSbw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

 

STAY UP-TO-DATE with INFORMATION FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY

Fairfax County Government has set up text messages and hotlines in English and Spanish about resources and COVID-19 information. Consider signing up if you want stay connected to the county information and data.

 

Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from Fairfax County about COVID-19

Registrese para recibir actualizaciones en Espanol por mensaje de texto: envie un mensaje de texto con FFXCOVIDSP al 888777

 

Woodley Hills Parent Resources Website

 

Our school Psychologist (Ms. Hull), counselors (Ms. Clinkscales, Ms. Smith, and Ms. Boswell) and school Social Worker (Ms. Morris) have developed a website to support our families now and into the summer. This is a place where parents can access community resource information regarding food, utilities, mental health, tips for home, and more!

 

sitio web de recursos para padres Los padres pueden acceder a la información de recursos de la comunidad con respecto a los alimentos, ¡servicios públicos, salud mental, consejos para el hogar y más!

 

Where to access/Dónde acceder: sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/whes-parentresources

You must log with your child’s fcpsschools.net account

Debe iniciar sesión con la cuenta fcpsschools.net de su hijo

 

 

    United Community Ministries (UCM)

No referral or appointment is needed to access the food pantry. Please bring a form of ID and proof of address.

7511 Fordson Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

703-768-7106

Pantry Hours:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Tuesday/Thursday- 1:00-5:30 PM

Please click the link below for more information:

https://www.unitedcommunity.org/covid19-resources.html

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