Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter: May 23, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

Good Morning! We hope your weekend was great and that you got to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Only 3 weeks of school left! In this newsletter, you will read about some resources that will be available to you and your family this Summer. Please enjoy!

Join Us Tonight!

 

Please join us at 6:30pm in the cafeteria for a parent discussion about student anxiety.  Members of our Haycock student services team, our family liaison, and Dr. Jill Priesmeyer, a psychologist from central office, will lead a session on the signs of and tips for dealing with student anxiety.  We will also explore some information from the book, How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. 

This event will be held in-person and livestreamed

Resources Available for Individuals with Autism

According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one in 44 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research suggests that early intervention services can greatly improve a child’s development. In Fairfax County, we have several resources available.

 

The Sensory Room at the Providence Community Center provides a relaxing and calming environment for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools' Parent Resource Center offers free workshops, consultations, a lending library and other options to help support the success of all children, including those with autism.

 

Virginia has three waivers for individuals with developmental disabilities: Building Independence Waiver, Family and Individual Supports Waiver and Community Living Waiver. Find out more or call 703-324-4400.

 

Groups to connect with other parents who support children with autism:

Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage FINDING FORMULA TIPS

Here are some tips if your formula is hard to find:

  1. Call a store to check on the stock or check the online inventory before going to purchase formula.
  2. Check smaller markets and drug stores when the big box stores and supermarkets are out.
  3. Call your OBGYN or pediatrician to see if they have in-office samples or can suggest a formula that is nutritionally similar to your infant’s typical formula that may be available in stores.
  4. Try a different formula if your baby is not on a restricted diet and has no major health problems. If you are a WIC participant, you may be able to find another type of formula. See the updated substitution form: Updated Formula Substitution Form.
  5. If you choose to shop online, purchase only from well-recognized distributors and pharmacies rather than individually sold or auction sites. You may not know what you’re actually getting, and there is little or no control over pricing.
  6. Do not import formula from overseas. These products will not be FDA cleared, and may contain contaminants or ingredients inappropriate for your baby.
  7. Purchase only a 10-14-day supply each time. It appears unlikely that the supply is going to run out, and hoarding will only make shortages worse.
CALL FORMULA MANUFACTURERS

Additionally, you wish to contact one of the manufacturer hotlines for more information:

  • Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert : reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily available.
  • Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540.
  • Abbott’s urgent product request line ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request by downloading and completing the form - PDF .
  • Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123).
DO NOT MAKE HOMEMADE INFANT FORMULA OR WATER DOWN FORMULA

This can be dangerous for your baby.

Adding extra water to infant formula to “stretch it out" is not safe and can put your infant at nutritional risk and lead to serious health problems. Always follow the instructions on the formula.

Recipes for homemade formulas may be circulating on the internet, but they are NOT SAFE. Even if only safe ingredients are used, these formulas will not provide adequate nutrition. Learn more about these concerns from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics .

Only medical professionals are qualified to provide advice on acceptable alternatives to formulas that may currently be difficult to find. Please talk with your pediatrician about safe and appropriate feeding alternatives for your child if needed.

Fairfax County Public Libraries

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/

Click the link above to see resources from Fairfax County Public Libraries. 

Some of the resources include BrainFuse HelpNow (Homework Help), Mango Language Learning, and Online Newsletters. 

You can also find events perfect for you and your family: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/

 

OFC Open House for Rising 7th Graders

Monday, May 16–Friday, June 10

4-7 p.m.

The Old Firehouse is opening its after-school program doors to rising 7th graders of all MCC tax district elementary schools! Join OFC from Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 10, from 4-7 p.m. to experience all of what the Old Firehouse has to offer—for free—for the remainder of the school year. Transportation from Franklin Sherman, Chesterbrook and Churchill Road elementary schools, to the Old Firehouse will be provided via the Old Firehouse’s vans. All participants from other schools are welcome to attend but must be dropped off by a parent or guardian.

registration form and the completion of the Old Firehouse Participant Contract is required and must be submitted prior to your child’s participation.
Questions? Please contact OFC at [email protected] or call 703-448-8336. Spots are limited, so sign up early.

Summer Camps with an Inclusive Camp Environment

 

Fairfax County’s Park Authority has opened registration for their summer Rec-PAC camps. Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program for elementary school children.

 

The following locations are supported by staff with experience working with children with special needs, and can provide extra support, a structured environment, and a fun inclusive camp environment for all:

 

  • Freedom Hill in Tysons
  • Garfield in Springfield
  • Lake Anne in Reston
  • Powell in Centreville

 

Reasonable ADA accommodations can be provided at any of the Rec-PAC sites. Rec-PAC is located at elementary schools. Learn more about the Rec-PAC camps. For questions, call 703-324-5514 or send an email.

FCPS Mental Health Community Resources

 

Visit the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response Page

Free Workshop: Stopping the 'Summer Slide' Without Sacrificing Summer Fun

 

Students want a break. Students need a break. But students are also wrapping up their third school year full of pandemic-related learning disruptions. You don’t want your child to enter the next grade unprepared, but you also don’t want to relive the stress of at-home learning.

 

So what’s a concerned parent to do this summer?

 

I'm honored to have two of our top tutors join me for a free parent workshop on May 24th. You will learn how to:

✔ Plan interactive summer activities so fun that your child won’t even realize they’re learning

✔ Ensure your child is up to speed after years of inconsistencies and setbacks

✔ Access online and offline learning resources that make summer learning fun and easy

✔ Incorporate math, reading, and writing into your child’s summer routine to minimize pushback

✔ Encourage engagement when your child seems burned out or distracted

 

Register for Free Workshop

Summer Entertainment Series

 

More shows at 18 locations, a new global dance and music series Wednesday evenings in Falls Church, Starlight drive-in movies in Centreville Saturday evenings in August, plus 180 live performances to choose from with outstanding local and national touring groups including the famous Box Tops June 17 at Grist Mill Park, D.C.’s own Junkyard Go-Go Band July 20 at Lee District Park, internationally acclaimed Nada Surf’s alternative rock July 30 at Arrowbrook Centre Park, and the incomparable Seldom Scene August 4 at Nottoway Park.

There will be local vineyards free wine tasting (and sales) at Arrowbrook Centre Park, Grist Mill and the Government Center as well as beer sales and a food truck at Burke Lake Park. The Workhouse Center concert series will feature local comedians as opening acts on Saturday evenings!

Click here to download the upcoming show schedule. Visit this page as the session progresses for more details on each show.

The Summer Entertainment Series includes 11 local series at 18 venues across Fairfax County Free Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia and Summer Music Series

 

2022 Outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia begin in May and offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the summer season. Happily, most of the free outdoor concert series are back in 2022.

Bookmark this round-up of more than 40 places to enjoy Northern Virginia outdoor concerts all season long. You'll find evening concerts in a variety of musical styles, plus a collection of kid-friendly morning concerts perfect for little ones.

Click here to learn more and to find the links to performer details, rules, reservation and ticket requirements, and inclement weather policies. A few of the outdoor concert venues are covered, and those concerts are held rain or shine. But most of the summer concerts feature lawn seating, so rain and thunderstorms can lead to cancellations.

You should definitely check the rules before bringing a pet along. Some 2022 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia are pet friendly, but many do not allow pets, even on a leash.

Free Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia: Drive-in and Walk-in Fun

 

Enjoy an expanded list of 2022 walk-in and drive-in outdoor movies in Northern Virginia at a fun mix of free and paid venues. Outdoor movies in Northern VA offer the chance to relax and enjoy a fun flick under the stars.

Our guide to outdoor movies in Northern Virginia includes venues in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, and surrounding towns. Movies are listed at this link in three groups: drive-in movies, walk-in outdoor movies, and annual movie series that have not announced 2022 plans.

Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA): Camps and Institutes A summer exploration of the arts for elementary school students currently in grades 2-5.

We are excited to offer our enrichment program in person! Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled.

Click Here: E-IFTA Registration begins March 1
  • Program Cost: $255 a week.
    • Students eligible for free and reduced lunch: No tuition.*
  • Program Dates: July 5-29, 2022
  • Program Times: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Host School: Lake Braddock Secondary

*To be eligible, students must apply on Free and Reduced Meals website. You must allow your benefits to be shared or submit the Consent to Share Information Form.

The Program - Summer 2022 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary-aged students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theatre, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging.

Eligibility

Open to students in grades 2-5 during the 2021-22 school year.

All students are welcome:

  • FCPS students.
  • Students enrolled in private schools.
  • Students who are homeschooled.
  • Non-Fairfax County residents.

 

Classes and Daily Schedule

Students have four classes every day. There is one, 70-minute class in dance, music, theatre, and visual art every day. 

Lunch

Students will have a 30-minute lunch break every day. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Transportation

There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock Secondary School pyramid. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Transportation information will be communicated to families prior to the start of the program.

Contact

[email protected]

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great week! Please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns-

[email protected]

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Haycock Hello 5.20.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

As you know, COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Fairfax County and in schools. Here at Haycock, we have seen an increase in cases and continue to encourage everyone to take the steps they feel necessary to stay safe and healthy. 

We have been transparent about how the pandemic is impacting Haycock and our students all year. We will continue to share daily COVID-19 notifications whenever there is a confirmed positive case in our school. This information is provided to make our school community aware of the current situation and be able to make informed decisions about how to protect themselves. 

We appreciate the patience, support, and understanding you have shown throughout this school year as we adjust our response to the pandemic. Together, we have kept our students participating in learning and activities. We look forward to celebrating the end of the school year with everyone.

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd,AP  [email protected]  

Ms. Dana Chen,AP  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

May 23- Parent Event- Understanding Student Anxiety- 6:30-7:30 (details below)

May 27- Field Day 

May 31- McLean HS Graduation Walk at Haycock (details below)

June 1- Kickball Game with teachers- after school  

June 10- Sixth Grade Promotion at 10:00 in the gym- last day of school (save the date!)

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website. 

Parent Event- Monday, May 23 (6:30-7:30)

Please join us in the cafeteria for a parent discussion about student anxiety.  Members of our Haycock student services team, our family liaison, and Dr. Jill Priesmeyer, a psychologist from central office, will lead a session on the signs of and tips for dealing with student anxiety.  We will also explore some information from the book, How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. 

Student Anxiety Signs and Tips for Parents

In person and livestreamed

Strings Concert Recordings

Thank you to Ms. Blitch, Ms. Skeen, Ms. Kelley, and Ms. Howell for all their hard work in preparing our strings students for their amazing concerts held the first week of May.  These concerts were held in person in our gym.  Please enjoy these recordings of the concerts:

Advanced Strings Spring Concert - https://youtu.be/HXdR_Q9Y01s

Intermediate Strings Spring Concert- https://youtu.be/uFGmVbe936U

Beginner Strings 6:00 pm- https://youtu.be/-FCh6sjTJ9k

Beginner Strings 7:00 pm- https://youtu.be/xZZy3ltm-Xw

Student Safety at Arrival and Dismissal

If you are picking up your student via car, please come through the Kiss and Ride line.  It moves very quickly.  Ms. Chen keeps things moving down there!  Many people are parking at the FAA site a little bit down the road from the school.  This is a dangerous situation for students and families that walk in that direction.  We ask you kindly to come through the Kiss and Ride line if you are picking up by car.  Thank you.

McLean HS/Senior Graduation Walk at Haycock- May 31

We invite high school seniors who are past students of Haycock Elementary to come back to Haycock in their cap and gown for pictures and a graduation walk around our school on Tuesday, May 31.  Seniors should gather at 2:00 in front of the school.  We'll take a picture and have our current Haycock students congratulate them as they walk the halls and reminisce about their time at Haycock ES. Congratulations to our 2022 high school graduates!

Parent Input for 2022-23 Class Placements

One of our important tasks is determining class placements for the next school year. Grade level teachers, specialists, and administration work on class placements together. Some other factors that impact student class assignments are new student enrollment and teachers moving to a new grade level.

Haycock families can assist us in determining class placements by sharing your insights about your child with respect to their strengths and challenges. We do not accept requests for specific teachers. We use the information you provide to make the best placement for your child that sets them up for success and for a great school year. 

Completion of the form is optional: however, the deadline for any correspondence is May 23, 2022. Complete one form per child.

Intentions for Next School Year

Although next school year is still months away, we are already working on our planning for next year.  We ask that if your child is NOT returning to Haycock next year that you complete this form for us as soon as possible. 

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Registration Information for New or Returning Students for 2022-23 School Year

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students for the coming school year. It is time to begin planning to welcome your children by completing their school registration.

Use this link for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Ms. Yujin Choi, [email protected] with registration questions and to set up a registration appointment with her.  

Mental Health Acceptance Month

May is Mental Health Acceptance Month. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of children in Virginia as young people continue to face physical isolation, ongoing uncertainty, fear, and grief. Even before the pandemic, mental health challenges facing children were of great concern, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated them.” Read more in this news release from the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics 

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: May 16, 2022

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter Good Morning and welcome to this week's newsletter!

During Foster Care Month and throughout the year, we are grateful to foster parents as they play a vital role in supporting biological parents and helping them enhance their relationship with their children to achieve family stability and maintain family connections in support of the goal of family reunification or permanent placement with relatives.

Learn more at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/children-youth/foster-care-adoption or email [email protected].

 

Wolf Trap Theater-In-The-Woods

Enjoy the performances at Wolf Trap with your family this Summer! 

Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods features music, dance, puppetry, and storytelling performances recommended for children ages 2 and up. The summer season runs for 7 weeks from mid-June through early August (Tuesdays through Saturdays). Each show begins at 10:30am and is approximately 45 – 60 minutes in length. Tickets are $12 and free for children under 2 years old.

Click to see the full schedule and age recommendations for shows: 

https://www.wolftrap.org/about/venues/theatre-in-the-woods.aspx

Contact: 

Wolf Trap 

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182 

703-255-1868

Camp Fairfax

Camp Fairfax is a full-day program for rising 1st through 7th graders that features exciting opportunities in outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports and recreation, visual arts, science, technology, engineering and math exploration and much more! Camp Fairfax is available for rising 1st- through 7th-grade children residing in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. 

Community Centers: Weekly Sessions from Monday, June 13 – Friday, August 19, 2022 (Closed Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4)

FCPS Sites: Weekly Sessions from Tuesday, June 21 - Friday, August 5, 2022 (Closed Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4)

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fees will be available this month. For more information access:https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/camp-fairfax

Therapeutic Recreation Camp

Therapeutic Recreation offers affordable summer camp experiences for individuals (ages 5-22) with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or attention deficit disorders. The summer will be packed full of special events, art activities, sensory play, games, sports, outdoor play, music activities and more.

Fee: $80/week. Fee variances and scholarships are available for those that qualify.

For more information on dates and locations access: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/therapeutic-recreation-camp

Tech Adventure Camp

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a weekly exploratory camp designed to give students the opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing areas. The camp is open to students in grades 2-6 during the 2021-22 school year.

Time: 8:30am - 2pm

Dates: 

  • Week 1: July 11 - 15, 2022
  • Week 2: July 18 - 22, 2022
  • Week 3: July 25 - 29, 2022

Tuition: $275 per week

  • Students eligible for free and reduced lunch: No tuition.*

For more information access: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-tech-adventure-camp

Career and Technical Education Academy

A summer enrichment and skills development program for students currently in grades 7-11.

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a weekly enrichment program that allows students to:

  • Dive deeper into Career and Technical Education (CTE) program areas
  • Encourages skill development
  • Begin career exploration

Students are able to personalize their experience by choosing which CTE classes they will take!

For more details on dates, time, fees, and location, access: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

Parent Event

Please join us in the cafeteria for a parent discussion about student anxiety.  Members of our Haycock student services team, our family liaison, and Dr. Jill Priesmeyer, a psychologist from central office, will lead a session on the signs of and tips for dealing with student anxiety.  We will also explore some information from the book, How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. 

No Cost Tutoring

FCPS Online Tutoring Resources

  • Tutoring is available in most K-12 subjects. 
  • Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is completely optional.
  • Students will use the same FCPS-sponsored platforms they are familiar with for online learning.  
  • The tutors employed by Tutor.com do not work for Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • All tutors are subject matter experts and must pass a thorough background check conducted by Tutor.com and meet Federal and State requirements (aligned to FCPS practice).  
  • FCPS school staff do not participate in the online tutoring sessions between a student and their tutor.
  • FCPS does not assume responsibility for supervision during tutoring sessions.
  • For the purposes of safety and security, every tutoring session is recorded, and transcripts are available (up to 6 months) for students, parents and FCPS staff to review if needed.
Elementary - How It Works   Healthy Minds Blog Teaching Children How to Accept Mistakes and Disappointment-By FCPS Psychology Services

We all want to see our children succeed. However, making mistakes and learning how to handle disappointment are valuable experiences for children. Here are some strategies for parents on teaching children how to deal with their mistakes in a healthy way. 

Show acceptance and empathy.
Not only is it important to teach children to accept their own mistakes, it is equally important that parents accept that their children are going to make mistakes, leading to failure and disappointment. Parents are encouraged to empathize and validate feelings of frustration and disappointment. Use language such as, “I can see you are disappointed and upset, I know you really wanted to do better.” By taking the time to talk with your children and recognize their feelings, it lets them know you are listening and are there to help. 

Model it.
Be an example of someone who makes mistakes and deals with them appropriately. Your children may see you as someone who is invincible. Be open to showing your children that everyone (even adults!) makes mistakes by willingly acknowledging your own mistakes when you are near or around them. Be willing to accept and even laugh them off. Talk openly through the steps you use to handle challenges. Ultimately, you want to clearly demonstrate to your children the same behaviors you would like them to demonstrate when they inevitably make mistakes.

Make it a teachable moment and give examples.
A child’s disappointment or mistake is an opportunity for parents to teach acceptance and problem-solving skills. It is important to explain that mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow. When your children make a mistake, ask them what lessons were learned? What did this experience teach them? What can they try differently next time as a result? Again...reinforce the idea that everyone makes mistakes. One way parents can do this is by providing examples of famous or successful individuals who previously experienced failure, disappointments, or mistakes in their life. Thomas Edison went through thousands of prototypes before successfully inventing an improved electric lightbulb. What if he had quit? Michael Jordan did not make his high school basketball team the first time he tried out. What if he had decided he was not good enough to play? These examples teach children that it is OK to make mistakes and that making mistakes does not mean they will not succeed in life. Instead, mistakes can help them continue to learn, grow, and persevere.

Step back and allow children to make mistakes.
While it can be difficult to watch children make a mistake and experience disappointment, they can only learn how to handle it through trial and error. There are various books, like Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, which emphasize the benefits of parents who allow their children to make mistakes or experience challenges and focus on offering support in working through it (as opposed to overly focusing efforts on denying children having to face difficult experiences). This sets children on the path to developing increased resilience and confidence to take on new challenges independently. 

Encouragement to try new things.
It is important to help children step out of their comfort zone and take some risks. Let children know that by only doing things they are already good at, they limit themselves and may miss out on new enjoyable opportunities. You can share that you will be available to offer support in tackling the new risk. We learn and grow by challenging ourselves with new experiences and working through them. This helps lead to a mastering of dealing with challenges and disappointment.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

Thank you and have a great week! If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please email me at [email protected].

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Haycock Hello 5.13.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

We hope all our Haycock moms had a great Mother's Day last weekend. All our second grade classes enjoyed their field trip to the National Zoo on Tuesday of this week. Our fourth grade classes enjoyed a virtual field trip on Tuesday celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial. Finally, our fourth grade classes celebrated and shared their learning with parents and family members last Friday during Virginia History Day. 

As we are working on preparations for next school year, we ask that you encourage neighbors to register their students if they have not done so already, especially any rising Kindergarten students. Making sure that all students are registered now allows us to receive the staffing allocations that we know we will need. It takes a village to remind each other and get all our potential students registered and counted for next year! 

Across Fairfax County, we are seeing an increase in COVID 19 cases. This is also the case at Haycock. If your student is sick, please keep them home.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd,AP  [email protected]  

Ms. Dana Chen,AP  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

May 17- Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Reid, new FCPS Superintendent

May 19- Longfellow Open House for rising 7th graders

May 23- Parent Event- Understanding Student Anxiety- 6:30-7:30 (details below)

May 27- Field Day 

May 31- McLean HS Graduation Walk at Haycock (details below)

June 1- Kickball Game with teachers- after school  

June 10- Sixth Grade Promotion at 10:00 in the gym- last day of school (save the date!)

School Calendar 2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website. 

Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Reid- May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

Spanish:

El martes, 17 de mayo, la superintendente entrante Michelle Reid, Ed.D. se unirá al personal, las familias y los estudiantes para un ayuntamiento virtual multilingüe, de 7 a 8 p.m.  Regístrese en línea.

La Dra. Reid organizará sesiones de participación adicionales en todo el condado después de su fecha de inicio oficial el 1 de julio. Manténgase informado sobre las oportunidades de participación comunitaria visitando nuestro sitio web.

Parent Event- Monday, May 23 (6:30-7:30)

Please join us in the cafeteria for a parent discussion about student anxiety.  Members of our Haycock student services team, our family liaison, and Dr. Jill Priesmeyer, a psychologist from central office, will lead a session on the signs of and tips for dealing with student anxiety.  We will also explore some information from the book, How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. 

Student Anxiety Signs and Tips for Parents McLean HS/Senior Graduation Walk at Haycock- May 31

We invite high school seniors who are past students of Haycock Elementary to come back to Haycock in their cap and gown for pictures and a graduation walk around our school on Tuesday, May 31.  Seniors should gather at 2:00 in front of the school.  We'll take a picture and have our current Haycock students congratulate them as they walk the halls and reminisce about their time at Haycock ES. Congratulations to our 2022 high school graduates!

Haycock Grounds Closed During the School Day

Please remember that parents and community members are not permitted to be on the playground during school hours unless they are volunteering or assisting with a class.  We appreciate your cooperation in order to ensure the safety and security of all our students during the school day.

Message from the McLean HS Student Services Team

Hello Parents,

The McLean High School Department of Student Services would like to share a parenting podcast.  The topic is the college admissions process, hosted by Paul Stansbery, Director of Student Services, Kathleen Otal, School Counselor and 2021 Virginia School Counselor of the Year, and Ashley Lowry, Technology Specialist.

We discuss the many fears and anxieties that parents may have about the college admissions process and how parents can set their child up for future success.  This episode can benefit parents of students in high school, middle school, and elementary school as they look towards their child’s future.  Parents will gain valuable insights from the experts who are in a unique position to view the process from multiple perspectives.  You can listen to the podcast here.

During the podcast, we discuss the rumor in parenting circles that it’s “almost impossible” to get into college these days.  Watch Kathleen Otal use Naviance to demonstrate how students with B’s, C’s, and even D’s on their transcript still have many college options!  You can see that short video here.

Finally, we recommend listening to this Revisionist History podcast, in which the formula for determining college rankings is uncovered.  We believe that every parent should be aware of this process!

The McLean Student Services team is here to support students as they find the college that is the right fit for them.  We are dedicated to sharing helpful information for parents of students of all ages.  We hope that these resources will help to shed light on the process.

Sincerely,

The McLean Student Services Team

Techstravaganza at TJ on May 14

We are just a few days away from Thomas Jefferson High School’s 18th Techstravaganza, a free STEM activity fair that provides fun hands-on STEM labs and demonstrations for thousands of K-8 students across the DMV area!  The event is on Saturday, May 14 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312), and we hope to see your students there. The fair will run from 10AM to 4PM, and students  are welcome to visit for as long as they would like. Attendees can register for the event and attend for free using this EventBrite link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav2022tix

More information about the event can be found on this flyer or on this website tjtechstrav.org

Parent Information for 2022-23 Class Placements

One of our important tasks is determining class placements for the next school year. Grade level teachers, specialists, and administration work on class placements together. Some other factors that impact student class assignments are new student enrollment and teachers moving to a new grade level.

Haycock families can assist us in determining class placements by sharing your insights about your child with respect to their strengths and challenges. We do not accept requests for specific teachers. We use the information you provide to make the best placement for your child that sets them up for success and for a great school year. 

Completion of the form is optional: however, the deadline for any correspondence is May 23, 2022. Complete one form per child.

Registration Information for New or Returning Students for 2022-23 School Year

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students for the coming school year. It is time to begin planning to welcome your children by completing their school registration.

Use this link for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Ms. Yujin Choi, [email protected] with registration questions and to set up a registration appointment with her.  

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: May 9, 2022

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter Good Morning and Happy Monday!

We hope all of our mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day and that it was full of family fun!

Learn about the history of Mother's Day!

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

AAPI Festival-Free Event!

Great upcoming family fun day event - FREE!

  • James Lee Community Center on Saturday May 14th from 10am to 4pm
  • Open for all to learn about AAPI heritage. Please come out and enjoy the festivities whether or not you are AAPI!

If you are part of an AAPI community and are interested in showcasing your culture, please reach out to [email protected].

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. The month is observed with media, local events, and film screenings. Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization.

Resources and Support

SUMMER LEARNING. Many schools in FCPS will offer summer school
opportunities this summer. The following are some offerings:
❏ School-based:
Credit Recovery, ESOL Enrichment K-12, Extended School Year, and
others.
❏ Enrichment & Other Opportunities:
CTE Summer Academy, Institute for the Fine Arts, Tech Adventure Camp,
Summer Credit Recovery, self-directed learning, and HS Online Campus.
Keep an eye on the FCPS website’s Summer Learning page for updates!

REC-PAC Dates: June 28th to August 5th
Early registration and Partial Scholarship will end on June 11th. If you know of a family looking for an affordable summer camp, please have them sign up for the Rec-PAC to take advantage of the $12 per week Partial Scholarship. The list of 2022 Rec-PAC sites is on the NEW website:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac


❏ BRITEPATHS - GET THAT JOB! Free online series includes reading job
descriptions, identifying transferable skills, and preparing and dressing for
interviews.
Tuesday, May 10th, 17th, and 24th, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Register here: https://fecsoco.setmore.com/bookclass or email:
[email protected], call 703-704-6101

Support for Families During the Summer

Community Liaisons
Community Liaisons welcome families to FCPS and provide information
and resources about Fairfax County. They are available all year long,
including summers. To learn more, click here.

Parent Information Phone Lines
FCPS language lines are available in eight different languages to assist
parents who do not speak English as their first language. To learn more, click here.

Aqua Fitness for Individuals with Disabilities (13+): Sundays, June 26-August 14 (Times Vary)

Fairfax County Government is offering Aqua Fitness classes for students with physical disabilities. Students with physical disabilities (cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, MS, etc.) work at their individual ability levels as they pursue their personal fitness goals. Shallow water exercises and swim programs improve body awareness and increase range of motion, flexibility and muscle tone. Wheelchair users welcome. Caretaker/family member participation may be required.

 

Session 1 (460.PQAX): Sundays, June 26–Aug. 14, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Some exceptions to the dates apply - please check dates when registering.

 

Session 2 (460.WZQM): Sundays, June 26–Aug. 14, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Some exceptions to the dates apply - please check dates when registering.

 

Location (for both sessions): Spring Hill Rec Center, 1239 Spring Hill Rd., McLean, VA, 22102

 

Registration is open now! Find out more and register

Resource Library for People with Disabilities

The Arc of Northern Virginia has increased the amount of information available to the public in their online resource library. People with disabilities, and their advocates, can find a wide range of publications to choose from. Some of the available topics include:

 

  • Aging with a Disability
  • Guardianship, Supported Decision Making and Legal Authority
  • Abuse Among Those with a Disability
  • Special Education
  • Advocacy for Those with a Disability
  • Financial Assistance for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

 

Visit the Arc of Northern Virginia’s resource library webpage to see the full listing.

Haycock Parent Event MARK YOUR CALANDARS! Libraries Are the Heart of School Communities

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference

Thank you for reading. As always please contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!

Elizabeth Shoemaker- [email protected] 

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Haycock Hello 5. 6.2022

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Dear Haycock Families,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the wonderful ways that the PTA and parents showed their appreciation for our teachers and staff this week.  Gift cards on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday, lunch on Wednesday, and cookies on Thursday- it doesn't get much better than that for our staff! We all appreciated and savored the many and thoughtful things that were done for teachers this week. 

We enjoyed our band and strings concerts this week. To have these events in person for the first time in more than two years was so exciting. Thank you to Mr. Frederick, Mr. Zimmerman, and Ms. Parrell (our band staff) as well as Ms. Blitch, Ms. Kelley, Ms. Howell, and Ms. Skeen (our strings teachers). They did a wonderful job preparing our students for the concerts.  And hats off to our band and strings students for the hard work and musical learning they have done this year.  

Congratulations to the 6th grade Math League team!  They were awarded 1st place in the state competition.  See here for more details.

It was a busy week.  We hope that you and your family enjoy a relaxing weekend.  Happy Mother's Day to all the Haycock moms!

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Ms.Heather Boyd,AP  [email protected]        

Ms Dana Chen, AP  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates

May 11- PTA Community Speaker Event- Whitney Parnell of Service Never Sleeps- see the Haycock Hotsheet for link and additional information

May 17- Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Reid, new FCPS Superintendent

May 19- Longfellow Open House for rising 7th graders

May 23- Parent Event- Understanding Student Anxiety- 6:30-7:30 (details below)

May 27- Field Day 

June 10- Sixth Grade Promotion at 10:00 in the gym- last day of school (save the date!)

School Calendar 2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website. 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month COVID Notification Information

We understand that you are receiving a lot of emails from us, and especially if you have students at more than one school.  We are required to send out a community notification at the end of each day whenever we have positive COVID cases reported.  

When an outbreak occurs in a classroom (3 or more positive cases in a 14 day period), we are required to send a targeted communication to the parents of the students in the class with an outbreak.  Additionally, when we have more than one class with an identified outbreak, we have to send a school wide communication notifying families of the multiple outbreaks.  If you have not received the targeted communication for your child's class, then your child's class is not a class with an outbreak.  

All of these communications are for transparency and so that we can partner with our families.  We thank all families that are notifying us of positive cases.  Please keep your student home if they are showing any symptoms, even those that seem like allergies.  This will help a huge amount. 

Parent Event- Monday, May 23 (6:30-7:30)

Please join us in the cafeteria for a parent discussion about student anxiety.  Members of our Haycock student services team, our family liaison, and Dr. Jill Priesmeyer, a psychologist from central office, will lead a session on the signs of and tips for dealing with student anxiety.  We will also explore some information from the book, How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. 

 

Virtual Town Hall with new FCPS Superintendent

Save the Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall May 17

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m., incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel. 

Parent Information for 2022-23 Class Placements

One of our important tasks is determining class placements for the next school year. Grade level teachers, specialists, and administration work on class placements together. Some other factors that impact student class assignments are new student enrollment and teachers moving to a new grade level.

Haycock families can assist us in determining class placements by sharing your insights about your child with respect to their strengths and challenges. We do not accept requests for specific teachers. We use the information you provide to make the best placement for your child that sets them up for success and for a great school year. 

Completion of the form is optional: however, the deadline for any correspondence is May 23, 2022. Complete one form per child.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month Longfellow MS Theatre Event

The Longfellow Theater Department would like to invite students to a free dress rehearsal performance of our production of The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition on Wednesday, May 11th at 4:30 pm. Students must provide their own transportation and be accompanied by an adult. Students will be invited to stay after the production if they wish, to take pictures with the characters, or ask questions about the Longfellow Theater program. For questions about this event, e-mail the director, Sarah Barry, at [email protected].

Field Day Volunteers Slots Filled

Parents, thank you so much to those who have already volunteered to help us lead a station at this year’s Field Day. We have had an amazing amount of responses, so we have closed out the Google form.  Thank you again!!

Nisha Hecht and Debbie Robinson

Registration Information for New or Returning Students for 2022-23 School Year

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students for the coming school year. It is time to begin planning to welcome your children by completing their school registration.

Use this link for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Ms. Yujin Choi, [email protected] with registration questions and to set up a registration appointment with her.  

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: May 2, 2022

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter

Good Morning and Happy Monday! We hope you had a good weekend and that you enjoy reading this week's newsletter. We're wishing your students a calm, restful, and a stress free week as some of them continue their SOL testing. We also would like to wish our families who celebrate Eid a Happy Eid Mubarack! 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you teachers for all that you do! 

This week, we celebrate you and the huge impact that you have made at Haycock. We appreciate you! 

The Intersection of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Though data collection about gender-based violence among Asian Americans is scarce, we do know that no one is immune to this public health issue. Existing research estimates that as high as 55% of AAPI women in this country have experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Find out what current and historical activists have done to support survivors.

Rec-PAC Registration Underway The Fairfax County Park Authority is accepting registrations for Rec-PAC this summer at 30 elementary school locations across Fairfax County. 

Rec-PAC is an affordable, structured, six-week summer program for children in grades one through six featuring a different theme each week. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays from June 27 through Aug. 4, 2022. Parents can sign up for one week at a time or all six weeks.

This summer, 13 Rec-PAC locations will provide free breakfast and lunch to participants through the Agriculture Department’s Summer Food Service Program. Children with disabilities can participate at all sites, however, four locations are designated as special inclusion sites with additional support.

Fees are based on household income, with $120 the maximum amount charged per week. Register now through June 10 and receive a discount of $8 per week per child. Partial scholarships are available for families eligible for assistance. Due to limitations on the number of available locations and size of sites, there will be no walk-in registration at Rec-PAC sites this year. Early registration is required.

To register, call the registration hotline at 703-222-4664, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of Rec-PAC sites near you and to learn more, visit the Rec-PAC website or call 703-324-5514. Brochures with registration forms are available now online and will be distributed through elementary schools, libraries, Rec Centers and managed parks during the last week of April and first week of May.

Opioids: Learn How to Get Help and Prevent Overdoses

The opioid epidemic continues to impact the Northern Virginia region and the nation. Just this week, two youth fatally overdosed in Prince William County after taking what preliminarily appear to be fentanyl-laced percocets (official causes of death are pending toxicology results).

Fentanyl is extremely fatal, even in the smallest doses. Similar to national and statewide trends, most fatal overdoses in Fairfax County in recent years have involved fentanyl, which is a common substitute or cutting agent in illicit narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, MDMA (also known as ecstasy or molly), as well as counterfeit pills. Nationally, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports a dramatic rise in the number of counterfeit pills containing at least two milligrams of fentanyl, which is considered a deadly dose. Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl can look the same as authentic pills, making it almost impossible to know whether a pill has a deadly dose of fentanyl or not.

What Can I Do?

This is a communitywide problem and requires a comprehensive approach to prevent future overdoses and connect individuals experiencing opioid and substance misuse to treatment and support services. Take action today.

  • Talk with your youth and other loved ones who are impacted by substance misuse about the dangers associated with drug use. Get more information on substance use among youth, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance use and available support services from this recent webinar hosted by Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools (slides available online in multiple languages; recording will posted in the coming days).
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose. After completing the training, individuals 18 and older will receive a REVIVE! kit including Narcan, fentanyl test strips and treatment information.
  • Safely store and dispose of unwanted medications to prevent opioid misuse from ever starting. 
County Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing substance use issues, there are numerous county resources available:

  • If the situation is immediately life-threatening, call 911. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel carry medication that can prevent deaths from opioid overdose.
  • Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Entry & Referral line at 703-383-8500, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to access behavioral health services, including substance use treatment services for youth and adults. 
  • If it's after business hours, call CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679 or the Fairfax Detoxification Center at 703-502-7000; both are available 24/7. 
  • CSB Peer Outreach Response Team (PORT) provides outreach, engagement and resource navigation to individuals who have serious opioid and other substance use challenges. If you or someone you know could benefit from PORT services, call  703-559-3199.
Parent Resource Center - PADLETS

Browse the Parent Resource Center informational padlets to find valuable information and materials from topics such as summer activities and camps, mental health and wellness, special education, potty training, community resources, and others! Available also in Spanish. 

Click here to access: https://padlet.com/prc9 

 

Free Veteran and Military Spouse Virtual Career Fair-May 12, 2022 Are you a veteran or military spouse looking to advance or change your career? Northern Virginia businesses want to hire you!

Interview with 50 leading companies in Northern Virginia collectively hiring for 10,000 positions across multiple sectors during the Veteran & Military Spouse Virtual Career Fair on May 12.

Veterans and military spouses in the government, IT, finance, defense, renewable energy and healthcare sectors will have the opportunity to network with mission-driven companies actively hiring and supporting military communities.

Interested in joining us in-person? Register for the In-Person Veteran & Military Spouse Career Fair on May 11, 2022 at the National Museum of the United States Army.

Your service is appreciated, and your skills are valuable. Let us help you take the next step in your career!

REGISTER HERE!

Sign Up Now For Social Skills Camp The camp is offered to children 4–8 years old who have an active IEP (Individualized Education Plan). If your child does not have an evaluation/IEP, they must have an evaluation prior to attending camp.

During Social Skills Camp, Certified Speech Language Pathologists will lead fun and engaging small group activities (the maximum class size is 10 children). These exercises will help your child learn how to cooperate, practice taking turns, and build other skills that will help make navigating social interactions easier.

Social Skills Camp will take place at Joseph Willard Health Center in Fairfax, Virginia, July 25 – 29th, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The cost is $440 per child, which includes materials and a mid-morning snack. A sliding scale offered for all Fairfax County Residents who may qualify based on income qualifications. Medicaid is accepted.

Don’t wait, sign up today! Complete the online form and select “Summer Therapy Camp” from the Services Requested menu.

If you have questions about the camp, please call 703-246-7120. To learn more about Speech and Hearing Services, visit our website.

 

Experience a Free Outdoor Film Screening of "Labyrinth" at Chantilly Regional Library May 21 Join the Fairfax Library Foundation for food trucks and a movie under the moon!

Join us on the third Saturday of the month from May through July at Chantilly Regional Library for free family-friendly outdoor movie screenings! There will be food available for purchase from food trucks on site.

 

Food trucks will open one hour prior to the movie. movie begins at sunset. Restrooms will be available for public use until 30 minutes prior to the movie ending.

 

This year's Cinema in the Community series will showcase:

May 21 - Labyrinth (1986)

June 18 - Father of the Bride (1991)

July 16 - Hercules (1997)

 

All proceeds support the programs and services of the Fairfax County Public Library.

Learn More Here!

The Big Plant Sale Returns to Green Spring Gardens

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, local garden vendors will be at Green Spring Gardens with beautiful and unusual plants to fill your spring gardening needs. It’s all part of Spring Garden Day, a day filled with gardening goodies, bountiful opportunities for learning about plants, and delicious baked goods for sale.

Growers and Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with plant selection and offer gardening advice. Home-baked goods and treats will be available at the bake sale at the Horticulture Center, and a food truck will be serving up fabulous food. There will also be a book sale at the Horticulture Center, and a tool-sharpening vendor will be on site—so don’t forget to bring your dull tools. Bring the whole family anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Parking may be limited; there will be overflow parking available at Pinecrest Office Park.

This annual event is sponsored by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) and the proceeds help to support the gardens. For more information on this free event and the vendors, visit the Friends of Green Spring website or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia. For more information, visit Green Spring Gardens or call 703-642-5173.

Please email me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Thank you!!

Elizabeth Shoemaker- [email protected]

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Haycock Hello 4. 29.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

As we celebrate our staff next week, we also want to thank the many volunteers who have assisted us this year.  From those serving on our wonderful PTA Board to the many parents who have volunteered to chaperone field trips, assist with the book fair, clean our our garden beds, and help our teachers in many different ways, a huge and heartfelt thank you to all of you.  

This week, we have also celebrated our wonderful Haycock office staff.  Our Haycock family is so lucky to have Mary Ann, Yujin, Cathie, Debbie, Elizabeth, and Anna keeping Haycock running smoothly each and every day.  

If you have a rising Kindergarten student or know of a neighbor who has a rising Kindergarten student, please encourage them to contact us and begin the registration process for the upcoming school year.  These numbers are closely monitored and will impact our staffing for next year.  See information below regarding the registration process.  

Please enjoy this recording of our spring chorus concert.  Our 5th and 6th grade students worked hard and put on a lovely performance.  We are very proud of them!  We look forward to our band and strings concerts next week. 

We wish you and your family a relaxing weekend.

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd,AP  [email protected]        

Ms. Dana Chen, AP  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates

May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3- Beginner Strings Concert (Group 1 @ 6:00 pm / Group 2 @ 7:00 pm)

May 4- Band Concert @ 7:00 pm

May 5- Intermediate Strings Concert @ 6:00 pm

May 5- Advanced Strings Concert @ 7:10 pm

May 19- Longfellow Open House for rising 7th graders

May 23- Parent Event- Understanding Student Anxiety- 6:30-7:30 (details coming)

May 27- Field Day 

June 10- Sixth Grade Promotion at 10:00 in the gym- last day of school (save the date!)

School Calendar 2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board recently.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

Eid Mubarak! Probable Bus Delays on Monday, May 2nd

The transportation team that services our school currently will have 20% of its drivers on leave Monday, May 2, 2022.

Because of this we are projecting that there will be extreme delays for bus service on Monday.  Since Haycock is a late bell school, our bus riders will most likely feel the greatest impact in terms of buses being late both at arrival and dismissal.  Please be advised, plan accordingly, and extend patience to us and our bus drivers. 

Please visit the Bus Delay Website https://busdelay.fcps.edu/ and, if registered, monitor bus route updates on the Here Comes the Bus app.  If your child’s bus is more than 30 minutes late, you will receive an eNotify message via email or text.

Students Not Returning to Haycock

We are already working on our planning for next year.  We ask that if your child is NOT returning to Haycock next year that you complete this form for us as soon as possible. 

Adios Ms. Blanca Larco

This week we said good bye to Ms. Blanca Larco, our Building Supervisor.  After 34 years at Haycock, she will be enjoying her much deserved retirement.  We will miss her!

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Hello parents! Have you been looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Haycock?  Well look no more!! We need volunteers to help us lead stations at this year’s Field Day.  It will take place on Friday, May 27th with a rain date of Friday, June 3rd.  Please complete this google form to let us know that you are interested by Friday, May 13th.  Thank you! 

Nisha Hecht and Debbie Robinson

Student Art at Chinese American Museum

Giselle Zhao's (6th grade)work was featured in the exhibit "Us" at the Chinese American Museum (accompanied by friend Ellery Lee also 6th grade).  Giselle's work explored the intersection of cultures and the unique experiences of Asian Americans.  

 

Registration Information for New or Returning Students for 2022-23 School Year

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students for the coming school year. It is time to begin planning to welcome your children by completing their school registration.

Use this link for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Ms. Yujin Choi, [email protected] with registration questions and to set up a registration appointment with her.  

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Attendance: 703-531-4040 | Web | Twitter | PTA | Facebook | Instagram 

Haycock Elementary Family Liaison Newsletter: April 25, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

Happy Monday and welcome back to another week! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. Let's have a wonderful week and I hope you enjoy the newsletter!

April is Autism Acceptance Month:

This April, the Autism Society of America is proud to continue its fourth annual #CelebrateDifferences campaign in honor of Autism Acceptance Month. Everyday, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. We believe that acceptance is creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. And by everyone, we mean every unique individual: the implacable, inimitable, and irreplaceable you.

Autism Source

The Autism Source resource database is the most comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer only credible and reliable resources to our constituents, therefore we have employed our nationwide network of affiliates and collaborated with other autism organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. to create the Autism Source database. It is because of these collaborative relationships that the Autism Source Resource Database continues to grow and is kept current with comprehensive resource listings.

Click here to find resources near you!

Yappy Hour with the PAW-vidence Pals:

4/27/2022 5:00pm to 4/27/2022 7:00pm

Event Description:

Bring your leashed pets and join us for this fun and free event!  

Resources will be available to educate community members on pet waste management by the Fairfax County Department of Emergency Management and Security. Learn about animal adoption and services by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. 

Puppucino, prizes and a live photo booth will be available during Yappy Hour!

We hope to see you there, woof!

Contact: Cendy Ouber

For more information, please call 703-865-0529.

Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Do You Know a Rising 7th through 12th Grader Girl? Become A Mentor For the BeFriend-A-Child Program:

The BeFriend-A-Child Program is recruiting for program mentors! The program’s strongest need is for male mentors, Spanish-speaking mentors, and African American mentors, but we welcome all mentors! If you or someone you know is interested in mentoring a 5-12-year-old child, sign-up or contact the BeFriend-A-Child Coordinator.

 

Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and able to make a two year commitment, spending at least 8 hours every month with their mentee, and participating in monthly group outings at least once every quarter.

We have several children on our wait list who are in need of a positive role model in their lives. Sign up today!

Neighborhood and Family Resource Centers:

The Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) is a partnership initiative between Fairfax County and community-based organizations that provides resources and assists with meeting existing needs within specific communities throughout Fairfax County. Programs, resources and services are provided at community-based, partner-run Neighborhood and Family Resource Centers. Key components of this initiative include:

  • Resources and programs to address social and economic challenges facing communities
  • Fostering community interaction and resident leadership development to address neighborhood concerns
  • Providing support for academic achievement and enhance parent engagement with their child’s school

Resources and programs at these centers include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology Programming for Youth and Adults
  • Out-of-School-Time Activities
  • English as a Second Language Classes
  • Legal Assistance
  • Prevention Programs
  • Employment Assistance
  • Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To find a center near you, Click here!
Programs and Services for Kids and Teens:

Neighborhood and Community Services offers a variety of out-of-school time programs to keep Fairfax County kids and teens engaged outside of school hours. We provide a safe, structured environment for promoting social connections, commitment to learning, health, wellness, and individual growth. Whether it's on a school day or during summer, spring or winter break, our Out-of-School Time Programs are designed to support the ongoing and well-rounded learning, development of Fairfax County kids and teens.

For virtual activities for youth and teens, visit NCS Connects!

Learn about what activities, clubs, and Summer Programs are offered by clicking here!

Parent Resource Center Webinars For May:

Register Here!

5/6:
  • Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times
5/16:
  • Managing Fighting and Aggression
  • Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver's Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 families 3 Part Series
5/20:
  • Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners 

 

As always, contact me with any questions you may have- [email protected]

Thank you!

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Haycock Hello 4.22.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

It is hard to believe that we are well into fourth quarter.  The end of the year and our 6th grade promotion ceremony will be here before we know it.  For our 6th grade families, please save Friday, June 10 at 10:00 and make sure you can join us in the gym.  We have begun our planning for this annual Haycock tradition. 

This week, we enjoyed hearing about the research that our first graders did.  Some of them created Google Sites, some created posters, and some created brochures.  All of them demonstrated their deep learning on a topic that interested them.  

The second grade put on their Wax Museum this week. It was awesome to see our second graders immerse themselves in the important person they studied.  Again, in many different ways, our second graders demonstrated deep learning about a person they were interested in learning about.  

We have begun planning for a parent event on May 23 about student anxiety.  We will explore signs of anxiety and tips for minimizing anxiety for our students.  Please watch the Haycock Hello over the next few weeks for details about this helpful event. 

Finally, we are in the planning stages for creating a Maker Space at Haycock.  Thanks to Ms. Rowena Enatsky, one of our 3rd grade parents, a few of us were able to visit the Virginia Tech Think-a-bit Lab to help us begin to envision what a Maker Space could look like at Haycock.   

It was another busy week of learning and creative thinking at Haycock!

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd,AP  [email protected]        

Ms. Dana Chen, AP  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates 

April 22- PTA Bingo Night (two sessions: 5:30-6:30 and 7:00-8:00)

April 22- Orthodox Good Friday

April 23- Last Day of Passover

April 23- PTA Spring Garden Cleanup

April 25- Class pictures and 6th grade panoramic picture

May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3- Beginner Strings Concert (Group 1 @ 6:00 pm / Group 2 @ 7:00 pm)

May 4- Band Concert @ 7:00 pm

May 5- Intermediate Strings Concert @ 6:00 pm

May 5- Advanced Strings Concert @ 7:10 pm

May 19- Longfellow Open House for rising 7th graders

May 23- Parent Event- Understanding Student Anxiety (details coming)

May 27- Field Day 

June 10- Sixth Grade Promotion at 10:00 in the gym- last day of school (save the date!)

School Calendar 2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board recently.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

Class Pictures and 6th Grade Panoramic Photo on Monday, April 25

Class photos and the 6th grade panoramic photo will be taken on Monday, April 25. Your child should have brought home a personalized order form for their class photo. If you would like to purchase one, please send the form back on Monday. Every 6th grader will receive a complimentary copy of the panoramic photo.

If you child has misplaced their order form, a blank one can be found here.   

Reminder about Livestreaming of Instruction

We are providing livestreaming of the language arts and math focus lessons for students who are at home isolating because they are positive for COVID.  That is the only situation in which we are providing livestreaming of instruction.

Additionally, when a family reports that a students is positive for COVID, we aim to get the livestreaming up and running as soon as possible and no later than on the third day after we are notified of a positive case.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we support our students during COVID absences.  

Longfellow Open House- May 19

Rising 7th Grade Open House

Longfellow is excited welcome our newest Lancers to our Rising 7th Grade Open House on May 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!

Visitors will be able to walk the halls of Longfellow and see how our classrooms are set up, check out the cafeteria, hear from some of our student organizations and more! Longfellow administrators and counselors will be on hand to answer questions. There will not be a large-group presentation; this is an ‘Open House’ style event in which students may come with their family at any time during the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Madigan, Director of Student Services, at [email protected].

McLean Rotary Club Chocolate Festival

The Rotary Club of McLean is once again sponsoring its Annual Chocolate Festival.  This community event will take place at the McLean Community Center on Sunday, April 24 from 11 am to 5 pm.   

All proceeds from the event are used to support McLean and Langley pyramid  schools and organizations (ie, scholarships, ethics days - 6th and 12th, Safe Community Coalition, elementary reading initiatives, etc.)   

For more information see this website  www.mcleanchocolatefestival.com.

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: April 18th, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

Happy Monday! We hope everyone has been enjoying this warm weather we have been having lately. I am excited to start back up the Family Liaison Newsletter and hope you had a wonderful break. We would like to continue our warmest wishes to those who celebrate a Happy Ramadan, Happy Passover, and a Happy Easter! Please enjoy your read!

Purple Up! on Wednesday, April 20th

April is the month of the military child. On Wednesday, April 20th wear purple to help Haycock honor and celebrate all FCPS military families and their children. 

Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Space Force blue. 

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

Video: FCPS Celebrates Military-Connected Youth–Meet Abby

Abby is a junior at Woodson High School and a proud member of their crew team. Her father serves in the United States Air Force, and she has moved with her family numerous times, attending many different schools. Abby shares stories and her perspectives around being a military-connected student in Fairfax County Public Schools. Watch the video.

April Is Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. 

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. There are approximately 3.7 million Arab Americans in the U.S.

Online Tutoring Service Began on April 14th

Beginning April 14, FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Food Scraps Compost Pilot Program

Teach your student about the importance of composting by participating in the food scraps compost pilot program at some farmer market locations. 

 

QUICK SUMMARY
  • Markets in Alexandria, Burke, Fairfax and Herndon will take your food scraps.
  • 22 tons of food scraps (and methane gas) diverted to compost in 2021.
  • More than 1,000 items can be composted.
MARKET LOCATIONS ACCEPTING FOOD SCRAPS

Collect your food scraps at home and bring them to one of the markets listed below. Use something like an old coffee container, food storage container or a compost caddy that is specially designed to hold food scraps. Drop off your food scraps and then shop at the farmers market for fresh produce!

Food scrap drop off is available only during regular market hours. Please do not drop off scraps when the market is closed.

  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market
    Wednesday | 8 a.m. to noon | Beginning April 20
    2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
    Alexandria, VA, 22306
     
  • Herndon Farmers Market
    Thursday | 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Beginning April 28
    765 Lynn St.
    Herndon, VA 20170
     
  • Kingstowne Farmers Market
    Friday l 3 to 7 p.m. l Beginning on May 6
    5844-5862 Kingstowne Center
    Alexandria, VA 22315
     
  • Burke Farmers Market
    Saturday | 8 a.m. to noon | Beginning on April 16
    5671 Roberts Parkway
    Burke, VA 22015
     
  • Mosaic District Farmers Market
    Sunday | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Year round
    2910 District Ave.
    Fairfax, VA 22031
County Conversation Podcast: DSVS’ Robust Volunteer Program

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is always on the lookout for a few good volunteers. Tanisha Cox, volunteer manager with the division, chatted about the robust volunteer program with County Conversation podcast host Jim Person.

Recognizing National Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Months

During the intersection of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we want to bring attention to the importance of providing basic education to children and families that can help increase awareness and prevent or interrupt abuse. Learn more about how the Body Safety program empowers children through teaching 5 Body Safety Rules.

If you think you might be interested in volunteering with the program you'll find more information online.

Call Our Parent Support Line

Our Parent Support Line is a great resource for parents and caregivers of children. Get help from our staff with parenting advice, support, and tips to navigate emotional and relational parenting issues. Contact the Parent Support Line 703-324-7720 or by email Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn more about how we provide support to parents.

Enjoy Food, Fun & Farm Babies at Frying Pan’s Spring Farm Day

Bring your family to Frying Pan Farm Park for a great day of food, fun activities and baby farm animals! Spring Farm Day is Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be sheep shearing, hands-on wool crafts, farm equipment demos, cow and goat milking, wagon rides, farmhouse tours, blacksmithing, and more!

Tickets for Spring Farm Day are $12 at the gate, or $10 in advance online. 

A highlight of Spring Farm Day will be the opportunity to see real, live lambs, pigs and goats that were born on the farm over the past few weeks.

Register for Spring Farm Day Here!

Frying Pan Farm Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit Frying Pan Farm Park; or call 703-437-9101.

Oakton Schoolhouse Focus of Community History Program

 

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 4 to 5 p.m., you have the chance to learn history in the historic Oakton schoolhouse, a Fairfax County Park Authority property. Explore the rich history of Fairfax County Public Schools from its founding in 1870 to 1945 through rare photographs, maps and other illustrations, all presented in an original one-room schoolhouse.

The Greater Oakton Community Association will host "Fairfax County Public Schools: A Visual History (1870-1945)," presented by Jeff Clark, with the Office of Communications at Fairfax County Public Schools. It will be held at the old schoolhouse in Oakton Community Park.

Attendance is free, but due to space limitations, preregistration is required. Reserve your place at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs2ZEb94b7NtHPFe8oHWoyp5eDaYrf3DcCFD3BqT6-wNGj6w/viewform.

For more information, email [email protected].

Thank you and have a great week!

Please contact me at [email protected] if you come across any resources/information/activities that you believe should be shared with our community:) 

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Haycock Hello 4.15.22

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Dear Haycock Families, 

We hope you and your family had a relaxing spring break. It was great to have our students back on Monday and to hear the many different things they did and saw over our break.  

The weekly COVID screening testing that has been happening at Haycock will stop after next week.  Our last day of onsite COVID screening testing will be Tuesday, April 19th. 

COVID 19 testing continues at various sites throughout Fairfax County.  Through the Test to Stay Program, FCPS provides an opportunity for non-vaccinated students identified as close contacts to continue in-person learning. This program is available to any students who meet the eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

We are excited to welcome a new member to our Haycock family!  Taulia Rose Lancaster was born on April 11 to Caitlin Lancaster and her husband Tod.

April is the month of the military child.  Here are some resources in FCPS for military families.  Remember to wear purple on April 20 to honor children of military families.

April is also Autism Acceptance month.  We honor the unique gifts that our students with Autism bring to our Haycock community. 

New Years good wishes to our Theravada Buddhist community!  Happy Easter and Happy Passover this weekend, as well. 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd,AP  [email protected]        

Ms. Dana Chen, AP  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

April 15-23- Passover

April 16- 3rd quarter grades visible in ParentVUE

April 16- Theravada New Year

April 17- Easter

April 19- Paper copies of report cards sent home (for families requesting paper copy)

April 20- Purple Up Day- wear purple to honor Military Children (purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches or our armed forces) 

April 22- PTA Bingo Night 

May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3- Beginner Strings Concert (Group 1 @ 6:00 pm / Group 2 @ 7:00 pm)

May 4- Band Concert @ 7:00 pm

May 5- Intermediate Strings Concert @ 6:00 pm

May 5- Advanced Strings Concert @ 7:10 pm

May 27- Field Day 

June 10- Sixth Grade Promotion- last day of school (save the date!)

School Calendar 2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board recently.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

Online Tutoring Support

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: elementary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Congratulations to Ms. Sullivan, 5th Gr Teacher

Ms. Sullivan won the elite Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on Sunday, April 3.  This is the first time in nearly 40 years that a local resident has won this race.  A heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Sullivan!

 

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team

The students on the Haycock Science Olympiad Team finished 9th across the state for Middle and Elementary schools.  The following students were part of this amazing team:  Andy Wu, Arya Goswami, Daniel Vladmiroff, Elaine Zhang, Emma Zhang, Gavin Keeler, Mina Liu, Nikitha Rajesh, Rebecca Sarmiento, Ritvik Kumar, Sabina Hagen, Sulaiman Hussain, Timothy Oh, Yanling Lin, and Zain Marshall.  Thank you also to Ms. Arditti for her help and support!

SOL Dates for Grades 3-6

3rd Grade - May 3 (Reading); May 12 (Math)

4th Grade - May 5 (Reading); May 19 (Math)

5th Grade - April 28/29 (Reading); May 10 (Science); May 17 (Math) 

6th Grade - May 4 (Reading); May 18 (Math)

Expedited Retakes will be provided this year for students who qualify to retest based on a score of 375-399.  Parents will be contacted by the testing coordinators for that option if applicable.

Message from the Library

Thank you to the entire Haycock community that made our in-person book fair a success. A special thank you to the volunteers who helped our happy customers.

Mrs. Farrell is looking to recruit community volunteers for this quarter who are available afternoons 1:25-3:55pm.  If you are interested in volunteering, please, contact Mrs. Farrell at 703-531-4017 or [email protected] . Even if you want to experience the joy for just one shift, she is happy to add you to the schedule and provide same-day training.

 

Congratulations to Giselle Zhao, Haycock student, who won 2nd place for 6th grade in the NASA Langley Art Contest for this piece of art Haycock Green Team 

Thank you to Ms. Brown, Elsa Chan, Daniel Pippin and Ava Leventhal for planting these new additions to our Haycock beds.

Marymount University STEM Event- April 23

Come enjoy a day of STEM at Marymount University on Saturday, April 23! 

The School of Education will be hosting "STEM Across the Globe!" 

Here is a small glimpse of the activities we have planned: Make a roller coaster, create clouds, and participate in a balloon rocket race!

This is a FREE event for students in grades PK-8 and their families.  For more information, please look here.   

Safe Community Coalition Event- April 26

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise and Adult will speak at Temple Rodef Shalom on Tuesday, April 26.  For more information please see this flyer.  

Doodle POP

Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m. $15/$10 MCC district residents

Doodle POP, a touching and playful nonverbal show, uses live musicians who perform the accompanying score and sound effects, stunning interactive animation projections, live whiteboard drawings and an abundance of theatrical imagination for anyone aged 3+. Created by BRUSH Theatre of South Korea.

For tickets:

https://www.mcleancenter.org/performing-arts/performance/icalrepeat.detail/2022/04/23/13008/-/doodle-pop

3rd Graders at Frying Pan Park 

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Haycock Hello 4.1.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

April is the month of the Military Child.  Please see the information in this flyer that explains April 21 which is Purple Up day. We will honor Military children throughout the month of April.  We also express our gratitude for their parents' service to our country and the many sacrifices this entails for military families. 

Although next school year is still months away, we are already working on our planning for next year.  We ask that if your child is NOT returning to Haycock next year that you complete this form for us as soon as possible. 

Join us in welcoming Mariah Vaughn, our new School Health Aide, working in the Clinic/Health Room. 

Please see this spring newsletter with AAP information. If you have questions, contact Loren Brower at [email protected]

We had a wonderful Kindergarten Orientation yesterday.  It was so exciting to meet our newest Haycock Cougars and their families.  We loved welcoming the class of 2035 to Haycock!

All students also enjoyed a virtual visit from Duncan Tonatiuh for yesterday's author visit and read in day.  Our students had wonderful questions for Mr. Tonatiuh.

We wish you and your family a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break. 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Heather Boyd, Assistant Principal  ha[email protected]  

Dana Chen, Assistant Principal  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

April 4-8- Spring Break  

April 16- Parents can see 3rd quarter report cards in ParentVUE

April 19- 3rd Quarter report cards go home for families requesting paper copy

April 21- Wear purple to honor our students who have parents in the Military

School Calendar 2021-2022

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website

Haycock Office Closed April 4-8

The office will be closed during Spring Break, the week of April 4-8.  The office will reopen Monday, April 11 at our regular hours of 8:00-4:30.  

April is the month of the Military Child

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

Window extended until April 10

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

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

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website.  Help us make Haycock's response rate the best!

TAKE THE SURVEY!

SOL Testing Dates for Grades 3-6

Mark your calendars and please avoid making appointments for your students on SOL testing days.  Thank you!

3rd Grade - May 3 (Reading); May 12 (Math)

4th Grade - May 5 (Reading); May 19 (Math)

5th Grade - April 28/29 (Reading); May 10 (Science); May 17 (Math) 

6th Grade - May 4 (Reading); May 18 (Math)

April is Arab American Heritage Month

April 3 is the first full day of Ramadan

Congratulations to our Haycock Artists

Congratulations to the following students whose art was featured in the McLean Pyramid Art Show:

K – Josie Saphier, Hana Park, Gigi Quinn, Olivia Graves

1st grade - Bella Liu, Reagan Riley, Kaitlyn Lee, Annella Parrell, Wesley Duncan, Lena Shi, Helen Finnegan

2nd grade – Chole Hu, Ethan Camarce, Maya Dabrowski, Ashok Sridhara, Anagha Bhujbal

3rd grade – Ramya Bhatia

4th grade – Sam Proto, Nathan Liu, Adrian Qin

5th grade – Donovan Stewart, Hannah Theurer, Molly Hill, Charlie Dolina, Seher Quraishi, Vika Kaden, Maggie Valenstein, Marcus Cole, Keegan Park

6th grade – Gisele Zhao, Emma Howell, Jacob Xu, Ellery Lee, Charles Philip, Emmanuel Kwon, Kahveh Sabahi

Registration Information for New or Returning Students for 2022-23 School Year

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students for the coming school year. It is time to begin planning to welcome your children by completing their school registration.

Use this link for more information on registration and to complete the registration forms. You will need to scroll down to the registration paperwork. After you complete the paperwork, bring the signed paperwork and the following items to the school:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Enrolling Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (deed or lease)

Contact our registrar, Ms. Yujin Choi, [email protected] with registration questions and to set up a registration appointment with her.  

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter: March 28th, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

Good Morning, happy Monday, and I hope your weekend was great! Please enjoy this week's newsletter-full of resources and opportunities for engagement!  

Getting Ready for April

As we welcome the month of April next week, I would like to recognize the month as the Month of the Military Child! FCPS would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our military-connected children and thank them for their service as part of a military family. 

FUN FACT: There are more than 1.2 million school-aged United States military-connected children! 

Purple Up Day is on April 20th! 

Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. Here in Virginia, we are proud to be home to Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and Reserve families.

Ramadan Kareem!

We will be offering a respectful and safe place for students during Ramadan in April, where students can choose to go to the library during their lunch time to play games or read books.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or any other suggestions of how we can be more supportive during this time!   

Bus Pass Program

Do you have a Middle or High Schooler at home?

Get free Fairfax Connector passes for Middle and High School students, only needs a simple form completed and submitted to the DSS.

Parent Resource Center

Webinars:

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Materials for Checkout:

PRC PACKS: Prepackaged Materials Ready for Checkout!

Our staff has curated top resources from our library, webinars, and digital resources on some of our most requested topics. Please call 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to reserve your pack. Packs can be picked up at the Parent Resource Center or sent to your child's school for you to pick up.

What’s in a PRC Pack?

  • 2-3 books for a caregiver or educator
  • 1-2 books for a child (perfect for a read-aloud or independent reading for an older child)
  • 1 resource guide with a list of eBooks, free webinars on YouTube, and other resources
  • Tote bag for easy return at any FCPS school

Here is a sample list of our current PRC Pack offerings:

  1. Paternidad Positiva (Niños): Positive Parenting: Young Children in Spanish
  2. Paternidad Positiva (Adolescentes): Positive Parenting: Adolescents in Spanish
  3. Supporting Children and Teens with ADHD
  4. Supporting Children and Teens with Big Emotions
  5. Supporting Military-Connected Students
Family Engagement in the Field My STEM Adventure App

OSEP-funded STEMIE’s. My STEM Adventure app is a fully accessible/born accessible app that will guide families or other adults in children’s lives to engage in STEM activities with young children from birth to 5 years old. The app provides step-by-step guidance for families or teachers to lead young children, including those with disabilities, on adventures in their homes or neighborhoods to learn about STEM. The prototype is now available and has been tested with families and practitioners with young children with disabilities. The team is continuing to develop more adventures and additional accessibility features this year.

Fill out the Family Engagement Survey: Ends April 3rd, 2022

By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard around important topics impacting their students’ success.

Survey topics include:

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

Participate in the survey here!

 

Have a great week and if you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] 

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Haycock Hello 3.25.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

We enjoyed seeing many of you at last weekend's PTA Auction and at our Book Fair this week.  For many, this was the first time to meet in person.  We look forward to seeing and meeting many more of you over the next few months.  

A big thank you to Ms. Farrell, our librarian, and all the parent volunteers who helped us out this week with the Book Fair.  It was a wonderful and successful event. 

Although next school year is still months away, we are already working on our planning for next year.  We ask that if your child is NOT returning to Haycock next year that you complete this form for us as soon as possible. 

All families received information regarding the new online tutoring program that will be available to all students.  Paper copies of the opt-out form were sent home today.  This should be filled out only if you do NOT want your student to have access to this tutoring resource. For more information, please see 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

We wish all of you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Heather Boyd, Assistant Principal  [email protected]  

Dana Chen, Assistant Principal  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates

March 26- Special Education Conference

March 31- End of Third Quarter- 2 hour early release

March 30 and 31- Author Visit for all students (Duncan Tonatiuh)

March 31- Kindergarten Orientation (3:00-4:00) see information below

April 1- Student holiday- Teacher workday

April 4-8- Spring Break  

School Calendar:  2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Creativity Project for Duncan Tonatiuh's Author Visit 

McLean Pyramid Art Show

McLean Community Center- Emerson Gallery- through 28th

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA  22101

Families will be able to view the show anytime during gallery hours. The Emerson Gallery will be open for visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. 

For more info: mpaart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

Parents of Rising 7th Graders attending Longfellow

Academic Advising - Review Rising 7th Grade Course Requests – Longfellow Middle School

Now that academic advising season is over for the upcoming year, it is time to review your student's course requests on ParentVue. When you login to ParentVue on the left hand navigation menu you will see "course requests." Click on this and check to see if the courses are correct. Adjustments will be made to advanced math courses later in the spring. Please reach out to Katie Madigan [email protected], if you have any questions or need any courses adjusted. 

Kindergarten Registration 2022-23

We are excited to begin our thinking about the 2022-23 school year!  Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now by filling out this Google form.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them, as well.  It is very important that families who have a rising Kindergartner complete this form and let us know of your intentions for next year.  This information significantly impacts our staffing for the 2022-23 school year.  

 

Kindergarten Orientation- March 31st

We will offer an in person and virtual option for this year's Kindergarten Orientation.  Orientation will take place this coming Thursday, March 31 from 3:00-4:00.  We ask that you register for this event and indicate whether you plan to attend in person or join us virtually. Please complete this form to register for Kindergarten Orientation

SOL Dates for Grades 3-6

3rd Grade - May 3 (Reading); May 12 (Math)

4th Grade - May 5 (Reading); May 19 (Math)

5th Grade - April 28/29 (Reading); May 10 (Science); May 17 (Math) 

6th Grade - May 4 (Reading); May 18 (Math)

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: March 21, 2022

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter

Happy Monday! I am excited to release this week's issue of the Family Liaison Newsletter! Please enjoy your read and as always, never hesitate to reach out.

Parenting, Media, and Everything in Between Common Sense Media: You Know your Kids. We know Media and Tech.

Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day. From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own. With more and more of life happening online, what catches kids' attention isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear.

Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Our timely parenting advice supports families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age. Learn how we rate and reviewOur vision: Families taking charge of their digital choices.

Click the "Parents Need to Know" tab to read articles on parenting, media, and everything in between. You can also find articles targeted towards the age of your student and topic. 

 

Podcasts By FCPS Healthy Minds Being apart from each other hasn’t been easy for anyone. Listen to Fairfax County Public Schools’ Healthy Minds podcast to hear how we are all handling uncertainty, get new ideas how to help your child, friends and families feel better, and learn about how to help yourself feel stronger and more energized. If you need a little help to feel ok, it’s ok- the Healthy Minds podcast is here for you. Listen on Spotify

The Answer Key: Learning and Leadership in the K-12 World

This podcast explores how executive functioning and social emotional skills impact a student's approach to digital communication, creation and participation. The meaning of digital citizenship for students is defined and discussed, as well as tips for safe navigation in digital spaces.

A Podcast for Parents, by Parents:

National PTA is working to ensure our public schools provide a high-quality and equitable education for every child to reach their full potential. Notes from the Backpack is a PTA podcast designed for millions of parents and the decisionmakers they influence.

Through the unique combination of expert, parent and educator guests, each episode features engaging conversations that offer real-life advice and ideas on how to support children’s learning and development—all in parent-friendly language.

Listen Now!

Special Education Conference 2022 Register Now to join the conference LIVE on March 26th!

The Virtual 17th Annual Special Education Conference will be held Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST). 

Guest speakers are well-known professionals in the community and will cover a variety of high interest topics for parents, FCPS educators, and administrators. The presentations will be synchronous (live) and hosted through a zoom webinar.  Participants will receive a link after registration. 

Sessions will include topics such as:

  • Reducing the Stigma around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help
  • A Conversation about Compassion Fatigue
  • Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments
  • Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move

To register and access more information visit: Special Education Conference Registration

You can also request accommodations and interpretations through the link above. Requests must be made by March 23rd. 

For questions contact [email protected].

Free Access to National Parks-4th Graders

Fourth Grade students and their families can receive a free pass to access all national parks, land and water locations through August 31st. “Every Kid Outdoors” was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.

Access the pass at this link: National Park Pass Free

I hope you enjoyed this week's newsletter! Don't forget to reach out with any questions.

[email protected]: (571) 421-5786

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Haycock Hello 3.18.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

It has been another busy week!  Earlier this week, we sent out information about the new Test to Stay program. This program is for students who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated and the program is fully voluntary. If your child falls into either of those categories and they were identified as a close contact to a COVID outbreak, they could remain in school as long as they tested negative for five days and had no symptoms. The form to complete if you would like your students to be enrolled in this program is here. Return this form to Yujin Choi at ([email protected]

We saw lots of green yesterday and our Kindergarten students celebrated St. Patrick's day in many fun ways. We may have even seen leprechaun foot prints around the building!

There are many exciting events coming up in the next two weeks.  We hope to see you at the PTA Auction tomorrow night and the Book Fair next week.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Heather Boyd, Assistant Principal  [email protected]  

Dana Chen, Assistant Principal  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates

March 19- Haycock PTA  Auction

March 21-25- Haycock Spring Book Fair

March 24- Book Fair Evening Event (see details below)

March 24- Longfellow MS Parent Information meeting (Special Education Transitions)

March 26- Special Education Conference

March 31- End of Third Quarter- 2 hour early release

March 30 and 31- Author Visit for all students (Duncan Tonatiuh)

March 31- Kindergarten Orientation (3:00-4:00) see information below

April 1- Student holiday- Teacher workday

April 4-8- Spring Break  

School Calendar:  2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Book Fair March 21-25

Our spring Book Fair will take place March 21-25.  On the evening of March 24, we will host an evening Book Fair event for families from 5:00-8:00. 

To spread out the number of people in the building we will ask families to attend according to last names. Here is the plan for Thursday, March 24:

5:00-6:00 Families with last names A-H

5:50-6:10 Principal Welcome Coffee in the Cafeteria

6:00-7:00 Families with last names I-P

6:50-7:10 Principal Welcome Coffee in the Cafeteria

7:00-8:00 Families with last names Q-Z

We highly encourage families to check out our homepage where you may create an e-Wallet for your students. For your convenience, you can also order books online.  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/haycock

SOL Dates for Grades 3-6

3rd Grade - May 3 (Reading); May 12 (Math)

4th Grade - May 5 (Reading); May 19 (Math)

5th Grade - April 28/29 (Reading); May 10 (Science); May 17 (Math) 

6th Grade - May 4 (Reading); May 18 (Math)

Rising 7th Grade Special Education Transition Parent Information Meeting for Longfellow MS

March 24 - Rising 7th Grade Special Education Transition Information Session, Longfellow Middle School Lecture Hall, 6:00pm

Join us at Longfellow Middle School at 6:00pm in the Lecture Hall for information regarding our special education program at Longfellow. We will share information about our Special Education program and answer general questions about the transition to middle school. If you have any questions prior to the event please share them here

Kindergarten Registration 2022-23

We are excited to begin our thinking about the 2022-23 school year!  Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now by filling out this Google form.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them, as well.  It is very important that families who have a rising Kindergartner complete this form and let us know of your intentions for next year.  This information significantly impacts our staffing for the 2022-23 school year.  

Kindergarten Orientation- March 31st

We will offer an in person and virtual option for this year's Kindergarten Orientation.  Orientation will take place on Thursday, March 31 from 3:00-4:00.  We ask that you register for this event and indicate whether you plan to attend in person or join us virtually. Please complete this form to register for Kindergarten Orientation

Make Your Voice Heard! Take the 2021-22 Family Engagement Survey

When schools build strong partnerships with families, respond to their concerns, and honor their contributions, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and increased likelihood of high school graduation.

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to building authentic relationships with families. Parents and caregivers can help by participating in the 2021-22 Family Engagement Survey! It will be active on March 13 and closes April 3, 2022. 

Survey topics include:

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

Survey results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division.

There are three ways you can complete the survey:

  1. Check your email for an invitation with a survey link from K12Insight, with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Go the FCPS website and select the link to complete survey.
  3. Ask the front office staff of your child's school for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot or take it home and return it during the survey window.
  4. Use one of the school computers. Front office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically.
Trivia Night at Longfellow on March 25

Please see the information here to learn more about this event at Longfellow.  

Safe Community Coalition Event

In partnership with The Potomac School, the Safe Community Coalition is pleased to share with you details of an upcoming FREE event on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 from 7 to 9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom.  

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of How to Raise an Adult

returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program is open to all and the link can be found on our website http://mcleanscc.org/ 

6th grade students modeled Lost and Found Items for school video

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Test to Stay (TTS) Program Information

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March 15, 2022

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been working closely with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to implement a Test to Stay strategy in our local school divisions. Test to Stay is an extra layer of prevention combined with our current layered prevention strategies and will be used in the event of an outbreak in the school setting.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the Test to Stay program in our school and ask your permission to enroll your student. All testing will be voluntary and only students with a signed consent form on file will be tested. Test kits are provided free of charge.

Test to Stay (TTS) is a practice that allows unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated students identified as close contacts in a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak (by the Fairfax County Health Department), to remain in school.

Test to Stay (TTS) requires the following

  • Students take a rapid home COVID-19 test every morning for 5 days after the exposure. If the test is negative, students are allowed to stay in school.
  • Students must wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure Students must remain without symptoms for 10 days after the exposure.

I encourage you to please consider allowing your student to participate in the program, as it is an important tool available to us to keep our school community healthy and our schools open.

To allow your student to participate, please complete the attached consent form and return it to Yujin Choi ([email protected]) as soon as possible.  If you do not wish for your student to participate, no further action is needed.  

Information Sheet and Consent Form

 

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: March 14th, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

We hope you have had a wonderful weekend and we are so excited to begin another awesome week! Here are this week's resources and information, please enjoy!  

Family Engagement Survey

On March 13, you received an email from FCPS about the Family Engagement Survey. Results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. Please visit our Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information and look for the survey in your inbox on March 13. Your voice matters!

  • FCPS launched a Family Engagement Survey on March 13, to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community.
  • When schools build strong partnerships with families, respond to their concerns, and honor their contributions, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and increased likelihood of high school graduation.
  • By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard around important topics impacting their students’ success.
  • Survey topics include:
    • Welcoming environment
    • Communication
    • Student success
    • Advocacy
    • Family and school partnerships
    • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels
  • FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey which will be open March 13 - April 3. It will be available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All responses will be confidential.
  • With parent/caregiver input, the school division will be better suited to develop policies and practices that incorporate their ideas, and help focus everyone on their role in improving student achievement.
  • Survey results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division.
Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Application

Although this school year breakfast and lunch meals are free to all students, we encourage families who believe their children might qualify for free and reduced-priced meals to apply for this program. Qualifying for free and reduced-priced meals has many added benefits, beyond the free meals. For elementary students, these include:

  • Reduced or waived musical instrument rental fee
  • Information about holiday assistance
  • Information about non-FCPS scholarships, classes and other non-FCPS educational related services
  • Pupil placement fees

There are also many other benefits and fee waivers that apply to students in middle school and high school (see this earlier letter from Dr. Brabrand).

To apply for free and reduced-price meals, please go to this website.

Spring and Summer Camps

Here is a link to Spring and Summer day camps for 2022, for ages between 3 to 16 years old-Click Here!

 

Multilingual Podcasts

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps

Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps

Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement with the support of Digital Learning Resource Services.

The Spanish version is done both in Spanish and English!

  • Save the date! Stuff the Bus will be collecting donations at sites throughout Fairfax County on March 19 from 10 am-3 pm. Learn more: CLICK HERE #FFXStufftheBus #FFXstrong
Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes Parenting Class (English and Spanish)

Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes is a four-hour class designed to assist parents in focusing on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and in keeping children out of the middle as they negotiate custody, visitation, child support, or divorce. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the class.

Our instructors are trained professionals who facilitate classes through the use of handouts, videos, and group discussions. This class meets the parent education guidelines developed by the Supreme Court of Virginia. It satisfies the mandate contained in Section 16.1-278.15 and 20-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Topics include:


•Recognizing the impact of separation/divorce on children.
•Accepting different parenting styles.
•Identifying effective communication techniques.
•Discussing options for conflict resolution.
•Emphasizing the importance of providing financial support for children.

                 

 Cost: $40.00 per person/$60.00 per couple. 

                   (Cost includes a booklet and other materials)                     

Pre-registration is required. 

For upcoming class dates, information, or registration: Call 703-204-4344 or email: [email protected]

Fill Out our Family Engagement Questionnaire!

What information would you like to see in the newsletter? We want to learn more about your preferred ways of communication and interests, so we can best serve you!

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Haycock Hello 3.11.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

We are so excited that our fourth grade students were able to take their field trip to Jamestown and Yorktown today.  This field trip supports and enriches their study of Virginia history, plus it was a beautiful day.  

We are looking forward to our in-person book fair the week of March 21-25. Thank you to the parents who have signed up to volunteer.  Please see below for more details. 

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

In accordance with the Code of Virginia 22.1-274.2 each school in FCPS will have stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers available to be administered to K-12 students with no known history of asthma who are believed to be having a respiratory emergency.

We wish you a relaxing weekend.

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal  [email protected]  

Heather Boyd, Assistant Principal  [email protected]        

Dana Chen, Assistant Principal  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

March 19- Haycock PTA  Auction

March 21-25- Haycock Spring Book Fair

May 24- Book Fair Evening Event

March 26- Special Education Conference

March 31- End of Third Quarter- 2 hour early release

March 30 and 31- Author Visit for all students (Duncan Tonatiuh)

March 31- Kindergarten Orientation (3:00-4:00) see information below 

School Calendar:  2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Spring Forward March 13

As we inch toward spring, it’s almost time to change those clocks again. Standard time will give way to daylight saving time this Sunday, March 13. 

Book Fair March 21-25

Our spring Book Fair will take place March 21-25.  On the evening of March 24, we will host an evening Book Fair event for families from 5:00-8:00. 

To spread out the number of people in the building we will ask families to attend according to last names. Here is the plan for Thursday, March 24:

5:00-6:00 Families with last names A-H

5:50-6:10 Principal Welcome Coffee in the Cafeteria

6:00-7:00 Families with last names I-P

6:50-7:10 Principal Welcome Coffee in the Cafeteria

7:00-8:00 Families with last names Q-Z

We highly encourage families to check out our homepage where you may create an e-Wallet for your students. For your convenience, you can also order books online.  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/haycock

Kindergarten Registration 2022-23

We are excited to begin our thinking about the 2022-23 school year!  Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now by filling out this Google form.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them, as well.  It is very important that families who have a rising Kindergartner complete this form and let us know of your intentions for next year.  This information significantly impacts our staffing for the 2022-23 school year.  

Kindergarten Orientation- March 31st

We will offer an in person and virtual option for this year's Kindergarten Orientation.  Orientation will take place on Thursday, March 31 from 3:00-4:00.  We ask that you register for this event and indicate whether you plan to attend in person or join us virtually. Please complete this form to register for Kindergarten Orientation

NHD Congratulations!

Congratulations to all our 6th grade students who will be moving on to the State NHD Competition:

Tiago Studart, Sabina Hagen, Elaine Zhang, Ettan Patel-Euler, Calvin Hurwitz, April Sheng, Hannah Wibowo, Emma Tao, Bridget Proto, Madeleine Mowrey, Charlotte Hahn, Davind Ahn, and Adam Zhao.

From our Student Support Team

Resources for Talking to Students About the War in Ukraine

Family Engagement Survey

On Sunday, March 13, in the afternoon, you will receive an email from Fairfax County Public Schools via K12 Insight regarding FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey. Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve our practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey. It will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. Please visit our Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information and look for the survey in your inbox on March 13. Your voice matters!

If you have questions, please contact our parent liaison, Elizabeth Shoemaker at [email protected] .

An Insider’s Guide to Celebrating Pi (π) Day

From the Exploratorium Museum,

Every year on March 14—Albert Einstein’s birthday—number lovers can raise a piece of pie to Pi (π) Day, an international celebration of one of math’s most famous constants: the irrational, never-ending number π, pronounced pi (3.14159...). Exploratorium physicist Larry Shaw invented the playful celebration in 1988, and Congress declared it an official U.S. national holiday in 2009. The San Francisco museum continues its annual festivities with an all-ages Pi Day celebration on March 14, 2022.

Celebrate Pi Day wherever you are. From the pie feast to the Pi procession and π activities. The Exploratorium demystifies some of our long-standing Pi Day rituals and offers insight into a few fun ways for anyone to celebrate this infinite decimal. Visit their website to learn more.

FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference  Registration Now Open 

FCPS’s 17th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme:

Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing.

Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.  Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register

GMU Science Fair

George Mason University College of Science and Pinnacle Academy are excited to announce that the Northern Virginia Elementary and Middle Science and Engineering Fair (NVSE Fair) is virtual for 2022. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th, 2022.  We are hosting March information sessions for teachers and parents before registration closes on April 3rd

The parent Zoom sessions will provide an overview of project requirements, the virtual platform/s, and the day-of schedule and expectations. Student projects will be judged in two categories: Life and Earth Sciences (LES) or Physical Science and Engineering (PSE). There are three divisions per category: Div I (grades 1-3), Div II (grades 4-5), and Div III (grades 6-8).

Please see this flyer for more information.  

McLean Pyramid Art Show

Where: McLean Community Center- Emerson Gallery

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA  22101

When: The show will be on display from March 17th through 28th. Families will be able to view the show anytime during gallery hours. The Emerson Gallery will be open for visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. In addition, the gallery will offer extended hours on March 22, 23, and 24 from 4-7:30pm.

For more info: https://mpaart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

Haycock families will be notified if their child’s art is exhibited.

Haycock Heart Challenge

We celebrated American Hearth Month in February in Haycock’s Physical Education classes .   Mrs. Hecht and Ms. Robinson taught all the Haycock Students healthy heart lessons that included exercise, nutrition and self-care as well as four weeks of Jumping Rope skills.   THANK YOU to the 136 students who helped raise $11,646.73 for the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser.  Haycock’s Kids heart challenge TOP Heart Hero is Miles Dorsky who raised $1135.51. 

4th Grade at Jamestown

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