Cafeteria Clarification

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Dear Haycock Families,

Happy first day of summer break! 

I wanted to let you know that School Security personnel were at Haycock on Tuesday due to a kitchen freezer alarm going off.  The cafeteria staff had been cleaning out the freezer as part of the end of year cleaning protocols and the door was inadvertently left ajar.  When School Security called the cafeteria to make sure that there was no emergency, the cafeteria staff did not hear the phone because they were serving lunch at the time.  Since the phone in the cafeteria was not answered, School Security personnel came to Haycock to ensure the safety of all since sometimes that alarm will go off if someone has been trapped in the large freezer. 

The reason that I am sharing what was a routine incident is that it has come to my attention that some rumors have circulated about expired food and other such untrue information having to do with the School Security visit on Tuesday.  I am clarifying what happened for your information and understanding. 

As always, please reach out to me if you have additional questions or concerns. 

Enjoy these summer days.

Sincerely,

Dr. Liz Beaty

Principal

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Haycock Hello 6.10.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

Please see information below about end of year assessment results and progress reports and when those will be available in SIS ParentVUE.  

Over the summer, we will send out periodic Haycock Hellos when there is important information to share, but they will not come out weekly.  

Thank you for sharing your students with us this year.  We learned and grew in leaps and bounds together.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in August.

We wish you and your family a safe and fun summer. 🏖️ 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates 

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration in the gym (11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14- Teacher workdays

Saturday, June 15- Parents can see grades in SIS ParentVUE

Monday, June 17 - Eid al-Adha holiday (Office closed)

Tuesday, June 18- Teacher workday

Wednesday, June 19- Juneteenth holiday (Office closed)

Thursday, July 4- Independence Day holiday (Office closed)

2023-24 School Year Calendar

Staff Farewells 

Every year, we say farewell and send some staff members on to new places with our best wishes.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff members below for their hard work and dedication and for all the ways they made a difference for our students during their years at Haycock ❤️:

Susanna Sullivan (6th grade teacher)- moving to the Langley School

Yeriel Kim (3rd grade teacher) moving to Glasgow MS

Jin Yoon (5th grade teacher) moving to Glasgow MS

Lyvette Munoz (FLES Spanish teacher) moving to Stenwood ES as a special education teacher

Laura Chami (AART) moving to Madison HS as an ESOL teacher 

Yearbooks have arrived!

We will begin distributing books on Monday, June 10th. If you would still like to purchase a yearbook, you can do so in person at the main entrance of the school on the following days. We will be accepting $25 CASH, or credit card for $25 + approx. a $1 service fee. 

  • Tuesday, June 11th: 9am - 9:30am
  • Wednesday, June 12th: 9am - 10am
Sibling Workshop For students with a brother or sister with special needs

Please see this flyer for more information.  

Introducing Speedy's new friend, Squirt.  Many thanks to the family of Stella Betts who donated their red eared slider turtle, Squirt, to be a friend for Speedy.  They are becoming turtle best buddies!🐢🐢

Band/Strings Registration for Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

To help us plan next year’s instrumental music instruction, we are asking that all rising 4-6 grade students select their instrument choice before the end of this school year.  Strings is offered to students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.  Band is offered to students in 5th and 6th grade. No previous experience is required to participate.  Band and strings lessons will be once a week for 60 minutes during specials block.  Students were able to hear the instrument options during our Band and Strings concerts a few weeks ago. Please talk with your child about what instrument, if any, they would like to play next year.

When you have made your choice, please fill out the linked google form before the end of the year: https://forms.gle/arqRko7BmiS2pv8t8

Adventure Begins at the Library This Summer!

Last week and this week the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) came to visit Haycock to talk to students about the summer reading program.

FCPL understands the importance of summer reading. Reading and participating in engaging reading activities throughout the summer are two effective ways to help students retain skills they learned in school this year. 

The Summer Reading Adventure kicks off on Wednesday, June 12. Join the adventure and register today

Summer Office Hours 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, 6/24

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For students in grades 3-8, theSOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year. 

Visit the FCPS website for additional information aboutspring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Create a SIS ParentVUE Account

If you do not already have a SIS ParentVUE account, sign up now to monitor and support your child’s academic success! Through ParentVUE, you can view your student’s attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment score reports. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

Summer Fun for All: Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC's webpage.

Inova Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children 5 years old and older with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children who are on Medicaid or are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC-Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC-Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC-Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required; no walk-ins will be allowed. Please call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

End-of-Year Reminders for Families

The last day of school is June 12th!  Please see some important reminders below:

  1. Remind your child to return all school library books and FCPS laptops. 
  2. Check your child’s MySchoolBucks account and pay any balances. 
  3. Pick up any medications your child has been taking at school. A parent/guardian must pick them up in person.
  4. Bookmark the 2024-25 school year calendar to be ready for next year. 

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Haycock Hello 6.3.24

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Field Day 2024

Dear Haycock Families,

It was great to see so many parents attending our Kindergarten Bee Plays this past week.  Our students were amazing! 

Welcoming our Haycock Alumni who are graduating Seniors was a wonderful highlight of last week, as well.  Our students clapped them through the hallways of Haycock sending them on to graduation this week with our love and congratulations.  Once a Haycock Cougar, always a Haycock Cougar ❤️

Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind students who placed in first and third place in the creative problem solving competition at the state level. We are so proud of all of you.

It is hard to believe that we only have seven days of school left.  It has been a busy and productive year, and it has brought us great joy to see our students learn, grow, and make an impact over the course of this school year.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Parents and families of our Sixth Grade students, please join us for our 2024 Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school, at 10:00 a.m. in the gym.  

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, June 3- Return all school library books 

Wednesday, June 5- Brain Show Assembly

Thursday, June 6- Fourth Grade Field trip to release the trout

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration in the gym (11:00 - 2:30)

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

Saturday, June 15- Parents can see grades in SIS ParentVUE

2023-24 School Year Calendar

Last Chance to Preorder Your Yearbook!

Pre-orders will close on Wednesday, June 5th so pre-order your 2023-24 Haycock Elementary School yearbook now! Go to www.yearbookforever.com, search for “Haycock,” click “Shop the store,” and select “2023-2024.” We accept credit card, debit card, or PayPal.

Can't remember whether you've already placed an order? Please email Emily Bradford, parent yearbook coordinator, at [email protected] to confirm.

 

Band/Strings registration for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

To help us plan next year’s instrumental music instruction, we are asking that all rising 4-6 grade students select their instrument choice before the end of this school year.  Strings is offered to students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.  Band is offered to students in 5th and 6th grade. No previous experience is required to participate.  Band and strings lessons will be once a week for 60 minutes during specials block.  Students were able to hear the instrument options during our Band and Strings concerts a few weeks ago. Please talk with your child about what instrument, if any, they would like to play next year.

When you have made your choice, please fill out the linked google form before the end of the year: https://forms.gle/arqRko7BmiS2pv8t8

 

Cougar Buddies Celebration! Summer Office Hours 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, 6/24

Summer Food Drive- June 8th 

Please see this flyer regarding a community food drive to benefit the Facets emergency food pantry.  The food drive will take place in the Kiss and Ride area of Haycock.  Rain date is Sunday, June 9th.   

Substitutes and Student Monitors Needed for 2024-25

Are you interested in serving as a substitute or a student monitor at Haycock for the 2024-25 school year?  It's a great opportunity to help out, and there is great flexibility about when you wish to work.  If you are interested, please see additional information about applying to be a substitute on the FCPS website.   If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will see information about applying to be a student monitor.  If you decide to apply, please email Dr. Beaty at [email protected]

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with theFCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

E-IFTA and IFTA

Registration is open and slots are available for FCPS' Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) for secondary school students. These are GREAT programs so take a look and consider registering your child.

AFA CyberCamp

Registration Closing Soon!

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call our Family Information Phone Lines for general information about the school division. View the list of phone numbers.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

Speedy and Squirt and Rainbow Connections Congratulations McLean/Haycock Graduates!

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Haycock Hello 5.27.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

We wish you a happy Memorial Day.  We talked with our students this past weak about the meaning of Memorial Day and the importance of those we honor and remember today.  

This Friday is Field Day with a rain date of June 7.  Fingers crossed for good weather!  Many thanks to all the parents who have volunteered to help.  If you want to stop by during Field Day but have not signed up as a volunteer, we ask that you check in at the office first and get your visitor badge.  A huge thank you to Nisha Hecht and Jim Wilcox, our PE teachers, for all the work and time they have put in to organize such a fun event for all our students. 

If you have or know of a graduating high school senior who went to Haycock, please have them come by Haycock on Wednesday, May 29 at 2:45 to walk the hallways of Haycock once more and receive our congratulations and best wishes.  

We look forward to these upcoming last few weeks of a great year of learning, growing, and making an impact together.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 28- Second Grade Field trip to the zoo

Tuesday, May 28- Ms. Cottle's Kindergarten play at 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 29- Ms. Yoo's Kindergarten play at 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 29- McLean HS Grad Walk of Haycock Alumni @ 2:45 

Thursday, May 30- Ms. Rath's Kindergarten play at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 31- Field Day (Rain date Friday, June 7)

Wednesday, June 5- Brain Show Assembly

Thursday, June 6- Fourth Grade Field trip to release the trout

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration in the gym (11:30 - 2:30)

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

Saturday, June 15- Parents can see grades in SIS ParentVUE

2023-24 School Year Calendar

Field Day Schedule:

May 31 (Rain Date June 7)

Grades 5 and 6-   9:30-11:15

Grades K, 1, and 2- 12:10-1:55

Grades 3 and 4- 2:05-3:55

 

Friendly Reminders: 

  • Wear your grade level color. (optional)
  • Bring a change of clothes since there are water stations. (optional) 

Grade Level Colors:

  • Kindergarten – Red
  • 1st Grade – Yellow
  • 2nd Grade – Blue
  • 3rd Grade – Green
  • 4th Grade – Yellow
  • 5th Grade – Red
  • 6th Grade – Blue
Rainbow Spirit Day

On Monday, June 3rd join us in wearing rainbow colors to celebrate all the unique identities of our school community! 😊

Summer Food Drive- June 8th 

Please see this flyer regarding a community food drive to benefit the Facets emergency food pantry.  The food drive will take place in the Kiss and Ride area of Haycock.  Rain date is Sunday, June 9th.   

As the end of the school year approaches, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) invites you to participate in the Summer Extravaganza!

Join FCPS at Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 2024, for a fun-filled day with engaging, educational, and enriching activities. From 9:30 a.m - 2 p.m., all FCPS families are invited to enjoy face painting, music, learning activities, student performances, food, and much more!  Families will also have the opportunity to connect with local businesses, the Fairfax County Public Library, the Fairfax County Park Authority, and other community organizations.  

While it is not required, families are encouraged to register for the event.  For more information and to register, please visit Summer Extravaganza

K12 Enrichment Classes Liven Up Summer

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Adult and Community Education (ACE) is offering a variety of K12 classes over the summer, providing students with valuable opportunities to enhance their learning and skills during the break. These summer programs are designed to cater to different interests and academic needs, ranging from Digital Music Creation to Young Business Builders! The goal is to keep students engaged and intellectually stimulated, while also having fun.

One of the highlights of the summer offerings is the robust selection of STEM courses, which include coding, animation, and more. These courses not only aim to foster a love for science and technology but also prepare students for future academic and career endeavors in these fields. 

Check out all of the options and enroll today

🥗 Remember to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance!

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on your plate. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to check your student’s MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families who earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals (FRM). However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If you have a current balance and think you may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. 

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

This month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. To see which assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level

Depending on the test, scores may be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret results. Caregivers should contact their children’s schools with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results — along with other student data — help pinpoint where students may need additional academic support.

The Virginia Department of Education has released new SOL Parent Reports to help  families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring interpret the test results they’re receiving. 

The Growth Parent Report uses scores from the fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessment and spring SOL to show a student’s academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for your FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. An app is also available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more.

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information on ParentVUE.

Holistic Review of FCPS Boundary Policy

For the first time in decades, the Fairfax County School Board is conducting a comprehensive review of the Fairfax County Public Schools Boundary Policy (Policy 8130) to consider possible updates that will provide a clear roadmap for any potential future boundary changes. There are no current plans to implement boundary changes. 

This holistic policy review is designed to address the community's concerns about a host of issues, including temporary classrooms (trailers), instructional program locations, overcrowding, facility renovations, and transportation. Comprehensive community engagement will take place before any potential future changes. For additional information, please visit this Boundary Policy Review webpage.

A work session on the Boundary Policy will be held Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. Watch it live onFCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the  FCPS YouTube Channel.

Substitutes and Student Monitors Needed for 24-25 School Year 

Are you interested in serving as a substitute or a student monitor at Haycock for the 2024-25 school year?  It's a great opportunity to help out, and there is great flexibility about when you wish to work.  If you are interested, please see additional information about applying to be a substitute on the FCPS website.   If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will see information about applying to be a student monitor.  If you decide to apply, please email Dr. Beaty at [email protected]

Stay Connected with the Haycock PTA

Link to Haycock PTA Facebook 

Link to Haycock PTA Instagram- Stay Connected!

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Family Liaison Newsletter

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Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!  When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Flyers are available in the vestibule at Haycock Elementary in addition to posters hanging in various locations in the school.  Please scan the QR codes to begin the journey!

Season Opening Weekend 

School may not be out yet, but the Park Authority is getting a head start! As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, we invite you to enjoy all that Fairfax Park Authority has to offer to usher in the summer season. From the Water Mine opening to summer classes still available for registration, we have a seat here at the Park Authority for you!  

Splash into the Season – Water Fun Opens May 25

 

Check out Sensory-Friendly Times

Summer Class Spots Still Open

 

Do you love sports? Sign up to pick up skills in your favorite game or learn a new sport altogether. Escape the summer heat by getting into the pool this summer. Learn how to swim either privately or in a group, build or refine your swimming skills and join one of the numerous options for water exercise. Keep the little ones active and engaged this summer with dance, sports and options to spark creativity!

 

Get Your Camp On
  • Fun is the priority!
  • Discover something new!
  • Meet new friends!

A world of adventure awaits. Explore a new hobby or become engrossed in a favorite pastime:

 

Build new skills in such areas as engineering, esports or chess

Save the Dates for Summer Fun

 

View all events Tell Me More, Tell Me More — Summer Entertainment Series Starts June 1  

Get outside and groove to the music during the Summer Entertainment Series. Enjoy a diverse lineup of performances from classical to bluegrass and everything in between. Bring the entire family to enjoy live music, international performances, children’s entertainment and movies under the stars. The Summer Entertainment Series performances are provided in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Park Foundation, and the tremendous support of individuals, businesses, corporations and volunteers who contribute to the success of these entertainment series.

Learn more here.

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Haycock Hello 5.20.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

Our students in grades 3-6 completed their SOL testing with focus and determination. We are so proud of them and their hard work.  Our SOL results are strong!  Please see information below about end of year assessment results reporting for parents.  

It was great to see many parents at our Volunteer Tea on Friday morning.  If you have volunteered and were unable to join us on Friday, please see these thanks from our students and staff.  We appreciate the time and help all parent volunteers provided this year. You made a difference for us.  

We are excited to welcome our Haycock alumni back for our annual Graduation Walk.  On Wednesday, May 29th at 2:45, former Haycock students who are graduating from high school are invited to come back, walk the hallways of Haycock, and receive our congratulations and best wishes.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, May 24- Last day for library book check out

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday- no school

Tuesday, May 28- Ms. Cottle's Kindergarten play at 6:00 p.m. (in the Pod)

Wednesday, May 29- Ms. Yoo's Kindergarten play at 6:00 p.m. (in the Pod)

Wednesday, May 29- McLean HS Graduation Walk of Haycock Alumni 2:45

Thursday, May 30- Ms. Rath's Kindergarten play at 6:00 p.m. (in the Pod)

Friday, May 31- Field Day (Rain date Friday, June 7)

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration in the gym

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

Saturday, June 15- Parents can see grades in SIS ParentVUE

2023-24 School Year Calendar

Field Day Schedule

May 31 (Rain Date June 7)

Grades 5 and 6- 9:30-11:15

Grades K, 1, and 2- 12:10-1:55

Grades 3 and 4- 2:05-3:55

 

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form. 

Congratulations to our students who completed the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday.  Many thanks to the parent volunteers who helped and provided this opportunity for our students.  

SCA May Spirit Days 

5/20 - National Bee Day: Wear black/yellow and/or anything BEE themed!

5/21 - National Meditation Day: Spend a few minutes out of the day for quiet time/relax 😊

5/22 - National Maritime Day: Wear blue and/or something OCEAN themed!

5/23 - National Turtle Day:  SUPPORT SPEEDY! Wear green and/or something TURTLE themed!

5/24 - National Don’t Fry Day: Skin cancer prevention, Wear sunglasses or hats!

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar

Rainbow Spirit Day

On Monday, June 3rd join us in wearing rainbow colors to celebrate all the unique identities of our school community! 😊

Summer Food Drive- June 8th 

Please see this flyer regarding a community food drive to benefit the Facets emergency food pantry.  The food drive will take place in the Kiss and Ride area of Haycock.  Rain date is Sunday, June 9th.   

Parent Reports for End of Year Assessments

iReady Grades 1-3- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/3

iReady Grades 4-6- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/24

Kindergarten VKRP- expected delivery via U.S. mail the week of 7/8

SOL Grades 3-6- expected in SIS ParentVUE the week of 6/3

SOL IRW Grade 5- will be sent home by the end of this school year

For parents without a SIS ParentVUE account, iReady results for grades 1-3 will be sent home by the end of this school year; iReady results for grades 4-6 will be sent home prior to the start of next school year; and SOL results for grades 3-6 will be sent home by the end of this school year.  

For and thorough explanation for the SOL parent reports, please see the FCPS website.  

Community Conversation with Dr. Reid

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final Community Conversation is below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

3801 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 -

REGISTER  HERE

Health Room Notice

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:05 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP)

William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to share its Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) with your family. SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. There are in-person and virtual courses available in the areas of engineering, music, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. 

We are now registering for:

Summer 

June 24th-28th

July 8th-12th

August 12th-16th 

For more information, and to see what classes are available please visit our website!

Substitutes and Student Monitors Needed for 24-25 School Year 

Are you interested in serving as a substitute or a student monitor at Haycock for the 2024-25 school year?  It's a great opportunity to help out, and there is great flexibility about when you wish to work.  If you are interested, please see additional information about applying  to be a substitute on the FCPS website.   If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will see information about applying to be a student monitor.  

 

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Haycock Hello 5.13.24

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 Dear Haycock Families,

We hope that all our moms had a Happy Mother's Day yesterday. 

A heartfelt thank you to the PTA and the many parent volunteers who treated our staff to a wonderful week of appreciation last week.  The lunch, breakfast, desserts and snacks were amazing. It all meant a great deal to our Haycock staff.❤️  

It was great to see all the students who walked, biked, or rolled to school or to the bus stop last Wednesday.  We were joined by Fairfax County Supervisor James Bierman who greeted our students when they arrived and helped us hand out stickers.  

Every year, we ask for parent input as we begin work on class placements for next year. We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, which is optional, please complete this form no later than this Friday, May 17, 2024

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday- no school

Wednesday, May 29- McLean HS Graduation Walk of Haycock Alumni 2:45

Friday, May 31- Field Day (Rain date Friday, June 7)

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration 

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

Saturday, June 15- Parents can see grades in SIS ParentVUE

2023-24 School Year Calendar

SOL Testing Schedule

Please avoid making appointments that require a student to arrive late or leave early on their SOL testing days.  This is our last week of SOL testing before we do make ups and retakes.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Tuesday, May 14- Grade 4 Math

Wednesday, May 15- Grade 5 Math

Thursday, May 16- Grade 6 Math 

SCA May Spirit Days 

5/20 - National Bee Day: Wear black/yellow and/or anything BEE themed!

5/21 - National Meditation Day: Spend a few minutes out of the day for quiet time/relax 😊

5/22 - National Maritime Day: Wear blue and/or something OCEAN themed!

5/23 - National Turtle Day:  SUPPORT SPEEDY! Wear green and/or something TURTLE themed!

5/24 - National Don’t Fry Day: Skin cancer prevention, Wear sunglasses or hats!

Seeking Friends for Speedy 

Our Keep it Green Cougars along with Mr. Baker and Ms. Sklar have put into place many green initiatives at Haycock and have turned Speedy's courtyard into a sustainable ecosystem. 

We are looking for an adult red eared slider turtle to join Speedy, along with a few more toads and frogs.  If you have any leads or can assist us with this effort, please email Mr. Baker [email protected] or Ms. Sklar  [email protected] . Here is a link to more information about toads and frogs that would work in the pond area.  American Bullfrogs would not work since they would eat our smaller fish and frogs. We also plan to check with pet adoption agencies and the exotic wildlife vet.  

 

⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students. 

McLean High School Lacrosse is offering a Youth Lacrosse Summer Clinic for Rising 3rd - Rising 8th grade boys from June 24th- 28th. This half-day, week long clinic will be at McLean High School’s Stadium field and will include stick skills, fun drills, and some scrimmages. Attendees will be instructed by McLean Lacrosse Coaches and Players. The clinic is $250 and proceeds support McLean Lacrosse. All skill levels are welcome. Register today to learn more about the game and improve skills in a fun and supportive environment.

 https://www.mcleanlacrosse.org/youth-clinics 

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Haycock Hello 5.6.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

We look forward to joining our PTA this week to make it a wonderful Staff Appreciation Week for every member of our dedicated Haycock staff.  They are simply out of this world!

Our first graders put on wonderful performances of The Great Kapok Tree play last week.  It was wonderful to have so many parents join us for these performances.  We are incredibly proud of all our first graders, and thankful to Ms. Surber, Ms. Hepner, and Ms. Kuhn for their hard work which got our students ready to take the stage. 

Every year, we ask for parent input as we begin work on class placements for next year. We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, which is optional, please complete this form no later than May 17, 2024

If your student will not be returning to Haycock next year, we ask that you complete this form.  This information helps us with planning and staffing. 

Wednesday, May 8 is Bike, Walk, or Roll to School day.  Join us on Wednesday, if possible, by choosing a healthy way to get to school.   

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10

Please join us in honoring and appreciating all of our staff members this week.  Our Haycock staff members go above and beyond for our students every day of the year.  

Upcoming Important Dates 

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week 

Wednesday, May 8- Bike, Walk, Roll to School Day

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday- no school

Wednesday, May 29- McLean HS Graduation Walk of Haycock Alumni 2:45

Friday, May 31- Field Day (Rain date Friday, June 7)

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration 

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

2023-24 School Year Calendar 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

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

SOL Testing Schedule

Please avoid making appointments that require a student to arrive late or leave early on their SOL testing days.  One week of testing down, two more to go!

Tuesday, May 7- Grade 6 Reading

Wednesday, May 8- Grade 5 Science

Thursday, May 9- Grade 3 Math

Tuesday, May 14- Grade 4 Math

Wednesday, May 15- Grade 5 Math

Thursday, May 16- Grade 6 Math 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month 

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

Bike, Walk, or Roll to School Day

Join us on Wednesday, May 8!

Field Day Volunteers

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 31st with a rain date of Friday, June 7th.  Please complete this google form to let us know that you are interested by Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m.  At that time, we will be turning off the ability to receive responses.  

Thank you! 

Nisha Hecht and Jim Wilcox

Congratulations to Ms. Kim Nguyen! Retiring after 30 years at Haycock 

Please join us in congratulating Kim Nguyen, one of our cafeteria staff members.  She is retiring at the end of May after being at Haycock serving lunch to our students for 30 years!

 

Screech visits Haycock and student Bryce  threw out the pitch at the Washington Nationals "May the 4th Be With You" game! Let's Go Nats! SCA May Spirit Days 

5/20 - National Bee Day: Wear black/yellow and/or anything BEE themed!

5/21 - National Meditation Day: Spend a few minutes out of the day for quiet time/relax 😊

5/22 - National Maritime Day: Wear blue and/or something OCEAN themed!

5/23 - National Turtle Day:  SUPPORT SPEEDY! Wear green and/or something TURTLE themed!

5/24 - National Don’t Fry Day: Skin cancer prevention, Wear sunglasses or hats!

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Goodbye Ms. Mariah!

Please have your children say goodbye to our school health aide; Mariah (Vaughn) Johnson.  She has been working in our Haycock clinic for two years.  Her last day at our school is Thursday, May 2nd.  We wish her well as she moves on to the Fire and Rescue Department in Fairfax County.  

 


FAIRFAX COUNTY PROGRAMS 

 

  • Parktakes summer class registration is now OPEN! Families should register before May 3 to receive a discount on classes. 

  • Outdoor and indoor fitness classes

  • Learn to swim group lessons and private lessons

  • Children’s and adult classes

  • Summer Camps

  • Nature & history programs

  • Sports

  • Scouting

  • Golf lessons

  • Gardening

  • Virtual classes and camps – Fitness, nature, music, drama, coding

 

Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) was established in 1949 to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and wellness and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Over the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has elevated May as MHAM to bring awareness to the vital role that mental health plays in our overall health and well-being. Managing our mental health is as important as taking care of our physical health. Research has shown that physical health problems can cause mental health problems and vice versa. Thus, intentionally engaging in activities that boost our mental health should be prioritized as much as routine physical care. The bonus is that most activities that enhance our mental health also improve our physical health. Some include: 

  • Engaging in physical activity 
  • Spending time in nature 
  • Getting sufficient sleep 
  • Eating a balanced diet 
  • Finding a support system 
  • Reducing use of technology 
  • Setting boundaries 
  • Developing healthy coping strategies 
  • Seeking joy and fulfillment 

While most people will struggle with a mental health challenge at some point in their lives, there are still some reluctant to seek help because of stigmas associated with mental health. May is an opportunity to talk about mental health, promote acceptance, and offer encouragement that positive outcomes are possible when help is sought. During this time, we can acknowledge the everyday stressors that affect our mental health, consider adding some daily practices to boost our mental health, strive to develop our own coping skills toolbox, and advocate for improved mental health for others. School based mental health providers see the impact of stress on our students and schools every day. They advocate for practices that improve working conditions for their colleagues and address the growing mental health needs of students. We also know that we cannot do all of these things alone and must collaborate with community partners to address the multi-faceted needs of our school community. 

May 9 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

 

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Haycock Hello 4.29.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

We had an amazing week at Haycock celebrating Arbor Day, Take Your Child to Work Day, fieldtrips to the Smithsonian, National History Day state competition, Science Olympiad Celebration and the All County Chorus performance.  We love being able to celebrate our students and all of their many affinities!

We are preparing to celebrate and appreciate our wonderful Haycock staff next week (May 6-10).  They are dedicated and care deeply about our students.  Join us in showing our gratitude to them next week for what they do every day of the school year.  Collectively and individually, they make a difference for our students. 

A reminder that this coming Friday, May 3 is a student holiday/teacher workday for the Orthodox Good Friday holiday. 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates 

Tuesday, April 30- Longfellow Open House for rising 7th graders (6:30-7:30) 

Friday, May 3- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week 

Wednesday, May 8- Bike, Walk, Roll to School Day

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday- no school

Friday, May 31- Field Day (Rain date Friday, June 7)

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration 

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

2023-24 School Year Calendar 

Join us next week in thanking our wonderful staff for all they do for our students and school community.❤️ SOL Testing Starts this Week

Please avoid making appointments that require a student to arrive late or leave early on their SOL testing days.  Our students have been well prepared by their teachers and are ready!

Tuesday, April 30- Grade 5 Reading 

Wednesday, May 1- Grade 3 Reading

Thursday, May 2- Grade 4 Reading

Tuesday, May 7- Grade 6 Reading

Wednesday, May 8- Grade 5 Science

Thursday, May 9- Grade 3 Math

Tuesday, May 14- Grade 4 Math

Wednesday, May 15- Grade 5 Math

Thursday, May 16- Grade 6 Math 

Congratulations to our 6th Grade All County Chorus Students

Thanks to Ms. Blaha and Ms. Clark for supporting our sixth graders in the All County Chorus concert this weekend. Well done! 

Orthodox Good Friday - Teacher Work Day - Student Holiday - May 3rd

Friday, May 3rd, is Orthodox Good Friday, and a teacher work day. Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. There will be no school for students that day. See the complete school year calendar.

State National History Day Competition

Congratulations to our 6th grade students who participated in the Virginia NHD Competition in Richmond this weekend. They represented Haycock incredibly well, and we are so proud of all of them. Thank you to the 6th grade team for supporting these students as they prepared for this next level of NHD.  

Bike, Walk, or Roll to School Day

Join us on Wednesday, May 8!

Parent Input for Class Placements for 2024-25 School Year 

We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, please complete this form no later than May 17, 2024.  Completing the form is optional.  

Students Not Returning to Haycock for 2024-25 

If your student will not be returning to Haycock next year, we ask that you complete this form.  This information helps us with planning and staffing.  We hope all our students are returning!

Field Day Volunteers

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 31st with a rain date of Friday, June 7th.  Please complete this google form to let us know that you are interested by Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m.  At that time, we will be turning off the ability to receive responses.  

Thank you! 

Nisha Hecht and Jim Wilcox

Rising 7th Graders -  Longfellow MS 

Spring Open House – April 30, 2024 (TOMORROW NIGHT) - We cordially invite all our Rising 7th & New FCPS families to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, you will have an opportunity to tour LMS and ask any questions you may have to prepare for the 23-24 school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jump Start Registration Now Open! - Jump Start registration is now open on MySchoolBucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5th – 6th or session 2 – August 7th – 8th.  Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at [email protected]

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS.

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Haycock Hello 4.22.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

Last week was jam packed with fun events! The PTA Heritage Night on Monday was well attended.  Thank you to the many parent volunteers who made this night happen for our community.  

The Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday and Thursday included our strings, chorus, and band students putting on fantastic concerts with wonderful displays of our students' visual arts throughout the building.  Many thanks to our band, strings, chorus, and art staff who made this event happen for our students and community. 

We also honored our students from military connected families with popsicles on Purple Up Day on Wednesday.  Many staff and students wore purple as a visible gesture of our appreciation and support for those who serve in the military and their families.  

This week is Administrative Assistants Appreciation Week.  We are showing our gratitude in many ways this week to our amazing office staff. 

If your student will not be returning to Haycock next year, we ask that you complete this form.  This information helps us with planning and staffing.  

We wish all our families who celebrate a happy Passover.

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected]

Chag Sameach to all in our community celebrating Passover!  Passover begins sundown April 22 and ends sundown April 30.

Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Passover, a recognition of the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs, recalling the harsh life of slavery. Learn more about Passover in NatGeo Kids. 

Important Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, April 23- Class pictures and 6th grade panoramic photo

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Tuesday, April 30- Longfellow Open House for rising 7th graders (6:30-7:30) 

Friday, May 3- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week 

Wednesday, May 8- Bike, Walk, Roll to School Day

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, May 31- Field Day (Rain date Friday, June 7)

Tuesday, June 11- Sixth Grade Celebration 

Wednesday, June 12- Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12- Last day of school/2 hour early release at 2:05

Dear Haycock Military Child, Today, we recognize, celebrate, and honor all of the sacrifices you've made.  Whether it be the challenge of leaving your friends, the bravery of making new ones, the resilience to endure a long deployment of a loved one, or countless others - we thank YOU for your service! Love, a former Haycock Military Family SOL Testing Schedule for Grades 3-6

Please avoid making appointments that require a student to arrive late or leave early on their SOL testing days.  

Tuesday, April 30- Grade 5 Reading 

Wednesday, May 1- Grade 3 Reading

Thursday, May 2- Grade 4 Reading

Tuesday, May 7- Grade 6 Reading

Wednesday, May 8- Grade 5 Science

Thursday, May 9- Grade 3 Math

Tuesday, May 14- Grade 4 Math

Wednesday, May 15- Grade 5 Math

Thursday, May 16- Grade 6 Math 

Rising 7th Graders -  Longfellow MS 

Spring Open House – April 30, 2024 - We cordially invite all our Rising 7th & New FCPS families to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, you will have an opportunity to tour LMS and ask any questions you may have to prepare for the 23-24 school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jump Start Registration Now Open! - Jump Start registration is now open on MySchoolBucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5th – 6th or session 2 – August 7th – 8th.  Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at [email protected]

Counseling Services in Virginia- How to Get the Help You Desire 

Tuesday, April 30th, 10:00 to 11:30 

Please see this flyer for more information.  

Parent Input for Class Placements for 2024-25 School Year 

We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, please complete this form no later than May 17, 2024.  Completing the form is optional.  

Field Day Volunteers

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 31st with a rain date of Friday, June 7th.  Please complete this google form to let us know that you are interested by Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m.  At that time, we will be turning off the ability to receive responses.  

Thank you! 

Nisha Hecht and Jim Wilcox

☀️🎭🎶Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions. 

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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April is the Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. We recognize that children serve too! Our military children

Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Anastasia Musical at McLean High School

Anastasia at McLean High School April 18-21, 2024 

 

Earth Day Festival

Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The Fairfax County Park Authority seeks to expand awareness, appreciation and protection of our natural resources. Learn more about the history of this annual celebration and explore ways that you can take action to protect and safely explore our parks and our planet.

Join us at Fairfax County’s 2024 Earth Day Festival, the largest Earth Day celebration in Fairfax County! Come celebrate with Fairfax County Park Authority at the Sully Historic Site on April 20, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Paulette Farmakides

Family Liaison at Haycock Elementary School

Hours: 12:30PM-4:30PM

Direct line: 703-531-4001

 

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Haycock Hello 4.15.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

We were glad to see so many of our families this evening at our PTA Heritage Night from 6:00 to 8:00. It was an amazingly fun event for our school community, celebrating the many cultures of the Haycock community.

If you didn't see it, Haycock and our solar eclipse watching was featured on a Korean news show linked here. 😎

Today was our new assistant principal, Krystal Styles, first day at Haycock.  I know you join us in extending her a warm Haycock welcome. 

We look forward to "purpling up" on Wednesday to honor our military families.  We will invite all our students from military connected families to join us for popsicles in the courtyard.  

If your student will not be returning to Haycock next year, we ask that you complete this form.  This information helps us with planning and staffing.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Krystal Styles, AP  [email protected] Important Upcoming Dates 

Monday, April 15- Quarter 3 grades available in SIS ParentVUE

Wednesday, April 17- Wear Purple for Purple Up Day to support military families and 3rd Grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Wednesday, April 17- Evening Strings and Chorus Concert (6:00-4th Grade Strings, 6:45-Chorus and 7:30-5th and 6th Grade Strings)

Thursday, April 18- Evening Band Concert (7:00)

Tuesday, April 23- Class pictures and 6th grade panoramic photo

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Friday, May 3- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week 

Wednesday, May 8- Bike, Walk, Roll to School Day

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

Purple Up! Day - April 17, 2024

Throughout the month of April, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will be honoring the invaluable contributions of military-connected youth with the Month of the Military Child and Purple Up! Day.  

FCPS would like to express its gratitude to these unsung heroes. With approximately 14,000 military-connected students, FCPS recognizes the extraordinary strength military-connected students possess in order to navigate the military lifestyle. The resilience and courage of our military-connected youth does not go unnoticed, and their commitment to supporting their service member parents and guardians deserves the utmost admiration and respect.  

As part of this month-long recognition, FCPS will celebrate Purple Up! Day on April 17, 2024.  Schools and community members are encouraged to wear purple as a visible gesture of their appreciation and support for military-connected youth. In addition to Purple Up! Day, FCPS school communities are coming together to honor their military-connected students in meaningful and creative ways. To connect with more FCPS resources, please email [email protected].

Autism Acceptance Month

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

 

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener Results Coming Soon

Students in grades 3-12 took the SEL Screener during the month of March, providing updated information on their SEL skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships, and making responsible decisions. The screener also asks students how well their school community makes them feel valued, included, and supported.

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

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

Information from Longfellow for our Rising 7th Graders 

Spring Open House – April 30,, 2024

We cordially invite all our Rising 7th & New FCPS families to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, you will have an opportunity to tour LMS and ask any questions you may have to prepare for the 23-24 school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jump Start Registration Now Open!

Jump Start registration is now open on myschoolbucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5th – 6th or session 2 – August 7th – 8th.  

Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at [email protected]

Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

SOL Testing Schedule for Grades 3-6

Tuesday, April 30- Grade 5 Reading 

Wednesday, May 1- Grade 3 Reading

Thursday, May 2- Grade 4 Reading

Tuesday, May 7- Grade 6 Reading

Wednesday, May 8- Grade 5 Science

Thursday, May 9- Grade 3 Math

Tuesday, May 14- Grade 4 Math

Wednesday, May 15-Grade 5 Math

Thursday, May 16- Grade 6 Math 

Parent Input for Class Placements for 2024-25 School Year 

We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, please complete this form no later than May 17, 2024.  Completing the form is optional.  

New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact Dr. Liz Beaty, principal, regarding accommodations.

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Haycock Hello 4.8.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

Cathleen Barry, our interim Assistant Principal, had her last day with us on Friday.  We appreciated her help for the last month and hope she will return to visit us.  Our new Assistant Principal, Krystal Styles, will begin with us on Monday, April 15. 

April is National Library Month and we are recognizing their work the week of April 7 - 13. We definitely want to take the time to give a huge shout out to Jeannie Sklar and Anna Chamberlain.  They are consistently working to provide wonderful reading options for our students. Explore all that school library programs have to offer for student learning, and the important roles that school librarians play in the school community. 

We look forward to seeing many of you at Heritage Night is Monday, April 15. The event will be from 6 -8 p.m. The SCA is sponsoring a heritage spirit day that day- dress in colors that represent your heritage❤️

With our safety glasses on, classes went outside today to briefly view the solar eclipse.  Recess times were adjusted so that no classes were outside for recess during the duration of the eclipse.  It was an amazing astronomical phenomenon and celestial event that we were able to learn about and then observe together.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Eid Mubarak to those in our Muslim community celebrating! This year's Eid al-Fitr artwork was created by Mark Twain Middle School student Tazrian S. In Islam, Eid al-Fitr is a 3 day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. #OurFCPSThis artwork was designed as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students.

Muslim American Heritage Month

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

 

Upcoming Important Dates 

Monday, April 8- Virtual PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Link to join here

Wednesday, April 10- Holiday- Eid al-Fitr- No school for students or staff

Thursday, April 11- First Grade field trip to Colvin Run Mill

Thursday/Friday, April 11 and 12- Fourth Grade Field trip to the Planetarium

Friday, April 12- Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Theater

Monday, April 15- PTA Heritage Night- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and SCA Spirit Day- dress in colors to represent your heritage 

Monday, April 15- Quarter 3 grades available in SIS ParentVUE

Wednesday, April 17- Purple Up to support military families and 3rd Grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Wednesday, April 17- Evening Strings and Chorus Concert

Thursday, April 18- Evening Band Concert

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Friday, May 3- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

💜 April is the Month of the Military Child!

FCPS is proud to have more than 14,000 military-connected students. Thank you to all our students & their families who serve. We are grateful for your contributions to our classrooms and our nation. #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild #PurpleUpFCPS

 

Haycock Heritage Night- Monday, April 15 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the diversity within our community and learn about cultures around the world through delicious food, live performances, and lots of fun.

Please see this flyer for more information about this amazing night for our school community.  Here is the link to host a table, make a dish to share, perform or volunteer to help out. 

SCA Spirit Day- Students and staff dress in colors to represent your heritage

Preparations for the 2024-25 School Year 

Please complete the form below only if your child will NOT be returning to Haycock Elementary School or not going to Longfellow Middle School next year.

Student's Intention for the 2024-25 School Year - Google Forms

Parent Input for Class Placements for 2024-25 School Year 

We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, please complete this form no later than May 17, 2024.  Completing the form is optional.  

Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind Team

Penelope Y, Madelyn C, Devan S, Madeline Y, Yuna C, and Noa H represented Haycock this weekend at the Odyssey of the Mind State tournament and received 3rd place. 

 

Kindergarten Registration 

It's that time of year again!  We are currently registering rising Kindergarten students for the 24-25 school year.  

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student: 
  • Complete this form: registration form
  • Our registrar, Yujin Choi, will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Grades 3-6 SOL Testing Schedule Grade 3:
  • Reading - May 1
  • Math - May 9
Grade 4:
  • Reading - May 2
  • Math - May 14
Grade 5:
  • Reading - April 30
  • Science - May 8
  • Math - May 15
Grade 6: 
  • Reading - May 7
  • Math - May 16

Please avoid, where possible, any appointments that will take students out of school on the days of their SOL testing. We appreciate your cooperation.  

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024. Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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Family Liaison Newsletter

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Family Liaison Newsletter April 2024 Edition

 

  • Virtual Operation Purple Summer Challenge offers military families all around the globe the opportunity to connect, have fun, and try new things all from the comfort of their home.

    Applications Open April 15!
  • Applications for both camps are open for military connected kids of all service branches. Both active duty and veteran families are eligible. For more information, contact [email protected]

 

April is Autism Acceptance Month

This year, the National Institute of Mental Health is providing resources in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.  These resources highlight and focus on inclusivity and connectedness and honor the unique perspectives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Health Topic Page

 

 

Heritage Night!

 

Celebrate the diversity within our community and learn about cultures around the world through delicious food, live performances, and lots of fun. What: Annual Haycock ES Heritage Night (flyer link) When: Mon, Apr 15, 6- 8 pm Where: Haycock ES Contribute: Sign up to host a table, make a dish, perform, or volunteer here: Sign up here!

 

Looking for more fun Earth Week activities? Join the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Earth Day Fairfax event on Saturday, April 20 from 10am-4pm at Sully Historic Site to kick off your Earth Week.

Paulette Farmakides: Email

Family Liaison for Haycock Elementary

Hours: 12:30pm-4:30PM

703-531-4001

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Haycock Hello 4.1.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

We hope you've had a fun Spring Break.  The FCPS The Family Engagement Survey window has been extended to Wednesday, April 3. Thank you for lending your voice to this important effort — it matters!.

Please also take a few minutes to complete the Principal Evaluation and Feedback survey that should have come to you in an email.  The window for this survey closes on April 5. 

Our staff will be working on third quarter report cards and engaging in professional learning together today and tomorrow.  We will look forward to seeing our students back at school on Wednesday, April 3. 

Third Quarter Progress Reports will be viewable in SIS ParentVUE on Monday, April 15.  For those families that have requested paper copies of progress reports, those will go home on Tuesday, April 16.   

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Cathleen Barry, Interim AP [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates 

Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2- Teacher work day/Staff Development- no school for students

Monday, April 8- Virtual PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Link to join here

Wednesday, April 10- Holiday- Eid al-Fitr- No school for students or staff

Thursday, April 11- First Grade field trip to Colvin Run Mill

Friday, April 12- Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Theater

Monday, April 15- PTA Heritage Night- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Monday, April 15- Quarter 3 grades available in SIS ParentVUE

Wednesday, April 17- Purple Up to support military families

Wednesday, April 17- Evening Strings and Chorus Concert

Thursday, April 18- Evening Band Concert

Tuesday, April 23- 3rd grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Friday, May 3- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

Total Solar Eclipse - April 8

In preparation for the Solar Eclipse next Monday, we have purchased safe viewing glasses for all our students and staff.  We partnered with the PTA to purchase these glasses and consulted with the FCPS Safety and Security Office to ensure we are purchasing glasses that meet safety specifications.

The eclipse will begin around 2:04 p.m. and end at 4:32 p.m. with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m. As the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information.

Haycock Heritage Night- Monday, April 15 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the diversity within our community and learn about cultures around the world through delicious food, live performances, and lots of fun.

Please see this flyer for more information about this amazing night for our school community.  Here is the link to host a table, make a dish to share, perform or volunteer to help out. 

Welcome Krystal Styles, Assistant Principal 

We are excited to welcome Ms. Krystal Styles as our new Assistant Principal.  Ms. Styles comes to us from Fort Hunt Elementary where she served as an instructional coach and an important member of their leadership team. Prior to that, she was a classroom teacher at  Willow Springs Elementary and in Prince William County, Virginia and Charles County, Maryland.  Ms. Styles will begin with us on Monday, April 15. 

Preparations for the 2024-25 School Year 

Please complete the form below only if your child will NOT be returning to Haycock Elementary School or not going to Longfellow Middle School next year.

Student's Intention for the 2024-25 School Year - Google Forms

Parent Input for Class Placements for 2024-25 School Year 

We do not take teacher requests but we do take into consideration information that parents share about their student when we are creating classes for next year so that we set every student up for success.  If you would like to provide input, please complete this form no later than May 17, 2024.  Completing the form is optional.  

PTA Flex Academy After School Activities 

Registration is now open for the Spring session of Flex Academy.  We have a variety of exciting classes to choose from.  Please use this link to learn more and to register: FLEX ACADEMY REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration 

It's that time of year again!  We are currently registering rising Kindergarten students for the 24-25 school year.  

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student: 
  • Complete this form: registration form
  • Our registrar, Yujin Choi, will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Congratulations to PTA State Reflections Award Winners

Award of Excellence to Jaehwan Kim, Visual Arts, Intermediate (Ms. Choi, 4th Grade)

Award of Merit to Sumayyah Hussain for Photography in the Intermediate division (Ms. Neff, 3rd)

Award of Merit to Erya Chai for Film Production in the Middle School division (Ms. Sullivan, 6th)

Grades 3-6 SOL Testing Schedule Grade 3:
  • Reading - May 1
  • Math - May 9
Grade 4:
  • Reading - May 2
  • Math - May 14
Grade 5:
  • Reading - April 30
  • Science - May 8
  • Math - May 15
Grade 6: 
  • Reading - May 7
  • Math - May 16

Please avoid, where possible, any appointments that will take students out of school on the days of their SOL testing. We appreciate your cooperation.  

Pre-Order the Haycock Yearbook Now

To pre-order your 2023-24 Haycock Elementary School yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com, search for “Haycock,” click “Shop the store,” and select “2023-2024.” We accept credit card, debit card, or PayPal. If you have any questions, please reach out to our parent coordinator, Emily Bradford, at [email protected]. You can also submit your photos from school field trips or school events via this email. 

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

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Haycock Hello 3.25.24

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Slam Dunk Reading Challenge

Thank you to Ms. Capozzi, Ms. Gerrity, and our SCA for a great Slam Dunk Reading Challenge! Each orange ball represents a book read by a student during March.  Keep on reading, Haycock Cougars ❤️

Dear Families,

If you haven't already completed the Principal Evaluation and Feedback Survey, please take a few minutes to complete that.  It came in an email, and the window closes on Friday, April 5.  Your feedback is important. 

We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!  The office will be closed from March 25-29 and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1. 

We'll look forward to our students' return on Wednesday, April 3.

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Cathleen Barry, Interim AP [email protected]

A joyful Easter to all in our community who celebrate! This year's Easter artwork was created by Falls Church High School student Dayanara M. The springtime celebration of Easter is the most important Christian holiday. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, who sacrificed so that Christians may have life with God after death. #OurFCPSThis artwork was designed as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students. 

Upcoming Important Dates

March 25-March 29- Spring Break

Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2- Teacher work day/Staff Development- no school for students

Monday, April 8- Virtual PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Link to join here

Thursday, April 11- First Grade field trip to Colvin Run Mill

Friday, April 12- Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Theater

Monday, April 15- PTA Heritage Night- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 17- Purple Up to support military families

Wednesday, April 17- Evening Strings and Chorus Concert

Thursday, April 18- Evening Band Concert

Tuesday, April 23- 3rd grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Friday, May 3- Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

Preparations for the 2024-25 School Year 

Please complete the form below only if your child won't be returning to Haycock Elementary School or not going to Longfellow Middle School next year.

Student's Intention for the 2024-25 School Year - Google Forms

PTA Flex Academy After School Activities 

Registration is now open for the Spring session of Flex Academy.  We have a variety of exciting classes to choose from.  Please use this link to learn more and to register: FLEX ACADEMY REGISTRATION

Grades 3-6 SOL Testing Schedule Grade 3:
  • Reading - May 1
  • Math - May 9
Grade 4:
  • Reading - May 2
  • Math - May 14
Grade 5:
  • Reading - April 30
  • Science - May 8
  • Math - May 15
Grade 6: 
  • Reading - May 7
  • Math - May 16

Please avoid, where possible, any appointments that will take students out of school on the days of their SOL testing.  

Haycock Heritage Night- Monday, April 15 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the diversity within our community and learn about cultures around the world through delicious food, live performances, and lots of fun.

Please see this flyer for more information about this amazing night for our school community.  Here is the link to host a table, make a dish to share, perform or volunteer to help out. 

Pre-Order the Haycock Yearbook Now

To pre-order your 2023-24 Haycock Elementary School yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com, search for “Haycock,” click “Shop the store,” and select “2023-2024.” We accept credit card, debit card, or PayPal. If you have any questions, please reach out to our parent coordinator, Emily Bradford, at [email protected]. You can also submit your photos from school field trips or school events via this email. 

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminders 

In order to keep the Kiss and Ride line moving smoothly and to keep our students safe, please abide by the following safety measures:

  • Move at a slow and safe speed through the Kiss and Ride line
  • Do not drop students off at the cones on Westmoreland, come through the line- it does move quickly!
  • Please drop your student off no earlier than 9:00.  Adult supervision begins at 9:00.
  • Please make sure to come through the Kiss and Ride line in the correct direction and do not make U-turns 
  • Do not park in the Kiss and Ride lower parking lot area. Come through the line and drop your student off that way.

Thank you for your cooperation and partnership to keep our students safe.

Kindergarten Registration 

It's that time of year again!  We are currently registering rising Kindergarten students for the 24-25 school year.  

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student: 
  • Complete this form: registration form
  • Our registrar, Yujin Choi, will contact you to schedule an appointment.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

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

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

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

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

Save the Date - Longfellow MS Jump Start 2024

Jump Start is an opportunity for students to learn more about middle school and meet other students before the school year begins. Jump Start dates are August 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Students choose to attend during Session 1 (Monday & Tuesday) or Session 2 (Wednesday & Thursday) from 8:30 - 12:00 each day. Further details forthcoming regarding the registration process! If you have any questions feel free to contact our After-School Specialist, Lavina Gangwani-Colaco - [email protected].

6th Grade Families- Save the Dates

6th Grade Celebration- Tuesday, June 11 

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony- Wednesday, June 12

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

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Family Liaison Newsletter

Haycock Hello2 months 3 weeks ago

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Haycock Family Liaison

My name is Paulette Farmakides and I am the new family liaison at Haycock Elementary School. I appreciate Haycock's cultural diversity and work to foster unity, cohesiveness, and cooperation among all families. I speak English and Greek. 

Family liaisons work in the schools and community to help families get the information and assistance they need to support their children and to ensure their academic success. The family liaisons represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races. Family liaisons will welcome and orient families who are new to the school and community and help them understand the school's culture, policies, procedures, and practices. They can also help connect families to resources in the community. Family liaisons might also assist a family in transitioning to a new school and encourage family-school partnerships to help ensure their student's success and healthy development.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

Paulette Farmakides:-Office Assistant and Family Liaison at Haycock ES 

Office Hours: Front office 8AM-12PM  Family Liaison 12:30PM-4:30PM

Direct Phone: 703-531-4001

 

Family Engagement Survey 

 Have 10 minutes before March 22? Now is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, volunteer opportunities, and more. Take the Family Engagement Survey before it closes on Friday: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

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Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child!

Every year we take this opportunity to celebrate our military-connected children and thank them for their service as part of a military family.  Purple Up! Day is on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  

Month of the Military Child Calendar 2024

  • There are more than 1.2 million school-aged United States military-connected children.
  • More than 40% of active-duty service members have children.
  • On average, children in military families move six to nine times during their K-12 school career. That’s about three times more frequently than their civilian peers.
  • Military children are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to join the military as adults.
  • Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was responsible for establishing April as the Month of The Military Child in 1986, and the Department of Defense has honored his initiative ever since.
  • In 2011, the University of New Hampshire 4-H started the “Purple Up! For Military Kids” initiative and is now celebrated
  • #PurpleUpFCPS!

 

INOVA Life with Cancer Pediatric Programs/Resources

INOVA Life with Cancer (LWC) offers support services for children, adolescents, and families impacted by a cancer diagnosis at no cost. In addition to groups, LWC provides individual support and parent/school consultations about supporting a child impacted by cancer. 

Here are some of their upcoming programs:

  • CHILDREN/TEENS WITH A LOVED ONE WITH CANCER              
    • Curious About Cancer |Thursdays @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm| IN-PERSON AT THE LWC FAMILY CENTER; 5-week series running from 4/4 to 5/2. This 5-week program is for kids ages 8-12 with a family member with cancer (parent, sibling, grandparent, etc). This group will provide kids with the opportunity to learn about cancer in an age appropriate way, learn and share coping skills, and be supported by peers with similar experiences. Dinner will be provided. Register on our website.
    • Create Calm | On Demand Mindfulness & Yoga Videos for Kids LWC has partnered with Create Calm to provide on-demand yoga-based movement classes, breathwork, and guided meditation videos that will keep your child/teen supported on-the-go. The free content features tools for stress management to support our families in both Spanish and English. Access these resources here.
  • GRIEF/LOSS
    • Grief Circle for Teens | Tuesday, 4/1 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm| IN-PERSON AT THE LWC FAMILY CENTER. This workshop is for teens ages 14-18 with a loved one who died from cancer in the last 4 years. Participants will engage in the “Kintsugi” process and how it can relate to their grief experience. Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs become a part of the object’s history. Register on our website.
Discover Learning Center

2024 Fun Science Summer Camp at Discover Learning Center
The students will enjoy learning and fun from hands-on projects and competitions.
Session 1: 06/20/2024 to 07/3/2024 (3 weeks)
Session 1 Location: Haycock Elementary School at Falls Church
Session 2: 07/8/2024 to 07/26/2024, (3 weeks)
Session 2 Location: Haycock Elementary School at Falls Church
Full Day Summer Camp Sessions: (Monday to Friday, drop off at 8:15 am, from 8:30 am
to 5:30 pm, students will be engaged by teachers)
Half Day Summer Camp Sessions: (Monday to Friday, drop off at 8:15 am, classes start
at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Lunch: Students can order lunch from our center
Early Registration: $300 (full day)/$150 (Half day) discount per student /per semester if
the registration and full payment are received before 3/24/2024

Register: Discovery Camp Summer 2024

For any questions about the FCPS Summer Programs, please Email FCPS Summer Programs.

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Haycock Hello 3.18.24

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Dear Haycock Families,

It was wonderful to see many of you at the Haycock PTA Silent Auction last weekend.  It was such a fun evening that brought our community together to support Haycock.   

The office will be closed during Spring Break and will reopen on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 a.m. 

Please take a few minutes to complete both the Family Engagement Survey and the Principal Evaluation and Feedback Survey.  Your feedback means a great deal. 

Many thanks to the PTA for our awesome author visit from Erica Perl on Friday.  The students thoroughly enjoyed her visit and totally rocked the March Slam Dunk Reading Challenge.

We are looking forward to Heritage Night which will take place on Monday, April 15.  More details to come.  We will open the basketball court, and we have permission from the temple for extra parking capacity for that evening.  We hope to see you there.  

We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Spring Break, and we'll look forward to our students return on Wednesday, April 3.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Cathleen Barry, Interim AP [email protected]

Spring Break is Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29.  Important Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, March 19- Fourth Grade field trip to the Kennedy Center to hear the National Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, March 20- Kindergarten Orientation 2:30-3:30 

March 25-March 29- Spring Break

Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2- Teacher work day/Staff Development- no school for students

Monday, April 8- Virtual PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 11- First Grade field trip to Colvin Run Mill

Friday, April 12- Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Theater

Monday, April 15- PTA Heritage Night 

Wednesday, April 17- Purple Up to support military families

Tuesday, April 23- 3rd grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

March Madness SCA Spirit Week

Monday 3/18- Sports Team Gear

Tuesday 3/19- Hat Day

Wednesday 3/20- College Team Gear Day

Thursday 3/21- Haycock Blue Day

Friday 3/22- PJ Day and Read In Day

Kindergarten Orientation and Registration Orientation is this Wednesday, March 20- 2:30 to 3:30 

It's that time of year again!  We are currently registering rising Kindergarten students for the 24-25 school year.  We will hold an in-person Kindergarten Orientation for rising Kindergarten students and their parents on Wednesday, March 20 from 2:30-3:30

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student:  Principal Evaluation and Feedback 

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

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

2023-24 Haycock Yearbook Ordering

It’s time to pre-order your 2023-24 yearbook! To pre-order your 2023-24 Haycock Elementary School yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com, search for “Haycock,” click “Shop the store,” and select “2023-2024.” We accept credit card, debit card, or PayPal. If you have any questions, please reach out to our parent coordinator, Emily Bradford, at [email protected]. You can also submit your photos from school field trips or school events via this email. 

Family Engagement Survey 

FCPS' Family Engagement Survey is open. Parents will receive the survey link via email from our independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate - 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 Haycock. The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on theFamily Engagement Survey webpage.

Celebrating our Social Worker

We are celebrating our Social Worker, Ms. Haley Narins, on March 21.  Social workers in FCPS help to prevent social, emotional, and behavioral factors from affecting a student's ability to perform at their best. Their primary goal is to remove barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling their academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. Most social workers serve one to two sites. Learn more about the role of social workers in FCPS.

Spring Advanced Academics Program Newsletter

Please see the AAP Spring Newsletter here.  A description of the continuum of  services in FCPS and at Haycock is provided.  

🏅 Nominations Open for First Class Award for Inclusion 

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First Class Awards. The awards are presented annually to educators, administrators, and students who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The ACSD will recognize award winners at the Family Summit on Saturday, April 20

Nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools by Friday, March 22. Email [email protected] with questions.

SOL Testing Schedule

Third Grade

  • Reading - May 1
  • Math - May 9

Fourth Grade

  • Reading - May 2
  • Math - May 14

Fifth Grade

  • Reading - April 30
  • Science - May 8
  • Math - May 15

Sixth Grade

  • Reading - May 7
  • Math - May 16
FCPS Cares 

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

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Haycock Hello 3.11.24

Haycock Hello3 months ago

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Dear Haycock Families,

It was wonderful to see many of you at the PTA Silent Auction on Saturday evening.  Thank you to all the parents who worked very hard to put on such a fun event for our community and school.  

Be on the lookout for the Family Engagement Survey that you should have received via email from K12 Insight.  The survey window is open from March 3-March 22. See information below.

Also, please take a few minutes to complete the Principal Evaluation and Feedback survey that you should receive next Monday, March 18.  Your feedback is important and valued.  

We are very exited about our author visit this Friday, March 15 from Erica Perl. She will be speaking to all our students.  Find out about her books on her website. If you have any questions, email Ms.Sklar ([email protected]) or Ms. Capozzi ([email protected]).  Many thanks to the PTA for funding this fantastic opportunity for our students.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty, Principal [email protected]

Heather Boyd, AP  [email protected]

Cathleen Barry, Interim AP [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 11- Ramadan begins

Friday, March 15- Author Visit 

Tuesday, March 19- Fourth Grade field trip to the Kennedy Center to hear the National Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, March 20- Kindergarten Orientation 2:30-3:30 

March 25-March 29- Spring Break

Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2- Teacher work day/Staff Development- no school for students

Monday, April 8- Virtual PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 11- First Grade field trip to Colvin Run Mill

Friday, April 12- Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Theater

Monday, April 15- PTA Heritage Night 

Wednesday, April 17- Purple Up to support military families

Tuesday, April 23- 3rd grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Thursday, April 25- 5th grade field trip to Smithsonian Castle and Natural History Museum

Fairfax County Public Schools 2023-24 Calendar

Kindergarten Registration and Orientation Orientation is March 20- 2:30 to 3:30 

It's that time of year again!  We are currently registering rising Kindergarten students for the 24-25 school year.  We will hold an in-person Kindergarten Orientation for rising Kindergarten students and their parents on Wednesday, March 20 from 2:30-3:30

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student:  Principal Evaluation and Feedback 

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

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

Ramadan Accommodations 

Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact Haycock  administrators regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11th. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During this month, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality. Note that March 11th is an FCPS "O" day which means that there will be school but there won't be significant tests, quizzes etc. on this day. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. We do have school on these days, however tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.

Women's History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

 

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

2023-24 Haycock Yearbook Ordering

It’s time to pre-order your 2023-24 yearbook! To pre-order your 2023-24 Haycock Elementary School yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com, search for “Haycock,” click “Shop the store,” and select “2023-2024.” We accept credit card, debit card, or PayPal. If you have any questions, please reach out to our parent coordinator, Emily Bradford, at [email protected]. You can also submit your photos from school field trips or school events via this email. 

Family Engagement Survey 

FCPS' Family Engagement Survey is open. Parents will receive the survey link via email from our independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate - 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 Haycock. The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

Area Summer  Camps McLean Community Center Summer Camps

Registration is now open. Check out our Summer Camp Guide to find some Olympic-sized opportunities for your child to win gold this summer! McLean Community Center is offering a wide variety of enriching camp programs this summer, including: Camp McLean; Old Firehouse Summer Camp trips; Camp Shakespeare; and weeklong camps.

McLean Project of the Arts Summer Camps

Don't miss the opportunity for your kids to spend a fun and imaginative week in both half-day or full-day camp sessions for ages 6-13. Taught by experienced classroom art teachers in our Emerson Gallery and DuVal Studio, camps begin the week of June 24 and continue through the week of August 5. Learn more here.

TJ Techstravaganza 2024

Put the annual STEM activity for students of all ages event at TJ on your calendar.  The date is Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  See this flyer for more details.  

Here is the registration link:https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24.

FCPS Cares 

FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please submit the staff member name for recognition here.

 

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