Family Liaison Newsletter: September 21, 2022

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Good Morning and happy Wednesday! This week's newsletter is full of information and fun things to do with the family. I hope you all have a great rest of your week and be looking out for next week's newsletter:) 

PTA MEETING TONIGHT!

 

Time: Sep 21, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Parent Resource Center-October Webinars! The Social Emotional Learning Screener - What Every Family Needs to Know

Social and emotional learning competencies are foundational skills for success in school and beyond.  Students will participate in the SEL Screener in the fall and spring this year.   The screener provides valuable information that guides planning and learning opportunities for families, staff, students, and school communities. 

Join us in an informational session to learn more about SEL in FCPS, the role of the SEL Screener, and how families and schools might partner to foster skills over time. 

Highlights include:

  • Learn about SEL in FCPS  
  • Unpack the SEL Screener: What it is and how it's used? 
  • Understand student results
  • Explore ways to continue conversations about SEL at home

Presented by: Lisa Phifer, FCPS Educational Specialist, Trauma Informed SEL, and Jaynie Van Sant, FCPS Social and Emotional Learning Systems Specialist

October 7, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for The Social Emotional Learning Screener - What Every Family Needs to Know

Promoting Digital Wellness

Access to technology provides limitless opportunities to connect with others, explore diverse perspectives, share and build upon ideas, get involved in the community, and find opportunities.  However, many kids are online almost constantly, which poses a number of challenges that impact youth wellness.  

Highlights will include:

  • How the attention economy makes technology irresistible 
  • How adolescent development impacts youth technology use 
  • How schools and families can build the skills needed to navigate the complexity of online life

Presented by Tammi Sisk, FCPS Educational Specialist, Educational Technology, and Bethany Demers, FCPS Educational Specialist, Mental Wellness

October 14, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Promoting Digital Wellness

Meet the Author Series - Paige Saves the Day

Paige is a happy kid with a unique fashion sense and creative imagination. Despite being bullied because of the things that make her different, she enjoys using her creativity to entertain her family and friends with stories in which she and her dog, Peppermint, are Super Heroes who always save the day!

Join us as the authors, Nalani Butler and Leila Butler, read Paige Saves the Day and share their experiences with families.

Children are welcome to join with their families for this very special webinar and book reading.

October 27, 2022 7-8 p.m.

Register for the Meet the Author Series - Paige Saves the Day

Manejando el estrés serie de 3 partes 

Part #1: Manejar los momentos estresantes de la vida 28/10/22 at 10 a.m.

  • ¿Qué es estrés? 
  • Diferencia entre estrés agudo y estrés crónico. 
  • Síntomas del estrés en adultos. 
  • Cómo los síntomas del estrés afectan las habilidades de crianza. 
  • Síntomas del estrés en niños . 
  • Cómo el estrés afecta el rendimiento escolar en los niños. 

 Part #2: Estrategias de manejo del estrés 16/12/22 at 10 a.m. 

  • ¿Qué es el autocuidado? 
  • ¿Por qué es importante el autocuidado? 
  • Cómo practicar el autocuidado. 
  • Técnicas de relajación 
  • Gestión del tiempo 

Part #3: Apoyando a sus hijos durante tiempos estresantes  17/3/22 at 10 a.m.

  • Construyendo Resiliencia 
  • Reestructurando nuestro pensamiento 
  • Cómo reparar la relación con nuestros hijos.

Presented by: 

  • Aynalem (Nalem) Valdes, MS.Residente en Consejería de Salud Mental en Servicios Familiares del Norte de Virginia, Centro Multicultural  
  • Ana Stevenson, MS. Trabajadora Social Clínica Licenciada en Servicios Familiares del Norte de Virginia ,Centro Multicultural 

Registro Manejando el estrés serie de 3 partes

Ghost Town Comes to Burke Lake Park

It’s time for a new Halloween tradition at Burke Lake Park! Announcing the inaugural year of the Ghost Town event at Burke Lake Park, located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Staff are transforming the parks’ mini golf, birthday shelters, carousel, train, and the entire activity area surrounding the ice cream parlor into a friendly ghost town. (For this event, the train ride will be called “The Frogwarts Express” and the carousel ride will be the “scare-o-sel.”). It’s a grand spooktacular destined to become a local favorite this October.

Ghost Town celebrates the fun of Halloween without the scares. Activities will include a decorated train ride and carousel, bounce house, magician, face painting, themed mini golf, pumpkin painting and a trick-or-treat house. Hidden Pond Nature Center will also be joining the event and will bring a reptile and amphibian interactive exhibit.

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Online tickets are available in advance through Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 for $15 per person. Day-of tickets may be purchased at the park for $20 per person.

Register for Ghost Town

The Ghost Town is a general admission event. All Ghost Town activities are included in the price of admission. Food and beverage will be available at the ice cream parlor for an additional cost. Depending on crowds, some activities may have waiting lines. There will not be a rain date for inclement weather. In the case of weather-related cancellations, ticketholders will be reimbursed. So, grab your best costumes and head on over, we look forward to seeing you!

Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia. For more information, visit Burke Lake Park or call 703-323-6600.

Emergency Kits are an Essential Part of Being Prepared

Emergency kits of various types are essential resources in an emergency. These include kits for sheltering-in-place at home, evacuating (known as a go-bag), and for keeping in your vehicle(s). Emergency kits include basic supplies and are tailored to every person’s need.

You will need additional supplies if your household has children, older adults, individuals with access and functional needs, or pets. Kits should be stored in useful, accessible locations and be easily transportable. Fairfax County recommends every household keep three to five day’s worth of food, water and supplies in their kits for each member of the household.

You can use the Emergency Kit Checklist in the Community Emergency Response Guide (last page) to help you build your kit!

Cursive Club Bring Your Child to the Kingstowne Library’s Cursive Club to Learn the Basics of Cursive Handwriting Sept. 22 

Come join us and learn the basics of cursive handwriting!  Enjoy learning this skill set in a small group setting.  Ages 8-12. 

Register Here

Enjoy International Storytime at Green Spring Gardens

Enjoy nature-themed stories in different languages in the magical setting of the Children's Garden at Green Spring Gardens. On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., the program will be held in Persian. On Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., it will be held as a fully interpreted event in American Sign Language. The stories will also be read in English, so all are welcome regardless of language-skill levels.

After each program, take a walk around the gardens or plan for a picnic. Families can also enjoy children's activities and Ribbit the frog will make an appearance! In the case of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors.

This program is free and appropriate for families with young children. International Storytime is sponsored by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) and will be offered in additional languages in the future.

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

Meet the Author: Kris Spisak and The Baba Yaga Mask-Sept. 29th 7pm-8pm Join us for a book talk with author Kris Spisak!  We will discuss her debut novel, The Baba Yaga Maskand the Ukrainian culture and folklore behind the story.

 

About the Author:

Kris Spisak wrote her first three books—Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017; HarperCollins India 2020), The Novel Editing Workbook (Davro Press, 2020), and The Family Story Workbook (Davro Press, 2020)—to help writers of all kinds sharpen their storytelling and empower their communications. Her “Words You Should Know” podcast, Grammartopia® events, and Story Stop Tour programs follow the same mission. Her debut novel, The Baba Yaga Mask (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2022), was inspired by her family’s experience in the post-WWII Ukrainian diaspora and has been called “A complex, poetic tale” by Kirkus Reviews. Kris has been spotlighted in Writer’s Digest and The Huffington Post for her work as an editor and author dedicated to helping other writers. When not working on her own projects, she is an active speaker, workshop/webinar leader, and fiction editor. Kris is on the advisory board of James River Writers and is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Virginia Writers Club, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

INVITE

This program is appropriate for ages 18+. An invitation to join this virtual presentation will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. 

Register Here!

Learn the History of the First African Americans Who Became Congressmen Following the American Civil War Sept. 24 at the Vienna Community Center From Enslavement to Statesmen (presented in partnership with the Vienna Community Center)

Kenya J. Finley-Jean, Supervisory Park Ranger, Civil War Defenses of Washington, will share insights from the National Park Service.

For a few years between Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow era, African Americans rode a wave of reform to some of the most important political offices in the land. Roughly 2,000 Blacks took office on the state, local and federal level, and nearly a dozen former slaves served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. These trailblazers faced mistreatment and intimidation from both the public and their fellow lawmakers, but they also served as some of the nation’s most prominent advocates of racial equality. From a former manservant to a little-known Civil War veteran, meet five men who rose up from slavery to become part of the United States’ first generation of Black congressmen.  Adults. Teens. School-age children.

Register Here!

Important Links

Parent Resource Center

Haycock Elementary School-Resources

Haycock PTA

Fairfax County Resources 

Thank you so much for reading, and as always feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

6616 Haycock Road Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-531-4000

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Dear Haycock Families,

It's hard to believe we just finished our fourth week of school!  We had fun wearing PJs to school on Thursday while at the same time honoring those who face and fight childhood cancer. PJs are their daily outfit.  

This week, September 19-23 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week.  Our bus drivers work hard every day.  Please consider having your child make and deliver a thank you card to their bus driver sometime this week.

This month is also Hispanic Heritage Month.  We are featuring information on our daily news show that showcases Hispanic musicians, mathematicians, scientists, authors, and artists and their contributions to our world and society. We will feature displays throughout the building of their work.  Currently, we have works by Hispanic artists posted outside the office so students can see them as they come and go from lunch every day.  

Attendance matters, and we want your child at school with us every day.  However, we ask that you keep your student home if they are experiencing symptoms or running a fever.  For specific information about when to keep your child home from school please see this site.

See information below about the AAP Parent Information Night this Thursday, September 22.  This session will be in person in the cafeteria. Ms. Laura Chami, our AART, and Ms. Kirsten Maloney from the AAP office will be leading the session.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal   [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd, AP   [email protected] 

Ms. Jody Delaney, AP   [email protected]

Monday, September 26 is a student holiday for Rosh Hashanah.  Important Upcoming Dates

September 19-23- Bus Driver Appreciation Week

September 15-October 15- Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 21- Virtual PTA Meeting (link below)

September 22- School Picture Day 

Thursday, September 22- Advanced Academics Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Monday, September 26- Rosh Hashanah-Student holiday/Teacher workday

Friday, September 30- Haycock PTA Movie Night on the field 

Sunday, October 2- Artwalk in McLean Central Park (10 am -4 pm) some Haycock artists will be featured!

Wednesday, October 5- Holiday- Yom Kippur

Monday, October 10- Indigenous People's Day- Student holiday/Teacher workday

Monday, October 24- Holiday- Diwali

Oct 25, 26, 27 - Camp Highroads - 5th gr (day trip)

Friday, October 28- First Quarter ends/ 2 hour early release for students- dismissal at 2:05

Monday, October 31- Student holiday/Teacher workday 

22-23 School Year Calendar 

School Picture Day- September 22

School picture day is September 22. Personalized order forms will be coming home soon. If you would like to order pictures, please send the form to school with your student on picture day. If you do not receive the form, you can order online. Place your orders online before September 22 at barksdalestorefront.com/. Our school's order code is 0037336IN. Please see the attached order form for more information.

Parent volunteers needed for Picture Day – Thursday, September 22

$25 photo gift cards provided for compensation.

We need 4 volunteers (one per camera). Two will work 9:15-2:45 in the POD and two will work 10:15-2:45 in the SACC classrooms.

Please contact Debbie Felix in the front office to sign-up -- [email protected]

Haycock PTA Meeting- September 21- 7:00 PM

Link to join the meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84975673536?pwd=cldsYW1oU1NoNytZUkRsTUVyN09qUT09

Meeting ID: 849 7567 3536

Passcode: 689378

Advanced Academics Parent Information Session

Would you like to learn more about FCPS Advanced Academics Programs?  Do you have questions regarding the referral process for AAP?  If yes, please join us for a parent information session being held on Thursday, September 22, 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.  Here is the Fall AAP Newsletter for your review.  

Please also see general information about the AAP program here.

FCPS Cares

Want to recognize an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond?  See this information about the FCPS Cares program

The Social Emotional Learning Screener - What Every Family Needs to Know

Social and emotional learning competencies are foundational skills for success in school and beyond.  Students will participate in the SEL Screener in the fall and spring this year.   The screener provides valuable information that guides planning and learning opportunities for families, staff, students, and school communities. 

Join us in an informational session to learn more about SEL in FCPS, the role of the SEL Screener, and how families and schools might partner to foster skills over time. 

Highlights include:

  • Learn about SEL in FCPS  
  • Unpack the SEL Screener: What it is and how it's used? 
  • Understand student results
  • Explore ways to continue conversations about SEL at home

Presented by: Lisa Phifer, FCPS Educational Specialist, Trauma Informed SEL, and Jaynie Van Sant, FCPS Social and Emotional Learning Systems Specialist

October 7, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for The Social Emotional Learning Screener - What Every Family Needs to Know

6616 Haycock Road Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-531-4000

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

Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: September 13th, 2022

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Good Afternoon and happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is doing great and is having an amazing week so far! Please enjoy this week's issue of the newsletter:)

Every Student, Every Strength

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During this time we celebrate the rich histories, cultures and diversity of the American Latino community and the contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Neighborhood and Community Services Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month in September/October

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15, 2022, and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is celebrating with events at several of our community centers. This month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

 

Join the celebration at these NCS community center events in September and October:

    • Hispanic Heritage Month Themed Trivia at Mott Community Center (Senior Program) in Fairfax, September 16 from 1-2 p.m. An interactive trivia game focused on facts, individuals and celebrations associated with Hispanic Heritage Month.
    • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Hybla Valley Community Center in Alexandria, September 24 from 1-4 p.m. This event will be potluck style, so we are asking families to provide a Hispanic dish they love. There will also be games and fun activities for the community
    • Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Reston Teen Center in Reston, October 7 from 4-5 p.m.
    • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Sully Community Center in Herndon, October 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate and learn about Hispanic culture with food, music, arts and crafts and more.

For more events at NCS Community Centers, Teen Centers and Senior Centers, visit the NCS website.

Attendance Awareness Month

Make plans to join staff from DEMS and NFIP for a special webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. covering flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program. The webinar will be livestreamed on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSbF8zgHInY – and immediately available in replay once the broadcast is finished.

The more people who are aware of and have flood insurance, the better our local communities can recover after a flood. Join the conversation on social media by using #DMVFlooding, #FloodSmart and #FloodInsurance.

Learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program at www.floodsmart.gov.  DEMS also has resources on flooding available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/readyfairfax/flooding, as well as the Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG), available in multiple languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese. Download your copy at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanagement/cerg

Community Emergency Response Guide

 

Fairfax County faces many hazards. Some are difficult to predict; a few strike without any warning at all. In the past several years, our community has responded to major storms, hurricanes and power outages. Be prepared for any natural disaster or emergency. Download a PDF copy of the Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG), available in multiple languages: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) | Korean (PDF) | Arabic (PDF) | Mandarin (PDF) | Vietnamese (PDF)

Learn More About Plant Cuttings and Herbs at Green Spring Gardens

Are you starting to wonder how to overwinter your favorite tender perennials? Would you love to have a fresh supply of culinary herbs in your home or garden to add flavor to your home cooking? Two upcoming Green Spring programs can help you learn the basics!

On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, join the program “Saving Garden Treasures - Taking Plant Cuttings” to learn how to propagate plants from cuttings following simple techniques demonstrated by Green Spring staff. Gain strategies to overwinter tender perennials, so you can add them to your garden next year and save money. You will also take home a starter collection to begin your own saved treasures. The program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is appropriate for adults. The cost is $23 per person.

Register for Saving Garden Treasures Here!

Or, learn about “Culinary Herbs - A Bakers Dozen” on Saturday, Oct.1, 2022. Horticulturist Peggy Riccio teaches you how to grow a dozen culinary herbs. For each herb, discover the best time and method to start, cultural requirements, harvesting and preserving techniques, and methods for using them in the kitchen. These herbs are not only tasty but easy to grow. Several basic recipes will be provided. The program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is appropriate for adults. The cost is $18 per person.

Register for Culinary Herbs

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

Register Now for Sept. 14 Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Caregivers

The Department of Emergency Management and Security (DEMS) is partnering with the Department of Family Services (Area Agency on Aging) to hold an Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Caregivers on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 1 p.m.

This workshop will include panelists from the Department of Emergency Management and Security, Department of Public Safety Communications (9-1-1 Center), Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Police Department, and the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office. During the webinar caregivers will learn how each of these agencies plays a role in preparing for and responding to emergencies.

Caregivers need to register to attend this Zoom webinar. Register for the webinar here.

Important Links

Parent Resource Center

Haycock Elementary School-Resources

Haycock PTA

Fairfax County Resources 

Thank you so much for reading, and as always feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

6616 Haycock Road Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-531-4000

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

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Dear Haycock Families,

Thank you to all parents who joined us for the two parent coffees last week. Here are the presentation slides we used. 

Our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students met in their band or strings instrument specials groups for the first time last week.  We have lots of excited musicians in our midst! 

This week, we will honor all those who face or who have faced childhood cancer by wearing gold or pajamas on Thursday, September 15.  This is a day being organized by McLean HS students for all schools in our pyramid. 

September is also Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. 
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit the FCPS website for more attendance resources. Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

Finally, please make sure that you have submitted the Health Information Form (one for every student) and the Emergency Care Information (complete only if there is a change) for your student if you haven't already done so.  These forms can also be accessed through [email protected]

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal   [email protected]  

Heather Boyd, AP   [email protected] 

Jody Delaney, AP   [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

September 15-October 15- Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15- Wear your PJs to school to honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, McLean HS students are leading this awareness day for our pyramid  

Wednesday, September 21- PTA Meeting

Thursday, September 22- Advanced Academics Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Monday, September 26- Rosh Hashanah-Student holiday/Teacher workday

Friday, September 30- Haycock PTA Movie Night on the field 

Wednesday, October 5- Holiday- Yom Kippur

Monday, October 10- Indigenous People's Day- Student holiday/Teacher workday

Monday, October 24- Holiday- Diwali

Oct 25, 26, 27 - Highroads - 5th gr (day trip)

Friday, October 28- First Quarter ends/ 2 hour early release for students- dismissal at 2:05

Monday, October 31- Student holiday/Teacher workday 

22-23 School Year Calendar 

Advanced Academics Program Information

Please join us for an AAP Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 22 from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria.  Additionally, please see the Fall AAP Newsletter located here for further information.  

FCPS Cares

Want to recognize an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond?  See this information about the FCPS Cares program

Student Rights and Responsibilities

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt-out forms are available online for Elementary (K-6).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at the link above. FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at Haycock by contacting the assistant principals, Heather Boyd ([email protected]) and Jody Delaney ([email protected]) or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected]

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter: September 6th, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

Good Afternoon and happy Tuesday! We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. In this week's busy newsletter you will read about ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, kid's mental health resources, family friendly podcasts, a parent guide to Multi-tiered System of Support, upcoming county webinars that talk about student ADHD, and much, much more! Please enjoy this week's newsletter and have an amazing week! 

September is Kinship Care Awareness Month

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Awareness Month in recognition of the approximately three million children in the United States, 70,000 children in Virginia, and 4,000 children in Fairfax County, who are being raised in kinship care by grandparents, relatives, or close family friends because their parents are unable to do so. Learn more about Fairfax County Kinship Care programs, resources, and caregivers. 

Hispanic Heritage Month-September 15th-October 15th 3 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage as a Family Honor Latino experiences and stories with books, podcasts, movies, and TV shows.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the diversity of Latin American cultures and the achievements of Latinos present and past. While we honor Hispanic heritage year-round, this month-long celebration gives us a platform to highlight our stories, traditions, and contributions.

Are you looking for ways to share your culture with your children, or deepen their connection to your family's heritage? Do you want to learn about and explore cultures different from your own? The tips and resources here can help you and your children celebrate Hispanic heritage as a family!

Honoring the Experiences of Latin Americans

Books are a fantastic way to explore the stories of Hispanic and Latino people around the world. Families can read about the importance of cultural traditions, the ups and downs of learning another language, and a multitude of immigration experiences. Kids' self-esteem and connection to community get a boost when they see themselves and their families represented in stories. Plus, reading together gives families a way to bond and start conversations.

You can use books to help you talk about the history of your family and ancestors. Stories can give you ways to teach kids about your family's traditions and pass them down to the next generation. And bilingual books or books in Spanish can support your child's language development and connection with their heritage.

Check out books with Latino characters and bilingual books for true stories of history-makers, fiction based on relatable experiences, and more.

Exploring Our Latin American Cultures and Traditions

The cultures and traditions of Latin America are as diverse as the people. From Mexico's Día de los Muertos to Colombia's Día de las Velitas and Puerto Rico's Parrandas, Latin American celebrations have distinct traditions, music, food, and art.

Families can celebrate Hispanic heritage by learning more about the communities, celebrations, and traditions of Latinos around the world. Try these podcasts, which feature stories and voices from Puerto Rico, Colombia, ancient Mayan culture, and beyond. Kids will see themselves and others in the relatable characters and hosts.

Hands-on activities can be another great way to connect with your own family's history and traditions. How about cooking some Venezuelan arepas, Argentinian asado, or a recipe from your childhood? Or consider creating your own board games, like this DIY Lotería, the Mexican version of Bingo, or a Pirinola.

Seeing Ourselves on the Screen

Did you know that Latinos make up 19% of the U.S. population, yet only 8% of characters in children's TV shows are Latinos?

If you grew up Latino, you might have noticed that you rarely saw people who looked like you on the screen. Even today, finding entertainment that represents Latino people without stereotypes is challenging. When kids see well-rounded, positive characters who look like them, they feel better about themselves and others in their communities.

Have a family movie night and watch a great movie that highlights Latinos. Get inspired by a story, character, or actor from your family's own culture with movies featuring MexicanCubanPuerto Rican, and South American leads. Or have a TV show marathon with one of these TV series with Latino characters and creators.

Remember to take some time after the movie or show to ask questions and let everyone share opinions!

There's still more work to do, but we've seen progress in how Latinos and Latino culture are valued on and off the screen. Let's celebrate our rich heritage and take pride in our contributions beyond Hispanic Heritage Month.

As José Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, said: "You are not lucky to be here. The world needs your perspective. They are lucky to have you."

Kids' Mental Health Apps and Websites for Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, and Professional Support Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with issues from stress to suicide.

Growing up has always been a challenge, but it seems today's kids are having an especially rough time. Anxiety, depression, and the youth suicide rate have been on the rise for the last decade, especially for girls and children of color. It's safe to say that the need for easily accessible mental health tools that kids can use privately and safely is more critical than ever.

Everyone's mental health journey is different. Talking with your child and getting professional help is the first and best course of action if you think they need it. But digital tools can be an added boost to get your kid through a tough time. They're particularly helpful for kids who find it hard to reach out and ask for help.

Depending on your family's needs, you can find apps and sites designed for immediate help, ongoing support, information, and positive mental health habits. If your kid is going to use any of these tools, it's a good idea to review them yourself to see how they work and to check their privacy policies to learn how they handle sensitive information.

 

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Great Podcasts for Little Kids

If you're looking for easy, screen-free ways to keep your little ones entertained, podcasts are a nice tool to have in your belt. Podcasts can help make bedtime easier with comforting sounds and soothing stories, make playtime interactive with fun adventures and music to dance to, and make quiet time easier for you. From intriguing stories to calming meditations, you'll find a variety of educational, captivating, and engaging shows to add to your kids' routine. While you're here, find more storytimeeducational, and soothing podcasts to share with your little ones.

Find More Information Here!

Podcasts for the Family!

"I Can't Focus!" When ADHD Impacts Your Child's Math and Writing Performance: A Webinar for Families

Math and writing are often difficult subjects for students with ADHD because both require extensive working memory. But with the right study hacks and strategies, almost anyone can master writing and math! Unfortunately, most students don't learn these important skills at school.

This academic year is just getting started, and effective strategies can make a difference between success and frustration. In this webinar, educator, author, and Educational Connections Founder Ann Dolin, M.Ed., will teach parents:\

  • Research-based math study skills and strategies to use at home and in class
  • How to help your child get organized and get their thoughts down on paper
  • Tech tools to help students get started on assignments (and finish them!)
  • How virtual classes during the pandemic deepened math and writing learning gaps for many students with ADHD and what you can do to help your child get back on track this year

September 8, 2022, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and September 9, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for "I Can't Focus!" When ADHD Impacts Your Child's Math and Writing Performance: A Webinar for Families

Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders: What Families and Schools Need to Know

Join Katie Maki as she shares her experiences highlighting the following topics:

  • Signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how they differ in age groups

  • Facts and myths about eating disorders 

  • How to avoid negative messaging on body image and food in education

  • What parents need from school staff to support families fighting eating disorders

September 16, 2022 10 -11:30 a.m.

Register for: Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders: What Families and Schools Need to Know

Back to School with ADHD: Out of the Box Approaches webinar presented by Formed Families Forward Tonight! September 6
7-8 p.m. 

Virtual

Join Kelly Henderson, Ph.D, Executive Director and Beth Spivack, MSW, Family Support and Outreach Director for Formed Families Forward for a free virtual workshop. The session will address unique characteristics that impact identification, delivery of services and parenting of children and youth with ADHD. Register online

Back to What?! Coping Strategies to Successfully Manage the Transition Back to School webinar presented by Formed Families Forward September 21
7-8 p.m.

This session will discuss the challenges for transitioning back to school for children and youth and their parents and caretakers. Participants will explore coping strategies to overcome the associated stress and support academic success. Register online.

Virtual Kinship Cafés hosted by the Department of Family Services’ Parenting Education Programs First Wednesday and Third Thursday Monthly, Starting Sept. 15
6:30-8 p.m.


Kinship caregivers can talk with others who understand how difficult and joyful it can be raising a child for a family member or friend. Join us to discuss topics such as communication, self-care, and family dynamics.
Monday, October 5 we’ll discuss The Joys and Challenges of Kinship Care.  Register by email or call 703-324-7720.

Formed Families Forward Peer Support Groups

Formed Families Forward Peer Support Groups for foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers meet monthly. There is an in-person group in Fairfax on third Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. and a virtual group on first Sunday evenings of the month 7:30-9 p.m. Register online.

Formed Families Forward Stronger Together Youth Support Groups: Back but Different in Fall Starting Tuesday, September 6

for teens and young adults (ages 14-22) meets WEEKLY in person from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Fairfax City. Professional clinicians facilitate this peer support group which introduces skills youth can use to navigate everyday challenges and personal growth. A light dinner will be served each evening. FREE of charge but regular weekly attendance is expected. Register online

Foster the Family Support Groups

 for foster and adoptive parents – In-person support groups are available in Fairfax County, Eastern Prince William County, Western Prince William County, and Montgomery County. Each group meets one evening a month from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit Foster the Family D.C. to learn more about the group nearest to you, or to register online.

Parent's Guide to Responsive Instruction: A Multi-tiered System of Support FCPA Rec Center Membership Sale Runs Through Oct.15th

As you shift to your fall schedule and routines, there has never been a better time to use your local Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Rec Center.

Take advantage of the membership sale that starts on Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 15, 2022. Whether you’re a new or returning member, you can save up to 15% on the purchase of an annual membership. If the annual membership option doesn’t fit your needs, visit the Rec Center website; or stop by a Rec Center to discuss membership options.

Memberships are on sale at any of the county’s nine Rec Centers and online. FCPA Rec Center membership gives you access to all nine Rec Centers, the indoor tracks, drop-in and virtual group fitness classes, pools, spas, saunas, basketball courts, racquetball courts, strength equipment, cardio equipment, free weights, drop-in pickleball, ice skating and fitness center orientations. Amenities vary by location. A wealth of recreational opportunities awaits you at the Park Authority Rec Centers.

For more information about the sale, contact business support analyst Hannah Hutton at 703-324-1537 or at [email protected].

40+ Companies with 10,000+ Jobs Hiring Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, Military Spouses and Cleared Talent at Northern Virginia Career Fair Sept. 21-22

In support of veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses looking to advance their careers, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is leading a free, two-day career fair Sept. 21-22, 2022. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, and attendees do not need to live in Northern Virginia to interview with participating companies. Cleared talent is also encouraged to attend this event. To register, job seekers can click here.

  • In-person hiring – Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm EST, at the National Museum of the United States Army, 1775 Liberty Drive Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. For parking and transit information, visit com/virtual-career-fairs/.
  • Virtual hiring – Thursday, Sept. 22, 1:00-4:00 pm EST, via online meeting portal Premier Virtual. To register, visit com/virtual-career-fairs/.

During the two-day career fair, candidates will have the opportunity to network and interview with more than 40 leading companies in Northern Virginia, from Fortune 500s to government agencies and small businesses. Regional employers – including Adobe, Amazon, CACI and the FBI – are actively hiring for more than 10,000 positions across a variety of sectors including government, IT, finance, renewable energy, and healthcare. Veteran career organizations will also attend the in-person event to provide valuable resume translation guidance and military spouse career education services free of charge.

“We are grateful to our veterans and their families, and proudly support them with connections to career opportunities at mission-driven companies here in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of FCEDA. “For the past two years, we have hosted several successful career fairs to serve our military community, and because of that, numerous active and retired military have found the opportunity to thrive professionally and personally in the nation’s career capital, Northern Virginia.”

The September 2022 career fair is hosted in collaboration with Fairfax County Government; Fort Belvoir Transition Assistance Program; Fort Belvoir Army Community Service; Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Virginia Department of Veteran Services; Virginia Employment Commission Veterans Services; and HIRE VETS NOW. Home to nearly 80,000 veterans and their families, as well as a vibrant community of 1,968 veteran-owned firms, Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County is a choice location for both active duty and retired military to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

As the thriving business ecosystem in Northern Virginia continues to grow, more than 17,000 technology establishments currently employ more than 274,000 people here, and the region is expected to add more than 130,000 tech jobs in the next few years. To support this growth, FCEDA and its partners have been organizing career fairs since 2020 to attract, retain and nurture talent by connecting job seekers to companies with open jobs in Northern Virginia. To date, FCEDA has hosted seven career fairs attracting nearly 5,000 attendees and resulting in more than 12,500 conversations between attending candidates and companies.

Important Links

Parent Resource Center

Haycock Elementary School-Resources

Haycock PTA

Fairfax County Resources 

Thank you so much for reading, and as always feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

6616 Haycock Road Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-531-4000

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

Haycock Hello 9.6.22

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Dear Haycock Families,

We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and holiday.  

If you were not able to watch the back to school message from Elaine Tholen, the Dranseville School Board Member, please see it here with Spanish subtitles.  

We are looking forward to two parent coffees this week, one on Wednesday evening, September 7 at 6:30 (virtual), and one in person, Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 in the cafeteria.  The same information will be shared at both coffees, to include information on the FCPS literacy updates and what families can do at home to support students.  We will send out the link to join the virtual session in an email on Wednesday morning.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal   [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd, AP   [email protected] 

Ms. Jody Delaney, AP   [email protected]

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8- Parent Coffees

Thursday, September 8- Community Conversation with Dr. Reid at McLean HS-6:30-7:30 PM

September 9- Wear red, white and blue in honor of Patriot Day, 9/11

September 15- Wear your PJs to school to honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, McLean HS students are leading this awareness day for our pyramid  

Wednesday, September 21- PTA Meeting

Thursday, September 22- Advanced Academics Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Monday, September 26- Rosh Hashanah-Student holiday/Teacher workday

Friday, September 30- Haycock PTA Movie Night on the field 

2022-23 School Year Calendar

Community Conversation with Dr. Reid

Don’t forget -- Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at McLean High School on September 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please register today. We hope to see you there!

Advanced Academics Parent Information Session

Would you like to learn more about FCPS Advanced Academics Programs?  Do you have questions regarding the referral process for AAP?  If yes, please join us for a parent information session being held on Thursday, September 22, 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.  

Please see general information about the AAP program here.

FCPS Cares

Want to recognize an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond?  See this information about the FCPS Cares program. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

What Is Schoology?

Haycock is excited to continue our use of Schoology again this year.  Schoology is our learning management system. 

Teachers can use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

Parent Accounts

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes and assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at Haycock by contacting the assistant principals, Heather Boyd ([email protected]) and Jody Delaney ([email protected]) or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected]

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Haycock Elementary Family Liaison Newsletter: August 30th, 2022

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Family Liaison Newsletter

Good Morning and happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another amazing week. In this week's newsletter you will read about some upcoming events happening in Fairfax County as well as some resources that may be helpful to you. I hope you enjoy your read!

On This Day In History-August 30th Historic spaceflight by Guion S. Bluford, Jr.

U.S. astronaut Guion S. Bluford, Jr., became on this day in 1983 the first African American to travel into space, serving as a mission specialist aboard the shuttle orbiter Challenger, and later flew on three other missions.

Dog Daze Set for Sept. 10 at The Water Mine

Mark it on your calendar! Here comes Dog Daze, the ever-popular gathering of canines and their owners at The Water Mine on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event features dogs-only swimming, a Canine Resource Fair and fun for the whole family.

  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
  • All dog handlers must be 18 years or older and supervise dogs at all times.
  • No female dogs in heat or puppies younger than 3 months old.
  • Aggressive or unruly dogs are not permitted.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
  • Dogs swim at owner’s risk.
  • Humans are not permitted in the pool.

The cost is just $10 per dog with net proceeds funding FCPA Dog Parks & Programs via donations to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Honor your four-legged friend with a donation.

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit the Water Mine website or call 703-246-5929.

Parent Resource Center Free Webinars "I Can't Focus!" When ADHD Impacts Your Child's Math and Writing Performance: A Webinar for Families

Math and writing are often difficult subjects for students with ADHD because both require extensive working memory. But with the right study hacks and strategies, almost anyone can master writing and math! Unfortunately, most students don't learn these important skills at school.

This academic year is just getting started, and effective strategies can make a difference between success and frustration. In this webinar, educator, author, and Educational Connections Founder Ann Dolin, M.Ed., will teach parents:\

  • Research-based math study skills and strategies to use at home and in class
  • How to help your child get organized and get their thoughts down on paper
  • Tech tools to help students get started on assignments (and finish them!)
  • How virtual classes during the pandemic deepened math and writing learning gaps for many students with ADHD and what you can do to help your child get back on track this year

September 8, 2022, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and September 9, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for "I Can't Focus!" When ADHD Impacts Your Child's Math and Writing Performance: A Webinar for Families

Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders: What Families and Schools Need to Know

Join Katie Maki as she shares her experiences highlighting the following topics:

  • Signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how they differ in age groups

  • Facts and myths about eating disorders 

  • How to avoid negative messaging on body image and food in education

  • What parents need from school staff to support families fighting eating disorders

September 16, 2022 10 -11:30 a.m.

Register for: Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders: What Families and Schools Need to Know

Parent Resource Center PACKS: Prepackaged Materials Ready for Checkout!

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

What’s in a PRC Pack?
  • 2-3 books for a caregiver or educator
  • 1-2 books for a child (perfect for a read-aloud or independent reading for an older child)
  • 1 resource guide with a list of eBooks, free webinars on YouTube, and other resources 
  • Tote bag for easy return at any FCPS school
Here is a list of our current PRC Pack offerings:
  1. Executive Functioning with Children and Teens
  2. Paternidad Positiva (Niños): Positive Parenting: Young Children in Spanish
  3. Paternidad Positiva (Adolescentes): Positive Parenting: Adolescents in Spanish
  4. Supporting Children and Teens with ADHD
  5. Supporting Children and Teens with Anxiety
  6. Supporting Children and Teens with Big Emotions
  7. Supporting Children and Teens with Motivation
  8. Supporting Military-Connected Students
IT On Call - Ready to Serve

Technology plays a vital role in helping people stay connected and can make lives easier in a multitude of ways. Volunteer Solutions (VS) has IT On-Call volunteers who are available to help people make the most of their online tools and devices.

Volunteer Solutions created this free technology support service in 2014 under the guidance of the Fairfax 50+ Area Agency on Aging Plan.

Volunteer Solutions recruits and manages tech-savvy volunteers who provide free technology assistance to Fairfax area residents, aged 60 or older and adults 18 and over with a disability. Volunteers assist individuals (at home or in senior centers) with minor technology issues or questions, including:

  • Setting up computers, printers and email
  • Learning how to search online, grocery shop and stream entertainment
  • Learning video-calling capabilities using a smartphone
  • Trouble shoot connectivity issues and malware
  • Social media (WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype)
  • Using an iPhone, tablet, Kindle Fire
  • Applications- Excel, Google Docs, Windows

If you would like to receive free IT On-Call assistance, and are 60 or older, or an adult 18+ with a disability, please call 703-324-5406, or email questions to [email protected]. If you’re interested in becoming an IT On-Call volunteer, please contact them, too.

PARENT CAFÉS – A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

Join a community of support among other parents handling similar situations related to raising children. Parent Cafés are virtual and free and meet the second Monday of each month during the school year. They're a great way for parents or guardians of children 0-18 years old to learn from each other as they grow in their parenting skills. The next Parent Café will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss Creating a Family - Parenting in the Age of Screens, Social Media and Gaming. Sign up for any Virtual Parent Café by sending an email or calling 703-324-7720 at least one business day before the Parent Café date listed. We look forward to you joining us!

Dinosaur Egg Hunts Roar Back Into Nature Place

During the Mesozoic era, dinosaurs laid eggs during periods of warmer temperatures. Join naturalists at Hidden Oaks Nature Center for a pretend dinosaur egg hunt after learning about the fossil record of sizes and shapes of real dinosaur eggs. Some eggs were as big as a football! The dino eggs for our egg hunt are traditional egg size and are filled with stickers, temporary tattoos and toys.

During the 45-minute session, Senior Interpreter Kim Young will share a presentation on dinosaurs and lead a craft before leading the young children out to hunt for eggs. Bring a basket or bag to collect your bounty of 10 eggs.

The program is for children ages 3 to 8 years old. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Saturday sessions are at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sunday sessions are at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The fee is $10 per child. Preregistration is required. One adult may attend per child. 

Register for Dinosaur Egg Hunt Here!

Important Links

Parent Resource Center

Haycock Elementary School-Resources

Haycock PTA

Fairfax County Resources 

Thank you so much for reading, and as always feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

6616 Haycock Road Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-531-4000

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

Haycock Hello 8.29.22

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Dear Haycock Parents,

We had a great first week back with our students and enjoyed seeing so many parents last week at our Back to School Night event. It was wonderful having our families back in the building all together as one Haycock community once again!  

We would like to thank the PTA for the support  given to our staff and students already, including the amazing pizza dinner prior to BTSN.  It was delicious and much appreciated.   

Please make sure that you have completed the required forms from the eNotify message we sent out last Monday, August 22. 

We have upcoming Parent Coffees the first week of September.  We will share information about instructional priorities for the year, outcomes from the Family Engagement Survey, provide information about Schoology, and answer any questions you might have.  To accommodate family schedules, we will hold two of these information sessions on the following dates/times:

Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 PM virtual- we will send link that day to join

OR

Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 AM in person in the library 

We had originally scheduled the evening Parent Coffee for September 8, however we moved that because Dr. Reid, the new FCPS superintendent, is scheduled for a Community Conversation at McLean HS on the evening of September 8.  If you are interested in joining that event, make sure to register here. 

We're looking forward to a great second week!

 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty, Principal   [email protected]  

Ms. Heather Boyd, AP   [email protected] 

Ms. Jody Delaney, AP   [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates 

Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5- No School- Labor Day

Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8- Parent Coffees

Thursday, September 8- Community Conversation with Dr. Reid at McLean HS-6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, September 21- PTA Meeting

Thursday, September 22- Advanced Academics Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Monday, September 26- Student holiday/Teacher workday

Friday, September 30- Haycock PTA Movie Night on the field 

2022-23 School Year Calendar

Students Rights and Responsibilities (SR &R)

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Advanced Academics Parent Information Session

Would you like to learn more about FCPS Advanced Academics Programs?  Do you have questions regarding the referral process for AAP?  If yes, please join us for a parent information session being held on Thursday, September 22, 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.  

Please see general information about the AAP program here.

School Volunteers and Visitors

Volunteers in the building will be prescheduled and, as needed, cleared through HR with a background check. Any volunteer that has the possibility of working with students without direct supervision of a staff member is required to complete a background check. 

Visitors must enter door 1 and share the reason for their visit before entering the building. Upon ringing our front doorbell, you will be asked to identify the reason for your visit before the door is opened. All school visitors will need to check into the visitor system prior to entering the school. 

Reminders from FCPS and Haycock COVID Mitigations

The health and safety of staff and students continues to be a priority. As we continue to navigate this year we will return to pre pandemic settings for cafeteria seating and classroom seating to foster student interactions and collaboration. It is important for parents to monitor the wellness of their children and keep them home when they are exhibiting signs of illness.

Staying Home When Sick

FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.

When students return on days 6-10 they will eat in the office or pod area spaced out from other students so we can maintain supervision while promoting a safe eating environment for all.

Supports for Students in Isolation (StreamIn/CheckIn)

Haycock grade level teams will share information with families on support of students that are home during periods of isolation. We want students to continue to learn if they feel up to completing work and engaging in instruction. We also want to encourage students that do feel very sick to rest and teachers will be sure to catch students up upon their return. Please know we are here to support either situation for our students and will work together once again as a community.

COVID Case Notifications

FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from Haycock when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard.

FCPS Cares

Want to recognize an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond?  See this information about the FCPS Cares program

Essay Contest- Out of Many, One

This contest is sponsored by Tysons Interfaith, a group of 18 faith communities in the Greater Tysons Area.  A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Tysons Interfaith works closely with the Tysons Partnership and Fairfax County to promote a sense of community, volunteer service, and interfaith cooperation among our diverse faith communities in this area.  For more information about us, please see our website:  www.tysonsinterfaith.org.

For more information about this essay contest, please see this flyer. 

9/11 Day of Service and Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest 2022 

Volunteer Fairfax will be facilitating VolunteerFest 2022, a countywide day of service, on September 17, 2022. This is a great way for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website.

FCPS Online Tutoring Services

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website. This service can be accessed through Schoology.

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Haycock Family Liaison Newsletter: August 25th, 2022

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Haycock's Family Liaison Newsletter

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your Summer and we are so happy to get the 2022-2023 school year off to a start! This year, the Family Liaison newsletter will be sent out on Tuesdays, starting next week. Like last year, you can expect to see community resources, volunteer opportunities, school engagement, learning tips for your student(s), and share other valuable information! We also want to use this tool to interact with you and know more about your thoughts and preferences! Please enjoy your first weekly Family Liaison Newsletter of 2022-2023 below!    

Back to School Night - Tonight, August 25th!  

Back to School Night will be in-person tonight, August 25.  

6:00-6:30- Session 1 (all grade levels)-classrooms

6:30-7:00- Session 2  

Please visit the Gym for a PTA Fair and a chance to meet the Haycock Administration and the Specialist teachers.  The PTA Fair will be a great chance to meet many of our volunteers, to learn about the exciting events we have planned for this year, to learn about the many extracurricular clubs and events we sponsor, to ask any questions you may have, and to learn about opportunities to get involved.  Our Friends of Haycock will also be attending and providing information about their organizations.

We look forward to seeing you there.  

7:00-7:30- Session 3 (all grade levels)-classrooms Specialists will be in the gym during Session 1 and Session 3 as well, should parents want to meet them then. 

SEE YOU THERE!

August is National Dog Month! Dye It Up!

8/27/2022 9:00 am to 8/27/2022 10:30 am

Event Description:

(5-Adult) Learn to make and use natural dyes to transform your boring white shirts into colorful masterpieces. Please bring your own white t-shirt or other white fabric to the class. Event located at Burke Lake Park.

Cost: $10.00

Registration: Register Online

Hidden Pond-A Closer Look!

8/26/2022 5:00 pm to 8/26/2022 6:30 pm

Event Description:

(8-12 years) The idea for this program was born from requests by various camp and nature program participants about focusing more on a particular animal, plant or topic. These programs will go further in depth, giving full attention from start to finish on the subject. Collecting and identification, where applicable, will be done. Event located at the Hidden Pond Nature Center Location.

Cost: $10.00

Registration: Register Online

Free In-Person Classes

Wednesdays, starting September 12th: Parenting Children Ages 5-11 (Spanish)

Messiah United Methodist Church
6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Do you have children in the 5-11 age range? This 16-week parenting class offered in Spanish shows parents how to increase their empathy, discover new ways to encourage appropriate behaviors, build positive self-concept and self-esteem, and learn how to have fun as a family. This class meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Ready to sign-up or have questions? Contact us by email or call 703-324-7720. Learn more about the variety of parenting classes available.

Mondays, Starting September 26th: Parenting Children Ages 12-18 (Spanish)

Do you have children in the 12-18 age range? This 12-week parenting class offered in Spanish shows parents how to learn nurturing communication strategies, how to recognize each other’s needs, how to understand the developmental stages of adolescence, and ways to build their own personal power, self-concept and self-esteem. This class meets from 6 -8 p.m. Ready to sign-up or have questions? Contact us by email or call 703-324-7720.

Learn more about the variety of parenting classes available.

Mondays, starting September 12th: Parenting Children Ages 0-4

Fairfax Church of Christ
3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax

Do you have children in the 0-4 age range? This parenting class shows parents how to recognize and understand feelings; nurturing parenting routines; infant massage; child development; and ways to foster positive self-esteem in themselves and their children. This 16-session class meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Ready to sign-up or have questions? Contact us by email or call 703-324-7720. Learn more online about the variety of parenting classes available.

Mondays, starting September 12th: Parenting Children Ages 5-11

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
2001 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria

Do you have children in the 5-11 age range? This parenting class shows parents how to increase their empathy, discover new ways to encourage appropriate behaviors, build positive self-concept and self-esteem, and learn how to have fun as a family. This class meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Ready to sign-up or have questions? Contact us by email or call 703-324-7720.
 

Learn more online about the variety of parenting classes available.

Tuesdays, starting September 27th: Parenting Children Ages 12-18

Do you have children in the 12-18 age range? This 12-week parenting class offered in Spanish shows parents how to learn nurturing communication strategies, how to recognize each other’s needs, how to understand the developmental stages of adolescence, and ways to build their own personal power, self-concept and self-esteem. This class meets from 6-8 p.m. Ready to sign-up or have questions? Contact us by email or call 703-324-7720.

Learn more online about the variety of parenting classes available. https://bit.ly/DFS-PEP

Limited Scheduling-Free Virtual Body Safety Program Classes

The Body Safety Program is now offering free virtual classes to any Pre-K through sixth grade students living in Fairfax County. Using the Childhelp® Speak Up Be Safe curriculum, trained facilitators help children build safety skills, preparing them to identify risks such as, child abuse, bullying, and internet predators. If you’re interested in learning more about or scheduling a virtual class(es), contact Francesca Lovitt by email at [email protected] or call 703-324-7459. Learn more about this program.

Mondays, starting September 12th-October 31st: A Matter of Balance-Managing Concerns About Falls

This award-winning, evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Learn fall prevention strategies, connect with others, and exercise to strengthen balance, flexibility, and coordination. This free class will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna. Preregistration required. To register, call Vienna Community Center at 703-255-6360.

Contact me if you would like to receive more information on free classes available through Fairfax County!

Emotional Health Literacy: Emotional Awareness (In-Person)

This is the second of three mental health literacy seminars led by Shabnam Curtis, certified integral life coach. Parenting, caregiving, having a full-time job, managing finances, and keeping up with social connections successfully requires a lot of self-care and self-awareness. In this series, Ms. Curtis will discuss the skills necessary to live more in harmony and manage our daily stress through learning more about our bodies and emotions.  

This particular workshop focuses on emotional health literacy. It will teach how our emotions are made, how we can observe them and listen to their messages, and how we can change our approach to our emotions in a constructive way.

The workshop style is a mix of lecture, short practices, reflection, and sharing experiences with the class.

You may register on this page to attend the in-person session on August 26th at Reston Regional Library.

To learn more about the other sessions, click here:
Somatic Health Literacy (virtual)
Somatic Health Literacy (in-person)

Click Here To Register!

Dar al Hijrah Taste of Islam FDA Finalizes Historic Rule Enabling Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule to improve access to hearing aids which may in turn lower costs for millions of Americans. This action establishes a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, enabling consumers with perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment to purchase hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers without the need for a medical exam, prescription or a fitting adjustment by an audiologist.

 

The rule is expected to lower the cost of hearings aids, furthering the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of expanding access to high-quality health care and lowering health care costs for the American public. It is designed to assure the safety and effectiveness of OTC hearing aids, while fostering innovation and competition in the hearing aid technology marketplace. Close to 30 million adults in the U.S. could benefit from hearing aid use. The more affordable hearing aids could be in stores as soon as mid-October. Read more about this story.

9-8-8 National Hotline Now Available

new 9-8-8 crisis and support hotline is now active across the United States, including here in Fairfax County. In 2020, Congress designated a new 9-8-8 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network (NSPL), which comprises over 200 locally operated and funded crisis lines across the country. 

 

Dialing either 9-8-8 or the existing NSPL number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), will connect you to behavioral health care and support 24 hours a day.

In addition, county services include emergency services (open 24/7) at the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health. You may access emergency services by calling 703-573-5679 or going to 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive in Fairfax. Before coming to the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, please call ahead to emergency services to see if you can be seen via telehealth services – phone or video. Find more information.

Make New Friends, Do Your Homework or Create a Craft Teen Time at Kings Park Library- Friday, August 26 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Teens in middle school and high school, come hang out with other teens after school for a couple of hours!  Drop in to socialize, get your homework done, do a craft. 

 

Enjoy a Free Screening of Disney's "Hercules" (1997) at Chantilly Regional Library

Aug 27, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA

About The Event

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

 

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

Thank you for reading! This school year, I will be at Haycock Monday-Friday. Feel free to email me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns. Let's have another amazing school year, go Cougars!

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Haycock Hello 8.19.22

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Dear Parents, 

It was great to see so many of you at our Open House yesterday! We are so excited to welcome our students back on Monday, August 22 for the first day of school.  As a reminder, our school hours are 9:20-4:05. 

Students are able to enter the building at 9:05. Students should walk into the building by themselves on the first day, except our Kindergarten students whose parents can accompany them to their classroom on the first day.  Parents of Kindergarten students, please bring your child through door 1, the main entrance on the first day if you wish to accompany them. There will be plenty of staff members throughout the building to help students get to their classroom safely and securely.

If you are dropping your student off through Kiss and Ride, please stay in line and drop them off without parking your car.  This keeps the Kiss and Ride line moving smoothly and quickly.  Kiss and Ride students will come in door 10.  If your student is arriving to school by car, you should come through the Kiss and Ride line. This is the safest way to drop students off. The side parking lot by the cafeteria will be blocked off to allow our walking students to arrive safely.  

Our bus riders will come in door 1, the main entrance.  Finally, our walkers will come in door 12 in the front of the building down towards our Haycock sign.

We want to thank the PTA for the delicious Italian themed lunch on Tuesday, popsicles for our students at Open House, and stocking the teacher's lounge with delicious snacks on Thursday.  These things made Teacher Return Week all the more special for all of us. 

This will be the last Friday Haycock Hello.  Beginning on Monday, August 29, the Haycock Hello will come out on Mondays. 

We hope to see you at Back to School Night on Thursday, August 25. 

We can't wait to have our students back in the building on Monday!

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty                     Ms. Heather Boyd               Ms. Jody Delaney

Principal                            Assistant Principal               Assistant Principal

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Bus Delays Possible 

Please be aware that our bus drivers are getting used to new routines and routes at the start of the school year. 

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification  or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report.

Contact the Transportation Office at 703-249-7100 with questions or concerns.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, August 20- Kindergarten Playdate on the Playground- wear your K shirt!

Monday, August 22- First Day of School 

Thursday, August 25- Back to School Night 6:00-7:30 

Thursday, September 8- Parent Coffee, 10:00 am Library and 6:30 pm virtual 

Back to School Night- Thursday, August 25 

6:00-6:30- Session 1 all grade levels (classrooms)

6:30-7:00- Session 2 Specialists, PTA, Administrative Team (gym)

7:00-7:30- Session 3 all grade levels (classrooms)

Specialists will be in the gym during Session 1 and Session 3 should parents want to meet them then.

Safety Information from our Crossing Guard

We are so fortunate to have our wonderful Ms. Beeda Lee-Pawlak again as our crossing guard at the Westmoreland-Haycock Road intersection.  Ms. Lee-Pawlak makes an art form out of crossing folks safely at this busy intersection.  

Please see this flyer with important information for our walking students and their families. 

FCPS Food Services is Hiring

Have some time that you could help out?  FCSP Food Services is hiring.  Please see this flyer for additional information.  

Haycock Staff 2022-23 Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Congratulations on your retirement, Barbara Bosworth.  Thank you for your dedication to the Haycock students and families!

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Haycock Summer Hello 8.12.22

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A warm Haycock welcome to our new teachers!

Ms. Phelps (Sped Ed), Ms. Lewey (Spec Ed), Ms. Cook (Spec Ed), Ms. Qian (ESOL), Ms. Kim (3rd), Ms. Surber (1st), Ms. Pike (5th), Ms. Blaha (Music), Ms. Gerrity (3rd), and Ms. Borges (FLES) also, Ms. Kuhn our lead mentor.

Dear Haycock Families,

We hope this finds you enjoying the remaining days of summer break.  Many of our new teachers joined us yesterday for a wonderful breakfast provided by the PTA and a day of learning about all things Haycock.  Many of them spent the earlier part of the week in the FCPS Great Beginnings Program for all new teachers.  

We will be sending out teacher assignments by email no later than Wednesday, August 17.  Please make sure to check your email. Teachers returned today excited and ready to start a great 2022-23 school year!

We will continue to send out weekly Haycock Hello communications, but after next Friday, August 19, we will switch to sending them out on Monday mornings. 

We look forward to a great school year and to seeing you at Open House next Thursday, August 18.  Please see the details below for that event. 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty                     Ms. Heather Boyd               Ms. Jody Delaney

Principal                            Assistant Principal               Assistant Principal

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Important Upcoming Dates

Thursday, August 18- Open House- in person- see details below

Saturday, August 20- Kindergarten Playdate on the Playground- wear your K shirt!

Monday, August 22- First Day of School 

Thursday, August 25- Back to School Night- in person- see details below

Open House/Meet the Teacher Event Information- Thursday, August 18 (1:00-3:00)

Open House will be in person on Thursday, August 18.  This will give you and your child the chance to meet their teacher, see the classroom, and practice with your child on how to get to their classroom on their own on the first day of school.  

To stagger the number of families in the building at the same time, the schedule based on last name is the following:

1:00-1:30- A-F

1:30-2:00- G-L

2:00-2:30- M-R

2:30-3:00- S-Z

We ask that you come to the best of your ability during your last name time slot and leave the building when your session is over. For our new and youngest students, having fewer people in the building will help create a more comforting and calm environment for them to acclimate themselves and get excited and ready for the first day of school. 

Please come out back to the playground after you finish up.  Our wonderful PTA will be providing information and will have popsicles for our students!

Our 6th grade Ambassadors provided fantastic tours of the building for our new families on Tuesday evening.  Thank you to our 6th graders! Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

Be on the Lookout for the Request for Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent. Parents will receive more information from Haycock on the first day of school. This will include the list of educational technology tools used and explain the process for providing permission. It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan to use the best technology tools with students this school year.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Back to School Night Information- August 25

6:00-6:30- Session 1 all grade levels (classrooms)

6:30-7:00- Session 2 Specialists, PTA, Administrative Team (gym)

7:00-7:30- Session 3 all grade levels (classrooms)

Specialists will be in the gym during Session 1 and Session 3 should parents want to meet them then. 

Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

We can't wait to see all our Haycock students for the first day of school on Monday, August 22!

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Summer Haycock Hello 7.29.22

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Principal's Message

Dear Haycock Families,

It's amazing how quickly July has flown by! 

As you will have seen from the superintendent's community message, FCPS is committed to ensuring that we will have a licensed educator in every classroom for the first day of school.

I want to assure you that at Haycock, we are almost fully staffed as we head into the school year. We have plans in place to address any remaining vacancies. These plans are student-centered and designed to meet the needs of all our students. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to Haycock on the first day of school, August 22.

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty

Principal 

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Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 9- New and Returning Family Event on the playground with tours of the building- 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, August 13- PTA New Family Event on the playground 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.- see RSVP information below

Thursday, August 18- Open House- in person- times will be staggered- more information to come

Monday, August 22- First Day of School 

Thursday, August 25- Back to School Night- in person- times and details will be coming soon

In Need of Rising 6th Graders on August 9 for New Family Tours

On August 9, we will conduct tours of our building for new families.  We invite our rising 6th grade students to join us to act as tour guides and Haycock Ambassadors for those new to our community.  If you are the parent of a rising 6th grade student and you will be in town on August 9, please complete this form  if your student is interested in serving in this role. 

Meet our new building supervisor, Mr. Cesar Machado

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Machado.  He joined us as our new building supervisor in May. He is an experienced building supervisor, coming to us from Ft. Belvoir Elementary. He has worked tirelessly this summer to ensure that our building is spotless.  He and our custodial team are also beginning to work on our outside gardens and learning spaces, weeding, cutting back, and generally making Haycock it's most beautiful, inside and outside. 

New Family/Student Play Date- August 13

The Haycock PTA invites you and your family to a New Family Playdate at our school's playground on 8/13 from 10-11:30am. This will give new families a chance to meet and get to know each other before school begins.  This is for any family whose child/children are entering 1st-6th grade for the first time at Haycock.  We look forward to meeting you!    

Please RSVP here: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D45ADA728A1F94-newfamily

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

We look forward to welcoming our new families and students for the coming school year. Please encourage neighbors who have not done so already to begin the registration process right away. 

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

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

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

Say Yes to FCPS!- FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process here.  You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process. To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page here.  Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

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Assistant Principal Update- Haycock Hello

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July 22, 2022

Dear Haycock Families,

It is with great pleasure that I share with you that Jody Delaney will join us at the beginning of August as our new Assistant Principal.  

Jody Delaney comes to us from Sunrise Valley Elementary School where she was most recently their Acting Assistant Principal and Summer Site Director for Bridge to Kindergarten and SOAR programs. Over the past 15 years, Jody has taught General Music in Grades K-6 at Sunrise Valley, Freedom Hill, and Kent Gardens Elementary Schools.  A proud graduate of Fairfax County Public Schools, Jody is passionate about providing all students an opportunity to shine.  She holds a Master of Education Leadership degree from George Mason University, a Master of Music Education degree from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University.  

Jody and her husband, Ryan, have three children in FCPS, rising 1st, 4th and 6th graders. As a parent, educator and leader in the county, she believes in creating and engaging in meaningful partnerships with families and community members. Jody enjoys traveling with her family, exploring hikes and trails with her family’s pandemic puppy, and loudly cheering for her children in the sporting event(s) of the weekend.

Jody is thrilled to make her way back to Region 2 to join the Haycock Family and cannot wait to meet all of you!

Thank you to the selection panel which included staff and community members who provided their input.  

Please join me in giving Jody a warm Haycock welcome. 

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty

Principal

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Summer Haycock Hello 7.15.2022

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Our custodial crew is working hard to clean the building from top to bottom. Here are the after and before pictures!  Hallway by hallway, room by room, Haycock is getting a complete cleaning this summer! Message from Dr. Beaty

Dear Haycock Families,

I hope this finds you and your family enjoying some slower more relaxing summer days. I wanted to share with you that Ms. Debbie Robinson, our PE teacher, is moving to Richmond to teach there, and so we say a sad farewell to her, wish her all the best, and express our deep gratitude for the impact she has had on Haycock over these past many years.  I am working hard on finding great teachers to join us for the 2022-23 school year and will be excited to introduce our new staff members to you in August.  

On August 9, we will conduct tours of our building for new families.  We invite our rising 6th grade students to join us to act as tour guides and Haycock Ambassadors for those new to our community.  If you are the parent of a rising 6th grade student and you will be in town on August 9, please complete this form  if your student is interested in serving in this role. 

Finally, please make sure your child is up to date on their required immunizations.  Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are current on their immunizations before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to Yujn Choi at [email protected] as soon as possible.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Dr. Liz Beaty

Principal

Upcoming Important Dates

Tuesday, August 9- New and Returning Family Event on the playground with tours of the building- 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - more information to come 

Thursday, August 18- Open House- in person- times will be staggered- more information to come

Monday, August 22- First Day of School 

Thursday, August 25- Back to School Night- in person- times and details will be coming soon

Monitor and Substitutes Needed at Haycock

We just received approval to hire additional monitors for the next school year to support students with instruction and other needed times for supervision throughout the school day. If you have a local college student with you or have time and care to support the school on a daily basis, please consider this opportunity.

The pay is hourly - $16.36.  Additional information is here

Additionally, we would love more Haycock substitutes and some of our favorite substitutes are also parents in our community. You can read more about becoming a substitute as well as how to apply here: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities

Please email Liz Beaty, Principal, directly at [email protected] to indicate your interest for either position.

Playground Reminder

We know how fun our playground is!  While students are here in the building for the summer SOAR program, we ask that community members do not come on school grounds to use the playground, during the hours of 9:30-2:00, Monday through Friday, through the end of July.  Thank you for your understanding.

FCPS Wellness Updates

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

Any Fairfax County parent may schedule a free virtual consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker to get the support needed to help their child.

Teaching Children How to Accept Mistakes and Disappointment

We all want to see our children succeed. However, making mistakes and learning how to handle disappointment is a valuable experience for children.

Thanks to 4th grade teacher Mr. Baker and his family, we now have two koi fish and two gold fish who have joined our pond ecosystem. What shall we name them? Free and Reduced Lunch Requirements

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

FCPS Summer Tutoring Available

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. 

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Sprout Supplies Order Information and Deadline

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Summer Greetings!

This is the final weekend to order school supplies boxes for next year through Sprout. Act now because Tuesday, July 12th is the final day of our sale.

The supply boxes will contain all of your student's exact teacher-requested supplies for the fall! No need to shop around and lug it all into the classroom. They will be delivered directly to your child's classroom the week before school starts.  Go to www.sproutsupplies.com and use the school code HES002. 

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Haycock Hello Summer Edition 7.1.22

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Principal's Message

Dear Haycock Families,

I hope you are enjoying these more relaxing days of summer.

Please encourage neighbors and friends who have not yet registered their children for the coming school year to do that as soon as possible.  This is especially the case for any families that have rising Kindergarten students.  Please see the information located here for registration.  Registering as early as possible helps ensure that we have the teachers we need for the 2022-23 school year.  

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics.

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Haycock as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at (703)531-4000.

I wish you and your family a safe and happy July 4th!

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty

Principal

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Summer Office Hours 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, July 4- 4th of July Holiday, School and Office Closed

Sunday, July 10- Kindergarten Play Date- on the playground 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 9- New and Returning Family Event on the playground with tours of the building- 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - more information to come 

Thursday, August 18- Open House- times will be staggered- more information to come

Monday, August 22- First Day of School 

Additional Staff Farewells

We wish all the best to the following staff members who will be moving on from Haycock.  We appreciate the time they spent with us and the contributions they made to making Haycock Elementary the best place for our students.

Noemi Villalta Li- moving to Longfellow MS

Madison Conway- moving to Pennsylvania

Nick Gardocki- moving to Pennsylvania 

In August, I will share the new staff members who will be joining our Haycock family and school community for the 2022-23 school year.  

Resources for a Fun, Safe, and Healthy Summer

Looking for ways to help students stay active and learning this summer? Visit our Summer Resources page, for information including how to access Tutor.com, COVID vaccines and boosters, and virtual mental health consultations. The page will be updated throughout the summer months.

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Assistant Principal Input

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June 21, 2022

Dear Haycock Staff and Community,

Last Wednesday, June 15, our current assistant principal position was advertised as an opening for the 2022-23 school year.  A big part of the process of identifying our new assistant principal is to get input from our staff and community.  Your input will be used throughout the process to screen resumes, create interview questions, and ultimately find the best fit and match for what our school needs.  Please submit your input based on the areas identified below no later than the end of the day on Friday, June 24.

  • Leadership skills needed
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Position challenges to be met
  • School issues to support

Please provide your input and ideas using this form

Thank you all for your continued support and commitment to our wonderful school.

Sincerely,

Liz Beaty

Principal

 

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Haycock Hello Summer Edition 6.17.22

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Pond upgrade in progress and Speedy's temporary home during the renovation

Dear Haycock Families,

I hope that your summer is off to a great start.  Our summer office hours are 9:00-2:00.  

During the summer, our building and grounds are busy.  We will host our summer SOAR program as well as the summer SOAR program for Lemon Road Elementary.  Please be mindful that the playground will be in use during our SOAR program hours which are 9:40-1:40 Monday through Friday from July 11- July 29.  Community use of the playground is encouraged before and after our SOAR program but not during the time we have students here.

Please encourage neighbors and friends who have not yet registered their children for the coming school year to do that as soon as possible.  This is especially the case for any families that have rising Kindergarten students.  Please see the information located here for registration.  Registering as early as possible helps ensure that we have the teachers we need for the 2022-23 school year.  

A great big thank you to our PTA for their continued support and generosity. Thanks to our Haycock PTA and all of you Speedy's pond and courtyard area are having a complete makeover.  We look forward to using this area as an outdoor learning space for our students and a sustainable ecosystem for Haycock.  Plus, we're pretty positive that Speedy is going to absolutely love her new home complete with caves to hide in.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty

Principal

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Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, June 20- Juneteenth Holiday, School Closed

Tuesday, June 21- Election Day- Haycock is a polling location

Monday, July 4- 4th of July Holiday, School Closed

Saturday, July 10- Kindergarten Play Date- on the playground 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 18- Open House- Grade level times will be staggered- more information to come

Monday, August 22- First Day of School 

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2022-23

We wished Dana Chen well on her last day at Haycock.  She made a positive difference for our students, staff, and community.  All the best to Dana as she begins as assistant principal at White Oaks Elementary! Student Spring SOL Scores in ParentVUE

Want to know how your student scored on their spring SOL tests? Parents can access the SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

ParktakesFree and Reduced Meals

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  

Reading This Summer - Join the FUN!  JUNE 10-AUGUST 12, 2022

Did you know the Summer Reading Adventure isn't just about reading? Children, teens and adults can also participate in lots of fun activities to keep you busy and having fun all summer long! 

Here's how you can participate and explore "Oceans of Possibilities:"

  1. Go to fairfaxcounty.beanstack.org and pre-register for the 2022 Summer Reading Adventure appropriate for your age. (Need to create a Beanstack account? Create one on the Beanstack websiteor by downloading the Beanstack Tracker App. See our Beanstack sign-up instructions.) 
  2. Once the Adventure begins on June 10, explore a variety of engaging activities, choose the ones you want to complete and collect virtual badges.
  3. When you have earned ten badges, visit your neighborhood library branch and receive prizes for finishing the program! 

Don't want to use Beanstack to log summer reading activities? On June 10, you can download a paper log or get one from your neighborhood library branch. Return your log by August 12, 2022 to receive prizes for completing the program!

Check out books and read all summer long at the public library!  The Summer Reading Adventure starts on June 10th, which is the last day of school.   Register for summer reading by June 10 to be entered into a raffle to receive a $25 e-gift card fromScrawl BooksThe Fairfax Library Foundation will purchase 80 e-gift cards to award to 20 preschoolers, 20 school-age kids, 20 teens and 20 adults. Winners will be notified by June 15.You may sign up online, or at your favorite library branch. 

Visit this link for more info about the summer reading program, and don’t forget to check out all the fun events happening at library branches over the summer. 

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Haycock Update

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June 13, 2022

Dear Haycock Families,

As you all begin your summer break, I wanted to share another important piece of information with you.  Dana Chen, assistant principal, will be moving to White Oaks Elementary to serve as their assistant principal for the 2022-23 school year.  White Oaks Elementary is closer to her home and will be a much easier commute for her.   

Dana has been a positive and uplifting presence at Haycock, and she will be deeply missed by our staff and students.  Dana’s last day at Haycock will be Thursday, June 16.  She will begin in July at White Oaks Elementary. 

Dana will always be part of our Haycock family.  We are grateful for the two years she spent with us and all the ways she served our students, staff, and school community.  

All the best to you and your family for a safe and relaxing summer,

Liz Beaty

Principal

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Haycock Hello 6.10.2022

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Dear Haycock Families,

It was a busy and fun last week of school for our students.  On Tuesday, we had the 6th grade volleyball game.  Sixth grade students played alongside staff members and the administrative team.  It was a great way to start out our last week. 

Thanks to our generous Haycock PTA, all students enjoyed the Brain Show assembly on Wednesday.  It was fun for everyone, including our staff members. 

On Thursday, we celebrated our 6th grade students.  Thanks to our 6th grade parents, our students enjoyed food, music, games, and more at the Haycock Boardwalk set up in the gym.

Finally, we celebrated the promotion of our 6th grade students this morning.  We wish them all the best as they head off to middle school.  We will miss them and are proud of their accomplishments. 

For those families leaving Haycock this year, thank you for sharing your children with us.  We wish you all the best. 

We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful, relaxing, and fun summer.  We reminded all students to make sure they read over summer break.  We'll look forward to seeing everyone in August.  

With appreciation for your partnership,

Liz Beaty [email protected]

Heather Boyd  [email protected]

Dana Chen  [email protected]

Summer Office Hours 9:00-2:00 Staff Member Farewells (continued) 

Sharon Baumgartner- moving to Timber Lane

We will miss Ms. Baumgartner, and we are grateful for her time at Haycock and her positive impact while with us.

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey 

FCPS is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey. Please check your email and text messages for the link. The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. It is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

The survey is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and Farsi, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to participate and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information families provide will be used, along with other data, to support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff, and for ESSER accountability reporting.

Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

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