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- Important Upcoming Dates
- Give Wakefield Forest a Follow!
- 2/29 - Family Culture Night THIS Thursday!
- Contribute to our Culture Night Display
- 2/29 Picture Day - Class Photos & Individual
- Time to Order Your WFES Yearbook!
- Incoming WFES Students
- WFES Green Team Events
- 3/4 - Understanding Anxiety - Empowering Resilient Families
- 3/7 - PTA Restaurant Night at RASA
- Spring SOL Dates
- Rising 7th Grade Immunization Requirement
- Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) Camp Registration
- Attendance Reminder - Travel is Unexcused Absence
- Contact Us
Feb 24: POSTPONED - WFES Green Team Winter Clean Up @Truro
Feb 26: WFES Green Team Meeting
Feb 29: Picture Day - Class Photos & Individuals
Feb 29: NEW DATE! WFES Family Culture Night (was 2/22)
March 5: Student Holiday - elections in the buildingGive Wakefield Forest a Follow!
Did you know we're on more than just Twitter now? Give us a follow to get the latest updates on meetings, events, fundraisers, and all the other fun things happening at Wakefield Forest!
Find us here on:2/29 - Family Culture Night THIS Thursday!
We are excited to host our second Family Culture Night next Thursday, February 29th from 6:00-8:00pm. Come learn about other cultures and countries through exhibitors, authentic food and dress, and more.
If you can help set up on the day of the event from 4:30-5:00pm, please click the link below:
If you are bringing food, you can drop it off between 5:00-6:00pm at door #1, the main entrance.Contribute to our Culture Night Display
As a part of our family culture night celebration we would like to represent students through a display. To participate, please cut out and decorate the person in a way that represents your culture. Your decorated person should be returned to Mr. Gray or Mrs.Rowader. You can find a copy of the template here on our website. A copy of the template can also be picked up in the front office.2/29 Picture Day - Class Photos & Individual
Thursday, February 29th is Spring picture day! Photos of each class will be taken as well as individual student photos. You can order online today using the list below.
Orders must be placed before picture day. Only students who have purchased a Spring package prior to picture day will be photographed.
In spring of 2023, families were surveyed on their interests for family events and parenting sessions in the 2023-24 school year to develop our plan for the year.
- Positive Parenting -
- Equity work at WFES
Don't wait...it is time to order your child's WFES 2023-24 yearbook. Deadline for yearbook ordering is 4/12.
Click on the link to order now: Order a YearbookIncoming WFES Students
Do you have a rising Kindergartner? Or a neighbor with a student joining WFES? Early registration in all grades helps us to be fully staffed for school.
For more information on registration requirements please visit https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration
General kindergarten information can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/kindergarten
Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for April 25, 2024 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
We can't wait to meet our newest WFES wolves!WFES Green Team Events
The WFES Green Team event on February 24th supporting the Truro Parkland Committee with their winter clean up has been POSTPONED DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES. Contact Mary Muratore- [email protected] or Julie Howard - [email protected] if you have any questions.
Next event: February 26th 3:30-4:30 Green Team meeting @WFES3/4 - Understanding Anxiety - Empowering Resilient Families
On March 4th, 6:30-7:30pm a workshop will be held in the WFES library on understanding anxiety. Here are the workshop highlights:
🌿 Do you have questions about what could be causing anxiety and how you can best support your children?
🌿 Learn the ins and outs of anxiety – how it shows up and what we can do about it.
🌿 Discover practical, real-world strategies and resources for nurturing your child's mental health and fostering resilience.
🌿 Learn techniques for taming anxiety and promoting positivity in your home.
Click on the link below to submit questions ahead of time so that the workshop can be tailored for your family.
Presenters – Megan Davis is a Licensed School Psychologist currently working privately in the Counseling and Assessment Practice of Fairfax. She has previously worked with various local public school systems (Arlington, Charles, and Fairfax Counties) for students at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. In addition to assessment and consultation services, Ms. Davis has also co-lead counseling groups and parent workshops, and conducted in-services for local schools and organizations on topics such as anxiety, dyslexia, positive behavior, and executive functioning.
Anna Bukont is currently working in Wakefield Forest Elementary School as a Licensed School Psychologist. She has previously conducted workshops on topics such as executive functioning, practical mindfulness, and handling homework.3/7 - PTA Restaurant Night at RASA Spring SOL Dates
Please mark your calendars for the following SOL testing dates.
April 30 G4 Reading SOL
May 1 G5 Reading SOL
May 2 G6 Reading SOL
May 7 G3 Reading SOL
May 8 G5 Reading SOL
May 14 G4 Math SOL
May 15 G5 Math SOL (Advanced Math G6 SOL)
May 16 G6 Math SOL (Advanced Math G7 SOL)
May 21 G3 Math SOLRising 7th Grade Immunization Requirement
The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
All students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
- To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 10 or older.
- As a parent/guardian, you may decide that your child not receive the HPV vaccination. The school does not require documentation if a parent/guardian elects for their student not to receive the HPV vaccination.
ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to Sue Holmes, SIA/Registrar at WFES.
- An immunization record showing that the child has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations listed above.
- A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
- A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
- A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm
Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources.Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) Camp Registration
E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary-aged students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theatre, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging.
Open to students grades 2-5.
For registration information click here.Attendance Reminder - Travel is Unexcused Absence
Please keep in mind that days missed from school for travel, vacations, sporting events, etc. are considered unexcused absences. We understand that it is not always possible, but it is strongly recommended to take time off during FCPS holidays and breaks so that your child's learning is not interrupted. The Virginia Department of Education requires us to contact families and set up attendance plans for any students who have 5 or more unexcused absences for any reason. After 10, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your child's attendance. Please keep this in mind as you plan for the rest of the school year. The 2024-25 calendar is already available on the FCPS web site if you want to start planning for next year.Contact Us
Attendance: 703-503-2323 or [email protected]
Health Room: 703-503-2310
Parent Information Phone Lines/Support for parents who do not speak English as their first language: Parent Information Phone Lines
Technology support: IT Support Portal
Principal: Sharyn Prindle [email protected]
Assistant Principal: Amy Williams [email protected]
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4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300