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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.This Week at WFES...
- Upcoming Dates
- Black History Month Weekly Events National Museum of African American History & Culture
- Frost Family Festival 2/9
- Little Heroes Military Breakfast 2/10
- Spring Picture Day is Coming 2/22
- Time to Order Your WFES Yearbook!
- Library Volunteers Needed
- Construction Corner
- Community Resources for Digital Citizenship
- Magnet School Application and Lottery Information
- Institute for the Arts - Summer Registration Opens 2/1
- Substance Abuse Parent Education Night - Virtual 2/15
- Eating Disorders-Parent Information
- Strategic Plan Community Engagement Sessions
- Tutor.com - Extra Help for Students at No Cost to Families
February 9 - Frost Family Festival for Rising 7th Graders
February 10 - Little Heroes Military Breakfast
February 13 - SCA Spirit Day - 100th Day of School
February 15 - WFES Spelling Bee
February 15 - Virtual Parent Substance Use Education Night
February 22 - Spring Picture Day
February 24 - Woodson International NightBlack History Month Weekly Events National Museum of African American History & Culture
NMAAHC kids programming will have weekly discussions about Black characters in animation including: Antonio from Encanto, Frozone from The Incredibles, Princess Tiana, and Doc McStuffins: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/upcoming?event_type_id=508&event_series_id=1423
All programs are held via Zoom webinar and led by museum educators. This program is not associated with Walt Disney Pictures or Walt Disney Animation Studios. The events are designed for children ages 6 and up. Events are free, but registration is required.
This week, on Saturday, February 4th from 11am-12pm, join us for a virtual program inspired by Disney Encanto’s Antonio and meet a Black veterinarian. Veterinarian Dr. Lauren Davidson will teach children about animal behavior and care and answer questions live! Then, create art inspired by Antonio’s colorful toucan friend, Pico.Frost Family Festival 2/9
Rising 7th grade students and their families are invited to the upcoming Frost Family Festival on February 9th from 5:30-7:15 PM.
This is an open house format with no formal presentations, so come anytime to explore the building, participate in activities, and see firsthand the classrooms, library, and elective options available at Frost! Staff will be present in each of the locations to answer questions and share information. More information can be found here: 2023 Frost Family Festival 2023 School.pdf
The Frost PTA is hosting a pre-paid pizza dinner, so check out their flyer, below, on how to order.
We look forward to seeing you there!Little Heroes Military Breakfast 2/10
Wakefield Forest is proud of our military connected families. Currently approximately 11% of our students have members of their home serving in active duty, reserves or the National Guard.
We will host our second Little Heroes Breakfast on Friday, February 10, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM in the library. We invite our military families and students to join us with their breakfast that morning to meet other students/families, play games, and make crafts together.Spring Picture Day is Coming 2/22
Spring pictures and class pictures are on Wednesday, February 22nd. Details were sent home in Thursday folders this week.Time to Order Your WFES Yearbook!
It's time to order your child's WFES 2022-23 yearbook. Go to the following site to order yours! Deadline is March 31st.Library Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers in our library to help with checking books in and out for students and shelving books for the rest of this school year. Please sign up here: Library Volunteering, Jan-June 2023. and find a time slot that works for you. It can be after morning drop off, during your child's library class, or any other time of day as well. Please read the information on the sign-up genius before you pick slots. If you have any questions, please contact Tran Beatson at [email protected].Construction Corner
The new front entrance and main office are coming along nicely!
Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindleCommunity Resources for Digital Citizenship
The FCPS Digital Citizenship website includes the following resources:
- Establishing Expectations at Home
- Choosing Developmentally Appropriate Digital Apps, Games and Services
- Media Balance and Well-being toolkit
- Recorded Webinars, Tip Sheets and more
The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. No late applications are accepted.
To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:
- Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
- Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
- Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
- Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
- Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Institute for the Arts (IFTA) is a 2 or 4-week arts enrichment program for students in rising 7th-12th grade who like to express themselves through the study of dance, fashion, music, theatre, and visual art. With almost 90 classes to choose from, students can immerse themselves in their favorite arts subjects or explore something new. A daily schedule at IFTA consists of four 70-minute classes and a half-hour lunch. Classes are taught in a supportive
environment by teachers who are dedicated to high achievement and success.
Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. For additional program
information, visit the IFTA website or social media pages.
IFTA is open to students currently in grades 6-11 who will enter grades 7-12
during the 2023-24 school year. Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) students, county residents who are enrolled in private schools or home schooled, and non-Fairfax County residents are encouraged to register. Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2, requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2022),
“Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.”
In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a webpage with detailed information and resources to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. This information may be found at the following link:Strategic Plan Community Engagement Sessions
One of the key Strategic Plan updates to share is the schedule of the twelve Community Engagement sessions that will be taking place in January and February. These will be an opportunity for our families, staff, students, and community members to provide their input, suggestions, and feedback about this process. During these sessions, our stakeholders will be able to review relevant data, identify goals, and develop a set of potential action steps for our division.
Spring Hill ES
South County HS
West Springfield HS
Hunters Woods ES
Tutor.com - Extra Help for Students at No Cost to Families
With Tutor.com through Schoology, FCPS students are able to get learning help at any time, even from bilingual tutors! Students in FCPS meet with tutors thousands of times each week to practice reading, prepare for an upcoming math test, write computer programs, study for the SAT, or to get feedback on scholarship essays–all at no cost to their families! If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take just a few minutes to connect with a tutor with your child. More info about Tutor.com in FCPS is available here.Contacts
Attendance Phone Line: 703-503-2323
Attendance Email: [email protected]
Heath Room: 703-503-2310
Parent Information Phone Lines/Support for parents who do not speak English as their first language: Parent Information Phone Lines
Parent and Student technology support: IT Support Portal
Principal: Sharyn Prindle [email protected]
Assistant Principal: Amy Williams [email protected]
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