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- Upcoming Dates
- WFES Summer Reading
- ST Math Webinar for Families
- WFES Buddy Program
- Wakefield Forest ES Presents Annie KIDS!
- Senior Grad Walk - June 5th
- Military Popsicle Party - June 7th
- Pick Up Your 6th Grade Yard Sign
- Message from the WFES Library
- End of Year - Meds to be Picked Up
- Lost and Found
- The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award
- Construction Corner
- PTA - FRO YO Fundraiser on 6/13
- Howling Wolf Fun Run
June 5 - Senior Grad Walk - 2:30pm
June 7 - Little Heroes Military Popsicle Party
June 7 - ANNIE - evening performance
June 8 - ANNIE - evening performance
June 12 - Farewell to Renee Gilmore
June 15 - Sixth Grade Promotion
In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. We stand with those facing an ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Each individual in our school community should feel valued for who they are and free to be their authentic self.
Stickers will be available for staff and students who choose to wear one.WFES Summer Reading
Wakefield Forest is sponsoring a summer reading program. To fulfill the summer reading requirements, students are encouraged to read at least 5 books and complete a reading log. Students may read books from home, books from the public library, or books online including from MyOn, TumbleBooks, Pebble Go, and the WFES Virtual Library.
In addition, Barnes and Noble, Pizza Hut, and the Fairfax County Public Libraries are also sponsoring Summer Reading programs. Reading students do for one program can count for all programs—just be sure to write the titles read the attached log.
Students who turn in a completed Summer Reading log with a family member’s signature to their teacher no later than Thursday, August 31, 2023 will be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to the Wakefield Forest Fall Book Fair. Two students per class will be randomly chosen for this prize.
Information packets and reading logs will be coming home with your child on Thursday, June 15 and will also be available in the Wakefield Forest—Summer Reading Program Schoology course your child will automatically be enrolled in.ST Math Webinar for Families WFES Buddy Program
Would you like to help welcome new families to Wakefield Forest Elementary School by being part of the Buddy Program for SY2023-2024?
What does it mean to be a Buddy Family? This summer, the PTA will match you (current WFES families) up with a new student and their family to help answer any questions they may have before starting school. If you can, you will meet in person before school starts to give the new student an opportunity to meet a new friend and have a familiar face to help them navigate the ins and outs of Wakefield Forest Elementary. You'll also be invited to help welcome new families at New Student Orientation in late August (exact details tbd). The buddy program is an easy way to help ensure our new families feel connected and welcomed to WFES.
If you are interested in becoming a Buddy Family, please send an email to Rebecca Gudicello at [email protected] with the name of your student and their grade level for the 2023/2024 school year. Please sign up by July 1, 2023. We hope that you will join us for one of the most rewarding programs at WFES!!Wakefield Forest ES Presents Annie KIDS!
Bring your whole family to a fun night at our very own WFES theater!
Wakefield Forest ES Presents Annie KIDS!
Wednesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 8th at 7PM, WFES Gym
Bring cash for popcorn, retro candy, and break-a-leg grams!
Presale Tickets are available online until Monday, June 5th or purchase tickets at the door with cash/check, while tickets last. Purchase your pre-sale tickets here: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/checkout/getproduct?clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&buttonID=8e2ce229-843f-4027-ae48-14b2928269f7Senior Grad Walk - June 5th
We invite our former Wakefield Forest wolves to the Senior Grad Walk June 5, 2023 at 2:30 PM. Wear your cap and gown and be celebrated by our current Wakefield Forest crew. Due to construction, please meet by door 4 near the gym.
(Due to construction, parking may be challenging.)Military Popsicle Party - June 7th Pick Up Your 6th Grade Yard Sign
Celebrate your child's upcoming 6th grade promotion! WFES "Congrats" yard signs can still be picked up in the office at anytime. We cannot send them home with your student, so please arrange to come by the front office during our regular hours of 8:00am-4:00pm.Message from the WFES Library
It has been an amazing year in our library! We proudly checked out over 35,000 books to our WFES students and staff members. We are excited for our move to the brand new library in the new addition to the building next school year. So we may complete an inventory of the all the library materials and prepare for the move, all library books are due back no later than Friday, June 2. All families will receive an email with a list of their student’s checkouts the week of May 29. Please use this list to locate all missing books and return them to the library as soon as possible. Books that cannot be located can be paid for or replaced with a new copy. Thank you for your continued support of our library!End of Year - Meds to be Picked Up
The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than Friday, June 16th at 1:30 PM. Medication left in the health room after Friday, June 16th at 1:30 PM will be destroyed. It is Health Department policy that medications be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. Please contact Stephanie McNamara in the health room @ 703-503-2310 if you have questions.Lost and Found
Please visit our lost and found for any items your child may be missing. It can be found the main entrance at door #1. Small items (jewelry, watches, ear buds, military medals, key fobs, glasses, etc) can be found in the front office. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award
The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) is sponsoring an award to honor the legacy of Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Bussey by celebrating the efforts and impact of those who work to redress inequitable systems and practices in FCPS. This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.
Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by June 15, 2023. The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.
More information and the nomination form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website.Construction Corner
The new addition is looking good!
Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindlePTA - FRO YO Fundraiser on 6/13
Join us June 13 from 5-7 PM at the Wakefield Chapel Pool parking lot for SWEETFROG!!! 10% of Sales will go to WFES!
Wakefield Chapel Pool: 4627 Holborn Ave, Annandale, VA 22003
See you there!Howling Wolf Fun Run
It's time to start planning for one of our school's biggest FUNdraisers, a student and family favorite, the Howling Wolf Fun Run! Save the Date: Friday, October 6th, 2023. Last year we raised $30,000. We have the ambitious goal of raising $35,000 this year but we need your help. If you're interested in being involved in the planning or would like to sponsor the event (your logo on the t-shirts!), please email Khanh Stenberg at [email protected].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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4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300