WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, February 3, 2023

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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

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 Night

Black 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. 

Frost Family Festival 2023 PTA Pizza Flyer.pdf 

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.

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB25581

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 @sbprindle

Community Resources for Digital Citizenship

The FCPS Digital Citizenship website includes the following resources:

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

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.

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

Institute for the Arts - Summer Registration Opens 2/1

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.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1n8nObeh5kt_CX303YlriZ8PeVZX-gF_L?usp=sharing

ELIGIBILITY

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.

Substance Abuse Parent Education Night - Virtual 2/15 Eating Disorders-Parent Information

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:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/37440

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.

Date

Time

Magisterial

Location

Room

Sat, 2/4

9:00-10:30 AM

Dranesville

Spring Hill ES

Cafeteria

Mon, 2/6

6:30-8:00 PM   

Franconia

Edison HS

Cafeteria

Tues, 2/7

6:30-8:00 PM

Mount Vernon

South County HS

Cafeteria

Wed, 2/8

6:00-7:30 PM

Spanish Language  

Virtual

Zoom

Thurs, 2/9

12:00-1:30 PM

At-Large

Virtual

Zoom

Sat, 2/11

9:00-10:30 AM 

At-Large

Virtual

Zoom

Wed, 2/15  

6:30-8:00 PM

Springfield

West Springfield HS 

Cafeteria

Thurs, 2/16  

6:30-8:00 PM

Hunter Mill

Hunters Woods ES

Cafeteria

 

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, January 27, 2023

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This Week at WFES... Upcoming Dates

February 9 - Frost Family Festival for Rising 7th Graders

February 10 - Little Heroes Military Breakfast

February 13 - SCA Spirit Day - Fire & Ice

February 15 - WFES Spelling Bee

February 15 - Virtual Parent Substance Use Education Night

February 22 - Spring Picture Day

Happy Lunar New Year

In case you missed it, last weekend was the Lunar New Year!  The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family. Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids. This year is the year of the rabbit.

Disability Awareness Week at WFES

Try building a tower with one hand or play a musical instrument with your eyes closed. These were some of the activities in the specials classes to help build awareness around disabilities. Wakefield chose the weeks of January 16th and 23rd to participate in Inclusion Week. All of the teachers in music, PE, STEAM, and Library designed activities to help students see the benefits of inclusion and the many ways to make that happen.

In STEAM, 5th and 6th grade students built mechanical hands after learning about the advancements in 3d printed prosthetics. Many students took this opportunity to adapt the design for a specific purpose or function. Second through fourth graders attempted to build towers with several types of building materials using only one hand. Many found that having a partner was the best way to proceed. Kindergarteners and first grade built wheel chair ramps with the correct rise to make their house accessible to our Ozobot robots. 

In our Library, the first graders read the book Dancing With Daddy about a girl with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. Ms. Rapuano led a discussion with second graders on the jobs a service animal can do for someone followed by the book Rescue and Jessica. Third and fourth grade discovered how many people can overcome a disability when they read the book 25 Women Who Defied Limitations.

Frost Family Festival 2/9

Frost will also be having the Frost Family Festival (in-person) on February 9th beginning at 5:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity for rising 7th grade students and their families to get a school tour and visit elective classes to help confirm desired course selections.  

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

Spring pictures and class pictures are on Wednesday, February 22nd. More details coming soon. 

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!

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB25581

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 second story structures are appearing on our new addition. The addition is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

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.

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

Come Have Dessert on Broadway! 1/27 & 1/28

Woodson High School Chorus presents: Dessert on Broadway!  Performances will be on Friday, January 27th at 7 pm and Saturday, January 28th at 2 pm and 7 pm in the Woodson High School Joan C. Bedinger Auditorium.  

This Broadway Revue show is great entertainment for all ages, a wonderful musical theater experience children, parents, and grandparents can enjoy together. The show is fully staged with costumes and live band accompaniment.  A sample of the musicals Woodson students will be performing songs from: Guys and Dolls, The Sound of MusicHamiltonMatildaThe Lion KingLes Miserables . . .

And it wouldn't be Dessert on Broadway without the Dessert!  Patrons come before the show to enjoy a dessert and beverage in the DOB Cafe.  A highlight is the traditional Black Magic Cake.  Dessert service will be from 5:45-6:45 for the evening shows and 12:45-1:45 for the matinee.

Get your tickets now:  https://whschorus.booktix.com.  You can also access the ticket link from our website www.woodsonchorus.org.  Suggested donations for tickets are $5 Students, $10 Seniors, and $15 Adults.  Dessert is $6.00.

It's Game Time! Turnpike Basketball Night @Woodson 1/27

Woodson High School's Sports Leadership class is hosting one more Turnpike basketball night where two teams scrimmage each other at halftime of a Woodson basketball game. All Turnpike players can get into the Woodson basketball game for free if wearing their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult. The boys event already occurred, but the girls will be playing on 1/27.

*Grades K-8 with a paying adult

Substance Abuse Parent Education Night - Virtual 2/15 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.

Date

Time

Magisterial

Location

Room

Monday, Jan 30

6:30-8:00 PM

Sully

Stone MS

Cafeteria

Tuesday, Jan 31

6:30-8:00 PM

Braddock

Lake Braddock SS

Cafeteria

Wed, Feb 1

6:30-8:00 PM

Providence

Marshal HS

Cafeteria

Thursday, Feb 2

6:30-8:00 PM

Mason

Mason Crest ES

Cafeteria

Saturday, Feb 4

9-10:30 AM

Dranesville

Spring Hill ES

Cafeteria

Monday, Feb 6

6:30-8:00 PM

Franconia

Edison HS

Cafeteria

Tuesday, Feb 7

6:30-8:00 PM

Mount Vernon

South County HS

Cafeteria

Wed, Feb 8

6:00-7:30 PM

Spanish Language

Virtual

Zoom

Thursday, Feb 9

12-1:30 PM

At-Large

Virtual

Zoom

Saturday, Feb 11

9-10:30 AM

At-Large

Virtual

Zoom

Wed, Feb 15

6:30-8:00 PM

Springfield

West Springfield HS

Cafeteria

Thursday, Feb 16

6:30-8:00 PM

Hunter Mill

Hunters Woods ES

Cafeteria

 

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, January 20, 2023

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Prindle Earns Outstanding Principal of the Year for Region 5

We are proud to announce that Sharyn Prindle won Principal of the Year for Region 5. She was surprised by the announcement this week by our Region 5 leadership. We are thankful for all that she does to advocate and support our students, staff, families and the entire WFES community. 

This Week at WFES... Upcoming Dates

January 25 - Second Quarter Ends - 2-Hour Early Release

January 26 - Student Holiday/Staff Development Day 

January 26 - Rising 7th Grade Orientation at Frost

January 27 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

February 9 - Frost Family Festival for Rising 7th Graders

February 15 - WFES Spelling Bee

February 15 - Virtual Parent Substance Use Education Night

U.S. Navy Sea Chanters at WFES

The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the U.S. Navy's official chorus, had our students  and staff singing and clapping today as they impressed us with their amazing musical talent. They performed many popular tunes to the delight of everyone in attendance. Thank you to WFES parent Mrs. Kavinski  (one of the Sea Chanters) and her family, for making this wonderful event possible.

Information for Rising 7th Graders

Upcoming Frost MS events for 6th grade families

We are eager to begin our upcoming transition activities with our future Frost Falcons!  Please mark your calendars for our Rising 7th Grade Orientation on January 26th and the Frost Family Festival on February 9th.  More information is included below on each of these events.

The Rising 7th Grade Orientation is for current 6th grade students who will be attending Frost in the 2023-24 school year and their parents.  This will take place virtually on January 26th at 6:30 PM. During this event you will hear from administration and school counselors who will provide an overview of Frost Middle School, course selection opportunities and the selection process.  A recording of the event will be available for those who cannot attend on our Frost Student Services website.

Please submit questions you may have about transitioning to 7th Grade at Frost Middle School. We will do our best to incorporate as many answers to your questions during the orientation. Please use this link to submit questions.

Frost will also be having the Frost Family Festival (in-person) on February 9th beginning at 5:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity to get a school tour and visit elective classes to help confirm desired course selections.  More information to come!

Teaching Disability Awareness

 

Between January 17 – 25, 2023 Wakefield Forest will be continuing our work around equity with a focus on increasing disability awareness. Ms. Prindle will be sharing the book We’re All Wonders on the morning news and teachers and other staff will be sharing about visible and invisible disabilities.

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]ail.com.

Construction Corner

 

The second story structures are appearing on our new addition. The addition is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meeting for Families of Students with Disabilities 1/25

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Please join us at an informational meeting for parents/guardians and other stakeholders:

Visit our website to see what language interpretation services will be available at each meeting and to learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

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.

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

Come Have Dessert on Broadway! 1/27 & 1/28

Woodson High School Chorus presents: Dessert on Broadway!  Performances will be on Friday, January 27th at 7 pm and Saturday, January 28th at 2 pm and 7 pm in the Woodson High School Joan C. Bedinger Auditorium.  

This Broadway Revue show is great entertainment for all ages, a wonderful musical theater experience children, parents, and grandparents can enjoy together. The show is fully staged with costumes and live band accompaniment.  A sample of the musicals Woodson students will be performing songs from: Guys and Dolls, The Sound of MusicHamiltonMatildaThe Lion KingLes Miserables . . .

And it wouldn't be Dessert on Broadway without the Dessert!  Patrons come before the show to enjoy a dessert and beverage in the DOB Cafe.  A highlight is the traditional Black Magic Cake.  Dessert service will be from 5:45-6:45 for the evening shows and 12:45-1:45 for the matinee.

Get your tickets now:  https://whschorus.booktix.com.  You can also access the ticket link from our website www.woodsonchorus.org.  Suggested donations for tickets are $5 Students, $10 Seniors, and $15 Adults.  Dessert is $6.00.

It's Game Time! Turnpike Basketball Nights @Woodson 1/20 & 1/27

Woodson High School's Sports Leadership class is hosting two Turnpike basketball nights, one for boys and one for girls, where two teams scrimmage each other at halftime of Woodson basketball games. All Turnpike players can get into the Woodson basketball game for free if wearing their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult. The girls will play on 1/27 and the boys on 1/20.

*Grades K-8 with a paying adult

Woodson Dance Camp 1/26 & 1/27 Substance Abuse Parent Education Night - Virtual 2/15 How to Talk With Your Child About Alcohol Safety

Stores have been packed with holiday savings, credit cards have been charged, and food has been consumed. The holidays are often a time for family and friends to come together and create lasting memories with one another. The matching holiday pajamas leave a lasting impression on social media, but what impression does your relationship with alcohol leave on your child. Although difficult, conversations about alcohol safety are necessary. When consuming alcoholic beverages around young people, consider the message you would like for them to receive. Have you caught yourself saying any of the following: “I need a drink,” “a drink would help me relax,” or “wine helps me sleep better at night”. These statements could inadvertently cause your child to believe that alcohol is a suitable replacement for healthy coping strategies. 

It’s never too early to have age-appropriate conversations with your child about alcohol. About 10% of children say they have tried alcohol and that number increases to 50% by the time they are 15 (SAMHSA). Early and frequent conversations about alcohol and other drugs tend to be more effective than having “the talk” once. If you choose to not have the conversation with your child as a parent, they will still have the conversion with their peers. Silence communicates as loudly as a verbal conversation, so it’s up to you to decide what message is explicitly shared. 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Sources & Resources

Why You Should Talk With Your Child About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Talk, They Hear You 

FCPS SAPS Program

For further Information & support:

De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil)

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, January 13, 2023

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FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. FCPS is excited to collaborate again with Volunteer Fairfax for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, Saturday, January 14, to Monday, January 16. This service opportunity helps empower individuals and strengthens communities while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer Fairfax will host several ways for the community to get involved including volunteer activities for students and adults of all ages. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website.

Upcoming Dates

January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

January 17 - Parent Conversation on Alcohol & Drugs at Woodson HS

January 25 - Second Quarter Ends - 2-Hour Early Release

January 26 - Staff Development Day & Rising 7th Grade Orientation at Frost 

January 27 - Teacher Workday

Information for Rising 7th Graders

Upcoming Frost MS events for 6th grade families

We are eager to begin our upcoming transition activities with our future Frost Falcons!  Please mark your calendars for our Rising 7th Grade Orientation on January 26th and the Frost Family Festival on February 9th.  More information is included below on each of these events.

The Rising 7th Grade Orientation is for current 6th grade students who will be attending Frost in the 2023-24 school year and their parents.  This will take place virtually on January 26th at 6:30 PM. During this event you will hear from administration and school counselors who will provide an overview of Frost Middle School, course selection opportunities and the selection process.  The link for this event will be sent in January.  A recording of the event will be available for those who cannot attend on our Frost Student Services website here.

Please submit questions you may have about transitioning to 7th Grade at Frost Middle School.  We will do our best to incorporate as many answers to your questions during the orientation. Please use this link to submit questions.

Frost will also be having the Frost Family Festival (in-person) on February 9th beginning at 5:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity to get a school tour and visit elective classes to help confirm desired course selections.  More information to come!

Teaching Disability Awareness

 

Between January 17 – 25, 2023 Wakefield Forest will be continuing our work around equity with a focus on increasing disability awareness. Ms. Prindle will be sharing the book We’re All Wonders on the morning news and teachers and other staff will be sharing about visible and invisible disabilities.

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-Jun 2023. and find a time slot that works for you. It can be 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].

Amazon Smile Can Help Our School

Remember when you are on Amazon ordering gifts, supplies, and even daily items for your home, you can order via Amazon Smile and select Wakefield Forest as your charity. The school receives a portion of the proceeds every time you shop. Every little bit helps our school, so happy shopping and thanks for your support!

Construction Corner

Our new library is really taking shape!

 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

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.

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

Come Have Dessert on Broadway!

Woodson High School Chorus presents: Dessert on Broadway!  Performances will be on Friday, January 27th at 7 pm and Saturday, January 28th at 2 pm and 7 pm in the Woodson High School Joan C. Bedinger Auditorium.  

This Broadway Revue show is great entertainment for all ages, a wonderful musical theater experience children, parents, and grandparents can enjoy together. The show is fully staged with costumes and live band accompaniment.  A sample of the musicals Woodson students will be performing songs from: Guys and Dolls, The Sound of MusicHamiltonMatildaThe Lion KingLes Miserables . . .

And it wouldn't be Dessert on Broadway without the Dessert!  Patrons come before the show to enjoy a dessert and beverage in the DOB Cafe.  A highlight is the traditional Black Magic Cake.  Dessert service will be from 5:45-6:45 for the evening shows and 12:45-1:45 for the matinee.

Get your tickets now:  https://whschorus.booktix.com.  You can also access the ticket link from our website www.woodsonchorus.org.  Suggested donations for tickets are $5 Students, $10 Seniors, and $15 Adults.  Dessert is $6.00.

It's Game Time! Turnpike Basketball Nights @Woodson

Woodson High School's Sports Leadership class is hosting two Turnpike basketball nights, one for boys and one for girls, where two teams scrimmage each other at halftime of Woodson basketball games. All Turnpike players can get into the Woodson basketball game for free if wearing their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult. The girls will play on 1/27 and the boys on 1/20.

*Grades K-8 with a paying adult

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm at Woodson HS in Cavalier Hall, (room K102A) FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol  Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

6th grade teachers on Twin Day!

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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Three Kings Day (Friday, January 6), also known as the Epiphany, is a Christian celebration that commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child. This marks the official 12th day of Christmas. Learn more at National Geographic Kids

FCPS has designated Three Kings Day/Epiphany as a religious and cultural observance day (O day). There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that specific events that cannot be made up will not be held on these observance days.

See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Upcoming Dates

January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

January 17 - Parent Conversation on Alcohol & Drugs

January 25 - Second Quarter Ends - Two Hour Early Release

January 26 - Staff Development Day & Rising 7th Grade Orientation at Frost 

January 27 - Teacher Workday

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm at Woodson HS in Cavalier Hall, (room K102A) FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol  Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

ESSER Funding

Every school in FCPS received ESSER funding to support their school. This year we are using the bulk of the ESSER money to fund:

  • Two part time math intervention staff members. These teachers will provide support to identified students with weaknesses in the area of math.
  • Every classroom at WFES has a calming kit and space for students to access these tools if needed. We are adding calming kits for specialists (music, PE, art, etc.) so students have access across the building.  
  • Mindfulness for first grade this fall. Mindfulness is a research based practice for developing coping strategies and stress management skills. 
Construction Corner

The first level of the two-story addition is making progress.

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle

Information for Rising 7th Graders

Upcoming Frost MS events for 6th grade families

We are eager to begin our upcoming transition activities with our future Frost Falcons!  Please mark your calendars for our Rising 7th Grade Orientation on January 26th and the Frost Family Festival on February 9th.  More information is included below on each of these events and a full list of our upcoming activities was sent home to all 6th graders in Thursday folders this week.

The Rising 7th Grade Orientation is for current 6th grade students who will be attending Frost in the 2023-24 school year and their parents.  This will take place virtually on January 26th at 6:30 PM. During this event you will hear from administration and school counselors who will provide an overview of Frost Middle School, course selection opportunities and the selection process.  The link for this event will be sent in January.  A recording of the event will be available for those who cannot attend on our Frost Student Services website here.

Please submit questions you may have about transitioning to 7th Grade at Frost Middle School.  We will do our best to incorporate as many answers to your questions during the orientation. Please use this link to submit questions.

Frost will also be having the Frost Family Festival (in-person) on February 9th beginning at 5:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity to get a school tour and visit elective classes to help confirm desired course selections.  More information to come!

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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  • 🕎 Happy Chanukah to all in our community who celebrate! This Festival of Lights is an 8-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple, and the miracle of a small quantity of oil that lit the Temple's menorah for 8 days. #OurFCPS
  • 🎄 A very Merry Christmas to those in our community who celebrate! Christmas is an annual holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is celebrated in many unique ways across the U.S. and the world. #OurFCPS
Letter from the Principal

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

 

As we wind down 2022, we have a great deal to be grateful for as a school. I am very proud of the hard work of our staff and students, particularly given the additional stress our renovation has brought this year. 

In a time when many schools are still not fully staffed, WFES has all positions filled. We have had strong substitutes filling in for our teachers on leave and many of our parents have stepped up to substitute in our building to keep us operational. We couldn't do it without them. 

Thank you for partnering with me to boost our staff through the PTA and on your own. Every positive note, email and comment makes a huge impact on the individual. It also increases our chances of being fully staffed again next school year because it creates a positive work environment. Your support helps make WFES an amazing place to learn and work. 

We wish you a wonderful winter break!

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Our talented strings students put on a wonderful and festive concert.

Another stellar performance by the 5th and 6th grade band.

Upcoming Dates

December 19 - January 2 School Office Closed

January 2 - Student Holiday

January 3 - First day back to school

January 26 - Rising 7th Grade Orientation

Second Quarter Interims

Interims were sent home in Thursday folders on December 15th for students in kindergarten - sixth grade who have areas of concern at this point in the second quarter. Interims were not sent to students who currently have no areas of concern. All students have a mix of strengths and weaknesses. Interims and progress reports are intended to inform families on student progress. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your child's classroom teacher. 

ESSER Funding

Every school in FCPS received ESSER funding to support their school. This year we are using the bulk of the ESSER money to fund:

  • Two part time math intervention staff members. These teachers will provide support to identified students with weaknesses in the area of math.
  • Every classroom at WFES has a calming kit and space for students to access these tools if needed. We are adding calming kits for specialists (music, PE, art, etc.) so students have access across the building.  
  • Mindfulness for first grade this fall. Mindfulness is a research based practice for developing coping strategies and stress management skills. 
Supporting WFES Students in Need

Thank you so much for the generous donations to our families in need. We were able to support a number of families with gift cards and toys this week. We appreciate our counselors, family liaison, ESOL team and Social Worker for their efforts on behalf of our families. 

Mindfulness

Thanks to a donation from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, MindsInc. will be able to provide mindfulness strategy sessions to our second through sixth grade students in 2023 at no cost to the school. Our first graders participated in 8 weeks of mindfulness instruction this fall.

Construction Corner

Our renovation continues to be on track. Renovation will continue during winter break. We expect impacts to the sidewalk along Iva Lane while the team works on drainage. 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle.

Information for Rising 7th Grade

Upcoming Frost MS events for 6th grade families

We are eager to begin our upcoming transition activities with our future Frost Falcons!  Please mark your calendars for our Rising 7th Grade Orientation on January 26th and the Frost Family Festival on February 9th.  More information is included below on each of these events and a full list of our upcoming activities was sent home to all 6th graders in Thursday folders this week.

The Rising 7th Grade Orientation is for current 6th grade students who will be attending Frost in the 2023-24 school year and their parents.  This will take place virtually on January 26th at 6:30 PM. During this event you will hear from administration and school counselors who will provide an overview of Frost Middle School, course selection opportunities and the selection process.  The link for this event will be sent in January.  A recording of the event will be available for those who cannot attend on our Frost Student Services website here.

Please submit questions you may have about transitioning to 7th Grade at Frost Middle School.  We will do our best to incorporate as many answers to your questions during the orientation. Please use this link to submit questions.

Frost will also be having the Frost Family Festival (in-person) on February 9th beginning at 5:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity to get a school tour and visit elective classes to help confirm desired course selections.  More information to come!

SNOW Days - Reminder

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning.

  • Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction starting at 10:30 AM. A delayed start will give staff time to adjust their plans to a virtual format.
  • Students will begin bringing their FCPS provided devices to and from school following winter break. We will use zoom as our platform for virtual instruction. We will be practicing with students at school and will send home additional information about supporting your child at home.  

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

How to Join Woodson Area Chorus

All 5th and 6th grade elementary students are invited to participate in the Woodson Area Chorus! You do not need to have any previous chorus experience to attend. The area chorus will rehearse at Frost Middle School Cafeteria from 10:00AM  Saturday, February 4th, 2022 until 1pm. We will have an informal performance at 12:30PM and all parents are encouraged to attend! Students will be served pizza and snacks, and be provided with an Area Chorus t-shirt to wear! For more information, forms came home in Thursday Folders and can also be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pqW3-tHv4vGBrnJ24PGORgL-4Hb-QJ8GCdwlc2FJ69Y/edit?usp=sharing

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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Bodhi Day, Thursday, December 8, was the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Learn more about Bodhi Day in this video from the Miami Children’s Museum. 

Traffic - WFES Neighborhoods

We know that due to our renovation process many families are seeking alternate locations to drop off students nearer to the Wolf Den (quads). Please be mindful of our WFES neighbors by not parking in front of driveways or driving on their property. Forest Street is particularly narrow and parking on this street can have a big impact on the safe flow of traffic. 

Upcoming Dates

December 9  - PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

December 14 - Winter Strings Concert 6:30

December 14 - Winter Band Concert 7:30

December 15 - AAP Level IV Referrals due to Mr. Gray

December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - Winter Break

SCA Spirit Week - Join in the Fun!

Join in the fun and show your holiday/winter spirit:

Monday 12/12 - "Stuffy" day - bring a stuffed animal that fits in your backpack

Tuesday 12/13 - Plaid Apparel - Wear your favorite plaid or flannel

Wednesday 12/14 - Ugly sweater day - get jazzy in an ugly sweater

Thursday 12/15 - Holiday Culture day - celebrate your culture or a winter holiday your family celebrates

Friday 12/16 - PJ day - wear your favorite (school appropriate) pajamas!

SNOW Days

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning.

  • Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction starting at 10:30 AM. A delayed start will give staff time to adjust their plans to a virtual format.
  • Students will begin bringing their FCPS provided devices to and from school following winter break. We will use zoom as our platform for virtual instruction. We will be practicing with students at school and will send home additional information about supporting your child at home.  

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Supporting WFES Students in Need

We have some families that could use some extra support in the stretch from late November to January as a part of our caring community. If you are interested in supporting, please consider donating a gift card (Walmart, Target, grocery store) these will be distributed to identified families by our school counseling team.  

Score Reporting To Families

For the academic screenings that students complete in the fall, score report letters will be generated by FCPS, not each individual school. Most reports can be found in ParentVUE/SIS. 

  • VRKP grades PreK-K will be sent via U.S. Mail before winter break
  • iReady grades 1-3 will be sent via U.S. Mail before Thanksgiving
  • iReady grades 4-6 will be posted via SIS ParentVUE before winter break 
  • Fall VGA scores will be mailed by FCPS to parents the week of December 5 
  • Fall CogAT scores were sent home in the Wednesday Folders on November 30.
  • NEW: Fall SEL Screener reports are scheduled to be mailed by FCPS in early January
Construction Corner

Our renovation continues to be on track. Renovation will continue during winter break. We expect impacts to the sidewalk along Iva Lane. 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle.

Axolotl AirBnB Request

Dear Parents/Students,

As you know the STEAM room has a pair of Axolotls named Crystal and Rocky (Aka The Rock). They have been doing well for the last two months, but need your help during the break.   

We are looking for a family (that is not going anywhere over the break) to watch the pair of Axolotls in their AirBnB household. The family must be willing to:

  1. Hand feed live worms daily (with a tweezer) to Crystal and Rocky.  
  2. Monitor tank temperature (must be around 60 degrees and have a small fan that runs to keep it cool).
  3. Monitor to make sure fans and bubblers are operating correctly,
  4. Resist temptation from touching the Axolotls.  

Mr. Gray will give you the tank, water and all materials related to watching the Axolotls successfully.

If you are interested in hosting our Axolotls at your AirBNB please fill out information in the google form below by Monday, 12/12,  I will contact you if your family is selected. 

There might be other opportunities to watch the Axolotls in 2023.

Thanks for your interest.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjEbunkWAK9UNA1CSFlhIw-cVHsEFtOTuajLYdBoPRN-uXdQ/viewform

Lost and Found is FULL at Door 1

If you think your child is missing an item of clothing, a water bottle or anything else, the Lost and Found is located just inside Door #1 near the main office so parents/guardians can stop in and look for items easily. Lost items of value are kept in the front office, so please ask if something of value has been lost. All items will be donated if not picked up by Friday 12/16.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

What is it?
Parents can submit a request for a weekly email report with a summary of their child’s FCPS device Internet activity.


How can parents get access?
Parents can simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page (https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/technology-support-families).


What will parents need to provide?
Before submitting a request, parents/guardians will need the enrolling parent email address on-file in our Student Information System, as well as the Student ID for their child.


How can parents learn more about what is available?
For more information about the report and additional features available to parents, please visit the Lightspeed Parent Report information page (https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/lightspeed-parent-reports).
Scan here with your smartphone to learn more in English and other languages, and to register for reports.

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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Family Culture Night Huge Success! Upcoming Dates

December 7 - Picture Retakes

December 7 - PTA Meeting

December 9  - PTA Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

December 14 - Winter Strings Concert 6:30

December 14 - Winter Band Concert 7:30

December 15 - AAP Level IV Referrals due to Mr. Gray

December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - Winter Break

Supporting WFES Students in Need

We have some families that could use some extra support in the stretch from late November to January as a part of our caring community. If you are interested in supporting, please consider donating a gift card (Walmart, Target, grocery store) these will be distributed to identified families by our school counseling team.  

Fall Picture Retakes - December 7th

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at our school on 12/7/2022 to photograph anyone who would like a retake, or who missed picture day in October.

To pay online, go to www.strawbridge.net. Click "Order Pictures" and enter the following code:

FM393358

Portrait of a Graduate (PoG) Creative and Critical Thinker

As a part of the current FCPS Strategic Plan, students in K-12 work on Portrait of a Graduate (PoG) skills along with their grade level curriculum.  

One of the PoG attributes is Creative and Critical Thinker, which encompasses the following:

  • Engages in problem solving, inquiry, and design of innovative solutions to overcome obstacles to improve outcomes.
  • Uses information in novel and creative ways to strengthen comprehension and deepen awareness.
  • Demonstrates divergent and ingenious thought to enhance the design-build process.
  • Expresses thought, ideas, and emotions meaningfully through the arts.
  • Evaluates ideas and information sources for validity, relevance, and impact.
  • Reasons through and weighs evidence to reach conclusions.

One of the ways we focus on this attribute in the STEAM lab. WFES is proud to offer STEAM instruction K-6 each week with our two amazing teachers Mrs. Brown and Mr. Gray.

Next week is Computer Science Education Week, December 6 -11. Students in our STEAM lab will be exploring the many loops, conditions and functions of coding by participating in Hour of Code. Each grade will have an opportunity to delve into an online coding activity specifically made for their grade level. Many of these activities can be found in Schoology under the STEAM course, so that students can continue their learning over the holiday break if they choose.

2023 WFES Spelling Bee - Feb. 15th Deadline December 9th  

The WFES PTA is proud to be sponsoring the 16th Annual Spelling Bee.

The spelling bee is currently scheduled to be held IN PERSON on Wednesday, February 15 immediately after-school.  Similar to past years, participation is open to all Wakefield Forest students in grades 3-6.The first step to participate to register your student by completing and returning the form sent in your child's Thursday folder OR by completing the following online form:https://forms.gle/YEFyNLJAbbpaGnef9

All registrations must be completed by Friday, December 9, 2022.  Registration confirmation will be provided by email.  Parents and guardians of registered bee participants will receive a list of words to study via email.  Our school champion will then move on to represent Wakefield Forest in the Fairfax County Spelling Bee.Please reach out to Amy Rapuano, staff spelling bee coordinator, at [email protected], or Allison Williams, PTA spelling bee coordinator, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Construction Corner

Our courtyard is changing every day as the new two-story addition continues to take shape.

 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle.

Check the Lost and Found at Door 1

There are some really nice jackets, coats and other clothing in our lost and found. If you think your child is missing an item of clothing, a water bottle or anything else, it is now located just inside Door #1 near the main office so parents/guardians can stop in and look for items easily. Lost jewelry is kept in the front office, so please ask if something of value has been lost.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

What is it?
Parents can submit a request for a weekly email report with a summary of their child’s FCPS device Internet activity.


How can parents get access?
Parents can simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page (https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/technology-support-families).


What will parents need to provide?
Before submitting a request, parents/guardians will need the enrolling parent email address on-file in our Student Information System, as well as the Student ID for their child.


How can parents learn more about what is available?
For more information about the report and additional features available to parents, please visit the Lightspeed Parent Report information page (https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/lightspeed-parent-reports).
Scan here with your smartphone to learn more in English and other languages, and to register for reports.

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Tuesday, November 28, 2022

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Family Culture Night - December 1st

We are excited to host our first Family Culture Night on Thursday, December 1st from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Are you planning to attend? Let us know how many to expect on this form. We're trying to get a head count for planning purposes. 

 

We're low on volunteers for displays and food to share. There's still time to volunteer to:

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WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Tuesday, November 21, 2022

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Dear Wakefield Forest Families, 

 

This week and next our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Gratitude. Gratitude means you are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Gratitude is the quality of feelings and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

Out of all 24 character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism. And, the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. Numerous studies have concluded that gratitude is like a muscle. The more you practice it, the stronger it gets -- and the more you’re able to reap its benefits.

We have immense gratitude for the many ways our staff supports our students and for the way in which our families support us.

This week The Church of the Good Shephard and St. Matthews United Methodist Church donated food and gift cards to support some of our families in need. 

We wish you and your family a restful Thanksgiving break.

 

Thank you.

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Upcoming Dates

November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23 - SACC open 7:00 AM - 6:15 PM

December 1 - Family Culture Night

December 7 - Picture Retakes

December 7 - PTA Meeting

December 14 - Winter Strings Concert 6:30

December 14 - Winter Band Concert 7:30

December 15 - AAP Level IV Referrals due to Mr. Gray

December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - Winter Break

Supporting WFES Students in Need

We have some families that could use some extra support in the stretch from late November to January as a part of our caring community. If you are interested in supporting, please consider donating a gift card (Walmart, Target, grocery store) these will be distributed to identified families by our school counseling team.  

Family Culture Night - December 1st

We are excited to host our first Family Culture Night on Thursday, December 1st from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. (Date Change)

Are you planning to attend? Let us know how many to expect on this form. We're trying to get a head count for planning purposes. 

Are you interested in…

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WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, November 18, 2022

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  • Newsletter English: As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28. Learn more about the first Thanksgiving. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.
  • Newsletter Spanish:Como recordatorio, las escuelas y las oficinas estarán cerradas del 23 al 25 de Noviembre. Que tengan un feliz y seguro Día de Acción de Gracias. Las clases se reanudarán el lunes 28 de Noviembre. 

Aprenda más sobre el primer Día de Acción de Gracias

Upcoming Dates

November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 - Family Culture Night

December 7 - Picture Retakes

December 7 - PTA Meeting

December 14 - Winter Strings Concert 6:30

December 14 - Winter Band Concert 7:30

December 15 - AAP Level IV Referrals due to Mr. Gray

December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - Winter Break

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Americans. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges they have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. 

Supporting WFES Students in Need

We have some families that could use some extra support in the stretch from late November to January as a part of our caring community. If you are interested in supporting, please consider donating a gift card (Walmart, Target, grocery store) these will be distributed to identified families by our school counseling team.  

Family Culture Night - December 1st

We are excited to host our first Family Culture Night on Thursday, December 1st from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. (Date Change)

Are you planning to attend? Let us know how many to expect on this form. We're trying to get a head count for planning purposes. 

Are you interested in…

Fall Picture Retakes - December 7th

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at our school on 12/7/2022 to photograph anyone who would like a retake, or who missed picture day in October.

To pay online, go to www.strawbridge.net. Click "Order Pictures" and enter the following code:

FM393358

2023 WFES Spelling Bee - Feb 15th  

The WFES PTA is proud to be sponsoring the 16th Annual Spelling Bee.

The spelling bee is currently scheduled to be held IN PERSON on Wednesday, February 15 immediately after-school.  Similar to past years, participation is open to all Wakefield Forest students in grades 3-6.The first step to participate to register your student by completing and returning the form sent in your child's Thursday folder OR by completing the following online form:https://forms.gle/YEFyNLJAbbpaGnef9

All registrations must be completed by Friday, December 9, 2022.  Registration confirmation will be provided by email.  Parents and guardians of registered bee participants will receive a list of words to study via email.  Our school champion will then move on to represent Wakefield Forest in the Fairfax County Spelling Bee.Please reach out to Amy Rapuano, staff spelling bee coordinator, at [email protected], or Allison Williams, PTA spelling bee coordinator, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

FCPS Technology Safety Practices

Have you ever wondered how we keep students safe on computers at school? Information about FCPS Internet Content Filtering can be found here:

Families can request weekly reports of online activity on their FCPS device at this website. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/lightspeed-parent-reports 

Appointments During School

If your child needs to be picked up during the school the day for an appointment, please call 703-503-2300 when you are on your way so we can have your child meet you in the front office. Due to renovation, students often have a great distance to travel to make it to the main office. We ask for a call ahead in the event you are running late or if something changes. We want to keep students learning in the classroom as long as possible, yet give them time to walk up to meet you from their classrooms. 

Construction Corner

 

  • Our new music addition is growing every day 
  • Watch our two-story addition take shape 

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle.

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or emailed to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP website for more information.

Check the Lost and Found at Door 1

North Face, Mickey Mouse, unicorns, you name it. There are some really nice jackets, coats and other clothing in our lost and found. If you think your child is missing an item of clothing, a water bottle or anything else, it is now located just inside Door #1 near the main office so parents/guardians can stop in and look for items easily. Lost jewelry is kept in the front office, so please ask if something of value has been lost.

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

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WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, November 11, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

November 16 - G1 NNAT Testing

November 18 - G6 Talent Show (G6 families invited to attend.)

November 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 - Family Culture Night

December 7 - PTA Meeting

December 15 - AAP Level IV Referrals due to Mr. Gray

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Americans. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges they have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. 

Sixth Grade Talent Show

The sixth grade talent show will be Friday, November 18th at 9:30 AM. All sixth grade families are invited to attend. Please check in at the office (new door 1).If you wish to have a WFES sibling sit with you, please arrive to the office early so they can be checked out of their classroom. Students in grades 2-6 will be in the gym to watch the show live and students in K-1 will watch a streaming feed from their classrooms. 

Family Culture Night - December 1st

We are excited to host our first Family Culture Night on December 1st from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. (Date Change)

Are you planning to attend? Let us know how many to expect on this form. We're trying to get a head count for planning purposes. 

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Portrait of a Graduate (PoG) Goal-Directed and Resilient Individuals

As a part of the current FCPS Strategic Plan, students in K-12 work on Portrait of a Graduate (PoG) skills along with their grade level curriculum.  

One of the PoG attributes is Goal-Directed and Resilient Individuals, which encompasses the following:

  • Engages in healthy and positive practices and relationships to promote overall physical and mental well-being.
  • Persists to accomplish difficult tasks and to overcome academic and personal barriers to meet goals.
  • Uses time and financial resources wisely to set goals, complete tasks, and manage projects.
  • Shows strong understanding and belief of self to engage in reflection for individual improvement and advocacy.

Mindfulness is one of the ways we support students with the PoG attribute Goal-Directed and Resilient Individuals. Wakefield Forest has worked in partnership with MindsInc. since 2015. This fall MindsInc. has been working closely with our first grade classes on teaching mindfulness strategies. 

The book Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids is a great resource to learn more about mindfulness. 

Additionally, classroom teachers integrate instruction on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) during morning meeting. 

FCPS Technology Safety Practices

Have you ever wondered how we keep students safe on computers at school? Information about FCPS Internet Content Filtering can be found here:

Families can request weekly reports of online activity on their FCPS device at this website. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/lightspeed-parent-reports 

2022 Outstanding Employee Awards Program

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Outstanding Employee Awards! You can submit a nomination for a Wakefield Forest ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below:

  • Outstanding Teacher 
  • Outstanding New Teacher
  • Outstanding Principal
  • Outstanding Leader (Assistant Principal)
  • Outstanding Professional Employee (School Counselor, School-Based Technology Specialist, Social Worker, School Psychologist, Technology Support Specialist)
  • Outstanding Operational Employee (Office Staff, Instructional Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Parent Liaison)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link below has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and their eligibility requirements.

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.) All responses will be kept confidential.

Please click here: Nominate a WFES Employee

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, November 14th.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lucas at [email protected].

Appointments During School

If your child needs to be picked up during the school the day for an appointment, please call 703-503-2300 when you are on your way so we can have your child meet you in the front office. Due to renovation, students often have a great distance to travel to make it to the main office. We ask for a call ahead in the event you are running late or if something changes. We want to keep students learning in the classroom as long as possible, yet give them time to walk up to meet you from their classrooms. 

Construction Corner

Construction in the front of the school continues. They are currently removing the roof over the old front entrance.

Follow us on Twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle.

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or emailed to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP website for more information.

Retakes - Fall Pictures

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at our school on 12/7/2022 to photograph anyone who would like a retake, or who missed picture day in October.

To pay online, go to www.strawbridge.net. Click "Order Pictures" and enter the following code:

FM393358

Check Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing. If you think your child is missing an item of clothing, a water bottle or anything else, please have them stop outside the library and look for their items.

Next week we will be putting the lost and found inside the front entrance (door 1). Parents/guardians can stop in and look for items before and after school.

Tutor.com - Free for Students

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, November 4, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

November 8 - Election Day/Student Holiday

November 9 - PTA Meeting

November 11 - Veteran's Day/Student Holiday

November 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 - Family Culture Night

December 15 - AAP Level IV Referrals due to Mr. Gray

Family Culture Night - December 1st

We are excited to host our first Family Culture Night on December 1st from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Are you interested in…

Book Fair - Shop Online Until 11/10

Thank you for visiting the Fall Book Fair and supporting the WFES Library!

If you missed it or are still looking to purchase books, the online Scholastic Book Fair will continue until 11/10 by visiting https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wfes132.

Support Our Veteran's Day Display - Due Nov. 9th

In honor of Veteran's Day, we would like to invite the WFES community to share a picture of a veteran in your family or community with us to display on our WFES Veteran's Day bulletin board. Please send a picture of your veteran(s) and include name, branch of military, and years of service.

If you would like to submit a picture through email, please send your email attachments to both Nancy Garcia-Henderson [email protected] and Amy Rapuano [email protected]

Mrs. Garcia-Henderson will print out your pictures and information and include them on our bulletin board. Mrs. Rapuano will make a slide show of your veterans to include on the morning news show.

Please send all pictures no later than 11/9. Thank you for sharing, and we look forward to honoring our veterans.

Appointments During School

If your child needs to be picked up during the school the day for an appointment, please call 703-503-2300 when you are on your way so we can have your child meet you in the front office. Due to renovation, students often have a great distance to travel to make it to the main office. We ask for a call ahead in the event you are running late or if something changes. We want to keep students learning in the classroom as long as possible, yet give them time to walk up to meet you from their classrooms. 

Keeping Arrival and Dismissal Safe
  • Please review bike safety with your child if they are riding to and from school. Our sidewalks are narrow and we want to be mindful of walkers. 
  • We know many families are using Forest and Norfolk for drop off and pickup. Please be mindful of students in those areas during high traffic times.
  • Families should not be entering the den area during the school day unless they have a prearranged reason to be on site. Drop offs of water bottles and other school materials should be made to the main office at door 1.
Trick-or-Trash Candy Wrapper Collection

Our SCA and Mrs. Vick's Kindergarten class are working together to sponsor Trick or Trash boxes to collect candy wrappers, so they do not end up in a landfill after Halloween!  Please encourage your children to save all plastic candy wrappers to add to our collection boxes and help the environment. There will be one box in the cafeteria and one in the Steam lab. Students can deposit their wrappers individually or put them in a plastic baggy. We will collect wrappers from November 1st- November 10th.

Thank you for helping us to teach environmental stewardship and create ethical and global citizens for the future!

https://www.rubicon.com/trick-or-trash/how-it-works/

How FCPS Develops the School Year Calendar

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students.

En un proceso de planificación anual, Fairfax County Public Schools utilizan los aportes de la comunidad para desarrollar el calendario para el año siguiente. Nuestro marco para crear el calendario está disponible en línea para garantizar la transparencia, mientras trabajamos para construir un calendario que sea inclusivo y equitativo. Mire su correo electrónico para obtener un formulario de comentarios, que se compartirá con los padres, el personal y los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria. 

11/7 - FLE Parent Preview Night

Materials used for Family Life Education are available for families to access on our Wakefield Forest Schoology page. We will be hosting a Woodson Pyramid Parent FLE Preview event to answer questions and help families access the materials.  This will take place on Monday, November 7th from 5:30 – 6:00PM using the following zoom link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91976821594

You can learn more about Fairfax County's elementary FLE program on the FCPS website.

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or emailed to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP website for more information.

11/5 - WT Woodson Craft Show

 

The W.T. Woodson High School 29th Craft Show is returning this year on Saturday, November 5, 2021, from 10am-4pm (9525 Main St., Fairfax VA 22031).

This exceptional show features juried handmade arts and crafts with a diverse selection that include: fine art, gourmet foods and confections, fabric art and crafts, jewelry, fiber and textile crafts, knitted, crocheted, needle felted and macrame items, acrylic art flow, pottery, wreaths, pet accessories, birdhouses, hand painted home decor items, bath and body products, as well as hundreds of holiday collectibles/decorations.

We have many new exhibitors as well as some returning favorites.

Admission for Shoppers is ALWAYS FREE!

*All proceeds benefit the W.T. Woodson Crew Team.

For more information go to:  https://wtwcrew.org/craft-show/

or contact: [email protected]

Educate Fairfax Awards Two Grants to WFES for STEAM

A playdough piano? Or maybe a secret message sent via radio?  Those are just a few of the many new hands-on projects coming to the Wakefield STEAM lab. Thanks to two grants provided by Educate Fairfax, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, Wakefield will receive classroom sets of Makey Makey circuit boards and Micro:bit pocket computers with robotic cars. Students in grades 2-4 have already enjoyed building unique pianos and beat boxes using the Makey Makeys. Mr. Tony Gray and Ms. Joan Brown, our STEAM teachers, have several other projects planned for the circuit boards that require coding physical objects into athletic games.

Micro:bits are tiny computers with programmable LED lights as well as sensors for light, temperature and magnetic fields, an accelerometer and compass. When added to a robotic car, students can design code around movement and environmental factors. The STEAM team is looking forward to the creativity this new technology will provide our students. 

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

Wakefield Forest ES: News You Choose - Special Edition - 11/1/22

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Ice Cream Social & Book Fair Evening Hours

Thursday, November 3rd

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WFES Cafeteria

Costumes are encouraged!!!

 

Have ice cream with your family and friends, then come to the library and shop at the Book Fair. All are welcome!

2022 Outstanding Employee Awards Program

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Outstanding Employee Awards! You can submit a nomination for a Wakefield Forest ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below:

  • Outstanding Teacher 
  • Outstanding New Teacher
  • Outstanding Principal
  • Outstanding Leader (Assistant Principal)
  • Outstanding Professional Employee (School Counselor, School-Based Technology Specialist, Social Worker, School Psychologist, Technology Support Specialist)
  • Outstanding Operational Employee (Office Staff, Instructional Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Parent Liaison)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link below has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and their eligibility requirements.

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.) All responses will be kept confidential.

Please click here: Nominate a WFES Employee

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, November 14th.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lucas at [email protected].

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WAKEFIELD FOREST ES - News You Choose - Friday, October 28, 2022

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Letter From the Principal

Dear Wakefield Forest Families, 

It's hard to believe that we've already completed the first quarter. Every school year has new and unexpected experiences. Renovation has afforded us ample opportunities to be creative and resilient. I have been so proud of our staff and students for navigating an ever challenging landscape at our school. It's exciting to see walls going up for our new addition so we can start to envision what our school will look like once the renovation process is complete.

As you may have seen in the national and local news, schools across the country continue to face extreme staffing challenges. Despite incredible efforts, many FCPS schools continue to be unable to fill their permanent vacancies with qualified staff. WFES has been operating understaffed for the first quarter of the school year. We are excited that our last full time employee will begin next week. 

If you haven't already, please schedule a time to meet with your child's classroom teacher in person or virtually. We value the relationship with families and want to ensure you are informed on your child's strengths and areas of focus for the most productive school year possible.  

Our staff is working hard every day and your kind words and grace continue to make this a wonderful community in which to serve.

Thank you for your support.

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Upcoming Dates

October 31st - Teacher Workday / Student Holiday

November 1 - Dia de los Muertos - Religious & Cultural Observance Day

November 2 - Dia de los Muertos - Religious & Cultural Observance Day

November - 8 - Election Day/Student Holiday

November 11 - Veteran's Day/Student Holiday

The Fall Book Fair is Next Week!

Our WFES fall book fair will take place in the WFES library from Tuesday 11/1 through Friday 11/4. Students will be able to shop during school hours each day, or may visit the fair with their families on the evening of Thursday 11/3 from 6pm to 8pm. 

More details regarding our shopping hours and procedures, as well as a shopping flyer, will be available in Thursday folders on 10/20 and 10/27. Book fair purchases may also be made online via our online book fair shopping site from 10/28 until 11/10 by visiting https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wfes132.

If you will be sending your child to school with shopping money, please keep in mind that we are now required to charge sales tax on all book fair purchases, so please keep this in mind when determining how much to send.

If you are interested in signing up to help set up, pack up, or run the book fair, please visit our Sign Up Genius at https://bit.ly/wfes132. We can’t wait to see you at the fair!

Howling Wolf Fun Run is a Big Success

The Fun Run is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers. Thank you to all who sponsored our students and helped make the Fun Run a huge success.

We made well over our goal of $25,000! 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Andrew Gause

Charles Schwartz & Son

Jamie Test - Compass

Trick-or-Trash Candy Wrapper Collection

Our SCA and Mrs. Vick's Kindergarten class are working together to sponsor Trick or Trash boxes to collect candy wrappers, so they do not end up in a landfill after Halloween!  Please encourage your children to save all plastic candy wrappers to add to our collection boxes and help the environment. There will be one box in the cafeteria and one in the Steam lab. Students can deposit their wrappers individually or put them in a plastic baggy. We will collect wrappers from November 1st- November 10th.

Thank you for helping us to teach environmental stewardship and create ethical and global citizens for the future!

https://www.rubicon.com/trick-or-trash/how-it-works/

Disability History & Awareness Month

In Virginia during October, Disability History and Awareness activities provide an opportunity to create greater public awareness for individuals with disabilities, with the goal of full inclusion in our community.

LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month is recognized in October nationwide. We acknowledge and celebrate that LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families are an integral component of our nation. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Discontinuation of Care Rooms

FCPS has discontinued the use of the Care Rooms for students who present with COVID-Like-Illness (CLI) symptoms.  All students will report to the school health room where the SHA will review symptoms and decide if the student has any CLI symptoms:

  • Fever (Temperature 100.4 or above) or chills
  • Cough (Not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (Not due to diagnosed respiratory health condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • Fatigue (More tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • Muscle or body aches (Not due to another health condition or caused by a specific activity such as PE)
  • Headache (Not due to another health condition, hunger, stress, or injury)
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat (Not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (Not related to allergies or other health condition)
  • Nausea or vomiting (Not associated with a chronic condition)
  • Diarrhea (Not associated with a chronic gastrointestinal condition)

Following the review of symptoms and provision of any required care (per “flip chart”), the SHA will attempt to separate the ill student as much as possible from others in the health room by placing them in a rest area at least 6 feet away from other students. If this is not possible, and if the student is not in distress, the SHA will work with the school staff to allow the student to be seated in the office or other agreed upon area while awaiting the arrival of the parent or guardian.  

The SHA will contact the parent or guardian and advise them of the student’s symptoms and the need for the parent or guardian to pick the student up from school as soon as possible, current FCPS guidance indicates this should be within one hour. 

Students leaving school with COVID-like illness will continue to be provided a COVID-19 test kit with a copy of the FCPS Guidance for Student Sent Home with COVID-like Illness form. The BinaxNOW Antigen At-Home Test may be obtained from the Covid Case Manager or the COVID Point of Contact at the school for this purpose. 

The FCPS Health and Safety Guidance document and FCPS COVID-19 Negative Home Antigen Test Parent/Guardian Attestation Form  will be updated to reflect these changes.

Red Ribbon Week

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and Red Ribbon Week is October 23- October 31. Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the DEA, is when young people pledge to live drug-free lives and show their commitment by wearing a red ribbon. Our 5th and 6th graders will be provided red ribbons to wear if they choose.   

The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows that students who say there are caring adults present in their lives are significantly less likely to engage in risky behaviors or report poor mental health conditions. Now that Halloween is approaching, it’s time to remind your students that drugs are often made to entice young people to use (e.g. marijuana edibles, colorful packaging, rainbow fentanyl). The younger a person begins to use drugs, the more difficult it is for them to abstain later in life (NIH). 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS. 

For further Information & support contact De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil), Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist [email protected]

Construction Corner

In this picture you can see the walls for the new addition going up. The new addition is slated to be completed by the end of summer 2023. 

The additional equipment for the playground continues to be on backorder and is not expected prior to February.

Follow the renovation on twitter:

@wakefieldforest  @sbprindle

Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey between November 2-18. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information.

Impact Aid Forms Due 11/4

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential. 

Watch the video to learn more about this process from Superintendent Michelle Reid and Colonel Joe Messina, Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander  

Support Our Veteran's Day Display

In honor of Veteran's Day, we would like to invite the WFES community to share a picture of a veteran in your family or community with us to display on our WFES Veteran's Day bulletin board. Please send a picture of your veteran(s) and include name, branch of military, and years of service.

If you would like to submit a picture through email, please send your email attachments to both Nancy Garcia-Henderson [email protected] and Amy Rapuano [email protected]

Mrs. Garcia-Henderson will print out your pictures and information and include them on our bulletin board. Mrs. Rapuano will make a slide show of your veterans to include on the morning news show.

Please send all pictures no later than 11/9. Thank you for sharing, and we look forward to honoring our veterans.

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or emailed to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP website for more information.

WT Woodson Craft Show - 11/5

 

The W.T. Woodson High School 29th Craft Show is returning this year on Saturday, November 5, 2021, from 10am-4pm (9525 Main St., Fairfax VA 22031).

This exceptional show features juried handmade arts and crafts with a diverse selection that include: fine art, gourmet foods and confections, fabric art and crafts, jewelry, fiber and textile crafts, knitted, crocheted, needle felted and macrame items, acrylic art flow, pottery, wreaths, pet accessories, birdhouses, hand painted home decor items, bath and body products, as well as hundreds of holiday collectibles/decorations.

We have many new exhibitors as well as some returning favorites.

Admission for Shoppers is ALWAYS FREE!

*All proceeds benefit the W.T. Woodson Crew Team.

For more information go to:  https://wtwcrew.org/craft-show/

or contact: [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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

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Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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PTA Howling Fun Run

The Howling Wolf was a huge success. We have already received pledges for more than our goal of $25,000!

We want to say a special thank you to Brian Collins for taking the lead on this PTA fundraiser. He had help from many amazing parents and our staff who made this event a big success. 

We will be scheduling a time for students to silly string the principals in the next few weeks.

Howling Wolf Run Sponsors

We truly appreciate the following businesses who helped sponsor our fun event so each student and staff member could have a no cost Fun Run shirt.

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Third graders pose after successful Fun Run...with Wolfie!

Upcoming Dates

October 24-31st  Red Ribbon Week

October 24 - Diwali - Student/Staff Holiday

October 26 - Science of Reading Family Night (virtual)

October 28 - Early Release (1:25pm) / End of 1st Quarter

October 31st - Teacher Workday / Student Holiday

Howling Wolf Fun Run is a Big Success

This morning, Friday, October 21, 2022, WFES students participated in the 7th annual Wakefield Forest Howling Wolf Fun Run

The Fun Run is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers. Thank you to all who sponsored a student(s) and helped make the Fun Run a huge success.

Pledges will continue to be collected until October 26, 2022. 

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness. Monday, October 24th, is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12-month employees report). Learn more about Diwali. 

 

Red Ribbon Week

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and Red Ribbon Week is October 23- October 31. Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the DEA, is when young people pledge to live drug-free lives and show their commitment by wearing a red ribbon. Our 5th and 6th graders will be provided red ribbons to wear if they choose.   

The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows that students who say there are caring adults present in their lives are significantly less likely to engage in risky behaviors or report poor mental health conditions. Now that Halloween is approaching, it’s time to remind your students that drugs are often made to entice young people to use (e.g. marijuana edibles, colorful packaging, rainbow fentanyl). The younger a person begins to use drugs, the more difficult it is for them to abstain later in life (NIH). 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS. 

For further Information & support contact De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil), Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist [email protected]

Science of Reading - October 26th

What is the Science of Reading?  Maybe you’ve heard the term or about Equitable Access to Literacy.  What does this mean for your child’s instruction? These slides from FCPS can help support your understanding about our transformation in reading and writing instruction and access to effective literacy practices that are aligned with what we now know about how the brain learns.  When we know better, we do better!  

Mrs. Rubinstein, our Reading Teacher, will hold a Family Information Night virtually on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 PM. 

Join the Zoom Meeting: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/94532453169

Dress Up Day - Friday 10/28

Who is your favorite character from a book, comic, tv show or movie? No weapons or other handheld props. No masks that cover your entire face are permitted, and students must be able to move and operate in a chair/desk and participate in regularly schedules school activities like PE, art and recess. We can't wait to see what your imaginative minds come up with!

Trick-or-Trash Candy Wrapper Collection

Our SCA and Mrs. Vick's Kindergarten class are working together to sponsor Trick or Trash boxes to collect candy wrappers, so they do not end up in a landfill after Halloween!  Please encourage your children to save all plastic candy wrappers to add to our collection boxes and help the environment. There will be one box in the cafeteria and one in the Steam lab. Students can deposit their wrappers individually or put them in a plastic baggy. We will collect wrappers from November 1st- November 10th.

Thank you for helping us to teach environmental stewardship and create ethical and global citizens for the future!

https://www.rubicon.com/trick-or-trash/how-it-works/

PTA Reflections Program

Calling all young ARTISTS! Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections Contest! This competition encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students create theme-based artwork in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. Questions: Contact Ashley Wane at [email protected]

The theme for 2022-2023 is “Show Your Voice!”   

Access Materials for your Reflections Arts Contest Program

UPCOMING DATES

  • Nov 9th- Deadline for WFES students to submit entries
  • Nov. 11th - Local Unit winners due to Virginia PTA (IF not in a Council)
  • Dec. 30th - Council PTA winners due to Virginia PTA
  • Mar. 15th: Virginia PTA winners announced
  • May - National PTA Winners announced
Construction Corner

 

Walls are going up for our new addition.

If you want to keep up-to-date on the renovation, follow us on twitter @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle.

The Fall Book Fair is Coming!

Our WFES fall book fair will take place in the WFES library from Tuesday 11/1 through Friday 11/4. Students will be able to shop during school hours each day, or may visit the fair with their families on the evening of Thursday 11/3 from 6pm to 8pm. More details regarding our shopping hours and procedures, as well as a shopping flyer, will be available in Thursday folders on 10/20 and 10/27. Book fair purchases may also be made online via our online book fair shopping site from 10/28 until 11/10 by visiting https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wfes132.

If you will be sending your child to school with shopping money, please keep in mind that we are now required to charge sales tax on all book fair purchases, so please keep this in mind when determining how much to send.

If you are interested in signing up to help set up, pack up, or run the book fair, please visit our Sign Up Genius at https://bit.ly/wfes132. We can’t wait to see you at the fair!

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or emailed to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP website for more information.

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]

Follow Wakefield Forest on Twitter

Follow Principal Prindle on Twitter

WFES PTA homepage

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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PTA Howling Fun Run - October 21

 

It's finally here!!! The Howling Wolf Fun Run is today. Families are welcome to join us on the field to cheer on our students. 

 

Bring Water/Sneakers

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle and wears sneakers tomorrow for the Fun Run. We have the Fun Run shirts at school to pass out before the event.

 

Volunteer

Are you good at tallying pledges and giving out prizes, have you always wanted to draw on kids t-shirts, do you have a secret desire to see inside of Wolfie's costume?  Please check in at the office this morning. We have a job for you!!!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44afae23a0f94-wfes

 

Donate

Proceeds go directly to OUR students at Wakefield Forest Elementary.  97% of every dollar donated supports our students’ education! Proceeds are used to purchase school materials (books, art supplies, PE equipment) and support staff morale.

Online sponsors can make a flat donation via member hub or submit your pledge to your student via cash, check (payable to WFES PTA) . 
 

Schedule

The Fun Run will be held on the field, with the following schedule:

9:15 – 9:45 AM          K & 1st 

10:00 – 10:45 AM      2nd & 3rd

11:00 – 11:45 AM       5th & 6th

12:00 – 12:45 PM      4th

 

The Fun Run is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers. Our Goal is $25,000! If we reach our goal Ms. Prindle and Mrs. Williams will get silly stringed.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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PTA Howling Fun Run - October 21

 

This is the big WFES Fundraiser of the year and we need you. In addition to your pledges (see below for more information) we are looking for volunteers to help with the event. 

Bring Water/Sneakers

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle and wears sneakers tomorrow for the Fun Run. We have the Fun Run shirts at school to pass out before the event.

 

Volunteer

Are you good at tallying pledges and giving out prizes, have you always wanted to draw on kids t-shirts, do you have a secret desire to see inside of Wolfie's costume?  We have a job for you!!!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44afae23a0f94-wfes

 

Donate

Proceeds go directly to OUR students at Wakefield Forest Elementary.  97% of every dollar donated supports our students’ education!

Online sponsors can make a flat donation via member hub or submit your pledge to your student via cash, check (payable to WFES PTA) . 
 

Schedule

The Fun Run will be held on the field, with the following schedule:

9:15 – 9:45 AM          K & 1st 

10:00 – 10:45 AM      2nd & 3rd

11:00 – 11:45 AM       5th & 6th

12:00 – 12:45 PM      4th

 

The Fun Run is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers. Our Goal is $25,000! If we reach our goal Ms. Prindle and Mrs. Williams will get silly stringed.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.503.2300

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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