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On a recent beautiful day, first grade students documented changes they saw in nature.

School Garden News

 

Thanks to the efforts of Mary Muratore, the Fairfax Food Council’s Urban Ag Work Group awarded Wakefield Forest a $500 mini-grant to support our school garden.  We will be using these funds to purchase grow bags and barrels to rescue plants around the school before renovation. 

 

Reminder from the Health Room

 

The school health room would like to remind families that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on Friday, June 10, the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns please call Health Room Aide Stephanie McNamara at 703-503-2310.

PTA Buddy Program

 

Would you like to help welcome new families to Wakefield Forest Elementary School by being part of the Buddy Program for SY2022-2023? What does it mean to be a Buddy Family? This summer we will match you (current WFES families) up with a new student and their family to help answer any questions they may have before starting school. If you can, you will meet in person to give the new student an opportunity to meet a new friend and have a familiar face to help them navigate the ins and out of Wakefield Forest Elementary. You'll also be invited to help welcome new families at New Student Orientation in late August. The buddy program is an easy way to help ensure our new families feel connected and welcomed to WFES.  

If you are interested in becoming a Buddy Family, please send an email to Rebecca Gudicello at [email protected] with the name of your student(s) and their grade level for the 2022/2023 school year. Please sign up by July 1, 2022. We hope that you will join us for one of the most rewarding programs at WFES!!

 

Substitutes needed!

 

As you may know, WFES often has unfilled substitute vacancies. Vacancies mean our school resources are stretched, which impacts our staff and students. This issue will most likely continue into the next school year.  If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested in serving as a substitute, please direct them here: https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 17: Grade 5 Science SOL

Wednesday, May 18: Grade 6 Math SOL

Thursday, May 19: Grade 4 Math SOL

Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 pm: Senior Graduation Walk

Thursday, May 26 at 2:50 pm: SCA General Meeting

Friday, May 27: Last day of Electives Session 4

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Holiday - No School

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Kindergarten students worked on their stitching skills in Ms. Rowader's art class.

Renovation Community Meeting on May 11

 

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm we will host an information session with our Design and Construction team on the impending renovation of Wakefield Forest, which begins this June. Please join the meeting at this link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99693941282 (Please enter your name so we are able to call on families with questions.)

Parent Input for Classroom Placement 2022-2023

 

 

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please submit no later than Friday, May 13, 2022.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3lXvzjPKC6r0BC6EwFA0Wrpcv6brBxiB7GvCfQ2pJchgdPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Lost and Found filling up quickly

 

In the few short weeks since spring break, our Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and hoodies.  Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found if they are missing any clothes items, and please label their jackets, etc. with their names.  Once again, any items unclaimed by the end of the school year will be donated.  We'll be moving the Lost and Found into the main lobby in June if you would like to come in then to look for items.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 10: Grade 5 Math SOL, Day 1

Wednesday, May 11: Grade 5 Math SOL, Day 1 and Grade 5 Advanced Math SOL

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm: PTA Meeting

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm: Community Renovation Meeting

Thursday, May 12: Grade 3 Math SOL, Day 1

Friday, May 13: Grade 3 Math SOL, Day 2

Tuesday, May 17: Grade 5 Science SOL

Wednesday, May 18: Grade 6 Math SOL

Thursday, May 19: Grade 4 Math SOL

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Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

We wanted to say a big thank you for all of the love shown to our teachers and staff this week. Our community is such a joy to work in.

Our first two weeks of SOL testing in grades 3-6 have gone smoothly. Scores will be available in ParentVue no later than August. We are proud of the progress our students have made following a very challenging school year. In addition to our wonderful classroom teachers, special education teachers and assistants, we had six interventionists who supported our students in making progress in reading and math. We are grateful to Mary Muratore, Suzanne Rubinstein, Lori Thomas, Kate Theodore, Michelle Lucas and Sarah Girard who all provided intervention for students this year.

Happy Mother's Day to all our community!

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

 

Renovation Community Meeting on May 11

 

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm we will host an information session with our Design and Construction team on the impending renovation of Wakefield Forest, which begins this June. Please join the meeting at this link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99693941282 (Please enter your name so we are able to call on families with questions.)

 

Health Reminders

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) continues to monitor cases and report COVID-19 outbreaks, as outlined by the Virginia Department of Health. Currently, Fairfax County's Community Level remains low as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our layered prevention strategies are being implemented based on our COVID-19 Community Level, as recommended by the CDC.

However, FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and parents/legal guardians are reminded of the daily health screening requirement to check their students for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

VaxUp

We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated or boosted as soon as they are eligible. COVID-19 vaccination keeps children safely in school and childcare settings, and also while participating in sports, playdates, extracurricular activities, and other group activities. Strong community vaccination rates help keep our schools safe for in-person learning. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, or to find a vaccine provider, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Masking

As a reminder, students may return to school after five days of isolation if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for five additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the five day isolation period. If individuals are unable to wear a mask when around others, they should continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home. While not required, wearing a mask while indoors is still considered an important way to protect yourself and others. Families are encouraged to discuss mask wearing as an additional layered prevention strategy.

Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are available online.

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Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

As we enter the last six weeks of school, we are excited to be celebrating our amazing teachers and staff. We are grateful to the PTA and our families for recognizing our staff’s hard work.  

We also have members of our community celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week. Eid al-Fitr begins at sunset May 2 and marks the end of Ramadan. It is a time of receptions and visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. Eid Mubarek to those in our Muslim community celebrating!

Wakefield Forest was highlighted by WTOP yesterday for our work with Innovation Hour. We love sharing the amazing work of our students and staff. https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2022/05/how-friday-innovation-hour-at-a-fairfax-co-elementary-school-has-boosted-student-initiative/

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Parent Input for Classroom Placement 2022-2023

 

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please submit no later than Friday, May 13, 2022.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3lXvzjPKC6r0BC6EwFA0Wrpcv6brBxiB7GvCfQ2pJchgdPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

SOL Hall Monitor - Volunteer Opportunity

 

We're looking for volunteers to serve as hall monitors for SOL testing for the next couple of weeks.  You will be asked to sit in a hallway, remind students passing through to not talk, and monitor restroom breaks. We'd appreciate any amount of time you can give us.  Any parent of Kindergarten through sixth grade students can volunteer.  Bring a book or work for some quiet time!  Please click here to learn more.

Safety Patrol information for parents of fourth & fifth grade students

 

The Patrol Application Process will begin next week for students in grades 4 and 5 who are interested in becoming a WFES Safety Patrol for the 2022-2023 school year.  Fifth grade students who are currently serving as a Safety Patrol have an option to apply to be an Officer.  Your child will learn how the application process will work during their regularly scheduled PE Class the week of May 9-13.  WFES Patrol Co-Sponsors and PE Teachers, Ms. Massimo and Ms. Maxwell-Gold, will explain the process to them, help them understand the qualifications to become a Safety Patrol/Officer and will show them how/where to apply.

Listed below are important Patrol application process dates:

Thursday, May 19 – Both Patrol/Officer (5th grade only) applications will be posted in their homeroom teachers Schoology sites.  Please reiterate that being a Safety Patrol/Officer is a yearlong commitment! 

Wednesday, May 25 – Applications are due.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Friday, June 3 – Patrol and Officer selections announced (letters will be given to students at the end of the school day)

Grad Walk is Wednesday, May 25 

 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2:30 PM we will have our senior grad walk. High school seniors who attended Wakefield Forest ES will have the opportunity to walk the hallways and be cheered on by our current students. If you follow me on Twitter, @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle, I often use the hashtag #alwaysapartofthepack . We are so proud of former students’ hard work in reaching this milestone accomplishment. Seniors should meet outside near the front entrance in their cap and gown at 2:15 PM. Parents of graduating seniors are welcome as well.  

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 4: Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 4: SCA Spirit Day - Star Wars Day

Thursday, May 5: Grade 4 Reading SOL

Tuesday, May 10: Grade 5 Math SOL, Day 1

Wednesday, May 11: Grade 5 Math SOL, Day 1 and Grade 5 Advanced Math SOL

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm: PTA Meeting

Thursday, May 12: Grade 3 Math SOL, Day 1

Friday, May 13: Grade 3 Math SOL, Day 2

 

Woodson High School presents the SpongeBob Musical

 

W.T. Woodson High School is the first FCPS school to produce this musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! The power of optimism really can save the world!  All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 - 6 p.m. (Sensory Friendly Performance)
  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT WTWDRAMA.ORG

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WFES families enjoyed the Band and Strings concert last week!

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

Last week was so exciting. We loved seeing our families at the band and strings concert, Earth Day clean-up and the PTA Outdoor Movie Night. We are grateful to our SCA Sponsors, Jessica Yaman and Christine Rowader, for organizing the cleanup, as well as band teacher Nancy Cradler and strings teacher Maggie Lubinski for a beautiful concert.  We had the biggest crowd at movie night since I joined WFES in 2007. Thank you to the PTA and the Verne Family for bringing the community together for this fun event.

Next week is staff and teacher appreciation week. Everyone on the WFES staff has worked exceptionally hard this year, many people stretching outside their typical role to get the job done with substitute shortages. I know that despite the challenges I have faced personally this year, working with this particular group of individuals keeps me coming back with a smile on my face. I hope you will join me in showering the staff with appreciation next week…a kindly worded note or email is truly a treasure.

Thank you.

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

 

Parent Input for Classroom Placement 2022-2023

 

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3lXvzjPKC6r0BC6EwFA0Wrpcv6brBxiB7GvCfQ2pJchgdPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

In search of SOL Hall Monitors

 

We're looking for volunteers to serve as hall monitors for SOL testing for the next couple of weeks (see schedule below).  You will be asked to sit in a hallway, remind students passing through to not talk, and monitor restroom breaks. We'd appreciate any amount of time you can give us.  Any parent of Kindergarten through sixth grade students can volunteer.  Bring a book or work for some quiet time!  Please click here to learn more.

SOL Schedule

 

Below are the dates of the Standard of Learning (SOL) tests for students in grades 3 through 6.  Please notify your student’s teacher if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day. If you have questions about state assessments, contact the school test coordinator, Amy Williams, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

Grade Level

Reading SOL

Math SOL

Science SOL

Grade 3

April 28 &29

May 12 & 13

X

Grade 4

May 5

May 19

X

Grade 5

April 26 & 27

May 10 & 11

Adv. Math – May 11

May 17

Grade 6

May 4

May 18

(also Adv. Math)

X

Counselor Check In

 

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 26: Grade 5 Reading SOL, Day 1

Wednesday, April 27: Grade 5 Reading SOL, Day 2

Thursday, April 28: Grade 3 Reading SOL, Day 1

Thursday, April 28 from 2:50 - 3:20 pm: SCA General Meeting

Friday, April 29: Grade 3 Reading SOL, Day 2

Wednesday, May 4: Grade 6 Reading SOL

Wednesday, May 4: SCA Spirit Day - Star Wars Day

Thursday, May 5: Grade 4 Reading SOL

Woodson Drama Presentation

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EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP AND MOVIE NIGHT REMINDER

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In honor of Earth Day today, the WFES SCA is hosting an after-school clean up event from 4:15 to 5:15 this afternoon.  Families are invited to participate in the clean up (pick up trash and leaves, pull weeds).  We'll provide bags but please consider bringing your own garden tools and gloves.  This is not a drop off event.

Additionally, tonight is PTA Movie Night.  Enjoy singing along with ENCANTO - we'll be showing the sing along version, complete with lyrics.  The movie will be projected outside, near the batting cage, at 7:30 pm.  Admission is free. Bring blankets and chairs!  Please know that this is also not a drop off event.

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Wakefield Forest showed support for our military families by wearing purple on Friday, April 15.

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

This week we have a lot of exciting things going on at WFES.

On Wednesday, April 20 we will host our band and strings concerts for our families of students participating in grades 4-6. Strings starts at 6:30 PM and Band begins at 7:30 PM in the gym.

On Friday, April 22 we will host a community clean up in honor of Earth Day from 4:15 – 5:15 PM. Students must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Please bring gloves, rakes, etc. to help us beautify our grounds for spring.

On Friday, April 22 the PTA is hosting an outdoor movie night at no cost. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the Encanto Sing-A-Long. We will meet near the batting cage at 7:30 pm.  There will be a concessions stand selling candy and popcorn.

We are looking forward to many more fun activities and events this spring.

 

Thank you.

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

SOL Dates, Grades 3-6

 

Below are the dates of the Standard of Learning (SOL) tests for students in grades 3 through 6.  Please notify your student’s teacher if you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in missing a SOL test day. If you have questions about state assessments, contact the school test coordinator, Amy Williams, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

Grade Level

Reading SOL

Math SOL

Science SOL

Grade 3

April 28 &29

May 12 & 13

X

Grade 4

May 5

May 19

X

Grade 5

April 26 & 27

May 10 & 11

Adv. Math – May 11

May 17

Grade 6

May 4

May 18

(also Adv. Math)

X

In Search of SOL Hall Monitors

 

We're looking for volunteers to serve as hall monitors for SOL testing in late April and May.  You will be asked to sit in a hallway, remind students passing through to not talk, and monitor restroom breaks. We'd appreciate any amount of time you can give us.  Any parent of Kindergarten through sixth grade students can volunteer.  Bring a book or work for some quiet time!  Please click here to learn more.

 

Parent Input for Class Placements 2022-2023

 

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3lXvzjPKC6r0BC6EwFA0Wrpcv6brBxiB7GvCfQ2pJchgdPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

School Clean Up on Friday, April 22

 

In honor of Earth Day, on Friday, April 22, from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, the WFES SCA is hosting an after-school clean up event.  WFES families are invited to participate in the clean up (pick up trash and leaves, pull weeds).  WFES will provide bags but please consider bringing your own garden tools and gloves.

Please note that this is not a drop off event. 

Free Online Tutoring Service

 

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for the school year 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant. 

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

Counselor Check-In

 

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Events

Tonight, Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm: Woodson Pyramid Art Show

Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 am: Grade 6 Panoramic Photo

Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: In-person Band/Strings Concert

Friday, April 22 from 4:14 to 5:15 pm: School Clean Up

Friday, April 22 at 7:30 pm: PTA Movie Night

Saturday, April 23: Kindergarten Clinic

Tuesday, April 26: Grade 5 Reading SOL, Day 1

Wednesday, April 27: Grade 5 Reading SOL, Day 2

Thursday, April 28: Grade 3 Reading SOL, Day 1

Thursday, April 28 from 2:50 - 3:20 pm: SCA General Meeting

Friday, April 29: Grade 3 Reading SOL, Day 2

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Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

We hope you enjoyed a restful spring break. As we start the fourth quarter, things will begin to move very quickly. We are looking forward to all of the fun activities and events this spring. Upcoming events include the Woodson Pyramid Art Show on April 19, the Band/Strings Concert on April 20, and the Earth Day after-school clean up on April 22.

On Monday, May 23, 2022 we will have our senior grad walk. This is when seniors who attended Wakefield Forest ES will have the opportunity to walk the hallways and be cheered on by our current students. If you follow me on Twitter, @wakefieldforest and @sbprindle, I often use the hashtag #alwaysapartofthepack . We are so proud of former students’ hard work in reaching this milestone accomplishment. Seniors should meet outside near the front entrance in their cap and gown. Parents of graduating seniors are welcome as well.  

Thank you.

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

   Ramadan 2022

Ramadan Mubarak to those in our Wakefield Forest community who celebrate! Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year, a time for spiritual discipline for Muslims, who believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Mohammed. 

Purple Up! for Military Kids on Friday, April 15

Did you know that more than 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home? Join FCPS in celebrating them during Month of the Military Child. On Friday, April 15, we encourage everyone to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.

Reminder: Level IV AAP Night is April 13

Wakefield Forest will hold a Level IV AAP information night this Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Library.  Please note that this evening is not for students.

Retrieve Lost and Found Items by this Friday!

Once again, we have collected a variety of items in our Lost and Found.  We've moved the items to the lobby; you are welcome to come look for that missing sweatshirt, jacket, or water bottle any time this week between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Any items not claimed by the end of the day on Friday, April 15 will be donated.

In Search of SOL Hall Monitors

Have you been looking for an opportunity to catch up on your work or reading?  We're looking for volunteers to serve as hall monitors for SOL testing in late April and May.  Please click here to learn more.

School Clean Up on Friday, April 22

In honor of Earth Day, on Friday, April 22, from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, the WFES SCA is hosting an after-school clean up event.  WFES families are invited to participate in the clean up (pick up trash and leaves, pull weeds).  WFES will provide bags but please consider bringing your own garden tools and gloves.

Please note that this is not a drop off event. More information will be coming home in an upcoming Thursday folder flyer.

Counselor Check-In

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Level IV AAP Night 

Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm: PTA Meeting 

Thursday, April 14 from 2:20 - 3:20 pm: Grade 6 40 days to Frost celebration

Friday, April 15:

Purple Up! for the Military Child

Grade 5/6 Electives Session 4 begins

Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm: Woodson Pyramid Art Show

Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 am: Grade 6 Panoramic Photo

Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: In-person Band/Strings Concert

Friday, April 22 from 4:14 to 5:15 pm: School Clean Up

Friday, April 22 at 6:30 pm: PTA Movie Night

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SIxth grade students salute five decades of music in the fabulous finale of the Talent Show on Friday, March 25. (Photos courtesy of Suz Redfearn)

 

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

Last week we hosted our amazing sixth grade talent show. It was great to see not only the talents and dance moves of our sixth graders, but also so many of our sixth grade parents. We are grateful to Alisa Waggoner, Gina Hibbits, Susan Ely and Michelle Brooks for their support in making this a very special event.

As we start the fourth quarter after spring break, we will be moving toward some other special events for our sixth graders. Our sixth graders received their t-shirts last week and will have a panoramic photo on April 20 at 11:30 am. Our sixth grade promotion will be at Woodson HS on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am. We will also have a sixth grade versus staff/parents kickball game. This event will replace the traditional basketball game due to limitations on space in the gym. The kickball game is planned for Wednesday, June 1 at 9:00 am with a rain date of Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00 am. If you are interested in playing on the parent/staff team, please email Ms. Massimo at [email protected].

Thank you.

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Kindergarten Orientation for SY 2022-2023

 

We are excited to be welcoming a whole new group of students to Wakefield Forest this fall. This week we are hosting a virtual orientation, where we will review the Kindergarten program, share about WFES and answer questions. This orientation will be recorded and posted to the school website afterward. Additionally, we will host an in-person Kindergarten Open House for families (including their rising kindergarten students). This will be an opportunity to drop off copies of registration materials, tour the school, and meet our kindergarten staff. Early Registration is key to WFES being fully staffed for the fall.

 

March 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM:          Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

Please join us here: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99594850876 (Please enter you first and last name so we know to give you access to the meeting.)

 

March 31 from  2:15 – 3:30 PM:          In-Person Kindergarten Open House (Overflow parking will be available at St. Matthews Church)

Spread the word, please!

 

As we move toward the last quarter of the school year, we ask you to be our community ambassadors and let your new or existing neighbors know that early registration for school is hugely important for us to be fully staffed for the start of school. Families can let us know they are joining our school by completing this link. https://wakefieldforestes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Upcoming Student Holidays

 

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early this Thursday, March 31 at 1:25 pm, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Lost and Found

 

Once again, we have collected a variety of items in our Lost and Found.  We've moved the items to the lobby; you are welcome to come look for that missing sweatshirt, jacket, or water bottle any time between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Any items not claimed by the end of the day on Friday, April 15 will be donated.

Family Engagement Survey

 

Earlier this month FCPS launched a Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community.  If you have not already completed the survey, we encourage you to do so at the following link.

https://survey.k12insight.com/survey1.aspx?k=RQsRXVWUsXXsPsPsP&lang=0

April is Month of the Military Child

 

Did you know that more than 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home? Join FCPS in celebrating them during Month of the Military Child. On Friday, April 15, we encourage everyone to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.

 

School Clean Up on April 22

 

In honor of Earth Day, on Friday, April 22, from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, the WFES SCA is hosting an after-school clean up event.  WFES families are invited to participate in the clean up (pick up trash and leaves, pull weeds).  WFES will provide bags but please consider bringing your own garden tools and gloves.

Please note that this is not a drop off event. More information will be coming home in an upcoming Thursday folder flyer.

Pre-Order the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook by Friday, April 1

 

The deadline for purchasing the WFES 2021-2022 Yearbook is this Friday, April 1.  Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/cart/01FG7KF894BQ91HXEHSDTTWRZ1/catalog

Counselor Check-In

 

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Kindergarten Orientation (virtual - see above)

Thursday, March 31 at 1:25 pm: Early Dismissal/End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 31 from 2:15 to 3:30 pm: Kindergarten in-person Open House

Friday, April 1: Teacher Workday/No School for Students

Monday, April 4 through Friday April 8: Spring Break

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Will they or won't they break? Second grade students watch as Mr. Gray drops eggs attached to balloons as part of a engineering-based STEAM experiment.

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

Our outdoor eating has been going well. This week we also made a shift to the recess format. Grade levels will no longer cohort during recess, meaning students will be able to play across classrooms when there is outdoor recess.  We continue to be optimistic about our low COVID numbers. FCPS is continuing to monitor the COVID numbers to determine if other shifts in social distancing will occur.

As we move into spring, our Student Council Association (SCA) plans to host a school cleanup event on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at 4:15 (weather dependent). Students would need to go home and return to school with a family member in order to participate. The PTA also plans to host an outdoor Movie Night on April 22. More information to come on both of these events.

We are looking forward to seeing many new faces at the Kindergarten Open House on March 31.  Our virtual Kindergarten Orientation will take place the evening before, March 30 at 6:00 pm.  Please see below for additional information about both of these events.

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Kindergarten Orientation for SY 2022-2023

 

We are excited to be welcoming a whole new group of students to Wakefield Forest this fall. We are hosting a virtual orientation, where we will review the program, share about WFES and answer questions. This orientation will be recorded and posted to the school website afterward. Additionally, we will host an in-person Kindergarten Open House. This will be an opportunity for families to drop off copies of registration materials, tour the school, and meet our kindergarten staff. Early Registration is key to WFES being fully staffed for the fall.

 

March 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM:          Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

Please join us here: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99594850876 (Please enter you first and last name so we know to give you access to the meeting.)

 

March 31 from  2:15 – 3:30 PM:          In-Person Kindergarten Open House (Overflow parking will be available at St. Matthews Church)

Spread the word, please!

 

As we move toward the last quarter of the school year, we ask you to be our community ambassadors and let your new or existing neighbors know that early registration for school is hugely important for us to be fully staffed for the start of school. Families can let us know they are joining our school by completing this link. https://wakefieldforestes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

Tutor.com

 

All FCPS families will receive an Online Tutoring Services Notice and Opt-Out Information email on March 22. Families will be able to submit opt-out request(s) via ParentVUE. An opt out letter will also be in Thursday folders this week.

Division-wide access to Tutor.com online tutoring services provides “just in time” support to any student enrolled in FCPS. Students have 24/7 on demand, online access to live tutors in English, Spanish or Vietnamese to assist across all grade levels and most subjects. 

Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring services are available before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends.  Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice and/or text chat. Tutoring will be accessed online through a link in Schoology.

 

Message for Sixth Grade Parents - Required Vaccinations for Middle School

 

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).            

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to either your elementary school (before the end of the school year) or to Frost Middle School (summer) as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the missing immunization(s).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at the following link or by calling 703-246-2411: 

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/child

Completing required immunizations and submitting documentation before the end of this school year will mean a smooth and easy transition for your new middle school student.

Pre-Order the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/cart/01FG7KF894BQ91HXEHSDTTWRZ1/catalog

Counselor Check-In

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 23: Grade 1 NNAT 

Thursday, March 24 at 2:50 pm: SCA General Meeting

Friday, March 25 at 9:30 am: Grade 6 Talent Show 

Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Kindergarten Orientation (virtual - see above)

Thursday, March 31 at 1:25 pm: Early Dismissal/End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 31 from 2:15 to 3:30 pm: Kindergarten in-person Open House

Friday, April 1: Teacher Workday/No School for Students

Monday, April 4 through Friday April 8: Spring Break

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Students loved trying to match staff with their baby/childhood photos! Thanks to Ms. Garcia-Henderson for creating this fun bulletin board.

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

News reports of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia have caused fear and anxiety for many families in our community for many different reasons. Some are worried about friends and family living overseas, or the potential of a loved one who serves our country being sent overseas. Others fear escalation that could impact the safety of nearby countries and the global economy.

News coverage can also be triggering for families who have experienced violence here at home or war in other parts of the world. Many of our own FCPS families have left countries in conflict, fleeing war and violence, often leaving loved ones behind in the process of seeking safety. This comes at a time when our country is still recovering from a pandemic that has disrupted our daily lives for two years.

Across FCPS, we stand in solidarity with all nations in conflict, seeking freedom from war, violence and oppression. We are here to be a safe space for our children and to provide support for families who are struggling.

Thank you for being a part of our school community and know that we are here to support your family. If support is needed, please reach out to me [email protected] or the school counseling team Nancy Garcia-Henderson [email protected] and Chelsea Boateng [email protected] 

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Fox5 Interview about Innovation Hour

We were excited to have our WFES Innovation Hour highlighted last Friday by Fox5 news. www.fox5dc.com/video/1045623 We’re so proud of our amazing students! Kudos to Christine Marucchi’s class for hosting. Innovation Hour is held for all kindergarten - fourth graders each Friday, while electives are offered for fifth and sixth grade. We hope your child is sharing the exciting things they have engaged in each Friday.

Kindergarten Orientation for SY 2022-2023

 

We are excited to be welcoming a whole new group of students to Wakefield Forest this fall. We are hosting a virtual orientation, where we will review the program, share about WFES and answer questions. This orientation will be recorded and posted to the school website afterward. Additionally, we will host an in-person Kindergarten Open House. This will be an opportunity for families to drop off copies of registration materials, tour the school, and meet our kindergarten staff. Early Registration is key to WFES being fully staffed for the fall.

 

March 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM:          Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

March 31 from  2:15 – 3:30 PM:          In-Person Kindergarten Open House

 

Kiss and Ride Reminders

Student arrival begins at 8:25 am and dismissal ends at 3:40 pm. There is no supervision available before or after these times. Thank you for your support in ensuring our students are properly supervised before and after school.

Kiss and Ride Reminders

  • Student pick up/drop off is only in the designated Kiss and Ride traffic pattern in the front of the school.
  • Kiss and ride takes approximately 15 minutes once dismissal begins. We ask that you not have students cross Iva Lane.
  • For student and staff safety, please do not use cell phones.
  • Please do not block crosswalks.
  • Please drive slowly.
  • Pull your car forward as far as possible; drivers must remain in the car.
  • Children should enter and exit the car on the building side.

In the morning:

  • Do not pass other cars in line.
  • Only pass waiting cars once past the crosswalk in front of the school and at the direction of staff.

In the afternoon:

  • Kiss and Ride tags should be displayed from the rearview mirror.  Please contact Julia Ruskin at [email protected] to acquire a hang tag for your car. Hang tags can be picked up at the school.
  • Please stay in your car and your child will come to you. 
  • Only pass waiting cars once over the crosswalk and at the direction of staff.

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

 

On March 13, FCPS launched a Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Families have received an email directly from FCPS about the survey, which they will be able to complete on most electronic devices, including Smartphones. We encourage families to use the link sent to their email account. By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard around important topics impacting their students’ success. All responses will be confidential.

Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

We will provide paper copies in the WFES office if you are interested in completing the survey in that manner.

Spring Book Fair is March 21-25

 

The WFES Library is happy to announce that we will be again holding an in-person spring book fair the week of 3/21-3/25. Students will have the opportunity to shop our large selection of books during school hours each day. Keep an eye out for a detailed schedule of book fair hours and an overview of the offerings in Thursday folders on 3/10 and 3/17. Please note that we will NOT be hosting an evening event for this fair, and parents will not be permitted in the building during school hours for shopping. Online shopping will also be available from 3/18 through 3/31 by visiting https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wfes.

We are also looking for a limited number of volunteers to help set up, run, and pack up the fair. If you are interested in helping out, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084cadaf2ea31-spring to sign up. Please contact WFES librarian Amy Rapuano at [email protected] for any questions.

Sixth Grade Talent Show is Friday, March 25

 

Attention sixth grade families! You are invited to attend the talent show on Friday, March 25 at 9:30 am (doors open at 9:20 am). We politely ask that only sixth grade families attend the show. The talent show will be streamed to K-5 classrooms.

Pre-Order the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/cart/01FG7KF894BQ91HXEHSDTTWRZ1/catalog

Fourth Graders National Park Pass

Fourth Grade students and their families can receive a free pass to access all national parks, land and water locations through August 31st. They can access the pass at this link .

Counselor Check-In

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday, March 16 at 2:50 pm: General Patrol Meeting

Friday, March 18 - SCA Spirit Day: Fire and Ice (Is it hot or cold? Wear reds and oranges or blues and whites to show if you're ready for the warmer weather or want the cold weather to stick around!)

Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25 - Spring Book Fair (see above)

Wednesday, March 23: Grade 1 NNAT 

Thursday, March 24 at 2:50 pm: SCA General Meeting

Friday, March 25 at 9:30 am: Grade 6 Talent Show (see above)

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Fifth grade Strings students performed a mini-concert for fourth grade students on a recent warm day.

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

 

We are all excited about the warming weather. We anticipate starting to eat outside next week. Eating outside will be weather dependent. We are grateful to the Wakefield Chapel Pool for lending us tables to accommodate all of our students outdoors.

There continues to be a lot of activity on our grounds as we prepare for our upcoming renovation. Renovation will begin this June. We anticipate presenting information on next steps with the renovation at our May PTA meeting. We will share additional information as the time approaches. Overview information on timeline and budget for all FCPS projects can be found here: FCPS Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Last Thursday, Diana Grossman, Jessica Yaman, Julia Ruskin, Alicia Stahl, Stacy Pekarik, Susan Ely, Tony Gray and Betsy Gross delivered yard signs to our 6th grade students. We are so proud of their seven years of hard work and look forward to celebrating them in June as they move on to middle school. We are still in the planning stage for sixth grade Promotion. At this time we are planning for Monday, June 6 at 9:00 AM at Woodson HS auditorium.

 

Thank you,

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

 

SOL Test Dates - April and May 2022

 

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests beginning in late April. Please avoid appointments and trips which may take your child out of school during this time period. Make up testing will occur throughout the window. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher, or School Testing Coordinator, Amy Williams at [email protected]

Grade Level

Reading SOL

Math SOL

Science SOL

Grade 3

April 28 &29

May 12 & 13

X

Grade 4

May 5

May 19

X

Grade 5

April 26 & 27

May 10 & 11

Adv. Math – May 11

May 17

Grade 6

May 4

May 18

(also Adv. Math)

X

Student Safety Reminder

With warmer weather more students are walking and riding bikes to and from school.  Please help us keep our students safe by keeping our crosswalks clear.

Pre-Order the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook 

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/cart/01FG7KF894BQ91HXEHSDTTWRZ1/catalog

Counselor Check-In

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We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 pm: PTA Meeting (virtual)

Thursday, March 10 at 2:50 pm: SCA Officers Meeting

Thursday, March 16 at 2:50 pm: General Patrol Meeting

Friday, March 18 - SCA Spirit Day: Fire and Ice (Is it hot or cold? Wear reds and oranges or blues and whites to show if you're ready for the warmer weather or want the cold weather to stick around!)

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Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

This morning was the first day for student and staff choice around mask wearing. I am sure some of you had worries about how today would go. We started the day with a video from me on the morning news letting everyone know about the changes and the importance of continuing to be one caring community. We appreciate the conversations we know you’re having at home about this as well. We had a great start to our day.

Yesterday we started our afterschool intervention groups. These groups were funded using ESSER III Grant money. We had an awesome first session. We’re grateful to our ESSER III leads, Michelle Brooks and Katie Reynolds, for getting these organized and to our staff leading and supporting these sessions: Ms. Wilkerson, Ms. Dean, Ms. Yaman, Ms. Hibbits, Ms. Kellams, Ms. Harrison, Ms. Garcia-Henderson, Ms. Wilson, Ms. Daly, and Ms. DeJong.

 

Thank you,

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Early Dismissal on Thursday, March 3 and No School for Students on Friday, March 4 (Staff Development Day)

 

Please remember that students will be dismissed at 1:25 pm on Thursday, March 3.  Students do not come to school on the Staff Development Day, Friday, March 4.

Lockdown Drill

 

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based. We plan to have a lockdown drill this week.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

 

Pre-Order the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook 

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB111429

Counselor Check In

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 2 at 2:50 pm: Patrol Officers Meeting

Thursday, March 3 at 1:25 pm - 2 hour early release

Friday, March 4 - Staff Development Day - no school for students

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 pm: PTA Meeting (virtual)

Thursday, March 10 at 2:50 pm: SCA Officers Meeting

Summer Program Info for Rising 7th Grade Students

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Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

As you know, we are entering a new phase of the pandemic that will bring about changes to our health and safety measures. The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.

State law now allows parents/guardians to elect for their children to not wear masks at school starting March 1, regardless of health metrics in our community. In addition, late Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated health guidance that included new metrics for determining COVID-19 community levels. Based on this new guidance, Fairfax County’s current COVID-19 community level is low

Based on these new metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will now adjust and allow everyone – staff, students, volunteers and visitors - to make a choice on whether or not they will wear a mask starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1.  Please talk with your child this evening so they are clear about your expectations around wearing a mask at school; staff should not be asked to enforce your family expectations.

Important Information

  • FCPS will support contact tracing in limited circumstances when identified by local health officials.
  • COVID positive cases that were at school during the infectious period will be reported to staff and families daily, rather than weekly. (Change)
  • Students will not be separated based on whether they are wearing a mask or not.
  • Families of special needs children who may need additional consideration for health reasons should send a request for a meeting to the IEP or 504 team.  

Wakefield Forest ES will remain a caring and supportive place to work and learn. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Thank you,

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

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We will miss the positive vibes of the creator of this bulletin board, Ms. Amanda Dyson, who is moving to South Carolina.

Spring Portrait Day is tomorrow, February 23!

Strawbridge photographers will take Spring Portraits of all students on Wednesday, February 23.  A proof or portrait package will be sent home from the school with information on how to order (allow 3-4 weeks).   Questions?  Please call the office at 703-503-2300.

 

Pre-order the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB111429

Counselor Check-In

 

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, February 23: Spring Portraits

Thursday, February 24 at 2:50 pm: SCA General Meeting

Wednesday, March 2 at 2:50 pm: Patrol Officers Meeting

Thursday, March 3 at 1:25 pm - 2 hour early release

Friday, March 4 - Staff Development Day - no school for students

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Thanks to the generosity of WFES families, the SCA, with the help of the McCabe and Brayshaw families, delivered almost 2,000 pounds of much needed food to Food for Others. (Pictured: Porter and Graham Brayshaw on the way to the food bank.)

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

We had a lovely start to our week. Many staff members shared that they were feeling lots of love from our students and community. We are grateful to our PTA for providing coffee and donuts on Monday to kick off our week.

We are excited that our school was highlighted in the article below. Innovation hour and electives are unique programs we offer at our school on Friday afternoons.

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/fcps-elementary-embraces-innovation-hour-spur-creativity-boost-friday-attendance#.YgcI_u77P0Q.link

As we move toward spring we ask you to be our community ambassadors and let your new or existing neighbors know that early registration for school is hugely important for us to be fully staffed for the start of school. Families can let us know they are joining our school by completing this link. https://wakefieldforestes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Thank you.

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

 

Understanding ESSER III Funding's Impact on Student Success

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Last fall, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding. These funds have helped us safely reopen our schools and to keep them open. We have also been able to address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. If you are not familiar with ESSER III, here are a few things you should know about how it impacts student success.  ESSER III focus areas for Wakefield Forest ES include:

  • Prevention and mitigation strategies to help keep schools open and safe for students and staff.
  • Academic intervention services, such as after-school programs, and summer learning programs. 
  • Professional development to ensure our schools are welcoming and culturally responsive to all students and families.
  • Additional support for students’ social emotional needs.

Our ESSER leads, Michelle Brooks and Katie Reynolds, are working on our after school program. If your child has been identified as a student who would benefit from these supports you will receive an invitation. More information about summer learning will come later in the spring.

Spring Portraits on Wednesday, February 23

Strawbridge photographers will take Spring Portraits of all students on Wednesday, February 23.  A proof or portrait package will be sent home from the school with information on how to order (allow 3-4 weeks).   Questions?  Please call the office at 703-503-2300.

 

Pre-Order the WFES 2021-2022 Yearbook

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB111429

Counselor Check-In

 

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Frost Family Festival is tomorrow, February 16

All rising 7th graders and their families are invited to the Frost Family Festival! School tours, classroom demos, table displays, and other activities will help provide an excellent glimpse into middle school life. Principal Anthony Harris and his administrative team will be on hand during the evening to answer all your questions. This event is also a fundraiser for the Frost PTA who provides volunteer and financial support for many of the programs at Frost Middle School. One and two-slice pizza meals, including soda and dessert, will be offered in the cafeteria so come for dinner, tour the school and meet with Frost teachers and administrators. This year we will only be accepting pre-paid orders for meals due to limited space available during our renovation. Please see the flyer for details

Frost Family Festival 2022.pdf

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, February 16 at 2:50 pm: General Patrol Meeting

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 pm: Frost Family Festival (at Frost MS)

Monday, February 21: Presidents' Day/Student Holiday

Wednesday, February 23: Spring Portraits

Thursday, February 24 at 2:50 pm: SCA General Meeting

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Families enjoyed the outdoor Chorus concert performed by fifth and sixth grade students and led by music teachers Ms. Waggoner and Ms. Hibbits.

 

Dear Wakefield Forest Families,

As we enter the month of February I want to address some of the negative press lately about educators. While our WFES community consistently supports teachers and staff, it can certainly be challenging to block out the negativity around us. Teachers and staff are balancing quite a lot, often late into the evening, to keep school open and provide high quality instruction. This is an article where one of our amazing parents, Mel Worthington, shows her support for our school community. As we get closer to Valentine’s Day I hope you will help me shower our teachers and staff with love to refill their buckets.

We had a lovely outdoor chorus concert last week. We appreciate our music teachers Alisa Waggoner and Gina Hibbitts for continuing to provide a wonderful music program.

Thank you.

 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

SCA Food Drive ends this Friday, February 11

Thank you to all families who have already donated!  Please donate non-perishable items - no glass containers, and please be sure to check expiration dates.  Items will be donated to local Fairfax food bank, Food for Others.  The SCA would like to challenge each classroom to collect 25 items per week!

 

Pre-Order the WFES 2021-2022 Yearbook

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB111429

Counselor Check-In

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm: PTA Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, February 10 at 2:50 pm: SCA Officers Meeting

Wednesday, February 16 at 2:50 pm: General Patrol Meeting

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 pm: Frost Family Festival (at Frost MS)

Monday, February 21: Presidents' Day/Student Holiday

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Preorder the 2021-2022 WFES Yearbook! 

 

The Wakefield Forest 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for purchase. Yearbooks are $13.00 and will be distributed toward the end of the school year.

Here is the link to buy online:

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB111429

Back Up Mask Reminder

 

Masks get dirty, ear elastic breaks: we understand that the mask a student wears to school in the morning may not last the whole day.  Please be sure to pack extra masks in your children's backpacks.  We do have extra child-size masks in the office but it saves time if students can simply replace a broken mask with one from their backpack.

Student Birthday Celebrations at School

 

We'd like to remind families that birthday treats for classmates may not contain anything edible because of students with food allergies.  You are welcome to send non-edibles such as stickers, pencils, bookmarks, etc. for the entire class to celebrate your child's birthday.  Please alert your child's teacher by email that you will be bringing in treats; they will be handed out at the end of the day.

Survey of Preschool Children

 

We are currently gathering information for next year’s Kindergarten registration.   If your child is age appropriate for Kindergarten for the next school year (five years old by September 30, 2022), and you haven’t notified the school, please complete the Survey of Preschool Children Form that will be sent home in the upcoming Thursday Folders.  Please return the form by February 18, 2022.

SCA Food Drive - January 31 - February 11

The Wakefield Forest SCA is sponsoring a Food Drive from January 31 to February 11.  Please donate non-perishable items - no glass containers, and please be sure to check expiration dates.  Items will be donated to local Fairfax food bank, Food for Others.  The SCA would like to challenge each classroom to collect 25 items per week!

Counselor Check In

 

We would like to remind our families that we are here to support you and your students! If your child needs a check in with Nancy Garcia-Henderson or Chelsea Boateng, WFES counselors, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sN3uJzbb-O4cRpECBzHOD9ysu07rT8s_QhBrFIcUPlc/viewform?ts=6123e7df&edit_requested=true

Upcoming Dates

Today, Tuesday, February 1 at 5:30 pm: Chorus Concert (outside)

Wednesday, February 2 at 2:50 pm: Patrol Officers Meeting

Thursday, February 3 at 4:30 pm - PTA Spelling Bee (virtual)

Friday, February 4 - SCA Spirit Day: Celebrity Day

Friday, February 4 - Grades 5-6 Electives Session 3 begins

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

Attendance: 703.503.2323 or email | Web | Twitter

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