Hornet Happenings - August 13, 2019

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HORNET HAPPENINGS August 13, 2019

 

 

Principal’s Message

 

Dearest Halley Families,

We are brimming with excitement to begin the 2019-2020 school year!  We can't wait until the halls of the Hornet Nation are once again filled with the joyful energy of your wonderful children! We hope you have had a fun summer and that you are ready to once again be our partners in education that serves the unique needs of our students. Halley staff members are eagerly preparing to welcome everyone back! 

While you enjoy the last few weeks of summer, if you have not maintained your students' school routines, it's time to start getting back into those routines that allow for students' best learning!   Consider earlier bedtimes, less time with electronics, more time reading, and healthy eating.  Our teachers return next week, and we are all enthusiastically planning the best possible experience for all of our students during the upcoming school year!   Our doors are always open, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns as we near the start of the school year. Enjoy your last days of sun and bliss, and we will see you soon!

In the HIVE we STRIVE to be amazing…DIFFERENCE MAKERS!

Blessings, Mrs. Peerman and Dr. Simpkins



Welcome New Staff to Halley!

We are thrilled to have recruited and hired terrific members to our Hornet Nation! We know they will make a great addition to our Hornet Nation!   Join us in giving a warm welcome to the following new Hornet Family members:

  • PAC Teacher: Kathleen Farmer
  • 3rd Grade Teacher: Adriana Vela
  • 3rd Grade Teacher: Gabriella Anders
  • 4th Grade Teacher: Najma Khan
  • Special Education Teacher: Kailah Nelson
  • Special Education Teacher: Jodi Marshall
  • Special Education IA: Erin Gibson
  • Special Education IA: Neha Verma
  • Art Teacher: Marie Sarmiento
  • General Music Teacher: Sabrina Gordon
  • Psychologist – Kathryn Casterline
  • Guidance Counselor - Taylor Butts
  • Advanced Academics - Katie Symionow
  • ESOL – Heather D. Atkinson
  • Behavior Intervention Teacher (BIT) - Rachel Perella
  • Preschool IA – Debbie Griscavage
We have some staff members who will be moving positions here at Halley:
  •  Christie Hall will move from Second Grade to Librarian
  • Linette Bryant will move from Special Education IA to Special Education Teacher
  • Bernie Norlin will move from STEAM to Fifth Grade Teacher
  • Alison Coveney will move from Fifth Grade to Second Grade
  • Anne Ormsby will move from a PHTA to Long Term Substitute PAC Teacher
Kindergarten Popsicle Party

Please join us!

August 22, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for an informal and fun "getting to know you" play date for all incoming kindergarten students and their parents/guardians!

We will be on the Halley playground.

Other Back to School News!

Please review the dates listed below for important information and reminders.

  • New Kindergartners - Our new Kindergarten students have a playdate on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00pm.  Please meet new friends on the playground.
  • Open House – Please Come meet the Halley staff and classroom teachers! This will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm.
  • Back to School Night - This will be held at the school on September 17th, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students, parents, and families are invited to see the school and visit classrooms, teachers, and staff members. More information to come!

First Day of School Dates: 

  1. August 26, 2019 - Halley students in grades K-6 and Pre-School              Autism Class (PAC) students begin.
  2. September 3, 2019 - Pre-School students begin.
  3. September 5, 2019 - Head Start students begin.
Supply Lists

Didn't go back to school supply shopping yet? There is still time! See the supply lists posted on our website. 

 

Kindergarten Families,

Whether you’re shedding tears of sorrow or

tears of joy, be sure to join us for a

BOO HOO – YAHOO gathering!

 

First day of school!

August 26, 2019

9:30am

In the Halley Library

 

Sponsored by the PTO

The PTO will be hosting any parents interested in stopping by the library;

meet other families and Halley staff members.

 

First Day Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student on the first day! These forms will also be in the materials delivered during the first days of school.

 

Emergency Care Card:   https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se3_0.pdf

Health Form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se71_7.pdf

Military Info:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se329.pdf     

Opt-Out Info:  https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/registration/opt-out-forms

Medication Authorization Forms:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

 

  Who Is My Child's Teacher 😊 ?

You will have multiple opportunities for learning about your child’s classroom placement:

  1. Soon, families will receive a Halley postcard in the mail (should arrive by early next week) with information regarding teacher assignments and bus/transportation information.  Our 2018-2019 Parent Handbook will be distributed on the first day of school and will also be available via the Halley website. It will be full of information about ALL things Halley!
  2. On THURSDAY AUGUST 22 at 6:00 AM, you can log into your SIS Parent Account and your child’s teacher will be listed there. Don't have a SIS account? Reach out to Student Information Assistant Nicole Kendall in the front office for a unique password to create one.
  3. On Thursday, August 22, beginning at 3:00pm, staff members will greet families with class placement information at the Open House Event and direct them to the appropriate classrooms.

 

 

Calendar Reminder: 2019-2020 School Year to Start on Monday, August 26

It’s hot and the calendar just turned to August, but as a reminder the first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be Monday, August 26, 2019; the last day will be Friday, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-2020 school year calendar

 

Summer FEEDS Program Continues Until August 23

Hunger doesn’t take a vacation and neither do we! The Office of Food and Nutrition Services will be hosting “FEEDS” (Food for Every Child to Eat During Summer) cookout program at various locations across Fairfax County this summer. This USDA-funded program is free to all children 18 years and under and provides low-cost meals for adults.

There is no registration involved, and everyone is welcome. Meal service will be provided until August 23, Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the summer FEEDS locations.

 

Fairfax County Public Library’s Summer Reading Adventure Continues

Many studies have found that reading for pleasure is beneficial for kids in many ways including keeping up their reading skills over the summer and helping them succeed in school.

Fairfax County Public Library helps make reading fun by providing tools, access, and incentives during its Summer Reading Adventure. Held in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Summer Reading Adventure runs now through August 31 and invites all children and teens—birth through high school—to read for fun over the summer. This year’s theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library!”

To participate, register online or visit a branch.

 

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Halley ES Announcement - July 19, 2019

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HORNET HAPPENINGS July 19, 2019

 

 

Dear Halley Families,

We have bittersweet news to share with you.

Congratulations and best wishes for success are in order for our beloved Mr. Salerno.   We are excited to announce that he has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Camelot Elementary School, effective August 2nd,  and will continue his leadership journey doing what he does best by supporting students, teachers and families to be their best selves.  We know Mr. Salerno will tackle this new venture with the same passion and dedication he’s displayed as part of our Halley family and will quickly establish himself as a valued member in his new role.

Working alongside Mr. Salerno has been an honor and privilege for every member of our Halley school community.   He leaves a legacy of impeccable professionalism, humor and commitment.   His positive attitude, advocacy for kids and work ethic is second to none.  He has served Halley for almost ten years and has been an indispensable part of our team.   This is a bittersweet moment for us because although he will be missed, he is now at a school that is 10 minutes away from home…and this is a big plus for his family.  Blessings to Mr. Salerno!

Please be assured that FCPS Region 4 Leadership Team will work with us to find our next Assistant Principal.  Halley students and families deserve a phenomenal educational leader and talent…and that is what we will get.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

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Halley ES Hornet Happenings - June 21, 2019

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  HORNET HAPPENINGS June 21, 2019

 

  Summer Office Hours 9:30am - 12:00pm

 

 

Save the Dates

August 2019 - TBD – Back to School Book Talk and Cookies in the Library

Wednesday, August 21 - Community Visits - Halley Staff is coming to a neighborhood near you! (2:30pm - 3:45pm)

Thursday, August 22 – Back to School Fair (2:30pm – 3:45pm)

September 17th (UPDATE) - Back to School Night K-6 (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

Details on sessions and times to come!

 

8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station 22039  |  Phone: 703.551.5700

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Halley ES Hornet Happenings - June 10, 2019

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  HORNET HAPPENINGS June 10, 2019

 

 

 

Paint Night was a Smashing Success!

Thank you to Mr. Singh for sharing his gifts and talents, our wonderful PTO volunteers for helping to facilitate and sponsor this event and to all the amazing families and students that participated. It was a marvelous time had by all!

End of Year Thoughts…

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of the school year. What a tremendous year we’ve had! It has been an honor and a privilege to lead such an amazing school community.  The level of collaboration and commitment from teachers and staff has been outstanding.  Additionally, we couldn’t be more proud of the students and how hard they have worked this year!   

It is amazing to think of the growth our Hornets have made physically, emotionally, developmentally, and academically. Take a minute to think back to the beginning of the school year and list three things your child can do now that they could not do back in August… From learning their ABCs to learning to ride a bike to solving tricky algebraic math problems😊. This year has gone by in a blink of an eye, and we will all be sad to say goodbye to our students on June 13th. We will particularly miss our 6th graders who will be moving on to middle schools in the fall. We wish them the very best and encourage them to remember the lessons that they learned here and to stay in touch with their Halley family.

Halley is a very special place for many of us for many different reasons. For me, it’s the people…the students, the parents, and the staff. I love seeing the smiling faces of the students each day as they learn and grow, the dedication of the staff members to know each child by name and by need, and the supportive parents who do whatever they can to take care of their students and our school. I feel blessed to serve as your principal!   Have a safe and fun summer!

Mrs. Peerman

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:30-12:30

 

Field Day Festivities: Halley students will be actively participating in games, relay races, and brain teasing activities. Students are required to demonstrate good sportsmanship, cooperation, proper listening skills, teamwork, and most of all FUN!!!

How to Dress for Field Day: Students should dress appropriately for a day filled with physical activity. Students should wear appropriate sneakers. NO flip flops or sandals. Some stations have water so students may get wet. No bathing suits. If students are not dressed appropriately, they will not be able to participate.

Safety: Field Day is held both outside and inside. It may be very sunny and hot. Students should apply sunscreen before traveling outside. There will be a water station but student should bring their own water bottle.

Volunteers: Parent volunteers are a huge part of making field day successful. For more information please contact our PE Teachers, Ian Creek imcreek@fcps.edu and Tom Pennell tmpennell@fcps.edu.

 

 

Last Day Dismissal at 1:05p.m.

Please remember that the last day of school is June 13. Students will be dismissed at 1:05p.m. If your child will be absent on June 13, please notify the teacher and school office as soon as possible.

 

 

Progress Reports Go Home on June 13

Teachers will distribute the final progress reports to their students on the last day of school. If children will be absent on the last day, parents may provide the office with a self-addressed stamped business envelope so the report card can be mailed home, or they can pick up the report card from the office beginning June 17.

 

 

Summer Office Hours

 

Summer is right around the corner and our office hours will be slightly different.  The office will be open daily from 9:30am - 12 pm. 

If you would like to make an appointment to register your child, please call ahead.  

 

 

Student Early Pick Up

The end of the year is very busy here at Halley. Our SOL testing is complete, and end-of-the-year celebrations have begun. Please keep your eye on your email for information from the school and add important dates to your calendar. It’s also very important to send an email or note to the teacher in the morning if you need to pick up your child early. With special events happening, classes may not be adhering to their normal schedules, so locating them upon your arrival may take extra time. Sending a note allows the teacher to have the child ready and informs the office of your arrival time and child’s whereabouts. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

 

 

August 22nd – Back to School Fair

                      2:30pm – 3:45pm

September 19th - Back to School Night K-6

Details on sessions and times to come!

 

 

Summer Story Time

The Parent Resource Center is happy to be able to offer Summer Story Time.  This program will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. Each session will have a 25 minutes story time with books selected to highlight skills from Ellen Galinky’s Mind In The Making. The remaining group time will allow participants (adults and children) to dive into activities and practice important skills.  Summer Story Time is ideal for children 4-7. Registration is limited and the first 15 registrants in attendance receive a free book at each session.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 - July 30, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

July 9: Focus and Self Control

July 11: Perspective Taking

July 16: Communicating

July 18: Making Connections

July 23: Critical thinking

July 25: Taking on Challenges

July 30: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services

2334 Gallows Road

Entrance 1 – Room 105

Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Register online or call the FCPS Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941.

 

  Keep Your Students Engaged in Learning Through the Summer

Summer vacation starts next week. Parents often wonder what they can do with their students to keep them actively engaged in learning. Summer learning experiences are crucial to student success. In fact, most students lose about two months of reading and math learning over the summer months. This is often referred to as “the summer slide.” When students return to school in the fall, their reading level has often decreased by at least a level (if not more) and math learning from the previous year is not retained. This summer slide required teachers to spend about a month and a half re-teaching previously taught content, while attempting to teach new content at the same time. This summer slide is even more detrimental to lower income families who do not have as much access to summer learning activities.

What are some FREE learning activities to keep your students actively engaged this summer to avoid the summer slide?  Below are some websites filled with great summer learning activities:

9 Ways to Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer

Ways to Encourage Students to Stay Engaged During Their Summer Vacation

 

 

Order your school supplies for 2019-2020 school year!

We know we're just a few weeks from starting our summer vacation, but the next school year is just around the corner.  Who wants to worry about school supplies over the summer?  Place your order now for your Halley 2019-2020 school supplies!  These school supplies will be delivered directly to your HOME in August!

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID, HAL054(3 letters/ 3 numbers) 
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order. 
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. 

 

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS and REMINDERS:

  • June 11, 2019 – Deadline for all PTO reimbursement requests.
  • Other everyday fundraising opportunities
    • Amazon Smile (ID William Halley PTO)
  Mark Your Calendar

 

June 11- End of Year Party, Kindergarten, 9:30am-12 Noon

June 11 - End of Year Party, Third Grade, 11:45am-1:30pm

June 11 - Movie, Sixth Grade, 2:05-4pm, Cafeteria

June 12 - Awards Ceremony, 9:45am, Gym

June 12- End of Year Party, Second Grade, 1:30-3:30pm

June 13 – Field Day, 9:30am-12:30pm

June 13 - Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:05pm

 

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Halley ES Hornet Happenings - May 31, 2019

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HORNET HAPPENINGS May 31, 2019

 

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:30-12:30

VOLUNTEER INFO: We are asking for volunteers! We have planned 32 different activity stations for our Halley Hornets. We will also have three, whole grade level activity stations. An activity sign-up sheet will be posted outside of the gym on Field Day. You can also sign-up HERE to help!

GENERAL INFORMATION: Please supply your child with a water bottle or sports drink. Please label their drinkand no glass containers please. You may want to consider sunscreen for your child, as we will be outside for several hours (apply before students arrive to school). A cap or visor is also good protection from the sun. We will have stations where students may get wet. If you would like to send a change of clothes, that would be appreciated but not necessary.

For more information please contact our PE Teachers, Ian Creek imcreek@fcps.edu and Tom Pennell tmpennell@fcps.edu.

 

FCPL’s Summer Reading

 

 

Students are encouraged to visit and borrow books from the Fairfax County Public Library this summer.  Librarians from the Public Library visited yesterday to share book talks and information about the FCPL’s summer reading challenge and free literacy events.  To learn more, visit the FCPL website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/.

 

Pick Up Medication in the Health Room

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school Thursday, June 13. 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 your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

If you have any questions, please contact our school health room aide, Maha Mossad at (703) 551-5700.

 

 

Kindergarten Registration continues School Year 2019-2020

Complete Registration Information is located here.

 

 

Class Assignments for 2019-2020

One of the most important aspects in setting students up for academic and social-emotional success is his/her class assignment.  Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria.  Each child's strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments.

If you would like to share specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, we ask that you please submit it to the principal, Mrs. Peerman Klpeerman@fcps.edu, in writing by Friday, May 31st.

We ask that you do not request specific teachers and because you are the expert(s) on your Halley Hornet, we ask that you please keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. We assure you that with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the extensive and intricate process of developing class assignments.

 

 

Halley Parent Input Form 2019

 

Your voice matters! As we reflect on this school year and begin planning for next school year, we would love to have your input as we value our partnership. Please participate in our Survey so we can gain community insight. The survey is completely anonymous. Please respond by June 7, 2019.

 

Parent Resource Center Workshop

The Parent Resource Center is hosting a workshop (June 7) and open house (June 4 & 6) to set parents up with activities to keep their children busy over the summer. The workshop will help them make daily and weekly plans, and they’ll walk away with ideas and materials for free and fun activities around the county for the summer. The Open House will be a more informal setting where parents can browse the PRC, and will leave with all of the art supplies necessary for making a series of adventure-themed projects. Everything necessary will be included: scissors, glue, paper, stickers, boxes, string, etc. This will be great for parents of kids ages 4-11.

The fliers and translations, as well as the links to registration are included below.

*The Parent Resource Center is excited to offer this workshop registration translated into Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic! As always, this workshop will be filmed and added to the Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel.

June 7th Workshop Registration:

English

Spanish

Arabic

Korean

Vietnamese

June 4 & 6 Open House Registration. Because this is an open house, parents may arrive at any time between 10-2, at their leisure.

 

Online at www.myschoolbucks.com

 

YEARBOOK SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TODAY, MAY 31, 2019

 

Below are the instructions on how to use this online payment feature:

  • Click on “VIEW ALL”
  • Click on ‘‘YEARBOOK” icon VIEW DETAILS
  • Put Student’s Name
  • Select Teacher Name
  • ADD TO BASKET
  • (Check out and pay)

A special distribution day for our 6th grade students will be Monday, June 10th.

All other grade levels will be distributed on Wednesday, June 11th.

 

June 7, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

 

Have an evening of fun painting with family, friends and classmates. On June 7, 2019, Halley’s Art Teacher, Mr. Singh, will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint your very own master piece.  At the end of the event, you go home with your very own painting. Registration is $16.00* per person and includes 9”x12” canvas, paint, and brushes. Easel $7 each (while supplies last).  Easels are good for displaying your art work. http://bit.ly/WHESArtNight. Doors open at 6:15.

 

Order your school supplies for 2019-2020 school year!

We know we're just a few weeks from starting our summer vacation, but the next school year is just around the corner.  Who wants to worry about school supplies over the summer?  Place your order now for your Halley 2019-2020 school supplies!  These school supplies will be delivered directly to your HOME in August!

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID, HAL054(3 letters/ 3 numbers) 
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order. 
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. 

 

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS and REMINDERS:
  • June 11, 2019 – Deadline for all PTO reimbursement requests.
  • September 18, 2019 – First PTO Meeting for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Other everyday fundraising opportunities
    • Giant Rewards (School ID 03257)
    • Amazon Smile (ID William Halley PTO)

 

 

Mark Your Calendar

 

June 6 - Chorus & Strings Spring Concert, 7:00pm, Gym

June 7 - End of Year Party, First Grade, 1-3pm

June 7 - Halley Paint Night with Mr. Singh, 6:30pm, Cafeteria

June 10 - End of Year Party, Fifth Grade, 9:40-11:00am

June 10 - End of Year Party, Fourth Grade, 11am-12Noon

June 10 - Yearbook Signing, Sixth Grade, 2:30-4pm, Cafeteria

June 11 - End of Year Party, Kindergarten, 9:30am-12 Noon

June 11 - End of Year Party, Third Grade, 11:45am-1:30pm

June 11 - Movie, Sixth Grade, 2:05-4pm, Cafeteria

June 12 - Awards Ceremony, 9:45am, Gym

June 12- End of Year Party, Second Grade, 1:30-3:30pm

June 13 – Field Day, 9:30am-12:30pm

June 13 - Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:05pm

8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station 22039  |  Phone: 703.551.5700

Attendance: 703.551.5757 or email HalleyES.Attendance

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Halley ES Hornet Happenings - May 24, 2019

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HORNET HAPPENINGS May 24, 2019

 

  First grade students being inventive!   Notice the “glasses” made from plastic snap sticks from morning tubs 😊.

 

 

Have an evening of fun painting with family, friends and classmates. Halley’s Art Teacher, Mr. Singh, will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint your very own master piece.  At the end of the event, you go home with your very own painting. Registration cost is $16.00* per person - Includes 9”x12” canvas, paint, and brushes. Easel $7 each (while supplies last).  Easels are good for displaying your art work. http://bit.ly/WHESArtNight

 

 

Pick Up Medication in the Health Room

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school Thursday, June 13. 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 your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

If you have any questions, please contact our school health room aide, Maha Mossad at (703) 551-5700.

 

It is with great excitement that we invite Halley family and friends to join us for FIELD DAY 2019 on  Thursday, June 13th from 9:30-12:30! Come and see all Halley students having fun, laughing, and enjoying the company of their friends while participating in the many field day activities being offered. Students will be grouped by classes and will rotate through activities both inside and outside of the building.  

GENERAL INFO: Please supply your child with a water bottle or sports drink. Please label their drinkand no glass containers please. You may want to consider sunscreen for your child, as we will be outside for several hours (apply before students arrive to school). A cap or visor is also good protection from the sun. We will have stations where students may get wet. If you would like to send a change of clothes, that would be appreciated but not necessary.

VOLUNTEER INFO: We are asking for volunteers! We have planned 32 different activity stations for our Halley Hornets. We will also have three, whole grade level activity stations.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED to VOLUNTEER! Each activity station will be set up with both written and verbal instructions provided. An activity sign-up sheet will be posted outside of the gym on Field Day and soon, a google sign-up form will be available through the Hornet Happenings. For more information please contact our PE Teachers, Ian Creek imcreek@fcps.edu and Tom Pennell tmpennell@fcps.edu.

 

Class Assignments for 2019-2020

One of the most important aspects in setting students up for academic and social-emotional success is his/her class assignment.  Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria.  Each child's strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments.

If you would like to share specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, we ask that you please submit it to the principal, Mrs. Peerman Klpeerman@fcps.edu, in writing by Friday, May 31st.

We ask that you do not request specific teachers and because you are the expert(s) on your Halley Hornet, we ask that you please keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. We assure you that with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the extensive and intricate process of developing class assignments.

 

 

Halley Parent Input Form 2019

 

 

Your voice matters! As we reflect on this school year and begin planning for next school year, we would love to have your input as we value our partnership. Please participate in our Survey so we can gain community insight. The survey is completely anonymous. Please respond by June 7, 2019.

 

 

Parent Resource Center Workshop

The Parent Resource Center is hosting a workshop (June 7) and open house (June 4 & 6) to set parents up with activities to keep their children busy over the summer. The workshop will help them make daily and weekly plans, and they’ll walk away with ideas and materials for free and fun activities around the county for the summer. The Open House will be a more informal setting where parents can browse the PRC, and will leave with all of the art supplies necessary for making a series of adventure-themed projects. Everything necessary will be included: scissors, glue, paper, stickers, boxes, string, etc. This will be great for parents of kids ages 4-11.

The fliers and translations, as well as the links to registration are included below.

*The Parent Resource Center is excited to offer this workshop registration translated into Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic! As always, this workshop will be filmed and added to the Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel.

June 7th Workshop Registration:

English

Spanish

Arabic

Korean

Vietnamese

June 4 & 6 Open House Registration. Because this is an open house, parents may arrive at any time between 10-2, at their leisure.

 

  Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. Due to this deadline, all library books are due back by Thursday, May 30th. Thank you!

 

 

Online at www.MySchoolBucks.com

 

Yearbook Sale!! 

It’s time for the annual Halley Elementary Yearbook sale!

 

Yearbooks will be sold online only through MySchoolBucks.com.  The sale will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2019!!   Please sign in or create a new account to order your yearbook.  The cost of each yearbook is $20.00.  The online sale will end on May 31, 2019. No yearbooks may be ordered online after that date. 

 

Below are the instructions on how to use this online payment feature:

  • Click on “VIEW ALL”
  • Click on ‘‘YEARBOOK” icon VIEW DETAILS
  • Put Student’s Name
  • Select Teacher Name
  • ADD TO BASKET
  • (Check out and pay)

A special distribution day for our 6th grade studentswill be Monday, June 10th.

All other grade levels will be distributed on Wednesday, June 11th.

 

  PTO BOARD 2019-2020

Congratulations to the newly elected board members: 1st Vice President Monika Moore, 2nd Vice President Elizabeth Cobb, and Secretary, Marsha Lampel. It is not too late to serve! The PTO Treasurer position for the upcoming year remains vacant. Kindly consider putting your talent(s) to great use by volunteering for this position. If you are interested, contact President Maida Piggee at president@halleypto.com.

June 7, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Have an evening of fun painting with family, friends and classmates. On June 7, 2019, Halley’s Art Teacher, Mr. Singh, will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint your very own master piece.  At the end of the event, you go home with your very own painting. Registration is $16.00* per person and includes 9”x12” canvas, paint, and brushes. Easel $7 each (while supplies last).  Easels are good for displaying your art work. http://bit.ly/WHESArtNight. Doors open at 6:15.

 

Order your school supplies for 2019-2020 school year!

We know we're just a few weeks from starting our summer vacation, but the next school year is just around the corner.  Who wants to worry about school supplies over the summer?  Place your order now for your Halley 2019-2020 school supplies!  These school supplies will be delivered directly to your HOME in August!

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID, HAL054(3 letters/ 3 numbers) 
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order. 
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. 

 

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS and REMINDERS:
  • June 11, 2019 – Deadline for all PTO reimbursement requests.
  • September 18, 2019 – First PTO Meeting for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Other everyday fundraising opportunities
    • Giant Rewards (School ID 03257)
    • Amazon Smile (ID William Halley PTO)

 

 

Mark Your Calendar

 

May - (SOL Testing Schedule: here )

May 27 - Memorial Day / No School

May 29 - Band Spring Concert

 

Looking Ahead to June

June 6 - Chorus & Strings Spring Concert

June 7 - Halley Paint Night with Mr. Singh

June 12 - Awards Ceremony, 9:45am, Gym

June 13 – Field Day

June 13 - Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:05pm

 

Looking Ahead to August

August   – Open House

August 26– School Begins                    

 

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Attendance: 703.551.5757 or email HalleyES.Attendance

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Have an evening of fun painting with family, friends and classmates. Halley’s Art Teacher, Mr. Singh, will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint your very own master piece.  At the end of the event, you go home with your very own painting. Registration cost is $16.00* per person - Includes 9”x12” canvas, paint, and brushes. Easel $7 each (while supplies last).  Easels are good for displaying your art work. http://bit.ly/WHESArtNight

It is with great excitement that we invite Halley family and friends to join us for HALLEY FIELD DAY 2019 on Thursday, June 13th from 9:30-12:30pm. Come and see all Halley students having fun and enjoying the company of their friends and teachers while participating in the many field day activities being offered. Students will be grouped by classes and will rotate through activities both inside and outside of the building.  

WHAT TO BRING: Because there is so much activity on Field Day, please supply your child with a plastic water bottle with their name on it (no sports drinks, please). Consider providing sunscreen for your child; we will be outside for several hours (apply before students arrive to school). A cap or visor is also good protection from the sun. Additionally, we will have stations where students may get wet. If you would like to send a change of clothes, that would be appreciated but not necessary.

VOLUNTEER INFO: We need volunteers to make the day a success! We have planned 32 different activity stations for our Halley Hornets. We will also have three, whole grade level activity stations.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED to VOLUNTEER! Each activity station will be set up with both written and verbal instructions provided. An activity sign-up sheet will be posted outside of the gym on Field Day and next week, a google sign-up form will be available through the Hornet Happenings. For more information please contact our PE Teachers, Ian Creek imcreek@fcps.edu and Tom Pennell tmpennell@fcps.edu.

Class Assignments for 2019-2020

One of the most important aspects in setting students up for academic and social-emotional success is his/her class assignment.  Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria.  Each child's strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments.

If you would like to share specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, we ask that you please submit it to the principal, Mrs. Peerman Klpeerman@fcps.edu, in writing by Friday, May 31st.

We ask that you do not request specific teachers and because you are the expert(s) on your Halley Hornet, we ask that you please keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. We assure you that with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the extensive and intricate process of developing class assignments.

Halley Parent Input Form 2019

Your voice matters! As we reflect on this school year and begin planning for next school year, we would love to have your input as we value our partnership. Please participate in our Survey so we can gain community insight. The survey is completely anonymous. Please respond by June 7, 2019.

Parent Resource Center Workshop

The Parent Resource Center is hosting a workshop (June 7) and open house (June 4 & 6) to set parents up with activities to keep their children busy over the summer. The workshop will help them make daily and weekly plans, and they’ll walk away with ideas and materials for free and fun activities around the county for the summer. The Open House will be a more informal setting where parents can browse the PRC, and will leave with all of the art supplies necessary for making a series of adventure-themed projects. Everything necessary will be included: scissors, glue, paper, stickers, boxes, string, etc. This will be great for parents of kids ages 4-11.

The fliers and translations, as well as the links to registration are included below.

*The Parent Resource Center is excited to offer this workshop registration translated into Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic! As always, this workshop will be filmed and added to the Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel.

June 7th Workshop Registration:

English

Spanish

Arabic

Korean

Vietnamese

 

June 4 & 6 Open House Registration. Because this is an open house, parents may arrive at any time between 10-2, at their leisure.

TJ Techstravaganza Set for May 18

Tomorrow’s Women in Science and Technology (TWIST), a student group at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), will present TJ Techstravaganza, a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fair for elementary and middle school students, on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Admission is free, and there will be events for students of all ages, including extracting banana DNA, making lava lamps, computer science workshops, and seeing robot demonstrations. Online registration is available

For more information, send an email to twistcoordinators@gmail.com

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session – May 21, 2019

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the four approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University and Shenandoah University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees via Q&A fashion, followed by an opportunity to network with the five presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

We would like you to share this event information with your school community, parents, FCPS employees and anyone in your network seeking information on becoming a licensed Virginia teacher.

Event Information

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Willow Oaks Administrative Center

Building 8270 / Room 1000A

Action Required: Please register here

Tips for Elementary School Parents: Reading with Family Improves Achievement

Research shows that children who read at home with their families do better in school. To help your child develop reading skills:

  • Keep reading materials handy, such as magazines, books and newspapers.
  • Have your child read aloud, and discuss the reading together. You can take turns reading aloud, too.
  • Talk about books, including plots, characters and your child's reactions to them.
  • Tell stories. These can be pretend or real-life. Choose topics your child relates to, including family history.
  • Point out words everywhere you go, such as on signs and on food packages.
  • Set a good example by reading yourself every day. Talk about how worthwhile and fun it is.

Copyright 2019, the Parent Institute. Get more tips for parents and other family engagement resources

Quick Links: Library Books

According to FCPS regulations, library book circulation ends two weeks before the last day of school. Due to this deadline, all library books are due back by Thursday, May 30th. Thank you!

Online at www.myschoolbucks.com

 

Yearbook Sale!! 

It’s time for the annual Halley Elementary Yearbook sale!

Sale begins Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

 

Yearbooks will be sold online only through myschoolbucks.com.  The sale will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2019!!   Please sign in or create a new account to order your yearbook.  The cost of each yearbook is $20.00.  The online sale will end on May 31, 2019. No yearbooks may be ordered online after that date. 

 

Below are the instructions on how to use this online payment feature:

 

  • Click on “SCHOOL STORE”
  • Click on “VIEW ALL”
  • Click on ‘‘YEARBOOK” icon VIEW DETAILS
  • Put Student’s Name
  • Select Teacher Name
  • ADD TO BASKET
  • (Check out and pay)A special distribution day for our 6th grade students will be Monday, June 10th.
  • All other grade levels will be distributed on Wednesday, June 11th.
Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 27 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

PTO MEETING – MAY 21, 2019

 

Our next PTO meeting will be held on TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Room.  WE NEED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT as we will be voting on the 2019-2020 PTO budget.   Elections will also be held to fill board vacancies for expiring terms for 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions.

 

CALLING FOR PTO NOMINATIONS

The PTO needs members to fill critical board positions for the 2019-2020 school term. Kindly consider volunteering for one of the following positions:  1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.   For more information on the positions, click here: http://bit.ly/WHESNominate. Nominations are due no later than May 20, 2019.

Have an evening of fun painting with family, friends and classmates. Halley’s Art Teacher, Mr. Singh, will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint your very own master piece.  At the end of the event, you go home with your very own painting. Registration cost is $16.00* per person - Includes 9”x12” canvas, paint, and brushes. Easel $7 each (while supplies last).  Easels are good for displaying your art work. http://bit.ly/WHESArtNight

 

Order your school supplies for 2019-2020 school year!

We know we're just a few weeks from starting our summer vacation, but the next school year is just around the corner.  Who wants to worry about school supplies over the summer?  Place your order now for your Halley 2019-2020 school supplies!  These school supplies will be delivered directly to your HOME in August!

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID, HAL054(3 letters/ 3 numbers) 
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order. 
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. 

 

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS and REMINDERS:
  • May 20, 2019 – Deadline for PTO Board Nominations
  • May 21, 2019 – 6:45 p.m. PTO Meeting. Action items include: the proposed 2019-2020 PTO budget and elections to fill board vacancies.
  • June 7, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. Art Night featuring Mr. Singh. http://bit.ly/WHESArtNight
  • Other everyday fundraising opportunities
    • Giant Rewards (School ID 03257)
    • Amazon Smile (ID William Halley PTO)

BoxTops Spring Challenge. Keep those BoxTops coming in. To date, Hornets have raised $616.80! Click here http://bit.ly/WHESBoxTops for the collection sheet.

Mark Your Calendar

May - (SOL Testing Schedule: here )

May 6-10 —Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 16–   Interims go home (for students needing improvement)

May 27—Memorial Day / No School

May 28 —Spring Concert

 

Looking Ahead to June

June   – Field Day

June    -6th grade Promotion Ceremony, 2:00

June 13-Last day of school; Dismissal at

 

Looking Ahead to August

August   – Open House /Back to School Night

August 26– School Begins                        

8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station 22039  |  Phone: 703.551.5700

Attendance: 703.551.5757 or email HalleyES.Attendance

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Halley ES Hornet Happenings - May 10, 2019

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HORNET HAPPENINGS May 10, 2019

 

 

A Day in the Life of HALLEY Hornets…

 

 

We are so grateful for our wonderful staff. Thank you to our amazing PTO and Halley Families for showering them with an awesome week of celebration! WE APPRECIATE YOU! End of Year Medication Pickup

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on 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. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates…

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the School Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

 

Online at www.myschoolbucks.com

 

Yearbook Sale!!  It’s time for the annual Halley Elementary Yearbook sale! Sale starts May 1st and ends May 31st

 

Yearbooks will be sold online only through myschoolbucks.com.  The sale started on May 1, 2019!   Please sign in or create a new account to order your yearbook.  The cost of each yearbook is $20.00.  The online sale will end on May 31, 2019. No yearbooks may be ordered online after that date. 

 

Below are the instructions on how to use this online payment feature:

  • Click on “VIEW ALL”
  • Click on ‘‘YEARBOOK” icon VIEW DETAILS
  • Put Student’s Name
  • Select Teacher Name
  • ADD TO BASKET
  • (Check out and pay)

A special distribution day for our 6th grade students will be on Monday, June 10th.

All other grade levels will be distributed on Wednesday, June 11th.

 

PTO MEETING – MAY 21, 2019

Our next PTO meeting will be held on TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in the Music Room.  We ask that all members be present to VOTE on the 2019-2020 PTO budget and on the nominees to fill board vacancies for expiring terms for the 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions.

 

CALLING FOR PTO NOMINATIONS

The PTO needs members to fill critical board positions for the 2019-2020 school term. Kindly consider volunteering for one of the following positions:  1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.   For more information on the positions, click here: http://bit.ly/WHESNominate.

 

BoxTops for Education Spring Challenge

The BoxTops Spring Challenge is HERE! Can you believe that our Hornets family raised $616.80 during the fall challenge? Let’s keep those BoxTops coming in! The collection deadline is May 17, 2019. Check your Thursday folders for the collection form or click here http://bit.ly/WHESBoxTops.

 

2019 TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Many thanks to all who donated their time and resources to making the 2019 Teacher and Staff Appreciation week a success! Halley teachers and staff are AWESOME.

 

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS and REMINDERS:
  • May 17, 2019 - BoxTops Spring Challenge Deadline. Click here http://bit.ly/WHESBoxTops for the collection form.
  • May 21, 2019 6:45 p.m. PTO Meeting. Action items include the proposed 2019-2020 PTO budget and elections to fill board vacancies.
  • June 7, 20196:30-8:00 p.m. Art Night featuring Mr. Singh.
  • Other everyday fundraising opportunities
    • Giant Rewards (School ID 03257)
    • Amazon Smile (ID William Halley PTO)

 

May - (SOL Testing Schedule: here )

May 16 – Interims go home (for students needing improvement)

May 27 - Memorial Day / No School

May 29 - Band Spring Concert

 

Looking Ahead to June

June 6 - Chorus & Strings Spring Concert

June 7 - Halley Paint Night with Mr. Singh

June 12 - Awards Ceremony

June 13 – Field Day

June 13 - Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:05pm

 

Looking Ahead to August

August   – Open House

August 26– School Begins                        

8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station 22039  |  Phone: 703.551.5700

Attendance: 703.551.5757 or email HalleyES.Attendance

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Halley ES Hornet Happenings - May 3, 2019

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HORNET HAPPENINGS May 3, 2019

 

Our AWESOME Halley Girls on the Run practicing for the 5K!

The 5Ks are the culminating event of our Girls on the Run program and is a tangible way to see how their passion for fitness aligns with teamwork and fun.

This year's 5K will be on Saturday, May 18th at Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, VA. 8:30am Start

 

Principals' Message

Happy May!

As we move into May, we continue to strive for excellence!  There is a busy month ahead of us.  We are looking forward to celebrating our staff next week during Teacher Appreciation Week!  We hope that our awesome Halley Hornets will find a moment to write a note of thanks to the teachers who have been supporting them this year.  Next week officially starts testing season as we kick off SOL’s with our fourth graders taking their reading test on Tuesday, May 6th (you can find the entire testing schedule here).  Please remember that is important for students to be well rested and have a healthy breakfast the day of testing.  If they are not feeling well, it may be best to keep them home and we will find an opportunity for them to make up the test when they feel better.  The students have been working hard all year and we are confident that they are ready to show what they know and rock out these assessments! 

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and all the extracurricular activities that this wonderful season has to offer.   As you reflect and plan for fourth quarter, this is the perfect time to discuss perseverance with your child.  Please let us know how we can continue to partner with you.

Dr. Simpkins, Mr. Salerno and Mrs. Peerman

 

Please join us! South County Pyramid Art Show May 1- May 5

Several Halley students will have their work showcased! This will be an awesome celebration of their artistic creativity.

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates…

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the School Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

Mental Health Awareness Month and Wellness Week

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. Schools are often the place where these kinds of issues as well as other mental health needs are discovered and where school-based supports can be provided. FCPS wants all parents and guardians to know that your school psychologist, school social worker, and school counselor are available for consultation and support on concerns such as anxiety, peer relationships, depression or other social and emotional issues. They can also provide a list of mental health resources. Please contact your child’s school to connect with one of the mental health providers. Please click on the following links to learn about resources and ways to foster resilience in your child. Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies.

 

Online at www.myschoolbucks.com

 

Yearbook Sale!!  It’s time for the annual Halley Elementary Yearbook sale! Sale begins Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

Yearbooks will be sold online only through myschoolbucks.com.  The sale will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2019!!   Please sign in or create a new account to order your yearbook.  The cost of each yearbook is $20.00.  The online sale will end on May 31, 2019. No yearbooks may be ordered online after that date. 

Below are the instructions on how to use this online payment feature:

  •  Log In to MySchoolBucks (www.myschoolbucks.com)
  • Click on “SCHOOL STORE”
  • Click on “VIEW ALL”
  • Click on ‘‘YEARBOOK” icon VIEW DETAILS
  • Put Student’s Name
  • Select Teacher Name
  • ADD TO BASKET
  • Check out and pay
A special distribution day for our 6th grade students will be Monday, June 10th. All other grade levels will be distributed on Wednesday, June 11th. Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, notify one of our Halley Principals or school counselors to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

 Tdap Notice for Parents of Current 5th Grade Students

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school. It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 13, 2019.

A Tdap Notice was sent home with all 5th Grade students in the progress report envelope on Thursday, April 25th. Thank you to those parents who have already submitted proof of Tdap to the school.

 

CALLING FOR PTO NOMINATIONS

The PTO needs members to fill critical board positions for next year.  Kindly consider volunteering for one of the following positions:  1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  For more information on the positions, click here: https://www.halleypto.com/pto/members/documents/Halley ES PTO Nomination.pdf

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO PRINCIPAL PEERMAN!!

Ms. Peerman was acknowledged as a First Class Educational Leader committed to Inclusion and Access for all students at the 14th Annual FCPS Special Education Conference held at Lake Braddock Secondary in early April. What a phenomenal honor!

 

2019 TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Please join us on the week of May 6 to celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff! Halley teachers & staff make the world go around and we want everyone to know it! Here are our daily themes. Just bring items to your teacher(s) each day. These items do not need to be expensive and you can pick and choose which days you join in. For more information and a schedule of daily events, click HERE.

 

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS and REMINDERS:

·         May 6-10, 2019 – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week –If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact Mayumi Whitley at 1stvp@halleypto.com. A Signup Genius has been set up:  https://tinyurl.com/halleyappreciates2019. Let's show Halley teachers & staff the appreciation they deserve!

·         May 21, 2019 – 6:45 p.m. PTO Meeting.   Elections will be held to fill board vacancies for expiring terms for 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions.

·         Other everyday fundraising opportunities

o   Giant Rewards (School ID 03257)

o   Amazon Smile (ID William Halley PTO)

o   BoxTops Spring Challenge (coming soon)

 

 

May - (SOL Testing Schedule: here )

May 6-10 —Teacher Appreciation Week

May 16–   Interims go home (for students needing improvement)

May 27—Memorial Day / No School

May 28 —Band Spring Concert

May 31 --

 

Looking Ahead to June

June  -- Chorus & Strings Spring Concert

June   --Awards Ceremony

June   – Field Day

June 13-Last day of school; Dismissal at 1:05pm

 

Looking Ahead to August

August   – Open House /Back to School Night

August 26– School Begins                        

8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station 22039  |  Phone: 703.551.5700

Attendance: 703.551.5757 or email HalleyES.Attendance

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