Hayfield PTSA October Newsletter

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Hayfield Happenings from the PTSA

The next PTSA meeting is Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 PM in the Library. Hayfield Parent Liaisons will be available to provide information to help parents support their children and better understand the school system. Please join us!

 

Homecoming week is October 7 – 12

Thursday, October 10 Screen on the Screen showing of Monsters, Inc. at 7:00PM in the HSS Auditorium. Admission is free.

Friday, October 11 Hayfield’s 2nd Annual Hawktoberfest, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, HSS parking lot. Join the Student Government Association (SGA) immediately following the parade in the Hayfield Farm neighborhood. There will be food trucks, games, and prizes before the Homecoming game against Chantilly @ 7:00 PM.  Volunteers are needed to assist the SGA with this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit these links to sign up: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545ACAB22A1FC1-hawktoberfest

 

Saturday, October 12 Homecoming Dance 8:00 – 11:00 PM at HSS

The PTSA is seeking volunteers to assist with the Homecoming Dance Coat/Shoe Check In during the dance. Please see this link for more information:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CADA728A57-hayfield

 

ATTENTION SENIOR CLASS PARENTS

ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY (ANGP) 2020 is seeking a Co-chair:  The current ANGP 2020 Chair needs a Co-Chair to help coordinate this event for the CLASS of 2020. This is a critical position. ANGP Co-chairs organize Senior Parents to form an ANGP Committee and engage in planning and fundraising throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The committee is off to a good start, but they NEED HELP! Estimated time commitment is 3-4 hours a month. Please consider assisting. The purpose of this party is to provide a safe and alcohol-free celebration for our students on graduation night in June 2020. For more information contact: Dahlia Graham at hayfield2020angp@gmail.com  or president@hssptsa.org.

 

Lee District Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Fairfax is hosting a Lee District Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Hayfield SS. This is a non-partisan forum held during this vital election year.

 

Hawk Pantry Needs Donations

Please consider donating items to The Hawk Pantry. The pantry is currently stocked with school supplies, but needs toiletries and food items. Items needed: breakfast bars, fruit cups, microwavable lunch items, deodorant, shampoo, lotion and body wash wipes. Donations can be dropped off in the front office, or consider donating through our Amazon Wishlist. Here is the link: https://t.co/EHqHDdTFCO

 

Students in need of support should visit their school counselor or speak with a trusted teacher. A permanent Hawk Pantry pass can be issued to students or they can visit the pantry before and after school. Please direct questions to: Vicky Wuerful, vkwuerfel@fcps.edu.

 

National PTSA Reflections Program is accepting theme-based artwork in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. This year’s theme is Look Within.

Rules for entering can be found at https://www.vapta.org/programs/arts-and-education/reflections-top or picked up in Washington Hall, Room 1320. All entries must be submitted by October 18, 2019. If you have questions, please contact reflections@hssptsa.org.  

 

 

 

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September 2019 Hayfield Community Bulletin

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September 2019

Nadia Ghosheh, Bulletin Coordinator

Martin Grimm, Principal

  • Golf Team is the 2019 Gunston District Champions
  • Students Explore Problem-Solving with Engineering Tomorrow
  • A Special Surprise at Hayfield!

 

Hayfield Golf Team wins Gunston District

Congratulations to the Hayfield Golf Team, who won the 2019 Gunston District! Go Hawks! 

 

Hayfield AP Students and VA STAR Students Explore Problem-Solving with Engineering Tomorrow

For students, it’s a chance to explore, learn and find new passions in problem solving and engineering. For Hayfield Secondary AP students and VA STAR students from Mrs. Riley’s and Mrs. Chiplock’s classrooms it was an opportunity to take a look at engineering problems, labs, and tours which will range over 4 visits from bridge building and catapults to phototherapy, water desalination, robotics, solar energy and a spectrum of varying engineering lab choices. Mrs. Riley shared regarding this field experience visit,

“I particularly like the hands on aspect of the visit that was centered around solving a problem and the opportunity for the students to talk to engineers in an informal setting.

As an educator, it was good for me to take a step back and watch the way my students problem solved and worked together in a low stress environment.”

Engineering Tomorrow, was founded In 2014 by Bill Woodburn, a Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, with two main objectives:

 

(1) to encourage inner city high school students to pursue engineering in college by getting them excited and energized about careers in the field of engineering; and (2) to bolster the number of U.S. students entering the field of engineering in order to continue our country’s leadership in innovation and problem solving at the highest levels. 

Taking the helm as Executive Director of Engineering Tomorrow is Dr. Timothy McNiff.

The program became established in NY/NJ and has expanded to the Washington, D.C./DMV.  Hayfield Secondary School students marked the inaugural lab event for Engineering Tomorrow at the Blue Plains Water Treatment Plant. 

More information regarding this organization as well as some resources can be found at http://www.engtom.org/  Check out more of the Hayfield Secondary Pics on instagram at @engineering.tomorrow.

 

A Special Surprise at Hayfield

On Friday, September 13, 2019, Major Cooper and his brother - Tyrick Muhammad - surprised his 9th grade son, Jacob, at Hayfield Secondary.

During his sixteen-year career in the US Airforce, Major Cooper has been deployed three times. This last deployment was for over seven months in Afghanistan. Due to the time-difference and working twelve to fourteen-hour days in Security Operations, Major Cooper had very little time for video chats with his family during this last deployment. Plus poor cell-phone service made an already difficult situation even tougher! 

So - Major Cooper came up with a surprise plan! He enlisted the assistance of Jacob's counselor, Ms. Rodriguez-Lee, who told Jacob that she wanted to talk to him about his classes....however they needed to stop by the main office first to pick up something!

That’s where Jacob was surprised by his father and uncle as well as many school staff members who were there to capture the wonderful reunion.

We were all in tears when we saw the big bear hug Jacob gave his father!

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Hayfield ANGP Burton's Fundraiser for Sept. 30

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On Monday September 30th, the ANGP has made Lunch and Dinner plans for you. Please take this flyer with you to Burton's Grill and when you pay for your meal, please hand the flyer to the cashier or just tell them you are supporting Hayfield Secondary School.

 

Just like that, and 15% of the cost of your meal will go to Hayfield ANGP.

For each $ you spend at Burton's on Monday 9/30/19, they will give us 15 cents, so please stop by Burton's and pick up lunch and or dinner so the ANGP can raise money for class of 2020.

Burton's Fundraiser.pdf

Thank you,

Class of 2020 ANGP

 

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Lockdown Rescheduled

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Good afternoon,

 

We are rescheduling the Lock-down drill that was scheduled for today.  Unfortunately, a student sent a social media post about violence to the school.  This post was 100% false, and there is no threat to the school, and we are speaking with the student who sent the post.

 

However, since the timing of the threat has caused some anxiety; we will have the Lock-down drill tomorrow.  Please check your email tomorrow for more information.

 

Best,

Martin

 

 

Martin Grimm

Principal

Hayfield Secondary School

 

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Hawks Stay After Middle School Program

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Hawks Stay After Staff at Hayfield are excited for this new year and what it has to offer. The first day of HSA will be Monday, September 23, 2019. All HSA information has been updated on the HSA Webpage. Please make sure to go over the Schedule and  Rules and Regulations with your student(s).

To stay update on future important dates, please visit the Hawks Stay After website and look at the monthly calendars

Kind regards,

Adam M. Fitzgerald

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Hayfield Family Tech Night Wednesday, Sept. 25

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Good afternoon Hayfield Families,

 

We want to invite you to attend our Family Tech Night on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM in the Hayfield Secondary Library. During this time we will be offering short classes on how to use Parent Vue, Blackboard, and Google Classroom. We will also provide information on digital citizenship and how to support your student at home.

 

It is our goal this year to continue our communication with Hayfield families in order to help you better support your student.

 

We hope to see you on Wednesday, September 25!

 

Thanks,

Hayfield Staff

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Hayfield Happenings from the PTSA

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Hayfield Happenings from the PTSA

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Thank you for joining the PTSA. We are off to a great start. If you are not a member, it is not too late. Please consider joining the Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) online at http://tinyurl.com/HSSPTSA-PAY4SchoolStuff2019 or visit our website at www.hssptsa.org. We support school programs with your membership dues and volunteer hours.

PTSA Meetings. Our monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library. Our meetings are an easy way to find out what is happening at Hayfield SS. The first meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday, September 12th. Mr. Grimm and all the administrative staff will be present to introduce themselves and meet with families. JOIN US!

Want to get INVOLVED? Volunteers are a critical part of the PTSA and a great way to meet people while supporting our school. We kicked off the year by hosting the Welcome Back Breakfast for our teachers and staff. Thank you for turning in the Volunteer Interest Forms. A PTSA Committee Chair will be contacting you soon. We have volunteer opportunities that fit any schedule. Contact PTSA President Heidi Frego at president@hssptsa.org for more information.

HAWK Pantry. The Hawk Pantry provides instant lunch meals, healthy snacks, school supplies and toiletry items to students in need at HSS. The PTSA is proud to support the pantry again this year by creating an Amazon Wishlist. To donate to the pantry, please visit https://t.co/EHqHDdTFCO or bring donations to the Main Office. If you have any questions, please contact teacher sponsors: Ms. Wuerfel at VKWuerfel@fcps.edu or Ms. Riley at jsriley@fcps.edu.

 

Call for entries. Each year the PTSA sponsors the National PTA Reflections Program where students create original artwork that expresses their reflections on an annual theme. This year’s theme is Look Within. Students of all grades and abilities are invited to enter in one or more of the following categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Students will earn positive recognition for their efforts. Additionally, school winners have the opportunity to move up through the district, regional, and state PTA programs to the National level.  Selected entries at the National level are celebrated at the National PTA convention, receive scholarship awards, and may be included in the traveling exhibit for the following year. Rules for entering can be found at https://www.vapta.org/programs/arts-and-education/reflections-top or picked up in Washington Hall, Room 1320. All entries must be submitted by October 18, 2019. If you have questions, please contact reflections@hssptsa.org.  

 

Military Families Connect. Are you a Military Family who is either new to the area or has lived here awhile? We welcome you to join our Military Families Connect group. This is open to Active duty and military retiree parents of HSS students. Find us at https://www.facebook.com//groups/hayfieldmfc/ or contact our chair, Julie Shepard by email at hayfieldmfc@gmail.com.

 

Vaping Awareness Presentation: Hear important information on the effects of vaping on the body, dangerous chemicals in vape juice and developing refusal skills. Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00PM in the HSS auditorium. Intended for Parents Only. Presented by FCPS Office of Student Safety & Wellness.

 

I look for to seeing you at our first meeting on September 12th at 6:30PM in the Library.

Heidi Frego, HSS PTSA President

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Hayfield ANGP Shutterfly Storefront

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Dear Parents,

 

Back-to-school is here and the Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee needs your support. We have the perfect way to help prepare your favorite students and teachers throughout the school year while also supporting the class of 2020 ANGP.

 

We’ve created a custom Shutterfly Storefront where you can create personalized gifts, school gear, keepsakes, premium stationery and more—and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to the ANGP.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at: http://hayfield2020angp.ShutterflyStorefront.com
  2. Click through to create personalized gifts, stationery and school gear for your favorite students and teachers.
  3. For every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to Hayfield class of 2020 ANGP.

 

Please feel free to share this email with your friends, family and co-workers—the more orders we receive through our Storefront, the more our organization earns!

 

Thank you for your support,

Hayfield Secondary School

Class of 2020 ANGP

Contact us at: hayfield2020angp@gmail.com

 

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