PTSA April News

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PTSA April News

The next PTSA meeting is Thursday, April 11th at 6:30PM in the Library. Matt Moore, a Financial Advisor from Edward Jones will be speaking on helping teens manage a budget, best practices for staying out of debt and tips on how to save for college. Students and Parents are welcome to join us!

The PTSA has begun to seek volunteers to serve as chairs, co-chairs and members of the various PTSA committees for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. These committees are instrumental in providing support to our school community and enriching the education of our students. Several of these positions require VERY LITTLE time commitment or can be done from home.

Reflections ChairHelps promote this National PTA cultural arts competition by encouraging HSS students to participate (Aug. -Oct.). The chair assembles a judging panel, collects and submits student art to Fairfax County Council PTA. (1-2 volunteers) Estimated time commitment 1-2 hours a month.

Membership Co-Chair – Conducts the PTSA Membership drive by promoting and coordinating membership tables at the Community Meet and Greets in August, Hawk Flight and Back to School Nights in September. Co-Chairs assist in compiling a membership database to ensure proper registration with the local, state, and national PTA’s. (1 volunteer)

BOXTOPS Co-Chair – Collects, clips and mails in BOXTOPS two times a year. This can be done from home! The current chair is looking for someone to train. (1 volunteer) Estimated time 1 hour a month.

Fundraising Co-Chairs – Develops, plans and implements fundraising activities. Balance time/cost/effort to focus on efficient fundraising such as restaurant nights and other fundraising events. (2 volunteers needed)

Hospitality Committee Co-Chairs – Helps coordinate refreshments and/or meals for several events throughout the school year such as: Teacher/Staff Welcome Back Breakfast in August, National Honor Society Receptions, AP Scholar Reception in December, Science Fair breakfast in February and Teacher/Staff Appreciation in May. Time commitment varies from 2-4 hours a month when there is an event(s). (1-2 volunteers needed to assist current chair.)

Volunteer Coordinator – Helps organize volunteers for various events during the school year through email and the SignUp Genius organization tool. This job can be done from home! (1 volunteer needed)

***ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY (ANGP) 2020 Co-Chairs – We need at least TWO parents to coordinate this event for the CLASS of 2020. The purpose of this party is to provide a safe and alcohol-free celebration for our students on graduation night in June 2020. The ANGP event has recently been held at Adventure Park, USA, near Frederick, MD. This is a critical position. ANGP Co-chairs recruit SR. parents to form an ANGP Committee and engage in planning and fundraising throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Estimated time commitment is 3-4 hours a month.

Please consider volunteering next year. We have a very dedicated, but small group of volunteers who need your help!

For more information, please contact Heidi Frego, PTSA President at president@hssptsa.org.

 

The Nominating Committee will present the following slate of nominees as Officers for the 2019-2020 school year at the April 11th meeting:

President - Heidi Frego

1st Vice President – Maryanne MacVicar (HS 9-12)

2nd Vice President – Nohelia Lewis (MS 7-8)

Treasurer – Rosalynd Keys

Recording Secretary – Robert Williams

Corresponding Secretary – Karen Harrell

PTSA Scholarship Applications due soon!

The 2019 Hayfield PTSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is available for download here. Completed applications can be turned in to the main office by Wednesday, April 24th.

Did you know your TAX RETURN can help HSS PTSA?

  • Do you need help with your taxes this season? H&R BLOCK and Block Advisors will donate $20 to Hayfield SS PTSA for every new client that files a tax return with them. They are conveniently located in the Hayfield Shopping Center – 7584 Telegraph Rd., next to the school.

PURPLE UP DAY

Wednesday, April 10th is designated Virginia Purple Up Day to recognize the sacrifices of military-connected youth. Pat Walker Locke, the first African American woman to graduate from West Point will be a guest speaker afterschool in the MS Lecture Hall. All are welcome to attend. Don’t forget to wear Purple!

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Call for Volunteers: AP Test Proctors

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Call for Volunteers: AP Test Proctors

Hayfield Student Services and the AP Testing Team invite parents/guardians to volunteer their time and support AP testing this spring. Please consider signing up to help prepare (this week!) and/or proctor AP tests. Please note, parents/guardians may not proctor an exam that their student, or a relative, will be taking. Thank you so much for your time and support. Hawk Pride!

Proctor Guidelines:

Parent_Guardian Proctor Guidelines & Expectations.pdf

Sign Up Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844ABA62CABFE3-parent

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Rising 9th Transition Night and Purple Up Day!

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Rising 9 Night - for Current 8th Grade Students and Families

Hayfield High School Student Services invites all rising ninth grade students and their parents/guardians to attend Hayfield Secondary School’s Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM in the Hayfield Secondary School Auditorium. Hear from high school counselors about graduation requirements, academic polices, and transition supports and resources, followed by a panel of teachers, parents and students who will share tips to prepare for and have a successful ninth grade year! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM in the Hayfield Secondary School Auditorium. *The Tremaine Spirit Shop will also be open if you would like to purchase Hayfield gear! Please contact Meredith Ayala at mlayala1@fcps.edu with any questions.

Purple Up Day!

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Wednesday, April 10th is Purple Up! Day. Purple Up! is a day for communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.

Hayfield Student 2 Student (S2S) and Junior Student 2 Student cordially invite all military and civilian students and their families to wear purple, and attend a special afterschool program on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 10th from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Middle School Lecture Hall. Major Pat Walker Locke, US Army, Retired, the first African American woman to graduate from West Point Military Academy, will share her story, and help us recognize all Hayfield military-connected students. Military-connected students in attendance will receive a special certificate to thank them for their service. We encourage you to wear purple, and plan on joining S2S and JS2S for this special day.

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Rising 9th Grade Transition Night and Purple Up Day!

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Rising 9th Grade Transition Night - For Current 8th Grade Students and Families

Hayfield High School Student Services invites all rising ninth grade students and their parents/guardians to attend Hayfield Secondary School’s Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM in the Hayfield Secondary School Auditorium. Hear from high school counselors about graduation requirements, academic polices, and transition supports and resources, followed by a panel of teachers, parents and students who will share tips to prepare for and have a successful ninth grade year! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM in the Hayfield Secondary School Auditorium. *The Tremaine Spirit Shop will also be open if you would like to purchase Hayfield gear! Please contact Meredith Ayala at mlayala1@fcps.edu with any questions.

Purple Up Day!

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Wednesday, April 10th is Purple Up! Day. Purple Up! is a day for communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.

Hayfield Student 2 Student (S2S) and Junior Student 2 Student cordially invite all military and civilian students and their families to wear purple, and attend a special afterschool program on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 10th from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Middle School Lecture Hall. Major Pat Walker Locke, US Army, Retired, the first African American woman to graduate from West Point Military Academy, will share her story, and help us recognize all Hayfield military-connected students. Military-connected students in attendance will receive a special certificate to thank them for their service. We encourage you to wear purple, and plan on joining S2S and JS2S for this special day.

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Cultural Book and Arts Festival - Teen Scence

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Cultural Book and Arts Festival

SMILE... LIVING MY BEST LIFE

Presented by

Hayfield’s Black Student Union & AVID

Northern Virginia Chapter of Jack and Jill

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Hayfield Secondary School

7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA

Featuring

-Hayfield Poetry Club-

-African Dance Performance-

-National & Local Authors-

-Dozens of Vendors-

-Onsite Harambee Bookstore-

-Inspirational speakers-

Doors Open at 12:30pm. Event 1pm - 5pm.

The first 100 youth will receive a FREE BOOK

The event is FREE and open to the public.

We ask that you bring a donation to

support the Hawk Pantry.

 

Teen Scene Flyer (4).pdf

 

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Ethiopian/Eritrean Cultural Performance Event - Volunteers Needed!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EMBRACING OUR CULTURE PERFORMANCE SHOW

On Saturday, April 6th from 6-9PM the Hayfield SS PTSA is partnering with the Ethiopian-Eritrean Community to host Embracing Our Culture, a performance show by Ethiopian-Eritrean High School students from our area. This event supports diversity and inclusion while sharing the mission of the PTA to support student success by engaging communities.

Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. Parent, Teacher and Student Volunteers are welcome. Student volunteers will earn service hours from the PTSA!

Please visit this link to sign up:

Ethiopian/Eritrean High School Cultural Performance Event 

 

Ethiopian Event flyer.pdf

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Announcemets - International Night Needs Volunteers and Tutoring Available

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Tutoring Available Wednesdays

Hayfield’s honor society students will be available for peer tutoring in core content subjects after school from 3-4:15 in the High School Cafeteria on Wednesday 3/27, 4/10 and 4/24.  Students can reserve a spot by signing up at https://tinyurl.com/HSStutoring

International Night

Volunteer support needed for International Night Thursday, March 28 5:30 - 8:30 PM!

International Night is a multicultural event celebrating the diversity of our school community. The event is planned by the Student Government Association (SGA), and supported by the Hayfield SS PTSA. We need volunteers to make the event a success. Student volunteers are welcome and can earn service hours.

Please consider donating your time and choose a slot through the Sign-Up Genius link below! 

International Night or

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

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Hayfield Community Bulletin: March 2019

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Hayfield Community Bulletin

 

Nadia Ghosheh, Bulletin Coordinator

Martin Grimm, Principal

  • Wednesday Tutoring hosted by Hayfield's Honor Societies 
  • Invitation to "Embracing our Culture" 
  • Science Fair Award Winners 
  • Science Olympiad Awards
  • Future Business Leaders of America Regional Competition
  • West Point Leadership and Ethnics Conference
  • Latin Certamen Awards 
  • Congrats to Ms. Constance Chiplock! 

Wednesday Tutoring

Hayfield's Honor Societies will be providing tutoring for students in the high school cafeteria this March and April. See the flyer below for further information.

 

Embracing Our Culture

For the past two years, Hayfield Secondary School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) has partnered with the local Ethiopian-Eritrean Community to host a cultural performance by Ethiopian-Eritrean High School students from our area. The event was created to provide a meaningful program that supports diversity and inclusion while sharing the mission of the PTA to support student success by engaging and empowering families and communities.

Your school community is cordially invited to Embracing Our Culture on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 6-9pm at Hayfield Secondary School – 7630 Telegraph Rd. Alexandria, VA 22315.

The show will feature cultural dance, fashion show and mini-dramas performed by students from your school community. This event is an opportunity for the community to come together to support the PTSA as well as increase awareness about its mission.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://embracingourculture.com/ or call 571-882-8115.

 

Science Fair Award Winners

Saturday March 16th, 22 Hayfield science fair projects participated in the FCPS Regional Science Fair. Two projects won grand prize awards and will go directly to the International Science Fair competition in Phoenix, AZ May 12-17! Those projects include the junior team of Sarah Syed, Miamar Burgos-Rosario and Saijai Supanklang for their Microbiology project and the Computational Biology & Bioinformatics project by senior David Toomer.

In addition to these grand prize winners, Hayfield had numerous 2nd, 3rd, honorable mentions and Organizational awards which are listed below. For a complete listing of awards and to view pictures of the event visit https://www.fcps.edu/sciencefair

FCPS Category Awards

First & Grand Prize Winners 

David Toomer: Computational Biology & Bioinformatics 

Sarah Syed, Miamar Burgos-Rosario, and Saijai Supanklang: Microbiology    

Second Place Winners

Olivia Henry: Behavioral & Social Sciences                   

McKenzie Dinesen and  Ashley Kim: Behavioral &Social Sciences

Emma Amacher and Jade Galligan: Behavioral & Social Sciences

Charlotte Uehling: Physical Energy                                           

Bella Hoagland: Engineering Mechanics                                 

Terra Otto:  Physics & Astronomy           

Third Place Winners                      

Andrew Kim, Shane Michaelson, and Kyle Michael: Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Michael Alvarado and Aaron Hansono: Behavioral & Social Sciences

Maryam Khan: Biochemistry                                                  

Gabrielle White and Amani Muhammad: Chemistry 

Kayla Ellerbe: Earth & Environmental Sciences                    

Lauren Shoemaker: Materials Science                                    

Rida Chaudry and Kristin Choi: Microbiology                                                   

Honorable Mentions                    

Ryan Sullivan and Hanna Pham: Chemistry                                                       

Maxwell von Kolnitz and Connor Cosgrove: Engineering Mechanics 

Brendan Fletcher: Materials Science                                         

 

Science Fair Organizational Awards

Olivia Henry 3rd place, $25 gift card from the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origins

Sarah Syed, Miamar Burgos-Rosario, Saijai Supanklang   Grand Prize $100 cash award from the American Society for Microbiology 1st (team), $150 Award, luncheon invitation & T-Shirt from the Federal Water Association

Bella Hoagland 2nd Place, $400 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Charlotte Uehling HM Certificate of Merit from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Delina Kiflom 1st – Earth and Space Sciences, $25 gift card and certificate of excellence from the Fairfax County NAACP ACT-SO ; 1st – Certificate of Merit from the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Michael Alvarado, Aaron Hanson  HM – Certificate of Merit from the Fairfax County NAACP ACT-SO

Gabrielle White, Amani Muhammad HM – Certificate of Merit from the Fairfax County NAACP ACT-SO

Terra Otto Outstanding Engineering Award, $25 Gift Card from the Society of Women Engineers

Bella Hoagland Promising Engineer Award, $15 Gift Card from the Society of Women Engineers

Science Olympiad Awards

Our Science Olympiad team competed against  in 25 events at the regional tournament. Our team won first prize in the Designer Genes event, Second prizes in Chemistry Lab and Protein modeling and earned medals in Thermodynamics and Forensics Lab!

 

Future Business Leaders of America Regional Competition

Future Business Leaders of America would like to congratulate those students that placed at our Regional Competition on Thursday, March 7th.

First Place

Journalism – Emma Andreas*

Publication Design – Alisha Agrawal*

Second Place

Introduction to Business Communication – Kayla Repuyan*

Social Media Campaign – Chanel Christy, Ethan Herlica, Maha Negash

Third Place

Broadcast Journalism – Connor Turner, Sara Baamrani, Gabriela Fuentes*

Digital Video Production – Cameron Fernandez, Jeremiah Pagdanganan, Elisiah Villacorte

Graphic Design – Sarina Mirzakhalova

Hospitality Management – Elizabeth Matthews, Jennifer Nelson*

Public Speaking – Caitlyn Stiles

 

The Individuals/Teams that are starred will be continuing on to the State Competition in April! Good Luck to those moving on!

 

West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference

Congratulations to the six Hayfield Students who participated in the twelfth annual West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference on 14 March.  Hayfield student participants included: Javier Hurtado, Ame’lie Murphy, Annie Latrash, and Ethan Herlica.  Hayfield students returning as mentors include: Grace DiNicolantonio and Sydney Pinkston.

These individuals are dedicated to promoting and maintaining foundational principles and values that govern our day to day societal interactions to include: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.  Many people know the definitions of these words, but how often to you see someone actually live up to them?  Combine these values with the key principles of leadership to provide direction, purpose and motivation; and you can lead others to accomplish most anything. 

Special congratulations go to Ame’lie and Annie for being selected to compete for over three thousand dollars in scholarships.              

 

Latin Certamen Awards

Certamen (which means "competition" in Latin) is an academic game similar to "That's Academic" and is specifically focused on Latin grammar, history, mythology, culture, and literature.

On March 2nd, Hayfield sent an novice and intermediate team to compete at Thomas Jefferson High School. The novice team of Alex Shepard and Jon Berrigan earned 2nd place and the intermediate team of Joohun Lee (playing solo!) earned 3rd place. Congrats! 

 

Congratulations!

Congrats to Hayfield's own Ms. Constance Chiplock who won won the VA STAR Best Practice Teacher 2019 and $1,000.00 for the Hayfield VA STAR😊

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FCPS Family Engagement Survey

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FCPS Values Your Opinion

On March 24th, you will receive an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Communicating.
  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available between March 24th- April 12th.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

 There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you in advance!

Martin Grimm, Principal

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10th Grade College Prep Program

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10th Grade Preparing for College Program

Dear Sophomore Families,

Are you beginning to think about life after high school? Does the college admissions process leave you confused or stressed? Hayfield Student Services has answers for you!

Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph-Macon College, will present “Preparing for College”, an interactive workshop that explains how to find the right college match for you or your student.

Parents and guardians are invited to hear “Preparing for College” at our Sophomore Parent Night on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Lecture Hall. All sophomore parents and guardians are welcome to attend. No RSVP is necessary.

Sophomore students will see this presentation during the school day as part of their English class on March 18 or 19. They do not need to sign up- teachers will bring them to the event. Our evening event will cover much of the same material as the daytime program, but we will do a different activity with parents/ guardians.

If you have questions, please contact Amy Ferguson at: ahferguson@fcps.edu.

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Hawks Stay After

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Parents and Guardians,

 

There will be no Hawks Stay After activities tomorrow. Students need to either attend the middle school dance or stay with a teacher until 4:30pm. Tickets will be sold during lunches tomorrow for $3. Tickets will not be sold at the door!  *Late bus transportation will still be provided*  

 

Short-Term Planning

March 11, 2019 – No HSA (Early Release)  

 

March 22, 2019 - For the first time ever, the Hawks Stay After Program is excited to announce that we will partner with Mark Twain’s After-School Program to host the 1st Annual Kingstowne Cup, a middle school student basketball game, on March 22, 2019. This event will have two games: girls will tip off at 5:45, and the boys will tip off at 7:30. These games will be in the main gym at Hayfield Secondary School. Pre-tickets will be sold on (3/21) and (3/22) for $3; $5 at the door. Mark your calendars, you do not want to miss your chance to win prices, see student performances, and watch two awesome games. 

 

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

 

Kind Regards,

 

Adam M. Fitzgerald

After School Program Specialist

Hayfield Secondary School

7630 Telegraph Rd

Alexandria, VA 22315

(703) 924-7609 (Office)

(571) 279-1984 (Cell)

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10th Grade College Prep Program

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10th Grade Preparing for College Program

Dear Sophomore Families,

Are you beginning to think about life after high school? Does the college admissions process leave you confused or stressed? Hayfield Student Services has answers for you!

Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph-Macon College, will present “Preparing for College”, an interactive workshop that explains how to find the right college match for you or your student.

Parents and guardians are invited to hear “Preparing for College” at our Sophomore Parent Night on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Lecture Hall. All sophomore parents and guardians are welcome to attend. No RSVP is necessary.

Sophomore students will see this presentation during the school day as part of their English class on March 18 or 19. They do not need to sign up- teachers will bring them to the event. Our evening event will cover much of the same material as the daytime program, but we will do a different activity with parents/ guardians.

If you have questions, please contact Amy Ferguson at: ahferguson@fcps.edu.

7630 Telegraph Rd Alexandria, VA 22315  | Main Office: 703-924-7400
Attendance: 703-924-7419 | Web | Twitter

FCPSOn

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BrightBytes Survey and FCPSOn

February 28, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

A County-wide initiative called FCPSOn is coming to Hayfield Secondary School for the 2019 - 2020 school year. FCPSOn is a digital transformation initiative that provides students with access to a computer to use for learning.  Schools in the Chantilly Pyramid and eLearning Backpack high schools adopted FCPSOn as part of a pilot program in 2016. In August, all Hayfield students in grades 9 through 12 will be issued an FCPS laptop to use for learning at school and at home. Students in grades 7 and 8 will be provided access to digital learning within their classrooms.  

This is an extraordinary opportunity for Hayfield students! It will help ensure they have equitable access to technology and to instructional practices that support their development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes including communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Your student’s future employers will expect these skills, along with tech fluency and innovation. FCPSOn helps prepare students to meet those demands.

I recognize the incredible responsibility that comes with a digital transformation. It includes teaching as well as modeling digital citizenship, so our students adopt safe, smart, and responsible online practices. It also means empowering students to make healthy, balanced choices regarding their device usage. FCPSOn reinforces these practices within the learning process and beyond. It creates a shared responsibility between school and home that thoughtfully supports students as they incorporate these new strategies.

Rest assured that devices will not replace teachers. The Hayfield mission and vision will remain focused on student engagement, collaboration, and caring citizenship. FCPSOn will provide our students and staff ongoing, dynamic learning opportunities that will support our core values.

In preparation for the implementation of FCPSOn next year, high school students and parents are being invited to participate in the BrightBytes survey. This survey provides FCPS with baseline information about digital citizenship, levels of access, how technology is used in some of our classrooms, and other digital insights.  Data from this survey will help set goals and measure progress next school year. This survey will come from an FCPS central distribution, so please be on the lookout for that email. The window extends from March 1 to March 15, 2019.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding our school’s adoption of FCPSOn. In the interim, you may visit the FCPSOn webpage for more information. Feel free to contact me or our Associate Principal Alfonso Smith with questions.

Sincerely,

Martin Grimm

Principal

Hayfield Secondary School

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Book Fair at Hayfield

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It’s Book Fair time at Hayfield. The Hayfield Library is celebrating February – Love a Book Month - by hosting a Scholastic Book Fair next week from Monday – Thursday from 7:40 AM until 3:00 PM and Friday from 7:40 AM – 1:30 PM.  But you don’t have to wait until then to purchase books.  The online Hayfield Book Fair is available now at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hayfieldsecondaryschool. Next week, all middle school students will be visiting the book fair with their English classes, and it is open before school, after school and during lunch for high school and middle school students to browse independently.  If you don’t want to send your students with cash, this year you can set up a limited credit or debit card spending account for your student … you set the limit.  See the online fair page for details. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hayfieldsecondaryschool.  For questions email Mindy Klein (mklein@fcps.edu)

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Upcoming Escape Room Event - Current 7th and 8th Grade Only

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A note for all MS students and faculty:

Please join us for the first ever Escape Room at Hayfield Secondary School.  Teams of up to 10 students, faculty, and staff must race against the clock to solve the clues and save the day. Do you have what it takes to get the fastest time?

ONE ROOM         

ONE TEAM         

ONE GOAL         

ONE THOUSAND SECONDS             

DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019 

TIME: 3:00-6:00 pm*

LOCATION: MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA

COST: FREE

Brought To You by the Hayfield Comic Con Club

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60B0D44A5AB2FAB9-hayfield

*Note there will be no buses after 4:30pm. 

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Global Student Leaders: The Impact of Sports & Wellness in Switzerland & Eastern Europe

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Global awareness is more essential than ever for our children, and the best way to become globally aware is by traveling abroad. Experiencing new cultures not only opens students’ eyes to the world, it also prepares them for the future. More and more colleges and universities are looking for international experience on students’ applications to set them apart. Travel isn’t just educational; it’s an investment that gives your child an advantage in a competitive world. 

With that in mind, Hayfield Secondary School is excited to announce that it is participating in a voluntary opportunity with the Global Student Leaders through Fairfax County’s International Study Travel Program (ISTP)! This Global Student Leaders trip is scheduled for July 4-17, 2020 and is open to High School students in 2020 (current 8th through 11th graders).

Our 2020 Global Leadership Summit will explore The Impact of Sports & Wellness around the world, from what people eat and think to how we care for ourselves and stay active. Let’s come together to better understand the global focus on well-being and our evolving thoughts on how to achieve it. As students finish their themed tour through Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Munich, they’ll arrive in Davos and will be met by world-renowned speakers and subject experts leading discussions and workshops aimed to inspire and educate. Grouped in international teams, students will use the design thinking process to innovate & propose solutions to a real-world global challenge. The winning team’s project will be on display at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

Last year FCPS had 5 students in winning teams - with 1 FCPS student in the grand prize-winning group!

This link will give some information about what the summit is all about:

https://www.eftours.com/educational-tours/collections/student-summits/student-summit-highlights

There are a limited number of spots available on this summer trip, and it will sell out on a global scale. We are offering the first spaces up to Hayfield students before it is advertised to the rest of FCPS high schools, so be sure to attend the Registration Night if you are interested.

Registration/Info meeting: Wednesday. February 27th, 6:30 PM in the Hayfield Middle School Lecture Room

Your Hayfield Secondary School Group Leader is Mrs. Debbie Trotto, dtrotto@fcps.edu.

 Please RSVP at this link and attend to learn more! This program WILL sell out.

https://rsvp.eftours.com/4emarc3

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Community Surveys

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School Environment Parent Survey

Dear Parent,

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is studying how school environments relate to discipline practices in the Division. As part of the study, FCPS is asking parents to share their views of their child’s school environment and how discipline is approached in their child’s school.

It should take approximately 15 minutes for you to complete the survey. If you have more than one child in an FCPS school, please complete the survey thinking about the school that your oldest child attends. If you wish to complete the survey again for schools your other children attend, you are welcome to do so.

Your responses will be anonymous and will never be personally identified with you, your child, the school’s principal, or your child’s teachers. Your participation is not required, but is very important to help FCPS understand school environments and discipline and make improvements. The survey is available until February 22, 2019.

The survey is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCPSParent

A student survey will also be administered in a small number of FCPS classrooms.  Your child may be asked to participate in this survey about their perceptions of the school environment and discipline. This will be administered at school and, again, results will be anonymous. Participation is voluntary for your child.

Thank you in advance for helping FCPS understand school environments. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Chantal Follett in the Office of Research and Strategic Improvement at ccfollett@fcps.edu or 571-423-1442.

Thank you.

 

School Health Services Survey  

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians and school staff members who interact with the school health rooms. This may include principals, school counselors, and main office staff members. The survey has been approved for distribution by the FCPS’ Internal Survey Advisory Committee.

Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2019: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/85QGH7C

School Health Services Survey-Parents 2019 (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLSF55F

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.  Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated. 

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News and Notes from the Principal & PTSA

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News and Notes  from the Hayfield Secondary School Principal & PTSA HSS Creative Collaborators

Over the past few years, the library has been working hard with teachers to create fun and new learning opportunities for our students.  One of the most successful ways has been the introduction of Breakout Boxes.  Teachers from several content areas have worked with the librarians to create a fun way for students to practice their skills, collaborate, and problem solve.  The library orientation was completed by all English 9 students though this engaging method for the past two years, and this fall the English 9 teachers decided to utilize them to help students analyze Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart.  Most recently, the Algebra 1 teachers worked together to open the boxes in a team meeting and then again with their students to review slope.  Thanks to the numerous teachers who have stepped “outside the box” with this idea and created a fun learning experience for students.  

  Caring Citizens

We had the privilege of hosting 12 students from Korea for a little over a week. The students stayed at Hayfield families’ houses, including some of our own teachers.  Thank you to the hosts and the teachers who welcomed these student visitors into your classroom.  The students were able to learn about the American school system and be a part of our school for a few days.  We had a potluck celebration for the students, the host families, and some guests last Wednesday night.  At the potluck dinner, the Korean students presented on their country and their school experience.  Some of our Hayfield students will be traveling to Korea over spring break to complete a similar program with the Korean students.  I am so excited to see this cultural exchange in our building and look forward to having more programs like this in the future.  

  Critical Thinkers

In our day-to-day work as educators, I don’t often quote a research article but I do think about the impact that educational research has on the work that is done at HSS.  I tend to read an article and focus on a few ideas to use in the future.  Sometimes I find that reading research is a great way to see what is becoming a new best practice, or more often, coming back into style.  Every year, Edtopia, an educational blog, compiles a list of the most powerful research that was published this year in the education field.  Feel free to check out what is new on the research front and I hope you find it as compelling as I do.  The article that sparked my thinking the most is under the subheading “How Mistakes Help Students Learn.”  This article talked about the importance of feedback to help support students in their cognitive struggle.  I know as educators and parents we have many opportunities to give our students feedback, I hope this is helpful.

Go Hawks!
Martin Grimm,
Principal

 

PTSA Update

PTSA February News and Updates

Thanks to your PTSA membership dues and donations, we began 2019 by awarding almost $3,000 in mini-grants to our classroom teachers and staff. Your generosity helped fund items such as moveable whiteboards, science education tools, educational robots, cooperative learning board games and document cameras for classroom use. Several grants will support Students Services programs including Attendance Circles, Student2Student, JrStudent2Student and the Caring Mentor program.

Your PTSA dues really does make an impactful difference in the lives and education of our students. It’s not too late to join the HSS PTSA. Visit our website at www.hssptsa.org to become a member. We have volunteer needs to fit every schedule. Are you interested in any of these volunteer opportunities?

  • Collecting tickets during International Night on March 28 (evening)
  • Proctoring an AP exam in May (daytime)
  • Volunteering in the Hawks Pantry (daytime)

If interested, contact Nohelia Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator at nohelialewis@yahoo.com.

Attention Hawk Senior Families…

Did you know each year the PTSA offers four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors?

The 2019 Hayfield PTSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is available for download here. Completed applications can be turned in to the main office by Wednesday, April 24th.

 

Join us for our next PTSA meeting on Thursday, February 14th at 6:30 pm. Principal Martin Grimm will be speaking about student course registration and the impact on staffing for next year.

 

Go Hawks!

Heidi Frego, HSS PTSA President

president@hssptsa.org

 

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Box Tops for Education - Spring Deadline Approaching!

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Our next BOX TOP deadline is March 1, 2019. Please gather all your collected Box Top labels from your favorite products and deliver to the Hayfield Secondary's main office.  I will be collecting the Box Tops from the main office on Friday, February 22, so that our Spring shipment can be postmarked before March 1st.  

As a reminder, our school earns 10 cents for every Box Top submitted.  The Box Tops for Education Program allows for school submissions twice each year: November 1 and March 1.  In January, we received a check for $341.90 from our fall submission!

If you have any questions, please contact Alisa Biache, alisa.biache@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support!

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Eating Disorder Fact Sheet from Department of Health

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Eating Disorder Fact Sheet

In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law (Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2) requiring Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013),

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. The letter and fact sheet have been translated and posted on the following webpage:

http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/translations/dss-healthmedical.htm

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