Haymarket Happenings

April 2019

April is Month of the Military Child

April is designated as 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. Month of the Military Child is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy and supported by many other organizations such as the DoDEA. Wear PURPLE on Tuesday, April 9th as 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.

Also, if you are a military family, we would LOVE to have you send in pictures of your Haymarket Cub with the military family member to showcase at Haymarket this month. Please ensure your child's first and last name are on the back of the picture, as well as the name of the family member, military branch, and rank.

Literacy Night and Family Book Fair Night

Tuesday, April 9th, 6-8pm

15500 Learning Lane

Haymarket, VA

Literacy Night has a little for everyone! From a Human Maze (pretending to be Humphrey!) to a STEM Activity to a Writing Center, to SOL prep/info...it has it all! The Book Fair will be open for purchases as well. Also, the Multisensory Learning Lab will be open to explore the benefits of providing student with various ways of learning to read via explicit phonics instructional practices.

Spring Book Fair - Volunteers needed!

Dear Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school April 8-12th and special family events are scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th. Our Book Fair theme for spring 2019 is Dino-Mite Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp and Read. A prehistoric land full of irresistible new books kids can’t wait to track down. We’d like your help to make this Book Fair experience for our students a stomping, chomping, reading good time! Please sign up for a day and time that you would like to volunteer. Thank you so much!

Sincerely, Ryane Zenoniani Book Fair Chairperson

April 8th-12th Book Fair

April 9th 6-8 pm Family Night (same night as Literacy Night)

If you would like to volunteer please visit our sign up genius. Thank you!


Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Show your appreciation for our bus drivers during the week after Spring Break (April 22nd-26th). They have a challenging, yet very important job is ensuring your children get to and from school each day. Send them a note, give them a little treat...something to bring a smile to their face to let them know you appreciate them!

SOL Calendar

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Basic SOL Tips

Parents often ask about ways to support their child during SOL testing. Here are some tips on how you can help your student do their best:

1. Keep positive attitudes about tests and encourage your student to do their best. A student who is relaxed and not stressed out will be able to concentrate more on simply doing his/her best on the test.

2. Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast in the morning.

3. Help your student keep the SOLs in perspective. It is an important test, but it is only one way to measure his/her achievement…talk with your child about all the other ways he/she excels personally and academically.

4. Ask about and encourage your student to use all the strategies his/her teachers have talked about and practiced with them.

5. It is important to make sure your child is up and to school on time. This way he/she has plenty of time to get their materials and relax before the test begins. Additionally, SOLs are a standardized test, so if your student misses the directions, he/she cannot join his/her testing group and will need to make-up the test.

Summer School Information

We are in the process of planning Summer School for summer 2019. Haymarket be hosting Summer school this year. The dates are July 8th-26th. Students who meet the criteria for tuition free summer school received a form for parents to complete and return to Haymarket. Please return forms as soon as possible to secure your child’s spot. Other students, who do not meet the criteria for free summer school, are eligible to attend by paying tuition.

PTO Notes

"Elections for the PTO Board will be coming up in May. Please look for a ballot in your student's blue folder mid-April. All positions are open for election (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), as well as many committee chair positions. Descriptions of these positions will be included on the ballot. Ballots will be due back by early May, and elections will take place at the May PTO Meeting. Please nominate yourself or someone you know for this great organization! Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact the HMES PTO at haymarket.pto@gmail.com"

Notes from the Nurse……..

The booster dose tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is required for all children entering the 6th grade. Please send the documentation of this vaccine to the school nurse. We will notify your child’s middle school that he/she has received the vaccine. Your child will not be admitted to 6th grade on the first day of school without proof of the Tdap booster.

2019 PWCS Arts Festival

Saturday April 27th from 10am-4pm

Colgan High School

138 Dumfries Rd.

Manassas, VA 20112

This is a free event and is a wonderful way to support our talented artists throughout PWCS.

All Haymarket participating students will recieve an invitation from Ms. Rop if their artwork was chosen to be in this year's festival event.

Cafe News

5 Surprising Facts about Strawberries

1. Strawberries are high in vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C is important for growing and repairing tissue as well as wound healing, while fiber is used by the body for digestion.

2. There are about 200 seeds on the outside of the average strawberry. Because strawberries have seeds on the outside, plant scientists do not consider strawberries to be real berries. Berries, like blue berries and raspberries, have their seeds on the inside.

3. Strawberries belong to the rose family. A strawberry plant has a nice fragrant smell just like strawberries.

4. Every state in the U.S. grows strawberries. However, California alone produces 75% of the strawberry crops used in the United States. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) serves local, Virginia strawberries whenever available!

5. Over half of a strawberry plant’s roots are found in the top three inches of soil. The plant’s roots stay close to the top so they can spread out above the soil and form more plants.

You can find fresh strawberries in PWCS cafeterias all year long. Come join us for lunch and try some!

Yearbooks on Sale!

This yearbook for this school year is still available online!!

please visit www.ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school code of 13276219

The book price is $21 and additional options are available online.

Don't wait...this years yearbook will be full of fun memories that you child has shared with their classmates and friends throughout our school year!!

Dates to Remember

April 4 - KG Registration -10am-3pm & 5pm-7pm (gym)

April 8-12 - Book Fair

April 8-12 - PTO Sponsored Food Drive

April 9 - Family Literacy Night and Book Fair Family Night (6pm-8pm)

April 11 - KG Registration - 10am-3pm (gym)

April 12 - PTO Spirit Day: Crazy hair day

April 15-19 - Spring Break

April 23 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm

April 29 – Muffins with Mom (A-F)

May1 - Muffins with Mom (G-N)

May 3 - Muffins with mom (O-Z)

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