Haymarket Happenings

January 2019

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Change In Office Hours

Due to the last bus stop being around 4:30 pm, we have changed our office hours slightly to ensure we have someone here to answer the phones after the last stop. Our office hours will now be 8:30 am-4:45 pm Monday-Friday.
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Parent Workshop - Cyber Safety

Monday, Jan. 14th, 7-8pm

15500 Learning Lane

Haymarket, VA

ALL parents and guardians are encouraged to come Monday, January 14th at 7:00pm to a 1-hour workshop in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Presented by the United States Secret Service. This Workshop will include facts about online risks; statistics, videos, and other resources; and, tips for keeping children safer online.

Note: There is potentially sensitive/emotional content in this presentation which will not be appropriate for younger children to hear. Parental/Guardians only.

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Lost and Found - LAST CALL!

Our Lost and Found is overflowing with items! Please try to remind your child(ren) to ask their teacher to check the Lost and Found before the end of next week (January 11th). After that date, items will be donated to help local families.

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 6:30-7:30pm

15500 Learning Lane

Haymarket, VA

A Friendly Reminder for Changes in Dismissal

IF THERE IS ANY CHANGE IN YOUR CHILD’S TRANSPORTATION ROUTINE, PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO HIS/HER TEACHER IN ADVANCE. NO ONE MAY PICK UP ANY STUDENT UNLESS HE/SHE IS LISTED ON THE EMERGENCY CARD AND HAS A PICTURE ID.

Counselors' Corner

A shout out to all our students, faculty and families for helping support the Paws for Caring Cubs holiday program. Our CUBS helped provide gifts and clothing items to 15 families and over 40 children! Thank you Haymarket Community for being so kind and caring!


In Guidance this month...


K-2nd grade students will be learning about the Coping Star and strategies to manage their emotions and calming techniques.


3rd-5th grade students will be learning about the Bystander Star and practice strategies for supporting peers and learning how to be Stand-Up Bystanders.


~Mrs. Schenck and Mrs. Vaneman

Transfers for 2019-2020 School Year

If your children are transfer students at Haymarket Elementary currently, or your family will be living outside the boundaries and you would like your child to attend Haymarket for the 2019-2020 school year it is time to do the paperwork. Student transfers are granted for a period of one year and then a new application must be filed for the upcoming year. Transfers are granted to accommodate the parents/guardians of elementary school children when both parents are employed full-time outside the home and it is necessary for someone in a different school attendance area to care for the student before and/or after school. A transfer to another school is considered a privilege. If a request for a transfer is denied, the parent/guardians have the opportunity to appeal a request in writing,and send to the principal of the school. It will then be forwarded to the Supervisor of Student Services where the case will be reviewed by the Director of Student Services. The decision of the Director of Student Services is final. Parent must submit the Transfer Request form to the base school principal beginning January 2nd and no later than April 30th. Transfer forms may be picked up at Haymarket Elementary from the main office.

Retention

Parents of students being considered for retention in their current grade will be notified by the classroom teacher and a phone or in person conference will be held before January 30, 2019. Prince William County School System requires that a formal notice be sent at the end of the 2nd grading period to families of students who are being considered for retention. It does not mean your child is definitely going to be retained. The final decision about retention is not made until May. If you have questions please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

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School Closures/Delays

As the potential for inclement weather increases, please be sure to check local media as well as PWCS and Haymarket social media feeds for information regarding closures or delays.
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Dates to Remember

January 15th - Strings Concert (7pm)

January 21st - No School (MLK, Jr. Day)

January 25th - Early Release (Conferences) -

January 25th - End of Second Grading Period

January 28th - No School (Teacher Workday)

January 29th - PTO Meeting (6:30pm)

February 5th - Advisory Council Meeting (6:30pm)

February 6th - Report Cards Go Home

Summer School Dates Announced

Dates have been set for the Prince William County Public Schools 2019 Summer School Program. For Elementary School, the program will run from July 8th-July 26th (15 day program). Program information will be available in March 2019.