Hello Haymarket Cub Parents,
This week has warmed our hearts here at Haymarket ES. The gifts, smiles, pictures and so much more have lifted us all up to get even more excited as we move through the last couple weeks of school! A special thank you to the PTO for showering our teachers with gifts, raffle prizes, a fun radio Ga-Ga contest, and of course the food! Also, thank you to the Haymarket Church for providing snack to our teachers today. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all our staff here at Haymarket because as I have always said, all the adults here at Haymarket ES are teachers no matter their job title.
Safety and Security of our students and staff continues to be our priority so everyone is available to do their jobs. With that in mind, here are some of the things we continue to do in order to ensure a safe learning environment:
- everyone needs to have an ID and show themselves in the camera outside (stand on the blue paw)
- only one person should come through the front door at a time
- if anything at all doesn't look right, I will be the person who is called and will speak to the person in question
We have a temporary employee in the foyer at almost all times throughout the day as well as 3 cameras in the office area (two at the front desks and one outside my office on the wall). We take the safety and security of Haymarket ES very seriously.
Thank you again for your partnership this year. Please remember while everyone talks about the SOLs for 3rd-5th, I continue to remind our students and teachers that numbers won't define our students. They have shown growth in many unmeasurable way because of us all working together!
Moving over the summer?
If you are moving this summer and NOT attending HMES, please complete the form below so we can best plan for materials and personnel.
Teacher Placement Input
We like to hear from you as parents about placement considers for next year. Please click on the link below to provide your input. Please do not include teacher names on requests unless you had experience with that teacher with a previous child of yours.
Heritage Walk at HMES
Our wonderful staff is in the process of working on a Heritage Walk during the school day for our students to celebrate their heritages! Be on the lookout for more information soon as we would love representation from many to show off and celebrate the diverse community we live in!
Gratitude creates more happiness in your life as you think about all the positive things around you. With that in mind, we would like to thank the Haymarket Church for their continued partnership and commitment to the success of our school as a whole. There is a month that goes by that I don't get at least one check in email from Brian Johnson, Pastor of the Haymarket Church and parent to two boys here at HMES. He and his congregation have been wonderful partners and we are very happy to share our spaces on weekends. As mentioned above, this year they have organized a snack cart for our staff! Share your gratitude with someone today!
Click HERE to sign up today dads! We are asking that you only sign up for one day per child at this time to ensure that everyone gets a chance. After you do it once, check back and see if there are open slots in the future. While Watch DOGS is going out of business in late June, you can still order swag that they have left by clicking HERE.
Bull Run MS Instrument Try Outs
Beginning next week, Mr. Haupt will be hosting several evenings at Bull Run MS, Tyler ES, and Mountain View ES where rising 6th grade students can try out the band instruments (dates/locations below). Any students who have already signed up for band MUST attend one of the evenings to be placed into the correct band section. Students who have not selected music, or have chosen chorus/orchestra are also welcome to try the band instruments.
*Tuesday, May 3 – Tyler Elementary School – 5-7pm*
Wednesday, May 4 – Bull Run Middle School – 5-7pm
*Thursday, May 5 – Mountain View Elementary School – 5-7pm*
Tuesday, May 10 – Bull Run Middle School – 5-7pm
*Students from any school may attend the evenings at Tyler and Mountain View.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Haupt at email@example.com
Gifted, Special Education, ESOL Services
As a gentle reminder, we are, by law, required to continue gifted, special education, and English as a second language services through the end of the year. Students cannot skip these services for SOL review sessions in the classroom. Teachers are working together to ensure your child's continued success!
22-23 Virtual Learning Opportunity Reminder
PWCS believes that students learn best in person; this is critical for both academic and social development. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that for a limited number of students a full-time virtual school can be a positive option and further enables parent choice.
For the 2022-23 school year, Prince William County Public Schools will offer a limited number of seats for a full-time virtual learning opportunity for K-8 students. All students in grades K-8 who wish to participate in the full-time PWCS Virtual Academy for the 2022-23 school year will be required to complete an online application by May 9 to be considered for the lottery for spaces in the program. Enrollment in the full-time virtual program requires a year-long commitment for the entire 2022-23 school year. Students enrolled in virtual learning during the 2021-22 school year must also apply to be considered for the 2022-23 school year.
This online application is for those students and their families who wish to participate in a full-time virtual learning program in grades K-8 only, and it must be completed by May 9.
The program will serve three student groups:
1. Students with a health condition that is associated with a weakened immune system.
2. Siblings of current PWCS students with a health condition that is associated with a weakened immune system and who are applying to PWCS Virtual Academy.
3. Any K-8 student who meets the admissions criteria (including grade and attendance requirements) and is selected by lottery.
Visit the PWCS website for more information and to complete the application by May 9.
Priority placement will be given to those students who have specific health conditions which compromise their immune systems and their siblings. All remaining seats will be filled by lottery from those who complete this online application and meet the qualifications.
Rising ninth through 12th grade students should not complete this application. Students in grades 9-12 who wish to participate in a full-time virtual learning option provided by Virtual Virginia should meet with their high school counselor to discuss their learning plan.