Waples Mill Update 7/5/20

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Good Morning Waples Mill Families,

I hope everyone has enjoyed the first few weeks of summer!

Last week, parents and guardians of students registered at Waples Mill ES for the 2020-2021 school year should have received an email from Fairfax County Public Schools which included a link for you to choose the enrollment option for your student(s) for the upcoming school year. Please visit the Return to School web page for a detailed overview of the division's return to school options.

The deadline for families to select/submit the enrollment option for their student(s) is Friday, July 10.

FCPS has posted answers to many questions related to the return to school on the Frequently Asked Questions for Families page on the FCPS website. Please continue to check here often, as this information will be updated regularly throughout the summer.

The FCPS Division Superintendent, Dr. Scott Brabrand, will be hosting another Virtual Town Hall on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. You can view the livestream on the FCPS website or watch it on Channel 99. Questions can be sent before or during the forum by emailing ReturntoSchool@fcps.edu. Or, call 1-800-231-6359 during the forum.

I appreciate your continued partnership and wish you and your family a safe and pleasant week ahead.

Sincerely,

Greg Brotemarkle
Principal

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Waples Mill Updates 6/12

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

Thank you for another wonderful (and last!) week of distance learning for the 2019-2020 school year! We appreciate all you have done to support our Waples Mill students and staff this school year and during this challenging time. We look forward to our continued partnership with all families returning to Waples Mill next school year! We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available regarding the start of school in the fall.

Congratulations to our 6th grade students for all they have accomplished during their time at Waples Mill. We are so proud of you and we wish you the very best in middle school and beyond! 

Here are this week’s updates: 

Summer Continuity of Learning

Waples Mill will continue to provide distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons. These lessons are available through the FCPS public Universal Screener website . Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, during the summer we will be providing an optional opportunity for Continuity of Learning between June 29-July 31.  All students have access to this support, which includes centrally created resources and school-based virtual office hours. There will be one teacher per grade level, an ESOL teacher, and a Special Education teacher.

Students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten: Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 

Grade 1: Thursdays from 10:00-11:00

Grade 2: Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00

Grade 3: Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00

Grade 4: Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00

Grade 5: Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00

Grade 6: Thursdays from 9:00-10:00

Special Education: Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00

English Language Development: Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete the following Google form:

https://forms.gle/xP35xoTZDJ8r9tW2A

Please complete this form no later than Wednesday, June 17th.

Once registered, your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session. 

Yearbook Update

Due to the school closure, the production and printing of the yearbook was delayed. Once they arrive on site, we’ll contact those who’ve ordered and arrange a pick-up or mailing.  Thanks for your patience.

Online Summer Arts Enrichment

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website: 

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

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Waples Mill Updates 6/5

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

Thank you for another great week of distance learning!  Here are this week's updates:

Final Opportunity for Student Item Pick-Up

Thank you to all families that picked up their student items this week! 

Next Monday, June 8th from 12:00-3:00 and Wednesday, June 10th from 9:00-12:00 will be the last and final opportunities for families to pick up student items if they choose.  All remaining items left after next Wednesday will be donated or discarded. 

When arriving at school, proceed through the Kiss and Ride loop. Please remain in your vehicle and at the appropriate time, open your trunk/door when the items are brought to your car. School staff will be wearing masks and handling items with gloves. To help expedite the process we ask that you please place a piece of paper with your child’s first and last name, along with the teacher name, written in large block letters in your windshield.

If you have any Waples Mill library books or books that were borrowed from our bookroom, we ask that you return them at this time. Patrol belts can also be returned at this time.

 

Thank You To Our Volunteers!

On behalf of the Waples Mill staff, we would like to share our sincere appreciation for all of our amazing volunteers who have supported WMES throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Your hard work and commitment to our school community makes Waples Mill a great place to learn and work. Thank you for all that you continue to do!

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

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Waples Mill Updates 5/29

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

Thank you for another great week of distance learning! Here are this week's updates:

Office Hours for Strings Students

If your child is in 4th, 5th, or 6th grades and has participated in strings this year, they now have the opportunity to go to virtual strings office hours.  This optional opportunity will occur weekly on Thursdays and will be at the same time as other specialists' office hours (4th grade, 1:30-2:00 and 5th-6th grade, 2:00-2:30).  Students will access this office hours session by clicking on the button called "Specials Office Hours" on their grade-level Blackboard site.

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

11509 Waples Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124 | Main Office: 703-390-7700
Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

Waples Mill Updates 5/22

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

Thank you for another great week of distance learning! Here are this week's updates:

FCPS Closed May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday

All FCPS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. Synchronous sessions will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

Pick-Up of Student Items

The Waples Mill staff has been hard at work packing up classrooms and identifiable student items from the school year. They have been collecting and bagging up items from student desks, classroom cubbies, etc. Please understand that during this process, some unmarked items may not be able to be identified as belonging to a specific student. 

We will be hosting a Vehicle Curbside Pickup of these items during the first week of June (details and a schedule will be forthcoming). There will also be an opportunity for Waples Mill library books and patrol belts to be dropped off.  

If you do not wish to retrieve your child’s classroom items at all, please fill out the following this Google Form to let us know. Please note that by filling out this form, your student’s items will not be available for pick-up. Any remaining items will be donated or discarded.

Office Hours for Strings Students

If your child is in 4th, 5th, or 6th grades and has participated in strings this year, they will now have the opportunity to go to virtual strings office hours beginning next week.  This optional opportunity will occur weekly on Thursdays and will be at the same time as other specialists' office hours (4th grade, 1:30-2:00 and 5th-6th grade, 2:00-2:30).  Students will access this office hours session by clicking on the button called "Specials Office Hours" on their grade-level Blackboard site.

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

2020-2021 Optional Class Placement Survey

As we determine class placements for the upcoming school year, please know that it is a collaborative process involving the teachers and specialists who work with your child. This team effort is performed with great care. It is our intention to place each student in an environment appropriate to his or her academic, social and emotional development. If you would like to share any additional information about your child that their current teacher may not be aware of, please go to our school website at https://waplesmilles.fcps.edu/ then click on the 2020-21 Optional Class Placement Survey. We carefully consider parent input, but ask that you not request specific teachers. Requests for specific teachers cannot be honored.

Completion of this form is optional. Please return the completed form by clicking the submit button no later than Tuesday, May 26. Thank you.

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Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

Waples Mill Updates 5/15

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

Thank you for another great week of distance learning! Here are this week's updates:

Office Hours for Specials Teachers Begin Monday, 5/18

Beginning Monday, May 18 students will have the opportunity to access office hours (if they choose, it's optional) for our P.E., music, art, and FLES teachers.  These office hours will be held from 1:30-2:00 for students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades, and from 2:00-2:30 for students in 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades.  Office hours will occur daily, Monday through Thursday.  The purpose of these office hours is to give students an opportunity to connect live with specials teachers, ask any questions about a specials teacher's lessons/content, and receive feedback on completed work.  Students will access these office hours sessions by clicking on the button called "Specials Office Hours" on their grade-level Blackboard site.

Waples Mill 2019-2020 Yearbook Ordering: Deadline to Order is TODAY!

Waples Mill 2019-2020 yearbook ordering continues!  This year, only online orders will be accepted.  You can order online by clicking on this link:

Waples Mill Yearbook Ordering and using our School Code: 5006320.  When the yearbooks have arrived, you will be notified as to how distribution will take place.

The deadline to order has been extended to TODAYFriday, May 15, 2020.

Yearbook News from the Waples Mill PTA

Please see below for a message from the Waples Mill PTA regarding our 2019-2020 yearbook:

We are looking into ways that we can continue to support our WMES Staff, Students and Community during these extraordinary times.  One such way is to ensure that we complete and deliver a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition to the classroom sections, we are including three new sections – Who’s that Beautiful Baby? (baby photos of our graduating 6th graders), Time with Family (photos of your family at home) and Show Your Eagle Spirit (photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear).  To do so, we NEED YOUR HELP!  Your photos to be more precise.  Please EMAIL any classroom or class event photos you may have from earlier in the year, your 6th grader’s baby photo, photos of what you/your students have been doing these past few weeks and photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear to your student’s teacher no later than TODAY, May 15.  With your help, we can deliver a wonderful memento that your student will cherish for years to come.

2020-2021 Optional Class Placement Survey

As we determine class placements for the upcoming school year, please know that it is a collaborative process involving the teachers and specialists who work with your child. This team effort is performed with great care. It is our intention to place each student in an environment appropriate to his or her academic, social and emotional development. If you would like to share any additional information about your child that their current teacher may not be aware of, please go to our school website at https://waplesmilles.fcps.edu/ then click on the 2020-21 Optional Class Placement Survey. We carefully consider parent input, but ask that you not request specific teachers. Requests for specific teachers cannot be honored.

Completion of this form is optional. Please return the completed form by clicking the submit button no later than Tuesday, May 26. Thank you.

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

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Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

Waples Mill Updates 5/8

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

Thank you so much for your kind words, cards, notes, artwork, emails, signs, photographs, and videos that you shared with us during Teacher Appreciation Week this week!  Everything was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by our staff.  Also, we'd like to wish all mothers in the Waples Mill community a very happy Mother's Day this Sunday!  Here are this week's updates:

STAMP Slideshow on the WMES Website!

Although we are sad that our annual STAMP night could not take place as scheduled this year, our STAMP (Science, Technology, Art, Music and Philanthropy) Committee was busy all year long!  Please check out the STAMP slideshow to view the projects and activities that our wonderful students and volunteers participated in this school year.  You can view the slideshow by clicking here.

Waples Mill 2019-2020 Yearbook Ordering

Waples Mill 2019-2020 yearbook ordering continues!  This year, only online orders will be accepted.  You can order online by clicking on this link:

Waples Mill Yearbook Ordering and using our School Code: 5006320.  When the yearbooks have arrived, you will be notified as to how distribution will take place.

The deadline to order has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2020.

Yearbook News from the Waples Mill PTA

Please see below for a message from the Waples Mill PTA regarding our 2019-2020 yearbook:

We are looking into ways that we can continue to support our WMES Staff, Students and Community during these extraordinary times.  One such way is to ensure that we complete and deliver a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition to the classroom sections, we are including three new sections – Who’s that Beautiful Baby? (baby photos of our graduating 6th graders), Time with Family (photos of your family at home) and Show Your Eagle Spirit (photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear).  To do so, we NEED YOUR HELP!  Your photos to be more precise.  Please EMAIL any classroom or class event photos you may have from earlier in the year, your 6th grader’s baby photo, photos of what you/your students have been doing these past few weeks and photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear to your student’s teacher ASAP.  With your help, we can deliver a wonderful memento that your student will cherish for years to come.

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

11509 Waples Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124 | Main Office: 703-390-7700
Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

Teacher Appreciation Week at Waples Mill!

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Good Morning Waples Mill Families,

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our activities for Teacher Appreciation Week!  Let's keep showing our staff how much they mean to us.  The schedule of activities for the week is listed below. 

If you would like to submit a photograph of your child holding a sign to say thank you for the slideshow that we are presenting to teachers later this week, it's not too late!  Please see the description of this activity below (listed under TUESDAY).  If you would like to participate, please email your photos to Joan Olinger at jcolinger@fcps.edu TODAY!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8!

Each May we celebrate our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 4th through May 8th this year. The Waples Mill staff have continued to work hard to connect with families and support students during distance learning. Please help us celebrate our wonderful Waples Mill Elementary staff this week!

MONDAY, May 4th: Students write an email note to say thank you to your teachers or send an e-card! Parents, you can write a note to say thanks as well if you would like. Free teacher appreciation cards can be found online at Hallmark and Greetings Island. 

TUESDAY, May 5th: Wear your Waples Mill spirit wear or black and gold colors during your live sessions with your teachers to show your teachers how much you care.

In addition, if you so choose, take a photo of yourself or of a picture you have made to thank all of our wonderful teachers and staff at Waples Mill. Your photos will be compiled into a slideshow that will be presented to staff later in the week. Some possible ideas: take a photo of your smiling self, take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says “Thank you!”, “Thank you teachers and staff!” or “Thank you Waples Mill staff!”, or take a photo of a drawing/sign you have made to say thank you. Please email your photos to Joan Olinger at jcolinger@fcps.edu no later than Wednesday, May 6th.

WEDNESDAY, May 6th: Create a video message and email it to your teacher.  Here are some ideas of what you might say:

I love being in your class because…

My favorite memory this year was…

You taught me. . .

You always say. . .

Thank you for. . .

THURSDAY, May 7th: Let’s give our teachers a virtual bouquet of flowers! Take a photo of a pretty flower or take a photo of a drawing you have made of a flower and email your photos to your teachers.  This virtual bouquet is sure to make their day!

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Teacher Appreciation Week at Waples Mill!

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Good Morning Waples Mill Families,

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!  We hope you will join us in celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff this week.  Please see below for a description of the activities we have planned to help our staff feel extra special!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8!

Each May we celebrate our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 4th through May 8th this year. The Waples Mill staff have continued to work hard to connect with families and support students during distance learning. Please help us celebrate our wonderful Waples Mill Elementary staff this week!

MONDAY, May 4th: Students write an email note to say thank you to your teachers or send an e-card! Parents, you can write a note to say thanks as well if you would like. Free teacher appreciation cards can be found online at Hallmark and Greetings Island. 

TUESDAY, May 5th: Wear your Waples Mill spirit wear or black and gold colors during your live sessions with your teachers to show your teachers how much you care.

In addition, if you so choose, take a photo of yourself or of a picture you have made to thank all of our wonderful teachers and staff at Waples Mill. Your photos will be compiled into a slideshow that will be presented to staff later in the week. Some possible ideas: take a photo of your smiling self, take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says “Thank you!”, “Thank you teachers and staff!” or “Thank you Waples Mill staff!”, or take a photo of a drawing/sign you have made to say thank you. Please email your photos to Joan Olinger at jcolinger@fcps.edu no later than Wednesday, May 6th.

WEDNESDAY, May 6th: Create a video message and email it to your teacher.  Here are some ideas of what you might say:

I love being in your class because…

My favorite memory this year was…

You taught me. . .

You always say. . .

Thank you for. . .

THURSDAY, May 7th: Let’s give our teachers a virtual bouquet of flowers! Take a photo of a pretty flower or take a photo of a drawing you have made of a flower and email your photos to your teachers.  This virtual bouquet is sure to make their day!

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Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

Waples Mill Updates 5/1

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

We hope you are all doing well.  It was wonderful seeing so many students during the live sessions this week!  Here are this week's updates:

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8!

Each May we celebrate our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 4th through May 8th this year. The Waples Mill staff have continued to work hard to connect with families and support students during distance learning. Please help us celebrate our wonderful Waples Mill Elementary staff next week!

MONDAY, May 4th: Students write an email note to say thank you to your teachers or send an e-card! Parents, you can write a note to say thanks as well if you would like. Free teacher appreciation cards can be found online at Hallmark and Greetings Island. 

TUESDAY, May 5th: Wear your Waples Mill spirit wear or black and gold colors during your live sessions with your teachers to show your teachers how much you care.

In addition, if you so choose, take a photo of yourself or of a picture you have made to thank all of our wonderful teachers and staff at Waples Mill. Your photos will be compiled into a slideshow that will be presented to staff later in the week. Some possible ideas: take a photo of your smiling self, take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says “Thank you!”, “Thank you teachers and staff!” or “Thank you Waples Mill staff!”, or take a photo of a drawing/sign you have made to say thank you. Please email your photos to Joan Olinger at jcolinger@fcps.edu no later than Wednesday, May 6th.

WEDNESDAY, May 6th: Create a video message and email it to your teacher.  Here are some ideas of what you might say:

I love being in your class because…

My favorite memory this year was…

You taught me. . .

You always say. . .

Thank you for. . .

THURSDAY, May 7th: Let’s give our teachers a virtual bouquet of flowers! Take a photo of a pretty flower or take a photo of a drawing you have made of a flower and email your photos to your teachers.  This virtual bouquet is sure to make their day!

Waples Mill 2019-2020 Yearbook Ordering

Waples Mill 2019-2020 yearbook ordering has begun!  This year, only online orders will be accepted.  You can order online by clicking on this link:

Waples Mill Yearbook Ordering and using our School Code: 5006320.  When the yearbooks have arrived, you will be notified as to how distribution will take place.

The deadline to order has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2020.

Yearbook News from the Waples Mill PTA

Please see below for a message from the Waples Mill PTA regarding our 2019-2020 yearbook:

We are looking into ways that we can continue to support our WMES Staff, Students and Community during these extraordinary times.  One such way is to ensure that we complete and deliver a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition to the classroom sections, we are including three new sections – Who’s that Beautiful Baby? (baby photos of our graduating 6th graders), Time with Family (photos of your family at home) and Show Your Eagle Spirit (photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear).  To do so, we NEED YOUR HELP!  Your photos to be more precise.  Please EMAIL any classroom or class event photos you may have from earlier in the year, your 6th grader’s baby photo, photos of what you/your students have been doing these past few weeks and photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear to your student’s teacher ASAP.  With your help, we can deliver a wonderful memento that your student will cherish for years to come.

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

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Waples Mill Kindergarten Orientation Cancelled

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Waples Mill Kindergarten Orientation Cancelled

Due to the statewide closure of schools, the kindergarten orientation originally scheduled for April 29th is cancelled.  We will communicate with you about any future scheduling of a kindergarten orientation date.

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Waples Mill Updates 4/24

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

We hope you are all doing well.  We are looking forward to resuming live instruction with you on Monday, April 27th!  Here are this week's updates:

Waples Mill Distance Learning Updates

Beginning Monday, April 27 we will resume live instruction through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Students will access live sessions using the new links sent through their FCPS Gmail. Students can log into their Gmail accounts through the FCPS Google Suite Page. Your child’s 7-digit ID number (@fcpsschools.net) is their Gmail account. Their password is the same one they use to log into their computer. Please review the steps outlined in this 2-minute video for help in finding and using these new links. Families also received email communication from Mr. Brotemarkle and their classroom teacher yesterday that provides additional information and resources pertaining to distance learning.

Waples Mill 2019-2020 Yearbook Ordering

Waples Mill 2019-2020 yearbook ordering has begun!  This year, only online orders will be accepted.  You can order online by clicking on this link:

Waples Mill Yearbook Ordering and using our School Code: 5006320.  When the yearbooks have arrived, you will be notified as to how distribution will take place.

The deadline to order is Saturday, May 2, 2020.

 

Yearbook News from the Waples Mill PTA

Please see below for a message from the Waples Mill PTA regarding our 2019-2020 yearbook:

We are looking into ways that we can continue to support our WMES Staff, Students and Community during these extraordinary times.  One such way is to ensure that we complete and deliver a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition to the classroom sections, we are including three new sections – Who’s that Beautiful Baby? (baby photos of our graduating 6th graders), Time with Family (photos of your family at home) and Show Your Eagle Spirit (photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear).  To do so, we NEED YOUR HELP!  Your photos to be more precise.  Please EMAIL any classroom or class event photos you may have from earlier in the year, your 6th grader’s baby photo, photos of what you/your students have been doing these past few weeks and photos of your student in WMES spirit wear, black & gold or eagle gear to your student’s teacher ASAP.  With your help, we can deliver a wonderful memento that your student will cherish for years to come.

Enrollment and Registration Information for New Students to Waples Mill 2020-2021

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

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Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

Waples Mill Updates 4/11

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Good Afternoon Waples Mill Families,

We hope you are all doing well and enjoying your spring break.  We are excited to begin distance learning with you on Tuesday, April 14th!  Here are this week's updates:

Waples Mill Spirit Week is April 13-17

As we “spring” into distance learning next week we thought it would be fun to have a spirit week to virtually kick things off.  Participation is optional.  If you would like to participate, we encourage you to share your photos each day on Twitter and don’t forget to include @WaplesMillES when you post.

Waples Mill 2019-2020 Yearbook Ordering

Waples Mill 2019-2020 yearbook ordering has begun!  This year, only online orders will be accepted.  You can order online by clicking on this link:

Waples Mill Yearbook Ordering and using our School Code: 5006320.  When the yearbooks have arrived, you will be notified as to how distribution will take place.

The deadline to order is Saturday, May 2, 2020.

 

Waples Mill Enrollment and Registration Information

Please see below for the following information regarding the current procedure if you are enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

Please download the Enrollment Bundle on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll_0.pdf

 

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6* Registrations:

At this time, you may scan and email the enrollment bundle to our Registrar, Carla Collins - chcollins@fcps.edu.  Please include the enrolling parent's driver's license; a proof of residency (lease/deed/manager's letter/mortgage statement); physical/immunizations (if completed); birth certificate (the original will need to be presented at school when the building opens).  This will be a "conditional enrollment" until the original of all documents are submitted to the school office when the building opens again.

 

*For Students entering 1st-6th grade:

If any of the following apply to your family, please contact the FCPS Dunn Loring Center, 703-204-6740 , Patricia Durish, pmdurish@fcps.edu; or Lake Anne/Reston Center, 703-668-0690, mjmiller@fcps.edu.

  • Home languages other than English
  • Foreign exchange students requiring I-20 student visas
  • Students whose natural parents or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County
  • Tuition-paying student
  • Students in foster care placed by other Virginia counties or by out-of-state agencies

If you have questions, please contact Carla Collins, Registrar, chcollins@fcps.edu.

 

 

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Attendance: 703-390-7700 | Web | Twitter

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