The official ONLINE newsletter of the Hayfield Secondary School PTSA                 Newsletter updated July 22, 2010

Latest President's Message...

  • President's Message - Spring 2010 The academic year is entering its final stretch. After a winter that had few if any warm spells this spring’s warming is most welcome. It also heralds the last semester at Hayfield Secondary for hundreds of its students. They will graduate on June 17th, and begin the next phase of their lives. This is an exciting time for them and their families. As the parent of a graduating senior I am quite confident that she has been well-prepared both for college and, more importantly, for life in general. Her six years at Hayfield were productive and rewarding. She and her family were extremely well served by the school and its dedicated staff. We also were well served ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2010, 5:33 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster
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Latest Principal's Message...

  • Announcement from Principal Dave Tremaine on Associate Principal Hire Greetings Hayfield Secondary Community,I hope everyone is enjoying the warm summer months.As your new principal it gives me great pleasure to announce our first official administrative hire under my leadership.Please join me in welcoming Ms. Pamela Ellison Brumfield to Hayfield Secondary who will be serving as our new Associate Principal. Pamela officially begins work as a Hayfield Hawk on Monday, July 26 and brings a wealth of valuable experience to us at both the middle and high school level. Prior to joining the Hayfield team, Pamela served as an assistant principal at Annandale High School. In addition, she has served as an assistant principal at Walt Whitman Middle School. Pamela also has over ten years of middle ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 2:07 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster
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Welcome to Mr. David Tremaine, NEW Hayfield Secondary Principal!

posted Jul 20, 2010, 6:11 AM by HSS PTSA Webmaster

Please welcome Mr. David Tremaine as the new principal of Hayfield Secondary School beginning July 1, 2010. Since 2006, Mr. Tremaine has served as administrator at the Falls Church Academy. Mr. Tremaine served as principal at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg. He began his career as an elementary teacher at Dranesville Elementary School. From there he taught seventh and eighth grade students at Luther Jackson Middle School. His early FCPS career included serving as assistant principal at Westlawn Elementary School; summer school principal at Cub Run Elementary School; assistant principal at Glasgow Middle School; sub-school principal at Lake Braddock Secondary School and assistant principal at Annandale High School. Mr. Tremaine earned his Masters Degree in Education Leadership at George Mason University, and also received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance at the University of South Carolina. Please give a warm Hayfield welcome to Mr. Tremaine on his new appointment and please continue to support his efforts to serve the students, staff, and community of Hayfield Secondary School.

Support All Night Grad Party 2010 By Eating at Olympians on May 19!

posted May 18, 2010, 2:14 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster

Please come out and support the latest "Restaurant Night" by enjoying authentic Greek (and other types!) of great food at Olympians Family Restaurant in Landsdowne Shopping Center, located at the corner of Beulah Street and Telegraph Road on Wednesday, May 19, from 5 p.m. to closing. No need to take any coupons, simply mention Hayfield Secondary's All Night Grad Party when ordering and paying, and Olympians will donate 15% of your bill to the ANGP 2010 effort!

Chorale Showcase @ 7 p.m. on May 19

posted May 16, 2010, 7:15 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster

Join us for Chorale Showcase in Hayfield Secondary's main lobby on Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. A dynamic program of song, dance and entertainment is planned for the showcase, the proceeds of which will benefit the school's Chorus Departement. Everyone is invited to attend, and enjoy not only the show but also the concession and dessert table. See you on the 19th!

New HSS Principal Meeting Discussion: Thursday, April 29 @ 7 p.m.

posted Apr 28, 2010, 3:55 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated May 16, 2010, 7:13 PM ]

The following letter was recently sent by Dr. Scott Brabrand, Cluster IV Assistant Superintendant, to Hayfield Secondary families via Keep In Touch:

Dear Hayfield Secondary School Parents,

We are beginning the search for a new principal for Hayfield Secondary School. An important step in this procedure is to inform staff and parents about the principal selection process. Therefore, all Hayfield Secondary School parents/community members are invited to attend an important meeting on Thursday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hayfield Middle School lecture hall, Room 1604. We certainly hope that you will be able to attend this meeting.

Another critical component to the process is your written input. We invite you to offer your individual, written input (preferably via e-mail) regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for
Hayfield Secondary School. You might also address any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Input is confidential and will not be discussed at the meeting. We welcome your input now, upon receipt of this letter, and are hopeful that many of you will share your thoughts. Please e-mail your ideas to Peggy.Dammeyer@fcps.edu or mail your suggestions to Peggy Dammeyer at Human Resources, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 by May, 5, 2010. Suggestions for input are located on the reverse side of this letter.

I look forward to working closely with Hayfield Secondary School staff, parents, and community members during the principal selection process.


Scott Brabrand, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent
Cluster IV

PTSA Basket Bingo Set for Sunday, May 2!

posted Apr 27, 2010, 8:28 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 8:39 PM ]

It's time once more for Hayfield PTSA Basket Bingo. Tickets are $15 (ticket order form found HERE). Please come out and support Hayfield Secondary's PTSA, and PLEASE don’t forget to send in items with your MS and HS students to help fill the baskets. Please refer to the following list of themed item suggestions, listed according to MS teams and HS grades:

Sharks (Ms. Couture - 1105): Kitchen and Cooking - Kitchen tools & gadgets, cookbooks, placemats, tablecloths, measuring cups/spoons, etc.

Pumas (Mr. Mercer - 1117): Baking - Measuring cups/spoons, cake, cookie & muffin mixes, icing, muffin pans, etc.

Panthers (Sims-Cornish - 1148): Aromatherapy - Anything that smells good, such as candles, bath beads, perfume, shower gel, etc.

Geckos (Ms. Wilson -1133): Chocolate Lover’s Dream -  From M&M’s to Godiva, any chocolate candy!

Blizzards (Rowland - 2239): Junkaholic - All kinds of junk food, such as chips, pretzels, Fritos, soda, candy, etc.

Cyclone (Schumacher - 2210): Pasta - Spaghetti sauce, pasta, noodles, cookbooks, parmesan cheese, etc.

Super Novas (Lawhon - 2204): Gourmet Coffee & Tea - Coffee, tea, mugs, cookies, coffee beans, coffee filters, pirouettes, gift certificates, etc.

Freshmen (Madison Hall): Mexican Fiesta - Tacos, spices, chips & salsa, piñatas, hot peppers, sombreros, festive plates & napkins, etc.

Sophomores (Madison Hall):
Barbeque - Gloves, tongs, recipes, sauces, hickory chips, apron, hat, paper plates, etc.

Juniors (Washington Hall):
Garden - Flower & vegetable seeds, soil, pots, gardening tools, gift certificates, etc.

Seniors (Lafayette Hall):
Beach, Pool & Summer Fun - Beach towels, pool & beach toys, goggles, suntan lotion, beach blanket, etc.

PLEASE Support Our NEW All Night Grad Party Fundraisers!

posted Apr 27, 2010, 8:02 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 8:39 PM ]

Friday, April 30 & June 4: GIFT CARD ORDERS DUE. Think about GRADUATION GIFTS! No fee for American Express gift cards. (List of available retailers found HERE.) If you are interested in ordering gift cards please email your order to aawitt@cox.net. Orders due no later than Sunday, May 2 & June 6. Gift cards should arrive by Thursday, May 6 & June 10. If you have any questions, please call Gail Witt at 703-971-0890, or email Gail at aawitt@cox.net.

Saturday, May 1 & 22: CAR WASH at Hayfield Secondary in front of the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 2: CASH FOR GOLD & SILPADA PARTY. Start cleaning out your jewelry boxes now! We will be hosting a ‘Cash for Gold’ event on Sunday, May 2 in Hayfield Secondary's High School Cafeteria from 1-4 p.m. Bring your white & yellow gold chains, class rings, charms, bracelets, bent and/or broken jewelry, pocket watches, unmatched earrings, even your silver and platinum items. You will receive a check on the spot for your items, and the 2010 ANGP Fund will also receive a percentage to go towards this year's event. You will also have the opportunity to buy NEW jewelry from Silpada! Spread the word and bring along your friends! (More details HERE.)

WORDS OF WISDOM. Send a Class of 2010 senior off with a special message that will be given to them at their All Night Grad Party. Parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends and others are asked to participate by providing ‘Words of Wisdom’ to a senior as they finish this chapter of their life and begin the next. (Order form HERE.)

GRADUATE LAWN SIGNS. Order a ‘Congratulations 2010 Graduate’ lawn sign for that special Class of 2010 member -- a friend, neighbor, brother or sister -- and help support the first fundraiser for the All Night Grad Party for the Class of 2011! (Order form HERE.)

Check Out Our List of PTSA Vacancies for The 2010-11 School Year

posted Mar 24, 2010, 7:44 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 8:40 PM ]

The secondary school level is the most important time to be more involved in your child’s life and education. Hayfield Secondary's PTSA has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for the 2010-2011 school year, a list of which you will find listed in the document attached to this post. Won't you please consider volunteering with the Hayfield Secondary PTSA next year, not only to help enrich your child's life, but the lives of so many other students?

2010 All Night Graduation Party: It's Time to Register!

posted Mar 18, 2010, 10:03 AM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 8:40 PM ]

The Class of 2010's All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) is set for Thursday, June 17, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., at Dave & Buster's in Rockville, MD. Tickets to the ANGP are $75 per student until April 4, and $100 per student after that date (seniors only). This price includes chartered bus ride, gift card provided by the Class of 2010 SGA, entrance fee for Dave & Busters, unlimited video game play, 180 arcade game chips, casino games, food (including breakfast), door prizes, grand prizes and a Senior Highlights Video. You can download the ticket order form and commitment contract HERE and drop it off in the School Clinic with your payment to Tammy Flynn, or mail it to Tari Stribling, 8507 Enochs Drive Lorton, VA 22079.

Hawks' Field Hockey Sponsoring Youth Clinics/Camp for April and May

posted Mar 8, 2010, 5:58 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated Mar 8, 2010, 6:07 PM ]

The Hayfield Hawks Field Hockey Program has scheduled several upcoming opportunities for 7th and 8th grade girls to learn and improve their field hockey skills. Hayfield's field hockey team will run youth clinics on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. at the middle school field behind Hayfield.  The clinics will start on Monday, April 5th and run until Wednesday, May 26, lasting approximately 1 1/2 hours,

The Field Hockey Program will also host the Hawks Field Hockey Camp for rising 5th-9th graders.  The camp will be June 21-24 from 4-7 p.m. on the Hayfield Secondary baseball field.  The camp will cover the basic fundamentals and skills of field hockey in a fun, friendly environment.
Please contact Coach Lauren White at lawhite1@fcps.edu if you have any questions about the clinics or camp. Registration forms (for both the clinics and for the camp) and additional information and details for both events can be found under the "Young Hawks" section of our website, hayfieldhawksfh.webs.com.

Don't Forget College Planning Night on March 16!

posted Mar 8, 2010, 1:35 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster

Hayfield Secondary freshman, sophomores and juniors AND parents should plan to take advantage of the Spring College Planning Night scheduled in two sessions on Tuesday, March 16 -- a Mini College Fair from 6:30-7 p.m., and a College Information Panel from 7-8:30 p.m. in Hayfield Secondary's Middle School Lecture Hall.

Topics planned for discussion during the information panel portion of the program include:
  • Making the Most of the College Campus Visit (Mr. Lawrence Webb, Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Mary Washington)
  • The College Admissions Process (Mr. James Pennix, Dean of Admissions, Roanoke College)
  • Making the Most of a Large School Experience (Ms. Elizabeth Dugas, University of Alabama)
  • Great Essay Writing for College Applications (Mr. Harry Tucker, Virginia State University)
  • The Truth about Transferring (Mr. Trevor Blair, Northern Virginia Community College)
If you are unable to attend the College Information Panel being presented at Hayfield on March 16, you are invited to attend one of the other area college information panels planned at neighboring high schools during the week of March 15 (more details HERE). For more information, you can also email or call Iris Rivera, Career Center Specialist, at iris.rivera@fcps.edu or at 703-924-7424.

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