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HH News 2009-10
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.)
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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
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 email@example.com or at 703-924-7424.
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