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President's Message

October 2016

Hello Westfield Bulldogs!

It’s hard to believe we are more than half way through the first quarter!!!  I hope your year (and your student’s) has gotten off to a great start!

First, thank you to everyone who has already volunteered your time this year! Your help has made things such as the Bulldog Café, Vision/Hearing Screenings, Staff Lunch and the Bulldog BBQ go well. Ongoing volunteer needs will always be posted on our sign up genius page (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/whsbulldog)

Important Dates

  • BITS tutoring begins 10/22!                                                                       
  • PSAT/Readiness Exam Date: 10/19– Early Dismissal- 12:55PM
  • Senior Class Meeting: 10/14 (Attendance Mandatory)
  • PTSA Meeting: 10/20 –Cyberbullying and Social Media Presentation by Ms. Anna Schoenberg, FCPS Educator / Administrative Intern
  • Reflections Contest Deadline:  11/3
  • Practice SAT/ACT test:  10/29
  • FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference:  10/29 at 8:00AM - 1:30 PM at Fairfax HS
  • End of First Quarter: 11/4 – 2-hour early release
  • Student Holiday: 11/7-11/8

The FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Dena Simmons, Director of Implementation at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and the featured speaker will be Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Director of Health. 

The conference event page, which will allow visitors to save the information to their personal calendars, can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/event/mental-health-and-wellness-conference. Included on the event page is a link to register for the conference, and a link where visitors will find detailed information about sessions offered, as well as presenter information.  

The FCPS School Board encourages everyone to vote “YES” for the meals tax on November 8th.  Almost 70% of the funds raised will directly benefit FCPS, including teacher salaries.

Thank you to all those who have already joined the PTSA.  For those who have not, it’s not too late!  Please join to help us meet our goal of replacing some of the outdated technology here at Westfield HS!

Last but not least, we need you to sign up for FCPS News You Choose.  This has become a primary method of communication between the school, the PTSA, and you!  Follow these simple steps:

       FCPS Home Page

          Scroll to the bottom

          Mustard Yellow banner: “STAY UPDATED WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING                                        AT FCPS WITH NEWS YOU CHOOSE”

          Click box “SIGN UP NOW

          Enter Email address and click “SUBMIT

          Find button for “HIGH SCHOOLS


          Choose first line: “NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

          Choose second line “PTSA

          Click “SUBMIT

          You will see a green banner with a check mark “SUBSCRPTIONS UPDATED

For a complete list of businesses and individuals who donated to this year’s silent auction, please visit us online. We greatly appreciate the support of our business community and ask that you consider supporting these businesses that support us!

Go Bulldogs!

Tricia Monroe