Waxpool Elementary School

Welcome to Waxpool Elementary School, home of the Piranhas! Visit us at lcps.org/Waxpool and on Twitter, @WaxpoolES.

Operating as usual

We hope to see many new and familiar faces at the Waxpool Elementary School PTA meeting tonight, starting virtually at 6:30 P.M.!

[01/03/21]   W.E. hope you enjoyed your break! Don't forget, classes resume tomorrow 1/4/21




This video is from the beginning of the year, but works pretty well to bring in 2021 with our Piranha family! 💙🧡

youtube.com W.E. are ready for the 2020-2021 school year! Together W.E. can do VIRTUALLY anything!


My Favorite Projects of 2020

A Waxpool project based learning experience made Editor in Chief at PBLWorks, John Larmer's short list of his favorite projects of 2020 across the nation. Check it out👇

#WaxpoolES #LCPS #PiranhaPride #ProjectBasedLearning #PBL

pblworks.org PBLWorks Editor in Chief John Larmer's list of projects from various grade levels and subject areas.

[12/23/20]   Don't forget, today is the first day of Winter Break ❄️
Classes resume January 4, 2021.

A very festive staff meeting together before we get set for the Coffee Talk at 6:30 p.m. this evening and we head into winter break after school tomorrow. Last one of 2020!


W.E. will highlight our accomplishments, provide you with some statistics, discuss strategies that have been working during distance learning, review our current state of education and 2nd semester predictions, and answer any questions.

THERE'S STILL TIME! Be sure to submit your snow creations. W.E. have loved looking at them today. ⛄️

Check the email from around 5:00 p.m. on 12/15 for the link.

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Spelling Bee champion, Nishant from Mrs. Tooke's class, and runner up Arihanth from Mrs. Sarman's class. The bee lasted nearly 30 rounds!
Our finalists consisting of the top 2 participants from each 5th grade classroom were:
Ms. Bryan - Jacob and Zarah
Ms. Day - Akshaj and Ty
Ms. Moran - Vanshika and Shashank
Ms. Piro - Samy and Karthik
Ms. Sarman - Adiva and Arihanth
Ms. Tooke - Nishant and Aatmika

Way to go!

Is that a blue and orange Piranha?

Check out Waxpool Elementary School being featured in Discovery Education's National TECHademy this evening!

#ComputationalThinking #ProjectBasedLearning #PBL #WaxpoolES #piranhaPride #IgniteMyFuture

Finally finished up that leftover turkey? Not sure what to make for dinner?
Check out 3rd grade's cookbook, their public product from a recent project based learning experience! ➡️ http://tiny.cc/3rdCookbook

#PBL #WaxpoolES #ComputationalThinking #algorithms

#PBIS and Equity leads collaborate to review feedback from staff regarding the Culturally Responsive Instructional Framework and determine best next steps for Waxpool Elementary!

#EDEquityVA #LCPSEquityImprint #WESwimTogether

Practicing fire drill procedures again today at Waxpool Elementary School! For most of our 3-5 students, it's their first of the year.

[12/02/20]   The Waxpool Elementary School PTA meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. We hope you can join the school's admin team on 12/17 for our next coffee talk! ☕️

Waxpool Elementary School

As we prepare to welcome back our 3-5 hybrid students tomorrow and Wednesday W.E. wanted to reshare as much of this is still appropriate!

Also, parents of ALL HYBRID STUDENTS should be sure to check ParentVUE and verify no transportation adjustments have been made by LCPS as our in-person numbers increase.


As we prepare for more of our students to return to in-person learning at Waxpool, you may notice some changes around our school. Watch the video and visit http://tiny.cc/WhatToKnow to see some of what to expect!

[11/26/20]   W.E. want to wish our entire Piranha family a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are truly grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing and supportive community. Thank you.

Don't forget! Thanksgiving break begins tomorrow. Schools will be closed from November 25 - November 27.

We hope everyone has a great break!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, one thing W.E. are thankful for is our amazing Piranha staff! 💙🧡


It’s not a word you expect to hear in a kindergarten classroom.

Unless you’re at Waxpool Elementary…

“As a kindergarten teacher, I am responsible for building the foundation for deeper learning,” said Waxpool kindergarten teacher Natalie Walker. “We introduce computational thinking vocabulary, such as algorithm, in meaningful ways. For example, students understand that an algorithm is a step-by-step instruction. We introduce this concept in ways that are authentic to students’ lives; you follow a step-by-step routine when you brush your teeth, make a sandwich, purchase lunch at school, etc. This real-life application of tricky vocabulary builds a deeper understanding and paves the way for more abstract application in the future.”

To view full article visit, https://tinyurl.com/y5kjzwtt

Collaborating and communicating! Fourth grade met virtually with Jamestown experts to learn more about early Virginia.

W.E. can't wait to hang our new #ProjectBasedLearning posters in the hallway, featuring our very own Piranhas!

With all the rain this week it was nice to finally have a clear day for a fire drill! 🔥

Even with many changes this year, there's always one thing you can count on to be consistent - our hot meal lunch selection available in school and for pick up!

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If you missed yesterday evening's parent survey Coffee Talk you can catch up with the speaking parts below! 👇


It was a beautiful day to practice all our safety drills! Lock down procedures were followed by an earthquake, severe weather, AND fire drill.
Our Piranhas did a great job staying socially distanced from each other!

Today until 8:00pm! Don't forget to grab some dinner AND support our school. Drive-thru Chick-fil-A Ryan Park and mention Waxpool (excludes mobile orders).

𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗: Coffee Talk THURS. 11/5 at 6:30PM! ☕️
Be sure to tune in to our rescheduled virtual meeting Thursday evening as we discuss the new parent survey coming out and its implications for the 2nd semester of school. Check your email from noon on 11/2 for join instructions, this is one not to miss!

Don't miss the Waxpool Elementary School PTA Drive-Thru Spirit Night this Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Chick-fil-A Ryan Park!
We also have November's PTA Meeting that same evening.


INFORMATION: Parent Pick Up Tuesday Nov 3rd from 9:00AM-2:00PM

In case you missed the email, W.E. have another pick up opportunity!
Watercolors, recorders, DARE books, and more are available for select students at our parent pick up November 3rd from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Hybrid students do NOT need to visit as they will be distributed to classrooms next school week. To learn more, visit the linked document below 👇


Check out our 4th graders using algorithms in distance learning to solve challenging tasks authentic to them! #ComputationalThinking

Second graders took advantage of some of our virtual tools to share their public products from a project based learning experience on habitats with adults across the county!
#PBLworks #ProjectBasedLearning #WaxpoolES

Shapes, graphing, counting, and more... Kindergarteners are learning a LOT as they work through their pumpkin algorithms!
#WaxpoolES #ComputationalThinking

An amazing 2nd "first day" of hybrid instruction in the books as W.E. welcomed our Wednesday/Friday students back! Our families, staff, and students were amazing once again... THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of our Tuesday/Thursday students, families, and staff members that helped make it a great first day of K-2 hybrid instruction! Even with so much new, it was a smooth and successful start.

Symptom Checker - English Version

Do YOU have a student returning this week for hybrid instruction?

Please be sure to check your email around 6:00am daily (and a reminder email around 7:00am) to complete the LCPS Symptom Checker Questionnaire. A separate questionnaire must be completed for each student on days they will attend in person learning at our school.

Quick Tips:
- Ensure ParentVUE is updated with your most current email address
- If you don't see it in your inbox check other folders like Promotions or SPAM
- Write down your child's student ID number (aka lunch number) somewhere you can easily find it before tomorrow morning
- On the first survey, you can also register for a text message link that may be more convenient

Learn more at https://youtu.be/x91_YidbNeM

Directions in English on how to access and use the LCPS Symptom Checker.

Welcome to Waxpool!

Opened in 2019, Waxpool Elementary School utilizes project based learning and computational thinking to empower ALL students to navigate and problem solve through authentic and digital learning experiences.

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