LAES Weekly Wave: May 17

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

On Tuesday, May 21, our students in grades 3-6 will take their Math SOL.  It is important that students come to school on time on Tuesday unless they are not feeling well. You can help your child do their best on the test by providing them encouraging words and ensuring they have a healthy breakfast. Students will also have access to a healthy breakfast at school. Any student who scores between a 375-399 is eligible for a retake. If you would like your child to retake any SOL, you can help us make this a smooth process by completing the permission to retest form.

As a reminder, May 27 is a student and staff holiday in observance of Memorial Day.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

Asiste a la escuela hoy; para tener éxito mañana. ¡Todo Pertenecemos Aqui!Todos pertenecemos a FCPS. Desde el primer día de escuela, hasta el último día de escuela, cada niño importa. Si su estudiante está teniendo dificultades para terminar el año con fuerza y asistir a la escuela, por favor contacte a un adulto de confianza en la escuela-un maestro, consejero o administrador. Visite

LAES Compost Helpers

Interested in helping our LAES student Eco-Club members collect food scraps to be taken to our new worm composting bins? We need 1-2 adult volunteers during the lunch hour (11:00 am -1:30 pm) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you can commit to a weekly session that isn't offered, please let us know at [email protected].  If you can only come part of the time, that's also an option. Thank you!

Sign Up Here!

Career Day: June 3

Lake Anne will be having a career day on Monday, 6/3 from 9:15- 10:15. We are currently seeking parents, friends, family and community members who are interested in sharing with students about their careers. If you know anyone who may be interested, please share this google form.

 

https://forms.gle/uxb6MASkeEM2z5xk9

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some volunteers for field day, Monday, June 10th.
Please consider helping during one or all of the sessions:
KG - 1st grade - 9:15 - 11:00 am
2nd-4th grade - 11:20 - 1:50 pm
5th - 6th grade - 1:50 - 3:25 pm
If interested, please use the link below to sign up:
FIELD DAY HELPERS

Volunteers must be available for the entire time slot they choose to help with.
Volunteers will remain at the same station for the duration.
Please note, we are unable to accept volunteers who will have a child in their care during their time slot.

We will host an information meeting in early May for those who are interested.
Please sign up by May 3, 2024.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Materiales de Educación para la Vida Familiar disponibles para revisión

Los materiales recomendados sobre la Educación para la Vida Familiar están disponibles a la comunidad para revisión hasta el lunes, 10 de junio, a las 4:30 p.m. Vea los detalles y el formulario de opiniones. 

Field Day Lunch 🥕

This year for field day we will do bag lunches. Teachers will start collecting lunch orders next week. Here are the choices for your student:

Turkey Ham & Cheese on Bun

Yogurt w/String Cheese $ Cheez-Its

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich w/String Cheese and Cheez-Its

*all lunch choices come with baby carrots, apple slices, and a student's choice of milk

Families may also choose to pack a lunch for their child!

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Title I Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Lake Anne is excited to announce that we will be a Title I school for the 2024-205 school year! On Tuesday, April 16 we held a community meeting to share some information about how this will impact our school. Some of the information is shared below and if you have questions, please feel free to add them to this google form and we will address them throughout the end of the school year and summer. 

Important Information:

  • Title I is a Federally Funded Grant
  • Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • The purpose of Title I is to provide all students significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. 
  • Title I Funding Supports:
      • Implementing innovative educational programs that are geared toward students’ needs to ensure all students reach high expectations.
      • Expanding intervention and enrichment programs.
      • Additional staffing to support interventions, enrichment, and specific areas of opportunity for the school.
Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Friday, May 3

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Memorial Day, Student and Staff Holiday

Monday, May 27

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

11510 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190 | Main Office: 703-326-3500
Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: May 10

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

We had such a wonderful week celebrating our teachers! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to making this week special. The PTA did a marvelous job of decorating our building and ensuring our teachers felt like VIPs this week. 

Next week, 5th Grade students will take their Science SOL. You can help your students be successful by ensuring they get enough sleep the night before, helping them arrive to school on time, and have a healthy breakfast at school or at home.

Lastly, we have a limited number of yearbooks available for sale. The cost is $15.00 and you can purchase one with Ms. Tasha in the front office. If you have already purchased a yearbook, they will be distributed to students during the week of May 28-31.  

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!
  • Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:
  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

LAES Compost Helpers

Interested in helping our LAES student Eco-Club members collect food scraps to be taken to our new worm composting bins? We need 1-2 adult volunteers during the lunch hour (11:00 am -1:30 pm) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you can commit to a weekly session that isn't offered, please let us know at [email protected].  If you can only come part of the time, that's also an option. Thank you!

Sign Up Here!

St. Anne's Food Pantry 🍓

Healthy Food At No Cost!

 

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month

St. Anne's Episcopal Churck Food Pantry

1700 Wainwright Dr. Reston

May 16, 2025 12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Career Day: June 3

Lake Anne will be having a career day on Monday, 6/3 from 9:15- 10:15. We are currently seeking parents, friends, family and community members who are interested in sharing with students about their careers. If you know anyone who may be interested, please share this google form.

 

https://forms.gle/uxb6MASkeEM2z5xk9

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some volunteers for field day, Monday, June 10th.
Please consider helping during one or all of the sessions:
KG - 1st grade - 9:15 - 11:00 am
2nd-4th grade - 11:20 - 1:50 pm
5th - 6th grade - 1:50 - 3:25 pm
If interested, please use the link below to sign up:
FIELD DAY HELPERS

Volunteers must be available for the entire time slot they choose to help with.
Volunteers will remain at the same station for the duration.
Please note, we are unable to accept volunteers who will have a child in their care during their time slot.

We will host an information meeting in early May for those who are interested.
Please sign up by May 3, 2024.

Field Day Lunch 🥕

This year for field day we will do bag lunches. Teachers will start collecting lunch orders next week. Here are the choices for your student:

Turkey Ham & Cheese on Bun

Yogurt w/String Cheese $ Cheez-Its

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich w/String Cheese and Cheez-Its

*all lunch choices come with baby carrots, apple slices, and a student's choice of milk

Families may also choose to pack a lunch for their child!

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Title I Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Lake Anne is excited to announce that we will be a Title I school for the 2024-205 school year! On Tuesday, April 16 we held a community meeting to share some information about how this will impact our school. Some of the information is shared below and if you have questions, please feel free to add them to this google form and we will address them throughout the end of the school year and summer. 

Important Information:

  • Title I is a Federally Funded Grant
  • Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • The purpose of Title I is to provide all students significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. 
  • Title I Funding Supports:
      • Implementing innovative educational programs that are geared toward students’ needs to ensure all students reach high expectations.
      • Expanding intervention and enrichment programs.
      • Additional staffing to support interventions, enrichment, and specific areas of opportunity for the school.
Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Friday, May 3

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Memorial Day, Student and Staff Holiday

Monday, May 27

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

11510 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190 | Main Office: 703-326-3500
Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: May 3

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

This week was fully of excitement as students participated in Penny Wars! Each morning students had a great time adding pennies to their grade level buckets as they tried to get the win for their grade level. Thank you to our volunteers to who are counting up all our pennies so that we can announce the grade level winner on Monday. Our students and families also had a great time celebrating at Dolphin Dash on Thursday. Our students were off to races as they celebrated a fun week of learning and Penny Wars. 

On Tuesday, students in Grades 3-6 will take their Reading SOL. Our teachers have been working hard to prepare them so that they go into the test feeling confident and calm. It is important that students come to school on time on Tuesday unless they are not feeling well. You can help your child do their best on the test by providing them encouraging words and ensuring they have a healthy breakfast. Students will also have access to a healthy breakfast at school. Any student who scores between a 375-399 is eligible for a retake. If you would like your child to retake any SOL, you can help us make this a smooth process by completing the permission to retest form. Thank you for your support!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

💙 Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Lake Anne teachers and staff are AMAZING! We are exciting to show our appreciation for them during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10. The PTA and School Administration have planned lots of fun treats for our teachers and staff. 

You can help us make this a great week for our teachers by "showering them with praise" on Thursday, May 9. Our teachers love to receive notes, cards, flowers, and treats from our students and families. We invite you to shower them with praise this coming Thursday to show how grateful we are for all that they do!

You can check out the PTA flyer for Teacher Appreciation Week below!

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!
  • Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:
  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

LAES Compost Helpers

Interested in helping our LAES student Eco-Club members collect food scraps to be taken to our new worm composting bins? We need 1-2 adult volunteers during the lunch hour (11:00 am -1:30 pm) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you can commit to a weekly session that isn't offered, please let us know at [email protected].  If you can only come part of the time, that's also an option. Thank you!

Sign Up Here!

Career Day: June 3

Lake Anne will be having a career day on Monday, 6/3 from 9:15- 10:15. We are currently seeking parents, friends, family and community members who are interested in sharing with students about their careers. If you know anyone who may be interested, please share this google form.

 

https://forms.gle/uxb6MASkeEM2z5xk9

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some volunteers for field day, Monday, June 10th.
Please consider helping during one or all of the sessions:
KG - 1st grade - 9:15 - 11:00 am
2nd-4th grade - 11:20 - 1:50 pm
5th - 6th grade - 1:50 - 3:25 pm
If interested, please use the link below to sign up:
FIELD DAY HELPERS

Volunteers must be available for the entire time slot they choose to help with.
Volunteers will remain at the same station for the duration.
Please note, we are unable to accept volunteers who will have a child in their care during their time slot.

We will host an information meeting in early May for those who are interested.
Please sign up by May 3, 2024.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Title I Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Lake Anne is excited to announce that we will be a Title I school for the 2024-205 school year! On Tuesday, April 16 we held a community meeting to share some information about how this will impact our school. Some of the information is shared below and if you have questions, please feel free to add them to this google form and we will address them throughout the end of the school year and summer. 

Important Information:

  • Title I is a Federally Funded Grant
  • Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • The purpose of Title I is to provide all students significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. 
  • Title I Funding Supports:
      • Implementing innovative educational programs that are geared toward students’ needs to ensure all students reach high expectations.
      • Expanding intervention and enrichment programs.
      • Additional staffing to support interventions, enrichment, and specific areas of opportunity for the school.
Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Friday, May 3

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Memorial Day, Student and Staff Holiday

Monday, May 27

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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LAES Weekly Wave: April 26

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

This week our dolphins had so many fun learning opportunities! Our 6th grade technology students participated in a version of "Shark Tank" where they created businesses that supported. Students used a variety of technology tools like Canva, Google Sites, and Google Docs to create their business presentations. Each presenter created a T-Shirt with their logo which they wore during their presentation! Our Kindergarten students took a fun field trip to the zoo where they got to apply all their learning about living things!

Next week, we are excited for Penny Wars and Dolphin Dash! During Penny Wars, students bring in spare change to see which grade level can raise the most money. Only Pennies will count towards the grade level total. On Thursday, May 2. We will celebrate all the kids fundraising through our Dolphin Dash Fun Run. The flyer below lists the grade level "fund-run" times. We welcome families to come out and cheer on their Dolphins!

Finally, thank you for all who have started dropping off your cards and notes to help celebrate our teachers! We will be Showering Our Teachers With Praise on May 8 in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. If you have a card or note for our teachers, please drop them off in the front office!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources.

Career Day: June 3

On Monday, June 3, we will hold a career day sponsored by our counseling team, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Penning. The event will be from 9:15-10:15 and we are looking for a variety of parent and community volunteers. If you are able to volunteer for career day, please sign up using this link

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some volunteers for field day, Monday, June 10th.
Please consider helping during one or all of the sessions:
KG - 1st grade - 9:15 - 11:00 am
2nd-4th grade - 11:20 - 1:50 pm
5th - 6th grade - 1:50 - 3:25 pm
If interested, please use the link below to sign up:
FIELD DAY HELPERS

Volunteers must be available for the entire time slot they choose to help with.
Volunteers will remain at the same station for the duration.
Please note, we are unable to accept volunteers who will have a child in their care during their time slot.

We will host an information meeting in early May for those who are interested.
Please sign up by May 3, 2024.

Mental Health in Children

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with children’s physical and mental health. Mental health disorders such as ADHD and anxiety are the most diagnosed in children, which commonly occurs together. Anxiety is feelings of worry, apprehension or dread that something bad is going to happen. Children diagnosed with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or be overly active. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental health disorders.

 

Anxiety related triggers are lonely and frightening emotional responses related to situations, persons, places, or objects. Today’s sources of stress for our students include increased coursework and graduation requirements, extracurricular activities, household responsibilities, and social media. Social media has been a great way to increase connection and communication, but for our young people it contributes to shorter attention spans and information overload. Signs of anxiety include appearing worried, irritable or nervous, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, along with physical symptoms such as sleeping problems, headaches, and stomach aches. It is understandable for a parent to be worried because figuring out what to do is hard. Here are five simple ways to respond to teens with anxiety:

 

  1. Recognize warning signs.
  2. Guide your child to take a few deep breaths to slow things down.
  3. Make sure your child understands you are available if they need to talk.
  4. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and avoid downplaying situations or issues.
  5. Help them come up with ways to deal with the situation next time.

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: 571.423.4270.

 

Sources & Resources

The Anxiety Toolkit for Teens

Talk, They Hear You

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

 

For Further Information & Support:

 

Monica Rogers

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Join us for the May PTA Meeting! Garden Clean-Up

To end Earth Week, Lake Anne will host a garden clean-up on April 27th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM. We hope to see many families there to help beautify our gardens for the Spring!

Title I Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Lake Anne is excited to announce that we will be a Title I school for the 2024-205 school year! On Tuesday, April 16 we held a community meeting to share some information about how this will impact our school. Some of the information is shared below and if you have questions, please feel free to add them to this google form and we will address them throughout the end of the school year and summer. 

Important Information:

  • Title I is a Federally Funded Grant
  • Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • The purpose of Title I is to provide all students significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. 
  • Title I Funding Supports:
      • Implementing innovative educational programs that are geared toward students’ needs to ensure all students reach high expectations.
      • Expanding intervention and enrichment programs.
      • Additional staffing to support interventions, enrichment, and specific areas of opportunity for the school.
Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

🗳️ Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Monday, April 1

Staff Development Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, April 2

Eid, Student and Staff Holiday

Wednesday, April 10

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: April 19

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Bravo to our third grade students and teachers for their Ancient Civilizations Museum this week. Our students have learned so much throughout the year and had the opportunity to share their learning with families this week. Thank you to all the families and staff member who were able to come out and celebrate with our students!

Lake Anne is gearing up for Teacher Appreciation Week! Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 6-10. Our teachers work so hard to support our students and school in ways seen and unseen. We couldn't be more grateful to work with such a committed group of educators. This year, we have set aside a special day to "Shower our Teachers" with praise and we'd love your help! Families can choose to create a handwritten card or special treat for our teachers, specialists, instructional assistants, or student monitors to celebrate them for all of their hard work. Please drop off your special treat in the front office and we will collect and organize all your contributions into one keepsake gift bag for our teachers. Families might choose to make a card, teacher craft, or handwritten note to celebrate our teachers and staff. Our teachers and staff also love fun teacher tools and lots of coffee! We thank you in advance for helping to make this the best teacher appreciation week ever!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some volunteers for field day, Monday, June 10th.
Please consider helping during one or all of the sessions:
KG - 1st grade - 9:15 - 11:00 am
2nd-4th grade - 11:20 - 1:50 pm
5th - 6th grade - 1:50 - 3:25 pm
If interested, please use the link below to sign up:
FIELD DAY HELPERS

Volunteers must be available for the entire time slot they choose to help with.
Volunteers will remain at the same station for the duration.
Please note, we are unable to accept volunteers who will have a child in their care during their time slot.

We will host an information meeting in early May for those who are interested.
Please sign up by May 3, 2024.

Mental Health in Children

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with children’s physical and mental health. Mental health disorders such as ADHD and anxiety are the most diagnosed in children, which commonly occurs together. Anxiety is feelings of worry, apprehension or dread that something bad is going to happen. Children diagnosed with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or be overly active. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental health disorders.

 

Anxiety related triggers are lonely and frightening emotional responses related to situations, persons, places, or objects. Today’s sources of stress for our students include increased coursework and graduation requirements, extracurricular activities, household responsibilities, and social media. Social media has been a great way to increase connection and communication, but for our young people it contributes to shorter attention spans and information overload. Signs of anxiety include appearing worried, irritable or nervous, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, along with physical symptoms such as sleeping problems, headaches, and stomach aches. It is understandable for a parent to be worried because figuring out what to do is hard. Here are five simple ways to respond to teens with anxiety:

 

  1. Recognize warning signs.
  2. Guide your child to take a few deep breaths to slow things down.
  3. Make sure your child understands you are available if they need to talk.
  4. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and avoid downplaying situations or issues.
  5. Help them come up with ways to deal with the situation next time.

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: 571.423.4270.

 

Sources & Resources

The Anxiety Toolkit for Teens

Talk, They Hear You

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

 

For Further Information & Support:

 

Monica Rogers

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Celebrate Earth Week! April 22-26

Monday, April 22 - Wear Green

Tuesday, April 23 - Wear Blue

Wednesday, April 24 - Wear White

Thursday, April 25 - Wear Red

Friday, April 26 - Wear Animal Print

Garden Clean-Up

To end Earth Week, Lake Anne will host a garden clean-up on April 27th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM. We hope to see many families there to help beautify our gardens for the Spring!

Title I Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Lake Anne is excited to announce that we will be a Title I school for the 2024-205 school year! On Tuesday, April 16 we held a community meeting to share some information about how this will impact our school. Some of the information is shared below and if you have questions, please feel free to add them to this google form and we will address them throughout the end of the school year and summer. 

Important Information:

  • Title I is a Federally Funded Grant
  • Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • The purpose of Title I is to provide all students significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. 
  • Title I Funding Supports:
      • Implementing innovative educational programs that are geared toward students’ needs to ensure all students reach high expectations.
      • Expanding intervention and enrichment programs.
      • Additional staffing to support interventions, enrichment, and specific areas of opportunity for the school.
Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

🗳️ Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Monday, April 1

Staff Development Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, April 2

Eid, Student and Staff Holiday

Wednesday, April 10

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

11510 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190 | Main Office: 703-326-3500
Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: April 12

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Thank you to all the families and community members who came out to Kindergarten Orientation. We are so excited to welcome our new dolphins next year! This week our 4th Grade students ventured to Jamestown and learned more about this historic settlement. Thank you to the team for your planning and to our chaperones for supporting your students and our school.

Additionally, our 6th grade students had the opportunity to participate in Tree Planting on April 11. Consuelo Bachelet, our 2nd Grade Teacher and Eco-School lead worked with Urban Forest to bring this unique experience to our students and help them leave a lasting legacy at Lake Anne before they "Sail on to Greatness". Thank you Consuelo and Urban Forest for this fun opportunity for our students! Check out some pictures below! 

Finally, earlier this month all families received a message letting them know that next year Lake Anne will be a Title I School. We are excited about the additional support this can provide for our school and students. We are hosting a Title I Family Information Night on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:00-7:00 in the Cafeteria. We look forward to connecting with you!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Mental Health in Children

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with children’s physical and mental health. Mental health disorders such as ADHD and anxiety are the most diagnosed in children, which commonly occurs together. Anxiety is feelings of worry, apprehension or dread that something bad is going to happen. Children diagnosed with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or be overly active. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental health disorders.

 

Anxiety related triggers are lonely and frightening emotional responses related to situations, persons, places, or objects. Today’s sources of stress for our students include increased coursework and graduation requirements, extracurricular activities, household responsibilities, and social media. Social media has been a great way to increase connection and communication, but for our young people it contributes to shorter attention spans and information overload. Signs of anxiety include appearing worried, irritable or nervous, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, along with physical symptoms such as sleeping problems, headaches, and stomach aches. It is understandable for a parent to be worried because figuring out what to do is hard. Here are five simple ways to respond to teens with anxiety:

 

  1. Recognize warning signs.
  2. Guide your child to take a few deep breaths to slow things down.
  3. Make sure your child understands you are available if they need to talk.
  4. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and avoid downplaying situations or issues.
  5. Help them come up with ways to deal with the situation next time.

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: 571.423.4270.

 

Sources & Resources

The Anxiety Toolkit for Teens

Talk, They Hear You

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

 

For Further Information & Support:

 

Monica Rogers

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Celebrate Earth Week! April 22-26

Monday, April 22 - Wear Green

Tuesday, April 23 - Wear Blue

Wednesday, April 24 - Wear White

Thursday, April 25 - Wear Red

Friday, April 26 - Wear Animal Print

Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Healthy Food at No Cost

Nutritious Groceries Every Third Thursday of the Month

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston

 

April 18th, 12 noon – 1 pm

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

Purple Up! Day - April 17, 2024

As April unfolds, the spotlight shines brightly on our military-connected youth as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and communities come together to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).  

Amidst the challenges and sacrifices inherent with the military lifestyle, children of service members show their unwavering support for their parents and guardians as they stand as pillars of resilience, adapting to change, and embracing diversity. Their commitment to supporting their service member(s) deserves not just recognition, but celebration.  

Throughout April, FCPS schools will celebrate MOMC through various special events and activities to recognize military-connected youth. One of the most visible displays of support for military-connected youth occurs on Purple Up! Day, a day dedicated to showing appreciation by wearing purple – to represent the combined colors of branches of the military.  Please join FCPS for Purple Up! Day on April 17, 2024, as we proudly wear purple as a sign of our appreciation.  

To learn more about MOMC and Purple up! Day activities, please contact your school.  

To connect with FCPS resources, please visit Family and School Partnerships.  

🗳️ Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Monday, April 1

Staff Development Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, April 2

Eid, Student and Staff Holiday

Wednesday, April 10

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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LAES Weekly Wave: April 5

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! Our dolphins have been excited to come back and share all of their adventures. We are starting off 4th quarter with a bang as our dolphins got to experience a one-of-a-kind assembly courtesy of mobile ed. All of our dolphins had the opportunity to visit the Sky Dome Planetarium and take a fun and exciting journey through space. A huge THANK YOU to the PTA for coordinating this memorable experience for our learners.  

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Solar Eclipse Information

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04PM and end around 4:32PM, with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20PM.

While witnessing such a celestial event can be awe-inspiring and educational, it is crucial that we prioritize the safety and well-being of our students above all else. Lake Anne will not be sending students outside to view the eclipse. Instead of viewing the eclipse outside, students and staff will be provided with the NASA livestream link as an option to safely observe the eclipse.

There will be some overlap of the expected window and Lake Anne dismissal. Students will be reminded to not stare at the sun, and we ask that parents remind their children that it is not safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. 

FCPS has a page that shares information about Solar Eclipses at https://www.fcps.edu/solar-eclipse

Celebrate Earth Week! April 22-26

Monday, April 22 - Wear Green

Tuesday, April 23 - Wear Blue

Wednesday, April 24 - Wear White

Thursday, April 25 - Wear Red

Friday, April 26 - Wear Animal Print

Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

Purple Up! Day - April 17, 2024

As April unfolds, the spotlight shines brightly on our military-connected youth as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and communities come together to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).  

Amidst the challenges and sacrifices inherent with the military lifestyle, children of service members show their unwavering support for their parents and guardians as they stand as pillars of resilience, adapting to change, and embracing diversity. Their commitment to supporting their service member(s) deserves not just recognition, but celebration.  

Throughout April, FCPS schools will celebrate MOMC through various special events and activities to recognize military-connected youth. One of the most visible displays of support for military-connected youth occurs on Purple Up! Day, a day dedicated to showing appreciation by wearing purple – to represent the combined colors of branches of the military.  Please join FCPS for Purple Up! Day on April 17, 2024, as we proudly wear purple as a sign of our appreciation.  

To learn more about MOMC and Purple up! Day activities, please contact your school.  

To connect with FCPS resources, please visit Family and School Partnerships.  

🗳️ Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Calendar Reminders Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Monday, April 1

Staff Development Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, April 2

Eid, Student and Staff Holiday

Wednesday, April 10

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

11510 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190 | Main Office: 703-326-3500
Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: March 22

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

It's been a fun, and busy week as head off into Spring Break! Thank you to the 4th Grade Team and 5th Grade Team for inviting families in this week for the 4th Grade Wax Museum and 5th Grade Poetry Slam!

Students also enjoyed participating in our Spring Spirit Week as they came dressed in their florals, twinning with their classmates, and of course--Pajama Day!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break and we look forward to seeing students back in the building on April 3!

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Calendar Reminders Walk and Roll

Friday, March 1

Election Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, March 5

Literacy and Math Night

Thursday, March 7 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Garden Clean Up

Sunday, March 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6th Grade Basketball Game

Friday, March 15

3rd Quarter Ends

Friday March 22 - THIS IS A FULL SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

11510 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190 | Main Office: 703-326-3500
Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: March 17

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

The Lake Anne vs Forest Edge 6th Grade basketball game was such a great time! Our staff showed their skill on the obstacle course, our 6th Grade girls played hard and with heart, and our 6th Grade boys worked together and won their game! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who coached and to our PTA for your collaboration in making this a fun event for our school!

Next week, March 18-March 22, we will have a spirit week to pump up the Lake Anne spirit before Spring Break! See the details below. 

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024

 

Student Attendance

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Calendar Reminders Walk and Roll

Friday, March 1

Election Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, March 5

Literacy and Math Night

Thursday, March 7 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Garden Clean Up

Sunday, March 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6th Grade Basketball Game

Friday, March 15

3rd Quarter Ends

Friday March 22 - THIS IS A FULL SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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LAES Weekly Wave: March 8

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

We had such a great time at Math and Literacy Night on Thursday evening. Students and families played a variety of games being use in the classroom that can easily be played at home. Families also had the opportunity to enter into a raffle and took home so fun games. Thank you to Mrs. White and Mrs. Taylor for all your hard work in planning Math and Literacy Night! Additionally, we'd like to that our wonderful teachers and staff who made this night possible. 

Next week, on March 14, we will have Spring Picture Day. This is another opportunity for families to capture the memories of this school year as students take their individual and class photos. 

Don't forget to move your clocks forward Sunday as daylight saving time begins! 

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Quiet Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are [designated areas within a school or on school premises] for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

Student Attendance

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.

 

Feedback Wanted! HIPPY

Wanted! Your feedback, current ideas & concerns for superintendent Dr. Reid & her team to support the ongoing work in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) towards the 2023-30 strategic plan.

 

Lake Anne Elementary School parent representative, Dana Yasek, will share our community's feedback with the FCPS Family Vision Group in March.

 

For elementary school specific highlights from the January meeting, click here.

 

To share feedback with the LAES parent representative, please email Dana at [email protected]. Thank you for supporting our amazing school, teachers & students!

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¡Buscado! Sus comentarios, ideas actuales e inquietudes para la superintendente Dra. Reid y su equipo para apoyar el trabajo en curso en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS) hacia el plan estratégico 2023-30.

 

El representante de padres de la Escuela Primaria Lake Anne, Dana Yasek, compartirá los comentarios de nuestra comunidad con el Grupo de visión familiar de FCPS en marzo.

 

Para conocer los aspectos más destacados específicos de la escuela primaria de la reunión de enero, haga clic aquí.

 

Para compartir comentarios con el representante de padres de LAES, envíe un correo electrónico a Dana a [email protected]. ¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestra increíble escuela, maestros y estudiantes!

 

Traducción al español completada a través de los servicios de traducción de Google Pages.

HIIPY Vision Group Highlights

Access to the PDF Version of this document is available on the All Parents/Guardians course on Schoology.

✅Reminder: FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Behavior Solutions Series
  • Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families – Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services staff for help encouraging positive communication and behavior at home. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m.:
    • Elementary Webinars:
      • Taming Tantrums and More, Friday, March 15
    • Secondary Webinars:
      • Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication, Friday, April 19
      • Taming the Teen-Aged Brain, Friday, May 31

Click the linked titles above to register.

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Dressing for Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 

Calendar Reminders Walk and Roll

Friday, March 1

Election Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, March 5

Literacy and Math Night

Thursday, March 7 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Garden Clean Up

Sunday, March 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6th Grade Basketball Game

Friday, March 15

3rd Quarter Ends

Friday March 22 - THIS IS A FULL SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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LAES Weekly Wave: March 1

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Welcome to March! It feels like the months are flying by this school year. We'd like to extend a special thank you to the PTA and Mr. Johnson for putting on a fabulous Family Board Games Night last week. Students and families had a great time learning many new games and you could hear cheers of excitement throughout the cafeteria. 

Next week on March 7 from 6:00-7:30, we are looking forward to another great family event, Math and Literacy Night! Families will be able to learn about new math and reading games and strategies that will help support their students at home. All families who attend will be entered into a raffle to win some fun games to play at home! Raffle winners will be announced on Friday 3/8/24 on the Live WLAS Morning News Show!

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Read Across America Week!

We will celebrate Read Across America Week from March 2-8!

Monday: Wear purple to celebrate women's history month

Tuesday: Wear your favorite outfit

Wednesday: Wear something sporty

Thursday: Wear something to represent your family culture

Friday: Wear your pajamas!

LAES Math & Literacy Night

We hope to see all of our families at Math and Literacy Night! Come out and learn some fun games and strategies to use at home with your kiddos! Lake Anne Teachers and Staff will be leading a variety of stations and sharing fun activities with families!

Family Game Night is Back at Lake Anne! Join us in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, February 23. Pizza & snacks will be available for purchase.

 

Join the Lake Anne community as shelves of board games will be available to learn and play, or feel free to bring your own favorite game. Follow this link, http://tinyurl.com/4ju2y8w6, to a list of the games that will be available at Game Night. Each game lists recommended ages, approximate playing time, and a link to a webpage to learn more, including a video of how to play when you scroll down.

 

PTA will be accepting donations of new or gently used games and will be re-selling them at the event for a small fee. Watch for signups and more information coming soon.

Feedback Wanted! HIPPY

Wanted! Your feedback, current ideas & concerns for superintendent Dr. Reid & her team to support the ongoing work in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) towards the 2023-30 strategic plan.

 

Lake Anne Elementary School parent representative, Dana Yasek, will share our community's feedback with the FCPS Family Vision Group in March.

 

For elementary school specific highlights from the January meeting, click here.

 

To share feedback with the LAES parent representative, please email Dana at [email protected]. Thank you for supporting our amazing school, teachers & students!

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¡Buscado! Sus comentarios, ideas actuales e inquietudes para la superintendente Dra. Reid y su equipo para apoyar el trabajo en curso en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS) hacia el plan estratégico 2023-30.

 

El representante de padres de la Escuela Primaria Lake Anne, Dana Yasek, compartirá los comentarios de nuestra comunidad con el Grupo de visión familiar de FCPS en marzo.

 

Para conocer los aspectos más destacados específicos de la escuela primaria de la reunión de enero, haga clic aquí.

 

Para compartir comentarios con el representante de padres de LAES, envíe un correo electrónico a Dana a [email protected]. ¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestra increíble escuela, maestros y estudiantes!

 

Traducción al español completada a través de los servicios de traducción de Google Pages.

HIIPY Vision Group Highlights

Access to the PDF Version of this document is available on the All Parents/Guardians course on Schoology.

✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Behavior Solutions Series
  • Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families – Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services staff for help encouraging positive communication and behavior at home. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m.:
    • Elementary Webinars:
      • Taming Tantrums and More, Friday, March 15
    • Secondary Webinars:
      • Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication, Friday, April 19
      • Taming the Teen-Aged Brain, Friday, May 31

Click the linked titles above to register.

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)

Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m

Summer Programs

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Dressing for Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 

Calendar Reminders Walk and Roll

Friday, March 1

Election Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, March 5

Literacy and Math Night

Thursday, March 7 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Garden Clean Up

Sunday, March 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6th Grade Basketball Game

Friday, March 15

3rd Quarter Ends

Friday March 22 - THIS IS A FULL SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: February 23

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

We are looking forward to some upcoming fun school events in the coming weeks! 

Board Games Night - Board Games Night is this evening starting at 5:30! We hope to see you there!

Math & Literacy Night - Math and Literacy Night will be on March 7 from 6:00-7:30. Math and Literacy Night is an opportunity for families to learn games and strategies students are using in the class. 

Additionally, we would like to send a huge thank you to the Coast of Maine organization for donating 10 cubic feet of raised bed soil to support to support our Eco-Schools work. 

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

LAES Math & Literacy Night

We hope to see all of our families at Math and Literacy Night! Come out and learn some fun games and strategies to use at home with your kiddos! Lake Anne Teachers and Staff will be leading a variety of stations and sharing fun activities with families!

Family Game Night!

Family Game Night is Back at Lake Anne! Join us in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, February 23. Pizza & snacks will be available for purchase.

 

Join the Lake Anne community as shelves of board games will be available to learn and play, or feel free to bring your own favorite game. Follow this link, http://tinyurl.com/4ju2y8w6, to a list of the games that will be available at Game Night. Each game lists recommended ages, approximate playing time, and a link to a webpage to learn more, including a video of how to play when you scroll down.

 

PTA will be accepting donations of new or gently used games and will be re-selling them at the event for a small fee. Watch for signups and more information coming soon.

Langston Hughes Panther Preview

Families of Rising 7th Graders--please see the message below from Langston Hughes Middle School

 

Greetings, Future Panthers:

Welcome to Team Langston Hughes Middle!  We are excited to announce that Panther Preview will take place August 5th - 6th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Panther Preview is a great way to start the journey of becoming a Langston Hughes Middle School Panther. 

As we welcome students to the Langston Hughes family, students will participate in activities designed to acclimate them to the middle school, build confidence, motivate academic excellence, and form community. We hope to see you there!  It’s a GREAT time to be a Panther!   Should you have questions/concerns, contact our after-school specialist, Mr. Kyle Franklin at [email protected].

Panther Preview Registration Link:  https://forms.gle/YiW8j1p8bDfAs3AT9

 

With Panther Pride,

Principal Mizell

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)

Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m

Summer Programs

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Dressing for Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 

Calendar Reminders End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

February Walk and Roll

Friday, February 2

Family Science Night

Tuesday, February 6 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

LAES Weekly Wave: February 16

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Our Dolphins were "feeling the love" this week at Lake Anne! Students and staff enjoyed a fun Valentine's day and we "turned Lake Anne Red" with our school gear and fun outfits. Students and staff practiced our core beliefs of respect and relationships as they shared kind words with each other, made each other cards, and shared their hopes and dreams for their classrooms!

As a reminder, Monday, January 19, 2024 is a holiday for students and staff. We hope that everyone enjoys the long weekend and that you take some time to have fun, rest, and recharge.

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

LAES Math & Literacy Night

We hope to see all of our families at Math and Literacy Night! Come out and learn some fun games and strategies to use at home with your kiddos! Lake Anne Teachers and Staff will be leading a variety of stations and sharing fun activities with families!

February PTA Meeting Family Game Night!

Family Game Night is Back at Lake Anne! Join us in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, February 23. Pizza & snacks will be available for purchase.

 

Join the Lake Anne community as shelves of board games will be available to learn and play, or feel free to bring your own favorite game. Follow this link, http://tinyurl.com/4ju2y8w6, to a list of the games that will be available at Game Night. Each game lists recommended ages, approximate playing time, and a link to a webpage to learn more, including a video of how to play when you scroll down.

 

PTA will be accepting donations of new or gently used games and will be re-selling them at the event for a small fee. Watch for signups and more information coming soon.

Langston Hughes Panther Preview

Families of Rising 7th Graders--please see the message below from Langston Hughes Middle School

 

Greetings, Future Panthers:

Welcome to Team Langston Hughes Middle!  We are excited to announce that Panther Preview will take place August 5th - 6th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Panther Preview is a great way to start the journey of becoming a Langston Hughes Middle School Panther. 

As we welcome students to the Langston Hughes family, students will participate in activities designed to acclimate them to the middle school, build confidence, motivate academic excellence, and form community. We hope to see you there!  It’s a GREAT time to be a Panther!   Should you have questions/concerns, contact our after-school specialist, Mr. Kyle Franklin at [email protected].

Panther Preview Registration Link:  https://forms.gle/YiW8j1p8bDfAs3AT9

 

With Panther Pride,

Principal Mizell

Stress, Trauma, and Coping

Please see the article regarding stress, trauma, and coping that is posted to our All Parents/Guardians Schoology Page. 

Click here for access. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Behavior Solution Series for Elementary Families

Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services Department staff to help families encourage positive communication and behavior at home.

Elementary Webinars

3/15 Taming Tantrums and More Add to Your Calendar

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'
Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)

Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m

Summer Programs

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Dressing for Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 

Calendar Reminders End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

February Walk and Roll

Friday, February 2

Family Science Night

Tuesday, February 6 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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LAES Weekly Wave: February 9

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Thank you to the PTA for planning a fun, and informative Family Science Night!

Students and families enjoyed learning about a variety of topics to include fossils, wind tunnels, coding, fingerprints, and so much more. We look forward to more fun family events. 

Another big thank you to everyone who celebrated Mrs. Anne on National Crossing Guards Day and our Counselors, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Penning, and Mrs. Palatucci throughout National Counselors Week. We are so thankful to them for making our school a safe a loving environment!

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

LAES Volunteer Opportunities

Please check the chart below for volunteer opportunities at Lake Anne!

Teacher Name Volunteer Activity Time Frame Contact

C. Quattrocchi

Cut out and hang posters

Anytime

[email protected]

C. Bachelet

Put together instructional materials

1/31/24 between 12:35-1:25

[email protected]

Family Game Night!

Family Game Night is Back at Lake Anne! Join us in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, February 23. Pizza & snacks will be available for purchase.

 

Join the Lake Anne community as shelves of board games will be available to learn and play, or feel free to bring your own favorite game. Follow this link, http://tinyurl.com/4ju2y8w6, to a list of the games that will be available at Game Night. Each game lists recommended ages, approximate playing time, and a link to a webpage to learn more, including a video of how to play when you scroll down.

 

PTA will be accepting donations of new or gently used games and will be re-selling them at the event for a small fee. Watch for signups and more information coming soon.

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

Behavior Solution Series for Elementary Families

Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services Department staff to help families encourage positive communication and behavior at home.

Elementary Webinars

3/15 Taming Tantrums and More Add to Your Calendar

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'
📚 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)

Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m

Summer Programs

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Dressing for Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 

Calendar Reminders End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

February Walk and Roll

Friday, February 2

Family Science Night

Tuesday, February 6 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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LAES Weekly Wave: February 2

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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Our Dolphins are starting 3rd Quarter off strong! Students have been enjoying many learning opportunities to include deepening their understand of Black Historical Figures on the morning news. Our Family Science Night will be on Tuesday, February 6! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. 

Next week, we will have many opportunities to celebrate our staff. February 5-9 is National School Counseling week and February 8th is National Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Some ways you can celebrate Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Penning, Mrs. Palatucci (Mrs. Penning's Long Term Sub), and Mrs. Anne are:

  • Sending a kind e-mail
  • Making a card
  • Saying thank you at the crosswalk

Lastly, our grade levels have posted their January Newsletters in Schoology. Please log in to the LAES  Parent/Guardian Course in Schoology to receive important information about what your student is learning and grade level news!

We look forward to a fun week of celebration!

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

LAES Volunteer Opportunities

Please check the chart below for volunteer opportunities at Lake Anne!

Teacher Name Volunteer Activity Time Frame Contact

C. Quattrocchi

Cut out and hang posters

Anytime

[email protected]

C. Bachelet

Put together instructional materials

1/31/24 between 12:35-1:25

[email protected]

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)

Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m

🚍 Here Comes the Bus

Want to know if your child's bus is on schedule or where the bus is? Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus — almost in real time — on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. 

Parents can track multiple buses if their children don’t all ride the same bus; know exactly when children arrive at school or the bus stop; and receive customized text and/or email notifications about bus locations, schedule changes, or delays.

To get started, download the app from the Apple iOS or Android app store. Check out the Here Comes the Bus and Frequently Asked Questions webpages for more information.

Already using the Here Comes the Bus app? Send your feedback to [email protected].  

Note: eNotify text messaging will continue to be used for reporting bus delays and bus incidents.

Book Bounce New Dates

We are exciting to be working with the Book Bounce Organization. The program helps support literacy to dual language learnings. 

Parent Orientation - February 7

Class Dates- February 12, 14, 21, 26, 28, March 4, 6, 11

Dressing for Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 

Calendar Reminders End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

February Walk and Roll

Friday, February 2

Family Science Night

Tuesday, February 6 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

11510 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190 | Main Office: 703-326-3500
Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

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