Lake Anne Weekly Update: January 17, 2020

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CALENDAR REMINDER  

As a reminder, all FCPS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21. Also, schools will be closed for students January 27-28 for a teacher workday and staff development day, respectively. January 24 is the last day of the second quarter.

See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

POSITIVITY PROJECT

The Positivity Project theme for next week will be "Perseverance" and students will learn that this strength centers on an individual’s ability to spend long periods of time devoted to a single goal or set of goals. Those who persevere are able to set goals for themselves and then take active, calculated steps toward those goals. #otherpeoplematter 

JANUARY FOOD DRIVE

Lake Anne is starting the new year with #CozyVibes by donating comfy foods to our community at South Lakes Pantry in continuing our celebration of 25 Years Of Spanish Immersion program. Sixth grade won a spirit day last month for bringing in the most donations.  Which grade will win a special day this month? Below is the grade level donations for this month:

Headstart/Kindergarten-Oatmeal or Cereal

1st grade- Canned soup or Ramen Noodles

2nd grade -Hot chocolate or Tea

3rd grade-protein bars

4th grade-Pasta or pasta sauce

5th grade-Macaroni and Cheese

6th grade-Snacks (Goldfish/Pretzels)

LAKE ANNE LUNCH SQUAD

We are looking for parents to join the Lake Anne Lunch Squad. This is an opportunity to support Ms. Anne during all lunch periods.  Please sign up at the Lake Anne Lunch Squad Sign-Up Genius if you can help for 30 minutes a day.  Please consider supporting our students and staff during lunch. 

WIDA TESTING

The WIDA testing window opens next week and will be administered to specific students.  If your child is scheduled to take the WIDA test, you should have received a letter in the mail.  Please avoid any appointments or missing school on the day that your student is scheduled to test.  The following is the Lake Anne WIDA testing schedule:

Jan 21-24: Kindergarten   
Jan 29: Grades 1&2 Listening
Jan 30: Grades 3&4 Listening
Jan 31:Grades 5&6 Listening and Reading
Feb 3: Grades 1&2 Reading
Feb 4: Grades 3&4 Reading
Feb 5: Grades 5&6 Writing
Feb 6: Grades 1-3 Writing
Feb 7: Grades 1-4 Writing
Feb 11-14: Grades 1-6 Speaking 

GPS BRACELETS/DEVICES

A parent or guardian who wishes for their child to wear a bracelet or device with GPS capabilities, such as an AngelSense, to school must now request principal approval for the device. Parents or guardians should utilize the new Request for Principal's Approval For Student Use Of GPS Bracelet/Device (SS/SE-349), located on the internet and intranet. If the device also includes communication features, parents must agree to disable these features during the school day and, if applicable, while on the school bus. After receiving the request, principals should complete the bottom portion of the form, file it in the student’s scholastic record, and provide a copy of the completed form to the parent or guardian. A new request needs to be completed before each school year begins.

SPANISH IMMERSION INFO MEETING

Fairfax County Public Schools’ online registration for the county-wide lottery for world language immersion programs opens on Monday, January 27. Current prekindergarten students may apply for the kindergarten immersion programs for the 2020-21 school year.

Parents who are interested in Spanish immersion programs at Lake Anne are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30pm.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday January 20th - School Closed. MLK Holiday. 

Thursday January 23rd - Spanish Immersion Info Session. 6:30

Friday January 24th - End of 2nd Quarter

January 27-28 - Student Holiday. Teacher Work Day

February 5th - PTA Meeting. Library. 7pm.

February 17th - School Closed. Presidents Day

February 27th - Show What You Know. 6pm. 

March 3rd - Student Holiday. School Planning Day. 

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: January 10, 2020

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

Next week's Positivity Project theme of the week is "Prudence" and students will learn that you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices. Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. #otherpeoplematter

CALENDAR REMINDER

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21. Also, schools will be closed for students January 27-28 for a teacher workday and staff development day, respectively. January 24 is the last day of the second quarter.

See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

LANGSTON HUGES CURRICULUM NIGHT

Rising 7th grade parents and students are invited to attend our Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30pm in the Hughes gym. Students and parents will be able to hear about student life at Langston Hughes. Parents and students will hear details about course information, including information about our International Baccalaureate program, advanced academics, and other programs. Students will also be able to tour the electives classrooms.

DISMISSAL CHANGES

Please remember to let the front office know if you need to change the “go home” plans for your student.  This should be done no later than 3 pm on the day of any change.  Please do not email or call the teachers to advise, but instead notify the front office on:  703 326-3500 with any and all changes. 

Any student going home with, or taking another student home, will need a note from both students parents in order to go home together.  If you have a change in the normal routine, i.e., they attend daycare but you want them to take the bus, please advise the front office by 3 pm on that day.

LAKE ANNE LUNCH SQUAD

We are looking for parents to join the Lake Anne Lunch Squad. This is an opportunity to support Ms. Anne during all lunch periods.  A sign-up genius will be sent out with various options to come in during lunch.  Please consider supporting our students and staff during lunch. 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

LOST AND FOUND

Please have your student(s) check the Lost & Found for missing items.  Our bins are overflowing with coats; hats; lunch boxes; etc.  We also encourage you to write your student(s) name(s) on the items in marker so we can match them up when found.

INCLEMENT WEATHER DECISIONS

As winter approaches and bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home.  Please see the FCPS Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information about weather decisions.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday January 14th - Band & Strings Concert

Thursday January 16th - Partners in Print Night

Monday January 20th - School Closed. MLK Holiday. 

Friday January 24th - End of 2nd Quarter

January 27-28 - Student Holiday. Teacher Work Day

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: December 13, 2019

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

The Positivity Project theme of the week is "Self-Control" and students will learn the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards.  #otherpeoplematter

DECEMBER FOOD DRIVE

The Spanish Immersion program is celebrating 25 years at Lake Anne Elementary!!  We are celebrating by hosting a food drive! Below is the grade level donations for December:

K - Beans
1 - Rice
2 - Canned fruit/applesauce
3 - Peanut butter and jelly
4 - Cereal and oatmeal
5 - Pasta and canned tomatoes
6 - Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, deodorant)

Please bring your donations and place them in boxes in the main lobby.  #LAESgivesback  

SKATE NIGHT

Join friends from Sunrise Valley ES and Terraset ES for a private night of skating at SkateQuest.  Skate Night will take place on Saturday December 14th from 6:10-8pm.  Advanced tickets are available for purcahse on PTBoard for $8.  Tickets will be $10 at the door.  This is not a drop-off event and there must be a supervising parent.  

VISITOR PARKING

When visiting Lake Anne, please park only in designated parking spaces. Do not park along any yellow curbs or in the dumpster area.  We have had numerous situations where cars have blocked FCPS maintenance vehicles from accessing necessary equipment due to parking in unauthorized areas.  Thank you for your cooperation.   

ADVANCED ACADEMICS INFO

Parents who would like to refer their grade 2-6 student for the full-time advanced academic program are reminded that the referral and all supporting materials are due by January 9, 2020 at 4:00  pm.  No exceptions will be made.  Mrs. Overton, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, can answer questions regarding this application process by emailing her  at dloverton@fcps.edu by December 20th.  The forms can be found at  https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893  A signed and dated referral form is required for this process.  A Parent Questionnaire is highly recommended.  Further information on this referral process can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

INCLEMENT WEATHER DECISIONS

As winter approaches and bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home.  Please see the FCPS Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information about weather decisions.  

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

When kids have issues with executive functioning, the following tasks become a challenge:

  • planning
  • organization
  • memory
  • time management
  • flexible thinking
  • Impulse control
  • social/emotional functioning

Do you want to know what it is like to struggle with executive functioning? Check out the link below to help you see why learning, organization, and attention issues can be so frustrating for children.

https://www.understood.org/en/through-your-childs-eyes

CCT STRATEGIES: VISUALIZATION

Visulization: This strategy opens up student thinking by using sensory information to stimulate imagination with both spoken and written words. The process of visualization can also help students plan out an experience before execution. Students can “see” roadblocks and problems before encountering them. This strategy helps with planning, goal-setting, and organization. Research studies have shown that visualization greatly increases the level and depth of comprehension of both spoken and written words. Visualization can be a powerful strategy for helping your child set goals, picture the steps that need to be taken, consider alternatives, and visualize a plan to achieve their goals.  See the strategy by watching this video.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday December 14 - Skate Night @ SkateQuest. 6:10pm

December 23 - January 2: Winter Break

Wednesday January 8 - PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Tuesday January 14th - Band & Strings Concert

Thursday January 16th - Partners in Print Night

Monday January 20th - School Closed. MLK Holiday. 

Friday January 24th - End of 2nd Quarter

Monday January 27th - Student Holiday. Teacher Work Day

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Advanced Academics Informational Meeting

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Families who have students in grades 2-6, who are above grade level in all four core content areas (math, reading, social studies and science), and would like to refer their child for Level IV services should attend an informational meeting on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 pm. The screening and referral process will be reviewed and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 

Information in English

Información en español

Please contact Diane Overton at dloverton@fcps.edu if you are planning to refer your child for Level IV services!

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: November 22, 2019

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CALENDAR REMINDER

Reminder: All Fairfax County Public Schools are closed from Wednesday November 27 - Friday November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Classes will resume on Monday December 2.  See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

FOOD TRUCK MONDAY

The SEVA food truck will be back at Lake Anne on  Monday, November 25.   All students and any family members that are present will be able to get one meal for FREE.  Walkers and Kiss Ride students can pick-up meals on the blacktop. Please park your car and walk to the blacktop.  Bus riders will receive their meals as they board.   

PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Picture retake day (and pictures of new students) will be Tuesday, December 3. If you would like to have a retake done, please return the booklet to the classroom teacher by Monday, December 2.  Order forms were sent home this week for new students. If you have any questions, feel free to call Sue Garrison in the front office, 703 326-3500.

LOST AND FOUND

This is the final notice to please check Lost and Found on Monday or Tuesday of next week.   Anything left after Tuesday afternoon, November 26, will be donated to a local charity.

DOLPHIN ART

Our November artist for Dolphin Art is Tarsila do Amaral. Led by LAES parent volunteers, students will explore three big ideas about Ms. Amaral.

  • Amaral was a Brazilian painter who helped launch the modern art movement in Brazil.
  • In Paris, Tarsila became friends with and learned from other artists who were thinking about art in new ways.
  •  Tarsila used the modern art of Europe as inspiration to create her own version of modern Brazilian art.

Keep an eye out for artwork of a Tarsila-Inspired Animal by your child artist, coming home this month. Want to be a part of Dolphin Art in your child’s classroom? Email graceartcoordinator@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday December 4: PTA Meeting. 7pm

Thursday December 5: AAP Level IV Parent Meeting. 6pm

Friday December 6: Walk & Roll. 8am

December 23 - January 2: Winter Break

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: November 15, 2019

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

For the next two weeks, the Positivity Project element that will be taught is "Gratitude" as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The students will begin learning about being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen in our lives. #otherpeoplematter

FEDERAL IMPACT AID FORM

REMINDER:  If you have not returned your Federal Impact Aid form to the school, please contact the office for another copy.  Each student must turn one in even if the parent/guardian does not work on federal property. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3, sign, date, and return the survey to school.   

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Science Night is coming!  Activities will include: Aeronautical Engineer;  Biomimicry;  Medieval Mayhem; and Finding Fossils.  Come out on Tuesday, November 19th from 6-7:30 pm in the school gym. 

LOST AND FOUND

The Lake Anne Lost and Found is overflowing!  Please take a moment to check it out the next time you are at school.  It's located next to the cafeteria.  Any items that are still left on November 26th will be donated to a local charity.  Thank you. Also please remember to put your students name on their clothing, lunchboxes, backpacks, etc as all items with a name can easily be returned to the student

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday November 19: Family Science Night. 6pm

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday December 4: PTA Meeting. 7pm

Thursday December 5: AAP Level IV Parent Meeting. 6pm

Friday December 6: Walk & Roll. 8am

December 23 - January 2: Winter Break

STAY IN TOUCH  

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: November 8, 2019

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POSITIVTY PROJECT

Next week, we'll begin learning about the Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) element of knowing that our words and actions affect others. This means that everything we do, say, text, tweet, snap, or post can positively or negatively impact other people. “Be mindful with words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone for a lifetime.”  #otherpeoplematter

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

 

 

Lake Anne ES will be hosting a reception on Monday November 11 for all Veterans and active military in the Lake Anne Community.  It's not too late to attend.  There will be a light breakfast, a reception, and a time to honor each of you for your service.  The event will begin at 8:20am.  For planing purposes, please complete the following interest form:

LAES Vetarans Day Reception

For more information, please contact Jihoon Shin at jshin@fcps.edu.  

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON

We are still in need of volunteers to assist with the Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thursday, November 14th.  

There are three shifts 

  • 10:00-11:00
  • 11:00-12:00
  • 12:00-1:00

And three different stations 

  • serving line to help serve food on trays
  • helping with straws & napkins, etc.
  • keeping the line moving to guide students through 

You do not have to do an entire hour shift, you can do a shorter time frame and/or do a shift or two or three if you like.  There is no help too small!

If you can help out, please call Sue Garrison in the front office, 703-326-3500.

LOST & FOUND

The Lake Anne Lost and Found is overflowing!  Please take a moment to
check it out the next time you are at school.  It's located next to the cafeteria.  Any items that are still left on November 26th will be donated to a local charity.  Thank you. Also please remember to put your students name on their clothing, lunchboxes, backpacks, etc as all items with a name can easily be returned to the student.  

NAGLIERI (NNAT) TESTING

All 1st Grade students will be taking the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT) on Tuesday November 12th or Wednesday November 13th.  It is important for all 1st grade students to be present on the testing days so please do not schedule any appointments for the morning hours on these two days.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jihoon Shin at jshin@fcps.edu.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday November 8: PTA Game Night. 6pm

Tuesday November 12: Progress Reports Sent Home

Thursday November 14: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thursday November 14: Dining 4 Dollars @ Nandos Reston

Tuesday November 19: Family Science Night. 6pm

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday December 4: PTA Meeting. 7pm

Thursday December 5: AAP Level IV Parent Meeting. 6pm

Friday December 6: Walk & Roll. 8am

December 23 - January 2: Winter Break

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: November 1, 2019

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CALENDAR REMINDERS

Sunday November 3 - Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday morning at 2am.  Don't forget to set your clocks back ONE HOUR.  

Monday November 4 & Tuesday November 5 - Monday (School Planning Day) and Tuesday (Teacher Work Day) are student holidays.  Classes will resume on Wednesday November 6.  See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

POSITIVITY PROJECT

The Positivity Project character strength for the Week of November 4th is "Bravery" which refers to voluntary action in the face of a difficult circumstance. This strength involves judgment and the brave person must have an understanding of the risks and consequences involved in acting.  This means that bravery isn’t simply fearlessness, but instead the overcoming of fear.  #otherpeoplematter

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

Lake Anne ES will be hosting a reception on Monday November 11 for all Veterans and active military in the Lake Anne Community.  There will be a light breakfast, a reception, and a time to honor each of you for your service.  The event will begin at 8:30am.  For planing purposes, please complete the following interest form:

LAES Vetarans Day Reception

For more information, please contact Jihoon Shin at jshin@fcps.edu.  

OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE AWARD

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Lake Anne ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link:  FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards 

Outstanding Teacher 

Outstanding New Teacher

Outstanding Principal

Outstanding Leader 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Outstanding Operational Employee

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Rivas at mmrivas@fcps.edu.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 8, 2019. 

SOUTH LAKES BROADWAY NIGHT

This year’s theme is Songs of Disney.  Broadway Night is a musical theatre intensive offered to students of the South Lakes High School Pyramid grades 5-12.  Broadway Night provides a unique musical theatre experience where students have the opportunity to work with vocal coaches, theatre coaches, choreographers, and musicians on a number from a Broadway musical. Participation will be capped and 50 Elementary School students and has a $75 participation fee. Scholarships are available.

Visit the SLHS Chorus page via the link below and view an informational video and details on registration.

https://southlakeschorus.org/other-opportunities/broadway-night/

 

FLE Preview Night

A Family Life Education preview night will take place in conjunction with the November PTA meeting on Wednesday November 6th.  This will be an opportunity to receive an overview of the curriculum, to preview the materials, and to ask question about FLE in general.  The PTA meeting begins at 7pm and the FLE presentation will take place during the meeting.    

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday/Tuesday November 4/5: Student Holidays

Friday November 8: PTA Game Night

Thursday November 14: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday November 19: Science Night

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: October 25, 2019

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CALENDAR REMINDER

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

POSITIVITY PROJECT

Next week's Positivity Project strength is "Creativity" and students will learn to look at the world in new and original ways.  This is a strength that often comes naturally to children but to remember that creativity is a process that takes courage. #otherpeoplematter

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

Lake Anne ES will be hosting a reception on Monday November 11 for all Veterans and active military in the Lake Anne Community.  There will be a light breakfast, a reception, and a time to honor each of you for your service.  For planing purposes, please complete the following interest form:

LAES Vetarans Day Reception

For more information, please contact Jihoon Shin at jshin@fcps.edu.  

FALL BOOK FAIR

Coming at the end of October in the library: BOOK FAIR! It will run Monday through Friday, October 28-November 1. It will be open 8:30-4:30 every day. There will be extended hours on Tuesday, October 29 when it will be open until 6:00 PM. On Thursday the 31st, don’t forget to dress up as your favorite book character!

FEDERAL IMPACT AID FORM

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Lake Anne ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link:  FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards 

Outstanding Teacher 

Outstanding New Teacher

Outstanding Principal

Outstanding Leader 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Outstanding Operational Employee

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Rivas at mmrivas@fcps.edu.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 8, 2019. 

FLE PREVIEW NIGHT

A Family Life Education preview night will take place in conjunction with the November PTA meeting on Wednesday November 6th.  This will be an opportunity to receive an overview of the curriculum, to preview the materials, and to ask question about FLE in general.  The PTA meeting begins at 7pm and the FLE presentation will take place during the meeting.    

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday October 25: SLHS Homecoming Parade. 4:30pm

Oct 28-Nov 1: Fall Book Fair

Thursday October 31: Book Character Day

Monday/Tuesday November 4/5: Student Holidays

Friday November 8: PTA Game Night

Thursday November 14: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday November 19: Science Night

STAY IN TOUCH

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updatesxt.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: October 18, 2019

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

The Positivity Project strength for next week is "Perspective" and students will learn about seeing the world through another person's viewpoint.  #otherpeoplematter

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

Lake Anne ES will be hosting a reception on Monday November 11 for all Veterans and active military in the Lake Anne Community.  There will be a light breakfast, a reception, and a time to honor each of you for your service.  For planing purposes, please complete the following interest form:

LAES Vetarans Day Reception

For more information, please contact Jihoon Shin at jshin@fcps.edu.  

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK

FCPS and Lake Anne are celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Each student will participate in an age appropriate activity/discussion during their regularly scheduled library time. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).

FALL BOOK FAIR

Coming at the end of October in the library: BOOK FAIR! It will run Monday through Friday, October 28-November 1. It will be open 8:30-4:30 every day. There will be extended hours on Tuesday, October 29 when it will be open until 6:00 PM. On Thursday the 31st, don’t forget to dress up as your favorite book character!

FEDERAL IMPACT AID FORM

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

STEMFEST DOLPHIN ART

Dolphin Art kicks off this month as we explore the art of Russian abstract painter, Wassily Kandinsky. Led by LAES parent volunteers, students will explore three big ideas about Mr. Kandinsky.

  • Kandinsky was a Russian painter who is often called the father of abstract art.
  • Kandinsky loved to use color to show emotions.
  • Kandinsky had a special gift. His brain worked a little differently – he was able to see sound and hear color.

Keep an eye out for a drawing of music by your child artist, coming home this month. Want to be a part of Dolphin Art in your child’s classroom? Email graceartcoordinator@gmail.com

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

Hello, my name is Kimberly Seck and I am Lake Anne’s Instructional Coach.  I’ve been a part of the LAES family for three years. I love working with teachers as they plan instruction, work collaboratively as teams, and engage in action research that develops the best instruction for ALL our Dolphins.

Instructional Coaches are: Part teacher, part leader, part change agent, and part facilitator, instructional coaches work directly with teachers in their schools and classrooms to assist with the application of new knowledge and skills necessary to improve the academic performance of all students. -Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison

Taking the Lead: New roles for Teachers and School-Based Coaches, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday October 19: PTA Yard Sale

Thursday October 24: Partners in Print Night. 6pm

Friday October 25: SLHS Homecoming Parade. 4:30pm

Oct 28-Nov 1: Fall Book Fair

Thursday October 31: Book Character Day

Monday/Tuesday November 4/5: Student Holidays

Friday November 8: PTA Game Night

Thursday November 14: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday November 19: Science Night

STAY IN TOUCH

 

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates

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Lake Anne Spanish Immersion 25th Anniversary Banners

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SPANISH IMMERSION 25th ANNIVERSARY BANNERS

Lake Anne would like to invite you to our community event, celebrating 25 years of the Spanish Immersion program this Friday, October 18th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in Mr. Johnson’s art room. We will be celebrating through the arts, by creating banners to represent Lake Anne and the 25th Anniversary of the Spanish immersion program at the South Lakes Homecoming parade on October 25th. We welcome all students and parents!

 

When: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 4:00-5:30

Where: Mr. Johnson’s art room

Who: All students and parents wanting to be creative in making Lake Anne’s banners for the South Lakes Parade.

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: October 11, 2019

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CALENDAR REMINDER

As a reminder, Monday, October 14th is a student holiday. It is a school planning day for staff members. SACC will be open. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15th.  Check out the entire 2019-2020 FCPS School Calendar.   

EXCELLENCE IN EQUITY AWARD

Dr. Brabrand and the FCPS School Board has selected Lake Anne to receive the new Superintendents Equity in Excellence Award.  This is a new and very important recognition to celebrate our school’s progress as we continue to raise the bar and close student achievement gaps.  After a careful analysis of the Division SOL data, Lake Anne has accomplished the following milestone:

  • Top 10 schools with the largest reduction in achievement gap in English

Lake Anne, along with the other schools, will be honored at the School Board meeting on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM to recognize this achievement. 

POSITIVITY PROJECT

Next week, the Positivity Project character of the week is "Integrity" and students will learn about doing the right thing when nobody is watching.  They will practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values.  #otherpeoplematter

AFTER SCHOOL DISMISSAL

Thank you to everyone in supporting our new afternoon dismissal procedure.  The new Dolphin Depot and Dolphin Bus Zones have helped students arrive safely and quickly to their destinations as well as expedite the entire dismissal process. Thank you for your help in making this new plan work effectively.  As a reminder, the new dismissal meetings locations are below:   

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

Lake Anne ES will be hosting a reception on Monday November 11 for all Veterans in the Lake Anne Community.  There will be a light breakfast, a reception, and a time to honor each of you for your service.  For planing purposes, please complete the following interest form:

LAES Vetarans Day Reception

DINING 4 DOLLARS

Come on out to Reston Town Center on Thursday October 17th for a special double "Dining for Dollars" Night.  Have dinner at The Counter and dessert at Ben & Jerry's.  Come out to Ben & Jerry's between 6:30-7:30pm to be served by some special guests from Lake Anne.  

FALL BOOK FAIR

Coming at the end of October in the library: BOOK FAIR! It will run Monday through Friday, October 28-November 1. It will be open 8:30-4:30 every day. There will be extended hours on Tuesday, October 29 when it will be open until 6:00 PM. On Thursday the 31st, don’t forget to dress up as your favorite book character!

STEM FEST ANGEL GIFT TAG PROGRAM

It is a reality that for some Lake Anne families, providing holiday gifts for their children is a challenge. We are here to help. Heritage Fellowship Church has partnered with LAES again this year to provide  donated holiday gifts for children in our Lake Anne community through their Angel Gift Tag program.

If you would like to participate in this program, you must contact  Lake Anne social worker Marcela Dzeda at 703-326-3587. Please leave a message with your contact information if Marcela is unavailable. 

The deadline to include your child on the list to receive a holiday gift is 12:00 noon on Friday, October 18.

 

Programa de etiqueta de regalo Angel

 Es una realidad que para algunas de las familias de Lake Anne, poder hacerle regalos de Navidad a sus hijos es un reto. Y la Iglesia Heritage Fellowship Church se ha asociado nuevamente con LAES este año para donar y proporcionar regalos de Navidad para niños en nuestra comunidad de Lake Anne a través de su programa Angel Gift Tag.

Si desea participar en este programa, debe comunicarse con la trabajadora social de Lake Anne Marcela Dzeda al 703-326-3587. Favor dejar un mensaje con su información de contacto  si Marcela no está disponible.

La fecha límite para incluir a su hijo en la lista para recibir un regalo navideño es a las 12:00 del mediodía del viernes 18 de octubre.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday October 14: Student Holiday. Columbus Day. 

Thursday October 17: Dining 4 Dollars at Counter Burger

Saturday October 19: PTA Yard Sale

Thursday October 24: Partners in Print Night. 6pm

Friday October 25: SLHS Homecoming Parade. 4:30pm

Oct 28-Nov 1: Fall Book Fair

STAY IN TOUCH

 

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates

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Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

Lake Anne New Dismissal Procedures

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NEW DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

We'd like to improve our dolphins' abilities to reach their afternoon destinations safely. After a site study with the FCPS Office of Safety and Security, we have made modifications to our Lake Anne dismissal procedures.  Although last Friday's News You Choose stated that the new procedure would begin today, due to today's Food Truck event, we will begin these new procedures on Tuesday October 8th. Starting tomorrow, walkers will dismiss to the Dolphin Depot (the flag pole area) and bus riders will enter the Dolphin Bus Zone (other side of cones). Please see the map below for the new meeting locations:

WALKERS: Walkers will exit the school using the two right doors of Entrance 1 and go to the Dolphin Depot, the flag pole area. You can meet your children at the flag pole and then exit the depot on the sidewalks designated by the purple arrows.  Please model safe dismissal procedures by using the sidewalks.

BUS RIDERS: Pre-School and Kindergarten bus riders will be walked directly to the buses from their classrooms. 1st-6th graders will exit to Dolphin Bus Zone using the two left doors of Entrance 1 and be directed by the patrols to their appropriate bus. 

KISS & RIDE:  Kiss & Ride procedures remain unchanged but as a reminder, please have your name pass displayed prior to pulling into the Kiss and Ride.  This helps expedite the process of locating your children.  Pick-ups only occur in the areas indicated by the green arrows.  Please pull up all the way to the front of the pick-up area and do not use cell phones while in line. 

DAYCARE BUSES: Daycare bus procedures remain unchanged. All daycare students will go to the cafeteria and wait at assigned tables until their daycare bus/van arrives.  Then attendance will be taken to ensure that each student boards the correct bus/van.   

BIKE/SCOOTER RIDERS: Those that arrive/depart school by bike/scooter are reminded to walk their bike/scooter while on campus. This will help ensure the safe arrival and departure for all.  

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: October 4, 2019

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

Next week is a designated Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) week.  Students will learn about being present and giving others their attention. A deliberate focus on being present is so important today due to the increasing number of distractions vying for our time and attention. We constantly get pulled away from the present moment and what’s most important - our relationships with other people.  #otherpeoplematter 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT FOOD TRUCK MONDAY

After school on Monday October 7, all Lake Anne students and families can receive a FREE food truck meal courtesy of SEVA Food Truck. Walkers can pick-up their meals on the blacktop.  Kiss & Ride parents are asked to park their vehicles and then walk to the blacktop with their student. School bus riders will be given their meals as they get onto their buses.  

AFTER SCHOOL DISMISSAL

Beginning Monday October 7, there will be new dismissal patterns for walkers, bus riders, and day care students.  A separate News You Choose will be sent out with specific directions.  Please help us implement these new policies on Monday to help alleviate the flow of students after school.  

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

Lake Anne ES will be hosting a reception on Monday November 11 for all Veterans in the Lake Anne Community.  There will be a light breakfast, a reception, and a time to honor each of you for your service.  If you know someone that is interested in attending, please have them complete the following interest form:

LAES Vetarans Day Reception

STEM FEST ANGEL GIFT TAG PROGRAM

It is a reality that for some Lake Anne families, providing holiday gifts for their children is a challenge. We are here to help. Heritage Fellowship Church has partnered with LAES again this year to provide  donated holiday gifts for children in our Lake Anne community through their Angel Gift Tag program.

If you would like to participate in this program, you must contact  Lake Anne social worker Marcela Dzeda at 703-326-3587. Please leave a message with your contact information if Marcela is unavailable. 

The deadline to include your child on the list to receive a holiday gift is 12:00 noon on Friday, October 18.

CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING

Critical and Creative Thinking Strategy #2

Fluency, Originality, Flexibility, and Elaboration

When students are able to come up with ideas (fluency), combine ideas in new ways or come up with unusual ideas (originality), then categorize and develop their ideas (flexibility and elaboration), they are more able to make inventive or creative connections between ideas.

This is a great strategy to use with your children to generate ideas for a family trip, a way to spend the weekend, the best pet for the family, creative solutions to problems that arise, and other situations that lend themselves to multiple ideas for consideration.

For more information, watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQONGwLeLRY#action=share

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday October 4: Movie Night. 6pm. 

Monday October 14: Student Holiday. Columbus Day. 

Thursday October 17: Dining 4 Dollars at Counter Burger

Saturday October 19: PTA Yard Sale

Thursday October 24: Partners in Print Night. 6pm

Friday October 25: SLHS Homecoming Parade. 4:30pm

STAY IN TOUCH

 

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Lake Anne News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Lake Anne website and FCPS website for updates

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

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