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.

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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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Attendance: 703-326-3535 | Web | Twitter

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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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

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: September 27, 2019

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

The theme for the Positivity Project next week is "Open Mindedness" and the students will learn about how being open-minded will help them make more accurate decisions - and decisions that they won't regret.  #otherpeoplematter

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

Wednesday October 2nd is International Walk to School Day.  Lake Anne will participate as a family by meeting at the Hook Road Park at 8am for coffee and bagels.  Then we will walk or bike to school together at 8:30am.  We hope to see a large crowd there.   

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Fall After School Programs begin Monday, September 30.  The program needs parents from 3:25pm - 3:45pm the first two weeks to make sure students get to the right room.  The office will have the class rosters and the room assignments. Make sure to bring your driver's license in order to check in at the front office.  Click here to sign-up!

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, on Friday, October 11th, ALL Lake Anne Elementary students and staff will have the opportunity to wear similar traditional costumes to those from a Spanish-speaking country. Everybody can participate! 

2019 YEARBOOKS

Did your child miss out on an opportunity to purchase a yearbook last year?  Luckily, we still have some extra copies left to sell.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please bring in $10.00 to the front office and we will be happy to give you a yearbook!  This is a first come, first served basis.

QUESTIONS KIDS WILL ANSWER

Are you looking for new conversation starters to talk to your kids about their school day?  Rather than the usual, "How was school today?" try one of following:

  1. What rule was the hardest to follow today?
  2. What is one thing you hope to learn before the school year is over?
  3. Which person in your class is your exact opposite?
  4. Which area of your school is the most fun?
  5. Which playground skill do you plan to master this year?
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday October 2: National Walk to School Day. 8am. 

Wednesday October 2: October PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Friday October 4: PTA Movie Night. 6pm Picnic. 7pm Movie. 

Monday October 14: Student Holiday. Columbus Day. 

Thursday October 17: Dining 4 Dollars at Counter Burger

STAY IN TOUCH  

 

Social Media: Follow @LakeAnneES on Twitter 

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

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Lake Anne Weekly Update: September 20, 2019

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

The Positivity Project characteristic of the week for next week is TEAMWORK.  Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement.  We will encourage our dolphins to display teamwork in different ways throughout the week.  #teamwork #otherpeoplematter

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

There are several technology resources for students to use at home.  They can be found on the Lake Anne website. Students log in with their FCPS username (student ID number) and password.  Students are required to change their passwords each year for best practices.  Please reach out to your classroom teacher if you need assistance with username and passwords at home.

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

South Lakes is proud to have a strong athletics program and we love to see our future Seahawks at games.  At this time of the year, our football games are where we see students from many of our feeder schools. Young students should only be attending games under the supervision of an adult. Knowing these few guidelines will help make attendance at our events a positive experience for all attendees:

  • We do not allow guests to bring in large bags and/or book bags as well as outside food and drink.  We are not able to provide storage or hold aside any large bags/backpacks.
  • We do not have a large open space as some stadiums do to allow for tossing balls, playing chase or other activities that could impede the safety of others.
  • Guests are expected to follow adult directions (parent volunteers, administrative staff, police on duty). SR&R applies to students attending school activities on FCPS grounds.
  • After the event is over all guests should make their way home or to their next stop within 30 minutes. If you are picking up your student, please plan to do so  within 30 minutes of the end of the event from the stadium side parking lot.  

For our first home game we had approximately 3000 people in the stadium between spectators and participants. Members of the South Lakes administrative team supervise these events to ensure the safety of our athletes, students and guests during the event and for a short period while the facility is being cleared.   Cooperation with these guidelines is appreciated.

CREATIVE & CRITICAL THINKING

Active learners are always questioning. Students who take responsibility for asking their own questions become more productive and engaged in their learning processes. Metacognition, or thinking about thinking, involves questioning our individual learning processes. Such questioning helps us solve problems by developing, implementing, and evaluating plans of action. Guiding the development of thinking skills in all students empowers them, increases their independence, and helps them develop to their maximum potential. Children always have a wealth of questions – encourage questioning in your child and work with them to find answers.

To see a video about questioning in the elementary school please visit: https://youtu.be/bILMHautucc

CAREER SWITCHER PROGRAM

The FCPS Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

We would like you to share this event information with your school community, parents, FCPS employees and anyone in your network seeking information on becoming a licensed Virginia teacher.

Event Information
Monday, October 14, 2019 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Willow Oaks Administrative Center
Building 8270 / Room 1000A

CAREER DAY SPEAKERS

 

 

WANTED: Career Day Speakers.  Please share your talents and knowledge on November 21, 2019 with our Lake Anne students.  Speakers will visit classrooms and give a 20-30 minute presentation to include time for questions and answers.  If interested, please sign up on the following link:

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QUESTIONS KIDS WILL ANSWER
  1. Who made you smile today?
  2. Which one of your teachers would survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?
  3. What new fact did you learn today?
  4. Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?
  5. What challenged you today?
UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday September 26: Dining 4 Dollars. Mod Pizza. Plaza America. 

Wednesday October 2: National Walk to School Day. 8am. 

Wednesday October 2: October PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Friday October 4: PTA Movie Night. 6pm Picnic. 7pm Movie. 

Monday October 14: Student Holiday. Columbus 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: September 13, 2019

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Next week's Positivity Project character strength is "Curiosity."  This strength exemplifies exploration and discovery. Curious students ask lots of questions because they want to learn more about anything and everything.  

 

AAP INFORMATION NIGHT

A parent information session on the FCPS Advanced Academic Program (AAP) will be on Thursday September 19th at 6:30pm.  The presentation will consist of an overview of the FCPS AAP Program and the general outline of the screening process.  For more information, check out the FCPS AAP webpage or contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Ms. Diance Overton at DLOverton@fcps.edu.     

CAREER DAY SPEAKERS

WANTED: Career Day Speakers.  Please share your talents and knowledge on November 21, 2019 with our Lake Anne students.  Speakers will visit classrooms and give a 20-30 minute presentation to include time for questions and answers.  If interested, please sign up on the following link:

https://forms.gle/YRfyAzu6uaFN7jVR8

QUESTIONS KIDS WILL ANSWER

Are you looking for new conversation starters to talk to your kids about their school day?  Rather than the usual, "How was school today?" try one of following:

  1. Did you catch anyone doing something funny?
  2. What games did you play at recess?
  3. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  4. Did anyone do anything super nice for you?
  5. What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday September 19: AAP Parent Info Meeting. 6:30pm

Thursday September 26: Dining 4 Dollars. Mod Pizza. Plaza America. 

Wednesday October 2: National Walk to School Day. 8am. 

Wednesday October 2: October PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Friday October 4: PTA Movie Night. 6pm Picnic. 7pm Movie. 

Monday October 14: Student Holiday. Columbus 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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POSITIVITY PROJECT

Lake Anne is proud to be a Positivity Project (P2) school. The Positivity Project empowers America's youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.  This is done through weekly lessons in the classroom on different character strengths.  Each week, we will announce the strength for the upcoming week through the News You Choose.  Next week will be an "Introduction To Other People Matter Mindset" #otherpeoplematter  

YEAR AT A GLANCE

Have you ever wondered about what topics your child learn about during the 2019-2020 school year?  The FCPS K-6 Year at a Glance provides a high-level understanding of what topics across Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies will be taught throughout the year.  Each grade level document is linked below for easy access.

Kindergarten 

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

VOLUNTEER KICK-OFF

Lake Anne is extremely grateful for all of our parent volunteers who help throughout the school year. If you are interested in volunteering this school year, please join us for our annual Volunteer Kick-Off Orientation on Friday September 13 at 9am in the cafeteria.  Our LAES students and staff are always appreciative of helping hands.

 

KISS & RIDE

As a reminder: if you are planning to utilize the Kiss and Ride this school year, you must complete the Kiss and Ride Contract for Safety and return it to the school front office.  Then a pass will be created for for your car. 

If you returned the form, but did not get a pass, please stop in the front office to pick one up.  In the interim, please write your child(rens) last name on a large sheet of paper and display it in the front window/dashboard of the car.  Any questions, contact Sue Garrison in the front office.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday September 11: PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Friday September 13: Volunteer Kick-Off. 9am. 

Thursday September 19: AAP Parent Info Meeting. 6:30pm

Thursday September 26: Dining 4 Dollars. Mod Pizza. Plaza America. 

Wednesday October 2: National Walk to School Day. 8am. 

Wednesday October 2: October PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Friday October 4: PTA Movie Night. 6pm Picnic. 7pm Movie. 

Monday October 14: Student Holiday. Columbus 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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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th.  This year there is only one BTSN for the entire school.  K-3 will attend from 6-7pm and 4-6 will attend from 7-8pm.  There will be two sessions during each block to allow parents to meet multiple teachers and classrooms.   

KISS & RIDE PASSES

If you are planning to utilize the Kiss and Ride this school year, you must complete the Kiss and Ride Contract for Safety and return it to the school front office.  Then a pass will be created for for your car. 

If you returned the form, but did not get a pass, please stop in the front office to pick one up.  In the interim, please write your child(rens) last name on a large sheet of paper and display it in the front window/dashboard of the car.  Any questions, contact Sue Garrison in the front office.

WALK & ROLL 2 SCHOOL

Walk or bike to school with your fellow Lake Anne Dolphins on the first Friday of each month.  September's Walk and Roll will take place on Friday September 6th at 8am. Meet at the Hook Road park for coffee, bagels, and to run around and then head over to school together with friends at 8:30am.  

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

All Lake Anne families are welcome to the Back to School Ice Cream social on Friday September 6th at 5:30pm at the blacktop playground.  There will be ice cream and Popsicles for all.  Please note that this is not a drop-off event and parent supervision is required.      

MUSIC SURVEY (4th, 5th, & 6th)

All 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students must complete the 2019-2020 music survey by Tuesday September 3rd.  The survey can be found at the following link:

www.tinyurl.com/DolphinMusicians  

Paper forms have also been sent home with students who we have not heard from as of the first day of school.

Thank you to those who already have completed the survey and there is no need to do it a second time.

2018-2019 YEARBOOKS

Did your child miss out on an opportunity to purchase a yearbook last year?  Luckily, we still have some extra copies left to sell.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please bring in $10.00 to the front office and we will be happy to give you a yearbook!  This is a first come, first served basis.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday September 2nd: School Closed. Labor Day Holiday

Thursday September 5th: Back to School Night. 6pm/7pm.

Friday September 6th: Walk and Roll to School. 8am. 

Friday September 6th: Ice Cream Social. 5:30pm. 

Wednesday September 11th: PTA Meeting. 7pm. 

Friday September 13th: Volunteer Kick-Off. 9am. 

Thursday September 19th: AAP Parent Info Meeting. 6:30pm

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Lake Anne Second Day Update

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We had a fantastic first day here at Lake Anne.  It was wonderful to see all of your excited children back in the school.  Please review the information below regarding the rest of the school week.   MORNING ARRIVAL

Thank you to all that walked, biked, drove, and transported your children to school today.  In an effort to support the transition from summer break to school, we allowed parents to walk their students to class.  We will continue to allow parents to walk with their children for the remainder of the week but also ask to help gradually release them to walk independently to their classes.  Thank you for your assistance in supporting our students!

EMERGENCY CARE CARDS

All students will be bringing home an Emergency Care Card today.  Please complete the form and then return them to your child's teacher.  We need the most updated information in case of emergency.  Thank you.    

CALENDAR REMINDER

Reminder: Friday August 30th and Monday September 2nd are student holidays.  New Virginia law requires all schools that start prior to Labor Day must be closed on the Friday prior to Labor Day.  Enjoy the four day weekend!!

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Lake Anne First Week of School Update

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We are excited to welcome all of our new Dolphins and to reconnect with our returning Dolphins on Monday morning.  The following is important information regarding the first week of school.  We will see everyone on Monday morning.  

SCHOOL HOURS

The official school day at Lake Anne during the 2019-2020 school year is from 8:50am to 3:35pm.  Doors are open for students each morning at 8:30am.  If your child arrives after 8:50am, please bring them to the main office to check-in and they will be walked down to their classroom.     

SAFETY DRILLS

All Fairfax County Public School students will be participating in several drills over the first few weeks of schools.  At Lake Anne, some of the drills are announced and others are completed unannounced.  Students will participate in one fire drill a week for the first four weeks, two lockdown drills, and one bus evacuation drill (if they are a bus rider) during August and September.  This will be followed by monthly fire drills, two more lockdown drills, and a tornado drill during the remainder of the school year.    

STUDENT HOLIDAYS

Reminder: Friday August 30th and Monday September 2nd are student holidays.  New Virginia law requires all schools that start prior to Labor Day must be closed on the Friday prior to Labor Day.  Enjoy the four day weekend!!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday September 5th.  This year there is only one BTSN for the entire school.  K-3 will attend from 6-7pm and 4-6 will attend from 7-8pm.  There will be two session during each block to allow parents to meet multiple teachers and classrooms.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday August 26th: First Day of School!!

Friday August 30th: Student Holiday

Monday September 2nd: School Closed. Labor Day Holiday

Thursday September 5th: Back to School Night

Friday September 6th: Walk and Roll to School

Friday September 6th: Ice Cream Social

KEEP IN TOUCH

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Twitter: @LakeAnneES

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CLASS PLACEMENTS

Class placements for the 2019-2020 school year will be sent out this afternoon, Wednesday August 21st.  You will receive an email indicating your child's homeroom and an invitation to Open House that will take place tomorrow, Thursday August 22nd.  

OPEN HOUSE

We are looking forward to seeing all of our Dolphins at LAES Open House 2019 on Thursday August 22nd from 10am-11am.  This is a time to meet your child's teachers, visit their classroom, reconnect with fellow Dolphins and to learn more about Lake Anne.  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Monday August 26th.  Doors will open at 8:30am and classes will begin at 8:50am.

CALENDAR REMINDER

Reminder: Friday August 30th and Monday September 2nd are both FCPS school holidays.  Schools and offices will be closed on Friday and Monday.  

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