Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Principal's Message
Dear Lake Anne Family,
We hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving Break. We have so many reasons to be thankful, and one of them is being a member of this amazing school community! We are constantly in awe of how our school community shows up for each other. Thank you!
Mrs. Stewart, Principal
Dr. Rogers, Assistant Principal
Reminder! There will be no school from November 22-25.FCPS Calendar Survey
FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.Sign up for Volunteer Opportunities
"Many hands make light work"
Lake Anne is excited to welcome volunteers into our building! Volunteer opportunities might include:
- Cutting out lamination
- Being a reading buddy with some students
- Helping with small groups
- Working with Eco-Club
- Helping in the library
- Cafeteria Duty
- Helping make games
- Stuffing Tuesday Folders
All volunteers must go through a volunteer orientation. If you were not able to attend the in-person offering of the orientation and you would like to volunteer. Please contact Lee Roberts at [email protected]Check out the opportunities listed below
Email this person if you are interested...
Hanging Art in the Hallway
Support Math Resource Teacher with creating math kits
Cutting Out Lamination
Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to Semret Asghedom at [email protected] no later than December 15.
The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually. Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted.
Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement. Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Semret Asghedom at [email protected]
Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school.
For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Lake Anne.Post Thanksgiving COVID Testing
Tuesday, November 15th, at 7 pm. (Langston Hughes Middle Cafeteria)
COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.South Lakes Broadway Night
South Lakes High School Chorus and Parents for the Choral Arts (PCA) are excited to announce the 2022-2023 edition of Broadway Night, a musical theatre intensive designed to give 5th – 8th Grade Chorus and Performing Arts students an opportunity to perform in a Broadway themed musical revue. The experience includes working with professional choreographers and music directors. Check out our promotional video to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzGpAp_FbDc
This year there is no registration fee (only a t-shirt purchase is required). Find details and register online at https://www.southlakeschorus.org/other-opportunities/broadway-night-2/
Contact [email protected] with any questions about Broadway Night 2023.
Register Now for SibShops
SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!
The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:
- Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
- Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
- Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
- Play games and have fun!
Saturday, December 3, 2022 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center
Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
- Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
- Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation.
- Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
- Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
- Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
- Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
- Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.
Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.
Visit our website for more attendance resources.FCPS Strategic Planning
Opportunities to Participate in the Strategic Planning Process
FCPS is offering a number of opportunities for parents/caregivers to be involved in the Strategic Planning process! Check out two immediate options below:
Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for the Family Team
We are currently seeking nominations for parents/caregivers who are interested in contributing to Strategic Plan development as part of the Family Team. This team will represent the rich diversity of families that make up FCPS’ community, and will focus on identifying engagement and outreach practices that will improve our partnerships with families.
If you are interested in being part of the Family Team or would like to nominate someone else, please fill out this form by Tuesday, November 22.
Be a Key Communicator!
If you are a member of a community organization or group, consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators are active members of the community who people turn to for information, and have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. If this describes you or someone you know, please get the details and complete this form by Monday, November 28.Picture Retakes
Fall picture retakes will be held on November 29th!Calendar Reminders
November 8: Election Day, No School for Students & Teachers
November 11: FCPS Professional Development Day, No School for Students
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break, No school for Students & TeachersStay in Touch!
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