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Celebrating The School Year!

As another school year draws to a close, we can't help but feel a surge of pride! This year wouldn't have been nearly as successful without the incredible partnership between our dedicated staff, our amazing students, and all of you, our supportive families.

We witnessed countless moments of growth and progress across our classrooms! Thank you for your involvement and collaboration! Please take a moment to celebrate the many achievements this year!

Now, it's time to rest and recharge during the well-deserved summer break. As we head into summer, we carry the joy of this past year and the excitement for what's to come. Thank you for your unwavering support throughout the year. With your continued partnership, we know next year will be even more extraordinary.

On behalf of the entire staff, we wish you and your family a fun-filled, relaxing summer!

VaRonica Sloan                   Jennifer Hutchinson

Principal                                Assistant Principal

Lees Corner Staff, The Next Chapter

Although bittersweet, some of our colleagues will have new opportunities next school year, and beyond. Let’s acknowledge their accomplishments and celebrate what’s next for our school family members:  

Retiring from FCPS:

  • Jennifer Cowett is retiring after 27 years of teaching. Her entire teaching career has been spent in the autism program at Lees Corner. She has loved every one of her students and will miss teaching very much. She will also miss her team, especially her fabulous assistants, Debbie Legieza and Ashley Kappatos who have taught alongside her for so many years. Jennifer is looking forward to spending more time with her family and is happy to have some time to focus on her music, writing, and art.
  • Lynn Lull is retiring after 13 years at Lees Corner as a kindergarten IA, the last 9 years were with Jenn McGregor. Fun fact: her first group of kindergarten students are also leaving FCPS, as graduating seniors! The timing of retirement just seems right. She has 2 granddaughters to play with in Purcellville and an October wedding to plan for her middle daughter in Richmond. Life will include a lot of reading, walking, time with friends & family, home projects, and hopefully rest and healthy habits.

New and Exciting Opportunities:

  • Bobby Khaksari will be joining PWCS to teach Earth Science at Freedom HS
  • Jessica Cordoba will be moving back to Virginia Beach, teaching at Princess Anne Elementary as a Special Education IA.
  • Hanah Nam will be transitioning to her son’s base school to teach upper grade NCE at Poplar Tree Elementary.
  • Briana Gilchrist Odom will be taking over as the new assistant principal of Greenbriar West ES.
  • Anna Hines will be transitioning Groveton Elementary where she will work with students in the AAP program.
  • Meg Lawhorne will transition to a full time Novice Teacher Instructional Coach within  FCPS.
  • Brian Rothe will transition to Bull Run ES, as an enhanced autism teacher
  • Shaunda Fleming will be transitioning back to Early Childhood Education as the Regional Director of Virginia State for Cadence Education.
  • Emily Messier will be transitioning to Willow Springs Elementary School, as their full time music teacher
  • Cheryl Mendis is excited for the next chapter of her life in Japan. She will be an assistant English language teacher for grades K-9. 
  • Jenn McGregor is super excited to jump into ESOL at Stone and Liberty Middle school.
  • Ms. Andrea Ramalheira and her family will be relocating to Tennessee!

 We are also excited to welcome our newest LCES Colleagues:

  • Ms. Rachel Queen, Special Education Department Chairperson
  • Ms. Stephanie Baylor, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Michelle Malhas, First Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Melissa Green, Sixth Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Heba Nada, Primary NCE Teacher
Lees Corner’s Renovation Starting Soon!

We’re so grateful that voters approved the bond referendums for the FCPS Capital Improvement Projects and Lees Corner’s renovation! We’ve been anticipating the start of construction, and we won’t have to wait much longer! This summer you’ll begin to see some changes. Here’s what we are expecting:

  • Three quads and four single modular units (temporary classrooms) will be arriving this summer and will be placed in the lower field.
  • The trailers behind the school used for band and art will be removed.
  • When students return to school in the fall, some grade levels and staff members will be in new places inside the school.
  • In August 2024, students in grades 4-6 will move into the modular units (quads)
  • Our specialized special education classes, will remain inside the building
  • As the work gets underway, we will share regular updates and with the Renovation Team, hold community meetings to update families.

This website contains the plans for Lees Corner’s renovation and is updated when new information is available.

Summer Office Hours

The office will start summer hours starting next Tuesday,  June 18th - Friday, August 2nd. Summer office hours will be 9am-12:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Important Dates

June 17: Holiday (school closed)

June 19: Holiday (school closed)

July 4: Holiday (school closed)

July 5: Holiday (school closed)

August 15: Open House (more information coming soon)

August 19: First Day of School

ATTENTION Lees Corner Readers!

Have some summer reading fun with the Olympics! Students will receive a paper copy of TIC TAC TOE the last week of school. Come check out some books from our library!

Library Summer Hours:

Tuesday, July 9th, 3:30 pm—5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 16th, 3:30 pm—5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23rd, 3:30 pm—5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 30th, 3:30 pm —5:00 pm

Summer Arts Programs!

Looking for a summer Arts program for your child?  FCPS has some amazing programs, Check out the links below.

We have so many seats to fill!  Many free and reduced lunch free seats as well!  We have a Facebook page too

General information:

IFTA Catalog and Master Schedule

Institute for the Arts- click here

Elementary-Institute for the Arts- click here

REGISTER FOR IFTA/EIFTA HERE

School Supply Orders

The PTA is offering parents the convenient services of prepackaged supply kits. This service by The Write Stuff ensures your child or children have the school supplies they need next year without having to run to several different stores to find them. This year, the sales from the school supplies will benefit the PTA.

Each kit will contain exactly what is on your child’s supply list.

Supplies can be ordered using the link below

https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/leescorner

Orders placed online by June 16, 2024 will be sent directly to Lees Corner. Orders can still be placed online until July 10, 2024 but will include a delivery fee and be sent to your home address.

If school supplies are ordered by June 16th and shipped to the school, the box will be delivered directly to your students’ classroom by the open house date.

If you have any questions, please contact LCES PTA at [email protected].

Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 6/7/24 This Week's Updates

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Field Day!

Students and teachers alike had a blast during their field days this week. Pictured above is Mrs. Math participating in a sack race! Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help and a special thank you to Ms. Fleming and Mrs. Sutor for all of their hard work with setup so everyone could have a fun day. 

Important Dates

June 12: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Parents may arrive at 9:10am)

June 12: Early Release for Last Day of School at 1:35pm 

6th Grade Chalk Walk

6th Grade was able to enjoy the beautiful weather and participate in their annual chalk walk tradition. Above are just a couple of pictures from our 6th Grade students who had a blast!

NYC Taking A Break Over The Summer

Next week will be the last NYC for a while. NYC will be taking a break for the summer. Enjoy your summer!

Lost and Found

Please come by our lobby from 8am-4:30pm next week, Monday-Friday and check out our lost and found. Anything that doesn't get picked up next week will be donated to a local charity. 

ATTENTION Lees Corner Readers!

Have some summer reading fun with the Olympics! Students will receive a paper copy of TIC TAC TOE the last week of school.  Be sure to look at page 2 for our LCES LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS the month of July! Come check out some books from our library!

Keep Your Kiss ‘n Ride Placard

If you have a child still attending Lees Corner next year, please keep your Kiss ‘n Ride card in a safe place for the summer.  Your family will continue to have the same number and we hope to avoid re-printing cards in the Fall.

Thanks for helping us conserve paper!

Recorders Are Coming Home!

Students in grades 3-6 will be bringing home their recorders for the summer in the next week.  Please make sure to wash the recorder with dish soap and launder the bag.  Please place it in a safe place as it will need to come back to school in September!  Have a lovely summer!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Student Medication Pick-up

PARENTS ONLY must pick-up all medications no later than 1:35 p.m. on Friday, June 12.

  • Medications may also be picked up prior to June 12 during health room hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm.
  • Medication left in the Health Room after 1:35 p.m. on June 12 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each new school year.  Forms at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms
  • QUESTIONS (?) call 703-227-3510
Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

BAND INSTRUMENT RETURNS:

Band is not over yet!  We still have classes through the last week of school and students should continue bring their instruments to class.  If you rented from a music store, please continue to rent the instrument through the remainder of the year.

If your child rented an instrument from school (Lees Corner owned or FCPS owned) please return it to school with your child during their Band class before the last day of school.  We will keep those instruments at school for their use during class for the remainder of the year.  Of course, you may return your instrument sooner to the front office if you will not be here the last week of school.

INSTRUMENT MUST BE LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S FULL NAME!!

Questions? Email Mrs. Hill at [email protected]

Parents of 6th Graders: Donate now for the 2024 6th Grade Class Gift

The LCES PTA is collecting donations for a class gift for Lees Corner Elementary School. If you would like to donate, please donate to the Lees Corner PTA 2024 Class Gift Fund here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/...

We have some ideas for things for the school to be displayed after the renovation, such as a Spirit Rock that perhaps could go in the new courtyard or a stained glass hanging that could be displayed in the entryway. We will make our decision based on the amount we raise. If you have ideas please email [email protected].

Donations should be received by June 10, 2024.

School Supply Orders

The PTA is offering parents the convenient services of prepackaged supply kits. This service by The Write Stuff ensures your child or children have the school supplies they need next year without having to run to several different stores to find them. This year, the sales from the school supplies will benefit the PTA.

Each kit will contain exactly what is on your child’s supply list.

Supplies can be ordered using the link below

https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/leescorner

Orders placed online by June 16, 2024 will be sent directly to Lees Corner. Orders can still be placed online until July 10, 2024 but will include a delivery fee and be sent to your home address.

If school supplies are ordered by June 16th and shipped to the school, the box will be delivered directly to your students’ classroom by the open house date.

If you have any questions, please contact LCES PTA at [email protected].

Yearbooks: Did You Forget to Order Yours?

If you missed out on ordering a yearbook, we will have a limited number of extras for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  6th graders requests will be honored first.

If you are interested in purchasing one please complete this form. This list is the order in which you will be notified of availability. Yearbooks will be $20, cash only.

Yearbooks will be given out the last week of school with 6th graders getting theirs first.

Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 5/31/24 This Week's Updates

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That's A Wrap For Fun Fit Friday

Today was the last Fun Fit Friday for the school year. We had a great turnout and some fantastic weather. A special thanks to all those that helped volunteer and for the students that particated. Pictured above is Logan Bunton who had a goal to get 125 miles in his Fun Fit Friday journey and accomplished that last Friday. Way to go Logan! 

Important Dates

June 3: Grades 1-6 Field Day 

June 4: Kindergarten and Adaptive Field Day

June 12: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Parents may arrive at 9:10am)

June 12: Early Release for Last Day of School at 1:35pm 

Strings Concert Success!

Ms. Sloan, Mrs. Ellis, Ms. O’Connell, and the homeroom teachers are all extremely proud of the students who participated in the strings concert last night at Franklin Middle School! It was an incredible performance. These students have learned and grown as musicians this school year and seeing their smiles and excitement both at our two Lees Corner Concerts and again last night at Franklin Middle School was amazing!

Keep Your Kiss ‘n Ride Placard

If you have a child still attending Lees Corner next year, please keep your Kiss ‘n Ride card in a safe place for the summer.  Your family will continue to have the same number and we hope to avoid re-printing cards in the Fall.

Thanks for helping us conserve paper!

Recorders Are Coming Home!

Students in grades 3-6 will be bringing home their recorders for the summer in the next week.  Please make sure to wash the recorder with dish soap and launder the bag.  Please place it in a safe place as it will need to come back to school in September!  Have a lovely summer!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza!

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

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

Student Medication Pick-up

PARENTS ONLY must pick-up all medications no later than 1:35 p.m. on Friday, June 12.

  • Medications may also be picked up prior to June 12 during health room hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm.
  • Medication left in the Health Room after 1:35 p.m. on June 12 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each new school year.  Forms at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms
  • QUESTIONS (?) call 703-227-3510
Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Field Day Information

Monday, June 3rd

Grades 4th - 6th  9:30am - 11:00am

Grades  1st - 3rd  1pm - 2:30pm

 

Tuesday, June 4th

Kindergarten 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Adapted Field Day 3:00pm-3:30pm

 

Volunteer link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FA9A72EA2FD0-49654058-field

Parents of 6th Graders: Donate now for the 2024 6th Grade Class Gift

The LCES PTA is collecting donations for a class gift for Lees Corner Elementary School. If you would like to donate, please donate to the Lees Corner PTA 2024 Class Gift Fund here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/...

We have some ideas for things for the school to be displayed after the renovation, such as a Spirit Rock that perhaps could go in the new courtyard or a stained glass hanging that could be displayed in the entryway. We will make our decision based on the amount we raise. If you have ideas please email [email protected].

Donations should be received by June 10, 2024.

Student Support

As we gear up for the upcoming school year, we are sincerely reaching out to you with an appeal to join us in providing essential school supplies to children in need. For many families, the cost of school supplies can be a significant burden, making it difficult for children to fully engage in their education. School supplies not only equip students for the classroom but also instill confidence and enthusiasm for learning. Education is the key to unlocking endless possibilities, yet children in our community lack access to basic school supplies. By donating school supplies, you can make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of these young minds, giving them the tools they need to succeed academically. Here is the link.

School Supply Orders

The PTA is offering parents the convenient services of prepackaged supply kits. This service by The Write Stuff ensures your child or children have the school supplies they need next year without having to run to several different stores to find them. This year, the sales from the school supplies will benefit the PTA.

Each kit will contain exactly what is on your child’s supply list.

Supplies can be ordered using the link below

https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/leescorner

Orders placed online by June 16, 2024 will be sent directly to Lees Corner. Orders can still be placed online until July 10, 2024 but will include a delivery fee and be sent to your home address.

If school supplies are ordered by June 16th and shipped to the school, the box will be delivered directly to your students’ classroom by the open house date.

If you have any questions, please contact LCES PTA at [email protected].

Yearbooks: Did You Forget to Order Yours?

If you missed out on ordering a yearbook, we will have a limited number of extras for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  6th graders requests will be honored first.

If you are interested in purchasing one please complete this form. This list is the order in which you will be notified of availability. Yearbooks will be $20, cash only.

Yearbooks will be given out the last week of school with 6th graders getting theirs first.

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • Heat Awareness Day - Precautions and tips!
  • FCPS Summer Extravaganza Event
  • Inova Cares Clinics (Summer)
  • Back to School Immunization Clinics / Clinica especial para Vacunas
  • Health Coverage / Covertura de Salud 
  • Chantilly Regional Library June Events
  • Body Safety Program - Teach School Children About Keeping Safe
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 5/24/24 This Week's Updates

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4th Grade Fun - Phases of the Moon

This week, our 4th graders were assessed on their knowledge of the Phases of the Moon using a tasty treat – Double Stuf Oreos. You can tell by the smiles on their faces that they loved this type of quiz. 

Important Dates

May 27: FCPS Holiday (Memorial Day)

May 30: Strings Concert at Franklin Middle School

June 3: Grades 1-6 Field Day 

June 4: Kindergarten and Adaptive Field Day

June 12: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony/Early Release for Last Day of School

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza!

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

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

Student Medication Pick-up

PARENTS ONLY must pick-up all medications no later than 1:35 p.m. on Friday, June 12.

  • Medications may also be picked up prior to June 12 during health room hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm.
  • Medication left in the Health Room after 1:35 p.m. on June 12 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each new school year.  Forms at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms
  • QUESTIONS (?) call 703-227-3510
Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Chantilly Girls Basketball Camp

Chantilly Athletic Boosters is hosting a girls basketball camp! Sessions are 6/24-6/28 and 7/8-7/12 from 9am-2pm. 

Field Day Information

Monday, June 3rd

Grades 4th - 6th  9:30am - 11:00am

Grades  1st - 3rd  1pm - 2:30pm

 

Tuesday, June 4th

Kindergarten 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Adapted Field Day 3:00pm-3:30pm

 

Volunteer link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FA9A72EA2FD0-49654058-field

Parents of 6th Graders: Donate now for the 2024 6th Grade Class Gift

The LCES PTA is collecting donations for a class gift for Lees Corner Elementary School. If you would like to donate, please donate to the Lees Corner PTA 2024 Class Gift Fund here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/...

We have some ideas for things for the school to be displayed after the renovation, such as a Spirit Rock that perhaps could go in the new courtyard or a stained glass hanging that could be displayed in the entryway. We will make our decision based on the amount we raise. If you have ideas please email [email protected].

Donations should be received by June 10, 2024.

Student Support

As we gear up for the upcoming school year, we are sincerely reaching out to you with an appeal to join us in providing essential school supplies to children in need. For many families, the cost of school supplies can be a significant burden, making it difficult for children to fully engage in their education. School supplies not only equip students for the classroom but also instill confidence and enthusiasm for learning. Education is the key to unlocking endless possibilities, yet children in our community lack access to basic school supplies. By donating school supplies, you can make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of these young minds, giving them the tools they need to succeed academically. Here is the link.

School Supply Orders

The PTA is offering parents the convenient services of prepackaged supply kits. This service by The Write Stuff ensures your child or children have the school supplies they need next year without having to run to several different stores to find them. This year, the sales from the school supplies will benefit the PTA.

Each kit will contain exactly what is on your child’s supply list.

Supplies can be ordered using the link below

https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/leescorner

Orders placed online by June 16, 2024 will be sent directly to Lees Corner. Orders can still be placed online until July 10, 2024 but will include a delivery fee and be sent to your home address.

If school supplies are ordered by June 16th and shipped to the school, the box will be delivered directly to your students’ classroom by the open house date.

If you have any questions, please contact LCES PTA at [email protected].

Yearbooks: Did You Forget to Order Yours?

If you missed out on ordering a yearbook, we will have a limited number of extras for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  6th graders requests will be honored first.

If you are interested in purchasing one please complete this form. This list is the order in which you will be notified of availability. Yearbooks will be $20, cash only.

Yearbooks will be given out the last week of school with 6th graders getting theirs first.

Parent Input Form

At Lees Corner ES, your child’s academic success is our top priority. To determine the appropriate educational environment for your child for the 2024-2025 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs. 

Your input is appreciated. Every effort will be made to place your child in the type of learning environment you request. In addition, please do not request specific teachers.  We're unable to honor specific teacher requests.

This form is optional. If you choose to provide input, please submit one form per child no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • FCPS Summer Extravaganza Event / FCPS Un Verano Extraordinario
  • Inova Cares Clinics (Summer)
  • Back to School Immunization Clinics / Clinica especial para Vacunas
  • Health Coverage / Covertura de Salud 
  • Free Speech Screenings
  • Sun Safety Tips
  • Chantilly Regional Library June Events - Saturday Cinema, Summer Reading Adventure, and more...
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 5/17/24 This Week's Updates

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Celebrating The Final Stretch!

Can you believe it? We're in the final stretch of the school year! These last few weeks are filled with excitement, anticipation, and of course, a touch of bittersweetness.

Our students have been working hard all year, and recent end-of-year assessments show incredible progress across all grade levels! This is a testament to their dedication and the fantastic work of our dedicated teachers.

We’ve also hosted a variety of spring events, to include Writing Celebrations, Chorus, Band, and the upcoming Strings’ event.  We only have two more Fun Fit Friday events! Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

Our sixth graders are almost at the end of their elementary school career! They’ve reached a major milestone, and we're incredibly proud of their effort. Our staff and families have planned a series of special events culminating in a grand promotion ceremony, on Wednesday, June 12th. The team will continue to share details, regarding the ceremony and other events.

On Tuesday, we held our final PTA Meeting of the year! It’s posted on the LCES PTA Facebook page. A huge thank you goes out to our incredible PTA board for their tireless dedication throughout the year. They've partnered with us to host countless events, enriching the school experience for everyone. We especially want to recognize our outgoing PTA president, Elaine Chen, for her years of outstanding service. You've left a lasting positive impact on Lees Corner!

These final weeks promise to be filled with joy, accomplishment, and a sense of community. We look forward to celebrating with you all!

Beautification Day at Lees Corner Cancelled

Due to the rain in the upcoming forecast we unforutantely have to cancel the Lees Corner Elementary School Beautification Day that was scheduled for Saturday, May 18th.  We are hopeful to do this event next school year. 

Kindergarten Sneak Peek

We are excited to welcome our rising Kindergarten students! The Sneak Peek for our upcoming Kindergarten class will be held on Thursday, May 23. The doors open at 4:45pm. Students and families will have a chance to learn more about the Kindergarten program and experience here at Lees Corner. We'll also have the PTA and essential staff on hand to support this event.

If you have a rising kindergartener please contact the school at 703-227-3500 or [email protected] to get them registered and plan to attend our Sneak Peek.  

Field Day Information

Monday, June 3rd

Grades 4th - 6th  9am - 10:30am

Grades  1st - 3rd  1pm - 2:30pm

Volunteer link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FA9A72EA2FD0-49654058-field

Parents of 6th Graders: Donate now for the 2024 6th Grade Class Gift

The LCES PTA is collecting donations for a class gift for Lees Corner Elementary School. If you would like to donate, please donate to the Lees Corner PTA 2024 Class Gift Fund here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/...

We have some ideas for things for the school to be displayed after the renovation, such as a Spirit Rock that perhaps could go in the new courtyard or a stained glass hanging that could be displayed in the entryway. We will make our decision based on the amount we raise. If you have ideas please email [email protected].

Donations should be received by June 10, 2024.

FCPS Bus Drivers Wanted

As the school year approaches its conclusion, we find ourselves still facing a critical shortage of bus drivers and attendants. To address this challenge, transportation is hosting a job fair at Katherine Johnson Middle School on Thursday, May 22, 2024, from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Please see this flyer for more details.

Student Support

As we gear up for the upcoming school year, we are sincerely reaching out to you with an appeal to join us in providing essential school supplies to children in need. For many families, the cost of school supplies can be a significant burden, making it difficult for children to fully engage in their education. School supplies not only equip students for the classroom but also instill confidence and enthusiasm for learning. Education is the key to unlocking endless possibilities, yet children in our community lack access to basic school supplies. By donating school supplies, you can make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of these young minds, giving them the tools they need to succeed academically. Here is the link.

BAND INSTRUMENT RETURNS

Band is not over yet!  We still have classes through the last week of school and students should continue to bring their instruments to class.  If you rented from a music store, please continue to rent the instrument through the remainder of the year.

If your child rented an instrument from school (Lees Corner owned or FCPS owned) please return it to school with your child during their Band class, the week of May 20th.  We will keep those instruments at school for their use during class for the remainder of the year.  Of course, you may return your instrument sooner to the front office if you will not be here the week of May 20th.

INSTRUMENT MUST BE LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S FULL NAME!!

Questions? Email Mrs. Hill at [email protected]

School Supply Orders

The PTA is offering parents the convenient services of prepackaged supply kits. This service by The Write Stuff ensures your child or children have the school supplies they need next year without having to run to several different stores to find them. This year, the sales from the school supplies will benefit the PTA.

Each kit will contain exactly what is on your child’s supply list.

Supplies can be ordered using the link below

https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/leescorner

Orders placed online by June 16, 2024 will be sent directly to Lees Corner. Orders can still be placed online until July 10, 2024 but will include a delivery fee and be sent to your home address.

If school supplies are ordered by June 16th and shipped to the school, the box will be delivered directly to your students’ classroom by the open house date.

If you have any questions, please contact LCES PTA at [email protected].

Yearbooks: Did You Forget to Order Yours?

If you missed out on ordering a yearbook, we will have a limited number of extras for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  6th graders requests will be honored first.

If you are interested in purchasing one please complete this form. This list is the order in which you will be notified of availability. Yearbooks will be $20, cash only.

Yearbooks will be given out the last week of school with 6th graders getting theirs first.

Parent Input Form

At Lees Corner ES, your child’s academic success is our top priority. To determine the appropriate educational environment for your child for the 2024-2025 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs. 

Your input is appreciated. Every effort will be made to place your child in the type of learning environment you request. In addition, please do not request specific teachers.  We're unable to honor specific teacher requests.

This form is optional. If you choose to provide input, please submit one form per child no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • Inova Cares Clinics (Summer)
  • Free Clinic/Clinica Gratuita
  • Free Speech Screenings
  • Fairfax County Health Department, "Healthy Together Fairfax" - May 19th
  • Summer Camps!
  • English Classes - Summer (Verano)
  • Family Resource Center - May Schedule 
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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Join us for our PTA Meeting Tomorrow Night!

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Join Us For Our PTA Meeting Tomorrow Night!

Please join us via Zoom tomorrow night at 7:00pm. All families and staff are welcome to join. If you have any questions you'd like the PTA to bring up, please email [email protected].

 

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Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 5/10/24 This Week's Updates

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Thank You Lees Corner Community!

This past week, our school buzzed with a special kind of energy, celebrating staff during Teacher Appreciation Week and for that, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our dedicated PTA and all the wonderful parents in our school community.

The PTA's tireless planning committee deserves a standing ovation! They meticulously crafted a week filled with daily gestures that showered our teachers with love and support.

Once again, a heartfelt thank you to the PTA and all our parents for making this Teacher Appreciation Week truly unforgettable. Together, we are creating a school environment where our teachers feel valued, inspired, and empowered to reach for the stars!

Beautification Day at Lees Corner on Saturday, May 18

Lees Corner Elementary School invites you and your family to work with us beautifying the outside of our school.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to come together and enjoy a fun-filled morning focused on nature and giving our school grounds some TLC.  We will be planting flowers, having a nature scavenger hunt, and sharing some donuts at the end of the event.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18th from 9am-12pm.  Older students may earn service hours.  All elementary children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please bring gardening gloves and tools if possible.   We hope to see you there!  Please sign up at the following link so we know how many people to expect:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4DABA923A3FC1-49490391-lees

Lees Corner Family Night Cancelled

We were hoping to move forward with our Lees Corner Family Night scheduled for next week. Unfortunately, due to lower than expected participation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the event on May 14. We understand this news may be disappointing, and we apologize for any inconvenience it may cause. Our school team is exploring other possible ways to celebrate before the end of the school year. 

Helping Students in Need

As we gear up for the upcoming school year, we are sincerely reaching out to you with an appeal to join us in providing essential school supplies to children in need. For many families, the cost of school supplies can be a significant burden, making it difficult for children to fully engage in their education. School supplies not only equip students for the classroom but also instill confidence and enthusiasm for learning. Education is the key to unlocking endless possibilities, yet children in our community lack access to basic school supplies. By donating school supplies, you can make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of these young minds, giving them the tools they need to succeed academically. Here is the link.

BAND INSTRUMENT RETURNS

Band is not over yet!  We still have classes through the last week of school and students should continue to bring their instruments to class.  If you rented from a music store, please continue to rent the instrument through the remainder of the year.

If your child rented an instrument from school (Lees Corner owned or FCPS owned) please return it to school with your child during their Band class, the week of May 20th.  We will keep those instruments at school for their use during class for the remainder of the year.  Of course, you may return your instrument sooner to the front office if you will not be here the week of May 20th.

INSTRUMENT MUST BE LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S FULL NAME!!

Questions? Email Mrs. Hill at [email protected]

Yearbooks: Did You Forget to Order Yours?

If you missed out on ordering a yearbook, we will have a limited number of extras for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  6th graders requests will be honored first.

If you are interested in purchasing one please complete this form. This list is the order in which you will be notified of availability. Yearbooks will be $20, cash only.

Yearbooks will be given out the last week of school with 6th graders getting theirs first.

Parent Input Form

At Lees Corner ES, your child’s academic success is our top priority. To determine the appropriate educational environment for your child for the 2024-2025 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs. 

Your input is appreciated. Every effort will be made to place your child in the type of learning environment you request. In addition, please do not request specific teachers.  We're unable to honor specific teacher requests.

This form is optional. If you choose to provide input, please submit one form per child no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

2024 Chantilly Math Competition

Register for the 2024 Chantilly Math Competition on May 16th at 5:00pm. 

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • Family Resource Center - May Schedule
  • Summer Camps
  • Parktakes
  • Fairfax County Health Department, "Healthy Together Fairfax" - May 19th
  • Free Clinic
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 5/3/24 This Week's Updates

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A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Incredible Teachers

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are looking forward to celebrating the incredible school team at LCES!

Our staff goes above and beyond every day! They create engaging experiences that spark a love of learning in our children. They're patient mentors, offering support and encouragement when students need support! We pride ourselves on creating a safe space for students to share their worries and dreams.

Our staff actively seek ways to connect with families, building positive partnerships that help students thrive. We also appreciate the ways in which they create a welcoming environment, where parents feel involved in their child's education.

A big THANK YOU to all our amazing teachers and staff! Their hard work, dedication, and connection with your children are truly making a difference. We appreciate our LCES staff!! Connected, We Are Stronger!

Ms. Sloan and Ms. Hutchinson

Congrats LC Singers!

We’d like to congratulate the 6th grade students who represented Lees Corner at this year’s All-County Choral Festival. The students were selected by audition and then worked hard over several months to prepare challenging music. The festival was last weekend at Hayfield Secondary and featured over 600 singers from around the county. They presented a fantastic concert on Saturday. Our students did an amazing job representing our Lees Corner community! Congratulations to all of our LC singers!!

Let’s Go Band!!!

We are so proud of our 120 fifth and sixth grade band students who performed two assemblies and one evening concert yesterday!  They did a superb job performing for our entire school community and represented Lees Corner so well. The audience enjoyed listening to six different pieces of music, including Katy Perry’s “Firework” arranged by Michael Story, and even learned how each instrument produces its sound.  Hearing their progress was incredible.  We are all so proud of the hard work and dedication of our band students and our directors, Ms. Ammirati and Mrs. Hill. 

Beautification Day at Lees Corner on Saturday, May 18

Lees Corner Elementary School invites you and your family to work with us beautifying the outside of our school.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to come together and enjoy a fun-filled morning focused on nature and giving our school grounds some TLC.  We will be planting flowers, having a nature scavenger hunt, and sharing some donuts at the end of the event.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18th from 9am-12pm.  Older students may earn service hours.  All elementary children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please bring gardening gloves and tools if possible.   We hope to see you there!  Please sign up at the following link so we know how many people to expect:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4DABA923A3FC1-49490391-lees

Special Project from the PTA

Parents!  Your student(s) brought home an envelope Wednesday 5/1 with a special project inside for Teacher Appreciation Week. Instructions are taped to the inside of the envelope on red paper. Please have your children complete the project and send it back to school by May 8th. 

Parent Input Form

At Lees Corner ES, your child’s academic success is our top priority. To determine the appropriate educational environment for your child for the 2024-2025 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs. 

Your input is appreciated. Every effort will be made to place your child in the type of learning environment you request. In addition, please do not request specific teachers.  We're unable to honor specific teacher requests.

This form is optional. If you choose to provide input, please submit one form per child no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

Dinosaur from Plant X

Come see the Chantilly High School Theatre Department's performance Dinosaur from Planet X! This show is fun for audiences of all ages and many former LCES students are in the cast. Performances are this weekend - Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and 6pm. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at  https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/23147/chantilly-high-school-chantilly-hs-drama-boosters or at the door for $7. 

Bike & Walk to School Day

Bike & Walk to School Day is coming up. Celebrate by taking a stroll or a bike ride to and from school instead of using the car on May 8th. 

2024 Chantilly Math Competition

Register for the 2024 Chantilly Math Competition on May 16th at 5:00pm. 

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • LCES Family Fun Night Information
  • Inova Cares for Families
  • Free Health and Wellness Event
  • Family Movie Night - 5/4
  • Summer Camps 2024
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 4/26/24 This Week's Updates

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Finishing Strong

Spring is here, and it's almost time to celebrate another fantastic school year! It's incredible how quickly time flies. We've got a fun-filled few months ahead, packed with learning, growth, and events that celebrate our wonderful Lees Corner students.

Helping Your Child Finish Strong:

  • Regular attendance is key! As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources
  • Stay informed! Thank you for regularly checking your child's backpack and reviewing school newsletters, weekly folders, and teacher communications. These resources are packed with important information about upcoming events, deadlines, and opportunities to get involved. We value your input, so please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions. We know you're busy, and we truly appreciate your time in staying connected with our school community.

Celebrating Success: As always, your support is invaluable. You are instrumental in your child's education, and your partnership with our dedicated teachers makes all the difference. Thank you! Let's make this final stretch the best one yet! We can't wait to celebrate everything our LCES students have accomplished this year.

Ms. Sloan and Ms. Hutchinson

Parent Input Form

At Lees Corner ES, your child’s academic success is our top priority. To determine the appropriate educational environment for your child for the 2024-2025 school year, we invite you to share information regarding your child’s needs. 

Your input is appreciated. Every effort will be made to place your child in the type of learning environment you request. In addition, please do not request specific teachers.  We're unable to honor specific teacher requests.

This form is optional. If you choose to provide input, please submit one form per child no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

Teacher Appreciation Week 5/6-5/10

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner. See the graphic above to help celebrate our teachers every day from May 6th - May 10th. Here is the GiveBack - Memberhub link for flower purchases. 

Chantilly Pyramid Night

Monday, April 29th is Chantilly Pyramid Night. Students wearing spirit wear get in free with paying adult!!!

Lees Corner Family Night!

We are excited to host Lees Corner Family Night on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM! We welcome all families to join us for this exciting event. 

This is an opportunity for you to share something special about your family.  We encourage you to participate so our LCES community can learn more about YOU!!  

For those who would like to showcase your family traditions, please complete this form by Friday, May 3, 2024.  Participation is not required for you to attend. 

Possible examples can include:

Art

Bring examples of a form of art your family values or participates in.

Artifacts

Share an important artifact that helps share a bit about your unique family or culture.

Dress

Create a display or dress in traditional clothing important to your family or family’s culture.

Food

Prepare, bring, and serve appetizer-sized portion food samples.  Be sure to display a complete list of ingredients.

Religion and Traditions

Tell about these practices and give information on what makes them special to your family.

Performance 

Share song, dance, or poem related to your family heritage (2 minutes or less).

Parents of 6th Graders - Photos Needed!

Each year the PTA sponsors an end of year party for the 6th grade class. To make this party special for our kids, we need your help collecting pictures.

  1. Please select five digital photos of your child. These photos can be any pictures you like, showing your child through the years.  These photos, along with their 6th grade school picture, will be printed on a personalized poster for each child.  Include your child's first and last name in the subject line of the email. Email photos to [email protected]
  2. Kindergarten Photos - at the 6th grade celebration there will be a slide show of all 6th graders.  Part of the slide show includes the official “school photos” from kindergarten and 6th grade.  Please email a Kindergarten photo of your child.  It can either be a school photo or a regular photo.  Please label the photo with your child's name and the word Kindergarten ("John Doe Kindergarten.jpg"), and include the child's name in the subject of the email. Email photos to [email protected]
  3. Class Events, Musicals, Plays and Field Trips - Photos of class events throughout the years are welcome as well.  You can email photos to to [email protected] or upload photos to 2024 6th Grade Photos.

Troubleshooting: if you have technical problems or need to scan a physical photo, please email [email protected] and one of our Poster committee leads (Katey Miller and Tracey Yeoh) will be happy to help. 

Please send in the photos before April 30, 2024.

We appreciate your help in making this an awesome celebration for all our 6th graders!

Thanks!

Lees Corner 6th Grade Luncheon Committee

Bike & Walk to School Day

Bike & Walk to School Day is coming up. Celebrate by taking a stroll or a bike ride to and from school instead of using the car on May 8th. 

2024 Chantilly Math Competition

Register for the 2024 Chantilly Math Competition on May 16th at 5:00pm. 

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • LCES Family Fun Night Information
  • Inova Cares for Families
  • Free Health and Wellness Event
  • Family Movie Night - 5/4
  • Summer Camps 2024
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on X @Lees_Corner_ES to see posts with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 4/19/24 This Week's Updates

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3 Piggy Opera!

Kindergarten had their 3 Piggy Opera this week and it was a wonderful performance! 

April Celebrations!

April is a very busy month as we have so much to celebrate! Next week we will be celebrating Autism Acceptance Week. In addition, it is also Earth Week! Feel free to be creative and participate in a way that works best for your family!

If you’d like to also support Earth Week, please see the following:

Engage students with FCPS Earth Week BINGO boards for the chance to win prizes. Check the Get2Green Earth Week webpage for everything you need to get started. Also check out www.earthday.org for more information and if you'd like, participate in Earth Spirit Week. 

Let’s Go Band!

We are very proud of our band students who memorized their music to perform in our pep rallies during school and at the Lees Corner v Oak Hill Basketball Game, cheering our team on to victory!  Under the direction of Mrs. Hill and Ms. Ammirati, our 120 band students collaborated with some Lees Corner Band alumni, current Chantilly High School and Franklin Middle School students, who returned to play alongside our Band students at the game.

Our next performance will be our Spring Concert on May 1st !

Parents of 6th Graders - Photos Needed!

Each year the PTA sponsors an end of year party for the 6th grade class. To make this party special for our kids, we need your help collecting pictures.

  1. Please select five digital photos of your child. These photos can be any pictures you like, showing your child through the years.  These photos, along with their 6th grade school picture, will be printed on a personalized poster for each child.  Include your child's first and last name in the subject line of the email. Email photos to [email protected]
  2. Kindergarten Photos - at the 6th grade celebration there will be a slide show of all 6th graders.  Part of the slide show includes the official “school photos” from kindergarten and 6th grade.  Please email a Kindergarten photo of your child.  It can either be a school photo or a regular photo.  Please label the photo with your child's name and the word Kindergarten ("John Doe Kindergarten.jpg"), and include the child's name in the subject of the email. Email photos to [email protected]
  3. Class Events, Musicals, Plays and Field Trips - Photos of class events throughout the years are welcome as well.  You can email photos to to [email protected] or upload photos to 2024 6th Grade Photos.

Troubleshooting: if you have technical problems or need to scan a physical photo, please email [email protected] and one of our Poster committee leads (Katey Miller and Tracey Yeoh) will be happy to help. 

Please send in the photos before April 30, 2024.

We appreciate your help in making this an awesome celebration for all our 6th graders!

Thanks!

Lees Corner 6th Grade Luncheon Committee

Still Time to Register for Spring Taekwondo After School Activity!

There is still time to register for Taekwondo with Master Shin after school on Mondays.  Classes have already started but Master Shin is still welcoming latecomers.  Rates can be prorated, please reach out to [email protected] for details.  

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store/items/1001423 (PTA Pledged Members)

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store/items/1001420 (Non PTA Members)

Family Summit

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

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Lees Corner Family Night!

We are excited to host Lees Corner Family Night on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM! We welcome all families to join us for this exciting event. 

This is an opportunity for you to share something special about your family.  We encourage you to participate so our LCES community can learn more about YOU!!  

For those who would like to showcase your family traditions, please complete this form by Friday, May 3, 2024.  Participation is not required for you to attend. 

Possible examples can include:

Art

Bring examples of a form of art your family values or participates in.

Artifacts

Share an important artifact that helps share a bit about your unique family or culture.

Dress

Create a display or dress in traditional clothing important to your family or family’s culture.

Food

Prepare, bring, and serve appetizer-sized portion food samples.  Be sure to display a complete list of ingredients.

Religion and Traditions

Tell about these practices and give information on what makes them special to your family.

Performance 

Share song, dance, or poem related to your family heritage (2 minutes or less).

Bike & Walk to School Day

Bike & Walk to School Day is coming up. Celebrate by taking a stroll or a bike ride to and from school instead of using the car on May 8th. 

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • FCPS Family Summit - April 20th
  • Family Resource Center - April Schedule 
  • Inova Cares for Families
  • Inova Healthy Plate Club
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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Purple Up Tomorrow & Lees Corner Family Night!

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Purple Up!

April is the month of the military child. We are so grateful for all of our military families and the sacrifices they make to help our country. To celebrate all of our Lees Corner children of military families, we will all wear PURPLE on Wednesday, April 17! 

Lees Corner Family Night!

We are excited to host Lees Corner Family Night on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM! We welcome all families to join us for this exciting event. 

This is an opportunity for you to share something special about your family.  We encourage you to participate so our LCES community can learn more about YOU!!  

For those who would like to showcase your family traditions, please complete this form by Friday, May 3, 2024.  Participation is not required for you to attend. 

Possible examples can include:

Art

Bring examples of a form of art your family values or participates in.

Artifacts

Share an important artifact that helps share a bit about your unique family or culture.

Dress

Create a display or dress in traditional clothing important to your family or family’s culture.

Food

Prepare, bring, and serve appetizer-sized portion food samples.  Be sure to display a complete list of ingredients.

Religion and Traditions

Tell about these practices and give information on what makes them special to your family.

Performance 

Share song, dance, or poem related to your family heritage (2 minutes or less).

Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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Book Fair Family Night Tomorrow!

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Book Fair Family Night Tomorrow!

You and your family are invited to our Book Fair Family Night!

When: Tuesday, April 16th

Where: LCES Library

Doors open at 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

13500 Hollinger Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22033  |  Main Phone: 703.227.3500  Attendance: 703.227.3535 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter

LCES Updates 4/12/24 This Week's Updates

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Rainbows!

Pictured above is Fifth grade science learning about wavelengths of light and making a human rainbow. 

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month. This month we celebrate the amazing ways our students learn and grow! One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. We are excited to celebrate our diverse school population here at Lees Corner.  We play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students. Please join us in celebrating Autism Acceptance Week. If you'd like to participate please see this flyer for more details.

April Is Month of the Military Child

We love and celebrate our Lees Corner military families. We'll be celebrating them next week. Did you know that more than 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home? Join FCPS in celebrating them during Month of the Military Child. Wednesday, April 17, is Purple Up! Day, when all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. 

Important Dates

April 17: Purple Up - Military Awareness Day

Family Summit

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

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Band Members Only For Tonight!

Details for Pep Band at the basketball game:

  • Friday, April 12th
  • Chantilly High School
  • Wear school spirit wear or our school colors, blue and white.
  • Remind your children to be on their best behavior as they are representing our school.
  • Arrive by 5:20pm, start pre-game warm up and performance at 5:30pm.
  • Game starts at 6:00pm
  • THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT: Parents MUST stay to supervise their child.
  • Band will be dismissed at halftime.
  • Baritone and Tuba players must bring their instrument from home to play at the game.

Questions for band parents: Contact Mrs. Hill [email protected]

2023-2024 Spring After School Activities!

Register now for our 2023-2024 Spring After School Activities! Activities start in the week of April 8th, please visit each registration page for details.  Classes have a minimum enrollment to run so sign up now!

 

Monday:

Pottery with Mudskippers Pottery (K-6): 

https://www.6crickets.com/providerDirectory/US/VA/leesburg/Mudskippers-Pottery-cd10c7f376188a4a/sessions/5826b155cb62699b/idw6-hvth-kpdv?refer&provider=2499

Taekwondo with Master Shin (K-6) (PTA Pledge Member Discount): PTA Member:

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store/items/1001423

Non PTA Member:

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store/items/1001420

 

Tuesday:

Shooting Stars Soccer (K-6)

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Wednesday:

Cooking with iCookAfterSchool (K-4) (PTA Pledge Member Discount)

https://www.icookafterschool.com/events/lees-corner-wednesday-4

 

Thursday:

Color Lab with iSteamAfterSchool (K-4) (PTA Pledge Member Discount):

https://www.isteamafterschool.com/event-details/lees-corner-thursday-1

 

Friday:

Running Club with Kids in Motion (K-5) (PTA Pledge Member Discount):

https://www.novakidsinmotion.com/registration/

Mark your calendars! The PTA SPRING Book Fair is coming!

Student Previews (during the school day): Apr. 11-12

Student Purchases (during the school day: Apr. 15-19

Family Night: Apr. 16th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Please see the attached flyer for details.

We NEED volunteers to help make this event a success! Please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4AAFA628A13-48555436-lces

 

You can shop online and sign up for “eWallet” here It is an easy way for students to shop without carrying cash!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leescornerelementaryschool1

Questions? Please email Leslie Dunbar, LCES librarian: [email protected]

Last Week to Order Yearbooks

Yearbook Orders are due by Friday, April 19th!

Don’t miss your chance to get the yearbook. Yearbooks are only available for online ordering.

The cost is $15.00. Information on how to order is included in this attached flier.

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • Family Resource Center April Schedule
  • MathSpace Webinar - SOL Prep English & Spanish
  • FCPS Family Summit
  • Chantilly Regional Library - April Schedule
  • Families Reunite Classes - English & Spanish
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

13500 Hollinger Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22033  |  Main Phone: 703.227.3500  Attendance: 703.227.3535 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter

Fun Fit Friday Canceled

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Fun Fit Friday Canceled

Due to the consistent rains from yesterday evening and overnight, the field and blacktop are muddy and filled with puddles. As a result, we are canceling F3 today. 

We look forward to seeing you on the track again soon!

Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

13500 Hollinger Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22033  |  Main Phone: 703.227.3500  Attendance: 703.227.3535 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter

LCES Updates 4/5/24 This Week's Updates

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Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Spring Break spending time with friends, family, and loved ones. Welcome back! 

Important Dates

April 10: Holiday (no school)

Chantilly Pyramid Art Show Tonight

Come checkout the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show featuring artwork among students from Lees Corner on April 5, from 6-8pm at Chantilly High School. See this flyer for more details!

Continental Math League

Continental Math League is a national competition which consists of 5 challenging math problem solving contests given throughout the year (three for third grade).  Thousands of students on hundreds of teams nationwide participated in the Continental Math League. Here at Lees Corner we had over 100 participants in grades 3-6.

We’d like to recognize our top scorer for each grade level who will take home a medal.  Congratulations to the following students who earned first place at Lees Corner!

  • 3rd Grade - Reagan Dyer
  • 4th Grade - Niam Shenoy
  • 5th Grade - Conner Bergin
  • 6th Grade - Shashaank Thammishetti
6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets On Sale Now!

LEES CORNER VS OAK HILL

FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2024, 6PM Tipoff

CHANTILLY HIGH SCHOOL

Tickets to the biggest basketball game of the year are now ON SALE here: https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true&category=Sixth%20Grade%20Basketball

Prepurchase family or individual tickets NOW to save time in line on game day.

Tickets are $15/family; $5/individual.

Players, band members, and pep squad get in for free but family members will need a ticket.

Buy your 2024 basketball tshirt now for $15 and it will be delivered to your child's classroom next week!

Online sales will end Thursday, April 11th at 12pm.

April 8th Total Solar Eclipse

Dear Lees Corner Families,

A solar eclipse is happening on Monday, April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Maintaining our priority on safety, LCES will not be planning a schoolwide, class, or group event for students to go outdoors to view the solar eclipse. Given the start time, students and staff will be provided with the NASA livestream link as an option to safely observe the eclipse.

Here's what you need to know about a total solar eclipse:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for LCES students), and ends around 4:32 p.m.

Given the timing, some groups will be adjusting the recess schedule or plan. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, FCPS has developed the following:  FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

Thank you for your support!

VaRonica Sloan & Jennifer Hutchinson

“Kiss and Ride” Procedures

Kiss and Ride drop off begins at 8:35 a.m. and dismisses at 3:35 p.m..

  • Please always drive slowly.
  • Student must be picked up or dropped off only in the designated Kiss and Ride traffic pattern located in the parking lot on the cafeteria side of the school
  • No student should be dropped off or cross Hollinger Avenue to get to or from a vehicle.  Nor should cars make a U-turn in front of the school during arrival and dismissal.  
  • No cell phone use/texting while in the Kiss and Ride lane.
  • Do not pass other cars in line.
  • Pull your car forward as far as possible in the line following the directions of the staff member on duty.
  • At dismissal, make certain your Kiss and Ride number card is displayed in the vehicle’s windshield. If you do not have your number card, you will need to park and pick your child up in the main office.
  • Please stay in your car.  At dismissal, your child will come to you.
  • Make sure that your child exits and enters your car on the building side.
2023-2024 Spring After School Activities!

Register now for our 2023-2024 Spring After School Activities! Activities start in the week of April 8th, please visit each registration page for details.  Classes have a minimum enrollment to run so sign up now!

 

Monday:

Pottery with Mudskippers Pottery (K-6): 

https://www.6crickets.com/providerDirectory/US/VA/leesburg/Mudskippers-Pottery-cd10c7f376188a4a/sessions/5826b155cb62699b/idw6-hvth-kpdv?refer&provider=2499

Taekwondo with Master Shin (K-6) (PTA Pledge Member Discount): PTA Member:

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store/items/1001423

Non PTA Member:

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store/items/1001420

 

Tuesday:

Shooting Stars Soccer (K-6)

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Wednesday:

Cooking with iCookAfterSchool (K-4) (PTA Pledge Member Discount)

https://www.icookafterschool.com/events/lees-corner-wednesday-4

 

Thursday:

Basketball/Flag Football Mix with Kids in Motion (K-3):

https://www.novakidsinmotion.com/registration/

Color Lab with iSteamAfterSchool (K-4) (PTA Pledge Member Discount):

https://www.isteamafterschool.com/event-details/lees-corner-thursday-1

 

Friday:

Running Club with Kids in Motion (K-5) (PTA Pledge Member Discount):

https://www.novakidsinmotion.com/registration/

Mark your calendars! The PTA SPRING Book Fair is coming!

Student Previews (during the school day): Apr. 11-12

Student Purchases (during the school day: Apr. 15-19

Family Night: Apr. 16th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Please see the attached flyer for details.

We NEED volunteers to help make this event a success! Please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4AAFA628A13-48555436-lces

 

You can shop online and sign up for “eWallet” here It is an easy way for students to shop without carrying cash!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leescornerelementaryschool1

Questions? Please email Leslie Dunbar, LCES librarian: [email protected]

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025

Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Lees Corner next year by filling out this short google form. It is very important that we have this information so that we are staffed appropriately for next school year. If you have multiple students at Lees Corner, please complete one form for each.

We request completion by Friday, April 5th. Thanks so much!!

For questions or more information, please contact Jill Boddie at [email protected] or 703-227-3500.

Yearbook Orders

You may now place an order for our Lees Corner 2023-2024 Yearbook. The cost is $15.00 and orders are due by April 19th. Information on how to order is included in this attached flier.

Weekly Community Resources for Families

Click here to read our latest community newsletter with information on resources to support families.

This edition has information on the following:

  • Family Resource Center April Schedule
  • FCPS Family Summit
  • Food Distribution - Grace Ministries
  • Chantilly Regional Library - April Schedule
  • Families Reunite Classes - English & Spanish
Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

13500 Hollinger Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22033  |  Main Phone: 703.227.3500  Attendance: 703.227.3535 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter

April 8th Total Solar Eclipse

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April 8th Total Solar Eclipse

Dear Lees Corner Families,

A solar eclipse is happening on Monday, April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Maintaining our priority on safety, LCES will not be planning a schoolwide, class, or group event for students to go outdoors to view the solar eclipse. Given the start time, students and staff will be provided with the NASA livestream link as an option to safely observe the eclipse.

Here's what you need to know about a total solar eclipse:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for LCES students), and ends around 4:32 p.m.

Given the timing, some groups will be adjusting the recess schedule or plan. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, FCPS has developed the following:  FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

Thank you for your support!

VaRonica Sloan & Jennifer Hutchinson

Stay Connected to LCES

Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.

Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

13500 Hollinger Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22033  |  Main Phone: 703.227.3500  Attendance: 703.227.3535 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter

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