LCES Updates, 11/19/21: Book Fair Closing, Thanksgiving Holiday & more!

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Book Fair Ends Tomorrow

Our final family event is tomorrow, Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 am-12:00 noon.  Please click here to sign up for a time slot to come shop at the Book Fair. 

Due to safety protocols, we can only allow a certain number of people in the book fair at one time. Make sure you sign up for a time to shop! No one will be able to enter the book fair if you have not signed up for a purchasing time. Thank you for your cooperation. We are looking forward to a fun, safe event.

If you have questions please contact Heather Tomasek: htomasek2011@gmail.com or Leslie Dunbar: ladunbar@fcps.edu

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 2426. Classes will resume on Monday, November 29. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

If your child will be absent on Monday or Tuesday, please email us at 

LeesCornerElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Drink Up

 

We encourage all students to bring reusable water bottles to school to stay hydrated and healthy. Water bottles can be filled during the day.

Winter Holidays

 

Mark your calendars--schools and offices will be closed from Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.

If your child will miss additional days, please email us at 

LeesCornerElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Need Help? We are Here for You!

 

Social and emotional Learning (SEL) is at the forefront of our work here at Lees Corner. Each month the clinical team (counselors, social worker and psychologist) will answer parent questions regarding students' needs in and out of the classroom. All questions are anonymous and no contact information will be collected. We ask that any urgent student or family matter be addressed directly with a member of the clinical team. Please click on the link below to access the form to submit your question. 

https://forms.gle/FP7CiuN2J4e9n2Yh9

Don’t know the members of the clinical team? Read here about who we are and what we do!

Employee Awards Nominations

Nominations are now open for the

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 21, 2021.

To submit a nomination for a Lees Corner Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please click the title of the award and complete the nomination form. 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. The nomination form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Lees Corner ES, you will be asked to complete a much more detailed nomination packet.

Outstanding Teacher– a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

Outstanding Principal – a building principal with 4 or more years of experience

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, director of student activities, director of student services,

Outstanding Operational Employee – administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, instructional assistants, PHA (public health assistant), PHTA (public health training assistant), parent liaisons

Outstanding Professional Employee – SBTS (school-based technology specialist), TSSpec (technology support specialist), psychologist, social worker, school counselor, resource teachers that serve in an administrative role

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Proppe at kjproppe@fcps.edu

Super Staff!

Do you want to celebrate a LCES employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

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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LCES Updates, 11/12/21: Book Fair, Progress Reports, and more!

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Safety Matters

 

We have a new crosswalk for walkers and bike riders in the parking lot next to Kiss and Ride. Please let your students know to follow the path to assist with their safety during morning and afternoon arrival and dismissal.

Book Fair Opens Next Week!

 

It's almost time for the Scholastic Book Fair!! We need your help! Please consider volunteering at this event by clicking on this link.  Thank you in advance!

Students will be browsing the books and creating wish lists during the school day on Friday, November 12th, Monday, November 15th, and Tuesday, November 16th. PLEASE NOTE: We must include sales tax. Students will come home with their wish lists and a sales tax conversion table.

Students will be able to purchase books during the school day on Wednesday, November 17th, Thursday, November 18th, and Friday, November 19th. We are encouraging families to sign up for the eWallet to purchase books (cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted)…But the eWallet is super easy! 😊 Please click here for information about eWallet.

We will also have two family events on Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30-6:30 and Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 am-12:00 noon.  Please click here to sign up for a time slot to come shop at the Book Fair.  Due to safety protocols, we can only allow a certain number of people in the book fair at one time. Make sure you sign up for a time to shop! No one will be able to enter the book fair if you have not signed up for a purchasing time. Thank you for your cooperation. We are looking forward to a fun, safe event.

If you have questions please contact Heather Tomasek: htomasek2011@gmail.com or Leslie Dunbar: ladunbar@fcps.edu

Progress Reports

 

Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be sent home in students' backpacks on Monday, November 15th. Parents can also see grades for their elementary students in SIS ParentVUE.

To login or to register for an account, click below

SIS Parent Account

For information on using the app, click below

ParentVue

A Loving Tribute

We are so honored to have dedicated one of our new Little Free Libraries in memory of Mrs. Nicole Sharabi at a ceremony with her close friends, family, and LCES staff last week. Mrs. Sharabi loved to inspire her students to read and we think this is the perfect way to continue spreading her love of reading throughout our community. If you come by to grab a book, you may notice a label on the inside front cover that shows you it is from her 3rd grade classroom library. Keep reading and using the Little Free Library in memory of her! 

You may also notice painted rocks in our outdoor classroom. This project was inspired by the kindness Mrs. Sharabi spread to all. We hope these rocks spread joy and kindness throughout the community as well.

We have also purchased and dedicated some of her favorite books in our Lees Corner Library with the help of the Sharabi Family. If you check out one of these books, you will see a label that lets you know it was one of her favorites.

We think of Mrs. Sharabi so often here at LCES, and we hope her legacy of love and kindness towards all lives on!

Need Help? We are Here for You!

 

Social and emotional Learning (SEL) is at the forefront of our work here at Lees Corner. Each month the clinical team (counselors, social worker and psychologist) will answer parent questions regarding students' needs in and out of the classroom. All questions are anonymous and no contact information will be collected. We ask that any urgent student or family matter be addressed directly with a member of the clinical team. Please click on the link below to access the form to submit your question. 

https://forms.gle/FP7CiuN2J4e9n2Yh9

Don’t know the members of the clinical team? Read here about who we are and what we do!

Employee Awards Nominations

Nominations are now open for the

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 21, 2021.

To submit a nomination for a Lees Corner Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please click the title of the award and complete the nomination form. 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. The nomination form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Lees Corner ES, you will be asked to complete a much more detailed nomination packet.

Outstanding Teacher– a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

Outstanding Principal – a building principal with 4 or more years of experience

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, director of student activities, director of student services,

Outstanding Operational Employee – administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, instructional assistants, PHA (public health assistant), PHTA (public health training assistant), parent liaisons

Outstanding Professional Employee – SBTS (school-based technology specialist), TSSpec (technology support specialist), psychologist, social worker, school counselor, resource teachers that serve in an administrative role

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Proppe at kjproppe@fcps.edu

Daisy Troop Starting

Do you have a daughter in Kindergarten? If so, consider joining our Daisy Troop Start Up. We’d love to have more girls join us. Meetings start in November.

See the flier for more information in English and Spanish.

Super Staff!

Do you want to celebrate a LCES employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

 

 

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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LCES Updates, 11/10/21: Veterans Day and Early Dismissal

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We send our gratitude to all our community members who are current or former members of the military and to their families. We honor you for your service and sacrifice in service to our country.

2 Hour Early Dismissal

 

REMINDER--Students will be dismissed from school 2 hours early tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th. Dismissal time at LCES will be 1:35 p.m. Please make plans now!

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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LCES Updates 11/08/21: Employee Award Nominations

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Employee Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 21, 2021.

To submit a nomination for a Lees Corner Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please click the title of the award and complete the nomination form. 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. The nomination form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Lees Corner ES, you will be asked to complete a much more detailed nomination packet.

Outstanding Teacher– a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

Outstanding Principal – a building principal with 4 or more years of experience

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, director of student activities, director of student services,

Outstanding Operational Employee – administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, instructional assistants, PHA (public health assistant), PHTA (public health training assistant), parent liaisons

Outstanding Professional Employee – SBTS (school-based technology specialist), TSSpec (technology support specialist), psychologist, social worker, school counselor, resource teachers that serve in an administrative role

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Proppe at kjproppe@fcps.edu

 

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LCES Updates, 11/05/21: PTA Meeting, Book Fair, and more!

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Everyone is a winner in the pumpkin decorating contest! Check out these amazing transformations. PTA Meeting

 

Our next virtual PTA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th at 7 PM. This will be a virtual meeting. We invite ALL parents to join us. On Tuesday morning you will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.

Time to Fall Back

 

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 7th. Be sure to change all  your clocks by moving them back one hour.

Vote Now For Your Favorites

 

Vote now in our Hallowingo Costume Contest!

Get ready for some unbelievably awesome costumes!  Vote for your three favorite costumes here:

https://forms.gle/s6FpgZKnMD7HPA5PA

The top three vote getters will be awarded prizes.

Voting is open until 11:59pm Friday and we will announce the winners on Saturday.

2 Hour Early Dismissal

 

Students will be dismissed from school 2 hours early next Thursday, November 11th. Dismissal time at LCES will be 1:35 p.m. Please make plans now!

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

Arabic    Chinese     Farsi     Korean     Spanish     Urdu

 

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. A spine affected by scoliosis has a sideways curve, making it appear more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line. Untreated scoliosis can lead to limited motion, back pain, deformity, and in extreme cases, impaired function of the heart and lungs. Early detection and treatment may prevent scoliosis from progressing.

Scoliosis most commonly occurs during the growing years, between age 10 and the time an adolescent is fully grown. Screenings should begin in early adolescence. Pediatricians should check for early signs during a routine physical exam.

For more information see: https://www.srs.org

May I Bring My Pet to School?

As a friendly reminder…..

In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, animals (pets) are prohibited on school property.  Exceptions will be made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability.  Exceptions may be made for scientific use in educational programs and for education-related purposes, such as class pets and mascots. In addition, there are health notices (signs) on all FCPS school grounds asking pet owners to not bring their pets on school grounds. While we adore these precious pets, please leave them at home while walking students to and from school. Thank you!

Veterans Day Event

 

Chantilly High School will host a Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 PM. More information is attached.

Daisy Troop Starting

Do you have a daughter in Kindergarten? If so, consider joining our Daisy Troop Start Up. We’d love to have more girls join us. Meetings start in November.

See the flier for more information in English and Spanish.

Book Fair Coming Soon!

 

It’s almost time for the Scholastic Book Fair!! We need your help! Please consider volunteering at this event by clicking on this link.  Thank you in advance!

Students will be browsing the books and creating wish lists during the school day on Friday, November 12th, Monday, November 15th, and Tuesday, November 16th.

Students will be able to purchase books during the school day on Wednesday, November 17th, Thursday, November 18th, and Friday, November 19th. We are encouraging families to sign up for the eWallet to purchase books (cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted)…But the eWallet is super easy! 😊 Please click here for information about eWallet.

We will also have two family events on Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30-6:30 and Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 am-12:00 noon.  Please click here to sign up for a time slot to come shop at the Book Fair.  Due to safety protocols, we can only allow a certain number of people in the book fair at one time. Make sure you sign up for a time to shop! 😊

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Heather Tomasek: htomasek2011@gmail.com

If you have questions about the Book Fair, please contact Leslie Dunbar: ladunbar@fcps.edu

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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LCES Updates, 10/29/21: Early Dismissal, Picture Retakes, PTA Meeting and more!

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2 Hour Early Dismissal

 

TODAY is the end of the quarter and a 2 hour early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 1:35 PM

Hallowingo Drawing is Today

 

Live drawing for Hallowingo baskets at 3:00 p.m., Friday 10/29/2021!

Thanks to our wonderful Lees Corner community for the huge turnout for our Hallowingo baskets!  The kids have had lots of fun looking at these great baskets and dropping tickets in.  

The PTA Board will draw names for the basket winners at 3:00 p.m. at the school, and it will be streamed live on Facebook on the Lees Corner PTA Facebook page.  Winners can come and pick up the baskets before 6:30 p.m. on Friday.  If you cannot make it on Friday, we will contact the winners to determine the best way to deliver the baskets.  

Winners of baskets are limited to one per family, so if the same family that has already won one basket wins another, we will pick another name. Good luck to all our families! 

Upcoming Student Holidays

 

Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd are teacher workdays and student holidays. There will not be school for students on these days.

Goodbye Quarter 1, Hello Quarter 2

 

Today marks the end of the 1st quarter and it has us feeling grateful for how far we have all come and how much we have accomplished together! 

This 1st quarter was unique as we all adjusted to full time, in-person instruction. It has been both joyful and challenging. Teachers have been presented with new opportunities to prioritize social-emotional health and wellness, as well as identify academic needs through a variety of assessments.  Getting to know each child is the best way to match  instructional programming to student needs. School staff continues to assess and monitor students’ strengths and areas for growth using a variety of assessments. Your child will continue to have opportunities to demonstrate mastery towards grade level standards throughout the school year and your child’s teacher will continue to communicate your child’s progress. 

Some of you have already participated in a parent-teacher conference and many of you have virtual conferences scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. Conferences are a great opportunity to strengthen the connection between home and school so that students are supported and successful. If you still need to schedule your conference, please email your child's teacher.

Progress reports will be coming out soon. Your child’s Quarter 1 progress report demonstrates achievement, effort and citizenship skills after the first 9 weeks of a return to in-person learning. The purpose of any system of reporting to families is to strengthen the home-school partnership and to inform families about student progress. 

For more information about elementary grading and reporting, please visit the FCPS website (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/elementary-school )

Picture Retake Day

 

Did your child not get their picture taken in September? Would you like a retake? These are the pictures that will be going into the yearbook.

Lifetouch will be doing picture retakes the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 3. Students needing a retake will be called down by class/grade level to have their picture taken.

Any questions about Picture Retake Day should be directed to Jill Boddie at 703-227-3500.

May I Bring My Pet to School?

As a friendly reminder…..

In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, animals (pets) are prohibited on school property.  Exceptions will be made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability.  Exceptions may be made for scientific use in educational programs and for education-related purposes, such as class pets and mascots. In addition, there are health notices (signs) on all FCPS school grounds asking pet owners to not bring their pets on school grounds. While we adore these precious pets, please leave them at home while walking students to and from school. Thank you!

Book Fair Coming Soon!

 

It’s almost time for the Scholastic Book Fair!! We need your help! Please consider volunteering at this event by clicking on this link.  Thank you in advance!

Students will be browsing the books and creating wish lists during the school day on Friday, November 12th, Monday, November 15th, and Tuesday, November 16th.

Students will be able to purchase books during the school day on Wednesday, November 17th, Thursday, November 18th, and Friday, November 19th. We are encouraging families to sign up for the eWallet to purchase books (cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted)…But the eWallet is super easy! 😊 Please click here for information about eWallet.

We will also have two family events on Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30-6:30 and Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 am-12:00 noon.  Stay tuned for the link to reserve your purchase time!!

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Heather Tomasek: htomasek2011@gmail.com

If you have questions about the Book Fair, please contact Leslie Dunbar: ladunbar@fcps.edu

Veterans Day Event

 

Chantilly High School will host a Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 PM. More information is attached.

PTA Meeting

 

Our next PTA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th at 7 PM. This will be a virtual meeting. We invite ALL parents to join us.

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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LCES Updates 10/26/20: PTA Message re Hallowingo Baskets

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Hallowingo Baskets

Hello Lees Corner Families! 

Reminder: Basket turn in deadline is TODAY, October 26th!

Also online ticket purchase deadline is TODAY, Tuesday 26th by 5 PM … for every 10 tickets purchased online you will receive two additional tickets for free (10+2) for $20! 

The baskets are GREAT and jam packed with goodies. Don't miss your chance to win one! Use the link below to purchase your tickets.

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store

Tickets purchased the day of at the door will be $2 each.

Pre orders and pledge tickets will be processed and printed with your information (don’t have to handwrite anything!) and sent home with your student on Wednesday.

Families will have the opportunity to view and drop their raffle tickets on either Wednesday or Thursday between 4:30 -6:30. If you are unable to make it, I am sure we can help!

Thank you!

LCES PTA

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LCES Updates, 10/22/21: Early Dismissal, Picture Retakes, Hallowingo, PTA Meeting and more!

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  This Kindergarten student was amazed to find Principal Sloan wearing the same jersey for Jersey Day during Digital Citizenship and Well-Being Spirit Week! 2 Hour Early Dismissal

 

Next Friday, October 29th is the end of Quarter 1 and a 2 hour early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 1:35 PM. Please make plans now.

Hallowingo

 

Happy Friday LCES Families!

Hallowingo has been a big part of Lee’s Corner ES tradition for well over 10 years but with the limitations that are in place due to Covid, it will look a lot different this year.

Even though we will not be putting on an in-person Hallowingo party, the PTA would love for the kids to feel the excitement of the famous Hallowingo baskets. Each classroom will have the opportunity to submit a basket to be raffled off. All baskets should be dropped off at the front office. Raffle tickets will be available online to be purchased through member HUB starting on Wednesday the 13th and in-person on the 27th and 28th between 4:30-6:30, for $2 per raffle. Families will also be able to view the baskets on the 27th and 28th to put in for their favorite basket. Depending on the weather, baskets will be either set up in the cafeteria or out front.

Pledge families will receive five free raffles but can also purchase additional tickets. Pledge families' free tickets and tickets purchased online will be delivered to your child's classroom, labeled with their name. Students will have the opportunity to put in their tickets during designated times.

Link to purchase tickets HERE.

With limited in-school volunteer opportunities, this is a wonderful chance for families to participate by creating classroom baskets. Parent volunteers will need to email our treasurer at Betsy.rhodes@gmail.com and include first and last name, address, email, phone number, and teacher names to receive the $50 to put towards their basket. You can also reach out to other classroom parents to donate items or reach out to local restaurants and businesses to contribute towards the basket. The basket will need to be turned into the school by October 26th, and the raffle drawing will be done virtually on Friday the 29th and delivered to the winning families.

We will also be conducting a virtual costume contest that student will get to vote on, please submit your children’s photos to LeescornerPTA@outlook.com.

And finally, each classroom has received a craft pumpkin to be decorated. The deadline for pumpkins will be October 22nd and will be displayed at the school for our students to vote on. The winning classroom will win a pizza party. Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher and volunteer or contribute towards their baskets or pumpkin decorating contest.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at LeescorperPTA@outlook.com

Thank you!

PTA board

Picture Retake Day

 

Did your child not get their picture taken in September? Would you like a retake? These are the pictures that will be going into the yearbook.

Lifetouch will be doing picture retakes the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 3. Students needing a retake will be called down by class/grade level to have their picture taken.

Any questions about Picture Retake Day should be directed to Jill Boddie at 703-227-3500.

Upcoming Student Holidays

 

Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd are teacher workdays and student holidays. There will not be school for students on these days.

Veterans Day Event

 

Chantilly High School will host a Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 PM. More information is attached.

PTA Meeting

 

Our next PTA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th at 7 PM. This will be a virtual meeting. We invite ALL parents to join us.

Take a Book, Share a Book

 

Have you noticed the new free libraries around our school grounds? SACC built one by the outdoor classroom and Cub Scout Pack 1601 built 2 in the front of the school and 1 next to the buddy bench on the playground.

A free library is a place where free books are kept. The books are to be shared by all LCES students. The motto of the free libraries is “Take a book, share a book.”  If you have a book you’d like to share (that’s appropriate for elementary students), please place it in the free library. Also remember that the free library is on school property, so it should be treated with respect. That way, everyone can enjoy the free libraries!

Thank you for helping us ensure LCES students have books to read after school hours!

Federal Impact Aid Surveys

 

Each year FCPS receives approximately $3 million in federal Impact Aid grants based on the  number of federally connected students that attend FCPS schools. To calculate these funds, FCPS uses the Student-Parent Federal Impact Aid Survey.  

Your child will be bringing the survey form home this week.  Please complete and return the form to your child’s teacher the next day.  We need 100% of the surveys to be returned.  

If you have any questions about the survey form, please contact Jill Boddie at 703-227-3500 or jwboddie@fcps.edu.

Outdoor Lunch Seating

 

This week we implemented a plan for outdoor lunch seating. Students have been selected for outdoor seating based on responses to the Parent Feedback Survey for an Outdoor Lunch Seating Option that was recently sent home. If you didn't respond to the survey, it does not mean that your child will not have access to outdoor seating.

Beginning on October 25th, on a rotating basis, all students will have access to outdoor lunch seating in the outdoor classroom. On inclement weather days, students will eat indoors.

Please know:

  • Students should bring coats to lunch on a daily basis.
  • Safe physical distancing will be in place outdoors and will continue in the cafeteria.
  • Seating arrangement and practices continue to support safe 3 feet or more spacing between students, with intermittent mask removal for eating and drinking only.
  • The outdoor seating plan will not guarantee seating with specific friends or classmates.
  • Weather conditions will be taken into consideration for outdoor lunch.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month

 

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.

Lost the Charger?

 

If a laptop charger becomes lost or stolen, the student/family or teacher should inform school staff as soon as possible by submitting a Student Technology Support Request. Please include details within the request.  Details should include student name, charger number and homeroom teacher and any details that can help in finding the charger.

The cost of a replacement laptop charger is $28.00.

September Questions for Clinical Team

Q:  Facilitating friendship opportunities at school, especially for students who were new last year when school was virtual.

A: Our counselors encourage healthy friendships in the classroom by offering lunch bunches, friendship groups and class lessons focused on relationship building. If you feel your child needs help making friends or navigating friendships, please reach out to their grade level counselor- Mrs. Spears (grades K, 2, 4, 6, SPED)- jaspears@fcps.edu  Ms. McAndrew ( grades 1,3,5)- msmcandrew@fcps.edu

Please submit your questions to our clinical team using the google form. All questions are anonymous and will be answered at the end of each month.

https://forms.gle/DrVF2fDp3L59rGMZ9

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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LCES Updates, 10/15/21: Digital Citizenship Spirit Week, Federal Impact Aid & more

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Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

 

Digital Citizenship week is next week, October 18-22.  This year’s theme brings together digital citizenship and social emotional learning as students explore SEL in Digital Life.

Students are online more than ever before, so teaching them how to use technology thoughtfully and responsibly is an essential part of their social and emotional development and academic success. With the help of SCA, we are  promoting Digital Citizenship Spirit Week with this flyer.

We will also be sharing information each day on the morning news show and teachers will be talking with students about ways to be good digital citizens.

Take a Book, Share a Book

 

Have you noticed the new free libraries around our school grounds? SACC built one by the outdoor classroom and Cub Scout Pack 1601 built 2 in the front of the school and 1 next to the buddy bench on the playground.

A free library is a place where free books are kept. The books are to be shared by all LCES students. The motto of the free libraries is “Take a book, share a book.”  If you have a book you’d like to share (that’s appropriate for elementary students), please place it in the free library. Also remember that the free library is on school property, so it should be treated with respect. That way, everyone can enjoy the free libraries!

Thank you for helping us ensure LCES students have books to read after school hours!

Federal Impact Aid Surveys

 

Each year FCPS receives approximately $3 million in federal Impact Aid grants based on the  number of federally connected students that attend FCPS schools. To calculate these funds, FCPS uses the Student-Parent Federal Impact Aid Survey.  

Your child will be bringing the survey form home this week.  Please complete and return the form to your child’s teacher the next day.  We need 100% of the surveys to be returned.  

If you have any questions about the survey form, please contact Jill Boddie at 703-227-3500 or jwboddie@fcps.edu.

Outdoor Lunch Seating

 

This week we implemented a plan for outdoor lunch seating. Students have been selected for outdoor seating based on responses to the Parent Feedback Survey for an Outdoor Lunch Seating Option that was recently sent home. If you didn't respond to the survey, it does not mean that your child will not have access to outdoor seating.

Beginning on October 25th, on a rotating basis, all students will have access to outdoor lunch seating in the outdoor classroom. On inclement weather days, students will eat indoors.

Please know:

  • Students should bring coats to lunch on a daily basis.
  • Safe physical distancing will be in place outdoors and will continue in the cafeteria.
  • Seating arrangement and practices continue to support safe 3 feet or more spacing between students, with intermittent mask removal for eating and drinking only.
  • The outdoor seating plan will not guarantee seating with specific friends or classmates.
  • Weather conditions will be taken into consideration for outdoor lunch.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month

 

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.

Updated COVID Guidelines

We would like to provide you with procedural updates for students experiencing COVID-like symptoms at school. In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), FCPS has updated COVID guidelines and developed a new document to be used in place of the Sick Student Notification & Permission to Return to School Form.

Here are the key points:

  • Students demonstrating any of the following symptoms will be sent home from school:   Fever (100.4 or greater) - Chills – Cough – Shortness of breath – Loss of taste/smell – Sore throat – Fatigue – Muscle aches – Runny Nose/Congestion – Stomachache – Diarrhea – Nausea/Vomiting – Headaches. 
  • Students who are  sent home from the Care Room will now receive the FCPS GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS SENT HOME FROM THE CARE ROOM WITH ILLNESS SYMPTOMS  The upper portion of the form will be completed to  identify the new symptoms your student has developed. This form is accessible for parents on the Health and Safety Guidance document.
  • The remaining portion of the form provides guidance to the parent/guardian on how and when the student may return to in-person learning.
  • Parents are expected to pick up their child within one hour of notification.
  • Parents are to check into the front office.
  • For students with chronic symptoms similar to COVID-like symptoms/illness, please complete and regularly update the Health Information Form (HIF) and submit to school.

Please note that students sent home from the Care Room may return to school when ALL of the following are met:

  1. The student is fever-free without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours
  2. The student’s symptoms are improving
  3. One of the following:
    1. Proof of a COVID-19 Test
    2. Home Antigen – all of the following are required with this testPicture of negative home test result
    3. Complete and provide the school with the FCPS COVID-19 Negative Home Antigen Test Parent-Guardian Attestation Form
    4. PCR (test result from lab or physician)
    5. Rapid Antigen (test result from lab or physician)

                            OR

Physician’s note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the student to return to school.

Lost the Charger?

 

If a laptop charger becomes lost or stolen, the student/family or teacher should inform school staff as soon as possible by submitting a Student Technology Support Request. Please include details within the request.  Details should include student name, charger number and homeroom teacher and any details that can help in finding the charger.

The cost of a replacement laptop charger is $28.00.

September Questions for Clinical Team

Q:  Facilitating friendship opportunities at school, especially for students who were new last year when school was virtual.

A: Our counselors encourage healthy friendships in the classroom by offering lunch bunches, friendship groups and class lessons focused on relationship building. If you feel your child needs help making friends or navigating friendships, please reach out to their grade level counselor- Mrs. Spears (grades K, 2, 4, 6, SPED)- jaspears@fcps.edu  Ms. McAndrew ( grades 1,3,5)- msmcandrew@fcps.edu

Please submit your questions to our clinical team using the google form. All questions are anonymous and will be answered at the end of each month.

https://forms.gle/DrVF2fDp3L59rGMZ9

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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LCES Updates 10/13/20: PTA Message re Hallowingo

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Virtual Hallowingo

 

Hello Lee's Corner Families,

Hallowingo has been a big part of Lees Corner ES’ tradition for well over 10 years but with the limitations that are in place due to COVID, it will look a lot different this year.

Even though we will not be putting on an in-person Hallowingo party, the PTA would love for the kids to feel the excitement of the famous Hallowingo baskets. Each classroom will have the opportunity to submit a basket to be raffled off. Raffle tickets will be available online to be purchased through member HUB starting on Wednesday the 13th and in-person on the 27th and 28th between 4:30-6:30, for $2 per raffle. Families will also be able to view the baskets on the 27th and 28th to put in for their favorite basket.  Pledge families will receive five free raffles but can also purchase additional tickets. Pledge families' free tickets and tickets purchased online will be delivered to your child's classroom, labeled with their name. Students will have the opportunity to put in their tickets during designated times.

With limited in-school volunteer opportunities, this is a wonderful chance for families to participate by creating classroom baskets. Parent volunteers will need to email our treasurer at Betsy.rhodes@gmail.com and include first and last name, address, email, phone number, and teacher names to receive the $50 to put towards their basket. You can also reach out to other classroom parents to donate items or reach out to local restaurants and businesses to contribute towards the basket. Letters are attached that you can share with the merchants.

Baskets will need to be turned into the school by October 26th, and the raffle drawing will be done virtually on Friday the 29th and delivered to the winning families.

We will also be conducting a virtual costume contest that student will get to vote on. Please submit your children’s photos to LeescornerPTA@outlook.com.

And finally, each classroom has received a craft pumpkin to be decorated. The deadline for pumpkins will be October 22nd and will be displayed at the school for our students to vote on. The winning classroom will win a pizza party. Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher and volunteer or contribute towards their baskets or pumpkin decorating contest.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at LeescorperPTA@outlook.com

Thank you!

LCES' PTA board

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LCES Updates, 10/08/21: Indigenous Peoples' Day, Updated COVID Guidelines, Holiday Assistance, Odyssey of the Mind, and more!

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Students have recently been enjoying having their music class outdoors. Thank You!

 

As part of a new FCPS phonics approach, Lees Corner Kindergarten, First and Second Grade classrooms received magnetic letter boards. These tools will be used in a variety of ways to support students’ individual needs. A big “Thank you!” to Bill Bailey, grandfather of former Lees Corner students, for his assistance assembling these boards. Mr. Bailey kindly volunteered to place magnets on the boards, which was a huge help to Mrs. Poole, our reading specialist. 156 boards and 4,056 letters later, mission accomplished! Thank you, Mr. Bailey!! 😊

Student Holiday

 

Monday, October 11th is Indigenous Peoples' Day. It is a school planning day and a student holiday. Students will not have class on that day.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

 

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.

Updated COVID Guidelines

We would like to provide you with procedural updates for students experiencing COVID-like symptoms at school. In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), FCPS has updated COVID guidelines and developed a new document to be used in place of the Sick Student Notification & Permission to Return to School Form.

Here are the key points:

  • Students demonstrating any of the following symptoms will be sent home from school:   Fever (100.4 or greater) - Chills – Cough – Shortness of breath – Loss of taste/smell – Sore throat – Fatigue – Muscle aches – Runny Nose/Congestion – Stomachache – Diarrhea – Nausea/Vomiting – Headaches. 
  • Students who are  sent home from the Care Room will now receive the FCPS GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS SENT HOME FROM THE CARE ROOM WITH ILLNESS SYMPTOMS  The upper portion of the form will be completed to  identify the new symptoms your student has developed. This form is accessible for parents on the Health and Safety Guidance document.
  • The remaining portion of the form provides guidance to the parent/guardian on how and when the student may return to in-person learning.
  • Parents are expected to pick up their child within one hour of notification.
  • Parents are to check into the front office.
  • For students with chronic symptoms similar to COVID-like symptoms/illness, please complete and regularly update the Health Information Form (HIF) and submit to school.

Please note that students sent home from the Care Room may return to school when ALL of the following are met:

  1. The student is fever-free without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours
  2. The student’s symptoms are improving
  3. One of the following:
    1. Proof of a COVID-19 Test
    2. Home Antigen – all of the following are required with this testPicture of negative home test result
    3. Complete and provide the school with the FCPS COVID-19 Negative Home Antigen Test Parent-Guardian Attestation Form
    4. PCR (test result from lab or physician)
    5. Rapid Antigen (test result from lab or physician)

                            OR

Physician’s note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the student to return to school.

Holiday Assistance

 

If your family is in need of any assistance with Thanksgiving or the December holidays, please contact our school social worker Olivia Yellen at omyellen@fcps.edu  by October 13th. While it may seem early to think about the holidays, we have community partners ready to help our Lees Corner Families!

Lost the Charger?

 

If a laptop charger becomes lost or stolen, the student/family or teacher should inform school staff as soon as possible by submitting a Student Technology Support Request. Please include details within the request.  Details should include student name, charger number and homeroom teacher and any details that can help in finding the charger.

The cost of a replacement laptop charger is $28.00.

September Questions for Clinical Team

 

Q: Facilitating friendship opportunities at school, especially for students who were new last year when school was virtual.

A: Our counselors encourage healthy friendships in the classroom by offering lunch bunches, friendship groups and class lessons focused on relationship building. If you feel your child needs help making friends or navigating friendships, please reach out to their grade level counselor- Mrs. Spears (grades K, 2, 4, 6, SPED)- jaspears@fcps.edu  Ms. McAndrew ( grades 1,3,5)- msmcandrew@fcps.edu

Please submit your questions to our clinical team using the Google form. All questions are anonymous and will be answered at the end of each month.

https://forms.gle/DrVF2fDp3L59rGMZ9

Forming Teams for Odyssey of the Mind!

 

Looking for a fun extracurricular this fall?  Lees Corner PTA is looking to form teams for Odyssey of the Mind.  We are looking for creative thinkers of all ages and learning levels. 

Odyssey of the Mind is a program where teams of up to 7 members participate in a creative problem-solving competition.  The teams are led by a parent volunteer coach, but the students are the ones who will create the solutions themselves with resourceful thinking.  Any student K-6 who is interested in joining Odyssey of the Mind, please email LeesCornerPTA@outlook.com.  More information is available at https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/program-guide/

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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LCES Updates, 10/01/21: Upcoming Holiday, Holiday Assistance, Odyssey of the Mind, and more!

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  Kindergarten students have fun doing word/picture sorts - an important step toward reading. Student Holiday

 

Monday, October 11th will be a school planning day and a student holiday. Students will not have class on that day.

Learning in the Library

 

Students read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds during library and created a dot as part of a school-wide mural. Each grade level designed their dots using a color of the rainbow.

Holiday Assistance

 

If your family is in need of any assistance with Thanksgiving or the December holidays, please contact our school social worker Olivia Yellen at omyellen@fcps.edu  by October 13th. While it may seem early to think about the holidays, we have community partners ready to help our Lees Corner Families!

September Questions for Clinical Team

 

Q: Facilitating friendship opportunities at school, especially for students who were new last year when school was virtual.

A: Our counselors encourage healthy friendships in the classroom by offering lunch bunches, friendship groups and class lessons focused on relationship building. If you feel your child needs help making friends or navigating friendships, please reach out to their grade level counselor- Mrs. Spears (grades K, 2, 4, 6, SPED)- jaspears@fcps.edu  Ms. McAndrew ( grades 1,3,5)- msmcandrew@fcps.edu

Please submit your questions to our clinical team using the Google form. All questions are anonymous and will be answered at the end of each month.

https://forms.gle/DrVF2fDp3L59rGMZ9

Lunch Survey

Here at LCES, our current lunch seating arrangement and practices continue to support safe 3 feet or more spacing between students, with intermittent mask removal for eating and drinking only. In addition to these measures, we have four or fewer students at each cafeteria table.

Our brand new outdoor tent has arrived! We intend to expand our lunch seating plan to include outdoor seating which will allow for additional physical distancing in the cafeteria.

Due to our enrollment and spacing, we are limited in how often outdoor seating is available for all.  

Please know:

  • Safe physical distancing will be in place outdoors and will continue in the cafeteria.
  • The outdoor seating plan will not guarantee seating with specific friends or classmates.
  • Weather conditions will be taken into consideration for outdoor lunch.

Please take a minute to complete one survey per child by Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  The results of this survey will help determine a rotating schedule for outdoor lunch. The results and plans will be shared with you once they are finalized.

Forming Teams for Odyssey of the Mind!

 

Looking for a fun extracurricular this fall?  Lees Corner PTA is looking to form teams for Odyssey of the Mind.  We are looking for creative thinkers of all ages and learning levels. 

Odyssey of the Mind is a program where teams of up to 7 members participate in a creative problem-solving competition.  The teams are led by a parent volunteer coach, but the students are the ones who will create the solutions themselves with resourceful thinking.  Any student K-6 who is interested in joining Odyssey of the Mind, please email LeesCornerPTA@outlook.com.  More information is available at https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/program-guide/

iReady & VGA Score Reports

Students have been taking iReady tests in Reading and Math. Score reports will be sent home in mid to late October after all testing has been completed.

VGA results will be aimed at providing information to instructional staff as well as parents and guardians. New FCPS score reports will be developed to communicate student performance to families, based on forthcoming VDOE guidance. Further details about procedures for communicating scores to parents and guardians will be shared later this fall.

  Students had the opportunity to see dots and patterns are all around us. They worked with our librarian, Mrs. Dunbar, and our math resource teacher, Mrs. Moore, to explore dots and make their creative mark! 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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LCES Updates, 9/24/21: AAP Parent Meeting, Testing, and more!

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It's Good to be Back!

 

Thank you for participating in our virtual Back to School Night! It was wonderful to connect with so many families and share information to help make this year the best it can be for all our students.

AAP Parent Meeting

 

There will be a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 29th  from 5:00 - 6:00 PM  to share information regarding the Advanced Academic Program at Lees Corner.  During the first part of the meeting we will discuss the varying levels of AAP services.  We will then review the AAP screening and identification process. 

This meeting is open to all parents in grades K-6 but is especially helpful for those who are planning to refer their children for AAP level IV services.  A Zoom registration link will be shared closer to the date of the meeting. This will require you to enter the email address that you have on file in the main office and your child’s name prior to you receiving a link to the Zoom session. You will also need to have the Zoom application downloaded on your device. This meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

AAP September Newsletter

 

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. Please read the attached newsletter to learn about the services offered at the elementary school level, upcoming testing, and more.

SeptemberNewsletterES-English (002).pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES- Spanish.pdf

AP-September Newsletter ES-Arabic.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Chinese.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Korean.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES.-Vietnamese.pdf

Work at LCES in the Cafeteria

 

We currently have an opening for a Dining Room Assistant to work in the cafeteria during lunch from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. More information is below.

Dining Room Assistant: Hourly 

Description: Assists students during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resumes to mrmiller@fcps.edu.

SEL Testing Coming in October

 

On Monday, September 13th, you received an email from us notifying you about upcoming and upcoming test, the SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Screener.

Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

Schools will set specific dates for testing in each class. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the opt-out form below to the school.

Students in grades K-2 will be screened in the winter and spring. In these grade levels, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences.

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892). Please contact your student's school counselor or the school's test coordinator, Laura Tapper at latapper@fcps.edu with questions.

Translated versions of this letter can be found at the links below:

 Chinese     Spanish     Korean     Arabic     Urdu     Vietnamese    

Fairfax County Social Emotional Learning Screener- OPT-OUT REQUEST FORM

If you wish to opt your child out of participating in the SEL Screener, please complete this form and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, October 1, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to return this form unless you do not want your child to participate in the SEL screener this year.

h to opt your child out of participating in the SEL Screener, please complete this form and return it to your child’s teach

CHILD’S NAME_______________________________TEACHER_________________

 

Parent/Guardian Signature____________________________________ Date_____________

iReady & VGA Score Reports

Students have been taking iReady tests in Reading and Math. Score reports will be sent home in mid to late October after all testing has been completed.

VGA results will be aimed at providing information to instructional staff as well as parents and guardians. New FCPS score reports will be developed to communicate student performance to families, based on forthcoming VDOE guidance. Further details about procedures for communicating scores to parents and guardians will be shared later this fall.

Emergency Care Forms: Please Review and Update ASAP

 

Your child's/children's Emergency Care Forms need to be reviewed and updated every year.

Once in ParentVue, click FCPS Links on left and then Update Emergency Care in the middle

Click on your student’s name and then review the form.

Please click Submit Form even if no changes are made. This final submission must happen for the school to be notified of your review.

Student Attendance

 

Teachers take attendance at 8:50 a.m. so your child should be in class and ready for school by that time. If your child will be late or absent, please send a message to LeesCornerESAttendance@fcps.edu by 8:30 AM. Automated phone calls and emails are sent to anyone whose child’s absence is unverified after this time.

These are the attendance codes that are being used and their explanations:

Excused Absence/Excused Tardy

Excused Absence - student illness; death in family; court appearance; temporary student or family hardship

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day or class period when attendance was taken, but had a valid reason for being late such as doctor or dental appointments

Unexcused Absences/Unexcused Tardy

Unexcused Absence - student shopping with parent; student and family away for vacation student participating in other non-school activity during school hours.

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day for an unacceptable reason. Examples: overslept, running late, missed bus

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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LCES Updates, 9/17/21: Back to School Night, Picture Day, AAP Parent Meeting and more!

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Virtual Back To School Night on Wednesday

 

Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for all students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 - 5:45 p.m.:  Welcome Videos
  • 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.:  Zoom Session 1 with Classroom Teachers
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.:  Optional Zoom Session with Specialists and Others
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.:  Zoom Session 2 with Classroom Teachers    
Registration Required for Back to School Night

This year’s Back to School Night will occur virtually using Zoom. 

To gain access to your child’s teacher’s Back to School night session you MUST REGISTER between Friday, September 17,  2021 and Tuesday, September 21st.  This week you should have received an email from your child’s teacher providing the information on how to register. If you did not receive the registration email, please contact your child's teacher.

Once your registration is confirmed you will receive a link to join the meeting.  The meeting will open at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, September 22nd. 

When registering please use the same email address that you have on file in our main office.  If you have students in multiple grade levels, you will receive an email for each grade level.  

Please also be sure that the device that you plan to use has the Zoom application installed on it.  See the Zoom Download Center or your device’s App Store to install Zoom.  Additional Zoom Tips can be found on the Technology Support for Families page of the FCPS Public Website.

Wednesday is Picture Day!

 

Fall Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, September 22.  Individual pictures will be taken of each student for the yearbook. You may order online at www.mylifetouch.com using the picture day ID EVTX36QXR. 

Click here to see a sample order form. If you need a hard copy of the order form, please contact your child's teacher or call the office at 703-227-3500 and we will send home an order form with your child.

Emergency Care Forms: Please Review and Update ASAP

 

Your child's/children's Emergency Care Forms need to be reviewed and updated every year.

Once in ParentVue, click FCPS Links on left and then Update Emergency Care in the middle

Click on your student’s name and then review the form.

Please click Submit Form even if no changes are made. This final submission must happen for the school to be notified of your review.

AAP September Newsletter

 

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. Please read the attached newsletter to learn about the services offered at the elementary school level, upcoming testing, and more.

SeptemberNewsletterES-English (002).pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES- Spanish.pdf

AP-September Newsletter ES-Arabic.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Chinese.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Korean.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES.-Vietnamese.pdf

AAP Parent Meeting

 

There will be a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 29th  from 5:00 - 6:00 PM  to share information regarding the Advanced Academic Program at Lees Corner.  During the first part of the meeting we will discuss the varying levels of AAP services.  We will then review the AAP screening and identification process. 

This meeting is open to all parents in grades K-6 but is especially helpful for those who are planning to refer their children for AAP level IV services.  A Zoom registration link will be shared closer to the date of the meeting. This will require you to enter the email address that you have on file in the main office and your child’s name prior to you receiving a link to the Zoom session. You will also need to have the Zoom application downloaded on your device. This meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Student Attendance

 

Teachers take attendance at 8:50 a.m. so your child should be in class and ready for school by that time. If your child will be late or absent, please send a message to LeesCornerESAttendance@fcps.edu by 8:30 AM. Automated phone calls and emails are sent to anyone whose child’s absence is unverified after this time.

These are the attendance codes that are being used and their explanations:

Excused Absence/Excused Tardy

Excused Absence - student illness; death in family; court appearance; temporary student or family hardship

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day or class period when attendance was taken, but had a valid reason for being late such as doctor or dental appointments

Unexcused Absences/Unexcused Tardy

Unexcused Absence - student shopping with parent; student and family away for vacation student participating in other non-school activity during school hours.

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day for an unacceptable reason. Examples: overslept, running late, missed bus

Music News

 

General Music is back in full swing!  We are having a great time singing and playing! 

Students in grades 4-6 should bring back their recorders. If your child has lost their recorder or is a new student and needs to order a recorder, please purchase a new one on www.myschoolbucks.com.

We are excited for a great year ahead!

Mrs. Messier and Ms. Kmetz

ecmessier@fcps.edu   lekmetz@fcps.edu

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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LCES Updates, 9/10/21: Back to School Night, PTA Meeting, Picture Day, and more!

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Grades K-6 Virtual Back To School Night

 

Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for all students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 - 5:45 p.m.:  Welcome Videos
  • 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.:  Zoom Session 1 with Classroom Teachers
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.:  Optional Zoom Session with Specialists and Others
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.:  Zoom Session 2 with Classroom Teachers    

Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding Back to School Night.

Virtual PTA Meeting on Tuesday

 

ALL families are invited to join us for our 1st PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 14th at 7:00 PM. Membership in the PTA is not required to join the meetings.

The meeting will be virtual and information will be sent on Monday about how to join the meeting.

Emergency Care Forms: Please Review and Update by Friday, 9/17

 

Your child's/children's Emergency Care Forms need to be reviewed and updated every year.

Once in ParentVue, click FCPS Links on left and then Update Emergency Care in the middle

Click on your student’s name and then review the form.

Please click Submit Form even if no changes are made. This final submission must happen for the school to be notified of your review.

Band & Strings News

 

Band and Strings classes begin next week, Sept 13-17th.  Your child’s teacher will be sending information on which day of the week your child has band or strings.  If you have already rented an instrument, your child should bring it to their first class.

If you need to rent or buy an instrument, below is information on places that rent and sell instruments:

Chantilly Music

https://themusicstores.com/

Foxes Music

https://www.foxesmusic.com/

Music and Arts

https://www.musicarts.com/

Questions?  Email the directors:

Band:  Mrs. Hill: nphill@fcps.edu

Strings:  Mrs. Ellis: egellis@fcps.edu 

Picture Day Coming Soon!

 

Fall Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, September 22.  Individual pictures will be taken of each student for the yearbook. You may order online at www.mylifetouch.com using the picture day ID EVTX36QXR. 

Click here to see a sample order form. If you need a hard copy of the order form, please contact your child's teacher or call the office at 703-227-3500 and we will send home an order form with your child.

Social and Emotional Learning and Supports at LCES

 

Social and emotional Learning (SEL) is at the forefront of our work here at Lees Corner. Each month the clinical team (counselors, social worker and psychologist) will answer parent questions regarding students' needs in and out of the classroom. All questions are anonymous and no contact information will be collected. We ask that any urgent student or family matter be addressed directly with a member of the clinical team. Please click on the link below to access the form to submit your question. 

https://forms.gle/FP7CiuN2J4e9n2Yh9

Don’t know the members of the clinical team? Read here about who we are and what we do!

Spirit Wear Sale--1 Week Left!

 

The PTA is excited to announce that Spirit Wear is available for purchase now through 11:00 p.m. on 9/17/21!

Link: https://orderschoolstuff.com/lces21

PW: oneBlizzard

We have some really cute apparel for you (kids & parents!) to stock up on and show your school spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions: stephleo20@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

Stephanie Kohne

Music News

 

General Music is back in full swing!  We are having a great time singing and playing! 

Students in grades 4-6 should bring back their recorders. If your child has lost their recorder or is a new student and needs to order a recorder, please purchase a new one on www.myschoolbucks.com.

We are excited for a great year ahead!

Mrs. Messier and Ms. Kmetz

ecmessier@fcps.edu   lekmetz@fcps.edu

PTA News

 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We remain committed to continuing to put the support of our students, staff, and community as the number one priority after such an unusual school year. There will be many opportunities for us to work together, keeping with annual traditions and creating new ones! The PTA is here to support our Lees Corner school community and your pledge will provide funding for the following:

  • Community events, dining days, ice scream socials, Book Fairs, and events to help keep our community connected.
  • Field trips and cultural arts assemblies during the school year.
  • Appreciation events for Teachers, Counselors and School Staff.
  • Computing/STEAM Program
  • Staff Enrichment.
  • Hallowingo Gift baskets and contest prizes.
  • 6th Grade basketball game and luncheon celebration.
  • Classroom teacher grants to be used to enhance student classroom experiences and periodicals
  • Special Education Support
  • Grounds Beautification

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of the school’s budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

We are looking forward to another great year at Lees Corner, working with our parents, teachers, and students.

We hope you will join us now!

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store

Scouting Information

 

We have scouting groups in our community and this is a great time for your child to join! You can find information on the Lees Corner Facebook page or by clicking on the links below.

Cub Scouts

Girl Scouts

Attendance: Reporting Tardy or Absent Students

If your child/children will be late to school or absent from school, please contact us to let us know. You may report tardies and absences by doing one of the following:

If you will be picking your child up from school early (before dismissal), please let your child's teacher and the office know in advance so we will be prepared when you arrive. You may email your child's teacher and either call the office or email us at LeesCornerElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school. Tell us whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or has chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

This attendance form is to be submitted by the parent/legal guardian only. 

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 leescorneresattendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

LCES COVID Safety and Notification Procedures

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Dear Lees Corner Families,

As the number of COVID cases increase around the county, we want to share some additional information about the COVID processes in place. Thank you for your help in keeping all of our students and staff safe at school!

Daily Health Screen Questionnaire

Keep your child home from school with any symptoms that are COVID-like.

The most important way you can help as a parent is to keep your child(ren) home if they present with any illness or symptoms that are associated with COVID. 

Families are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through a home-based symptom screening, and students who are sick should not come to school. Please consider the questions in the Health Screening Questionnaire each morning before sending your child to school. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, please keep your child home. 

Keep your child home if you suspect your child may have come in contact with someone who has COVID.

If you keep your child home, and they are feeling better the next day, then they do not need documentation from a medical provider to return.

If your child comes to school and presents with COVID-like symptoms, they will be placed in the Care Room and will be sent home. Your child must then be seen by a medical provider in order to return to school. 

Please be overly cautious and keep your child home if you are awaiting COVID test results. 

Communicate Quickly with the School

As soon as you have information that your child has COVID or likely has it, please let us know. We only reveal the name of a student to the health department. The sooner we have information, the sooner we can alert the health department to begin the contact tracing

Ensure Your Children Come to School with an Appropriate Mask

Aligned with guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has established procedures for the use of face coverings/masks (cloth or disposable) for students, staff, and visitors designed to mitigate the spread of COVID. This document highlights the types of masks that are appropriate for students to wear to school. 

What will happen if there is a student who tests positive for COVID in my child’s class?

If a student tests positive and was at school during the infectious period (within 48 hours of onset of symptoms), we will share general information to alert the entire school community. We will not reveal individual student/staff names in this general communication. The school reviews seating assignments throughout the school day and identifies potential close contacts to the student who has tested positive for Covid-19.

If your child is considered a potential close contact, we will now notify you immediately. If your child is currently at school, we will ask you to come pick your child up from school.  

What happens if my child is determined to be a potential close contact by FCPS staff?

Out of an abundance of caution, any student who is identified as a potential close contact by FCPS staff will have to stay home from school until the Health Department completes its contact tracing and closes the investigation. We have been told that this could be up to 72 hours. While your child is at home, your child’s teachers will provide assignments for them to access. If your child does not have their computer at home, we will work with you to pick it up at school. We will share additional updates regarding this process very soon.

Please note that FCPS staff can only identify potential close contacts; we are not identifying students who have to quarantine. Only the Health Department can determine if your child needs to quarantine through their contact tracing investigation. 

Case Information

We cannot disclose details of the positive case to include the child's name, grade, class or any additional information; or the staff member's name or assignment. The health department will contact you directly and will direct the appropriate students to quarantine. The school will notify the entire community when the contact tracing is complete. Once the Health Department has completed their investigation, we will also invite any student who was staying home per FCPS staff direction and who has not been required to quarantine per the Health Department to return to school.  

Additional COVID Guidance for Families

For additional information, you may refer to the Guidance for Parents of School-aged Children updated on 9/2/21 and available on the Fairfax County public page.  

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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LCES Updates, 9/2/21: Labor Day Holiday, Music News, PTA News, Scouting Information and more!

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Tomorrow and Monday are School Holidays

Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 6th in honor of Labor Day.

Schools and offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at their normal times. The LCES office opens at 8:00 AM.

Social and Emotional Learning and Supports at LCES

 

Social and emotional Learning (SEL) is at the forefront of our work here at Lees Corner. Each month the clinical team (counselors, social worker and psychologist) will answer parent questions regarding students' needs in and out of the classroom. All questions are anonymous and no contact information will be collected. We ask that any urgent student or family matter be addressed directly with a member of the clinical team. Please click on the link below to access the form to submit your question. 

https://forms.gle/FP7CiuN2J4e9n2Yh9

Don’t know the members of the clinical team? Read here about who we are and what we do!

Music News

General Music is back in full swing!  We are having a great time singing and playing! 

Students in grades 4-6 should bring back their recorders. If your child has lost their recorder or is a new student and needs to order a recorder, please purchase a new one on www.myschoolbucks.com.

We are excited for a great year ahead!

Mrs. Messier and Ms. Kmetz

ecmessier@fcps.edu   lekmetz@fcps.edu

PTA News

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We remain committed to continuing to put the support of our students, staff, and community as the number one priority after such an unusual school year. There will be many opportunities for us to work together, keeping with annual traditions and creating new ones! The PTA is here to support our Lees Corner school community and your pledge will provide funding for the following:

  • Community events, dining days, ice scream socials, Book Fairs, and events to help keep our community connected.
  • Field trips and cultural arts assemblies during the school year.
  • Appreciation events for Teachers, Counselors and School Staff.
  • Computing/STEAM Program
  • Staff Enrichment.
  • Hallowingo Gift baskets and contest prizes.
  • 6th Grade basketball game and luncheon celebration.
  • Classroom teacher grants to be used to enhance student classroom experiences and periodicals
  • Special Education Support
  • Grounds Beautification

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of the school’s budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

We are looking forward to another great year at Lees Corner, working with our parents, teachers, and students.

We hope you will join us now!

https://leescornerpta.memberhub.com/store

Street Maintenance Alert!

The Foxfield HOA (homeowners' association) will be repairing, repaving and otherwise maintaining the roads on Kernstown Court next week on Tuesday, Sept. 7th and Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Residents will be parking their cars on Hollinger and this will likely impact arrival and dismissal routines and Kiss and Ride.

Here is the link to the HOA site which has information on this upcoming project

https://www.foxfield.org/street-maintenance/

Spirit Wear On Sale Now

The PTA is excited to announce that Spirit Wear is available for purchase now through 11:00 p.m. on 9/17/21!

Link: https://orderschoolstuff.com/lces21

PW: oneBlizzard

We have some really cute apparel for you (kids & parents!) to stock up on and show your school spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions: stephleo20@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

Stephanie Kohne

Join Band or Strings

Students in grades 4th-6th can choose to participate in orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass), while students in grades 5th -6th can choose to participate in the band (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion). 5th and 6th grade students who choose an instrument will participate in a one-hour block in band or strings weekly as part of their specials rotation. 4th graders who join strings will participate in a weekly 45-minute strings class in the afternoons.

To learn a little more about each program, click the links below and please email us with any questions you may have. You can also see the band and strings newsletters. We look forward to working with your children this year!

Band Link: https://forms.gle/LjU8MvA4azzpKzwWA

Natalie Hill (band- nphill@fcps.edu)

Strings Link: https://forms.gle/xTzA3JdMWc9oRgJq7

Ellen Ellis (strings- egellis@fcps.edu)

Grades K-6 Virtual Back To School Night

Save the Date! Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for ALL students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. Please stay tuned for more details regarding this event.

Scouting Information

We have scouting groups in our community and this is a great time for your child to join! Here's more information

Cub Scouts

Girl Scouts

SOL Results Available

If your child is currently in grades 4-7 and your child took SOL tests in the spring, you can see your child's SOL score report in ParentVue.

When you login, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen. Scroll to the link for Test History. Click on this link and you will see your child's SOL scores from the spring (see sample below). You will also see scores from other tests your child has taken in FCPS.

Bus Route Information

Want more information on bus locations and arrival times, including when the bus is approaching your stop? Welcome to Here Comes the Bus! Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. Click here for more information on this awesome app!

Kiss and Ride: Helpful Tips

Many families will use Kiss and Ride for both arrival and dismissal and the line can get long. Please be patient and kind with one another and our staff on duty! Here are a few more helpful tips:

  • morning drop-off starts at 8:35 a.m. for now. This time may be adjusted in response to traffic patterns.
  • plan on being in line early 
  • drivers should remain in the car
  • school staff will be on duty to assist students in unloading and loading
  • children should unload from the car on the passenger side only
  • cars should remain in a single file line. Passing other cars is NOT allowed in order to ensure the safety of all students.
  • afternoon pick-up starts at 3:35 p.m. 
  • for afternoon pick-up, please display your assigned number in the right corner of your front windshield. Make sure your child knows what your number is (ie. 352). We will use the numbers to call the students out to your car.
  • Kiss and Ride ends before 4:00 p.m. Any students who have not been picked up by that time will be taken to the office. Parents will be contacted and must come to the office to sign their child out.
Attendance: Reporting Tardy or Absent Students

If your child/children will be late to school or absent from school, please contact us to let us know. You may report tardies and absences by doing one of the following:

Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school. Tell us whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or has chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

This attendance form is to be submitted by the parent/legal guardian only. 

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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LCES Updates, 8/27/21: 1st Week of School

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Way to Go LCES!

We have had an EXCITING start to the 2021-2022 school year, and we've all accomplished so much already! Students, staff and families are all learning new routines and adjusting to the schedules, including arrival and dismissal. Students are seeing old friends again, making new friends, and getting to know their classmates as teachers work to establish strong and healthy classroom communities where all students feel seen, heard, valued, and safe. We are all practicing using strategies to keep us safe and healthy as we learn and socialize together.

Throughout this week we have had strong communication between home and school. We encourage all families to keep reading this weekly newsletter in addition to emails from teachers and from FCPS. If you have questions or need help, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher or call the office at 703-227-3500.

Next Week is Spirit Week!

It's time to have some fun and celebrate our Lees Corner school spirit. ALL students and families are invited to join us next week in celebrating Spirit Week. You are welcome to join the fun every day or pick the days when you want to participate. We hope EVERYONE will participate on Thursday for Rainbow Day and a school-wide photo which will be taken outside by a drone!

Remember to #DreamBigLCES!

School Holiday Coming Soon!

Schools and offices will be closed next Friday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 6th in honor of Labor Day.

Schools and offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at their normal times. The LCES office opens at 8:00 AM.

Spirit Wear On Sale Now

The PTA is excited to announce that Spirit Wear is available for purchase now through 11:00 p.m. on 9/17/21!

Link: https://orderschoolstuff.com/lces21

PW: oneBlizzard

We have some really cute apparel for you (kids & parents!) to stock up on and show your school spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions: stephleo20@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

Stephanie Kohne

SOL Results Available

If your child is currently in grades 4-7 and your child took SOL tests in the spring, you can see your child's SOL score report in ParentVue.

When you login, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen. Scroll to the link for Test History. Click on this link and you will see your child's SOL scores from the spring (see sample below). You will also see scores from other tests your child has taken in FCPS.

Join Band or Strings

Students in grades 4th-6th can choose to participate in orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass), while students in grades 5th -6th can choose to participate in the band (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion). 5th and 6th grade students who choose an instrument will participate in a one-hour block in band or strings weekly as part of their specials rotation. 4th graders who join strings will participate in a weekly 45-minute strings class in the afternoons.

To learn a little more about each program, click the links below and please email us with any questions you may have. You can also see the band and strings newsletters. We look forward to working with your children this year!

Band Link: https://forms.gle/LjU8MvA4azzpKzwWA

Natalie Hill (band- nphill@fcps.edu)

Strings Link: https://forms.gle/xTzA3JdMWc9oRgJq7

Ellen Ellis (strings- egellis@fcps.edu)

LCES' 2021-2022 Bell Schedule

 

The Lees Corner bell schedule is 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. daily. This is the same as it has been in previous years.

Classroom instruction begins at 8:50 a.m. Students should be at school no later than 8:45 a.m. so they have time to get to class in time for the start of instruction.

Bus Route Information

Thank you for your patience and support as FCPS and LCES staff work to  transport all of our bus riders to school and back home again in a safe and timely manner! We are all closely monitoring arrival and dismissal times and routines to see where changes and improvements can be made. 

If you have a child in Kindergarten, remember that your child MUST be met at the bus stop by a parent, older sibling in grade 7 or older, or caregiver listed on your Emergency Care Form.

Want more information on bus locations and arrival times, including when the bus is approaching your stop? Welcome to Here Comes the Bus! Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. Click here for more information on this awesome app!

Kiss and Ride: Helpful Tips

Many families will use Kiss and Ride for both arrival and dismissal and the line can get long. Please be patient and kind with one another and our staff on duty! Here are a few more helpful tips:

  • morning drop-off starts at 8:35 a.m. for now. This time may be adjusted in response to traffic patterns.
  • plan on being in line early 
  • drivers should remain in the car
  • school staff will be on duty to assist students in unloading and loading
  • children should unload from the car on the passenger side only
  • cars should remain in a single file line. Passing other cars is NOT allowed in order to ensure the safety of all students.
  • afternoon pick-up starts at 3:35 p.m. 
  • for afternoon pick-up, please display your assigned number in the right corner of your front windshield. Make sure your child knows what your number is (ie. 352). We will use the numbers to call the students out to your car.
  • Kiss and Ride ends before 4:00 p.m. Any students who have not been picked up by that time will be taken to the office. Parents will be contacted and must come to the office to sign their child out.
Attendance: Reporting Tardy or Absent Students

If your child/children will be late to school or absent from school, please contact us to let us know. You may report tardies and absences by doing one of the following:

Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school. Tell us whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or has chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

This attendance form is to be submitted by the parent/legal guardian only. 

Grades K-6 Virtual Back To School Night

Save the Date! Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for ALL students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. Please stay tuned for more details regarding this event.

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 leescorneresattendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

LCES Updates, 8/20/21: Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

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We invite all students and families to join us in dreaming BIG, imagining, and working together to make dreams come true for ALL of our students in the 2021-2022 school year! #DreamBigLCES LCES' 2021-2022 Bell Schedule

 

The Lees Corner bell schedule is 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. daily. This is the same as it has been in previous years.

Classroom instruction begins at 8:50 a.m. Students should be at school no later than 8:45 a.m. so they have time to get to class in time for the start of instruction.

Bus Route Information

Bus route information is now available for parents to see online. Parents may check ParentVue to access bus numbers and bus routes for any eligible bus riders.

Bus information may change as enrollment changes. Please check ParentVue again before the 1st day of school to see if there have been any changes to your child's assigned bus route and times. The 1st day of school is Monday, August 23rd.

Kindergarten students who will be riding the bus should have YELLOW tape wrapped around the left strap of their backpack. Yellow tape was given out at Open House. Families who were unable to attend Open House will receive the yellow tape in the first day of school packet. FCPS requires that Kindergarten students be met at the bus stop by an adult. If there is not an adult at the bus stop to receive a Kindergarten student, the student will be brought back to the school and the parent will be contacted to pick their child up in the school's office.

ALL staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask for the entire bus ride. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

Kiss and Ride: Helpful Tips

Many families will use Kiss and Ride for both arrival and dismissal and the line can get long. Please be patient and kind with one another and our staff on duty! Here are a few more helpful tips:

  • morning drop-off starts at 8:35 a.m. for now. This time may be adjusted in response to traffic patterns.
  • plan on being in line early 
  • drivers should remain in the car
  • school staff will be on duty to assist students in unloading and loading
  • children should unload from the car on the passenger side only
  • cars should remain in a single file line. Passing other cars is NOT allowed in order to ensure the safety of all students.
  • afternoon pick-up starts at 3:35 p.m. 
  • for afternoon pick-up, please display your assigned number in the right corner of your front windshield. Make sure your child knows what your number is (ie. 352). We will use the numbers to call the students out to your car.
  • Kiss and Ride ends before 4:00 p.m. Any students who have not been picked up by that time will be taken to the office. Parents will be contacted and must come to the office to sign their child out.
Arrival & Dismissal of Students During the 1st Week of School

Returning to school is always a big adjustment in many ways. Please allow extra time for arrival and dismissal during the first week of school. We will all be establishing new routines, and your patience and understanding will be greatly appreciated.

LCES' Cafeteria Safety Plans

This year, all FCPS students will be offered a no cost breakfast and lunch for the entire school year! Menus are available online at

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Grab and Go breakfasts will be available to students in the cafeteria upon arrival each school day.

Our LCES lunch schedule includes only one or two complete grade levels in the cafeteria during each lunch period. Students will be placed at round cafeteria tables, with no more than four students seated at each table. These changes are being made to allow for physical distancing during lunch.

Here are additional precautionary measures we will take:

  • Students will be required to wear masks in the cafeteria when not actively eating and drinking.
  • Students will need to wear their masks while going through the serving line. 
  • Students will put their mask back on when they finish their meal. 
  • Our cafeteria space will be regularly and thoroughly cleaned with a sanitizing solution. 
  • Students will wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after eating.
Attendance: Reporting Tardy or Absent Students

If your child/children will be late to school or absent from school, please contact us to let us know. You may report tardies and absences by doing one of the following:

Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school. Tell us whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or has chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

This attendance form is to be submitted by the parent/legal guardian only. 

Schoology

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system for the 2021-2022 school year!

Here is what parents need to know now:

• As of July 2021, Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) is no longer in use. • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom • Schoology works with Google Drive • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology:

http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS

You can learn more about Schoology here: 

https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. Students will have a Schoology account by the start of the school year.

Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts. Students will use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. FCPS has a resource page for students to learn more about Schoology, including how to login.

https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view: • your child's class • your child’s assignments and participation • your child’s calendar • teacher comments, scores, and feedback.

We are asking that parents do the following:

• Make sure you have registered for a SIS/ParentVUE account: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS

• Learn more about Schoology using the link below

https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVUE account!

Conditions for Potential Temporary COVID-19 Closure

FCPS is returning strong for five days a week of in-person instruction this fall. Our intent is to remain in-person. However, the reality of the ongoing pandemic means that we must plan for scenarios in which a temporary closure may be necessary to protect student, staff, and community health.

Virginia public schools are required under SB 1303 to provide five days a week of in-person instruction, as directed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

FCPS is committed to continuity of learning during the 2021-22 school year, and the school division is using layered prevention strategies to do everything possible to ensure our schools remain safe, healthy, and open. 

FCPS has plans in place to ensure continuity of learning in the event health authorities require a temporary closure to protect the health of students, staff, and the community.

Similar information can also be found here:

This content is also posted to the FCPS website:  Protocols for Potential Temporary COVID-19 Closure.

Grades K-6 Virtual Back To School Night

Save the Date! Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for ALL students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. Please stay tuned for more details regarding this event.

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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LCES Updates, 8/18/21: Open House Information

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Open House Events This Week!

We are excited to be hosting in-person Open House Events tomorrow and Friday! Your child/children will have the opportunity to visit Lees Corner, see their classroom, and meet the classroom teachers!

This year, Open House is intended to be a QUICK meet and greet with the teacher, student and immediate family members only (ie. student + parents). Keeping the group sizes small and the visits quick will help ensure the continued health and safety of all! Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members will love hearing your child tell stories and show pictures from Open House! 

Kindergarten Open House:

  • Thursday, August 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Parents will go to their child's classroom for a presentation by the classroom teacher.
  • At about 9:45 a.m., Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to get on a school bus and go for a quick ride through the neighborhood. This is an exciting opportunity for students who will be bus riders this year to experience what it will be like to ride a school bus! School staff members will ride the bus with students and parents will wait at the school.

Grades 1-3 Open House:

  • Thursday, August 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Drop by anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to visit your child's classroom and meet your child's teacher. 
  • You may bring your child's school supplies and drop them off in the classroom so your child won't have to carry everything themselves during the first week of school.

Grades 4-6 Open House:

  • Friday, August 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Drop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to visit your child's classroom and meet your child's teacher. 
  • You may bring your child's school supplies and drop them off in the classroom so your child won't have to carry everything themselves during the first week of school.

For families who prefer to participate virtually, please email your child's teacher to get information on a virtual Meet and Greet.

Introducing Our Open House Information Station

Do you need help navigating our FCPS online resources and completing the online back to school forms? We are here to help you!

During our Open House events, we will have an Information Station in the gym. Parents can go to the gym to get information on joining the PTA and Girl Scouts and for help filling out the back to school forms

We will have tables set up with 2 computers at each table for parents to use to complete the forms electronically. Staff members will be available to guide you and answer your questions.

Medication Drop Off at Open House

During Open House Ms. Kathryn Mullins, our School Health Aide, will be available in the Health Room if you need to drop off medication that your child will need to take while at school.

If you will be dropping off medication, here is helpful information:

ALL MEDICATION requires a completed Medication Authorization Form. Each medication requires its own authorization form – medications cannot be combined on one form.  Medication authorization forms must be renewed for each new school year.

All forms are available at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.   

The following links are provided for specific medication authorization forms.

  • General Medication:

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se63.pdf

  • Epinephrine:

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se64.pdf

  • Inhaler:

  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se65.pdf

  1. Part I is completed and signed by parent/guardian.
  2. Part II is completed and signed by a physician for all prescribed medications.
  3. Parents may complete and sign Part II ONLY for over-the-counter (OTC) medications to relieve symptoms of headache, muscle ache, orthodontic pain, or menstrual crampsOTC medication needed for any other conditions require a physician to complete part II.
  4. All medication must be in the original container.  Prescription medication containers should be labeled and dated by the pharmacist. 
  5. Siblings may NOT share any medication bottles.
  6. Parents/guardians must transport all prescription medication to and from the clinic. 
  7. It is recommended that medications should NOT expire during the current school year.  If a medication is due to expire, you will be notified by email or phone that it needs to be renewed.  Once expired, a medication cannot be administered and must be picked up by parent or discarded.
  8. All medications and corresponding authorization forms will be checked carefully for compliance with FCPS policyPlease plan on waiting for this check to be done so that any corrections needed can be addressed with you immediately.

For questions, please contact: School Health Aide, Kathryn Mullins @ 703-227-3510.

Feeling Sick? Stay Home Please

If you and/or your child are feeling sick, please stay home! Symptoms to be on the lookout for include: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, headache, upset stomach, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. 

It is not required that you join us for Open House. You can email your child's teacher and ask about a virtual meeting.

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 leescorneresattendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

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