LCES Updates 5/22/20: Parent Input Forms

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We remember and honor those we have loved and lost, those whose bravery surpasses understanding, those who have lived lives in service to others. We will not forget!

Memorial Day

Monday is a federal holiday in the United States. Our staff joins you in observing this holiday and honoring the memories of those who have served.

Parent Input Form 2020-2021

Lees Corner is a happy, healthy place to learn and grow!

We invite parents to share information regarding your child’s/children's needs and the type of learning and growing environment that works best for your child. 

Click HERE to open the document in Word. 

Click on the link below for the pdf version of the form.

Parent Input Form LCES 2020-2021_P.pdf

Save the copy to your device and email the completed form to both mrmiller@fcps.edu and latapper@fcps.edu .

Please complete one form per child.

All forms due back no later than Monday, June 8th.

Are These the Only Updates?

This is a special, shortened edition of "LCES Updates".

We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and the time with your loved ones!

Helpful Contacts Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

VaRonica Sloan, Principal:  vdsloan@fcps.edu

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:  latapper@fcps.edu

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:  mrmiller@fcps.edu

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:  blnolan@fcps.edu

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:  kjproppe@fcps.edu

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant: llnicklyn@fcps.edu

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison: ymccoy@fcps.edu

Olivia Yellen, Social Worker: omyellen@fcps.edu

Jenny Spears, School Counselor: jaspears@fcps.edu

Debbie Bradner, School Counselor: dgbradner1@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 PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. PTA membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES Updates 5/15/20: SACC News, Curbside Pickup Coming Soon, Videos for You, Laptop Verification Form, College Day Pics and more!

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News From SACC

We recently heard back from the TREX PLASTIC RECYCLING CHALLENGE we participated in during the school year. With all your donations of plastic bags, we were able to place on the top 25 schools with most recycled donations! Our center isn’t big, but we definitely have amazing supporters with BIG hearts who are always willing to participate for a good cause. Without you all, we wouldn't have been able to reach this goal. We hope this is  encouraging news during these difficult times!

Curbside Pickup Coming Soon!

We are currently working on a plan for coordinated item retrieval to allow staff back into the building to achieve the following goals:

  • gather and pack-up essential personal and instructional items for summer storage and cleaning
  • gather and prepare students' belongings for curbside pickup

We look forward to sharing a pick-up schedule and specific pick-up procedures with you in the near future. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to read upcoming issues of "LCES Updates!" 

Student Intention Forms for 2020-21: Updated Directions

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year. For families NOT returning to Lees Corner ES in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by Friday, May 22nd

REVISED Directions:

Save the blank pdf found at the link below to your device, complete the form, save it again, and then attach it to an email and send to blnolan@fcps.edu. A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable. Student ID Number may be left blank. 

Need help? Contact Betty Nolan at 703-227-3519 and leave a message. Mrs. Nolan will return your call as soon as she is able to.

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

New on Video: Mrs. Spears and Mrs. Yellen

Below is the link to the 1st of 4 clinical videos made for parents. Each video will address the 4 C’s that are so important during this time - Coping Skills, Continuity, Connection and Creativity.

This video is focused on coping skills and features Mrs. Spears, school counselor, and Mrs. Yellen, school social worker.

The link is un-discoverable on YouTube, so you can only view the video if you have this link..

Attached here is a PDF version of the video linked above. 

Library News: Mrs. Dunbar & YouTube

Here’s a quick info video that shows parents how to see which books their children have checked out. 

The video is only about 2 ½ minutes long.

Please remember, NO books are overdue. Thank you for helping your child keep track of library books.

😊 Mrs. Dunbar

Literacy Tips and Tricks for K-2

Need some extra support for encouraging literacy at home during distance learning?

Please see this newsletter, created especially for K-2 parents. A separate newsletter for 3-6 parents will be published next week.

Feel free to email Mrs. Poole at bcpoole@fcps.edu with any reading support questions. 

Remember, a little bit goes a long way!

Laptop & Charger Verification Form: Please Complete

As a way to cross reference our records in multiple ways, please complete this form identifying each LCES laptop and charger that you have at home.

Please complete a separate form for each device.

Laptop Verification Form-May 2020

Helpful Contacts Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

VaRonica Sloan, Principal:  vdsloan@fcps.edu

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:  latapper@fcps.edu

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:  mrmiller@fcps.edu

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:  blnolan@fcps.edu

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:  kjproppe@fcps.edu

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant: llnicklyn@fcps.edu

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison: ymccoy@fcps.edu

Olivia Yellen, Social Worker: omyellen@fcps.edu

Jenny Spears, School Counselor: jaspears@fcps.edu

Debbie Bradner, School Counselor: dgbradner1@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 PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. PTA membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

LCES' Virtual College Day

Thursday, May 14th was Virtual College Day at Lees Corner and in the entire Chantilly Pyramid. Look at all the LCES staff members who recorded Flipgrid videos sharing where they went to college! It was an exciting and inspiring project led by our school counselors in collaboration with our 6th grade team and our SCA!

Students, we hope our stories inspire you to reach for the stars! 

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LCES Updates 5/8/20: Laptop Verification Form, 6th Grade Promotion Celebration Pictures Needed, College Day, and more!

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From the magical Lees Corner Staff to you: Thank you for showing us so much love and appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week 2020! You lifted our spirits, filled our hearts, and shared so much joy and excitement with us. We miss all of you and look forward to being together again!

Laptop & Charger Verification Form: Please Complete

As a way to cross reference our records in multiple ways, please complete this form identifying each LCES laptop and charger that you have at home.

Please complete a separate form for each device.

Laptop Verification Form-May 2020

Reminder: Pictures Needed for 6th Grade Promotion Celebrations

The PTA plans on maintaining the LCES tradition of creating special posters and a slideshow for our 6th grade students.

To make this special for our kids, we need your help submitting pictures for each poster before May 10th.

Select FIVE (5) digital pictures of your child and post them online.

  • These pictures can be any pictures you like, showing your child throughout the years.
  • Please upload your pictures using the following online form.https://forms.gle/QJJv6anUXvjXdijm8

IF your child did not attend Lees Corner for the beginning of kindergarten, email a kindergarten photo to our committee ASAP!

  • Please include your child’s first and last name in the subject line of the email. The Kindergarten Photos should be emailed to: LCES.2020.photos@gmail.com
  • No action is required if your child has attended Lees Corner since the beginning of kindergarten. The school already has these photos, and the photos will be used for the posters and the slideshow. 
  • Part of the 6th grade celebration will be a slide show of all 6th graders. The slide show will include the official “school photos” from kindergarten and 6th grade. 

All responses are due by May 10, 2020.

Your responsiveness to send in the pictures is much appreciated to help make this event a fun and very special memory for our 6th grade class!

We are working with the school and the 6th grade teachers on a plan for some sort of celebration. Stay tuned for more information.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or comments!

Thank you,

Lees Corner 6th Grade Celebration Committee

Charlotte Ray (cray88@icloud.com)

Wendy Zost (zostwc@verizon.net)

Leona Stout (leonastout@gmail.com)

Have a Question? Need Help? We're Here for You!

You can still call the school at 703-227-3500 and someone will either answer the phone or you can leave a message and someone will get back to you! School is closed and so is the office, but staff are working remotely. Phone calls are forwarded to an office staff member during regular office hours of 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 

You can also email your child's teacher or another staff member. See the list of helpful contacts by scrolling to the bottom of today's message.

Celebrate Virtual College Day And Show Your School Spirit!

This year Lees Corner is going to celebrate our annual College Day virtually!  On Thursday, May 14th, staff members will wear clothing from their alma mater.  Your child is invited to wear clothing from a college of his or her choice or their Lees Corner spirit wear.  The earlier a child knows and believes they can go to college, the more likely they will be to attend.  We look forward to continuing the college conversation with our students and families!  Thank you for your support! 

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Lees Corner ES in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by Friday, May 22nd

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to blnolan@fcps.edu.  

Need help? Contact Betty Nolan at 703-227-3519 and leave a message. Mrs. Nolan will return your call as soon as she is able to.

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

New Student Enrollment Process

Kindergarten & New Students in Grades 1-6

Enrollment information can be found on our Lees Corner website 

https://leescorneres.fcps.edu/

Have questions? Please email Betty Nolan, the Lees Corner registrar, at blnolan@fcps.edu.

Third Quarter Grades

Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

We anticipate the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by May 23. Actual delivery to homes will vary. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.

Fourth Quarter Grades

No fourth quarter grades will be assigned to elementary students due to equity issues of access to technology and limited student ability to submit work during distance learning. 

Need Family Services?

Find out how to access the Fairfax County Department of Family Services for Assistance from a Distance:

Government Family Services

Live Lessons Login Information

Login procedure allows students to log on directly to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbCU) without needing to go through Blackboard Learn (24-7). Below is the information that you need for live instruction. 

  • Your child will receive one or more emails with personalized BbCU links based on the number of sessions to which they are invited.
  • Email(s) will be found in their fcpsschools.net Gmail account and will come from Blackboard Collaborate Support.
  • DO NOT DELETE THESE EMAILS FROM BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE SUPPORT! You may need to refer to them later if there is a problem.
  • Directions to access these BbCU links in your child’s email can be seen in THIS VIDEO.
  • Remember that you should NEVER share these personalized links with anyone. Personalized links show students’ first and last names. They become part of your child’s digital footprint.
  • To help keep track of the different invitation links you can:
    • bookmark the links using Steps 6-11 of the attached document. Be sure to save the emails from BbCU Support.
    • create a desktop shortcut for each session to which they are invited. After opening the invitation email:
    1. Right Click on the invitation link.
    2. Select “Copy Link Address”.
    3. Place your arrow on your Desktop.
    4. Right Click.
    5. Select “New”.
    6. Select “Shortcut”.
    7. Select “Paste”.
    8. Then rename the link to match the session title seen the invitation email.
Helpful Contacts Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

VaRonica Sloan, Principal:  vdsloan@fcps.edu

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:  latapper@fcps.edu

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:  mrmiller@fcps.edu

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:  blnolan@fcps.edu

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:  kjproppe@fcps.edu

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant: llnicklyn@fcps.edu

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison: ymccoy@fcps.edu

Olivia Yellen, Social Worker: omyellen@fcps.edu

Jenny Spears, School Counselor: jaspears@fcps.edu

Debbie Bradner, School Counselor: dgbradner1@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 PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. PTA membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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LCES' Principal's Coffee Tomorrow

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Dear Lees Corner Families,

Tomorrow, Friday, May 8, 2020 we will be holding two virtual “Principal’s Coffee” sessions where we will connect with you and respond to questions on a variety of topics.  In order to help us prepare the agenda for this event, please share any questions you might have using our Questions for Principal's Coffee form. Please enter one question per submission.

If you would like to learn more about what distance learning looks like at Lees Corner, and you want an opportunity to connect with Lees Corner staff and parents, we have a plan for you!

You are cordially invited to attend our first ever virtual “Principal’s Coffee” tomorrow, Friday, May 8, 2020 at the following times:

9:00 a.m.  K-2 Families

10:00 a.m. 3-6 Families

The meeting will take place via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbCU), the same tool your children are using when they are engaged in one hour of synchronous learning with their teachers each morning. Don’t worry if you don’t know how BbCU works! It is easy to learn, and you already have student experts in your homes.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned! Tomorrow morning, you will receive more information including a link to join the meeting. The link should arrive in your email approximately 15 minutes before the meeting. The email will be sent via eNotify/School Messenger.

All the Best,

Lees Corner Administrative Team and Staff

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LCES Updates 5/1/20: Principal's Coffee and Live Specials Next Week, CORRECTION

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Dear Lees Corner Families,

Distance Learning got off to a successful start over the last two weeks, and it has been such a thrill to see students and teachers reconnecting!  Now, we would like to connect with our parent community.

On Friday, May 8, 2020 we will be holding two virtual “Principal’s Coffee” sessions where we will connect with you and respond to questions on a variety of topics.  In order to help us prepare the agenda for this event, please share any questions you might have using our Questions for Principal's Coffee form.  Please enter one question per submission.

So, if you would like to learn more about what distance learning looks like at Lees Corner, and you want an opportunity to connect with Lees Corner staff and parents, we have a plan for you!

You are cordially invited to attend our first ever virtual “Principal’s Coffee” next Friday, May 8, 2020 at the following times:

9:00 a.m.  K-2 Families

10:00 a.m. 3-6 Families

The meeting will take place via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbCU), the same tool your children are using when they are engaged in one hour of synchronous learning with their teachers each morning. Don’t worry if you don’t know how BbCU works! It is easy to learn, and you already have student experts in your homes.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned! The morning of the event you will receive more information including a link to join the meeting. The link should arrive in your email approximately 15 minutes before the meeting. The email will be sent via eNotify/School Messenger.

All the Best,

Lees Corner Administrative Team and Staff

Live Specials Starting Next Week!

We have great news for students in grades 1-6! Starting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Art, Music, and PE classes will go live on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. following the schedule below.

Note the rotation schedule in the column to the far right.

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LCES Updates 5/1/20: Principal's Coffee and Live Specials Next Week

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Dear Lees Corner Families,

Distance Learning got off to a successful start over the last two weeks, and it has been such a thrill to see students and teachers reconnecting!  Now, we would like to connect with our parent community.

On Friday, May 8, 2020 we will be holding two virtual “Principal’s Coffee” sessions where we will connect with you and respond to questions on a variety of topics.  In order to help us prepare the agenda for this event, please share any questions you might have using our Questions for Principal's Coffee form.  Please enter one question per submission.

So, if you would like to learn more about what distance learning looks like at Lees Corner, and you want an opportunity to connect with Lees Corner staff and parents, we have a plan for you!

You are cordially invited to attend our first ever virtual “Principal’s Coffee” next Friday, May 8, 2020 at the following times:

9:00 a.m.  K-2 Families

10:00 a.m. 3-6 Families

The meeting will take place via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbCU), the same tool your children are using when they are engaged in one hour of synchronous learning with their teachers each morning. Don’t worry if you don’t know how BbCU works! It is easy to learn, and you already have student experts in your homes.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned! The morning of the event you will receive more information including a link to join the meeting. The link should arrive in your email approximately 15 minutes before the meeting. The email will be sent via eNotify/School Messenger.

All the Best,

Lees Corner Administrative Team and Staff

LIVE Specials Starting Monday!

We have great news for students in grades 1-6! Starting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Art, Music, and PE classes will go LIVE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. following the schedule below.

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LCES Updates 4/24/20: Yearbook Orders due, Students Registration, and more!

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Yearbook Orders & Pictures Due TODAY!

Submit pictures and order yearbooks TODAY, Friday, April 24, 2020.

Two ways to order a yearbook:

AWESOME changes are being made to capture distance learning at LCES! We need your help to get more photos and make sure ALL of our students' beautiful faces are included in the yearbook.  

Live Lessons Begin Monday!

Live (synchronous) learning at Lees Corner will begin on Monday, April 27th. Scroll to the end of this message to see a repost of the information on login procedures for LIVE lessons.

New Student Enrollment Process During COVID-19

Kindergarten

Betty Nolan, the Lees Corner registrar, is currently reaching out by email or phone to the families who previously contacted her about registering their children who will turn 5 years old by September 30, 2020 for kindergarten. Registration packets were mailed in March to those on the list. If you have the capability, please scan and email the completed registration forms and birth certificate to Mrs. Nolan at blnolan@fcps.edu. She will use them to do a preliminary registration. All original forms along with other supporting documents must be presented at a later date when the schools are open to the public. If you are not able to scan the forms Mrs. Nolan will schedule a phone interview. Please email Mrs. Nolan if you did not receive a registration packet in the mail or leave a message at 703-227-3519.

Enrollment forms can be found at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

New Students in Grades 1-6

Please email Betty Nolan, the Lees Corner registrar, at blnolan@fcps.edu for information about preliminary enrollments for new student enrollments in grades 1-6.

Updated Third Quarter Grading Timeline

Due to last week’s pause in teacher-led “live” instruction, the third quarter has been extended until Friday, May 1, 2020. Students will work with their teachers to make up third quarter missing/incomplete assignments and complete reassessments by May 1, 2020. 

ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Thursday, April 23 through Friday, May 8. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Parents and/or guardians at the ES level do not have the “Go Paperless” option this school year. If they have secondary students, they may opt to “Go Paperless” to discontinue printed secondary level report cards but they will still receive printed ES Progress Reports for their ES students this school year. We anticipate releasing the paperless option to ES in SY 20/21. 

 We anticipate the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by May 23. Actual delivery to homes will vary. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.

Fourth Quarter Grades

No fourth quarter grades will be assigned to elementary students due to equity issues of access to technology and limited student ability to submit work during distance learning. 

Need Family Services?

Find out how to access the Fairfax County Department of Family Services for Assistance from a Distance:

Government Family Services

Live Lessons Login Information

New login procedure allows students to log on directly to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbCU) without needing to go through Blackboard Learn (24-7). Below is the information that you will need to begin live instruction. 

  • Your child will receive one or more emails with personalized BbCU links based on the number of sessions to which they are invited.
  • Email(s) will be found in their fcpsschools.net Gmail account and will come from Blackboard Collaborate Support.
  • DO NOT DELETE THESE EMAILS FROM BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE SUPPORT! You may need to refer to them later if there is a problem.
  • Directions to access these BbCU links in your child’s email can be seen in THIS VIDEO.
  • Remember that you should NEVER share these personalized links with anyone. Personalized links show students’ first and last names. They become part of your child’s digital footprint.
  • To help keep track of the different invitation links you can:
    • bookmark the links using Steps 6-11 of the attached document. Be sure to save the emails from BbCU Support.
    • create a desktop shortcut for each session to which they are invited. After opening the invitation email:
    1. Right Click on the invitation link.
    2. Select “Copy Link Address”.
    3. Place your arrow on your Desktop.
    4. Right Click.
    5. Select “New”.
    6. Select “Shortcut”.
    7. Select “Paste”.
    8. Then rename the link to match the session title seen the invitation email.

If your child does not receive an email in their fcpsschools.net Gmail account with a session link by noon on Sunday, April 26, 2020, please email your child’s teacher.

Helpful Contacts Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

VaRonica Sloan, Principal:  vdsloan@fcps.edu

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:  latapper@fcps.edu

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:  mrmiller@fcps.edu

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:  blnolan@fcps.edu

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:  kjproppe@fcps.edu

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant: llnicklyn@fcps.edu

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison: ymccoy@fcps.edu

Olivia Yellen, Social Worker: omyellen@fcps.edu

Jenny Spears, School Counselor: jaspears@fcps.edu

Debbie Bradner, School Counselor: dgbradner1@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 PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. PTA membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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Lees Corner: New Login Procedures for Live Teaching--Please Read

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Hello again Lees Corner!

We have been working very hard behind the scenes so that we can continue synchronous (live) instruction as soon as possible. We know there have been challenges, and we truly hope this is the last time we need to change the log-in procedure.

This new procedure allows students to log on directly to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbCU) without needing to go through Blackboard Learn (24-7). Below is the information that you will need to begin live instruction. Our goal is to begin on Monday, April 27, 2020.

  • Your child will receive one or more emails with personalized BbCU links based on the number of sessions to which they are invited.
  • Email(s) will be found in their fcpsschools.net Gmail account and will come from Blackboard Collaborate Support.
  • DO NOT DELETE THESE EMAILS FROM BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE SUPPORT! You may need to refer to them later if there is a problem.
  • Directions to access these BbCU links in your child’s email can be seen in THIS VIDEO.
  • Remember that you should NEVER share these personalized links with anyone. Personalized links show students’ first and last names. They become part of your child’s digital footprint.
  • To help keep track of the different invitation links you can:
    • bookmark the links using Steps 6-11 of the attached document. Be sure to save the emails from BbCU Support.
    • create a desktop shortcut for each session to which they are invited. After opening the invitation email:
    1. Right Click on the invitation link.
    2. Select “Copy Link Address”.
    3. Place your arrow on your Desktop.
    4. Right Click.
    5. Select “New”.
    6. Select “Shortcut”.
    7. Select “Paste”.
    8. Then rename the link to match the session title seen the invitation email.

If your child does not receive an email in their fcpsschools.net Gmail account with a session link by noon on Sunday, April 26, 2020, please email your child’s teacher.

We look forward to continuing this learning journey with live sessions. Together, we will make our lives and our world a better place!

Most sincerely,

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Mike Lis, School Based Technology Specialist

and the entire LCES Teachers & Staff

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Lees Corner--Learning Activities in Google Classroom Today

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Good morning Lees Corner families,

Today students will participate in asynchronous learning activities that are found in your child’s Google Classroom. You should be receiving a message from your child's teacher with additional information regarding these learning activities, resources and tools. 

Please have your child log into their FCPS Google Classroom using the student username and password that they use to login to their FCPS/school computer.

All learning activities will be found in this location.  

Please note that parent usernames and passwords will not work with FCPS Google accounts!

We sincerely appreciate the opportunities we have to stay connected to learning and each other during this time!

Thank You, 

VaRonica Sloan, Principal 

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PLEASE READ ASAP: Important message from Lees Corner ES

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Dear Lees Corner Families, 

Due to the issues that some schools had with Blackboard Collaborate yesterday, changes must be made immediately in how students access their courses. In order to give teachers time to make these changes, all FCPS Distance Learning will begin two hours late today, April 15th.  

This means that all teacher-led instruction will begin two hours late TODAY and all teacher office hours will be adjusted on April 15th.  We will resume our regular instructional schedule and teacher office hours on Thursday, April 16th. 

Please see below for the new times for today, Wednesday, April 15th: 

Instruction Time

Grade Level

11:00am-12:00pm

Kindergarten

11:00am-12:00pm

1st Grade

10:30am-11:30am

2nd Grade

11:00am-12:00pm

3rd Grade

11:00am-12:00pm

4th Grade

10:30am-11:30am

5th Grade

11:00am-12:00pm

6th Grade

 

 *Virtual Office Offices will vary for teams/teachers today, from 1:00-3:00pm

Students/families will not be using the links that were previously given to them by teachers. 

To access the instructional sessions with teachers or the office hours with teachers:

  • All students will need to log into their FCPS Blackboard 24/7 account with their student number and their FCPS password. https://fcps.blackboard.com/
  • Click on the grade level course. (i.e. LCES Third Grade)
  • Look for and click the Live Sessions button on the left menu.
  • Students will see all of teachers’ active session.  
  • Click on your teacher’s session button to join. 
  • The student’s name will automatically show up.
  • Parents are NOT able to access this on their Blackboard Parent account. 
  • Students are permitted to log in 15 minutes early. 

We apologize for the last-minute notice and we appreciate your flexibility as we learn to navigate Distance Learning together as a division during this unprecedented time. Please know that we are in this with you and we will support our students through these times as best we can.  

Our best,

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

Mike Lis, School Based Technology Specialist

JoAnne Fisher, Technology Support Specialist

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Lees Corner Updates 4/10/20

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Good afternoon Lees Corner Families!

In this week's News You Choose (NYC) entitled, "Lees Corner Updates 4/10/20" we are providing you with information about grading and the schedule for distance learning which begins on Tuesday, April 14th. In addition, we are providing additional helpful updates.

As we transition to the Distance Learning model of instruction, we are focused on supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. Our clinical team will be collaborating with our teachers during this transition and will be available for continued student and family support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor or to our school social worker, Olivia Yellen, if you need any assistance!

Our entire staff is looking forward to engaging with students and families again as we all begin this new learning experience together! We may be physically separated, but all of you remain close to us in our hearts and in our minds. If you have questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, please reach out to us directly via email.

We wish you all continued good health and much happiness!

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

and The Lees Corner Staff

Grading: Elementary Schools

No fourth quarter grades will be assigned to elementary students due to equity issues of access to technology and limited student ability to submit work during distance learning. 

Schedule: Elementary Schools

Click on the link below to see Lees Corner's Daily Schedule.

LCES Draft Schedule_Distance Learning.pdf .

Teachers will share more detailed schedules with families on Monday, April 13th. Please remember that April 13th is still a teacher workday.

In the schedule linked above, you will see that teachers will provide one hour of virtual instruction per day, Monday through Thursday, and will be available for one hour of “office” time to provide individual and small group support during those four days. Fridays will be used for staff meetings, grade level meetings, and team collaboration and planning.

Elementary students will engage in teacher-led and independent learning. The distribution of learning packets in the mail, via the United States Postal Service (USPS), began the week of March 30th. Literacy and math content will also be made available on FCPS Cable Channel 21.

Some students may not yet have received the first packet containing review materials. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while waiting for packets to arrive. Packets are being prepared and mailed to ALL PK-8 students in FCPS. This is a huge undertaking! Packets that have not yet arrived should arrive soon! If your child's packet has not arrived by Monday, April 13th, please let one of us know.

Students will have access to weekly print activities through centrally created and distributed learning packets. Students will engage with the teacher in virtual chats as detailed in the school schedule. Video lessons will be available on cable Channel 21 and through Channel 21 web streaming. Teacher created activities will be posted in FCPS 24-7 Blackboard to ensure parent access. G Suite and Google Classroom may be used for students to complete activities. Students should have both off and on-screen learning activities.

Device Distribution

FCPS school buildings remain closed, with limited access to essential staff members only. Any additional device requests for students in grades 3-6 will be managed and processed according to guidance from FCPS. We will continue to stay in communication with families regarding their requests.

Yearbook Update

Our Yearbook Committee has been hard at work to make sure our plans for the 2019-2020 yearbook stay on track! They have been busy communicating with our Lifetouch representative and have come up with a NEW plan. AWESOME changes are being made to capture distance learning at LCES!

Now we need your help to get more photos and make sure ALL of our students' beautiful faces are included in the yearbook. The deadline to submit pictures and order yearbooks has been extended to Friday, April 24th. That is two weeks from today. Don't delay, order yours today!  #weseeyou #everyonematters

Keep Reading: Library News

Please continue to enjoy your school library books at home. No books are overdue, and they should be returned when Lees Corner re-opens. Remember to check Blackboard for eBooks available for you to check out electronically or listen to. You may also find library resources at www.fcps.edu. Click on the word “Library” in white letters in the blue ribbon. It is the fourth word from the left.

Families throughout FCPS are asked not to take books to school when they arrive for technology pickup or when visiting meal sites. If a school does receive library books from home, they will be placed on a cart separately from the collection and allowed their own quarantine time.

Keep reading and talking with friends and loved ones about what you are reading!

Sending you much love and sunshine,

Mrs. Dunbar, Librarian

Mrs. Poole, Reading Teacher & Literacy Leader

Need Family Services?

Find out how to access the Fairfax County Department of Family Services for Assistance from a Distance:

Government Family Services

Kindergarten 2020-2021

 

Kindergarten Orientation is postponed but enrollment continues.  Please contact Betty Nolan for more information and to register your child. You may reach her via email at bnolan@fcps.edu.

Enrollment forms can be found at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

Helpful Contacts Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

VaRonica Sloan, Principal:  vdsloan@fcps.edu

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:  hahitz@fcps.edu

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:  mrmiller@fcps.edu

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:  blnolan@fcps.edu

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:  kjproppe@fcps.edu

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant: llnicklyn@fcps.edu

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison:  ymmcoy@fcps.edu

Olivia Yellen, Social Worker: omyellen@fcps.edu

Jenny Spears, School Counselor: jaspears@fcps.edu

Debbie Bradner, School Counselor: dgbradner1@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 PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. PTA membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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Lees Corner Updates 4/3/20

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We hope all Lees Corner families are staying home, remaining positive and healthy, and showing their school spirit. It's not too late to share your photos on our Facebook PTA page.

Good afternoon Lees Corner Families!

Our teachers and staff members have been working hard planning and preparing for Distance Learning which will begin on Tuesday, April 14th. All Fairfax County Public Schools will observe Spring Break next week from April 6th-10th.

In this week's News You Choose (NYC) entitled, "Lees Corner Updates 4/3/20" we will provide you with information about grading and the schedule for distance learning which begins on Tuesday, April 14th. In addition, we are providing additional helpful updates.

GRADING

Elementary Students No fourth quarter grades will be assigned to elementary students due to equity issues of access to technology and limited student ability to submit work during distance learning. Elementary students will engage in teacher-led and independent learning. Learning packets will be distributed by mail to all PK-6 students beginning the week of March 30. Literacy and math content will also be made available on FCPS Cable Channel 21.

We understand some students have not yet received the first packet containing review materials. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while waiting for packets to arrive. Packets are being prepared and mailed to ALL PK-8 students in FCPS. This is a huge undertaking! Packets that have not yet arrived should arrive in the next week. 

SCHEDULE

Elementary School Students: Teachers will provide one hour of virtual instruction per day, Monday through Thursday, and will be available for one hour of “office” time to provide individual and small group support during those four days. Fridays will be used for staff meetings, grade level meetings, and team collaboration and planning.

Click on the link below to see Lees Corner"s Daily Schedule.

LCES Draft Schedule_Distance Learning.pdf .Teachers will share more detailed schedules with families on Monday, April 13th. Please remember that April 13th is still a teacher workday.

Learning Activities:

Students will have access to weekly print activities through centrally created and distributed learning packets. • Students will engage with the teacher in virtual chat as detailed in the school schedule. • Video lessons available on cable Channel 21 and through Channel 21 web streaming. • Teacher created activities will be posted in FCPS 24-7 Blackboard to ensure caregiver access. • G Suite and Google Classroom may be used for students to complete activities. • Students should have both off and on-screen learning activities.

As we transition to this Distance Learning model of instruction, we are focused on supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. Our clinical team will be collaborating with our teachers during this transition and will be available for continued student and family support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor or to our school social worker, Olivia Yellen, if you need any assistance! 

Our entire staff is looking forward to engaging with students and families again as we all begin this new learning experience together! We may be physically separated, but all of you remain close to us in our hearts and in our minds. If you have questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, please reach out to us directly via email.

We wish you all continued good health and much happiness!

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

and

The Lees Corner Staff

Keep Reading: Library News

Please continue to enjoy your school library books at home. No books are overdue, and they should be returned when Lees Corner re-opens. Remember to check Blackboard for eBooks available for you to check out electronically or listen to. You may also find library resources at www.fcps.edu. Click on the word “Library” in white letters in the blue ribbon. It is the fourth word from the left.

Families throughout FCPS are asked not to take books to school when they arrive for technology pickup or when visiting meal sites. If a school does receive library books from home, they will be placed on a cart separately from the collection and allowed their own quarantine time.

Keep reading and talking with friends and loved ones about what you are reading.

Sending you much love and sunshine,

Mrs. Dunbar,  Librarian

Mrs. Poole, Reading Teacher & Literacy Leader

Grab and Go Meals: Update

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will be serving grab and go meals during spring break, April 6-10.

Starting Monday, April 6, food distribution hours at FCPS school sites and curbside service sites will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Food distribution times at pop up sites and along bus routes are unchanged. Breakfast and lunch meals are available together wherever meals are being distributed.

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children’s meals they need. Adult meals are $2. 

Need Family Services?

Find out how to access the Fairfax County Department of Family Services for Assistance from a Distance:

Government Family Services

Kindergarten 2020-2021

 

Kindergarten Orientation is postponed but enrollment continues.  Please contact Betty Nolan for more information and to register your child. You may reach her via email at bnolan@fcps.edu.

Enrollment forms can be found at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

Comcast and Cox Internet Offers

 Comcast and Cox are offering free internet to families without it. Call Comcast at 1-855-846-8376 or for assistance in Spanish call 1-855-765-6995. Cox offers Connect2Compete at this link:

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

Be sure to read or ask for all the details so you know what you’re getting.

Helpful Contacts Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

VaRonica Sloan, Principal:  vdsloan@fcps.edu

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:  hahitz@fcps.edu

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:  mrmiller@fcps.edu

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:  blnolan@fcps.edu

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:  kjproppe@fcps.edu

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant: llnicklyn@fcps.edu

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison:  ymmcoy@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 PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. PTA membership and dues are NOT required to join this group. 

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Lees Corner Updates 3/28/20

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Good morning Lees Corner Families!

Our staff has been thinking about all of you and we miss you. We can’t wait to see your faces and hear your voices when we begin distance learning!

To plan for distance learning, we need to make sure we know about each student’s access to technology at home and whether students have their musical instruments.

For students in Grades 3-6, we are currently arranging for appointment-only pick-up times for these items. We ask that parents of students in grades 3-6 please fill out the LCES Laptop & Instrument Pick Up Request Form to request the pickup of these items.

Once the form is completed, a staff member will reach out to you and provide  further instructions regarding your scheduled pickup time and procedures. During pickup, we must follow CDC guidelines which include social/physical distancing and no gatherings greater than 10, so you will only able to pick up items at your designated time. Pickup will be curbside and you will remain in your car.

For students in Grades K-2, we will not be distributing laptops however, we ask that you please fill out the LCES Access to Technology for Students in Grades K-2 Form so that your child’s classroom teacher may know if you have a device at home that your child can use to access learning online. This information will help drive the teacher’s decisions about communication and instruction moving forward.

Our staff has been communicating and collaborating in preparation for the start of distance learning which will begin on April 14th. We will share more information with you next week about teaching and learning schedules and the technology tools teachers and students will use for learning.

Sincerely,

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

and

Lees Corner Staff

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LCES' Virtual Spirit Week & Yearbook News

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Virtual Spirit Week Starting MonYAY!

Students & Families,

We all miss you, and we know you miss us and each other. So it's time to drum up some school spirit, have fun, and share our photos. We need to see each other and connect in a safe way! 

Parents, if you aren't already a member of the LCES PTA Facebook group, you can join anytime, no membership or fees required.

Let's go Lees Corner! Let's have some fun!

Your Lees Corner Friends

Yearbook Update: Send Us Your Photos

Our Yearbook Committee has been hard at work to make sure our plans for the 2019-2020 yearbook stay on track! They have been busy communicating with our Lifetouch representative and have come up with a NEW plan. Now we need your help to get more photos and make sure all of our students' beautiful faces are included in the yearbook. #weseeyou

Stay Connected to LCES

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

     

Join the Lees Corner PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff.

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A Special Message from Lees Corner 3/23/20

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Dear Lees Corner families,

We are thinking of you and our students at this very moment! We are all dealing with various emotions after our governor’s announcement that Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of this school year.

At this moment, we want to share a little encouragement.  We promise to stay connected and to keep you updated with essential information.

Continue to encourage and support one another as we face these unprecedented times! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything.  

Most importantly, continue to take proactive measures to keep your families safe and healthy!

Missing you!

Lees Corner Administration & Staff

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Lees Corner Updates-3/20/2020

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We miss our students & families!

photo courtesy of a Lees Corner teacher who took this picture of her artwork during a chalk walk in her neighborhood.

Dear Lees Corner Families,

We want to thank each of you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate evolving factors associated with coronavirus, COVID-19 that closed our schools one week ago. Please understand that Dr. Brabrand and the FCPS Leadership team are doing all they can to provide information, updates, and practices that will help us get through this together. They are going to extraordinary measures to provide support and timely information, aligned with health, state, and federal mandates.

We have never been more grateful to live and work in an area with so many resources and so many citizens committed to serving one another. The Lees Corner Community is truly a very special place to live, work, grow, and learn! .

Yesterday, March 19th, you received a message from Dr. Brabrand entitled, "FCPS COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent". We would like to quote from that letter:

This is an extraordinary time for our community, state and nation. While we have no way to predict how the days ahead will unfold, we strongly encourage you to follow the guidance we are receiving each day from the health professionals to contain the spread of the virus. We all want to be responsible global citizens – FCPS employees and families alike – and do our part to stop the spread.”

Your continued support and offers to help our school and other members of the community are so very encouraging! 

Please take care of yourselves so that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal 

Lees Corner Elementary School

FCPS Grab & Go Lunches

Fairfax County Public Schools is continuing to provide grab and go lunches at no cost for students, and the list of sites keeps increasing!

Please continue to check the FCPS website daily for food distribution locations. There you will find a list of locations and their hours of operation.

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under. Adult lunches are available for purchase for $2.

You can also click HERE to see a Food Resources Map that families can use to find the nearest food distribution location. Enter your address or choose a location from the map to find the nearest food resource. Clicking on a resource will give further details and provide directions. After you enter your address, you can select how far from your location you would like to search, anywhere from 1-15 miles.

Stay Connected to LCES

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

Consider joining the Lees Corner PTA on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff.

Continuity of Learning

Virginia schools are closed by order of the Governor's office. The guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Education is that since school divisions cannot ensure equity in access, student instructional assignments should not be required or graded during the closure.

Please continue to take advantage of the continuity of learning resources:

  • When anyone logs on to FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) they will see a Continuity of Learning module that has links to resources for elementary students as well as resources for middle and high school students.
  • Continuity of learning resources are also available at this link along with information about our instructional videos available on cable TV.
FCPS Approved Learning Resources

To support students and families with the continuity of learning, we are sharing a list of FCPS approved learning resources for reading and math. Note that the resources are sorted by BOLD TEXT.

READING

  • Starfall:  This site will help teach early emergent and beginning readers letter names and sounds along with some basic sight words.  http://www.starfall.com/
  • Pocket Phonics (app):   If your child already knows his/her letter names, this free app can be a useful next step in teaching letter-sound correspondence and basic phonics. https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/abc-pocketphonics-lite/id302689971?mt=8
  • Grammar Blast:  This site is focused on 2nd-5th grade students.   In it, students answer a series of multiple choice questions regarding grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure.  http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/grammar/
  • Slime Kids Grammar/Spelling Games:   This site has a variety of games for both primary and upper elementary students to help practice grammar and spelling rules, as well as strengthen their typing skills. http://www.slimekids.com/games/grammar-games/
  • Wacky Tales:  This site is geared towards students in grades 3 and above and assumes knowledge of parts-of-speech.  As with Madlibs, students complete tales by inserting words for various parts-of-speech and create “Wacky Tales.”  http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
  • Comma Chameleon:  After choosing the correct punctuation, students help the chameleon place the punctuation properly into sentences.   There are also games to help learn and reinforce their understanding of the parts-of speech.  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/punctuation.htm
  • Proofreading Makes Perfect:  This site focuses on 5th grade students and provides practice for students to correct sentences. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g05/g05home.htm
  • Alien Punctuation:  This site is more appropriate for upper elementary students.   It is a challenging punctuation game sponsored by the BBC.   In it, students help “zap” or edit corrections into sentences. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/using_punctuation/play/
  • Free Rice:  This site helps students expand their vocabulary and practice grammar rules from elementary school through high school.   It also has content in other subject areas.   Importantly, the site is the result of a joint endeavor by the United Nations and Harvard University and sponsors food aid donations with every correct answer (bowls of rice add up to bushels, etc.).   It is a great website for teaching students that their learning efforts can make a difference.  While it is an option to create a login to track points, there is no need to register in order to play. freerice.com
  • Chomp-Chomp:  This site is also geared toward advanced upper elementary, middle school, and high school students.  It focuses on more advanced grammar rules that affect writing  (, pronoun-antecedent and subject-verb agreement, compound and complex sentences, etc.).    http://www.chompchomp.com/exercises.htm
  • Virginia SOL Practice: http://iq.whro.org/languagearts.htm   (prior SOL standards -- released tests)
  • Scholastic Learn at Home:  This free resource provides your children with 20+ days of articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges.  Children can complete them anytime. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

MATH RESOURCES

  • The Virginia Department of Education’s math website has many resources, including standards and practice SOL-test math questions. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/mathematics/index.shtml
  • NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge, part of the University’s Millennium Mathematics Project.  NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education - completely free and available to all. http://nrich.maths.org
  • youcubed: This fabulous website has resources for parents, teachers, and students. Watch videos, find engaging tasks, read articles, and learn about the “math revolution” that Stanford Professor Jo Boaler promotes!  https://www.youcubed.org/
  • CueThink: This National Science Foundation–funded program helps students strengthen math skills, inspires a growth mindset, and encourages critical thinking. Students will learn to solve problems and explain their thinking using mathematician George Polya’s four-step approach. https://www.cuethink.com/
  • GregTangMath strives to provide unparalleled math lessons for students as well as professional development for in-service teachers. Games, puzzles, and other resources, like free downloads, worksheets/word problems, math centers. https://www.gregtangmath.com/
  • Illuminations: This site, from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), features complete lesson plans, mobile games for students, interactive activities, and brain teasers. https://illuminations.nctm.org/
  • Khan Academy is on a mission to give a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Their personalized learning resources are available for all ages. Video learning segments are followed by practice activities.  https://www.khanacademy.org/ (Please note:  Internet Explorer doesn’t support this website.  Use Chrome)
  • Prodigy Software: Math games that tackle more than 1,200 crucial math skills in a fun and engaging way. https://www.prodigygame.com/
  • Splash Math:Boost confidence, increase scores, and get ahead. Fun for enrichment or regular practice. https://www.splashlearn.com/
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NVML): This National Science Foundation-supported project provides a large library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials for math instruction. http://nlvm.usu.edu/

Math sites: Worksheets 

  • Common Core Sheets: Math worksheets for just about any area of study. Free downloads. Good for planning lessons, review, and independent work.  https://www.commoncoresheets.com/
  • Math-Aids: Dynamically created math worksheets for students, teachers, parents … anyone!  https://www.math-aids.com/
  • Math-Drills.com: Free Math Worksheets.  This website iincludes over 50 thousand free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math. Our PDF math worksheets are available on a broad range of topics including number sense, arithmetic, pre-algebra, geometry, measurement, money concepts and much more. There are also a few interactive math features including the Sudoku and Dots math games, and the more serious math flash cards and unit converter.  https://www.math-drills.com/

Math sites: Upper Grade-levels

PBS Math Club (Gr 6-9): From PBS Learning Media, middle schoolers will love this entertaining video blog. Not only does each episode cover Common Core Standards, it makes math learning culturally relevant with pop-culture references. https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/pbs-math-club/#.WmY9epM-f

Let's Keep Music in Our Lives

 

March is "Music in Our Schools Month". Since we aren't in school, let's make March "Music in Our Lives Month" ! Listening to music you love and singing or dancing along is a wonderful way to stay happy and healthy wherever you are.

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Lees Corner Updates-3/14/2020

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Dear Lees Corner Families,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility throughout this week as we all responded to the closing of schools beginning on Friday, March 13th.

As you know, the Virginia Department of Education has recommended that all school systems provide continuity of learning programming during school closure.  At this time, FCPS has developed digital and online resources for our students.  Blackboard will be the primary website for families to access these materials. This work will not be required nor graded. Additionally, FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming. This content is also available online at www.fcps.edu. Click HERE to see the FCPS Cable TV Guide.

Your words of support and offers to help our school and other members of the community are so very encouraging! The Lees Corner Community is truly a very special place to live, work, grow, and learn. It is that energy and positivity that allows us to make magic happen in our school.

We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal 

Lees Corner Elementary School

Laptop Distribution

On Monday, at Lees Corner, we will be distributing laptops to students in grades 3-6, if you need access to this device at home. Lees Corner will be distributing to students between 12:00p.m.-2:30p.m. You may come anytime during this window of time. Note that you must attend with your student to sign our parent consent form that allows us to assign a device to your student. We will also work with your student while on-site to make sure that they can log into the device before you leave.  A few things to understand about the process on Monday:

  • You can opt to keep your student’s device at school, if they already have access to another computer or tablet at home.
  • The laptop will need to be returned to the school as soon as school resumes.
  • If you do not have internet access at home, while you are picking up a laptop, you may fill out the parent permission form for a MiFi wireless internet device. These MiFis will not be available for pickup on Monday, however we will put your request in the queue and let you know if a device is available for pickup at a later date.

In order to help us plan for the number of 3rd thru 6th grade students that will be picking up laptops we ask that you complete the following LCES Laptop Pick RSVP - March 16, 2020 form.  Please follow the distribution schedule of 12p.m.-2:30p.m., as we are operating with a limited number of staff members. Thank you for your patience and support of our efforts to provide an equitable experience for our students.

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School Medication Pickup

The Health Room will be open on Monday, March 16th, from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., to allow parents to pick up medications that may be in short supply at home. Parents are asked to please contact the Main Office at 703-227-3500, as early as possible Monday morning, to arrange for this. We can only release medication to the student's parent so please be sure to have your photo ID with you.

FCPS Grab & Go Lunches

Fairfax County Public Schools will be providing emergency grab and go lunches at no cost for students at five sites on Monday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. School-age students are welcome to go to any of the five sites to pick up a lunch during that time period. Grab and go lunches will be served at the following sites:

Bailey’s Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church

- Hutchison Elementary School, 13209 Parcher Avenue, Herndon

- Hybla Valley Elementary School, 3415 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria

- London Towne Elementary School, 6100 Stone Road, Centreville

- Burke Center, 9645 Burke Lake Road, Burke

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under. Adult lunches are available for purchase for $2.

Parent Vue Accounts

FCPS 24-7 Learning Accounts

In preparation for school closure, student learning activities will be made available through FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard). Parents can begin to prepare by ensuring they have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account and are able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View. If you do not have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent account, you can register for an account online. An activation key will be sent to you to complete your registration, along with the simple steps to set up your account. Your username and password for the Student Information System(SIS) and FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View will be the same.

Home Internet Access

Families who do not have, and cannot obtain, internet access can request assistance and a Mifi  provided by FCPS. The availability will be dependent on the demand. Parents will need to complete the online form/permission slip prior to receiving a Mifi. Our Technology Specialist will be in contact with you if and when one is available for you to pick-up.

Mifi Checkout Form

Cable Channels – Continuity of Learning

FCPS is offering an instructional learning lineup on cable TV. Additional instructional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available.

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Lees Corner Updates-3/06/2020

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One School, One Book News

Congratulations to Owen & Avery Sharp for receiving one of the signed Wishtree copies from author Katherine Applegate! We still have FIVE lucky winners out there! Please check the title page of your copy to see if you received one of these special books. Use the hashtag #LCESwishtree on Twitter or email bcpoole@fcps.edu to share photos of your family reading together. We hope you are enjoying the book! 😊

Don't Forget to Change Your Clocks!

 

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 A.M.

On Saturday night, set your clocks forward one hour (i.e., losing one hour) to “spring ahead.”

March Madness on March 13th

The BIG game is only one week away!!

All the things you need to know can be found in this super special flier.

Volunteers are still needed. Yes, we mean YOU!

Click below to help out. Please.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094FAAA62AAB9-6thgrade

Get Your Gear for the Game: Spirit Wear for Sale Next Week

The Lees Corner PTA  will be selling spirit wear every morning next week in the school lobby from 8:15 to 8:40.  Prices are below:

bear paw tattoos, $2 each

black under eye patches, $2 each

pom-poms, $3 per pair

foam fingers, $5

March Spirit DAYS

Friday, March 13th: Lees Corner Spirit Day! Wear Lees Corner spirit wear or LCES colors, to support our 6th grade basketball teams!

Friday, March 20th: Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Friday, March 20th, by wearing your craziest socks!

Help Us Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The date 3/21 is significant as it was selected to represent the trisomy of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome.  Fun, crazy socks have become symbolic of Down Syndrome awareness. The sock initiative was created to get people talking and asking questions about Down Syndrome. There are many organizations today that create crazy socks to raise money and awareness for Down Syndrome. Crazy socks made by our special education students will be on display in the lobby to raise awareness for Down Syndrome!

Students and Staff are invited to wear your own crazy socks on March 20th! (March 21st is a Saturday)

https://www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org/about-wdsd

The Spring Book Fair is Coming!!

See the attached flyer for all the details, including volunteer opportunities.  Thank you in advance for volunteering!  Because of YOU we will have a successful Book Fair! 😊

Payment is accepted in the form of e-wallet, cash, check, credit, or debit card.

Watch this video to learn how e-wallet works

Please contact Mrs. Dunbar if you have any questions.

ladunbar@fcps.edu

Save the Date: Curriculum Night

Please join us for the Spring Book Fair and Curriculum Night on Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The focus of this year’s Curriculum Night will be Project Based Learning (PBL) with presentations by students at all grade levels.

Schedule of Events:

LCES Bookfair & Wish Tree Activity: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

K-3 Grade Level PBL Presentations: 6:00-6:45 p.m.

4-6 Grade Level PBL Presentations: 6:45-7:35 p.m.

Hands On Learning in the Cafeteria, “Everyone Has A Story”: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

#StoriesMatter

#MakingaDifference

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians and school staff members who interact with the school health rooms.

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.  Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated.  

Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6

School Health Services Survey-Parents 2020 (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7KGXTS 

Help Us Help Others

LCES is partnering with Chantilly High School student, Maya Aboul-Hosn, a former LCES student, to collect donations of non-perishable snacks for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. From 2/26 to 3/12, families may donate snack items, such as the examples listed on the attached FLIER, and students can drop them off in the lobby outside of the cafeteria in boxes where the Warm Tree is usually set up.

With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of others.

Looking for a GREAT Summer Camp?

E-IFTA AND IFTA Summer Camp registration now open!

FCPS offer create arts camps for students entering grades 3-12. Come experience Music, Art, Dance, and Theater in these week long camps.  For more information check the website or email below.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-elementary-institute-arts-e-ifta

EIFTA@fcps.edu

Preorder a Yearbook Now!

Capture this year’s memories forever by ordering a yearbook! The preorder cost is $15 each. Please click here for ordering information.

Ready for Kindergarten?

Please click here  for kindergarten information if you have a child that will be five years old by September 30, 2020.

2nd Annual Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning

 With a focus on Media Balance and Well Being

Franklin Middle School

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm

This event will provide information for families on how to help students develop a healthy relationship with technology as well as highlighting what types of learning experiences our students are having in our classrooms.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. --- Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. --- Showcase of Student Learning

Parking

Park in the front of the building, or in the lot adjacent to Franklin. Directions to Franklin Middle School can be found here. Please enter through Entrance #1. 

Who are the Chantilly Pyramid Schools?

Brookfield Elementary | Greenbriar East Elementary | Greenbriar West Elementary | Lees Corner Elementary | Oak Hill Elementary | Poplar Tree Elementary | Franklin Middle School | Rocky Run Middle School | Chantilly High School

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LCES Dining Night TONIGHT!

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This is a reminder that our first Dining Night of 2020 is today, Wednesday, March 4th at Buffalo Wing Factory, location in Greenbriar Shopping Center, 4:00 p.m. to closing.

LCES will get 10% of the total sales (based on receipts collected in the vase).

As a little extra incentive to come out and support, we will be raffling off a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wing Factory! 

SpiritWear items will also be available for purchase! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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