Lees Corner Updates--12/06/19

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4th grade students are rehearsing for their upcoming musical.

Dining Day

Please come to the Chick-fil-A Chantilly Air & Space Museum location at 3454 Historic Sully Way from 5-8 PM on Monday, December 9th. Proceeds from your purchase goes to support LCES.  Please mention Lees Corner Elementary School at check out.

Holiday Candy Grams

Forms were sent home Monday December 2nd. Students can order candy cane grams for anyone in our school starting today using this form. They are 50 cents each or 4 for $1; due by Friday, December 13th. We will not be able to accept forms and money after school ends on this day.

SCA Warm Tree

The Warm Tree is set up in front of the cafeteria. Students can bring in new hats, gloves, and scarves and can decorate the tree. Students can bring these items in up until Thursday, December 19th so that the Salvation Army can pick up our donations before winter break.

December Spirit Day

Friday, December 20th will be Wacky Winter Wear Day! Show your Winter Spirit by wearing your wackiest, most festive outfits!

Friday, December 20th will be Wacky Winter Wear Day! Show your Winter Spirit by wearing your wackiest, most festive outfits!

AAP Parent Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  All paperwork must be submitted to the main office by 4:30 PM.  No electronic copies will be accepted. 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the Lees Corner website at https://leescorneres.fcps.edu/announcements/advanced-academic-programs-parent-meeting-information or you can visit the county’s AAP website at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .

AAP Level IV Referrals can be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Nicole Pierce, at any time up through January 9.

If you have questions, please contact Nicole Pierce at nlpierce@fcps.edu .

Author Visit

Author Marc Tyler Nobleman is scheduled to come talk with students in grades 3-5 on Monday Dec. 16th 2-3 pm in the gym. See the attached flyer for more information.

Thank You!

A BIG Thank you from the STEAM Lab. Please keep sending in cereal boxes for the months of December and January. Fourth grade students (over 100 of them) are using this cardboard for a build project. They are creating a model of their ‘future’ school. Members of the County’s Engineering and Design, Construction, Safety, and Technology Services Departments are coming in to hear the kids’ pitch and see the models in January.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.   ~ Miss Pivarnik

Upcoming School Closings

School will be closed December 23--January 3 for Winter Break. 

Monday, January 20th is a holiday.

January 27th and 28th are teacher workdays and staff development days.

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Lees Corner Updates--SCA Special Events

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SCA Warm Tree

The Warm Tree is set up in front of the cafeteria. Students can bring in new hats, gloves, and scarves and can decorate the tree. Students can bring these items in up until Thursday, December 19th so that the Salvation Army can pick up our donations before winter break.

Holiday Candy Grams

Forms were sent home Monday December 2nd. Students can order candy cane grams for anyone in our school starting today using this form. They are 50 cents each or 4 for $1; due by Friday, December 13th. We will not be able to accept forms and money after school ends on this day.

December Spirit Day

Friday, December 20th will be Wacky Winter Wear Day! Show your Winter Spirit by wearing your wackiest, most festive outfits!

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Attendance Email Now Working Again

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November 25, 2019

Dear Lees Corner Families,

Our attendance email account is now working again. Please send all absences, late arrivals, and dismissal changes to leescorneresattendance@fcps.edu.

Thank you!

Lees Corner Staff

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Lees Corner Updates--11/22/19

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It was wonderful having so many families here with us for the annual Thanksgiving lunch!

Upcoming School Closings

School will be closed next week on Wednesday, November 27th, Thursday, the 28th, and Friday the 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

School will also be closed December 23--January 3 for Winter Break. 

Monday, January 20th is a holiday.

January 27th and 28th are teacher workdays and staff development days.

Donations for Art

To help clean up our messy hands and tables, the art department would like to get donations of tissue boxes and baby wipes. Please send any items you are able to donate to school with your child. Thank you so much for your support! 

Attendance Matters!

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. You can contact Lees Corner by calling the attendance line at  703-227-3535 or by email at LeesCornerElem.Attendance@fcps.edu. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

Plan Your Visit

We love having parents and families members visit us and we welcome volunteers. The students feel so excited and proud when they have visitors! In order to keep our school safe, we require all visitors to sign in using our electronic Scholar Chip system. To use the system, you need a drivers license or other ID that can be scanned. So the next time you plan to visit us, please be sure to  bring your ID into the building with you.

Lost & Found

Please stop by the lost and found table in the lobby. We still have a large collection of items. Anything not claimed by the Thanksgiving break will be donated to a charity.

Cafeteria & Lunch Reminders

We want all students to have a safe and enjoyable experience at lunch. Please help us by keeping the following guidelines in mind:

  • Do not send your child's snack, lunch, or drink in glass containers. This includes glass water bottles. Glass containers can break and may cause injury to a child.
  • If a food needs to be cut, please cut it at home. Students should not come to school with knives of any kind.
  • Please send your child with food that does not need to be heated. We do not have microwaves in the cafeteria.

Students work on preparing items for our weekly Blizzard's Market.

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Lees Corner Updates--Book Fair Edition

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Students browsed the selection of books at the book fair and decided which titles to add to their wish lists.

Dogman Book Orders

Are you a DogMan fan? If so, please see the attached flyer about preorders for the latest book!

Family Night at the Book Fair

The book fair is off to a great start. The students have been busy creating their wish lists and there are so many good books to choose from.

We look forward to seeing many of our families tomorrow for FAMILY NIGHT from 4 PM – 7 PM. If you can't make it, don't worry! The book fair will be open all day Thursday and half day on Friday.

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Lees Corner Updates--11/15/19

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Mrs. Poole led fourth grade students in Ms. Talbots class in thinking critically about who they are as readers to build reading engagement and stamina.

Thanksgiving Lunch

The annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be held next Thursday, November 21st. The cafeteria will serve a special lunch of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and fruit. Other lunch choices will also be available.

We welcome families to come and have lunch with their child(ren). You can also stop by the Book Fair while you are here.The lunch schedule has been adjusted for this special event and you can see it here.

This is a well attended event and we look forward to seeing you!

We need volunteers to help during this special event. Please sign up using the link below

Volunteer Sign Up

Lost & Found

Are you coming to the Book Fair or Thanksgiving Luncheon? Please stop by the lost and found table in the lobby. We have a large collection of items. Anything not claimed by the Thanksgiving break will be donated to a charity.

November Spirit Day

Our SCA (Student Council Association) reps have voted and decided that next Friday, November 22nd will be Pajama Day. 

Students may wear school appropriate pajamas and shoes they can run and play in (not slippers).

Cafeteria & Lunch Reminders

We want all students to have a safe and enjoyable experience at lunch. Please help us by keeping the following guidelines in mind:

  • Do not send your child's snack, lunch, or drink in glass containers. This includes glass water bottles. Glass containers can break and may cause injury to a child.
  • If a food needs to be cut, please cut it at home. Students should not come to school with knives of any kind.
  • Please send your child with food that does not need to be heated. We do not have microwaves in the cafeteria.
Book Fair Countdown is On

The Fall Book Fair starts next week!!

On November 18 & 19, students will come to the book fair with their class to browse the books and create their “wish lists”.

The Book Fair will be open for purchasing books on the following days/times:

Wednesday, November 20th :  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM  

FAMILY NIGHT:  Wednesday, November 20th :  4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday, November 21st :  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Friday, November 22nd : 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering during our Book Fair!

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faba622a6ff2-2018

Upcoming School Closings

School will be closed on November 27th, 28th, and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

School will also be closed December 23--January 3 for Winter Break. 

Monday, January 20th is a holiday.

January 27th and 28th are teacher workdays and staff development days.

Lungs are for Air

E-cigarettes, also known as JUULs, vapes, suorins, e-pipes, and vape pens, are not “safe” cigarettes. They work by heating liquid in a device to create a chemical-filled aerosol. They contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance, and other harmful chemicals. Kids’ brains are still developing, so nicotine exposure can disrupt attention and learning. E-cigarettes come in many different flavors that appeal to youth, like mango, cotton candy, and watermelon. E-cigarette use is rising at an alarming rate amongst youth. You can be a good example by starting the conversation about e-cigarettes, being nicotine-free, and empowering your child to make healthy choices.

Resource Corner:

QUITline – 1-800-Quit-Now is a free, effective, and confidential hotline for ages 13+. This service is available 24/7 and provides one-on-one assistance.

The Real Cost – Informational site that gives teens the real facts about tobacco products. For more information, visit https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Vaping factsheets for parents in English and Spanish. Visit www.healthychildren.org/E-cigarettes.

References:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/vaping

www.fcps.edu/vaping

www.cdc.gov

www.truthinitiative.org

Follow the example these students are setting and wear warm clothes to school. 

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Lees Corner Updates--Thanksgiving Lunch & F3

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Thanksgiving Lunch

The annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be held next Thursday, November 21st. The cafeteria will serve a special lunch of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and fruit. Other lunch choices will also be available.

We welcome families to come and have lunch with their child(ren). You can also stop by the Book Fair while you are here.The lunch schedule has been adjusted for this special event and you can see it here.

This is a well attended event and we look forward to seeing you!

Fun Fit Friday Cancelled

Fun Fit Friday will NOT be held tomorrow due to the predicted low temperatures near freezing.

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Lees Corner Updates--Special Edition

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Veterans Day Celebration

Today, November 12, 2019, all FCPS schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will host a special event to honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Organized by the Chantilly pyramid and the non-profit group iWitnessed-> iRemember, the evening celebration will feature a series of special musical performances from Chantilly ensembles, a dessert reception supported by Mission B-B-Q, Wegmans, and other local businesses, and a special focus on the service of World War II veterans as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The evening celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Chantilly High School auditorium. All veterans and active-duty service personnel who live or work in western Fairfax County are invited to attend and may sign up here: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

Tomorrow is Picture Retake Day!

Students who were absent on 9/25 or new to Lees Corner after 9/25 will have their pictures taken on Wednesday, November 13th.

Students who pre-ordered a package and would like the picture retaken must return the complete original package to the photographer for a retake. Additional picture payment envelopes are available in the office.

Time for Dinner at Chipotle

Wednesday,November 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. is Dining Day at Chipotle.

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lees Corner Elementary School PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 14416 Chantilly Crossing Lane in Chantilly on Wednesday,

November 13th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Lees Corner Elementary School PTA.

Employee Award Nominations Due Friday, 11/15

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15.

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.

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.

If your nominee is selected as a Lees Corner outstanding employee, you will be asked to complete a more extensive form.

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

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

Outstanding New Principal – a building principal within the first 3 years of their assignment as building principal

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, associate 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

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

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Lees Corner Updates--11/08/19

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Low temperatures and winds weren't enough to keep these students from participating in Fun Fit Friday and earning their tokens!

Veterans Day at Lees Corner

We will honor all veteran LCES family members with a picture slide show of our "veteran connections" during lunch on Veterans Day, Monday, 11-11-19.

Veteran family members are invited to join their student during the student’s regular lunchtime on Monday. If you or family members choose to join a student for lunch, please check in through the main office. Then, you may wait for your child’s class in the lobby or meet your student in the cafeteria.

Veterans Day Celebration

On November 12, 2019, all FCPS schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will host a special event to honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Organized by the Chantilly pyramid and the non-profit group iWitnessed-> iRemember, the evening celebration will feature a series of special musical performances from Chantilly ensembles, a dessert reception supported by Mission B-B-Q, Wegmans, and other local businesses, and a special focus on the service of World War II veterans as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The evening celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Chantilly High School auditorium. All veterans and active-duty service personnel who live or work in western Fairfax County are invited to attend and may sign up here: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

Wednesday is Picture Retake Day

Students who were absent on 9/25 or new to Lees Corner after 9/25 will have their pictures taken on Wednesday, November 13th.

Students who pre-ordered a package and would like the picture retaken must return the complete original package to the photographer for a retake. Additional picture payment envelopes are available in the office.

Dining Day at Chipotle

November 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. is Dining Day at Chipotle.

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lees Corner Elementary School PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 14416 Chantilly Crossing Lane in Chantilly on Wednesday,

November 13th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Lees Corner Elementary School PTA.

Book Fair Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars!! Our Fall Book Fair is coming up!

On November 18 & 19, students will come to the book fair with their class to browse the books and create their “wish lists”.

The Book Fair will be open for purchasing books on the following days/times:

Wednesday, November 20th :  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM  

FAMILY NIGHT:  Wednesday, November 20th :  4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday, November 21st :  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Friday, November 22nd : 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering during our Book Fair!

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faba622a6ff2-2018

STEAM Lab News

Thank you so much for your generous October donations! Now, for the month of November I will be accepting only cardboard tubes. (paper towel and toilet tissue roll tubes)

I stagger items as they are needed and as there is room for storage. Please send only these items. Thanks in advance!

~ Miss Pivarnik

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Lees Corner Updates--11/01/19

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On Wednesday, students throughout the school enjoyed Game Time to celebrate meeting another positive behavior goal.

School Closings

This is a reminder that Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th are student holidays and teacher workdays.

Time to Change Your Clocks

Don't forget--Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 2 a.m. and you will have to set your clocks back one hour (“fall back”).

Lost and Found

The next time you are in our building, please stop by the lost and found table in the lobby. We already have a large collection of items. Anything not claimed by Friday, November 8th will be donated to a charity.

Veterans Day

If you have family members who are active duty military or veterans, we invite you to send in pictures of them. Pictures will be used to create a display in our lobby to honor those who have served our country in the military. If you have any questions, please email 3rd grade teacher Amelie Krikorian at alkrikorian@fcps.edu

Veterans Day Celebration

On November 12, 2019, all FCPS schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will host a special event to honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Organized by the Chantilly pyramid and the non-profit group iWitnessed-> iRemember, the evening celebration will feature a series of special musical performances from Chantilly ensembles, a dessert reception supported by Mission B-B-Q, Wegmans, and other local businesses, and a special focus on the service of World War II veterans as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The evening celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Chantilly High School auditorium. All veterans and active-duty service personnel who live or work in western Fairfax County are invited to attend and may sign up here: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

Book Fair Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars!! Our Fall Book Fair is coming up!

On November 18 & 19, students will come to the book fair with their class to browse the books and create their “wish lists”.

The Book Fair will be open for purchasing books on the following days/times:

Wednesday, November 20th :  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM  

FAMILY NIGHT:  Wednesday, November 20th :  4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday, November 21st :  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Friday, November 22nd : 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering during our Book Fair!

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faba622a6ff2-2018

Art Announcement

To help clean up our messy hands and tables, the art department would like to get donations of tissue boxes and baby wipes. Please send any items you are able to donate to school with your child. Thank you so much for your support! 

STEAM Lab News

Thank you so much for your generous October donations! Now, for the month of November I will be accepting only cardboard tubes. (paper towel and toilet tissue roll tubes)

I stagger items as they are needed and as there is room for storage. Please send only these items. Thanks in advance!

~ Miss Pivarnik

Health Room Volunteers

Our Health Room is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, see the attached FLIER  for more information on an upcoming training opportunity.

Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15.

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.

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.

If your nominee is selected as a Lees Corner outstanding employee, you will be asked to complete a more extensive form.

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

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

Outstanding New Principal – a building principal within the first 3 years of their assignment as building principal

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, associate 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

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

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Lees Corner Game Time & More

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Schoolwide Game Time

Congratulations to ALL our students who helped us reach our recent goal by demonstrating positive behavior.

REMINDER--we will celebrate this accomplishment with a school-wide game time scheduled for TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 30th at 2:30. Students are welcome to bring in non-electronic games to play with their classmates. We look forward to celebrating with this event!

School Closings

Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th are student holidays and teacher workdays. Many teachers will be conducting parent-teacher conferences. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please contact your child's teacher.

Lost and Found

When you come to our school for your parent-teacher conference, voting, etc., please stop by the Lost and Found table in the lobby.

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Lees Corner Updates--10/25/19

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Today our school is filled with storybook characters.

Hallowingo is Finally Here!

We look forward to seeing you all this evening for Hallowingo! It's BINGO, Halloween style. Arrive in costume (or not), bring all your family, and be ready for a festive yet not-so-spooky Halloween party with a chance to WIN!!

$15 at the door

Schedule of Activities Are:
• 6:00 - 7:00 – Pizza for Sale
• 6:00 - 8:00 - Bake Sale
• 6:00 - 8:00 – Tickets for Baskets for Sale
• 6:00 - 8:30 – Dancing in Gym
• 6:30 - 8:00 – BINGO
• 8:30 - Basket Drawing

This is a family event so costumes must be appropriate. Please no scary costumes or weapons of any kind. Parents must accompany children to this event. This is not a drop off event.

School-Wide Game Time!

Congratulations to ALL our students who helped us reach our recent goal by demonstrating positive behavior. Lees Corner will celebrate this accomplishment with a school-wide game time scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th at 2:30. Students are welcome to bring in non-electronic games to play with their classmates. We look forward to celebrating with this event!

Federal Impact Aid Forms

Have you completed your child’s Federal Impact Aid form?

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Funds received from this survey are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers – about $3 million! The forms were sent home last Wednesday. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30th. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Community Chess Club

Centreville Library is starting a monthly chess club for grades 3 – 8, beginning this Saturday, October 26th. Please seethe attached Youth Chess Club FLIER for more information.

Health Room Volunteers

Our Health Room is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, see the attached FLIER  for more information on an upcoming training opportunity.

Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15.

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.

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.

If your nominee is selected as a Lees Corner outstanding employee, you will be asked to complete a more extensive form.

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

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

Outstanding New Principal – a building principal within the first 3 years of their assignment as building principal

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, associate 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

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

Fun Fit Friday Dropoff Reminder

We are so happy that so many students and families are participating in Fun Fit Fridays! If you haven't joined us yet, we welcome you to join us.

If you are dropping off your child(ren) for F3, please drop them off at Kiss and Ride so they may use the sidewalk to get to the track. Dropping students off across the street or in the parking lot is a safety concern. Also, please do not park in the front parking lot as buses need to be able to enter and drop off students during arrival.

Veterans Day

If you have family members who are active duty military or veterans, we invite you to send in pictures of them. Pictures will be used to create a display in our lobby to honor those who have served our country in the military. If you have any questions, please email 3rd grade teacher Amelie Krikorian at alkrikorian@fcps.edu

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Digital Citizenship Thursday at Lees Corner

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Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

 

TODAY is ACTIVE WEAR DAY! 

Today we encouraged students to “Exercise Healthy Technology Habits”.  Many students and staff wore workout clothing as they thought about and discussed what health technology habits they can try.

At home, students and families are encouraged to exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to focus on the use of high quality media.

Visit Google’s Focus Your Time page for suggestions to track usage and manage your time on Android apps as well as time management suggestions for Youtube and Gmail.

 

FRIDAY is STORY BOOK CHARACTER DAY! 

On Friday, October 25, 2019 we encourage students to “Focus on How You Can Use Technology to Create”.  On this day students may dress like a favorite story book character as they think about and discuss what tools they can use to create something original.

At home, students and families are encouraged to think about how technology can be used to create original works.  Encourage students to favor the active use of technology for creation over passive consumption. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to focus on the use of technology to create.

  • As an FCPS student, your child has access to a number of digital tools that promote creativity including Wixie (elementary only), Voicethread, and G Suite including Google Docs, Slides, Drawings, and more. These tools are available for students to create outside of school too!
  • Students are also encouraged to experiment with computer coding at home. Code.org has activities that teach students to use coding to design games, apps, drawings, and websites.

 

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Digital Citizenship Wednesday at Lees Corner

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Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

 

WEDNESDAY is “LEI” OFF of TECHNOLOGY DAY! 

Today we encouraged students to “Take a Break from Screens and Connect in Person More”.  Many students and staff are wearing Hawaiian clothing as they think about and discuss how to be more present with friends and family members and let go of technology.

At home, students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their friends and family. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to connect in person with friends and family.

  • Have a device-free dinner and focus on connecting as a family.
  • Take on a Phone-Free Day challenge as a family and commit to leaving the phone at home when family members go to school or work.  Notice how your day changes and discuss the benefits and challenges together.
  • Have a family board game night instead of playing video games or watching TV.
  • Make a phone call or write a letter to a family member or friend instead of sending a text or email.
  • Spend time outside as a family and leave the phone behind.

THURSDAY is ACTIVE WEAR DAY! 

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 we encourage students to “Exercise Healthy Technology Habits”.  On this day students may wear workout clothing as they think about and discuss what health technology habits they can try.

At home, students and families are encouraged to exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to focus on the use of high quality media.

Visit Google’s Focus Your Time page for suggestions to track usage and manage your time on Android apps as well as time management suggestions for Youtube and Gmail.

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Digital Citizenship Tuesday at Lees Corner

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TODAY IS DRESS IN YOUR BEST DAY

Today we encourage students to “Focus on Using High Quality Media”. Many students are wearing their best or most professional clothing as they think about and discuss what high quality and age appropriate media looks like.

At home, students and families are encouraged to think critically about the media they consume and actively evaluate and select high quality, age-appropriate media. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to practice using high quality media.

  • Help your child become a critical consumer of media by discussing these 5 questions with them when you consume media together such as books, movies, and news articles.
  • Consider Common Sense Media’s reviews of movies, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music for information that can help you decide if the media your child is consuming is appropriate for them.
  • Check out this tip sheet with your child and emphasize the importance of choosing quality resources.

Try these additional tips on how to establish expectations at home around media use.

 

WEDNESDAY is “LEI” OFF of TECHNOLOGY DAY! 

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 we encourage students to “Take a Break from Screens and Connect in Person More”.  On this day students may wear Hawaiian clothing as they think about and discuss how to be more present with friends and family members and let go of technology.

At home, students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their friends and family. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to connect in person with friends and family.

  • Have a device-free dinner and focus on connecting as a family.
  • Take on a Phone-Free Day challenge as a family and commit to leaving the phone at home when family members go to school or work.  Notice how your day changes and discuss the benefits and challenges together.
  • Have a family board game night instead of playing video games or watching TV.
  • Make a phone call or write a letter to a family member or friend instead of sending a text or email.
  • Spend time outside as a family and leave the phone behind.

 

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Digital Citizenship Monday at Lees Corner

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Mrs. Irons' 2nd graders are using their thinking caps to be good digital citizens!

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

TODAY IS HAT DAY

Today we encourage students to “Put on their Thinking Caps and Reflect on Their Technology Use”.  Many students and staff are wearing their favorite school appropriate hats throughout the day as they think about and discuss how their use technology. We are so happy to see so many different kinds of thinking caps in our school today!

At home, families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. We ask that you consider using one of the following resources to create a family media plan to reflect on your current practices and plan to incorporate healthy media habits into your home.

TUESDAY is DRESS YOUR BEST DAY

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 we encourage students to “Focus on Using High Quality Media”.  On this day students may wear their best or most professional clothing as they think about and discuss what high quality and age appropriate media looks like.

At home, students and families are encouraged to think critically about the media they consume and actively evaluate and select high quality, age-appropriate media. We ask that you consider using one of the following ideas to practice using high quality media.

  • Help your child become a critical consumer of media by discussing these 5 questions with them when you consume media together such as books, movies, and news articles.
  • Consider Common Sense Media’s reviews of movies, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music for information that can help you decide if the media your child is consuming is appropriate for them.
  • Check out this tip sheet with your child and emphasize the importance of choosing quality resources.

Try these additional tips on how to establish expectations at home around media use.

 

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Lees Corner Updates--10/18/19

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Dreams DO come true! Our Washington Nationals baseball team is going to the World Series!!!

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

Next week is Digital Citizenship Spirit Week. You should have received an email yesterday with information about the week. For a reminder of the events planned for each day, please refer to this flier.

Federal Impact Aid Forms

Federal Impact Aid forms coming home Wednesday!

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

October Spirit Day

Show your school spirit by dressing like your favorite storybook character on Friday, October 25th. Students are encouraged to bring the book or a copy of the cover, and no masks or weapons are permitted.

This day is also a part of our Digital Citizenship Spirit Week and students are encouraged to “Focus on how you can use technology to create original works”.

We look forward to seeing the creative spirit of Lees Corner!

Volunteers & Baked Goods Needed

Hallowingo is just one week away!! In order to make this much anticipated annual event a great success for all families, we need your help.

Please consider signing up for one of the open volunteer slots. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4eaea72ba64-hallowingo

We will also need volunteers to bring in baked goods for the bake sale. Please remember the baked items must be nut free and individually wrapped. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4eaea72ba64-hallowingo1

 

Hallowingo

You're invited to Hallowingo at Lees Corner Elementary! It's BINGO, Halloween style. Arrive in costume (or not), bring all your family, and be ready for a festive yet not-so-spooky Halloween party with a chance to WIN!! Pledge members- FREE family admission and Bingo Packet, Standard Membership or Non Members- $10.00 per family pre-sale or $12 at the door.

Admission, Bingo Cards and Basket Raffle tickets can be purchased at https://leescornerpta.memberhub.store/

The Hallowingo flyer can be found HERE.

If you want to avoid the crowds, join the PTA with your pledge and pay online from the comfort of your home!

Why make a PLEDGE? If you make a tax deductible pledge to LCES it will free families from having to do a major fundraiser throughout the school year where the school only earns 50% of sales.

The PTA funds field trips, after school activities, Hallowingo, Cultural Arts Assemblies, 6th grade basketball game & Luncheon,  book fair, staff development and much more.

We need you! Please consider joining and pledging today

Fun Fit Friday Dropoff Reminder

We are so happy that so many students and families are participating in Fun Fit Fridays! If you haven't joined us yet, we welcome you to join us.

If you are dropping off your child(ren) for F3, please drop them off at Kiss and Ride so they may use the sidewalk to get to the track. Dropping students off across the street or in the parking lot is a safety concern. Also, please do not park in the front parking lot as buses need to be able to enter and drop off students during arrival.

Veterans Day

If you have family members who are active duty military or veterans, we invite you to send in pictures of them. Pictures will be used to create a display in our lobby to honor those who have served our country in the military. If you have any questions, please email 3rd grade teacher Amelie Krikorian at alkrikorian@fcps.edu

Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Thank you for coming together to support the Bahamas after Dorian’s deadly destruction over a month ago. We were able to raise $8,650 to help support the area. All donations from the GoFundMe page are now being delivered to the UNICEF organization.

Thank you again for your kindness, generosity, and care!

Bob D’Amato & Melissa Miller

Chantilly Library Used Book Sale

The sale started today and will continue through the weekend. At the sale you will find a large selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction books — plus DVDs, CDs and audio books — for children and adults. Great selection of children’s picture books, chapter books, easy readers, J and Y novels, gift books, comics and graphic novels

Here's the FLIER with more information.

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Lees Corner's Digital Citizenship Week

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Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

Sponsored by the Lees Corner SCA

 

During the week of October 21st thru October 25th Lees Corner Elementary School celebrating Digital Citizenship Week!

This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology.

To celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, the SCA, in collaboration with staff, will be sponsoring Spirit Days with activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Below you’ll find the schedule of spirit days. On each spirit day, families will receive an individual News You Choose message containing resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home.

We look forward to sharing these resources and promoting the positive development of Digital Citizenship Skills. 

A flier with the daily themes can be found here.

 

Spirit Days for the Week

Monday: Hat Day

Wear a favorite hat to school as you “Put on your thinking cap and reflect on your media use and habits.

Tuesday: Dress in Your Best Day

Wear your best or most professional clothing and “Focus on using high-quality media

Wednesday: “Lei” Off the Tech Day

Wear Hawaiian clothing and “Take a break from screens to connect more in person”.

Thursday: Active Wear Day

Wear workout clothing as you “Exercise your healthy tech habits”.

Friday: Dress as a Storybook Character Day

Dress up as your favorite storybook character and “Focus on how you can use technology to create original works”.

 

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Lees Corner Updates--10/11/19

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Mrs. Brady’s class learned about temperature and how thermometers work!

Student Holiday

Monday, October 14th will be a student holiday and teacher workday. SACC will be open and they are asking parents to let them know if their children will be coming on that day. SACC will have an Open House for parents that afternoon. See SACC staff for more information.

October Spirit Day

Show your school spirit by dressing like your favorite storybook character on Friday, October 25th. Students are encouraged to bring the book or a copy of the cover, and no masks or weapons are permitted. We look forward to seeing the creative spirit of Lees Corner!

Hallowingo

You're invited to Hallowingo at Lees Corner Elementary! It's BINGO, Halloween style. Arrive in costume (or not), bring all your family, and be ready for a festive yet not-so-spooky Halloween party with a chance to WIN!! Pledge members- FREE family admission and Bingo Packet, Standard Membership or Non Members- $10.00 per family pre-sale or $12 at the door.

Admission, Bingo Cards and Basket Raffle tickets can be purchased at https://leescornerpta.memberhub.store/

The Hallowingo flyer can be found here.

If you want to avoid the crowds, join the PTA with your pledge and pay online from the comfort of your home!

Why make a PLEDGE? If you make a tax deductible pledge to LCES it will free families from having to do a major fundraiser throughout the school year where the school only earns 50% of sales.

The PTA funds field trips, after school activities, Hallowingo, Cultural Arts Assemblies, 6th grade basketball game & Luncheon,  book fair, staff development and much more.

We need you! Please consider joining and pledging today

Fun Fit Friday Dropoff Reminder

We are so happy that so many students and families are participating in Fun Fit Fridays! If you haven't joined us yet, we welcome you to join us.

If you are dropping off your child(ren) for F3, please drop them off at Kiss and Ride so they may use the sidewalk to get to the track. Dropping students off across the street or in the parking lot is a safety concern. Also, please do not park in the front parking lot as buses need to be able to enter and drop off students during arrival.

Veterans Day

If you have family members who are active duty military or veterans, we invite you to send in pictures of them. Pictures will be used to create a display in our lobby to honor those who have served our country in the military. If you have any questions, please email 3rd grade teacher Amelie Krikorian at alkrikorian@fcps.edu

AAP Parent Information

Thank you to all who attended the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) meeting on Monday night.    If you would like access to the information that was shared, you can find a copy of the PowerPoints on the Lees Corner website.

 https://leescorneres.fcps.edu/

Donations for STEAM Lab

A big Thank You from Miss Pivarnik in the Steam Lab for the cereal boxes, box of tissues, and canistesr of disinfecting wipes. She is still happily accepting donations throughout the month. Keep them coming.

Props Needed

Parents we are looking to borrow any western type items for our 4th grade musical this year.  We are specifically looking for a “covered wagon” (like 6th grade uses for Western day) and hobby horses (stick horses) that we could borrow or take off your hands.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. Questions? Contact music teachers Leah Kmetz at lekmetz@fcps.edu or Emily Messier at ecmessier@fcps.edu.

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