Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.The Lion’s Roar October 15, 2021
- Tuesday, 10/19 & Wednesday, 10/20 – PTA Restaurant Nights at Delia’s in Springfield
- Friday, 10/29 – Last day of the grading quarter; 2-hour early release at 2:05 p.m.
- Monday, 11/1 & Tuesday, 11/2 – Student Holidays/Teacher Work Days
- Thursday, 11/4 – Advanced Academics Level IV Screening Parent Information Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, 11/5 – Impact Aid Forms due
- Tuesday, 11/9 – PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 11/11 – Veterans Day Visits, 9:30 a.m.
- Friday, 11/12 – PTA Storytime Family Reading Event, 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 11/16 - Picture Day Retakes and Make Ups
In This Issue
- Thanks for the Tasty Tacos!
- Please Complete Federal Impact Aid Forms ASAP!
- Birthday Celebration Reminders
- Save the Date for Veterans Day Visits
- PTA News: Fall Fundraiser, Spiritwear Arrival, Delia’s Restaurant Nights October 19th & 20th and More!
News & Notes Thanks for the Tasty Tacos!
The entire Lane staff would like to thank all the families who contributed to Monday’s Taco Bar lunch, organized by the PTA. The delicious array of fillings and toppings provided during the Teacher Workday was a welcome break in a busy day. Everyone was touched by the generous show of support and appreciation – and very well fed!Please Complete Federal Impact Aid Forms ASAP!
In your child’s Wednesday Folder this week, you should have found a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.
Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants 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 boxes in Section 3.
All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5th. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.
For more information, view the video at https://youtu.be/1xRtyRxco_U.
Birthday Celebration Reminders
We know that your child’s birthday is a very special day, and we want to celebrate with you, but too much celebrating can disrupt routines and eat up critical instructional time.
You are welcome to send in a treat or snack for your child’s class, but they must be individually wrapped and ready to serve. Please let the teacher know ahead of time so they are expected. Please do not bring in goodie bags for the teacher to distribute.
We appreciate your cooperation!SAVE THE DATE for Veterans Day Visits!
We are honored to have many military families – currently active service members as well as veterans – in our school community. We would like to honor them this coming Veterans Day by inviting them to come to our classrooms and share their stories of service and sacrifice with students on the morning of Monday, November 11th.
If you or other family members are active-duty, reserve, or veteran service personnel and would like to visit our school on Veterans Day, please save the date and watch for more information coming next week on how you can sign up to participate.
We will also start collecting photos for our annual Veterans Day “Salute to Service” slide show soon. More details will be included in next week’s newsletter.
Parent Resource Center Dyslexia Virtual Open House Rescheduled to Next Friday, October 22nd, 10 – 11 a.m.
In celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Month, FCPS is hosting its annual Dyslexia Open House. This year it will once again be virtual. Exciting updates will include:
- overview of dyslexia supports in FCPS
- equitable access to literacy plans
- tips to help your child thrive in school
PTA News & Events
Fall Fundraiser Kickoff!
The Lane PTA's Fall Fundraiser with BelieveKids begins today! Your student will have a packet coming home today with brochures on products available for purchase online. This year, BelieveKids will offer online sales only, with shipping directly to the customer (rather than an option to ship to the school as in past years). The sale will be open through October 27th. Please register your student online at www.shopfund.com. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritwear is IN!
We're happy to announce that our Fall Spiritwear has arrived! Orders have been distributed to teachers, so if you ordered spiritwear, please check your student's backpack! Concerns regarding your order? Email email@example.com.Restaurant Nights at Delia's Pizzeria & Grill in Springfield!
Mark your calendar for Restaurant Nights next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19th and 20th at Delia's of Springfield on Backlick Road. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy great food while raising money for Lane! A percentage of all sales generated by Lane will be donated back to the school. Bring this flyer to your server and Delia’s will contribute a portion of the receipts to Lane PTA! Don’t forget to sign the Spirit Book so your child’s class can get credit for your visit – the class with the most participation wins a prize at the end of the year!Thank You!
Thank you to all who attended the October 5th monthly PTA meeting! The 2021 budget was approved, and a Teacher Appreciation Committee was formed to lead teacher appreciation efforts for the 2021/22 school year! Help us reach our goal in PTA memberships! We're 55% there! Join by visiting https://lanepta.memberhub.com/w/joinpta.
And a special THANK YOU to all families and volunteers who came out for Lane Beautification Day last Friday, October 8th, and who brought in food and volunteered onsite at the Staff Appreciation Taco Bar Lunch for teachers and staff on Monday, October11th! Your participation makes such an impact on our community!
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