The Weekly Roar - October 15, 2021

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The Lion’s Roar October 15, 2021  

 

Upcoming Events
  • 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.

 

 

Parenting Resources

 

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

Register for the Dyslexia Open House

 


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 vpfundraising@lanepta.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 president@lanepta.org.

  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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Check Your Child's Wednesday Folder for Impact Aid Survey!

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning today, October 13th, 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 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.

Thank you!

 

Video link - https://youtu.be/1xRtyRxco_U

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We Need a Few More Field Day Volunteers for This Friday!

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Field Day Is Next Friday, October 15th! Volunteers Still Needed!

We are excited for Field Day on Friday! We could use just a few more volunteers to ensure it's a successful event.

If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44acae2ba6fa7-fall. Please make sure you are able and willing to work your station the entire time block, upper grades in the morning and primary grades in the afternoon. 

Also, please be sure to review the Lane Volunteer Procedures and Logistics presentation here.

Thank you for supporting Lane Field Day!

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The Weekly Roar - October 8, 2021

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The Lion’s Roar October 8, 2021  

 

Upcoming Events
  • TODAY! Friday, 10/8 – PTA Fall Beautification Day & Community Fair, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 10/11 – Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples Day); Staff Appreciation Lunch (see information below on how you can contribute)
  • Monday, 10/11 – “EL Connections,” ESOL Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10/14 – Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/15 – Field Day
  • 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

 

 

In This Issue
  • Updated Health-Related Processes

  • Student Holiday on Monday, October 11th
  • “EL Connections” ESOL Parent Night – Monday, October 11th

  • FLE Parent Preview Night Thursday, October 14th

  • Field Day Parent Volunteers Needed October 15th

  • PTA News: Beautification Day This Friday; Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday; Virtual Enrichment Registration Starts October 12th

     

 


News & Notes   Updated Health-Related Processes

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. We all want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. As of this Monday, the Return to School form is no longer needed. Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:
    • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
    • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
    • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

      OR
  • Physician’s Note: Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

Please note: If your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the Health Department to be cleared to return to school.

If you have any questions about how to navigate your child’s return to school, please call the school office at 703-924-7700.

 

Student Holiday on Monday, October 11th

Please note that Monday, October 11th, is a School Planning Day and students do not report to school. The office will be open regular hours.

 

“EL Connections” ESOL Parent Night – Monday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

All ESOL (English as a Second Language) parents and guardians are invited to attend a special presentation at the school on Monday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. At this event, which will be presented in Spanish and Arabic as well as English, participants will have the chance to learn about the structure of the ESOL program and how it supports their children’s learning .

They’ll also have the chance to literally get connected to what their children are learning at school by signing up for ParentVUE accounts and getting help with using Schoology, the school system’s new learning management system.

 

FLE Information/Parent Preview Night

Family Life Education (FLE) instruction will begin during the second quarter of the school year. Every grade level and classroom has a different schedule of when they plan to incorporate this curriculum. Your teacher will let you know prior to the lessons beginning. As a reminder, parents/guardians have the right to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Follow this link to forms for opting out, https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education.

All FLE material is available for you to view in Schoology. FLE parent preview night will be hosted virtually on October 14th from 6 to 7 p.m. The link will be sent out closer to the date. If you have any further questions, you can email assistant principal Allen Dickens (adickens@fcps.edu). Thank you!

 

Field Day Is Next Friday, October 15th! Volunteers Still Needed!

We are excited to be able to host Field Day for the first time since 2019! As with all things, there will be some adjustments due to ongoing COVID-19 protocols. Participating groups will be smaller, and spectators cannot be accommodated this year. Kool Pops will be provided for students at the end of the event.

One thing, however, remains the same: Students should wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and the activity.

We also still need volunteer support. Please make sure you are able and willing to work your station the entire time block, upper grades in the morning and primary grades in the afternoon.

If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44acae2ba6fa7-fall.

Please be sure to review the Lane Volunteer Procedures and Logistics presentation here.

 


PTA News & Events

 

Join Us for School Beautification Day TODAY, October 8th, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Lane Lions of all ages are invited to stay after school this Friday for the return of an annual fall favorite family event – Lane Beautification Day! We’ll pick up trash, rake leaves, plant flowers, and make our school grounds look beautiful for the fall season.

Please bring whatever gardening tools you have, especially shovels, rakes, trimmers and wheelbarrows. See the flyer for more details and sign up online to let us know you’ll be there. Snacks will be provided for all volunteers!

Zell's Kitchen Food Truck will be onsite for families/staff that wish to order dinner, or you can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a meal by the playground, field, or at the picnic tables! Pre-ordering for Zell's will be available using this link: https://zellskitchen.square.site/s/order?location=11ec24b31c0c1c93bfc0ac1f6bbba828. The menu can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/ZellsKitchenDMV.

  Show Your Appreciation for the Lane Staff by Contributing to Our Staff Taco Bar on Monday, October 11th!

On Monday, October 11th our Lane staff will be hard at work, while the kids have the day off. To let them know how much they are appreciated for all that they do for students every day, the Lane PTA would like to provide lunch for them - a taco bar - and your help is needed to make it a success!

Please visit our Sign-Up Genius page to view the items needed and choose what you’d like to donate. Items must be dropped off at the Lane office by 11 a.m. on the 11th. Crockpots, serving dishes, and other items will be available for pick up after 3 p.m.

Thanks in advance for supporting Lane and its wonderful staff!

 

Registration for Virtual Fall Enrichment Classes Begins Tuesday, October 12th

Registration for in-person before- and after-school enrichment classes has closed, but registration for virtual classes will open next Tuesday, October 12th through https://www.enrichmentmatters.com/virtualenrichment. Classes include chess, gaming, cooking, coding, art, LEGO, and improvisation. Classes will begin the week of October 25th.

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REMINDER! Help Needed for Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday!

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Good afternoon, Lane families!

This is a reminder that we still need help with the PTA's Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday! The Lane staff will be hard at work that day, while the kids have the day off.

To let them know how much they are appreciated for all that they do for students every day, the Lane PTA would like to provide lunch for them - a taco bar - and your help is needed to make it a success!

Please visit our Sign-Up Genius page to view the items needed and choose what you’d like to donate. Items must be dropped off at the Lane office by 11 a.m. on the 11th. Crockpots, serving dishes, and other items will be available for pick up after 3 p.m.

Thanks in advance for supporting Lane and its wonderful staff!

 

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Help Needed! Beautification Day Friday, Staff Lunch Monday!

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Good evening, Lane families!

The Lane PTA will be hosting two events in the next few days, and they need your help!

The first is Lane Beautification Day. It will take place this Friday, October 8th, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. We’ll pick up trash, rake leaves, plant flowers, and make our school grounds look beautiful for the fall season! Lane Lions of all ages are welcome! Please bring whatever gardening tools you have, especially shovels, rakes, trimmers and wheelbarrows. See the flyer for more details and sign up online to let us know you’ll be there. Snacks and water will be provided for all volunteers!

Zell's Kitchen Food Truck will be onsite for families/staff that wish to order dinner, or you can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a meal by the playground, field, or at the picnic tables! Pre-ordering for Zell's will be available using this link: https://zellskitchen.square.site/s/order?location=11ec24b31c0c1c93bfc0ac1f6bbba828. The menu can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/ZellsKitchenDMV.

 

The second event coming up is Monday, October 11th, the Teacher Workday. Our Lane staff will be hard at work that day, while the kids have the day off. To let them know how much they are appreciated for all that they do for their students every day, the Lane PTA would like to provide lunch for them - a taco bar - and your help is needed to make it a success!

Please visit our Sign-Up Genius page to view the items needed and choose what you’d like to donate. Items must be dropped off at the Lane office by 11 a.m. on the 11th. Crockpots, serving dishes, and other items will be available for pick up after 3 p.m.

 

Thanks in advance for supporting Lane and its wonderful staff!

 

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Lane PTA 2021-2022 Budget

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Good afternoon again, Lane families!

The agenda for tonight's PTA meeting includes discussion and approval of this year's budget. In case you'd like to preview that document, you can find it here.

We hope to see you tonight at 6:30 - in person or online!

 

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PTA Meeting TONIGHT - Tuesday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.

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Good afternoon, Lane families!

Please join us for our October PTA Meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. We will meet in person in the Lane Cafeteria, but the meeting will also be streamed via Zoom. 

The agenda tonight includes updates from Mrs. Prahl, information about upcoming events - including this Friday's School Beautification Day - and a short presentation by Family Liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy on "Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference." 

Babysitting will be provided by Girl Scout Troop #201.

We hope to see you tonight!

 

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The Weekly Roar - October 1, 2021

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The Lion’s Roar October 1, 2021  

 

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – Fall Picture Day
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., in person in the cafeteria and on Zoom
  • Wednesday, 10/6 – Walk to School Day
  • Friday, 10/8 – PTA Fall Beautification Day & Community Fair, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 10/11 – Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples Day)
  • Monday, 10/11 – “EL Connections,” ESOL Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10/14 – Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/15 – Field Day
  • 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

 

 

In This Issue
  • Lane Needs Some New “Guest Teachers”!

  • Blue Star Welcome Week

  • Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th

  • Walk to School Day – Wednesday, October 6th

  • Student Holiday on Monday, October 11th
  • “EL Connections” ESOL Parent Night – Monday, October 11th

  • FLE Parent Preview Night Thursday, October 14th

  • Field Day Parent Volunteers Needed October 15th

  • From the Shelves of the Lane Library: Please Help Take Care of Our Books!

  • PTA News: Registration for Fall Enrichment Programs; Meeting on Tuesday, October 5th

  • Community Notes & Events: Girl Scout Interest Meeting October 7th

 


News & Notes Lane Needs Some New “Guest Teachers”!

Fairfax County Public Schools is facing a severe shortage of substitute teachers, which is being compounded by COVID-19 and its related absences. Lane faces staff shortages almost every day. If you are interested in serving as a substitute and willing to go through the HR process to do so, we would love to have your help. You can be a Lane-specific sub, supporting only our school.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact either Mrs. Prahl at ccprahl@fcps.edu or Mrs. Tolley at kltolley@fcps.edu

Thank you in advance for your support!

  Blue Star Welcome Week

Blue Star Families was created to strengthen military families by building communities of support with their neighbors, individuals, and organizations. As stated on the Blue Star Family website “around 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families move to new communities each year. Blue Star Welcome Week is a nationwide initiative to help communities better welcome their military and veteran families.”

Lane Elementary recognizes this week by welcoming our new military-connected families to our school. We are proud to have military-connected students as part of our student body and recognize their wide-ranging life experiences enrich our school community. We appreciate our military-connected families for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

Click the Blue Star Family Resources link for a list of resources to help support the transition of military and veteran-connected families to new communities.

  Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!

Have your child start practicing his or her best
smile because Fall Picture Day is coming to
Lane on Tuesday, October 5th! Check the flyers sent home for ordering information.

 

Walk to School Day – Wednesday, October 6th

All students, staff, and families are urged to walk to school if it is safe for you to do so next Wednesday, October 6th. Walking is not only a healthy habit for our physical selves but for our social and mental health as well. Neighbors are encouraged to walk together and get to know one another. Fewer cars on the road is also a bonus for the Earth. Safe Routes to School will be using Walk to School Day to kick off their Walking Wednesdays, where everyone is encouraged to keep up this healthy habit at least once a week, if not more often. More information on walking and biking safety is available through the Safe Routes to School Website.

 

Student Holiday on Monday, October 11th

Please note that Monday, October 11th, is a School Professional Development Day and students do not report to school. The office will be open regular hours.

 

“EL Connections” ESOL Parent Night – Monday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

All ESOL (English as a Second Language) parents and guardians are invited to attend a special presentation at the school on Monday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. At this event, which will be presented in Spanish, Arabic, and Amharic as well as English, participants will have the chance to learn about the structure of the ESOL program and how it supports their children’s learning .

They’ll also have the chance to literally get connected to what their children are learning at school by signing up for ParentVUE accounts and getting help with using Schoology, the school system’s new learning management system.

If you have children in the ESOL program at Lane watch for a special invitation from your child’s ESOL teacher with more details soon!

 

FLE Information/Parent Preview Night

Family Life Education (FLE) instruction will begin during the second quarter of the school year. Every grade level and classroom has a different schedule of when they plan to incorporate this curriculum. Your teacher will let you know prior to the lessons beginning. As a reminder, parents/guardians have the right to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Follow this link to forms for opting out, https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education.

All FLE material is available for you to view in Schoology. FLE parent preview night will be hosted virtually on October 14th from 6 to 7 p.m. The link will be sent out closer to the date. If you have any further questions, you can email assistant principal Allen Dickens (adickens@fcps.edu). Thank you!

 

Field Day Parent Volunteers Needed Friday, October 15th!

We are excited to be able to host Field Day for the first time since 2019! As with all things, there will need to be adjustments. While we still need volunteer support, it will be significantly less and we cannot accommodate spectators. Please make sure you are able and willing to work your station the entire time block, upper grades in the morning and primary grades in the afternoon. Stations will be signed up for individually ahead of time to allow for different volunteer comfort levels.

Thank you in advance for your support! If you are not able to volunteer this time, we look forward to seeing you at another event in the future.

If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44acae2ba6fa7-fall.

 

From the Shelves of the Lane Library: Please Help Take Care of Our Books!

The library is noticing that more books are being returned with water damage, mostly due to water bottles leaking in backpacks (but sometimes due to backpacks on the wet ground). While it is understandable that accidents will happen, please note that families are generally expected to pay the replacement cost for damaged or lost books. There are no fines for overdue books!

Mrs. Chozick will have a conversation with the student to find out what happened and help the student remember strategies to take care of books. Afterward, a bill may or may not be sent home, depending on the age and condition of the book.

Thank you for your support of the library! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Chozick (schozick@fcps.edu).

 


PTA News & Events

 

Registration for Fall Enrichment Classes Continues Through Next Thursday

In-person before- and after-school enrichment programs from Enrichment Matters are back! Check out the flyer below (click to view larger) or visit http://enrichmentmatters.com/lane to view the offerings and register.

Registration is now under way and continues through Wednesday, October 7th at midnight. Don’t miss your chance. Sign up today!

October Meeting on Tuesday, October 5th!

Please join the Lane PTA for its October meeting on Tuesday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in person in the Lane Cafeteria, but the meeting will also be streamed via Zoom. It would be great to "see" you either way. Stay tuned for more details on the agenda next week!


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Community News & Events
Become a Girl Scout Family – Start the Fun Today!

A parent information session will be held Thursday October 7, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the Lane Elementary Cafeteria.

Girls of all ages that attend Lane ES are welcome to participate. Join existing Girl Scout leaders to learn more about Girl Scouting and how to get involved.

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to become a Lane Girl Scout – please contact Jennifer Shotlander at jshotlander@gmail.com.

Girl Scouts is building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

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The Weekly Roar - September 24, 2021

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The Lion’s Roar September 24, 2021  

 

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, 9/29 – Thursday, 10/7 - Registration open for PTA enrichment classes
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – Fall Picture Day
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., in-person in the cafeteria and on Zoom
  • Friday, 10/8 – PTA Fall Beautification Day & Community Fair, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 10/11 – Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples Day)
  • Monday, 10/11 – EL Connections, ESOL Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • 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

 

 

In This Issue
  • Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!

  • “EL Connections” ESOL Parent Night – Monday, October 11th

  • Parent Consent for Use of Digital Resources Needed!

  • Testing Updates: iReady Retakes for Math Coming Soon; New Virginia Growth Assessment Testing for Grades 3 Through 8

  • PTA News: Registration for Fall Enrichment Programs Next Week; Meeting on Tuesday, October 5th


News & Notes Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!

Have your child start practicing his or her best
smile because Fall Picture Day is coming to
Lane on Tuesday, October 5th! More information
will be sent home soon.

 

“EL Connections” ESOL Parent Night – Monday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

All ESOL (English as a Second Language) parents and guardians are invited to attend a special presentation at the school on Monday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. At this event, which will be presented in Spanish, Arabic, and Amharic as well as English, participants will have the chance to learn about the structure of the ESOL program and how it supports their children’s learning .

They’ll also have the chance to literally get connected to what their children are learning at school by signing up for ParentVUE accounts and getting help with using Schoology, the school system’s new learning management system.

If you have children in the ESOL program at Lane watch for a special invitation from your child’s ESOL teacher with more details soon!


Parent Consent for Use of Digital Resources Needed

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent. FCPS requires that the vendor adhere to the security and privacy requirements specified in a confidentiality agreement included in their contracts.

Click here to view a list of digital resources at Lane ES that require parent consent.

Click here to access the form to grant or deny consent for your child to use digital resources.

Please fill out this form as soon as possible. You will need your child's Student ID Number, which can be found in Parent VUE or on past Progress Reports.

Thank you to those who've already completed this form. If you have any questions, please contact our family liaison, Melanie Crosby Hardy, at macrosby@fcps.edu.


Testing Updates
iReady Math Assessment Retake for Grades 3 – 6

Earlier this week, the FCPS Office of Communications and Community Relations sent out an email indicating an error with the math portion of the iReady test for students in Grades 3 through 6. We are aware of this error and have begun the process of rescheduling a test retake for the end of October/early November.

We recognize that the start of the school year is always a challenging time for classrooms, families, and students and that this comes in an especially challenging year. While retesting will demand additional class time up front, the gain will be having valid results that will help teachers identify students with potential needs to provide timely supports. Having the accurate fall iReady data will also benefit our division ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) monitoring as we seek to meet the educational needs of our students this school year. Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions about this assessment for your student, please contact one of the school test coordinators at Lane Elementary, Allen Dickens at adickens@fcps.edu or Alexis Byam at avbyam@fcps.edu.


New Virginia Growth Assessment Testing for Grades 3 Through 8

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics.

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics.

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment.

  • The VGA must be taken in-person at school.
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September - October.

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinators at Lane Elementary, Allen Dickens adickens@fcps.edu and Alexis Byam avbyam@fcps.edu.

 


PTA News & Events

 

Registration for Fall Enrichment Classes Begins Next Wednesday, September 29th!

In-person before- and after-school enrichment programs from Enrichment Matters are back! Check out the flyer below (click to view larger) or visit http://enrichmentmatters.com/lane to view the offerings and register.

Registration begins next Wednesday, September 29th, at 9 a.m. and ends Wednesday, October 7th at midnight. Don’t miss your chance. Sign up today!

October Meeting on Tuesday, October 5th!

Please join the Lane PTA for its October meeting on Tuesday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in person in the Lane Cafeteria, but the meeting will also be streamed via Zoom. It would be great to "see" you either way. Stay tuned for more details on the agenda next week!


To join via Zoom:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88420669031?pwd=WE9NRFJEKzRCTjFCRlRnZXlmYSt0QT09

Meeting ID: 884 2066 9031

Passcode: 323869

 


Community News & Events
Become a Girl Scout Family – Start the Fun Today!

A parent information session will be held Thursday October 7, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the Lane Elementary Cafeteria.

Girls of all ages that attend Lane ES are welcome to participate. Join existing Girl Scout leaders to learn more about Girl Scouting and how to get involved.

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to become a Lane Girl Scout – please contact Jennifer Shotlander at jshotlander@gmail.com.

Girl Scouts is building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

7137 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.7700

Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

REMINDER! PTA Restaurant Night at Chuy's in Springfield Town Center TONIGHT 5 - 9 p.m.

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Spice Up Your Night with Dinner at Chuy’s Tonight and Donate to the PTA!

 

Tonight - Wednesday, September 22nd - from 5 to 9 p.m. is Lane PTA Restaurant Night at Chuy's in Springfield Town Center.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy great food while raising money for our school! A percentage of all sales generated by Lane will be donated back to the school.

Don’t forget to sign the book at the Host Stand to help your class win the special prize at the end of the year and grab a flyer to present to your server for your purchase to count.

Takeout is included too! Delivery apps such as UberEats and DoorDash are NOT included. If you call to order takeout, be sure to mention that you're from Lane so your order will count!

(Please note: If you dine-in, please pack your patience, as the dining room is not yet open to full capacity. You may need to wait for a table.)

Thank you for supporting the Lane PTA!

7137 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.7700

Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

iReady Math Assessment Retake for Grades 3 - 6

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Sent on behalf of Lane Assistant Principal Allen Dickens

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 

Dear Lane parents & guardians,

I hope this email finds you well. Yesterday, an email was sent out from the Office of Communications and Community Relations indicating an error with the Math portion of the iReady test for students in Grades 3 - 6.

We are aware of this error and have begun the process of rescheduling a test retake for the end of October/early November.

We recognize that the start of the school year is always a challenging time for classrooms, families, and students and that this comes in an especially challenging year. While retesting will demand additional class time up front, the gain will be having valid results that will help teachers identify students with potential needs to provide timely supports. Having the accurate fall iReady data will also benefit our division ESSER monitoring as we seek to meet the educational needs of our students this school year. Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions about this assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinators at Lane Elementary, Allen Dickens at  adickens@fcps.edu or Alexis Byam at avbyam@fcps.edu.

Thank you!

 

7137 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.7700

Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

Parent Consent for Use of Digital Resources Needed!

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Good evening, Lane parents & guardians!

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent. FCPS requires that the vendor adhere to the security and privacy requirements specified in a confidentiality agreement included in their contracts.

Click here to view a list of digital resources at Lane ES that require parent consent.

Click here to access the form to grant or deny consent for your child to use digital resources.

Please fill out this form as soon as possible. You will need your child's Student ID Number, which can be found in Parent VUE or on past Progress Reports.

Thank you to those who've already completed this form. If you have any questions, please contact our family liaison, Melanie Crosby Hardy, at macrosby@fcps.edu.

Thank you!

 

7137 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.7700

Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

CORRECTED! The Weekly Roar - September 18, 2021

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The Lion’s Roar September 18, 2021  


Thanks to all of the families who attended last night's PTA Ice Cream Social and Used Book Swap! It was great to see so many Lane Lions of all ages enjoying being back together at a school event while still being safe and healthy.


Last Friday, September 10th, all students and staff members – including those in Mrs. Greene’s kindergarten class – observed a special moment of silence to honor those we lost twenty years ago on September 11, 2001.

 

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, 9/20 – Friday, 9/24 – Kindergarten Color Weeks (see article below for each day’s designated color)
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, 10/8 – PTA Fall Beautification Day & Community Fair, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 10/11 – Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples Day)
  • Monday, 10/11 – EL Connections, ESOL Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

In This Issue
  • New Principal's Video Message
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent Acknowledgement Online
  • Fall School Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!
  • Kindergarten Color Weeks – Help Our Littlest Lions Learn Their Colors!
  • AAP Meeting Recording Link
  • New Virginia Growth Assessment Testing for Grades 3 Through 8
  • Donate Your Gently Used Preschool Toys
  • PTA News: Spirit Wear Sale Ends Today, Restaurant Night at Chuy’s September 22nd

 


News & Notes
New Principal's Video Message

Get the latest school news from Mrs. Prahl here.


Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent Acknowledgement Online

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment.

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the Parent Acknowledgement. Please read the acknowledgement and sign your name. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact the school if you have difficulty accessing the booklet.


Save the Date for Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!

Have your child start practicing his or her best
smile because Fall Picture Day is coming to
Lane on Tuesday, October 5th! More information
will be sent home soon.

 


Mrs. Greene’s class glowed as they showed off their orange outfits this week.

Kindergarten Color Week 2 – Help Our Littlest Lions Learn Their Colors!

Kindergarteners are learning their colors, and students in other grades are encouraged to celebrate the rainbow along with them. We had great participation the first week and hope it continues! Here’s the schedule for week two:

  • Monday, September 20th: yellow
  • Tuesday, September 21st: purple or brown
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: pink or grey
  • Thursday, September 23rd: black and white
  • Friday, September 24th: rainbow day!

Please encourage your child – no matter what grade level – to join the colorful fun!

(Kindergarten parents: Because Kindergarten is also working on listening skills, students will be told what color to wear before the following day. Our hope is that students will listen and tell you the color at home. Please don’t share the secret!)


Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News

If you were unable to attend Tuesday’s Advanced Academic Program parent information session, you can find the recording here. Please contact Lane’s Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Linda Simon, at lesimon@fcps.edu if you have questions.

 

New Virginia Growth Assessment Testing for Grades 3 Through 8

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics.

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics.

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment.

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school.
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September-October.

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinators at Lane Elementary, Allen Dickens (adickens@fcps.edu) or Alexis Byam (avbyam@fcps.edu).

 

Donate Gently Used Preschool and Infant Toys

Do you have toys or books for very young children at home that your children have outgrown? If so, please consider donating them to our self-contained multiple abilities classrooms. Toys for infants up to preschoolers would be greatly appreciated, especially if they light up or make sounds. Please be sure they are easy to wipe clean or washed and that they have no small parts.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

 


PTA News & Events

 

Spiritwear Sale Continues through Sunday Night!

The PTA's fall spiritwear fundraiser must close this Sunday night, September 19th, so order your Lane Spiritwear now!  Online orders can be placed at https://lane21.itemorder.com/sale.

 

Spice Up Your Night with Dinner at Chuy’s!

The PTA’s first Restaurant Day of the year will be held Wednesday, September 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chuy's in Springfield Mall. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy great food while raising money for our school! A percentage of all sales generated by Lane will be donated back to the school. Takeout is included too! Delivery apps such as UberEats and DoorDash are NOT included.

Don’t forget to sign the book at the Host Stand to help your class win the special prize at the end of the year and grab a flyer to present to your server for your purchase to count.

7137 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.7700

Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

The Weekly Roar - September 18, 2021

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Thanks to all of the families who attended last night's PTA Ice Cream Social and Used Book Swap! It was great to see so many Lane Lions of all ages enjoying being back together at a school event while still being safe and healthy.


Last Friday, September 10th, all students and staff members – including those in Mrs. Greene’s kindergarten class – observed a special moment of silence to honor those we lost twenty years ago on September 11, 2001.

 

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, 9/20 – Friday, 9/24 – Kindergarten Color Weeks (see article below for each day’s designated color)
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, 10/8 – PTA Fall Beautification Day & Community Fair, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 10/11 – Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples Day)
  • Monday, 10/11 – EL Connections, ESOL Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

In This Issue
  • New Principal's Video Message
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent Acknowledgement Online
  • Fall School Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!
  • Kindergarten Color Weeks – Help Our Littlest Lions Learn Their Colors!
  • AAP Meeting Recording Link
  • New Virginia Growth Assessment Testing for Grades 3 Through 8
  • Donate Your Gently Used Preschool Toys
  • PTA News: Spirit Wear Sale Ends Today, Restaurant Night at Chuy’s September 22nd

 


News & Notes
New Principal's Video Message

Get the latest school news from Mrs. Prahl here.


Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent Acknowledgement Online

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment.

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the Parent Acknowledgement. Please read the acknowledgement and sign your name. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact the school if you have difficulty accessing the booklet.


Save the Date for Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, October 5th!

Have your child start practicing his or her best
smile because Fall Picture Day is coming to
Lane on Tuesday, October 5th! More information
will be sent home soon.

 


Mrs. Greene’s class glowed as they showed off their orange outfits this week.

Kindergarten Color Week 2 – Help Our Littlest Lions Learn Their Colors!

Kindergarteners are learning their colors, and students in other grades are encouraged to celebrate the rainbow along with them. We had great participation the first week and hope it continues! Here’s the schedule for week two:

  • Monday, September 20th: yellow
  • Tuesday, September 21st: purple or brown
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: pink or grey
  • Thursday, September 23rd: black and white
  • Friday, September 24th: rainbow day!

Please encourage your child – no matter what grade level – to join the colorful fun!

(Kindergarten parents: Because Kindergarten is also working on listening skills, students will be told what color to wear before the following day. Our hope is that students will listen and tell you the color at home. Please don’t share the secret!)


Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News

If you were unable to attend Tuesday’s Advanced Academic Program parent information session, you can find the recording here. Please contact Lane’s Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Linda Simon, at lesimon@fcps.edu if you have questions.

 

New Virginia Growth Assessment Testing for Grades 3 Through 8

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics.

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics.

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment.

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school.
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September-October.

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinators at Lane Elementary, Allen Dickens (adickens@fcps.edu) or Alexis Byam (avbyam@fcps.edu).

 

Donate Gently Used Preschool and Infant Toys

Do you have toys or books for very young children at home that your children have outgrown? If so, please consider donating them to our self-contained multiple abilities classrooms. Toys for infants up to preschoolers would be greatly appreciated, especially if they light up or make sounds. Please be sure they are easy to wipe clean or washed and that they have no small parts.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

 


PTA News & Events

 

Spiritwear Sale Continues through Sunday Night!

The PTA's fall spiritwear fundraiser must close this Sunday night, September 19th, so order your Lane Spiritwear now!  Online orders can be placed at https://lane21.itemorder.com/sale.

 

Spice Up Your Night with Dinner at Chuy’s!

The PTA’s first Restaurant Day of the year will be held Wednesday, September 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chuy's in Springfield Mall. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy great food while raising money for our school! A percentage of all sales generated by Lane will be donated back to the school. Takeout is included too! Delivery apps such as UberEats and DoorDash are NOT included.

Don’t forget to sign the book at the Host Stand to help your class win the special prize at the end of the year and grab a flyer to present to your server for your purchase to count.

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Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

REMINDER: PTA Ice Cream Social and Used Book Swap TONIGHT, 6:30 p.m.!

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Good afternoon, Lane families!

We hope to see you this evening at the Lane PTA's Ice Cream Social and Used Book Swap!

At this popular PTA back-to-school event you and your family can enjoy a sweet frozen treat and pick up some new-to-you reads – all for free! The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

You can get all the details on the flyer here.

Please note that this is a family event, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No drop-offs, please!

 

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Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

REMINDER: Advanced Academics Program Overview TONIGHT, 6 p.m.!

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Good afternoon, Lane families!

If you're interested in learning more about the Advanced Academics Program (AAP) in FCPS, please plan to attend tonight's parent information session led by Lane Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART) Linda Simon. It will start at 6 p.m. in the Lane Cafeteria and will also be streamed via Zoom for those who prefer to attend virtually.

At this meeting Ms. Simon will provide information about the continuum of AAP services in Fairfax County as well as a brief overview of the screening process for both part-time and full-time AAP placement. This meeting is open to all interested parents with students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

If you'd like to preview the slides for tonight's presentation, you can view them here.

Please note: Due to Zoom security features, parents will be required to “register” with their name, email, child(ren)’s name(s) and grade(s) in order to attend. Zoom will then send an auto-reply with a link and passcode to join the session. Registration can be done in advance if parents choose.

Here’s the registration link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdO-uqTgqHtbcAkMRlc4ldJqGqipf-fOd.

We hope to see you tonight!

 

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Attendance: 703.924.7777  |  Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events
  • Monday, 9/13 – Friday, 9/24 – Kindergarten Color Weeks (see article below for each day’s designated color)
  • Tuesday, 9/14 – Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Information Meeting, 6 p.m., Cafeteria and via Zoom
  • Friday, 9/17 – PTA Ice Cream Social & Used Book Swap, 6:30 p.m.; Spiritwear sale ends
  • Wednesday, 9/22 – PTA Restaurant Day at Chuy’s in Springfield Town Center, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/8 – PTA Fall Beautification Day & Community Fair, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 10/11 – Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples Day)

 

 

In This Issue
  • Daily Health Screening Questionnaire
  • Additional Lunch Monitors Needed – Paid Opportunity!
  • Kindergarten Color Weeks – Help Our Littlest Lions Learn Their Colors!
  • Advanced Academics Program (AAP) News
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener
  • Library Volunteers Needed!
  • PTA Events: Spiritwear Sale, Ice Cream Social & Used Book Swap; Restaurant Night at Chuy’s

 


News & Notes

 


Daily Health Screening Questionnaire

It is important that you screen your children each morning for any COVID-like symptoms and keep them home if they have any symptoms. This is the most important way you can help as a parent.

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

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

If you keep your child home and he or she feels better the next day, then no documentation from a medical provider is needed to return.

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

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

You can find more information about COVID prevention strategies as well as the process for handling cases or suspected cases at the following links:

Health and Safety Guidance Webpage

Flowchart outlining process for students identified as a close contact

FCPS COVID Dashboard

 

Additional Lunch Monitors Needed – Paid Opportunity!

We are in need of a few additional monitors to assist our students as they enjoy lunch together in a safe way. This position is paid. The hours each day, Monday – Friday, are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you're interested, please email Kelly Tolley in the front office at kltolley@fcps.edu or call 703-924-7700.

 

Kindergarten Color Weeks – Help Our Littlest Lions Learn Their Colors!

Kindergarteners are learning their colors, and students in other grades are encouraged to celebrate the rainbow along with them by wearing the designated color of the day starting Monday, September 13th. Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday, September 13th: wear your favorite color
  • Tuesday, September 14th: orange
  • Wednesday, September 15th: green
  • Thursday, September 16th: red
  • Friday, September 17th: blue

  • Monday, September 20th: yellow
  • Tuesday, September 21st: purple or brown
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: pink or grey
  • Thursday, September 23rd: black and white
  • Friday, September 24th: rainbow day!

Please encourage your child – no matter what grade level – to join the colorful fun!

(Kindergarten parents: Because Kindergarten is also working on listening skills, students will be told what color to wear before the following day. Our hope is that students will listen and tell you the color at home. Please don’t share the secret!)

 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News


Parent Meeting, Tuesday, September 14th

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide four levels of services. Videos showing each level of service in action, as well as information about middle and high school services, are available at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics.

You can learn more about AAP at Lane and in FCPS at a parent information session next Tuesday, September 14th, at 6 p.m. in the Lane cafeteria. At this meeting Linda Simon, Lane’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will provide information about the continuum of AAP services in Fairfax County as well as a brief overview of the screening process for both part-time and full-time AAP placement. This meeting is open to all interested parents with students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The AAP parent information session will also be available virtually over Zoom. Due to Zoom security features, parents will be required to “register” with their name, email, child(ren)’s name(s) and grade(s). Zoom will then send an auto-reply with a link and passcode to join the session. Registration can be done in advance if parents choose.

Here’s the registration link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdO-uqTgqHtbcAkMRlc4ldJqGqipf-fOd.

  Fall Advanced Academics Newsletter Now Available!

You can get all the latest news on the Advanced Academics program in the fall newsletter posted on our school website.

 

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

This year K-12 students in FCPS will participate in a Social-Emotional Learning Screener. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions (CASEL, 2020). You can find more information about the screener and the importance of social-emotional learning here. This screener will be a useful tool for us here at Lane to learn how to best support our students and school community. An email will be sent to families soon with more information.

If you choose to opt your child out of the SEL Screener, please return the opt-out form no later than Friday, October 8th. The form only needs to be returned if you DO NOT want your child to participate in the SEL screener. 

 

 

From the Shelves of the Lane Library:
Volunteers Needed!

Our librarian, Mrs. Chozick, is in need of volunteer help in the library. Most of the work will be shelving books (training will be provided); occasionally other help will be needed, like making copies or taking down displays, but expect to be shelving books most of the time.

If you can spare just one or two hours once a week, that would be splendid! As it is most helpful to have volunteers throughout the day and week, so that books can be continuously shelved, volunteer times are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Mrs. Chozick at schozick@fcps.edu to let her know what times you might be available or if you should have any questions. Thanks so much for considering helping in the library!


Parent Resources
FCPS Parent Resource Center Provides a Variety of Supports

The FCPS Parent Resource Center serves to support the success of all students. It provides access to information and resources including free webinars, free consultations, a free lending library, and more!

Click on the below links to see the Fall 2021 schedule of free webinars/programs and learn about other help that you can find at the Parent Resource Center.

 

Schoology Learning Management System

The new learning management system is Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/). Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families.

Students will have a Schoology account.

  • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology.


As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • Your child’s class.
  • Your child’s assignments and participation.
  • Your child’s calendar.
  • Teacher comments, scores, and feedback.

To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. Please contact our parent liaison, Melanie Crosby Hardy, at macrosby@fcps.edu to get the access codes needed to create an account if you do not already have one.

Please review these resources to learn more about Schoology:


PTA News & Events

 

Spiritwear Sale Continues through September 17th!

Order your Lane Spiritwear today!  The PTA's fall spiritwear fundraiser has begun!  Order online at https://lane21.itemorder.com/sale now through Friday, September 17th!  Order forms are available for those who prefer to pay by cash or check.

 

Save the Date for the PTA’s Ice Cream Social & Used Book Swap - Friday, September 17th, at 6:30 p.m.!

Make plans now to stop by this popular PTA back-to-school tradition to enjoy a sweet frozen treat and pick up some new-to-you reads – all for free! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

 

Spice Up Your Night with Dinner at Chuy’s!

The PTA’s first Restaurant Day of the year will be held Wednesday, September 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chuy's in Springfield Mall. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy great food while raising money for our school! A percentage of all sales generated by Lane will be donated back to the school. Takeout is included too! Delivery apps such as UberEats and DoorDash are NOT included.

Don’t forget to sign the book at the Host Stand to help your class win the special prize at the end of the year and grab a flyer to present to your server for your purchase to count.

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PTA Meeting TONIGHT - Tuesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. - UPDATE!

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Good afternoon again, Lane families!

This is an update to an earlier email reminder about tonight's PTA meeting. Please note these two important updates:

  1. Babysitting will be provided by Girl Scout Troop #201, and
  2. Chuy's - the site of our first Restaurant Night of the year on September 22nd - will be providing some delicious snacks.

If you attend in person, please enter through Door #5, near the gym/cafeteria. Here's the Zoom information again as well. We hope to see you soon!


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PTA Meeting TONIGHT - Tuesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.

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Good afternoon, Lane families!

Please join us for our September PTA Meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. We will meet in person in the Lane Cafeteria, but the meeting will also be streamed via Zoom. It would be great to "see" you either way!

The agenda tonight includes updates from Mrs. Prahl, information about upcoming events, and a short presentation by Family Liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy on "Structuring Your Home for School Success." The full agenda is pictured at the end of this email.

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