Lee District School Board Newsletter

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Tamara Derenak Kaufax

Contact Tamara:

Phone: 571-423-1081

Angela Petro

Executive Admin Assistant

Upcoming Events

Lee District Budget Town Hall

3/21 7:00 p.m.

Franconia Governmental Ctr

Regular School Board Meeting

3/22 7:00 p.m.

Luther Jackson MS


March is Music & Theaters in our Schools Month. Celebrate by attending one of these upcoming performances during the spring season!

Edison HS

4/26 - 4/28, 5/5



Hayfield SS

4/18 7:00 p.m.

Rock Orchestra Concert

4/21 7:00 p.m.

MS Band Solo & Ensemble Festival, Poe MS

4/26 - 4/28

The Wedding Singer


Lee HS

4/19 - 4/29

Bye Bye Birdie


5/8 7:00 p.m.

Spring Orchestra Concert

Mount Vernon HS

4/26 - 4/28 

Bye Bye Birdie

West Potomac HS

4/20 - 4/28

Jesus Christ Superstar

Sandburg MS

4/19 - 4/21

High School Musical Jr.


Twain MS

5/4 - 5/6

Beauty & the Beast


March 2018 Newsletter

Even though the cold winds are still blowing, the calendar says Spring is around the corner! Spring officially arrives on March 20 with Spring Break for our Fairfax families beginning March 26-April 2. Take this time to relax, recharge and enjoy time with your children!

Lee District Budget Town Hall

Wednesday, March 21

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Franconia Governmental Center
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA

Join Supervisor Jeff McKay and me for a joint Lee District Budget Town Hall. Your support is crucial in ensuring critical school budget priorities are adopted. I look forward to seeing many members of the Lee District FCPS community there. For updates throughout the budget process and a current schedule of all other budget related meetings, visit the FCPS website: FY 2019 Budget.

Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT)


I am proud to serve as a Board liaison to the Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT), whose membership includes representatives from Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County Public Schools, and the community. The SCYPT is behind some of the most important initiatives supporting our children and youth. We have led work on promoting racial and social equity ("One Fairfax"), kindergarten readiness, school attendance, and behavioral health. You can learn more about the work of SCYPT and sign up to receive SCYPT agendas and meeting summaries on the Fairfax County website.

Bush Hill Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Center

During the February 22 Regular Meeting, the School Board approved the recommendation to designate Bush Hill Elementary School as a Level IV Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Center. I am thrilled to offer this academic program in the Edison HS pyramid. The leadership and instructional staff at Bush Hill ES are equipped and ready to provide a high quality experience for our students.

The following motion was approved:

Approve the establishment of a new Level IV advanced academic center program in fall 2018 at Bush Hill Elementary School, and also adopt the following pupil assignment plan: in fall 2018 Edison-based rising 3rd grade center-eligible students currently assigned to Springfield Estates ES would be assigned to attend the new Bush Hill ES Level IV center. In fall 2019, Edison-based rising 3rd and 4th grade students currently assigned to Springfield Estates will be required to attend Bush Hill’s Level IV center. An additional grade level would be added each year until full implementation of grades 3-6 for the Level IV center at Bush Hill ES in SY 2021-22.


More info on the FCPS website HERE.