LCES Updates 6/19/20: So Many Summer Resources!



On June 18, 2020, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Scott Brabrand, announced, " While we have taken steps toward creating an inclusive and compassionate environment, there is clearly much more work to be done. So today, as a step on that journey, I am announcing that FCPS will observe Friday, June 19, as an official holiday for FCPS employees, in recognition of Juneteenth"

Together We Did It!

Dear Lees Corner Families and Friends,

The 2019-2020 school year has officially ended for both students and staff and our attention is now focused on planning and preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. Before we move on, it is important for us all to take some time to reflect on all we accomplished together and to express our gratitude.

We were awed by the flexibility and perseverance of our staff, students, and families during such challenging times. Although the shift to distance learning had a few bumps, we must recognize the colossal efforts and accomplishments of our school community!

We are so glad you were able to witness how our staff continued to build community with our students, found ways to provide instruction via completely new platforms, and worked to keep the lines of communication and collaboration open through weekly emails, phone calls, and small groups/lunch bunches!

It is also essential that we recognize the great shifts and sacrifices our families and students have made. Students learned a different way of attending school and became more independent learners away from their teachers and friends.

Parents juggled multiple tasks, varying work situations, and stressors that did not exist a few months ago. Hats off to you for figuring out how to navigate these factors while remaining positive, hopeful, and supportive!

Please know we remain committed to the academic, social, and emotional success of your children. Whatever final plans for the coming school year will be, we will continue to nurture your child’s strengths, find ways to connect with them, and provide meaningful learning opportunities.

We hope this summer is filled with activities that bring you joy. Stay safe, Lees Corner!

Your Proud LCES Team,

VaRonica Sloan, Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal &

The Lees Corner Staff

How to Reach Us During the Summer

All Fairfax County Public Schools remain closed. Although the Lees Corner office is closed until further notice, we are still working! 

If you need assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to VaRonica Sloan at or Matthew Miller at We look forward to a time when we can open our doors and serve you in person! Until then we are just an email or phone call away at 703-227-3500. We will regularly check the LCES voicemail, and respond as soon as possible.

For specific concerns, please see detailed contact information below:

Registration: Contact Matt Miller at, to schedule an appointment with registrar Betty Nolan, upon her return to work in late July.

Technology or Device Support: Contact JoAnne Fisher at, to review tech matters and to schedule an appointment for technology repair.

Item Retrieval: If you were unable to participate in curbside pickup to gather your child’s essential materials, please call the Attendance Line at 703-227-3535, and we will schedule a time for you to drop by and pick up these materials.

A Message from Mrs. Yellen, School Social Worker

Hello Lees Corner Families! With the clinical staff being out of the building for most of the summer, I want to offer a resource to help support your student’s social and emotional well-being. I have created a virtual Google office for you and your student to explore together that is full of activities, music, read-alouds and ideas!

Almost every picture in the office is a link! You will also find a “Parents Corner” which will connect you to FCPS provided resources, videos made by the clinical team, and articles focused on how to talk to your child about current events. I hope you and your student enjoy exploring my office this summer! Please note, you will need to be logged in to your child’s FCPS google account to view the page.

Stay well!

Mrs. Yellen

Final Progress Reports

Progress Reports for 4th quarter will be produced centrally. We anticipate they will be provided to the postal service by June 25. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service. If you would like to see your child’s grades before the printed progress reports make it to your house, please log in to ParentVUE in SIS.   

Summer Learning & Teacher Support Office Hours

If you registered your child for summer learning office hours, you  receive an email from the grade level teacher during the week of June 22nd.

Your child will also receive a secure link for the office hours in their Gmail account, so please be on the look out for these important emails.

As a reminder, the schedule for office hours is as follows, for the weeks of June 29th-July 31st

  • Kindergarten: Ms. McGregor on Mondays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Grade 1: Ms. Davis on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2: Ms. Irons on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Grade 3: Ms. Lynch on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Grade 4: Ms. Szaloki on Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Grade 5: Ms. Foster on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Grade 6: Ms. Carter on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Special Education: Ms. McMichael on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • ESOL - Kindergarten to Grade 2: Ms. Sagastume on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • ESOL – Grade 3 to Grade 6: Ms. Sagastume on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Additional Summer Learning opportunities and resources can be found here on the Lees Corner webpage.

FCPS' Summer Continuity of Learning

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer.

  • Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st
  • Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

LCES' Summer Reading Challenge

School is out, summer is here, and it's time to relax, read, & have a ton o' fun!

Below are links to the pdf version of the LCES Summer Reading Challenge flyer and videos, all in one convenient place!

Click below to see the flyer (pdf).

 LCES 2020 Summer Reading Challenge (002).pdf 

There are 2 video links…one is the unlisted YouTube and the other is in “view pure” (no ads!)

This information has also been shared and posted in the PTA Facebook group. You don’t have to be a PTA member to join the Facebook group and it’s free!

Thank you for participating in our summer reading challenge!

😊 Mrs. Dunbar & all LCES teachers and staff

School Supply Orders

The PTA is offering parents the convenient services of pre packaged supply kits.This service by The Write Stuff ensures your child/children have the school supplies they need next year without having to run to five different stores to find them. This year, our sales will benefit the Lees Corner PTA.

Each kit contains exactly what is on your child’s supply list.

Supplies can be ordered using the link below

Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID situation, all school supplies will be sent directly to the child's home address and a shipping fee will apply. Orders can be placed now until July 15th.

If you have questions please contact Elaine Chen at

FCPS Offers Free Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program

Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a FREE online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students over for five weeks from July 6- August 7. A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance. 

  • Elementary classes include K-6 Art, Stitchery and Weaving, Claymation and Recycled Art, K-6 Music, Drumming, Contemporary Vocals, Sixth Grade Band, Sixth Grade Strings, K-6 Theater, and K-6 Dance.
  • Secondary classes include Cartooning, Cell Phone Photography and Animation, Digital Art, Exploratory Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Jazz Band, Creative Strings, Show Choir, Musical Theater, Acting, Theatre Games and Improv, Technical Theater Design and Production, Creative Writing, Yoga for the Artist, Summer Dance Exploration, Summer Dance Intensive, and Fitness for the Performing Artist.

Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required.

Every class is taught by a licensed FCPS teacher in a fun and supportive environment. The site is already online with class descriptions posted. Most classes will require a few supplies or an instrument; this information will be included in the class description. Each week a new activity with a demonstration video and directions will be posted online. Families are encouraged to come back each week to see what is new. Email for more information.

Parent Input Form 2020-2021

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

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

Click HERE to open the document in Word. 

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

Parent Input Form LCES 2020-2021_P.pdf

Save the copy to your device and email the completed form to both and

Please complete one form per child.Confirmation of receipt emails will be sent this week to parents who have already submitted their form. We want to hear from ALL parents. 

It's not too late to submit your forms! The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 19, 2020. 

¿Necessita ayuda?

Habla con Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison:

Ella habla español.

Stay Connected to LCES


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Looking for a great summer experience for your young artist? Consider this FREE opportunity!