Lemon Road Community News 7.30.21

Message from Mrs. Castillo

I hope you are having a wonderful summer break.  It is hard to believe that in just a few weeks, we will welcome our students & teachers back to Lemon Road for the 2021-2022 school year!  We could not be more excited to begin the year bringing all lions back 5 days a week for in-person instruction. 

Lemon Road looks forward to our annual Open Houses on Thursday, August 19th. There are several events planned for that day. Kindergarten will begin at 9:00 AM and will include time in the classroom, a tour of the building, and a general session in the cafeteria to help everyone feel prepared for the start of the year. Our New Family Orientation and Tours will begin at 11:00 AM. Lemon Road looks forward then to our Grades 1 – 6 Open House will begin at 2:30 PM. Finally, at 3:15 PM, we welcome our full staff and Lemon Road community behind the school for some snacks, music, fun, and networking. We hope each of these events will help students and parents feel more comfortable in the school prior to the First Day of school on August 23rd.   Parents should be aware that parking is extremely limited on our campus. Please allow time for parking in the neighborhood and walking to the school.

Lemon Road is looking for a new dining room attendant to be paid to support lunch daily for our students. This is an hourly position from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM daily. This is ideal for a stay at home parent or a college student that has a few hours available to join us each day. If you or someone you know is interested, please email Morgan Birge at mbirge@fcps.edu.

I hope you continue to have a safe and healthy summer break and as always, please reach out if you have any questions or wonderings regarding the upcoming school year.  We continue to register students each day. If a new family has moved into your neighborhood, please help us by contacting them and send them to our school to register. FCPS is monitoring our class sizes and we need all our students in our registration system to ensure we have the right teachers and the best class sizes to support your children. We look forward to seeing everyone soon! ~ Mrs. Castillo

School Supply Lists

Check out your child's grade level supply list for this upcoming school year! CLICK HERE to access the lists if you did not order them in advance from EPI. It is recommended that supplies are brought to the classroom on August 19 during Open House. Each year, our local Idylwood Presbyterian Church supports our families in need with school supplies using donations. If your family is able to support, please use this link JacobsBackpackBrigade and thank you!

PTA Polo Shirts

On the third Friday of each month, Lemon Road students and staff wear their PTA-provided polo to show off their school spirit. If your child needs a new polo to participate in these days, please use this link by August 8 to request a new shirt. Shirts will be delivered to the school.

Last LRES Book Mobile

Next Wednesday, August 4, Lemon Road staff hit the road with books and popsicles. Stop by with your Lemon Road students to stock up for the last few weeks of summer!   Below are our stops: 

10:00 am   Matera Street and Los Pueblos Lane (Tyson’s View)

10:30 am   Hillside Drive and Frieden Drive

11:00 am   Nigh Road and Nigh Road (Peach Tree- back entrance)

11:30 am   Dominion Drive and Dominion Way

12:00 pm   Lemon Road Elementary School Parking Lot


miércoles 4 de agosto

10:00 am   Matera Street y Los Pueblos Lane (Tyson’s View)

10:30 am   Hillside Drive y Frieden Drive

11:00 am   Nigh Road y Nigh Road (Peach Tree- back entrance)

11:30 am   Dominion Drive y Dominion Way

12:00 pm   Lemon Road Elementary School


We are excited for Schoology, FCPS' new learning management system. Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/)  is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. We are excited to work with you this fall as we use this system to support our students! 

Here is what you need to know now: 

  • We will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You will need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: 
    • If you are a family new to Lemon Road, you will receive activation information between August 11th and August 13th. 
  • Parent accounts will be available mid-August and more information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students can log in using their FCPS student ID and password. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page
    • Students new to FCPS will receive this information at the beginning of the year
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
  • 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 

We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVue account to strengthen our partnerships throughout the school year. Our next communication will share how to login to Schoology. In the meantime, you are welcome to learn more about this learning management system by visiting: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology.

Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, August 4: Lemon Road Book Mobile (10 – 12:30)

Thursday, August 12: Kindergarten Playdate (5:30 PM)

Tuesday, August 17: New Family Playdate (5:30 PM)

Thursday, August 19: K Open House (9 AM); New Family Orientation (11 AM); Grades 1 – 6 Open House (2:30 PM); Welcome Back Social (3:15 PM)

Monday, August 23:  First Day of School

Wednesday, September 22:  Virtual Back to School Night (6 – 8 PM)