LCES Updates, 8/18/21: Open House Information

Open House

Open House Events This Week!

We are excited to be hosting in-person Open House Events tomorrow and Friday! Your child/children will have the opportunity to visit Lees Corner, see their classroom, and meet the classroom teachers!

This year, Open House is intended to be a QUICK meet and greet with the teacher, student and immediate family members only (ie. student + parents). Keeping the group sizes small and the visits quick will help ensure the continued health and safety of all! Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members will love hearing your child tell stories and show pictures from Open House! 

Kindergarten Open House:

  • Thursday, August 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Parents will go to their child's classroom for a presentation by the classroom teacher.
  • At about 9:45 a.m., Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to get on a school bus and go for a quick ride through the neighborhood. This is an exciting opportunity for students who will be bus riders this year to experience what it will be like to ride a school bus! School staff members will ride the bus with students and parents will wait at the school.

Grades 1-3 Open House:

  • Thursday, August 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Drop by anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to visit your child's classroom and meet your child's teacher. 
  • You may bring your child's school supplies and drop them off in the classroom so your child won't have to carry everything themselves during the first week of school.

Grades 4-6 Open House:

  • Friday, August 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Drop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to visit your child's classroom and meet your child's teacher. 
  • You may bring your child's school supplies and drop them off in the classroom so your child won't have to carry everything themselves during the first week of school.

For families who prefer to participate virtually, please email your child's teacher to get information on a virtual Meet and Greet.


Introducing Our Open House Information Station

Do you need help navigating our FCPS online resources and completing the online back to school forms? We are here to help you!

During our Open House events, we will have an Information Station in the gym. Parents can go to the gym to get information on joining the PTA and Girl Scouts and for help filling out the back to school forms

We will have tables set up with 2 computers at each table for parents to use to complete the forms electronically. Staff members will be available to guide you and answer your questions.


Medication Drop Off at Open House

During Open House Ms. Kathryn Mullins, our School Health Aide, will be available in the Health Room if you need to drop off medication that your child will need to take while at school.

If you will be dropping off medication, here is helpful information:

ALL MEDICATION requires a completed Medication Authorization Form. Each medication requires its own authorization form – medications cannot be combined on one form.  Medication authorization forms must be renewed for each new school year.

All forms are available at   

The following links are provided for specific medication authorization forms.

  • General Medication:

  • Epinephrine:

  • Inhaler:

  1. Part I is completed and signed by parent/guardian.
  2. Part II is completed and signed by a physician for all prescribed medications.
  3. Parents may complete and sign Part II ONLY for over-the-counter (OTC) medications to relieve symptoms of headache, muscle ache, orthodontic pain, or menstrual crampsOTC medication needed for any other conditions require a physician to complete part II.
  4. All medication must be in the original container.  Prescription medication containers should be labeled and dated by the pharmacist. 
  5. Siblings may NOT share any medication bottles.
  6. Parents/guardians must transport all prescription medication to and from the clinic. 
  7. It is recommended that medications should NOT expire during the current school year.  If a medication is due to expire, you will be notified by email or phone that it needs to be renewed.  Once expired, a medication cannot be administered and must be picked up by parent or discarded.
  8. All medications and corresponding authorization forms will be checked carefully for compliance with FCPS policyPlease plan on waiting for this check to be done so that any corrections needed can be addressed with you immediately.

For questions, please contact: School Health Aide, Kathryn Mullins @ 703-227-3510.

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Feeling Sick? Stay Home Please

If you and/or your child are feeling sick, please stay home! Symptoms to be on the lookout for include: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, headache, upset stomach, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. 

It is not required that you join us for Open House. You can email your child's teacher and ask about a virtual meeting.

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