LCES Updates, 9/2/21: Labor Day Holiday, Music News, PTA News, Scouting Information and more!


Tomorrow and Monday are School Holidays

Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 6th in honor of Labor Day.

Schools and offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at their normal times. The LCES office opens at 8:00 AM.

Social and Emotional Learning and Supports at LCES



Social and emotional Learning (SEL) is at the forefront of our work here at Lees Corner. Each month the clinical team (counselors, social worker and psychologist) will answer parent questions regarding students' needs in and out of the classroom. All questions are anonymous and no contact information will be collected. We ask that any urgent student or family matter be addressed directly with a member of the clinical team. Please click on the link below to access the form to submit your question.

Don’t know the members of the clinical team? Read here about who we are and what we do!

Music News


General Music is back in full swing!  We are having a great time singing and playing! 

Students in grades 4-6 should bring back their recorders. If your child has lost their recorder or is a new student and needs to order a recorder, please purchase a new one on

We are excited for a great year ahead!

Mrs. Messier and Ms. Kmetz


PTA News

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We remain committed to continuing to put the support of our students, staff, and community as the number one priority after such an unusual school year. There will be many opportunities for us to work together, keeping with annual traditions and creating new ones! The PTA is here to support our Lees Corner school community and your pledge will provide funding for the following:

  • Community events, dining days, ice scream socials, Book Fairs, and events to help keep our community connected.
  • Field trips and cultural arts assemblies during the school year.
  • Appreciation events for Teachers, Counselors and School Staff.
  • Computing/STEAM Program
  • Staff Enrichment.
  • Hallowingo Gift baskets and contest prizes.
  • 6th Grade basketball game and luncheon celebration.
  • Classroom teacher grants to be used to enhance student classroom experiences and periodicals
  • Special Education Support
  • Grounds Beautification

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of the school’s budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

We are looking forward to another great year at Lees Corner, working with our parents, teachers, and students.

We hope you will join us now!


Street Maintenance Alert!

The Foxfield HOA (homeowners' association) will be repairing, repaving and otherwise maintaining the roads on Kernstown Court next week on Tuesday, Sept. 7th and Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Residents will be parking their cars on Hollinger and this will likely impact arrival and dismissal routines and Kiss and Ride.

Here is the link to the HOA site which has information on this upcoming project


Spirit Wear On Sale Now

The PTA is excited to announce that Spirit Wear is available for purchase now through 11:00 p.m. on 9/17/21!


PW: oneBlizzard

We have some really cute apparel for you (kids & parents!) to stock up on and show your school spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions:

Thank you!

Stephanie Kohne


Join Band or Strings

Students in grades 4th-6th can choose to participate in orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass), while students in grades 5th -6th can choose to participate in the band (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion). 5th and 6th grade students who choose an instrument will participate in a one-hour block in band or strings weekly as part of their specials rotation. 4th graders who join strings will participate in a weekly 45-minute strings class in the afternoons.

To learn a little more about each program, click the links below and please email us with any questions you may have. You can also see the band and strings newsletters. We look forward to working with your children this year!

Band Link:

Natalie Hill (band-

Strings Link:

Ellen Ellis (strings-


Grades K-6 Virtual Back To School Night

Save the Date! Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for ALL students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. Please stay tuned for more details regarding this event.


Scouting Information

We have scouting groups in our community and this is a great time for your child to join! Here's more information

Cub Scouts

Girl Scouts



SOL Results Available

If your child is currently in grades 4-7 and your child took SOL tests in the spring, you can see your child's SOL score report in ParentVue.

When you login, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen. Scroll to the link for Test History. Click on this link and you will see your child's SOL scores from the spring (see sample below). You will also see scores from other tests your child has taken in FCPS.


Bus Route Information


Want more information on bus locations and arrival times, including when the bus is approaching your stop? Welcome to Here Comes the Bus! Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. Click here for more information on this awesome app!


Kiss and Ride: Helpful Tips

Many families will use Kiss and Ride for both arrival and dismissal and the line can get long. Please be patient and kind with one another and our staff on duty! Here are a few more helpful tips:

  • morning drop-off starts at 8:35 a.m. for now. This time may be adjusted in response to traffic patterns.
  • plan on being in line early 
  • drivers should remain in the car
  • school staff will be on duty to assist students in unloading and loading
  • children should unload from the car on the passenger side only
  • cars should remain in a single file line. Passing other cars is NOT allowed in order to ensure the safety of all students.
  • afternoon pick-up starts at 3:35 p.m. 
  • for afternoon pick-up, please display your assigned number in the right corner of your front windshield. Make sure your child knows what your number is (ie. 352). We will use the numbers to call the students out to your car.
  • Kiss and Ride ends before 4:00 p.m. Any students who have not been picked up by that time will be taken to the office. Parents will be contacted and must come to the office to sign their child out.


Attendance: Reporting Tardy or Absent Students

If your child/children will be late to school or absent from school, please contact us to let us know. You may report tardies and absences by doing one of the following:

Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school. Tell us whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or has chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

This attendance form is to be submitted by the parent/legal guardian only. 

Stay Connected to LCES


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