LCES Updates, 9/17/21: Back to School Night, Picture Day, AAP Parent Meeting and more!

Virtual Back To School Night on Wednesday



Our VIRTUAL Back to School Night for all students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 - 5:45 p.m.:  Welcome Videos
  • 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.:  Zoom Session 1 with Classroom Teachers
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.:  Optional Zoom Session with Specialists and Others
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.:  Zoom Session 2 with Classroom Teachers    

Registration Required for Back to School Night

This year’s Back to School Night will occur virtually using Zoom. 

To gain access to your child’s teacher’s Back to School night session you MUST REGISTER between Friday, September 17,  2021 and Tuesday, September 21st.  This week you should have received an email from your child’s teacher providing the information on how to register. If you did not receive the registration email, please contact your child's teacher.

Once your registration is confirmed you will receive a link to join the meeting.  The meeting will open at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, September 22nd

When registering please use the same email address that you have on file in our main office.  If you have students in multiple grade levels, you will receive an email for each grade level.  

Please also be sure that the device that you plan to use has the Zoom application installed on it.  See the Zoom Download Center or your device’s App Store to install Zoom.  Additional Zoom Tips can be found on the Technology Support for Families page of the FCPS Public Website.

Wednesday is Picture Day!

picture day


Fall Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, September 22.  Individual pictures will be taken of each student for the yearbook. You may order online at using the picture day ID EVTX36QXR. 

Click here to see a sample order form. If you need a hard copy of the order form, please contact your child's teacher or call the office at 703-227-3500 and we will send home an order form with your child.

Emergency Care Forms: Please Review and Update ASAP



Your child's/children's Emergency Care Forms need to be reviewed and updated every year.

Once in ParentVue, click FCPS Links on left and then Update Emergency Care in the middle

Click on your student’s name and then review the form.

Please click Submit Form even if no changes are made. This final submission must happen for the school to be notified of your review.

AAP September Newsletter



FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. Please read the attached newsletter to learn about the services offered at the elementary school level, upcoming testing, and more.

SeptemberNewsletterES-English (002).pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES- Spanish.pdf

AP-September Newsletter ES-Arabic.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Chinese.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Korean.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES.-Vietnamese.pdf

AAP Parent Meeting



There will be a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 29th  from 5:00 - 6:00 PM  to share information regarding the Advanced Academic Program at Lees Corner.  During the first part of the meeting we will discuss the varying levels of AAP services.  We will then review the AAP screening and identification process. 

This meeting is open to all parents in grades K-6 but is especially helpful for those who are planning to refer their children for AAP level IV services.  A Zoom registration link will be shared closer to the date of the meeting. This will require you to enter the email address that you have on file in the main office and your child’s name prior to you receiving a link to the Zoom session. You will also need to have the Zoom application downloaded on your device. This meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Student Attendance



Teachers take attendance at 8:50 a.m. so your child should be in class and ready for school by that time. If your child will be late or absent, please send a message to by 8:30 AM. Automated phone calls and emails are sent to anyone whose child’s absence is unverified after this time.

These are the attendance codes that are being used and their explanations:

Excused Absence/Excused Tardy

Excused Absence - student illness; death in family; court appearance; temporary student or family hardship

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day or class period when attendance was taken, but had a valid reason for being late such as doctor or dental appointments

Unexcused Absences/Unexcused Tardy

Unexcused Absence - student shopping with parent; student and family away for vacation student participating in other non-school activity during school hours.

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day for an unacceptable reason. Examples: overslept, running late, missed bus

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

Stay Connected to LCES


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