LCES Updates, 11/12/21: Book Fair, Progress Reports, and more!

Safety Matters



We have a new crosswalk for walkers and bike riders in the parking lot next to Kiss and Ride. Please let your students know to follow the path to assist with their safety during morning and afternoon arrival and dismissal.

Book Fair Opens Next Week!



It's almost time for the Scholastic Book Fair!! We need your help! Please consider volunteering at this event by clicking on this link.  Thank you in advance!

Students will be browsing the books and creating wish lists during the school day on Friday, November 12th, Monday, November 15th, and Tuesday, November 16th. PLEASE NOTE: We must include sales tax. Students will come home with their wish lists and a sales tax conversion table.

Students will be able to purchase books during the school day on Wednesday, November 17th, Thursday, November 18th, and Friday, November 19th. We are encouraging families to sign up for the eWallet to purchase books (cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted)…But the eWallet is super easy! 😊 Please click here for information about eWallet.

We will also have two family events on Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30-6:30 and Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 am-12:00 noon.  Please click here to sign up for a time slot to come shop at the Book Fair.  Due to safety protocols, we can only allow a certain number of people in the book fair at one time. Make sure you sign up for a time to shop! No one will be able to enter the book fair if you have not signed up for a purchasing time. Thank you for your cooperation. We are looking forward to a fun, safe event.

If you have questions please contact Heather Tomasek: or Leslie Dunbar:

Progress Reports

progress report


Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be sent home in students' backpacks on Monday, November 15th. Parents can also see grades for their elementary students in SIS ParentVUE.

To login or to register for an account, click below

SIS Parent Account

For information on using the app, click below


A Loving Tribute


We are so honored to have dedicated one of our new Little Free Libraries in memory of Mrs. Nicole Sharabi at a ceremony with her close friends, family, and LCES staff last week. Mrs. Sharabi loved to inspire her students to read and we think this is the perfect way to continue spreading her love of reading throughout our community. If you come by to grab a book, you may notice a label on the inside front cover that shows you it is from her 3rd grade classroom library. Keep reading and using the Little Free Library in memory of her! 

You may also notice painted rocks in our outdoor classroom. This project was inspired by the kindness Mrs. Sharabi spread to all. We hope these rocks spread joy and kindness throughout the community as well.

We have also purchased and dedicated some of her favorite books in our Lees Corner Library with the help of the Sharabi Family. If you check out one of these books, you will see a label that lets you know it was one of her favorites.

We think of Mrs. Sharabi so often here at LCES, and we hope her legacy of love and kindness towards all lives on!

Need Help? We are Here for You!



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!

Employee Awards Nominations

Grant winner

Nominations are now open for the

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 21, 2021.

To submit a nomination for a Lees Corner Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please click the title of the award and complete the nomination form. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories.  

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The nomination form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements.

Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Lees Corner ES, you will be asked to complete a much more detailed nomination packet.

Outstanding Teacher– a teacher or librarian with 3 or more years of experience

Outstanding New Teacher – a teacher or librarian with less than 3 years of experience

Outstanding Principal – a building principal with 4 or more years of experience

Outstanding Leader – assistant principal, director of student activities, director of student services,

Outstanding Operational Employee – administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, instructional assistants, PHA (public health assistant), PHTA (public health training assistant), parent liaisons

Outstanding Professional Employee – SBTS (school-based technology specialist), TSSpec (technology support specialist), psychologist, social worker, school counselor, resource teachers that serve in an administrative role

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Proppe at

Daisy Troop Starting


Do you have a daughter in Kindergarten? If so, consider joining our Daisy Troop Start Up. We’d love to have more girls join us. Meetings start in November.

See the flier for more information in English and Spanish.

Super Staff!

Super Staff

Do you want to celebrate a LCES employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.



Stay Connected to LCES


Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.


Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group.