The Weekly Roar - Friday, May 26, 2023

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The Lion’s Roar

May 26, 2023


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 5/29 – Memorial Day Holiday, school and office CLOSED
  • Thursday, 6/1 – Farewell Reception for families leaving Lane, 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 6/2 - All student library books due
  • Tuesday, 6/6 – Chorus Concert, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, 6/8 – Band and Strings Concerts: 4th Grade Strings, 6 p.m.; 5th & 6th Grade Band and Strings, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 6/9 – PTA “Glow Party” Dance, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, 6/12 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday, 6/16 – Last day of school, 2-hour early release at 2:05 p.m.


In This Issue

  • Memorial Day Holiday – Monday, May 29th
  • Parent Input for Class Placement Next Year
  • Missing Something? Our Lost & Found Might Have It!
  • Library Books Due Next Friday, June 2nd!
  • Farewell Reception for Families Leaving Lane – Thursday, June 1st, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • School Medication End-of-Year Pick-Up
  • Literacy Night Follow-Up and Feedback Request
  • Save the Date for Back-to-School Summer and Fall Events!
  • Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award
  • PTA News: Glow Party Dance June 9th
  • Parent Resources: Student testing results, physical and immunization opportunities, FRC podcast and webinars


News & Notes


memorial day graphic


Memorial Day Holiday – Monday, May 29th

Don’t forget that next Monday, May 29th, is the Memorial Day Holiday. School and the office will be CLOSED that day, and all staff members have the day off. SACC will also be closed. 

For our military-connected families who may be remembering a family member or friend on this holiday, we thank you for your sacrifice and service.


Parent Input for Class Placement Next Year

A regular end-of-the-year task that staff work on is student groupings for class placements next year. All staff have input on groupings that can best support students within the school day. We also appreciate your input on how your child works and learns best. Below is our family input form. We will have it open for the month of May for families to give staff and administration input into considerations for next school year. As you click the link to the form, you will find directions that need to be considered as you complete the form.

PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A TEACHER BY NAME OR GENDER. Additionally, please do NOT include negative information about past teachers, as the teachers read these forms when assisting with class assignments. If you do, please know it will be deleted.

Because of enrollment changes over the summer, class assignments will not be finalized until the middle of August 2023. Families will be contacted by the assigned teacher before attending Open House in August.

If you are interested in sharing this information, please complete the form below and return it by May 31, 2023.



Lane lost and found

Lane lost and found


Missing Something? Our Lost & Found Might Have It!

As you can see from the pictures above, our Lost & Found is overflowing, and we need your help to clear it out.

If your child is missing a coat, a jacket, a sweatshirt, or other apparel, please have them check the items on display in the bus lobby to see if it is there. Lost water bottles are in the cafeteria.

We will keep the items out through next Wednesday, May 31st. All items that remain after that date will be donated.

Thank you for your help in getting these lost items back to their owners.


Library books due June 2nd reminder


Library Books Due Next Friday!

All student library books are due on Friday, June 2nd. Please do your best to get them in by this date!

As always, the library does not have fees for overdue books; however, families are expected to pay the replacement cost for books that are lost or returned damaged.

Contact Mrs. Chozick, Librarian, at with questions.


farewell reception for Lane families leaving next Thursday, June 1, 4:30 pm

Farewell Reception for Families Leaving Lane – Thursday, June 1st, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Each year, we must say “Goodbye” to many families in our Lane community who are moving away to start exciting new adventures. This year, our Student Ambassadors have planned a special event to wish them well.

If your family will be leaving Lane, please plan to join us after school on Thursday, June 1st, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Lane Cafeteria for a Farewell Reception in your honor. Please RSVP to let us know how many people will be in your family group. This will help us ensure we have enough refreshments and other supplies. You can email our family liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy at or you can fill out this Google form. Please respond by next Tuesday, May 30th.

We have enjoyed having you in our Lane community, and look forward to wishing you well in person on June 1st!

A note for 6th grade families: We know many of you will be leaving us as well as your child moves on to middle school. There will be a separate 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony for all of our 6th grade families on Monday, June 12th.

drawing of medicines

School Medication End-of-Year Pick-up

All medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school, 2:05 p.m. on June 16th, the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

If you have any questions, please contact our health room aide, Jovanna Velez at 703-924-7710.


Literacy Night Follow-Up and Feedback Request

Lane Reading Specialist Katelyn Randolph would like to thank all the families who were able to attend Literacy Night on May 4th. Below you will find links to a narrated slide deck that was previously shared and to a form to provide feedback on your Literacy Night experience.

Please reach out to Ms. Randolph at if you have questions.

Literacy Slides Narrated

Literacy Night Feedback Form

save the date

Save the Dates for Summer and Back-to-School Events!

We have started planning some community events for the summer and the school year ahead! Please be sure to put these events on your calendars if you’d like to attend.

  • Popsicle Playdates: Monday, August 7th through Thursday, August 10th, 7 – 8 p.m. on the main playground
    • Monday, August 7th – New kindergarten families
    • Tuesday, August 8th – Grades 1 & 2
    • Wednesday, August 9th – Grades 3 & 4
    • Thursday, August 10th – Grades 5 & 6

  • Back-to-School Town Halls with Mrs. Prahl, 6 – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 15th – virtual in English
    • Wednesday, August 16th – in person with Spanish

  • Open House – Thursday, August 17th
    Students and their families are invited to come to school during this time period to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and reconnect with Lane friends. In order to manage our capacity for this popular event, we have divided our school community into three groups, by student last name. (If you have children with different last names, your family may choose a session based on any of the names.) Parking will be limited, so please plan to walk to school or carpool if possible.
    • Last names that begin with A through H: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
    • Last names that begin with I through Q: 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
    • Last names that begin with R through Z: 6:30 – 7 p.m.

  • PTA First Day Coffee – Monday, August 21st, 9:20 – 10:30 a.m.

More details about these and other events will be sent out in the weeks ahead.


Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) is sponsoring an award to honor the legacy of Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Bussey by celebrating the efforts and impact of those who work to redress inequitable systems and practices in FCPS. This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by June 15, 2023. The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

More information and the nomination form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website.



PTA News


Lane PTA Glow Dance, 6-9-23, 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets are now available online at


Lane, Let's Glow! End-of-Year Dance Friday, June 9th, 6 – 8 p.m.

Get ready to get your glow on with other Lane friends and families on Friday, June 9th, at the PTA’s end-of-year Glow Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Wear your brightest colors and get ready to shine in the Lane Gym!


Tickets are now available online at

Due to Fire Marshal codes, only 300 will be sold, so be sure to buy yours soon! Please note that EVERY PERSON must have a ticket (regardless of age). Less than 100 tickets remain!

  • Family ticket, including 1 adult & 1 child: $10
  • Each additional child ticket: $3
  • Each additional adult ticket: $5



Several food items will be available for purchase at the dance:

  • Chick-fil-A nuggets, chips and a drink: $5
  • Cheese pizza, chips, and a drink: $4
  • Pepperoni pizza, chips, and a drink: $4


Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! The PTA is looking for 27 – 30 people to assist in a variety of roles. If you’d like to help, please visit the electronic sign-up at

If you sign-up using the link above, you'll receive a FREE Family Ticket (1 adult & 1 child, $10 value).

Additional information

  • An adult must attend with their children. This is not a drop-off event.
  • There will be a quiet room (the cafeteria) in case students/adults need a break from the lights/music.
  • Each ticket comes with a glow bracelet. Feel free to bring/wear more glow sticks!


Parent Resources


Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Starting in late May, caregivers will receive reports for assessments their students completed this spring. Not sure what assessments your student took this year? A list of tests by grade level is available. Scores will be delivered in SIS ParentVUE, by mail, or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Some families will also receive a Virginia’s Visualization and Analytics Solution (VVAAS) Student Assessment Summary report with historical Standards of Learning (SOL) test results from 2015-2022.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about student assessments.

How to Support Your Child’s Success

If you do not already have a SIS ParentVUE account, sign up now to monitor and support your child’s academic success! Through ParentVUE, you are able to view your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time. You can also access special reports for your student like progress reports and assessment score reports.

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. Access SIS ParentVUE by using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVue account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.


School Physical and Immunization Appointments Available!

Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC) and Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) are now scheduling appointments in June, July, and August to provide children ages 5 and up with FREE school physicals and immunizations to begin the 2023-24 school year. This will take place at the Inova Cares Clinic for Children in Herndon, Manassas, and Falls Church.
PHC will be on site to screen and enroll qualifying families in Medicaid/FAMIS and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare providers.

Flyer for Insured and Inova Patients

Flyer for Medicaid or Uninsured Patients


Family Resource Center Webinars and Podcast

The Family Resource Center is now registering for June webinars. Take a look at the opportunities below and use this link to register.

  • Thursday, June 1st, 7 – 8 p.m. – Math Space Summer Learning: Supporting your Secondary Student
  • Friday, June 2nd, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Setting the Stage for Summer Success
  • Thursday, June 8th, 7 – 8 p.m. – ST Math
  • Friday, June 9th, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Kindergarten: What Every Family Needs to Know

You can learn more about all of the resources available through the Family Resource Center (FRC) in the latest episode of FCPS’ “En Pocas Palabras” multilingual podcast. Meet Mary Beth Harrison-Cunningham, manager of the FRC, and Amal Elsayed, FRC liaison, and hear how the FRC provides supports for all families and school staff in FCPS such as free library resources, confidential consultations, and informational webinars. You can contact the Family Resource Center at 703-204-3941 or

“En Pocas Palabras” is available in Arabic, English, Korean, and Spanish. Listen and subscribe.