LRES Community News 9.4.23

Message from Mrs. Castillo

Week 2

We look forward to the third week of the school year kicking off tomorrow after a beautiful long weekend!  

On Friday morning beginning at 8:20, we welcome all LRES parents to join us for an informal Principals' coffee in the cafeteria.  We will host these events quarterly this year to give parents the time to ask questions, hear about LRES programs, and connect with the administrators, PTA board, and family liaison.  Have a question?  Submit it here and we will be sure to address it with the group or follow up with you individually.  Refreshments will be served.  Please allow time for parking and bring your photo ID to scan before entering the cafeteria.  All visitors must bring their photo ID each time they visit to ensure a safe environment for our students and staff.  

The weather will be hot this week!  We will monitor outdoor recess, PE, and outdoor lunch based on the temperatures and heat index.  

Did someone at Lemon Road go above and beyond to support you or your child this week?  Consider submitting FCPS CARES entry!  

Parent Reminders

  • Email your child's teacher if you are interested in serving as a room parent, volunteering in specials, or helping in the classroom!

  • Some FCPS-approved digital resources require parent consent before they can be used by students. Find the list of resources and directions for proving consent on the Parent Consent webpage

  • FCPS Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Information can be found in this booklet at this link.
  • FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses for school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment.  Parents should talk to their child about expectations and log in to SIS ParentVUE and sign to acknowledge your review of the SR&R by Friday, September 29

Back to School Night Information

Back to School Night

We welcome all parents/guardians to our annual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 14.  This adult-only evening gives parents & guardians the opportunity to visit the school, meet their child's teacher, and hear about the curriculum and events for the year.  Each classroom teacher will offer two in-person sessions and during the intermission our specialists will be available in the gym, library, or cafeteria to answer questions about programs and opportunities for students.  

Classroom Teacher Session 1:  6:00 - 6:40

Specialists Meet and Greet:  6:40 - 7:00

Classroom Teacher Session 2:  7:00 - 7:30

Positivity Project: Teamwork


This week, all Lemon Road students will talk about teamwork in morning meetings and closing circles.  Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than  individual achievement. Those who demonstrate strengths in teamwork often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources in order to further group goals and help toward the greater good.

LRES PTA Updates

  • It's time to renew your PTA membership! Big thanks to all 196 Lemon Road community members who have already joined!  Being a member is NOT a commitment to volunteering your time, though we are grateful for all those who are able to volunteer and help with events throughout the year! To join the PTA & show your support click here 
  • Thank you to everyone who has supported our Armchair Fundraiser so far! We have raised a phenomenal $5800 and have one week left to go! Every little bit helps. Please click here to help push us toward our $7000 target! 
  • Announcing our Ice Cream Social - our first full community event of the year will be an Ice Cream Social on September 8th beginning at 6 p.m. Bach2Rock will provide the music, Sweet Frog will be selling frozen yogurt, and the PTA will have snacks and drinks available to purchase. Come and enjoy the last days of summer with your Lemon Road community! All welcome! Volunteer to help with the event here.  
Ice Cream

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information and Testing Retakes

All Lemon Road parents are encouraged to join Mrs. Avery Straw for the Levels of Service parent overview on the evening of Tuesday, September 26.  This is your opportunity to hear about the offerings both at Lemon Road and within FCPS for your child whether they just began kindergarten or will be heading to middle school next year!  Click to read about the Advanced Academic Programs offered in FCPS. 

Parents of children in 2nd – 6th grade can request a one-time retake of either the CogAT or NNAT if you feel your child’s score does not reflect their ability. If you would like to request a retake, please email our School Test Coordinator, Angela Ulsh and our AART, Avery Straw by September 15th for the CogAT (grade 4 and up) and October 15th for the NNAT (grade 2 and up). 

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Wednesday, September 6: Lockdown Drill
  • Friday, September 8: LRES Spirit wear Day; Quarter 1 Principals' Coffee (8:20 AM); PTA Ice Cream Social (6 PM)
  • Wednesday, September 13Bus Evacuation Drill
  • Thursday, September 14:  Superhero Assembly; Back to School Night
  • Monday, September 25: Holiday (Yom Kippur)

  • Tuesday, September 26:  AAP Levels of Service Information Night

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