LBSS Weekly News - October 20, 2023

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Hello Bruin Families!

We enjoyed seeing the families along our parade route at last Friday's Homecoming Parade. Thank you to our SGA advisors and students for their work planning our Homecoming week.

Last night was an enjoyable evening meeting up with our winter coaches; that season is right around the corner. I also watched our Freshman football team win against West Springfield HS and then enjoyed several performances by our choral students in the Desserts on Broadway production.

As I reflect on the sad and unexpected loss we experienced this week of a staff member, I’m grateful for the strength of this community and how we come together to support one another. This is a unique place to be a part of and I’m honored to serve as the Principal.

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

In this Issue

New Information

Picture Retakes
Student Immunizations
HS Newspaper Now Online
LB Theatre Presents Almost, Maine
Trunk-or-Treat Time

Middle School Bruin News

MS Yearbook Information

High School Bruin News

Yearbook Information

Bruin Nation Kudos

Class of 2024 News

Important Dates
Senior Ads
PTSA Mulch Sale and All Night Grad Party


Family Liaison News



Quick Links

New Information


Student Immunizations

Does your student need immunizations? Please see the flyer below for Fairfax County Health Department Immunization Clinics.


HS Newspaper Now Online

Did you know that the HS Newspaper, The Bear Facts, can be found online?  Here’s the link to the online paper site with the story from the ribbon cutting:

LB Theatre Presents Almost, Maine

Lake Braddock Theatre's 2023-2024 season begins with one of the most popular plays produced in North America - John Cariani's Almost, Maine!

Welcome to the town of Almost, Maine - so far north it’s practically Canada. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Tickets are now on sale at:

We hope to see you there!



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Middle School Bruin News


High School Bruin News

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Bruin Nation Kudos

Congratulations to the following students who successfully auditioned into the 2023 Virginia Senior Honors Choir. This highly competitive choir of 12th grade students from all over the commonwealth of Virginia will rehearse and perform during the annual Virginia Music Educators' Association (VMEA) In-Service Conference, Nov. 16-18 in Richmond, VA. Great job Bruins!

Julie Auten -- Soprano 2
Emilie Verton -- Alto 2

Class of 2024 News

We are excited for the start of the school year and are looking forward to celebrating the success of our Class of 2024 Seniors all year. 

While the year may have just started, we are already looking forward to our End of Year celebrations for our senior class. Below are important dates for you to have and some upcoming meetings to help keep everyone up to date with important information for our graduating class. 

October 23rd, 2023 - Senior Class Panoramic Picture

  • Seniors will take their class panoramic picture in the stadium during Advisory

March 7th, 2024 - 100 Days Meeting @ 6:30

  • Little Theatre
  • Informational session for parents leading up to graduation, prom, and All Night Grad Party

May 17th, 2024 - Prom - Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park 

June 4th, 2024 - Graduation - Eagle Bank Arena @ 2:00 pm

June 5th, 2024 - All Night Grad Party @ Saint James 11:00 pm

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PTSA Mulch Sale and All Night Grad Party

Please see 2 important save the dates below. Please know that we are currently actively searching for adult volunteers to LEAD some events at the Mulch Sale as well as the ANGP. If you are interested in being a part of the magic that  happens at Lake Braddock, please fill in the attached google form. Again, we are searching for adult volunteers across ALL grades to help us out! 


The Mulch Sale 
Lake Braddock's Senior Class LARGEST fundraiser for the All Night Grad Party
March 15-17, 2024
Mulch will go on sale after Jan 1, 2024.

All Night Grad Party
Wednesday June 5, 2024

Any questions please direct them to


Throughout the school year, we often hear the same questions asked regarding technical assistance. We hope to help everyone by sharing various information. Today's tip is regarding joining the school WiFi.


Q: Difference between ParentVue and SIS?

A: SIS is an acronym for the student information system that Fairfax County uses to house student information such as parent/guardian information, attendance, discipline history, grades and more. ParentVUE is the platform that parent’s access their students’ SIS information. 

Q: How to navigate SIS?

  1. To learn how to navigate your SIS ParentVue account, click on the resource below.  

Q: What if I need to change the email address associated with my ParentVue?

A: Please contact our Student Information Assistants, Sandy Coleman (High School) - and Angela Santizo (Middle School) -

Q: ParentVUE is telling me I need an activation code, how do I find that?

A: Please contact our Student Information Assistants, Sandy Coleman (High School) - and Angela Santizo (Middle School) -  

Family Liaison News

Please stay up-to-date with our Family Liaisons on our web site:

There you will find our weekly newsletters full of important information for our families.


LBSS School Planning Council

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 School Planning Council (SPC) and are looking for parents, guardians, and staff who want to be involved with helping provide feedback to Lake Braddock. The purpose of the SPC is to bring together our community to share progress and seek feedback on the direction of Lake Braddock. Providing an excellent education and safe learning environment for all our students is our primary goal and we recognize the role our community plays. Previous years of SPC focused on various topics and programs at LBSS. This year, the SPC will focus on our School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP) goals. We will meet once in the Fall to share our goals and seek feedback about strategies for implementation. We will reconvene in the Spring to share our progress and review feedback. This is also a great space to make connections in the community and learn more about what LBSS has to offer. The council will meet in person twice during the school year (11/16 and 4/11) from 6:00PM-7:30PM. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form by November 10th. Returning SPC members should still complete the form to continue their service on the committee.

Summer Yearbook Photo Ad

Additional Resources

Family and School Partnerships

Family Resource Center

Parenting Education Programs through Fairfax County

English Empowerment Center: USA Learns 

English Empowerment Center: Free Conversation Class  and Continued Learning Between Semesters 


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Federal Impact Aid Survey: Now OnlineFCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. To make it easier, the form is now available online in SIS ParentVUE

Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

Once logged in to SIS ParentVUE, click “Online Packets” in the top right corner. Then, select “Federal Impact Aid Survey.” Get more information.

Need to Register for ParentVUE? 

Learn how to activate your SISParentVUE account, so you can easily submit your survey. Find out how to get technical support for ParentVUE

November Events Hosted by the Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. The FRC is hosting the following events in November:

Click the links above to register for the events. For more information, visit the Family Resource Center webpage.

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Kick Off  

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future: A Community Conversation. Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help us plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. 

Events are open to all. Find out about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid. Your voice matters! 

The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Saves Lives 

Information was recently posted to the Healthy Minds Blog on the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and other resources for suicide prevention

The Healthy Minds Blog shares information related to youth mental health and wellness. Articles include tips and strategies for increasing wellness and resiliency, as well as fostering success at home, at school, and in the community.

The Healthy Minds Blog is a collaborative project between Fairfax County Public Schools and the Prevention Unit of the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Subscribe to Healthy Minds and receive a quarterly digest of articles.

District News/In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Important Forms for Caregivers to Complete
  • Immunization Reminder
  • Free Tutoring Resources

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

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