The Weekly Roar - Friday, January 26, 2024


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The Lion’s Roar

January 26, 2024


Spirit Days Celebrate Community, Creativity, Fashion and Fun!

Lane was overflowing with school spirit this week as students and staff throughout the building took part in the SCA’s Spirit Week to celebrate the end of the second quarter. As we showcased in Monday’s newsletter, the fun kicked off with “Jersey Day” and kicked up even more on “Turnaround Tuesday,” when students dressed like teachers and teachers dressed like students, and “Clone Day” on Wednesday, when classrooms were filled with look-alikes class-wide. On Thursday, we either dressed up or dressed down to slide into today’s student holiday in style. Take a look at just a few of the spirited scenes from the week!

"Turnaround Tuesday"

students dressed as teachers

students dressed as teachers

"Clone Day"

Class dressed all in white

Class all dressed in Harry Potter glasses


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, 2/2 – Registration closes for PTA Winter Enrichment (11:59 p.m.)
  • Thursday, 2/15 – Spelling Bee, 4:45 p.m. (Snow date: Thursday, 2/22)
  • Monday, 2/19 – Presidents Day Holiday, school and office CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 3/5 – Student Holiday/School Planning Day – Students DO NOT Report
  • Thursday, 3/7 – Celebration of Cultures Night, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, 3/25 through Friday, 3/29 – Spring Break, school and office CLOSED

In This Issue

  • 2023-2024 Yearbooks Now on Sale! Order Now and Save!
  • Save the Date for Lane’s 2024 Celebration of Cultures Night – Thursday, March 7th!
  • News From the Lane Library: End-of-Quarter Overdue Notices
  • Rising 7th Grade Course Selection Reminder
  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
  • PTA News: After-school enrichment reminder


News & Notes


2023-2024 Yearbooks Now on Sale! Order Now and Save!

School yearbooks are now on sale. The basic book is just $16.50 now, but the price will go up to $20 in March. Order today and save!

Order Your Yearbook artwork

There are options such as imprinted name on the cover, extra autograph pages, and stickers you can choose to add. You can find more information on the flyer in Wednesday Folders last week. Early-bird deadline is Saturday, March 23rd!

PLEASE NOTE: All sales are online only. Ordering is simple: Just go to, put in yearbook ID code 10217424, and pay with your credit card.


Many Cultures, One School artwork


Save the Date for Lane’s 2024 Celebration of Cultures Night – Thursday, March 7th!

We are so excited for this year’s Celebration of Cultures Night on Thursday, March 7th. This family-favorite event returned strong last year after a three-year pandemic-related absence, and we’re hoping even more Lane Lion families will join us and share about their culture this year.

Watch for more details on how your family can participate coming the first week of February!


News from the Lane Library: End-of-Quarter Overdue Notices

With the start of third quarter, please note that the library will be emailing overdue notices next Thursday, February 1st. Students who have books that were due on or before January 25th will receive a notice. Please do your best to look for these books and return them in good condition! It is also possible that books have been sent to school but have not yet made it to the library. If this is the case, apologies in advance for the crossed communication.

As a reminder, there are no fines for overdue books, however families are expected to pay the replacement cost for lost or damaged books.

Contact Sue Chozick, Librarian, at with any questions.


Rising 7th Grade Hayfield Course Selection Reminder

Course selection for 6th grade lions moving on to middle school next year is underway. Soon-to-be Twain Tigers submitted their choices this week. Rising Hayfield Hawks must return their hard-copy forms by Thursday, February 8th.

The 6th grade counselor, Mrs. Kasparek, will review forms and classes with students to discuss and answer questions around potential selection.


Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Students working around a table with a world map


Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs is open through Thursday, February 15th. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings, which are now underway, are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for updated information. 

One virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will be held on February 1st at 6 p.m. It will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.



PTA News

Winter Enrichment Registration Now Open!

Our PTA Enrichment Program is back, with a whole new look and structure! The PTA and Lane administrators have organized an entertaining and educational line-up of before- and after-school enrichment programs and Cub Clubs for the winter session. The six-week session will run from February 12th through March 22nd. Here’s the line-up:

  • MONDAY (5 weeks) – 6TH GRADE ONLY
    Rocket League Cub Club – This club will be devoted to Rocket League gameplay; strategy; and analysis. Students will have the opportunity to watch Rocket League gameplay, analyze their own gameplay, and get tips and tricks on how to rank up their level within the game. They will also work on academic pursuits, such as reading, writing, and math work. The club will most likely be split between half academic work and half Rocket League work.
  • TUESDAY (6 weeks)
    NO Class Scheduled
  • WEDNESDAY (6 weeks) – Kindergarten through 6th Grade
    LEGO Skills and Creativity Series: Amusement Parks (LSCS8)  Spin, twist, and swing. Create your favorite amusement park rides with LEGO bricks. Learn how to get them moving. Design a ride you’ve always wished for, but haven’t seen in reality …. yet!
  • THURSDAY (6 weeks) – Kindergarten through 6th Grade
    Sports Cub Club – This will be an exciting program to get children and young people moving! The program will use athletics to inspire students and help them develop their skills and confidence and connect with a sport for life. Some sports offered during the six weeks include basketball, hockey, indoor soccer, and kick ball. Activities develop movement skills that are fundamental to athletics through fun and social games and offer opportunities to introduce athletics disciplines and competitive athletics. The goal of this club is to offer and immerse students in various sports at a team level, develop confidence, and engage every student in FUN!
  • FRIDAY (6 weeks) – Kindergarten through 6th Grade
    Chess – Learn chess with Magnus Academy (formerly Silver Knights), world champion Magnus Carlsen’s academy! They’ve taught 100,000 children to play, including state and national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn a new skill and have FUN. Class time is divided between lessons and practice games. Lessons range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments (in-person and online) outside of club time. This in-person club includes free online extras including weekly practice tournaments and an event with world champion Magnus Carlsen or Judit Polgar, the best female chess player of all time. All chess supplies provided. All skill levels are welcome. For more information please visit

Registration for all classes is now open and will close on Friday, February 2nd at 11:59 p.m. See the graphic below for more details!


Schedule for Lane PTA Winter Enrichment