The Weekly Roar - Friday, February 2, 2024


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The Lion’s Roar

February 2, 2024


Upcoming Events

  • 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

  • February Is Black History Month
  • 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 and Upcoming Parent Coffee
  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
  • FCPS News & Announcements: FY 2025 budget presentation


News & Notes


Black History Month


February Is Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. You can learn more about Black History month here.


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. The 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.

Look for a flyer with more details on how your family can participate in Wednesday Folders next week (February 7th).


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

Students who have books that were due on or before January 25th should have received an overdue notice yesterday. 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 and Upcoming Hayfield Parent Coffee

Course selection for 6th grade lions moving on to middle school next year is underway. Soon-to-be Twain Tigers have already submitted their choices, and rising Hayfield Hawks must return their hard-copy forms by next Thursday, February 8th. The 6th grade counselor, Mrs. Kasparek, will review forms and classes with students to discuss and answer questions around potential selection.

On Wednesday, February 7th, Hayfield Middle School’s Director of Student Services will host a Parent Coffee from 6 to 8 p.m. to answer questions about the transition to middle school. The event will be held in the Middle School Lecture Hall.

Hayfield Hawks logo


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.

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



FCPS News & Announcements


Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board.

You can view the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.