LAES Weekly Wave: February 9


Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Thank you to the PTA for planning a fun, and informative Family Science Night!

Students and families enjoyed learning about a variety of topics to include fossils, wind tunnels, coding, fingerprints, and so much more. We look forward to more fun family events. 

Another big thank you to everyone who celebrated Mrs. Anne on National Crossing Guards Day and our Counselors, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Penning, and Mrs. Palatucci throughout National Counselors Week. We are so thankful to them for making our school a safe a loving environment!

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

LAES Volunteer Opportunities

Please check the chart below for volunteer opportunities at Lake Anne!

Teacher Name

Volunteer Activity

Time Frame


C. Quattrocchi

Cut out and hang posters


C. Bachelet

Put together instructional materials

1/31/24 between 12:35-1:25

Family Game Night!

Family Game Night is Back at Lake Anne! Join us in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, February 23. Pizza & snacks will be available for purchase.


Join the Lake Anne community as shelves of board games will be available to learn and play, or feel free to bring your own favorite game. Follow this link,, to a list of the games that will be available at Game Night. Each game lists recommended ages, approximate playing time, and a link to a webpage to learn more, including a video of how to play when you scroll down.


PTA will be accepting donations of new or gently used games and will be re-selling them at the event for a small fee. Watch for signups and more information coming soon.

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

Behavior Solution Series for Elementary Families

Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services Department staff to help families encourage positive communication and behavior at home.

Elementary Webinars

3/15 Taming Tantrums and More Add to Your Calendar

  • Parents, ever had a moment when things feel like a big puzzle and you just need the right pieces? We will share strategies to help when your child’s behavior feels like a rollercoaster. Learn how to turn meltdowns into moments that make you go 'ta-da!'

📚 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 




Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)

Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m

Summer Programs

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.



Dressing for Cold Weather


The temperature is dropping! We want all of our students to be comfortable and warm at recess. Please be sure to send students with the appropriate winter gear. 

If your family is in need of a warm, winter coat, please contact Alexa O'Flynn in the front office. 


Calendar Reminders

End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

February Walk and Roll

Friday, February 2

Family Science Night

Tuesday, February 6 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar