LAES Weekly Wave: February 16


Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Our Dolphins were "feeling the love" this week at Lake Anne! Students and staff enjoyed a fun Valentine's day and we "turned Lake Anne Red" with our school gear and fun outfits. Students and staff practiced our core beliefs of respect and relationships as they shared kind words with each other, made each other cards, and shared their hopes and dreams for their classrooms!

As a reminder, Monday, January 19, 2024 is a holiday for students and staff. We hope that everyone enjoys the long weekend and that you take some time to have fun, rest, and recharge.

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

LAES Math & Literacy Night

We hope to see all of our families at Math and Literacy Night! Come out and learn some fun games and strategies to use at home with your kiddos! Lake Anne Teachers and Staff will be leading a variety of stations and sharing fun activities with families!


February PTA Meeting


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.


Langston Hughes Panther Preview

Families of Rising 7th Graders--please see the message below from Langston Hughes Middle School


Greetings, Future Panthers:

Welcome to Team Langston Hughes Middle!  We are excited to announce that Panther Preview will take place August 5th - 6th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Panther Preview is a great way to start the journey of becoming a Langston Hughes Middle School Panther. 

As we welcome students to the Langston Hughes family, students will participate in activities designed to acclimate them to the middle school, build confidence, motivate academic excellence, and form community. We hope to see you there!  It’s a GREAT time to be a Panther!   Should you have questions/concerns, contact our after-school specialist, Mr. Kyle Franklin at

Panther Preview Registration Link:


With Panther Pride,

Principal Mizell

Stress, Trauma, and Coping

Please see the article regarding stress, trauma, and coping that is posted to our All Parents/Guardians Schoology Page. 

Click here for access. 

🧸 Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

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! 

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

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!'




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