LAES Weekly Wave: March 1


Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

Welcome to March! It feels like the months are flying by this school year. We'd like to extend a special thank you to the PTA and Mr. Johnson for putting on a fabulous Family Board Games Night last week. Students and families had a great time learning many new games and you could hear cheers of excitement throughout the cafeteria. 

Next week on March 7 from 6:00-7:30, we are looking forward to another great family event, Math and Literacy Night! Families will be able to learn about new math and reading games and strategies that will help support their students at home. All families who attend will be entered into a raffle to win some fun games to play at home! Raffle winners will be announced on Friday 3/8/24 on the Live WLAS Morning News Show!

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

Read Across America Week!

We will celebrate Read Across America Week from March 2-8!

Monday: Wear purple to celebrate women's history month

Tuesday: Wear your favorite outfit

Wednesday: Wear something sporty

Thursday: Wear something to represent your family culture

Friday: Wear your pajamas!


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!


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.


Feedback Wanted! HIPPY

Wanted! Your feedback, current ideas & concerns for superintendent Dr. Reid & her team to support the ongoing work in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) towards the 2023-30 strategic plan.


Lake Anne Elementary School parent representative, Dana Yasek, will share our community's feedback with the FCPS Family Vision Group in March.


For elementary school specific highlights from the January meeting, click here.


To share feedback with the LAES parent representative, please email Dana at Thank you for supporting our amazing school, teachers & students!


¡Buscado! Sus comentarios, ideas actuales e inquietudes para la superintendente Dra. Reid y su equipo para apoyar el trabajo en curso en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS) hacia el plan estratégico 2023-30.


El representante de padres de la Escuela Primaria Lake Anne, Dana Yasek, compartirá los comentarios de nuestra comunidad con el Grupo de visión familiar de FCPS en marzo.


Para conocer los aspectos más destacados específicos de la escuela primaria de la reunión de enero, haga clic aquí.


Para compartir comentarios con el representante de padres de LAES, envíe un correo electrónico a Dana a ¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestra increíble escuela, maestros y estudiantes!


Traducción al español completada a través de los servicios de traducción de Google Pages.

HIIPY Vision Group Highlights

Access to the PDF Version of this document is available on the All Parents/Guardians course on Schoology.



✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

🧸 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. 

Behavior Solutions Series

  • Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families – Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services staff for help encouraging positive communication and behavior at home. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m.:
    • Elementary Webinars:
      • Taming Tantrums and More, Friday, March 15
    • Secondary Webinars:
      • Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication, Friday, April 19
      • Taming the Teen-Aged Brain, Friday, May 31

Click the linked titles above to register.


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

Walk and Roll

Friday, March 1

Election Day, Student Holiday

Tuesday, March 5

Literacy and Math Night

Thursday, March 7 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Garden Clean Up

Sunday, March 9 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6th Grade Basketball Game

Friday, March 15

3rd Quarter Ends


Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar