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March 10: Lorton Community Action Center Health Fair

March 11 - 15: Lorton Station Book Fair

March 15: PTA Game Night 

March 18 - 22: Stuff the Pantry Food Drive for LCAC

March 22: Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)



Snap shots from our Read Across America Spirit Week

Principal Message

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.


Warmest Regards,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Lorton Station Book Fair!!
  • Lorton Community Center Health Fair
  • March Madness Family Game Night
  • Stuff the Pantry Food Drive
  • Attendance MATTERS
  • Head Start 
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Women's History Month



Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.   

Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place-

March 11th-15th-Sale Days

Friday, March 15th-Family Night of Shopping 6-8 pm


Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

You can set up an ewallet.  It is easy and allows students to not worry about managing money at school.  You can also share the link with aunts, uncles, and grandparents!

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

 Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:






This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.


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 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!


Este Domingo Busque la Encuesta de Compromiso Familiar de FCPS

Padres/cuidadores recibirán la Encuesta de Participación Familiar de FCPS el domingo, 3 de marzo, de parte de una firma de investigación independiente llamada K12 Insight. Por favor participe - su opinión es importante para ayudar a informar y mejorar las prácticas para ayudar y apoyar mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Completar esta encuesta también ayudará a fortalecer la asociación entre su familia y nuestra escuela. Cuando esta asociación es sólida, los estudiantes pueden contar con una variedad de beneficios que incluyen una mejor preparación para la escuela, mayor rendimiento escolar, mejores habilidades sociales y conducta, y una mayor probabilidad de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. 

La encuesta durará entre 10 y 15 minutos para completar y estará disponible en 10 idiomas. Para más información, visite la página web de la Encuesta de Participación Familiar. ¡Su opinión es importante!


It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

¡Es El Momento de Inscribirse al Kindergarten!

Asistir al kindergarten les ofrece a los niños la oportunidad de aprender y practicar las habilidades sociales, emocionales, de resolución de problemas y de autorregulación que usarán durante toda su vida. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. Los niños que cumplen con los requisitos también pueden inscribirse durante el verano, pero inscribir a su hijo con anticipación nos ayuda a planificar, de modo que tengamos los maestros y los recursos necesarios el primer día de clases. 

Para prepararse para la inscripción, reúna los documentos y complete los formularios. Estamos encantados de ayudar a las familias con la inscripción y la transición al kindergarten. Para obtener más información en otros idiomas, visite la página web de FCPS Registro para el Kindergarten.


National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.