LAES Weekly Wave: March 8


Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

We had such a great time at Math and Literacy Night on Thursday evening. Students and families played a variety of games being use in the classroom that can easily be played at home. Families also had the opportunity to enter into a raffle and took home so fun games. Thank you to Mrs. White and Mrs. Taylor for all your hard work in planning Math and Literacy Night! Additionally, we'd like to that our wonderful teachers and staff who made this night possible. 

Next week, on March 14, we will have Spring Picture Day. This is another opportunity for families to capture the memories of this school year as students take their individual and class photos. 

Don't forget to move your clocks forward Sunday as daylight saving time begins! 

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal


Quiet Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are [designated areas within a school or on school premises] for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

Student Attendance

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.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

LightSpeed Classroom Management

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.

Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Community Conversations with the superintendent for families and community members are planned for the spring. Help your school promote the opportunities in your area and encourage families to attend to make their voices heard. Interpretation for most languages can be arranged.


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.



✅Reminder: FCPS Family Engagement Survey

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.


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