LAES Weekly Wave: May 10


Principal's Message

Hello Lake Anne Families, 

We had such a wonderful week celebrating our teachers! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to making this week special. The PTA did a marvelous job of decorating our building and ensuring our teachers felt like VIPs this week. 

Next week, 5th Grade students will take their Science SOL. You can help your students be successful by ensuring they get enough sleep the night before, helping them arrive to school on time, and have a healthy breakfast at school or at home.

Lastly, we have a limited number of yearbooks available for sale. The cost is $15.00 and you can purchase one with Ms. Tasha in the front office. If you have already purchased a yearbook, they will be distributed to students during the week of May 28-31.  

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Jill Stewart, Principal

Dr. Brittany Rogers, Assistant Principal

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

  • Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:
  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

LAES Compost Helpers

Interested in helping our LAES student Eco-Club members collect food scraps to be taken to our new worm composting bins? We need 1-2 adult volunteers during the lunch hour (11:00 am -1:30 pm) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you can commit to a weekly session that isn't offered, please let us know at  If you can only come part of the time, that's also an option. Thank you!

Sign Up Here!

St. Anne's Food Pantry 🍓

Healthy Food At No Cost!


Every 3rd Thursday of the Month

St. Anne's Episcopal Churck Food Pantry

1700 Wainwright Dr. Reston

May 16, 2025 12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Career Day: June 3

Lake Anne will be having a career day on Monday, 6/3 from 9:15- 10:15. We are currently seeking parents, friends, family and community members who are interested in sharing with students about their careers. If you know anyone who may be interested, please share this google form.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!


We are looking for some volunteers for field day, Monday, June 10th.
Please consider helping during one or all of the sessions:
KG - 1st grade - 9:15 - 11:00 am
2nd-4th grade - 11:20 - 1:50 pm
5th - 6th grade - 1:50 - 3:25 pm
If interested, please use the link below to sign up:

Volunteers must be available for the entire time slot they choose to help with.
Volunteers will remain at the same station for the duration.
Please note, we are unable to accept volunteers who will have a child in their care during their time slot.

We will host an information meeting in early May for those who are interested.
Please sign up by May 3, 2024.

Field Day Lunch 🥕

This year for field day we will do bag lunches. Teachers will start collecting lunch orders next week. Here are the choices for your student:

Turkey Ham & Cheese on Bun

Yogurt w/String Cheese $ Cheez-Its

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich w/String Cheese and Cheez-Its

*all lunch choices come with baby carrots, apple slices, and a student's choice of milk

Families may also choose to pack a lunch for their child!

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.


Title I Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Lake Anne is excited to announce that we will be a Title I school for the 2024-205 school year! On Tuesday, April 16 we held a community meeting to share some information about how this will impact our school. Some of the information is shared below and if you have questions, please feel free to add them to this google form and we will address them throughout the end of the school year and summer. 

Important Information:

  • Title I is a Federally Funded Grant
  • Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • The purpose of Title I is to provide all students significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. 
  • Title I Funding Supports:
      • Implementing innovative educational programs that are geared toward students’ needs to ensure all students reach high expectations.
      • Expanding intervention and enrichment programs.
      • Additional staffing to support interventions, enrichment, and specific areas of opportunity for the school.

Lake Anne SOL Schedule

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing is right around the corner. SOLs are an opportunity for students to show everything they've learned this school year. Please see our schedule below:

✏️Grade 5 Integrated Reading and Writing: April 16, 2024

New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage

📒Grades 3-6 Reading: May 7, 2024

💡Grade 5 Science: May 14, 2024

➕Grades 3-6 Math: May 21, 2024


Apply for FCPS PreK and Early Head Start

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County. Your family may qualify for PreK or Early Head Start if you:

  • have a child who will be age 3 or 4 by September 30,
  • receive free or reduced-price school meals, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income, and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act, or
  • receive resources such as from a shelter and/or the FCPS homeless liaison office.

Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”, with PreK priority given to 4 year olds. The application process begins January 1st for the upcoming school year. However it is important for all families to apply as soon as possible.

Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age and pregnant women who live in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.

Visit this website for more information and application links!

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Techstravaganza 2024

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum. This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST.

Admission is free, food will be for sale, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school. Here is the registration link: More information about the event can be found on our website at


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.



🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.


🖍️ 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. 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.



Calendar Reminders

Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

Friday, May 3

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 6-10

Memorial Day, Student and Staff Holiday

Monday, May 27

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar