Back to School Nights
Our Back to School Nights will be held THIS WEEK!
Thanks to all the parents of kindergarten through 2nd grade students for coming to Back to School Night
Grades 3 through 6 will have their Back to School Night TONIGHT - Thursday, October 1st.
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. This important event gives you the chance to hear directly from the teacher about plans and policies for the school year ahead. Please make every effort to attend. Please note that Back to School Night is designed for parents only, and child care will not be available. If you bring your children with you, they will need to remain with you during the entire evening.
Do You Have School Spirit? Show It Off on Friday, October 2nd!
This Friday, October 2nd, is the SCA's first Spirit Day of the year. All students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing their Lane Elementary spirit wear or blue and white. Adults visiting the building can also participate.
Calling All Students Grades 1-6 with an Interest in Student Government!
If your child is interested in becoming a member of the student government (SCA), encourage him or her to run for class representative! There are just two per class. Just download the application, help your child fill it out, and have him or her return it to his or her teacher by this Friday, October 2nd. Once elected, your child will receive a schedule of the meetings. Please note that these meetings are in the morning once a month on Mondays so you will have to drive your child to school on meeting days. If you have any questions, please contact SCA sponsor David Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are Your Shoes Made for Walking? If so, Walk to School on October 7th!
Next Wednesday, October 7th, is International Walk to School Day. This event began in the United States in 1997 as a way to build awareness for the need for walkable communities, and went global in 2000. Many of our students live within walking distance of our school but are driven to school instead. We hope that some of you who can walk to school but don’t normally do so will put away the car keys for the day and take part in this healthy, community-building activity.
Please walk to or from school only if it safe to do so. Bus riders who have to cross a busy street should walk only with a parent or guardian!
Upcoming Long Weekend for Students – Friday, October 9 (Teacher Workday) through Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day)
Please mark your calendars for two upcoming student holidays. The first is the first Teacher Workday/School Planning Day of the school year next Friday, October 9. School will be open for teachers and staff, but students do not report. SACC will be open regular hours.
The following Monday, October 12, is the Columbus Day holiday. School, the office, and SACC will be CLOSED.
AAP Parent Information Meeting - Thursday, October 15, 9:30 a.m.
Lane's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Lynn Moore, will hold a parent information meeting on Thursday, October 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria. All parents wishing to learn more about the AAP program and the screening process are welcome.
Fall into Field Day - Friday, October 16th
Usually held in June, Lane’s Field Day is a schoolwide event that allows the students to participate and compete in a variety of games and activities with their class. This year, we’re moving it to the fall to take advantage of the cooler weather and focus more on team-building activities. We will be hosting our Field Day on Friday, October 16th for all students, upper grades in the morning and lower grades plus ID and AUT classes in the afternoon.
Volunteers Needed! During Field Day the students will rotate through stations that each provide a new challenge. We need your help to man these stations. You will be helping the students have a memorable day by coordinating your station’s activity. We will need as many volunteers as we can get, so please sign-up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44acae2ba6fa7-field1.
Equipment Needed! We have some very cool activities planned, but we will need to borrow some equipment to make our plans a reality. Here’s what we need:
- 4 water coolers (large, upright, with spigot)
- 2 tarps (11 ft. x 19 ft. )
- 3 canopy tents
- corn hole boards.
If you are willing to loan these items to us, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44acae2ba6fa7-field2.
Thank you for supporting Lane students and the Physical Education Department!
Join the Lane PTA
We encourage all parents to join the Lane PTA. This all-volunteer organization does so much to support our school – from providing volunteers and purchasing computers to underwriting field trips and teaching after-school enrichment programs, plus everything in between! It will be the best $8 you spend this year! For more information on membership and all the other wonderful programs the group hosts and supports, visit the Lane PTA website at http://www.lanepta.org.
Registration for the 2015 - 2016 School Year Now Under Way
Are you new to the Lane community and need to enroll your child(ren) in school? Do you have a child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall? If the answer is "Yes" to either of these questions, you need to make an appointment with our Registrar, Barbara Hummelt, to complete the registration process. Please call Mrs. Hummelt at 703-924-7701 or e-mail her at email@example.com to schedule.
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New FCPS Web Page for New Military Families
Are you a military parent relocating to Fairfax County? If so, please visit this new FCPS website designed especially for you!