Presidents Day Holiday - Monday, February 15!
School and the office will be CLOSED.
Two-Hour Delay Tuesday, March 1st for Presidential Primary Voting
O Tuesday, March 1 – the day of the Virginia primary elections – school will open two hours late to accommodate the expected large voter turnout in the morning. Lane will open at 11:15 that day.
International Night Is Thursday, February 25th - Sign Up Now to Participate!
Get ready for one of Lane’s most popular annual events – International Night! It will be held on Thursday, February 25th, and it will be bigger and better than ever before! This year it has a new name – “A Celebration of Cultures” – to focus more on one of the best things about our school – its rich cultural diversity. We’re hoping more of our families from the USA will participate this year, sharing their traditions and culture from different states where they’ve lived or their family heritage from other countries around the world. Don’t worry, though – there will still be plenty of tasty treats from around the world, exciting entertainment, and colorful native costumes. Participation forms were sent hom in last week Wednesday folders or you can fill out our online participation form to tell us how your family would like to participate. Register today!
SCA Launches 2016 “Pennies for Patients” Campaign to Fight Leukemia; Clean Out Your Change Tray on
Thursday at Kiss & Ride!
Our SCA is once again leading our school community in a
special fundraising project called “Pennies for Patients.” Sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this nationwide effort was designed to help researchers find a cure for leukemia and other blood cancers.
Classrooms in all grade levels will collect spare change.(Dollarsare welcome too!) Please help your child collect change and donations, then help them count it before sending it to school. Class SCA representatives will collect the money and turn it in each day. Any donation will help us reach our $4,000 schoolwide goal. The campaign runs through Friday, February 26th.
Clean out your change tray! Tomorrow morning – Thursday, February 11th – SCA reps will be out at Kiss & Ride to collect whatever spare change you have in your car for “Pennies for Patients.” Your Lane Lions thank you for your support!
Spelling Bee Buzz Gets Louder This Month!
Lane is excited to continue participation in our community’s spelling bee program! The top two spellers from each class will participate in the school bee, which will be held on Friday, February 19th at 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The Lane school champion will then advance to the Fairfax County Spelling Bee, which will be held on Sunday, March 13th at 2 p.m. at Lanier Middle School. The winner of the Fairfax County Spelling Bee will have the honor of participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 22nd through 27th.
You’re Invited … to Lane’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash!
Thursday, April 14th, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
As you've probably heard, we are planning a big birthday party to celebrate Lane’s 20th anniversary, and we want YOU and YOUR FAMILY to attend! The party will be held on Thursday, April 14th – 20 years to the week after the school’s official dedication ceremony in April 1996. The event will feature food, music, appearances by former administrators and other staff members, and – best of all – the chance to catch up with old Lane friends and maybe make some new ones. Here's the official invitation. Please feel free to share it with other Lane families or friends that you know. We want the word to ROAR from mouth to mouth!
Are you new to the Lane community and need to enroll your child(ren) in school? If so, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. You can find more information on our Student Registration page.
2016 - 2017 Registrations: Appointments will begin March 1st.
If you will be registering a kindergartener, please be sure to fill out the FCPS Survey of Preschool Children and return it to school as soon as possible. This form is important to us, as it helps us plan our kindergarten staff and classrooms for the coming year. We also use it to create a mailing list of rising kindergarten families.
FCPS Events & Announcements
Language-Immersion Program Registration Opens February 22nd!
Each year, rising kindergarteners and first graders have the chance to participate in immersion programs available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish offered at various elementary schools across the county. Registration is open to all rising kindergarteners and first graders living in Fairfax County, and placement is by lottery. More information, including dates for upcoming information sessions and registration details, can be found at http://www.fcps.edu/is/worldlanguages/immersion.shtml.
Superintendent Garza Continues Listening Tour in Coming Weeks
Superintendent Karen Garza and the Regional Assistant Superintendents invite students, parents, employees, and community members to join them at an upcoming Listening Tour meeting. Dr. Garza and the Region Assistant Superintendents will provide updates on the latest happenings in Fairfax County schools and listen to ideas, comments, and questions from the audience. For more information and to register, visit http://www.fcps.edu/news/listening.shtml.
FCPS Support for Military Families
Are you a military parent relocating to Fairfax County? If so, please visit this FCPS website designed especially for you!
Community Events & Announcements