The Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Parent Meeting previously scheduled for this past Wednesday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 27th at 6 p.m. This meeting is specifically for parents who are referring their students for full-time advanced academic placement at Springfield Estates for the school year 2015-2016. If you are a parent with a student in grades 2-6 and are interested in referring your child for full-time placement at our Level 4 center for the next school year, then please plan to join us in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, January 27 at 6 p.m. If you cannot attend this meeting or it should be cancelled due to weather, please see the FCPS website Advanced Academic section for forms pertaining to Level IV referral: http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/spotlight.shtml.
Our early-release day will be Thursday, January 29th; students will be released two hours early that day at 1:55 p.m.
Friday, January 30th, and Monday, February 2nd, are Teacher Workdays. Students do not report on either day.
Lane Elementary School is excited to continue participation in our community’s spelling bee program! This month, each classroom in first through sixth grade, will hold a classroom spelling bee. The top two spellers from each class will then participate in the school bee on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. (Please note that this is a NEW date.) The Lane school champion will advance to the Fairfax County Spelling Bee on March 22, 2015 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 24 through 29, 2015.
To prepare for the class bees, each grade level can use the School Spelling Bee Study Lists supplied by Scripps Spelling Bee. The 2015 School Spelling Bee Study List can be found by clicking here. This lists all the words from the grade-level lists so you can see all the study words for 1st through 8th grade. The classroom bees will be conducted using these words. The school bee will use a completely different set of words. The School Spelling Bee Study List is just a starting point for looking at words. Many of the additional words for the classroom and school spelling bees will be taken from the word lists found on the website www.myspellit.com.
To learn more about classroom bees, download the tips on How to Study for the Bee by Dr. Jacques Bailly. You can read the official spelling bee rules here.
Good luck to all of our winning spellers!
Spelling Bee Parent Memo
It’s hard to believe, but our sixth graders will soon become middle schoolers! Both Twain Middle School and Hayfield Secondary School are busy preparing for their transition events and for course registration for rising seventh graders. If your child will attend Hayfield next year, please see the transition events flier for more information. Two Parent Coffees are scheduled at Hayfield: one on Thursday, February 12th at 6 p.m. and one on Thursday, March 5th at 8 a.m.
Kindergarten students are eligible to apply for placement in one of FCPS’s World Languages Immersion Programs that begin in first grade at various elementary schools. Languages taught include Spanish, French, German, Korean, and Japanese. Online registration for these popular programs for the 2015 – 2016 school year will be open until Friday, February 13th. A random computer-generated lottery determines acceptance and wait-list placement. A two-way Spanish-immersion program for rising kindergarteners is also available at selected schools. More information, including registration details and a list of meetings at specific schools covering specific language programs, is available online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/worldlanguages/immersion.shtml#Anchor-Credit-21968.
The application process and lottery for placement at FCPS's two magnet schools - Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences and Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences - will begin just after the first of the year. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2015. Watch for more information coming soon!
FCPS is currently implementing a new self-registration process that auto-directs devices to a secure, pre-determined network during the registration process. Once connected, students will have access to FCPS resources on their personal devices. Students requiring assistance registering their device should see their school-technology support team.
Student participation in BYOD is governed by the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document. Parents and students are required to read and accept the Acceptable Use Policy for Student Network Access within the SR&R document. BYOD permission is now acknowledged by signing the parent and/or guardian signature sheet within Student Rights and Responsibilities.
More information about the FCPS BYOD program can be found at the following location http://www.fcps.edu/it/byod/index.shtml
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!
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for a regular volunteer position at the school? If so, please consider volunteering in our School Health Room (SHR). Training will be provided. See the flier for details and training locations. If you have questions, please contact our School Health Aide Ulla Vladyka at email@example.com or 703-924-7710.
Do You Need to Register a Child?
If so, please call the Main Office for information, 703-924-7700. You must make an appointment with our registrar, Mrs. Hummelt, to register. You can find detailed information about the FCPS registration process at http://www.fcps.edu/dss/osp/StudentRegistration/index.shtml. Forms can be downloaded from http://www.fcps.edu/it/forms/bundles.shtml.
School tours are given by appointment only. If you would like to take a tour, please contact Parent Liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Would You Make a Good Watch D.O.G.?
If you are a father, grandfather, uncle, etc. of a current student, we would love to have you volunteer at Lane through our new program called Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great
Students). Check out our new Watch D.O.G.S. page for details.
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