Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News1 month 1 week ago

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Principal's Message:

Hello Lynbrook! 

It was our last full week of the 2023-2024 school year and we ended with a epic Career Day ! Our school counselors Ms. Vanessa Paula and Ms. Bridget Sowa planned a beautiful experience for all of our students in grade K-6. We had over 35 guest speakers come and visit classrooms the entire morning sharing their journey and encouraging our kids to dream big when it comes to their own futures! We even had a special daily news report delivered to all classrooms with Telemundo DC’s own, Alberto Pimienta! Thank you to all of our volunteers and Ms. Paula and Ms. Sowa for nurturing the dreams of our students! Anything and everything is possible for our kids! 

 

Next week we will celebrate our 6th grade students Tuesday at their Promotion Ceremony. We are so very proud of everything they have accomplished here at Lynbrook whether they have been here since pre-K or joined recently….our Leprechaun family always welcomes new members ! We are so excited to see what they do at Key MS and Lewis HS these next 6 years. 

This will be our last newsletter of the 2023-2024 school year. It will also be my last letter as principal of Lynbrook. I will be transitioning August 1st to Hybla Valley ES. I am so grateful for our partnership these past 7 years. It has been an absolute privilege to support your children and I know they will continue to thrive here at Lynbrook and beyond! I will take you with me wherever I go and will always be championing our Leprechauns! Please do keep in touch and let me know if you need anything from me because I truly believe , “Once a Leprechaun, always a Leprechaun”!

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen Sain 

Important Dates

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Saturday, June 1 - Summer Extravaganza

Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School (2-hour Early Dismissal)

In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. We stand with those facing an ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Each individual in our school community should feel valued for who they are. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

En el mes de Junio, reconocemos la resistencia y determinación de las muchas personas que luchan por vivir libre y auténticamente. Nos unimos a quienes se enfrentan a una lucha constante contra la discriminación y la injusticia. En este Mes del Orgullo, afirmamos nuestra obligación de defender la dignidad de todas las personas. Cada individuo de nuestra comunidad escolar debe sentirse valorado por quién es y libre de ser la persona auténtica que es. Aprenda más sobre los meses de herencia, celebraciones y tradiciones celebradas en FCPS.

FCPS celebrates the rich diversity and honors the many contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to our nation during the month of June. Caribbean individuals are some of the most ethnically diverse in the world. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States born in the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month

Fairfax County Public Schools celebra la gran diversidad y honra las muchas contribuciones de los inmigrantes de herencia Caribeña a nuestra nación durante el mes de Junio. Los caribeños son algunos de los grupos étnicos más diversos del mundo. En Estados Unidos hay más de 8,5 millones de personas nacidas en el Caribe o de ascendencia caribeña. Aprenda más sobre el Mes de la Herencia Caribeña.

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

📈 Resultados de los SOL publicados en SIS ParentVUE

Las familias pueden encontrar los informes de los Estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL) para las pruebas de primavera en la sección Documentos SIS ParentVUE en o antes del último día de clases. Inicie sesión en su cuenta ParentVUE para acceder a lo siguiente:

Visite el sitio web de FCPS para información adicional sobre las prácticas de reportes de evaluación de primavera y los plazos.

¿Necesita ayuda para crear una cuenta SIS ParentVUE? Este video explica los pasos. Averigüe más sobre SIS ParentVUE.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Ferias de Salud Pediátrica de INOVA para el regreso a clases

La Clínica Inova Cares (ICC) ofrecerá a los niños mayores de 5 años exámenes físicos y vacunas gratuitas para el ingreso a la escuela en las ferias de salud de verano para niños con Medicaid o que no tienen seguro. Las clínicas tendrán lugar de 9 a.m.-1 p.m. en las siguientes fechas:

  • Sábado 29 de junio, en ICC-Children - Manassas
  • Sábado 20 de julio, en ICC-Children - Herndon
  • Sábado 17 de agosto, en ICC Children - Falls Church

Se requiere cita previa. No se admiten personas sin cita previa. Llame al  703-698-2550 para concertar una cita.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

 

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

 

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:

  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE, and they must provide consent for their student to access therapy services. 

Students can then be referred by a guardian or designated school staff member. You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting an FCPS school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

Consultas Virtuales de Bienestar Mental

Este verano, la Oficina de Servicios de Intervención y Prevención de FCPS ofrecerá Consultas de Bienestar Mental virtuales desde el lunes, 24 de junio, hasta el viernes, 2 de agosto. Cualquier padre de FCPS o estudiante de secundaria tendrá la oportunidad de programar una consulta de 45 minutos con un psicólogo escolar o trabajador social escolar por teléfono o videoconferencia. Los padres de estudiantes de cualquier grado pueden solicitar una consulta para recibir orientación sobre cómo apoyar el éxito social, emocional y académico de sus hijos. También se proporcionará información sobre recursos comunitarios.Los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia o secundaria pueden solicitar una consulta para recibir orientación y apoyo para preocupaciones relacionadas con la ansiedad, el estado de ánimo, el comportamiento, las interacciones con los compañeros o la familia, o las transiciones y cambios escolares. También se pueden proporcionar estrategias y herramientas para abordar retos académicos como la organización y la gestión del tiempo.

Animamos a todas las familias a aprovechar este servicio. Solicite una consulta o llame y deje un mensaje al 703-503-2520.

Terapia virtual sin costo para estudiantes de secundaria

Sesiones de terapia virtual están disponibles para estudiantes de FCPS sin costo para proveer un espacio seguro para tratar preocupaciones como: 

  • Cambios de humor/comportamiento, motivación, pena/pérdida.
  • Ansiedad, preocupación, miedos.
  • Habilidades sociales, intimidación, relaciones con compañeros y familiares.
  • Estrés académico.

Para que los estudiantes participen, los padres o tutores deben dar permiso para que FCPS comparta información demográfica básica con Hazel Health en ParentVUE, y deben dar su consentimiento para que su estudiante acceda a los servicios de terapia. Los estudiantes pueden ser referidos por un tutor o miembro designado del personal de la escuela. Usted puede referir a su hijo llamando al 571-749-2940 o poniéndose en contacto con un consejero escolar FCPS, trabajador social, psicólogo o director de Servicios Estudiantiles.Visite la página web de Teleterapia de FCPS para obtener más información. 

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

Diversión para todos durante el verano Campamentos de verano y actividades recreativas adaptadas

El Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) tiene una lista con varios campamentos de verano, incluyendo campamentos generales, campamentos para estudiantes con diversas necesidades y campamentos para hijos de militares. También han preparado una lista de recursos adaptados, ordenados por actividad, que son inclusivos para niños y adultos con distintas capacidades físicas. Para más información, llame al 703-204-3941, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] o visite la página web del FRC.

😱 SOCIAL MEDIA: X/Twitter Update

This week, X (formerly Twitter) updated its policies to officially allow adult content on the platform. With this update, we even more strongly encourage you to reconsider your school’s use of X, unless it is an effective communication and engagement tool for your community. This is NOT a mandate. 

If you and your principal would like an official Facebook page or Instagram account for your school, reach out to Delaina McCormack this summer and we are happy to get you set up.

Looking for fun and engaging STEM activities to engage learners? The FCPS ACE STEM kits include hands-on materials and curriculum with step-by-step instructions for children to build six exciting projects and complete 15 challenges and activities. Intended for third through fifth-grade students, the STEM Explorer Pack features activities across science, technology, engineering, and math that also incorporate reading, art, and more! All activities are completely hands-on and will have your learners engaged for hours as they create, explore, invent, and, most importantly, have fun! Instruction booklets come in both English and Spanish.

  • Audience: G3-G5 students and families
  • Cost: $99.00 for pick-up; $135.00 if shipping required

 

Still looking for summer opportunities for your students?  Check out these camps:

 

  • Audience: Rising grades 1-5
  • Cost: $85-$425 
  • Location: Children's Science Center Lab- 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Audience: Options for grades 3 - 8 
  • Cost: $300-$400
  • Location: Alexandria, Arlington, and Montgomery County Options 

 

o    Audience: Options for grades 5 - 17

o    Cost: $75- $450

o    Location: 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite C Alexandria, VA 22304

o    More information: https://buildmo.com/summer-camps-2024

 

  • Audience: Options for grades 4 - 12
  • Cost: Most camps are $475
  • Location: NOVA Manassas or Annandale Campuses

 

  • STEAM Opportunities in Fairfax County: Our community is rich with opportunities for students and families to engage in STEM activities.  Check out the county web pages to see opportunities in your area.
  • Audience: PreK-G12 families

 

🩹 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.

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

☀️ Disfrute Diversión y Recursos en el evento de un Verano Extraordinario 

Venga a la Escuela Secundaria de Woodson el sábado, 1 de junio, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., para el FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Disfrute de pintura de cara, comida, música, un brincolín, acariciar alpacas, cuentos, y presentaciones de estudiantes - ¡todo gratis! Camiones de comida adicionales estarán en el sitio para vender una variedad de delicias. Las familias están invitadas a participar en atractivas actividades educativas diseñadas para despertar la curiosidad y el crecimiento. Las organizaciones comunitarias ofrecerán consejos, recursos e información útil. Visite la página web  un Verano Extraordinario para obtener más información e inscribirse. La inscripción no es obligatoria, pero es útil para la planificación.

June 12 - *Last Day of School (early dismissal)

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

Último Día de Escuela (salida temprana)

El último día del año escolar 2023-24 es el Miércoles 12 de Junio, y los estudiantes saldrán temprano. Consulte con la escuela de su hijo para conocer la hora de salida individual.

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

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Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News1 month 1 week ago

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Principal's Message:

Hello Lynbrook Families, 

We are down to the final 8 days of the school year! It’s hard to believe our time together is almost over. I am so proud of the socio-emotional and academic growth of ALL of our Leprechauns this past year! Thank you so much for your continued partnership….the future is really bright for our kids! I always think when I walk into a classroom, “the future of our county is sitting in these seats” and that is something to be excited about! 

Speaking of futures, we had this Friday afternoon our annual Lewis graduation walk where former Lynbrook students who are graduating from Lewis High School come back and take one final lap around Lynbrook. Our kids lined the hallways and celebrated our Lewis grads with words of encouragement, clapping and handmade posters. It was extremely inspiring and again reminds us of the importance of what we do at the elementary level for all kids. 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to a beautiful June with you beginning on Monday. 

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen Sain 

Important Dates:

Saturday, June 1 - Summer Extravaganza

Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School (2-hour Early Dismissal)

Looking for fun and engaging STEM activities to engage learners? The FCPS ACE STEM kits include hands-on materials and curriculum with step-by-step instructions for children to build six exciting projects and complete 15 challenges and activities. Intended for third through fifth-grade students, the STEM Explorer Pack features activities across science, technology, engineering, and math that also incorporate reading, art, and more! All activities are completely hands-on and will have your learners engaged for hours as they create, explore, invent, and, most importantly, have fun! Instruction booklets come in both English and Spanish.

  • Audience: G3-G5 students and families
  • Cost: $99.00 for pick-up; $135.00 if shipping required

 

Still looking for summer opportunities for your students?  Check out these camps:

 

  • Audience: Rising grades 1-5
  • Cost: $85-$425 
  • Location: Children's Science Center Lab- 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Audience: Options for grades 3 - 8 
  • Cost: $300-$400
  • Location: Alexandria, Arlington, and Montgomery County Options 

 

o    Audience: Options for grades 5 - 17

o    Cost: $75- $450

o    Location: 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite C Alexandria, VA 22304

o    More information: https://buildmo.com/summer-camps-2024

 

  • Audience: Options for grades 4 - 12
  • Cost: Most camps are $475
  • Location: NOVA Manassas or Annandale Campuses

 

  • STEAM Opportunities in Fairfax County: Our community is rich with opportunities for students and families to engage in STEM activities.  Check out the county web pages to see opportunities in your area.
  • Audience: PreK-G12 families

 

🩹 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.

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

☀️ Disfrute Diversión y Recursos en el evento de un Verano Extraordinario

Venga a la Escuela Secundaria de Woodson el sábado, 1 de junio, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., para el FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Disfrute de pintura de cara, comida, música, un brincolín, acariciar alpacas, cuentos, y presentaciones de estudiantes - ¡todo gratis! Camiones de comida adicionales estarán en el sitio para vender una variedad de delicias. Las familias están invitadas a participar en atractivas actividades educativas diseñadas para despertar la curiosidad y el crecimiento. Las organizaciones comunitarias ofrecerán consejos, recursos e información útil. Visite la página web  un Verano Extraordinario para obtener más información e inscribirse. La inscripción no es obligatoria, pero es útil para la planificación.

June 12 - *Last Day of School (early dismissal)

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

Último Día de Escuela (salida temprana)

El último día del año escolar 2023-24 es el Miércoles 12 de Junio, y los estudiantes saldrán temprano. Consulte con la escuela de su hijo para conocer la hora de salida individual.

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

La Junta Escolar Vota para Adoptar el Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025

La Junta Escolar del Condado de Fairfax adoptó el Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025 de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS). El Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025 asciende a $3.7 billones - un aumento neto de $233.2 millones o 6.6% sobre el año anterior. El presupuesto aprobado para el año fiscal 2025 se centra en proporcionar excelencia educativa a todos los estudiantes y en garantizar que el trabajo duro y la dedicación de los empleados se reconozcan mediante una remuneración competitiva. Ambos esfuerzos se alinean completamente con el Plan Estratégico FCPS 2023-30.Casi 86% del Presupuesto Aprobado está dirigido a la instrucción. Los puntos claves del presupuesto incluyen fondos para un aumento de compensación de 4% para todos los empleados; manteniendo las fórmulas existentes de tamaño de clases y proveyendo apoyo necesario a todos los estudiantes; y expandiendo las ofertas de atletismo, entrenadores de atletismo adicionales, y estipendios mejorados para bellas artes y artes escénicas.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions. 

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

☎️ Family 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.

☎️ Líneas Telefónica de Información para Familia Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and 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

💪 ¡Terminemos Bien el Año Escolar!

La asistencia de los estudiantes es importante todo el año, hasta el último día de clase. La asistencia influye el rendimiento de estudiantes y la acreditación de la escuela. Vea cómo hacerlo:

  • Comprobar el registro de asistencia de su hijo.
  • Ayudar a su hijo a seguir asistiendo a clase.
  • Reportar futuras ausencias.
  • Entender el calendario escolar de FCPS.

 Aprenda más sobre los recursos de asistencia.

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

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Attendance: 703.866.2992 | Web |  FacebookTwitter

Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News1 month 3 weeks ago

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Principal's Message:

Hello Lynbrook Families! 

Things have been really coming together and ending on a fantastic note here at Lynbrook! We know there is a lot going on in the 4th quarter and we are wrapping up the end of another beautiful school year! Our 3rd,4th,5th and 6th grade students have completed their SOL’s! They did exceptionally well and we can’t wait for official score reports so we can celebrate their growth over the past year. 

Our Chronic Absenteeism rate continues to get smaller. Thank you all for continuing to send students to school daily. We know that daily school attendance supports students' continued academic and socio-emotional growth! We also have many fun activities scheduled here these next 3 weeks and no one wants to miss out on that ! 

Additionally, you may have received the communication last week about my transition to Principal of Hybla Valley. I am so very grateful for being a member of the Lynbrook community. Thank you again for your support and trust in me the past 7 years. There is so much beauty, strength and courage within our Lynbrook community. I will always be cheering for the Leprechauns and please know that the possibilities are unlimited for ALL of our students! 

 

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend. We look forward to seeing the kids on Tuesday! 

 

With love and gratitude, 

 

Kathleen Sain 

Important Dates:

Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

Saturday, June 1 - Summer Extravaganza

Wednesday, June 12 - Last Day of School (2-hour Early Dismissal)

Looking for fun and engaging STEM activities to engage learners? The FCPS ACE STEM kits include hands-on materials and curriculum with step-by-step instructions for children to build six exciting projects and complete 15 challenges and activities. Intended for third through fifth-grade students, the STEM Explorer Pack features activities across science, technology, engineering, and math that also incorporate reading, art, and more! All activities are completely hands-on and will have your learners engaged for hours as they create, explore, invent, and, most importantly, have fun! Instruction booklets come in both English and Spanish.

  • Audience: G3-G5 students and families
  • Cost: $99.00 for pick-up; $135.00 if shipping required

 

Still looking for summer opportunities for your students?  Check out these camps:

 

  • Audience: Rising grades 1-5
  • Cost: $85-$425 
  • Location: Children's Science Center Lab- 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Audience: Options for grades 3 - 8 
  • Cost: $300-$400
  • Location: Alexandria, Arlington, and Montgomery County Options 

 

o    Audience: Options for grades 5 - 17

o    Cost: $75- $450

o    Location: 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite C Alexandria, VA 22304

o    More information: https://buildmo.com/summer-camps-2024

 

  • Audience: Options for grades 4 - 12
  • Cost: Most camps are $475
  • Location: NOVA Manassas or Annandale Campuses

 

  • STEAM Opportunities in Fairfax County: Our community is rich with opportunities for students and families to engage in STEM activities.  Check out the county web pages to see opportunities in your area.
  • Audience: PreK-G12 families

 

🩹 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.

☀️Summer Extravaganza (June 1)

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

☀️ Disfrute Diversión y Recursos en el evento de un Verano Extraordinario

Venga a la Escuela Secundaria de Woodson el sábado, 1 de junio, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., para el FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Disfrute de pintura de cara, comida, música, un brincolín, acariciar alpacas, cuentos, y presentaciones de estudiantes - ¡todo gratis! Camiones de comida adicionales estarán en el sitio para vender una variedad de delicias. Las familias están invitadas a participar en atractivas actividades educativas diseñadas para despertar la curiosidad y el crecimiento. Las organizaciones comunitarias ofrecerán consejos, recursos e información útil. Visite la página web  un Verano Extraordinario para obtener más información e inscribirse. La inscripción no es obligatoria, pero es útil para la planificación.

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance!

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

🥗 ¡No Olvide Revisar el Saldo del Almuerzo de su Estudiante!

Es una época ocupada del año, y sabemos que las familias tienen muchas prioridades. A medida que nos acercamos al final del año escolar, es importante que las familias recuerden revisar la cuenta MySchoolBucks de sus estudiantes y pagar cualquier balance de comida escolar restante. Las familias que ganan menos del 185% del nivel de pobreza califican para comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Sin embargo, hay que cumplimentar y presentar una nueva solicitud cada año escolar para recibir ese beneficio.La solicitud para el año escolar 2024-25 estará disponible este verano. Si las familias tienen un balance actual y piensan que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido, por favor llenen la solicitud FRM para el año escolar 2022-23. Obtenga más información sobre el almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions. 

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact [school registrar’s name] for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

📝 Resultados de las pruebas de los estudiantes muy pronto

Más tarde este mes, empezará a recibir los resultados de las encuestas de primavera de su hijo. Si no está seguro de qué encuesta tomó su hijo este año, vea esta lista de exámenes por nivel de grado en el sitio web de FCPS. Cómo se entregan los resultados depende del examen. Los puntajes serán publicados en SIS ParentVUE, o enviados por correo o por la escuela u organización examinadora. Aprenda qué esperar con respecto a las prácticas y plazos de presentación de informes de las encuestas. Visite el sitio web de FCPS para obtener información adicional sobre las encuestas de los estudiantes, incluyendo lo que cada evaluación está probando y cómo interpretar los resultados de las pruebas. Los cuidadores deben ponerse en contacto con el maestro de sus hijos con cualquier pregunta sobre las pruebas. 

📈 Nuevos Reportes de Crecimiento de los Exámenes SOL para los Grados 3-8

Los resultados de las pruebas de los Estándares de Aprendizaje de Virginia (SOL), junto con otros datos de los estudiantes, ayudan a demostrar en qué materias o temas los estudiantes pueden necesitar apoyo académico adicional

Para ayudar a interpretar los resultados de los SOL para los padres, el Departamento de Educación de Virginia ha publicado los nuevos Informes de Crecimiento para Padres de los Estándares de Aprendizaje para las familias de los estudiantes que realizaron los exámenes SOL de matemáticas y lectura de 3º a 8º grado esta primavera. 

El Informe de Crecimiento para Padres combina los resultados de las Evaluaciones de Crecimiento de Virginia (VGA) de otoño e invierno con los resultados del SOL de la primavera para mostrar la tendencia en el progreso académico del estudiante este año. 

Aprenda a entender los resultados del SOL de su estudiante de 3º a 8º grado y encuentre recursos para apoyar su aprendizaje continuo.

Apoye el éxito de su hijo en SIS ParentVUE

Registrarse para obtener una cuenta SIS ParentVUE le ayuda a apoyar el éxito académico de su hijo. Los padres o tutores pueden ver información importante en ParentVUE, como la asistencia, las calificaciones, los informes de progreso y las puntuaciones de las evaluaciones.

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

¿Necesita ayuda para crear una cuenta SIS ParentVUE? Este vídeo le explica los pasos. Obtenga más información. Para crear una cuenta nueva, comuníquese con [la registradora de su escuela] para obtener la clave de activación.

Today we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, the fallen soldiers of American wars. #MemorialDay.

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas permanecerán cerradas el Lunes 27 de Mayo para Recordar y Honrar a los Soldados Caídos "Memorial Day". Conozca la historia del Día de los Soldados Caídos. Vea el calendario completo del año escolar.

June 12 - *Last Day of School (early dismissal)

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

Último Día de Escuela (salida temprana)

El último día del año escolar 2023-24 es el Miércoles 12 de Junio, y los estudiantes saldrán temprano. Consulte con la escuela de su hijo para conocer la hora de salida individual.

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

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Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News2 months ago

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Principal's Message

Hello Lynbrook Families, 

We are so proud of our 3rd-6th grade students this week for demonstrating their literacy skills on the Reading SOL! Next week our 5th grade students will be showcasing their science savvy on the Science SOL Thursday! 

We are so close to meeting our schoolwide SIIP Chronic Absenteeism goal . Please continue to have your child come to school consistently these last few weeks…every single day counts! 

Looking forward to these next 4 and half weeks together as we successfully end another fabulous school year! 

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen Sain

Important Dates

May 16 - Science SOL grade 5

May 16 - Wear Green Day for Mental Health Awareness

May 17 - Science SOL make ups

May 18 - National Speech Pathologist Day

May 27 - Memorial Day (Holiday)

June 1 - Summer Extravaganza

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Inscríbase hoy para los Campamentos de Verano de FCPS

La inscripción para los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) de FCPS y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes (IFTA/E-IFTA) cierra el viernes, 7 de junio. Los estudiantes elegibles para comidas gratis o a precio reducido no tienen que pagar matrícula. El transporte en autobús está disponible desde determinadas escuelas secundarias y escuelas intermedias de FCPS. Aprenda más sobre Aprendizaje y Diversión de Verano para Estudiantes. 

Looking for fun and engaging STEM activities to engage learners? The FCPS ACE STEM kits include hands-on materials and curriculum with step-by-step instructions for children to build six exciting projects and complete 15 challenges and activities. Intended for third through fifth-grade students, the STEM Explorer Pack features activities across science, technology, engineering, and math that also incorporate reading, art, and more! All activities are completely hands-on and will have your learners engaged for hours as they create, explore, invent, and, most importantly, have fun! Instruction booklets come in both English and Spanish.

  • Audience: G3-G5 students and families
  • Cost: $99.00 for pick-up; $135.00 if shipping required

 

Still looking for summer opportunities for your students?  Check out these camps:

 

  • Audience: Rising grades 1-5
  • Cost: $85-$425 
  • Location: Children's Science Center Lab- 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Audience: Options for grades 3 - 8 
  • Cost: $300-$400
  • Location: Alexandria, Arlington, and Montgomery County Options 

 

o    Audience: Options for grades 5 - 17

o    Cost: $75- $450

o    Location: 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite C Alexandria, VA 22304

o    More information: https://buildmo.com/summer-camps-2024

 

  • Audience: Options for grades 4 - 12
  • Cost: Most camps are $475
  • Location: NOVA Manassas or Annandale Campuses

 

  • STEAM Opportunities in Fairfax County: Our community is rich with opportunities for students and families to engage in STEM activities.  Check out the county web pages to see opportunities in your area.
  • Audience: PreK-G12 families

 

Summer Extravaganza (June 1)

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.

⏰ Middle School Start Times
  • ⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

⏰ Foros Comunitarios sobre el Horario de Entrada a la Escuela Intermedia

FCPS está explorando opciones para ajustar los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias e invita al público a ser parte del proceso. Todos los foros tendrán la misma presentación y proveerán las mismas oportunidades de retroalimentación. Inscríbase para un foro en persona haciendo clic en una de las siguientes fechas:

Aunque la inscripción no es obligatoria, facilita la planificación. Habrá servicio de interpretación y cuidado de niños. Aprenda más sobre este proyecto que está analizando los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias.  

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. Throughout the month, NAMI actively participates in this national movement, dedicated to eradicating stigma, extending support, fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

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Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News2 months 1 week ago

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Principal's Newsletter

Hello Lynbrook Families! 

We hope everyone is enjoying the student holiday today. Last night we hosted our annual Arts and Culture Night and what an epic event! We celebrated the many different aspects of our school communities’ culture through displays, fabulous foods, games and dance! Thank you so much to the Bolivian Dance Troupe for their amazing performance! 

We begin SOL’s next week in grades 3-6. We will be starting with the Reading SOL. Please communicate with our attendance line and your child’s teacher if they are sick so we can work on rescheduling the assessment. Our Leprechauns have grown so much this year academically and we cannot wait to see them demonstrate their brilliance on these assessments. 

This upcoming week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so very lucky to have such caring, dedicated teachers who believe in the unlimited potential of our kids! We are excited to celebrate them all week long here at Lynbrook !

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen Sain

Important Dates

May 6-10 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 16 - Wear Green Day for Mental Health Awareness

May 27 - Memorial Day (Holiday)

June 1 - Summer Extravaganza

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

La asistencia de los estudiantes a la escuela es importante durante todo el año, hasta el último día de clase. La asistencia influye en el rendimiento de los estudiantes y en la acreditación de la escuela. Vea cómo hacerlo:

  • Comprobar el registro de asistencia de su hijo.
  • Ayudar a su hijo a seguir asistiendo a clase.
  • Reportar futuras ausencias.
  • Entender el calendario escolar de FCPS.

 Aprenda más sobre los recursos de asistencia.

FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Resources for Newly Registered FamiliesBeing connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year. 

Conozca más sobre FCPS y los Recursos Disponibles para las FamiliasEstar conectado con su comunidad escolar le ayuda a mantenerse informado y apoyar el éxito de su hijo. Tómese un tiempo para familiarizarse con los muchos recursos y herramientas disponibles para las familias de FCPS, incluyendo:

Hay un proceso de cinco pasos fácil de seguir para que los padres inscriban a sus hijos en el jardín de infancia. Asegúrese de inscribir a su hijo lo antes posible.

Looking for fun and engaging STEM activities to engage learners? The FCPS ACE STEM kits include hands-on materials and curriculum with step-by-step instructions for children to build six exciting projects and complete 15 challenges and activities. Intended for third through fifth-grade students, the STEM Explorer Pack features activities across science, technology, engineering, and math that also incorporate reading, art, and more! All activities are completely hands-on and will have your learners engaged for hours as they create, explore, invent, and, most importantly, have fun! Instruction booklets come in both English and Spanish.

  • Audience: G3-G5 students and families
  • Cost: $99.00 for pick-up; $135.00 if shipping required

 

Still looking for summer opportunities for your students?  Check out these camps:

 

  • Audience: Rising grades 1-5
  • Cost: $85-$425 
  • Location: Children's Science Center Lab- 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Audience: Options for grades 3 - 8 
  • Cost: $300-$400
  • Location: Alexandria, Arlington, and Montgomery County Options 

 

o    Audience: Options for grades 5 - 17

o    Cost: $75- $450

o    Location: 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite C Alexandria, VA 22304

o    More information: https://buildmo.com/summer-camps-2024

 

  • Audience: Options for grades 4 - 12
  • Cost: Most camps are $475
  • Location: NOVA Manassas or Annandale Campuses

 

  • STEAM Opportunities in Fairfax County: Our community is rich with opportunities for students and families to engage in STEM activities.  Check out the county web pages to see opportunities in your area.
  • Audience: PreK-G12 families

 

🩹 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.

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.

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

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Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News2 months 2 weeks ago

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Principal's Message:

Hello Lynbrook Families! 

It has been another exciting week here at Lynbrook! We hosted our annual Family Literacy Night this Thursday evening. It was fantastic to see so many Lynbrook families embracing the reading and writing process through fun games and activities that can be easily done at home! 

We are also very much looking forward to our upcoming annual Arts and Culture Night , Thursday May 2nd from 5-7 PM! Please consider joining us for this fabulous event that celebrates the various aspects of our communities culture! 

Our 3rd-6th grade students have been preparing for SOL’s. We start the week of May 6th. We appreciate your support with attendance during this very important assessment window. We know our Leprechauns have learned so much this year and we can’t wait to celebrate their hard work paying off ! 

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen Sain 

Principal 

Important Dates

May 3 - Teacher Workday

May 3 - School Lunch Hero Day

May 6-10 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 16 - Wear Green Day for Mental Health Awareness

May 27 - Memorial Day (Holiday)

Orthodox Good Friday/Teacher Work Day (May 3)

Friday, May 3, is Orthodox Good Friday, and a teacher work day. Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. There will be no school for students that day.

Viernes Santo Ortodoxo/Día de Trabajo para los Maestros

El Viernes 3 de Mayo es Viernes Santo Ortodoxo y día de trabajo para los maestros. Millones de Cristianos Ortodoxos conmemoran el Viernes Santo, también conocido como "Gran Viernes", para recordar los acontecimientos que condujeron a la crucifixión de Jesús. Ese día no habrá clase para los estudiantes. 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10)

Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week. National Teacher Day began in 1953 when former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt proposed that Congress set aside a day to acknowledge the work of educators. Since 1985, NEA has celebrated National Teacher Day on the Tuesday of the first full week of May. FCPS follows the NEA and National PTA dates of scheduling Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week the first full week of May.

Mental Health Awareness Month/ Wear Green Day (May 16)

Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. Throughout the month, NAMI actively participates in this national movement, dedicated to eradicating stigma, extending support, fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

See National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Memorial Day (May 27)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

Vea el calendario completo del año escolar.

Kindergarten Registration

🖍️ 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.

🖍️ ¡Es El Momento de Inscribirse al Kindergarten!

Asistir al kindergarten les ofrece a los niños la oportunidad de aprender y practicar las habilidades sociales, emocionales, de resolución de problemas y de autorregulación que usarán durante toda su vida. Los niños que cumplen con los requisitos también pueden inscribirse durante el verano, pero inscribir a su hijo con anticipación nos ayuda a planificar de modo que tengamos los maestros y los recursos necesarios el primer día de clases. 

Para prepararse para la inscripción, reúna los documentos y complete los formularios. Estamos encantados de ayudar a las familias con la inscripción y la transición al kindergarten. Para obtener más información en otros idiomas, visite la página web de FCPS Registro para el Kindergarten.

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.

SPANISH:☎️ Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho IdiomasPadres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

SPANISH:¡Asiste hoy, Tener Éxito Mañana!A medida que nos acercamos al final del año escolar, es importante que los estudiantes se mantengan comprometidos, asistan a la escuela y terminen con fuerza. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener recursos sobre la asistencia.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Mes de la Herencia Asiática y de las Islas del Pacífico

Las personas con raíces ancestrales en Asia y las islas del Pacífico han sido parte integrante de la historia de Estados Unidos. En 1992, Mayo fue designado Mes de la Herencia Asiático Americana y de las Islas del Pacífico para celebrar su herencia y sus contribuciones. Aprenda más sobre los meses de herencia, celebraciones y tradiciones que se celebran en FCPS.

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Mes de la Herencia Judía Americana

Mayo es un mes nacional de reconocimiento de la historia de las contribuciones Judías a la cultura Americana, reconociendo los diversos logros de la comunidad Judía en los Estados Unidos. Aprenda más sobre los meses de herencia, celebraciones y tradiciones celebradas en FCPS.

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each May, National Speech-Language-Hearing Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.

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Lynbrook Principal's Newsletter

Lynbrook Elementary News2 months 3 weeks ago

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Principal's Message

Good afternoon Lynbrook Families! 

We have had a very busy week here at Lynbrook! 

Kindergarten enjoyed a field trip to the National Post Office Museum in DC. They were so excited to learn how mail gets to places all over the world! They also had perfect weather and were able to see many classic DC sites on the drive to and from the city! 

1st grade students also took a field trip across the river to Glen Echo Park. They enjoyed seeing the Alice in Wonderland puppet show to compliment their dramatic storytelling unit in Language Arts. 

Lastly our 6th grade students visited Key Middle School. Principal Campbell is very much looking forward to our Lynbrook Leprechauns joining the Key Patriot family next school year. He was so impressed with our kids' maturity and great questions as they prepare for the transition . 

Please continue to send students to school daily. We are working so hard to decrease our school chronic absenteeism rate. We continue to need your support in doing so 🙂!

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen 

Important Dates

April 20 - FCPS Family Summit 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Marshall High School

April 22 - Earth Day

April 22 - 23 - Passover Observance

April 24 - Theravada Buddhist New Year

April 25 - Literacy Night 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s [teacher or counselor]. 

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados. A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE. Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional (SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar o póngase en contacto con el maestro o consejero de su estudiante. 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions. 

Campamento Artístico de Verano¡No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano!  En el Instituto Elemental para las Artes (E-IFTA), los estudiantes toman clases de arte, música, teatro y baile  todos los días. E-IFTA es para estudiantes de segundo a quinto grado. Más información en la página web de E-IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] con cualquier pregunta.

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Earth Day/Día de la Tierra

Resources: Get2Green is hosting FCPS Earth Week April 22-26, 2024. The themes for Earth Week are:

  • Monday, April 22 - wear green for Earth Day
  • Tuesday, April 23 - wear blue for Watershed Day
  • Wednesday, April 24 - wear white for Zero Waste Day
  • Thursday, April 25 - wear red for Climate Change Day
  • Friday, April 26 - wear a nature print for Wildlife Day

Check the Get2Green Earth Week webpage for everything you need to get started.

Continue the learning and have fun with our Fairfax County Partners.

Fairfax County Park Authority's Earth Day Festival will be held Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site. The festival will include earth and nature-focused programs, scavenger hunts, and more.

Passover

Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Passover, a recognition of the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs, recalling the harsh life of slavery. Learn more about Passover in NatGeo Kids

Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, are designated half-O days in recognition of the first two days of Passover. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. See the complete school year calendar.

Theravada New Year

In countries where Theravada Buddhism is the most dominant religion, New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon in April. Theravada means “the teachings of the elders.” Celebrations begin with people attending the local temple in the morning for chanting and meditation. In the afternoon they have a water festival in which they meet the Buddha image and pay respect to the elderly by watering their hands together. Building sandcastles is also one of the most popular activities during this day of celebration. Wednesday, April 24, is designated as an O day for Theravada New Year. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. See the complete school year calendar.Año Nuevo Theravada (Día O)En los países donde el Budismo Theravada es la religión más dominante, el Año Nuevo se celebra durante tres días a partir de la primera luna llena de abril. Theravada significa "las enseñanzas de los ancianos". Las celebraciones comienzan con la asistencia al templo local por la mañana para cantar y meditar. Por la tarde tienen un festival del agua en el que se encuentran con la imagen de Buda y rinden respeto a los ancianos regándose las manos. Construir castillos de arena es también una de las actividades más populares durante este día de celebración. 

 

Literacy Night

Thursday, April 25, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, wear your pajamas and come to a night of learning and literacy. Drinks and cookies will be provided. 

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

5801 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150  |  Main Phone: 703.866.2940
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Principal's Message:

Hello Lynbrook Families, 

Fourth quarter is off to a fantastic start! We know our Leprechauns are going to finish off this 23-24 school year strong. Thank you again for continuing to support school attendance. We know every day of instruction counts, especially this last quarter. 

I also wanted to share that this week was National School Assistant Principal’s week. We are so very lucky for Assistant Principal Paredes and Assistant Principal Hunt’s leadership and commitment to the overall success of our school community. They make a difference everyday in the lives of our students, faculty and families! 

With love and gratitude, 

Kathleen Sain 

Important Dates

April - Arab American Heritage Month

April 8 - Solar Eclipse 2:04 PM

April 10 - No School (Eid)

April 11 - 3rd quarter report cards go home to families

April 17 - Family Market 4:00 PM - 530 PM

April 20 - FCPS Family Summit 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Marshall High School

April 25 - Literacy Night 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

National Arab American Heritage Month

In April, people throughout the United States celebrate Arab American Heritage Month. This history is a foundational part of American history. Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Arab Americans year-round, and the celebration of Arab American Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor diverse and important stories. 

Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home. Direct viewing with ISO 12312-2 approved glasses is also a safe option. It is important that any glasses used have this specific label on them. The use of sunglasses or other dark eye coverings is not approved.
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

Eid

Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Read more at Britannica.com.

Eid al-Fitr is from sunset April 9 to sunset April 10. Thursday, April 10 is a holiday.

Family Market

Wednesday, April 17, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, the Family Market will be held in the cafeteria. P

Registration for FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Lynbrook Literacy Night

Thursday, April 25, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, wear your pajamas and come to a night of learning and literacy. Drinks and cookies will be provided.

Remember to check the FCPS Calendar for school holidays and other important information.

5801 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150  |  Main Phone: 703.866.2940
Attendance: 703.866.2992 | Web |  FacebookTwitter

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