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April 16: Principal Coffee 6 -7 PM (Virtual): What is the SOL and how to help your child prepare for the SOL 

April 15 - 19: Military Family Spirit Week

  • Monday Wear Yellow: Wear yellow in support of our military families
  • Tuesday Camo Day: Wear camo in support of a military branch 
  • Wednesday Purple Up Day: Wear Purple to honor our military branches
  • Thursday Red, White and Blue: Show your patriotic side 
  • Friday Wear Red: Wear red to Remember Everyone Deployed

April 22: Earth Day

April 22 - 23: Passover

April 24: Administrative Professional Day

April 26: Multicultural Night 6 - 8 PM

MVP Ms. Bingman and the winning team from Lorton Station and the Ft. Belvoir Dolphins Team

Our very own Lorton Station cheerleaders and members of the Dream Team at yesterday's game

Our very own teacher cheerleaders and the roadrunner cheerleaders

Lorton Station students and faculty enjoyed the solar eclipse and were able to see the event during peak times

Principal Message

Dear Roadrunner Families,

This was such a great week at Lorton Station!! The entire school was able to view the eclipse, thanks to Mr. Barton and the Science Foundation, who provided the school with glasses. It was amazing to see the event through the eyes of children from 5 to 12. Many were not alive for the last one and will only experience the next one in 20 years. I hope they shared the experience with you on Monday.


If you did not get a chance to join us at Mt. Vernon HS on Friday, you missed a thrilling game between your Roadrunner staff and the Dolphins. Our very own Ms. Bingman was the MVP, reigning three after three on the Ft. Belvoir team, to help our Roadrunners win the game. We were so excited to be a participant this year and look forward to meeting up with the Dolphins next year. I also want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Davis, our kindergarten teacher, who organized and was the biggest cheerleader for the event; without her hard work, this event wouldn't have been as successful.

 

Warm Regards,

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • SOL Principal Coffee
  • Hayfield Pyramid Art Show
  • Lorton Station Multicultural Night
  • 2024 Yearbook Sale
  • Month of the Military Child
  • SOL Testing Dates
  • Kindergarten Registration
Principal Coffee

Please join us for a virtual meeting on April 16th at 6:30 pm.  We will be hosting an SOL Parent Information Night.  Ms. Champion, Assistant Principal and Testing Coordinator, will be discussing what the SOLs are, why we take them and how parents can help students be prepared. 

Hayfield Pyramid Art Show

Congratulations to our Lorton Station students who have had their artwork selected to be featured in this year’s Hayfield Pyramid Art Show!. Please join Ms. Crable and Ms. Jones, Thursday April 18th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Hayfield Secondary School.

Multicultural Night

As we approach Multicultural Night, we want to ensure everyone has a chance to share their unique cultural heritage. As a school with a wide range of families from every state and worldwide, your family culture is valued, and we want to celebrate it. Please share your heritage with the LSES community! Share info about:

  • Your home country
  • Your home state/region in the United States
  • Places you’ve been stationed while in the military
  • A country in which you’ve lived, visited, or are interested
  • A part of Virginia (Coast/ Western VA, Middle VA, Richmond, etc..) your family closely associates with
Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for the 2023 - 2024 school year, please click on the link in the flyer.

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

Mes de los Hijos de Militares

Abril es el Mes de los Hijos de Militares. Cada año aprovechamos la oportunidad para reconocer a los jóvenes vinculados con el ejército por su servicio y contribución a nuestra comunidad. Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se enorgullecen de contar con más de 14,000 jóvenes con vínculos militares como parte de nuestro alumnado. Apreciamos las variadas experiencias de vida que traen a nuestra comunidad escolar, y reconocemos su fortaleza y resistencia.Averigüen más sobre el Mes de los Hijos de Militares y de los recursos de FCPS para familias militares.

SOL Testing Dates

May 6: 3rd Grade Reading SOL

May 7: 4th Grade Reading SOL 

May 8: 5th Grade Reading SOL

May 8: 6th Grade Reading SOL

May 0: 3rd Grade Math SOL

May 11: 4th Grade 

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. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. 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. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. 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.

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April 10: Eid al-Fitr (NO SCHOOL)

April 12: Lorton Station vs. Ft. Belvoir Basketball Game

April 16: Principal Coffee 6 -7 PM (Virtual): What is the SOL and how to help your child prepare for the SOL 

April 15 - 19: Military Family Spirit Week

  • Monday Wear Yellow: Wear yellow in support of our military families
  • Tuesday Camo Day: Wear camo in support of a military branch 
  • Wednesday Purple Up Day: Wear Purple to honor our military branches
  • Thursday Red, White and Blue: Show your patriotic side 
  • Friday Wear Red: Wear red to Remember Everyone Deployed

April 22: Earth Day

April 22 - 23: Passover

April 24: Administrative Professional Day

April 26: Multicultural Night 6 - 8 PM

Join us for the Lorton Station vs. Ft. Belvoir Basketball Game, April 12th @6 PM. Admission is FREE

  • Lorton Station vs Ft. Belvoir BB Game
  • Eid al-Fitr Celebration
  • 2024 Yearbook Sale
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Lexia Parent Night
  • Save the Date: Lorton Station Multicultural Night
  • Month of the Military Child
  • Muslim American Heritage Month
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Passover
  •  
Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr (Half-O Day, Holiday)In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Tuesday, April 9, has been designated as a half-O day. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar

Eid al-Fitr (Medio Día O, Feriado)En la religión Islámica, Eid-al-Fitr es una festividad de tres días que marca el final del Ramadán. Los Musulmanes se visten con ropa nueva, dan donativos y rezan en congregación. El Eid se celebra con el intercambio de regalos y deliciosa comida con familiares y amigos. Para más información, visite Britannica.com.El Martes, 9 de Abril, ha sido designado como día half-O. Los días "half-O" son días lectivos completos, pero no se llevarán a cabo eventos importantes después de las clases en esos días. Miércoles, 10 de Abril, es un día feriado en FCPS y todas las escuelas y oficinas estarán cerradas. Vea el calendario completo del año escolar.

Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for the 2023 - 2024 school year, please click on the link in the flyer.

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. At Lorton Station, we have been able to collect approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear.  

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.

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. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

Mes de los Hijos de Militares

Abril es el Mes de los Hijos de Militares. Cada año aprovechamos la oportunidad para reconocer a los jóvenes vinculados con el ejército por su servicio y contribución a nuestra comunidad. Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se enorgullecen de contar con más de 14,000 jóvenes con vínculos militares como parte de nuestro alumnado. Apreciamos las variadas experiencias de vida que traen a nuestra comunidad escolar, y reconocemos su fortaleza y resistencia.Averigüen más sobre el Mes de los Hijos de Militares y de los recursos de FCPS para familias militares.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

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. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. 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. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. 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.

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

 

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March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter

April 1 - 5: National Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

April 10: Eid al-Fitr (NO SCHOOL)

April 16: Principal Coffee 6 -7 PM (Virtual): What is the SOL and how to help your child prepare for the SOL 

April 15 - 19: Military Family Spirit Week

  • Monday Wear Yellow: Wear yellow in support of our military families
  • Tuesday Camo Day: Wear camo in support of a military branch 
  • Wednesday Purple Up Day: Wear Purple to honor our military branches
  • Thursday Red, White and Blue: Show your patriotic side 
  • Friday Wear Red: Wear red to Remember Everyone Deployed

April 22: Earth Day

April 22 - 23: Passover

April 24: Administrative Professional Day

April 26: Multicultural Night 6 - 8 PM

6th graders helped collect and weigh the donations to Lorton Community Action Center during our Fill the Truck Food Drive.

Principal Message

Good afternoon Roadrunner families,

I hope everyone takes some time this week to spend extra special time with your son or daughter. While some of us may go away on vacation, this is also a great time to do a staycation with your child and experience the wonderful things the DMV has to offer every day. Here are my top five things to do in DC with my family.

Top 5 Things to Do:

1. Visit a museum: With all the Mall has to offer, a free visit to The African American History Museum is a must, but if your child loves nature, the Natural History Museum is the place to go.

2. Family: My best memories were of seeing family nearby and spending a few days with cousins and older relatives. 

3. Baltimore Aquarium: a must-see for every DMV resident

4. Movie: Come on, sometimes the best times you can spend talking about a great movie you just watched, and it makes for a great lifetime connection.

5. Bike ride near the Works: The Works has a great path next to it, offering a smooth, flat ride and great scenery. If you feel adventurous, go into Occoquan Park, but be prepared for the ride back out.

 

Whatever you decide to do with your family, we wish you well and look forward to seeing you on April 3rd. 

 

Warmest Regards,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Spring Break
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Month of the Military Child
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Head Start 
  • FCP
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Passover
  • Save the Date: Lorton Station Multicultural Night

 

March 25-29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar.

 

This week we recognize those in our community observing Good Friday. This year's Good Friday artwork was created by Chantilly High School student Summer S. On this day, Christians observe the commemoration of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for those who believe. #OurFCPS

 

A joyful Easter to all in our community who celebrate! This year's Easter artwork was created by Falls Church High School student Dayanara M. The springtime celebration of Easter is the most important Christian holiday. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, who sacrificed so that Christians may have life with God after death. #OurFCPSThis artwork was designed as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students. Learn more about the challenge: https://bit.ly/47oHw2j

¡Feliz Pascua a todos los que lo celebran en nuestra comunidad! La obra de arte de Pascua de este año fue creada por Dayanara M., estudiante de la Escuela Secundaria de Falls Church. La celebración primaveral de la Pascua es la fiesta Cristiana más importante. Conmemora la resurrección de Jesús, que los cristianos creen que es el hijo de Dios. #SomosFCPS

Esta obra de arte fue diseñada como parte del Desafío de Diseño Estudiantil  para los días de Observación de FCPS. Aprenda más sobre el desafío: https://bit.ly/47oHw2j

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

Mes de los Hijos de Militares

Abril es el Mes de los Hijos de Militares. Cada año aprovechamos la oportunidad para reconocer a los jóvenes vinculados con el ejército por su servicio y contribución a nuestra comunidad. Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se enorgullecen de contar con más de 14,000 jóvenes con vínculos militares como parte de nuestro alumnado. Apreciamos las variadas experiencias de vida que traen a nuestra comunidad escolar, y reconocemos su fortaleza y resistencia.Averigüen más sobre el Mes de los Hijos de Militares y de los recursos de FCPS para familias militares.

Eid al-Fitr 

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Tuesday, April 9, has been designated as a half-O day. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar

 

En la religión Islámica, Eid-al-Fitr es una festividad de tres días que marca el final del Ramadán. Los Musulmanes se visten con ropa nueva, dan donativos y rezan en congregación. El Eid se celebra con el intercambio de regalos y deliciosa comida con familiares y amigos. Para más información, visite Britannica.com.El Martes, 9 de Abril, ha sido designado como día half-O. Los días "half-O" son días lectivos completos, pero no se llevarán a cabo eventos importantes después de las clases en esos días. Miércoles, 10 de Abril, es un día feriado en FCPS y todas las escuelas y oficinas estarán cerradas. Vea el calendario completo del año escolar.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

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. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. 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. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. 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.

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

 

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March 21: Hayfield Rising 7th Grade Parent Coffee

March 18 - 22: Stuff the Pantry Food Drive for LCAC

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

 

Principal Message

Good afternoon roadrunner families,

On Monday, March 18, Lorton Station parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

 

Warmest Regards,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Hayfield Rising 7th Grade Parent Coffee
  • Stuff the Pantry Food Drive
  • Spring Break
  • Attendance MATTERS
  • Head Start 
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey
  • Kindergarten Registration

 

March 25-29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! See the complete school year calendar.

 

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

 Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

 

Este Domingo Busque la Encuesta de Compromiso Familiar de FCPS

Padres/cuidadores recibirán la Encuesta de Participación Familiar de FCPS el domingo, 3 de marzo, de parte de una firma de investigación independiente llamada K12 Insight. Por favor participe - su opinión es importante para ayudar a informar y mejorar las prácticas para ayudar y apoyar mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Completar esta encuesta también ayudará a fortalecer la asociación entre su familia y nuestra escuela. Cuando esta asociación es sólida, los estudiantes pueden contar con una variedad de beneficios que incluyen una mejor preparación para la escuela, mayor rendimiento escolar, mejores habilidades sociales y conducta, y una mayor probabilidad de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. 

La encuesta durará entre 10 y 15 minutos para completar y estará disponible en 10 idiomas. Para más información, visite la página web de la Encuesta de Participación Familiar. ¡Su opinión es importante!

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. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. 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. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. 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.

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 Attendance: 571.642.6060 | Web | Twitter

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Principal Message

Good afternoon roadrunner families,

 

This morning during arrival, Lorton Station lost power this morning for the next three hours. During this time, our phenomenal staff continued to provide every student with a robust instructional day while navigating challenges until power was restored at 12:30.

I want to take a moment and honor the work the staff at Lorton Station did to ensure all students were supported and while our classrooms were dark the energy and excitement for instruction was like a shining star in an otherwise unique morning.

We were able to maintain our regular lunch schedule, and every student was given the opportunity to eat lunch. The school resumed normal activities by 1 pm and will retain our routine dismissal procedures. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me ([email protected]) or call the school at 571-642-6000. 

 

Warmest Regards,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

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March 10: Lorton Community Action Center Health Fair

March 11 - 15: Lorton Station Book Fair

March 15: PTA Game Night 

March 18 - 22: Stuff the Pantry Food Drive for LCAC

March 22: Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

 

Snap shots from our Read Across America Spirit Week

Principal Message

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.

 

Warmest Regards,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Lorton Station Book Fair!!
  • Lorton Community Center Health Fair
  • March Madness Family Game Night
  • Stuff the Pantry Food Drive
  • Attendance MATTERS
  • Head Start 
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Women's History Month

 

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.   

Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place-

March 11th-15th-Sale Days

Friday, March 15th-Family Night of Shopping 6-8 pm

 

Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

You can set up an ewallet.  It is easy and allows students to not worry about managing money at school.  You can also share the link with aunts, uncles, and grandparents!

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

 Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/lortonstation

 

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

 Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

 

Este Domingo Busque la Encuesta de Compromiso Familiar de FCPS

Padres/cuidadores recibirán la Encuesta de Participación Familiar de FCPS el domingo, 3 de marzo, de parte de una firma de investigación independiente llamada K12 Insight. Por favor participe - su opinión es importante para ayudar a informar y mejorar las prácticas para ayudar y apoyar mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Completar esta encuesta también ayudará a fortalecer la asociación entre su familia y nuestra escuela. Cuando esta asociación es sólida, los estudiantes pueden contar con una variedad de beneficios que incluyen una mejor preparación para la escuela, mayor rendimiento escolar, mejores habilidades sociales y conducta, y una mayor probabilidad de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. 

La encuesta durará entre 10 y 15 minutos para completar y estará disponible en 10 idiomas. Para más información, visite la página web de la Encuesta de Participación Familiar. ¡Su opinión es importante!

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. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. 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. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. 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.

National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

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March 3 - 9: School Social Worker Week

March 5: VA Primary Day (NO SCHOOL)

March 4 - 8: Read Across America Week

  • Monday: Reading Knocks Our Socks Off! (Crazy Sock Day)
  • Tuesday: Read your favorite book at home (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday: Where's Waldo Day!! (Wear stripes)
  • Thursday: Reading Gives you Super Powers (superhero dress up)
  • Friday: Book Character Day

March 7 - 15: Lorton Station Book Fair

March 15: PTA Game Night 

March 18 - 22: Stuff the Pantry Food Drive for LCAC

March 22: Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

 

6th Graders at the Living Black History Museum Showcase

6th Graders speaking to our Global Classroom Sister school in Morocco

4th Graders  measuring the hallway length based on prior estimates

Principal Message

As we approach spring, it's important to maintain a positive and respectful learning environment for all students at Lorton Station.  While we've observed some recent changes in behavior, we believe in working together to address these concerns and ensure a successful learning experience for everyone.

We encourage you to have open and positive conversations with your students at home to talk on T.R.A.C.K.S. which is our cultural focus at Lorton Station. Please emphasizing the following key points:

  • Consistent and punctual attendance: Regular attendance is crucial for academic success and participation in school activities. Please prioritize arriving on time and attending all scheduled classes. Missing 10 or more days of school is shown to impact student mental and academic well-being.
  • Respectful interactions: We foster a culture of mutual respect. Encourage your children to use respectful language and behave appropriately towards both peers and adults within the school community.
  • Maintaining a clean school environment: Taking pride in our school environment is essential. Please remind your children to clean up after themselves, especially in common areas like hallways and during lunch.

 

Warmest Regards,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey
  • School Social Worker Week
  • Lorton Station Book Fair is Coming!!
  • Book Fair Volunteers Needed
  • March Madness Family Game Night
  • Stuff the Pantry Food Drive
  • Nation School Social Worker Week!!
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Women's History Month
  • FCPS Camp Registration
 Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

 

Este Domingo Busque la Encuesta de Compromiso Familiar de FCPS

Padres/cuidadores recibirán la Encuesta de Participación Familiar de FCPS el domingo, 3 de marzo, de parte de una firma de investigación independiente llamada K12 Insight. Por favor participe - su opinión es importante para ayudar a informar y mejorar las prácticas para ayudar y apoyar mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Completar esta encuesta también ayudará a fortalecer la asociación entre su familia y nuestra escuela. Cuando esta asociación es sólida, los estudiantes pueden contar con una variedad de beneficios que incluyen una mejor preparación para la escuela, mayor rendimiento escolar, mejores habilidades sociales y conducta, y una mayor probabilidad de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. 

La encuesta durará entre 10 y 15 minutos para completar y estará disponible en 10 idiomas. Para más información, visite la página web de la Encuesta de Participación Familiar. ¡Su opinión es importante!

National School Social Work Week

March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week. Social workers in FCPS help to prevent social, emotional, and behavioral factors from affecting a student's ability to perform at their best. Their primary goal is to remove barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling their academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. Most social workers serve one to two sites. Learn more about the role of social workers in FCPS.

 

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.   

Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place-

March 7th and 8th-Preview Days

March 11th-15th-Sale Days

Friday, March 15th-Family Night of Shopping 6-8 pm

 

Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

You can set up an ewallet.  It is easy and allows students to not worry about managing money at school.  You can also share the link with aunts, uncles, and grandparents!

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

 Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/lortonstation

 

Roadrunner Families,

Our school librarian needs your help with the upcoming Book Fair. Please take a moment and volunteer to support the upcoming Book Fair. Click the link below and select a time to help make this book fair spectacular!!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044AAEAA2FA20-48312386-lorton

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. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring during March or April. 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. Nuestra escuela normalmente lleva a cabo eventos de registro para el kindergarten, incluyendo la orientación, en la primavera durante marzo o abril. 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.

National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

FCPS Summer Camps Registration

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Tech Adventure Camp está disponible para estudiantes actuales de grados K-5  para explorar STEAM, culinaria, salud, oficios, y áreas de negocios y mercadeo. E-IFTA es un campamento de arte semanal para estudiantes de primaria que les gusta cantar, bailar, actuar, hacer y crear. Visite la página web de E-IFTA para inscribirse

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February 29: LEAP DAY!!!

March 5: VA Primary Day (NO SCHOOL)

March 4 - 8: Read Across America Week

  • Monday: Reading Knocks Our Socks Off! (Crazy Sock Day)
  • Tuesday: Read your favorite book at home (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday: Where's Waldo Day!! (Wear stripes)
  • Thursday: Reading Gives you Super Powers (superhero dress up)
  • Friday: Book Character Day

March 7 - 15: Lorton Station Book Fair

March 15: PTA Game Night 

March 22: Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

 

  • Leap Day
  • FCPS Summer Camp Registration is Open
  • i9 Sports Registration
Leap Day: February 29

A Leap Day, February 29, is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day, also called Leap Year Day, makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days, like a common year.

When Is the Next Leap Day?

The next leap day is February 29, 2024.

2020 was also a leap year, so the last leap day was February 29, 2020.

Why Add a Leap Day?

Leap days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the Sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year. Without an extra, or intercalary day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, a calendar without leap years would be off by approximately 24 days. Seasonal days such as the vernal equinox or the winter solstice would, therefore, shift in relation to the months in the calendar. For example, in 100 years, the Northern Hemisphere's autumnal equinox, which falls in late September, would fall in late August, and in a few centuries, August would become a spring month.

FCPS Summer Camps Registration

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Tech Adventure Camp está disponible para estudiantes actuales de grados K-5  para explorar STEAM, culinaria, salud, oficios, y áreas de negocios y mercadeo. E-IFTA es un campamento de arte semanal para estudiantes de primaria que les gusta cantar, bailar, actuar, hacer y crear. Visite la página web de E-IFTA para inscribirse

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February 19: President's Day (NO SCHOOL)

March 5: VA Primary Day (NO SCHOOL)

March 4 - 8: Read Across America Week

  • Monday: Reading Knocks Our Socks Off! (Crazy Sock Day)
  • Tuesday: Read your favorite book at home (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday: Read my Shirt (Wear shirt with words)
  • Thursday: Reading Gives you Super Powers (superhero dress up)
  • Friday: Book Character Day

March 7 - 15: Lorton Station Book Fair

March 15: PTA Game Night 

March 22: Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

 

SCA and Teacher volunteers putting together over 2500 candy grams for roadrunners on Valentine's!!!

Second graders putting together fraction shapes this week

  • President's Day
  • FCPS Summer Camp Registration is Open
  • i9 Sports Registration

 

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

FCPS Summer Camps Registration

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Tech Adventure Camp está disponible para estudiantes actuales de grados K-5  para explorar STEAM, culinaria, salud, oficios, y áreas de negocios y mercadeo. E-IFTA es un campamento de arte semanal para estudiantes de primaria que les gusta cantar, bailar, actuar, hacer y crear. Visite la página web de E-IFTA para inscribirse

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February 10: Lunar New Year

February 10: Lorton Community Center Book Fair

February 12: Lexia Night (FCPS)

February 12 - 16: Lorton Station Kindness Week

  • Monday: Letters to Patients
  • Tuesday: Thank You Tuesday (Thank a Staff Member)
  • Wednesday: Red and Pink Day (Wear Pink and Red)
  • Thursday: Get Comfy Being Kind (Pajama Day)
  • Friday: Kindness Makes Us Grow 

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 14: Ash Wednesday

February 19: President's Day (NO SCHOOL)

 

100th Day of School!! Please view our Instagram page for more images.

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Roadrunner Families,

This week, Lorton Station celebrated the 100th DAY OF SCHOOL; led by our kindergarteners and staff, the school had a parade. The parade allowed each class to celebrate and showcase their 100th item, and we could see 100 cheerios, 100 marshmallows, 100 buttons, and 100 pictures; our students reflected 100 in several spectacular ways in the classroom.


Our 100th-day celebration highlighted how each day is critical to your student's academic and social progress. Every day a child misses impacts their educational growth and can lead to social and emotional anxiety. It is challenging for a child to miss multiple days and return to school without feeling they have missed something important the day before and feeling lost in the new topics in class. Don't hesitate to contact your teacher if your child will miss multiple days of school to ensure we can provide academic and social-emotional support upon their return.

 

Warmest Regard,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Literacy Event @Lorton Community Center
  • 100 Days Celebration!!!
  • Lorton Community Center Book Fair
  • Lorton Station Kindness Week
  • LSES SPIRIT WEAR!!!!
  • Lunar New Year (Year of the Dragon)
  • LEXIA Night
  • Ash Wednesday
  • President's Day
  • FCPS Summer Camp Registration is Open

100th Day celebration. Our kindergartners had to solve a special puzzles throughout the day to help find Zero the Hero who was hidden by the nefarious Agent 99 to prevent the 100th Day of School.

Please join FCPS and Fairfax County Public Libraries for this fantastic event at the Lorton Community Center this Saturday 10 - 2 PM.

Spirit Wear is BACK!!!!

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family.Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids.

Lexia Night

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

  • Spanish:📚 Noche de Lexia para Padres: Como Ayudamos a su Hijo a Aprender a Leer

FCPS financia el uso de Lexia para que todas las escuelas primarias e intermedias lo usen como parte de su instrucción de alfabetización. Lexia es un programa computarizado que complementa la instrucción en el aula para ayudar a los estudiantes a desarrollar habilidades de alfabetización. También proporciona a los maestros datos para identificar a los estudiantes que necesitan apoyo adicional, y la capacidad de saber qué conceptos y habilidades específicas priorizar.

Asista a una noche de información el lunes, 12 de febrero, a las 6:30 p.m., en la Escuela Intermedia de Thoreau. Los padres/cuidadores aprenderán más acerca de Lexia, y como FCPS lo está integrando en la clase y apoyando el crecimiento de los estudiantes en lectura. Los asistentes también recibirán consejos para apoyar a sus estudiantes en casa.

Regístrese para asistir o envíe una pregunta por adelantado. ¿No puede asistir en persona? Únase a través de Zoom. 

Integrar Lexia en el currículo de alfabetización se alinea con el Acta de Alfabetización de Virginia, el Acceso Equitativo a la Alfabetización de FCPS, y la Meta 3 del Plan Estratégico de FCPS, que apunta a que todos los estudiantes lean al mismo nivel al final del tercer grado.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Spanish: El Mes de la Historia AfroamericanaEl Mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense es una celebración anual de los logros de los Afroestadounidenses y un tiempo para reconocer su papel central en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Aprenda más sobre los meses de herencia, celebraciones, y tradiciones celebradas en FCPS.  Aprenda más sobre el mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving leading up to Easter. Many Christians attend special Ash Wednesday church services, at which churchgoers receive ash on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday derives its name from this practice. Read more about Ash Wednesday in Britannica.com.

 

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

FCPS Summer Camps Registration

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Tech Adventure Camp está disponible para estudiantes actuales de grados K-5  para explorar STEAM, culinaria, salud, oficios, y áreas de negocios y mercadeo. E-IFTA es un campamento de arte semanal para estudiantes de primaria que les gusta cantar, bailar, actuar, hacer y crear. Visite la página web de E-IFTA para inscribirse

9298 Lewis Chapel Road, Lorton VA 22079  |  Phone: 571.642.6000 

 Attendance: 571.642.6060 | Web | Twitter

WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR!!!!

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WE LOVE OUR COUNSELOR!!!!

Our school counselor, Ms. Baier, works with students in various capacities, whether through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling.

Counselors help students build confidence, encourage strong study skills, and provide educational support to transition successfully to the next grade.  Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

Please encourage your child to make them a card, write a thank you note, or just take a moment to let our school counselors know how much you appreciate them!

 

Have a great day,

Francis Legagneur           

Principal

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February 8: 100th DAY of SCHOOL!!!

February 5 - 9: National School Counselors Week

February 10: Lunar New Year

February 12 - 16: Lorton Station Kindness Week

  • Monday: Letters to Patients
  • Tuesday: Thank You Tuesday (Thank a Staff Member)
  • Wednesday: Red and Pink Day (Wear Pink and Red)
  • Thursday: Get Comfy Being Kind (Pajama Day)
  • Friday: Kindness Makes Us Grow 

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 14: Ash Wednesday

February 19: President's Day (NO SCHOOL)

 

Lorton Station 4th Grade Strings concert

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Roadrunner Families,

This has been a phenomenal week of school, and I am excited to report that our students have made tremendous strides academically. The month of January brought a series of exams from Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) tests to the iReady county exams, which can be taxing and overwhelming. As scores begin to come home, please do not hesitate to reach out to staff to understand your child's progress this year better. Additionally, attendance matters in your child's academic progress; studies show that missing 10 or more days in a school year dramatically impacts a child's ability to learn. Daily attendance is critical to strong academic performance.


As we embark on the second half of the school year, we want to emphasize the significance of student attendance. Every hour of every school day is a unique opportunity for our students to learn, connect, and grow. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in ensuring our students attend school daily and contribute to their educational journey.

 

Warmest Regard,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • 100th Day of School
  • SCA Candy Gram Fundraiser
  • Black History Month
  • National School Counseling Week
  • Lunar New Year (Year of the Dragon)
  • Lorton Station Kindness Week
  • Ash Wednesday
  • President's Day

February 8th (100th Day of School)

February 8th will mark the 100th day of school at Lorton Station. It's a special day and Zero the Hero and his friends visit our school to lead the 100th day of school parade. It's a great time we have at Lorton Station when Zero the Hero visits.

Please join us in supporting our SCA with the Candy Gram fundraiser next week. 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Spanish: El Mes de la Historia AfroamericanaEl Mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense es una celebración anual de los logros de los Afroestadounidenses y un tiempo para reconocer su papel central en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Aprenda más sobre los meses de herencia, celebraciones, y tradiciones celebradas en FCPS.  Aprenda más sobre el mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense.

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career. School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family.Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving leading up to Easter. Many Christians attend special Ash Wednesday church services, at which churchgoers receive ash on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday derives its name from this practice. Read more about Ash Wednesday in Britannica.com.

 

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

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January 23: Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Transition Meeting (Parent Resource Center)

  • 10 - 11 English and 11 - 12 Spanish
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (zoom link to follow soon)

January 25: SCA presents 90's Spirit Day!!!

January 25: End of Quarter 2 and Early Release 2:00 PM

January 26: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

January 30: PTA Meeting (zoom link coming)

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Roadrunner Families,

I hope everyone has enjoyed the unexpected snow days this week. A snow day is the closest you can ever get to being a child again and spending time throwing some snow and jumping in a pile will be a memory that will last a lifetime. I hope everyone spends a few moments enjoying these special days and making memories. We are still in Virginia, and the temperatures are projected to be warmer next week, followed by another week of frigid temperatures. Please dress your child appropriately and ensure they have layers to adjust to the changing temperatures.


Enjoy this three-day weekend and the weather. It's been two years since our last snowfall. Don't let this one pass you by.

 

Warmest Regard,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Middle School Transition
  • SCA 90s Spirit Day!!!
  • End of 2nd Quarter Reminder
  • PTA Meeting Notification
  • National Mentor Month

Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday, Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

PTO Meeting

Please plan to attend the next PTO general membership meeting on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom (link to follow).  Join your PTO leadership to discuss future plans such as family engagement events, dine-around fundraisers and more.  Looking forward to seeing you on the 30th!

January is National Mentor Month

Imagine a world where young people feel empowered, encouraged, and understood. Mentors can make that world a reality by helping young people find and follow their passions, excel in school, and thrive wherever they are.Learn more about Mentoring Month.

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce. Yet one in three children lack a mentor.

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path in life. Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life.

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work. They meet for at least 30 minutes a week. Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student. Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at [email protected].

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January 15: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

January 23: Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Transition Meeting (Parent Resource Center)

  • 10 - 11 English and 11 - 12 Spanish
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (zoom link to follow soon)

January 25: End of Quarter 2 and Early Release 2:00 PM

January 26: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

February 9: Magnet School Application Due Date

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Roadrunner Families,

As we approach this three-day weekend, I am reminded of people's sacrifices in the name of social justice. Martin Luther King was a phenomenal leader who was hated and despised while alive. Still, I would be mistaken to forget the other forgotten and lesser-named heroes of American History who fight to ensure that this country lives up to its principles of equality, freedom, and opportunity. Those are the forgotten and, often, barely mentioned everyday heroes, the men, women, and children who stood up to the injustices of this world and pushed for a greater America. They volunteered their time and sometimes their lives to ensure that America lived up to its promise of EQUALITY for ALL.


Every few decades, our country must remind itself that we cannot limit our freedoms because it limits the ability of all Americans to access the promise of America. This is a special week to remind your child about the promise of America and their need to fight to ensure that it is never forgotten or altered to make someone feel better about themselves. The fight for EQUALITY is never one of joy or comfort because it removes the ability of another to oppress a group. Still, this need to hold America to its promise allows us to be better tomorrow than we are today.

 

Warmest Regard,

Your Principals

Dr. Legagneur, Ms. Champion, Ms. Kayes, Mr. Barton

  • Martin Luther King Jr National Holiday
  • MLK Volunteer Day
  • Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Middle School Transition
  • Hayfield Winter Baseball Clinic
  • Hayfield Cheerleaders Clinic
  • FCPS Magnet School Application
  • End of 2nd Quarter Reminder
  • National Mentor Month

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer with Give Together

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event. It is designed to engage families with children (ages 5-12) in service learning.  Projects will include a food drive, assembling caring kits for community members who need support, making no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental stewardship, and support for animal welfare. 

Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to serve as teen event volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Hayfield Winter Baseball Clinic

The start of Spring Training is still weeks away, but baseball is already going strong at Hayfield Secondary School. The school’s team will host a special Winter Youth Clinic on two Saturdays, February 3rd and 10th, for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. You can find more information, including fees, on the flyer below. Be sure to register by January 15th, as space is limited.

Hayfield Little Hawks Cheer Clinic

Hayfield Athletic Boosters will host a cheer clinic with the Hayfield Cheerleaders next week. The two-day clinic will include instruction on cheers and chants, jumps, motions, dance, and spirit activities. It’s open to all children in kindergarten through 6th grade and will be held at Hayfield Secondary on Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, all clinic participants will receive a t-shirt and will cheer through halftime at the Hayfield vs. Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball game on Friday, January 12th. The $75.00 fee includes both days of instruction, a performance on day three, a t-shirt, hair bow, snacks, and one free basketball game ticket.

To register, fill out the form at this link http://tinyurl.com/HVCWinterHawks24 and pay at check-in or drop off with a check made payable to Hawks Athletic Booster Club Inc. Completed registration form and full payment must be received by Monday, January 8th. See the flyer below for more information.

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Action Required

Share the Magnet School Lottery link to interested parents in your community.  

Deadline Date

Friday, February 9, 2024

Contact

Tamra Ferreira [email protected]  571-423-4532

Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday, Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

January is National Mentor Month

Imagine a world where young people feel empowered, encouraged, and understood. Mentors can make that world a reality by helping young people find and follow their passions, excel in school, and thrive wherever they are.Learn more about Mentoring Month.

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce. Yet one in three children lack a mentor.

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path in life. Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life.

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work. They meet for at least 30 minutes a week. Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student. Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at [email protected].

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January 6: Three King's Epiphany Day

January 10: Dr. Reid hosts a conversation on Drug Awareness

January 11: Hayfield Curriculum Night @ Hayfield 6PM

January 15: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

January 23: Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Transition Meeting (Parent Resource Center)

  • 10 - 11 English and 11 - 12 Spanish
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (zoom link to follow soon)

January 25: End of Quarter 2 and Early Release 2:00 PM

January 26: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

  • Orthodox Christmas
  • Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • Hayfield Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders
  • MLK Volunteer Day
  • Principal's Coffee: 6th Grade Middle School Transition
  • Hayfield Winter Baseball Clinic
  • Hayfield Cheerleaders Clinic
Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse.

  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany Three Kings Day (January 6), also known as the Epiphany, is a Christian celebration that commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child. This marks the official 12th day of Christmas. Learn more at National Geographic Kids

FCPS has designated Three Kings Day/Epiphany as a religious and cultural observance day (O day). There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that specific events that cannot be made up will not be held on these observance days. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Volunteer with Give Together

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event. It is designed to engage families with children (ages 5-12) in service learning.  Projects will include a food drive, assembling caring kits for community members who need support, making no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental stewardship, and support for animal welfare. 

Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to serve as teen event volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Hayfield Winter Baseball Clinic

The start of Spring Training is still weeks away, but baseball is already going strong at Hayfield Secondary School. The school’s team will host a special Winter Youth Clinic on two Saturdays, February 3rd and 10th, for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. You can find more information, including fees, on the flyer below. Be sure to register by January 15th, as space is limited.

Hayfield Little Hawks Cheer Clinic

Hayfield Athletic Boosters will host a cheer clinic with the Hayfield Cheerleaders next week. The two-day clinic will include instruction on cheers and chants, jumps, motions, dance, and spirit activities. It’s open to all children in kindergarten through 6th grade and will be held at Hayfield Secondary on Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, all clinic participants will receive a t-shirt and will cheer through halftime at the Hayfield vs. Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball game on Friday, January 12th. The $75.00 fee includes both days of instruction, a performance on day three, a t-shirt, hair bow, snacks, and one free basketball game ticket.

To register, fill out the form at this link http://tinyurl.com/HVCWinterHawks24 and pay at check-in or drop off with a check made payable to Hawks Athletic Booster Club Inc. Completed registration form and full payment must be received by Monday, January 8th. See the flyer below for more information.

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