Lanier MS Updates - January 24, 2020

Lanier MS News 3 days 18 hours ago
From the Principal's Desk

Good afternoon, Lanier Families,

As we are getting back into the full swing of school, the testing season will soon be upon us. Next week, our ESOL students will demonstrate how much their English language skills have improved over the past years with their state WIDA tests. In March, our entire 8th grade will take the Writing SOL. Thank you for your support in helping your students come to school rested and prepared for testing days.

This past Wednesdays, the halls of Lanier were full of smiles and excitement as our rising 7th and 8th graders came to Curriculum Night. We are so proud of our current students in how they presented about their Lanier experiences and provided information on their classes to the rising students.

In closing, please join me in congratulating Charlie Burts as the Fairfax Pyramid Secondary Teacher of the Year. His name will now be forwarded to FCPS Region 5. Enjoy your 4-day weekend!

Sincerely,

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Important Upcoming Events

1/24             End of 2nd Quarter

1/27 & 1/28  NO SCHOOL - Student Holiday

2/20              PTA Meeting @ 7pm

2/21              Theatre Sports Competition

2/26              Band Concert        

Announcements Student Achievement

Lanier MS would like to congratulate :

 

 

Crescendo International Music Competition

Cristian Jimenez-Ebert - First Place 

Cristian was also invited to play at the Carnegie Hall (picture on the left) on January 19th. 

Fairfax County Art Region

2020 Regional Scholastic Art winners

  • Elijah Thomas - Silver Key
  • Sirena Stoddard - Honorable Mention
  • Kaylee Williams - Honorable Mention
Institute for the Arts (IFTA)

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Institute for the Arts starting on February 3rd!  Classes are first come first serve!

Visit the FCPS IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

or follow IFTA on social media! 

Fairfax High School Theatre's Drama Camp

Spring Drama Camp! Keep your student busy on Tues, March 3rd, at Fairfax High School’s Drama Camp, led by our talented FHS theatre students. This is a student holiday/teacher work day. Join us for fun filled activities – such as acting, musical theatre, props, costumes, and dance. For students in grades 1st - 8th. Cost: $50 per child, or $30 for FCPS employees. See our website for more camp details and to register: www.fxplayers.org.

Fairfax County School Health Promotions

Germs are everywhere!  They get onto your hands and items you touch as you go throughout your day.  People frequently touch their eyes, nose and mouth without realizing it after coming into contact with contaminated objects like cell phones, doorknobs, laptops, and tabletops.  Your first line of defense against harmful germs is handwashing which is easy, cheap, and an effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep you healthy. 

Reminders Student Services

Course Selection 20-21

8th graders are already in the process of selecting classes for 9th grade. If your student has not turned in their Blue Course Selection sheet, please make sure it is turned in to science teachers as soon as possible. In February, students will enter their course selections in SIS StudentVue, you will also be able to see courses in SIS ParentVue.

 

7th graders will receive course selection materials next week and Blue Course Selection sheets are due back to science teachers no later than February 10th.

 

Counselors will sit will all students individually to go over course options and teacher recommendations. When possible, questions about course selection should be directed to counselors through students. All students can learn more about available courses by accessing the Course Catalog on our Course Selection section of the Lanier Website or on the FHS website.

 

Report Cards and Second Semester Classes

Second Semester classes will be visible in SIS no later than Wednesday morning. Year-long classes are not likely to change, but semester electives and PE classes are likely to change. If students have a change in their 1st period class, they should report directly to their new 1st period. If they are not able to see their new 1st period class, they should go to their current 1st period teacher to find out their new 1st period class.

SIS Student and Parent Vue will be down while teachers are finalizing second Quarter Grades. Report Cards will be handed out to students Friday January 31 and grades will be visible in SIS Saturday, February 1st.

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Lanier Middle School After-School Updates

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After-School Updates

After-School Activities - New activities beginning in December

To find out more, visit our blog at lanierafterschool.wordpress.com.

There, you'll find links to:

Scroll down to browse through all of our recent posts or use the Categories on the right to find shortcuts to the information you're most interested in. We will be updating the site on a daily basis with information about specific clubs and activities, so check back often!

Girls Volleyball Team

Congratulations to those students who were selected for the Lanier Girls' Volleyball Team!

Practice Schedule

Monday - Practice - 2:30-4:30

Wednesday - Practice - 2:30-4:30

Friday - Conditioning (optional) - 2:30-4:30

There will be no practice on days when FCPS does not have school.  This includes early dismissals.

Food Innovation

FOOD INNOVATIONS CLUB STARTS SESSION#3 ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22...IT'S COOKIE TIME!

 Time to sign-up for the third session of the Food Innovations Club. We will start the 3rd session on Wednesday, January 22 using the FCS food labs. This is for the student that wants to learn how to create a variety of cookies from cake mixes. We will focus on making a variety of cookies so everyone in the family will be able to sample a favor cookie.

Food Innovation Club: Cookie Creations will meet on 1/22, 1/29, and 2/5. There is a fee of $5.00 which needs to be brought to the first meeting of Cookie Creations. This helps defray the cost of ingredients and most times students have samples to bring home with the recipe.

Sign up HERE

Have questions? Email instructor & retired FCS teacher, Ms. von Schaack, at bleugenes5@verizon.net. Club limited to 20 participants.

GMU REACH Sports

GMU REACH Sports! - new session starts 2/3 - Sign up HERE

After-School Kiss and Ride

Please remember that After-School Kiss and Ride is located on the Cafeteria side of the building at Door 7.  Thank You.

Upcoming Dates

1/22 - Curriculum Night

1/24 - End of 2nd Quarter

1/27-1/28 - Student Holidays

2/17 - President's Day Holiday

After-School Calendar

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Lanier MS Updates - January 17, 2020

Lanier MS News 1 week 3 days ago
From the Principal's Desk

Good afternoon, Lanier Families,

 

This week has been busy at Lanier with many new things coming. Our eighth graders were able to go on a field trip to see their new school for next year. Our trip to Fairfax High School this past Thursday was wonderful! We could not have been prouder of the way our students conducted themselves, listened attentively, and asked lots of questions of the current students about electives, clubs, activities, and sports.

 

Recently, you may have heard the news that our Fairfax County Superintendent has recommended that all FCPS middle schools receive interior cameras. Please be on the lookout in the coming week for more information about this process and to solicit your feedback and answer your questions.

 

We would also like to welcome our new school board members to the county. We have invited our members to come to Lanier to see the wonderful things you were students are doing including how valuable our FCPSOn initiative has been. This is the initiative that allows each of our students to have a laptop that they take home. We were able to do this earlier than the rest of the middle schools because of the generosity of our City School Board. Since we also report to the county school board? We would like them to see how our students are learning with these valuable technology tools.

 

Have a warm three-day weekend. It looks to be a cold one. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and his desire to serve others, we challenge you to get our and serve your community and volunteer. It is a great way to spend time with your middle schooler!

 

Sincerely,

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Important Upcoming Events

1/20             NO SCHOOL - MLK

1/22             Lanier Curriculum Night & Elective

                    Open House @ 6-8PM

1/24             End of 2nd Quarter

1/27 & 1/28  NO SCHOOL - Student Holiday

         Announcements Kiss and Ride Procedures

If you drive your student to school, please take a few minutes to note following:

  1. Parents/Guardians MUST use Kiss & Ride, when dropping off students in the morning - THIS IS FOR YOUR STUDENTS SAFETY!
  2. Students must be dropped off at the sidewalk, not in the parking lot. 
  3. Do not pass others cars in the Kiss and Ride line.  Be courteous of other drivers
  4. Take your time; safety is everyone's concern
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who were selected for the All-District Band:
  • Nathan Le
  • Ariel Goldenberg
  • Boyi Dai
  • Paulina Heymann
  • Finley Jones
  • Stephen Moir
  • Jay Carroll
  • AND - Vivianne Kim and Bennett Lyon were chosen as top alternates
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Lanier MS Updates - January 10. 2020

Lanier MS News 2 weeks 3 days ago
From the Principal's Desk

Happy First Friday of School of 2020,

 

We were so excited to welcome our students back after the two busy weeks of Winter Break. Our Eagles returned ready to learn. Our 8th graders were excited to learn about opportunities at Fairfax High School when their counselors came to meet them during Learning Seminar. Soon, our 7th graders will hear about options for next year and the types of electives and foreign languages we may be able to offer.

In county news, we are excited to learn that the School Board has approved the installation of internal and external cameras at the middle school level. I will be sending a very detailed message about this soon with ways for you to provide input, offer support and ask for clarifications. This is an exciting development to promote school safety.

In the next steps of our partnership with George Mason's Wrestling Program, they are inviting us to support them at a Lanier Day Event this Saturday. See below for more information on how to support the Green and Gold.

Thank you for your support with our emergency weather closings this past week. We appreciate that you have given your students plans for what to do in these situations. The safety of our students during the day and leaving in these situations is a top priority. Enjoy your weekend--it is supposed to be a warm one!

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Important Upcoming Events

1/16             PTA Meeting @ 7PM

1/20             NO SCHOOL - MLK

1/22             Lanier Curriculum Night & Elective

                    Open House @ 6-8PM

1/24             End of 2nd Quarter

1/27 & 1/28  NO SCHOOL - Student Holiday

         Announcements

 

The George Mason University wrestling team invites Lanier MS, the City and School Board to attend their first ever dual (vs Brown) at EagleBank Arena this Saturday, January 11, at 5:00PM!  It's completely free with open seating; concession stands will be open as well. 

Laptop/Charger Inventory

 

On Monday, January 13th, TA teachers will be completing another Laptop/Charger Check.  With state testing coming up in the spring, it is imperative that all students have a working laptop and charger to take the tests. Your student needs to bring their laptop and charger. If they have lost their laptop or charger, a replacement form and fee will be given to them.

Student Device Guidelines and Replacement Fees

Please contact Kelsea Owens, kfowens@fcps.edu, with any questions.

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Reminder - Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

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Reminder - Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals - Due Thursday, January 9th!

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened.

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have important information. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to your counselor, subject line “AAP Referral.

 

Captains: Haley, Jamie jhaley@fcps.edu

Hokies: Ranallo, Dayle C DCRanallo@fcps.edu

Patriots: Donald, Luke ladonald1@fcps.edu

Spartans: Velazco, Liz ecvelazco@fcps.edu

 

If you do not know who your counselor is, you can call the main office or send the referral to kcteague@fcps.edu. The deadline is January 9.

 

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Lanier MS 2 Hour Early Release Today, January 7, 2020

Lanier MS News 2 weeks 6 days ago
2-Hour Early Closing Today

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today.

  • Because of this early release, Lanier MS will dismiss at 12:15 PM this afternoon.
  • Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. 
  • All after school activities are canceled. 

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students. We will reach out to you if there are any additional updates. 

The Lanier MS Main Office will close at 1:30pm.

More information about the early release procedures and after-school activities can be found here

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Lanier MS Updates - December 20, 2019

Lanier MS News 1 month 1 week ago
From the Principal's Desk

What a fun week! We invited you to help our staff by donating desserts to give them the gift of time...and you responded! We had over 100 desserts donated allowing every teacher and staff member to select items to take home. Thank you for your generous spirit. Glory Days donated 20 dessert trays that brought smiles to many.

Our staff and students enjoyed Spirit Week this week. We had fun learning and laughing at the same time. The week ended with our custodial team sharing a meal that represented the many diverse cultures we have on staff. We are all looking forward to our next two weeks visiting family, relaxing, and exploring new and familiar areas. May you all have safe holidays full of smiles and great memories.

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Important Upcoming Events          12/23 - 1/3    Winter Break Announcements Winter Break:  Office Closed

The main office will be closed during the winter break from Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd. 

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened.

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have important information. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to your counselor, subject line “AAP Referral.

 

Captains: Haley, Jamie jhaley@fcps.edu

Hokies: Ranallo, Dayle C DCRanallo@fcps.edu

Patriots: Donald, Luke ladonald1@fcps.edu

Spartans: Velazco, Liz ecvelazco@fcps.edu

 

If you do not know who your counselor is, you can call the main office or send the referral to kcteague@fcps.edu and pclopez@fcps.edu. The deadline is January 9. 

Congratulations to the following 8th graders who won the Geography Bee:

Ethan Lonegran

Nick Jordan

Thomas Simione

Stephen Moir

Anshul Mathur

PTA Updates

PTA Meeting - Thursday, January 16th, 7pm

We hope you will join us for our next general membership meeting on Thursday, January 16th at 7pm! Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Superintendent of Fairfax City Schools, will be with us to talk more about Fairfax City Schools and the the relationship between the City schools and FCPS. Attending PTA meetings is a great way to meet other parents, hear what's going on at Lanier from administrators and teachers, and learn ways that the PTA supports programming at our school. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Join the PTA

Have you joined the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year? Just by joining you help provide resources for academic and student programs at Lanier. Although we welcome all parent participation, volunteering and attendance at meetings is not required. Go to https://laniermiddleschool.memberhub.store and select "memberships". 

 

No Fuss Fundraiser

Participate in our No Fuss Fundraiser! We know our families have busy schedules, which is why we won’t ask your student to sell anything to raise money for our school through the PTA. Instead, we are asking each family to consider making a $20 donation on top of their membership dues. 100% of your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and 100% of your contribution goes to support the Lanier Community. **Please note, any amount big or small is welcome and appreciated ($20 is not the required amount)** While on the website joining the PTA, just click "donations" on the left side of your screen. 

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Lanier MS Updates - December 13, 2019

Lanier MS News 1 month 2 weeks ago
From the Principal's Desk

Good day Eagle Families,

 

This is the time of year when we are take advantage of the season by showing our appreciation for others. At the county level, it is the time through our community and LMS staff to complete the 2019-20 Outstanding Employee Award Nominations. Please join me in congratulating winners of each of the listed categories below. You will find quotes that describe why they are being recognized.

Outstanding New Teacher:  Ms. Debora Rivero, Math Teacher

"She makes the learning experience in her class fun and understanding. She creates nicknames and jokes around with my classmates and understands what we go through. Even if she may have a bad day, she always stays positive not; one day have I seen her yelling at our class. Instead, she always has a positive attitude and motivates us to have that same positivity. She helps with anything we need, and if we get a question wrong on a test, she lets us fix it"

Outstanding Teacher: Mr. Charlie Burts, Band Director

"In my opinion, Mr. Burts goes above and beyond with regard to his students. My personal experience with Mr. Burts has been one in which he allowed my son, who seemed to be losing interest in band, to take on the role of playing another instrument that better suited him in an attempt to keep him engaged rather than having his whole schedule changed and dropping out of band all together. Mr. Burts took my son under his wing and allowed him to step into a position that my son wasn’t knowledgeable about at all. Mr. Burts has been working with him, and I can see a difference in his outlook. He has a new level of motivation and interest because of this opportunity. Showing this individualized support and encouragement towards my son meant a great deal to me as a parent. I also noticed that he extends these same above-and-beyond efforts during concert nights when some students don’t have transportation back to school. It is great to see a teacher working so hard for his kids! THANK YOU, MR. BURTS!"

Outstanding Professionals:  Ms. Liz Velazco, Counselor

"Ms. Velazco is one of the most passionate professionals that I have met at Lanier Middle School since my child arrived 2017. She ensures that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education and overcome challenges despite obstacles and challenging situations. From helping with Career Day, parents' welcome nights, to mentoring opportunities for students, Ms. Velazco is always on top of her game. She relentlessly pursues the can-do attitude, with the focus on student achievement gains and school leadership.
As a volunteer mentor for FCPS for over 7 years, I admire her approach to work with a sense of possibility and see challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving, take initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions. From pairing students with the right mentor, to walking the hallways with a great smile, that makes a difference in such constant changing environment. As a parent of a Lanier student, I feel comfortable combined with respect and appreciation for Ms. Velazco's commitment to make a difference and uphold the greatest interest for every student's success. From the minute that I met Ms. Velazco, she communicates clearly and compellingly in both oral and written forms, anticipates and responds to the needs in a courteous manner. Ms. Velazco is a prime example on what it takes to contribute to not one but many of the Goals in the FCPS Strategic Plan: Student Success, Caring Culture, Premier Workforce, Resource Stewardship"

Outstanding Operational:  Lea Im, Principal's Administrative Assistant

"Ms. Im is always able to take time to assist staff with any needs in the classroom, or to support the staff in obtaining items to help them prepare lessons etc. At times, Ms. Im will have students who have behaviors keeping them from the classroom. Ms. Im will encourage them to do better and encourage them to do their work"

Outstanding Leader:  Ms. Michele Johnson, Assistant Principal

"Michelle Johnson is an excellent administrator who utilizes her personal experiences with special education to educate students and their parents about the benefits. She is stern but loving. She supports staff in their teaching and discipline"

 

Winners were announced during the Faculty Meeting and their family members came for a special surprise. You can see this in the above picture. If you would like to help us as we prepare their information packets to go to the next level within our region, please complete this Google Form so we can use your words in our writings.

Thank you to all who are planning to send in desserts next week for our staff. It's not too late to assist us in giving them the gift of time by providing them with a sweet treat. Here's to a wonderful last academic week of 2019. We are ready to let the Roaring 2020's begin with GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

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Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Important Upcoming Events

12/19                    Chorus concert

12/23 - 1/3    Winter Break Announcements Winter Break:  Office Closed

The main office will be closed during the winter break from Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd. 

National Board Certified Teachers

Here are the latest two amazing 2019 National Board Certified teachers from Lanier (Ms. Melody Rose and Ms. Michele Wright).  What a great achievement - Congratulations to the Lanier NBCT.  Way to go!

Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened.

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have important information. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to your counselor, subject line “AAP Referral.

 

Captains: Haley, Jamie jhaley@fcps.edu

Hokies: Ranallo, Dayle C DCRanallo@fcps.edu

Patriots: Donald, Luke ladonald1@fcps.edu

Spartans: Velazco, Liz ecvelazco@fcps.edu

 

If you do not know who your counselor is, you can call the main office or send the referral to kcteague@fcps.edu and pclopez@fcps.edu. The deadline is January 9. 

Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

Reminders Seasonal Health Room Reminders

The Health Department recommends that you and your family members take the following steps to protect yourselves from illnesses this season:

  • Vaccinate your child and yourself against influenza this year and every year. As long as influenza is circulating in our community it is not too late to get a vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Teach your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for 20 second. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers may be used.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw tissues in the trash after use. If tissues are not available, cover coughs and sneezes with your upper sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Do not send any child experiencing communicable symptoms to school. If your child comes to school with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, he or she will be sent home. Keep your child home and away from others until the child has been symptom free and without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medication (i.e. he or she should not attend school, school functions, sporting or extracurricular activities, or leave the home except to seek medical care).
  • Please dress your child appropriately for the weather.
  • Your child may carry cough drops, throat lozenges and lip balm in their backpack.

Please contact the Health Room with any questions and concerns. Have a healthy and illness free season.

Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his/her sweater? jacket? binder and etc?  Have them look through the lost and found in the cafeteria and the main office.  We are starting to cumulate many items.

Like to order your TEAM Shirt?

Please visit MySchoolBucks to make your purchase.

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You can acknowledge an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond.

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Holiday Donation

Lanier MS News 1 month 2 weeks ago
Holiday Donation

December is here, which means the busy holiday season has officially begun.  Parents often ask how they can honor the teachers and staff at Lanier.  We would like to invite you to give our staff the gift of time. You are invited to send in a dessert that we will dole out to staff. By supplying them with a sweet treat they can share with their families, you will have saved them time from shopping and baking! Please sign up below to donate sweet treats to send off our staff all day on Thursday, December 19th, and the morning of Friday, December 20th.  Please find the link  below for suggestions of food items or those that are part of your traditional holiday or winter celebrations.

SignUp Genius - Winter Break Treats for Staff

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Lanier MS Updates - December 6, 2019

Lanier MS News 1 month 3 weeks ago
From the Principal's Desk

Upon the return from Thanksgiving Break, our 8th graders had the opportunity to learn about the importance of our Constitution from our local Rotary club and our City Mayor. See the pictures from the event where each 8th grader received their own copy of the Constitution. Not only are we the first school in Fairfax to do this, but the first school in Virginia! Thanks, Rotary members! 

December is here, which means the busy holiday season has officially begun.  Parents often ask how they can honor the teachers and staff at Lanier.  We would like to invite you to give our staff the gift of time. You are invited to send in a dessert that we will dole out to staff. By supplying them with a sweet treat they can share with their families, you will have saved them time from shopping and baking! Please sign up below to donate sweet treats to send off our staff all day on Thursday, December 19th, and the morning of Friday, December 20th.  Please find the link  below for suggestions of food items or those that are part of your traditional holiday or winter celebrations.

SignUp Genius - Winter Break Treats for Staff

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Important Upcoming Events

12/10                    Band Concert

12/11                    Band Concert

12/19                    Chorus concert

12/23 - 1/3    Winter Break Announcements Deadline for AAP Level IV Referrals

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened.

 

If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have important information. 

 

Referrals can be submitted to your counselor, subject line “AAP Referral.

 

Captains: Haley, Jamie jhaley@fcps.edu

Hokies: Ranallo, Dayle C DCRanallo@fcps.edu

Patriots: Donald, Luke ladonald1@fcps.edu

Spartans: Velazco, Liz ecvelazco@fcps.edu

 

If you do not know who your counselor is, you can call the main office or send the referral to kcteague@fcps.edu and pclopez@fcps.edu. The deadline is January 9. 

Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

Reminders Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his/her sweater? jacket? binder and etc?  Have them look through the lost and found in the cafeteria and the main office.  We are starting to cumulate many items.

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FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

You can acknowledge an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond.

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Lanier Middle School After-School Updates

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After-School Updates

After-School Activities - New activities beginning in December

To find out more, visit our blog at lanierafterschool.wordpress.com.

There, you'll find links to:

Scroll down to browse through all of our recent posts or use the Categories on the right to find shortcuts to the information you're most interested in. We will be updating the site on a daily basis with information about specific clubs and activities, so check back often!

 

Club Information

Details about specific clubs are being posted to the website daily.  Check out our website to find out more about our Fall offerings:

Food Innovation - Session 2 - Sign up HERE

GMU REACH Sports!

Girls Volleyball - Sign up to Tryout (12/2 and 12/4) HERE

Intramural Futsal

Math Counts

Minecraft Club

Girls Volleyball

Lanier will have a Girls' Volleyball Team during the Winter Season.  Team practices will take place on Wednesdays during After-School.  See below for important dates:

Monday 12/2 - Girls Volleyball Tryout

Wednesday 12/4 - Girls Volleyball Tryout

Wednesday 12/11 - Girls Volleyball Team Practice Begins

Sign up for a tryout HERE

Food Innovation

Time to sign-up for the second session of the Food Innovations Club. We will start the 2nd session on Wednesday, December 4th using the FCS food labs. This is for the student that wants to learn how to create a variety of baked items from cake mixes. We will focus on many holiday baked goods to enjoy with family and friends...perhaps starting a family tradition. 

FOOD INNOVATIONS CLUB: Cake Mix Creations will meet on 12/4, 12/10 and 12/19 and 1/9. There is a fee of $5.00 which needs to be paid at the first meeting of Cake Mix Creations. This helps defray the cost of ingredients and most times students have samples to bring home with the recipe.

Sign up HERE

Have questions? Email instructor & retired FCS teacher, Ms. von Schaack, at bleugenes5@verizon.net. Club limited to 20 participants.

Intramural Futsal

Intramural Futsal will begin on Thursdays in December.  Read below for important dates:

Monday 12/2 - Intramural Futsal Team Sign-up Sheet distributed during all lunches

Thursday 12/5 - Open Gym Futsal

Thursday 12/12 - Regular Season Intramural Futsal Begins

Thursday 2/13 - Intramural Futsal Semi-Finals and Student Championship

After-School Kiss and Ride

Please remember that After-School Kiss and Ride is located on the Cafeteria side of the building at Door 7.  Thank You.

Upcoming Dates

11/27-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break

12/23 - Winter Break Begins

After-School Calendar

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Lanier MS Updates - November 22, 2019

Lanier MS News 2 months ago
Important Upcoming Events

 

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- NO SCHOOL

From the Principal's Desk

Happy Thanksgiving, Families,

 

As we move into this time of thanksgiving and gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your amazing support as families at Lanier. Thank you for sending students who are prepared for learning, gracious in their actions, and kind-hearted. Thank you for coming out to support our arts programs during our many recent music and dramatic performances. We know our students could not get to all these events without you driving them and making time in your family schedules. Thank you for the hours you spend at home encouraging, assisting, and reviewing homework and supporting projects. We see the value of your investment in our classrooms each and every day. Thank you for asking them how their day was and then contacting us if something does not seem quite right. Our partnership is critical to the success of all our Eagles.

 

As you are spending time with your students next week, we hope that you will find opportunities to laugh and have fun, to make memories and explore new activities and areas. Middle school students are wonderful people who are finding their own voice, looking for acceptance, and becoming inquisitive young adults. It is our honor to serve them and their families as our profession. If you or your child would like to drop a note or email to one of our staff to thank them, it would brighten their day! Thank you!

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Announcements Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

In Case You Missed It:  2020-21 School Year Calendar Announced

In case you missed it over the summer, the 2020-21 school year calendar has been announced. For planning purposes, notable dates include: First day of school - Tuesday, August 25, 2020; Labor Day Break - September 4-7, 2020; Thanksgiving Break - November 25-27, 2020; Winter Break - December 21, 2020-January 1, 2021; Spring Break – March 29, 2021- April 2, 2021 (Note: Monday, April 5, 2021, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students); Last day of school for students - Friday, June 11, 2021. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Reminders Laptop Health Check/Inventory

All students need to bring their laptop and charger to Teacher Advisory Class on Monday 11/25/19.  Teachers will be doing an inventory of laptops and chargers while students make sure their laptops have received all updates so far.  If a student’s laptop is being repaired, they should still bring their charger to school.

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

E-cigarette use among teens is on the rise and can have many negative health implications. Vaping products contain metals, chemicals, and other substances that not only lead to addiction, but may cause lung-related injury. Teens are more likely to become addicted to e-cigarettes, because brain pathways in teen brains develop faster than adults. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development – which continues until about age 25.

It is important that you talk to and educate your teen about the dangers of e-cigarette use. There are many resources available that help support vaping cessation and promote healthy decision-making.

 

Resource Corner:

QUITline – 1-800-Quit-Now is a free, effective, and confidential hotline for ages 13+. This service is available 24/7 and provides one-on-one assistance.

The Real Cost – Informational site that gives teens the real facts about tobacco products. For more information visit https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/.

Smokefree Teen – quitSTART is a free smartphone app that helps you quit using tobacco with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

 

References:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/vaping

www.fcps.edu/vaping

www.cdc.gov

www.truthinitiative.org

www.truthinitiative.org

www.teen.smokefree.gov

  

Hashtag:

#ffxhealthykids

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FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

You can acknowledge an FCPS employee who has gone above and beyond.

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Lanier MS Updates - November 15, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

11/15 - Fall ONE Act @ 7PM

11/16 - Fall ONE Act @ 7PM

11/17 - Fall ONE Act @ 2PM

11/21 - PTA Meeting @ 7PM

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- NO SCHOOL

From the Principal's Desk

Please note: Progress reports and communication used within the FCPS are  available online by using:

StudentVUE:  Every student is able to access all of their current grades by seeing the teacher's grade book through Student VUE on their school-provided laptop.  

 

ParentVUE:  You also have the same access.  This is a great way to find out what your child scored on a recent assessment or if they turned in the project you watched them work on.  Here is the link to set up your account.  

 

REQUEST a Weekly Progress Report via Email from FCPS:  If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report via email. This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.” Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 

 

Google Classroom:  Many teachers use Google Classroom for tasks and assignments.  Your ParentVUE account does not give you access to Google Classroom.  However, your child can show you their Google Classroom accounts.  

 

After School Homework Support:  You can find a list of when each teacher stays after school to support students on our Lanier website.

 

Communication:  The best way to get more information about a class or grade, is to reach out to the classroom teacher.  You can find teacher emails on our Lanier website.

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Announcements Lanier Theatre Program

The Lanier Theatre program cordially invites you to attend our production of our Fall One Act Plays.  The performances are this Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th at 7:00pm. The final show is on Sunday, November 17th at 2:00pm

 

Prices for student tickets are $6 and adult tickets are $11. Tickets will be on sale online, in the cafeteria during lunches and at the door, before each show. 

The website for tickets is here- https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1011790/fall-act-fairfax-lanier-middle-school?cobrand=LanierMS

We can’t wait to see you there!  

PTA Meeting - Thursday, November 21st, 7pm

Please plan to join us on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm in the library for our next PTA meeting. After a short business meeting, we will hear a presentation from a FCPS Parent Resource Center representative about the programs and resources their office has to offer all FCPS families. Light refreshments will be provided. 

 

Join the PTA

Have you joined the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year? Just by joining you help provide resources for academic and student programs at Lanier. Although we welcome all parent participation, volunteering and attendance at meetings is not required. Go to https://laniermiddleschool.memberhub.store and select "memberships". 

 

No Fuss Fundraiser

Participate in our No Fuss Fundraiser! We know our families have busy schedules, which is why we won’t ask your student to sell anything to raise money for our school through the PTA. Instead, we are asking each family to consider making a $20 donation on top of their membership dues. 100% of your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and 100% of your contribution goes to support the Lanier Community. **Please note, any amount big or small is welcome and appreciated ($20 is not the required amount)** While on the website joining the PTA, just click "donations" on the left side of your screen. 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing... From Daniels Run Elementary School: Reminders Laptop Health Check/Inventory

All students need to bring their laptop and charger to Teacher Advisory Class on Monday, November 25th.  Teachers will be doing an inventory of laptops and chargers while students make sure their laptops have received all updates so far.  If a student’s laptop is being repaired, they should still bring their charger to school.

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

E-cigarette use among teens is on the rise and can have many negative health implications. Vaping products contain metals, chemicals, and other substances that not only lead to addiction, but may cause lung-related injury. Teens are more likely to become addicted to e-cigarettes, because brain pathways in teen brains develop faster than adults. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development – which continues until about age 25.

It is important that you talk to and educate your teen about the dangers of e-cigarette use. There are many resources available that help support vaping cessation and promote healthy decision-making.

 

Resource Corner:

QUITline – 1-800-Quit-Now is a free, effective, and confidential hotline for ages 13+. This service is available 24/7 and provides one-on-one assistance.

The Real Cost – Informational site that gives teens the real facts about tobacco products. For more information visit https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/.

Smokefree Teen – quitSTART is a free smartphone app that helps you quit using tobacco with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

 

References:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/vaping

www.fcps.edu/vaping

www.cdc.gov

www.truthinitiative.org

www.truthinitiative.org

www.teen.smokefree.gov

  

Hashtag:

#ffxhealthykids

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Lanier MS Updates - November 8, 2019

Lanier MS News 2 months 2 weeks ago
Important Upcoming Events

11/18 - 1st Quarter Celebration

11/21 - PTA Meeting

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

From the Principal's Desk

Happy Fall Friday, Families!

 

The leaves are changing and the cool air has returned to Virginia. We hope you are finding time during your busy weekends to get out and explore all our wonderful area has to offer with hikes, LMS music concerts, and fall festivals. This short week has been a great time at Lanier with our Career Day on Wednesday and a dance on Friday.

 

Speaking of Career Day, it was amazing! We had nearly 80 presenters talking about over 50 kinds of careers. Ask your child about the three career fields they explored. Our staff and community helped recruit some amazing speakers. For example, as Mrs. Teague (our Director of Student Services) exited an American Airlines flight and saw the pilot saying thank you for flying, she took the opportunity to invite her to Lanier, and she came! Did you know that only 4% of pilots are females? What a great honor to have her as a presenter—on her own time! We also had many partners for our Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, City of Fairfax Fire and Police, local business owners, cyber security folks, professionals from NASA, NOAA, the CIA, the FBI, GMU, Shenandoah University, US Air Force, VDOT, and The Washington Post just to name a few. We would love to acknowledge all of the speakers. Please see the complete list on our website.

 

Report cards were distributed today. We will also send an email on Monday letting you know how to ensure you are getting weekly progress reports about your child’s academic progress. At this time, the ParentVue may still be locked while grades are being finalized.

 

In closing, have you heard about the wonderful feat that our physical education teacher, Pam Clingenpeel recently completed? Please go to https://www.fcps.edu/blog/teacher-triumphs-tanzanian-trek to see about her recent journey to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. We are so proud of her accomplishment!!

 

See you around Lanier,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Announcements Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his/her sweater? jacket? binder and etc?  Have them look through the lost and found in the main office.  We are starting to cumulate many items. 

Reminders Like to order your TEAM Shirt?

Please visit MySchoolBucks to make your purchase.

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2019-20 FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations

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Outstanding Employee Nominations

 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!  To submit a nomination for a Lanier Middle School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the google form below embedded in each category.  You may nominate an employee in one or more categories.  All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  The google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and eligibility requirements are below.  Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.

 

Outstanding Teacher  <-- click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form:

Outstanding Leader  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a assistant principals, and director of student services.

Outstanding Professional Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, After-School Specialist, Safety and Security Specialist. 

Outstanding Operational Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, and Parent Liaison

 

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Lanier MS Updates - November 1, 2019

Lanier MS News 2 months 3 weeks ago
Important Upcoming Events

11/1 -   End of First Quarter

11/4 - 11/5  Student Holidays

11/6 - Career Day

11/7 - SCA Dance

11/18 - 1st Quarter Celebration

11/21 - PTA Meeting

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Being Resilient in Algebra with some Elbow Grease

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

It's November!  We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with your children at Lanier each and every day.  We are thankful for their spirited participation all week in the Spirit Week! 

 

Speaking of Spirit, I'd like to introduce Ms. Marcotte, an 8th grade Algebra teacher who took the initiative to empower her students with some elbow grease.  Her 8th grade students were feeling challenged and a little defeated by the rigor of the Algebra class they had signed up for.  She needed a way to inspire them and saw John Cena on the Today show one Saturday morning. John Cena is jumping from the ring to the pages of a children’s book series which has a modern day feeling similar to the theme of the Little Engine That Could.  In his book Elbow Grease, the main character is a younger, smaller monster truck in a family of monster trucks who each have very different personalities. Elbow Grease has guts, grit and gumption and shows his brothers that he can succeed. She shared the book with her classes and told them if they put in a little "elbow grease" they would gain the resilience and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in Algebra. In the interview, Cena said he wants the book to pass on positivity to help younger generations see that the right mindset is the key to achievement. The students helped create a mural on the wall of the classroom with a picture of Elbow Grease and some inspirational words to help keep their spirits lifted in a positive direction. The students think it would be fun to get John Cena in to read them the book and have been posting pictures of the wall on Twitter and Instagram! She's pleased that she found something to turn their mindset to positivity.

This week, the ESOL Department also hosted the ESOL Family Dinner Night. As you can see by the pictures, it was very well attended. Hearts, and bellies, were full as students shared their stories and wonderful dishes from their cultures.

Thank you to all staff and students who participated in Anti-Bullying Spirit Week. I was so happy walking down the hallways of Lanier finding our Eagles celebrating.  Based on the picture below, you might think the staff is full of twins, nope, that was just Spirit Week. What did the Rock, Paper, and Scissors ask students to do about bullying? "Cut it out!"  

 

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Spirit Week - LMS Staff celebrated Twin Day

The evening began with a lovely dinner hosted by the ESOL department.  Many staff members and families got together to break bread. 

Rock, Paper and Scissor of Lanier (Ms. Johnson, Ms. Bousman-Stanczak (APs) and Ms. Teague (DSS)

Announcements End of First Quarter

It is hard to believe, the end of the first 9 week grading period is Friday, November 1, 2019.

For quarter 1-3 :  Report cards will be sent home with LMS students. Report cards may also be available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE.  ParentVUE and StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device.

For your convenience we have provided you a list of the distribution dates for report cards for the remainder of the school year.  Please be sure to note these dates so that you can check your students’ report card grades once they arrive at home and/or online.

(Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.)

As a reminder, don’t forget to ask your child for his/her report card on Friday, November 8, 2019.  If you do not receive a report card please contact the Student Services office at (703) 934-2430. If you have specific questions concerning your child’s grades contact his/her teacher directly.

NEED A SIS PARENTVUE ACCOUNT OR CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR USER NAME:

Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

DO NOT REMEMBER THE PASSWORD:

Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his/her sweater? jacket? binder and etc?  Have them look through the lost and found in the main office.  We are starting to cumulate many items. 

Reminders Like to order your TEAM Shirt?

Please visit MySchoolBucks to make your purchase.

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Impact Aid Forms due by this Wednesday

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Please remember to send your Impact Aid Form in if you have not already retuned it.

Monday, October 21st you should have received the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid requesting confidential information regarding your child’s federal connection.  By thoroughly completing and promptly returning this brief survey, you contribute to your child’s school funding.  If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3, sign, date, and return the form.  A form should be completed for every student.

The deadline for returning the Federal Impact Aid form is this Wednesday, October 30th.

More information (including blank survey forms and translations) is available HERE

 

 

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Lanier MS Updates - October 25, 2019

Lanier MS News 3 months ago
Important Upcoming Events

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert / ESOL Potluck Event

11/1 -   End of 1st Quarter

11/4 - 11/5  Student Holiday

 

Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

Schools across Fairfax County have been recognizing Digital Citizenship Week.  During the Lanier's Digital Citizenship Night that was held last night, we discussed Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  If you missed yesterday's event, please click here to learn about topics we discussed. 

 

2019-20 FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations are now open.  Please take a moment to nominate and recognize a nominee from Lanier Middle School in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form below embedded in each category.  You may nominate an employee in one or more categories.  All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  The Google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and eligibility requirements are below.  Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.

 

Outstanding Teacher  <-- click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form:

Outstanding Leader  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a assistant principals, and director of student services.

Outstanding Professional Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, After-School Specialist, Safety and Security Specialist. 

Outstanding Operational Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, and Parent Liaison

 

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Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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ESOL Potluck Event

CENA FAMILIAR DE ESOL

Los estudiantes de ESOL y sus familias están invitados a una cena compartida en la escuela secundaria Lanier

Nuestro objetivo es fomentar el éxito de los estudiantes mediante la construcción de relaciones entre maestros, estudiantes y sus familias.

 

Por favor traiga un plato típico de su cultura o país para compartir.

Se invita a las familias a usar ropa tradicional de sus países.

 

Fecha: miércoles 30 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 6:30-8:00 PM

Lugar: Cafetería Escuela Lanier

 

Student Services

This week in the 7th grade, counselors and clinical staff screened a Wellness video helping students identify symptoms and signs of depression. Students were encouraged to “ACT,” meaning Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. This same video was screened last year for current 8th graders. We encourage families to have conversations with students about the “ACT” acronym, along with managing stress and mental wellness. FCPS has many resources that can help guide the conversation here.

Federal Impact Aid Survey

On Tuesday, October 22nd, the Federal Impact Aid Survey was sent home with all of our Eagles.  FCPS requires one completed form to be returned for every student. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds are used to support all FCPS schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date and return the survey to your child's school.  If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by Wednesday, October 30th.  All results are confidential.

See this link for details.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout VFW Teacher of the Year Nominations 2019

Every year the Veterans of Foreign War holds a Teacher of the Year award contest that recognizes three exceptional teachers (ES, MS, HS level) for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to students. 

Please refer to this LINK to find rules and eligibility requirements and nomination form.  Submissions can be scanned and emailed to steve@stevehung.org or FAX to (703) 502-0633.  Nominations are to be submitted no later than October 31st.

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