Louise Archer News 6-10-24

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We were thrilled to welcome back our Louise Archer class of 2018 students for the senior walk. Congratulations, 2024 Graduates!

Announcements

From the Principal's Desk:

We are in the final days of our 2023-24 school year! It has been a wonderful year filled with learning opportunities and special experiences together. It is heartening to see the academic, social, and emotional growth our students have achieved together. As always, there are challenges and bumps in the road, but our students have persevered and thrived at Louise Archer. Thank you for the supportive role you played at home in partnership with us!

We have much to celebrate and our students are excited to enjoy some special events in the last week of school. Grade level end of year celebrations will occur through the last day of school. Progress reports will go home with all students on Wednesday, June 12th. As a reminder, this is an early release day at 2pm. We look forward to our final days together, as we count down to summer!

SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

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

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

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

Student Laptop Return

The Technology Team is ready for students to return their laptops for the summer. If your child brings their laptop home, please help remind them to return them to school with their chargers

If your child is participating in a summer FCPS academic program, their laptop will be delivered to the school, so they are available for your child’s first day there.

Library Books

All library books are now due.  Please return any remaining books as soon as possible.  Students that still have books on their account received a notice in this week’s Tuesday folder.  If you have questions about library books, including lost books, please see Mrs. Simpson in the Louise Archer Library.

Summer Resources

If you are looking for some optional reading and math summer resources for your child, please consider the information below. ST Math will be available throughout the summer.

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families

Band and Strings Information for 2024-25 School Year

(Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Students)

Strings & Band Information and Registration for the 2024-2025 school year can be found on our school's homepage or by clicking the link below.

https://sites.google.com/view/home-instrumental-music-websit?usp=sharing 

Reminders

End of Year Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 12, 2024.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

Upcoming Calendar Events

June 11, 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony - 10am

June 12, Last Day of School - Early Release at 2pm

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Louise Archer Updates - 5/17/24

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Students loved observing our thirteen chicks over the past few weeks! They are now living on a farm in the Shenandoah area.

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL:

We are in a very busy time of year right now! SOL tests will wrap up next week and students are completing some additional end of year assessments. Our chorus, band, and strings programs had their concerts last week, highlighting our wonderful musical talent. In PE, students are getting prepared for field day, which will take place on Friday, May 31st. The PTA should be sending out a signup genius for volunteers this weekend to help with the stations and other needs for this day. We are so fortunate to have these wonderful opportunities for our students to highlight their growth and share in successes from the school year! Please review the calendar below for more upcoming end of year events.

Announcements

School Supply Kits

The School Supply Kit Program is back and the sale is now open through May 31st. Order your kits now for the 2024-2025 school year! Our grade-level teams have carefully created these supply lists and these kits will only be available for purchase online.

Go to SchoolKidz Supply Kits and enter the school ID 93768. Select your child’s grade for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year and follow the directions to complete your order. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

School Supply Kits will be delivered to Louise Archer before the first day of school.

If you have questions, please contact April Buckley.

Order Online at www.shopttkits.com

Use Account# 93768

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final Community Conversations is below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for the last community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

Upcoming Community Conversations:

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 -

REGISTER  HERE

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

Reminders

SEL Screener Results

Students in grades 3-12 took the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener in March. The SEL Screener reports should be mailed directly to families. This website includes both the Parent Report as well as a Family Guide to support you in understanding results and ideas for talking with your student about their results. Both are available in multiple languages. To learn more about SEL and how we support students at school and at home please see the FCPS SEL website. Please reach out to our school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker with any questions.

Remaining SOL Schedule

Please save the following dates for our Spring SOL Schedule. Fifth grade families, please note the Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) SOL is a part of the Reading SOL and will be administered in April. All other SOLs are administered in May.

May 20 - 4th Grade Math

May 21 - 3rd Grade Math

May 22 - 6th Grade Math

May 23 - 5th Grade Math

Upcoming Calendar Events

May 17th - International Night - 6-8pm

May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday, No School

May 31st - Field Day

June 11th - Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony - 10am

June 12th - Last Day of School, 2 hour early release at 2pm

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News You Choose - 5/3/24

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Something EGG-citing is happening at Louise Archer! See below for details.

Announcements

Chick Hatching Live Stream via ZOOM

Students are invited to tune in to a live stream of our chick eggs.  According to our countdown, our chicks may begin to hatch on Sunday!  If you would like to check in on the action, you can use the zoom link below.  To view our live stream, you will need to be logged in to your students FCPS google account*. 

Topic: Baby Chick Live Stream

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93550916290

Meeting ID: 935 5091 6290

 

*Either through the browser or using the Zoom client, families can select sign-in with Google and then enter their [email protected] (ex. [email protected]) and then their password. Their passwords are the same ones that they use to login to their school computers every week. Student ID numbers can be found in ParentSIS.

SEL Screener Results

Students in grades 3-12 took the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener in March. The SEL Screener reports will be mailed directly to families in the next week. This website includes both the Parent Report as well as a Family Guide to support you in understanding results and ideas for talking with your student about their results. Both are available in multiple languages. To learn more about SEL and how we support students at school and at home please see the FCPS SEL website. Please reach out to our school counselors, school psychologist or school social worker with any questions.

Reminders

Optional Class Assignment Parent Survey 

You have the opportunity to complete an optional “Class Assignment Parent Survey” for the upcoming year. You can access the survey at our Louise Archer website, under the announcements “Class Assignment Parent Survey". Or, you can go directly to the google form here. Complete the fillable form, submit it, and the information will go directly to me and will be shared with the grade level teachers during the placement process.

Please submit the electronic form no later than May 6, 2024. Late submissions or separate emails will not be considered. Thanks for continuing to have trust in our school and working together to create the most successful environment for your child(ren) at Louise Archer each year!

SOL Schedule

Please save the following dates for our Spring SOL Schedule. Fifth grade families, please note the Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) SOL is a part of the Reading SOL and will be administered in April. All other SOLs are administered in May.

3rd Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 16
  • Math SOL, May 21
4th Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 15
  • Math SOL, May 20
5th Grade
  • IRW SOL, April 16
  • Reading SOL, May 14
  • Science SOL, May 17
  • Math SOL, May 23
6th Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 13
  • Math SOL, May 22

 

Upcoming School Holidays

May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday, No School

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News You Choose - 4/19/24

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Thank you to our PTA for the wonderful Cultural Arts Assembly last week!

Announcements

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL

Believe it or not, there are only eight weeks left until school is out for the summer! So, we are beginning to think about and plan for next school year. As in the past, we welcome your participation as we plan for class assignments. Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning abilities. You have the opportunity to complete an optional “Class Assignment Parent Survey” for the upcoming year. You can access the survey at our Louise Archer website, under the announcements “Class Assignment Parent Survey". Or, you can go directly to the google form here. Complete the fillable form, submit it, and the information will go directly to me and will be shared with the grade level teachers during the placement process.

Please submit the electronic form no later than May 6, 2024. Late submissions or separate emails will not be considered. Thanks for continuing to have trust in our school and working together to create the most successful environment for your child(ren) at Louise Archer each year!

SOL Schedule

Please save the following dates for our Spring SOL Schedule. Fifth grade families, please note the Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) SOL is a part of the Reading SOL and will be administered in April. All other SOLs are administered in May.

3rd Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 16
  • Math SOL, May 21
4th Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 15
  • Math SOL, May 20
5th Grade
  • IRW SOL, April 16
  • Reading SOL, May 14
  • Science SOL, May 17
  • Math SOL, May 23
6th Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 13
  • Math SOL, May 22

 

Junior Optimist Club - Snack Drive

Please see the flier below for information regarding a snack drive that our Junior Optimist Club is leading from April 3rd through April 25th.

Reminders

Yearbooks and Booster Ad Sale

Yearbooks are now on sale until April 19th. Order TODAY at  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool   - Enter school code 717957

Booster ad sales have been extended until March 31st. There is still space to place a special shout out ad to your student. $25 per ad. Purchase an ad TODAY at https://louisearcherpta.memberhub.com/store/items/979896Sales end March 31st or whenever spots are filled.  Please refer to the LAES PTA website https://louisearcherpta.org/yearbook/ for submission guidelines.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

Upcoming School Holidays

May 3rd - Teacher Workday, Student Holiday

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News You Choose - 3/22/24

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Dear Families,

We have almost arrived at spring break! I know it has been a busy March here at Louise Archer and our students have been hard at work learning together! Our items from the office, modular, and quad are packed and we are moving into new spaces. Stay tuned for an email that I will send the day before students return from spring break for updates on how walkers and bus riders will enter the building.

Everyone has earned the time off to rest and rejuvenate during spring break. Students are encouraged to relax and spend time with their families. While teachers may have long-term assignments that span over the course of the break, teachers should not assign homework, projects, essays, etc. to be specifically completed over the break. So, it is a great opportunity to rest and recharge before coming back to finish out the school year. Our teachers will also be on break and have been encouraged to enjoy this time with their families.

We look forward to seeing students back on April 3rd to begin our fourth quarter. As a reminder, April 1st and 2nd are teacher workdays, so there is no school for students. The main office will be closed next week for spring break. Enjoy your time together!

Sincerely,

Michelle Makrigiorgos

Principal

Announcements

SOL Schedule

Please save the following dates for our Spring SOL Schedule. Fifth grade families, please note the Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) SOL is a part of the Reading SOL and will be administered in April. All other SOLs are administered in May.

3rd Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 16
  • Math SOL, May 21
4th Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 15
  • Math SOL, May 20
5th Grade
  • IRW SOL, April 16
  • Reading SOL, May 14
  • Science SOL, May 17
  • Math SOL, May 23
6th Grade
  • Reading SOL, May 13
  • Math SOL, May 22

 

Advanced Academics Update

Screening for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services:

Students can be screened for subject specific and part time AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

  • Parents or guardians can initiate the screening process by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Tera Crenshaw [email protected], by April 15.
  • The AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form may be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advancedacademic-program-aap-forms or by searching “AAP Forms” at https://www.fcps.edu/.
  • Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by the local elementary school of their student’s eligibility status by early June.
  • For more information about Advanced Academic Services, please look for the Advanced Academics newsletter in your student’s Tuesday folder when we return from Spring Break.

Screening for Full-Time (Level IV) Services:

Screening for full-time (level IV) AAP services happens at the district/central level rather than by local schools.

  • If your student was referred for Full-Time (Level IV) Services this past winter, eligibility decisions will be sent via email to the enrolling parent by April 5, 2024.
  • If you wish to appeal this decision, appeals are due May 10, 2024 to the AAP Office. The appeal form may be found by searching “AAP Forms” at https://fcps.edu/.

For your planning for next school year, please know that screening for full-time (level IV) services occurs during two specific screening cycles:

  • Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since January. Fall referrals are due October 15, annually.
  • Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled student. The referral window is from the first day of school - December 15, annually.

Please contact our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Tera Crenshaw [email protected], if you have any questions about Advanced Academic Services.

Junior Optimist Club - Snack Drive

Please see the flier below for information regarding a snack drive that our Junior Optimist Club is leading from April 3rd through April 25th.

Reminders

Yearbooks and Booster Ad Sale

Yearbooks are now on sale until April 19th. Order TODAY at  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool   - Enter school code 717957

Booster ad sales have been extended until March 31st. There is still space to place a special shout out ad to your student. $25 per ad. Purchase an ad TODAY at https://louisearcherpta.memberhub.com/store/items/979896Sales end March 31st or whenever spots are filled.  Please refer to the LAES PTA website https://louisearcherpta.org/yearbook/ for submission guidelines.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

Upcoming School Holidays

March 25 - 29 - Spring Break, Front Office is Closed

April 1-2 - Student Holidays

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News You Choose - 3/15/24

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Students shared projects at the STEAM fair last night.

From the Desk of the Principal:

As I walk around the school each day, I am delighted to witness the vibrant energy and enthusiasm our students bring to every classroom. From the engaging discussions to the collaborative projects, it's evident that our students are finding joy in learning, discovery, and connections with their classmates. At Louise Archer, we believe that education is more than just academics—it's about fostering a love for learning and creating memorable experiences that spark curiosity and inspire growth.

In every classroom, students are embracing the joy of learning as they explore new concepts, ask questions, and engage in hands-on activities that ignite their imagination. Whether they're conducting science experiments, writing stories, or solving math problems, our students approach each challenge with enthusiasm and determination. Beyond academics, they're also finding joy in the connections they form with their classmates—sharing stories, collaborating on projects, and supporting one another through every success and setback.

As we near the end of the third quarter, I am filled with anticipation to see the continued growth and achievements of our students as they explore new learning in the fourth quarter.

Announcements

Construction Update

Phase 2 of the renovation is almost complete. We are excited to share that the third grade classes and specialists who have been in the modular and quad spaces will be moving into the building. Our new specialist and technology wings will open when students return after spring break. The front office area will temporarily be relocated to a space in the new building. We will send out details to our families right before we return on April 3rd with information on how to locate the office and how students will enter/exit a slightly different way. 

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

You should have received the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey on March 3rd, 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!

Arrival and Dismissal Safety Reminders

It is a busy place around Louise Archer during arrival and dismissal each day and it is a priority for all of us to make sure our students are safe during this time. There are many students walking and cars driving around Louise Archer and on Nutley Street. Please help us by monitoring your surroundings and adhering to the directions of our crossing guard, our school staff, and all road signs. Students and adults should only be crossing Nutley Street at the designated crosswalks. Please do not park across the street and motion your child across.  We have had several near accidents in this congested area. In addition, drivers should not be texting or using cell phones during kiss and ride, in the parking lots, or while driving because it presents a safety concern. Please help us keep all of our students safe by using caution and maintaining a focus on the roads and students during arrival and dismissal. Thank you for your support with these school safety reminders!

Reminders

Dismissal Changes:

Please make sure your student knows how they are getting home before they leave for school.  If it is a change from the normal route, send a note in with your student. Teachers are being inundated with emails during the day referencing how their student is getting home.  This is disruptive to instruction to deliver messages during the day.  Please plan playdates the day beforeEach student should bring in a written note from their parent when going to a friend’s home or bring home a friend.  If there is an emergency change of plans, please email the teacher.  If you do not hear back from the teacher by 3pm, please call the main office, 703-937-6200.  The office will call into the classroom at 3:30pm with any changes.  This will minimize interruptions.

Yearbooks and Booster Ad Sale

Yearbooks are now on sale until April 19th. Order TODAY at  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool   - Enter school code 717957

Booster ad sales have been extended until March 31st. There is still space to place a special shout out ad to your student. $25 per ad. Purchase an ad TODAY at https://louisearcherpta.memberhub.com/store/items/979896Sales end March 31st or whenever spots are filled.  Please refer to the LAES PTA website https://louisearcherpta.org/yearbook/ for submission guidelines.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

Upcoming School Holidays

March 25 - 29 - Spring Break, Front Office is Closed

April 1-2 - Student Holidays

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