LBSS Weekly News - 1/24/20

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Attendance Matters
This is the time of year when winter weather and children’s illnesses can take a toll on school attendance so we wanted to stress the importance that your children are at school every day.

Each year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. We wanted to provide some helpful tips on building a healthy habit of attending school.

Please keep in mind, that if your child has future absences, we will communicate with you directly to offer individualized supports.  

 

Sam Lucania Student Program
We are pleased to welcome Sam Lucania to Lake Braddock in February!  Sam will be here to speak with students about his personal experience dealing with substance abuse and mental health struggles.  Sam is an engaging speaker and has given multiple presentations in the area, that include leading a workshop at the FCPS Parent Resource Center in October and a Ted Talk this past April.  Sam is here to speak directly to students about how you can seek support and support one another with their own struggles.  Some topics might be hard to hear so we will be providing time for students to process their thoughts after the presentation..

Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, we wanted to inform you about it in advance. We encourage you to ask your student about the presentation and discuss it together. If for any reason, you would prefer that your child not attend this presentation, please email your school counselor prior to Friday, February 7th. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school counselor.

A parent program will also be taking place on Wednesday, February 12th at 7PM in the Little Theatre.  More detailed information is available here.

 

Psyched for Success
A Message from Your School Psychologists

Substance Use Prevention Group

FCPS offers activities and learning experiences which focus on the many ways marijuana, alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drug use can negatively impact student lives. Our students’ lives matter to us and as a proactive approach, we want to provide students with the most accurate and up-to-date information on the dangers of substance use and addiction, as well as treatment options. Since we know that experimentation is very common within adolescents, we are seeking students who would be willing to participate in a new substance use prevention program that we are implementing this school year thanks to a very generous grant from LBSS PTSA. The Too Good for Drugs group is an optional 10-lesson program that students must sign up for. The program focuses on goal setting, decision making, identifying and managing emotions, effective communication, bonding and relationships, effects of alcohol use, nicotine, marijuana, prescription, OTC and street drugs, as well as healthy alternatives to substance use.   There will be parent information forms sent home to facilitate your understanding and enhancement your child’s learning. The group will be held during “Bruin Block” once a week/every other week, for approximately 10 weeks. For more information about this program please visit: https://toogoodprograms.org/pages/what-is-too-good.

If you and/or your child would like to take part in this program, please contact Ms. Mary Olsen (molsen@fcps.edu) or Ms. Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu).

 

Fairfax Public Access Summer Camps for Teens (ages: 12-18)
TV101 introduces youths from ages 12 to 18 to all aspects of Television Production. As part of each camp students will work as a team to create a 30-minute TV program; therefore, we are looking for the best, most dedicated students interested to learn about this exciting media. Students will develop a script / story board idea, learn the appropriate equipment and shoot their show. As part of the TV Studio and Field Camp, the instructor will highlight how to edit the video footage but students will not learn how to edit themselves.
For students interested in learning how to edit we recommend attending the TV Post-Production Camp instead. Each camp is open for students ages 12 – 18.

To find out more information about the camps, including schedules and registration forms, visit:https://www.fcac.org/summer-camp-registration-forms

 

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Summer 2020 Enrichment Institutes and Camps
Enrichment institutes and camps focus on specific areas such as fine and performing arts, technology, study skills, science, and world languages.  FCPS and non-FCPS students are welcome.

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), and the new CTE Summer Academy classes will be held at Fairfax High School.  Programs run July 6 to July 31, 2020.  Bus transportation is provided from select high schools and middle schools outside of the Fairfax High School pyramid.  Transportation to and from the selected high schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or student.

Grade level eligibility for each program refers to the current 2019-20 school year.  Visit central institutes and camps (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/summer-camps-institutes) for additional information.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will host a technology institute (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-summer-learning) for middle school students.

ACE enrichment classes stimulate students’ curiosity and provide creative learning experiences. ACE also offers a premier driver’s education Behind the Wheel program to prepare students to obtain their driver’s license.  Visit ACE enrichment classes (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/default.aspx) for additional information.

LBSS In the News

Successful College Admissions
Congratulations to four of our Bruins students who had successful on-site admissions at the HBCU Fair at Edison HS! (Check out their photo below!)

 

NASA "Name the Rover" - Vote for Alexander Mather!
Alexander Mather, 7th grader here at Lake Braddock, has been selected as a semifinalist for the Mars 2020 “Name the Rover” contest. Alexander’s name will enter the next round of consideration to become the official name of the Mars 2020 rover.

This student’s entry was selected as Virginia’s winner in the middle school category. The suggested name, "Perseverance", and Alexander’s essay can be viewed at https://www.futureengineers.org/nametherover/gallery/6989Voting closes Monday, January 27th at midnight.  It only takes a moment to vote – just open the camera on your phone, and the QR code (below) will automatically send you to the voting link; or click on the link above. 

The results of the poll will be a consideration in the final naming selection.  The grand prize winner will receive an invitation to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA’s feature on the selection of the “Name the Rover” semifinalists can be found here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-mars-2020-rover-closer-to-getting-its-name

The Mars 2020 Rover has entered the final stages of preparation for launch. The currently unnamed Mars 2020 Rover is a robotic scientist weighing more than 2,300 pounds. It will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet's climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth, and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. The spacecraft is targeted for a July 2020 launch and is expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021.

 

Science Olympiad Team Advances to Regionals
Congratulations to the our Science Olympiad team who competed in the Duke Invitational this past weekend. They placed fifth overall and will advance to the regional competition. Great job to our students and Ms. Emily Owens! (Check out their photo below.)

MS Information

Middle School Second Semester Schedule Distribution
All middle school students will all pick up a new schedule for second semester during fourth period Bruin Block on Wednesday, January 29th.  If your student had a semester-long class or Health & PE during fourth period, they will be able to locate their new fourth period class on a master list that will be posted outside Middle School Student Services and the Main Office.  Students should also be able to access this information using their SIS StudentVue account beginning on January 29th.

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

January 27: Teacher Workday. No School for Students.

January 28: Staff Development Day. No School for Students.

February 17: George Washington's Birthday. No School for All.

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday
This is a reminder that there is no school this coming Monday, January 20th.

Sam Lucania Student Program
We are pleased to welcome Sam Lucania to Lake Braddock in February!  Sam will be here to speak with students about his personal experience dealing with substance abuse and mental health struggles.  Sam is an engaging speaker and has given multiple presentations in the area, that include leading a workshop at the FCPS Parent Resource Center in October and a Ted Talk this past April.  Sam is here to speak directly to students about how you can seek support and support one another with their own struggles.  Some topics might be hard to hear so we will be providing time for students to process their thoughts after the presentation..

Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, we wanted to inform you about it in advance. We encourage you to ask your student about the presentation and discuss it together. If for any reason, you would prefer that your child not attend this presentation, please email your school counselor prior to Friday, February 7th. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school counselor.

A parent program will also be taking place on Wednesday, February 12th at 7PM in the Little Theatre.  More detailed information is available here.

 

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

FCPS Safety Tipline
As part of Fairfax County Public Schools' continuing efforts to maintain safe schools, a confidential and anonymous Tipline is available to students, parents, staff, and other members of the FCPS community.

Students and community members are encouraged to report school safety issues, such as threats, dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism. Tipline users may identify themselves or remain anonymous. Calls will not be traced.

You may submit your anonymous tips using any of the following methods:

If your tip is an emergency and immediate assistance is necessary, please dial 911.

FCPS Safety Tipline

 

Super Transition Saturday - Career and Transition Services Event
On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020.

MS Information

Middle School Second Semester Schedule Distribution
All middle school students will all pick up a new schedule for second semester during fourth period Bruin Block on Wednesday, January 29th.  If your student had a semester-long class or Health & PE during fourth period, they will be able to locate their new fourth period class on a master list that will be posted outside Middle School Student Services and the Main Office.  Students should also be able to access this information using their SIS StudentVue account beginning on January 29th.

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday. No School for All.

January 27: Teacher Workday. No School for Students.

January 28: Staff Development Day. No School for Students.

February 17: George Washington's Birthday. No School for All.

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
Attendance | Web | Twitter

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High School Curriculum Night: January 15
Due to the snow day school closure this week, the High School Curriculum Night Programs have been moved to Wednesday, January 15.  We look forward to seeing you next week. 

 

Sam Lucania Student Program
We are pleased to welcome Sam Lucania to Lake Braddock in February!  Sam will be here to speak with students about his personal experience dealing with substance abuse and mental health struggles.  Sam is an engaging speaker and has given multiple presentations in the area, that include leading a workshop at the FCPS Parent Resource Center in October and a Ted Talk this past April.  Sam is here to speak directly to students about how you can seek support and support one another with their own struggles.  Some topics might be hard to hear so we will be providing time for students to process their thoughts after the presentation..

Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, we wanted to inform you about it in advance. We encourage you to ask your student about the presentation and discuss it together. If for any reason, you would prefer that your child not attend this presentation, please email your school counselor prior to Friday, February 7th. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school counselor.

A parent program will also be taking place on Wednesday, February 12th at 7PM in the Little Theatre.  More detailed information is available here.

 

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

School Psychologist
Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? Our own LBSS psychologists are Ms. Carleen McKenzie, Ms. Mary Olsen and Ms. Walena Haider. FCPS school psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

HS Information

2020 Senior Class Panoramic Photo The Senior class panoramic photo is now available online for purchase:

  1. Visit this website: vosphoto.com/lakebraddockhs 
  2. Click on the Senior Portraits tab.
  3. At the bottom of this page, click on "Order 2020 Senior Class Panoramic"
MS Information

Rising 9th Grade Parents and Students Who Will Attend West Springfield High School
Parents and students are invited to WSHS to attend Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (snow date, January 16th).

  • Parent/Student General Session, Auditorium, 6:00-6:45 PM
    This general Information Session will focus on graduation requirements and opportunities for all students. 
  • Advanced Academics Information, Auditorium, 6:45– 7:15 PM
    This session will focus on our Advanced Academics programming and course offerings for Honors/AP, Dual Enrollment, and Academies.
  • Curriculum Fair, Cafeteria, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
    You will have the opportunity to meet with administrators, counselors, department chairs and teachers to learn important information about curriculum options and course planning for your students. 

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

January 15: LBSS High School Curriculum Night

January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday. No School for All.

January 27-28: Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day. No School for Students.

February 17: George Washington's Birthday. No School for All.

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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LBSS Weekly News - 12/20/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

The anticipation of upcoming holiday celebrations and a well-deserved Winter Break has been building all week (or the last two or three weeks!). I definitely felt all the excitement coming from our students, faculty and staff at various events during this Winter Spirit Week! I hope you all enjoy the time off with your family, friends and loved ones this Winter Break. We'll see you all in 2020 with hopeful resolutions and renewed energy. I wish you all a very happy holidays!

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Online Campus Summer 2020
FCPS Online Campus summer courses will be available to eligible high and middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.
Program information is available at Summer Learning (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning).
Registration for summer Online Campus courses opens January 6, 2020.

 

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Yearbooks for Sale
Yearbooks make GREAT holiday gifts! Don’t forget to order a copy for your student before the price increases in January. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 5061 for the high school book and school code 13596 or the middle school book.

Did you forget to create a senior ad for your 2020 grad? We still have limited space available! Use the online order site to create your own personalized ad. www.yearbookordercenter.com with school code 5061.

 

Edison Academy Open House
Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Edison Academy’s Open House for prospective students for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  FCPS students and parents/guardians are invited to come out for a visit to explore our Career and Technical Education programs, meet the teachers and staff, observe student demonstrations and projects, and tour the classrooms and labs.  See the flyer below for more information.

LBSS in the News

Lake Braddock Philanthropy Club
The newly established Lake Braddock Philanthropy Club completed its first winter drive during the final weeks of school in December to help Lake Braddock families who needed a little support over the winter break. Thanks to the generous supporters listed below, the Philanthropy Club packed and wrapped many large gift boxes containing food, toys, clothes, toiletries, and $850 worth of gift cards! The motto of the Philanthropy Club is, “By Us, For Us”, which means support provided by our wonderful Lake Braddock Community for the benefit of our fabulous Lake Braddock Community.

The Philanthropy Club Thanks These Supporters
of The 2019-2020 Winter Drive

Lake Braddock Families:
Barnard Family, Blazewick Family, Bonsyhet Family, Bowersox Family,
Doan Family, Englert Family, Flatt Family, Fonner Family, Plessas Family,
Sim Family, Smydra Family, Soos Family and Williams Family

Lake Braddock School Groups:
PTSA, SCA, SGA, and Students Services Departments (HS and MS)

Community Businesses and Organizations:
Dr. Nabeel Khan and Team, Dr. Dave, Ms. Ortiz-Mattingly and Team,
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Nativity Catholic Church and Whole Foods

 

LBSS 2019-2020 Outstanding Employees of the Year
Dr. Smith, Mrs. Kearns and the LBSS Outstanding Employees Selection Committee presented awards to these very deserving faculty and staff members.

MS Information

Academic Advising Information
When we return from winter break students will be selecting courses for the upcoming school year.  CLICK HERE (https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/academic-advising-information) to learn more about the Elective Fair, Curriculum Nights, Course Selection, and the Academic Advising Process.

Please note that all students will be entering courses through their SIS StudentVue account.  Parents will be able to see the courses students have selected using their ParentVue account.  Enrolling parents who have not yet set up a ParentVue account will be receiving a letter in the mail that includes their activation code and instructions for how to set up your account.  Additional information on your ParentVue account can be found HERE.
(https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview)

 

Middle School Student Services Newsletter
The Middle School Student Services Newsletter (https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/LBMS%20SS%20Newsletter%20-%20Winter%202019_2.pdf).is now posted and contains a lot of great information about our upcoming counselor lessons, the Level IV screening process,  parent workshops, and academic advising.  Please take a few minutes to review this information and do not hesitate to reach out to the Middle School Student Services office if you have any questions about our upcoming events.

 

Rising 9th Grade Parents of Students Who Will Attend Lee High School
You are invited to our school to attend two upcoming parent nights:

  • Advanced Academics Information Night
    January 8, 2020 from 6:30PM until 7:30PM in the Library
    The meeting will focus on our Advanced Academics programming and course offerings.  You will hear about the IB Diploma program, IB Middle Years program, AP courses, and more.
  • Rising 9th Grade Parent Nnight/Curriculum Night
    January 22, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium
    You learn about all of our courses, our elective options, meet teachers, and hear about graduation requirements.  Please bring your students if you would like so they, too, can begin to get to know our staff and school! 

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

2020 Senior Class Panoramic Photo
The Senior class panoramic photo is now available online for purchase:

  1. Visit this website: vosphoto.com/lakebraddockhs 
  2. Click on the Senior Portraits tab.
  3. At the bottom of this page, click on "Order 2020 Senior Class Panoramic"
Calendar at a Glance

December 23-January 3:
Winter Holiday. No School for All. (School offices will be closed.)

January 20:
Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday. No School for All.

January 27-28:
Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day. No School for Students.

February 17:
George Washington's Birthday. No School for All.

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
Attendance | Web | Twitter

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School-Wide Winter Spirit Week!
Show your Bruin spirit next week. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to dress up for each day's winter theme. See the flyer below for more information. We can't wait to see your ugly sweaters!

 

Bruins Philanthropy Club Food and Supplies Drive for Fellow Bruins
The deadline for this drive is Monday, December 16.
The student-led Bruins Philanthropy Club is holding a drive for our own LBSS families in need. Unlike other drives, this is by us for us.  

The Philanthropy Club has partnered with the school counselors, SCA and SGA to provide toys and canned goods in a wrapped box. They desperately need gift cards, one for each family.  Any amount from any store, though ideally from Walmart, Target or supermarkets, would be greratly appreciated!  

Drop off or mail donations to the club advisor:
Ms. Lisa Williams
Lake Braddock Secondary School, Room L211
9200 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA, 22015

Email questions to Alyssa and Jessica Sim at simkids1@gmail.com.

Please help us help our own community!

 

Winter Choral Concert - Tuesday, December 17
We hope to see you at this special concert that will feature performances by our LBSS Choir, Orchestra and Band. AND we'll have future Bruin musicians from elementary school and middle school participating too! Come out and show your support of our students and sing along to some of your favorite holiday carols! (See the flyer below for more information.)

 

LBSS Students' Got Talent!
Come watch our MS and HS students perform in this year’s LBSS Talent Show on Thursday, December 19. Admission is FREE. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place performances. See the flyer below for more information.

 

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar - December 17

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
at Gatehouse Administration Center Cafe

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host the second annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar at the Gatehouse Administration Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including: developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.

Visit this website for more information and to register for the event:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back2fairfax-tickets-77167549217

 

 

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Yearbooks for Sale
Yearbooks make GREAT holiday gifts! Don’t forget to order a copy for your student before the price increases in January. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 5061 for the high school book and school code 13596 or the middle school book.

Did you forget to create a senior ad for your 2020 grad? We still have limited space available! Use the online order site to create your own personalized ad. www.yearbookordercenter.com with school code 5061.

LBSS in the News

LBSS Choir at Cocoa Dash

The LBSS HS Choir sang carols at the Cocoa Dash, a fundraiser event at The Burke School this past weekend.

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award
Ms. Anne Wardinski, Marketing teacher and DECA advisor, was recently awarded the Public Service Award 2019 by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Wardinski was presented this well-deserved honor for serving our Lake Braddock and FCPS students for over 20 years! Congratulations, Ms. Wardinski!

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is a great supporter of our students. Members have visited the school to listen to student presentations, judged competitions, conduct mock interviews, attend tailgates and conferences, provide opportunities for Bridging Bruins, scholarships and more. Earlier this school year, Ms. Kim Clarke, the Chamber President, and her intern visited Lake Braddock to listen to Advanced Marketing student presentations on how the Chamber could improve its social media presence. For more information about the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, visit their website: https://www.springfieldchamber.org/

Ms., Clarke visits the Advance Marketing class.

MS Information

Academic Advising Information
When we return from winter break students will be selecting courses for the upcoming school year.  CLICK HERE (https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/academic-advising-information) to learn more about the Elective Fair, Curriculum Nights, Course Selection, and the Academic Advising Process.

Please note that all students will be entering courses through their SIS StudentVue account.  Parents will be able to see the courses students have selected using their ParentVue account.  Enrolling parents who have not yet set up a ParentVue account will be receiving a letter in the mail that includes their activation code and instructions for how to set up your account.  Additional information on your ParentVue account can be found HERE.
(https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview)

 

Middle School Student Services Newsletter
The Middle School Student Services Newsletter (https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/LBMS%20SS%20Newsletter%20-%20Winter%202019_2.pdf).is now posted and contains a lot of great information about our upcoming counselor lessons, the Level IV screening process,  parent workshops, and academic advising.  Please take a few minutes to review this information and do not hesitate to reach out to the Middle School Student Services office if you have any questions about our upcoming events.

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair: February 4, 2020
FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit FCPS Gap Year Fair (https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069).

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

 

2020 Senior Class Panoramic Photo
The Senior class panoramic photo is now available online for purchase:

  1. Visit this website: vosphoto.com/lakebraddockhs 
  2. Click on the Senior Portraits tab.
  3. At the bottom of this page, click on "Order 2020 Senior Class Panoramic"
Calendar at a Glance

December 23-January 3:
Winter Holiday. No School for All. (Offices will be closed)

January 20:
Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday. No School for All.

January 27-28:
Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day. No School for Students.

February 17:
George Washington's Birthday. No School for All.

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Scholar Students
Congratulations to our six National Merit Semi-Finalists and 21 Commended students! National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended Students are selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores during 11th grade. These students have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence. We are so proud of you!

Dr. Smith congratulates our exceptional student scholars.

 

Meet the Principal and Enjoy a Music Performance
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra this Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

 

Bruins Philanthropy Club Food and Supplies Drive for Fellow Bruins
The new student-led Bruins Philanthropy Club is holding a drive for our own LBSS families in need. Unlike other drives, this is by us for us.  

The Philanthropy Club has partnered with the school counselors, SCA and SGA to provide toys and canned goods in a wrapped box. They desperately need gift cards, one for each family.  Any amount from any store, though ideally from Walmart, Target or supermarkets, would be greratly appreciated!  

Drop off or mail donations to the club advisor:
Ms. Lisa Williams
Lake Braddock Secondary School, Room L211
9200 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA, 22015

The deadline is December 16.

Email questions to Alyssa and Jessica Sim at simkids1@gmail.com.

Please help us help our own community!

 

Yearbook
Yearbooks make GREAT holiday gifts! Don’t forget to order a copy for your student before the price increases in January. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 5061 for the high school book and school code 13596 or the middle school book.

Did you forget to create a senior ad for your 2020 grad? We still have limited space available! Use the online order site to create your own personalized ad. www.yearbookordercenter.com with school code 5061.

 

LBSS Student Talent Show
Come out and support our MS and HS students in this year’s Talent Show! Admission is FREE. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place performances. See the flyer below for more information.

 

Free Workshops for Parents
The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free research-based, professional workshops for parents to learn the latest information to help your child succeed. All workshops are at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (2334 Gallows Road, Entrance 1, Room 100 Dunn Loring, VA) unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming workshops in January include:

The IEP Transition Plan: Post-Secondary Planning in Middle and High School
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn the importance of the IEP Transition Plan for effective postsecondary planning in middle and high school. Have in-depth conversations with CTS staff, and get answers to these questions:

  • What should parents look for?
  • What questions should you ask the school team?
  • What questions should you ask your son or daughter?
  • What role does the IEP play in increasing self-advocacy?
  • How do IEP goals support postsecondary planning?

Register for this workshop here or through this weblink Google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6lxLStR30BobrHhOKt3-iuis2sQrVupJfOSw2yD1LjivOOg/viewform

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Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviors
Friday, January 10, 2020, 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 
Parenting can be difficult, but it is even more stressful when children refuse to follow directions, throw tantrums, and are continuously disruptive. Sometimes parents find themselves at a loss for successful strategies.

Join us in this important session that will focus on:

  • Reasons for challenging behaviors
  • Recognizing and preventing power struggles
  • Recognizing and encouraging appropriate behaviors
  • Communicating effectively with your child

Presented by Laurie Andrews and Kurt Soderstrom, FCPS Special Education Teachers.

Register for this workshop here or through this weblink Google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1FSvTlTR7c6XZ5oaRsrgsLC3pJhINSzNKpzo7jekxtgOzqA/viewform

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Calm Conversations with Your Adolescent
Friday, January 24, 2020, 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
As parents of adolescents, we can often find ourselves in the throes of emotion and reactivity; we can say or do things that escalate the situation.

Join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional in this important workshop to learn tools to take yourself off of the emotional roller coaster and engage in ways that are helpful and supportive.

  • Explore ways to set boundaries that fosters loving and safe communication.
  • Learn strategies to feel connected and calm rather than frazzled and overwhelmed.

Register for this workshop here or through this weblink Google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeneUI6VGKieZQkebVCXWqTp7e_azXBCmLDn7JrpUCDIOhw0g/viewform

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Other PRC workshops offered in January include:

  • Mind in the Making Series: Learn the research behind the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs.
  • Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Assessment, Treatment and Research Update
  • Sibshops: An exciting workshop for siblings with special needs
  • Portrait of an ADHD Graduate: Overcoming Obstacles While Optimizing Strengths

For more information about the PRC, including a full list with descriptions of all future parent workshops, click on this link or visit this website:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/parent-resource-center/workshops-parents-educators-and-community

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

MS Information

Toys for Tots Drive
The MS SCA is sponsoring the annual Toys for Tots drive from December 2 through December 12. In the past, we’ve collected over 1,000 toys! The middle school team that brings in the most toys will win a pizza party!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

December 23-January 3: Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School. School offices closed.

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A Message from Dr. Smith

This time of year, as I reflect on what I am most thankful for: our amazing students, supportive parents and community, and hardworking faculty and staff are all on the top of my mind. Thank you for all your dedication, passion and commitment to ensure the success of our school and community. I am extremely proud and grateful to be a part of this Bruin family.

If you are in town for the holiday break, come out to the cheer on our football team as they continue with post-season playoffs and take on South County, at South County High School on Friday, November 29th starting at 2:00 p.m. Be safe if you are traveling over the break. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey and save room for the pies!

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SGA Canned Food Drive
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in the annual SGA Canned Foods Drive to support FCPS bus drivers. The school collected over 2,200 canned goods this year! Congratulations to the following winning classes who contributed the most from their departments—a PIZZA PARTY is coming their way:

  • Math: Burgee
  • Science: Desouza-Wyatt
  • Languages: Diggs
  • SPED: Finch
  • Social Studies: Hatch
  • Tech: Saunders

Special shout out to the following classes who also did an awesome job contributing and won a bag of candy: Mr. May & Mr. Holtzman. Thank you ALL for your donations!


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation
We're always trying to show our dedicated faculty how much we appreciate and value them. You can help show your support of these hard-working teachers with a donation of gift cards. Please drop off gift card donations to the Main Office and we'll make sure to deliver them to our teachers at various events throughout the school year. Gift cards from any business and in any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

 

Support Our Student Musicians and Meet the Principal
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

MS Information

Toys for Tots Drive
The MS SCA is sponsoring the annual Toys for Tots drive from December 2 through December 12. In the past, we’ve collected over 1000 toys! The middle school team that brings in the most toys will win a pizza party!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

December 23-January 3: Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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Girls Cross Country Team State Champions
Congratulations to our Girls Cross Country Team for winning the VHSL Class 6 State Championship!

Game of the Week
Lake Braddock football takes on Mt. Vernon tonight in the second game of the post-season. Some dedicated students and staff were at the school this morning at 5:30 a.m. to show their Bruin pride in the ABC 7 WJLA Game of the Week feature. If you missed the broadcast live, you can watch the video on this link: https://wjla.com/news/local/abc7s-game-of-the-week

No MS After-School Program or Late Buses Next Week: November 25-26
There will be no Middle School After-School Program or late buses this coming week of Thanksgiving Break (Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th). Both will pick back up starting Monday, December 2nd.

 

Brrrr! It's Cold Outside --- But School Doors Still Open at 7:15 a.m.
For the safety and accountability of our students, our school doors open at 7:15 a.m. when we have proper supervision in place. With the cold weather here, thank you for being mindful of the time you drop off your student in the morning.


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation
We're always trying to show our dedicated faculty how much we appreciate and value them. You can help show your support of these hard-working teachers with a donation of gift cards. Please drop off gift card donations to the Main Office and we'll make sure to deliver them to our teachers at various events throughout the school year. Gift cards from any business and in any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

 

Support Our Student Musicians and Meet the Principal
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

Now Accepting AVID Applications
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Please see the below flyer for more information and to access the online application.

Psyched for Success
A Message from Your School Psychologists

Please click on the following web link to read this month's newsletter, "Essential Building Blocks of Resilience":

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/node/6302

Be on the lookout for an upcoming edition of Psyched for Success wherein we will be providing information regarding understanding and supporting adolescents with anxiety.

For more information, please contact our school physhologist: Mary Olsen (molsen@fcps.edu), Walena Haider (whaider@fcps.edu), and/or Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu)

LBSS In the News

Key Club Video Award
Our LBSS Key Club was awarded the Key Club Video Award at the Key Club District Convention in Baltimore, Maryland last week. The award-winning video had a message of what our Key Club means to the Lake Braddock community and showcased the many projects they have completed. Congratulations, Key Club!

Congratulations to the Key Club!

Top STEM High School
Lake Braddock was named one of Newsweek's Top 500 STEM High Schools! We are among one of the ten other Virginia high schools on this list, six of which are FCPS schools.

HS Information

Voter Registration Awareness
One crucial role of public education is to prepare the next generation of active citizens and leaders. On December 3rd and 4th, Lake Braddock Secondary School will work with the Fairfax County Office of Elections to host voter registration and awareness programs in the 12th grade US Government classes. This annual event has become a particularly rich opportunity to teach our students about the importance of voting and civic involvement.

MS Information

Toys for Tots Drive
The MS SCA is sponsoring the annual Toys for Tots drive from December 2 through December 12. In the past, we’ve collected over 1000 toys! The middle school team that brings in the most toys will win a pizza party!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

November 26-27: No MS After-School Programs, No Late Buses

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

December 23-January 3: Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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Dr. Smith, Ms. Kearns and these awesome Bruins signed the pledge to drive distraction-free!

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Brrrr! It's Cold Outside --- But School Doors Still Open at 7:15 a.m.
For the safety and accountability of our students, our school doors open at 7:15 a.m. when we have proper supervision in place. With the cold weather here, thank you for being mindful of the time you drop off your student in the morning.

 

School's Phone Tree System
In order to best serve our community, Lake Braddock Secondary School now has a phone tree system in place. When callers dial into our regular main line, 703-426-1000, they will be given options to connect directly to the department or office that can best assist them.

 

No MS After-School Program or Late Buses: November 25-26
There will be no Middle School After-School Program or late buses during the week of Thanksgiving Break (Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th). Both will pick back up starting Monday, December 2nd.


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Building Better Bruins Workshop Series
Brought to you by LBSS and the LB PTSA

Session 1 is next week on Thursday, November 21 starting at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria. The session is Educating Parents and Students on How to Manage Stress and Anxiety.

Please see the following flyer for more information.

 

Canned Food Drive
Please send in canned goods with your students to support the SGA's annual Canned Food Drive. See flyer below for more information.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation
We're always trying to show our dedicated faculty how much we appreciate and value them. You can help show your support of these hard-working teachers with a donation of gift cards. Please drop off gift card donations to the Main Office and we'll make sure to deliver them to our teachers at various events throughout the school year. Gift cards from any business and in any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

 

Support Our Student Musicians and Meet the Principal
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

 

An Act of Evil, A Story of Hope
Edison Theatre Company presents: The Laramie Project. Matthew Shepard was the victim of a brutal hate crime because of his homosexuality, bringing national attention to Laramie Wyoming and hate crimes overall. This story chronicles the community’s response to these events. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Show Dates and Times:
November 21 at 7pm; November 22 at 7pm; November 23 at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: Tickets $10 online and will be available at the door
Address: 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

www.edisontheatrecompany.org

LBSS In the News

Bruins Performed at VBODA Northern Regional Orchestra
This past Saturday on 11/9, five of our Lake Braddock student musicians participated in the VBODA Northern Regional Orchestra. There was an extremely competitive audition process that involved 562 students from around the region but only approximately 120 students were selected. The orchestra was conducted by Maestro Daniel Myssyk, who is the orchestra conductor at Virginia Commonwealth University and who also has an extensive background in professional conducting. All of these students are eligible to audition for All State Orchestra in February, which will be hosted in Richmond later in April. Bravo to these talented Bruins!

L to R: Ben Clark (Cello), Theresa Madrigal (Violin), Grace Moore (Bassoon), Katherine Loayza (Viola), and Sam Ahn (Cello)

 

Honor Flight
Last week, the Golden Knights took almost 200 7th graders to the WWII Memorial to meet up with the Honor Flight. Students made posters and wrote over 300 letters to give to the Honor Flight from Kansas. Among the 26 veterans from the Korean and Vietnam War on this flight, the students were able to meet a WWII veteran who was visiting his memorial with his family. Thank you to the Lake Braddock faculty, staff and parent who were able to accompany the students on this amazing experience.

AVID Students Visit Universities
Last week, over 100 of our Lake Braddock AVID students visited Radford University and Virginia Tech. The students were excited to visit these schools and even meet Lake Braddock Alumni. Thank you to Ms. Beth Spille, Ms. Laura Kayajanian and Ms. Laura Peters for putting this trip together for our AVID students!


School Award
Lake Braddock Secondary School was among one of the FCPS schools to receive the 2019 Excellence in Equity Award for Closing the Gap and Raising the Bar. ‬Way to go Bruins!

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98


Learn to Play the Djembe Drums!
Middle Schoolers: If you are interested, please sign up during A and B lunch on Monday, November 18th. There are limited number of spots available! Contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for more information and see the flyer below.

Calendar at a Glance

November 26-27: No MS After-School Programs, No Late Buses

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

December 23-January 3: Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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LBSS Weekly News - 11/7/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the Veterans who have selflessly and courageously served our country, especially the Veterans in our Lake Braddock school and community. On Monday, November 11th, Veterans Day, the school has several activities/events planned to honor our Veterans including:

  • Veterans Wall of Honor created by the HS Military Ambassadors Club. (Please read below article to help create this wall!)
  • JROTC will host SFC Jacob Dixon, Special Forces Operations Sergeant, to present in the Lecture Hall on Monday morning, 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ALL are invited.
  • Veterans Teacher and Faculty Luncheon hosted by HS SGA.
  • The student-run Morning Bru and Bruin Cave broadcast news shows will feature a Veterans Day special to honor the Veterans

We are extremely grateful for the service of and will always remember these brave men and women.

Information for ALL

Veterans Wall of Honor
The Military Ambassadors Club will be creating a Wall of Honor in the school's front hallway to celebrate our veterans this Veterans Day. They need your help filling the walls with our veterans! Click on the below link to submit a photo and information about your veteran. Within the Google document, please insert a picture of your veteran and answer the questions to go along with the photo: their name, relation to you, branch of service, and years served. We will print these out and hang them up on the Wall of Honor.

Thank you so much for your participation and help.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HSAWKlIXO2D_6fyYjxINAeh3V3GIvGJk1khA8vGMXxg

 

Upcoming Change in School's Phone System
In order to best serve our community, Lake Braddock Secondary School will be switching to a phone tree system. When callers dial into our regular main line, 703-426-1000, they will be given options to connect directly to the department or office that can best assist them.

 

Your Student's Weekly Progress Report
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. 


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Canned Food Drive
Please send in canned goods with your students to support the SGA's annual Canned Food Drive. See flyer below for more information.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Science Fair Judges Needed
We are in great need of more judges for our science fair.  Please consider signing up even if you have never judged before - we will train you! 

Following are the details for this year’s science fair:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
  • Judges will meet in the Lecture Hall for training and abstract review from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
  • Snow date: Feb. 8, 2020

Use this link to sign up as a judge and choose the category you are most comfortable with:

https://tinyurl.com/lbsciencefair

 

LBSS in the News

Bruins in Action
The 2019-2020 8th Grade Bruins In Action (BIA) Capstone kicked off with two philanthropic events focused on helping our most vulnerable neighbors in Northern Virginia. The first event, Socktober, that ran for the last two weeks in October, involved our middle school students spear-heading a donation of 500-plus pairs of socks through their math classes. Lake Braddock high school students and elementary school students from Lake Braddock’s Pyramid also participated in Socktober, truly making this a Lake Braddock community service event!

The middle school PE department sponsored the second Capstone kick-off event that ended last week with The Goblin Gallop. Students collected a wide range of toiletries that will be distributed later by the Northern Virginia nonprofit organization, ECHO Inc. and ended the event with a fun walk/run.

The year-long, multi-disciplinary BIA Capstone focuses on key curriculum standards and Portrait of Graduate skills in students’ classes, while also providing students with authentic opportunities to help the Northern Virginia community where they live.

If you also are interested in providing support to the groups that our students have helped, or you want to learn more about the important work that they do, please click the links below.

Bridges to Independence (https://bridges2.org/) leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures.  This nonprofit organization is in Arlington, VA.

The Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter (https://www.shelterlistings.org/details/22147/) provides shelter for up to 20 families at a time. Most of the families are mothers with school-age children.  This nonprofit organization is in Fairfax, VA.

ECHO, Inc (https://www.echo-inc.org) provides food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies and provides clothes and household items to people with low incomes. This nonprofit organization is in Springfield, VA

 

2019 Goblin Gallio

MS Information

The Neon Roadrunners (7th Grade) have decorated their hallway with these awesome pennants!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

10th Grade College and Career Planning Unit
The High School Student Services Department will provide a two-part program designed to offer 10th grade students and parents a developmentally appropriate guidance in post secondary planning:

  1. 10th Grade Parent/Student Night, Make Everyday Count in High School, November 13, 2019
  2. Classroom Lesson, Exploring and Planning for Your Future, November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6

Make Everyday Count in High School
November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
In addition to reviewing graduation requirements, join Erin Slater, Director of Admissions from Randolph-Macon College, as she leads parents and students in an interactive, engaging evening that provides a vision for what’s ahead in college admissions so that our students can Make Everyday Count in High School.

Exploring and Planning for Your Future
November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6
Classroom lesson taught to 10th grade students through their Driver’s Ed or Health class. Students will meet with counselors to explore career and post secondary options through their Health & PE 10 classes. This lesson will be delivered to a class while the student is enrolled in Health or Driver’s Ed. Students in Ms. Murphy's and Ms. Filare’s classes will receive this lesson on November 11 and 12, and students enrolled in Mr. Digby's and Mr. Soos’ classes will receive this lesson on March 5 and 6.

 

ANGP 2020 Kick-Off: Tuesday, November 12th in the Lecture Hall
Come learn what All Night Grad Party is all about.  This alcohol-free and drug-free event is a safe and fun way for our graduating seniors to celebrate their big day.  Senior parents, come find out about the party and how your student and you can participate.  Underclassmen parents, we need you to help pay it forward, come find out how you can be part of the volunteer fun.

Calendar at a Glance

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

December 23-January 3: Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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Reminder:
November 4th and November 5th are Student holidays.
There will be no class on these two dates.
Also don't forget Daylight Saving Time ends on December 3 at 2:00 a.m.
Set your clock back an hour!

 

Federal Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey
Impact Aid Student-Parent forms were sent home with your child last week. Thank you to all who have returned the completed, signed and dated survey. For those who haven't, please do so. 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 Fairfax County public schools and centers. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey form or for more information on how to complete the form please watch this short  video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqC3BLf3Ow&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your support!

 

Your Student's Weekly Progress Report
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. 

 

Psyched for Success
A Message from Your School Psychologists

Welcome to our first monthly Psyched for Success message.  As we prepare for our Middle School Wellness screener in mid-November, we wanted to share information about the warning signs of suicide and what to do if your child is having suicidal thoughts.  We hope the below article will help you understand your child’s social and emotional needs better and provide you with information as to how to help your child.   For more information about suicide prevention please also visit the SOS, Signs of Suicide program’s parent portal at:  https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent

In addition, we always welcome your feedback and suggestions for future articles/messages. Your input is greatly appreciated. Click on this link to provide feedback:

For more information, please contact our school physhologist:
Mary Olsen (molsen@fcps.edu), Walena Haider (whaider@fcps.edu), and/or Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu)


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Science Fair Judges Needed
We are in great need of more judges for our science fair.  Please consider signing up even if you have never judged before - we will train you! 

Following are the details for this year’s science fair:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
  • Judges will meet in the Lecture Hall for training and abstract review from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
  • Snow date: Feb. 8, 2020

Use this link to sign up as a judge and choose the category you are most comfortable with:

https://tinyurl.com/lbsciencefair

 

LBSS in the News

Marching Band Receives Superior Rating
Our Lake Braddock Marching Band participated in the VA State Marching Assessment this past weekend and received their 39th consecutive Superior rating! Under the direction and guidance of Mr. Mike Luley and Mr. Jason Miller, they received Superior ratings from all 7 judges culminating a wonderful year and demonstration of our students’ hard work and commitment to excellence. We're extremely proud of these students and their directors!

 

Lake Braddock's HS Yearbook Earns Prestigious Recognition
The Lair
, Lake Braddock's HS yearbook earned Trophy class ranking from the Virginia High School League's (VHSL) Publications Evaluation Services. Trophy Class is the highest ranking bestowed by VHSL and this year, Lake Braddock was among one of the 15 other FCPS high school media staff to have earned this prestigious ranking in the Yearbook Division. Congratulations to Theresa Poquis and her hardworking yearbook staff! We are extremely proud of you!

 

JROTC Rappelling Fun!

This past Saturday, 30 Lake Braddock JRTOC Cadets and some of their brave parents participated in a rappelling exercise at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, VA.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

10th Grade College and Career Planning Unit
The High School Student Services Department will provide a two-part program designed to offer 10th grade students and parents a developmentally appropriate guidance in post secondary planning:

  1. 10th Grade Parent/Student Night, Make Everyday Count in High School, November 13, 2019
  2. Classroom Lesson, Exploring and Planning for Your Future, November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6

Make Everyday Count in High School
November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
In addition to reviewing graduation requirements, join Erin Slater, Director of Admissions from Randolph-Macon College, as she leads parents and students in an interactive, engaging evening that provides a vision for what’s ahead in college admissions so that our students can Make Everyday Count in High School.

Exploring and Planning for Your Future
November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6
Classroom lesson taught to 10th grade students through their Driver’s Ed or Health class. Students will meet with counselors to explore career and post secondary options through their Health & PE 10 classes. This lesson will be delivered to a class while the student is enrolled in Health or Driver’s Ed. Students in Ms. Murphy's and Ms. Filare’s classes will receive this lesson on November 11 and 12, and students enrolled in Mr. Digby's and Mr. Soos’ classes will receive this lesson on March 5 and 6.

 

ANGP 2020 Kick-Off: Tuesday, November 12th in the Lecture Hall
Come learn what All Night Grad Party is all about.  This alcohol-free and drug-free event is a safe and fun way for our graduating seniors to celebrate their big day.  Senior parents, come find out about the party and how your student and you can participate.  Underclassmen parents, we need you to help pay it forward, come find out how you can be part of the volunteer fun.

 

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gatehouse Administration Center Cafe'

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host the second annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar. This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including: developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.

Calendar at a Glance

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

November 4-5: Student Holidays (Teacher and Staff Planning Days)

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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Federal Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey
Impact Aid Student-Parent forms were sent home with your child this week on October 23, 2019. Please return the completed, signed and dated survey by October 29, 2019. 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 Fairfax County public schools and centers. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey form or for more information on how to complete the form please watch this short  video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqC3BLf3Ow&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your support!

 

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Please see the information on the below flyer about this community event. For more information and for other language versions of the flyer, please visit this website:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/events/2019-10-26-medicine-cabinet-cleanout

 

Halloween Festivities
Families are invited to join us for a safe and fun Trunk-or-Treating on the parking lot by the fields on Wednesday, October 30th from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $3/child or $5/families.  All proceeds go to support the Class of 2020/21/22/23.  This fun event will be followed by SGA’s Screen on the Green at 7 p.m. on the front field. We will be showing the movie, Halloweentown. Hope to see you there!


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair - Volunteers Needed

Parents and Students: We need your help on Nov. 2 in making the biggest LBSS PTSA fundraiser of the year a success.

There are many different roles and times slots that heed your help, while you can still enjoy the Fair with family and friends. Thank you for considering to volunteer. You can sign up through this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49a4a62aa0fb6-lbss9

 

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Science Fair Judges Needed
We are in great need of more judges for our science fair.  Please consider signing up even if you have never judged before - we will train you! 

Following are the details for this year’s science fair:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
  • Judges will meet in the Lecture Hall for training and abstract review from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
  • Snow date: Feb. 8, 2020

Use this link to sign up as a judge and choose the category you are most comfortable with:

https://tinyurl.com/lbsciencefair

LBSS in the News

Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony at Lake Braddock
You've probably noticed some new trees that line the school's main entrance drive. These six cherry blossom trees were generously donated by All Nippon Airways as a result of a grant request written and submitted by Ms. Yuki Melvin, Japanese language teacher here at Lake Braddock. This week, representatives from All Nippon Airways and the National Cherry Blossom Festival staff members visited the school to take part in the tree planting ceremony. Guests were treated to beautiful musical performances and a great speech by some of our students.
We are very appreciative for these incredible cherry blossom trees and, much like our Japanese program here at Lake Braddock, we look forward to watching them blossom for years to come. 

 

Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra Performance at School Board Meeting
The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Clayton Allen were invited to perform the National Anthem at the FCPS School Board Meeting held this Thursday, October 24th at Luther Jackson Middle School. The Chamber Orchestra was accompanied by a fabulous percussion ensemble from the Lake Braddock Band and an accomplished pianist from the Lake Braddock Orchestra. They performed a spectacular rendition of our nation’s best known patriotic composition. We are extremely proud of them and their representation of Bruin excellence.

The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra performs our National Anthem at the FCPS School Board meeting.

Director Clayton Allen, members of the Chamber Orchestra and Dr. Smith proudly represented Lake Braddock at the FCPS School Board meeting.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

ANGP 2020 Kick-Off: Tuesday, November 12th in the Lecture Hall
Come learn what All Night Grad Party is all about.  This alcohol-free and drug-free event is a safe and fun way for our graduating seniors to celebrate their big day.  Senior parents, come find out about the party and how your student and you can participate.  Underclassmen parents, we need you to help pay it forward, come find out how you can be part of the volunteer fun.

Calendar at a Glance

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

November 4-5: Student Holidays (Teacher and Staff Planning Days)

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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Football Game Guidelines
We anticipate a large crowd for our varsity home football games in the coming weeks. We wanted to take a moment to remind you that the following guidelines to ensure that all of our guests, students, and parents enjoy the true spirit of the event:

  • Lake Braddock Secondary School is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free zone.
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the stadium with containers such as water bottles, cups, cans, coolers, etc. 
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the stadium with backpacks or large bags, or sporting equipment (footballs, soccer balls, etc.).
  • Once you leave the stadium, there is no re-entry to the event
  • Representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department, the Lake Braddock Administration, and the Lake Braddock Security Staff will be on hand to ensure a safe and secure environment for both Lake Braddock fans and for our visitors and guests.
  • Lake Braddock students and parents are asked to demonstrate good citizenship and spirited sportsmanship to our opponents and their fans. Let's show everyone why Bruin Nation is the class of the Region!

Thank you in advance for your adherence to these guidelines.

 

Vaping Parent Presentation at Robinson SS
Lake Braddock parents are invited to a presentation about vaping at Robinson Secondary School on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Please see the below flyer for more information.

 

Vaping in Plain Sight
Vaping products are now made to look like everyday items. Be sure to check out this video from The Today Show. You'll be amazed (and shocked) at what's out there!

https://www.today.com/video/students-are-hiding-vaping-devices-in-plain-sight-70976581947

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid
The annual Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey forms will be sent home with your child on October 23, 2019.  Please return the completed, signed and dated survey by October 25, 2019.

FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 in unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. The funds become part of the school system’s general operating budget and are critical to maintaining high standards for education.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date and return the survey to child’s school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3 then sign and date the form. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 25, 2019.  All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Additional information can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/impact. Learn more by watching this short video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqC3BLf3Ow&feature=youtu.be

 

Digital Citizenship Week: October 21-25, 2019
FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. View the LBSS website for practical tips and suggested activities to help your teen develop a healthy relationship with technology.

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/digital-citizenship-week-october-21-25th

 

Oops-I-Forgot-It-Closet
Did you know the school has an "Oops-I-Forgot-It-Closet" in the Main Office? There are just some of those days where your student has forgotten their lunch, books, laptop or other essential items. You may drop off forgotten items in this closet for your student to pick up, but please take note of the following:

  • It's up to you to notify your student that you've dropped off the item for their pick-up. Send them a text or call them on their cell phones.
  • Please write your student's name and the day's date on the item.
  • Items must be picked up no later than the end of the school day.
  • We dispose of lunches at the end of each day, as (unfortunately) we've discovered many food items spoil. If the lunch was packaged in a lunchbox, the lunchbox will be sent to the Lost and Found (in cafeteria) for retrieval.
  • At the end of the school week ALL ITEMS will be sent to the Lost and Found.

Halloween Festivities
Families are invited to join us for a safe and fun Trunk-or-Treating on the parking lot by the fields on Wednesday, October 30th from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $3/child or $5/families.  All proceeds go to support the Class of 2020/21/22/23.  This fun event will be followed by SGA’s Screen on the Green at 7 p.m. on the front field. We will be showing the movie, Halloweentown. Hope to see you there!


PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

 

LBSS in the News

Army Command Sergeant Major visits our LBSS Cadets

CSM Mario O. Terenas, currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky, spent time visiting with the our Lake Braddock Cadets this week.

 

Marching Band Places 1st in Competition
The Marching Band had another great weekend at competition. The band traveled to Stafford HS and placed 1st place in Class 5A and 2nd place overall. Great job to Mr. Luley and the band! We wish them the best on the upcoming VBODA State Assessment next Saturday.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information


LBSS Science Fair 2019
Has your student registered for the Science Fair yet? Please register online here:

https://www.scienteer.com/register/lakebraddocksecondaryschool

For more information including the timeline, please visit this webpage:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/science-fair

 

2019 FCPS College Fair and College Night Events
The 44th annual FCPS College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 20, at Fair Oaks Mall from 7:30-9:30 p.m.  The following evening, Monday, October 21, College Night will be held at Hayfield Secondary School from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  

These two events provide FCPS students and families with an opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 300 colleges and universities.  Students and parents have found the College Fair and College Night events beneficial for obtaining information about college admissions, standardized testing, financial aid, and college life.

For more information, visit:  College Fair and College Night
https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

 

Calendar at a Glance

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

November 4-5: Student Holidays (Teacher and Staff Planning Days)

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Varsity Football Game at Robinson Tonight, 10/11/19
Due to the high number of anticipated fans at Robinson for the Varsity football game, Robinson Secondary School has asked us to send their procedures for the game tonight

In an effort to provide an optimal game day experience for our fans and guests, below is information on tickets, entry, and general stadium guidelines. Please review this information so that you are familiar with our facility and procedures.

Tickets
Adult tickets are $6; student tickets are $5. Children ages 5 and under as well as senior citizens will be admitted free.


Seating and Entry
Gates will open at 6:00pm.

Middle School students will not be permitted entry without an adult. 

Fans can enter through the main gate or the back gate (behind the tennis courts).


Backpacks, Bags & Other Outside Items
Purses, diaper bags and reasonably sized bags are permitted inside the stadium with adults. However, all bags may be subject to search and inspection.

Students are not permitted to bring bags or backpacks into the stadium. 


Beverage Policy
No outside food or drinks are permitted inside the stadium.


Re-Entry to Coffey Stadium
No Passes Out


Starting Times
All home football games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.


Smoking & Tobacco Use
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products on any Fairfax County Public School campus is prohibited. This prohibition applies to all individuals while on any FCPS campus, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, contractors, and visitors. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, pipes, and chewing tobacco are not permitted.

 

Student Photos Are Available Online for Order and Photo Retake Info 
Student portraits are now available to view and order online (Orders placed online will ship home) at vosphoto.com/lakebraddockHS. Students must use their student ID as the online code.

Parent questions or concerns regarding portraits can be directed to underclass@vosphoto.com.

Student photos retake day is scheduled on Oct. 18 from 8:10am – 2:55pm at the Gymnastics Room

Please read the following are criteria that qualify for a retake:

  • Any student who was absent for the original photo session.
  • Any new enrollment or transfer student since the original photo session.
  • Any student who was dissatisfied with their original portrait package. Please be prepared to hand the old package to the photography staff. Students must return their old package to the photographer in order to receive a new package. Please communicate this information to students.
  • Any student who did not purchase on the original session is welcome to purchase at this time.
  • Any student who did NOT receive an ID card at the original session.
  • Any student who has incorrect/missing data on their ID card from the original session.
  • Unless approved by a school administrator, we will not re-photograph an ID/YB only if the student is simply unhappy with their photo.

 

Volunteers Needed for Annual Vision and Hearing Screening on
Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21-22, 2019
The LBSS health room will be doing vision and hearing screening on all 7th and 10th graders and we need parent volunteers to help out.  It is a great opportunity to volunteer with several 1 ½ to 2-hour time slots to choose from.  Please click on the following link to sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAAA92AABF58-vision6    

If you have any questions, call the Health Room at 703-426-1010.

 

LBSS School Planning Council
We are excited to announce that LBSS is in the process of establishing a School Planning Council (SPC)! The purpose of the SPC is to bring together various stakeholders to provide input and guidance on the direction of our school. Providing an excellent education for our students is our primary goal and we recognize the important role our community plays in shaping the direction of our school. The council will meet four times during the school year (10/23, 12/11, 2/5, 4/15) from 6:00PM-7:30PM (dinner will be served at 6:00PM and the meeting will start at 6:30PM). If you are interested please complete this short survey. For more information please contact Scott Darwin (scdarwin@fcps.edu), Jennifer Bury (jabury@fcps.edu), or Ana Cingel (acingel@fcps.edu).



PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Program

Students who violate the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) regulation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) take part in our ATOD Intervention Program. 

Students meet with a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) in school during the school day. The SAPS assesses a student’s level of substance use and provide appropriate  level of intervention, which can include:

  • Substance abuse prevention education, 
  • Individual or group intervention, 
  • Referral to a community behavioral health provider. 

FCPS provides students with the most accurate and up-to-date information on substance use, addiction, and treatment. This includes medical, physical, social and psychological consequences. Students learn the tools and strategies they need to stop using these substances, including refusal skills and cessation techniques.

Staff members and parents can refer a student to the ATOD program. Students can also refer themselves. A student can take part in the ATOD program regardless of whether the student has violated the ATOD regulation in the SR&R.

You can find more information on the website below.  Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist is Ken Johnson.  He may be reached through email at kwjohnson@fcps.edu or by phone (703) 426-6484

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-programs

 

Vaping Parent Presentation at Robinson SS
Lake Braddock parents are invited to a presentation about vaping at Robinson Secondary School on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Please see the below flyer for more information.

LBSS in the News

 

Marching Band Places 2nd in Calvacade and Competes Again
This past Saturday, the Lake Braddock Marching Band placed 2nd out of 23 bands at the Charlottesville Cavalcade. They will be headed to Stafford HS this weekend to compete against another 21 bands as they prepare for VA State Marching Assessment on October 26th. We're proud of them and wish them luck!

 

LBSS JROTC Place 2nd in Raider Competition
Our Lake Braddock JROTC Raiders competed in the Raider competition at Orange High School in Orange, Virginia this past weekend. They kicked off the chilly Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with a 5K group run in tactical uniform, followed by a 75-pound litter carry through a 200-yards obstacle course, rope bridge and logistical relay race. Our LBSS Raiders placed 2nd in the logistical relay race.

As if the competition were not enough for the day, the JROTC team traveled back to Burke that day and went straight to White Oaks Elementary School where about 40 cadets volunteered their time to assist with the elementary school's Fall Festival, helping to run the different stations.

We're so very proud of them. Go LBSS Raiders!

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information


LBSS Science Fair 2019
Has your student registered for the Science Fair yet? Please register online here:

https://www.scienteer.com/register/lakebraddocksecondaryschool

For more information including the timeline, please visit this webpage:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/science-fair

 

Calendar at a Glance

October 14: Student Holiday

October 16: PSAT Day. 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 P.M.

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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