LBSS Weekly News - 04/2/2020

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Message from Dr. Smith

 

This week our staff has focused on reconnecting with all of our Bruins and teachers have been preparing to finish the school year strong. On Tuesday, April 14th, we are excited to kick off the rest of our school year and transition to Continuity of Instruction. 

 

We have created a Distance Learning Playlist for you to view; click on this website: Lake Braddock Secondary School Distance Learning playlist. In this playlist, you will find two videos for students: one from me about Lake Braddock's Distance Learning Plan and one that is titled "Online Learning 101." These videos contain valuable information for you and your students to get ready for the start of Distance Learning on April 14.

 

One main document you'll want to reference during this time is the Continuation of Instruction Student Support. In this document, you will find the instructional schedule; office hours for teachers; office hours and contact information for counselors, other support staff, and technology support; and contact information for administrators. 

 

Additionally, there have been many resources shared through social media and other avenues with ways to make the best of this time.  The Lake Braddock staff put together this LBSS Tips for Working and Learning from Home resource, which is full of tips and resources for you and your students.

 

To the Class of 2020, we share Dr. Brabrand’s letter to the Class of 2020. Know that we echo his sentiments and are committed to working with all of you to ensure that your needs are met.

 

Every week I am always so proud of the ways we continue to see the Lake Braddock community show up to support and encourage one another.  Please reach out to your teachers, counselors, and administrators during this time.  We may not be able to be together physically, but we are here to support you any way that we can.   

FCPS Resources

 

FCPS is now publishing daily updates for the FCPS community, highlighting things you need to know such as updates on the FCPS digital learning plan, major county and state announcements, and news articles.

 

Quick links to resources:

Food Resources

Talking to Students about COVID-19

Fairfax County Resources (Assistance from a Distance) Flyers posted below

Ways to Support Local Organizations

Academics and Continuity of Learning Plan

 

FCPS cable channels with learning activities are available. Channel 25 includes middle school programming and Channel 99 includes high school programming. This content will also be available online at www.fcps.edu

 

Counselor and Clinical Team Support

During this difficult time our Student Services teams continue to be here to help support our staff, students, and families.  Please see the attached contact information for counselors and the clinical team. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have students who you are concerned about.  If you have sensitive information that you do not want to send in an email you can simply say you have a student concern you would like to address and include an phone number where a counselor or clinical team member can reach you.  Additional information will be coming about having dedicated office hours.

Other Mental Health Resources

FCPS has created a website for Mental Health Resources that is accessible on the main page of the FCPS website.  They are also providing information for emergency mental health services that may be helpful to share with students or include in your email signature. 

 

FCPS Fields are Closed

Based on the latest Fairfax County Health Department recommendations related to COVID-19, all FCPS fields are closed at this time. Please refrain from entering any FCPS fields, including ones at Lake Braddock. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CANCELED: ACT for Saturday, April 4
The ACT scheduled for any FCPS location on Saturday, April 4 will also be cancelled. Any student who was registered to test will receive information direction from ACT. Due to the high volume of closures, communication from ACT regarding this cancellation will likely be delayed.

 

PTSA Updates
All PTSA information can be found on the PTSA web site: https://lbssptsa.org/

 

Audible: Free Collection
Audible is offering for free a collection of audiobook playbacks while schools are closed during this COVID-19 crisis. The collection has been handpicked by their editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, inform and engage young people ages 0 to 18. 

To access the free titles, visit stories.audible.com from any web browser.  

 

Families Needing Internet
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please use this website for more information: https://www.internetessentials.com/

Fairfax County Family Services Resources Spanish Korean HS Information

High School Yearbook

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks and the online site:(www.yearbookordercenter.com with school code 5061). Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu

Do you have a spring sports athlete or theatre student in your home? You can help us finish the spring supplement by submitting photos. We’d love any pictures you have that were taken in March and after. Submit to the online eShare site at www.yearbookordercenter.com using school code 5061.

When we have more information about the book arrival, we will communicate the distribution plan.

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LBSS Weekly News - 03/27/2020

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Message from Dr. Smith

I am sure you have seen by now that Governor Northam announced schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Dr. Brabrand sent a message stating that FCPS will work VDOE to gain a better of understanding of what this means moving forward.  Lake Braddock Secondary School is a vibrant and dynamic place to come to every day, and I am deeply saddened by this news.  Our staff have come together virtually since this news and they have shared the same sentiment.

At LBSS we will continue to meet virtually as a staff, as departments and in collaborative teams to ensure students receive the best instruction possible.  I express to staff the importance of relationships, compassion and flexibility as we start to embrace this new way of school. 

Hopefully you have had an opportunity to see the letter from Dr. Brabrand that was sent to families on Thursday, March 26th.  If you have not, please use this link to access that document: https://www.fcps.edu/news-features-and-events/news/coronavirus-update/coronavirus-update-superintendents-messages-1.  Staff will spend next week reconnecting with each other and students.  They will continue to set up their virtual classroom that students will be invited to weekly. 

As I have said before, this community continues to show up for each other in times of celebration and challenge.  This was not the outcome we wanted for this year and we will need to lean on the strength of the Lake Braddock family as we maneuver these challenges together.  If you or someone you know is struggling during this time, we encourage you to utilize the resources below. 

Below are some helpful resources that have been shared previously.  We encourage you to also check the Lake Braddock Twitter page (@FCPSLBSS) to see additional resources and stay connected with our staff.   Take this time to connect with loved ones, your classmates and your teachers.  Together we will get through this!

Information for ALL

FCPS Fields are Closed
Based on the latest Fairfax County Health Department recommendations related to COVID-19, all FCPS fields are closed at this time. Please refrain from entering any FCPS fields, including ones at Lake Braddock. Thank your for your cooperation.

 

Emergency Grab and Go Breakfasts and Lunches
Fairfax County Public Schools is providing emergency breakfast and lunch at more sites and has added deliveries by school bus. Updates to locations can be found on the Food Resources page  (https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources).

Meals will be provided to all students without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis, at the sites and times as follows:

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under.  Adult lunches are available for purchase for $2.  More information on this is available here: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources.

 

Families Needing Internet
Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please use this website for more information: https://www.internetessentials.com/

Connect2Compete supplies broadband internet access to low-income, unconnected families who live in Fairfax County, enabling children to have internet access at home for homework help, online educational materials, and job searches. Qualifying families—those who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who meet other qualifications—will be offered Internet service for $9.95 per month, a free modem rental, free installation, and a price guarantee for two years.

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

 

Learning Activities

FCPS will promote digital and online resources to FCPS students that will provide continuity of learning during this break. Our goal is for students to continue to engage in learning activities.  Resources for  Continuity of Learning can be found by logging on to FCPS 24-7 Blackboard and on this website: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance.

 

Additionally, FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming. This content will also be available online at www.fcps.edu.

 

Counselor and Clinical Team Support
During this difficult time our Student Services teams continue to be here to help support our staff, students, and families.  Please see the attached contact information for counselors and the clinical team. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have students who you are concerned about.  If you have sensitive information that you do not want to send in an email you can simply say you have a student concern you would like to address and include an phone number where a counselor or clinical team member can reach you.  Additional information will be coming about having dedicated office hours.

 

CANCELED: ACT for Saturday, April 4
The ACT scheduled for any FCPS location on Saturday, April 4 will also be cancelled. Any student who was registered to test will receive information direction from ACT. Due to the high volume of closures, communication from ACT regarding this cancellation will likely be delayed.

 

FCPS Cable Channels
FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming.

Audible: Free Collection
Audible is offering for free a collection of audiobook playbacks while schools are closed during this COVID-19 crisis. The collection has been handpicked by their editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, inform and engage young people ages 0 to 18. 

To access the free titles, visit stories.audible.com from any web browser.

 

Special Education Resources
Am FCPS parent from the Special Ed PTA has created a video to help parents find Special Education resources online, as well as the Accommodations Toolkit that were referenced by Dr. Braband in his recent communication.

Click on this link to watch the video: https://youtu.be/RlHKjSWIgr8

 

Mental Health Resources

FCPS has created a website for Mental Health Resources that is accessible on the main page of the FCPS website.  They are also providing information for emergency mental health services that may be helpful to share with students or include in your email signature. 

LBSS In the News

2020 NOVA District PTA and VA PTA Citizenship Essay Winners
Congratulations to Charles Nguyen and Maya Gilbert for their award winning essays in the 2020 NOVA District PTA and VA PTA Citizenship Essay Contest. The topic of this year's essay was "What Does It Take to Be a Good Citizen?". Charles placed 1st in Special Writer category and Maya placed Honorable Mention in Grades 6-8 category. Way to go!

MS Information

Middle School Students Needing a Laptop

If you are a middle school student and do not have access to a technology device or internet, please fill out this google form: http://bit.ly/LBMSLaptopSurvey

 

HS Information

High School Yearbook Senior Ads
The high school yearbook still has senior ad space available. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 5061 to purchase your senior congratulations ad.

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks. Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu.

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LBSS Weekly News - 03/20/2020

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Message from Dr. Smith

This week has been unprecedented times for our school community.  Our staff continue to explore what learning can look like as this situation is unfolding.  In order to stay up-to-date with the latest information, please use the below links:

Addtiionally, Dr. Brabrand will be doing a Facebook Live this afternoon at 3pm on the Fairfax County Public Schools Facebook page.  

Below you will find some additional helpful information related to meals, contacting staff for support, event information, and middle school access to laptops.  As this situation continues to evolve, we will work to keep you updated with the latest information.  

Information for ALL

Emergency Grab and Go Breakfasts and Lunches
Fairfax County Public Schools is providing emergency breakfast and lunch at more sites and is adding deliveries by school bus beginning Thursday, March 19. Updates to locations can be found on the Food Resources page (https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources).

Meals will be provided to all students without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, we are expanding the grab and go food distribution sites throughout the county.  The food distribution is set up outside at each site.  

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under.  Adult lunches are available for purchase for $2.  More information on this is available here: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources.

 

Families Needing Internet
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please use this website for more information: https://www.internetessentials.com/

 

Counselor and Clinical Team Support

During this difficult time our Student Services teams continue to be here to help support our staff, students, and families.  Please see the attached contact information for counselors and the clinical team. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have students who you are concerned about.  If you have sensitive information that you do not want to send in an email you can simply say you have a student concern you would like to address and include an phone number where a counselor or clinical team member can reach you.  Additional information will be coming about having dedicated office hours.

 

CANCELED: ACT for Saturday, April 4
The ACT scheduled for any FCPS location on Saturday, April 4 will also be cancelled. Any student who was registered to test will receive information direction from ACT. Due to the high volume of closures, communication from ACT regarding this cancellation will likely be delayed.

 

PTSA Updates
All PTSA information can be found on the PTSA web site: https://lbssptsa.org/

 

FCPS Cable Channels
FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming.

Audible: Free Collection
Audible is offering for free a collection of audiobook playbacks while schools are closed during this COVID-19 crisis. The collection has been handpicked by their editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, inform and engage young people ages 0 to 18. 

To access the free titles, visit stories.audible.com from any web browser.  

Mental Health Resources

FCPS has created a website for Mental Health Resources that is accessible on the main page of the FCPS website.  They are also providing information for emergency mental health services that may be helpful to share with students or include in your email signature. 

MS Information

Middle School Students Needing a Laptop

If you are a middle school student and do not have access to a technology device or internet, please fill out this google form: http://bit.ly/LBMSLaptopSurvey

 

High School Yearbook Senior Ads
The high school yearbook still has senior ad space available. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 5061 to purchase your senior congratulations ad.

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks. Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu.

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Calendar at a Glance

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena

June 12: Last Day of School

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LBSS Weekly News - 03/013/2020

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Message from Dr. Smith

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work through these challenging times.  Information continues to evolve and we will continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.  

Below is some pertinent information specific to our school, including updates on events, meals and access for middle school students.    

We hope you take the next couple of weeks to stay healthy and safe.  As a Lake Braddock and FCPS family, we will remain strong and continue to support each other.  

Information for ALL

CANCELED: SAT for Saturday, March 14
The SAT is canceled for all FCPS sites on Saturday, March 14th. All students registered to take the SAT will receive a notification from the College Board, informing them that the test is cancelled, and their costs for the exam will be refunded. Due to the high volume of closures, communication from the College Board regarding this cancellation will be delayed.

 

CANCELED: ACT for Saturday, April 4
The ACT scheduled for any FCPS location on Saturday, April 4 will also be cancelled. Any student who was registered to test will receive information direction from ACT. Due to the high volume of closures, communication from ACT regarding this cancellation will likely be delayed.

 

Emergency Grab and Go Lunches
Fairfax County Public Schools will be providing emergency grab and go lunches at no cost for students at five sites today and Monday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. 

School-age students are welcome to come to any of the five sites to pick up a lunch during that time period.

Grab and go lunches will be served at the following sites today at 11:30 a.m.:

Bailey’s Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church

Hutchison Elementary School, 13209 Parcher Avenue, Herndon

Hybla Valley Elementary School, 3415 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria

London Towne Elementary School, 6100 Stone Road, Centreville

Burke Center, 9645 Burke Lake Road, Burke

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under.  Adult lunches are available for purchase for $2.  More information on this is available here: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources.

 

Families Needing Internet

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please use this website for more information: https://www.internetessentials.com/

 

PTSA Updates

All PTSA information can be found on the PTSA web site: https://lbssptsa.org/

 

FCPS Cable Channels

FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming.

MS Information

Middle School Students Needing a Laptop

If you are a middle school student and do not have access to a technology device or internet, please fill out this google form: http://bit.ly/LBMSLaptopSurvey

 

HS Information

Senior Class: 100-Day Meeting Recap
For those Senior Class families who were unable to attend the 100-Day Meeting held this week, the following is a recap of the information presented at the meeting:

Important Dates:

Week of May 4-8: Senior Survey

Friday, May 15: Senior Prom

Tuesday, June 2: Senior Awards Ceremony

Friday and Monday, June 5 and 8: Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals

Tuesday, June 9: Graduation

For more detailed information about these events:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/senior-dates

 


Senior Fees
Senior fees can be paid with cash or check (made payable to Lake Braddock Secondary School) in Subschool 3 (B115), or with a debit/credit card at www.MySchoolBucks.com. After May 8, 2019, senior fees cannot be paid with a check. Cash and MySchoolBucks payments will still be available. The fee schedule is:

  • Through April 30: $85.00
  • May 1-June 1: $90.00

Graduation:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/graduation-ceremony

Vendors:

Balfour: Graduation Announcements
https://www.balfour.com/, 703-941-1436,  balfournova@yahoo.com.

Jostens: Class Ring
https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1120185/Lake-Braddock-Secondary-School/

Victor O’Neill Studios: Prom Portrait and Graduation Photos
https://www.vosphoto.com/lakebraddock.

Memories Videography: Graduation Video
http://www.memoriesvideography.com/product/lake-braddock-secondary-school-graduation/, 804-273-9044, Ricky@memoriesvideography.com

 

College Partnership is accepting applications now through March 18  
The goals of College Partnership are to increase the academic achievement of underachieving students and to increase the number of students, particularly first generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. The CPP creates opportunities for students to successfully navigate the home, school, and college continuum. 

Members attend monthly meetings and Lake Braddock and have access to a robust county program which includes parent support and college visits.

Additional information and access to the online application portal can be found:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/college-success-program/college-partnership-program-cpp

Paper applications are available in High School Student Services

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

 

High School Yearbook Senior Ads
The high school yearbook still has senior ad space available. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 5061 to purchase your senior congratulations ad.

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks. Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu.

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Calendar at a Glance

March 16: Student Holiday

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena

June 12: Last Day of School

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LBSS Weekly News - 03/06/2020

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A Message from Dr. Smith

Congratulations to Alex Mather, 7th Grader, for being named the winner of the Name the Mars 2020 Rover Contest! Alex's name for the rover: Perseverance. Alex was one of 28,000 students who entered this contest back in August 2019. Representatives from NASA announced the Rover's name yesterday in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre, livestreaming the event to an audience at their Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. Alex and his family will view the spacecraft launch live on July 17th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, courtesy of Amazon. We are EXTREMELY proud of Alex!

You can check out the special announcement presentation that includes Alex reading his amazing winning essay here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zni3MLBHDaY

L to R: Ms. Laura Jane Cohen (School Board Member, Springfield), Dr. Rachna Sizemore Heizer (School Board Member At-Large), Ms. Megan McLaughlin (School Board Member, Braddock), Dr. Daniel Smith (Principal), Alex Mather, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen (NASA), Dr. Scott Brabrand (Superintendent), Mr. Jay Pearson (Assistant Superintendent, Region 4), Ms. Maribeth Luftglass (Assistant Superintendent, Dept. of IT), Dr. Lorie Glaze (NASA), Ms. Deanne Bell (Future Engineers)

Information for ALL

Daylight Saving Time
Don't forget to turn your clock forward on Sunday, March 8, 2020!

 

Is In the Air - Have You Ordered Your Mulch?
We can deliver mulch to you! The deadline for ordering is coming. Don't Delay!The PTSA is selling 3-cubic foot bags of JK’s double-shredded hardwood mulch for $4.80 per bag, with all proceeds supporting ANGP. Orders must be placed by March 9th. If you order 15 bags or more, free delivery is included on March 21st & March 22nd. Otherwise mulch should be picked up in the Lake Braddock Secondary School parking lot.

Place your order online at www.lbssptsa.org/mulch

(Deliveries can only be made within a 5 mile radius of Lake Braddock) To order go to:  www.lbssptsa.org/mulch

 

Welcoming School Atmosphere Walk-Through: Participants Needed
Lake Braddock Secondary School will be conducting a Welcoming Atmosphere Walk-Through, a process that will help us learn how we are currently helping families and others in our school community to feel comfortable, appreciated, and valued in our school. The Walk-Through will take place on Wednesday April 1, 2020 from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • We are inviting you to join other parents, staff members, and community representatives to help us look at different aspects of our school and share their perspective on how welcoming our school is. 
  • As a participant in the Walk-Through, you will be asked to offer your perspectives on three aspects of a welcoming atmosphere: School Culture and Physical Environment, Family Engagement Practices and Policies, and Communication. You will take part in a discussion facilitated by staff from FCPS Family and School Partnerships. All you need to do is come ready to share your observations and opinions with the other participants.

We feel your individual experience and interactions with our school will provide us with valuable feedback about how welcoming our school is now and how we can make it even more welcoming for everyone. Your perspective will help us to ensure that our school is a place where all families feel comfortable, valued, and an integral part of our school community.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to Amy Soos, Systems of Support Advisor at amsoos@fcps.edu by no later than Friday, March 13. We will be placing all names in a lottery and select four people to participate. Those who are selected will be notified via phone or email.

 

Morning Suspension of Attendance Notifications During SOL Testing Windows
Morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails  will be suspended during the AP, and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Students involved in testing are often in designated testing sites within the school during the normal attendance-taking time, so morning attendance notifications will be suspended. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.suspension. Following are the dates for the morning notification suspension: 

  • SOL writing testing for MS and HS: March 2–18, 2020  
  • SOL non-writing testing for MS and HS: April 27-June 5, 2020 
  • AP: May 1-22, 2020

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option Now Available
Starting with 3rd quarter, high school and middle school parents will now have the option to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless!". This process is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option. 

At the end of the 3rd quarter, SIAs will generate PDF report cards in SIS. Any student whose parents/guardians did not select to “Go Paperless” will be generated to print. Note that the “Go Paperless” option is not yet available to elementary schools. Documentation for schools to generate online report cards as well as how to select the new print option to only print for those parents who did not select ‘Go Paperless’ will be located under the Secondary Grading area. Go to the SIS Documentation page and navigate to Grading Secondary > Report Card PDF Attach to Student.

 

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.

BRUIN 5K
The 2nd Annual Bruin 5K and Cub 1K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 28th, starting at 8:00 a.m.  The races start and finish at Door #14.  This family and fitness-focused event will be run on the LBSS school grounds and through the adjacent Lake Braddock community.  Proceeds will help the PTSA sponsor activities for LBSS students and their families. 

Online registration runs through March 26th and can be completed at https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2020-bruin-5k-amp-cub-1k 

If you have any questions, please contact the Bruin 5K Committee Chair (Mr. Andrew Gallotta) at Bruin5K@LBSSPTSA.ORG.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Vaping: What Every Parent Needs to Know Workshop
Friday, March 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services: 2334 Gallows Rd., Entrance 1, Room 100

Talking with your teen or young adult can be challenging. Having meaningful, ongoing conversations about drugs and alcohol, however, is key to helping keep your son or daughter healthy and safe.

Presentation highlights:

  • Current trends in substance use and abuse.
  • Image of substances on physical and emotional development.
  • Paraphernalia display and discussion.
  • Tools for parents.

This workshop is FREE to parents, educators and community members. It is for adults only.

Presented by Brian Maslowski, FCPS Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs teacher. For more information, call 703-204-3941 or visit us at:
https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/parent-resource-center

LBSS In the News

2020 Student Peace Award of Fairfax County
Emily Smith was honored with the 2020 Student Peace Award of Fairfax County this past weekend. She was among other high school junior and senior students from 24 public and two private high schools in the county who were recognized to have made a positive contribution to their school or wider community by promoting mutual understanding and respect for all people. Emily work with the Special Olympics over the years has help our general education students to better understand students with disabilities. She also participated in several events to raise awareness on issues related to gun-violence. Congratulations, Emily!

 

Food Donation by the MS Hispanic Culture Club
The Middle School Hispanic Culture Club has been fundraising all school year and used these funds to purchase food to donate to the organization, Food for Neighbors. We're so proud of this group of Bruins! (See their photo below.)

LBSS Middle School Hispanic Culture Club members donate food to Food for Neighbors.

Science Olympiad Team Places 1st
Our Middle School Science Olympiad team won first place at their Regional Competition at Fairfax High School on Sat, Feb 29th. Congratulations to Ms. Coretesi and her students! (Check out their photo below.)

MS Information

 

 

Bruins After School

Coding with Kids

Registration for the Winter Amazon Coding with Kids classes is now open!

Please register at: https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.

If you are interested in registering and your child is on free and reduced lunch, please contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for scholarship opportunities.

(See flyer below for more information.)

HS Information

Mulch Sale: Adult Volunteers are DESPERATELY NEEDED (critical need)
Our student delivery teams need adult drivers - please sign up to drive a shift. We need truck drivers, mulch café workers and forklift drivers. Have a pickup we need your help. This is a great opportunity to see the wonderful Lake Braddock students working hard and having a great time – come out and support the students and the ANGP. Signup at www.adulvolunteer.lbssptsa.org  Don’t delay – we need you.

Student Volunteers Still Needed:  We still need more volunteers for Saturday and Sunday afternoon shifts, March 21st and March 22nd (12:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

We feed our volunteers! Need extra hours, free food, consider signing up for a second shift. You are able to work with your friends and seniors get into the ANGP store 30 minutes earlier. Signup at www.adultvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

 

Junior Parent/Student College Information Night:
March 17, 2020, at 7:00pm in the Little Theatre
Lake Braddock Student Services is hosting a panel of five College Admission Representatives to present on the following topics:  

  • What should students be doing now?
  • The Community College option
  • How do Colleges make decisions?
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships & Private Schools
  • Managing the process and students making the final decision

 

Senior Class: 100-Day Meeting Recap
For those Senior Class families who were unable to attend the 100-Day Meeting held this week, the following is a recap of the information presented at the meeting:

Important Dates:

Week of May 4-8: Senior Survey

Friday, May 15: Senior Prom

Tuesday, June 2: Senior Awards Ceremony

Friday and Monday, June 5 and 8: Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals

Tuesday, June 9: Graduation

For more detailed information about these events:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/senior-dates

 

PTSA: https://lbssptsa.org/
All PTSA information (Mulch Sale, Baccalaureate, and All-Night Grad Party) can be found on the PTSA web site.


Senior Fees:
Senior fees can be paid with cash or check (made payable to Lake Braddock Secondary School) in Subschool 3 (B115), or with a debit/credit card at www.MySchoolBucks.com. After May 8, 2019, senior fees cannot be paid with a check. Cash and MySchoolBucks payments will still be available. The fee schedule is:

  • Through April 30: $85.00
  • May 1-June 1: $90.00

Graduation:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/graduation-ceremony

Vendors:

Balfour: Graduation Announcements
https://www.balfour.com/, 703-941-1436,  balfournova@yahoo.com.

Jostens: Class Ring
https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1120185/Lake-Braddock-Secondary-School/

Victor O’Neill Studios: Prom Portrait and Graduation Photos
https://www.vosphoto.com/lakebraddock.

Memories Videography: Graduation Video
http://www.memoriesvideography.com/product/lake-braddock-secondary-school-graduation/, 804-273-9044, Ricky@memoriesvideography.com

 

College Partnership is accepting applications now through March 18.   
The goals of College Partnership are to increase the academic achievement of underachieving students and to increase the number of students, particularly first generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. The CPP creates opportunities for students to successfully navigate the home, school, and college continuum. 

Members attend monthly meetings and Lake Braddock and have access to a robust county program which includes parent support and college visits.

Additional information and access to the online application portal can be found:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/college-success-program/college-partnership-program-cpp

Paper applications are available in High School Student Services

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

 

High School Yearbook Senior Ads
The high school yearbook still has senior ad space available. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 5061 to purchase your senior congratulations ad.

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks. Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu.

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SHRC Art & Literacy Contest
The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission (SHRC) holds this annual Art & Literary contest to create awareness among high school students of fair housing issues and laws and to promote the importance of providing equal housing opportunities for all. This yearly contest is open to all public high school students within Fairfax County. The entries are judged by category and the winner for each category receives a prize. Students may participate by submitting artwork or a written work based on the year's theme.  This year's theme is “2020 Vision: Looking Towards a Brighter Future in Fair Housing.” Contest entries must be postmarked by March 13, 2020. The prize is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®. Winners will be recognized at the Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs’ Annual Fair Housing Month Luncheon in April 2020.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/humanrights/student-human-rights-commissions-2020-fair-housing-art-and-literary-contest

Calendar at a Glance

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena

June 12: Last Day of School

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Tuesday, March 3: Staff Development Day - No School for Students
There will be no school for students this coming Tuesday, March 3. Our faculty and staff will be taking part in various classes and activities throughout the day, so school offices will be open intermittently.

 

Welcoming School Atmosphere Walk-Through: Participants Needed
Lake Braddock Secondary School will be conducting a Welcoming Atmosphere Walk-Through, a process that will help us learn how we are currently helping families and others in our school community to feel comfortable, appreciated, and valued in our school. The Walk-Through will take place on Wednesday April 1, 2020 from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • We are inviting you to join other parents, staff members, and community representatives to help us look at different aspects of our school and share their perspective on how welcoming our school is. 
  • As a participant in the Walk-Through, you will be asked to offer your perspectives on three aspects of a welcoming atmosphere: School Culture and Physical Environment, Family Engagement Practices and Policies, and Communication. You will take part in a discussion facilitated by staff from FCPS Family and School Partnerships. All you need to do is come ready to share your observations and opinions with the other participants.

We feel your individual experience and interactions with our school will provide us with valuable feedback about how welcoming our school is now and how we can make it even more welcoming for everyone. Your perspective will help us to ensure that our school is a place where all families feel comfortable, valued, and an integral part of our school community.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to Amy Soos, Systems of Support Advisor at amsoos@fcps.edu by no later than Friday, March 13. We will be placing all names in a lottery and select four people to participate. Those who are selected will be notified via phone or email.

 

ANGP Mulch Sale Fundraiser
PTSA is selling 3-cubic foot bags of JK’s double-shredded hardwood mulch for $4.80 per bag, with all proceeds supporting ANGP.   Orders must be placed by March 9th.  If you order 15 bags or more, free delivery is included on March 21st & 22nd.   Otherwise, mulch should be picked up in LBSS parking lot. (Deliveries can only be made within a 5 mile radius of Lake Braddock) To order go to:  www.lbssptsa.org/mulch

Psyched for Success
From your School Psychologist

Test Anxiety: Information for Parents and Educators
As our students prepare for the Standards of Learning (SOL) Writing assessment, parents and educators can assist their youth in implementing some strategies to relieve their test anxiety. Please click on the link below to read the full article: https://www.fcps.edu/blog/test-anxiety

You can also print the following 10 tips to help your youth stay calm before a test: https://www.fcps.edu/student-wellness-tips/test-taking-tips

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

Thank you, Mary Olsen(molsen@fcps.edu), Walena Haider (whaider@fcps.edu), and Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu)

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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.

LBSS In the News

2020 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship
The Lake Braddock Secondary School Army JROTC officially qualified for the Level III 2020 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship that will take place June 19-23, 2020 in Washington, D.C.! Close to 1,500 Army JROTCs competed worldwide in the Level II round. Our Bruins Cadets put in hard work and dedication and it paid off. Lake Braddock is the only school in Virginia to qualify in this Level III round. Our JROTC team is currently ranked 3rd in the nation from last year and will strive to hold or gain on their ranking. We are extremely proud of them and wish them the best of luck this June!

MS Information

Girls Basketball Interest Meeting: March 4
All middle school girls interested in basketball are invited to the Lake Braddock Girls Basketball interest meeting on Wednesday, March 4th from 3:00pm-3:30pm in G106.  We will discuss the rising freshman (7th-8th Grade) spring league, summer camp, and other offseason opportunities.  All are welcome - no experience necessary!

 

Bruins After School

Coding with Kids

Registration for the Winter Amazon Coding with Kids classes is now open!

Please register at: https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.

If you are interested in registering and your child is on free and reduced lunch, please contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for scholarship opportunities.

(See flyer below for more information.)

HS Information

Senior Class: 100-Day Meeting
Please join us for the 100-Day Meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The date signifies 100 days until graduation! You will receive information about graduation, senior fees, prom, Baccalaureate, All Night Graduation Party, the mulch sale, yard signs, and volunteering. This event is hosted by the PTSA.

Our Finance Technicians will be available at the meeting to accept payment of student fees and any outstanding obligations. The senior fee schedule is as follows:

  • Through April 30:  $85
  • May 1 – June 1:  $90

Graduation is Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM in the George Mason University EagleBank Arena. Information regarding graduation can be found on the LBSS website: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/senior_class

 

Junior Parent/Student College Information Night:
March 17, 2020, at 7:00pm in the Little Theatre
Lake Braddock Student Services is hosting a panel of five College Admission Representatives to present on the following topics:  

  • What should students be doing now?
  • The Community College option
  • How do Colleges make decisions?
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships & Private Schools
  • Managing the process and students making the final decision

 

Please Pay Your Senior Fees
Senior fees cover all school-based costs for the students related  to graduation, such as payments for the Eagle Bank Arena, diplomas, flowers, caps, gowns, printing, transportation, and a contribution toward the purchase of the senior class gift. Senior fees do not include costs incurred by individual students such as yearbooks, graduation announcements, All Night Graduation Party tickets, graduation photos, or a graduation DVD.

Senior Fees are currently $85.00 and are to be turned in to Subschool 3 (Room B115). We encourage you to pay early. Senior Fees will increase to $90.00 beginning May 1, 2020. The final deadline for senior fees is Monday, June 1st. All Seniors, even those who will not graduate until Summer School 2020, must pay the senior fees. Senior Fees are non-refundable.

Fees may be paid in cash (exact amount) or by check (exact amount) made payable to Lake Braddock Secondary School, memo: Senior Fees, or with a debit/credit card using our on-line school store, MySchoolBucks. The instructions for online payments can be found on the Lake Braddock Secondary School website. The preferred method of payment is MySchoolBucks. After May 8, 2020, senior fees cannot be paid with a check; all other options will still be available.

Seniors must also pay all previously accumulated debts to the school. Caps and Gowns will not be given to students with pending obligations, until those obligations have been met and senior fees have been paid.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Hampton, Subschool 3, Assistant Principal; Mrs. Salgado, Subschool 3 Administrative Assistant; Mrs. Alexandra Gant-Graham or Mr. Dennis Adams, Senior Class Sponsors.

 

Adult and High School Student Volunteers DESPERATELY Needed for Mulch Sale
Only 25 of 145 Adult Volunteers have signed up to work Lake Braddock's Mulch Sale for this year's All Night Grad Party (ANGP). We desperately need your support on March 21st and 22nd. Please don't delay. Go to www.adultvolunteer.lbssptsa.org to sign up.

162 Student volunteers still needed to work the All Night Grad Party (ANGP) mulch sale on March 21st and 22nd. Thank you to all the students who have signed up already. Please don’t delay sign up today. Go to www.studentvolunteer.lbssptsa.org to sign up.

 

Substance Use Prevention Group
High School Parents: Are you interested in your high school student participating in the “Too Good for Drugs” 10-lesson group that 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?   If so, please contact either Ms. Olsen (molsen@fcps.edu)or Ms. McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu) and they will send you a parent permission form. The group will be held during “Bruin Block” once a week for approximately 10 weeks.

 

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board
Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802 (https://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/fairfax/Board.nsf/files/AEXJUU4EA0D0/$file/P1802.pdf),  FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due March 24, 2020.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2020-student-representative-school-board. 

 

High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2020 Teen Job Fairs
Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Woodson High School from 10 a.m. to noon, and at South County High School from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Learn more about the teen job fairs

 

College Partnership is accepting applications now through March 18.   
The goals of College Partnership are to increase the academic achievement of underachieving students and to increase the number of students, particularly first generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. The CPP creates opportunities for students to successfully navigate the home, school, and college continuum. 

Members attend monthly meetings and Lake Braddock and have access to a robust county program which includes parent support and college visits.

Additional information and access to the online application portal can be found:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/college-success-program/college-partnership-program-cpp

Paper applications are available in High School Student Services

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

 

High School Yearbook Senior Ads
The high school yearbook still has senior ad space available. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 5061 to purchase your senior congratulations ad.

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks. Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu.

Calendar at a Glance

March 3: Staff Development Day. No School for Students.

March 4:  100-Day Meeting for Seniors (Students and Parents)

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena

June 12: Last Day of School

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FCPS Region 4 Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Toshieba Ragland for being named the FCPS Region 4 Outstanding Teacher of the Year! As a Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher here at Lake Braddock, Ms. Ragland excellence in teaching and dedication to her students, fellow faculty and Lake Braddock community make her an inspiration to us all. We look forward to cheering on Toshieba as she advances as a FCPS Outstanding Teacher of the Year finalist.

Mr. Jay Pearson, Region 4 Assistant Superintendent, presented Ms. Ragland with the Teacher of the Year Award. He was joined by Ms. Laura Jane Cohen, the Region 4 Executive Prinicipals and the LBSS Administrative Team.

Congratulations, Ms. Ragland! We are so proud of you!

Custodian Appreciation Week
We are thankful for our SUPERSTAR custodial team! They work tirelessly behind the scenes every day to keep our school looking great. We would be a "mess" without them.

Custodial Day Team (l-r): Victor, Gina, Guery, Hannah, Luz, Eduardo, Francisco, Emma and Holimo

Custodial Night Team (l-r): David, Tung, Thuong, Minh, Huy, Tram, Juan, Rene, Tuong, Dinh, Felicia, Son, Ahn, Eun Jung, Buy, Guery, Rosa and Maria

Minority Parents for Excellence in Education (MPEE)
In partnership with the LBSS Minority Parents for Excellence in Education (MPEE) we will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February. Please come out to the 6th Annual Scholarship Fundraising Concert, Soulful Inspiration on Saturday, Feb. 29th, 2-5 p.m. in the LBSS Little Theater. See flyer below for more information.

 

ANGP MULCH SALE FUNDRAISER PTSA is selling 3-cubic foot bags of JK’s double-shredded hardwood mulch for $4.80 per bag, with all proceeds supporting ANGP. Orders must be placed by March 9th. If you order 15 bags or more, free delivery is included on March 21st & 22nd. Otherwise, mulch should be picked up in LBSS parking lot. To place your order, visit this site: www.lbssptsa.org/mulch

 

LBSS Theatre: "A Piece of My Heart"
The true story about six women in 1969 Vietnam. Three nurses, one musician, one Red Cross volunteer, and one career officer tell their stories from the day they signed-up, through their tours of duty, and ultimately to their lives stateside. For more information, see the below flyer and visit this website: http://lbtheatre.com/ (Tickets are also available for purchase online.)

 

FCPS Tip Line Changes
To help keep schools safe, students, staff members, families, and members of the community are urged to use the Fairfax County Public Schools tip line (https://www.fcps.edu/tipline) to report any school safety issues or concerns.

The text number has changed to 888-777; keyword TIP FCPS.

The tip line allows users to submit tips in three ways:
1.    Telephone: 571-423-2020 (leave voice mail, same number)
2.    Text: 888-777 keyword; TIP FCPS (new text number and keyword) 
3.    Online: information and instructions on how to report.

All information is treated as anonymous and confidential.

 

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.

LBSS In the News

Reflections "Look Within" Contest Winners
The theme for the 2019-2020 Reflections contest was “Look Within.” This theme challenged students to look within themselves to determine what drives them, what inspires them, and what they are most passionate about. Congratulations to the Lake Braddock students who are Northern Virginia District PTA winners of the Outstanding Interpretation Award:

  • Juliet Auten, 8th Grade, Outstanding Interpretation in Music Composition, “Nostalgia”
  • Charles Nguyen, 9th Grade, Outstanding Interpretation in Photography, “Synapse”

Juliet’s and Charles’ entries will advance to the Virginia State PTA/PTSA level.

 

Gold Level Certified School-Based Enterprises
Once again, Burger Pit and Spirit Box are recertified as Gold Level Certified School Based Enterprises. This is the result of students working all levels of both of those businesses and submitting a written project based on pricing, financial analysis and product/service management. Congratulations to our students (listed below) who have qualified for competition at International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN in April.

  • Maeve Burns and Natania Elias, Food Service Operations, Burger Pit
  • Julia Monahan and Maya Gosain, Retail Operations, Spirit Box
MS Information

 

Bruins After School

Coding with Kids

Registration for the Winter Amazon Coding with Kids classes is now open!

Please register at: https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.

If you are interested in registering and your child is on free and reduced lunch, please contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for scholarship opportunities.

(See flyer below for more information.)

HS Information

LBSS Athletics Information
All spring athletic team try-outs will be held Monday, February 24, 2020.

Required try-out forms are available on LakeBraddockBruins.com under the “Forms” tab. All forms must be submitted to the athletic trainer or the Activities Office to obtain a try-out card. Students who tried out for a Fall or Winter team do not need to re-submit forms but will need a try-out card and Emergency Care Form for the spring coach.

Try-out cards were distributed this week on February 19th, 20th and 21st during all high school lunches and after school in the Athletic Training Office.

Families with student athletics should sign up for News You Choose, selecting athletics and activities. @LBathletic is the Twitter feed and a number of teams use Twitter extensively to blast info: https://www.lakebraddockbruins.com/page/5389

All athletic schedules are on LakeBraddockBruins.com with any urgent updates at the top of the homepage.

Looking ahead to Fall 2020: Tryouts for all athletic teams will begin August 3, 2020.

 

High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2020 Teen Job Fairs
Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Woodson High School from 10 a.m. to noon, and at South County High School from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Learn more about the teen job fairs

 

College Partnership is accepting applications now through March 18.   
The goals of College Partnership are to increase the academic achievement of underachieving students and to increase the number of students, particularly first generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. The CPP creates opportunities for students to successfully navigate the home, school, and college continuum. 

Members attend monthly meetings and Lake Braddock and have access to a robust county program which includes parent support and college visits.

Additional information and access to the online application portal can be found:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/college-success-program/college-partnership-program-cpp

Paper applications are available in High School Student Services

 

Adult and High School Student Volunteers Need for Mulch Sale
The PTSA needs lots of adult and student volunteers to help on March 21st and 22nd.   Underclassmen can earn service hours.  Seniors earn VIP early access to ANGP store, to have first choice on specialty items like blenders, wireless speakers, dorm items and more. Students can sign up with their friends and work as a team delivering mulch.  It is a lot of fun and we have free food and beverages for all volunteers. Students, click here to sign up for a shift: www.studentvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

Adult volunteers are needed to drive trucks and drive delivery teams, operate forklifts, help feed volunteers, and more…Please click here to sign up: www.adultvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

 

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

 

High School Yearbook Senior Ads
The high school yearbook still has senior ad space available. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 5061 to purchase your senior congratulations ad.

The high school yearbook is now available for purchase via MySchoolBucks. Not sure if you’ve already pre-ordered your student’s 2020 book? Email tbpoquis@fcps.edu.

Calendar at a Glance

March 3: Teacher Planning Day. No School for Students.

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena

June 12: Last Day of School

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There is no school this Monday, February 17, 2020.
All FCPS schools and school offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!

Minority Parents for Excellence in Education (MPEE)
In partnership with the LBSS Minority Parents for Excellence in Education (MPEE) we will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February. Please see two exciting events below:

  • Lawrence Jackson, President Barack Obama's former White House Photographer Book Signing
    Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 7 p.m. in the LBSS Lecture Hall
  • 6th Annual Scholarship Fundraising Concert, Soulful Inspiration
    Saturday, Feb. 29th, 2-5 p.m. in the LBSS Little Theater

Please see the flyers below for more information.

 

Visit Mt. Vernon: FREE Admission this Monday, Feb. 17
Celebrate the national observance of George Washington’s birthday by visiting his Mt. Vernon home FREE admission on Monday, February 17, 2020 (9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.). For more information, visit this website: https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/washington-s-birthday-celebration/

 

ANGP MULCH SALE FUNDRAISER PTSA is selling 3-cubic foot bags of JK’s double-shredded hardwood mulch for $4.80 per bag, with all proceeds supporting ANGP. Orders must be placed by March 9th. If you order 15 bags or more, free delivery is included on March 21st & 22nd. Otherwise, mulch should be picked up in LBSS parking lot. To place your order, visit this site: www.lbssptsa.org/mulch

 

Annual SpeakUp National Technology Survey
All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to participate in the annual SpeakUp national survey on digital technology. The SpeakUp survey helps FCPS gauge how technology is being used to support learning and identify areas of success and challenge. We can also see how FCPS compares to other school districts via the national results of this survey. Please consider taking this survey by visiting https://speakup.tomorrow.org/ and selecting “Take Survey.” The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be available until February 21. For more information about the survey, please visit: https://tomorrow.org/Speakup/. Thank you for your help!

 

No Bus Passes for February
FCPS Transportation Department will be conducting a student count for all our LBSS buses during the month of February in order to assess our transportation needs. To obtain accurate information, they have issued a temporary “No Bus Pass” policy for Lake Braddock during the month of February. Only students assigned to specific buses will be allowed to ride on that bus. No Bus Passes will be issued to students not assigned to buses during the month of February 2020. Please plan your transportation arrangements accordingly.

 

LBSS Theatre: "A Piece of My Heart"
The true story about six women in 1969 Vietnam. Three nurses, one musician, one Red Cross volunteer, and one career officer tell their stories from the day they signed-up, through their tours of duty, and ultimately to their lives stateside.
For more information, see the below flyer and visit this website: http://lbtheatre.com/ (Tickets are also available for purchase online.)

Psyched for Success
From Your School Psychologists

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children: Information for Parents

Here’s an article we found that we feel may be helpful for parents of children with anxiety disorders. Please click on the link below to read the full article:

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/mental-health/mental-health-disorders/anxiety-and-anxiety-disorders-in-children-information-for-parents

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

Substance Use Prevention Group
If you are interested in your child participating in the “Too Good for Drugs” 10-lesson group that focusing 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.   Please contact either Ms. Olsen or Ms. McKenzie and they will send you a parent permission form. The group will be held during “Bruin Block” once a week for approximately 10 weeks.

Please click on the link below to provide us with feedback and suggestions for future articles.  Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Mary Olsen(molsen@fcps.edu), Walena Haider (whaider@fcps.edu), and Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu)

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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.

LBSS In the News

MasUN 30 (Model UN)
Our Model UN competed at the George Mason conference this weekend and we won two awards! Henry Hurst won Best Delegate for the 3rd Committee. Liam Brennan won Honorable Mention for the United Nations and World Tourism Committee. Congratulations to our students and Ms. Kratz for all their hard work!

Congratulations to our Students and Ms. Kratz on their success at Model UN!

 

LBSS Student Advances to Scholastic Bowl Championship!
Scholastic Bowl team member Jack Bradecamp has qualified for the NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament, based on his performance at the Thomas Jefferson Novice Tournament in which the team competed in November. Congratulations, Jack, and good luck at the National Championship!

 

Science Olympiad Advances to State Competition
Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team! They took second place at regionals this past Saturday at University of Mary Washington and are moving on to State at UVA on March 28. We're so proud of them! Good luck to Ms. Owens and her students next month.

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team!

MS Information

Parent Survey of Students Grades 3-8 About AAP Level IV (full-time) Services
Fairfax County Public Schools has engaged with external researchers to examine our Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in grades 3-8, with a focus on Level IV services.  As one of several data collections in the review, researchers are seeking input from all parents of students in grades 3-8 through an online survey.  Individual survey responses will be anonymous, will go directly to the researchers, and will not be viewed by FCPS staff.  

Responses will be used by the researchers to craft recommendations for program improvements that will be shared with the FCPS School Board in late March.  Parents are asked to complete the survey only one time, even if they have multiple children in grades 3-8.  The survey is expected to start being sent directly to parent emails by mid-February and will close on February 28, 2020, in order to give researchers time to analyze results for their final report in March of 2020.  There will be a School Board work session on March 24, 2020 with the final report.  

 

Bruins After School

Coding with Kids

Registration for the Winter Amazon Coding with Kids classes is now open!

Please register at: https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.

If you are interested in registering and your child is on free and reduced lunch, please contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for scholarship opportunities.

(See flyer below for more information.)

HS Information

LBSS Athletics Information
All spring athletic team try-outs will be held Monday, February 24, 2020.

Required try-out forms are available on LakeBraddockBruins.com under the “Forms” tab. All forms must be submitted to the athletic trainer or the Activities Office to obtain a try-out card. Students who tried out for a Fall or Winter team do not need to re-submit forms but will need a try-out card and Emergency Care Form for the spring coach.

Try-out cards will be distributed on February 19th, 20th and 21st during all high school lunches and after school in the Athletic Training Office.

Families with student athletics should sign up for News You Choose, selecting athletics and activities. @LBathletic is the Twitter feed and a number of teams use Twitter extensively to blast info: https://www.lakebraddockbruins.com/page/5389

All athletic schedules are on LakeBraddockBruins.com with any urgent updates at the top of the homepage.

Looking ahead to Fall 2020: Tryouts for all athletic teams will begin August 3, 2020.

 

High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2020 Teen Job Fairs
Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Woodson High School from 10 a.m. to noon, and at South County High School from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Learn more about the teen job fairs

 

College Partnership is accepting applications now through March 18.   
The goals of College Partnership are to increase the academic achievement of underachieving students and to increase the number of students, particularly first generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. The CPP creates opportunities for students to successfully navigate the home, school, and college continuum. 

Members attend monthly meetings and Lake Braddock and have access to a robust county program which includes parent support and college visits.

Additional information and access to the online application portal can be found:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/college-success-program/college-partnership-program-cpp

Paper applications are available in High School Student Services

 

Adult and High School Student Volunteers Need for Mulch Sale
The PTSA needs lots of adult and student volunteers to help on March 21st and 22nd.   Underclassmen can earn service hours.  Seniors earn VIP early access to ANGP store, to have first choice on specialty items like blenders, wireless speakers, dorm items and more. Students can sign up with their friends and work as a team delivering mulch.  It is a lot of fun and we have free food and beverages for all volunteers. Students, click here to sign up for a shift: www.studentvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

Adult volunteers are needed to drive trucks and drive delivery teams, operate forklifts, help feed volunteers, and more…Please click here to sign up: www.adultvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

 

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Calendar at a Glance

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

March 3: Teacher Planning Day. No School for Students.

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eag

June 12: Last Day of School

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A Message from Dr. Smith

Congratulations to our Girls Dive Team who advanced to Dive Finals later this month!  The remainder of Swim Regionals, Wrestling Regionals, and Track and Field Regionals are in the coming days.  We look forward to seeing our community come out and support all of these student athletes!

 

 

Information for ALL

No Bus Passes for February
FCPS Transportation Department will be conducting a student count for all our LBSS buses during the month of February in order to assess our transportation needs. To obtain accurate information, they have issued a temporary “No Bus Pass” policy for Lake Braddock during the month of February. Only students assigned to specific buses will be allowed to ride on that bus. No Bus Passes will be issued to students not assigned to buses during the month of February 2020. Please plan your transportation arrangements accordingly.

 

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.

National School Counselors week

This past week was National School Counselors week.  We are so grateful for the dedication they show to our students and families.   Please reach out and show your appreciation for them! 

 

ANGP MULCH SALE FUNDRAISER PTSA is selling 3-cubic foot bags of JK’s double-shredded hardwood mulch for $4.80 per bag, with all proceeds supporting ANGP. Orders must be placed by March 9th. If you order 15 bags or more, free delivery is included on March 21st & 22nd. Otherwise, mulch should be picked up in LBSS parking lot. To place your order, visit this site: www.lbssptsa.org/mulch

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.

 

Annual SpeakUp National Technology Survey
All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to participate in the annual SpeakUp national survey on digital technology. The SpeakUp survey helps FCPS gauge how technology is being used to support learning and identify areas of success and challenge. We can also see how FCPS compares to other school districts via the national results of this survey. Please consider taking this survey by visiting https://speakup.tomorrow.org/ and selecting “Take Survey.” The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be available until February 21. For more information about the survey, please visit: https://tomorrow.org/Speakup/. Thank you for your help!

 

LBSS In the News

We're so proud and happy that the year-long Middle School Bruins In Action Capstone is well underway again this school year! Not long ago, our community partner for the Capstone, The Community Foundation For Northern Virginia, sent the school a letter acknowledging the positive impact the Capstone has had on our Northern Virginia Community. We're extremely proud of the valuable difference that our LB 8th graders are making in the lives of so many people in Northern Virginia.   They understand the importance of giving here because we’re living here. Please take a moment to read a portion of the letter below:

"... Through your support, our friends at Mobile Hope are able to better support the lodging needs of homeless youth in Loudoun County. Through your support, our partners at Girls on the Run are increasing access to their enriching programs in Fairfax County. And through your support, we’re privileged to work alongside countless more organizations as they seek to positively benefit the lives of all our neighbors.

Because of the time, and also the resources, you continually dedicate to learning about impactful and intelligent philanthropy, you’re paving the way to a better, innovative Northern Virginia that works for everyone. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!"

MS Information

Bruins After School

Paint "Night" -- After School
Come hang out with friends and enjoy some pizza, music and a fun Valentine’s Day themed painting! Students can buy tickets during middle school lunches for $10. Limited to the first 30 students that sign-up.
(See flyer below for more information.)


Coding with Kids

Registration for the Winter Amazon Coding with Kids classes is now open!

Please register at: https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.

If you are interested in registering and your child is on free and reduced lunch, please contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for scholarship opportunities.

(See flyer below for more information.)

HS Information

Adult and High School Student Volunteers Need for Mulch Sale
The PTSA needs lots of adult and student volunteers to help on March 21st and 22nd.   Underclassmen can earn service hours.  Seniors earn VIP early access to ANGP store, to have first choice on specialty items like blenders, wireless speakers, dorm items and more. Students can sign up with their friends and work as a team delivering mulch.  It is a lot of fun and we have free food and beverages for all volunteers. Students, click here to sign up for a shift: www.studentvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

Adult volunteers are needed to drive trucks and drive delivery teams, operate forklifts, help feed volunteers, and more…Please click here to sign up: www.adultvolunteer.lbssptsa.org

 

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Calendar at a Glance

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

March 3: Teacher Planning Day. No School for Students.

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eag

June 12: Last Day of School

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No Bus Passes for February
FCPS Transportation Department will be conducting a student count for all our LBSS buses during the month of February in order to assess our transportation needs. To obtain accurate information, they have issued a temporary “No Bus Pass” policy for Lake Braddock during the month of February. Only students assigned to specific buses will be allowed to ride on that bus. No Bus Passes will be issued to students not assigned to buses during the month of February 2020. Please plan your transportation arrangements accordingly.

 

National School Counseling Week:  February 3-7, 2020
National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. FCPS employs close to 700 school counseling professionals, including school counselors, directors of student services, and career center specialists. These professionals are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a global society with a focus on social emotional wellness, academic success, and college and career readiness. Thank you to all our school counseling professionals for the tremendous work they do!

 

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.

 

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

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

or follow IFTA on social media! 

LBSS In the News

Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to our students who participated in the Science Fair this past weekend. Many of them (74 of our students!) won awards placing first, second and third place. Lake Braddock will be sending our top 22 projects on to the regional fair at Robinson Secondary on March 20-22. We are extremely proud of them and wish them the best of luck in the regional fair.

 

LBSS Chorus Children's Concert
Our amazing LBSS Chorus performed at the Children's Concert this past weekend. The event raised over $2,000 for INOVA Children's Hospital and also collected toys for the hospital's young patients. Thank you to the performers and to the families who came out to show their support. (See the photo below.)

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
There are two new programs that we'll be offering. See information below:

Hip-Hop Dance
LBMS has been paired with a hip-hop dancer who will have her residency as part of the after school program.  Please see the following flyer. The Interest Meeting is next Friday, February 7th in the Lecture Hall after school.


LBMS vs SCMS Bowling League
This will start next Tuesday, February 4th at Burke Bowl America. Please see the following flyer for more information.

HS Information

Graduation Announcements
Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Lake Braddock Secondary School graduation announcements please visit the Balfour website: http://www.balfour.com Balfour. Select the "Shop my School" link and then enter in "Lake Braddock Secondary School".  Please contact Balfour with any questions at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Calendar at a Glance

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

March 3: Teacher Planning Day. No School for Students.

April 6-10: Spring Break. No School for Students and Faculty.

April 13: Teacher Work Day. No School for Students.

May 25: Memorial Day Holiday. No School for All.

June 9: Lake Braddock Secondary School Graduation at Eag

June 12: Last Day of School

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Information for ALL

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.

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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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