Operating as usual
Today I am recognizing a charter member of our Cedar Lane Family, one of our wonderful School Counselors Mrs. Cortney Croft! Mrs. Croft continues to be an outstanding resource to our students and school community! Mrs. Croft is looking forward to another fantastic year with our Lion Nation! Enjoy her welcome video!
Thank you to Mr. Breon Hamlett @breonhamlett for his great energy & engagement as we @CedarLaneES prepare for the year ahead! We are excited to see our students engage in Physical Education. Enjoy the throwback picture from last year, his video, & his @Norfolkstate spirit wear!
Good Wednesday morning Lion Nation,
Below I have a message from our wonderful PTA Executive Board and following that message, I have a list of our wonderful Specialist Staff and their "Welcome Videos" that they would like to share with you! Thank you to all of our families who engaged in our first "Virtual" Back to School Night!
Hello Cedar Lane Families!! We hope everyone enjoyed their very first Virtual Back to School Night. We wanted to follow up briefly with everyone in regards to several links that were shared in our Welcome video. If you did not get a chance to see our welcome video you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzGfKnRhd0w
Join or Renew your PTA Membership for 2020-2021
PTA website: https://cles.ptboard.com/
2020-2021 PTA Membership form: https://tinyurl.com/clesptaform
Cedar Lane PTA Facebook Group
Cedar Lane PTA Grade Level Groups
Grade 1: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarlane2032
Grade 2: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarlane2031
Grade 3: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarlane2030
Grade 4: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarlane2029
Grade 5: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarlane2028
PTA Meeting, 9/23, 7:00
Also, we'd like to invite everyone to join us virtually for our first PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. The link will be sent out that day.
We wish you and your family a wonderful start to the 2020-2021 school year!! We can do this TOGETHER!
Bob and the PTA: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1811021549
Below are the "welcome videos" created by our talented TEAM of dedicated Specialists. Enjoy!!
Stephanie Draeger: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1812516028
Elaine Gines: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1814225876
Bianca Furst: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1812455178
Elizabeth Corkery Alonso: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1800984205
Breon Hamlett: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1810668865
Meghan Arthur: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bDXrktKQ2CD7c4lYqJvTuHM4W7fBR_s8/view?usp=sharing
Beverly Bryant: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nt7_vs6qMM0HmW6fzeh3KBsu8aQ9KwIh/view?usp=sharing
Ashley Horner: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1814118967
Cortney Croft: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1806996110
Nina Smith and Brenda Doan: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1814313903
Beth Gordon https://www.wevideo.com/view/1814375527
Jaycee Turnquist: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1813270438
Jen McNally: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1802456280
Elizabeth Sheasley: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1803228364
Julie DeVito: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1804001713
Laura Taylor: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1802334149
Christine Perez: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1804318032
Liz Bergstrom and Liz Stalker: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1811765420
Josh Wallace: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1814442723
Bob and the PTA: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1811021549
With Cedar Lane Lion Pride,
Bob Marple and the PTA Executive Board
Created with WeVideo
Good Morning Lion Nation! Be on the lookout for upcoming "welcome" videos from our wonderful @CedarLaneES Staff! Enjoy this video from one of our awesome School Counselors, Mrs. Horner!
Good afternoon @CedarLaneES Lion Nation! As we prepare for the upcoming school year, please know you have our support! We are here for our students & families, and we look forward to cheering you on as we take this leap! Enjoy this story!
With Lion Pride,
I enjoyed being a part of the Loudoun Chamber meeting yesterday! Having the opportunity to represent LCPS and Cedar Lane is always something I am proud to do, and working alongside Dr. Williams, Renee and Sheila was an absolute honor. Best wishes to all of my LCPS colleagues and school system employees throughout our region as we open the school year.
It is always a great day to be a Cedar Lane Lion!
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We love our @CedarLaneES School Spirit! We are #LionStrong and proud! Thank you for the love, stay safe and healthy Lion Nation! #lcps21 #leadloudoun
Great first day with staff here @CedarLaneES! Chromebook & School Supply distribution is a great success! Thank you
@SubwayVince for a great lunch! Love our TEAM and our community! Great Lion Pride on display today #lcps21 #leadloudoun @CEDLibraryLions
We have got this!
Good Monday afternoon Lion Nation,
I hope this message finds all members of Lion Nation in excellent health and joyful spirits! We look forward to seeing so many of our families this week as we begin the Chromebook distribution process as well as the opportunity for families who ordered school supplies from www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com to come by and pick these supplies up here at school. We will be distributing both Chromebooks and school supplies this week on both August 19th and August 20th.
On Wednesday, August 19th the hours for pick up will be between 9 AM and 3 PM.
On Thursday, August 20th the hours for pick up will be between 1 PM and 7 PM.
Reminder, we will also be distributing Chromebooks and School Supplies on 8/24 and 8/27.
The suggested schedule is as follows:
8/19 and 8/24 (Wednesday, August 19th and Monday, August 24th)
9 AM - 10 AM Student Last Names beginning with A through D
10 AM - 11 AM Student Last Names beginning with E through I
11 AM - Noon Student Last Names beginning with J through M
Noon - 1 PM I will provide lunch to Staff supporting this effort
1 PM - 2 PM Student Last Names beginning with N through S
2 PM - 3 PM Student Last Names beginning with T through Z
8/20 and 8/27 (Thursday, August 20th and Thursday August 27th)
1 PM - 2 PM Student Last Names beginning with A through D
2 PM - 3 PM Student Last Names beginning with E through I
3 PM - 4 PM Student Last Names beginning with J through M
4 PM - 5 PM I will provide dinner to Staff supporting this effort
5 PM - 6 PM Student Last Names beginning with N through S
6 PM - 7 PM Student Last Names beginning with T through Z
In preparation for this event, I ask that you please do the following to make the distribution of Chromebooks and school supplies as seamless and efficient as possible. Please create a sign that has your students first and last name, their student ID number (lunch number, student ID numbers are available to families in ParenVue) and their grade level for the 2020-2021 school year. Please make this sign visible for staff who are working the distribution process, as they will use this key information to provide to you your items. You will also need a photo identification. Remember, Chromebook distribution is for only our Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students, and the school supply pick-up is for only those families who ordered them through www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com. Those school supply orders needed to be placed prior to July 1st. On your sign, please clearly list what you are picking up, Chromebook, School Supplies, or both. Once the items have been retrieved by staff, we ask that families open their trunk and our TEAM will place these items in your vehicle.
I ask that all families, to the greatest extent possible enter and exit through Tolamac Drive, and come up to the school through the bus loop, pulling forward to where you will see staff ready to welcome you and assist you with getting your important items. All of the items (both Chromebooks and School Supplies) will be distributed through our main entrance, and we will have staff all along the bus loop to assist you and we will have you pull forward to the top of the bus loop to allow for optimum traffic flow throughout this distribution event. We ask that you remain in your vehicle throughout this process. Our staff will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks throughout the distribution process.
***Should we have inclement weather (heavy sustained rains for example) I will via this platform, along with a phone call, let our families know if the event is canceled or postponed to later in the day, etc..
***For families who have purchased yearbooks, we still have not as of today received our shipment from Lifetouch. Once we have the yearbooks on campus, I will set aside days and times for families to come to school to pick-up these yearbooks.
The message below was shared out by LCPS in early August and has some important information specific to the Chromebook.
Dear LCPS Families,
The purpose of this communication is to provide information and instructions on how you may obtain an LCPS-issued Chromebook individual learning device for your students. The distribution process has been created with physical distancing guidance in mind. It is important that you follow all staff instructions while at an LCPS facility.
Obtaining an LCPS device for your student is not a requirement to participate in distance learning. Utilizing a personal computer is an acceptable alternative. District provided devices can be obtained at a later date by following the instructions provided in the FAQ.
In preparation for obtaining a device, please review this guide with your student(s) to learn the responsibilities and best practices of caring for the LCPS individual learning device.
To be eligible for a device, you must present a photo ID and know your student ID number(s). Students who already have an LCPS issued device will not be provided with a second device.
Kindergarten through Third Grade Distributions
LCPS will distribute nearly 25,000 Chromebooks to K-3 students starting in mid-August. LCPS staff will focus on an efficient “curb-side” distribution process in which physical distancing guidelines can be maintained at a large scale.
You will receive detailed information about your specific school’s distribution date, timelines, and procedures from your school’s administrative leadership team.
Newly enrolled students
Students who are new to LCPS will pick-up their assigned Chromebooks the week of August 31st at one of the many centralized on-site repair centers available across the district. The locations of these on-site repair centers will be posted to the LCPS website and pick-up of your student’s chromebook will require an appointment.
Getting assistance for your computer
Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to reach out to their respective teachers when questions arise with how to use the chromebook or access instructional resources.
The Department of Digital Innovation (DDI) will continue to provide technical support. Staff members and students can receive technical support through one of the following methods:
Email your question to [email protected] (from your LCPS provided email)
Call the Technology Support Center at (571) 252-2112, Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM
Website / FAQ
A district webpage and FAQ has been established to answer your questions and provide relevant information.
Department of Digital Innovation LCPS
With great Lion Pride,
@CedarLaneES on Twitter
Good early evening Lion Nation,
I hope this message finds our school community in excellent health and joyful spirits! I am incredibly excited to begin working with our talented TEAM of staff members as we prepare for the upcoming school year! New teachers started this week, and I will have the opportunity to meet virtually with our new to LCPS teachers tomorrow. Our teachers return to work (virtually) on Wednesday, August 19th and our Teaching Assistants will return to support our efforts on Monday, August 24th.
Below is a schedule that will support our efforts to engage our school community and allow us to communicate to families about our opening, our goals and vision for the year ahead, and how we can best work together in partnership to support our students.
Chromebook Distribution for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade (along with School Supply pick-up for any family that ordered from 1stdayschoolsupplies.com) will be held on the following four days:
8/19 9 AM to 3 PM
8/20 1 PM to 7 PM
8/24 9 AM to 3 PM
8/27 1 PM to 7 PM
8/27 at 7 PM English Learner (EL) TEAM Virtual Meet and Greet
8/28 Teacher Assignments will be made available to families in ParentVue
9/1 at 3:30 PM Special Education TEAM Virtual Meet and Greet
9/1 at 5 PM Kindergarten Orientation
9/1 at 6:30 PM Grade 1 - 5 Back to School Night
9/8 First day of the 2020 - 2021 School Year
***A few items of note:
***We are hoping to be able to have our classroom teachers reach out to families with either a welcome letter or welcome video on Friday, August 21st. This may get pushed back to Monday, August 24th, but it is our goal to get it out by 8/21.
***For all of or "Virtual" activities, we will share out links that will allow you to engage in the meetings. These links will be shared with you by your classroom teachers and/or school administration.
***Each family will be offered an opportunity to meet virtually with their classroom teacher individually prior to the start of school. These meetings will be in the 5 to 10 minute range and allow for families and students to "see" their teacher and begin to cultivate the all-important relationship that is so critical. Your classroom teacher will work with families to set up this opportunity.
***We are working to figure out the most effective manner to introduce all of our wonderful TEAM of Specialists to our school community. I have a Google Meet scheduled with my Specialist TEAM for tomorrow and we will be communicating out to our school community our plan once it is finalized.
***Still no word on our yearbooks, but as soon as I get information or they arrive here on campus, I will communicate out a schedule for "pick-up".
In closing, I thought I would share with you an excerpt of my message to our new teachers. While the message was initially intended for our new teachers, I consider it very applicable to our families (both new families and returning families) and veteran staff members alike. While this opening will look and feel different than openings in previous years, and while it would be foolish to not acknowledge the potential obstacles and challenges that are ahead, it is with great optimism and enthusiasm our TEAM will embrace these opportunities as we go about our very important work of cultivating a joyful learning culture for our students and a supportive climate for every member of our school community.
(excerpt of message to new teachers):
It is with great pride and enthusiasm I welcome you to our school family! As we prepare for the 20-21 school year, and more so now than ever, I truly understand that the strength of our organization is our people. Each year I am blessed to have the amazing opportunity to bring new family members aboard to our TEAM, and this opportunity is without a doubt what inspires me most about my work. Our focus on culture, and how we can together cultivate a joyful learning and working environment is my passion; it is what keeps me up at night, and it is what gets me out of bed each morning! Please know that you are all amazing additions to our family, we look forward to working alongside you and supporting your efforts. I look forward to your contributions, your insights, and most importantly to the outstanding work you will do with and for our students.
With Great Lion Pride,
@CedarLaneES on Twitter
Good afternoon Lion Nation!
It is my sincere hope that this communication finds all of our families in excellent health and joyful spirits!
Tomorrow afternoon (8/13) I will share with all of our families our opening schedule of events for the 2020 - 2021 school year, including our Virtual Back to School Night event, our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation event, and our plan to promote opportunities for every Cedar Lane family to engage in a virtual one on one meeting with their teacher for the year ahead prior to Sept. 8th.
Thank you all for the many kind and wonderful, supportive messages that have been shared with me over this summer. A great deal of work has been done as we prepare for the upcoming school year, and while this opening is certainly different from others I have been a part of in my first 25 years in LCPS, I can share with you that I am excited, hopeful, and committed to making this school year one of great value for every student and family.
With great Cedar Lane Lion Pride and enthusiasm for a successful opening of the school year,
@CedarLaneES on Twitter
**Attached is a picture of my Brooklyn, our one year old English Bulldog. I have had so many students e-mail me and ask about my puppies, please share with your student(s) that both of my puppies are doing great!! I will include a picture of our Duchess tomorrow for you to share with your student(s) if you choose. It is hard to get them to "pose" for a picture, as they are always on the move!!
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