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Schools Prepare for First Day

Ashburn Schools

Ashburn Elementary

<bt>44062 Fincastle Drive, Ashburn

571-252-2350

Principal Barbara Holley, Ph.D.

Ashburn Elementary will welcome students back with an open house Aug. 31, from 1-2 p.m. The school supply list for students is available on the school's Web site http://cmsweb2.loudoun.k12.va.us/ashburn/. Parents are invited to attend the back-to-school nights Sept. 6 for grades third-fifth and Sept. 11 for grades kindergarten-second.

<sh>Belmont Station

<bt>20235 Nightwatch St., Ashburn

571-252-2240

Principal Patricia McGinley

Belmont Station will kick off the school year with an open house Aug. 30, from 5-7 p.m. Parents can get the supply list from the school’s Web site http://cmsweb2.loudoun.k12.va.us/belmontstation/.

<sh>Cedar Lane Elementary

<bt>43700 Tolmac Drive, Ashburn

571-252-2120

Principal James E. Dallas

Cedar Lane Elementary has a new principal. James Dallas comes to Ashburn from Alexandria. Dallas takes a community approach to education.

"I am a very visible person within the school and community. I want parents to know I will do whatever it takes to help their kids succeed socially and academically," he said.

Parents will be mailed more information including their child’s class assignment in mid-August. Back-to-school night for parents is scheduled for Aug. 30. Morning kindergarten, first- and second- grade sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. The session for afternoon kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grade begins at 7:45 p.m.

Open house for students is Aug. 31, from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Cedar Lane PTA president Deborah Schwind said the school will participate for the first time this year in the National PTA Reflections program. The PTA will again this year sponsor a scholarship that is awarded to a Cedar Lane graduate for college tuition.

<sh>Dominion Trail

<bt>44045 Bruceton Mills Circle, Ashburn

571-252-2340

Principal Susan Mabee

Principal Susan Mabee said the new year will bring many opportunities to Dominion Trail students. "We'll be starting our first full year with the new administration," said Mabee, who took over as principal in the middle of the last school year.

Kindergarten information night for parents will be Aug. 30. Parents of morning kindergarten students will meet at 6 p.m. and the afternoon parents will meet at 7 p.m.

Students and parents are invited to the school's open house Aug. 31, from 10-11 a.m. Class assignments will be mailed to students at the end of August.

The PTA has a busy year planned with something for everyone. "We will be doing our Sally Foster Gift Wrap Fund-raiser. We are also putting together a schoolwide cookbook designed and written by our students. We are going to offer a whole new line of spirit wear this year so that all students can be decked out in our school colors," said PTA president Kay Rook.

<sh>Newton-Lee Elementary

<bt>43335 Gloucester Parkway, Ashburn

571-252-1535

Principal Julie Boyd

Open hose will be Aug. 31, from 10 a.m.-noon. Back-to-school night for third, fourth and fifth grades is Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

Students are reminded to participate in the summer reading program: FLIP Over Books, FLOP Down and Read.

<sh>Sanders Corner Elementary

<bt>43100 Ashburn Farm Parkway, Ashburn

571-252-2250

Principal Kathleen Hwang

Class placements will be mailed Aug. 24. Students may meet their teachers Aug. 31, from 9-11 a.m.

Kindergarten back-to-school night is Aug. 30. Morning kindergarten parents will meet at 6:45 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten parents will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Back-to-school night for parents of fourth- and fifth-graders is Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Parents of first, second and third graders are invited to Back to School Night on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

Seldens Landing

43345 Cotton Commons Drive, Leesburg

571-252-2260

Principal: Jackie Brownell

Seldens Landing will be holding its open house Aug. 31, from 9 A.m.-2 p.m., will the following grade-level schedule: morning kindergarten from 9-10 a.m.; afternoon kindergarten, from 10-11 a.m.; first and second grades from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; and third, fourth and fifth grades from 1-2 p.m.

Back-to-school night for kindergarten parents is Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. First and second grade back-to-school night takes place Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Back-to-school night for grades third through fifth is Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.