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Michelle Obama dropped by and ate lunch with our students! Our Singing Panthers perform throughout the community Our students learn about character development as they prepare for a 5K race. Students, Staff, and Parents all come together at our annual Hoedown! Our students plant flowers, vegetables, and herbs in our Panther Patch Gardens.


End of Year Letter From Mr. Aiello

Please take the time to read this message from our new principal, Mr. Larry Aiello:


Mr. Aiello has set aside several dates this summer to meet with the Parklawn community. Come and have coffee with our new Principal. He is anxious to meet you!

2014 Summer Parent Coffees Schedule:

Friday, July 18, 1 pm - 2 pm
Wednesday, July 23, 8 am - 9 am
Monday, August 4, 11 am - 12 pm
Friday, August 15, 9 am - 10 am

To print out the Summer Parent Coffee Schedule, click on one of the links below:



Summer Vacation is Here!

Fairfax County Public Schools is on Summer Break until September 2nd, 2014. Our summer office hours 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday. The office will be closed Friday, July 11th.

Have a great vacation!


Parklawn Says Goodbye to Ms. Akroyd after 27 years as Parklawn's Principal

Parklawn said goodbye to Ms. Susan Akroyd after 27 years as the principal of Parklawn with several events

On June 26th, the school board honored Ms. Akroyd and voted to name Parklawn's library "The Susan Akroyd Library".



Our students planted a tree in front of the school and dedicated it to Ms. Akroyd.



Past and present faculty met at the Fairfax Country Club one evening to honor Ms. Akroyd along with several people from both her career and life. It was a beautiful evening with funny stories and much inspiration.



The community said goodbye to Ms Akroyd at a community breakfast. It was wonderful to see families from the past and the present gather to honor Ms. Akroyd.



Fairfax County Announces Parklawn's Principal for the 2014-15 School Year to be Larry Aiello.

Fairfax County have named Larry Aiello to be the Principal of Parklawn Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year. Mr. Aiello is currently an Assistent Principal at McNair Elementary School. Parklawn will be very familiar to him as he spent eight years working with kids from our community as an Assistant Principal at Glasgow Middle School. We are excited to have Mr. Aiello leading our team and we look forward to his guidance in the coming school year.



Third Grade Students Enjoy Career Week

Our third grade enjoyed a wonderful career week where they participated in Google Hangouts with and enjoyed visits from all kinds of professionals who shared information about their jobs. Students talked about continueing their educations, the possibility of going to college, and dreamed about what kinds of professions they would be interested in.



Panther Patch Gardens are Planted

Thanks to the care of our students and teachers, the Panther Patch gardens are beginning to look beautiful once again. Students of all ages have been planting flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs in hopes of making this year the most impresive harvest yet. Check back to see the progress as our wonderful Panther Patch takes shape!


SCA Representitives Plant Flowers

The next time that you come to Parklawn enjoy the flowers that our SCA representitives planted. Their hard work has made our school a more beautiful place!



Parklawn Pride

Check out our new Parklawn Pride video created by Ms. Hassen and Ms. Nestler. It really captures the spirit of our community!


Living Fit in Fairfax

Congratulations to Parklawn for being chosen as one of the first schools to participate in the "Living Fit in Fairfax" Project


Parklawn Wins the Red Wellness Award

Parklawn has just been awarded the Red Wellness Award for 2014. Congratulations to our students for leading healthy lifestyles!


Bring Your Own Device Program

This school year all students in grades two through five will be allowed to bring their own electronic devices to school as long as it is for instructional purposes.

Check out our "Bring Your Own Device" page to learn more about this program.


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