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Thoreau Announcements

Back to School
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are looking forward to welcoming back our new students and families to the Thoreau Community of Learners. Please take a moment to read our welcome letter from Principal Hood which provides important information about the opening of the 2014-2015 school year. Additionally, please help to ensure that the forms required for students are completed and returned to school. Mr. Hood's letter, required forms, supply lists, and more can be accessed by clicking HERE.

New Student Orientation
On Thursday, August 28th from 9am until 11:30am, we welcome all 7th graders and any new to Thoreau 8th graders to attend our new student orientation. This is an opportunity for new students to briefly attend all classes and meet their teachers. More information can be obtained by clicking HERE.

Open House
On Thursday, August 28th from 1pm until 7pm, we will be offering our Open House. This is an opportunity for all students to pick-up their schedule, tour the building, see where their classes are located, and practice opening their locker. There is no formal program on this day; however, parents will also have the opportunity to join the PTA, purchase gym uniforms, school supplies, Thoreau "Spirit Wear", add funds to their child's lunch account, drop-off medication with the School Health Aide, and sign up for a FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) Parent View account. Only parents/students who return the four required forms will be eligible to receive their locker assignment and combination. For more details please click HERE.

Back to School Night
On Wednesday, September 17th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, we invite all parents to visit Thoreau to walk through their child's schedule and meet the teachers and staff. This program begins promptly at 5:30 pm. Limited parking is available at Thoreau so we encourage all parents to car pool or walk to school if possible.

Summer Office Hours
In order to ensure the safety of our staff, students, and community during the summer renovation process, the Thoreau office will only have open hours Monday-Wednesday from 9AM-Noon. If you need to register a student or access the building at any other time, please call the school at 703-846-8003 to schedule an appointment.