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Thoreau Announcements

Summer Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Registrations by Appointment Only
Please call 703-846-8003
Click here to view General Registration Requirements

Supply Lists
7th Grade Supply List 2016-2017
8th Grade Supply List 2016-2017

Ordering PE Uniforms for 2016-2017
Thoreau PE uniforms are now available for purchase online through Athletic Union.  It is recommended to purchase more than one uniform so that your child has one to wear at school while the other is being washed at home. 
The cost of the gym uniform pack (shirt and shorts) is $10 and all orders place before September 2nd will be delivered to the school.  Uniforms ordered online will be distributed to students during PE classes the first week of school.
To order, visit and use promo code #Thoreau to receive free shipping.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kenny at

Excellence In Action Summer Program-July/Aug. 2016
This summer Thoreau MS will again be offering its Excellence in Action Program to rising 7th grade students.  This program is designed by Thoreau staff members to provide students with the essential background knowledge and skills that will help them have a successful transition to middle school.  EIA is a fee-based, week-long, half-day program. Click here for an informational brochure.

Session I - July 25th to July 29th – 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Session II – August 8th to August 12th – 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Click here to register online. Please remember to also send in your $80 payment to the school.
Click here for the registration form.(pdf)

Algebra Boot Camp
Algebra boot camp enrollment is full and registration is now closed.

Madison Camps
James Madison High School is offering families with a variety of camp programming – from Art & Pottery to Multi-Sport – for campers age 7 to 17 at Madison High School.
All of these programs are built on the purpose of inspiring each camper’s personal best through the power of play and foundational life skills – Click here for more information.

Summer Reading Programs
Book Your Summer with FCPS (#FCPSREADS)
FCPS has started a brand new program K-12 for students to play a unique form of "Bingo" by spelling out READ! across or diagonally on the reading game card.  Students that submit their READ cards will be entered into a drawing.  One student per grade level per school will win $50 in books of their choosing and one student per school will win a laptop with software and apps installed.  Go to: to find out more information and download the game card (you may also pick up one in the Thoreau Library or download it by clicking here).

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program - "Read For the Win" 
FCPL will continue to have their summer reading program incentive of reading to earn a coupon book for a wide variety of free or discounted items (MS & HS students must read five books).  Note, you can use the same books for both the FCPS and FCPL programs!  Their "Read For the Win" program starts on June 23rd and ends on September 3rd.  You may register on line or go into a public library to register starting on 6/23.   Click here to go to the FCPL summer reading program page.