Wednesday, October 29, Is Fall Picture Day!
Get your children ready to smile for the camera, because Wednesday, October 29 is Picture Day! An individual portrait will be taken of every student. Picture packages must be paid for in advance; order forms and payment envelopes will be sent home soon. Please note: This is the picture that will appear in our school yearbook in the spring.
Get Ready to Say "BOO!" to Bullying! - Friday, October 31
To wrap up our month-long anti-bullying lessons and our recent bullying assemblies, Laurel Hill will have a school-wide Bullying Awareness Day on Friday, October 31 - "Say 'BOO!' to Bullying Day." On that day, which just happens to be Halloween, we will all say "Boo!" to bullying and support anti-bullying programs. We ask all students to wear BLACK and ORANGE that day to show their support. (These colors can be worn in addition to any other character dress-ups planned by individual teachers for the day.) Watch Wednesday folders for more information coming soon!
Students Released 2 Hours Early on Friday, October 31; Teacher Workdays November 3 and 4
Friday, October 31, marks the end of the first grading quarter. It is also one of the new early-release days worked into the new FCPS school calendar to provide teachers with additional planning time. Students will be released 2 hours early at 1:50 p.m. that day. Please mark your calendars now and make alternative child-care arrangements, if necessary. SACC will remain open regular hours. In addition, next Monday and Tuesday – November 3 and 4 – are end-of-quarter Teacher Workdays. Students do not report on either day.
Thanks for supporting the Fall Book Fair!
We hope you and your family enjoy all of your wonderful new books!
Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Meeting PowerPoint
If you were not able to make it to the AAP Parent Meeting on October 7 but would still like to learn more about the program, please view the meeting's PowerPoint presentation here. If you have further questions, please contact Laurel Hill's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher Jeane Fahrenthold at email@example.com.
Ongoing Programs and Information
Laurel Hill Launches Partnership with Lorton Workhouse
The arts are very important to all of us at Laurel Hill, and that's why we’ve developed a special partnership with our neighbors at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. The Arts Center will be working with our students through art classes and activities here at school in the fall. They will be starting with a special presentation at our Imagination Day on June 23. Art classes for our young artists are also available at the Arts Center. Check them out!
Laurel Hill Goes for the Wellness Gold!
Our school is currently striving to win "gold" with the GOLDEN Wellness Award, which is awarded to schools for their efforts in promoting wellness to students, staff, and the community. This is an opportunity for Laurel Hill ES to receive recognition for all the wonderful health & nutrition things we’re doing! Click here to see all the Wellness things going on!
FCPS Events & Announcements
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) Annual Open House - Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Holmes Middle School
Families with students in grades 4 through 8 can meet TJ teachers, parents, alumni, and most importantly students. It is a great opportunity to learn about projects and activities they are doing and what it is really like to go to TJ. You can find more information on the flier or on the TJ admissions website, www.tjadmissions.org. (En espagnol)