Spring Break Is Coming Soon - March 30 - April 3; Teacher Workday Monday, April 6!
Mark your calendars now for Spring Break. It begins Monday, March 30 and runs through Friday, April 3. In addition, Monday, April 6, is a Teacher Workday, so students do not report that day either. School will reopen for students on Tuesday, April 7, at the regular time.
Join Us for Our Spring Chorus Concert - Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
The sounds of spring will fill the halls of Laurel Hill as our Fifth and Sixth Grade Choruses perform their spring program. All Laurel Hill families are invited to attend.
New Date for International Night is Friday, April 10!
We have rescheduled International Night for Friday, April 10. It will begin at 6 and run until 8 p.m. Watch for more details soon!
SCA Food Drive for Lorton Community Action Center April 13 - 23
Laurel Hill will collect non-perishable food to support a local food bank from April 13 until April 23. All families are encouraged to contribute the following items: breakfast cereal, canned tuna, canned chicken, oatmeal, canned fruit, dry pasta, and canned pasta sauce (no jars, please). Drop boxes will be set up in the school foyer through Thursday, April 23.
New Bell Schedule for Laurel Hill Beginning September 2015
Beginning in September, Laurel Hill E.S. will start school at 9:20 a.m. and dismiss at 4:05 p.m. This change means we will start a few minutes later than our current bell schedule, but the time still meets the recommendation that elementary schools start between 8 and 9:20 a.m. This schedule also adds five minutes to the end of our school day. The new bell schedule means that every school will be in session for 6 hours and 45 minutes per day.
The bus schedules will be sent to families at the end of the summer as has been done in previous years.
Laurel Hill Launches Comprehensive Cafeteria Recycling Program
Beginning Monday, February 9, there'll be a new way to throw trash away after lunch in the Laurel Hill Cafeteria. We will be saving unopened food items (both perishable and non-perishable) that we will donate to LCAC’s food pantry for families in need. We will also be disposing of liquid waste separately from the normal trash collection. We pay for trash pickup by weight, and this process will reduce the weight, and consequently the cost, of trash disposal for our school. To see an explanation of how the new process works, click on the photo above or here to view our video.
We were able to purchase the equipment required for these new procedures because of a special grant from ING (now VOYA Financial) to expand our environmental efforts and are working closely with the FCPS Office of Food Services to make certain everything is done correctly. Parent volunteers have also been generous in donating their time to help out during the first few weeks of the new program. Thank you to everyone that has helped us get this program off the ground!
Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News
Looking for ways to boost your child's creative and critical thinking skills? If so, check out these articles written by Dr. Carol Horn, Advanced Academics Program Coordinator for FCPS.
NEW! Creative Brainstorming with SCAMPER
The Art of Persuasion
Analogies - Creative Connections!
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - and Outcomes
Point of View - Critical Thinking Skills
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