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!
PTA's Boosterthon has begun!
This nine-day fundraising program is filled with fun, healthy, character-building lessons that culminate in a Fun Run Event on Wednesday, March 4. Along the way, students will gather pledges for the laps they will run during the Fun Run. Proceeds will benefit the PTA's playground expansion project. All parents are invited to come cheer on the runners on March 4. Click here for more information or visit the PTA's website.
Calling All Kindergarteners for 2015 - 2016!
Do you have a child who will turn 5 before September 30, 2015? If so, please be sure to fill out the FCPS Survey of Preschool Children, which is being sent home in today’s Wednesday folder, and return it to school as soon as possible. If you don’t have a rising kindergartener yourself, please share the form with neighbors or friends who do. This form is important to us, as it helps us plan our kindergarten staff and classrooms for the coming year. We also use it to create a mailing list of rising kindergarten families so that we can keep them informed about upcoming events like Kindergarten registration in the spring.
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! 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!