Have a Great
Summer Office Hours:
9 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday
If you plan to visit the office, please call first
(703-551-5300) to make sure the person
you need to see is available.
Welcome New Leaders of the Laurel Hill Lion Pride!
Laurel Hill is excited to introduce a new team of administrators to lead our school community this year!
Our new principal, Janice Dalton, comes to us from Rolling Valley Elementary School, where she served for several years as Assistant Principal. Prior to that position, she taught for 10 years at Lane Elementary School.
Our new Assistant Principals are Vicki Duling and Addison Smith. Ms. Duling joins us from Vienna Elementary School, where she was also an Assistant Principal. She brings a wealth of administrative and classroom experience to our community. Ms. Smith's name may sound familiar - before serving as Assistant Principal at Sangster Elementary, her most recent post, she served as Adminstrative Intern at Laurel Hill.
Please join us in welcoming all of these ladies to the Laurel Hill Lion pride!
Open House Date and Times Confirmed! Mark Your Calendars Now!
As previously noted, our annual back-to-school Open House will be held on Thursday, September 3. The schedule is as follows:
Grades 1, 2, 3 and Multiage Classes
Grades 4, 5 and 6
3 - 4 p.m.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
6 - 7 p.m.
* The Kindergarten Open House will feature an Orientation presentation and a school tour in addition to a chance to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.
Calling All Kindergarten Families! Please Join Us for the Kindergarten Playdate - Monday, August 31, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the Main Playground
All Kindergarten families are invited to attend our annual Kindergarten Playdate, cosponsored by the Laurel Hill PTA, on Monday, August 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Main Playground. You'll have a chance to meet other Kindergarten families as well as Laurel Hill's new administrators and PTA leaders. Popsicles and water will be served, and the PTA will have a variety of spirit wear items available for purchase. Please note: In case of inclement weather (heavy rain or severe weather warnings), this event will be cancelled.
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. Our front doors will not open until 9 a.m. each morning. Please do not drop your children off earlier. (Students eating breakfast may enter the Cafeteria at 8:50 a.m.)
Bus schedules will be sent to families at the end of the summer as in previous years.
Summer Reading Lists Available Online
Summer reading lists for rising sixth graders, as well as older students, have been posted on the FCPS website. All students entering the sixth grade in the fall MUST read at least one book over the summer to use in a project once school resumes. On the website, you'll also find additional information about other available reading lists and summer reading programs, such as the one sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library.
Registration Now Under Way for 2015-2016 School Year
If you need to register a student for the 2015-2016 school year, please make an appointment with our registrar, Gloria Leckner. You can contact her at 703-551-5300 or email@example.com. If you would like to take a tour of the school, please contact Parent Liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours will be offered by appointment only this summer as the school's schedule allows.
Back to School Night Schedule - September 21 & 24
Our annual Back to School Nights will be held on the following dates:
Monday, September 21: Grades K - 3 and Multiage
Thursday, September 24: Grades 4 - 6
Both evenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a general presentation in the Cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and we will start promptly at 6:30. Following the general presentation, parents will proceed to their child's classroom to meet the teacher and hear about plans for the year ahead, including curriculum, homework, daily schedule, field trips, and more. For parents with students in more than one classroom, we will offer two sessions. Specialists will also be available in the Library during both sessions..
Please note: Back to School Night is designed for parents only. There will be no childcare provided, so please arrange for someone else to watch your children that night, if possible.
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 throughout the year.