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Summer Office Hours
The Laurel Hill office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer. If you need to visit later in the afternoon, please call to make an appointment, 703-551-5300.
If you need to register a child for the 2014 - 2015 school year, you must call the office at the number above to make an appointment. Due to summer building use and ongoing maintenance, tours of the building WILL NOT be available during the summer. The building will be open for Open House on August 28th (see below for details) and individual tours resume once school begins. If you have questions about the school, please contact Parent Liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER: Sixth Graders MUST Submit Proof of Tdap Vaccine Booster to Start School in the Fall
All students in Virginia must receive a booster dose of Tdap vaccine prior to entering sixth grade. You must provide documentation to the school before your child is placed in a classroom for next year. This documentation can be a copy of your child’s immunization record, or a note from your physician listing the date of his or her most recent Tdap booster shot. The Tdap booster can be obtained from your child’s physician. Immunizations required for school are also available at the Fairfax County Health Department at no charge. Click here for more information.
Looking for Summer Activities for Your Child?
We've created a special page dedicated to all the great offerings around the County this summer. Click here to find your summer fun!
FCPS Summer Reading Lists Have Been Posted
The county has posted its reading lists for rising sixth graders (current 5th graders), rising seventh and eighth graders, and high schoolers. You can find the lists here. Laurel Hill will be posting its own suggested reading lists for younger students in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Open House Scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Please join us for our annual Open House the Thursday before school begins in September. At this event, students will be able to vist their classrooms, meet their teachers, and catch up with friends and other Laurel Hill Lion families. In order to make the event run smoothly, we are asking families to attend according to the schedule below:
Last names beginning with the letters A - M - Please visit between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m.
Last names beginning with the letters N - Z - Please visit between 4:15 and 5 p.m.
Teacher assignment letters and bus route information will be mailed home in late August and arrive in time for Open House on Thursday.
Kindergarten Playdate - Monday, August 25, 6:30 p.m.
Calling all Kindergarten families! You are all invited to the Laurel Hill playground on Monday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a special event created just for you! This "playdate" is a chance to meet other Kindergarten families and enjoy some time playing at your new school. Popsicles will be served. See the flier for details.(Please note: In case of rain, thunderstorms or other severe weather threats, this event will be canceled.)
Back to School Nights 2014
Make your plans now to attend our Back to School Nights in September. These events are very important for parents, as this is a chance to meet your child's teacher and hear directly from him or her about plans for the year ahead and classroom policies. Here are the dates:
Wednesday, September 10 - Grades K - 2
Thursday, September 11 - Grades 3 - 6
Please note that this event is designed for parents only and child care will not be available. If you bring your children with you, they will need to remain with you throughout the evening.
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!
Donate to our school through the Office Depot/AdoptaSchool.org Partnership
Office Depot has partnered with AdoptaSchool.org to support donations to classrooms. One of our Laurel Hill teachers –second-grade teacher Lauren Walsh – has registered her classroom as a recipient of donations to support math instruction. To make a donation, visit http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/realchange/. All donations of $25 or more will allow you to choose your teacher/classroom. Search under either "Laurel Hill" or "Lauren Walsh" to find our specific program.
FCPS Events & Announcements
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is participating in Speak Up, a national online survey about the use of technology in schools. The online survey is open to K-12 students, teachers, staff, and parents. This voluntary survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. We encourage everyone to participate in the survey. Please visit the survey page to learn more and take the survey.