Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, February 15!
School and the office will be closed.
Join Us for Our Next Principal's Coffee - Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.!
Our next monthly Principal's Coffee will be held Tuesday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. All parents and guardians are invited to attend this informal gathering and bring questions and concerns to the table for discussion with the administration team and other parents.
Don't Miss the 2016 Laurel Hill Science Fair - Friday, February 26, 6 - 8 p.m.!
The PTA’s first major event of the winter season is the 2016 Laurel Hill Science Fair on February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will include special exhibitions and demonstrations by Laurel Hill’s very own families who work in the field of science as well as a display of student projects. Spots are still available for student project exhibitors,but those spots are limited. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the student, grade/teacher, and the science project topic. Registrations will be accepted until this Friday, February 4. Please visit the Laurel Hill PTA website for more information, topic ideas, and resources.
"Like" Us on Facebook!
Thanks to all the parents and friends who’ve already “Liked” our new Facebook page. We’ve already passed the 100 “Likes” mark! We’re shooting for 930 “likes” in the next 30 days (or approximately one “like” per student). Just log in to your account and search “Laurel Hill Elementary” or just click here to be taken straight to the page to help us reach that goal. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you’d like to see on our new page!
Save the Date for International Night - Friday, March 4!
Get ready to celebrate our rich, multicultural community at our annual International Night, sponsoredby the Laurel Hill PTA. It will be held this year on Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. This fun, educational, and entertaining event will feature food, displays, activities, and performances to showcase the diverse cultures and traditions of our Laurel Hill families. Click here to view the general flier and stay tuned to Wednesday folders for more information on how your family can participate.
Standards-Based Grading System Explained!
Are you confused about what all those 1s, 2s, 3s, and 4s mean on your child's recent Progress Report? If so, click on the links below to learn more about our grading and reporting system in elementary school.
Narrated Powerpoint on Elementary Progress Report
Elementary Progress Report: Frequently Asked Questions
What Do the Grades/Marks Mean?
Elementary Grading and Reporting Handbook for Parents
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.
FCPS Events & Announcements
Superintendent Garza Launches New Schedule of Listening Tours
Superintendent Karen Garza and the Regional Assistant Superintendents invite students, parents, employees, and community members to join them at an upcoming Listening Tour meeting. Dr. Garza and the Region Assistant Superintendents will provide updates on the latest happenings in Fairfax County schools and listen to ideas, comments, and questions from the audience. For more information and to register, visit http://www.fcps.edu/news/listening.shtml.