"Music in the Schools Month" Make Up Music Open Houses
Just a reminder that General Music Open Houses for classes missed due to snow days will be held next week, same days and times. This includes all Monday and Tuesday classes, plus Wednesday morning for the fifth and sixth grade blocks.
The LHES PTA Invites You to Join Them for Dessert on Tuesday, March 11th at 7 p.m. in the Laurel Hill Cafeteria
While you enjoy refreshments, PTA representatives will bring you up-to-date on playground expansion plans and Family Field Day in June, along with lots of other PTA news. This event is called “Desserts with Dads,” but EVERYONE is invited – dads, moms, grandparents, guardians and, of course, the kids! See the flier for details. Please consider helping out by volunteering to bring a dessert to share (store-bought only, please), help set up or help serve. Visit the Sign-Up Genius site at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4BAFAE22AA8-dessert to volunteer.
Students' Artwork Shines at South County Pyramid Art Show
The annual South County Pyramid Art Show will hold its opening celebration on Tuesday, March 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to come see art work from pyramid elementary, middle, and high school students. The show will remain hanging until the 20th. See the flier for details.
Yearbook Sales Now Under Way!
Don't miss your chance to purchase a 2013-2014 Laurel Hill Yearbook! Order forms were sent home in Wednesday folders last week (they look like school portrait order forms). Each book costs just $14 if ordered before April 4th. After that date, the price increases to $16. Very few books will be available for purchase when they arrive in June. To guarantee you'll get a book, order yours before April 4th. Checks should be made payable to "Laurel Hill ES."
Snow Days Update: Monday, April 7th Will Be a FULL DAY for Elementary Students!
Please note that because of all of our extra snow days this year, school will now be OPEN for students on the Monday, April 7th Teacher Workday. It will be a full-length school day, NOT a regular Monday schedule. Additional snow days will impact the schedule further. Please watch the school website and KIT messages for updates.
Parents of Current 5th Graders: Tdap Vaccine Booster Needed to Begin 6th Grade in the Fall
Effective July 1, 2006, all students in Virginia must receive a booster dose of Tdap vaccine prior to entering sixth grade, if at least five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT, or Td). Please check your child’s immunization records carefully. If your child is required to have a Tdap booster, we ask that your child receive it and that you provide documentation to the school prior to June 20, 2014. 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. Sixth graders cannot begin school in the fall without documentation of having had the Tdap booster or having had a tetanus-containing vaccine within the past five years. Click here for more information.
Calling All New Kindergarteners!
Do you have a child who will turn 5 before September 30, 2014? If so, please be sure to fill out the FCPS Survey of Preschool Children, which was sent home with all Laurel Hill students last week, 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. Also, please note that this year's Kindergarten Registration will be held on Monday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit our Kindergarten 2014 page.
Parent Opinion Survey Coming to Selected Families This Spring
Your views and opinions are important to us! This spring, a random sample of Laurel Hill parents will receive the Parent Opinion Survey. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school. These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human-resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, and professionalism. The survey will arrive in the mail in early March 2014 and should be returned directly to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Office of Student Testing for processing. If you receive a copy of the Parent Opinion Survey, please take a few minutes to complete and return the survey. Your opinions matter.
SAVE THE DATE: Spring Chorus Concert to be Held Wednesday, March 26th!
The Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Chorus will present their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. that evening. Dress rehearsals will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing Programs and Information
Do You Need to Enroll Your Child? Interested in Taking a Tour of School?
If you need to register your child, please contact our registrar, Gloria Leckner, at 703-551-5300 to schedule an appointment. Information on required documents and forms is available on the main FCPS Student Registration page. If you would like to take a tour of the school, please contact our Parent Liaison, Melanie Crosby Hardy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-551-5308. Tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursday, by appointment only.
Do You Need to Set Up a Parent View Account?
For directions on how to set up your account and receive your validation code, click here. Once you receive your code, you must bring it to the school office to complete the registration in person..
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.
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