Winter Break Is Coming Soon!
School and the office will be CLOSED for Winter Break for two full weeks this year. Please make a note of the following schedule changes:
Friday, December 19 - Students released two hours early at 1:50 p.m.
Monday, December 22, through Friday, January 2 - School and the office CLOSED for Winter Break.
School will reopen at the regular time on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News: Information Meeting for Parents Wednesday, January 7; All Level IV Referrals Due February 3
The Level IV Advanced Academic Program is a highly challenging instructional program designed to meet the needs of advanced learners with a strong emphasis on higher level thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The program for Laurel Hill students for the 2015-2016 school year will be either full-time placement at Laurel Hill Elementary School (grades 3 - 4) or Lorton Station Elementary School (grades 3 - 6).
Students qualify for this program through a county-wide screening process that considers ability test scores, standardized test scores, work samples, grades, and parent and teacher referrals. All second-grade students are considered each year based on assessments given in first and second grade. All students in grades 2 - 6 can also be considered through a parent-referral process by submitting the AAP Level IV Referral Form. All referrals are due to Jeane Fahrenthold, Laurel Hill Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, by February 3.
An information meeting for parents will be held on Wednesday, January 7, at 7 p.m. in the Laurel Hill Cafeteria. All parents interested in learning more about the referral and screening process are encouraged to attend.
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.
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!
FCPS Events & Announcements
Community Events & Announcements
Fairfax County School Board Member Dan Storck will host Saturday Community Office Hours January 2015 as follows:
- Saturday, January 10 at the Lorton Library Conference Room, from 10 a.m. to Noon
- Saturday, January 10 at the Sherwood Regional Library, Conference Room 3, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Members of the community are invited to stop by to ask questions or to discuss concerns, no appointment necessary. If you have questions about the community office hours, please contact Dan Storck at Dan.Storck@fcps.edu or his assistant Mary Ellen Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org