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A safe place for children to grow, learn, and play. Our students learn to work in teams, with the teacher and with each other. Our curriculum includes music, art, physical education, and technology lessons  as well as core subjects. Our students use a variety of tools – from computers to costumes – to make learning fun as well as educational. Our families and friends come from around the world. Our SCA’s annual food drive is just one service-learning project that helps make our students good citizens. All of our staff members are true heroes, every day.




  • The Fall Book Fair Is HERE! - Monday, October 20 through Thursday, October 23!

    Are you looking for some interesting new reads? Do you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping? If so, make plans to attend the Fall Laurel Hill Library Book Fair, which starts Monday, October 20 and runs through Thursday, October 23. Students will be able to preview books during the school day on Monday and can purchase books beginning Tuesday. Families are invited to come browse and shop at Family Night on Wednesday, October 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. The PTA is also offering a packaged dinner that night for those who purchase ahead of time. Check Wednesday folders for more information or visit

    The PTA is recruiting volunteers to assist with the Book Fair. A variety of volunteer positions are available during the school day from noon on Friday, October 17 (set up and decoration) through late Thursday afternoon (pack up). Additional help will be needed to assist with Family Night dinner and activities on Wednesday night. Please visit the electronic sign-up sheet at to tell us when you’d like to help.


  • Wednesday, October 29, Is Fall Picture Day!

    Get your children ready to smile for the camera, because Wednesday, October 29 is Picture Day! An individual portrait will be taken of every student. Picture packages must be paid for in advance; order forms and payment envelopes will be sent home soon. Please note: This is the picture that will appear in our school yearbook in the spring.

  • Get Ready to Say "BOO!" to Bullying! - Friday, October 31

    To wrap up our month-long anti-bullying lessons and our recent bullying assemblies, Laurel Hill will have a school-wide Bullying Awareness Day on Friday, October 31 - "Say 'BOO!' to Bullying Day." On that day, which just happens to be Halloween, we will all say "Boo!" to bullying and support anti-bullying programs. We ask all students to wear BLACK and ORANGE that day to show their support. (These colors can be worn in addition to any other character dress-ups planned by individual teachers for the day.) Watch Wednesday folders for more information coming soon!

  • Students Released 2 Hours Early on Friday, October 31

    Friday, October 31, marks the end of the first grading quarter. It is also one of the new early-release days worked into the new FCPS school calendar to provide teachers with additional planning time. Students will be released 2 hours early at 1:50 p.m. that day. Please mark your calendars now and make alternative child-care arrangements, if necessary. SACC will remain open regular hours.

  • Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Meeting PowerPoint

    If you were not able to make it to the AAP Parent Meeting on October 7 but would still like to learn more about the program, please view the meeting's PowerPoint presentation here. If you have further questions, please contact Laurel Hill's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher Jeane Fahrenthold at

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

  • Technology and Internet Resources Available to FCPS Families

  • Parent Resource Center Workshops

  • 2014 Fairfax Education Summit – Saturday, October 25, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Edison High School
    Hosted by the Fairfax County School Board, this year’s Education Summit, entitled “Mapping Your Student’s Unique Journey: Explore the Many Choices in Fairfax County Public Schools,” will focus on helping parents understand the vast array of FCPS’ services and offerings available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Superintendent Karen Garza will be the opening speaker at the summit. She will provide an update on the “Portrait of a Graduate,” an initiative announced at last year’s summit. Dr. Garza has spent the past year seeking input from all stakeholders on what skills and knowledge students will need to be prepared for the future. A wide variety of breakout sessions will be offered. All parents and community members are invited to attend. Visit for details and to register.

  • Fairfax County School Board Member Dan Storck will host two Mount Vernon District Education Town Hall Meetings in October. The first meeting will be held at Walt Whitman Middle School in the Lecture Hall on  Tuesday, October 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The second meeting will be on Wednesday, October 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at South County Middle School in the Lecture Hall. All interested parents and community members are welcome! Panelists on October include FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza and Debi Tyler, Region 3 Assistant Superintendent. On Wednesday night, panelists will include Steven Lockard, Deputy Superintendent, and Angela Atwater, Region 4 Assistant Superintendent. See the flier for details.

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