Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.A Note from Principal Briggs
Dear Spring Hill Families,
I am thrilled to share that Spring Hill was awarded the Highest Achievement Exemplar Award by the Virginia Department of Education. Spring Hill was presented this award last night at the School Board meeting. This is quite an accomplishment as there are only 3 other schools in Fairfax County who received this award. I am so proud of our teachers, specialists, students, and parents who work together to make all of our children achieve at their highest potential!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Amy BriggsUpcoming Dates
- October 4-Walk and Roll to School Day
- October 16-20 -Book Fair
- October 18- Ice Cream Social-6-8pm
- October 21-Panther Pride-Community Clean-Up day
- October 31-Fall Festival Parade
- November 3-End of First Quarter (2 Hour early release)
- November 6 & 7-Teacher Workdays (No School for students)
- November 15-Fall Picture Day
The Digital Resource Parent Consent process is well underway for the 2023-2024 school year. September 29, 2023, is the due date for submitting the Digital Resource Consent Form, to ensure it falls after Back to School Nights. Parents will be able to submit or change their consent throughout the school year.
- To see which students still need consent in order to access the digital resources that require parent permission, please check the reports available in the Parent Digital Consent System (PDCS). Review the Parent Digital Consent System Guide for directions on accessing reports.
Parents are able to opt out their child out of any of the activities listed on this website
A Message from PTO MOVE THOSE FEET! National Walk to School Day is October 4th!
Round up your classmates and families as Spring Hill joins schools across the country to participate in the 27th annual Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 4th. All grades, K-6th, are encouraged to walk, bike, or scoot to school and collect a token for participating when you arrive through Door 7. Students who usually ride the bus and would like to participate are welcome to meet teachers and event organizers at Hamlet Park, located near the corner of Macbeth Street and Falstaff Road in the McLean Hamlet neighborhood, by 8:30 am. From here, students will complete the short walk to school together and receive their tokens for participating.BOOK FAIR 2022 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Spring Hill PTO's Annual Book Fair is right around the corner, October 16 - 20, 2023. This year's theme is "Book Fair Wilderness - Get Lost in a Book"!
Click here to sign up for a shift or two! Thank you! Please note: we ask that all volunteers who sign up for cashier shifts attend a fun, informative, easy training session during the week of October 1, 2023, in the school library.BOOK FAIR POSTER CONTEST
All Spring Hill students are invited to create an original poster using this year's Book Fair theme, "Book Fair Wilderness - Get Lost in a Book!" The grand prize winner will receive a Book Fair gift certificate and have his or her masterpiece printed on a bookmark distributed to everyone at school. There will also be winners for each grade!
Keep your eye out for a flyer in your child’s Thursday folder with more details. The deadline for poster submission is Friday, October 6.SAVE THE DATE – INAUGURAL SPRING HILL COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY!
Calling all Panthers! Grab your gardening tools and meet us at Spring Hill Elementary on October 21, 2023 for our first ever Community Cleanup Day! Let’s show our Panther Pride by coming together as a community to weed, garden, mulch and clean our school’s grounds, so that everyone that walks through Spring Hill knows what it means to be a Panther! Please sign up for volunteer slots by clicking here!
Keep your eyes open for additional information coming next week.
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Thank you for all of your support and partnership! Let me know if you have any questions. All my best, Maggie -- Maggie Kuchner VP of Communications Spring Hill Elementary PTO.Lost & Found
As the weather has cooled, and even light outerwear is sometimes needed to keep students warm and dry, just a friendly reminder to please label your student’s jackets, coats and other garments with their full name. Our lost and found (located in the cafeteria near the stage) is already starting to fill up, and it’s nice to be able to return items to children directly when they are labeled. Parents are welcome to stop by and take a look at the Lost and Found if kids are missing something, and students should do so as well during their lunch time. If you need a labeling option, here is one that would work, and there are several other options online as well.Cafeteria Volunteer Sign-Up
We welcome parents to come volunteer in the cafeteria to support our students! If you would like to volunteer, please Sign-up so we can plan on your help! Thank you to all who help us!AAP Information Night Advanced Academic Referral Meeting (AAP)
Erin O’Connor, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will be hosting a parent information session on Tuesday, October 10th at 5:30pm for families interested in learning more about the referral process for full time level IV advanced academic programs (AAP) at Spring Hill Elementary.
This meeting will focus on understanding the Full Time AAP Screening Process and is intended for parents of students in grades 2-6 only. If you cannot attend the meeting, the information will be posted on our website.
Any questions can be directed to Erin O’Connor at [email protected]
Any questions can be directed to Erin O’Connor- [email protected]
AAP Fall Newsletter Here is a link to the Fall Newsletter from the AAP Office: Fall Newsletter
In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:
- Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health
- Attend Superintendent Reid’s Community Conversation
- Free COVID-19 Tests
Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.The McLean ArtFest is Sunday, October 1st!
McLean Project for the Arts invites you to celebrate the arts in our community on Sunday, October 1st, from 10 am to 4 pm at McLean Central Park! Eleven Spring Hill students will have their paintings on display at the Children’s Art Walk: Jake B, Tony D, Parker S, Matteo A, Connor E, Prateeksha M, Allison T, Vera L, Laily H, Kailin L, and Aleksa M. In addition, a mural about Spring Hill culture created by last year’s third grade students will also be on display. There will be music, food, fun activities, and artists! For more information, visit mpaart.org.National Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 to October 15, we recognize and celebrate the histories and cultures of the members of our community who trace their heritage to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Fairfax Fiesta Fairfax County's inaugural Hispanic Heritage Celebration, the Fairfax Fiesta, is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 5 p.m., at the PARC at Tysons (8508 Leesburg Pike). The free event, presented by the Fairfax County Government and Celebrate Fairfax!, aims to provide an extraordinary experience for all ages and backgrounds. Learn more about Fairfax Fiesta.Family Resource Center
Fairfax County has many resources to offer our families. Click here to learn more.