Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.A Note from Principal Briggs
Dear Panther Families,
Throughout the month of February, we continue to honor the achievements and contributions of Black Americans within our curriculum and recognize their central role in U.S. history.
Our FCPS elementary curriculum provides teachers with instructional resources to deliver meaningful opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round and specifically during Black History Month. Some of this learning is embedded in the social studies curriculum, and additional resources and activities are provided to teachers in February.
Our student leadership team has been recognizing the contributions of Black Americans on our Morning News Show throughout each week. These segments highlight notable examples of Black culture and excellence in history and today.
Today, we were fortunate to have Mr. Rock Steady, a Congo Percussionist share his culture and history of Gogo music with our students. This was a wonderful event as we continue to celebrate Black History Month!
We ended our week with our first SHES Spelling Bee. Congratulations to all of our class winners and school winners. We are so proud of you!
Amy BriggsUpcoming Dates
- February 1-29 Black History Month
- February 17 Bids for Kids
- March 5 Student Holiday (Teacher workday)
- March 6-8 Read Across America Spirit Days
- March 7 Guest Author Stuart Gibbs
- March17 Fun Fair
The Spring Hill PTO is so excited to announce that we've met and EXCEEDED our fundraising goal of $20,000! With YOUR HELP, this year's BIDS FOR KIDS auction has raised a total of...$27,947!! Thank you so much for supporting our Spring Hill Panthers!!!
A special thank you goes out to our Bids for Kids co-chairs Anna Engle and Marcy Borger! Thank you to all of our go-getter volunteers, our outstanding supporters, our awesome SHES family and community, our teachers and administrators, all of our sponsors and everyone who has been involved in Bids for Kids!Fun Fair 2024 – Check it out!
WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: Spring Hill Elementary School
WHAT: Fun Fair is one of the most exciting days of the year at Spring Hill Elementary School, when we transform our school building into a carnival. Every area of the school becomes part of the fun and games! This beloved Spring Hill tradition brings smiles to everyone's faces with hours of games, raffles, prizes and so much more!
For more information, visit the Fun Fair Web site by clicking here.
All games and the raffle require tickets to play – purchase your tickets by clicking here!
Welcome to Spring Hill’s new Lost & Found Web site!
We’re excited to provide parents and guardians with a way of finding a child’s lost items without having to trek all the way to school to wade through a potential mess of items in the cafeteria. Our wonderful Lost & Found Team has put together PDF images of all lost-and-found items! Please take a few moments to scroll through the PDFs – which will be updated periodically with new lost items. You never know when you might find something you didn’t even realize was missing – so please check back in regularly!Author Visit-Stuart Gibbs
Nationally-Published author Stuart Gibbs is coming to our school to speak to 3rd-6th graders!
If you would like to own an autographed copy of Mr. Gibbs’ book, please go to myschoolbucks.com to order. THEN fill out this form and return it to school. All forms must be received by February 27, 2024.
As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for your children, we are excited to introduce a new tool that our teachers now have access to.
Lightspeed Software is designed to empower both teachers and students in the digital learning landscape. One of its key features is the ability for teachers to actively monitor student activity on laptops from their computer screens, fostering an environment that encourages focus and on-task behavior while teachers work with students in small groups.
We understand the importance of balancing technology in education with maintaining a focused and secure learning environment. Lightspeed Software is designed with these considerations in mind, and it will contribute significantly to the overall success of our students.
We also want to inform you that students will only be monitored during school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor your child’s activity. As parents, you are welcome to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer.2024-2025 New Student Registration
School Year 24-25 registration at Spring Hill Elementary is open for new student. If your student is applying for Dual Language Immersion lottery or Magnet school lottery, please let registrar know. You can start registration process by entering student’s information in New student Registration Intake Form.Order your Yearbook Now!
Spring Hill Yearbooks are on sale now. The cost for a yearbook is $ 25.00 payable online only to Lifetouch. Don’t miss your opportunity to have your panther memories for years to come. Orders must be received by March 22, 2024. We will not be ordering extra yearbooks, so if you want one, order now!
Yearbook Ordering link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/
Yearbook ID Code: 12616524
In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:
- Student and Family Surveys
- Career and Technical Education
- FAFSA Updates
- NOVA Virtual Sessions
- Fairfax County Teen Job Fair
- District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)
Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.Celebrating Cultures at SHES
We are so fortunate to have so many students from all different backgrounds at Spring Hill. We would love if you and your child could share more about your heritage with us. Our goal is to have your child share this information on our live morning news show for students and teachers to view. Please fill out this brief form with your student(s) to share your culture with us!Join Our Team
We are looking for one additional person to serve our school community.
We are looking for a Dining Assistant and Kindergarten Assistant for the rest of the 2024 school year.
Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.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!