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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful week ending the 2023-2024 school year. We honored our 6th graders as they move on to middle school and had our End-of-Year Pep Rally to celebrate our favorite memories of the year!

We can't thank you enough for all of your support. We are looking forward to another amazing year in the fall.

Next week, our office flooring is being replaced, so we have limited access to our phones. If you need assistance, please feel free to email either Terry Restino at [email protected] or Amy Briggs at [email protected]. We will respond as soon as possible.

We hope you all have a wonderful and restful summer!

Sincerely,

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

July 1

School Supply Orders are due

August 9

Kindergarten Jumpstart & playdate

August 14

New Family Orientation, 6pm

August 16

Open House, 9am-10:30am

August 19

First Day of School

2024-2025 FCPS calendar

 

Order Your School Supplies

Parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year off with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! The deadline to order is July 1, 2024!

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. 

Join Our Team

We are looking for one additional person to serve our school community. 

We are looking for a Dining Assistant and student monitors for next year.

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Parents,

This week has been full of end of year celebrations and musical performances. Our Kindergarten cubs entertained us with their sweet voices during their grade level performance this week. We also had the pleasure of having our 4th grade orchestra students perform for  parents on Wednesday evening and our 4th-6th grade band students perform on Thursday evening. So much to celebrate!

 

Sincerely,

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

June 10

6th Grade Party

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30am

3rd Grade Party, 1:30pm

June 12

  • Pep Rally 3-5 (9:3am)-Gym
  • K-2 (12:30pm)-Gym
  • Kindergarten Party, 9am
  • Last Day of School, Dismissal, 1:35pm

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon:

 Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from Wolftrap or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines. Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results.

Order Your School Supplies

Parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year off with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! The deadline to order is July 1, 2024!

Message from our PTO LAST CALL FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS

All items not claimed by Friday, June 7th will be donated!

Please scroll through the Lost and Found Website to find your child's missing coats, jackets, hoodies, gloves, hats or sweaters! There are literally hundreds of items, all without names, and we're sure you'd like these back home where they belong! We've added brand and sizing info to the photos to help parents recognize items. The website provides instructions on what to do if you see your child's items in the linked PDF photos.  Looking for name tags?  The Spring Hill PTO has partnered with Mabel's Labels to make it easy to label your child's items. PLUS, purchase Mabel's Labels and the PTO will receive a portion of the proceeds. It's win-win - your child's items don't stay lost and you're supporting the PTO! Go ahead...purchase now for camp, the pool, and of course back-to-school (when those cool mornings and warm afternoons make the lost and found so popular).  To ensure that our PTO gets credit for your label purchases, click the Support a Fundraiser Link on the Mabel's Labels Home Page and enter "Spring Hill Elementary School PTO" in the search bar. You can also enter "Spring Hill Elementary School PTO" at checkout in the Support a Fundraiser bar.  Happy labelling and thank you for helping us get all of the lost & found items back to their rightful owners!

 

Medication Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. All information regarding medication can be found here.

Student Spotlight

Spring Hill Team A and Team B had a great experience at the OOM World Finals in Ames, Iowa. From the best recollection of people around us, it seems this was the first time SHES was at the OOM world finals. There were a lot of fun activities that the kids enjoyed a lot !

Out of 35 teams in OOM world finals for Div 1, problem 5, SHES Team A ranked 13. SHES Team A members are listed below:

Hannah Shiv (5th Grade), Gabriel Habib (5th Grade), Mayan Ramanujan (4th Grade), Emma Chen (4th Grade), Kaylee Zhao (4th Grade), Noah Shiv (3rd Grade)

Out of 36 teams in OOM world finals for Div 1, problem 4, SHES Hill Team B ranked 26. 

SHES Team B members are listed below:

Alika Dawood (5th Grade), Annika Basu (4th Grade), Elena Shahpar (4th Grade), William Donaldson (4th Grade), Nickan Sadr (4th Grade), Elina Ghavami (4th Grade), Anna Dudnik-Dubiniak (4th Grade)

Congratulations to Winston Erikson for being a contestant on 'The Price is Right'!

Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

  Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

 

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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. 

FCPS News
  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review
  • 2024-25 School Year Budget Update
  • Free Student Bus Passes
Join Our Team

We are looking for one additional person to serve our school community. 

We are looking for a Dining Assistant for the rest of the 2024 school year.  

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Parents,

We have had an exciting week! We had our incredible Band performed last Friday at King's Dominion and received a 'Superior' rating! Our Orchestra performed their Spring concert on Wednesday evening. Ms. Mezvinsky even had a student conduct and a student play the piano. The talent we have at SHES continues to amaze me! 

Last night, we brought back Taste of Spring Hill! This has been a dream of mine to bring back this cultural event since it ended during COVID. We had 33 countries represented with delicious food, beautiful traditional attire, entertainment, and interesting facts. This event truly encapsulates our international community!

Finally, our Field Day was action-packed on the most beautiful day. Students had a blast and we are so grateful for all of our parent volunteers for making this day happen.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Briggs

 

Upcoming Dates

June 3

  • Grade level teachers can pick up yearbooks in Terry’s office
  • 3rd Grade Kid’s Business Day 9-11:30 (Blacktop)
  • 5th Grade Poetry Jam-1pm-Lg. Pod
  • 2nd grade EOY Party (12:15-1:30)

June 4

Kindergarten Performance (9:300am)

June 5

5th Grade Party, 10:30am 

4th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal, 2:30

Parent Concert, 6:30pm

June 6

  • 1st Grade Party, 9:30am
  • 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra School Assembly 2:30pm
  • Band Concert, 6:30pm

June 7

4th Grade Party 2pm

June 10

6th Grade Party

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30am

3rd Grade Party, 1:30pm

June 12

  • Pep Rally 3-5 (9:3am)-Gym
  • K-2 (12:30pm)-Gym
  • Kindergarten Party, 9am
  • Last Day of School, Dismissal, 1:35pm

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon:

 Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from Wolftrap or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines. Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results.

Order Your School Supplies

Parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year off with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! The deadline to order is July 1, 2024!

Message from our PTO LAST CALL FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS

All items not claimed by Friday, June 7th will be donated!

Please scroll through the Lost and Found Website to find your child's missing coats, jackets, hoodies, gloves, hats or sweaters! There are literally hundreds of items, all without names, and we're sure you'd like these back home where they belong! We've added brand and sizing info to the photos to help parents recognize items. The website provides instructions on what to do if you see your child's items in the linked PDF photos.  Looking for name tags?  The Spring Hill PTO has partnered with Mabel's Labels to make it easy to label your child's items. PLUS, purchase Mabel's Labels and the PTO will receive a portion of the proceeds. It's win-win - your child's items don't stay lost and you're supporting the PTO! Go ahead...purchase now for camp, the pool, and of course back-to-school (when those cool mornings and warm afternoons make the lost and found so popular).  To ensure that our PTO gets credit for your label purchases, click the Support a Fundraiser Link on the Mabel's Labels Home Page and enter "Spring Hill Elementary School PTO" in the search bar. You can also enter "Spring Hill Elementary School PTO" at checkout in the Support a Fundraiser bar.  Happy labelling and thank you for helping us get all of the lost & found items back to their rightful owners!

 

TOSH 2024 WAS SO MUCH FUN!

Thank you to everyone that made TOSH 2024 such a terrific success!  From skilled parent chefs to wonderful cultural presentations and performances, the robust cultural showcase that we envisioned exceeded all expectation!

Thank you again to everyone that attended and to our amazing SHES Staff, without whom this event would not have come together!

Medication Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. All information regarding medication can be found here.

The 6th Grade Party will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024, and registering your child is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

During this day-long celebration, the students will wear their 6th Grade t-shirts (that they received at the start of this year), play outdoor games, attempt to drench teachers and staff in the dunk tank, eat a picnic lunch, dance to the jams of the DJ in the beach-themed gym, and guess “Who’s Who” in the baby photo contest, among other fun activities. Our graduates will end the day watching a touching slideshow filled with memories and photos from their time at Spring Hill. 

To register your child for this spectacular event, please visit the 6th Party Website to complete the 6th Grade Party Checklist (STEPS 1 – 3) below:

  1. STEP 1 – Tickets
  2. STEP 2 – Submit/Upload Photos for Baby Photos Contest and Slideshow
  3. STEP 3 – Sign-up to Volunteer

We look forward to celebrating all of our Spring Hill Elementary School children ending their precious elementary school years on Monday, June 10, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the 6th Grade Party Committee Chairs at [email protected].

Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

  Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

 

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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. 

FCPS News
  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review
  • 2024-25 School Year Budget Update
  • Free Student Bus Passes
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 for the rest of the 2024 school year.  

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Field Day is Tomorrow!

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Field Day is Tomorrow, May 31st!

We are looking forward to a great field day. Just a few reminders: 

Dress Students Appropriately
  • Please make sure students come to school dressed for outdoor physical activities and water activities (athletic clothing, footwear).
  • Students should wear their grade level SHES Shirt!
  • Students should wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat.
  • Students should bring a full water bottle marked with their name if possible.

Any parents who wish to watch the events, are welcome. However, all observers and volunteers must sign in to receive a sticker for safety reasons.

Grades 4-6 (Chang & Obrien)-9:15-11:45

Grades K-3 (Budniewski, Fernandez, Leadingham)-12:35-3:00

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or any member of our admin team.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Parents,

It's not very often we get to see a double rainbow arcing over our very own school! Rainbows have also held special meaning for many cultures throughout history.

Here at our school, I see it as a symbol of hope and new beginnings. It appears after a storm, reminding us that even after challenges, there is always a chance for sunshine and brighter days.

We will use this  beautiful image as inspiration to keep moving forward, embrace new possibilities, and continue to learn and grow together. 

We hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Amy Briggs

 

Last Chance for Parent Input for 24-25 School Year

As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to provide an opportunity for families in our community to reflect on how their child(ren) have changed and grown over the past year and think about how their personalities and characteristics shape their experiences as a learner.  Gathering some brief information about each child will assist us in constructing class groupings for the 24-25 school year and provide your child's future teacher with valuable information from the family's perspective.  We will be collecting responses through May 24th.  Please fill out this Google form to capture your input. We look forward to working together with you as we plan the coming school year.

Upcoming Dates

May 24

Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

Parent Input form due

May 27-29

Summer Reading Book Fair-library

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30am (Gym)

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

Order Your School Supplies

Parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year off with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! The deadline to order is July 1, 2024!

A Message from PTO

 

ARE YOU READY FOR TOSH 2024? ~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~ ~SHES Cafeteria and Large Pod~

 

This year's Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH) is almost here! We are thrilled to have more than 30 different countries and cultures showcased! 

Taste of Spring Hill is a FREE EVENT! Please visit our Taste of Spring Hill Free Ticket Sign Up Genius!** If you would like to volunteer, please sign up by clickinghere!

**Please note - families already signed up to present their culture should not sign up as a volunteer or attendee, we have you accounted for.

  SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR FIELD DAY! Friday, May 31

 

Get ready for a day of FUN on Field Day! This year's Field Day will be Friday, May 31st. Our Spring Hill PE teachers have put together a day of classic field day games for our students, and we need parent volunteers to help run each station. No experience is necessary - you will be provided with game instructions before the events start. 

TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE MORNING EVENTS [Grades 3 (O’Brien and Chang ONLY), 5, and 6], click here.

 

TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE AFTERNOON EVENTS [K, 1, 2, and 3 (Budniewski, Fernandez, and Leadingham ONLY)], click here.

 

LAST CALL FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS

All items not claimed by Friday, June 7th will be donated!

 

Please scroll through the Lost and Found Website to find your child's missing coats, jackets, hoodies, gloves, hats or sweaters! There are literally hundreds of items, all without names, and we're sure you'd like these back home where they belong! We've added brand and sizing info to the photos to help parents recognize items. The website provides instructions on what to do if you see your child's items in the linked PDF photos.  Looking for name tags?  The Spring Hill PTO has partnered with Mabel's Labels to make it easy to label your child's items. PLUS, purchase Mabel's Labels and the PTO will receive a portion of the proceeds. It's win-win - your child's items don't stay lost and you're supporting the PTO! Go ahead...purchase now for camp, the pool, and of course back-to-school (when those cool mornings and warm afternoons make the lost and found so popular).  To ensure that our PTO gets credit for your label purchases, click the Support a Fundraiser Link on the Mabel's Labels Home Page and enter "Spring Hill Elementary School PTO" in the search bar. You can also enter "Spring Hill Elementary School PTO" at checkout in the Support a Fundraiser bar.  Happy labelling and thank you for helping us get all of the lost & found items back to their rightful owners!

Medication Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. All information regarding medication can be found here.

The 6th Grade Party will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024, and registering your child is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

During this day-long celebration, the students will wear their 6th Grade t-shirts (that they received at the start of this year), play outdoor games, attempt to drench teachers and staff in the dunk tank, eat a picnic lunch, dance to the jams of the DJ in the beach-themed gym, and guess “Who’s Who” in the baby photo contest, among other fun activities. Our graduates will end the day watching a touching slideshow filled with memories and photos from their time at Spring Hill. 

To register your child for this spectacular event, please visit the 6th Party Website to complete the 6th Grade Party Checklist (STEPS 1 – 3) below:

  1. STEP 1 – Tickets
  2. STEP 2 – Submit/Upload Photos for Baby Photos Contest and Slideshow
  3. STEP 3 – Sign-up to Volunteer

We look forward to celebrating all of our Spring Hill Elementary School children ending their precious elementary school years on Monday, June 10, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the 6th Grade Party Committee Chairs at [email protected].

Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

  Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

 

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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. 

FCPS News
  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review
  • 2024-25 School Year Budget Update
  • Free Student Bus Passes
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 for the rest of the 2024 school year.  

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Parents,

We have had a successful two weeks of SOL testing in grades 3-6! We still have 6th grade Math and 5th grade Science next week. Please be sure to have your child in school on those testing days!

We continue to countdown the school year with our school spirit days. We hope everyone joins in the fun!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Amy Briggs

 

Parent Input form for 24-25 School Year

As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to provide an opportunity for families in our community to reflect on how their child(ren) have changed and grown over the past year and think about how their personalities and characteristics shape their experiences as a learner.  Gathering some brief information about each child will assist us in constructing class groupings for the 24-25 school year and provide your child's future teacher with valuable information from the family's perspective.  We will be collecting responses through May 24th.  Please fill out this Google form to capture your input. We look forward to working together with you as we plan the coming school year.

Upcoming Dates

May 24

Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

Parent Input form due

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30am (Gym)

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule A Message from PTO ARE YOU READY FOR TOSH 2024?
~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~
~SHES Cafeteria and Large Pod~

We are excited to bring back Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH)! We are thrilled to have more than 30 different countries and cultures showcased! 

Taste of Spring Hill is a FREE EVENT! We do need to have an idea of how many people will be attending.**  Please visit our Taste of Spring Hill Free Ticket Sign Up Genius!  If you would like to volunteer, please sign up by clicking here!

**Please note - families already signed up to present their culture should not sign up as a volunteer or attendee, we have you accounted for.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR FIELD DAY!
Friday, May 31

Get ready for a day of FUN on Field Day! This year's Field Day will be Friday, May 31st. Our Spring Hill PE teachers have put together a day of classic field day games for our students, and we need parent volunteers to help run each station. No experience is necessary - you will be provided with game instructions before the events start. 

TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE MORNING EVENTS [Grades 3 (O’Brien and Chang ONLY), 5, and 6], click here.

TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE AFTERNOON EVENTS [K, 1, 2, and 3 (Budniewski, Fernandez, and Leadingham ONLY)], click here.

Order Your School Supplies

Parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year off with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! The deadline to order is July 1, 2024!

 

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?
Check Out Spring Hill’s Lost & Found Web site!

As the school year winds down, please take a look at the PDF catalog of lost & found items that our wonderful Lost & Found Team has put together! Please take a few moments to scroll through the PDFs. You never know when you might find something you didn’t even realize was missing!

 

Medication Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. All information regarding medication can be found here.

Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

  Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

 

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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. 

FCPS News
  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review
  • 2024-25 School Year Budget Update
  • Free Student Bus Passes
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 for the rest of the 2024 school year.  

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the entire staff, I want to express our deepest gratitude for your incredible efforts during our recent staff appreciation week/day.

The time and energy you and the PTO dedicated to showing your appreciation truly meant the world to us. Every day was filled with amazing treats, thoughtful gestures, and a genuine sense of love and support. Your thoughtfulness went a long way in boosting morale and reminding us how much you value our hard work.

Thank you again for making us feel so appreciated!

Sincerely,

Amy Briggs

 

Parent Input form for 24-25 School Year

As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to provide an opportunity for families in our community to reflect on how their child(ren) have changed and grown over the past year and think about how their personalities and characteristics shape their experiences as a learner.  Gathering some brief information about each child will assist us in constructing class groupings for the 24-25 school year and provide your child's future teacher with valuable information from the family's perspective.  We will be collecting responses through May 24th.  Please fill out this Google form to capture your input. We look forward to working together with you as we plan the coming school year.

Upcoming Dates    

May 17

PTO Meeting, 9am

May 24

Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

Parent Input form due

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule A Message from PTO

A Message from PTO

ARE YOU READDY FOR TOSH 2024?

~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~

We are excited to bring back Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH)!

THANK YOU again to all of the families who have signed up to represent their culture at Taste of Spring Hill! We are expecting nearly 30 different countries to be showcased!  Taste of Spring Hill is a FREE EVENT! We do need to have an idea of how many people will be attending.**  Please visit our Taste of Spring Hill Free Ticket Sign Up Genius to get your FREE tickets and volunteer!

**Please note - families already signed up to present their culture should not sign up as a volunteer or attendee, we have you accounted for already.

LAST PTO MEETING OF THE YEAR! Friday, May 17 – 9 AM in the Cafeteria

We can't belive that the year is coming to a close...Please join us for the LAST PTO meeting of the year. Come to the cafeteria on FRIDAY, MAY 17 at 9 AM for coffee, nibbles, conversation and to learn more about how the PTO has given back to Spring Hill this year!

 

Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

  Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

 

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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. 

FCPS News

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong! Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

Calendar Reminders 
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Orthodox Good Friday (teacher work day)
  • School Lunch Hero Day
  • National Fentanyl Awareness Day - Newsletter blurb added!
  • Bike to School Day 
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • National School Nurse Day
  • School Communicators Day
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 for the rest of the 2024 school year.  

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Walk & Roll to School Day-Tomorrow!

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Walk and Roll to School Day

Get 2 Green is sponsoring WALK and ROLL your way to school on for workout Wednesday, May 8th.  Ride your bike, scooter, roller skates, or wear your favorite walking shoes and WALK and ROLL with us to school!

If you want to walk with your SHEs teachers, we will meet students at 8:20am in the Hamlet on the corner of Birnam Wood Dr. and Falstaff Rd. to walk together at 8:30am.

Show you Get 2 Green spirit and WALK and ROLL your way to school with us!

 

Hope to see you there! 

Get 2 Green Team

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

PTO MEETING DATE CHANGE

Our next PTO meeting has been changed to May 17th, 2024 at 9am in the cafeteria.

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

We had a wonderful morning greeting all of our 'Panther Cubs' and their families who will be joining the Spring Hill family in the Fall. Our young panthers were eager to see the kindergarten classrooms!

The end of the year is rapidly approaching! Please see our ABC countdown for all of the fun spirit days we have planned for the rest of the school year.

We hope you enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Parent Input form for 24-25 School Year

As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to provide an opportunity for families in our community to reflect on how their child(ren) have changed and grown over the past year and think about how their personalities and characteristics shape their experiences as a learner.  Gathering some brief information about each child will assist us in constructing class groupings for the 24-25 school year and provide your child's future teacher with valuable information from the family's perspective.  We will be collecting responses through May 24th.  Please fill out this Google form to capture your input. We look forward to working together with you as we plan the coming school year.

Upcoming Dates

May 8

Walk and Roll to School Day

May 10

PTO Meeting, 9am

May 24

Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

Parent Input form due

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule Walk and Roll to School Day

Get 2 Green is sponsoring WALK and ROLL your way to school on for workout Wednesday, May 8th.  Ride your bike, scooter, roller skates, or wear your favorite walking shoes and WALK and ROLL with us to school!

If you want to walk with your SHEs teachers, we will meet students at 8:20am in the Hamlet on the corner of Birnam Wood Dr. and Falstaff Rd. to walk together at 8:30am.

Show you Get 2 Green spirit and WALK and ROLL your way to school with us!

 

Hope to see you there! 

Get 2 Green Team

 

A Message from PTO STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK IS HERE

Monday, May 6th – Friday May 10th

 We love our SHES staff and are so grateful for all that they do for our Spring Hill community! This year’s theme is “We’re Sweet On You.” The PTO Staff Appreciation Committee has come up with a delicious line up of daily treats:

Monday, May 6

We DONUT Know What We’d Do Without You

~Donuts, Bagels, Juice, and Coffee for Breakfast~

Tuesday, May 7

Let Us Sweeten Your Day

~Apple Spice Boxed Lunches and Lollipops~

Wednesday, May 8

Thanks for Making Us Smart COOKIES

~Mixx Delight Food Truck, Brownies, and Cookies~

Thursday, May 9

BAR None – You Are the Best

~Sandwich Platters and Personalized Hershey Bars~

Friday, May 10

How Sweet It Is to Be Taught by You!

~Room Parents Deliver Lunch to Classroom Teachers and There’s a Sweet Treat in the Teacher’s Lounge~

 

If you are interested in helping out or have any questions, please email the PTO President-Elect, Anna Engel, at [email protected].

TASTE OF SPRING HILL IS BACK! ~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~

 

We are excited to bring back Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH)!

A huge THANK YOU to all of the families who have signed up to represent their culture at Taste of Spring Hill! We are expecting nearly 30 different countries to be showcased!  For those families that have signed up to both showcase their culture and/or to act as Parent Chefs, you will be receiving an email this week with important details for next steps and planning tips. Taste of Spring Hill is a free event - be on the look out for more information in the next week about how to attend and volunteer at this exciting, no-cost community event.

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Check out Spring Hill’s Lost & Found Web site!

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!

 

Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.

  Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

 

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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. 

FCPS News
    • ☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

    Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

    Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

    Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

    Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.
    • 🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

    Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

    It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.
Calendar Reminders 
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Orthodox Good Friday (teacher work day)
  • School Lunch Hero Day
  • National Fentanyl Awareness Day - Newsletter blurb added!
  • Bike to School Day 
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • National School Nurse Day
  • School Communicators Day
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 for the rest of the 2024 school year.  

 Please contact Boutia Pourhashemi at [email protected] if you are interested.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Spring Hill ES Panther Press

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

I want to thank all of the staff and students who participated in two fabulous events this week! Students raised funds for the American Heart Association and our staff and 6th grade students had a very close Basketball game last night! It is so great to share in these sporting events!

As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to provide an opportunity for families in our community to reflect on how their child(ren) have changed and grown over the past year and think about how their personalities and characteristics shape their experiences as a learner.  Gathering some brief information about each child will assist us in constructing class groupings for the 24-25 school year and provide your child's future teacher with valuable information from the family's perspective.  We will be collecting responses through May 24th.  Please fill out this Google form to capture your input. We look forward to working together with you as we plan the coming school year.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

April 30

5th Grade Field Trip

May 3

Kindergarten Orientation & Registration

May 10

PTO Meeting, 9am

May 24

Parent Input form due

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule A Message from PTO A TASTE OF SPRING HILL IS BACK!

~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~

We are excited to bring back Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH)!

WHAT: A special evening to celebrate the amazing cultural heritage of our students, staff and families! WHEN: Thursday, May 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm WHERE: SHES Cafeteria We are looking for parents and families willing to teach more about their culture, country and heritage so that we can have as many cultures and countries (or U.S. states) represented as possible. Together, we will transform the cafeteria into a cultural showcase with flags, décor, games, pictures and posters from different countries and cultures.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1!

Ways to share include:

  • Make a poster showing the amazing cities to visit in your country 
  • Drape your table with a beautiful flag or colorful scarf
  • Display a dress or costume from your culture
  • Set up a game for the kids to play that is popular in your country 
  • Bring in pictures from your travel adventures
  • Share a favorite dish from your country

Visit the TOSH Sign Up Genius to sign up and share your culture and help us transform the cafeteria into a robust Cultural Showcase! We will connect families who sign up to share the same culture so that you can coordinate with one another!

 STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Coming up May 6th – 10th

 We love our SHES staff and are so grateful for all that they do for our Spring Hill community! This year’s theme is “We’re Sweet On You.” The PTO Staff Appreciation Committee has come up with a delicious line up of daily treats:

 

Monday, May 6

We DONUT Know What We’d Do Without You

~Donuts, Bagels, Juice, and Coffee for Breakfast~

Tuesday, May 7

Let Us Sweeten Your Day

~Apple Spice Boxed Lunches and Lollipops~

Wednesday, May 8

Thanks for Making Us Smart COOKIES

~Mixx Delight Food Truck, Brownies, and Cookies~

Thursday, May 9

BAR None – You Are the Best

~Sandwich Platters and Personalized Hershey Bars~

Friday, May 10

How Sweet It Is to Be Taught by You!

~Room Parents Deliver Lunch to Classroom Teachers and a Sweet Treat in the Teacher’s Lounge~

 

If you are interested in learning more or can pitch in to help, please email the PTO President-Elect, Anna Engle, at [email protected].

 

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Check out Spring Hill’s Lost & Found Web site!

 

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!

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 9am. It will take place in our cafeteria. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, rising kindergarteners will be taken to a kindergarten classroom to do some activities with the kindergarten teachers. Parents will be staying in the cafeteria to continue the meeting with the principal and other Spring Hill staff

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. 

Longfellow-News for rising 7th graders

Spring Open House – April 30,, 2024

We cordially invite all our Rising 7th & New FCPS families to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, you will have an opportunity to tour LMS and ask any questions you may have to prepare for the 23-24 school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Jump Start Registration Now Open!

Jump Start registration is now open on myschoolbucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5th – 6th or session 2 – August 7th – 8th.  

Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at [email protected]

FCPS News
  • 🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources.

  • 🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

 

Calendar Reminders 

See the Calendar Toolkit for graphics, sample language, and ideas for social media and newsletter posts. Please do not link to the toolkit; it is only accessible by FCPS employees.

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Orthodox Good Friday (teacher work day)
  • School Lunch Hero Day
  • National Fentanyl Awareness Day
  • Bike to School day - Updated resources!
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • National School Nurse Day

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

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 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!

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

We had another action-packed week full of learning and music! Our chorus performed their Spring concert this past Wednesday and our first graders showed off their musical talent during their grade level performance. 

Our second graders' field trip  today was full of exploration at the Lego Discovery Center. It is wonderful to be able to have our students learning in new and creative ways through all of their field trips. We are so thankful that our PTO sponsors many of these trips.

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend. I am grateful for all of your continued support.

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

April 23

Kindergarten Field Trip-Frying Pan Park

April 25

Kids Heart Challenge

Staff Vs. 6th grade Basketball game

April 30

5th Grade Field Trip

May 3

Kindergarten Orientation & Registration

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

Kid's Heart Challenge

We are excited to let you know that we will be doing the KHC/AHA (Kid’s Heart Challenge/American Heart Association) again this year on April 25th. Heart disease continues to be an issue and one of the best ways to help fight it is by exercising. This year will consist of 3 different stations. Using a Hulu Hoop, running, and a homerun derby. Of course, there will be a cold treat afterwards! All families are welcome and encouraged to come and support all the participants.

Registration is free for the event and all students who register will receive a wrist band. Both the SHES P.E. Department and AHA encourage you to donate if you feel comfortable doing so. All donations will go towards fighting heart disease and help us purchase new PE equipment. The Spring Hill Community was tremendous last year with supporting this event/cause and we hope this year is the same. We thank you for all your support!

Schedule:

6th Grade – 9:15am to 9:55am

5th Grade- 10:15am to 10:55am

4th Grade- 11:15am to 11:55am

3rd Grade – 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Kinder/1st – 1:30pm to 2:15pm

2nd Grade – 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Please click on the link below to Register.

https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=9739&pg=company&company_id=449411

Mr. V & Mr. Worthington

SOL Schedule Family Summit this Weekend!

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources. Session topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; helping children manage emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Online sessions will provide support for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn more about the guest speakers and register to attend. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

A Message from PTO

A TASTE OF SPRING HILL IS BACK!

~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~

Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH) is a special event to celebrate the amazing breadth of cultural heritage at Spring Hill! We will transform the cafeteria into a cultural showcase with flags, décor, games, pictures and posters from different countries and cultures. We hope to have as many cultures and countries (or U.S. states) represented as possible.

We are looking for parents and families interested in participating to teach our Spring Hill community more about their culture, country and heritage! Ways to share include:

  • Make a poster showing the amazing cities to visit in your country 
  • Drape your table with a beautiful flag or colorful scarf
  • Display a dress or costume from your culture
  • Set up a game for the kids to play that is popular in your country 
  • Bring in pictures from your travel adventures
  • Share a favorite dish from your country

Visit the TOSH Sign Up Genius to sign up and share your culture and help us transform the cafeteria into a robust Cultural Showcase! We will connect families who sign up to share the same culture so that you can coordinate with one another!

 STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Coming up May 6th – 10th

 We love our SHES staff and are so grateful for all that they do for our Spring Hill community! This year’s theme is “We’re Sweet On You.” The PTO Staff Appreciation Committee is looking for volunteers to help show our amazing staff what we mean. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping with decorations
  • Setting up for teacher appreciation lunch
  • Clean up

Be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in lending a helping hand, please email the PTO President-Elect, Anna Engle, at [email protected].

Counseling Services

The flyer shared by the DSS for Mental Health and Wellness Tools is linked below.  There is a webinar at the end of the month sponsored by the FCPS Family Resource Center about navigating counseling services in VA.  Is the flyer able to be shared on the website and/or this week’s Panther Press?  I copied the clinical team on this email for their knowledge too.Counseling_Services_in_VA.pdf

Summer Camp

Summer Arts CampDon’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 9am. It will take place in our cafeteria. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, rising kindergarteners will be taken to a kindergarten classroom to do some activities with the kindergarten teachers. Parents will be staying in the cafeteria to continue the meeting with the principal and other Spring Hill staff

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. 

Longfellow-News for rising 7th graders

Spring Open House – April 30,, 2024

We cordially invite all our Rising 7th & New FCPS families to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, you will have an opportunity to tour LMS and ask any questions you may have to prepare for the 23-24 school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Jump Start Registration Now Open!

Jump Start registration is now open on myschoolbucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5th – 6th or session 2 – August 7th – 8th.  

Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at [email protected]

FCPS News

Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book.

 

 Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

 

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024. Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

Reflection & Silent Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

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 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!

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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Wear Purple Tomorrow!

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Spring Hill  will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Friday, April 18th. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up!  highlights our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! Hope everyone wears their purple tomorrow!

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected]

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

Our 4th grade oceans fashion show was such a creative way to celebrate the ocean and end the week! The costumes were incredible!

A huge congratulations to SHES Teams A and B for their phenomenal second-place finishes at the Virginia State Odyssey of the Mind competition in the Problems category! This  achievement earns them a spot at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals! We are incredibly proud of their dedication, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Grade Level Adventures!

Our curious learners were busy exploring this week!

  • 3rd Grade: Journeyed back in time with a trip to the Natural History Museum, where they marveled at dinosaurs and unearthed fascinating discoveries.
  • 4th Grade: Stepped into history with a visit to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. We're sure they learned valuable lessons about our nation's founding fathers.
  • 5th Grade: Enjoyed a captivating performance at the Alden Theater. We hope it sparked their love for the performing arts!

Mark Your Calendars: Kid's Heart Challenge!

Looking ahead, we're gearing up for the exciting Kid's Heart Challenge on April 25th! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about heart health, participate in physical activities, and raise funds for a worthy cause. Stay tuned for more information!

Congratulations again to our Odyssey of the Mind teams and all our curious explorers! Keep up the fantastic work, SHES!

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

April 16   

Advanced Academics Information Night (5-6pm)

April 17

Last Chance to order yearbooks

School Chorus Concert Parent Concert-6:30pm

April 18

First grade performance-9:15am

5th Grade Reading/Writing SOL

April 19

2nd Grade Field Trip

April 25

Kids Heart Challenge

Staff Vs. 6th grade Basketball game

April 30

5th Grade Field Trip

May 3

Kindergarten Orientation & Registration

May 29

5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

May 30

6th Grade Field Trip

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

June 5

4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm

June 11

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 12

Last of School, Dismissal at 1:35PM

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

Kid's Heart Challenge

We are excited to let you know that we will be doing the KHC/AHA (Kid’s Heart Challenge/American Heart Association) again this year on April 25th. Heart disease continues to be an issue and one of the best ways to help fight it is by exercising. This year will consist of 3 different stations. Using a Hulu Hoop, running, and a homerun derby. Of course, there will be a cold treat afterwards! All families are welcome and encouraged to come and support all the participants.

 

Registration is free for the event and all students who register will receive a wrist band. Both the SHES P.E. Department and AHA encourage you to donate if you feel comfortable doing so. All donations will go towards fighting heart disease and help us purchase new PE equipment. The Spring Hill Community was tremendous last year with supporting this event/cause and we hope this year is the same. We thank you for all your support!

Schedule:

6th Grade – 9:15am to 9:55am

5th Grade- 10:15am to 10:55am

4th Grade- 11:15am to 11:55am

3rd Grade – 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Kinder/1st – 1:30pm to 2:15pm

2nd Grade – 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Please click on the link below to Register.

https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=9739&pg=company&company_id=449411

Mr. V & Mr. Worthington

SOL Schedule Safety Corner

Keeping our students safe is our number # 1 priority.  Please adhere to the following:

  • As a reminder, the left side parking lot is closed to traffic between 8:30-9:00 am and between 3:35-4:00pm.
  • Kiss & Ride is only from 8:30-8:50am. After 8:50am you must park your car in a parking spot and walk your child to the front office. 
  • The Hamlet is not a designated Kiss and Ride drop-off/pick- up location.
  • The front driveway is for Buses only. 
A Message from PTO A TASTE OF SPRING HILL IS BACK!

~Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 PM to 8 PM~

Taste of Spring Hill International Food Night (TOSH) is a special evening to celebrate the amazing cultural heritage of our students, staff and families! We hope to have as many cultures and countries (or U.S. states) represented as possible. We are looking for parents and families willing to teach more about their culture, country and heritage – ideas include cultural décor, food, performances, and more.  Visit the TOSH Sign Up Genius to sign up and share your culture and help us transform the cafeteria into a robust Cultural Showcase with flags, decor, games, pictures, food tastings, and posters!  We will connect families who sign up to share the same culture so that you can coordinate with one another!

 STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Coming up May 6th – 10th

 We love our SHES staff and are so grateful for all that they do for our Spring Hill community! During Staff Appreciation Week, the PTO Staff Appreciation Committee is looking for volunteers to help show our amazing staff how much they mean to us.  Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping with decorations
  • Setting up for teacher appreciation lunch
  • Clean up

If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please email the PTO President-Elect, Anna Engle, at [email protected].

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Welcome to Spring Hill’s Lost & Found Web site!

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!

Understanding Different Types of Hurtful Behavior 

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, one out of every five (20.2%) students report being bullied. It is no wonder that bullying is on the forefront of many caregivers' minds. But with so much talk about bullying, sometimes caregivers and students call behavior “bullying” that is actually not. Below are explanations of different types of hurtful behavior.

Rude - When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful.  Rude words or actions are usually spontaneous, unplanned inconsideration, based on thoughtlessness or poor manners or narcissism, but not meant to actually hurt someone.

Mean - When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once or twice

Bullying is defined in the FCPS Students Rights and Responsibilities as, “Any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” includes cyberbullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.”  

Our Spring Hill School Counselors teach students the acronym, BOO, to remember the definition of bullying.

B - Being mean

O - On Purpose

O - Over and Over

Advanced Academics Information Session

Please join us on April 16th to learn more about our Advanced Academics Programs (AAP) at Spring Hill. We will have our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Mrs. Erin O'Connor presenting along with our grade level AAP teachers.

SHES VASO Division A and Division B - Team Formation for 2024

SHES VASO Division A and Division B - Team Formation for 2024

The Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) is a great opportunity for kids passionate about science to team up with their schoolmates and compete against great minds from schools all across VA. The three VASO divisions include Division A - Grades 3 through 5, Division B - Grades 5 through 8 and Division C - Grades 9 through 12. For Elementary school, the relevant divisions are A and B. A fifth grader can participate in Division A or B (but not both) in any given year. In 2023, for Div A, Spring Hill Mavericks was the highest scoring team in VA with 14 medals and Spring Hill Wizards had 12 medals.

Currently, we are soliciting interest from parents for participation in Division A (Grades 3-5) and Div B (Grades 5-8). You can find out more details about the type of events for Division A and Division B here  

https://www.virginiaso.org/div-a

https://www.virginiaso.org/div-bc

The fundamental difference for a 5th grader is - in division A they will participate against their peers in schools all over Virginia in grades three through five whereas is in division B they will compete with middle school and fifth and sixth grade elementary school kids all over Virginia.

SHES can have up to 3 teams for each Division and each team can have up to 15 kids. Being a primarily parent led effort, we need parent coaches and volunteers to support the preparatory and participatory needs of the Division A and B team(s).

Typically, for Div A, the commitment will be to work individually with your kids starting now to the competition timeframe in November 2023, especially taking advantage of the summer break as well as to participate in weekly team activities once school is back in session from August to November 2023. Division B tournaments occur between December and April.

Parents will also be expected to financially contribute for the cost of competition registration, preparatory materials and travel/hotel expenses when participating in the regional competitions (within VA). Kids with a burning passion for science coupled with parents who are interested in mentoring their kids along with their kids’ teams and with flexibility participating in weekly meetings and competition related travel will be ideal candidates for the SHES team(s). We will be holding an SHES information session in the SHES library on April 18, 2023 from 4 PM to 5 PM interested parents. Look forward to seeing everyone! 

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 9am. It will take place in our cafeteria. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, rising kindergarteners will be taken to a kindergarten classroom to do some activities with the kindergarten teachers. Parents will be staying in the cafeteria to continue the meeting with the principal and other Spring Hill staff

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. 

Longfellow-News for rising 7th graders

Spring Open House – April 30,, 2024

We cordially invite all our Rising 7th & New FCPS families to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, you will have an opportunity to tour LMS and ask any questions you may have to prepare for the 23-24 school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Jump Start Registration Now Open!

Jump Start registration is now open on myschoolbucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5th – 6th or session 2 – August 7th – 8th.  

Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at [email protected]

FCPS News

Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book.

 

 Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

 

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024. Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

Reflection & Silent Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact [the principal/family liaison/their child’s teacher] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

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 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!

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Spring Hill ES Panther Press

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Ensuring the safety of all our students is our top priority. Special eclipse glasses are required for safe viewing, and unfortunately, it wouldn't be feasible to guarantee that every student has access to a certified pair. We will not have a school-wide outside viewing. However, we will plan for a live stream viewing through NASA. 

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

April 16   

Advanced Academics Information Night (5-6pm)

April 17

School Chorus Concert Parent Concert-6:30pm

April 18

First grade performance-9:15am

5th Grade Reading/Writing SOL

April 19

Kids Heart Challenge

May 30

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule Safety Corner

Keeping our students safe is our number # 1 priority.  Please adhere to the following:

  • As a reminder, the left side parking lot is closed to traffic between 8:30-9:00 am and between 3:35-4:00pm.
  • Kiss & Ride is only from 8:30-8:50am. After 8:50am you must park your car in a parking spot and walk your child to the front office. 
  • The Hamlet is not a designated Kiss and Ride drop-off/pick- up location.
  • The front driveway is for Buses only. 
A Message from PTO A TASTE OF SPRING HILL IS BACK!

~Thursday, May 30, 2024~

 

This special evening brings our community together to celebrate the many cultures represented by our students, staff and families!  We hope to have as many cultures and countries (or U.S. states) represented as possible.   In the coming weeks, we will be looking for parents and families willing to teach more about their culture, country and heritage – ideas include cultural décor, food, performances, and more.    Keep your eyes open for more information about signing up to share your culture with our school community and help us transform the cafeteria into a robust Cultural Showcase!

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Welcome to Spring Hill’s new Lost & Found Web site!

 

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!

Advanced Academics Information Session

Please join us on April 16th to learn more about our Advanced Academics Programs (AAP) at Spring Hill. We will have our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Mrs. Erin O'Connor presenting along with our grade level AAP teachers.

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 9am. It will take place in our cafeteria. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, rising kindergarteners will be taken to a kindergarten classroom to do some activities with the kindergarten teachers. Parents will be staying in the cafeteria to continue the meeting with the principal and other Spring Hill staff

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. 

Longfellow-Save the Date - Jump Start 2024

Jump Start is an opportunity for students to learn more about middle school and meet other students before the school year begins. Jump Start dates are August 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Students choose to attend during Session 1 (Monday & Tuesday) or Session 2 (Wednesday & Thursday) from 8:30 - 12:00 each day. Further details forthcoming regarding the registration process! If you have any questions feel free to contact our After-School Specialist, Lavina Gangwani-Colaco - [email protected]

FCPS News

Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book.

 

 Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

 

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024. Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

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 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!

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

This week has been a whirlwind of wonderful school activities! We had an incredibly successful Fun Fair and can't thank our parents and teachers enough for all of your hard work to make this event memorable for all of our students! We're thrilled to share news about our talented students and exciting upcoming events.

This Week's Highlights:

  • Bravo, Orchestra! Our talented orchestra students captivated the audience with their performance of the Star Spangled Banner  at the school board meeting last night. Their dedication and musicality were truly inspiring.
  • A Star is Born! Our annual talent show today was a dazzling display of student creativity and courage. We were so impressed by all the performers, singers, dancers, and more! What a great way to end the week!

Looking Ahead:

With these exciting events behind us, we can all start looking forward to a well-deserved break! Spring Break begins next week on March 25 and runs through March 31 and our school offices will be closed. As a reminder, April 1st & 2nd are teacher workdays. We hope you and your family have a relaxing and enjoyable time.

As always, we encourage you to visit our school website for the latest announcements and calendar updates.

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

March 23– 31

Spring Break

April 1 & 2

Teacher Workdays 

April 16

Advanced Academics Information Night (5-6pm)

April 17

School Chorus Concert Parent Concert-6:30pm

April 18

First grade performance-9:15am

5th Grade Reading/Writing SOL

April 19

Kids Heart Challenge

May 30

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule A Message from PTO A TASTE OF SPRING HILL IS BACK!

~Thursday, May 30, 2024~

 

This special evening brings our community together to celebrate the many cultures represented by our students, staff and families!  We hope to have as many cultures and countries (or U.S. states) represented as possible.   In the coming weeks, we will be looking for parents and families willing to teach more about their culture, country and heritage – ideas include cultural décor, food, performances, and more.    Keep your eyes open for more information about signing up to share your culture with our school community and help us transform the cafeteria into a robust Cultural Showcase!

  A FUN FAIR-SIZED THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to our 56th annual Fun Fair! The day was a huge success, owing in large part to the more than 150 adult volunteers who tirelessly served pizza, spun cotton candy, tore tickets, and handed out tokens and prizes, among countless other tasks.  We would also like to recognize those volunteers who served on the Fun Fair planning committee with our sincere appreciation: Agnese Banerjee, Marcy Borger, Morgan Brand, Molly Budman, Thang Carpenter, Tiffaney Clinton, Katie Colosi, Kerry Desai, Anna Engel, Kate Golden, Ellen Hansen, Kelly Hare, Mollie Ifshin, Maggie Kuchner, Naima Malik, Cindy Merson, Amanda Mosher, Bill Mosher, Kathrina Ng, Erin Phillips, Andrea Richards, Hope Saadat, Sophie Townend, and Tien Tran. The day would not have been possible without you! Special thanks to Principal Briggs, all of the front office and custodial staff who assisted with the planning and execution of the day.

  LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Welcome to Spring Hill’s new Lost & Found Web site!

 

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!

Advanced Academics Information Session

Please join us on April 16th to learn more about our Advanced Academics Programs (AAP) at Spring Hill. We will have our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Mrs. Erin O'Connor presenting along with our grade level AAP teachers.

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

Kindergarten Registration is also coming up on May 3 at 9am. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

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. 

April 8th Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

FCPS News

🗣️ FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback. See the Budget Calendar for details: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar

 

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.

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 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!

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Calendar Reminder 

Spring Break is from March 23-March 31. Our School and front office will be closed. April 1 & 2 are student holidays. Enjoy!

Upcoming Dates

March 22

SHES Talent Show K-2 (9-10:30) 3-6 (2-3:30)

March 23– 31

Spring Break

April 1 & 2

Teacher Workdays 

April 16

Advanced Academics Information Night (5-6pm)

April 17

School Chorus Concert Parent Concert-6:30pm

April 18

First grade performance-9:15am

5th Grade Reading/Writing SOL

April 19

Kids Heart Challenge

May 30

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

Updated Spirit Week! See below..

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

Our Parent University today was a great success!  Mr. Jeff Lonnett presented  our Portrait of a Graduate skills and how we help students build these skills to be  successful after college and beyond. Afterward, Jeff met with several of our students to ask them about their portfolios.  It was exciting to see students  reflecting of their progress, as well as how these skills are relevant to their future career choice.  

Mr. Solsberry will be on leave until the end of May. Please reach out to Boutia Pourhashemi and Amy Briggs if you need support.

We are gearing up for our Talent Show next Friday, March 21. Please see our school spirit days for next week.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

March 16

Fun Fair

March 22

SHES Talent Show K-2 (9-10:30) 3-6 (2-3:30)

March 23– 31

Spring Break

April 1 & 2

Teacher Workdays 

April 16

Advanced Academics Information Night (5-6pm)

April 17

School Chorus Concert Parent Concert-6:30pm

April 18

First grade performance-9:15am

5th Grade Reading/Writing SOL

April 19

Kids Heart Challenge

May 30

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

SOL Schedule Spring Hill's Got Talent!

Spring Hill’s Got Talent is coming next Friday, March 22!  We will have a morning K-2 performance from 9:00-10:30am and an afternoon 3-6 performance from 2:00-3:30pm.  Due to the number of performers in third grade, we need to move this grade to the afternoon performance from 2:00-3:30pm with grades 4-6.  Please contact Karis Gibbs at [email protected] if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Solar Eclipse Viewing

 

The Get 2 Green Club is selling Solar Eclipse viewing glasses for the upcoming solar eclipse.   Order forms will be sent home on Friday, March 15 for orders to be placed on Monday, March 18 - March 22.  Students can bring their order form and CASH to their classroom teacher next week.  All ordered glasses will be delivered to classrooms the week after Spring Break. 

Glasses will also be sold until they are gone in front of the Library on April 6, 7, & 8.  8:20 - 8:40 am. The solar eclipse is on April 8, between 2:00-4:00 pm. 

Proceeds will go to the courtyard garden renovation…Thank you Mrs. Delany who has made our courtyard already outstanding!

For more information check out the NASA website: https://science.nasa.gov/eclipse/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/where-when/

A Message from PTO Fun Fair 2024 here!

Thank you to everyone for supporting Fun Fair! It is one of the PTO’s largest fundraisers of the year – and we couldn’t do it without the support of all of the Spring Hill families!

Hope everyone has fun and wins lots of prizes at Fun Fair!

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Welcome to Spring Hill’s new Lost & Found Web site!

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

Advanced Academics Information Session

Please join us on April 16th to learn more about our Advanced Academics Programs (AAP) at Spring Hill. We will have our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Mrs. Erin O'Connor presenting along with our grade level AAP teachers.

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

Kindergarten Registration & Orientation

Kindergarten Registration is also coming up on May 3 at 9am. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

2024 First-Class Awards – Nominations Open

First-Class Awards are presented each year to individuals who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First-Class Awards. This is a great opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the inclusion efforts of educators, administrators, and students who demonstrate inclusion of students with disabilities in all facets of education. 

Nominees should demonstrate the following skills/criteria:

  • Modelling excellence in their role relative to special education
  • Positive impact that benefits disabled and non-disabled students alike
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive environment and mindset

There are six award categories with up to twelve awarded.

  1. Elementary: Teacher, Administrator, Student and School Support Staff (instructional assistant (IA), office staff, librarian, bus driver, cafeteria worker, etc.)
  2. Central Office: Any FCPS central office staff member (superintendent, assistant superintendent, executive principal, director, coordinator, specialist, resource teacher, administrative support, etc.)
  3. Specialty Program Staff: Anyone assigned to a public day school, alternative school, home based instruction, or other FCPS educational program not clearly defined as an elementary, middle, high, or secondary school
  4. Specialist: Professional staff categorized as related service providers (speech language pathologist, counselor, occupational therapist, physical therapist, itinerant, etc.)
  5. Community Partner: Any person or organization not employed by FCPS which contributes to excellence in special education

Please complete this form to nominate an administrator, a staff member, or a student who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Nominations close March 22, 2024. 

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

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

Direct link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=12616524

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

      • Budget
      • Family Engagement Survey
      • Opioid Conversation
      • Immunization Clinics
      • Inclusion Award

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!

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Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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A Note from Principal Briggs

Dear Panther Families,

It was another action-packed week! We celebrated Read Across America with author Stuart Gibbs. We dressed up like spies, in honor of his Spy School book series. Many students were able to get their books signed and learn more about his work. 

Our week was also filled with musical experiences! From our fabulous fourth grade performance to our amazing band, we were able to enjoy listening and watching their hard work and talent.

Our next Parent University will be held during our PTO meeting on Friday, March 15th at 9am. Jeff Lonnett will present our Portrait of a Graduate program in FCPS and how we are teaching our students valuable skills beyond college graduation.

We are gearing up for all the excitement with our annual fun fair! Please see below information on how you can volunteer.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

 

Amy Briggs

Upcoming Dates

 

March 15

PTO Meeting & Parent University, 9am

March 16

Fun Fair

March 22

SHES Talent Show

March 23–March 31

Spring Break

April 1 & 2

Teacher Workdays 

April 17

School Chorus Concert Parent Concert-6:30pm

April 18

First grade performance-9:15am

April 19

Kids Heart Challenge

April 25

Staff Vs. Student Basketball game (more details to come)

May 30

Taste of Spring Hill

May 31

Field Day

FCPS School Year Calendar for 2023-24

Safety Corner Student Pick-up

Please make sure to pick up your students at Door 6 and walk them across the street. Students are not allowed to cross Lewinsville without their parent/guardian present.

A Message from PTO March PTO Meeting

Please join us for our next PTO Meeting on Friday, March 15 at 9 AM in the Spring Hill Cafeteria! Following the PTO meeting, we will have our next Parent University presentation. Learn more about our “Portrait of a Graduate” program. Immediately following that, we will start setting up for Fun Fair - if you can, please stay after and help!

Fun Fair 2024 is almost here!

WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM

WHERE: Spring Hill Elementary School

WHATFun Fair is one of the most exciting days of the year at Spring Hill Elementary School. Every area of the school becomes part of the fun and games as we transform our school building into a carnival, complete with hours of games, raffles, prizes and so much more! 

URGENT!  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

With just 1 week to go, we only have half the volunteers necessary for a successful Fun Fair! If we don't get more volunteers, we will need to close some games early and shut down other games entirely.

Games at risk that NEED VOLUNTEERS include:

  • Putt-Putt…Pinata Tip…and Fishing Hole - especially beloved by our younger Panthers - will need to close completely if we don’t have volunteers!
  • Soda Toss…Candy Clock…Bean Bag Toss…Plinko…and Candy Wheel…even these crowd favorites will need to close early!  

Don't take fun times at Fun Fair away from our kids - click here to volunteer!

* Have a middle or high-schooler looking to fulfill volunteer hours?  Click here - we'd love their help to make Fun Fair 2024 a huge success!

IN-PERSON TICKET SALES START MONDAY!

Tickets are required for all games and to enter the raffle! Tickets will be available for pre-sale next week at a 25% discount from day-of prices:

  • BEFORE SCHOOL – Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 9 AM in the school lobby
  • AFTER SCHOOL – Monday – Thursday from 3:30 PM – 4 PM outside of Door 7!

Select raffle prize entry boxes will be available at the ticket sales tables.

ROCK AROUND THE CANDY CLOCK!

Please donate candy wreaths and necklaces* to be used as prizes. Deliver all completed wreaths and necklaces to the cafeteria stage before school March 11-March 15. Click here for more info and tutorials!

15 FREE Fun Fair tickets to all families that donate 2 or more wreaths/necklaces!*

*Please use only WRAPPED, NUT-FREE CANDY for your craft.

For more information, visit the Fun Fair Web site by clicking here. 

 

LOOKING FOR LOST & FOUND ITEMS?

Welcome to Spring Hill’s new Lost & Found Web site!

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

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is also coming up on May 3 at 9am. Please share the word with any new neighbors or families of rising kindergarten students. Information about how to register can be found below ! Early registration for all grade levels helps us plan for the upcoming year including hiring classroom teachers. Families with new students in any grade level (K-6) can contact our front office to begin the registration process.

2024 First-Class Awards – Nominations Open

First-Class Awards are presented each year to individuals who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First-Class Awards. This is a great opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the inclusion efforts of educators, administrators, and students who demonstrate inclusion of students with disabilities in all facets of education. 

Nominees should demonstrate the following skills/criteria:

  • Modelling excellence in their role relative to special education
  • Positive impact that benefits disabled and non-disabled students alike
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive environment and mindset

There are six award categories with up to twelve awarded.

  1. Elementary: Teacher, Administrator, Student and School Support Staff (instructional assistant (IA), office staff, librarian, bus driver, cafeteria worker, etc.)
  2. Central Office: Any FCPS central office staff member (superintendent, assistant superintendent, executive principal, director, coordinator, specialist, resource teacher, administrative support, etc.)
  3. Specialty Program Staff: Anyone assigned to a public day school, alternative school, home based instruction, or other FCPS educational program not clearly defined as an elementary, middle, high, or secondary school
  4. Specialist: Professional staff categorized as related service providers (speech language pathologist, counselor, occupational therapist, physical therapist, itinerant, etc.)
  5. Community Partner: Any person or organization not employed by FCPS which contributes to excellence in special education

Please complete this form to nominate an administrator, a staff member, or a student who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Nominations close March 22, 2024. 

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

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

Direct link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=12616524

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

      • Family Engagement Survey
      • Budget
      • Meditation and Silent Reflection Spaces
      • Attendance
      • Summer Camps
      • Solar Eclipse on April 8
      • Lightspeed Classroom Management
      • Toy Gun Messaging
      • 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!

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Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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