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Dear Spring Hill Families,
It was so nice to see so many of you at our BINGO Night event. Thank you to our PTO, staff volunteers, and all our families for your time to support our ongoing efforts to provide community-building activities for our school.
In this issue
Foreign Language Community Meeting
Student Rights & Responsibilities
Elementary Magnet School Lottery
Health Room Reminder
Red Cross Blood Drive
PTO Fun Fair
PTO Science Fair
CalendarForeign Language Community Meeting
Please join us on February 11th at 7:00 PM as we continue the discussion and planning to bring a Foreign Language Program to Spring Hill.Student Rights & Responsibilities
Students contribute to a quality learning experience by coming to class every day with a positive attitude, personal integrity, and a commitment to making good choices. During the next several weeks, Spring Hill Assistant Principals will provide an SR&R mid-year review for all students.
Parents are essential partners in helping their children learn how to exhibit self-control and respect, make ethical choices, and be accountable for their actions.
2019-2020 Parent Video: Dr. Braband: http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/ips/equity/srr/Elementary Magnet School Lottery
The Magnet Program registration window will be open from March 3, 2020 through March 30, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.
Please click this link for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery.Kindergarten Orientation
The planning has begun to welcome the new class of 2033! Pass along the word across our community that our Kindergarten Orientation will be held on March 3rd 8:30-10:30 AM We invite students and parents in to experience kindergarten. More details to come!Coronavirus Update
The FCHD is coordinating with federal, state and local public health and safety partners to take public health actions, as necessary, to keep the community safe. As the novel coronavirus situation continues to evolve, FCPS will continue to work with the FCHD to implement public health recommendations and share updates with the community.
Please click on this link for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-updateHealth Room Reminder
This is an important reminder regarding the health protocol for students:
- Students who exhibit flu-like symptoms will be sent to the health clinic for Ms. Larkin to contact parents or guardians. Students with a fever and/or flu-like symptoms will not return to their classrooms, and parents will be required to pick up their child from school.
- Students must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication, before returning to school. (i.e. If your child is sent home today, they are welcome back to school the day after tomorrow. Children must be kept home for 24-hours if sent home.)
- If your child is not well, keep them home to rest and recover, so they can do their best learning when they return.
- If you have any questions regarding the health room guidelines, please contact Karen Larkin, Clinic Aide, at 703-506-3410
School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
- Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
- Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
- Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
- Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.
WHAT YOU CAN DO?
- Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.
- Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help her transition.
- Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
- Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
For more on school readiness, visit attendanceworks.org and reachoutandread.orgRed Cross Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive-Adults Only
Red Cross is having a Blood Drive this month at Spring Hill on Friday, February 28, 2020. Please click here to sign up:
Fun Fair is one of the most exciting days of the year at Spring Hill Elementary School! This year’s theme is CANDY LAND! For five hours, our school building is transformed into a carnival with fun for all ages that brings our community together to support Spring Hill’s PTO. Lots of the favorite games will be back, including Soda Toss, Zoo Dip and Lucky Ducky! There will be Laser Tag, Mr. Nalley's Barbershop, facepainting, the famous Cake Walk and of course the raffle! And lots of yummy food and snacks! For more information visit: springhillpto.org/fun-fair
Get your Fun Fair Tickets and T-Shirt!
Fun Fair tickets can now be purchased online with early bird pricing: $5 for 25 tickets! Online ticket sales will run now through Friday, March 6. Tickets purchased online will be distributed to students the week before Fun Fair. Discounted tickets will also be available for sale before and after school the week before Fun Fair, March 19-13! Fun Fair T-Shirts are only $7.50 this year! And new this year: Dri-fit fabric! Due to the generosity of our SHES PTO Sponsors, we’re able to offer discounted t-shirt pricing to our students! Our Sponsor logos will be on the shirt’s backside. T-Shirt orders will run online until Friday, February 21. T-shirts will be delivered to students the week before Fun Fair. No t-shirts will be sold at Fun Fair!
Sign up by Friday, Feb 14 for Fun Fair and Get Great Parent Volunteer Incentives
Fun Fair is 5 weeks away, and we need many more parent volunteers to it make a wonderful and safe day for our kids! SHE Room Parents will be helping each homeroom solicit 10 volunteers. Early sign-ups from now through February 14th will be through your Room Parents and will make you eligible for our PARENT REWARDS! Sign up by February 14th: -10 free tickets to use at Fun Fair AND -Get early access to our Master Volunteer Signup Genius from 2/15-2/18. You’ll have first pick at which game or station you’d like to volunteer at, and can coordinate with friends! Sign up AFTER February 18th: -Sign up directly on our Master Volunteer Signup Genius (link coming in our 2/18 PTO Newsletter) to pick the time and station you’ll help with. Please Note: In order to receive your prizes, Parent Volunteers must Check In and Check Out with the Fun Fair Volunteer Coordinators in the SHE Front Office at Fun Fair. Keep an eye our for emails from your Room Parents about signing up!Science Fair:Burning Questions Answered!
Science Fair week!! Feb 24th
Register Now! @ https://spinghillpto.org/science-fair/ by Feb 21st
Last year's overwhelming participation has driven an expanded program. Students are encouraged to bring any science related project on Monday Feb 24th. Presentations are by grade on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Recognition and awards are presented on Thurs. evening.
Open to all Spring Hill students, Open to all topics and ideas.
Movie ticket awards for each grade.Quick Links
- Spring Hill
- 2019-20 Calendars
- Lunch Menus
- FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard)
- Community Use of School Facilities
- FCPS Cares
Our Panther folders have some incorrect dates on the calendar that's on the back of the folder.
Please note the following correction:
Tuesday, March 3rd is the student holiday(School Planning Day), not Friday, March 13th.
Sorry for the confusion!Calendar of Events
Week of Feb 10th:
Tuesday, Feb 11: Foreign Language Community Meeting, Cafeteria, 7:00 pm
Week of Feb 17th:
Monday, Feb 17: President's Day Holiday: No School
Tuesday, Feb 18: 4th GR Orchestra Banjo Concert, Gym, 7:00 pm
Friday, Feb 21: PTO Meeting, Lg Pod, 9:00-10:00 am
Week of Feb 24th:
Monday, Feb 24-Friday, Feb 28, Science Fair, Lg Pod
Friday, Feb 28: Red Cross Blood Drive, Parking Lot, 1-6 pm
Week of March 2nd:
Tuesday, March 3rd: Student Holiday, School Planning Day
Kindergarten Round up, Lg Pod, 8:30-10:30 am
Full 2019-2020 calendar: click here:
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