Military Family Information

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child!  April 10th is Purple Up Day.  Laurel Hill will be wearing purple to show our support.  We love our Veterans! 

Laurel Hill Elementary School Welcomes All Military Families

We welcome all of our students from military families!  You are encouraged to ask any of your questions to our points of contact that include any of our administrators, (Ms. Dalton, principal; Dr. Duling, Assistant Principal and Mrs. Smith, Assistant Principal) and our parent liaison Mrs. Gloribeth Fernandez. 

An additional great source of information is found on the FCPS website dedicated to the support of the military family.  The link:     https://www.fcps.edu/registration/military-families

Many of our families have members that are currently serving in all of the five branches of service.  In addition, we have parents that are retired and former military service members as well.  Our close geographic proximity to our nation’s capital and many military installations make the Laurel Hill Elementary School community a great choice for families.

One of the ways we celebrate our connections with the military every year is through our Veteran’s Day program.  We begin the day with active duty, retired and former military family members gathering in the library where they participate in the morning Pledge of Allegiance and the moment of silence.  We then begin our “parade of heroes” where all of our guests walk through the halls of the school where students line the hallways outside of their classrooms applauding.  The anthems of the five branches of service are played via the intercom and a joyous spirit abounds reflecting the appreciation that our students show to our military heroes.  The veterans complete their parade walk by returning to the cafeteria where they listen to a program of patriotic music performed by our primary grade students. 

Several weeks leading up to this event, the students create “bricks” which outline pictures and details about their family member who is active duty or a veteran.  We use these bricks to create a Wall of Valor in our school foyer to bring awareness and a spirit of thankfulness by our entire school.  The bricks have been saved from year to year and we continue to add additional “bricks” to our Wall of Valor thus providing a long-term connection and expansion of the Laurel Hill Elementary School family.

Military Families: Planning your Arrival to Fairfax County Public Schools

If you receive PCS orders, please contact our registrar, Mrs. Gloria Leckner here at Laurel Hill Elementary School.  Mrs. Leckner will work with you to facilitate your arrival.

Our parent liaison, Mrs. Gloribeth Fernandez is another point of contact to support you and your family as you transition into our school.

Main office:   703-551-5300

Military Families: Preparing your Move from Fairfax County Public Schools

If you receive PCS orders, please contact our registrar, Mrs. Gloria Leckner here at Laurel Hill Elementary School.  Mrs. Leckner will work with you to facilitate your departure.

Main office:   703-551-5300

Academic Planning for Military Families

Parent Information about Elementary Grade Level Curriculum

A digital drop-down tool was created for parents and the community to learn more about the elementary standards and benchmarks by grade level and content that is accessible by clicking on the Elementary School Academics on the FCPS public internet.

Once on this page, please select the grade level you would like to learn more about. Inside the grade-specific page, you may visit any of the linked pages for an overview of programs of content.  For a deeper dive into a specific content, click on View the ___Grade program of Studies (POS) button. Within this page, you may click on any subject (i.e., mathematics, science, etc.) and a drop down by standards and benchmarks will appear.

Other information of importance:

The State of Virginia is a proud supporter of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Families.  Additional information is available at this website:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/student_family/military/index.shtml

In mid-October, an Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey is sent home to every student in our school.  It is very important for every parent to complete and return the form which enables Fairfax County Public Schools to receive money from the federal government to support the financial educational needs for all students of active duty military families.   We appreciate everyone completing those forms in a timely manner.