Lions in the Loop
August 16, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL PROCEDURES
We are excited that OUR Lions are getting settled in with routines and procedures for the new school year! Remember, student drop off and bus unloading begins at 8:25 am. The tardy bell rings at 8:45 am. Dismissal time is 3:30 pm. Please make sure your child’s teacher knows how your child will arrive and depart school each day. ***For the safety of all students, we require a written note, email, or fax if your child will have transportation changes. Please send a written note to your child’s teacher and inform the office before 3:00 pm.
MORNING DROP OFF PROCEDURES
As a reminder, student bus unloading takes place in our front bus loop. Parents using curbside drop off at our atrium entrance need to follow the flow of traffic through the loop. Our staff at curbside will direct students into the building. Parents who wish to walk students inside for drop off need to park in the parking lot and enter through the main entrance by the bus loop and check in with the office to show proper ID. We encourage parents to help us foster independence in our students in finding their classrooms in the morning. Our staff members are positioned throughout the school to assist students in getting to class. We encourage parents to allow our staff to assist students in walking to their classrooms beginning next week.
AFTERNOON DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
If you have transportation changes for your child, please advise the office in writing before 3:00pm each day. Dismissal to buses begins in the bus loop at 3:30. Parents picking up their children on a daily basis are encouraged to use curbside and can obtain car tags and backpack tags from the office. If you prefer to park and pick up your child, please enter the building through the cafeteria doors for parent pickup with your photo ID. If you arrive after 3:15 pm to pick up your student, you will be directed to the cafeteria for parent pickup. These procedures are in place to ensure the safety and security of all students. Thank you for cooperating with our staff members during dismissal.
LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD
We welcome parents and grandparents for lunch with your students. If you are coming for lunch with your child, please check in with the office and show your photo ID. Then, find your child’s class table. We have designated the end of each classroom table as the “visiting parent section” this year. Parents are encouraged to eat with their child at this special section of the classroom table. Our lunch monitors can help you find your child’s lunch table as needed.
If you have a student who attends Lee Hill Elementary, you are already a member of our PTO! Please consider joining us for our first meeting on Monday, August 19th at 6:00 pm at LHES. We welcome you to take part in planning for the upcoming school year!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT-
Come out and join us for our annual “Back to School Curriculum Night” on Thursday, August 22nd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Teachers will share information about the curriculum and learning goals for the year during 2 info sessions that evening. We will also have a Title I presentation open to all parents.
Our amazing PTO is sponsoring a Spirit Night fundraiser at Sonic on August 28, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Thank you for your support for our school! See the attached flyer for more details.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS-
Lee Hill is forming a new after school group called, “Lions Love.” This group will be a service based organization with a goal of spreading kindness to Lion Nation through community projects. Lions Love will be offered to 4th and 5th grade students. More info was sent home in Thursday folders this week.
For any 4th and 5th grader who is interested in running for an officer position on the Student Council Association there will be an informational meeting after school on August 20th from 3:40 - 4:45pm. Permission slips were sent out this week in Thursday folders. Please note that permission slips need to be returned by the morning of August 20. If you have any questions please see Ms Mahin in room 35.
GET YOUR LHES SPIRIT WEAR-
PTO is offering new spirit wear this year from our online store! You can shop and choose from a variety of school colors and logos using our new online link. Items get shipped directly to your home and the quality is excellent! You can get FREE shipping from 8/22 to 9/9!! Don’t delay! Get your new spirit wear today by visiting the link at www.leehillschoolspiritwear.
Bus Stop Information - Bus Stop Information for the 2019-2020 school year has been posted in Parent Vue and is available for look up online at www.spotsylvania.k12.va.us under Quick Links - School Zone and Bus Stop Information. If you have any questions, please call the transportation back to school center at 540-582-5125 option 5.
Please have your child arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the pickup time.
Possible Bus Delays - It is important to note that during the first weeks of school there may be delays as children are learning which bus to get on at the school and we are double checking rosters before beginning the afternoon bus run to ensure all students are on the correct bus.
NEWS FROM THE PRC-
Welcome back, Spotsylvania Families and Staff!
We hope you enjoyed your summer and are excited to be back at school and ready for a brand new year of learning. The Parent Resource Center welcomes you to visit us soon. Our library contains many books, DVDs, programs, games and activities for parents and teachers to check out for your students throughout the school year. We are located at 7409 Brock Road in the Center for Family & Preschool Services building next to Robert E. Lee Elementary School, in the courthouse area. We are open from 8:00 to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, or by appointment.
Attached is the Parent Resource Center August Calendar of Events. Check it out and please share it with others who may benefit. Be sure to contact us if we may assist you.
Sandy, Courtney & Sarah
Parent Resource Center Staff
August 19- PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
August 22- Back to School Night 6:00-7:30 pm
August 23- Reading Glow Light Party for students who completed summer reading log incentives
August 28 - PTO Spirit Night - Chick Fila (4:00 - 8:00 pm)
prc_EventsCalendarAug2019.pdf (786.5 KB)