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A Note from Principal Eck

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Dear Spring Hill Families,

We've been loving this mild weather for recess, arrival and dismissal! When the weather is warm, children have a tendency to forget their jackets and coats, and our Lost and Found is growing! Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. 

Next week, we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week. It’s a celebration of all the ways we can become a positive influence in each other’s lives. Even one small act of kindness can mean a great deal to somebody. 

Last, a huge heartfelt thanks to Ms. Rudd and Ms. Harwood for another wonderful music performance. Our Kindergarteners were amazing. 

Have a great weekend!

SHES Kindness Week - Show Your Spirit

Kindness week

Spring Hill MathCounts

Congratulations to Springhill’s MathCounts team.  We performed well in a very competitive field, placing 6th as a team in the Northern Virginia Chapter.  Northern Virginia Chapter includes Longfellow, Cooper, BASIS, and other middle schools.  In addition, Andrew Du won 1st place for Countdown round of all 6th graders across three different chapters.  Andrew Du, Bryan Tan, and Winston Yu all finished in the top 25% of NoVA Chapter.  Congrats to our entire team selected to represent Springhill including William Li, Zohran Valliani, James Pham, Zoey Gu, Bradley Wang, Pranav Sirivolu, TyLee Armstrong, and Berk Ozozlu. You should all be very proud!  

Family Travel Pictures

Has your family traveled somewhere fun this year? Do you have photos of your children on a trip? Fun Fair is coming up soon and the theme is travel. We would like to incorporate photos of our students traveling into the Fun Fair decorations.

If you have photos to share, please email them to trantient@gmail.com no later than March 8th.

Tutor.com - Extra Help for Students at No Cost to Families 

With Tutor.com through Schoology, FCPS students are able to get learning help at any time, even from bilingual tutors! Students in FCPS meet with tutors thousands of times each week to practice reading, prepare for an upcoming math test, write computer programs, study for the SAT, or to get feedback on scholarship essays–all at no cost to their families! If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take just a few minutes to connect with a tutor with your child. More info about Tutor.com in FCPS is available here. 

Kindergarten and New Student Registrations for 2023-24 Now Underway

We are now accepting kindergarten registrations! Students must be 5 years old by September 30th, 2023. 

If you know anyone who has a rising kindergartener (or 1st-6th student who will attend Spring Hill Elementary), please encourage them to begin registration as soon as possible. Notifying our office of your intent to register or complete registration helps our school secure staffing for the upcoming school year.

If you would like to register your child, begin your Kindergarten and New Student Registration today or contact our Student Information Assistant (SIA), Ms. Kim at 703-506-3400 to schedule an appointment.

Family Nutrition Tip of the Week: Delight in Dark Chocolate

This Valentine's Day millions of Americans will indulge in the go-to gift of chocolate. In fact, polls show the average American eats about 10 pounds of chocolate per year. By choosing dark chocolate (ideally, at least 70% cocoa) and consuming in moderation (1-2 ounces), you can reap the following health benefits and indulge guilt-free.

  • Flavonoids may help to lower blood pressure and protect cells from oxidative damage

  • Polyphenols may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol

  • Minerals magnesium, zinc, copper, iron and phosphorus help keep bones and teeth healthy, and may improve sleep quality

  • Prebiotic fiber helps support a health gut microbiome

A Message from PTO


The Spring Hill PTO would like to give a very warm THANK YOU to all who contributed to the Bids for Kids online campaign and those who attended our live auction party! The week was a great success and puts us that much closer to our 2022/2023 fundraising goals. Special thanks to event chairs, Anna Engel and Marcy Borger! We also would like to extend our appreciation to the local businesses who partnered with us for the event, The Wine Outlet and Bach to Rock, as well as Fass ResultsMcLean Family DentistrySkill Builders, and Hamlet Swim and Tennis Club who are Spring Hill PTO Corporate Sponsors.


Put Your Heart On Display & Treat the Staff on Valentine’s Day - Deadline Extended!

This Valentine’s Day give your teachers what they really want…a special treat from their sweet admirers ❤️  For $5you can sponsor a SHE staff member and the Staff Appreciation Committee will use the funds to provide special treats for our beloved Spring Hill Staff on Valentine’s Day. More information is available on the PTO website. PTO website.

Put your heart on display by Sunday, February 12th!

PTO Meeting Reminder - February 17th

Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Friday, February 17th at 9am in the school cafeteria. We will present fundraising updates and detailing some exciting events and volunteer needs we have coming up! 

A Parent University presentation will be immediately following our meeting. This month's topic is Bullying Prevention and Intervention, presented by Stefan Mascoll, FCPS Student Safety and Wellness Coordinator.

Passport to Fun Fair!

Mark your calendar for our 55th annual Fun Fair from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2023! The Spring Hill PTO is continuing this beloved tradition - transforming our school into a carnival to bring our community together. We are looking for volunteers to help organize and prepare the activities and infrastructure that make this event possible. Visit our VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM to join the team that will bring FUN to Fun Fair!


Stay tuned for:

* Volunteer sign-ups for both adults and middle and high school students volunteers for the day of Fun Fair

* Online pre-sales of tickets with significant discounts for bulk purchases

* T-shirts are back! All sales this year will be online so stay tuned!

* More information on amazing raffle prizes, Candy Clock creation donations, and Spirit Week theme days!

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Supporting Mental Health Through Play

Join us for a 2-part interactive session designed for parents, caregivers, and educators to discover how incorporating more unstructured play & sensory foundational activities to support all young children’s development, including children with special needs and mental health concerns. 

Session #1 Highlights: View the individual event page if you would like to share this event with others.

  • The power of unstructured play in creating opportunities to build executive functioning skills
  • Differences in play experiences over the past 30-40 years
  • Benefits and Ways of incorporating  unstructured play into a child’s day

Session #2 Highlights: View the individual event page if you would like to share this event with others.

  • Angie Voss’ “power sensations” (movement & touch) 
  • Reflecting on our own temperaments, including sensory preferences, in order to provide a “goodness of fit” for our child or student
  • Creating an environment where all young children can thrive

This webinar is presented by Early Childhood Special Education Assistant Director, Amber Gant, with George Mason’s Training and Technical Assistance Center. 

Session 1: February 17, 2023, 10-11:30 a.m.

Session 2: February 24, 2023, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Mental Health Through Play

Important Dates

February 20 - George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day 

March 2 - Two-Hour Early Release

March 3 - Student Holiday/Professional Workday

March 18 - Fun Fair 

March 30 - Staff Basketball Game

April 13 - Kindergarten Registration (2:30-3:30 PM)