Spring Hill ES Panther Press

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Spring Hill Families,

What a lovely week it has been! We saw acts of kindness and sharing across all grade levels throughout the week. Our staff also felt a lot of love from our families during our Valentine's Day PTO luncheon. Thank you for all the hearts and delicious lunch. 

Monday is Presidents' Day, a holiday during which all FCPS Schools and Offices are closed. We will see everyone on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend!

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Brochure

Attendance Line

When calling in an absence for a sick student, please include symptoms and/or diagnosis in your message or email. Many absences just state sick and our health nurse has to call everyone to follow up on symptoms. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Catherine S. Romer, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse at Spring HIll at (703) 506-3400.

Coffee with Principal

Yearbook Sales

Don’t miss your opportunity to have your panther memories for years to come.  Please be aware we will not be ordering extra yearbooks, so if you want one, order now! 

Yearbook Ordering link:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/

Yearbook ID Code: 12616523

Direct link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=12616523


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: Build a Healthy Lunch

Whether making lunch for school or at home, a well-built lunch should be appealing and include plenty of nutrition and long-lasting energy. These tips could help ensure a well-balanced lunch that gets eaten and fuels your child through the afternoon.

  • Include about 50% veggies and fruits, 25% protein (nuts, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, hummus, edamame, yogurt), and 25% whole grains (whole-grain bread and tortilla, brown rice, quinoa)
  • Create a lunch "cheat sheet" with a lunch plan for each day or a go-to list of items in each food category, and keep those items in stock
  • Have the kids help create the daily lunch plan, list of food items, or help make lunch themselves
  • Make it appealing with a variety of foods, colors, shapes, and dips.

A Message from PTO

Spring Hill Elementary’s 55th Annual Fun Fair is Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 2 pm

With only a month to go, planning is in full swing, but we need your help to make the day a success! Learn everything you need to know about Fun Fair here!

Please consider volunteering for one (or more!) shifts. Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE is needed! You will be given all instructions when you arrive.  Adult and middle/high school slots available.

T-shirt sales are ONLINE ONLY! The deadline is next Friday, February 24, so get your order in now! Buy them here!

Discounted tickets are on sale now online. Buy early and save!

Candy Clock, one of our most popular games, needs your help making candy wreaths and leis. Learn all about it here.

Request for Photos

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.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Neurodiversity at Middle School

How can families partner with schools?

  • Strategies to set your child up for success
  • How to advocate for your child
  • Tools for collaborating with your child's school

March 10, 2023, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Presented by Kristen Haynor, FCPS Neurodiversity Specialist

Register for Neurdoversity at Middle Schools


Unlocking the Mysteries of Sleep and the Developing Brain

Scientists have long recognized that getting enough sleep during childhood can benefit developing brains. Join us for this series on the importance of sleep and the developing brain.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Define sleep and understand the importance of sleep for children’s healthy development
  • Provide an overview of the sleep and wake cycle
  • Identify common sleep concerns and sleep disorders in children and adolescents and how to approach them
  • Illustrate the consequences of insufficient sleep 
  • Recognize some developmental aspects affecting sleep in children and adolescents 

Part 1: March 14, 2023 10-11:30 a.m. 

Part 2: March 28, 2023 10-11:30 a.m, 

Presented by Dr. Shu Buckley, Director of the Sleep Disorders and Neurodevelopment Consult Service at National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Concepcion Zayas, child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Sleep Disorders and Neurodevelopment Consult Service at National Institute of Mental Health.

Register for Unlocking the Mysteries of Sleep and the Developing Brain

Important Dates

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

March 2 - Two-Hour Early Release

March 3 - Student Holiday/Professional Workday

March 6 - Principal's Coffee (Grades K-3rd)

March 8 - Principal's Coffee (Grades 4th - 6th) 

March 18 - Fun Fair 

March 30 - Staff Basketball Game

April 3-7 - Spring Break

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

April 14 - Student Holiday