Bush Hill Updates - Tuesday, February 28, 2023


Girls On The Run - Registration Ends Tonight

Bush Hill Girls Grades 3-6:

Girls on the Run is a fun, evidence-based program that inspires all girls to build their confidence, kindness and decision-making skills. Dynamic lessons instill valuable life skills including the important connection between physical and emotional health. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset into motion.

Girls on the Run at Bush Hill Elementary School Starts Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Register Now through February 28, 2023 at: https://www.gotrnova.org/

Volunteers Needed: If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Jen Steiner at JESteiner78@gmail.com

Read Across America Spirit Week

2/27 -- Monday: Express yourself – wear something that represents you

2/28 -- Tuesday: Kindness Matters! Wear a shirt with a kind message or brighten up the day and wear tie dye

3/01 -- Wednesday: We Are a Community: Wear your Bush Hill Gear

3/02 -- Thursday: Book Character Day! Dress up as your favorite book character – no masks or weapons please

Thursday 1:55 PM Dismissal - Friday Student Holiday

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on March 3

Students have an early release on Thursday, March 2.   There is no school for students on Friday, March 3, due to a school planning day. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

PTA News

Bush Hill Silent Auction - Calling All Donations

Planning for the Bush Hill Silent Auction, March 4-8, and Bingo Night, March 10, are in full swing. The PTA is seeking donations of goods and services that would be of interest to Bush Hill Families for bidding. Please use the Silent Auction Pledge Form to indicate any items you wish to donate no later than March 1. More details about what we're looking for are in the google form. Once you enter your pledge, the PTA will follow up with you to finalize the details.


Spectacular Specialist Night

Specialist are excited to announce our first Specialist Night! Please join us on Monday, March 13th from 6:00 – 7:00 for an evening of fun and crafts. This night will feature some of the amazing things our students have been learning in music, PE, and Art this year. Families will participate in several different activities throughout the night.  We ask that you arrive at 6:00pm and plan to spend the full time with us so you can experience each station.

We are seeking donations of recyclables in general such as small boxes, cardboard tubes, tin cans, string/rubber bands, tape, beads or dried beans for shakers, etc. for our instrument making station. Donations can be brought to Ms. Carbone or Mrs. Collazo. We hope to see you and your family there!

March 17th is Spring Picture Day


Parent Resource Center

Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars and in-person events in March:

Click on the titles above to register.

Places to Get Vaccinations

  1. Free at Fairfax County Health Department: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/child

Fairfax County Health Department Clinic Locations: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/clinics

  1. Low Cost Immunization Provider Map From VDH-Virginia Vaccines for Children (VVFC): https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/vvfc/locatevvfcprovider/
  2. Visit a Pharmacy:

Places to Get Physicals and Vaccinations

  1. Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics: https://publichealth.gmu.edu/mapclinics

Free clinics for the uninsured, call 703-993-5880 to schedule an appointment Services: https://publichealth.gmu.edu/mapclinics/services              Locations: https://publichealth.gmu.edu/mapclinics/locations

  1. Low Cost Healthcare Resources in Northern Virginia: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/sites/health/files/assets/documents/pdf/nova-safety-net-providers.pdf
  2. Fairfax County Neighborhood Health Resources: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/FairfaxCountyNeighborhoodHealthResources.pdf
  3. NOVA Patient Care: https://novapatientcare.com/Falls-Church
  4. Any healthcare provider

Newly enrolling students will not be permitted to begin school in FCPS unless they provide documentation of receiving at least one dose of each of the immunizations below:


Required Number of Doses

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP/ DT/DPT/Td)

3 - 4 doses

Hepatitis A (Hep A/HAV)

Required for kindergarten starting in 2021-22 and later:

·         In 2022-23, required for grades K and 1 only

·         In 2023-24, required for grades K, 1, and 2 only

2 doses

Hepatitis B (Hep B/HBV)

3 doses

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

2 doses

Polio (IPV/OPV)

3 - 4 doses

Varicella (Chickenpox)

2 doses