Thoreau Matters 6/2/2023

Thoreau Matters

June 2, 2023

Dear Thoreau Families,

June is finally here and our students have had so many opportunities to demonstrate their growth and achievement this year. It is exciting to see the incredible progress each child makes over the course of a school year, and I love the numerous occasions to mark achievements and accomplishments. Footloose the Musical opened up last night with rave reviews and we have performances tonight and tomorrow if you are able to attend (tickets can be purchased below). Next week our band, choir, and orchestra students will get to showcase their progress during their final concerts and we are really looking forward to these nights!

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed and discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

As we enter these last two weeks of school, I cannot stress enough how proud we are of our students for their dedication to their goals. We are also grateful to our staff and families for their commitment to supporting our community.


Teresa Khuluki


Expunge Option for All Middle School Students Enrolled in a High School Credit-Bearing Course

In accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school  credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course. Guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found here.  Please return all forms to your assigned counselor at Thoreau Middle School so we are able to assist you in processing this request and to ensure your child is registered for the appropriate course in the 2023-2024 school year.



Based on the 1980’s hit musical film, Footloose will explode with singing and dancing  on the Thoreau stage, June 1-3rd.

Last year we sold out all shows, so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time via the QR code or

Tickets are $12 and make sure to bring cash for concessions and Break A Leg O Grams for the cast and crew.

Saturday, June 3 at the 7pm performance there will be a 360 Photo Booth for the audience to experience!

Come support the 7th and 8th graders of Thoreau and enjoy an afternoon/evening toe tapping and singing the classic songs like “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” all the way home!

PE Uniform Donations

The PE team has received many requests about donating Thoreau PE uniforms since 8th graders will not need them next year. June 8 through June 16, students can donate their Thoreau PE uniforms during their PE class. After June 16, all donated uniforms should be dropped off at the main office. These uniforms will be used as Loaner uniforms next year for students who forget to bring their PE uniform that day.

If you have any questions, please email Kevin Long

We appreciate your donations!

Laptop Collection

As the school year comes to a close, we kindly request your cooperation in returning your FCPS-assigned laptops. We will start collecting Laptops on June 12. To ensure a smooth collection process, please follow the guidelines outlined below:

  1. *NEW* Students Taking Summer Courses: If your child will be attending summer school and needs to keep their laptop, please fill out this form to report it to us:
  2. Backup Local Files and Bookmarks: Before turning in your laptops, please make sure to back up any important local files and bookmarks. These will be erased during the reimaging process. You can find instructions for backing up at this link:
  3. Keep Laptops Clean: Please return your laptops without any personal stickers, markings, or drawings. Any laptops not meeting this requirement may incur a $50.00 cleaning fee charged to the student's account.
  4. Include Charging Cord: When returning your laptop, remember to include the charging cord. However, you may keep your laptop case as we will not be collecting them. Please note that new cases will not be provided to returning students in the fall.
  5. Lost or Misplaced Laptops/Charging Cords: If you have lost or misplaced your laptop or charging cord, please visit the MySchoolBucks page to arrange payment for the lost item. Non-FCPSOn Dell 65W chargers will not be accepted, and students will be responsible for the cost of the missing charger. Payments should be made through MySchoolBucks, and please bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks when coming for laptop collection.

We appreciate your attention to these guidelines and your cooperation. Your support helps us ensure a smooth transition for the upcoming school year.


School Supply Kits


Make things a little easier for next school year for your rising student by ordering your 2023-24 school supplies online today through June 25th! The Thoreau PTA has partnered with EPI to offer this convenient service. Required supplies pertinent to each grade can be ordered, shipped to Thoreau, and waiting for your student at the Open House before school starts. Order now with our School ID of THO119 (three letters, three numbers) at Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Gilman at

Sports Health Screening Night 

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday June 5, 2023 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: 2023 Athletic Physical Registration   and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site.Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link:

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2023 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).



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Help Needed for the 8th Grade Celebration

Thoreau has joined forces with the PTA to celebrate our 8th graders with a fun afternoon filled with food, ice cream, outdoor activities, a DJ and dancing, photo booth, raffle prizes, and more! The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 15 at 11:45am. The event is free for all 8th graders. Parent volunteers are needed to help with set-up, monitoring food booths and activities, and clean-up. We are also looking for ice and water donations, as well as gift card donations to be used in the raffle drawing - top choices are WAWA, Chipotle, Ben & Jerry's, Fosters Grill, DonutChew, Chick Fil-a, and Starbucks. Sign up to help here:  Questions? Contact Lisa at:

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