Gunston Gazette - February 23, 2024

        Kristen Rucinski - Principal                Ebony Opie - Assistant Principal

Gunston Gazette

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in this issue

  • Public Schools Week
  • Kindergarten Orientation
  • Kindergarten & New Student Registration
  •  Dance and Gymnastics Extravaganza
  • Science Fair
  • Paws for Reading Week
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • College and Career Fair
  • Panda Express Restaurant Night
  • Calendar Reminders

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Next week, we recognize Public Schools Week, which is an annual celebration that brings together school leaders, educators, parents & community leaders to recognize the importance of our nation’s public schools. Laurel Hill Elementary School welcomes every child, regardless of ability, race, religion, wealth, language, country of origin or needs. Our diversity is our strength. We are public school proud. Let's celebrate each other by taking a moment next week to say THANK YOU to our dedicated teachers and staff who serve our students with compassion and pride every day! 

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2024-25 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open! 

Information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined on our student registration page on our school website  

All registrations are done by appointment only. Appointments are open now and continue throughout the summer.  Questions? Please contact our registrar, Alma Catin, 703-541-3600,



Gunston Science Fair

Thursday, February 29th 

Paws for Reading Week

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The Book Fair is Coming!

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Gunston College & Career Fair - Friday, March 15th

8:45am - 3:00pm


We're looking for representatives in various fields such as:

Science & Technology  l  Arts & Creativity l  Business & Entrepreneurship

Public Service l Colleges    and many more!


Sign Up Here:

Panda Express Restaurant Night

Friday, February 23rd

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Place your order for pickup or delivery!

Available at Panda Express locations nationwide

Online orders: apply code 921302 in the Fundraiser Code at checkout at

28% of sales will be donated to: Gunston Elementary PTA Our PTA sponsors many events such as STEM and Heritage nights.

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  • February 23 -  Panda Express Restaurant Night
  • February 26 - Dance & Gymnastics Extravaganza - parents welcome
  • March 4 - 8  -  Read Across America Week/Paws for Reading Week
  • March 4 - 8  Book Fair
  • March 5 - School Planning Day and Presidential Primary  (no  students)
  • March 15 - College and Career Fair
  • March 20 - Kindergarten Orientation (4:30-6:30pm)
  • March 22 - Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

  • March 22 - Spring Picture Day
  • March 25 - April 2  Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

  • April 1 & April 2 School Planning Days (no school for students)
  • Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Be Informed, Stay Involved!