Poole’s Page January 14, 2016

Poole’s Page January 14, 2016

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Three Cheers for Linton Hall School!


Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Linton Hall School is guided by Prince William County Schools inclement weather decisions.

  • If Prince William County Schools (PWCS) are closed Linton Hall School is closed.
  • If Prince William County Schools have a one hour delay Linton Hall School will have a one hour delay. Students will arrive between 9:00-9:15am.  Preschool and Morning Extended will also open one hour late.
  • If Prince William County Schools have a two hour delay, Linton Hall School will have a two hour delay. Students will arrive between 10:00-10:15am. Preschool and morning extended day will open two hours late.
  • If a delayed opening occurs on a day when Linton Hall School has a scheduled 11:30 dismissal, school will be closed.
  • If PWCS close early, Linton Hall School will determine a closing time and notify the school community by posting dismissal time on the LHS website and sending a community email. Extended day will end at 5:00pm on early dismissal days.
  • If PWCS cancels after school activities, all Linton Hall School’s afternoon activities are canceled.
  • Our emergency system, Honeywell instant alert, will only be used if PWCS are not in session and Linton Hall School has to make a decision in case of inclement weather.


Report Cards and Conferences

The 2nd quarter is winding down quickly and will end on January 29th.  Report cards will be coming home on Friday, February 5th.  Conferences will be upon request by the parent or teacher. They can be scheduled for either Wednesday, Feb. 10th from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, or Friday, Feb. 12th from 12:3opm to 3:30pm. Please email your child’s teacher to schedule a conference.


January 20th Tourettes Syndrome Dress Down Day

Bring a dollar to support research for Tourettes Syndrome.  To show your support please wear Teal and/or White.



Don’t have a pass? No worries, they are still on sale at a prorated rate, $15.

Please contact Dina at dcgledhill627@hotmail.com.


GALA 2016

 SAVE THE DATE: The LHS 2016 Gala will be held April 16, 2016.

  •  This adult only event is sure to please!  Mark your calendars and be ready to have a fun evening with old friends and be prepared to make new ones, too!
  •  The committee is looking for VOLUNTEERS from the school community.
  •  Please bring your ideas and help to make this event fabulous. 


  •  WHEN: January 26, 2016
  • WHERE: LHS Cafeteria
  • TIME: 11:30- 12:30 & 3:30- 4:30


Thank you Mrs. Cheatham!

Mrs. Cheatham won the Bristow Shopping Center contest that was held before Christmas. As a part of the contest, Mrs. Cheatham designated Linton Hall School and because she won and chose us as her favorite local school, we will receive $1000. Thank you Mrs. Cheatham!


Help us Win a new Playground

**Please help us WIN by entering each day through March 25th!! Enter the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes today and we could win a $30,000 grant AND a new playground for our school! Spread the Word- Anyone in the community can enter on behalf of Linton Hall School.  



The LHS Variety Show flyer with permission form has gone home this week in yellow folders!  There are only 24 slots available. First come, first served. Entries and permission forms are due Friday, February 5th!

So excited you don’t want to have to wait? Click here for your copy today.

Questions? We’ve got answers! Contact co-coordinators: Melanie Apesa (melliejellie@hotmail.com) or Heidi Carman (heidicrm@aol.com)


Family Freeze Dance Coming Soon

Our second annual Family Freeze Dance will be Friday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8pm in the gym.  Get ready to shake and dance the winter away!  More details to follow next week!


Our Little Sprouts  Explore Snowflakes and Stamps 
My oh my how our 2-day students have grown!  Look at these adorable preschoolers hard at work strengthening their fine motor skills by using stamps in our Arts Center and by practicing cutting with scissors and building their science skills as they make their own snow flake crystals.


2015 – 2016 Linton Hall School Annual Fund FAQs

 The LHS Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising campaign that runs through June 30th which is supported by all members of the Linton Hall community, including parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, and other friends of the School.

  1. Where does my money go when I donate to the Annual Fund?
    A. 100% of your donation goes to Linton Hall School.
  1. Q. What if I can only donate $25, should I bother?
    Yes! We strive for 100% participation. Everyone’s contribution matters!
  1. Q. Are gifts to the Linton Hall School Annual Fund tax deductible?
  1. What projects does the Annual Fund support?
    A. 100% of the funds go to the educational needs of the students.

Please give today and join in supporting Linton Hall School your child’s educational experience. To make your gift by cash or credit card, please visit the Business Office.  Checks can be mailed or dropped off to the Business Office.  Please include “annual fund” in the reference section of the check.


Hoops for Heart Campaign

Hello Parents and Students,

The official kickoff for this years Hoops for Heart fund raiser will start on February 1st and run until the 29th.  We are mainly doing an online donation but you will also have flyers sent home with information about the American Heart Association.  It says Hoops for Heart, when you register on line it will give you the option of signing up for Hoops or Jump rope for Heart.  The only difference is the prize of a soccer ball verses a basketball.  I have included the link to register and two videos of why the American Heart Association is important to us.

Click this link to register your student to join the Linton Hall Team



Four months after open-heart surgery, 14-year-old Gianna Schupler won two national dance titles.

Gianna dances with the Heart of a Champion…

Gianna, the Heart of a Dancer: Dance is her WHY


There is also an attachment (click here) that can help your child win prizes that will be given out at our kickoff rally during lunch on the 28th of January.

Thank you for helping out with this cause.

Mr. Howard


2016-2017 School Year

For planning purposes, August  24th, 2016 will be the first day for the 2016-2017 school year.


You are invited to our January Spirit Night!

Save the Date: January 21st, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Spirit Night at Panera Bread

7351 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville, VA 20155

Click here for the flyer.


Science Fair Coming Soon

Science Fair will be happening on Wednesday, February 3rd and volunteers are needed to help judge the fabulous projects to be presented this year.  If you are interested in becoming a judge, please click on the following link to sign up.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a8ab28a0fa7-linton


 Lynx Blog

For our most recent update, visit http://lintonhall.edu/follow/lynx-blog/.


Yearbooks for Sale

Don’t forget to buy your 2014-2015 yearbook. They are available for $35 while supplies last.


Before you head out Holiday Shopping, don’t forget to link your Giant, Harris Teeter and Target Red cards to our school…LINTON HALL EARNS $$$$$ just by doing something that you are already doing!

GIANT AND HARRIS TEETER only give money back on their store brands; if you don’t have brand loyalty shop their items. They are usually less expensive and some taste even better than the brand name of the same product!

And who doesn’t love shopping on AMAZON this time of year?  Just click on the link, shop all you want and LHS will receive cash back!  YOU MUST USE THE LINK BELOW IN ORDER FOR LHS TO RECEIVE $$$!  Don’t worry, purchases and purchasers are not disclosed! 

 Click Here to get started today!

**Added bonus: Red Card holders save 5% on their total purchase every time they shop!**

***Beginning in March 2016, Target will no longer be giving cash to schools for Red Card holders, but until then, when ever you shop at Target and use your linked Red Card, Linton Hall School receives a percentage.  So while you are doing some post holiday shopping, don’t forget to link your Red Card and earn our school some $$!


Linton Hall School’s Business Spirit Month

Are you looking for a new bag? In need of a gift for yourself or someone?

Jill Colangelo is hosting Linton Hall School’s Business Spirit Month continuing to the end of January with Thirty-One Gifts! Simply go to the following link www.mythirtyone.com/jillcolangeloheartsbags

(click My Scheduled Parties at the top left, choose LHS’s Business Spirit) and SHOP! 10% of all orders will be donated to the school! This is a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping for yourself or someone else while helping the school.

**Interested in being our Business of the Month? Please contact Elizabeth Farey (elizabeth.farey@gmail.com)


LHS Used Uniform Closet:

The uniform closet is open during school hours for browsing and dropping off washed, gently used uniform items.  Please leave the hangers in the closet.

To Pay: Please total the cost of your items and bring a check (made payable to Linton Hall School) or cash to the business office.