Poole’s Page February 25, 2016

Poole’s Page February 25, 2016

100th day

Our 1st grade centurions on the 100th day of school.


Mass Tomorrow

Mass will be held in the Monastery Chapel at 10:00am. All are welcome.


Family Freeze Dance Tomorow!

Don’t forget the Family Freeze Dance is on Friday from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Doors open at 6:15pm.  If you have not purchased tickets in advance, please come to the walk in table when you arrive.  Admission tickets are $12 and include pizza, drinks, popcorn, cookies, snow cones and pictures in the photo booth. Raffle tickets are $2 each or $15 for 20.  CASH OR CHECK only for night of purchases.  We look forward to seeing you for this super fun evening!


Diocesan Spelling Bee this Saturday, February 27

Congratulations to Cecilia (8th grade)who will be this years Linton Hall School Representative and also to Jackson (7th grade) as Alternate.  The Diocesan Spelling Bee will be held this Saturday, February 27, 2016. (Note, this is a change in the previous announced date.)


Group Picture Day is Coming

Next Thursday, March 3rd will be Group Picture Day. All Classes, Clubs, and Teams will have their time in front of the camera.  Here is a chance to capture the memory of your child’s  2015-2016 school year by purchasing their class photo.  All group Club and Team photos will find their way into this year’s yearbook. Flyers went home earlier this week.  Have your child give the packets to their teacher.  Please have your child wear their dress uniform and a big smile.

7th and 8th grade students should bring their OCEW clothes to school so they may change clothes after pictures.


The Book fair is coming!  The Book fair is coming!

Please save the Dates!  March 10 – 18, 2016. We need you!  Please sign up to help out at the Spring Book Fair 2016!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Q8yLWx
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.  Thank you for your help!


Visit by Jan Brett Contest

Tell your friends!  Tell your neighbors!   Time to try to win a visit with Jan Brett again!  We won a signed poster last year, let’s go for the visit this year!

Follow the link below!


Any questions?  Contact Mrs. Winch


Our Little Sprouts  

To kick off our Reading Rocks- Love of Reading Month, our Little Sprouts have been having some Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale FUN!!

From climbing the water spout with our Itsy Bitsy Spiders to putting Humpty Dumpty back together again to making porridge with the Three Bears, we have been having  a lot of fun.


Big Vehicle Day April 21

We are busily planning for Big Vehicle Day on April 21 from 9:30-12:30 and would love if anyone has any contacts to help us acquire some wonderful “big vehicles” for our kids to enjoy!

(A Few Ideas:  Monster truck, Race car, Helicopter, Tank/Army Vehicle, Search and Rescue Vehicle, Boat, Concrete truck, Dump Truck, Tow truck, Semi truck, Limo, Armored truck, Hot air balloon, Someone to fly a remote control- drone, airplane (AMA license))

If you have any contacts, please let us know  littlesprouts@lintonhall.edu


Congratulations for a Fine Perfromance by Our Chess Team

The LHS Chess Club participated in the Prince William County District Chess Tournament at Montclair Elementary School in Dumfries on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Over 100 students from 17 area schools participated in this month’s scholastic tournament.

Our LHS Chess team was proudly represented by two LHS students, and they truly shined throughout the challenging tournament with their skill and outstanding sportsmanship! Click here for more details.

chess winner



March Lunch Menu Will Be Posted by Next Monday, February 29th


Preview of Next Week

Click here to see next week’s calendar.


> Please join us TOMORROW for the Family Freeze Dance from 6:30pm-8:30pm!!!

>  Didn’t pre pay?  Don’t worry about it!

> Cash and check accepted at the walk in table.  Admission is $12 and includes pizza, drinks, cookies, popcorn, snow cones and pictures in the photo booth.

> We have some AMAZING  raffle prizes!!!  Apple watch, gift cards and more!  $2 per ticket or $20 for 15. Cash/check only please.

> This promises to be a fun evening for the whole family!  Can’t wait to see you there!



Variety Show

Got plans for Friday, March 18th? Well, you do now!

Mark your calendars because we just finished rehearsals and we’ve got a FABULOUS show for the whole family! We have a record-breaking number of acts in this year’s line-up! Here’s just a taste: a pianist, singers, dancers, gymnasts, a guitar solo, magicians, dribbling skillz, and two family acts! So, don’t miss out!

A HUGE Thank You to all the parents and students, who came to our dress rehearsal yesterday afternoon and today! Thank you for your enthusiasm, patience, and help!

Don’t Forget: This is a great way to support your brave and talented classmates and, of course, our school! It’s free of charge, but please bring lots of laughter and applause!

Show Coordinators: Heidi Carman, heidicrm@aol.com and Melanie Apesa, melliejellie@hotmail.com


GALA 2016

Grease is the Word…Stepping Back Into the 50s

WE NEED YOU!!  You are critical to the success of the LHS GALA!!

The Gala is an event that is hosted by Linton Hall School that allows all of the adults in our school community to enjoy a night out.  Come out and make new friends and reacquaint yourself with old friends!

We will also have an auction; we are raising funds for our children!  We need your support and the support of our local businesses, as well.

The 2016 Gala committee is requesting assistance from the entire LHS community. It truly takes a village from Little Sprouts to eight grade!


1).  Personal ad sponsorship; send your child or the school a message in an ad!

2).  Secure an ad sponsorship from local businesses

3).  Donate items to the Gala!  Have a Christmas that’s not your style? Donate it, we can use it!  We also have a list of specific items that are needed.

4).  Gift cards from local establishments

5).  Your talents and ideas, if you can’t attend meetings, no problem.  Email us and let us know where you can assist!

Beginning Tuesday, February 23, 2016, and every Tuesday thereafter, volunteers will be at drop off and pick-up to collect donations.  The volunteers will be at all drop off areas (Little Sprouts, lower school and upper school).

You can commitment now for some items at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4FAEAD22A75-2016

Please see the attached flyer for more info.

If you have any questions or want to help, please contact Darlene Cheatham at dhc0830@yahoo.com.


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.  


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


Help your child JOIN our TEAM to help save lives and raise life-saving donations to earn Life Saver Pups, a dog bone lanyard, and help our school try to earn NEW Physical Education Equipment!!  For program details click here.


BOX TOPS Ends Tomorrow!


TOP HOMEROOM:  Wins $100 Visa Gift card plus class will be featured in the Linton Hall 2015-2016 Yearbook!


**Don’t lose your opportunity to win fabulous prizes for yourself and your class!!**


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