Poole’s Page January 21, 2016

Poole’s Page January 21, 2016

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Our eighth Trebuchet Project


Peek into 2016-2107

As Linton Hall School School is closed today, as per our policy, tonight’s program “A Peek into 2016-2017” is cancelled. We have rescheduled this event for Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7-8pm.


Spirit Night is still on!

Tonight: 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.


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.


Due to the impending weather, there will be no Mass on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.


Our Little Sprouts  

There truly is “Snow Much Kindness” at LHS each and every day- from the administration who support our staff and set the foundation for a great school to teachers who love our students and make learning fun to the parents and volunteers who give of their time and hearts to support our school to the students who breathe joy and life into every part of our school… thanks to all for sharing God’s love each and every day!




Linton Hall School’s Pack 1922 cub scouts would like to sincerely thank the LHS families and friends, who generously donated their gently used coats, scarves, hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, and boots throughout the months of November – January! We wrapped up our Keep ‘Em Warm Coat Drive on Thursday, January 14th, and successfully delivered our donation of over 300 coats to Volunteer Prince William, who were the recipients of this coat drive along with local business F.H. Furr.

Our Cub Master, Greg Crowne, volunteered to deliver our school’s donation of coats to Pathway Church in Woodbridge on Thursday morning, which was the distribution location this year for Volunteer Prince William. Our donations were part of their distribution to our area homeless this past weekend.

Finally, thank you to all the Cub Scouts and LHS families who helped make this our best Coat Drive EVER! We simply could not have done it without you! Although we all know it to be true, it is always good to be reminded of God’s grace. God is Good.


Catholic Schools Week is coming soon

Catholic Schools Week is almost upon us! We will begin the celebration with an Open House on Sunday, January 31st at 1pm.  Please share our open house information with your friends and neighbors. It will be followed by a week full of fun activities. Please click here for further dates and information.


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.


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


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.  


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!



The LHS Variety Show flyer with permission form went home last week in yellow folders! Entries have started coming in, and there are only 20 of 24 slots now available. First come, first served. Performances or skits with two or more people require a permission form for each participant. This excludes siblings. Entries and permission forms are due by Friday, February 5th!

Need an extra copy? Click here.

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


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.


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 https://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.