Laburnum Community Connection

Family Edition - July

Greetings LES Families,

Hopefully everyone is having wonderful summer vacation. I am sending this newsletter to provide a few summer tidbits.

Summer Hours

During summer break, HCPS schools and offices are closed on Fridays. School office hours are listed below.

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

School Supply List

Click on the link below to view the school supply list for the 2022 -2023 school year.

Laburnum Supply List

Report Cards

If your child did not get his/her report card on the last day of school, you can stop by the school Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 3:30 to pick it up.

KG - 5th Grade Registration

We are still actively enrolling kindergarten students for the upcoming school year. If you have a rising kindergartner, please call to schedule an appointment, (804) 228-2720. Early registration allows us to properly plan for the school year.

Please share this information with your neighbors who may have just moved into the area and have a K - 5 student who needs to be enrolled.

Introducing our New Student Support Teacher

Mr. Matthew Parker will serve as the new Student Support Teacher. Please see his bio below to learn more about his background and experience. We are excited to have Mr. Parker join our Laburnum family!

Meet Mr. Parker

Hello Laburnum family! My name is Mr. Parker and I am thrilled to be the new Student Support Teacher. I am a born and raised Indiana Hoosier who has made his way to Richmond by way of Northern Virginia. Starting in 2010 I worked for a combined 11 years in Fairfax County public schools and D.C. Public Schools. During that time, I taught elementary education in 4th and 6th grade, middle school social studies, alternative school social studies, and was a high school dean of students. This past year I served as a middle school assistant principal in Richmond Public Schools.

I hold an Elementary Education Degree from Indiana University as well as a Masters of Educational Leadership from George Mason University. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my fantastic wife and two-year-old daughter exploring RVA. I also enjoy playing music, hiking, and kayaking. Fun fact…I was a guitar player and singer in a touring band with a record contract for five years in the early 2000’s and even lived in Hollywood for a year. I am a very outgoing person and can’t wait to meet all of the families and students in the Laburnum community.

Education has always been dear to my heart. I love being a part of the process in elementary school that empowers students with foundational tools to set them up for success throughout life. I can’t wait to start our new adventure for the 2022-2023 school year. Let’s make it a great one Lions!

Seeking Qualified Applicants

We are in need of a few good folks. If you are qualified and interested in any of the positions below, please email Mrs. Boone at Please pass this information along to others. Thank you!

  • Part time Exceptional Education Instructional Assistant
  • Classroom Teacher

Clever Access

Students will still be able to access some of the HCPS digital resources such as Dreambox, Lexia, and Epic. View the link below for directions to access Clever. Please reach out to your child's teacher by June 16th if you need your child's username & password.

Access Clever at Home

Important Dates


2 - Popsicles with the Principal

26 - Pre-K - 5 Open House, 1:00 - 4:00

PTA Corner

Visit the NEW PTA website!!

PTA Board for the 2022 - 2023 School Year

President: Kendra Ellison

Vice President of Membership: Veronica Meynard

Vice President of Programs: Cybil Faulks-Brown

Treasurer: Melissa Hunt

Secretary: Julia Patterson

Join the PTA

Don't forget to join our wonderful PTA! The cost is only $7.00 if paying cash. If you pay online, there is a .50 cent processing fee. Select the appropriate membership link below or stop by the school.

Parent/Guardian Link

Grandparent Link

Business Link

Community Link

PTA Goals

  1. To welcome, support, and include every family, teacher and staff member in open communication.
  2. To motivate and prepare volunteers.
  3. To supplement school resources.
  4. To build community and relationships.
  5. To educate and engage while having fun building our community

Laburnum Elementary School

Vision: Every student will demonstrate grade level mastery of the standards in math, reading, and science.