Laburnum Community Connection

Family Edition - September 20, 2020

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Greetings Laburnum Families,

I hope that everyone has had an amazing second week of school! The teachers and students have been working hard and it's evident everyday. We apologize for canceling the Learning Kit distribution at St. Luke's apartment complex. If you are still in need of a learning kit, you can come to the school Tuesdays, 10-2 while supplies last.

As a reminder, when your child is directed to work independently please be sure he/she is completing the tasks designated by the teacher. Many times students will be working in Clever using SmartyAnts (K-2), Lexia (3-5), Dreambox (all grades). We are tracking this data and noticing that some students are not completing tasks. Please talk with your child about getting all of his/her work completed.

Additionally, please remember that the Student Code of Conduct and HCPS visitor policy still apply in the virtual setting. See attached message below for additional information.

Thank you for your support!


Virtual Back to School Night

Our Virtual Back to School Night will be September 24, 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

  • Teachers will provide directions as to how to log onto their sessions.
  • We will have three sessions to accommodate families with students in multiple grade levels.

Session 1 - 3:00 - 4:00

Session 2 - 4:00 - 5:00

Session 3 - 5:00 - 6:00

  • Teachers will use the first half of the session to provide information specific to the grade level and classroom, Title I information, and a message from the administrative team. The second half will be used to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in your virtual meetings!

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Student Work Packets

On Tuesday, Sept. 22 we will have optional work packets available for students in grades PK-5. Packets will be available from 9:00 - 4:00. These assignments are not graded but are for students to get additional practice on the content they are learning.

Work packet bins will be located at the front of the building in bins labeled by grade level. These packets are for LES students only. If you notice that the bin with your child's grade level is empty, ring the bell and we will make additional copies.

Important Dates

  • September 22 at 8:00 PM - Cub Scout Interest Meeting via Zoom. See flyer below.
  • September 24, 3 - 6 PM - Virtual Back to School Night -See attached flyer.
  • September 28 - School is Closed
  • October 10th at 10:00 AM - Monthly Principal Chat - Each month I will host a discussion with parents to answer questions and hear your concerns & ideas. The link is below.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Follow Us

Follow us on social media at the below accounts. We will also share information via those accounts.

Twitter: @LaburnumES

Instagram: Laburnum_Elementary

Facebook: @LaburnumLions

If you encounter any issues with PowerSchool: Please email the help desk at or call 804-328-5207. Para asistencia en español, llame al 804-527-4604.

If you encounter any issues with completing your forms: Contact Help may also be available by contacting your school with questions.


Resources for Families to Support Virtual Learning

Microsoft Teams

Please make sure your child is signed into Microsoft Teams under his/her HCPS account. If you see "guest" when your child signs into class, then he/she is not signed in correctly. Follow the directions below to set up Microsoft Teams correctly. Any student who attempts to log in as a guest will not be admitted into class because it poses a safety risk.

If you need to download the Microsoft Teams app on a personal computer use this link.

Click on the link below for directions on how to sign into Teams with the HCPS username and password.

Student Registration

If you or someone you know needs to enroll a student, you will need to call to schedule a registration appointment. All registrations will be by appointment ONLY. The school number is (804) 228-2720.

Additionally, if you need to update your contact information such as address, phone number, or email, please call us to let us know.

Library Books

We will have a bin located at the front of the building to return any library books you may have. You can return books Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 3:00.

Henrico Police Athletic League Full Day Program

Henrico Pals Athletic League is offering childcare to support students with virtual learning. The program operates from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM each day. The cost is $100 per week. If you are interested visit the website below.


Breakfast & Lunch

Henrico County Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch free of charge to students at each school. Meals will be available curbside Monday thru Thursday ( Friday meals will be distributed on Thursday). The times are 7 AM - 9 AM and 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM.

If you choose to come 7 AM - 9 AM, students will receive a hot breakfast and cold lunch for the same day. If you come 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, students will receive a hot lunch and cold breakfast for the following morning.

The county is also providing meal distribution by bus.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: On Mondays, buses will distribute meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesdays, breakfasts and lunches will be distributed for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as Monday breakfast.
  • Buses will make 30-minute stops at each location, between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Laburnum has two stops:

Brookhill Road and Crenshaw Ave.

Delmont St. and Engleside Drive

Click here for all of the details.

Laburnum Elementary School

Mission: The mission of Laburnum Elementary School is to invest in each child’s academic, social, and personal development by providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students and their families.