Principal's Page



Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year.  The administration and staff at Flower Hill Elementary are looking forward to another successful year.  The following information is being provided for your convenience.


School Hours

Our school hours are as follows:

            Grades K-5                               9:00 am - 3:25 pm

             Pre K Morning                           9:00 am - 11:30 am

            Pre K Afternoon                       12:35 pm - 3:05 pm


            Student Arrival                         8:50 am – 9:00 am

            Breakfast in Classroom              8:50 am – 9:00 am


A bus schedule is enclosed for your information and convenience.


MCPS Attendance Policy

A student is counted present for a full day if a student is absent no more than one hour of the school day.  A student is counted absent for a full day if the student is present for one hour or less of the school day.  A student is credited with 1/2 day attendance if the student is present more than one hour of the school day and is absent more than one hour of the school day.


Open House

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, OPEN HOUSE will be held at Flower Hill Elementary School from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for all new and returning students and their parents/guardians. 


First Day of School

All new and returning students will be directed by our school staff to their appropriate classroom locations on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  The parents/guardians of those students who were not registered through the school office prior to August 31, 2017 are requested to see the school secretary.


Kindergarten Parent Orientation and Back-To-School Nights

 Kindergarten Parent Orientation – Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm

 Grades 1 & 2 - Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm

 Grades 3-5 – Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm


Lunch/Recess Programs


            Grade              Recess                         Lunch

            2/3                   11:00 - 11:35              11:35 - 12:10


            K/1                  11:55 - 12:30              12:30 – 1:05


            4/5                   12:40 – 1:15                1:15 - 1:50


Medication - Important Information

The administration of medication to pupils while they are in school is to be administered by the health technician only.  Treatment schedules which allow doses to be given at times other than during school hours are preferred and encouraged.  When, however, in the opinion of the prescribing physician, it is necessary that medication be given during school hours, please obtain the necessary form "Administration of Medication to a Pupil" from the principal's secretary or the health room technician.  There may be times when you visit the doctor on the weekend and this form is not available to you, in that case, please have the doctor write on his/her prescription form the child's name, name of medication, dosage, time medication is to be administered and the beginning and ending dates medicine is to be given.  This is acceptable on a short term basis.  Parents/guardians should also write a note authorizing the school to administer the medication to their child.  Please note that medication must be carried to and from school by the parent/guardian.  Do not send medication with your child.  Also, when dividing medicine up so that some can be taken to school and some kept home for use, please be sure that the medicine the school is given is in the prescription--labeled container.  Any questions regarding this, please feel free to call the health room technician at 301-840-7161.

Lamar Whitmore



Ann Hefflin

Assistant Principal