John W. Tolbert Elementary School

John W. Tolbert Elementary School

Located in Leesburg, Virginia ~ one of the fantastic Loudoun County Public Schools. Susan Ward, Principal

We appreciate all of the hard work of our 5th graders on Service Day! Service Day is an opportunity for 5th graders to give back to their school community. They have service time helping teachers across the school with packing, cleaning, organizing. Then they spend time outside beautifying school grounds by picking up trash and weeding. Finally they end the day with a chalk walk - drawing their favorite memories from elementary school.

One of this year’s service day projects was putting together two benches for 2nd grade’s butterfly garden! Thank you 5th grade!

Tolbert Snowman Factory

At the end of their economics unit, 3rd grade students from Tolbert Elementary School get a hands-on experience in job applications, interviews and working in a…

We’d like to thank the teachers, parent volunteers, and our very excited students for making field day such a blast! We were lucky to have wonderful weather and over 700 smiles! A special thank you to Mr. Kelley and Mr. Pell for their meticulous planning and coordination. #TolbertCares

Congratulations Tolbert Seniors!

We loved seeing all our former Tolbert students at our second annual Senior Walk!

Our second annual Senior Walk was a huge success! We are so proud of our former tornadoes!


Volunteers are needed on June 6 (evening) and June 7 to help set up and run the 5th grade party. Please consider helping to decorate the gym, hand out food and treats, man the game stations and more! Sign up at Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

This week, we sent home information about Tolbert's summer reading challenge. Here is a quick overview of the two ways your student can participate:

Thank you to all for their generous donations!

Showing our teachers how much we love them!!!

John W. Tolbert Elementary PTA

Many thanks to all of the volunteers and teachers who worked on cleaning up the second grade butterfly garden last week. The classes have their caterpillars and will now watch and learn as they turn into butterflies in the coming weeks. We love sponsoring these fun projects each and every year!!!! 🦋

Truly a lovely place for our teachers to spend their precious few quiet moments together!

The staff at Tolbert were treated to an upgrade in the teachers lounge when they arrived back this week following spring break. We love teaming up with the administration to help out on projects like this as all of the staff members work incredibly hard each and every day teaching and helping our children grow and thrive.

[04/24/19]   Tolbert Spirit Night @ Chik Fil A tonight! Enjoy and don't forget to mention Tolbert.

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to Chad Dietz, who has overseen the Tolbert Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program for the greater part of six years. He is passing the torch to a new coordinator, but we’re honoring his many hours of service to our school with a new Watch DOGS parking sign that is reserved for our daily dad.

If you’d still like to volunteer as a Tolbert dad this year, there are many slots available at this link!!/showSignUp/409094CA4A92AA3FA7-watch

Looking forward to Bingo night tonight! Thank you to our PTA for organizing this fun event, and to all of our friends, including Legacy Orthodontics, for their generous donations.

See you tonight!

Such great results! Thank you to everyone who contributed and assisted with collection.

THANK YOU Tolbert families! You crushed our goal bringing in 3900 pairs of shoes! Thank you to our sponsors: Manhattan Pizza, Solo Pizza, Mod Pizza, Sweet Frog, Chick-fil-A and Rita's. The prizes made this competition fun for the kids.

Today, the Tolbert music room was transformed into the Tolbert Opera House! It included the full theater experience (including tickets with assigned seating) and a kitty opera performed by our students. Thanks to everyone who participated and even dressed the part! Thanks Mrs. Drumm and Mrs. Blood!!

Great turnout at Family Fitness and Wellness Night! Thank you Tolbert families for celebrating wellness with us! #Tolbertcares #Tolbert19

Kindergarten registration is open! If you haven’t made an appointment with Ms. Mollie and Mrs. Card-Morgan, please call after March 21 to make an appointment!

We kicked off Wellness Week today with a screen-free day! The admin team had a blast after school driving the neighborhood and seeing all the students playing outside. We’re sorry if we missed anyone; it took several hours to drive every street! 1st and 2nd graders will be taking part in Wellness Rocks Day tomorrow!

Dear Tolbert families,

We will be celebrating "Wellness Week" next week, March 18-22 and would love to have you join us for one or more activities! Our students are excited about their contributions this year and have helped make our school a more responsive, inclusive, and happy place!

John W. Tolbert Elementary PTA

Great job Tolbert we collected 1038 pairs of shoes our first week. We are almost half way to our goal of 2500 pairs! Mrs. Brzezynski's class won the Rita's ice. Next week's prize is Chick-fila. Thank you to our volunteers who helped count and bag shoes. We are in need of volunteers to help count next week. Link in the comments.

Volunteer Breakfast Sign-up

Parents - we will be hosting a Volunteer Breakfast on April 10 to honor all of those who have given their time on the PTA, as a class mom/dad, or in another capacity around the school. Please RSVP so that we can plan for breakfast! Sorry about the broken link before - this one should work! The teachers at Tolbert Elementary would like to celebrate our wonderful volunteers. Please fill out your information so that we can invite you to our volunteer breakfast on April 10th.

Congratulations to one of our community partners, and thank you for your support and involvement in our school!! 🎉🥳 #bettertogether

Legacy Orthodontics is humbled and honored to be voted “Best of Loudoun” for 2019!!!!🥇Thank you 🙏🏻 to our wonderful community for all of the love and support! Schedule your free Invisalign or braces consult today to see how we can help you achieve the smile 😃 of your dreams! #legacyortho #yoursmileyourlegacy #bestofloudoun2019

#loudouncounty #invisalign #bestorthodontist #numberone #leesburgva #braces #freeconsultation #beautifulsmile #straightenthings

Thank you!!

Thank you to all of our wonderful parents who contributed to our staff lunch today!!! Tolbert staff members always love a little pick me up during the day with a hot, yummy lunch already prepared for them since they only have a few minutes to enjoy it.

[03/03/19]   Tolbert families,

Our used shoe drive collection will start March 4th. Our goal is to collect 2500 pairs of shoes. The class that brings in the most shoes the first week will win an Italian ice from Rita's. :)

Village at Leesburg

Mark your calendars for Cobb Movie Theaters Leesburg Va’s sensory-friendly showing of Dumbo on March 30! Enjoy the rebooted classic in a safe, accepting environment with brighter lights and lower sound, where families with varying abilities are encouraged to be themselves! 🎬 Thanks,, for sharing!

Just a reminder that Camp Read S’more (Stories Under the Stars) is tonight! Join us from 6-7 to sit around the campfire with your favorite teachers and receive a free book! See you tonight!

[02/19/19]   Just a reminder that tonight is spirit night at Manhattan Pizza and LuvNBerry from 4-9pm. Please mention Tolbert Elementary when picking up your order. Thanks for your support.

Help us raise some dough! The final fundraiser for the 5th grade party is a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale! One dozen delicious original glazed for $8. Order forms went home in Thursday folders - please return to your child's teacher by Feb 25. All orders can be picked up at Tolbert on March 2 9-10am. Thanks for your support!

John W. Tolbert Jr. PTA - Special Events

Just a reminder to RSVP for our annual Muffins with Moms mornings on Feb 26th and 27th. Looking forward to seeing you! Here is the link: This website is a volunteer-created site and is not an official LCPS website. John W. Tolbert Jr. PTA site is secure.Neither the Tolbert PTA nor will EVER share or sell any your information to any third party.

[02/11/19]   Valentine's Slap-o-Gram sales have been extended! Students can purchase them ($1 each) in the Tolbert lobby 9:30-9:45am on Monday & 7:30-7:45am on Tuesday (Feb 11 & 12). The 5th graders appreciate your support!

John W. Tolbert Elementary PTA

It is PTA appreciation week, and we know they would love your help! Please see below.

Love the PTA this week by signing up to receive volunteer emails. This will help us cut down on paper usage and keep you better informed about events the PTA is hosting. Sign up at The Tolbert PTA webpage,

The class that has the most parents sign up will win a crazy hair day next week!

This week at Tolbert children can purchase Valentine's Slap-O-Grams for friends, teachers, anyone! These fun slap bracelets are $1 each and come with a To/From card that you or your child can fill out. They'll be on sale in the lobby 7:30-7:45am on Thursday & Friday (Feb 7 & 8), and during the dance on Friday evening. They will be delivered to classrooms on Feb 14. Proceeds benefit the 5th grade end-of-year party. We appreciate your support!

Monday Parent Coffee - Addressing Anxiety in Children: Please join us on Monday, February 4 at 1:40 as we welcome Becky O’Neill, Clinical Social Worker and Developmental Therapist, to discuss addressing anxiety in elementary school aged children. When a child experiences learning difficulties in school, more than academics can be impacted. Ms. O’Neill will share information for understanding the impact of anxiety on learning and social-emotional health and provide practical tips for supporting skill development in managing anxiety when it’s getting in the way of success at home and school. We hope to see you there!

[01/29/19]   Families,

Tolbert will be closing two hours early today, and all after-school programs and daycare (including YMCA and CASA) are cancelled. All students will have the opportunity to eat lunch at school.

Dismissal will begin at 12:30 and run through 12:50. All students should have a way home and should be picked up by 12:45. Please call the front office with any dismissal changes.

Please be safe on the roads today and thank you for your assistance ensuring that all of our students get home safely and on time!

Our Student Council is organizing the Great Kindness Challenge next week! Make sure to check the Week Ahead this Sunday for more information. #tolbertcares

We were so happy to see our kindergarteners earn their "super reader" capes today and parade around the school with their favorite books. They are taking so much pride in their reading progress! Go K! @TolbertCares

The Official Loudoun County Public Schools

See you at 9:30 tomorrow! 😊

Loudoun County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 because of the forecast of extremely cold weather.

In addition to the cold temperatures, concerns related to the timely starting of the bus fleet after the extended student holiday contributed to the decision. Parents are encouraged to monitor students at bus stops and walking to school to insure adequate protection from the conditions.

[01/17/19]   Tolbert families,

After-school and evening activities at all Loudoun County Public Schools facilities are cancelled for today, Thursday, January 17. All LCPS facilities will be closed at 6 p.m. because of the forecast for inclement weather. This includes Tolbert's afterschool activities for today.

Casa and YMCA will be operating after school at Tolbert today. Please look for further guidance from those organizations regarding any changes to their regular schedule.

LCPS facilities will re-open at 9 a.m. Friday, January 18, for school and administrative staff for the planning/records/conference day.

We are so excited for Science Night! Doors open at 6pm tonight! Come out and enjoy some hands on STEM activities!

[01/15/19]   Family Science Night tonight!
PTA is hosting the Children’s Science Center tonight for Family Science Night. Doors open at 6pm. There will be many hands on, engaging science activities for the children. Light concessions will be available for purchase.

[01/13/19]   We will be closed tomorrow! Be safe and enjoy the snow!!

Tonight the Tolbert chorus joined with students from Cool Spring ES, Harper Park MS, and Heritage HS for Cluster Fine Arts Night. So great to see students from elementary through high school celebrating their love of music together. (We’re on the risers in light blue!)

The Official Loudoun County Public Schools

This is AMAZING and a must watch! Congratulations to our teachers and students who deserve all of the recognition they receive! Thank you also to the Tolbert PTA for continuing to fund this project over the years. #TolbertCares

Tolbert Snowman Factory

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