John W. Tolbert Elementary School

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

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Don’t forget tomorrow is House Day! Wear your house colors!! Students will be with their grade level houses for the first part of the day building connections with students who may not be in their class this year. Houses will be engaging in a variety of fall fun activities and meeting other students along the way!! 🌪💙🌪💙🌪

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/20/2023

Spooky Bingo was Spooktacular!!! A big shout out to the Tolbert PTA for putting on such a fun event!


Join us tonight for an evening of Family Bingo! Doors open at 6pm, with the first game beginning at 6:30pm. Pre-orders can be picked up when you arrive. Bingo cards and raffle basket tickets can be purchased at the door as well. Concessions will also be for sale. We can't wait to see you there!

Please note, this is not a drop off event. We invite you to enjoy this event as a family!


Reminder, please wear ORANGE tomorrow for Unity Day!! We will still meet with our houses for morning meeting and lunch but please wear ORANGE!! 🧡


Unity Day is on Wednesday, October 18th. Wear ORANGE to support kindness, acceptance, and inclusion!
We will also be doing an activity during morning meeting to spread kindness around Tolbert Elementary.


School Picture Day is TOMORROW. Images will be available to view and purchase approximately two weeks following our school's picture day. Save time and Pre-order online here:

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/13/2023

Happy Friday Tolbert Tornado Family!! Our fourth graders had a great time with soap carving after reading The Tiger Rising and seeing how the character Rob widdles wood.

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/10/2023

Pie in the face and slime time closeups from our Fun Run assembly Friday!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/05/2023

Last night everyone! Let the Fun Run begin!!


Hey everyone! We’re getting so close to our goal! And guess what? If we do, we get to have an assembly and WATCH OUR PRINCIPALS GET SLIMED! Let’s work hard with getting those last sponsors and see if we can get Ms. Mullen, Mrs. Bober and Mr. McConnell in a sticky situation!


This morning our house leaders had their first meeting of the year!! They look forward to coming together two times each month to help build our house community at Tolbert and share ideas on how we can continue to grow our school culture!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/04/2023

Walk and Roll Day was a huge success! Mr. Pell was ecstatic about seeing so many students choosing such a healthy option to get to school today! Great job tornados!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/03/2023

Keep it up Tornados! We’re making great progress but we need your help! Check out tonight’s challenge!


Tomorrow's weather looks perfect for the annual Walk & Roll to School Day. This is an annual event that involves communities from across the country (and globe!) walking and rolling to school on the same day. We hope to see you walking and rolling safely to Tolbert tomorrow!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 10/02/2023

Here's our program update for Boosterthon! If you haven't registered yet, there's still plenty of time. Ours students are getting excited about Friday's FUN RUN!

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Together we can create communities that are kinder, more inclusive and accepting for all students. Learn what you can do at


Our collaborative school mural with artwork by every student from kindergarten through fifth grade, evokes a line from our new school song, “Our Dreams In View”. Stay posted for more!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 09/27/2023

Don’t forget about Tolbert’s Parent Literacy Information night TONIGHT from 5:00-7:00pm in the Tolbert library. This is for parents of students in K-2. Our little tornadoes were showing off their literacy skills today and what they have been learning during reading. We hope to see some of you tonight!!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 09/22/2023

The STREAM lab was busy today with Tolbert 2nd graders as they worked on skip counting and identifying odd/even numbers through a coding activity! Students weren’t afraid to take risks by learning to plan and code their thinking with blue bots! Fun was had while engaging in hands on learning!


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Please join us on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00pm for our Watch Dog Dad kick-off event! This meeting will be held virtually. The Watch D.O.G.S (dads of great students) is a national program that encourages father figures to be a positive role model and mentor students in the school community. We will start having Watch Dog Dads at Tolbert on Wednesday, October 25th and continue to host them two times each week throughout the school year. Please join us at our kick-off event to learn more about how the program is run at Tolbert and what a day in the life of a Watch Dog Dad looks like. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!


K-2 Parents! Join us for a night of literacy! We want to plan for you! Let us know you are coming by emailing [email protected].


Let’s welcome another fantastic addition to our Tolbert family, Mrs. Stiles! Her first graders are loving school and we are so happy she chose Tolbert as her new home!


Tolbert family picnic fun🎶🌪️🎶

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 09/15/2023

Thank you to everyone who came out on this beautiful night for the Tolbert family picnic. 🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️We enjoyed seeing so many families and staff!


Today’s the day! Come on out to our annual family picnic! 5:00-7:00 Bring your own food OR order from one of the amazing food trucks that will be here! Let’s enjoy the evening together!


Don’t forget to join us for our staff/family picnic tomorrow night from 5 to 7. There will be food trucks and music! We can’t wait to see you there!


Reminder! Wear your house colors Wednesday for House Day! See you soon Tornados!


Let’s welcome our fabulous new first grade teacher, Mrs. Weaver! Her lucky students are already loving her class and we are so grateful she joined our Tolbert family!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 09/07/2023

Math, & Science, & Specials: oh, my!
Tolbert’s fifth-grade students had a full day of growth and fun. They were engaged and certainly did not hesitate to take a few academic and creative risks.


Let’s welcome our new fabulous teacher Michelle Louder! She’ll be teaching 3rd grade and has had an amazing start to the year!

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 09/05/2023

Tolbert Third Grade Tornados are having a terrific start of the year! From hands on math with Cheerios, music making and learning about a checkbook these tornadoes are right on “target!”

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 09/01/2023

Tolbert second graders are settling into the school year and enjoying finding fun books to read! Mrs. Rosen has been introducing all our students to the 2023 Virginia Readers Choice nominees! There are so many great books to choose from!


Welcome Back Tornados! Six houses - one school! Tornado - Whoosh

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 08/31/2023

Attending school at Tolbert is FUN! One way we celebrate and build our Tolbert community is our house system. Today all our new students were welcomed into their houses at our Welcome Back Pep Rally.

Photos from John W. Tolbert Elementary School's post 08/30/2023

Lots of exciting things happening with our newest Tolbert Tornados! Establishing routines while having fun and making new friends! It’s going to be a fantastic year!


TORNADOES! Wear your HOUSE COLORS tomorrow for our house kickoff assembly! We are excited to sort our new students into their houses so they can meet even more amazing students and staff.


Let’s give a big Tornado welcome to Ms. Meyer, our new 4th grade teacher! She’s so excited to have a wonderful year with her students. Welcome Ms. Meyer!

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Tolbert family picnic fun🌪️🎶
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691 Potomac Station Drive
Leesburg, VA

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Monday 7:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 3:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm
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