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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA

Posts tagged Chimborazo ES

Mar 22 '14

One day left to help Chimborazo reading project

We gave this project a shout-out on Twitter and bumped an old post a few days ago, but it needs a full push:

Ms. Bohman at Chimborazo Elementary School has a Donors Choose project to get reading materials for her kindergarten class.

Over the past 3 days over $900 has been pledged to bring the total to $1,859, but the listing expires on Sunday and right now still needs $348 to get funded. This is an easy way to directly support a teacher in a neighborhood classroom.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/03/22/one-day-left-to-help-chimborazo-reading-project_32535/

Feb 7 '14

Can you help a neighborhood classroom?

DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help students in need:

Here’s how it works: Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you’ll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.

In our area:

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/02/07/can-you-help-a-neighborhood-classroom_31868/

Jan 30 '14

Interested in checking out Chimborazo ES?

Take a tour of Chimborazo Elementary School:

Come on a tour Tuesday Feb. 11 at 9:30 AM or Wednesday Feb. 12 at 9:30 AM. Email catherineillian@gmail.com for more information. If you’d like to go on a tour but can’t make next Tuesday or Wednesday, give us a shout out and we’ll schedule another one for you.

We are well on our way to becoming an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School. Here is an update on our progress.

Students and teachers are hard at work as each grade level wraps up their third unit of inquiry. The 2nd 9 weeks have been full of student-led learning!

  • Pre-Kindergarten students are thinking critically as they discover the ways we use our bodies to communicate with the world around us.
  • Kindergarteners are becoming citizens of the world as they study maps, globes, cultures, and traditions.
  • First graders are embracing the IB attitudes as they develop community and learn about how we express ourselves.
  • Second grade students are drawing connections to realize how customs help to express beliefs and values.
  • In third grade, students look forward to using their creativity in tackling difficult problems and reflecting on their learning.
  • Fourth graders are taking on the roles of inquirers and communicators as they participate and engage in their learning.
  • Fifth grade students are becoming open-minded as they recognize multiple ways to solve math problems!

As a school, our students have been eager to write about and share their learning. The students have become open-minded and interested in the customs, viewpoints, and traditions of those around them. We are all looking forward to facilitating our students’ learning as we approach the second half of the school year!

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/01/30/interested-in-checking-out-chimborazo-es_31709/

Jan 30 '14

Update from Chimborazo ES

Trip to VUU
Mr. Corey Gibson (4th grade teacher) organized a Saturday trip to VA Union Univ. for 20 4th and 5th graders. The students spent the day in sessions including one on the expectations and benefits of attending college. Mr. Gibson a VUU grad and noted “Mr. VUU” enjoyed the day with students that ended in the football L. M. Brown Classic.

Volunteers Needed
We need mentors for our students! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Charles Meadows at cmeadows@cisofrichmond.org

Jaguar Facts
Chimborazo has 450 students in grades PK-5. It started in 1905 in what is now the Lava Loft building. In 1952 it moved to its current Location. Principal Cheryl Burke has been at the helm for the past 15 years and has brought many resources to Chimborazo during her time there including IB PYP.

First Lady’s Luncheon
Twenty eight of our students, 8 parents and Principal Burke attendedThe Inaugural First Lady’s Luncheon. The Luncheon took place at the Science Museum of Va. Sunday, January 13. Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe shared her vision of healthy nutrition  for children that included demonstrations and a sit down four course meal. Our children were treated as royalty and were so elated to participate in such as festive, informative and personal event.

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/01/30/update-from-chimborazo-es_31704/

Dec 3 '13

Get books at the Chimborazo Elementary School Book Fair

The Chimborazo Elementary School Book Fair will be open to all next week. Stop by the school to purchase books for holiday gift giving.

There will be a special café for guests for lunch and readers during the week of Dec 9th.

Chimborazo Elementary School Book Fair
Mon, Dec 9th to Wed, Dec 17th, 2013
8:30 am to 9:30 am
10:30am to 2:00 pm
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Contact Barbara Branch at bbranch1223@comcast.net or (703)625-6019 for more information.

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/03/get-books-at-the-chimborazo-elementary-school-book-fair_30433/

Oct 23 '13

Teaching garden going in at Chimborazo Elementary

A Chimborazo update from Kristen Hughes:

Exciting things are happening at Chimborazo Elementary School! Volunteer crews (including the folks in this picture from Capital One) are installing an outdoor teaching garden at the school. They have so far been working for two days on the project.

Yesterday they also laid down grass seed under the big pin oak trees along East Marshall Street as well.

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/10/23/teaching-garden-going-in-at-chimborazo-elementary_29651/

Oct 14 '13

Chimborazo is off to a great start this year

An update from Chimborazo Elementary by Catherine Illian:

Our two new IB Coordinators are Kindergarten teacher Ms. Molly Bohman and Exceptional Ed. teacher Mrs Sirez McCoy. They are helping our teachers create learning units across disciplines and incorporate inquiry based experiences into all aspects of their teaching. Students are engaged and inquiring!

Kindergarten students can be overheard discussing their latest hypothesis as they explore the playground. Fourth grade students look forward to mornings when they see a portion of a photograph and use their thinking skills to predict what the whole image may be. Third graders enjoy developing their own science experiments and put their research skills to the test. First grade students relish the opportunity to use their communication skills as they role play conflict resolution scenarios. Our students are leading their learning through inquiry-based experiences.

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Pre-K is learning what it means to be part of a community.

Kindergartners are learning about our relationships and responsibilities to determine how we fit into our communities.

1st grade is learning about responsibility as they explore how the past has impacted the present.

2nd grade is learning how beliefs and values shape societies.

3rd grade’s current unit is about gaining perspective of individual viewpoints through studying the change and growth of communities.

4th grade is re-enacting history to understand how explorers and inhabitants struggled to “Share the Planet”

5th grade is learning about “How the World Works” through and exploration of matter, sound, and scientific investigation.

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Jazz on the Hill on September 6th at 29th and Marshall was a smashing success and all who attended loved the awesome live music including Ban Caribe. We raised over $2,000 for Chimborazo’s IB Program thanks to Rev. Marilyn Heckstall of Asbury United Methodist Church. Look for Jazz on the Hill in September next year!

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How YOU can help!

  1. Join the PTA. $5 per person. Forms can be found at Chimborazo Elementary School 3000 East Marshall Street, Richmond, Va 23223.
  2. Donate. Help our teachers with projects and supplies! Check out the Donors Choose Chimborazo Page here. http://www.donorschoose.org/school/chimborazo-elementary-school/34936/?teachers=true
    We currently have one project from Miss Campbell’s Kindergarten class. Look for more projects in the upcoming weeks!
  3. Volunteer. Chimborazo needs volunteers in many areas! Kindergarten and first grade teachers need classroom helpers one day a week from 9-12. We also need helpers in art and many other opportunities!

Please email Charles Meadows at cmeadows@cisofrichmond.org for more information.

CAPTION

Check our IB PYP Learner Profile. All students and teachers are exploring what it means to be a learner. Our coordinators Ms. Molly Bohman and Ms. Sirez McCoy created this awesome info-graphic to explain what kinds of learners we want to be at Chimborazo.

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/10/14/chimborazo-is-off-to-a-great-start-this-year_29471/

Aug 29 '13

Jazz on the Hill to benefit Chimborazo IB

As part of Chimborazo Elementary School’s two-year effort to establish the district’s first elementary International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program, Asbury Church will host Jazz on the Hill on September 6.

The street festival is a fundraiser to help Chimborazo ES meet a $500,000 fundraising goal to cover application fees, training, and an IB coordinator position. Individuals desiring to contribute to this effort can make tax-deductible donations payable to
The Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation.

Jazz on the Hill
29th and Marshall Streets
Friday, September 6, 2013 6:30-10PM
Admission: $5.00 minimum donation

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/29/jazz-on-the-hill-to-benefit-chimborazo-ib_28771/

Aug 19 '13

Sidewalk Chalk of Love for Chimborazo Elementary

The concept is simple. Neighbors gather together on the school grounds between 3:00pm-5:00pm the afternoon/night before the first day of school (Monday, September 2nd) and “chalk up the walk” with uplifting and encouraging messages of love, drawings, quotations, etc. Then we go home and pray it doesn’t rain. Bring your kids! Bring your pets! Bring your neighbors! Bring some chalk!

Sidewalk Chalk of Love – BACK TO SCHOOL @ Chimborazo Elementary School
Monday, September 2 3-6PM

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/19/sidewalk-chalk-of-love-for-chimborazo-elementary_28639/

Aug 6 '13

Chimborazo, Bellevue attendance zones updated

The Richmond School Board made changes to the Chimborazo ES and Bellevue ES attendance zones at last night’s meeting:

Interim Superintendent Jonathan Lewis asked the board to adjust attendance boundaries at five elementary schools after reviewing enrollment projections and promises based on a citywide rezoning this year and last. […] The lines for Bellevue and Chimborazo were readjusted to keep Bellevue from exceeding its capacity.

I’ll post a map or description when that is available.

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/06/chimborazo-bellevue-attendance-zones-updated_28450/

Jul 30 '13

Meet & Greet and Back-To-School Night elementary schedule


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VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/07/30/meet-greet-and-back-to-school-night-elementary-schedule_28338/

Jul 18 '13

Council to consider funds for Chimborazo International Baccalaureate Program

The agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting (PDF) :

Res. No. 2013-R159 (Patron: All Members of Council) – To approve, in accordance with Ord. No. 2012-35-50, adopted May 14, 2012, the written program outline and budget with projected outcomes for the Chimborazo International Baccalaureate Program, a copy of which is attached to this resolution, and to authorize the expenditure of $191,090 from the Innovation and Excellence in Education Special Fund to Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/07/18/council-to-consider-funds-for-chimborazo-international-baccalaureate-program_28246/

Jul 16 '13

Missing this black dog?

@tomeeo: stray dog chilling in the shade next to chimbo elem school. No tags. Weird shaved back

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/07/16/missing-this-black-dog_28217/

Jun 7 '13

Garden to Table dinner at Chimborazo Elementary

Chimborazo ES will culminate its year-long program, Garden to Table, with a dinner for parents and students.

The program, started in October, was designed to help develop healthy lifestyle alternatives for children. Three 5th grade classes participated in cooking demonstrations once a month with volunteer chefs and nutritionists using the produce they raised in their school garden. The program promoted health and wellness while giving students lessons on lifestyle alternatives, and was sponsored by Bon Secours and Mise En Place, Richmond’s premier cooking school.

The Garden To Table Dinner will give parents and the community an opportunity to experience skills learned during the program. There will be raffle prizes and gifts for attendees. Students that participated in the program will receive a cookbook with the recipes from the entire year.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Chimborazo Elementary School / 3000 East Marshall Street

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/06/07/garden-to-table-dinner-at-chimborazo-elementary_27770/

Mar 30 '13

Volunteers spruce up Chimborazo ES


More than a dozen college students from Randolph Macon College and Elon University rolled up their sleeves all week-long doing outreach and mission work.
The spring breakers found themselves sprucing up a playground and volunteering one on one with students at Chimborazo Elementary school. The group joined forces with the program C.H.A.T. or Church Hill Activities and Tutoring and brought a message to kids in the community.

VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/30/volunteers-spruce-up-chimborazo-es_26750/