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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/
Chimborazo ES, located in historic Church Hill, is hosting its annual Parent-Teacher Basketball Game fundraiser. The game is a marquee event created to support student achievement. Advance tickets are $2 and will be $3 at the door. Also performing will be the Chimborazo Cheerleaders and the Jaguar Steppers.
“This highly anticipated event is one of our favorite fundraisers. It is wonderful to see parents and teachers engaged in friendly competition for a great cause. For the past five years, our teachers have taken home the trophy. This year, our parents have promised to be the victorious game changers. Either way, our students are the ultimate winners,” said Cheryl Burke, principal, Chimborazo ES.
WHEN: Friday, March 15
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Armstrong High School / 2300 Cool Lane, Richmond, VA 23223
WHO: Chimborazo ES Parents and Teachers
CONTACT: For more information contact Cheryl Burke at Chimborazo ES at 804.780.8392
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/15/chimborazo-es-parent-teacher-basketball-game-fundraiser-tonight_26589/
Our mission: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nonprofit organization that works to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our need: We have two site-based mentoring programs in the Church Hill area, at Chimborazo Elementary and George Mason Elementary. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we are continually looking to expand our programs and recruit more volunteers, as there is an insatiable number of youth who can benefit from our programming. It has been especially difficult to recruit site-based mentors for Chimborazo and George Mason, because of the schools’ locations and distance from volunteer reservoirs, like corporations and universities. We are looking for people who can mentor for one hour per week, during lunchtime.
I know there are many students at George Mason and Chimborazo, hoping for Bigs in their lives, and this could be a great way to find each one of them a caring adult!
Mike Yeomans (email@example.com)
Military Mentoring Coordinator, big brother
Virginia Mentoring Partnership, AmeriCorps VISTA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri Cities
1707 Summit Ave, Suite 200 * Richmond, VA 23230
Tel: 201 919 4424 Fax: 804 261 4941
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/06/big-brothers-big-sisters-seeking-volunteers-for-chimborazo-and-george-mason_26490/
Come out with your neighbors to Sub Rosa Bakery to learn about the latest goings-on at Chimborazo Elementary school. This is a chance for parents and neighbors to get together to discuss the IB initiative that is currently underway at the school and to meet other parents who are trying to make school choices for their kids.
Sub Rosa is donating 20% of the proceeds to the IB initiative . Sub Rosa is located at 620 N. 25th Street. The event is on Wednesday, 2/20 from 5-7 pm
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/02/17/neighbors-night-out-for-chimborazo-es-at-sub-rosa_26317/
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/01/25/chats-hog-on-the-hill-chimborazo-fundraiser_26057/
Richmond Public Schools officials have announced the start of the district’s Open Enrollment process for the 2013-14 school year. This process provides more options for Richmond parents by allowing students the opportunity to attend schools outside of their zoned school.
The Open Enrollment window for the 2013-14 school year will begin February 1 and will end February 15 at 4:30 p.m. Parents interested in having their child attend a school outside of their “zoned school” must complete an application during this time frame.
Students who apply via the Open Enrollment process are placed in a lottery for each grade level at each chosen school. Key factors that determine placement include how many out-of-zone spaces a school has, as well as the number of lottery applicants.
Parents whose children are currently in Open Enrollment have been asked to submit an Intent to Return Form through January 31, 2013.
“The district’s Open Enrollment process provides more opportunity for Richmond-based parents to secure an educational environment that is the best fit for their child’s social and academic needs. Although the process is intensive, we try to make it as seamless as possible,” said Harry Morgan, director of pupil personnel.
Four informational sessions will be held in the upcoming weeks to assist parents with the Open Enrollment process:
January 16—12:30 p.m.
3333 Cheverly Rd.
January 17—12:30 p.m.
3000 East Marshall St.
January 23—5:30 p.m.
Ginter Park ES
3817 Chamberlayne Ave.
January 24—5:30 p.m.
Mary Munford ES
211 Westmoreland Ave.
The application process to attend one of Richmond’s specialty schools, Richmond Community High School, Open High School and Franklin Military Academy, is unique to each school. For details regarding the application process, parents must contact the individual specialty school or visit each school’s website.
For questions concerning the district’s Open Enrollment process, contact the district’s Office of Pupil Personnel Services at 780-7811 or 780-7780.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/01/15/rps-open-enrollment-meetings-announced_25875/
Dear Church Hillers,
Please STOP harvesting the produce from the childrens garden at Chimborazo Elementary! This garden is strictly for the students during the school year. They are learning to care for the plants and how to cook the produce as part of a healthy lifestyle curriculm. Hours of volunteer labor and thousands of volunteer dollars have gone toward making this program possible. Plants have been ruined by improper pruning and bushels of fall vegetables have been taken. If you see someone in the garden picking, please stop them!
If you have any questions or would like to be a garden volunteer please contact Melissa Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2012/12/10/reminder-the-childrens-garden-at-chimborazo-elementary-is-not-public_25296/
Chimborazo Elementary’s Library Celebration Day!
- When: Saturday, October 20th
- Time: 9:00 – 1:30
- Purpose: To celebrate Heart of America Foundation and Capital One’s Renovation of Chimborazo’s Library
- Activities: Assist with set-up, operations, and clean-up.
- Lunch: Lunch will be provided to volunteers
- Number of Volunteers: 8-10 volunteers needed
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2012/10/16/volunteers-needed-for-chimborazo-elementarys-library-celebration-day_24571/
Check out the videos (thanks to Elaine Odell and her Church Hill Studios) and web site chimborazoworldcitizens.org (thanks to Tom Oristian) created to support Chimborazo E.S. efforts as it is now a candidate school in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
Chimborazo Elementary School is looking for volunteers this morning from 7-11AM to assist in transporting mulch around the grounds of Chimborazo Elementary School. This is in preparation for the Chimborazo Elementary Rain Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled for May 15th, 2012 at noon.
Chimborazo Elementary School night at the Diamond with the Richmond Flying Squirrels is this Saturday May 12th at 6:35PM. If Chimborazo ES sells 200 tickets, they will be able to have a table on the main concourse to spread the word about the International Baccalaureate program at the school,
Principal Burke will be throwing the first pitch, and the group will be announced over the loudspeaker.
The tickets are $7 each for general admission of which the school gets $2.50, kids 3 and under are free. Kids 14 and under will receive a free Zinger baseball, while supplies last.
To order tickets, email Tracy Smith (5th Grade Teacher) at email@example.com. Make checks out to “RPS Education Foundation”. Tickets can be picked up from the school office.
There will be a bus available from the school at 5:30PM.
The newly formed garden beds and planted shrubs/flowers at Chimborazo Elementary need watered throughout the spring & summer. The amazing school and parent volunteers who helped organize the donation and planting of this landscape have asked the community to get involved with its maintenance. If you’ve got a knack for gardening or let’s be honest…can you hold a hose…..please volunteer to water one night a week as often as you can. Hoses provided; just bring yourself!
Interested? Please email Melissa Ansley Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
There will be a drum line and parade around Chimborazo Elementary this Friday at 9:30AM. Pep Rally @ 9:30 at Chimborazo, Parade @ 12:00. “March on East Marshall Street, 29th Street, East Clay Street or 31st Street”.
I would *love* to have some photos and/or video if anyone reading this is feeling enterprising.
Looking for Gardening Volunteers at Chimborazo Elementary School (3000 East Marshall Street) on Saturday April 7 at 10AM we will be filling new raised vegetable beds with soil, planting, and mulching. Please come with your round and square shovels, and wheel barrows. Let’s grow some flowers and vegetables for the kids!
Contact Caitlin Roberts, Site Coordinator at Chimborazo Elementary School for Communities In Schools at email@example.com for more information.
Chimborazo Elementary School and Church Hill are front and center in a Christianity Today look at people moved by faith to take a stake in challenged urban neighborhoods across the country.
Over the past decade, a group of mostly white, middle-class Christian couples have moved into Church Hill, the community served by Chimborazo Elementary School. […] These four couples have the financial and social capital to send their kids to private schools or to homeschool. Yet they have chosen otherwise. Building on the firm foundation Principal Burke has laid, they want to help restore a community struggling against generational poverty, and they believe a key component is sending their own children to the community’s public school.
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