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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 email@example.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!
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.
We need mentors for our students! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Charles Meadows at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 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/
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/
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!
Please email Charles Meadows at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/10/14/chimborazo-is-off-to-a-great-start-this-year_29471/
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/
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/
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/
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/07/30/meet-greet-and-back-to-school-night-elementary-schedule_28338/
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/
@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/
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/
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/
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