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Come out tonight (Tuesday April 22) from 5-7 PM to George Mason ES to check out the language arts and mathematics textbooks up for adoption in Richmond elementary schools:
The Elementary Textbook Adoption committees for reading/language arts and mathematics will hold a community meeting to review textbook materials up for adoption.
Textbook materials and resources from state-listed publishers will be on display in the George Mason Elementary School Media Center. Parents and community members are invited to review the materials and offer feedback.
A message from Bellevue ES PTA President Christina Mastroianni:
Thank You! With your help the Bellevue PTA has raised over 66,500 points since September of 2013 for the Farm Fresh 123-4 the community program. But the campaign is not over!
You have until May 31, 2014 to drop off your receipts. Simply shop, tear off the bottom of the receipt and drop it in the black mail box labeled “Farm Fresh Receipts” outside the school. Our goal this year is 100,000 points!
I am interested in sending my 4-year-old son to the preschool at Chimborazo Elementary starting in September. The school day ends at 3:00, and unfortunately, the after school program run by Parks and Recreation at the school is only for kids in Kindergarten and up.
I work until 5:00, so I will be in need of after school care from 3:00 to about 5:30, Monday through Friday.
If anyone is interested, or knows a reputable after school program in the area that could pick him up, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Some students and teachers from Richmond’s Fairfield Court Elementary School will be bused to another school for at least two weeks so school officials can make emergency repairs to the East End school.
The building’s roof has long leaked, but a repair scheduled for spring break had to be moved up after a student was hit by a falling ceiling tile during an after-school program this week.
At MLK, cheerleading is not just a sport – it’s a serious matter! Coach Loretta Watson’s squad mesmerizes crowds during halftime of the boys and girls games. When basketball season ends, the squad stays active with community service and travel, including their annual visit to the CIAA “Super Saturday” to watch the cheer expo and meet college cheerleaders. In recent months the squad cheered during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new MLK building, for Mayor Jones when he presented his “State of the City Address”, and will again be inspiring runners as part the Monument Avenue 10k Spirit Contest. To cap off an outstanding season, the MLK Titan Cheerleaders won 1st place in the inaugural RPS Middle Cchool Cheerleading Competition held at Armstrong High School in February.
In February, Coach Justin Wingfield’s Boys Basketball 2014 team matched the accomplishment of the previous year by advancing to the final game of the playoffs and claiming the 2nd place trophy.
Under the guidance of coach Wallesha Tennessee, the team went 11-2 and won their end-of-season tournament. As 6th and 7th graders, this team had made it to the semifinals. With discipline, dedication and growth, the graduating 8th grade class claimed the 2013-2014 season championship. After missing 4 games due to injury, team captain Rayne Hood was able to rejoin the team for the championship game where the Lady Titans beat previously undefeated Albert Hill Middle School. Taitonia Owens was names the game’s MVP.
Demolition has started at the adjacent building two months after the opening of the new MLK Middle School.
Don’t forget to drop the bottom half of your Farm Fresh Market receipts in the mailbox just to the right of the entrance to Bellevue Elementary. The mail box is labeled FARM FRESH RECEIPTS.
Thanks in part to your efforts, we have raised over 40,000 points to date. Every receipt helps the PTA get closer to our goal of 100,000 points which we can use to purchase educational equipment for the school!
For more information about what we have been up to, visit us on the web at BellevuePTA.org and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BellevuePTA.
“We are in a sense of emergency, not a sense of urgency,” says Richmond Public School Board Member, Shonda Harris-Muhammed.
She confirmed that principal at Martin Luther King Middle School, Dr. Valerie Harris, is retiring. The school’s new leader, currently the principal at Thompson Middle School, will start at MLK next week.
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:
1st Armstrong High Cycling Team meeting was today: 8 new students showed up…5 of which were women! We’ve certainly got our work cut out for us, but we’ve never been a group to shy from a challenge. Making history…again…Let’s Go!
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.
A message from Gwen Corley Creighton, Director of Richmond Promise Neighborhood:
The Content of Our Character Awards
On February 27, a very special group of Fairfield Court Elementary School students will be honored with a Content of Our Character Award. Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional character throughout this school year.
How You Can Support These Students
Each of the 130 award recipients will receive a new book bag filled with fun, educational prizes donated from the community. If you or your organization has prizes (numbering 130) to contribute please let us know. Past prizes have included things like rulers, crayons, jump ropes and books.
Are you considering Bellevue for your child next year? If so, you are invited to attend an informal gathering at the home of Christina Mastroianni and George Milton at 2714 East Grace Street on January 18, 2013 from 2-4 PM:
We will be on hand with a few other neighborhood parents to talk frankly and openly about our experience at Bellevue and to answer any questions you may have. Remember that Bellevue is an Open Enrollment school so even if you do not live in the catchment area you can submit a request to transfer in February.
Questions? Feel free to contact me at president@BellevuePTA.org or 804-232-0282.
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