Monthly Archives: August 2015

Back-to-School Ideas

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Here are back-to-school ideas: Let your children pick out a new outfit or two because feeling confident about what they are wearing can help them focus on schoolwork instead of appearance. Shop for school supplies together. Getting kids involved in the planning stages can smooth the transition to school. Talk through organizational systems and consider …Read More


Meeting notices 8-27-2015

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9 …Read More


Back-to-School Suggestion

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Here’s a back-to-school suggestion: Write a letter of introduction to your child’s teacher that includes your child’s strengths, challenges and strategies that have worked in the past. Casually talk with your children about the school year ahead and encourage them to express their hopes and concerns. The student profile forms from our Parent-Teacher Resource Center …Read More


Positive Parenting

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We’re positive that Chesterfield County, Virginia offers resources for families! Check out this Positive Parenting page:http://www.chesterfield.gov/parenting/. ‪#‎TableTalk‬


Federal grants helping Chesterfield County students

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Falling Creek and Harrowgate elementaries are the latest Chesterfield County schools to receive 21st-Century Community Learning Center grants Grants for 21st-Century Community Learning Centers are making a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County Public Schools students living in the county’s poorest areas. Since 2004, the school system has received $7.9 million to provide targeted …Read More


School Board advisory committees seek members

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Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of providing “an …Read More


The Family Dinner Project

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The Family Dinner Project offers fun ideas for family meals, including interesting conversation starters like these.‪#‎TableTalk http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/


The Class of 2028

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The Class of 2028 starts kindergarten this fall. SchoolFamily.com offers this advice to help your kindergartner get ready. http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/816-get-ready-for-kindergarten ‪#‎TableTalk


Online access makes it easier than ever to sign up for Adult Continuing Education classes

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Online access makes it easier than ever to register for Adult Continuing Education classes through Chesterfield County Public Schools. Chesterfield County residents can develop workforce skills, explore an interest, earn a GED or enroll in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. Registration is open now for fall classes. To find out what opportunities are …Read More


Standards of Learning scores keep rising in Chesterfield

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Chesterfield County’s student performance on state-mandated Standards of Learning reading and mathematics tests showed expected growth during the 2014-15 school year, increasing by 5 percentage points each and continuing to exceed state averages. Data released today by the Virginia Department of Education also show Chesterfield County Public Schools student pass rates increased in science, history …Read More


Advice on transitioning

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School starts Sept. 8. PBS Parents​ offers advice on transitioning from summer to school:    http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/back-to-school/transition/ #TableTalk


New teachers to kick off their Chesterfield County Public Schools careers with free shopping

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From Crayons to Computers, a free store for Chesterfield County teachers and school staff members, is re-opening for the new school year. To help new teachers and new school administrators start off on the right foot, the store will open especially for them 1-5:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Starting Sept. 1, the store will be open …Read More


Tax-free holiday weekend is Aug. 7-9

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Virginia’s sales tax-free holiday weekend is Aug. 7-9. Click here for your child’s school supply needs: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/…/preparing-…/supply-lists/.