Monthly Archives: November 2015

Cabin fever

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If too much togetherness is creating cabin fever, then why not have a scavenger hunt? Come up with a list of hard-to-find or hidden things in your house and give it to your child. Searching for the items can help keep her body and brain moving. Just be sure you match the quest with her age and abilities. …Read More


News Tips – Nov. 23, 2015

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News tips from Chesterfield County Public Schools / 804-748-1405 Whack-a-Watt prize patrol Chesterfield County middle schools competed to reduce energy use throughout November, and a prize patrol will soon sweep in to notify the winning schools. Assemblies are scheduled at 9:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the schools projected to win the Whack-a-Watt …Read More


Tackle the winter blues

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Here are Richmond Family Magazine tips to tackle the winter blues: Exercise daily. Bask in the sunshine, at least 30 minutes a day. If sunshine is not an option, use light therapy. Limit sugar, alcohol and caffeine. Veggies, especially leafy greens, go far in reducing cravings. Spend time with friends. Journal five points of gratitude …Read More


News Tips – Nov. 16, 2015

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Native American presentation Ecoff Elementary will host Native American guests on Nov. 17. All students have been immersed in Native American studies for the past few weeks: In music, they learned about Native American music and instruments. In PE, they learned dance steps. They used technology to create decorations for the event. During library visits, …Read More


Chesterfield County teachers win 7 of 16 R.E.B. awards

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Chesterfield County teachers won seven of this year’s R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence. The annual awards program, which is a partnership between the Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation, recognizes excellence in public education by awarding cash grants to outstanding public school teachers in central Virginia. This year, 102 teachers were nominated by students, parents …Read More


News Tips – Nov. 9, 2015

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News tips from Chesterfield County Public Schools / 804-748-1405 On most Mondays, Chesterfield County Public Schools will email information about interesting activities and events that members of the media are invited to cover. If something included here intrigues you, then you are welcome to cover it. When you arrive at the school, please go to …Read More


School Board seeks input on 2016-17 calendar by Dec. 4

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, students, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2016-17, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Also available online is a form to use to submit comments about the proposed calendar. Here are direct links to the proposed 2016-17 calendar and the online form for …Read More


The National PTA

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The National PTA offers this advice in Parents’ Guides to Student Success: At the beginning of high school, sit down with your child’s teachers, counselor or other adviser to discuss what it will take for your child to graduate, your child’s goals and your child’s plans after high school. Create a plan together to help …Read More


Meeting notices November 2, 2015

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence ceremony at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard in Richmond. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a reception sponsored by the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs/PTSAs 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools is one of six districts nationwide chosen as Ambassador Districts for #GoOpen

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is one of six school districts nationwide to be selected as Ambassador Districts for the #GoOpen campaign of the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative, which encourages states, school districts and educators to replace traditional textbooks with openly licensed educational materials, was announced Oct. 29 during an Open Education Symposium held …Read More