Monthly Archives: September 2016

Support your child’s homework efforts

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What can you do to help your child with homework this year? First, make sure she has a quiet, well-lit place to work, a regular homework time each day, and basic supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens and a ruler. Then, ask questions, such as: What’s your assignment today? Is it clear? When is it …Read More


Meeting notices 9-7-2016

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On Sept. 13, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session at 4 p.m. and a business meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Both the work session and the business meeting will take place in the public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The Budget and Audit Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County Board of …Read More


First day of school!

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We had a great first day of school! School leaders from across the division visited schools throughout the county and were impressed by how quickly students got down to work. The atmosphere was electrifying, leading to perhaps one of the best school openings ever. We appreciate our parents’ ongoing support!


Celebrate your child’s very own library card

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What do you do to celebrate special days in your child’s life? Did you take pictures on the first day of school? Did you save a lock of hair from his first haircut? Getting a library card is another big “first.” It opens a world of learning to your child. If he doesn’t have a …Read More


Help make the school a safe and happy place for learning

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You want your child to behave at school and be safe here, too. So, be sure to discuss behavior and safety issues. Review the school rules and discipline policies together. Let your child know you expect her to follow them. Get involved with school efforts to prevent problems, such as violence among students, too. Meet …Read More


Build time to dream into your child’s schedule

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It may sound surprising, but daydreaming can be a useful activity as kids start thinking in more abstract terms. Daydreaming helps children reduce stress. It allows them to be creative, develop empathy and spend time on self-reflection. Give your child some free time and a place where he won’t be disturbed. Build some downtime into …Read More


Getting our schools ready

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This is the last day of teacher work week. Our school-based staff, central office leaders and support personnel have done a great job getting our schools ready for students next week. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend. We’ll see everyone on Tuesday!


Making a difference

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Robious Middle staff past and present converged on the school Wednesday to celebrate social studies teacher Susan Coleman. Ms. Coleman began her 50th year of teaching earlier this week, and she shows no signs of slowing down, either. Past and current colleagues talked about the difference she has made in the lives of thousands of …Read More