News Tips – May, 9 2016

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Elementary school tennis

Crestwood Elementary students have been participating in Tennis Is Academic after school. Their final session is 4-5 p.m. May 9. For more information, email PE teacher Henry_Castelvecchi@ccpsnet.net or call 560-2710.

 

Play

Midlothian High will present “Chicago” at 7:30 p.m. May 12-14. Tickets cost $10. For more information, call 378-2440.

 

Matoaca Elementary prekindergarten

Matoaca Elementary will add a prekindergarten class for the next school year. Applications will be taken at the school 9 a.m.-noon May 18 and 2-6 p.m. May 24. For more information, call 590-3100.

 

Paws Walk

Evergreen Elementary will hold a Paws Walk to benefit the Richmond Animal League 9:45-10:30 a.m. May 13. (This was originally scheduled for May 6 but was postponed because of rain.) Two fourth-grade classes will walk as many laps around the bus loop as possible; they have been collecting pledges from their families and community members. A volunteer from the Richmond Animal League visited to explain initiatives to help animals, and the students will soon create posters to encouraging people to adopt animals from the shelter. For more information, email Paula_Spencer@ccpsnet.net.

 

Plant sale

The Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Center school will hold its annual plant sale 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13 at 6819 Mimms Loop, which is next to the Chesterfield County Museum and Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building. Students have developed life skills as they have grown these plants to sell: ferns ($10), hanging baskets ($10), container flowering plants ($5), vegetables ($2) and herbs ($2). (This was originally scheduled for May 6 but was postponed because of rain.) For more information, email Renita_Davis-Kelley@ccpsnet.net.

 

Field trip

Curtis Elementary first-graders will visit Meadow Farm Museum 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19. They will walk around the park and view the farmhouse, cabin and barn. For more information, call 768-6175.

 

CPR and first aid certification

The Health and Physical Therapy Specialty Center at Monacan High will offer a certification class in CPR and first aid 8 a.m.-noon May 21 for ages 11 and older. The cost is $65. For more information, call 378-2480, ext. 271. Register here: http://bit.ly/CPRclassHPT.

 

Field trip

Davis Elementary first-grader classes will visit the Metro Richmond Zoo 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 20. For more information, call 674-1310.

 

IEP 101

Parents and teachers are invited to attend a free presentation about special education titled “IEP 101: Understanding Special Education” at 11:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. May 11 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull; enter through door 20. Click here for 11: 30 a.m.: https://docs.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/forms/d/1ouEQN4ST7RwYw6nuUiy1JdBUSnE7CVZnKt0VhZsTlIY/viewform. Click here for 7 p.m.: https://docs.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/forms/d/1KuwyVfSrVGrysrqmAwU4lwgt4vUCFwfX7cTCile6oH0/viewform. For more information, call the Parent-Teacher Resource Center at 639-8699.

 

Spring plant sale

The Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse will hold its annual spring plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2-19 on weekdays. For sale will be annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, mixed containers and hanging baskets. For more information, email Terry_Lautzenheiser@ccpsnet.net.

 

Prekindergarten application

At 19 schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30 and who are zoned for a school that offers prekindergarten can apply. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. Families can apply for prekindergarten at Perrymont, 8610 Perrymont Road, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on this remaining date: May 10. For more information, go to http://mychesterfieldschools.com/parents/prekindergarten/.

 

Book drive

Reams Road Elementary will hold its annual book drive throughout May. All students are invited to donate gently used books. At the end of the month, students will be able to browse the donated books and choose at least one book to keep as a way to kick off their summer reading. For more information, call 674-1370.

 

Swimming lessons

Second-graders from Davis Elementary will learn to swim on Tuesdays through May 31 at SwimRVA. Lessons run 10-10:45 a.m., 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 674-1310.

 

Healthy Habits

Gordon Elementary will participate in Healthy Habits 3:50-4:50 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 24. For more information, email Lisa_Brown@ccpsnet.net.

 

Musical

Spring Run Elementary first-grade classes will present a musical at 6 p.m. May 10 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 639-6352.

 

Field trip

Davis Elementary fifth-grade classes will head to James River Park to visit Belle Isle and Tredegar 9:30 a.m.-1:30 pm. May 10. For more information, call 674-1310.

 

Spring concerts

Matoaca High will present a series of spring concerts in the school auditorium. Admission is $5, and tickets will be available at the door. The Matoaca High choirs, including the Up Front and High Impact show choirs, will present a concert at 7 p.m. May 19. The Matoaca High band will appear in concert at 7 p.m. May 25; this includes the concert band and jazz ensemble. The orchestra and guitar ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. May 27. For more information, call 590-3108.

 

Open house

Carver College and Career Academy will hold an open house at 6:45 p.m. May 26 for high school students interested in applying for admission. For more information, call 768-6156 or go to https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/ccca/home.

 

Water balloons

At Grange Hall Elementary, students will celebrate raising money for the first-grade nightly reading cart by throwing water balloons at their teachers 2-2:45 p.m. May 20. For more information, contact Jessica Drahms at 739-6265.

 

Annual 5K

Chalkley Elementary will hold its annual 5K 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21. For more information, go to https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/cyes/home/activities/chalkley-5k.

 

Word wall ball

With a knights and princesses theme, Grange Hall Elementary will hold a first-grade word wall ball 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 23. Students will celebrate their word wall knowledge growth with special entertainment, dancing and games. For more information, call Jessica Drahms at 739-6265.

 

Kindergarten orientation

Spring Run Elementary will hold orientations for kindergarten parents at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 18 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 639-6352.

 

Singing at Kickers game

The honors chorus of Woolridge Elementary will sing at the Richmond Kickers game that starts at 7 p.m. May 21. For more information, call 739-6330.

 

Field trip

Spring Run Elementary first-grade classes will visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. May 23 and May 25. For more information, call 639-6352.

 

Special Education Advisory Committee

The Special Education Advisory Committee seeks to inform and involve parents in special education matters that affect more than 7,000 students with disabilities in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The committee will meet 5-6:30 p.m. May 11 to discuss mental health and trauma-informed care. The committee meets at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Enter through Door 1 (facing Hull Street Road). Call 639-8918 for details.

 

JJROTC recognition

The JJROTC of Manchester Middle will recognize its supporters during a May 26 ceremony. The school’s beginner band will perform, then these JJROTC supporters will be honored: Willie Ransom, Robin Byrd, Carol Timpano, Lisa Elko, Linda Caruthers and Bonita Simmons. For more information, email raymond_martin@ccpsnet.net.

 

Concert

Providence Elementary students in grades K, 2 and 4 will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. May 24 at Clover Hill High. For more information, email Sally_Gerdes@ccpsnet.net.net.

 

Concert

Providence Elementary students in grades 1, 3 and 5 will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. May 26 at Clover Hill High. For more information, email Sally_Gerdes@ccpsnet.net.net.

 

Kindergarten year in songs

Watkins Elementary kindergartners will present their year in songs for families and guests during a 2:15-3 p.m. performance May 26 in the cafeteria. For more information, email Heather_Parrish@ccpsnet.net.