News Tips – May 23, 2016

Performance

Salem Church Middle will present a performing arts showcase 6-8:30 p.m. June 2 in the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park. More than 250 students will perform selections showcasing the school’s “Journey of Hope” project-based learning units and other spring pieces. The performance by drama, chorus, orchestra, guitar and band students is free to the public, but there is a parking fee of $4 cash per vehicle. This family-friendly event will have food trucks at 5 p.m. for people who would like to buy dinner. For more information, email Stacey_Wright@ccpsnet.net.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Underwater robots

Six schools will compete 9-11:30 a.m. June 6 at the Swift Creek YMCA with underwater robots they have built. For more information, email Pam_Solferino@ccpsnet.net.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Field trip

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

 

JJROTC recognition

The JJROTC of Manchester Middle will recognize its supporters during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. May 26. 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.

 

Word wall ball

Spring Run Elementary kindergartners will celebrate learning word wall words during a ball 2-2:45 p.m. June 3 in the school cafeteria. They will dress as fairy tale characters, and students who know all of their word wall words will wear special crowns. For more information, call 639-6352.

 

Spring Run Husky 5K

Spring Run Elementary and Bethia United Methodist Church are hosting the third annual Spring Run Huskies 5K. Registration is due by June 2 for the race, which will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5 at Spring Run Elementary. In addition to the run, there will be food trucks and vendors. Money from the event will benefit a Spring Run Elementary family whose daughter died of a rare form of cancer. To register or for more information, go to weteachva.wix.com/springrun.

 

Pajamas

Spring Run Elementary students correctly answered 1,000 questions about Promote Respect, earning the privilege of wearing pajamas to school on June 6. 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. June 8 to summarize the year and plan the committee’s annual report. 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.