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Message from the Principal


I am excited for the 2021-2022 school year to begin here with you all J.A. Chalkley Elementary! I am honored to continue to serve as your principal, we will continue to forge a path through social, emotional, academic and real world learning experiences. These experiences will enrich the lives of all students and positively impact our school community.  

As a former elementary and high school special education teacher, dean of students and associate principal in the Midlothian District, coming to Chalkley has felt like coming home. I have always felt a strong connection to this community and am excited to work with our families and neighbors.  

Chalkley Elementary School is a community of innovative, engaged and resilient learners empowered by strong relationships.  I can assure you that all of our students, staff and administration will embody an Infinite Learner Mindset, and will feel safe and supported within our school community.  Our work continues here at Chalkley as our students will continue to participate in various opportunities afforded to them. 

I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia but currently reside in Midlothian with my family.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, Gabby Rose 4, Adrian 2, and my supportive husband who also serves the local community within the fire department. We enjoy art projects, books, traveling to the beach and a movie night at home.  My personal hobbies include reading, working out, relaxing by ANY body of water and connecting with loved ones. 

As we set the stage for the 2021-2022 school year, it is imperative that we put in the work, remain engaged and remember that we have unlimited #OpportunitiesNOTObstacles.  Together, we will enable our students to thrive beyond Chalkley and become critical-thinking global citizens.  If you need anything from me please feel free to contact me via email @[email protected] or by phone at 804-674-1300.

Yours in Education
Arianne L. Hayes, M.Ed



Superheroes Are Amongst US here at Chalkley Elementary!! Our Superheroes group made their capes today and received their official certification as well. Thanks to our sponsors, from the division and in-house for all the support! #OpportunitiesNOTObstacles @CcpsEquity @CCPSFACE1

Conexus Day 1 Glasses distribution was today at school!! Thanks to @ConexusVision a true community partner nearly 200 students will receive glasses this week. #OpportunitiesNOTObstacles @CcpsEquity @CCPSFACE1 @ccpsinfo

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Chesterfield School Board elects leaders and sets meetings

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