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Day of dance

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The Richmond Ballet performed “Swan Lake” for Ettrick Elementary — and a few lucky students had the opportunity to join dancers onstage.

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Beautiful music at Ettrick Elementary

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The Richmond Symphony’s string quartet performed for Ettrick Elementary. The classical concert is one way that music teacher Lisa Utz develops student interest in music.

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Fun with a purpose

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This year’s fall festival at Ettrick Elementary was definitely fun but was also an educational adventure, bringing families together in an engaging way.

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Building relationships

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Ettrick Elementary’s Cross-Age Buddy Program builds community and connections as students in different grades get to know each other through shared experiences.

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After-school meals

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is offering free afternoon snacks and supper at more than 30 schools for students in after-school activities. Participating schools are located in areas where 50% of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. This site provides details about schools offering after-school meals.

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Nov. 18: Career and Technical Center open houses

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Both campuses of the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center invite families to Nov. 18 open houses to learn about the 30+ programs available to high school students. November is College and Career Readiness Month, so it’s a great time to see how career and technical education can help students jump-start their careers. Families can learn more […]

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All about apples

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Apples are at the core of Virginia’s annual Crunch Heard ՚Round the Commonwealth, which is part of National Farm to School Month. Using apples from Crown Orchard, students in Felisha Johnson’s class at Carver College and Career Academy tested, tweaked and perfected several recipes. Their apple crumble will soon be added to menus in Chesterfield […]

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Sparky shares fire safety tips

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During a visit to Falling Creek Elementary, Sparky the Fire Dog shared fire safety information with students. During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14), let’s take a moment to watch a video of Sparky’s visit.

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Students to learn from home March 5

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During its Oct. 10 meeting, the Chesterfield County School Board accommodated a request from the Chesterfield County registrar related to the 2024 presidential primary because many schools serve as voting sites:

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Virginia Farm to School Week

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For Virginia Farm to School Week (Oct. 2-6), urban agriculture students at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse discuss the importance of locally grown food and plants.

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Solving problems as quickly as possible

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Everyone within Chesterfield County Public Schools works to support students and help them grow into strong young people. When problems arise that get in the way of learning, schools want to connect with students and families to solve those problems.  But we can only solve problems that we know about, so communicating to school staff […]

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Showing up

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They say 80% of success is showing up, so we’re encouraging students, staff members and families to show up. If we all show up as our best selves this school year, then is there any doubt that great things will happen? Show up ready to learn. Show up with kindness. Show up for each other. Show up!

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We are glad to be back!

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Students started the school year strong! This video features happy images from the first week of 2023-24. Head to #oneCCPS social media to see even more joy:

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Back to School Night and Orientation Information

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Orientation Grade Level Orientation Date Orientation Time K 8/17/2023 10:00am – 11:30 am 1 8/17/2023 5:00pm – 7:30pm 2 8/17/2023 5:00pm – 7:30pm 3 8/17/2023 5:00pm – 7:30pm 4 8/17/2023 5:00pm – 7:30pm 5 8/17/2023 5:00pm – 7:30pm Back to School Grade Level Back to School Date Back to School Time K 9/19/2023 6:00pm – […]

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Little Feet Meet

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A total of 1,400 Special Olympic athletes from grades PK-5 throughout Chesterfield County Public Schools competed in the 2023 Little Feet Meet. As students run, jump, throw and have fun, the field day helps build acceptance and inclusion.

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Summer Play Camps for early childhood special education students

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Chesterfield County Public Schools offers Summer Play Camps for early childhood special education students. The weeklong camps provide enrichment experiences and help students practice play and social skills. Families are asked to register here, then school staff members will be in touch to confirm which week their child will attend camp.

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Team MAGIK

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Team MAGIK is a basketball camp for students who will be in grades 5-8 in 2023-24. Campers will improve basketball skills, develop teamwork and learn important life lessons. Team MAGIK runs 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday at Midlothian Middle, and the cost is $65 for each one-week session. Sign up now for one or more […]

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Camp EPIC

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Camp EPIC (Exploring Pathways in Careers) offers exciting, hands-on career experiences for students who will be in grades 5-8 in 2023-24. Camp EPIC runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and the cost is $150 for each one-week session. Sign up now for one session or two sessions!

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Art benefit

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Ettrick Elementary students donated art for the MEGA Mentors Fine Arts Benefit, earning the school a donation from MEGA Mentors.

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Engineering Week Challenge

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Ettrick Elementary students accepted the Engineering Week challenge issued by Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies Specialty Center at Bird High. During STEAM classes taught by Bonnie Dance, Ettrick students in grades PK-5 worked in teams to create the longest possible paper chain using just one piece of construction paper.

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FY24 Budget 101

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Not sure how budget planning for a school system works? This video is here to help! Dates of #oneCCPS work sessions and town halls plus budget details are here: bit.ly/CCPSbudget. We hope you’ll join efforts to create a better tomorrow for our students and our community. ¿No está seguro de cómo trabaja la planificación presupuestaria para […]

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Chesterfield County Public Schools names Teachers of the Year

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Kate Doctor, who teaches in the Health Professions and Therapies Specialty Center at Monacan High, is the Chesterfield County Teacher of the Year. Every Chesterfield County school annually selects its Teacher of the Year. Chesterfield County Public Schools selects from those honorees an Elementary School Teacher of the Year, a Middle School Teacher of the […]

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Holiday Message 2022

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Here’s a winter break message for Team Chesterfield from #oneCCPS Superintendent Merv Daugherty. Winter break for Chesterfield County students will be Dec. 19-Jan. 2; the first day back will be Jan. 3. In a change from previous years, school offices and the Career and Technical Center @ Hull will be open during winter break but will […]

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Bond referendum

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Chesterfield residents will vote this fall on the Community Facilities Bond Plan, which would authorize the issuance of $540 million in general obligation bonds. If approved, the Community Facilities Bond Plan will, over the next eight to 10 years, fund 26 capital improvement projects split among four categories: schools, public safety, libraries and parks. Some […]

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Join us for Coffee + Conversation

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Parents and caregivers are invited for Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions 1-2 p.m. offering helpful information. Register for the sessions that most interest you. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by CCPS Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.

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