Secondary Fine Arts Showcase is April 23-24 #
The Secondary Fine Arts Showcase of Chesterfield County Public Schools will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23 and noon-4 p.m. April 24 at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. Click here to see a flyer about the event.
This is the first in-person arts festival for Chesterfield County Public Schools since COVID-19. The timed viewing schedule is designed to provide social distancing while allowing families to celebrate student creativity.
Here is the performance schedule:
- April 23: all-county sixth-grade band at 9 a.m.; all-county seventh- and eighth-grade band at 9:45 a.m.; all-county guitar at 11 a.m.; all-county jazz bands at 1 p.m.; and fiddle fest at 4:15 p.m.
- April 24: performances by the Specialty Center for the Arts at 12:45 p.m.; Clover Hill High and Thomas Dale High combined jazz bands at 2:30 p.m.; and Clover Hill High percussion ensemble at 3:30 p.m.
Here is the visual art viewing schedule for April 23:
- 9-10 a.m.: Monacan High and Providence Middle
- 10-11 a.m.: Clover Hill High and Swift Creek Middle
- 11 a.m.-noon: Cosby High and Tomahawk Creek Middle
- noon-1 p.m.: James River High and Robious Middle
- 1-2 p.m.: Meadowbrook High and Falling Creek Middle
- 2-3 p.m.: Matoaca High and Matoaca Middle
- 3-4 p.m.: Manchester High , Manchester Middle and Bailey Bridge Middle
Here is the visual art viewing schedule for April 24:
- noon-1 p.m.: Thomas Dale High and Elizabeth Davis Middle
- 1- 2 p.m.: Bird High and Salem Church Middle
- 2-3 p.m.: Carver College and Career Academy and Carver Middle
- 3- 4 p.m.: Midlothian High and Midlothian Middle
One week left to register for CCPSOnline #
Plant sale returns in 2022 #
Student-grown vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials and native plants will be available at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center’s plant sale, which is returning in 2022 after being disrupted in recent years by COVID-19. Members of the public are welcome at the plant sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30 at the Career and Technical Center at Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road.
Chesterfield County students studying urban agriculture and plant and soil sciences will sell more than 250 varieties of plants they have grown using only certified organic amendments. Other student-created items for sale will include herbal tea blends, flower arrangements and hand-painted pots. Culinary arts students will sell muffins, coffee and agua fresca. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted, with proceeds supporting Chesterfield Career and Technical Center programs. Questions? Call 804-768-6160, ext. 1037.
Summer camps are filling up #
The 2022 Cultural Arts Camp is full, but two other summer camps are still accepting applications, so register at bit.ly/CCPSsummer before June 1:
- Camp EPIC (Exploring Pathways in Careers) introduces cake wars, CSI, battlebots, motor sports, top chef, vet tech and more to rising fifth- through eighth-graders. Two sessions are offered: June 6-9 at [email protected] and June 13-16 at [email protected] Tuition is $150 per session.
- Team MAGIK (Mental Athletic Growth in Kids) basketball camp offers rising fifth- through eighth-graders opportunities to improve basketball skills and develop teamwork, discipline and persistence. Four sessions are offered at Midlothian Middle: June 27-30, July 5-7, July 11-14 and July 18-21. Tuition is $65 per session.
- Cultural Arts Camp is full; registration is closed.
Get seventh grade ready/get senior year ready! #
Virginia students are required by law to get these vaccines before entering seventh grade:
- Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap): The Tdap vaccine is required by law for all students entering seventh grade.
- Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY): Students are required by law to have one dose of MenACWY vaccine before entering seventh grade.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV): The HPV vaccine is required by law for students entering seventh grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent/guardian may elect for their student not to receive the HPV vaccine with no additional paperwork required by Chesterfield County Public Schools. Ask your health-care provider about the benefits of the HPV vaccine.
This vaccine is required for Virginia students before entering 12th grade: A minimum of two doses of meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine are required by law before students enter 12th grade. The first dose should be administered before entering seventh grade. The final dose should be administered before entering 12th grade. Meningococcal vaccines help protect against the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.
Get your vaccines now. Call today to make a wellness appointment with your health-care provider and get your shots updated. Health Department immunizations are available by appointment only for children age 18 and under. To schedule an appointment, call 804-768-7454.
Inform your school. Provide a copy of the immunization record to your high school as soon as possible.
Questions? Contact your school nurse or the Office of Student Health Services at 804-639-1321 or check out these flyers:
April 26 movie + speaker: “No Small Matter” #
Chesterfield County Public Schools will screen “No Small Matter,” the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Special guests Jenna Conway, deputy superintendent of early childhood education for the Virginia Department of Education, and Elliot Haspel, program officer, education policy and research at the Robins Foundation, will speak after the screening. Everyone is invited to attend 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 26 at [email protected], 13900 Hull Street Road. Tickets are free, but registration is required.
Virginia Lottery makes it easy to thank teachers #
Partnering with The Supply Room, IGT, NeoPollard Interactive and the Virginia PTA, the Virginia Lottery invites people to thank as many public school teachers as possible in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week. Take part in the seventh annual Thank a Teacher campaign by visiting thankateacherva.com now through May 6 and sending a digital thank-you note right from the comfort of your home. Teachers will receive the notes during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Qualifying teachers can use a unique code included with the digital note to enter a drawing for a chance to win a memorable vacation, gift card and $2,500 in supplies.
Summer school registration is open #
Fill in learning gaps. Strengthen skills. Get ahead. Whatever your motivation, summer school can help make summer count! Summer school registration is open with opportunities for prekindergarten through high school. Details and registration links are available at bit.ly/CCPSsummer. Most summer opportunities are free. Make your move today: April 29 is the CCPSOnline deadline. June 1 is the deadline to register for most PK-8 summer opportunities and for non-graded courses through CCPSOnline.
Extra summer opportunity for incoming kindergartners #
Now is the time to sign up for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. This video gives an overview in English and in Spanish, and the first step is to preregister at bit.ly/CCPSkinder. Bonus: Check out this free, in-person opportunity for any child who will be in kindergarten this fall: We’re offering a school readiness program this summer for all children who have completed the kindergarten registration process by June 1. After completing registration (including immunizations) for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year, families can also register for the summer school readiness program.