Stipends for high-need schools: Job fair planned April 26 #
Chesterfield County Public Schools will provide a $3,000 stipend for the 2022-23 school year for certain contracted positions at selected high-need schools in an effort to attract applicants. A job fair on April 26 at Meadowbrook High School will focus on filling these positions.
The stipend will be provided to those currently working at the schools in the identified positions, as well as those who are newly hired or current employees who transfer into positions identified as high need. Click here to see the list of positions that qualify.
Schools were selected based on criteria such as vacancy and retention rates among others, and include:
- L.C. Bird
- Salem Church
- Falling Creek
- Falling Creek
Camps for Chesterfield kids #
Give it a go! Chesterfield County Public Schools summer camps offer a chance to explore new areas. 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.
- Cultural Arts Camp includes visual arts, music, world language, STEAM and PE for rising first- through sixth-graders. Two sessions are offered for this Monday-Thursday camp: June 27-July 7 at Swift Creek Elementary and July 11-21 at Bettie Weaver Elementary. Tuition is $165 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.
April 29 is deadline for CCPSOnline #
April 29 is the deadline to register for CCPSOnline classes for this summer and for the 2022-23 school year. Wondering if this high school program is right for you? Here’s what one student says: “CCPSOnline helps me reach my academic goals by having wonderful teachers showing and helping me how to use the information I am taught. CCPSOnline … shows me how to responsibly use my time and gets me ready for future experiences.” Details at mychesterfieldschools.com/ccpsonline/. (Note: Registration is open through June 1 for summer school opportunities that are not connected to CCPSOnline.)
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions 1-2 p.m. offering helpful information. April 13 will focus on special education eligibility. Register for the sessions that most interest you: bit.ly/3f4C7V7. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by the school system’s Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.
Parenting during the Middle Ages #
Welcome to the Middle Ages, a resource for middle school parents and caregivers. This webinar series is a guide through the middle school years, which can be exciting and challenging. The 6:30 p.m. April 20 session is “Parenting During The Middle Ages: Lead With Love.” Get details about this webinar and register for all of the Middle Ages sessions that interest you at https://bit.ly/3ud81qz.
Child abuse awareness event #
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Swift Creek Middle student Elijah Lee is organizing a child abuse awareness event 1-2 p.m. April 16 at Harry G. Daniel Park, 6600 Whitepine Road. Elijah has been a community activist and organized similar events since he was 10; check out his website.
Children’s Museum supports kindergarten families #
The Children’s Museum has planned both a virtual and an in-person kindergarten readiness series. Learn more at www.CMoRVA.org or through the resources below:
- The virtual speaker series offers monthly tips from local experts. Head to the museum’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. April 8 to hear kindergarten tips from Chesterfield County Public Schools representatives.
- In-person opportunities are 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month and include vision and hearing screenings, library card signup and more.
COVID-19 town hall #
The Virginia Department of Health recently held an informational town hall event to discuss the status of the pandemic, what parents and guardians need to know for their children and how to best protect themselves, their children, families and communities while living in a COVID-19 world. View the video here. A Google form created in advance of the town hall event remains open for anyone who has questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to submit a question, and a subject matter expert will follow up with a response.
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.
Upcoming dates #
- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
- April is Keep America Beautiful Month.
- April is School Library Month.
- April is Counseling Awareness Month.
- April is Mathematics Awareness Month.
- April is Financial Literacy Month.
- April is Autism Acceptance Month.
- April is National Volunteer Month.
- April is the Month of the Military Child.
- April is Arab American Heritage Month.
- April is Scottish American Heritage Month.
- April is National Poetry Month.
- April is Celebrate Diversity Month.
- April 3-9 is National Library Week.
- April 4-8 is National Assistant Principals Week.
- April 12 is Drop Everything and Read Day.
- April 15-16 is Passover.
- April 15 is Good Friday.
- April 16 is National Librarian Day.
- April 17 is Easter.
- April 17-23 is National Volunteer Week.
- April 17-23 is National Student Leadership Week.
- April 20 is Purple Up for Military Kids Day.
- April 22 is Earth Day.
- April 25-29 is After-School Professionals Appreciation Week.
- April 27 is Administrative Professionals Day.
- April 27-28 is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- April 28 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
- April 29 is Arbor Day.