Hall of Fame inducts first honorees #
Congratulations to the first people ever inducted into the Chesterfield County Public Schools Hall of Fame: (l-r) Betty Hornick, Deloris Jackson (seated), Sue Robertson, Greg Cummings, Ralph Floyd, Dianne Smith, Dr. Billy Cannaday, Louan Stanfield, Jack Winn (seated) and Jamie Accashian. Not pictured: Dr. Jane Baskerville. Presented by the Chesterfield Education Foundation with signature sponsor TowneBank, the Hall of Fame recognizes memorable educators and community members who have dedicated their time and effort to support students. Learn more about these outstanding individuals.
Curbside meal pickup during December #
Five days of breakfasts and lunches for children under the age of 18 are distributed curbside 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at several sites. However, curbside meal pickup will not take place Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 when schools are closed for winter break, so the Dec. 14 pickup will include three weeks of meals to cover through Jan. 4, when curbside pickup resumes.
Curbside meal pickup sites are Bon Air Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, Matoaca Elementary, Carver Middle, Manchester Middle, Providence Middle, Salem Church Middle, Bird High, Cosby High, Thomas Dale High, Meadowbrook High, Monacan High and [email protected] Children do not have to be present for pickup.
Questions? Call Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services at 804-743-3717. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Jan. 29 critical needs teacher job fair #
The first teacher recruitment event for 2022 will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 29 as Chesterfield County Public Schools seeks teachers in these critical needs subjects: special education, math, science, ESL, world languages and school librarians. Candidates are asked to register here to reserve a spot or email [email protected] if they have questions. Please share this flyer if you are interested or if you know someone who may be interested in teaching Chesterfield students. Chesterfield County Public Schools is hiring for many different jobs, and every open position is posted on our website. Work where you can help young people succeed, and apply today to join Team Chesterfield.
Jumping for joy #
Did you see the Chesterfield students jumping in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Congrats to Carlie (Providence Middle), Olivia (Monacan High) and Ari (Providence Middle)! Members of the Chesterfield Swingers jump-rope team, they were part of Jumpers United for Macy’s Parade (abbreviated J.U.M.P.), which included more than 200 athletes representing 45 teams from 21 states.
Winter break #
Here is the winter break schedule for schools that follow the traditional calendar:
- Dec. 20-31: winter break
- Jan. 3: schools reopen after winter break
Here is the winter break schedule for year-round schools Bellwood and Falling Creek elementaries:
- Dec. 17: student holiday/teacher workday
- Dec. 20-31: winter break
- Jan. 3-7: intersession break (academic/enrichment programming)
This newsletter will not be published Dec. 24 or Dec. 31, but you can continue to stay in the know by following Chesterfield County Public Schools on social media:
STEAM-H essay contest #
The Virginia Council on Women will award scholarships to qualifying high school seniors who plan to pursue a STEAM-H career at a community college, four-year college or university, trade or technical school, online or through certificated STEAM-H oriented courses. Applications, eligibility requirements and guidelines are available online. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 3.
Children’s Museum offers scholarships to cover cost of membership #
The Children’s Museum is offering scholarships to cover annual memberships for 345 Chesterfield County families whose household income is less than $35,000 per year. Details are on the application form, which is provided in English and in Spanish. Questions? Contact Candace Ross at [email protected].
- December is Universal Human Rights Month.
- Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day.
- Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day.
- Dec. 16-24 is Las Posadas.
- Dec. 21 is the winter solstice.
- Dec. 25 is Christmas.
- Dec. 26-Jan. 1 is Kwanzaa.
- Dec. 31 is New Year’s Eve.
COVID-19 vaccine for children #
The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is available at the Chesterfield Health District’s Community Vaccination Center located in the Rockwood Shopping Center at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian.
The Community Vaccination Center is open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Parents who wish to get their children vaccinated should make an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). The Community Vaccination Center also offers first, second, additional primary doses and booster shots at no cost to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.
Kids Safe Online poster contest #
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency and the Virginia Department of Education are accepting entries for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s annual Kids Safe Online poster contest. The goal of the contest is to engage students in grades K-12 in creating posters to encourage their peers to use the internet safely and securely. It’s also an opportunity for teachers in classrooms across Virginia to address and reinforce cybersecurity and online safety issues. The top five Virginia winners from each grade group will be entered into national competition. Entries are due Jan. 12 to [email protected]. Rules and topic suggestions are included with the entry form here.