Winter Break curbside meals distribution schedule #
To best serve families during the upcoming Winter Break, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services team, has created the below curbside pickup schedule.
Curbside pickup is available on these days:
- Dec. 21: Distributing two days’ worth of meals
- Dec. 23: Distributing five days’ worth of meals
- Dec. 28: Distributing two days’ worth of meals
- Dec. 30: Distributing six days’ worth of meals
Curbside pickup is available at these schools from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.:
- Bensley Elementary (Located at 6600 Strathmore Rd.)
- Crenshaw Elementary (Located at 11901 Bailey Bridge Rd.)
- Crestwood Elementary (Located at the shared Bon Air campus at 8701 Polk St.)
- Davis Elementary (Located at 415 S Providence Rd.)
- Hening Elementary (Located at 5230 Chicora Dr.)
- Hopkins Elementary (Located at 6000 Hopkins Rd.)
- Providence Elementary (Located at 11001 W Providence Rd.)
- Davis Middle (Located at 601 Corvus Ct.)
- Manchester Middle (Located at 7401 Hull Street Rd.)
- Cosby High (Located at 14300 Fox Club Pkwy.)
- [email protected] (Located at 13900 Hull Street Rd.)
- Thomas Dale High (Located at 3626 W. Hundred Rd.)
- Matoaca High (Located at 17700 Longhouse Ln.)
All Chesterfield County youth ages 18 and under, regardless of household income, are eligible to receive free school meals through June 18, 2021.
Please note: Regular curbside service will resume after winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
To see the full update and meals distribution locations and times, visit bit.ly/CCPSMealsUpdates
Common Sense Education family resources #
If you’re looking for things to do with your children during Winter Break, look no further! Our community partner, Common Sense Education, has compiled a list of safe resources to help. Below you’ll find links to activities, movies and books to help your family pass the time together.
- Holiday Gratitude Activities
- These activities are for grades K-12. They were created to help students learn how to show their gratitude this holiday season.
- 7 Gratitude-Inspiring Movies for the Holidays
- Movies can teach kids the value of being thankful for the good things in their lives. Check out these picks that feature characters who learn to overcome selfishness and truly appreciate what they have.
- Best Book Series
- To pass the time on the winter break, here are some of the Common Sense Education team’s all-time favorite books for kids and teens, with reviews of the first installments or, in some cases, the whole series.
- What to Watch, Read, and Play While Your Kids Are Stuck Indoors
- Whether it’s a snow day or a pandemic, these great media picks can help ease stress of families stuck at home.
- 12 películas inspiradoras para familias latinas
- ¿Buscas películas que dejen mensajes positivos y conversaciones importantes a tu familia? Revisa estas recomendaciones.
Chesterfield School Board seeks input on potential names for new elementary school #
A new Matoaca-area elementary school is scheduled open off Magnolia Green Parkway in the U.S. 360 West corridor in fall 2022. School Board Policy 6160 gives the Board the prerogative to name schools and identifies opportunities for public engagement in this process.
Students attending the new school primarily are expected to come from two existing schools: Winterpock and Grange Hall elementary schools. Based on the recent practice of involving the impacted school communities in the naming process, PTA leaders at Winterpock and Grange Hall elementary schools reviewed submitted names and helped narrow the list for School Board consideration.
Potential names for the new 900-student elementary school were solicited from the public from Oct. 26-Nov. 6. Nearly 500 suggestions were received. A PTA committee involved in the review of submitted names forwarded three recommended names to the School Board for review:
- Moseley Elementary
- Otterdale Elementary
- Westfield Elementary
While names including the word “Magnolia” were a top vote-getter when combined, the committee recommended that an inclusive school community could be built by avoiding naming a school after a specific neighborhood. The committee also appreciated suggestions received regarding naming the school after Rebecca S. Branch, the first Black female principal in Chesterfield County. However, Ms. Branch died in 2019, meaning such action would not meet the policy-related requirement of a person being deceased for 10 years prior to a school being named for them.
Residents are able to provide input on the three potential names through Dec. 17. Click here to share input.
Fun nutrition education and activities #
Our Food and Nutrition Services team has gathered recipes, food safety tips, and fun activities for our CCPS families. Included as a resource is the December edition of the Teen Food and Fitness newsletter which has several recipes, healthy nutrition guidance, and fun activities to promote wellness in teens. Also included with the resources is the December edition of the Nutrition Nuggets newsletter which has alternatives to fast food, winter fun activities, and tasty recipes.
Whether it’s activities to get your whole family moving or tips for having a safe holiday, these resources are a fun way for kids to learn more about nutrition and developing a healthy lifestyle. Click here to see all of our Food and Nutrition Services’ educational resources.
Get your free tickets for the CIS EXPRESS holiday light tour #
All aboard! The CIS EXPRESS has been moving full speed ahead helping families jumpstart their holiday celebrations this past week. It’s not too late to get your free tickets and join in the fun too!
The CIS EXPRESS will run from Dec. 7-20 and includes 10 incredible holiday-themed stops along the way. From the comfort and safety of your vehicle, you will follow the interactive route using an event map, QR codes and your mobile phone.
Specialty center applications online through Dec. 16 #
The deadline for the online application submission for the specialty centers and Governor’s Schools for the 2021-22 school year is rapidly approaching. Current eighth-grade students who are residents of Chesterfield County are eligible to apply.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 16. Visit http://ccpsopportunities.com to start your application today!
If you have questions or want more information, please visit bit.ly/2020CCPSSpecialtyCenterInfo