Black History Month event #
On Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m., Bright Star Touring Theatre will present Let it Shine to introduce children to significant events and notable names of the Civil Rights Movement.
Children and families are invited to participate in the free virtual event by registering at bit.ly/3rF4ptn.
This event is brought to you with support from the Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library in partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools.
For more information, or to register, please call 804-751-CCPL (2275) or visit library.chesterfield.gov/events.
CCPS Welcoming Communities: Gender and Identity #
Growing up is challenging. Being yourself should not be.
Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement for a panel discussion about gender and identity. This virtual event will review all things gender, including defining gender and identity vocabulary that families may not know, to help them develop a better understanding of the variants of gender. This session will take a much deeper dive into a transgender student’s journey and the important support roles their families, friends, and community play.
Participants can attend anonymously, with questions submitted prior to the event. The panel will consist of parents of LGBTQ+ youth, students, teachers, and counselors and provide general information and insights.
To register for the virtual event on March 1 at 6:30 p.m., click here.
School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day #
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day is a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) statewide event to recognize the valuable role crossing guards play in making safe routes to school a reality. Crossing guards help students cross the street safely all school year in all weather conditions!
The Chesterfield SRTS program has designated Wednesday, Feb. 24 as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Help us celebrate the women and men who help make walking and biking to school safe.
Course scheduling is wrapping up #
Scheduling for the 2021-22 school year is underway for Chesterfield County middle and high school students, but the end of the scheduling window is rapidly approaching. Students have been learning about the many academic opportunities available to them, so they can make informed decisions about their future.
All students have varying interests and academic needs, and selecting electives or choosing an academic placement for core subjects may seem like a daunting task for students and families. Whether they are a rising sixth-grader or a rising high school senior, all students have several opportunities to increase rigor in different subject areas.
To learn more about the scheduling options available to students, read this week’s Wednesday Spotlight.
Career and Technical Center (CTE) registration- deadline approaching #
Middle and high school students are just about finished creating their schedules for next school year. It’s not too late for your rising junior or senior to register for Career and Technical Center classes.
The Career and Technical Center (CTE) program has expanded over the years to allow students more opportunities to explore potential college and career paths through hands-on courses designed to support specific interests. For more information about the program, available courses, frequently asked questions and the online application, click here. Acceptance status will be posted mid-to-late March, pending the volume of applications submitted.
Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open through Sunday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m.
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year #
We are looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2034! Online kindergarten preregistration for the 2021-22 school year begins later this month.
The preregistration application, a list of frequently asked questions, and detailed information about the registration process for the 2021-22 school year will be available for families of incoming kindergarten students on mychesterfieldschools.com.
Nominate a #oneCCPS Game Changer #
Does your child have an amazing teacher? Does your child’s school have a kind, thoughtful or helpful staff member who stands out? Is the Food and Nutrition Services staff at your child’s school top notch? How about your child’s bus driver? Consider submitting a nomination for the Superintendent’s Game Changers Award!
If you would like to recognize a Team Chesterfield Game Changer who has gone above and beyond, simply complete the nomination form at bit.ly/2020-21GameChangers. (Please know that your comments may be shared publicly as the recognition occurs.)
Game Changer nominations are due by the close of business on the 21st of each month
2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence- nominate a CCPS teacher #
There is still time to nominate an outstanding Chesterfield teacher for an R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence!
The R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence recognize public school teachers who stand out among their peers. The R.E.B. Awards provide opportunities for area public school teachers to continue their own love of learning as they pursue adventures of a lifetime. Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive grants between $5,000-15,000 to support professional development activities.
To begin the online nomination process, visit www.cfrichmond.org/REB. The nomination deadline is Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.
DIGITAL Women in Computing event #
James Madison University will host a Zoom event for high school girls to inspire them to break limits and explore technology through hands-on activities led by female JMU students.
Dr. Nicki Washington, a Duke University professor, is the keynote speaker for this year’s DIGITAL event. Dr. Washington, author of Unapologetically Dope, will share her advice on surviving and thriving in technical fields. Her talk will run 30 minutes, and then attendees will have the opportunity to join small breakout discussions.
The virtual event is free and will be on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. Visit bit.ly/JMU-DIGITAL to learn more about or to register for this event.
Mental Health First Aid Classes #
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can learn to help them.
Chesterfield County’s Mental Health Prevention Services team will offer monthly Mental Health First Aid classes from January through June. Classes are for adults only.
- Mental Health First Aid Adult (next available session is Feb. 24.)
To see other available classes for parents, visit the Chesterfield County Prevention Programs website.